US Patent No. 10,117,356


Patent No. 10,117,356
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Heat Sink Connector Pin And Assembly
Inventorship Donald L. Lambert, Austin, TX (US)
Assignee Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,356

1. A heat sink connector pin for attaching a heatsink to a top surface of a substrate and in thermal contact with a heat dissipating device, the pin comprising:a pin assembly comprising a pin head at a first end and a plurality of moveable fingers at a second end, a shaft structure operably engaged to the moveable fingers and to the pin head, the shaft structure configured for downward movement as the pin head moves downward, the plurality of moveable fingers configured to rotate about an axis and be in a retracted position that allows insertion of the second end through an opening in the substrate without deforming the moveable fingers and configured to mechanically extend in an outward position in a manner that positions the plurality of fingers to contact a bottom surface of the substrate, in response to downward movement of the shaft structure.