Method and apparatus for cooling a portable computer

  • US 6,972,950 B1
  • Filed: 06/06/2002
  • Issued: 12/06/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising a portable computer which includes:

  • a housing;

    circuitry disposed within said housing and having a component; and

    a temperature adjusting arrangement thermally coupled to said component, said temperature adjusting arrangement including;

    a thermally conductive section having a side which faces in a direction approximately parallel to an axis, and which is thermally coupled to said component; and

    a fluid supply section disposed on a side of said thermally conductive section opposite from said component and operable to direct a fluid flow along said axis toward said thermally conductive section, said thermally conductive section causing said fluid flow to split into a plurality of flow portions which each flow through said thermally conductive section in a direction approximately parallel to a plane perpendicular to said axis, said flow portions exiting said thermally conductive section at a plurality of respective locations which are disposed along a substantial portion of the periphery of said thermally conductive section.

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