US 11,654,786 B2
Charging port cooling with phase changing material and porous heat conductor cage
Taeyoung Han, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US); Chih-hung Yen, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US); Kuo-huey Chen, Troy, MI (US); Bahram Khalighi, Birmingham, MI (US); Vicente Domenech-Llopis, Rochester Hills, MI (US); Srinivasa Rao Vaddiraju, Troy, MI (US); and Satish P. Ketkar, Troy, MI (US)
Assigned to GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Detroit, MI (US)
Filed by GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Detroit, MI (US)
Filed on Oct. 19, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/74,541.
Prior Publication US 2022/0118866 A1, Apr. 21, 2022
Int. Cl. H02J 7/00 (2006.01); B60L 53/302 (2019.01); H05K 7/20 (2006.01); B60L 53/16 (2019.01)
CPC B60L 53/302 (2019.02) [B60L 53/16 (2019.02); H05K 7/20881 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electric vehicle charging port, comprising:
a pair of charging pins each connected to a respective charging cable by a base;
a pair of porous cages surrounding the base of the pair of charging pins, the pair of porous cages are made from one of a metal foam, a graphite foam and a metal mesh; and
a phase change material disposed in the pair of porous cages.