LAWSON LABS, INC.
|LAWSON LABS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130147449||BI-POLAR BI-DIRECTIONAL ENERGY BALANCING POWER-CONVERSION ENGINE - The invention provides a power converter and method for controlling same, comprising a plurality of switch elements, an inductive reactor, and at least two ports for the movement of electrical energy. Any energy-moving port may be made unipolar, bidirectional, bipolar, or bidirectionally bipolar. Ports may be equipped with sensing circuitry to allow the converter output to be controlled responsively to an input signal. The invention may be configured to be used in many ways, for example, as a power-supply, as an amplifier, or as a frequency converter. The invention may comprise energy predictive calculating means to obtain excellent transient response to line and load variations. The invention may also include a switch to create a low impedance path around the inductor to allow current to recirculate through the inductor when it is not needed at any of the ports.||06-13-2013|
|20110187186||UNIVERSAL SINGLE-STAGE POWER CONVERTER WITH PFC CAPABILITY - A switched-mode power converter power converter, in one preferred embodiment with eight switches connected between three ports and an inductive element, with a donor (charging) port, a receptor port (load) and donor/receptor port (storage) operated so that energy may be switch between any of the ports regardless of the polarity and magnitude of the inductor current at the beginning of a chopping cycle. In one embodiment of the invention power conversion and power factor correction are accomplished in a single stage.||08-04-2011|
|20110122657||SWITCH WITH COMMON-MODE CHOKE - A common-mode choke level-shifter drives a power switch with sub-nanosecond timing integrity without requiring a high-side gate-drive power supply. The same level-shifter may also be used to drive a low-side switch to avoid ground bounce effects.||05-26-2011|
|20110115455||ENERGY PREDICTIVE BUCK CONVERTER - In a switched-mode buck power converter, superior regulation with excellent transient response is provided when per-cycle energy demand is determined and balanced with per-cycle inductive energy supply to control per-cycle inductive energy charging. Such per cycle inductive energy calculation is improved through the prediction of pedestal energy during operating periods of Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM). Further, recovery from severe transients sometimes straddles multiple chopping cycles. Such recovery is best obtained by preserving energy balance information from one or more un-recovered chopping cycles, to be used to restore energy balance in subsequent cycles. Significant improvement over prior art converters may be obtained even when the energy balance data used for control and recovery are imprecise approximations of true energy demand and supply.||05-19-2011|
|20100066335||POWER CONVERSION REGULATOR WITH PREDICTIVE ENERGY BALANCING - A power-conversion regulator comprising an inductive reactor, an output filter reactor, and a switch for admitting energy to the inductive reactor, additionally comprises computation circuitry responsive to the flux in the inductive reactor, to a reference signal, to an output voltage, and sometimes to an output load current, for computing the quantity of energy that must be supplied to a load and to the output filter reactor to regulate the output voltage or current to a desired relationship with the reference signal during each chopping waveform cycle driving the switch. As the inductive reactor is charged from an input energy source, the computation circuitry predicts whether the energy in the inductive reactor has become adequate for the regulation.||03-18-2010|
|20090251194||DC COMMON MODE LEVEL SHIFTER - A switched-mode level-shifter shifts a differential voltage superimposed on a common-mode voltage. In the level shifter, a common-mode inductive reactor has at least two windings, and at least one of the differential voltage and the common-mode voltage are applied to at least one of the windings of the reactor. A switch charges the inductive reactor when caused to be in a first state, where the inductive reactor when charged experiences a change of flux according to the applied voltage. The switch also actuates a reset of the charged inductive reactor when caused to be in a second state, where the inductive reactor when reset reverses the change of flux experienced thereby. A source of a chopping signal is provided to alternately drive the switch between the first and second states, where each of the first and second states is one of in and out of conduction.||10-08-2009|
|20090167412||GATE-CHARGE RETAINING SWITCH - The present invention discloses MOSFET or IGBT switch drive circuitry that uses the gate capacitance and the inherently high gate resistance of such switch devices to provide essentially bistable switching. Gate-charge is injected to enhance the switch device(s), invoking an ON state. Gate-charge is removed to deplete the switch device(s), invoking an OFF state. Circuitry is provided to effect charge removal immediately following charge injection, enabling relatively large switch devices to operate efficiently at several MHz. An arrangement for bipolar switch operation is provided.||07-02-2009|
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