APPARATUS FOR ENERGY TRANSFER USING CONVERTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 20120153879
APP PUB NO 20120153879A1
SERIAL NO

13406241

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According to an aspect of the invention, a motor drive circuit includes a first energy storage device configured to supply electrical energy, a bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter coupled to the first energy storage device, a voltage inverter coupled to the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter, and an input device configured to receive electrical energy from an external energy source. The motor drive circuit further includes a coupling system coupled to the input device, to the first energy storage device, and to the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter. The coupling system has a first configuration configured to transfer electrical energy to the first energy storage device via the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter, and has a second configuration configured to transfer electrical energy from the first energy storage device to the voltage inverter via the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYSCHENECTADY, NY18776

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
King, Robert Dean Schenectady, US 130 1952
Steigerwald, Robert L Burnt Hills, US 74 2277

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