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Refrigerant directly cooled capacitors

United States Patent Application

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The invention is a direct contact refrigerant cooling system using a refrigerant floating loop having a refrigerant and refrigeration devices. The cooling system has at least one hermetic container disposed in the refrigerant floating loop. The hermetic container has at least one electronic component selected from the group consisting of capacitors, power electronic switches and gating signal module. The refrigerant is in direct contact with the electronic component.
Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN), Seiber, Larry E. (Oak Ridge, TN), Marlino, Laura D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ayers, Curtis W. (Kingston, TN)
11/ 166,502
June 24, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 to UT-Battelle, LLC, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.