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Power module assembly

United States Patent

8,057,239
November 15, 2011
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A power module assembly of the type suitable for deployment in a vehicular power inverter, wherein the power inverter has a grounded chassis, is provided. The power module assembly comprises a conductive base layer electrically coupled to the chassis, an insulating layer disposed on the conductive base layer, a first conductive node disposed on the insulating layer, a second conductive node disposed on the insulating layer, wherein the first and second conductive nodes are electrically isolated from each other. The power module assembly also comprises a first capacitor having a first electrode electrically connected to the conductive base layer, and a second electrode electrically connected to the first conductive node, and further comprises a second capacitor having a first electrode electrically connected to the conductive base layer, and a second electrode electrically connected to the second conductive node.
Campbell; Jeremy B. (Torrance, CA), Newson; Steve (Redondo Beach, CA)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
12/ 432,438
20100277958
April 29, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DOE AIETS contract number DE-FC26-07NT43123, awarded by the US-Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.