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A spark management device includes a high voltage power source and a detector configured to monitor a parameter of an electric current provided to a load device. In response to the parameter, a pre-spark condition is identified. A switching circuit is responsive to identification of the pre-spark condition for controlling the electric current provided to the load device so as to manage sparking including, but not limited to, reducing, eliminating, regulating, timing, and/or controlling any intensity of arcs generated.

Title
Spark management method and device
Application Number
10/187983
Publication Number
6937455 (B2)
Application Date
July 3, 2002
Publication Date
August 30, 2005
Inventor
Vladimir L Gorobets
Redmond
WA, US
Igor A Krichtafovitch
Kirkland
WA, US
Agent
Fulbright & Jaworski
Assignee
Kronos Advanced Technologies
MA, US
IPC
H01T 023/00
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