Accession Number : ADD015357

Title :   Translating Wedge Heat Sink.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 18 May 92,

Corporate Author : COURTNEY AND CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Sewell, Mark W

Report Date : 18 May 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This patent application discloses a device for dissipating heat from cased electronics where optimum heat transfer is required, and easy removability is desired. The device finds utility in sonobuoys, buoys, missiles and mines, as well as cabling electronics such as transoceanic communications equipment. The device contains a translating wedge which is drawn into a forced fit between the heat generating module and a conducting wedge which contacts the electronics case, resulting in a high efficiency conducting thermal path from the electronics to the equipment case. The device is particularly efficacious in circular cased electronics.

Descriptors :   *HEAT SINKS, *MODULES(ELECTRONICS), *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *HEAT TRANSFER, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DISSIPATION

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE