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Apparatus for cooling an electric machine

United States Patent

8,487,489
July 16, 2013
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Provided is an apparatus, for example, for use with a rotating electric machine, that includes a housing. The housing can include a housing main portion and a housing end portion. The housing main portion can be configured to be disposed proximal to a body portion of a stator section of an electric machine. The housing main portion can define a main fluid channel that is configured to conduct fluid therethrough. The housing end portion can receive fluid from said main fluid channel and direct fluid into contact with a winding end portion of a conductive winding of the stator section.
Palafox; Pepe (Albany, NY), Gerstler; William Dwight (Niskayuna, NY), Shen; Xiaochun (Cohoes, NY), El-Refaie; Ayman Mohamed Fawzi (Niskayuna, NY), Lokhandwalla; Murtuza (Clifton Park, NY), Salasoo; Lembit (Schenectady, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
12/ 847,725
20120025638
July 30, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-07-NT43122 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.