An economical and reliable DC circuit breaker for DC voltage > 3.5kV is not commercially available today. The lack of such a breaker has been inhibiting the development of DC power distribution in factories (especially processing plants with many variable speed motors); for microgrids (including on ships, oil platforms, and wind farms), and for multiterminal HVDC power transmission, as in the supergrid.
very little relationship to how the Ballistic Breaker works.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Update on Patent Status for Ballistic breakers
All my patents for both Ballistic Breakers and elpipes were assigned to Alevo SA, the Swiss parent company of Alevo USA, while I worked there. I believe Alevo SA is now bankrupt, and I believe my patents are now effectively owned by Dmitry Rybolovlev, who had been the majority stockholder in Alevo.