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Floating loop system for cooling integrated motors and inverters using hot liquid refrigerant

United States Patent

February 7, 2006
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A floating loop vehicle component cooling and air-conditioning system having at least one compressor for compressing cool vapor refrigerant into hot vapor refrigerant; at least one condenser for condensing the hot vapor refrigerant into hot liquid refrigerant by exchanging heat with outdoor air; at least one floating loop component cooling device for evaporating the hot liquid refrigerant into hot vapor refrigerant; at least one expansion device for expanding the hot liquid refrigerant into cool liquid refrigerant; at least one air conditioning evaporator for evaporating the cool liquid refrigerant into cool vapor refrigerant by exchanging heat with indoor air; and piping for interconnecting components of the cooling and air conditioning system.
Hsu; John S. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ayers; Curtis W. (Kingston, TN), Coomer; Chester (Knoxville, TN), Marlino; Laura D. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 926,205
August 25, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded to UT-Battelle, LLC, by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.