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1. US20190291588 - Liquid-cooled charging connector

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United States of America
Application Number 15928307
Application Date 22.03.2018
Publication Number 20190291588
Publication Date 26.09.2019
Grant Number 11084390
Grant Date 10.08.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60L 11/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
11Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle
18using power supplied from primary cells, secondary cells, or fuel cells
H02J 7/00
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
H01R 13/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
H01R 13/66
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
66Structural association with built-in electrical component
H01R 13/405
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
40Securing contact members in or to a base or case; Insulating of contact members
405Securing in non-demountable manner, e.g. moulding, riveting
B60L 53/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
53Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
10characterised by the energy transfer between the charging station and the vehicle
14Conductive energy transfer
16Connectors, e.g. plugs or sockets, specially adapted for charging electric vehicles
CPC
B60L 11/1818
B60L 53/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
53Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
10characterised by the energy transfer between the charging station and the vehicle
14Conductive energy transfer
16Connectors, e.g. plugs or sockets, specially adapted for charging electric vehicles
B60L 53/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
53Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
10characterised by the energy transfer between the charging station and the vehicle
14Conductive energy transfer
18Cables specially adapted for charging electric vehicles
B60L 53/302
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
53Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
30Constructional details of charging stations
302Cooling of charging equipment
H01R 13/005
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
005Electrical coupling combined with fluidic coupling
H01R 13/405
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
40Securing contact members in or to a base or case; Insulating of contact members
405Securing in non-demountable manner, e.g. moulding, riveting
Applicants Tesla, Inc.
Inventors Chuen Chou
Pascal-Andre Fortin
Agents Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Title
(EN) Liquid-cooled charging connector
Abstract
(EN)

A charging connector includes a first electrical socket and a second electrical socket. A first sleeve and a second sleeve are provided, such that the first sleeve is concentrically coupled to the first electrical socket and the second sleeve is concentrically coupled to the second electrical socket. A manifold assembly is adapted to enclose the first and second electrical sockets and the first and second sleeves, such that the first and second sleeves and the manifold assembly create a hollow interior space there between. An inlet conduit and an outlet conduit within the manifold assembly such that inlet conduit, the interior space, and the outlet conduit together create a fluid flow path.