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1. US20180368906 - High power battery powered RF amplifier topology

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Claims

1. A control circuit for a radio frequency drive of an electrosurgical device, the control circuit comprising:
a voltage data input configured to receive voltage data from a voltage sensing circuit;
a current data input configured to receive current data from a current sensing circuit; and
a switching signal output configured to source a switching signal to the radio frequency drive of the electrosurgical device,
wherein the control circuit is configured to adjust a frequency of the switching signal based on the voltage data and the current data, and
wherein the radio frequency drive comprising a transformer, wherein the transformer comprises:
a first tap including a first half bridge driver;
a second tap including a second half bridge driver;
a third tap including a third half bridge driver;
a first portion of a primary coil located between the first tap and the second tap;
a second portion of the primary coil located between the second tap and the third tap; and
a secondary coil, wherein the first, second, and third half bridge drivers are configured to selectively turn on or turn off the first, second, and third taps, respectively,
wherein two of the first, second, and third taps are selected to drive the primary coil between the two selected taps, which allows the transformer to provide a plurality of winding ratio values, wherein a number of coil turns of the primary coil between the two selected taps and a number of coil turns of the secondary coil determine an overall winding ratio value of the transformer,
wherein the overall winding ratio value is one of the plurality of winding ratio values provided by the transformer.
2. The control circuit of claim 1, further comprising a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, configured to sample the voltage data and to sample the current data.
3. The control circuit of claim 2, wherein the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit is configured to sample the voltage data and the current data based on a period of the switching signal.
4. The control circuit of claim 3, wherein the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit is configured to sample the voltage data and to sample the current data once per period of the switching signal at a first phase of a first period of the switching signal, and at a second phase of an adjacent period of the switching signal.
5. The control circuit of claim 3, wherein the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit is configured to sample the voltage data and to sample the current data in-phase with and in-quadrature to the switching signal.
6. The control circuit of claim 5, further comprising a power calculation circuit configured to calculate a power value, an RMS voltage value, and an RMS current value based on the sampled voltage data and the sampled current data.
7. The control circuit of claim 6, wherein the power calculation circuit is configured to calculate the RMS voltage value from an average of successive in-phase samples of the voltage data and an average of successive in-quadrature samples of the voltage data, and
wherein the power calculation circuit is configured to calculate the RMS current value from an average of successive in-phase samples of the current data and an average of successive in-quadrature samples of the current data.
8. The control circuit of claim 6, further comprising a square wave generation module in data communication with the switching signal output and is configured to generate the switching signal.
9. The control circuit of claim 8, wherein the square wave generation module has a frequency resolution of 1 kHz.
10. The control circuit of claim 8, wherein the square wave generation module is configured to adjust a frequency of the switching signal based at least in part on the RMS voltage value, the RMS current value, and the power value.
11. The control circuit of claim 10, wherein the square wave generation module is configured to increase a frequency of the switching signal or decrease the frequency of the switching signal.
12. A method of controlling a radio frequency drive circuit of an electrosurgical device, the method comprising:
sampling, by a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output voltage values of an output voltage of the electrosurgical device;
sampling, by the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output current values of an output current of the electrosurgical device; and
sourcing, by a square wave generation module, a switching signal to drive the radio frequency drive circuit,
wherein the output voltage and the output current are sourced by the radio frequency drive circuit comprising a transformer, wherein the transformer further comprises:
a first tap including a first half bridge driver;
a second tap including a second half bridge driver;
a third tap including a third half bridge driver;
a first portion of a primary coil located between the first tap and the second tap;
a second portion of the primary coil located between the second tap and the third tap; and
a secondary coil, wherein the first, second, and third half bridge drivers are configured to selectively turn on or turn off the first, second, and third taps, respectively,
wherein two of the first, second, and third taps are selected to drive the primary coil between the two selected taps, which allows the transformer to provide a plurality of winding ratio values, wherein a number of coil turns of the primary coil between the two selected taps and a number of coil turns of the secondary coil determine an overall winding ratio value of the transformer, wherein the overall winding ratio value is one of the plurality of winding ratio values provided by the transformer.
13. The method of claim 12 further comprising, adjusting, by the square wave generation module, a frequency of the switching signal.
14. The method of claim 13, wherein adjusting, by the square wave generation module, a frequency of the switching signal comprises adjusting, by the square wave generation module, a frequency of the switching signal to a resolution of 1 kHz.
15. The method of claim 13, wherein adjusting, by the square wave generation module, a frequency of the switching signal comprises adjusting, by the square wave generation module, a frequency of the switching signal based at least in part on the plurality of sampled output voltage values and the plurality of sampled output current values.
16. The method of claim 12, wherein sampling, by a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output voltage values comprises sampling, by the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output voltage values based on a period of the switching signal, and
wherein sampling, by a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output current values comprises sampling, by the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output current values based on the period of the switching signal.
17. The method of claim 12, wherein sampling, by a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output voltage values comprises sampling, by the synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output voltage values in-phase with and in-quadrature to the switching signal, and
wherein sampling, by a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output current values comprises sampling, by a synchronous I/Q sampling circuit, a plurality of output current values in-phase with and in-quadrature to the switching signal.
18. The method of claim 12, further comprising calculating, by a power calculation circuit, an RMS voltage value, and an RMS current value based on the output voltage values and the output current values.
19. The method of claim 18, further comprising, adjusting, by the square wave generation module, a frequency of the switching signal based at least in part on the RMS voltage value and the RMS current value.