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CONVERTER WITH PHASE-OFFSET SWITCHING

United States Patent Application

20170366079
A1
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Various examples are directed to electrical converters and systems for operating the same. An electrical converter may comprise a first converter module configured to receive a first direct current (DC) input and provide a first output. The first converter module may comprise a first switch modulated according to a first switch control signal. A second converter module may be configured to receive a second DC input and provide a second output. The second converter module may be connected in series with the first converter module. The second converter module may comprise a second switch modulated according to a second switch control signal. A phase of the first switch control signal may be offset from a phase of the second switch control signal by a first phase offset.
Bhowmik, Shibashis (Charlotte, NC), Parkhideh, Babak (Charlotte, NC)
15/ 525,686
November 17, 2015
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made, at least in part, with government support under Award Number DE-EE0006459 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention. GOVERNMENT SUPPORT DISCLAIMER [0003] The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.