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Power control system and method

United States Patent

7,132,757
November 7, 2006
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A power system includes an energy harvesting device, a battery coupled to the energy harvesting device, and a circuit coupled to the energy harvesting device and the battery. The circuit is adapted to deliver power to a load by providing power generated by the energy harvesting device to the load without delivering excess power to the battery and to supplement the power generated by the energy harvesting device with power from the battery if the power generated by the energy harvesting device is insufficient to fully power the load. A method of operating the power system is also provided.
Steigerwald; Robert Louis (Burnt Hills, NY), Anderson; Todd Alan (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
11/ 061,706
20060181083
February 17, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC36-04GO14001 awarded by Department Of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.