US Patent No. 10,342,088

LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL IN VARIOUS OPERATION MODES


Patent No. 10,342,088
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Led Lighting Systems And Methods For Constant Current Control In Various Operation Modes
Inventorship Lieyi Fang, Shanghai (CN)
Jun Zhou, Shanghai (CN)
Assignee On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,088

1. A system for providing at least an output current to one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a first sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least a sensed signal and generate a first current signal, the sensed signal being associated with an inductor current flowing through an inductor coupled to a first switch;
a second sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least the sensed signal and generate a second current signal;
a signal-amplification and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least the sensed signal and generate a third current signal;
a current-signal generator configured to generate a fourth current signal;
a capacitor coupled to the current-signal generator, coupled through a second switch to the first sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component and the second sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component, and coupled through a third switch to the signal-amplification and voltage-to-current-conversion component, the capacitor being configured to generate a voltage signal;
a comparator configured to process information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal;
a modulation-signal generator configured to receive at least the comparison signal and generate a modulation signal; and
a gate driver configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to the first switch;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with at least one or more switching periods, each of the one or more switching periods including at least an on-time period for the first switch and a demagnetization period for a demagnetization process;
the first current signal represents the inductor current at a beginning of the on-time period;
the second current signal represents the inductor current at an end of the on-time period; and
the third current signal represents the inductor current;
wherein for each of the one or more switching periods,
the first current signal and the second current signal are configured to discharge or charge the capacitor during only the demagnetization period;
the third current signal is configured to discharge or charge the capacitor during only the on-time period; and
the fourth current signal is configured to charge or discharge the capacitor during the switching period.