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Title: DC-DC electrical transformer

Abstract

An apparatus and corresponding systems and methods for managing electric power, particularly a transformer system and method, and more specifically a transformer for direct current. An example apparatus includes a chamber configured to contain plasma. The apparatus includes input electrodes disposed at least partially within the chamber, and configured to receive a first direct current input into the chamber. The input electrodes are configured to cause the input direct current to induce motion in the plasma. Motion induced in the plasma transforms current flowing there-through. At output electrodes extend from the chamber. The output electrodes conduct a second direct current, from the induced motion in the plasma, for delivery from the chamber.

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Research Org.:
Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc., Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1495654
Patent Number(s):
10178749
Application Number:
15/336,508
Assignee:
Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc. (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000677
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Oct 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Finn, John, Akcay, Cihan, Barnes, Daniel, Fernandez, Juan, Gibson, William, McEvoy, Aaron, Moser, Keith, Nebel, Richard, and Popa-Simil, Liviu. DC-DC electrical transformer. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Finn, John, Akcay, Cihan, Barnes, Daniel, Fernandez, Juan, Gibson, William, McEvoy, Aaron, Moser, Keith, Nebel, Richard, & Popa-Simil, Liviu. DC-DC electrical transformer. United States.
Finn, John, Akcay, Cihan, Barnes, Daniel, Fernandez, Juan, Gibson, William, McEvoy, Aaron, Moser, Keith, Nebel, Richard, and Popa-Simil, Liviu. Mon . "DC-DC electrical transformer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495654.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and corresponding systems and methods for managing electric power, particularly a transformer system and method, and more specifically a transformer for direct current. An example apparatus includes a chamber configured to contain plasma. The apparatus includes input electrodes disposed at least partially within the chamber, and configured to receive a first direct current input into the chamber. The input electrodes are configured to cause the input direct current to induce motion in the plasma. Motion induced in the plasma transforms current flowing there-through. At output electrodes extend from the chamber. The output electrodes conduct a second direct current, from the induced motion in the plasma, for delivery from the chamber.},
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