US Patent No. 10,219,407

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING INDUCTIVE CHARGING ASSEMBLIES


Patent No. 10,219,407
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Systems And Methods For Cooling Inductive Charging Assemblies
Inventorship John Lofy, Claremont, CA (US)
David Marquette, Farmington Hills, MI (US)
Assignee GENTHERM INCORPORATED, Northville, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,407

1. A method of cooling for an inductive charging module, the method comprising:directing an airflow through a thermal conditioning module comprising a duct;
directing the airflow through the duct to a dock from a first opening of a first end of the dock to a cavity of the dock;
directing the airflow along at least one rib in the cavity, the at least one rib protruding from at least one wall of the dock, the at least one wall at least partially defining the cavity, and the at least one wall configured to connect to an inductive charging module configured to charge a portable electronic device; and
directing the airflow to a second opening of a second end of the dock, the second end opposite the first end, and the second end configured to receive the portable electronic device into the cavity,
wherein the at least one rib is configured to space the portable electronic device from the at least one wall within the cavity for the airflow to flow at least along a portion of the portable electronic device to cool the portable electronic device.