Heat Sinks

Apple to Recreate Ionic Wind Generator Cooling System

January 9th, 2012


The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application that reveals Apple’s intent to reinvent the ionic wind generator.

The traditional ionic wind generator design is only effective at cooling limited areas of an electronic device and distributes air throughout the device evenly, without thought to what portions of the device are in use.

According to the patent, Apple plans to combat this problem by utilizing specialized sensors and mechanisms to redirect cool ionized air to specific areas within a device as needed.

Learn more from Patently Apple.

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