Maryland's Defense Patent Database

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Heat dissipation system with boundary layer disruption

Patent Number: 8,997,846

AbstractA heat dissipation system that includes a structure having a surface with a cavity recessed on the surface. A wing or channel causes a vortex to occur in the cavity. Destabilizers, such as projections or recesses are disposed on the sidewall of the cavity to disrupt the local surface boundary layer that forms in the cavity. Alternatively, a plurality of freely moving bead elements are disposed in the cavity to disrupt the local surface boundary layer. A cover can be included that prevents the bead elements from exiting the cavity.
Patent Number8,997,846 Issue Date2015-04-07 Link USPTO website

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Biographical Information

Inventors

  • Yan R. Kucherov,
  • Graham Hubler,

Assignee

  • The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

Executive Summary

This patent was granted in 6 years, 170 days, which is a much slower than average speed.

It has 9 claims, which is far fewer than average for this category.

Its proximity to basic research is much less than others in this category, and it displays a slower than average technology cycle time.

This patent received far fewer citations from other patents, and references average other patents, as compared to other patents in this category.

Grant Time

6 years, 170 days

Claims

9

Patent Grant Time

This patent had a much slower than average grant time compared to others in this category.

Patent grant time can be influenced by many factors. Activities within the USPTO that are beyond the control of patent attornies can influence grant time, but short grant times can also indicate well-written patents and dedicated efforts to respond rapidly to USPTO office actions with strong arguments. Shorter grant times are preferable, and the scores for this section are inverse measures — higher scores are better.

Patent Claims

This patent has far fewer claims compared to others in this category.

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Citations From Other Patents

This patent has received far fewer citations from other patents, than others in this category.

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Citations to Other Patents

This patent referenced average citations to other patents, than others in this category.

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Proximity to Basic Research

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This patent has much less proximity to basic research compared to others in this category.

Proximity to basic research is measured by comparing the number of citations to non-patent literature among a cohort of patents. Because most non-patent citations are primary research papers, a higher count indicates greater proximity to basic research.