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High temperature superconducting fault current limiter

United States Patent

5,600,522
February 4, 1997
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A fault current limiter (10) for an electrical circuit (14). The fault current limiter (10) includes a high temperature superconductor (12) in the electrical circuit (14). The high temperature superconductor (12) is cooled below its critical temperature to maintain the superconducting electrical properties during operation as the fault current limiter (10).
Hull; John R. (Hinsdale, IL)
ARCH Development Corporation (Chicago, IL)
08/ 292,410
August 18, 1994
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.