Patents by Inventor Gian F. Merli

Gian F. Merli has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4355264
    Abstract: A starter circuit for a high power discharge lamp connected to an AC source via a series inductor. The starter circuit comprises a capacitor connected in series with a triac across the lamp, and a branch including a first resistor connected in series with a zener diode and a second resistor between the junction of the capacitor and triac and one side of the AC source. A driving circuit for the triac includes a diac connected to the junction of the second resistor and zener diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Claude, S.A.
    Inventor: Gian F. Merli