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1. US20200006973 - DC-DC Conversion for Multi-Cell Batteries

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16566978
Application Date 11.09.2019
Publication Number 20200006973
Publication Date 02.01.2020
Grant Number 10693302
Grant Date 23.06.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H02J 7/00
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
H02M 3/158
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
02without intermediate conversion into ac
04by static converters
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
158including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
CPC
H02J 7/0063
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
0063with circuits adapted for supplying loads from the battery
H02J 7/0029
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
0029with safety or protection devices or circuits
H02M 3/158
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
02without intermediate conversion into ac
04by static converters
10using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
145using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
155using semiconductor devices only
156with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators
158including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load
H02J 2007/0067
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
0063with circuits adapted for supplying loads from the battery
0067Discharge management, i.e. discharge current reduction at low state of charge, sequential battery discharge in systems with a plurality of battery
Applicants Dialog Semiconductor (UK) Limited
Inventors Holger Petersen
Agents Saile Ackerman LLC
Stephen B. Ackerman
Priority Data 1606310.9 13.04.2016 GB
Title
(EN) DC-DC Conversion for Multi-Cell Batteries
Abstract
(EN)

A power supply has a multi-level DC-DC converter and a battery pack with two or more cells provided in series. The switching DC-DC converter provides a regulated voltage at an output. The converter has an energy storage element. The switching regulator is designed to selectively operate in two or more different modes. It switches between a first mode where one cell is connected (between battery and inductor of the converter), and the converter functions like a single cell buck converter and a second mode where two cells are connected in series and the converter functions like a two series cell buck converter. In general, any number of cells and modes can be provided, with successive cells being connected in series in each mode.


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