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Title: Low resistance, low-inductance power connectors

Abstract

An electrical connector includes an anode assembly for conducting an electrical supply current from a source to a destination, the anode assembly includes an anode formed into a first shape from sheet metal or other sheet-like conducting material. A cathode assembly conducts an electrical return current from the destination to the source, the cathode assembly includes a cathode formed into a second shape from sheet metal or other sheet-like conducting material. An insulator prevents electrical conduction between the anode and the cathode. The first and second shapes are such as to provide a conformity of one to the other, with the insulator therebetween having a predetermined relatively thin thickness. A predetermined low-resistance path for the supply current is provided by the anode, a predetermined low-resistance path for the return current is provided by the cathode, and the proximity of the anode to the cathode along these paths provides a predetermined low self-inductance of the connector, where the proximity is afforded by the conformity of the first and second shapes.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1417316
Patent Number(s):
9,871,310
Application Number:
14/964,046
Assignee:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
B601996
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Dec 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Coteus, Paul W., Ferencz, Andrew, Hall, Shawn Anthony, and Takken, Todd Edward. Low resistance, low-inductance power connectors. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Coteus, Paul W., Ferencz, Andrew, Hall, Shawn Anthony, & Takken, Todd Edward. Low resistance, low-inductance power connectors. United States.
Coteus, Paul W., Ferencz, Andrew, Hall, Shawn Anthony, and Takken, Todd Edward. 2018. "Low resistance, low-inductance power connectors". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417316.
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