Vertiv Holdings has patented an electrical device with buoyancy-enhanced cooling. The device includes a housing with hollow fins, a cover plate with openings, and an electrical component. Heated air circulates within the housing and cools through the fins based on buoyancy forces. GlobalData’s report on Vertiv Holdings gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Vertiv Holdings, Smart climate control systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Vertiv Holdings's grant share as of January 2024 was 65%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Buoyancy-enhanced cooling for electrical devices

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Vertiv Holdings Co

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11818872B2) discloses an electrical device with buoyancy-enhanced cooling. The device includes a housing with one or more fins extending away from it, with at least one fin having a partially hollow interior. A cover plate separates the fin interior and the housing interior, with openings connecting them. An electrical component within the housing heats the air inside, and the design of the housing, fins, and cover plate directs the heated air through the fins using buoyancy forces.

Furthermore, the patent details variations in the design, such as the positioning of openings, the use of different types of fins like hollow pin fins or corrugated heat sink fins, and the configuration of ducts within the housing to facilitate airflow. The device is particularly suited for applications like rectifiers, where heat dissipation is crucial for optimal performance. The innovative design allows for efficient cooling of the electrical components by utilizing natural buoyancy forces to circulate the heated air through the fins, ensuring effective thermal management within the device.

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