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1. (US20080278984) Automatic zero voltage switching mode controller

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 12116794 Application Date: 07.05.2008
Publication Number: 20080278984 Publication Date: 13.11.2008
Grant Number: 08194424 Grant Date: 05.06.2012
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H02M 3/335
G05F 1/40
H02M 1/00
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
M
APPARATUS 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
3
Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
22
with intermediate conversion into ac
24
by static converters
28
using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac
325
using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal
335
using semiconductor devices only
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
F
SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES
1
Automatic systems in which deviations of an electric quantity from one or more predetermined values are detected at the output of the system and fed back to a device within the system to restore the detected quantity to its predetermined value or values, i.e. retroactive systems
10
Regulating voltage or current
12
wherein the variable is actually regulated by the final control device is ac
40
using discharge tubes or semiconductor devices as final control devices
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
M
APPARATUS 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
1
Details of apparatus for conversion
Applicants: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
Inventors: Stanley Gerald R.
Agents: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Automatic zero voltage switching mode controller
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A switching DC to AC power converter includes an automatic zero voltage switching (ZVS) mode controller. The automatic zero voltage switching mode controller may adjust a ZVS dead-time in accordance with a range of load currents being supplied by the power converter that range from quiescent conditions to a predetermined loading level of the power converter. The variable ZVS dead-time may be larger nearer to quiescent conditions, and become progressively smaller as load currents increase. Outside a predetermined range of load currents, the variable ZVS dead-time may be disabled or minimized.