|Decicon, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110163797||POWER SWITCH WITH REVERSE CURRENT BLOCKING CAPABILITY - A switching circuit controls the flow of current between its input and output in accordance with the state of a control signal applied to the circuit. When the control signal is in a first state and the voltage applied to the input is higher than the voltage at the output, the circuit provides a low resistance path between its input and output terminals thereby enabling current to flow from the input to the output. When the control signal is in the first state and the voltage at the output is higher than the voltage at the input, the circuit inhibits current flow from the output to the input. When the control signal is in a second state, the circuit is turned off thus inhibiting current flow between the input and the output.||07-07-2011|
|20110074368||POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH SURGE HANDLING CAPABILITY - A sensing circuit senses a load current to generate a sensed signal. A comparator's output is set to a first value if the sensed signal is equal to or greater than a reference signal, and to a second value if the sensed signal is smaller than the reference signal. A one-shot timer generates a logic signal that transitions from a first state to a second state in response to a first occurrence of the first value of the comparator's output, or optionally in response to each subsequent occurrence of the first value of the comparator's output if the one-shot timer is rearmed. A selector sets a first limit for the current delivered to the load in response to the first state of the logic signal, and a second limit for the current delivered to the load in response to the second state of the logic signal.||03-31-2011|
|20100237839||HYBRID LOW DROPOUT VOLTAGE REGULATOR CIRCUIT - A voltage regulator circuit includes a digital control block, an amplifier and a transistor. The digital control block receives a first reference voltage and a feedback voltage, converts the received voltages from analog to digital signals, performs an integration operation on the converted signals, and converts the result of the integration operation to an analog signal. The amplifier is responsive to the output of the digital control block and to a regulated output voltage of the regulator circuit. The transistor has a first terminal responsive to the output of the amplifier, a second terminal that receives the input voltage being regulated, and a third terminal that supplies the regulated output voltage. The transistor may be an NMOS or a bipolar NPN transistor. The feedback voltage may be generated by dividing the regulated output voltage. The digital control block optionally generates a biasing signal to bias the amplifier.||09-23-2010|
|20100079195||PROTECTED POWER SWITCH WITH LOW CURRENT CONSUMPTION - Under-voltage, over-voltage, and temperature detectors disposed in a switching circuit are turned on periodically and in response to an oscillating signal having a low duty cycle. Accordingly, because the voltage and temperature detectors remain off for long durations, their operating currents, and thus the operating current of the switching circuit is substantially reduced. The switching circuit has a current limiting function which is disabled when the switch current is below a threshold value, thereby further decreasing the current consumption of the switching circuit at low switch current levels.||04-01-2010|
Patent applications by Decicon, Inc.