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Fluid cooled electrical assembly

United States Patent

February 6, 2007
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A heat producing, fluid cooled assembly that includes a housing made of liquid-impermeable material, which defines a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and an opening. Also included is an electrical package having a set of semiconductor electrical devices supported on a substrate and the second major surface is a heat sink adapted to express heat generated from the electrical apparatus and wherein the second major surface defines a rim that is fit to the opening. Further, the housing is constructed so that as fluid travels from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet it is constrained to flow past the opening thereby placing the fluid in contact with the heat sink.
Rinehart; Lawrence E. (Lake Oswego, OR), Romero; Guillermo L. (Phoenix, AZ)
Rinehart Motion Systems, LLC (Wilsonville, OR)
11/ 016,603
December 18, 2004
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under grant no DE-FG02-03ER83768 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.