US Patent No. 10,015,914

ENCLOSURES AND METHODS OF MANAGING HEAT IN HEAT GENERATING MODULES


Patent No. 10,015,914
Issue Date July 03, 2018
Title Enclosures And Methods Of Managing Heat In Heat Generating Modules
Inventorship Arunkumar Biragoni, Godavarikhani (IN)
Adarsh Khandelwal, Pune (IN)
Assignee VERTIV ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC., Lombard, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,015,914

1. An enclosure comprising:a top portion;
a bottom portion opposing the top portion;
at least one heat generating module adjacent the top portion of the enclosure, the heat generating module having an inlet side, an outlet side, a heat generating component and an internal fan; and
a heat collector positioned adjacent the outlet side of the heat generating module between the heat generating module and a sidewall of the enclosure, and defining a channel having a closed upper end and extending from the heat generating module to a bottom portion of the module, the heat collector configured to collect warm air from the outlet side of the heat generating module and channel the warm air to the bottom portion of the enclosure to mix with cooler air while inhibiting the warm air from recirculating over a top of the heat generating module, the internal fan of the heat generating module configured to draw the mixed air into the inlet side of the heat generating module to create an airflow loop within the enclosure to cool the heat generating component without a heat sink, a heat exchanger, or a fan disposed within the enclosure external to the heat generating module, wherein the enclosure is sealed to inhibit outside air, water, insects and/or other contaminants from entering the enclosure.