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1. (WO2018136039) CURRENT INRUSH REGULATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/136039    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/013812
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 18 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 1/267
A61B 18/12
A61B 18/14
Applicants: SPIRATION, INC. D/B/A OLYMPUS RESPIRATORY AMERICA
Inventors: SHUMAN, Brandon
Title: CURRENT INRUSH REGULATOR
Abstract:
Disclosed embodiments include an apparatus, a system and a method for shunting current between first and second electrodes to temporarily reduce current applied through first and second electrodes. In a nonlimiting embodiment, an illustrative apparatus includes first and second electrode couplings configured to electrically engage proximal ends of the first and second electrodes, respectively, the first and second electrodes each having a distal end configured to conduct electrical current generated by a switchable current source therebetween and through an electrically conductive target. A current inrush regulator is configured to temporarily shunt at least a portion of the electrical current generated by the switchable current source to temporarily reduce the electrical current passing between the distal ends of the first and second electrodes through the electrically conductive target.