US Patent No. 10,251,256

HEAT DISSIPATING STRUCTURE


Patent No. 10,251,256
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Heat Dissipating Structure
Inventorship Kosuke Ikeda, Hanno (JP)
Yuji Morinaga, Hanno (JP)
Osamu Matsuzaki, Hanno (JP)
Assignee Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,256

1. A heat dissipating structure, comprising:a heat sink having a base portion and at least one heat dissipating fin, the base portion having first and second surfaces opposing each other, the at least one heat dissipating fin extending perpendicularly from the first surface, each of the at least one heat dissipating fin having a first insertion groove, and first and second fin portions separated by the first insertion groove, and the first insertion groove extending from an end portion thereof toward the base portion;
a first heat generating component inserted into the first insertion groove, the first heat generating component being in contact with at least one fin portion of the first and second fin portions;
a circuit board on the second surface of the base portion and electrically connected to the first heat generating component;
a second heat generating component on the circuit board, the second heat generating component generating a smaller amount of heat than the first heat generating component; and
a connector in the base portion, the connector being over the first insertion groove in plan view, and the connector electrically connecting the first heat generating component and the second heat generating component, wherein
the base portion has a second insertion groove and a through-hole over the first insertion groove in plan view, the connector being insertable from the second surface into the second insertion groove, and the through-hole connecting the first insertion groove and the second insertion groove,
the connector has a first surface facing the first heat generating component and a second surface facing the second heat generating component,
the first surface of the connector has a first insertion outlet into which a first connecting terminal that electrically connects the first heat generating component to the connector is insertable, and
the second surface of the connector has a second insertion outlet into which a second connecting terminal that electrically connects the second heat generating component to the connector is insertable, and
the connector has a protruding portion protruding in an extending direction of the first and second fin portions and fitted into the through-hole.