SYSTEM FOR FAST AND ACCURATE FILLING OF A TWO-PHASE COOLING DEVICE, NOTABLY A HEAT PIPE, ADAPTED FOR USE IN AN AUTOMATED PROCESS

Wessel Willems Wits (Inventor), Jan Ten Hoeve, Harm (Inventor), Jan Te Riele Gert (Inventor), Johannes Van Es, (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    The current invention relates to a system for fast and accurate filling of a two- phase cooling device, comprising a binding device (30) intended to be hermetically mounted onto the cooling device, the binding device (30) comprising a through-hole (32) able to be in fluid contact with the cooling device, said through-hole (32) being extending between a lower surface adapted to the cooling device's surface, and an essentially plane upper surface, the binding device (30) further comprising a gripping head essentially level with said upper surface, allowing for a filling tool (400) to be put in hermetic contact with said upper surface. In a preferred embodiment, the through-hole (32) can be hermetically sealed by forced insertion of a pin- shaped plug (33). The invention also relates to the filling tool (400) to be used in combination with the binding device (30), allowing gas removal from the cooling device, filling of a working fluid, and hermetic sealing of the cooling device. The invention also relates to the high accuracy of filling by using zero dead volume valves. The binding device (30) is notably particularly well adapted for use in an automated process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO2013057025
    IPCH05K 7/ 20 A I
    Priority date21/10/11
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2013

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    Wits, W. W., Ten Hoeve, Harm, J., Te Riele Gert, J., & Van Es, J. (2013). IPC No. H05K 7/ 20 A I. SYSTEM FOR FAST AND ACCURATE FILLING OF A TWO-PHASE COOLING DEVICE, NOTABLY A HEAT PIPE, ADAPTED FOR USE IN AN AUTOMATED PROCESS. (Patent No. WO2013057025).