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1. US20180297681 - Adaptable modular power system (AMPS) and dedicated connector; modular payload boxes and autonomous water vehicle configured to accept same

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16007783
Application Date 13.06.2018
Publication Number 20180297681
Publication Date 18.10.2018
Grant Number 10913523
Grant Date 09.02.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H02H 3/00
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
HEMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS
3Emergency protective circuit arrangements for automatic disconnection directly responsive to an undesired change from normal electric working condition, with or without subsequent reconnection
B63H 21/17
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
21Use of propulsion power plant or units on vessels
12the vessels being motor-driven
17by electric motor
B63H 1/36
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
1Propulsive elements directly acting on water
30of non-rotary type
36Swinging flaps, e.g. fishtail type
H02J 1/08
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
1Circuit arrangements for dc mains or dc distribution networks
08Three-wire systems; Systems having more than three wires
B63H 19/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
19Marine propulsion not otherwise provided for
02by using energy derived from movement of ambient water, e.g. from rolling or pitching of vessels
B63B 35/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
35Vessels or similar floating structures specially adapted for specific purposes and not otherwise provided for
CPC
B63B 35/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
35Vessels or similar floating structures specially adapted for specific purposes and not otherwise provided for
B63H 21/17
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
21Use of propulsion power plant or units on vessels
12the vessels being motor-driven
17by electric motor
B63H 1/36
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
1Propulsive elements directly acting on water
30of non-rotary type
36swinging sideways, e.g. fishtail type
B63H 19/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
19Marine propulsion not otherwise provided for
02by using energy derived from movement of ambient water, e.g. from rolling or pitching of vessels
H02J 1/08
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
1Circuit arrangements for dc mains or dc distribution networks
08Three-wire systems; Systems having more than three wires
B63B 2035/007
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
35Vessels or similar floating structures specially adapted for specific purposes and not otherwise provided for
006Unmanned surface vessels, e.g. remotely controlled
007autonomously operating
Applicants Liquid Robotics, Inc.
Inventors John M. Brennan
Casper G. Otten
David B. Walker
Timothy James Ong
Daniel Peter Moroni
Agents Gates & Cooper LLP
Title
(EN) Adaptable modular power system (AMPS) and dedicated connector; modular payload boxes and autonomous water vehicle configured to accept same
Abstract
(EN)

An adaptable modular power system (AMPS) is hierarchical in a number of ways. AMPS modules connect to a backplane, and one or multiple AMPS backplanes can form an AMPS domain. At the same time, the vehicle electronics is modular, with various payload boxes needing to communicate with each other. A common power and signaling cable is provided to interconnect payload boxes. A dedicated connector system is also provided so that AMPS modules may communicate, control, receive data, and supply and receive power.