US Patent No: 8,053,926 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Methods and systems for managing facility power and cooling

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090309570

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A method and corresponding apparatus provide a determination of available power capacity of a phase of a power supply in a data center rack. The method includes metering the power of a power supply and calculating an average peak power draw per phase of the power supply. Using average peak power draw per phase of the power supply and the expected power draw data corresponding to data center equipment coupled to the power supply, the available power capacity can be calculated on a per phase of the power supply. A method and corresponding apparatus for managing data center equipment may use the phase based available power capacity calculations to determine the optimal placement of new data center equipment within a data center configuration.

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATIONWEST KINGSTON, RI123

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dalgas, Mikkel Sjoelund, DK 19 270
Harms, Flemming Nicolas - 3 23
Lehmann, Gert Vejle, DK 6 41

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AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION CORPORATION (14)
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2005/0278,075 Methods and apparatus for providing and distributing standby power 16 2004
2006/0043,792 Method and apparatus for providing uninterruptible power 21 2004
2006/0043,797 Method and apparatus for providing uninterruptible power 20 2004
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2007/0055,409 Methods and apparatus for providing and distributing standby power 15 2006
2008/0197,706 3-Phase High Power UPS 17 2007
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2009/0039,706 INPUT AND OUTPUT POWER MODULES CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE SELECTIVE POWER TO AN UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY 9 2007
2009/0046,415 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AND DISTRIBUTING STANDBY POWER 10 2008
 
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION (4)
2005/0162,019 Methods and apparatus for providing uninterruptible power 44 2004
2006/0043,793 Method and apparatus for providing uninterruptible power 19 2004
2006/0072,262 System and method for allocating power to loads 37 2004
2008/0157,601 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER 12 2007
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
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DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
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EATON CORPORATION (1)
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EATON POWER QUALITY CORPORATION (1)
7,050,312 Multi-mode uninterruptible power supplies and methods of operation thereof 20 2004
 
EXIDE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
5,684,686 Boost-input backed-up uninterruptible power supply 90 1995
 
FYRESTORM, INCORPORATED (1)
2006/0279,970 Switching power converter controller 35 2006
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 5,559,704 Method to compute horsepower required by an internal combustion engine coupled to an auxiliary alternator 15 1994
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
5,764,503 Method and apparatus for providing conditioned AC voltage using current and voltage sensing 25 1994
 
HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,177,884 Integrated power line metering and communication method and apparatus 77 1998
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,925,573 Method and apparatus to manage use of system power within a given specification 33 2002
 
Kling Lindquist Partnership, Inc. (1)
6,191,500 System and method for providing an uninterruptible power supply to a critical load 49 1998
 
METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
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Nishimu Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. (1)
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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (1)
6,940,187 Robust controller for controlling a UPS in unbalanced operation 13 2001
 
POWERWARE CORPORATION (1)
6,906,933 Power supply apparatus and methods with power-factor correcting bypass mode 22 2002
 
QUALMAG, INC. (1)
2003/0048,005 Advanced power distribution system 24 2001
 
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS (1)
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SQUARE D COMPANY (1)
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Sundstrand Corporation (1)
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The Siemon Company (1)
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The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1)
* 6,538,796 MEMS device for spacecraft thermal control applications 10 2000
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
* 8,261,118 Energy-efficient server location determination 1 2009
8,140,652 Energy-efficient server location determination for configuration changes 3 2009
8,522,056 Energy-efficient server location determination 0 2012
 
SYNAPSENSE CORPORATION (2)
8,811,377 Apparatus and method for instrumenting devices to measure power usage using a multi-tier wireless network 0 2010
* 8,600,575 Apparatus and method for collecting and distributing power usage data from rack power distribution units (RPDUs) using a wireless sensor network 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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