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Title: Power converter having improved fluid cooling

Abstract

A thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support, which may be controlled in a closed-loop manner. Interfacing between circuits, circuit mounting structure, and the support provide for greatly enhanced cooling. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc., Mayfield Heights, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176135
Patent Number(s):
7187548
Application Number:
10/252,318
Assignee:
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc. (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02M - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-99EE50571
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Meyer, Andreas A., Radosevich, Lawrence D., Beihoff, Bruce C., Kehl, Dennis L., and Kannenberg, Daniel G. Power converter having improved fluid cooling. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Meyer, Andreas A., Radosevich, Lawrence D., Beihoff, Bruce C., Kehl, Dennis L., & Kannenberg, Daniel G. Power converter having improved fluid cooling. United States.
Meyer, Andreas A., Radosevich, Lawrence D., Beihoff, Bruce C., Kehl, Dennis L., and Kannenberg, Daniel G. Tue . "Power converter having improved fluid cooling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176135.
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title = {Power converter having improved fluid cooling},
author = {Meyer, Andreas A. and Radosevich, Lawrence D. and Beihoff, Bruce C. and Kehl, Dennis L. and Kannenberg, Daniel G.},
abstractNote = {A thermal support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support, which may be controlled in a closed-loop manner. Interfacing between circuits, circuit mounting structure, and the support provide for greatly enhanced cooling. The support may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {3}
}

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