Patents by Inventor August Scherer

August Scherer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10481657
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement for a computer system includes a chassis, a circuit board arranged in the chassis, a fan, and at least one element to be cooled and arranged on the circuit board in an area to be cooled between the fan and a panel of the chassis, wherein an air deflector is arranged between the at least one element to be cooled and the panel of the chassis such that air flowing out of the fan in a direction of the at least one element to be cooled encounters the air deflector and is swirled in the area to be cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventors: Roland Treffler, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 10312031
    Abstract: A switch assembly includes a manually operable push button, an elastic element, a rotatably mounted transmitter, and a microswitch, wherein the push button includes a pusher, which, upon actuation of the push button, exerts a first force on the elastic element, the elastic element connects to a force arm of the transmitter and is configured to transmit at least a part of the first force onto the force arm, and set the transmitter in a rotation, and the transmitter further includes a load arm configured to exert a second force on the microswitch during rotation of the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: August Scherer
  • Patent number: 10146276
    Abstract: An arrangement for a computer system includes a heat-producing expansion card and a cooling device. The cooling device has at least one fan and a hollow body with a first opening and a second opening to cool the expansion card. The hollow body is arranged with the first opening on the expansion card. The at least one fan is arranged on the hollow body in a region of the second opening or is at least partly surrounded by the hollow body by the second opening. The at least one fan produces a flow of air through the hollow body to cool the expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Roland Treffler, Peter Trollmann, Erich Pilz, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 10095279
    Abstract: An assembly for a computer system includes a computer chassis having a back panel with a connector panel; a cable covering unit fixable in a mounting position to the back panel that prevents connected plug connectors from being unplugged from the connector panel in the mounting position; wherein the cable covering unit and the computer chassis are arranged such that the cable covering unit can be placed on the computer chassis in an articulated manner to be fixed thereto and subsequently pivoted toward the back panel into the mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Burghart, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 10045450
    Abstract: A computer casing for a computer system includes a chassis that receives components of the computer system, wherein the chassis includes a front side and a rear side opposite the front side; and a removable side panel that can be secured to the chassis to cover an interior of the computer casing; wherein the side panel includes an opening and a displaceable locking element; and in a secured state of the side panel, a Kensington lock formed to secure the side panel to the chassis can be inserted through the opening of the side panel and a fixing opening such that the locking element is actuated in a direction of the front side and mechanically cooperates with the chassis in the region of the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20180210523
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement for a computer system includes a chassis, a circuit board arranged in the chassis, a fan, and at least one element to be cooled and arranged on the circuit board in an area to be cooled between the fan and a panel of the chassis, wherein an air deflector is arranged between the at least one element to be cooled and the panel of the chassis such that air flowing out of the fan in a direction of the at least one element to be cooled encounters the air deflector and is swirled in the area to be cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Roland Treffler, August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20180211800
    Abstract: A switch assembly includes a manually operable push button, an elastic element, a rotatably mounted transmitter, and a microswitch, wherein the push button includes a pusher, which, upon actuation of the push button, exerts a first force on the elastic element, the elastic element connects to a force arm of the transmitter and is configured to transmit at least a part of the first force onto the force arm, and set the transmitter in a rotation, and the transmitter further includes a load arm configured to exert a second force on the microswitch during rotation of the transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20180168055
    Abstract: A computer casing for a computer system includes a chassis that receives components of the computer system, wherein the chassis includes a front side and a rear side opposite the front side; and a removable side panel that can be secured to the chassis to cover an interior of the computer casing; wherein the side panel includes an opening and a displaceable locking element; and in a secured state of the side panel, a Kensington lock formed to secure the side panel to the chassis can be inserted through the opening of the side panel and a fixing opening such that the locking element is actuated in a direction of the front side and mechanically cooperates with the chassis in the region of the front side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20170235346
    Abstract: An assembly for a computer system includes a computer chassis having a back panel with a connector panel; a cable covering unit fixable in a mounting position to the back panel that prevents connected plug connectors from being unplugged from the connector panel in the mounting position; wherein the cable covering unit and the computer chassis are arranged such that the cable covering unit can be placed on the computer chassis in an articulated manner to be fixed thereto and subsequently pivoted toward the back panel into the mounting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Burghart, August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20170192472
    Abstract: An arrangement for a computer system includes a heat-producing expansion card and a cooling device. The cooling device has at least one fan and a hollow body with a first opening and a second opening to cool the expansion card. The hollow body is arranged with the first opening on the expansion card. The at least one fan is arranged on the hollow body in a region of the second opening or is at least partly surrounded by the hollow body by the second opening. The at least one fan produces a flow of air through the hollow body to cool the expansion card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Roland Treffler, Peter Trollmann, Erich Pilz, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 9625961
    Abstract: An arrangement for a computer system includes a heat-producing expansion card and a cooling device. The cooling device has at least one fan and a hollow body with a first opening and a second opening to cool the expansion card. The hollow body is arranged with the first opening on the expansion card. The at least one fan is arranged on the hollow body in a region of the second opening or is at least partly surrounded by the hollow body by the second opening. The at least one fan produces a flow of air through the hollow body to cool the expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Roland Treffler, Peter Trollmann, Erich Pilz, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 9477273
    Abstract: A mounting rail for an insert assembly provided to fix in an installation frame of a computer includes one bearing surface to fix in a guide rail of the installation cage, one fastening for the insert assembly, whereby the mounting rail can be fixed laterally on the insert assembly, and a lever at a first end wherein the lever is mounted on a shaft such that an eccentric shape is formed and, by actuating the lever in an installed state, the mounting rail is lifted in a direction of the insert assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20150268705
    Abstract: An arrangement for a computer system includes a heat-producing expansion card and a cooling device. The cooling device has at least one fan and a hollow body with a first opening and a second opening to cool the expansion card. The hollow body is arranged with the first opening on the expansion card. The at least one fan is arranged on the hollow body in a region of the second opening or is at least partly surrounded by the hollow body by the second opening. The at least one fan produces a flow of air through the hollow body to cool the expansion card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Roland Treffler, Peter Trollmann, Erich Pilz, August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20130336714
    Abstract: A mounting rail for an insert assembly provided to fix in an installation frame of a computer includes one bearing surface to fix in a guide rail of the installation cage, one fastening for the insert assembly, whereby the mounting rail can be fixed laterally on the insert assembly, and a lever at a first end wherein the lever is mounted on a shaft such that an eccentric shape is formed and, by actuating the lever in an installed state, the mounting rail is lifted in a direction of the insert assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: August Scherer
  • Patent number: 7265991
    Abstract: A housing cage (1) comprising walls (2) defining sides of the housing cage and having wall sections (3). A plurality of contact surfaces (4), each of which is connected to one of said wall sections, are arranged so as to support built-in modules which are held in the housing cage (1). Each of the wall sections (3) is connected only on one first side (5) to its associated wall (2) of the housing cage (1), and the other sides of the wall sections (3) are spaced from the associated wall (2) of the housing cage (1) by incisions (6) in said associated wall, so that each of the wall sections (3) can be bent along the first side (5) with respect to its associated wall (2) of the housing cage (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Köhler, Mario Bez, August Scherer
  • Publication number: 20060191698
    Abstract: A housing cage (1) comprising walls (2) defining sides of the housing cage and having wall sections (3). A plurality of contact surfaces (4), each of which is connected to one of said wall sections, are arranged so as to support built-in modules which are held in the housing cage (1). Each of the wall sections (3) is connected only on one first side (5) to its associated wall (2) of the housing cage (1), and the other sides of the wall sections (3) are spaced from the associated wall (2) of the housing cage (1) by incisions (6) in said associated wall, so that each of the wall sections (3) can be bent along the first side (5) with respect to its associated wall (2) of the housing cage (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Kohler, Mario Bez, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 6970350
    Abstract: A computer has a case with a front side that is clad with a front panel. The front panel includes openings beside the mounting spaces for receiving PC components with attached retaining bars. The PC components can be inserted into the computer by way of the front side without having to disassemble the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schmid, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 6948967
    Abstract: Retaining rails with which a slide-in module can be fixed in a mounting cradle. It being possible for the retaining rails to be attached laterally to the slide-in module. Accordingly, the retaining rails are characterized in that they have a plastic element and a metal element. The metal element encloses at least certain portions of the plastic element, and in that the metal element has resilient retaining elements for interaction with guiding elements of the mounting cradle and in that the plastic element has resilient portions for establishing lateral tolerance compensation with respect to the sidewalls of the mounting cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
    Inventors: August Scherer, Wilhelm Neukam
  • Publication number: 20040228079
    Abstract: A computer has a case with a front side that is clad with a front panel. The front panel includes openings beside the mounting spaces for receiving PC components with attached retaining bars. The PC components can be inserted into the computer by way of the front side without having to disassemble the front panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Schmid, August Scherer
  • Patent number: 6755686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connection between a printed-board connector (3) and a mating connector (13), said printed-board connector (3) being provided with a connector shield (6). Between the printed-board connector and the mating connector an I/O board (1) with an opening (2) is interposed via which the printed-board connected and the mating connector can be contacted and fastened to each other. Since the printed-board connector is not screwed together with the I/O board according to the most recent standard, a support element is provided which forces the I/O board (1) against the connector shield (6) of the printed-board connector (3) when the mating connector (13) is screwed together with the printed-board connector (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
    Inventors: August Scherer, Siegfried Renner, Werner Luplow