04468725 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 7 patents.

A direct AC converter for converting a polyphase AC input supply into an output DC or single or polyphase AC supply of amplitude, phase, frequency or power factor which is different from the input supply using a matrix of bidirectional switches having contiguous width modulated conduction periods in cycles which synthesize the output supply voltage or voltages from samples of the input supply voltages taken cyclically at a much higher frequency than the supply frequency or frequencies. The switches are operated so that the or each output supply conductor is connected to only one of the input supply conductors at a time. The width modulation may be effected in response to phases of a sinusoidal oscillation to produce a frequency change. The output may have a "negative" frequency so that a phase displacement between current and voltage due to a reactive load appears in the opposite sense in the input supply. Width modulation may alternatively be effected by a combination of two sinusoidal oscillations so that the output frequency has equal positive and negative values to eliminate phase displacements in the input supply due to a reactive load. Motor speed control and generator output frequency control applications are described.

Direct AC converter for converting a balanced AC polyphase input to an output voltage
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Publication Number
Application Date
June 18, 1982
Publication Date
August 28, 1984
Marco Venturini
Mel Sharp
N Rhys Merrett
Texas Instruments Incorporated
H02M 5/27
H02P 5/34
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