Method and apparatus to remove energy from DC loads

Patent No. 8,004,866

Issued: August 23, 2011
Filed: December 30, 2008

Inventors: Bucella; Thomas John (Rochester, NY), Dombroski; Thomas P. (Fairport, NY), Fuchs; David E. (Pittsford, NY), Block; Jeremy M. (Walworth, NY)
Assignee: Teknic, Inc. (Pittsford, NY)

A DC output power converter or DC switch device that includes methods and apparatus to reverse the current in the connected load, thereby draining the load's energy until the voltage in the load is brought to a (near) zero potential and held there.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/018,726, filed Jan. 3, 2008, entitled "Method and Apparatus to Remove Energy from DC Loads". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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