US Patent No. 9,907,208

HOLD DOWN FOR RETAINING A HEAT SINK


Patent No. 9,907,208
Issue Date February 27, 2018
Title Hold Down For Retaining A Heat Sink
Inventorship William Hofmann Bose, Nashville, IN (US)
Mickey Jay Hunt, Camby, IN (US)
Assignee THOMSON LICENSING, Issy les Moulineaux (FR)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,907,208

1. A hold down for a heat sink in an electronic device that includes a circuit board having at least one component, a support
frame coupled to the circuit board, and a thermal pad thermally coupled to the component, the heat sink being associated with
the thermal pad, wherein the hold down comprises:
a portion adapted to be positioned over a surface of the heat sink, said portion comprising a plurality of wires that extend
diagonally over the surface of the heatsink and cross each other; and

a plurality of connecting structures extending from the portion and configured each to engage with the heat sink or the support
frame, said plurality of connecting structures being configured to cause the hold down to apply a biasing force against the
surface of the heat sink to retain the thermal pad against at least one of the heat sink or the component when the heat sink
and the thermal pad are positioned between the hold down and the support frame.