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Clamp for Cold Plate of Thermo-conduction Circuit Module

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044909D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Moran, KP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A clamp for a cold plate of a thermo-conduction circuit module (TCM) has a central member that fits over the cold plate on the side facing away from the TCM and has a pair of C-shaped elements that depend from the central member and engage grooves on the side of the TCM. The C-shaped elements are pivoted to the central member so that they can be swung open for assembly to avoid interference that could otherwise occur between the clamp and the cold water connections that project from the cold plate.

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Clamp for Cold Plate of Thermo-conduction Circuit Module

A clamp for a cold plate of a thermo-conduction circuit module (TCM) has a central member that fits over the cold plate on the side facing away from the TCM and has a pair of C-shaped elements that depend from the central member and engage grooves on the side of the TCM. The C-shaped elements are pivoted to the central member so that they can be swung open for assembly to avoid interference that could otherwise occur between the clamp and the cold water connections that project from the cold plate.

The drawing shows the TCM 2, its cold plate 3 and the clamp. A central clamp member 4 is shaped to fit on the cold plate between the cold water connections 5 and 6. As the TCM is oriented in the drawing, during assembly the clamp is lowered vertically onto the cold plate between connectors 5 and 6. C- shaped elements 7 and 8 fit in grooves 9 and 10 of the TCM. Screws 11 and springs 12 hold the C-shaped elements loosely to the central member, and screws 13 form handles by which elements 7 and 8 can be sprung open. Screws 14 are adjusted to press the cold plate against the TCM.

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