Patent Number: 6,297,956

Title: Thermally efficient portable computer incorporating deploying CPU module

Abstract: A portable computer with a base (22) containing media, batteries, andkeyboard, with the a CPU and motherboard located in a planar CPU module(28) separate from and behind the flat-panel display module (26),mechanically connected to the display module (26) with a deploymentmechanism, and functionally connected to the display module (26) and base(22) by a base flexible circuit (78). The translating mechanism operatessuch that when the display module (26) is closed, the CPU module (28) isadjacent to the display module (26), and when the display module (26) isopen, the CPU module (28) is positioned with a gap between the it and thedisplay module (26).

Inventors: Janik; Craig M. (Los Altos Hills, CA), Boyle; Dennis J. (Palo Alto, CA), Mongan; Ryan H. (Redwood City, CA), Shawver; Michael J. (Oakland, CA)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013