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Adaptive protection algorithm and system

United States Patent

April 28, 2009
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An adaptive protection algorithm and system for protecting electrical distribution systems traces the flow of power through a distribution system, assigns a value (or rank) to each circuit breaker in the system and then determines the appropriate trip set points based on the assigned rank.
Hedrick; Paul (Pittsburgh, PA), Toms; Helen L. (Irwin, PA), Miller; Roger M. (Mars, PA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 094,268
March 31, 2005
This invention was made with Government support under a contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.