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Tunable circuit for tunable capacitor devices

United States Patent

September 19, 2006
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A tunable circuit (10) for a capacitively tunable capacitor device (12) is provided. The tunable circuit (10) comprises a tunable circuit element (14) and a non-tunable dielectric element (16) coupled to the tunable circuit element (16). A tunable capacitor device (12) and a method for increasing the figure of merit in a tunable capacitor device (12) are also provided.
Rivkina; Tatiana (Lakewood, CO), Ginley; David S. (Evergreen, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 498,457
December 14, 2001
CONTRACTURAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO-10337 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of Midwest Research Institute.