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COMPACT HIGH CURRENT, HIGH EFFICIENCY LASER DIODE DRIVER

United States Patent Application

20150372451
A1
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A device includes a u-channel shaped member and a printed circuit board including a plurality of capacitors. Each of the plurality of capacitors has a mounting surface mounted to the printed circuit board and an opposing heat transfer surface thermally coupled to the u-channel shaped member. The device also includes an output cable coupled to the printed circuit board and a return cable coupled to the printed circuit board. The device further includes a control transistor disposed inside the u-channel shaped member and a current sensing resistor disposed inside the u-channel shaped member.
Fulkerson, Edward (Livermore, CA), Lanning, Rodney K. (Pleasanton, CA), Telford, Steven (Livermore, CA)
14/ 766,954
February 27, 2014
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory