US Patent No. 10,342,160

HEAT SINK ATTACHMENT ON EXISTING HEAT SINKS


Patent No. 10,342,160
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Heat Sink Attachment On Existing Heat Sinks
Inventorship Louis-Marie Achard, Granby (CA)
Kenneth C. Marston, Poughquag, NY (US)
Janak G. Patel, South Burlington, VT (US)
David L. Questad, Hopewell Junction, NY (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,160

1. A device comprising:a first heat sink comprising a first base having a first base bottom surface contacting a first electronic component, said first heat sink having at least one cutout therein;
a second heat sink separate from said first heat sink, said second heat sink comprising a second base having a second base bottom surface contacting a second electronic component, said second electronic component being separate from said first electronic component, said second heat sink and said second electronic component being located in said at least one cutout of said first heat sink and not contacting said first heat sink; and
a pressure plate attached to said first heat sink and overlaying said second heat sink, said pressure plate contacting said second heat sink and being positioned to apply pressure between said second heat sink and said second electronic component and to enable movement between said pressure plate and said first heat sink.