Thermal Conduction Module With Spring Structure Holding Cold Plate to Hat
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
The bolts that conventionally hold a cold plate to the hat of a thermal conduction module extend through holes in the cold plate and are attached to a clamping plate. The clamping plate has holes that the water inlet and outlet fittings on the cold plate fit through. Springs are located between the clamping plate and the cold plate around the bolts and at other positions. The springs provide force to clamp the cold plate to the hat at the positions of the bolts, as is conventional, and at other points that are distributed to increase the area of contact and thereby reduce the thermal resistance of the structure.