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Method and apparatus for removing heat from electronic devices using synthetic jets

United States Patent

April 15, 2014
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An apparatus for removing heat comprises a heat sink having a cavity, and a synthetic jet stack comprising at least one synthetic jet mounted within the cavity. At least one rod and at least one engaging structure to provide a rigid positioning of the at least one synthetic jet with respect to the at least one rod. The synthetic jet comprises at least one orifice through which a fluid is ejected.
Sharma; Rajdeep (Clifton Park, NY), Weaver, Jr.; Stanton Earl (Northville, NY), Seeley; Charles Erklin (Niskayuna, NY), Arik; Mehmet (Niskayuna, NY), Icoz; Tunc (Bridgewater, NJ), Wolfe, Jr.; Charles Franklin (Albany, NY), Utturkar; Yogen Vishwas (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
12/ 683,826
January 7, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-08NT01579 awarded by The United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.