Oakville, Canada
Oakville, Canada

The Dana Holding Corporation is an American-based worldwide supplier of powertrain components such as axles, driveshafts, off-highway transmissions, sealing and thermal-management products, and service parts.The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 23,400 people in 26 countries and reported 2010 sales of US$6.1 billion. The company is included in the Fortune 500. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2016-10-06

A heat exchanger apparatus containing a heat exchanger and a thermally actuated bypass valve is described. The heat exchanger has a plurality of plates defining a first, a second and a bypass channels. A first fluid inlet manifold is in fluid communication with the first and the bypass channels. The bypass valve is positioned in the first fluid inlet manifold, and contains a sleeve having a first slot and a second slot, that permit fluid flow from a first fluid inlet to the bypass channel and to the first fluid inlet manifold, respectively. A drum is positioned within the sleeve and is movable from a first position to a second position. The drum has an aperture permitting first fluid flow to the first slot in the first position and to the second slot in the second position. An actuator engages the drum and actuates it to move from the first position to the second position.


A heat exchanger panel has a heat transfer surface with first and second heat transfer zones of different cooling capacities. Each zone has a subgroup of fluid flow passages having a flow capacity, each extending between a fluid inlet passage and a fluid outlet passage. Where one of the zones is adapted for cooling the tabs of a battery cell, the heat exchanger panel comprises at least one first header located at an end of the panel, including a fluid inlet header and/or a fluid outlet header, a second header at the opposite end of the panel, and a plurality of flow passages extending between the headers. At least one header has a height which is greater than the height of the flow passages, and is substantially the same as a spacing between tabs of adjacent batteries when separated by one of said heat exchanger panels.


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2016-05-27

A by-pass valve capable of activating a two different temperatures is disclosed. The valve has a first bore in fluid communication with a fluid inlet and a second bore having a first end in fluid communication with a first outlet and a second end in fluid communication with a second outlet. First and second branch ports interconnect the first bore and the first end of the second bore and the first bore and the second end of the second bore, respectively. A first valve mechanism is arranged in the first bore for controlling fluid flow to said first branch port and is operable at a first activation temperature. A second valve mechanism is arranged in the second bore for controlling flow to the second outlet and is operable a second activation temperature that is different than said first activation temperature, the first and second valve mechanism operating in series to provide three different operational states.


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2015-07-30

A battery cell heat exchanger formed by a pair of mating plates that together form an internal tubular flow passage. The tubular flow passage is generally in the form of a serpentine flow passage extending between an inlet end and an outlet end and having generally parallel flow passage portions interconnected by generally U-shaped flow passage portions. The flow passage provides a graded heat transfer surface within each generally parallel flow passage portion and/or a variable channel width associated with each flow passage portion to provide improved temperature uniformity across the surface of the heat exchanger. The graded heat transfer surface may be in the form of progressively increasing the surface area associated with the individual flow passage portions with heat transfer enhancement features or surfaces arranged within the flow passage portions. The channel width and/or height may also be varied so as to progressively decrease for each flow passage portion.


A heat exchanger has a thermally conductive first plate with a flat first surface for thermal contact with a heat transfer fluid, and a flat second surface for thermal contact with an object to be heated or cooled, such as an electronic component. The first surface is provided with a first surface pattern having a plurality of first grooves, and the second surface is provided with a second surface pattern with a plurality of second grooves. The surface patterns may be configured and applied such that the amount of elongation along the first surface produced by application of the first surface pattern substantially corresponds to or offsets the amount of elongation along the second surface produced by application of the second surface pattern, such that the degree of flatness of the first plate prior to formation of the first and second surface patterns will be preserved, maintained or improved.


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2015-07-21

A heat exchanger comprises: (a) at least one plate pair comprising a first plate and a second plate and having a first end and a second end; (b) a fluid flow passage for flow of a first fluid defined between the first plate and the second plate of each of said plate pairs; (c) an inlet opening and an outlet opening provided in each of said plate pairs, wherein the fluid flow passage extends between the inlet opening and the outlet opening, and wherein the inlet opening and the outlet opening in each said plate pair are proximate to the first end;(d) an elongate flow barrier separating the fluid flow passage of each said plate pair into an inlet portion in which the inlet is located, and an outlet portion in which the outlet is located, wherein the flow barrier extends from the first end to a terminal end proximate to the second end of the plate pair, and wherein the flow barrier includes a gap through which fluid flow communication is provided between the inlet portion and the outlet portion of the fluid flow passage; and(e) a flow obstruction located in the gap of each said plate pair, the flow obstruction having a pair of opposed ends, a first side and an opposed second side, wherein the first and second sides are arcuate, with the first side facing the terminal end of the flow barrier and spaced therefrom;


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2016-04-21

A heat exchanger for thermal management of battery units made-up of a plurality of battery cells or containers housing one or more battery cells is disclosed. The heat exchanger has a main body portion formed by a pair of outer plates and an intermediate plate defining a primary heat transfer surface on either side of the heat exchanger for contacting a corresponding surface of at least one of the battery cells or containers. The intermediate plate together with the outer plates forming a plurality of alternating first and second fluid flow passages the flow direction through the first fluid flow passages being generally opposite to the flow direction through the second fluid flow passages. The first and second fluid flow passages are formed on opposite sides of the intermediate plate and are fluidly interconnected at corresponding ends creating a counter-flow arrangement through the main body portion of the heat exchanger.


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2015-05-01

A manifold structure for re-directing a fluid stream between first and second ends of a manifold cavity for delivering or discharging a fluid to or from a corresponding fluid transmitting device, such as a heat exchanger is disclosed. In particular, a manifold structure formed within a flow box enclosing a fluid transmitting device is disclosed wherein the manifold structure re-directs an incoming or outgoing fluid to or from the fluid transmitting device, such as a heat exchanger, housed within the flow box. In one embodiment, the manifold structure comprises a first curved surface having a concave curvature for redirecting a fluid stream from a first direction to a second direction or vice versa. In another embodiment, the manifold structure further comprises a second curved surface having a convex curvature in facing, spaced-apart relationship to the first curved surface, the corresponding first and second curved surfaces inducing swirling movement into the fluid stream.


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2015-12-17

A heat exchanger for thermal management of battery units made-up of plurality of battery cells or battery cell containers housing one or more battery cells is disclosed. The heat exchanger has a main body portion defining at least one primary heat transfer surface for surface-to-surface contact with a corresponding surface of at least one of the battery cells or containers. A plurality of alternating first and second fluid flow passages are formed within the main body portion each defining a flow direction, the flow direction through the first fluid flow passages being generally opposite to the flow direction through the second fluid flow passages providing a counter-flow heat exchanger. In some embodiments the heat exchanger has a two pairs of inlet and outlet manifolds, the heat exchanger providing a single-pass, counter-flow arrangement. In other embodiments the first and second fluid flow passages are interconnected by turn portions forming a U-flow, counter-flow heat exchanger.


Patent
Dana Canada Corporation | Date: 2015-09-04

A heat exchanger for cooling battery cell containers in a battery unit is disclosed. The heat exchanger includes individual heat exchanger modules that are fluidly interconnected and spaced apart from each other so as to accommodate individual battery cell containers arranged between adjacent heat exchanger modules to form a battery unit. Each heat exchanger module is formed by a pair generally planar first and second heat exchanger plates having a main section and flexible inlet and outlet panels extending therefrom. The heat exchanger is formed by a stack of alternating first and second plates that are brazed together to form heat exchanger modules, the heat exchanger modules formed in the stack being interconnected by their inlet and outlet panels and expanded post-brazing by bending/flexing the inlet and outlet panels to provide adequate spacing or gaps between the modules to accommodate battery cell containers.

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