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Amirabadi Awarded Patent

March 22, 2017

ECE Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi awarded a patent for "Sparse and Ultra-Sparse Partial Resonant Converters".


Abstract Source: USPTO

The AC portion of the input of the ultra-sparse partial resonant power converter contains three pairs of forward-conducting-bidirectional-blocking switches connected in a first direction, and two pairs of forward-conducting-forward-blocking devices connected in a second direction to the three pairs of forward-conducting-bidirectional-blocking switches. The second direction is opposite to the first direction. The AC portion of the output of the ultra-sparse partial resonant power converter contains three pairs of forward-conducting-bidirectional-blocking switches connected in a first direction, and two pairs of forward-conducting-reverse-blocking devices connected in a second direction to the three pairs of forward-conducting-bidirectional-blocking switches. The forward-conducting-reverse-blocking devices can be switches or diodes.