US Patent No. 10,512,198


Patent No. 10,512,198
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Power Converter
Inventorship Fumihiro Okazaki, Saitama (JP)
Gen Okuzuka, Saitama (JP)
Yuuichirou Nomura, Saitama (JP)
Masaharu Nagano, Saitama (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,198

19. A power converter mounted on an electric vehicle comprising:a power module configured to convert electrical power when the electric vehicle is driven;
a low-heat-generating electrical device configured such that amount of heat generated during operation is smaller than amount of heat generated by the power module;
a case configured to have a mounting portion on which the power module and the low-heat-generating electrical device are mounted; and
a cooling-medium flow channel structured to permit cooling medium to flow through the cooling-medium flow channel, the cooling-medium flow channel being formed in the mounting portion, wherein
the low-heat-generating electrical device includes at least one of a capacitor module, a charger, or a DC/DC converter, and
the cooling-medium flow channel is configured such that a portion for cooling the low-heat-generating electrical device has a larger flow-channel cross-sectional area than a portion for cooling the power module, the low-heat-generating electrical device being configured to be cooled by the cooling medium after the power module is cooled.