US Patent No. 10,694,643

BALLAST BLOCKS FOR A LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,694,643
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Ballast Blocks For A Liquid Immersion Cooling System
Inventorship John David Enright, Plano, TX (US)
Jacob Mertel, Plano, TX (US)
Assignee TMGCore, LLC, Plano, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,643

1. A device comprising: a tank comprising: a bath portion for holding thermally conductive, condensable dielectric fluid and a computer component; and a shelf portion configured to hold at least one ballast block; a pressure controller to reduce or increase an interior pressure of the tank; a condenser for condensing a gas phase of the dielectric fluid; and a robot configured to pick up the computer component; wherein a bottom point of the bath portion has a lower height than a height of the shelf portion; and the ballast block is configured to occupy a volume of the tank above the shelf to displace the dielectric fluid from the shelf to an area over the bath portion; and wherein the ballast block is configured to interlock with another ballast block from a top side or a bottom side of the ballast block and wherein the ballast block comprises recessed portions on the top side of the ballast block such that a riser feet of the other ballast block is configured to lock in one of the recessed portions of the ballast block.