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Pin fin compliant heat sink with enhanced flexibility

United States Patent

9,939,210
April 10, 2018
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Heat sinks and methods of using the same include a top and bottom plate, at least one of which has a plurality of pin contacts flexibly connected to one another, where the plurality of pin contacts have vertical and lateral flexibility with respect to one another; and pin slice layers, each having multiple pin slices, arranged vertically between the top and bottom plates such that the plurality of pin slices form substantially vertical pins connecting the top and bottom plates.
Schultz; Mark D. (Ossining, NY)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
14/ 500,541
20160091260
September 29, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: DE-EE0002894 (Department of Energy (DOE)). The Government has certain rights to this invention.