Flexible heat pipe

  • US 6,446,706 B1
  • Filed: 07/25/2000
  • Issued: 09/10/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A flexible heat pipe comprising:

  • a separator comprising at least one flexible layer with holes for multidirectional movement of vapor;

    wick layers in contact with and located on both sides of the separator, with the wick layers comprising flexible porous material; and

    two outer walls enclosing the separator and the wick layers, with the outer walls in contact with the surfaces of the wick layers which are opposite from the separator, the edges of the outer walls bonded together, and the outer walls comprising;

    first layer of metal foil; and

    a second layer of metal foil bonded to the first layer of metal foil wherein each metal foil layer is less than 0.010 inches thick.

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