Method and apparatus for temporary thermal coupling of an electronic device to a heat sink during test

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PATENT NO 7259580
APP PUB NO 20060186909A1
SERIAL NO

10906483

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A method, system and apparatus for testing an electronic device. The method including: (a) forming a temporary liquid heat transfer layer on a surface of the electronic device; after step (a), (b) placing a surface of a heat sink into physical contact with a surface of the heat transfer layer; after step (b), (c) electrically testing the electronic device; after step (c), (d) removing the heat sink from contact with the heat transfer layer; and after step (d), (e) removing any heat transfer layer remaining on the electronic device from the surface of the electronic device.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONNEW ORCHARD ROAD ARMONK NY 10504

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aube, Paul J Charlotte, VT 2 18
Cote, Normand Granby, CA 4 31
Gamache, Jr Roger G Essex Junction, VT 2 11
Gardell, David L Fairfax, VT 39 367
Gaschke, Paul M Wappingers Falls, NY 13 371
Knox, Marc D Hinesburg, VT 18 87
Turcotte, Denis Granby, CA 1 11

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