Charge Pump Power Converter
This invention comprises a series of 7 patents and patent applications with various European and Asian counterparts describing switched capacitor (charge pump) power converters. These converters accept electrical power from a primary energy source such as a battery and produce an output voltage of the level and polarity required by an electronic device attached to the output terminals. Unlike similar devices, these converters are self-clocked. This provides multiple benefits including increased operating efficiency, intrinsic output voltage regulation, reliable operation over a wide range of input voltages and output load currents, reduced EMI and output ripple, and the like. Certain of these converter circuits are intended for incorporation into battery management controllers that are embedded within a battery pack while others have more general utility.