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Thermal Conduction Module (TCM) with Multi-Part Piston Having a Central Piston or Multiple Pistons and an Outer Collar Separately Movable to Contact a Heat Product Component

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037693D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Zumbrunnen, ML [+details]

Abstract

Some circuit modules have a flat chip carrier, an array of chips mounted on an upper surface of the chip carrier, and an overlying supporting structure called a hat that is water cooled. Cylindrical metal pistons contact the upper surface of a chip for conducting heat to the hat. A piston is slidably mounted in a hole in the hat and is spring loaded so that it can adjust to the vertical position and the orientation of the chip.