US Patent No. 10,798,839

THERMAL MANAGEMENT CAGE FOR A SOLID STATE DRIVE


Patent No. 10,798,839
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Thermal Management Cage For A Solid State Drive
Inventorship Le Gao, Shanghai (CN)
Yang Sun, Hangzhou (CN)
Na Feng, Shanghai (CN)
Yepeng Chen, Shanghai (CN)
Assignee Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,839

1. A solid state drive (SSD) device comprising:a cage comprising a metallic top wall and a metallic bottom wall spaced a distance from the top wall so as to define a cage interior between the top and bottom walls, and a plurality of pillars that connect the top wall with the bottom wall, wherein the cage is free of any sidewall extending between the top and bottom walls such that the cage is open to the cage interior to permit airflow through the cage; and
at least one printed circuit board (PCB) provided within the cage interior, wherein the PCB includes a plurality of integrated circuit components and a plurality of thermal interface material (TIM) pads disposed between the integrated circuit components and a top or bottom wall of the cage so as to transfer heat between the integrated circuit components and the cage, and at least one pillar of the plurality of pillars that connects the top wall with the bottom wall is external to an outer periphery of the PCB.