Gimbal Suspended Cooling Piston
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
A cooling piston 1 abuts an electronic module 2 and, through conducting the heat therefrom, is used to cool the module. Piston 1 is inserted in a cylinder 3 of a cooling plate or head 4. In general, the shape of piston 1 is a cylindrical body having a flat face abutting the module. A problem might occur in such a configuration if the module is tilted slightly, in which case the flat surface would not conform or have a full contact therewith. Shown in the drawing is a configuration that prevents this by allowing the face of piston 1 to abut module 2 even though there might be some slight degree of tilt. To accomplish this, the upper side wall of piston 1 has a curved or spherical configuration, allowing a slight degree of tilt.