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

United States Patent

November 24, 2015
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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 (Niskayuna, NY), Weaver; Stanton Earl (Broadalbin, NY), Seeley; Charles Erklin (Niskayuna, NY), Arik; Mehmet (Uskudar Istanbul, TR), Icoz; Tunc (Schenectady, NY), Wolfe, Jr.; Charles Franklin (Albany, NY), Utturkar; Yogen Vishwas (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
14/ 219,130
March 19, 2014
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.