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Superconducting coil system and methods of assembling the same

United States Patent

January 19, 2016
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A superconducting magnet apparatus is provided. The superconducting magnet apparatus includes a power source configured to generate a current; a first switch coupled in parallel to the power source; a second switch coupled in series to the power source; a coil coupled in parallel to the first switch and the second switch; and a passive quench protection device coupled to the coil and configured to by-pass the current around the coil and to decouple the coil from the power source when the coil experiences a quench.
Rajput-Ghoshal; Renuka (Niskayuna, NY), Rochford; James Humphrie (Troy, NY), Ghoshal; Probir Kumar (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
13/ 727,740
December 27, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This disclosure was made with Government support under contract number DE-EE0005143 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the disclosure.