Patents by Inventor Panagiotis Giannikopoulos

Panagiotis Giannikopoulos 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).

  • Publication number: 20220077763
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switch system (1) comprising a power line (2) for supplying a charge from a voltage source (+Vbat), said power line having a main switch (Q1) comprising a first main terminal (D) and a second main terminal (S), between which a main current (Ip) is intended to pass, and a control terminal (G) for selectively placing the main switch (Q1) in a closed, open or semi-closed state, the main switch (Q1) in its semi-closed state being equivalent to a variable resistor controlled by the control terminal and connected between the first and the second main terminal, characterized in that the switch system (1) further comprises a current-limiting device (3) designed to, when the main current (Ip) exceeds a maximum current threshold, decrease a control current (Ig) entering the control terminal (G), so as to cause the main switch (Q1) to transition from the closed state to the semi-closed state, so as to limit the main current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Laurent Domenger, Panagiotis Giannikopoulos, Hafid Ihaddaden