Electrically Powered Patents (Class 211/26)
  • Patent number: 10681828
    Abstract: An electrical device cover assembly having a hinge pin lock is disclosed. The electrical device cover assembly comprises a base having at least a first base hinge aperture and a lid having at least a first lid hinge aperture. The lid is hingedly coupled to the base along an axis by at least a first pin coupled to both the first base hinge aperture and the first lid hinge aperture. The hinge pin lock comprises an opening sized to receive a portion of at least the first pin in a direction normal to the axis, and at least a first locking surface. The hinge pin lock is directly and releasably coupled to the first pin such that the first locking surface is between a first pin capture surface of the first pin and a head of the first pin. The electrical device cover assembly may further comprise a second pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 10681834
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a removable cable arm bracket for attachment to an inner rail of a computer system. The cable arm bracket includes a spring sheet that can be biased for securing and removing the cable arm bracket from the inner rail. The spring sheet secures a projection from the inner rail within an aperture of the cable arm bracket to secure the cable arm bracket to the inner rail. Biasing of the spring sheet allows the projection to be removed from the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Tsu Ni, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Cheng-Chieh Weng
  • Patent number: 10648615
    Abstract: A device mounting system used for wireless and sensing devices. The device mounting system includes a device bracket adapted to receive a device by attachment of the device to the device receiver bracket. The device mounting system includes a housing assembly to receive and support said device receiver bracket. The device mounting system includes a mounting interface to act as an interface to attach said device bracket to said housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products Inc
    Inventors: Rick Conklin, Scott Thompson
  • Patent number: 10645838
    Abstract: A cable management device includes a supporting base, a first set of arms, and a second set of arms. The first set of arms include two arms that are movable with respect to each other. One of the two arms of the first set of arms is movably mounted on the supporting base. The second set of arms also include two arms that are movable with respect to each other. The second set of arms are connected to the first set of arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Zong-Sian Wong, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10588235
    Abstract: An equipment rack, mounting rails for the equipment rack, and associated methods. The mounting rails are selectively movable on a frame of the equipment rack and can be clamped to secure the mounting rails to the frame. A clamp of the mounting rail can include a clamp arm having a clamped position and an unclamped position and a lever arm for moving the clamp arm between the clamped and unclamped positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Henry D. Jost, Richard M. Latino, Lorena E. Sandoval, Joseph Rau
  • Patent number: 10588239
    Abstract: The application discloses a cabinet system of a data center, including: a cabinet body, including a plurality of rack modules between a front side thereof and a rear side thereof; a plurality of data server hosts, detachably installed on the corresponding rack modules; and a power supply module, disposed on the corresponding rack module in the cabinet body, and coupled to at least one of the data server hosts. The power supply module includes a standardized frame compliant with a first specification. The standardized frame includes an accommodating groove for plug-in assembly of a power core unit having different parameters (e.g., output powers or dimension specifications). Thus, the power core unit having different parameters can be assembled through the standardized frame, providing the cabinet system with flexible configuration of power supplies as well as convenient maintenance or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FSP TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Ting-Chuan Chu
  • Patent number: 10559947
    Abstract: A protective apparatus for telecommunication lines includes a mounting frame, a transition platform coupled to the mounting frame, and a protective skirt that is coupleable to the mounting frame. The mounting frame includes at least one sidewall having a sidewall opening to allow passage of a telecommunication line. The transition platform includes an opening to allow passage of the telecommunication line to an adjacent telecommunications terminal. The protective skirt includes a cutout corresponding in shape to the sidewall. The mounting frame, the transition platform and the protective skirt define an internal space when the protective skirt is coupled to the mounting frame. The telecommunications lines enter and exit the internal space by passing through the openings in the sidewalls, thus permitting removal of the protective skirt without the need to remove some or all of the telecommunications lines from the mounting frame or the telecommunications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Everette Frye, Chad Lee German, Trampus Lee Landrum, Cynthia Cantu Martinez, Fabiola Patricia Villanueva Tavares
  • Patent number: 10499535
    Abstract: A containerized data center modular rack system configured to mount electronic equipment and associated accessories is disclosed. A data center modular rack system may include a container structure with a floor and a ceiling configured to house a modular rack system. Further, a plurality of bottom anchor assemblies is disposed in the floor and a plurality of top anchor assemblies is disposed in the ceiling of the container structure. A plurality of modular supports is included; each having an upper end, a lower end, and a plurality of openings configured to mount electronic equipment and associated accessories. Each of the lower and upper ends of the plurality of modular supports is configured to be removably secured to the plurality of bottom and top anchor assemblies disposed in the ceiling of the container structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Ziegler, Louis Perry
  • Patent number: 10470331
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cabinet assembly for a server. The cabinet assembly is a metallic cubical compartment and includes portions, such as front, back, first side, second side, top, and bottom portions, which when assembled, forms the cubical compartment for enclosing various components of a server therein. The cabinet assembly further includes a slot arrangement for holding processing components of the server. The cabinet assembly further includes a chassis arrangement for mounting at least one motherboard of the server. The cabinet assembly further includes a fan mounting bracket for mounting a plurality of fans for dissipating heat generated by the server. Each slot of the fan mounting bracket includes two arcs of the same radius and the two arcs are placed opposite to each other. The cabinet assembly further includes a nut-bolt assembly having at least one nut and one bolt that are used for fastening the cubical compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Sunil G. Singh
  • Patent number: 10455741
    Abstract: The present examples include a rack enclosure with perforations formed within vertical rack columns. Front vertical rack columns may include front perforations formed therein. The front perforations may draw air into the rack enclosure and further into a chassis. Side plenums along the side surface of the chassis may consume less space with the use of the front perforations. The space not consumed by the side plenums may be available to accommodate a chassis of a substantial volume. The chassis may expand a substantial width of the rack enclosure to house an enlarged or a maximum number of computing components within the rack enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Dave Mayer, Arlen L. Roesner
  • Patent number: 10455725
    Abstract: A securing device for slide rails of a servo cabinet includes a slide rail assembly and an end unit is connected to a distal end of the rail assembly. A hook unit is connected to the inside of the rail assembly and includes a hook which is pivotably connected to the rail assembly and extends through a slit of the end unit to hook to a rack post. An operation unit includes a block movably located in a groove formed on the inside of the rail assembly and biased by a spring. A tail end of the hook contacts either a top face or an inclined face defined in the top of the block so as to be positioned to hook to different shapes of holes of the rack post. The hook is released from the holes of the rack post when the block is pushed toward the end unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kunshan Lemtech Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10420248
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting cables outside a server casing is between a cable managing assembly and a sliding bracket. The cable managing assembly is slidable on the bracket to allow manual operations to the server (in the working position) or can be in a nonworking position. The protecting apparatus includes locking member, latching member, and latching portion. An end of the locking member is rotatably mounted to a casing, the other end defines a locking pin. The latching member on the sliding bracket has a latching slope corresponding to the locking pin. In the working position, the latching portion and locking member can be separated, the locking member is thus released, and the sliding bracket is free to move. In the nonworking position, the latching portion resists the locking member and prevents rotation of the locking member and movement of the sliding bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mo-Ming Yu, Jin-Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10398057
    Abstract: A fixing system, in particular a signal transmission fixing system, includes at least one fixing unit, at least one mounting element for holding the fixing unit, the mounting element having at least one reception region for the reception of at least one part of the fixing unit, the mounting element fixing the fixing unit in at least one first direction and in at least one second direction being oriented at least substantially antiparallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Reichle & De-Massari AG
    Inventor: Bryce K. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10368459
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a clamping assembly configured to receive and secure a component in a support structure. The clamping assembly includes a faceplate configured to be coupled to the support structure. The clamping assembly also includes first and second side rails configured to be coupled to the support structure and to apply frictional forces to the component. The clamping assembly further includes first and second spring assemblies configured to be coupled to the faceplate. The spring assemblies are also configured to pull clamps mounted to the side rails toward the faceplate in order to apply clamping forces to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Brian M. White
  • Patent number: 10359733
    Abstract: A support member connection mechanism includes a plurality of support members that are arranged side by side in a longitudinal direction of a wiring member and are configured to support the wiring member; and a junction configured to couple between two adjacent support members of the plurality of support members in such a manner that the two adjacent support members are bendable to one side about a rotation axis. The wiring member is exposed in a predetermined bent side junction area including an area of the junction on a bent side of the two adjacent support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriaki Taguchi, Masafumi Sakamoto, Shinichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10317958
    Abstract: The embodiments herein describe a computing device (e.g., a storage server) that includes at least one telescoping unit which includes a plurality of removable (or pluggable) hardware components. The computing device includes a chassis which defines a form factor of the computing device. The telescoping unit, when prompted by the user, can extend vertically from a top surface of the computing device. By doing so, the pluggable hardware components are then exposed to the user who can add or replace the components. In one embodiment, the telescoping unit includes telescoping links disposed on opposite sides which are used to guide or urge the telescoping unit vertically from the chassis. Cross links may be coupled between first and second rails where one end of each of the links is coupled to a sliding member in the rail while the other end is fixably attached to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Le Gao, Na Feng, Yang Sun, Ye Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 10321586
    Abstract: A system including a chassis and a hardware module bay disposed in a front portion of the chassis. The hardware module bay is configured to accommodate one or more horizontally oriented hardware modules. The one or more horizontally oriented hardware module are slidably insertable into the hardware module bay. The system further includes a main printed circuit board (PCB) that includes a chipset for communication with a hardware module inserted into the hardware module bay and a midplane disposed between the main PCB and the hardware module bay. The midplane is configured to electrically interface the hardware module inserted into the hardware module bay with the main PCB, upon insertion of the at least one horizontally oriented hardware module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Fricker
  • Patent number: 10302885
    Abstract: A fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management is disclosed herein. The terminal rack mount is configured to be mounted in a remote terminal to facilitate fiber management of fiber optic cables routed from fiber optic equipment. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the fiber terminal rack mount comprises two vertically oriented panels with a plurality of horizontally oriented shelves positioned therebetween. The panels are configured to mount to vertical rails of a remote terminal cabinet of the fiber terminal. The panels and shelves also define routing channels for routing fiber optic cables therethrough, thereby facilitating front-to-back fiber routing between fiber optic equipment mounted in the fiber terminal. In this manner, as an example, the fiber terminal rack mount may more easily support fiber routing between back-to-back mounted fiber optic equipment, which may increase as fiber optic connectivity density increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Richard David Morris, Diana Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10292496
    Abstract: A bracket device includes a longitudinal wall, an end wall, a mounting member, a protruded lug, a blocking member and an elastic member. The end wall is connected to the longitudinal wall. The mounting member is connected to the end wall. The protruded lug is arranged on the longitudinal wall and includes a supporting section. The blocking member is movably mounted to the protruded lug, and includes a blocking part and an extension part. The extension part is configured to abut against the supporting section of the protruded lug. The elastic member is configured to provide an elastic force to the blocking member for holding the blocking part of the blocking member at a predetermined position relative to the end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Yi Ho, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10278498
    Abstract: A bracket device includes a supporting frame, a bracket, an elastic member and a fastening member. The bracket is movably connected to the supporting frame. The elastic member is mounted to the supporting frame. The fastening member is connected to the elastic member. When the bracket is located at a first position relative to the supporting frame, the fastening member is in a locking state. When the bracket is located at a second position relative to the supporting frame, the fastening member is in an unlocking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Kai-Wen Yu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10281097
    Abstract: A floor lamp includes a lamp base, a lamp holder module, and a support rod assembly including a bottom support rod having a bottom mounting end portion connected to the lamp base, a connecting end portion, and a through hole; a top support rod having a top mounting end portion connected to the lamp holder module, a connecting end portion, and a through hole; and at least one coupling member having two coupling holes respectively formed in two opposite coupling end portions thereof. Two fixing members are inserted fixedly and respectively into an aligned one of the through hole in the bottom support rod and one of the coupling holes and another aligned one of the through hole in the top support rod and the other coupling hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HABITEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10254496
    Abstract: A telecommunications panel assembly (10) includes a chassis (14) defining a front (16), a top (20), a bottom (22), and two sides (24) and a plurality of adapter mounting modules (26) mounted to the chassis (14) at the front (16), each adapter mounting module (26) including a plurality of fiber optic adapters (36) mounted in a line. At least one of the adapter mounting modules (26) is mounted to the chassis (14) with a pair of supports (50) that are pivotable with respect to the at least one adapter module (26) such that the at least one adapter module (26) is removable from the chassis (14) and remountable at a position spaced linearly apart from another of the adapter mounting modules (26), wherein all of the adapter mounting modules (26) are also pivotally mounted about horizontal rotation axes (42) extending parallel to the top (20) and bottom (22) and transversely to the sides (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Pieter Vermeulen, Bart Vos
  • Patent number: 10251314
    Abstract: An air containment system for a datacenter. The air containment system includes horizontally slidable vertical rails that engage the rear rails to two adjacent server racks. The vertical rails can include a front face that is compressible to provide an airtight connection with the server racks. Filler plates attach to adjacent vertical rails and fill the space between a top of the server rack and the top of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John William Eichelberg
  • Patent number: 10215944
    Abstract: The present invention provides modular trays having cutout features that are configured to engage with a mounting feature of one or more removable rails. The removable rails may be removeably secured to a tray body in a plurality of positions to allow a user to install or uninstall rails to support different sized fiber optic modules. For example, a tray may support a twenty-four optical fiber module, two twelve optical fiber modules, or three eight optical fiber modules. Fiber optic enclosures housing the trays can be affixed to the outside of a fiber optic enclosure and allow for easy stacking and unstacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sedor, Jerry A. Wiltjer, Robert A. Reid, Joseph E. Sanders, Joel W. Kwasny, Bon B. Sledzinski
  • Patent number: 10182511
    Abstract: An extendable cable management frame includes a connecting frame, a pivot seat and two cable management frames. Both ends of the connecting frame are connected to and moved with middle rails on both sides, and the pivot seat is movably installed to the center of the connecting frame, and the connecting frame has at least one arc limit hole, and the pivot seat has a limit portion for limiting the range of rotating the pivot seat, and outer ends of the two cable management frames are connected to an end of one of the outer rails and the inner rail, and inner ends of the two cable management frames are connected to the pivot seat, and cables of a computer host are passed and accommodated in the two cable management frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Martas Precision Slide Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wan-Lai Chen
  • Patent number: 10175441
    Abstract: A plurality of patch trays displaceably received in a chassis received in a left side or right side of an access side of a frame, and a splice tray removeably received in the access side of the frame. The splice tray having a capacity to receive at least about 288 fiber terminations and the plurality of patch trays displaceably received in the chassis having a capacity to collectively receive the at least about 288 fiber terminations from the splice tray. A patch tray including a row of pop-up adapter packs to collectively receive a respective portion of the at least about 288 fiber terminations received by the patch tray. The row of pop-up adapter packs arranged in the patch tray substantially in a left side or right side of the patch tray to offset the row of pop-up adapter packs to provide more space for routing the respective portion of the 288 fiber terminations in the patch tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Ellison, David Knaggs
  • Patent number: 10178809
    Abstract: A module-type data center includes: a casing having an intake vent and an exhaust vent; a rack accommodating an electronic device; an air blower configured to introduce outside air into the casing through the intake vent and pass air through the rack from one of surfaces of the rack to another one of the surfaces of the rack; a shielding-slat unit including a plurality of shielding slats configured to change between an open state and a closed state and drive devices configured to drive the corresponding shielding slats. An inner space of the casing is divided into a first space defined between the one surface of the rack and the intake vent, a second space defined between the other surface of the rack and the exhaust vent, and a third space defined above the rack and allowing the second space to communicate with the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Endo, Masao Kondo, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Masatoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10167981
    Abstract: An extension-type frame for power cable tie, the extension-type frame comprises a first cable frame having a first plane surface, the first plane surface has a plurality of first protruding rings, each of the first protruding rings can form a first cable tie hole; a second cable frame having a second plane surface, the second plane surface has a plurality of second cable tie holes; wherein a plurality of edges of the second cable frame respectively insert into a plurality of rail spaces of the first cable frame, the first and second cable frames can slide each other, the first protruding rings of the first plane surface are located above the second cable tie holes of the second plane surface, thereby preventing interference between the second cable tie holes of the second plane surface and the first cable tie holes of the first plane surface, and therefore the second plane surface can adjust the available quantity of the second cable tie holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hsiung-Kuei Cheng, Huang-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 10149538
    Abstract: A slide rail mechanism includes a rail, a first supporting member, and a second supporting member. Each of the first supporting member and the second supporting member can be displaced with respect to the rail. A first bracket is disposed at the first supporting member, and a second bracket is disposed at the second supporting member. The first bracket and the second bracket enable the rail to adapt to different pairs of posts of different post spacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10136548
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly for a rack system is configured to mount a chassis to a rack. A fixing member is arranged on one side of the chassis. The slide rail assembly comprises a guide rail having a first rail section, a second rail section and a third rail section. The first rail section is configured to support a portion of the chassis. A path is defined between the second rail section and the third rail section for allowing the fixing member on the chassis to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Yao-Tsung Chen, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10129999
    Abstract: A slam latch includes a retaining screw that is held in position by a distal upper support that constrains a distal portion of the retaining screw from moving upward, a middle lower support that constrains a middle portion of the retaining screw from moving downward, and a proximal upper support that constrains a proximal portion of the retaining screw from moving upward. The slam latch further comprises one or more L-shaped retaining members on the side that allow sliding the one or more L-shaped retaining members into a corresponding slot(s) of a device being secured, thereby preventing the slam latch from torqueing and bending with respect to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon R. Christenson, Elias J. Rosedahl
  • Patent number: 10123447
    Abstract: A slam latch includes a retaining screw that is held in position by a distal upper support that constrains a distal portion of the retaining screw from moving upward, a middle lower support that constrains a middle portion of the retaining screw from moving downward, and a proximal upper support that constrains a proximal portion of the retaining screw from moving upward. The slam latch further comprises one or more L-shaped retaining members on the side that allow sliding the one or more L-shaped retaining members into a corresponding slot(s) of a device being secured, thereby preventing the slam latch from torquing and bending with respect to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon R. Christenson, Elias J. Rosedahl
  • Patent number: 10054751
    Abstract: A telecommunications termination panel with a tray pivotably mounted within the front opening of a housing. The tray pivots about a hinge located adjacent one of the sides of the housing and includes a raised floor. The raised floor of the tray cooperates with the side adjacent the hinge and a bottom of the housing to define a cable path from a rear cable access port to an opening on the tray adjacent the hinge. The tray includes a plurality of connection locations and cable management structures to direct a telecommunications cable from the cable access port to a rear of the connection locations without violating bend radius rules. The tray may also include a temporary cable holder to assist in pulling cables through the rear opening into the housing. The present invention further relates to a telecommunications equipment rack with a termination panel with such a pivoting tray mounted to the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Clinton M. Knudsen, Patrick J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10051758
    Abstract: A rack-mountable system is provided that includes fastening mechanisms mounted to the chassis sidewalls. The fastening mechanisms or “ears” of a rack-mountable chassis are each provided as a unitary part or piece rather than as multiple sheet metal or cast/extruded metallic parts that have to be assembled. The ear is attached or mounted to the chassis in a tool-less manner through specific design of the ear and its chassis-locking features and of holes and/or receiving/mating surfaces and/or openings on the chassis sidewalls. The left and right (or first and second) ears are manufactured in a number of ways including 3D printing, casting, and molding in a shock and impact-resistant material, such as a plastic (e.g., a thermoplastic). The chassis with the low-cost, tool-less ears are useful for mounting routers, switches, servers, digital data storage units, and instrumentation in a rack (e.g., a conventional enclosure for computer and telecommunications equipment).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andres Gabriel Hofmann, Eric Munro Innes
  • Patent number: 10039202
    Abstract: Provided is a cable retention device to facet attachments and projections onto an enclosure. The device includes an inner and outer planar layer which include an inner and outer cutout respectively. The inner and outer planar layers are attached and aligned so the inner and outer cutouts overlap. The inner planar layer includes a pair of vertical slotted cutouts connected by a center cutout to form a plurality of pinch points. Each vertical slotted cutout includes an inner edge and an outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Stephen P. Mroz, Paul W. Schaefer, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath, Christopher L. Tuma
  • Patent number: 10037782
    Abstract: An enclosure has a sidewall with a step that results in an upper part of the sidewall extending over a slide mounting region. A backplane is located at a base of the enclosure and is configured to receive a plurality of data storage drives. A circuit carrier extends from the backplane to the step in the side of the enclosure. The circuit carrier has one or more connectors proximate an upper surface of the step and is configured to receive one or more expansion modules that expand a functionality of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Odie Banks Killen, Jr., David Dick Anderson, Jr., Kevin Van Pelt, David Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10034414
    Abstract: A modular data machine room includes a data cabinet subsystem, a cooling subsystem and a power distribution subsystem. The data cabinet subsystem includes two columns of data cabinet groups, and each column of data cabinet group includes at least one data cabinet. The cooling subsystem includes at least one cooling unit, and the cooling unit is arranged in the two columns of data cabinet groups. Each data cabinet and cooling unit is connected with the power distribution subsystem through an interface. The machine room further includes a sealing subsystem, which seals a cold/hot channel between the two columns of data cabinet groups. The machine room has a short construction period and a high cooling efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Xi'An Zhongxing New Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yulong Guo, Jiangang Weng, Jun Wan, Fan Liu
  • Patent number: 10028401
    Abstract: Rack configurations provide increased storage device density without compromising cooling or immediate device availability. A device rack has a frame including posts which define an interior containing system board(s) with electronic device connectors. The system board is fixed relative to the frame, and the rack is devoid of sliding rails and cable management arms for the devices, thereby reducing rack weight and mechanical complexity. A vertical plenum within the rack between loaded system boards carries cooling air for the devices and may also permit use of a service robot to install or replace hot-pluggable hard disk drives or other devices, which can be arranged in columns. As one objective measure of the increased density provided, a connector density is at least a specified number of hundreds of mechanically and electronically releasably connectable electronic device connectors per cubic meter within the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Wilson V. Vu, Martha Geoghegan Peterson, Hien A. Thai, Eric C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10021987
    Abstract: A device is for holding two or more monitors at an operator chair. The device comprises an arm arrangement adapted to be shifted between different horizontal poses. The arm arrangement comprises a support structure, a first rocker arm, a second rocker arm and a third rocker arm that are rotatably attached at separate locations of the support structure via a respective first pivot, second pivot and third pivot. The support structure is adapted to be attached to or in vicinity of the operator chair. The arm arrangement further comprises a connection arrangement between the first rocker arm, the second rocker arm and the third rocker arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Norsap AS
    Inventor: Andreas Ravn
  • Patent number: 9992899
    Abstract: A support member that positions a system board is provided herein. The support member includes a frame and a plurality of mounting members. The frame supports a system board. The plurality of mounting members are formed in the frame. The plurality of mounting members connect the frame to the system pan holding the system board. The plurality of mounting members are disposed on the frame to bend the system board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventor: Keith A Sauer
  • Patent number: 9946814
    Abstract: A method for generating a power cabling plan may include accessing a build plan. The build plan may identify a set of power drawing components and a set of PDUs. Each PDU may include at least one circuit. The method may further include iteratively assigning each of the power drawing components to at least one circuit based on an existing power load assigned to each circuit. The method may additionally include reassigning at least one power drawing component between circuits in a circuit pair if a difference in assigned power loads between circuits in any circuit pair is reducible. The method may also include generating a power cabling plan defining at least one assigned PDU port for each power drawing component. Each assigned PDU port may correspond to a circuit to which the power drawing component has been assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Cox
  • Patent number: 9931261
    Abstract: A medical pendant box body is disclosed. The medical pendant box body has a first panel and a second panel, and a first post and a second post extending along a longitudinal direction of the medical pendant box body. The medical pendant box body also has an upper base plate and a lower base plate. The first panel is attached to the first post and the second panel is attached to the second post. The upper base plate is attached to an upper edge of each of the first and second panels, and the lower base plate is attached to a lower edge of each of the first and second panels. A snap-fit portion is disposed at a side edge portion of at least one of the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MAQUET (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiasheng Huang, Wei Zhang, Qunhua Li, Ming Ji
  • Patent number: 9913397
    Abstract: A device includes a housing supported by a rack in a manner such that the housing is drawable from a front surface of the rack; a cable whose one end is connected to an electronic device contained in the housing, where a portion of the cable in a longitudinal direction thereof is contained between a rear end portion of the housing and a rear surface of the rack; and a cable guide that guides the cable between the rear end portion of the housing and the rear surface of the rack, where the cable guide is unfoldable from a folded state between the rear end portion of the housing and the rear surface of the rack according to a drawing operation of the housing. The cable guide holds the cable at a height which differs from a height of the one end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Miwa
  • Patent number: 9899812
    Abstract: A cable manager includes one or more cable manager units. Each cable manager unit includes a pair of side cable guides, each comprised of a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a support column. At least one of the pair of support columns has a socket arranged at a side thereof. Each cable manager unit further includes a separate midsection member capable of insertion into the socket for interconnecting the pair of side cable guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Krietzman, Joshua James Young, D. Brian Donowho
  • Patent number: 9894796
    Abstract: A slam latch includes a retaining screw that is held in position by a distal upper support that constrains a distal portion of the retaining screw from moving upward, a middle lower support that constrains a middle portion of the retaining screw from moving downward, and a proximal upper support that constrains a proximal portion of the retaining screw from moving upward. The slam latch further comprises one or more L-shaped retaining members on the side that allow sliding the one or more L-shaped retaining members into a corresponding slot(s) of a device being secured, thereby preventing the slam latch from torquing and bending with respect to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon R. Christenson, Elias J. Rosedahl
  • Patent number: 9872417
    Abstract: An electronics cooling system includes a housing (101) defining four quadrants (110,111,112,113) with a front face (102) defining an air inlet (301) in the first quadrant and a rear face (203) defining an air exhaust (401) in the second quadrant. A first plenum (701) is disposed adjacent to the air inlet, while a second plenum (702) is disposed adjacent to the air exhaust. A first circuit card corridor (703) and a second circuit card corridor (704), separated by a barrier wall (705), are disposed between the first plenum and the second plenum. A first fan module (304) is disposed adjacent to the first circuit card corridor. A second fan module (404) is disposed adjacent to the second circuit card corridor. The structure defines a first cooling path to a first side of the barrier wall and a second cooling path to a second side of the barrier wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Held
  • Patent number: 9854702
    Abstract: A compressed-air rack for an electric locomotive includes an electric assembly that is inserted between sheet metal walls of the compressed-air rack and is provided with electric modules which are accessible from the front. In order to be able to produce the electric assembly in a comparatively inexpensive manner and to mount the same with relative ease in the compressed air rack, the electric assembly includes a frame that has no rear wall and has open sides and reinforcing transverse members similar to a skeleton, and electric modules are mounted on the transverse members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Helmut Stoff
  • Patent number: 9801467
    Abstract: A bracket device includes a bracket, at least one mounting member mounted on the bracket, a locking member movable with respect to the bracket, and a fool-proofing member to be located at a first position or a second position with respect to the bracket. When the bracket is at a first mounting angle, the fool-proofing member is located at the first position and is unable to block the locking member from moving with respect to the bracket. When the bracket is flipped from the first mounting angle to a second mounting angle, the fool-proofing member is displaced from the first position to the second position and ends up blocking the moving path of the locking member with respect to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chun-Yi Ho, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9805894
    Abstract: A connecting apparatus is for connecting a first component to a second component in an interlocking manner. The first component includes a flexible limb having a latching lug which can latch with a projection on the second component in order to connect the first component to the second component in a releasable manner without using a tool. For the purpose of connection in a releasable manner without using a tool, the flexible limb runs in a guide of the second component, which guide allows the flexible limb only to move in the direction which is prespecified by the guide, and the latching lug and the projection are at a distance from one another in the state in which said components are connected in an interlocking manner. An electrical switch is also disclosed, including the connecting apparatus; a side wall; and a pole cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Katja Manthey
  • Patent number: 9801302
    Abstract: An equipment cabinet and a slidable-and-rotatable rack assembly are provided. The equipment cabinet includes a housing and a rack assembly. The rack assembly is disposed in the receiving space of the housing. The rack assembly comprises a first slidable tray, at least two first rail assemblies, a frame, and a first rotation shaft assembly. The first rail assemblies are connected with the first slidable tray and the housing respectively and configured for allowing the first slidable tray to be moved relative to the housing. The frame is carried by the first slidable tray and has a base plate. The first rotation shaft assembly is coupled with the base plate of the frame and the first slidable tray and configured for allowing the frame to be rotated relative to the first slidable tray after the frame carried by the first slidable tray is drawn out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Wen Huang, Kuan-Lung Wu, Chia-Hui Chen