|8045354||Active generator control sequence|
A method for operating a matrix converter to convert n phases of a generator into alternating voltage with nr (nr
|7339809||Systems and methods for electrical power regulation and distribution in aircraft|
The present invention comprises systems and methods for electrical power regulation and distribution. In an embodiment, a system includes a modulator coupled to the source that receives an unregulated output waveform and is operable to produce a first composite wave...
|7321835||Method for improving the mode of operation of a matrix converter|
A method for operating a matrix converter in which m phases of a generator generating alternating voltage with n (n
|7317998||Method for the calculation and the assessment of the frequency spectrum of a matrix converter|
A method for the calculation of an output spectrum of a matrix converter in which m phases of a generator as an input are alternatingly connected via a multiple number of controllable bi-directional switches arranged in an (m×n) matrix with n (n
|7286764||Reconfigurable modulator-based optical add-and-drop multiplexer|
An optical add and drop multiplexer system comprising a first module for providing a first signal; a second module for providing a second signal; and a modulator for receiving a channel of the first signal at a first location, the first location configured to actuat...
|7193337||System and method utilizing a solid state power controller (SSPC) for controlling an electrical load of a variable frequency three-phase power source|
A solid state power controller (SSPC) (100) includes a power switching controller (30) and power switching devices (PSDs) (20A, 20B, 20C) for controlling each phase of a multiple-phase load to switch-on or -off at a zero-crossing p...
|7187149||Commutation technique for an AC-to-AC converter based on state machine control|
A system for controlling a commutation of a load current is provided. The system comprises a AC-to-AC converter that includes a plurality of switching elements, an energy source that provides an oscillating voltage and is connected to the converter, an electrical lo...
|7187569||Signal generation apparatus and method for seafloor electromagnetic exploration|
An apparatus for generating electronic signals for application in subsea electromagnetic exploration. A surface generated high-voltage low-current source signal stabilized at a first frequency is supplied to a deep-tow vehicle (18) via an umbilical cable (...
|7180270||Frequency converter for high-speed generators|
The present invention relates to a method and to a device for adapting the alternating current generated by a generator (1) and the alternating voltage generated by a generator (1) to a grid (8), whereby the generator (1) has at least one...
|7177081||High contrast grating light valve type device|
A grating light valve has with a plurality of spaced reflective ribbons are spatially arranged over a substrate with reflective surfaces. The grating light valve is configured to optimized the conditions for constructive and destructive interference with an incident...
|7170261||Generator with dual cycloconverter for 120/240 VAC operation|
A generator system has two modes of operation, such as 120 VAC and 240/120 VAC. The generator system has a permanent magnet generator with two independent sets of windings that each generate a three phase AC voltage. One three phase AC voltage is coupled to a first ...
|7170256||Motor control device|
In the control of a synchronous motor having a permanent magnet, an alternating current power supply voltage that is input to a power amplifier or a direct current link voltage of which input voltage is rectified is measured. A reactive current (a d-axis current) or...
|7102331||Generator with dual cycloconverter for 120/240 VAC operation|
A generator system in accordance with the invention has two modes of operation, such as 120 VAC and 240/120 VAC modes of operation. The generator system has a permanent magnet generator with two independent sets of windings that each generate a three phase AC voltag...
|7088594||Resonant converter and control method thereof|
A resonant converter which can realize its easy design, eliminate the need for its adjustment, realize reliable soft switching operation, and increase an efficiency. A driver DRV of a main switching device uses a PLL circuit PLL to apply frequency tracking control i...
|7084524||Bi-directional matrix converter with reverse start-up|
A method for operating a matrix converter that includes converting m phases of a generator into alternating voltage with n phases of a load connected to a network, wherein n
|7068372||MEMS interferometer-based reconfigurable optical add-and-drop multiplexor|
The interferometer comprises a beam splitter, a mirror and a phase modulator. The beam splitter splits a signal into a first portion and a second portion. The mirror reflects the first portion. The first portion includes an optical path length, which is fixed. The p...
|7057819||High contrast tilting ribbon blazed grating|
The light modulator includes elongated elements and a support structure coupled to the elongated elements. Each element includes one or more lengthwise slits within an active optical area, and a light reflective planar surface with the light reflective planar surfac...
|7054515||Diffractive light modulator-based dynamic equalizer with integrated spectral monitor|
An integrated device of the present invention comprises free-space optics, a bi-directional multiplexor/de-multiplexor, a diffractive light modulator, a beam splitter, an optical performance monitor, and a controller. The free-space optics collimate, transform and i...
|7049164||Microelectronic mechanical system and methods|
The current invention provides for encapsulated release structures, intermediates thereof and methods for their fabrication. The multi-layer structure has a capping layer, that preferably comprises silicon oxide and/or silicon nitride, and which is formed over an et...
|7042611||Pre-deflected bias ribbons|
A modulator for and a method of modulating an incident beam of light including means for supporting a plurality of active elements and a plurality of bias elements, each active and bias element including a light reflective planar surface with the light reflective pl...
|7027202||Silicon substrate as a light modulator sacrificial layer|
An optical MEM device is fabricated with a patterned device layer formed on a silicon wafer. Preferably, the patterned device layer is patterned with plurality of ribbons and/or access trenches. The central portion of the ribbon is released from the silicon wafer us...
|6992907||Wave transformation method and device|
The present invention relates a waveform transformation method and apparatus. It uses multilevel transformation module in series, and the output voltages of power modules at all levels are superposed to get the total output voltage, whereas each power transformation...
|6992908||Method and arrangement for charging intermediate circuit of frequency converter|
A method and arrangement for charging an intermediate circuit of a frequency converter, the intermediate circuit of the frequency converter comprising one or more capacitors, and the frequency converter having means for charging the intermediate circuit, the means c...
|6956995||Optical communication arrangement|
An arrangement for optical communication comprises an optical coupler, an opto-electronic board, and an optical fiber. The optical fiber comprises a first refraction surface, a second refraction surface, and an internal reflector. The first refraction surface has a ...
|6956878||Method and apparatus for reducing laser speckle using polarization averaging|
A method and apparatus for reducing speckle uses polarization averaging. A polarizing beam splitter divides a first polarized laser output into a second polarized laser output and a third polarized laser output. A plurality of mirrors creates an optical path differe...
|6947613||Wavelength selective switch and equalizer|
A device comprising a light modulator including a plurality of elements wherein each element is selectively operable such that the plurality of elements are dynamically configurable to combine selected ones of a plurality of grating periods such that selected portio...
|6934070||Chirped optical MEM device|
A light modulator comprises a series of ribbons divided by a series of gaps. Sequences of consecutive ribbons and gaps are grouped together to form a plurality of pixels that are configured to process a respective plurality of wavelengths. The spacing from center-li...
|6928207||Apparatus for selectively blocking WDM channels|
An apparatus for selective blocking WDM channels comprises a light modulator, a diffraction grating, and a transform lens. The light modulator comprises an array of pixels. Each pixel of the light modulator is selectively operable to direct light into a first mode a...
|6927891||Tilt-able grating plane for improved crosstalk in 1×N blaze switches|
A light modulator includes elongated elements arranged parallel to each other. Each elongated element includes a light reflective planar surface with the light reflective planar surfaces configured in a first grating plane. A support structure is coupled to the elon...
|6924627||Method of reactive power regulation and aparatus for producing electrical energy in an electrical network|
A method of reactive power regulation in an electrical network in which electrical power is produced by an electrical generator preferably driven by the rotor of a wind power installation and suitably modulated by means of a compensation device between the generator...
|6922272||Method and apparatus for leveling thermal stress variations in multi-layer MEMS devices|
A MEMS device such as a grating light valve™ light modulator is athermalized such that the force required to deflect the movable portion of the MEMS device remains constant over a range of temperatures. In MEMS embodiments directed to a grating light valve™ ligh...
A MEM device in accordance with the invention comprises one or more movable micro-structures which are preferably ribbon structures or cantilever structures. The ribbon structures or cantilever structures are preferably coupled to a substrate structure through one o...
|6654261||Inverter DC link volts "tooth" modulation scheme|
The invention in the simplest form is a power conditioning and inverting system for improved and efficient power generation. In particular, the present invention is a modulated dc link scheme that dramatically reduces the switching frequency ripple across...
|6636693||DC motor matrix converter with field and armature circuits|
A regenerative converter for a DC motor (55) having an armature (A, B) and a field (57), comprises a conventional three-phase matrix converter (6) including a three-phase bridge (7), the output of two phases being connected (52, 53) across the armature of...
|6492788||Method and apparatus for encoderless operation of a permanent magnet synchronous motor in an elevator|
A permanent magnet synchronous motor is controlled using d-axis current and q-axis current along with respective d-current and q-current feedback loops. The speed and position of the motor are determined by injecting a first signal into the d-axis current...
|5990657||Inverter system and control system for electric vehicle|
An inverter system providing both an improvement in the voltage utilization factor and a reduction in the switching loss uses a two-phase switching method. In the inverter system, an -axis voltage command value; vr and a ଲ-a...
|5949672||Three-phase matrix converter and method for operation thereof|
A three-phase matrix converter for converting AC voltages of predetermined amplitude and frequency into AC voltages of any amplitude and frequency and a method for operating the same, include four-segment switches as main switches which are combined into ...
|5764499||Direct a.c. converter|
To improve operation when there are dynamic load requirements with a direct a.c. converter with a load connected to it in open circuit, the direct a.c. converter is controlled briefly such that the voltage vector resulting from the geometric sum of the ph...
|5594636||Matrix converter circuit and commutating method|
A method and apparatus for AC-to-AC power conversion wherein commutation from one switch in a switching group to a second switch is effected while both switches are enabled simultaneously without causing a short circuit between the phase input lines assoc...
|5402054||Variable speed AC drive control|
A method for controlling the speed of an AC machine (12) is described. The AC machine (12) receives three output phases (A,B,C) supplied from a cycloconverter (10) which is connected to an input supply (R,Y,B) of frequency f1. The cycloconverter (10...