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GAS TUBE-SWITCHED HIGH VOLTAGE DC POWER CONVERTER

United States Patent Application

20170310220
A1
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A direct current (DC)-DC converter includes a transformer and a gas tube-switched inverter circuit. The transformer includes a primary winding and a secondary winding. The gas tube-switched inverter circuit includes first and second inverter load terminals and first and second inverter input terminals. The first and second inverter load terminals are coupled to the primary winding. The first and second inverter input terminals are couplable to a DC node. The gas tube-switched inverter circuit further includes a plurality of gas tube switches respectively coupled between the first and second inverter load terminals and the first and second inverter input terminals. The plurality of gas tube switches is configured to operate to generate an alternating current (AC) voltage at the primary winding.
She, Xu (Niskayuna, NY), Bray, James William (Niskayuna, NY), Sommerer, Timothy John (Niskayuna, NY), Chokhawala, Rahul (Niskayuna, NY)
15/ 136,375
April 22, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AR0000298 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.