US 9,810,724 B2
Measuring and reporting power received from guided surface waves
James F. Corum, Morgantown, WV (US); Kenneth L. Corum, Plymouth, NH (US); Joseph F. Pinzone, Cornelius, NC (US); James D. Lilly, Silver Spring, MD (US); Michael W. Miller, Rogers, AR (US); and Stephen W. Wilson, Waxahachie, TX (US)
Assigned to CPG Technologies, LLC, Newbury, OH (US)
Filed by CPG Technologies, LLC, Newbury, OH (US)
Filed on Sep. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/847,230.
Prior Publication US 2017/0067947 A1, Mar. 9, 2017
Int. Cl. G01R 21/00 (2006.01); G01R 21/133 (2006.01); H02J 17/00 (2006.01); H02J 50/40 (2016.01); H02J 50/20 (2016.01); H02J 50/80 (2016.01)
CPC G01R 21/1335 (2013.01) [H02J 17/00 (2013.01); H02J 50/20 (2016.02); H02J 50/40 (2016.02); H02J 50/80 (2016.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium;
an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave; and
an electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to track an amount of power consumed by the electrical load.