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Francisco J Barreras Sr, Roberto Echarri, Guillermo Echarri: Implantable, modular tissue stimulator. Medtronic, Thomas R Vigil, August 24, 1999: US05941906 (402 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 (334 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 (261 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 (246 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 (219 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 (210 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 (181 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 (164 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 (163 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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David Dening: DC-DC converter with reduced electromagnetic interference. RF Micro Devices, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, November 29, 2005: US06969978 (152 worldwide citation)

A DC-DC converter includes a variable frequency oscillator, a control system and a power train. The DC-DC converter is well suited for use in a cell phone. The control system uses the output of the oscillator to control the power train. The oscillator varies its frequency as a function of a pseudo r ...