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Francisco J Barreras Sr, Roberto Echarri, Guillermo Echarri: Implantable, modular tissue stimulator. Medtronic, Thomas R Vigil, August 24, 1999: US05941906 (413 worldwide citation)

The implantable, electrically operated tissue stimulator system comprises a master controller module having a micro-controller, a telemetry circuit, a power module, non-volatile memory, a real time clock and a bi-directional bus, and a plurality of Input/Output modules (I/O modules) which are connec ...


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Okamura Masaki, Sato Eiji: Voltage converter control apparatus, voltage conversion method, storage medium, program, drive system, and vehicle having the drive system. Toyota Motor, November 3, 2004: EP1473819-A1 (345 worldwide citation)

By using a target voltage Vc* of a capacitor connected to the output side of a DC/DC converter and a voltage Vb of a battery connected to the input side of the DC/DC converter, a duty ratio D (Vb/Vc*) as a drive instruction of the DC/DC converter is calculated (S100, S102). By using the voltage Vb, ...


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Takao Myono: Multi-stage switched capacitor DC-DC converter. Sanyo Electric, Fish & Richardson P C, December 21, 2004: US06834001 (272 worldwide citation)

A three-stage switched capacitor DC-DC converter capable of generating an output boosted voltage in increments of less than power supply voltage. A first stage of the DC-DC converter comprises two capacitors and three switches, which alternate a connection of the two capacitors. The two capacitors a ...


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Ihor A Lys: LED power control methods and apparatus. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, August 14, 2007: US07256554 (254 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing and controlling power to loads including one or more LEDs. In one example, a controlled predetermined power is provided to a load without requiring any feedback information from the load (i.e., without monitoring a load voltage and/or load current). In another exa ...


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Ihor A Lys: LED-based lighting network power control methods and apparatus. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, June 19, 2007: US07233115 (227 worldwide citation)

Multiple lighting apparatus coupled together to form a lighting network, in which operating power is efficiently provided throughout the network based on a distributed DC voltage or a distributed AC voltage. Based on various power driver configurations, each lighting apparatus incorporates one or mo ...


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Philip H Sutterlin, William R Bemiss, G Michael Hey: Data communication network providing power and message information. Echelon Systems Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 15, 1992: US05148144 (211 worldwide citation)

A data communications network for delivering power and communications over the same cable bundle includes a plurality of communications nodes wherein associated with each of the nodes is a transformer having a core, a primary winding and a secondary winding. The secondary winding has a centertap con ...


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Keith S Champlin: Electronic tester for assessing battery/cell capacity. Kinney & Lange, August 18, 1992: US05140269 (182 worldwide citation)

A self-contained electronic device instantaneously assesses the stored energy capacity of single, two-volt, lead-acid cells; or of batteries comprised of such cells. The testing device is electrically connected to the terminals of a cell or battery and measures its dynamic conductance with a small, ...


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Anatoli Ledenev, Robert M Porter: Systems for highly efficient solar power conversion. AMPT, Santangelo Law Offices P C, October 20, 2009: US07605498 (173 worldwide citation)

A high efficiency photovoltaic DC-DC converter achieves solar power conversion from high voltage, highly varying photovoltaic power sources to harvest maximum power from a solar source or strings of panels for DC or AC use, perhaps for transfer to a power grid at high power levels with coordinated c ...


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Masaki Okamura, Eiji Sato: Voltage converter control apparatus, and method. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 3, 2007: US07199537 (173 worldwide citation)

By using a target voltage Vc* of a capacitor connected to the output side of a DC/DC converter and a voltage Vb of a battery connected to the input side of the DC/DC converter, a duty ratio D as a drive instruction of the DC/DC converter is calculated. By using the voltage Vb, the electromotive forc ...


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Prapan Paul Tinaphong: Method and apparatus for harvesting energy. Audiovox Corporation, Gerald T Bodner, January 29, 2013: US08362745 (164 worldwide citation)

An energy harvesting circuit includes one or more broadband or narrow band antennas to detect WIFI (wireless fidelity) or other RF (radio frequency) signals. The signals are rectified and voltage multiplied, and the resultant DC voltage is provided to a power management circuit. The output of the po ...