Ohio Patent of the Month – December 2023

Graphite materials are commonly used in thermal management, helping to dissipate heat as needed. NeoGraf Solutions, LLC, world leaders in graphite material application, has recently been granted a patent for their novel graphite-based material that takes this heat dissipation and applies it with precision.

The conventional challenges in electronic devices revolve around managing heat dissipation efficiently to ensure optimal performance and longevity. NeoGraf Solutions has tackled this issue head-on with a novel approach. 

The graphite sheet is creped with specifically positioned macrofolds and mirofolds. This provides a high degree of flexibility and allows the heat dissipation to be directed along specific paths. 

This patent could be a game-changer for various industries heavily reliant on electronics, from consumer electronics to electric vehicles and aerospace systems. Improved thermal interface materials have the potential to elevate the performance of electronic devices by preventing overheating, a common bottleneck in pushing technological limits.

NeoGraf Solutions’ innovation might find applications in high-performance computing, where heat dissipation is a perpetual challenge. The advent of more efficient thermal management solutions could pave the way for the development of faster and more powerful electronic systems.

As the world embraces renewable energy and electric vehicles, the demand for advanced thermal management becomes paramount. Batteries and power electronics in these applications often face thermal stress, and any breakthrough in this domain could contribute significantly to the efficiency and safety of these technologies.

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