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Title: Electronics rack with compliant heat pipe

Abstract

An electronics rack comprising a first cage, a first heat sink positioned at a rear and in thermal communication with the first cage, a second cage positioned above the first cage, and a second heat sink in thermal communication with the second cage. In another aspect, the present invention provides an electronics rack comprising a frame, a cage, a heat sink positioned at a rear of the frame, and a compliant thermal collector operatively positioned between the cage and the heat sink. The compliant thermal collector can comprise a heat pipe having a non-linear shape that facilitates flexing of the heat pipe to change the length of the thermal collector. The thermal collector advantageously includes a plurality of heat pipes and a contact bar coupling the plurality of heat pipes. Preferably, the rack further includes an adjusting mechanism (e.g., threaded rods) for adjusting a position of the contact bar.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thermal Corp., Wilmington, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568587
Patent Number(s):
10,349,557
Application Number:
15/441,807
Assignee:
Thermal Corp. (Wilmington, DE)
DOE Contract Number:  
7016038
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/24/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bilski, Jr., Walter John, and Kosta, Sidrit. Electronics rack with compliant heat pipe. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Bilski, Jr., Walter John, & Kosta, Sidrit. Electronics rack with compliant heat pipe. United States.
Bilski, Jr., Walter John, and Kosta, Sidrit. Tue . "Electronics rack with compliant heat pipe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568587.
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abstractNote = {An electronics rack comprising a first cage, a first heat sink positioned at a rear and in thermal communication with the first cage, a second cage positioned above the first cage, and a second heat sink in thermal communication with the second cage. In another aspect, the present invention provides an electronics rack comprising a frame, a cage, a heat sink positioned at a rear of the frame, and a compliant thermal collector operatively positioned between the cage and the heat sink. The compliant thermal collector can comprise a heat pipe having a non-linear shape that facilitates flexing of the heat pipe to change the length of the thermal collector. The thermal collector advantageously includes a plurality of heat pipes and a contact bar coupling the plurality of heat pipes. Preferably, the rack further includes an adjusting mechanism (e.g., threaded rods) for adjusting a position of the contact bar.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1568587}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
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