US Patent No. 10,485,135

STORAGE DEVICE COOLING UTILIZING A REMOVABLE HEAT PIPE


Patent No. 10,485,135
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Storage Device Cooling Utilizing A Removable Heat Pipe
Inventorship Qinghong He, Austin, TX (US)
Travis North, Cedar Park, TX (US)
Assignee Dell Products, L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,135

1. A cooling system for providing cooling to a storage device installed in a sealed compartment of an Information Handling System (IHS), the cooling system comprising:a heat pipe extending between the storage device at a first end of the heat pipe and a fan housing at a second end of the heat pipe, wherein the fan housing comprises a fan cover plate and a side wall that physically isolate a cooling fan from the sealed compartment;
a plurality of fan housing clips coupled to the second end of the heat pipe, wherein the fan housing clips secure the second end of the heat pipe to the fan cover plate, wherein the fan cover plate comprises a channel manufactured thereon and configured to transfer heat from the heat pipe to the fan cover plate, and wherein the fan cover plate is configured to dissipate the heat from the heat pipe; and
a cooling plate joined to the first end of the heat pipe, wherein the cooling plate secures the heat pipe to a first surface of the storage device.