Battery cells are embedded in a device to control thermal management of the device. One embodiment includes an embedded battery arrangement that improves thermal management of a portable computer, such as heat transfer and dissipation from heat generating components of the portable computer (including, for example, central processing unit chips or graphics processing unit chips). In one specific embodiment, a printed circuit board is mounted to a battery pack to cause improved radiation of heat from heat generating components of the portable computer to outside of the portable computer housing. In another embodiment, battery cells are distributed within the housing of a portable computer that improves thermal management.

Title
Method and apparatus for embedded battery cells and thermal management
Application Number
12/584765
Publication Number
20100108291
Application Date
September 11, 2009
Publication Date
May 6, 2010
Inventor
Nick Cataldo
Greenwich
CT, US
Richard V Chamberlain II
Fairfax Station
VA, US
Yanning Song
Chelmsford
MA, US
Scott Milne
Boston
MA, US
Phillip E Partin
Grafton
MA, US
Per Onnerud
Framingham
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC
MA, US
Assignee
Boston Power
MA, US
IPC
H01M 10/50
F28F 07/00
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