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Power inverters

United States Patent

November 15, 2011
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Power inverters include a frame and a power module. The frame has a sidewall including an opening and defining a fluid passageway. The power module is coupled to the frame over the opening and includes a substrate, die, and an encasement. The substrate includes a first side, a second side, a center, an outer periphery, and an outer edge, and the first side of the substrate comprises a first outer layer including a metal material. The die are positioned in the substrate center and are coupled to the substrate first side. The encasement is molded over the outer periphery on the substrate first side, the substrate second side, and the substrate outer edge and around the die. The encasement, coupled to the substrate, forms a seal with the metal material. The second side of the substrate is positioned to directly contact a fluid flowing through the fluid passageway.
Miller; David H. (Redondo Beach, CA), Korich; Mark D. (Chino Hills, CA), Smith; Gregory S. (Woodland Hills, CA)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
12/ 248,197
October 9, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC26-07NT43123 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.