Electric Vehicle Charging Station with Connectivity to Mobile Devices to Provide Local Information
- Year: 2012
A solar canopy is provided where the solar canopy includes at least one photovoltaic cell to provide power. The power is used as a renewable power source for a station that comprises at least one wireless enabled processor. The wireless enabled processor detects and establishes a communication link with a mobile, wireless enabled, processor in a transmission range. Data is transmitted from the processor to the mobile wireless enabled device over the communication link where the data relates to information associated with local establishments, such as, for example, stores, restaurants, governmental agencies, or the like. The solar canopy also may be provided with the ability to couple to a battery, which may be a vehicle battery such as an electric car or electric scooter. The solar canopy would provide electrical energy either directly to the battery or through a power conditioner and, optionally, a storage facility.
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A battery electric vehicle charging station is disclosed, having grid and vehicle connections with a DC charger and controller that selectively charges the vehicle battery directly with DC power in a first mode and converts DC power from the vehicle battery to drive an inverter in a second mode to provide AC power to a power grid.
Method of autonomously recommending charging event of electric vehicle based on multiple factors and displaying carbon footprint data and personalized advertising via the vehicle display
A method and system is provided in which a computer system within the Electrical Vehicle periodically connects to a remote database which recommends to the driver to start a charge event based on location and proximity to a charging station, discharge history, power capacity, power cost, time of day, and power generation means (e.g. solar vs. coal), as well as displaying vehicle carbon footprint data and dynamically delivered advertising.
A charge transfer apparatus having an input and an output includes: an AC/DC converter coupled to the input of the charge transfer apparatus and configured to receive AC power at a first power level; and a charge storage device coupled to the AC/DC converter, where the charge storage device is configured to receive charge at the first power level and to transfer charge to the output of the charge transfer apparatus at a second power level, and the second power level is greater than the first pow...
A venue monitoring and reporting system including a venue, a first camera located with respect to the venue so as to capture a customer entering the venue, a second camera located with respect to the venue so as to identify at least one demographic characteristic of the customer entering the venue, and a computer operating with the first and second cameras, wherein the computer and the first camera update a count of customers entering the venue, and wherein the computer and the second camera upd...
A method for monitoring an audience, includes receiving transmissions over the air, in accordance with a standard communication protocol, from one or more wireless communication devices (24) belonging to members (26) of the audience at a location. The transmissions are analyzed in order to derive a characteristic of the audience.
Electric vehicle charging system and method of supplying power to an electric vehicle charging station
An electric vehicle charging system including an electric vehicle charging station configured to provide power for a vehicle, an outdoor media installation functionally associated with the electric vehicle charging station, and a power source electrically connected with the electric vehicle charging station to provide power thereto.
An electric vehicle charging station includes a parking meter; a main display coupled to the parking meter to display information; a fast charge port and a regular charge port coupled to the parking meter to dispense electricity upon authorization; a payment reader coupled to the parking meter to accept a financial card and to enable one or more ports after card authorization; a door coupled to the charge ports, the door allowing access to the ports after authorization and closing access to the ...
Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems relating to electric vehicle charging stations (“EVCSs”) and electric vehicle supply equipment (“EVSE”) that are configured to display advertisements to a user. For example, in one embodiment, advertisements are displayed on a display device of the EVCS or EVSE as the EVCS or EVSE awaits user interaction. An indication is received of user interaction with the EVCS or EVSE. A transaction is facilitated between a us...
A fail safe battery pack is disclosed and claimed wherein first and second housings are affixed together. A plurality of battery cells reside within and fixedly engage the first and the second housings. First and second printed circuit boards (PCBs) reside within first and second lattice structures of the first and second housings. A variable bias device resides in the first and/or second lattice structure of the first and second housing and engages the first and/or second PCBs. When the bias of...
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Described embodiments relate to providing a multimedia contents service to user equipment associated with an electric vehicle located in an electric vehicle charging station through a wireless access point. The wireless access point may allocate an Internet Protocol (IP) address to user equipment associated with an electric vehicle located in an electric vehicle charging station in response to a connection request message received from the user equipment. Then, the wireless access point may tran...
Embodiments are directed to sharing a loyalty and rewards program across multiple merchants. In one scenario, a computer system receives an indication that a user has redeemed a specified number of loyalty points using a redemption code for items at a second merchant, where the user has received at least some loyalty points from a first merchant as the result of a prior purchase, and where the user's loyalty points are stored in loyalty points store. The computer system then debits, from the use...
A system and method for accessing a media item on a mobile device are described. The mobile device includes a media placement application and a media display application. The media placement application receives a selection of a media item generated by the mobile device. The media placement application generates access conditions for the media item based on geolocation and position information of the mobile device associated with the selected media item. The media display application monitors th...
A system and method for a media filter publication application are described. The media filter publication application receives a content item and a selected geolocation, generates a media filter based on the content item and the selected geolocation, and supplies the media filter to a client device located at the selected geolocation.
Example electric vehicle charging systems and methods are described. In one implementation, an electric vehicle charging system includes multiple solar cells and a power manager coupled to the multiple solar cells. The power manager receives power signals from each of the solar cells and generates an output signal based on at least a portion of the received power signals. The output signal has an associated voltage and/or current that is within an acceptable operating range for charging an elect...