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1. US20150318778 - Inrush current control during starting of resonant converters

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14650632
Application Date 22.01.2014
Publication Number 20150318778
Publication Date 05.11.2015
Grant Number 11031860
Grant Date 08.06.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H02M 1/36
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
1Details of apparatus for conversion
36Means for starting or stopping converters
H02M 3/335
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
3Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
22with intermediate conversion into ac
24by static converters
28using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac
325using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
335using semiconductor devices only
H02M 3/337
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
3Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
22with intermediate conversion into ac
24by static converters
28using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac
325using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
335using semiconductor devices only
337in push-pull configuration
CPC
H02M 3/3376
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
3Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
22with intermediate conversion into ac
24by static converters
28using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac
325using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
335using semiconductor devices only
337in push-pull configuration
3376with automatic control of output voltage or current
H02M 1/36
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
1Details of apparatus for conversion
36Means for starting or stopping converters
H02M 3/33546
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
MAPPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF
3Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
22with intermediate conversion into ac
24by static converters
28using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac
325using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
335using semiconductor devices only
33538of the forward type
33546with automatic control of the output voltage or current
Y02B 70/10
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
70Technologies for an efficient end-user side electric power management and consumption
10Technologies improving the efficiency by using switched-mode power supplies [SMPS], i.e. efficient power electronics conversion e.g. power factor correction or reduction of losses in power supplies or efficient standby modes
Y02P 80/10
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
PCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
80Climate change mitigation technologies for sector-wide applications
10Efficient use of energy, e.g. using compressed air or pressurized fluid as energy carrier
Applicants Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Inventors Bing Gong
Jahangir Afsharian
Agents Keating & Bennett, LLP
Title
(EN) Inrush current control during starting of resonant converters
Abstract
(EN)

A converter with soft start includes a transformer; first and second switches connected to the transformer to supply power to the transformer; a controller connected to the first and second transistors and arranged to, during startup of the converter, switch the first switch with a variable duty cycle and switch the second switch with either a fixed duty cycle or a variable duty cycle with pulses larger than pulses of the variable duty cycle of the first switch; and a bleed device arranged to set initial conditions of the converter before startup of the converter by discharging a capacitor in the converter before startup.


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