Liquid Material To Dissipate, Remove, Or Block The Flow Of Heat Patents (Class 439/196)
  • Patent number: 10645845
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing forced flow cooling in a circuit card environment is provided includes at least one circuit card including first and second longitudinally spaced circuit card subassemblies, connected together into a single circuit card oriented substantially in a lateral-longitudinal plane. The first and second circuit card subassemblies have first and second operating temperatures, which are different from one another. A housing defines a housing internal volume which completely three-dimensionally surrounds the circuit card. A first temperature-control fluid is directed laterally across at least a portion of the first circuit card subassembly within the housing internal volume in a first flow path to induce the first operating temperature concurrently with a second temperature-control fluid being directed laterally across at least a portion of the second circuit card subassembly within the housing internal volume in a second flow path to induce the second operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Brokner Christiansen, Stanley Katsuyoshi Wakamiya, Elie K. Track, Steven Ward Van Sciver, Kelsey McCusker
  • Patent number: 9865944
    Abstract: An output terminal for a vehicle AC generator is provided. The output terminal comprises: a bolt and a cylinder nut. The bolt has outer threads and is inserted through a through hole of a rectifier unit. The cylinder nut has inner threads, which engage with the outer threads of the bolt so that the cylinder nut surrounds the outer circumference of the bolt and fixes the bolt to the rectifier unit. The cylinder nut has a recess in its outer circumference. An insulating sleeve may be provided on the output terminal. The insulating sleeve has at least an internal protrusion for being received in and engaged with the recess of the cylinder nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Victory Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Jack Chen, Hung-Chih Chang, Chun-Yuan Wang, Ping-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 9252549
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for power connection, which may be a sealed power connection. The sealed power connection may be used with an electric machine or any device that may require electrical and/or mechanical connection for power. The sealed power connection may provide an effective electrical connection while providing a robust mechanical connection. The electric machine or device may be fluid-sealed and/or fluid-cooled. The sealed power connection may provide for electrical insulation of the connection from the machine or device enclosure, and may also be sealed to provide for fluid sealing and/or internal fluid cooling of the electric machine or device, as well as fluid cooling of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: CLEAN WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Rudolph Garriga, Michael Kubic
  • Patent number: 9119324
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical component of a motor vehicle, having a plastic housing and a conductor track structure which is at least substantially embedded in the plastic housing in the injection-molding method and is intended to provide the electrical connections required for operation. The conductor track structure includes—separate wires which each do not run in a straight line, and that any deviation from a straight course of the wires goes back solely to a corresponding bending operation in terms of manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KG, HALLSTADT
    Inventors: Alexander Kifer, Klaus Zaps, Peter Hauck
  • Patent number: 8964384
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for providing a cooling flow to a component. In various examples, a chip socket may include a cavity configured to couple to the component. The chip socket may include a first channel and a second channel. The first channel may act as an ingress channel while the second channel may act as an egress channel. The ingress and egress channels may be configured to facilitate cooling of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin B Leigh, George D Megason
  • Patent number: 8760855
    Abstract: A high power drive stack system is provided which includes a cabinet having a vaporizable dielectric fluid cooling system and a plurality of receivers for accepting a plurality of modules containing power electronics. The modules are removably attachable to the receivers by at least two non-latching, dry-break connectors. Each of the at least two connectors providing both a fluid connection and an electrical connection between the cabinet and the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Parker Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Charles Howes, David Levett
  • Publication number: 20140106587
    Abstract: A connector for simultaneously connecting and disconnecting electrical and fluid paths is disclosed. The connector comprises an internal valve which activates fluid flow when the two sides of the connector are connected together to provide an electrical connection and deactivates the fluid flow when the connectors are disconnected. The connector bodies can be constructed of metal or other conductive materials providing an electrical connection, and can include holes or apertures to provide fluid paths through the connector bodies. Valves can be included in both mating connectors to prevent or allow fluid flow from both sides of the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Verhagen
  • Patent number: 8684757
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a memory module connector includes sidewalls extending along a length of the connector body. A longitudinally oriented socket is provided between the sidewalls for receiving a card edge of a memory module. A top of the connector defines a socket opening. A bottom of the connector is for mounting to a system board. A plurality of air deflectors is provided adjacent to the connector body to manipulate airflow to improve cooling. The size, positioning, and spacing of the air deflectors may be selected to optimize cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy S. Bridges, William M. Megarity, Luke D. Remis, Gregory D. Sellman
  • Publication number: 20140030900
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for providing a cooling flow to a component. In various examples, a chip socket may include a cavity configured to couple to the component. The chip socket may include a first channel and a second channel. The first channel may act as an ingress channel while the second channel may act as an egress channel. The ingress and egress channels may be configured to facilitate cooling of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, George D. Megason
  • Patent number: 8633381
    Abstract: A termination unit for a multi-phase superconductor cable has, for each phase, a cylindrical modular element (1, 2, 3) having a thermally insulating external envelope (1A, 2A, 3A) containing a superconductor cable portion (7, 8, 9) contained in an internal envelope (1B, 2B, 3B) containing a cooling fluid. A branch element (4, 5, 6) of each phase, provided with an electrical connection element (4A, 5A, 6A), is arranged at the end of each said modular element, where each branch element (4, 5, 6) is directly connected to the corresponding cable portion (7, 8, 9) and only the electrical connection element (4A, 5A, 6A) projecting from the modular elements (1, 2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventor: Nicolas Lallouet
  • Patent number: 8517750
    Abstract: Design and integration of a UV LED curing system into a multi-station UV-curing process, such as for inkjet or offset printing. Docking ports may be permanently mounted into various stations within the UV-curing process. The UV LED lamps may be modular and may therefore be inserted into any one of the desired docking ports at variable distances from the substrate to be cured without significant loss of optical uniformity or radiant intensity. The docking ports are designed such that they can accommodate UV LED lamps of differing wavelengths and, therefore, power requirements. The insertion of a UV LED lamp into a docking port is designed such that it is accomplished without tools and may be considered a “plug and play” operation. Multiple docking ports may be mounted into a single station in the UV-curing process to allow for the installation of multiple lamps at each station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Air Motion Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Aaron D. Martinez, Stephen J. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 8410602
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a socket for a semiconductor package, where the socket has a frame with a segmented design, where socket streets are located between the segments. One or more of the streets may include a conduit to enable thermal transfer during operation of the semiconductor package. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Venkat Natarajan, Arun Chandrasekhar, Pr Patel, Vittal Kini
  • Patent number: 8354592
    Abstract: Provided is a superconducting cable device including: a first superconducting cable and a second superconducting cable; an intermediate connection box which connects the first and second superconducting cables to each other; and a cooling device which causes a coolant to flow inside the intermediate connection box in a lengthwise direction of the intermediate connection box, wherein a cable connection portion for connecting the first and second superconducting cables to each other is provided in the intermediate connection box. In an uncooled state, the cable connection portion is disposed to be eccentric from a center line in the lengthwise direction of the intermediate connection box in a direction in which the coolant flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: LS Cable Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Hern Jang, Su Kil Lee, Hyun Man Jang, Chang Youl Choi, Keun Tae Lee, Yang Hoon Kim, Seok Ju Lee
  • Publication number: 20120289072
    Abstract: A termination unit for a multi-phase superconductor cable has, for each phase, a cylindrical modular element (1, 2, 3) having a thermally insulating external envelope (1A, 2A, 3A) containing a superconductor cable portion (7, 8, 9) contained in an internal envelope (1B, 2B, 3B) containing a cooling fluid. A branch element (4, 5, 6) of each phase, provided with an electrical connection element (4A, 5A, 6A), is arranged at the end of each said modular element, where each branch element (4, 5, 6) is directly connected to the corresponding cable portion (7, 8, 9) and only the electrical connection element (4A, 5A, 6A) projecting from the modular elements (1, 2, 3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Nicolas Lallouet
  • Publication number: 20120282792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in coupling system for the transfer of high-power energy and for the transfer of a fluid under pressure, consisting of at least one coupler plug (2, 2?) and at least one coupler socket (3, 3?) with at least one electrical conductor (4, 5). respectively. The coupler plug (2, 2?) can be introduced into the coupler socket (3, 3?) to produce a coupled state and can be removed from the coupler socket (3, 3?) to produce a decoupled state. The plug-in coupling advantageously comprises at least one electromechanical protection system consisting of at least one electronic switch means (35) and at least one mechanical switch means (4, 11), arranged inside the coupler socket (3) and/or the coupler plug (2), said mechanical switch means establishing or separating the electroconductive connection, the electronic switch means (35) and the mechanical switch means (4, 11) being independently controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Gerhard Schlögl
  • Patent number: 8305760
    Abstract: A high power drive stack system is provided which includes a cabinet (20) having a vaporizable dielectric fluid cooling system (110) and a plurality of receivers (22) for accepting a plurality of modules (30) containing power electronics. The modules are removably attachable to the receivers by at least two non-latching, dry-break connectors (210). Each of the at least two connectors providing both a fluid connection and an electrical connection between the cabinet and the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Charles Howes, David Levett
  • Publication number: 20120276766
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in coupling for the transfer of high-power energy and for the transfer of a fluid under pressure, consisting of at least one coupler plug (2) and at least one coupler socket (3). The coupler plug (2) can be introduced into the coupler socket (3) at least to some extent to produce a coupled state and can be removed from the coupler socket (3) to produce a decoupled state. The coupler socket (3) and the coupler plug (2) advantageously comprise an inner conductor (4, 5) which is electroconductive in at least some sections and which is surrounded by a fluid channel (6) in at least some sections. The coupler socket (3) and the coupler plug (2) have means (7, 8) for sealing the fluid channel (6) in a liquid-tight manner in the decoupled state and for producing a continuous fluid channel (6) in the coupled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: HILDE SCHLÖGL
    Inventor: Gerhard Schlögl
  • Patent number: 8251760
    Abstract: A terminal for electrical resistive elements of molybdenum silicide or alloys of this material, which terminal is arranged to pass through a furnace wall or a furnace ceiling or corresponding insulated wall, where the terminal located at each end of the hot zone of the element has a diameter that is larger than the diameter of the element in the hot zone. The invention is characterised in that a terminal connector is connected to each terminal, in that the terminal connector is made from aluminium, in that the terminal connector has a length that fully or partially constitutes the length of the combined terminal length, where the combined terminal length is the length of the relevant terminal of the element and the terminal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Jan Andersson
  • Patent number: 8199515
    Abstract: A DIMM riser card that includes a PCB having a first edge, a second edge, and one or more faces. The first edge of the PCB is configured for insertion into a main board DIMM socket. The first edge includes electrical traces that electrically couple to a memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes an angled DIMM socket mounted on one face of the PCB, where the angled DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM at an angle not perpendicular to the PCB and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes a straddle mount DIMM socket mounted on the second edge of the PCB. The straddle mount DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus through the electrical traces on the first edge of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Justin P. Bandholz, Brian M. Kerrigan, Edward J. McNulty, Pravin Patel, Peter R. Seidel, Philip L. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 7965509
    Abstract: A method and associated assembly for cooling electronic heat generating components of a computer including dual-in-line memory (DIMM) array(s) is provided. The assembly comprises a cooling component having a plate with a first and a second (reverse) side, thermally coupling to the heat generating components including the DIMM array(s). The first plate side has a coolant conduit connected at one end to a supply manifold via flexible tubing and at another end to a return manifold via another flexible tubing such that when coolant is supplied, the coolant circulates from the supply manifold to the return manifold by passing through said first plate's conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Maurice F. Holahan, Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert E. Simons, Rebecca N. Wagner
  • Patent number: 7911161
    Abstract: An automotive power inverter is provided. The power inverter includes a chassis, a microelectronic die coupled to the chassis and having an integrated circuit formed thereon, and an insulating region between the chassis and the microelectronic die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Terence G. Ward, Gregory Scott Smith, George John, Tilak Gopalarathnam, David F. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100304590
    Abstract: A device for connecting an electric line to a connection terminal for direct or indirect connection with a circuit breaker, which comprises at least one first electrically conducting body having a first end portion intended to be operatively connected to the terminal, and a second end portion intended to be operatively connected to a conductor element of the electric line, and at least one thermal conducting body comprising a hermetically sealed cavity containing a cooling fluid. The thermal conducting body is operatively coupled to the first electrically conducting body such that the hermetically sealed cavity has a first surface arranged in proximity to the first end portion and a second surface arranged in proximity to the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Frassineti, Federico Gamba
  • Patent number: 7654840
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a memory module connector having a pivotable air baffle that controls airflow at the memory module connector. When the memory module connector is occupied by a memory module, the air baffle may rest on an upper edge of the memory module, substantially parallel to the system board and in general alignment with the airflow. When the memory module has been removed, the air baffle may be pivoted downward toward the connector base and into the airflow, to offset the reduction in airflow impedance caused by the removal of the memory module from the memory module connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan R. Zapata, Victor A. Stankevich, Challis L. Purrington, Henry G. McMillan, Brian A. Baker
  • Patent number: 7641490
    Abstract: An inverter assembly includes a housing and a substrate disposed in the housing. The substrate includes at least a first conductive layer patterned to include an alternating current (AC) path and a direct current (DC) path. A plurality of inverter switches is mounted on the substrate and electrically coupled to the AC path and the DC path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Korich, Gregory S. Smith, George John, David Tang, Karl D. Conroy
  • Publication number: 20090311894
    Abstract: Provided is a socket for testing a main board having a water-cooled cooler fixing structure that fixes a water-cooled cooler to the top surface of a central processing unit (CPU) mounted to a main board for a computer during testing of the fraction defective of the main board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Tae Wan KIM
  • Publication number: 20090273310
    Abstract: An electrical connection system including a triaxial socket and a triaxial plug, each having three concentric contacts—an inner, an intermediate and an outer contact. In the process of connecting, the outer contacts connect first, the inner contacts connect second, and the intermediate contacts connect third. All contacts except the plug inner contact are connected to an insulator that covers one radial side of the contact, and extends past and over the end of the contact. Two of the insulators isolate the inner contacts from the intermediate contacts prior to either of their connections being made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Albert J. Flack
  • Patent number: 7575455
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention is a Flexible Connector Assemblies (FCA) 6 that comprises top and bottom plates connected by Flexible Connectors (FC) 8 and provides a compliant electrical joint between the first terminal lead 2 and the second terminal lead 4. These terminal leads 2 and 4 are connected to the top and bottom plates eccentrically in such a way that the total current 16 through the FCA is more evenly distributed among the FC 8 than when the leads are centered on their respective plates. This improvement in uniformity reduces the maximum current carried by any one FC, which substantially extends the operating life of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Myatt, Robert A. Ward, Aleksandar Prole, Lon W. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 7520781
    Abstract: A socket assembly for multichip in-line modules comprises: at least three parallel in-line sockets, one of which is an edge-card socket adapted to matably engage electrodes on the edge of a printed circuit board, and the others of which are module sockets adapted to accept multichip in-line modules; and, internal connections between respective pins in each of the parallel sockets, whereby signals from the printed circuit board may be simultaneously carried to each of the multichip in-line modules. Alternatively, a socket assembly for multichip in-line modules comprises: a substantially rigid housing structure; at least two parallel in-line sockets adapted to accept multichip in-line modules; a set of electrodes adapted for soldering to a printed circuit board; and, internal connections between respective pins in each of the parallel sockets and the set of electrodes, whereby signals from the printed circuit board may be simultaneously carried to each of the multichip in-line modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Microelectronics Assembly Technologies
    Inventors: James E. Clayton, Zakaryae Fathi
  • Patent number: 7393226
    Abstract: A socket for in-line circuit modules comprises: at least one row of electrical pins configured to matably engage corresponding contacts on the in-line module; and, at least two fluid connections configured to matably engage corresponding fluid connections on the in-line module, whereby fluid may be circulated into and out of the module while maintaining electrical continuity between the pins and the contacts. Alternatively, a socket for in-line circuit modules comprises: at least one row of electrical pins configured to matably engage corresponding contacts on the in-line module; and, a fluid connection configured to matably engage a corresponding fluid connection on the in-line module, whereby fluid may be introduced into the module through the socket and vented elsewhere while maintaining electrical continuity between the pins and the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Microelectronics Assembly Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Clayton, Zakaryae Fathi
  • Patent number: 7390032
    Abstract: A tubing connection for coupling two or more joints of tubing sections is disclosed comprising a plug assembly and a socket assembly. The plug assembly has a plurality of splines and the socket assembly has a plurality of receptacles adapted to receive the plurality of splines. The plurality of splines comprises a center spline and a plurality of outer splines configured to allow intermeshing with receptacle splines in a plurality of orientations. A coupling collar is used to secure the tubing joint. The plug assembly is connected to the socket assembly in a four-step process of: positioning the assemblies in close proximity, aligning the spline and the receptacle, plugging the spline into the receptacle, and then securing the two sections together with the coupling collar. The tubing joint may also have at least one conduit that may contain a wire or other material for transmitting power and data between the adjoined sections of tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Sonstone Corporation
    Inventor: William James Hughes
  • Patent number: 7044768
    Abstract: A liquid thermal management socket system for thermally managing an electronic device in a socket. The liquid thermal management socket system includes a thermal management unit having a chamber for receiving one or more electronic devices, a plurality of first connectors within the thermal management unit for electrically coupling with the electronic device, and a plurality of second connectors electrically coupled to the first connectors, wherein the second connectors extend from the thermal management unit for electrically coupling within a socket unit on a board. The thermal management unit may have a cap member attachable to a base portion in a sealed manner. The chamber within the thermal management unit may thermally manage an electronic device within via spray cooling, liquid immersion or other liquid cooling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Isothermal Systems Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Tilton, Paul A. Knight, David H. Knaggs
  • Patent number: 6854993
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) socket assembly (1) includes an IC socket (4) mounted on a burn-in board (3) and receiving an IC (2) therein, a supporting member (5) assembled on the burn-in board and covering the IC socket, a heat sink (6) assembled on the supporting member, and an actuation member (7) assembled on the supporting member. The heat sink includes a jacket (61) attached on the IC. The jacket defines a U-shaped channel for containing cooling liquid therein. The actuation member is capable of being operated from an open position to a closed position, in which the jacket abuts against a top surface of the IC and the IC is reliably electrically connected with the burn-in board. During burning in, the jacket can quickly efficiently dissipate heat from the IC and associated components the protect the IC from instability and damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., LTD
    Inventors: Robert G. McHugh, Yao-Chi Huang, Hsiu-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 6796831
    Abstract: A connector of the present invention is provided with a ventilation means that permits air to pass through along an electronic module with respect to a housing means holding said electronic module. The housing means includes a main body mounting thereon contacts to be connected with conductive pads provided at a front end of the electronic module and a pair of arms, projected from opposite ends of the main body, to hold the electronic module at opposite ends thereof. The ventilation means is provided at the main body and/or the pair of arms. The ventilation means thus formed can permit the electronic module to be cooled efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaori Yasufuku, Taiji Hosaka, Masaaki Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 6616469
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical and fluid interconnect for providing electrical connection between one or more circuits or electrical devices and a mateable circuit board or substrate, and for providing fluid coupling of a cooling fluid to permit fluid flow in relation to the electrical circuits or devices when mated to the circuit board or substrate. The fluid connector has a valve which in the absence of mating pressure is in a closed or off position. When mated to a fluid connector which is part of or coupled to the latch assembly, the valve is opened to permit fluid to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Jonathan Goodwin, Donald P. Amaral, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6471530
    Abstract: A plug-and-socket connection for water-cooled, current-bearing lines, in particular, to bipolar, high-frequency current conductors for the induction heating of tools is provided. The plug-and-socket connection allows both the electric circuit for the power supply and the circuit for the cooling water to be rapidly and easily closed by hand, or to be interrupted, for example, for maintenance work. The plug-and-socket connection includes a female element and a male element which contain chambers and ducts opening into the chambers that supply the cooling water. The ducts come into contact with one another when the plug-and-socket connection is in the interconnected position. The chambers are in direct contact with the water tubes, which are provided for supplying the cooling water. The backflow of cooling water occurs via a direct connection between a water tube which supplies the male element with cooling water and another water tube which conveys the cooling water away from the female element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: A. Raymond & Cie
    Inventors: Michel Gimbatti, Michel Bremont, Thomas Lubert, Christian Tischmacher, Yannick Nurdin, Christian Hengel
  • Publication number: 20020127900
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical and fluid interconnect for providing electrical connection between one or more circuits or electrical devices and a mateable circuit board or substrate, and for providing fluid coupling of a cooling fluid to permit fluid flow in relation to the electrical circuits or devices when mated to the circuit board or substrate. The fluid connector has a valve which in the absence of mating pressure is in a closed or off position. When mated to a fluid connector which is part of or coupled to the latch assembly, the valve is opened to permit fluid to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Jonathan Goodwin, Donald P. Amaral
  • Patent number: 6439907
    Abstract: A junction assembly has at least one junction and at least one flexible connector. The junction has at least one channel sized and configured to accept and secure at least a portion of a flexible connector relative to the parallel rings and main lead, and at least one coolant passageway through with a coolant can flow to cool the flexible connectors. The flexible connectors are constructed of conductive wire to provide an electrically conductive path and to provide the junction assembly with flexibility. This junction and channel sizing and configuration provides the junction assembly with a modular capability in that one or more flexible connectors can to be positioned in many different ways within the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Rowe
  • Patent number: 6375500
    Abstract: A waterproof rubber plug has a through hole through which an electric wire is inserted to be connected to a terminal. A connector housing includes a terminal chamber for accommodating the terminal and a wall portion having a through hole formed so as to oppose to the terminal chamber, through which the electric wire is inserted. A recess for accommodating the rubber plug to thereby seal the electric wire and the terminal chamber. The recess is formed on an inner side face of the wall portion of the connector housing so as to communicate with the through hole of the wall portion. A window hole is formed on a part of the wall portion surrounding the recess so as to expose an anti-sealing part of the rubber plug accommodated in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Murakami, Yuiti Ito, Masaru Fukuda
  • Patent number: 6337934
    Abstract: Switch arrays are provided with controllable polarization modifiers and polarization-dependent diverters, such as one or more polarization beam splitters, for configuring switch arrays which can reduce or eliminate the need for optical fibers in the switch arrays. In one embodiment, input positions configured in a first preferably planar (e.g., horizontal) configuration are routed to one or more of a corresponding plurality of output positions which are configured in a different arrangement such as in an orthogonal (e.g., vertical) planar arrangement. Preferably some or all of the polarization-related optical components, including components such as birefringent devices, liquid crystal polarization rotator arrays and/or polarization beam splitters are integrated so that one such device can be used in connection with a plurality of input and/or output beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Chorum Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuang-Yi Wu, Jian-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 6181574
    Abstract: A control device, in particular for controlling an automatic motor vehicle transmission, includes an electronic circuit mounted on a substrate. The circuit is accommodated in a housing which is sealed with respect to a surrounding fluid, and is connected to electrical conductors that run outside the housing. The housing contains a filler which is formed of a viscous fluid and is compatible with surrounding fluid. The filler is preferably transmission oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellscahft
    Inventor: Josef Loibl
  • Patent number: 5461215
    Abstract: A fluid cooled RF transmission cable, transformer primary or secondary winding, and induction heating coil incorporating litz cable is disclosed. The heating coil comprises: a litz cable including a bundle of mutually electrically insulated, intermixed wire filaments, and a coolant tube, surrounding the litz wire, for conveying a fluid for removing heat generated by the litz cable. Also a combined coolant and electrical connector for providing an electrical connection and coolant to an inductive heating coil including a coolant tube and a litz cable housed inside the coolant tube is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Charles W. Haldeman
  • Patent number: 5397240
    Abstract: An electrical connector for interconnecting first and second circuit members wherein the connector includes an insulative, e.g., plastic, housing having a cylindrical metallic conductor rod therein and at least one electrical contact positioned on or within the housing and having opposed conductive end portions. When the connector is in a non-contacting position relative to the circuit members, the contact assumes a first configuration, e.g., oval, and thereafter assumes (moves to) a second configuration, e.g., round, when contact occurs. In this second configuration, the conductive end portions of the contact are equidistant from the conductor rod, thereby assuring a predetermined level of impedance for the connector during operation thereof. An information handling system (computer) which uses such a connector is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Herard
  • Patent number: 5366384
    Abstract: Service equipment 10 for use in hostile environments includes a detachable service unit 20 secured to a stationary service unit 50 as shown in FIG. 1. The detachable service unit includes a housing 28 with an exterior plate 22, a power control interface 16 for connection to an exterior power source 48, locating pins 30a-30d located in said exterior plate, an electrical connector 40 in the exterior plate electrically coupled to said power control interface, and a pair of clamping receptacles 24 and 25 formed in the exterior plate and located on adjacent opposite edges of the exterior plate as shown in FIGS. 4A and 4B. The stationary unit includes an electrical connector 46 for connection to the electrical connector of the detachable service unit, a clamping apparatus 60 for clamping and unclamping the detachable service unit from the stationary unit, a base clamp assembly 120 shown in FIG. 5A for mounting the clamping apparatus onto the stationary unit, and locating pin holes 51 shown in FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: James L. Dolce, Andrew L. Gordan
  • Patent number: 5301421
    Abstract: A fluid cooled conductor including a wire rope or braid having ferrules forged on both ends thereof, said ferrules having a channel formed in the periphery thereof to provide a channel for fluid passage between the wire rope or braid and a terminal crimped to the ferrule. The terminal has a fluid passage communicating with the passage in the ferrule. A rubber hose is clamped between terminals in a water tight fashion, thereby providing a continuous fluid passage beginning with the fluid passage in the terminal, continuing about the periphery of the wire rope or braid, and terminating in the fluid passage on a terminal connected to the other end of the wire rope or braid. A method of making the fluid cooled connector is disclosed which includes placing the ferrule about one or both ends of a wire rope or braid, squeezing the ferrule with sufficient pressure to forge it into the wire rope or braid, and pressing a fluid carrying channel in the ferrule after it is forged onto the end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Electro-Max Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Dennis E. Strefling
  • Patent number: 5131859
    Abstract: A circuit board module for a supercomputer includes quick connections for power, ground, coolant quick connects, and circuit quick connects. The quick connections provide for insertion of modules with substantial savings in time and effort. The electrical power and ground connections and the liquid coolant connections engage and disengage automatically upon insertion and removal of the modules. The circuit quick connects require only insertion of a camming tool for connection and disconnection. The modules require no bolting or unbolting of clamps or hoses for the various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Cray Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Bowen, Melvin C. August, Stephen Cermak, III, David R. Collins, Steven J. Dean, Perry D. Franz, Max C. Logan
  • Patent number: 5099311
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microchannel heat sink with a thermal range from cryogenic temperatures to several hundred degrees centigrade. The heat sink can be used with a variety of fluids, such as cryogenic or corrosive fluids, and can be operated at a high pressure. The heat sink comprises a microchannel layer preferably formed of silicon, and a manifold layer preferably formed of glass. The manifold layer comprises an inlet groove and outlet groove which define an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold. The inlet manifold delivers coolant to the inlet section of the microchannels, and the outlet manifold receives coolant from the outlet section of the microchannels. In one embodiment, the manifold layer comprises an inlet hole extending through the manifold layer to the inlet manifold, and an outlet hole extending through the manifold layer to the outlet manifold. Coolant is supplied to the heat sink through a conduit assembly connected to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Wayne L. Bonde, Robert J. Contolini
  • Patent number: 5092781
    Abstract: An electrical connector (39) provides high density interconnections through contact paths of printed circuit pads (12, 31) via flexible circuit (22) having contact pads (26, 28) driven by a canted coil spring (40) formed of a shape memory alloy selectively responsive to variations in temperature applied to the coil through a medium, heated or cooled and supplied via passage (62) in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Casciotti, Frederick R. Deak, David B. Wrisley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5044970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotatable high-current connector 1A, 1B for establishing an electric power supply to movable consumers in closed chambers. The high-current connector includes several rotatable, coaxial pipes 2, 3, 55, 46 for the conduit of a current and a cooling agent. The pipes concerned 2, 3, 55, 46 are at one end provided with flanges 9, 13, 14, 11. Two stationary counter flanges 19, 20 which are insulated with respect to one another are disposed coaxially to these two flanges 9, 13. The electric connection is established via two bundles of strands 17, 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Leybold Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang Reuter
  • Patent number: 5015202
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electric plug connector having a cooled connector component on a consumer where an intense heat is generated. The plug connector includes a movable connector component having a flexible supply line and both connector components are configured with heat-contact surfaces which define a low heat resistance when in contact with each other. In the movable connector component, at least one electrical line part is connected to a part made of a good insulating and heat-conductive material. The flow of heat to the heat-contact surface of the movable connector component takes place through this part made of insulating and good heat-conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Martin Blumentritt, Reiner Kohler, Peter Greve
  • Patent number: 4963694
    Abstract: A connector assembly for transferring high-frequency current into or from a Litz-wire electrical cable having multiple conductor strands includes a transition connector component, a terminal connector component, and a coupling collar. The transition component has an annular groove which receives the splayed ends of the multiple conductor strands and makes electrical connection therewith by soldering of the conductor strand ends to the transition component at the groove. The transition component also has a central opening through it for providing flow communication with the internal coolant flow channel of the electrical cable. The terminal connector component has an orifice through it for establishing flow communication between the transition component opening and an external source of coolant. The terminal component also has a tab projecting from it for making an external electrical connection. The transition and terminal components are electrically connected together by fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Alexion, Thomas D. Hordubay, Wesley Mamrose, Steven R. Walk, Robert M. Slepian