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Title: Inductively powered power bus apparatus

Abstract

An apparatus for a power bus includes an inductive power harvesting unit structured to provide a first power output arising from current flowing in the power bus, an energy storage unit structured to store energy from the first power output and to provide a second power output, and a selector structured to select one of the first and second power outputs and to provide a third power output from the selected one. A processor is powered from the third power output of the selector. The selector is further structured to normally provide the third power output from the first power output of the inductive power harvesting unit. The processor is structured to determine that the first power output of the inductive power harvesting unit is inadequate and to cause the selector to provide the third power output from the second power output of the energy storage unit.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531626
Patent Number(s):
7667482
Application Number:
11/859,366
Assignee:
Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02J - CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42071
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007-09-21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Mort, Deborah K., Rentel, Carlos H., and Pier, Brian Thomas. Inductively powered power bus apparatus. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Mort, Deborah K., Rentel, Carlos H., & Pier, Brian Thomas. Inductively powered power bus apparatus. United States.
Mort, Deborah K., Rentel, Carlos H., and Pier, Brian Thomas. Tue . "Inductively powered power bus apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531626.
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