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Multiple DC, single AC converter with a switched DC transformer

United States Patent

5,631,820
May 20, 1997
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The invention is an improvement of the PASC inverter, wherein the improvements include the reduction from two shorting gates per transformer to one shorting gate per transformer and replacement of active control of the shorting gate with passive control of the shorting gate. Further advantages are obtained through the use of anti-parallel gate sets.
Donnelly; Matthew K. (Kennewick, WA), Hammerstrom; Donald J. (West Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 525,869
September 8, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.