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1. US20110128753 - System and method for heat dissipation from an automotive lighting assembly having a liquid cooling circuit

Office
United States of America
Application Number 13022887
Application Date 08.02.2011
Publication Number 20110128753
Publication Date 02.06.2011
Grant Number 08033702
Grant Date 11.10.2011
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60Q 1/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor
CPC
F21V 29/56
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
29Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
50Cooling arrangements
56using liquid coolants
F21S 41/143
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
41Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps
10characterised by the light source
14characterised by the type of light source
141Light emitting diodes [LED]
143the main emission direction of the LED being parallel to the optical axis of the illuminating device
F21S 45/46
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
45Arrangements within vehicle lighting devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, for purposes other than emission or distribution of light
40Cooling of lighting devices
42Forced cooling
46using liquid
F21S 45/47
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
45Arrangements within vehicle lighting devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, for purposes other than emission or distribution of light
40Cooling of lighting devices
47Passive cooling, e.g. using fins, thermal conductive elements or openings
F21S 48/326
Applicants Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
Inventors Ansari Ajmal Imran
Sayers, III Edwin Mitchell
Agents Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Title
(EN) System and method for heat dissipation from an automotive lighting assembly having a liquid cooling circuit
Abstract
(EN)

An automotive headlamp assembly having a closed-loop cooling circuit. The headlamp assembly includes a housing cooperating with a transparent lens cover to define a chamber. At least one light source is located within the chamber. The cooling circuit has at least one cold plate thermally coupled to the light source. A radiator is fluidly coupled to the cold plate by a plurality of tubes. The tubes are oriented at least partially upwardly and configured to circulate a fluid through the cooling circuit as a result of heating and cooling of the fluid therein.

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