Patents by Inventor Barbara J. McNelis

Barbara J. McNelis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4978638
    Abstract: Described is an improvement for thermal enhancement technology for high power dissipating plastic packaged electronic circuit chips derived from providing structural features in the plastic package adapted to snap fit with complementarily formed edges of heat sink members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marvin L. Buller, Barbara J. McNelis, Campbell H. Snyder
  • Patent number: 4970579
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip package is described wherein the chip has an active face including a plurality of input and output pads. The chip is mounted face down on a pluralilty of flexible inner beam leads. The package's outer beam leads are bonded to pads residing on an underlying circuit board. A convective heat sink is thermally mounted to the reverse face of the chip, which heat sink is formed from folded thin metal sheet. The heat sink exhibits both minimum mass, and optimum cooling efficiency. The minimum mass reduces the cost of the heat sink through material savings and minimizes the possibility of damage to the package caused by sudden acceleration. The heat sink, in addition to itself being somewhat flexible, is provided with mounting points which are physically connected to the underlying circuit board via resilient connecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Brian D. Arldt, Peter H. Bruhn, M. Lawrence Buller, Peter G. Ledermann, Stephen D. Linam, Barbara J. McNelis, Lawrence S. Mok, Paul A. Moskowitz