Thermal cooling apparatus

Thermal cooling apparatus

TitleThermal cooling apparatus
Publication TypePatent
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAbhay A Watwe, Ravi S Prasher
Application Number6504721
Date Published01/2003
Abstract

A method and apparatus for cooling a heat source in an electronic device is provided. The apparatus includes a vapor chamber with a heat source at a first end. A heat sink can be provided at a second end of the vapor chamber. The vapor chamber absorbs the heat generated by the heat source. The heat is then transferred via the vapor chamber to a plurality of fins attached to the vapor chamber. If a heat sink is provided, the heat is also transferred via the vapor chamber to the heat sink. The heat sink can also include a plurality of fins. The fins and the heat sink then convectively dissipate the heat to the atmosphere.

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