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System for cooling hybrid vehicle electronics, method for cooling hybrid vehicle electronics

United States Patent

9,826,666
November 21, 2017
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The invention provides a single radiator cooling system for use in hybrid electric vehicles, the system comprising a surface in thermal communication with electronics, and subcooled boiling fluid contacting the surface. The invention also provides a single radiator method for simultaneously cooling electronics and an internal combustion engine in a hybrid electric vehicle, the method comprising separating a coolant fluid into a first portion and a second portion; directing the first portion to the electronics and the second portion to the internal combustion engine for a time sufficient to maintain the temperature of the electronics at or below 175.degree. C.; combining the first and second portion to reestablish the coolant fluid; and treating the reestablished coolant fluid to the single radiator for a time sufficient to decrease the temperature of the reestablished coolant fluid to the temperature it had before separation.
France; David M. (Lombard, IL), Yu; Wenhua (Darien, IL), Singh; Dileep (Naperville, IL), Zhao; Weihuan (Woodridge, IL)
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL)
14/ 596,415
20160200165
January 14, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.