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Floating loop method for cooling integrated motors and inverters using hot liquid refrigerant

United States Patent

March 20, 2007
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A method for cooling vehicle components using the vehicle air conditioning system comprising the steps of: tapping the hot liquid refrigerant of said air conditioning system, flooding a heat exchanger in the vehicle component with said hot liquid refrigerant, evaporating said hot liquid refrigerant into hot vapor refrigerant using the heat from said vehicle component, and returning said hot vapor refrigerant to the hot vapor refrigerant line in said vehicle air conditioning system.
Hsu; John S. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ayers; Curtis W. (Kingston, TN), Coomer; Chester (Knoxville, TN), Marlino; Laura D. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 164,375
November 21, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded to UT-Battelle, LLC, by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.