Electrically Powered Patents (Class 211/26)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9769947
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus that limits the degree of travel of a FRU (e.g., server, other computing device, power supply, etc.) out of a storage rack to an amount just necessary to service one or more particular components of the FRU (e.g., fan bay, etc.) free of having to power down the FRU which provides a more cost effective maintenance strategy for users. As a result, the disclosed cable management apparatus advantageously allows for the use of shorter cables between the FRU and other devices (e.g., other FRUs, switches, power supplies, etc.), improved airflow through the FRUs and the storage rack, reduced complexity of the cable management apparatus, simplified installation and manipulation of the apparatus, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Sands, Leslie Keller
  • Patent number: 9728945
    Abstract: A cable guide for guidance of at least one cable through a patch panel system, including a housing having front, back, left, and right sides, and at least one patch panel device including a tray and one or more adapters, the cable guide comprising an advancing member having a first end for coupling to the back side of the housing, a second end for coupling to the tray of the patch panel device, and a guide member disposed between the first and second ends, wherein the advancing member is transitionable between a first and second state, wherein, when the first and second ends are coupled respectively to the back side and the tray, in the first state, the guide member is positioned at least partially external to the housing at one of the left or right sides; and in the second state, the guide member is positioned within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu
  • Patent number: 9717333
    Abstract: A bracket device is adapted for mounting an object arranged on a slide rail assembly to a post of a rack. The bracket device includes a bracket and an engagement member. The bracket is connected to the slide rail assembly and has a longitudinal wall and an end wall substantially perpendicularly connected to the longitudinal wall. The end wall is mounted to the post of the rack by at least one mounting member. The engagement member is arranged on the bracket and releasably engaged with a portion of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Kai-Wen You, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9723744
    Abstract: An information technology (IT) rack that includes IT appliances, housed by the IT rack, and a set of backplanes. Each backplane includes appliance-interfacing connectors. Insertion of the IT appliances into the IT rack causes mating of backplane-interfacing connectors of the IT appliances with the appliance-interfacing connectors. The IT rack further includes a centrally located interface to which the appliance-interfacing connectors are wired. The centrally located interface determines a connectivity of the IT appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Fricker
  • Patent number: 9699932
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for mounting components to a rack comprising brackets that can be mounted to the rear of the rack through the opening in the front of rack before the component is inserted into the slot and mating sleeves running along the sides of the components. The brackets include arms that extend forwardly towards the front of the slot. After the brackets are attached, the component can be slid into the slot from the front with the sleeves sliding over and engaging the brackets. In this manner, the component can be slid into a slot on the rack with the brackets sliding into the sleeves, thereby providing support for the component along a substantial portion of the depth of the component without the need to bolt or otherwise fixedly attach the component to the bracket after the component is in the rack. Accordingly, a component can be installed in a rack without the need for any access except from the front of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: James Joseph Eberle, Jr., Michael Jon Kepko, Jeffrey Dean Shipe, Sean Patrick Kelly, Bruce Eltringham Barry, Kenneth C. Hall
  • Patent number: 9681573
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes first and second rails, a retaining member, and a bracket. The second rail is movable to a retracted position relative to the first rail. The retaining member is connected to the second rail. The bracket includes a side plate connected to the first rail, an end plate bent from the side plate, and a movable member movably connected to the side plate. The movable member has at least one retaining portion corresponding to the end plate. When the second rail is in the retracted position, at least a portion of the retaining member faces the movable member so that the second rail can, via the retaining member, restrict displacement of the movable member relative to the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 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: 9640961
    Abstract: A cable management assembly adapted for first and second slide rail assemblies includes first and second cable management brackets which are connected together, a supporting base, and a supporting member pivotally connected to the supporting base. The first slide rail assembly includes first and second rails. The cable management brackets are connectable to the rails respectively. The supporting base is connectable to the second slide rail assembly. The supporting member has a portion located between the cable management brackets. When the second rail is longitudinally displaced relative to the first rail from a retracted position toward an extended position, the first cable management bracket drives the portion of the supporting member and thereby rotates the supporting member relative to the supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    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: 9609788
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills
  • Patent number: 9605800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical ceiling pendant, an apparatus and a method for overall packaging the medical ceiling pendant, wherein the rotary structure of the medical ceiling pendant is hinged to a gas and electric supply box, a second H-shaped bracket and a U-shaped bracket are plugged onto a pallet, and a third H-shaped bracket is mounted onto the U-shaped bracket; one end of the gas and electric supply box is abutted to the pallet, the other end of the gas and electric supply box is lapped onto the second H-shaped bracket, and one end of the rotary structure is lapped onto the third H-shaped bracket; the first H-shaped bracket is plugged onto the pallet, and the other end of the rotary structure is lapped onto the first H-shaped bracket; a protective peripheral board is provided on the pallet from top to bottom, then the outside of the protective peripheral board is provided with a reinforcing peripheral board, finally a cover board is connected to the upper end of the reinforcing peripheral
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MAQUET (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiasheng Huang, Xiaoming Qian, Qunhua Li, Ming Ji
  • Patent number: 9546846
    Abstract: A shock absorbing mount on a gun using a camera system for training a shooter. The mount includes a mounting bracket with an upper portion having an opening defined therein for firmly mechanically attaching to at least one barrel of a gun and a lower portion for firm mechanically attaching to a tube assembly. The tube assembly is adapted to slidably mount carriage assembly of a camera therein. The tube assembly includes a first end with a first captive cap holding a lens window directed toward a gun front sight when mounted on the gun, the first end including a load transfer ring positioned between the first captive cap and a carriage assembly body of the camera. A programming system is also disclosed to translate a relative position of the generated reticule overlay relative to a generated graticule overlay using the offset previously stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: David A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9549487
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure and a customizable side air dam kit. The frame structure includes a front frame, a rear frame, front-to-back frame members connecting corners of the front and rear frames together, reinforced bracket structures located near ends of the cross members, and extruded horizontal mounting rails parallel to, but inward from, the front-to-back frame members. The ends of the horizontal mounting rails are connected to the reinforced bracket structures. Panels are installed in longitudinal slots in the front-to-back frame members and horizontal mounting rails, each of which is extruded. The customizable side air dam kit includes a framework of horizontal and vertical frame pieces, adapted to connect to the frame structure, and a customizable air dam panel supported by the framework. A plurality of the frame pieces are provided to an installer for use in constructing the framework to fit the specific frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Evans Lewis, II, William Drew Krietzman
  • Patent number: 9529171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to 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: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Clinton M. Knudsen, Patrick J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9521903
    Abstract: The invention refers to a rack module comprising a first plate on one side of the module and a second plate on the other side of the module. The planes of the plates are parallel to one another, and each of the plates comprises two holes for a fastening device, for fastening of the rack module to a rack cabinet. The holes are arranged such that they make the corners of a quadrangle. The first and second plates each comprise two oblong holes, each of the oblong holes is arranged in connection with one of the other holes such that the oblong holes are parallel with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Daniel Fredriksson
  • Patent number: 9521773
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base plate, a plurality of modules detachably fitted and connected to the base plate, a plurality of mounting members configured to detachably mount the base plate to a DIN rail, and an operation lever provided on the base plate and configured to be engaged with the mounting members and to be operable from a front surface of the base plate. When the operation lever is operated, an engaged state between the mounting members and the DIN rail is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Izumi, Hiroki Kuraishi, Yasuhiro Owaki, Takahiro Tsutsumi, Koichiro Shimamura
  • Patent number: 9505548
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet product dispenser comprising: a dispenser body for holding a stack of said absorbent sheet products; and a stand for supporting the dispenser body on a supporting surface, the stand being engageable with the dispenser body, wherein the dispenser body is configurable in at least two configurations relative to said supporting surface when engaged with the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CASCADES CANADA LLC
    Inventor: Michel Morand