US Patent No. 9,538,691

POWER INVERTER FOR A VEHICLE


Patent No. 9,538,691
Issue Date January 03, 2017
Title Power Inverter For A Vehicle
Inventorship Jun Kikuchi, Novi, MI (US)
Guangyin Lei, Dearborn Heights, MI (US)
Ming Su, Canton, MI (US)
Tienli Wang, Troy, MI (US)
Edward Chan-Jiun Jih, Troy, MI (US)
Michael W. Degner, Novi, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,538,691

1. A power inverter comprising:
power modules each including opposing major sides that each define a pocket recessed therein, and being arranged in a stack
such that pockets adjacent to each other cooperate to form coolant chambers interleaved with the modules; and

flow guide assemblies each disposed within one of the coolant chambers and including fins configured to alter shape based
on a temperature of the coolant to alter a turbulence associated with the coolant.