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Capacitor assembly and related method of forming

United States Patent

9,847,174
December 19, 2017
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A capacitor assembly is disclosed. The capacitor assembly includes a housing. The capacitor assembly further includes a plurality of capacitors disposed within the housing. Furthermore, the capacitor assembly includes a thermally conductive article disposed about at least a portion of a capacitor body of the capacitors, and in thermal contact with the capacitor body. Moreover, the capacitor assembly also includes a heat sink disposed within the housing and in thermal contact with at least a portion of the housing and the thermally conductive article such that the heat sink is configured to remove heat from the capacitor in a radial direction of the capacitor assembly. Further, a method of forming the capacitor assembly is also presented.
Zhang; Lili (Niskayuna, NY), Tan; Daniel Qi (Rexford, NY), Sullivan; Jeffrey S (Rexford, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
14/ 964,120
December 9, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-EE0006433 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.