US Patent No. 9,668,378

RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY WITH HEAT EXTRACTION FROM A PLUGGABLE MODULE


Patent No. 9,668,378
Issue Date May 30, 2017
Title Receptacle Assembly With Heat Extraction From A Pluggable Module
Inventorship Michael John Phillips, Camp Hill, PA (US)
Assignee TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,668,378

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:
a cage comprising an interior cavity having a port, the cage comprising a rear end and a front end, the front end is open
to the port, the port being configured to receive a pluggable module therein through the front end of the cage, the cage comprising
a spring; and

a heat spreader comprising a body having a cage segment that is configured to be mounted to the cage such that the cage segment
extends over at least a portion of the cage with a module side of the cage segment facing the port, the body comprising an
extension segment that extends from the cage segment, the extension segment being positioned behind the rear end and extending
in a direction generally away from the cage, the extension segment having a first side that is engaged in thermal communication
with a heat exchanger behind the rear end, wherein the spring is configured to engage the pluggable module when the pluggable
module is received within the port such that the spring is configured to press the pluggable module in thermal communication
with the module side of the cage segment of the heat spreader.