Detecting thermal interface material (‘TIM’) between a heat sink and an integrated circuit

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9435759
APP PUB NO 20150377809A1
SERIAL NO

14849707

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Detecting TIM between a heat sink and an integrated circuit, the heat sink including TIM detection points, each TIM detection point adapted to receive TIM upon installation of the heat sink, each TIM detection point including a TIM detection device configured to be activated upon contact with TIM, including: receiving, upon installation of the heat sink on the integrated circuit and the TIM, TIM in one or more of the TIM detection points; activating, by the TIM in each of the one or more TIM detection points receiving the TIM, a TIM detection device; and determining, by a TIM detection module in dependence upon the activations of the TIM detection devices, sufficiency of the TIM between the heat sink and the integrated circuit.

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LENOVO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED979 KING'S ROAD 23/F LINCOLN HOUSE TAIKOO PLACE QUARRY BAY

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Megarity, William M Raleigh, US 50 197
Remis, Luke D Raleigh, US 87 190
Sellman, Gregory D Morrisville, US 55 320

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