Patents by Inventor Haifang Zhai

Haifang Zhai 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: 10289171
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a rack-mounted server. The rack-mounted server comprises a first drive bay and a second drive bay, the first drive bay and the second drive bay include a plurality of drive slots respectively, and the second drive bay is disposed outside of the first drive bay and rotatable about the first drive bay. By adding a rotatable drive bay, embodiments of the present disclosure enable the rack-mounted server to accommodate more disks than the traditional server, thereby effectively increasing capacity and density of disks in the rack-mounted server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, David Wei Dong, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, Yujie Zhou, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10205789
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method, an apparatus and a computer program product for determining a physical location of a device by obtaining a first address of a device; and determining, based on a first mapping between the first address of the device and a location identifier of a physical location, the physical location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Peter Yuanhang Pan, Ted Huaqi Chen, Haifang Zhai
  • Publication number: 20190037735
    Abstract: A thermal management system includes one or more heating elements positioned proximate a battery pack. A temperature sensor is configured to determine a battery temperature for the battery pack. A controller is configured to: compare the battery temperature to a desired set point, and if the battery temperature is below the desired set point, energize the one or more heating elements positioned proximate the battery pack to raise the temperature of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: HAIFANG ZHAI, Xizhi Cui
  • Publication number: 20190037713
    Abstract: A storage device carrier system includes a carrier assembly configured to releasably engage a storage device and configured to be releasably received within a storage device bay within an IT component. An electrical coupler assembly is configured to electrically couple the storage device to the IT component. A thermal sealing assembly is configured to reduce the leakage of cooling air from around the storage device carrier system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Yujie Zhou, Xiaoping Wu, Wei Dong
  • Patent number: 10194554
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a drive assembly, a chassis assembly, and a server device. The drive assembly comprises: a drive having a first end extending in a direction perpendicular to a length direction of the drive and a first side extending in a direction perpendicular to a width direction of the drive, wherein the drive interface is provided at the first end of the drive; and an adapter having first and second interfaces that are electrically connected with each other, wherein the first interface is plugged into the drive interface, and the second interface is adjacent to the first side of the drive so as to be electrically coupled to other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yujie Zhou, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, Haifang Zhai, David Wei Dong, Aiqin Liu
  • Patent number: 10139874
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a heat dissipater for a storage and the corresponding storage. The storage comprises a drawer chassis including at least one baffle arranged in a direction perpendicular to a pulling direction of the drawer chassis. The drawer chassis accommodates disks organized in a plurality of rows and placed against the corresponding baffle. The heat dissipater comprises: venting holes arranged on the baffle and corresponding to disks placed against the respective baffle; and flyers arranged on the baffle and corresponding to the venting holes respectively, the flyers being arranged to block the corresponding venting holes and to expose the corresponding venting holes in response to the attraction of the magnetic winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Yujie Zhou, Qingqiang Guo, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, David Dong
  • Publication number: 20180299932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a chassis and a heat sink for use in the chassis. Disks in rows are arranged in the chassis, and the heat sink comprises an air ingress channel extending from a first end of a housing of the chassis to a side portion of the disks away from the first end; an air egress channel extending from the first end to a second end opposite to the first end, the air egress channel being spaced apart from the air ingress channel by the disks; an intermediate channel comprised of gaps between the disks and fluidically communicating the air ingress channel with the air egress channel; and a fan disposed in the air egress channel and being operable to form a negative pressure in the air egress channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Yujie Zhou, Qingqiang Guo, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, David Dong, Michael Hao Zhou
  • Publication number: 20180299916
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relates to a method and device for balancing a supply current. In one embodiment, a current supply current for a load is detected. A first signal representing the current supply current is transmitted to a digital logic module. A second signal representing a maximum supply current and a third signal representing a minimum supply current are received from the digital logic module. A subsequent supply current for the load is determined based on the current supply current, the maximum supply current and the minimum supply current. By using the method and device according to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the supply currents of a plurality of power supply units for the load can be balanced a simple way with a low hardware cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Xu Chen, Jesse Xizhi Cui, Tao Yang, Haifang Zhai, Alice Aiqin Liu
  • Publication number: 20180303004
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an adaptor for a storage device. The adaptor comprises a baseboard arranged to support an open compute program (OCP) mezzanine card in the storage device; a connector coupled to the baseboard and arranged to connect with the storage device; and an adapting part coupled to the baseboard and comprising an insertion slot for receiving a first interface of the OCP mezzanine card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, David Dong, Michael Hao Zhou, Sandburg Hao, Sean Xu Chen
  • Patent number: 10064305
    Abstract: An electronic module carrier in one embodiment comprises a carrier housing having a front portion and a rear portion, and a plurality of sub-carriers configured for separate insertion into and removal from respective sub-carrier slots in the front portion of the carrier housing. Each of the sub-carriers is configured to support at least one non-volatile memory module. The electronic module carrier is configured with a designated standard form factor for insertion into and removal from a carrier slot in a front portion of an electronic equipment chassis. For example, the standard form factor may be a 2.5? storage drive form factor. The non-volatile memory modules may comprise respective flash drives or other types of non-volatile memory modules implemented using an M.2 form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Hendry Wu, David Dong, Qingqiang Guo, Yujie Zhou
  • Publication number: 20180177071
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a guiderail for a cabinet, a chassis and a cabinet. Specifically, the present disclosure discloses a guiderail (1) used in a cabinet (100) and the corresponding chassis (2) and the cabinet (100). The guiderail (1) is mounted in the cabinet (100) and used to fix the chassis (2) which can accommodate storage processing units (3) with different dimensions. According to the present disclosure, the guiderail (1) comprises a main body part (10) and an extended part (30), wherein the main body part (10) is used to support the chassis (2) when it is inserted into the cabinet (100) along the guiderail (1); and the extended part (20) is used to fix the storage processing unit (3) extending from the chassis (2) so that storage processing units (3) of different dimensions can share the chassis (2) with the same specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Alice Aiqin Liu, Qingqiang Guo, Haifang Zhai, Jacky Jianguo Pang, Michael Hao Zhou
  • Publication number: 20180177068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a top cover arrangement for a storage and the corresponding storage. The storage comprises a drawer chassis which accommodates disks that are organized among a plurality of rows. The top cover arrangement covers the disks in a foldable manner and comprises: a substrate covering the disks and being flexible; and a plurality of folding parts mounted on the substrate and corresponding to the plurality of the rows; the folding parts being adapted to be at least partially folded to expose at least one row of disks in response to the disks being pulled out of the drawer chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Yujie Zhou, Qingqiang Guo, Weidong Zuo, Wenjin Seraph Xu
  • Publication number: 20180173284
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a heat dissipater for a storage and the corresponding storage. The storage comprises a drawer chassis including at least one baffle arranged in a direction perpendicular to a pulling direction of the drawer chassis. The drawer chassis accommodates disks organized in a plurality of rows and placed against the corresponding baffle. The heat dissipater comprises: venting holes arranged on the baffle and corresponding to disks placed against the respective baffle; and flyers arranged on the baffle and corresponding to the venting holes respectively, the flyers being arranged to block the corresponding venting holes and to expose the corresponding venting holes in response to the attraction of the magnetic winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Yujie Zhou, Qingqiang Guo, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, David Dong
  • Publication number: 20180090180
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for managing a storage device and a storage device, the storage device including a chassis and a hard disk assembly. The method comprises: receiving a signal indicating a position of the hard disk assembly relative to the chassis, the hard disk assembly being slidably coupled to the chassis, and the signal being generated by an electromechanical element disposed on the hard disk assembly; and controlling a rotating speed of a fan based at least in part on the signal, the fan being disposed in the chassis and configured to blow wind to the hard disk assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Yujie Zhou, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, David Dong, Qingqiang Guo
  • Publication number: 20180089982
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a solution for fault unit indication. In some embodiments, there is provided a method for positioning a fault unit. The method comprises supplying power to a controller and a light emitting diode (LED) circuit by a battery module, wherein the LED circuit includes a plurality of LEDs associated with a plurality of units. The method further comprises transmitting a trigger signal to the controller by the battery module in response to receiving a control signal for triggering positioning, such that an LED of the plurality of LEDs associated with a fault unit is turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jesse Cheng, Haifang Zhai, Wei Shu, Sean Xu, Sandburg Hu
  • Publication number: 20180090865
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an adapter for use in a storage device. The adapter comprises a substrate including a circuit board and adapted to support a PCIe card in the storage device; a first connector fixed on the substrate and electrically connected with the circuit board, the first connector adapted to connect to the storage device; and an adapting part connected with the substrate and electrically connected with the circuit board, the adapting part including a slot that is adapted to connect to a second connector of the PCIe card. In this manner, additional user-defined IC card functions and advanced features are supported while functions of the existing PCIe cards are fully utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Angelo Huang, Sandburg Hu, Alice Liu, Lynn Kong, Haifang Zhai
  • Publication number: 20180034705
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and device for determining a physical position of an electronic device. The method comprises obtaining, at a power distribution unit (PDU) that provides power supply for the electronic device, a position identifier of a physical position of the PDU from a radio frequency (RF) tag reader. The method further comprises providing to a computing device the position identifier, a network address of the PDU and a network address of the electronic device associated with the network address of the PDU so that the computing device determines the physical position of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Hendry Wu, David Dong, Yujie Zhou, Peter Yuanhang Pan
  • Publication number: 20170364467
    Abstract: Implementations of the subject matter described herein provide an input/output (I/O) card for storage device and a storage device. The I/O card and the disk drive for the storage device have the same form factor and comply with the same protocol, to enable the I/O card and the disk drive can be arranged at the same end of the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Jing Chen, Yujie Zhou, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, David Wei Dong
  • Publication number: 20170356482
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a rod for use in a rack and a holding device for use in cooperation with the rack. The rod comprises: a first end provided with a bolt, the bolt having a trapezoidal thread, wherein when the rod is inserted into the rack through a target device, the bolt connects the first end to the rack such that the target device is secured to the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Alice Aiqin Liu, Haifang Zhai, Jing Chen, Qingqiang Guo, Jacky Jianguo Pang
  • Publication number: 20170273210
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a drive assembly, a chassis assembly, and a server device. The drive assembly comprises: a drive having a first end extending in a direction perpendicular to a length direction of the drive and a first side extending in a direction perpendicular to a width direction of the drive, wherein the drive interface is provided at the first end of the drive; and an adapter having first and second interfaces that are electrically connected with each other, wherein the first interface is plugged into the drive interface, and the second interface is adjacent to the first side of the drive so as to be electrically coupled to other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yujie Zhou, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, Haifang Zhai, David Wei Dong, Aiqin Liu