Patents by Inventor Theodore GOLFINOPOULOS

Theodore GOLFINOPOULOS 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: 20240013960
    Abstract: A magnet system and method of operating may be used in connection with operating a superconducting electromagnet, for example in a tokamak. The magnet system includes a coil having windings retained within a non-insulated structure, so that current can pass both along the windings to generate a magnetic field, and between the windings. The amount of current passing through the coil is trimmed using a bypass circuit, coupled in parallel to the coil terminals. The bypass circuit is controlled on the basis of measurements of the field components to divert current from passing through the field coil. In this way, the magnetic fields of each of multiple field coils can be brought into mutual uniformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Commonwealth Fusion Systems LLC
    Inventors: Alexey RADOVINSKY, Robert MUMGAARD, Theodore GOLFINOPOULOS