Circuit Board Patents (Class 211/41.17)
  • Patent number: 10986746
    Abstract: A power supply device with PCB-positioning features includes a casing, a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and at least one pair of slots. The casing defines an accommodating space and has at least one opening. The PCB is disposed in the accommodating space and has electronic elements thereon. The at least one pair of slots is disposed at inner walls of the casing for positioning the PCB. A gel-fillable channel is defined between the electronic elements and the inner walls of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Po-Heng Chao, Jui-Ching Lee, Ching-Ho Chou
  • Patent number: 10973146
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing multiple cards on a chassis includes a securing member, a support bracket, and at least one hinge. The at least one hinge is configured to hold the securing member to the support bracket such that the securing member has an axis of rotation about the support bracket. The spacing between the securing member and the support bracket is configured to hold a section of the multiple cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Yi-Huang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10932357
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic apparatus including a substrate (20) and a connector (10) disposed on one edge constituting an outer periphery of the substrate (20). A slit (21) is formed in the substrate (20), with a starting point being a position between an end point on one side of the edge and the position where the connector (10) is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuya Odagiri
  • Patent number: 10923839
    Abstract: A linking board displacement mechanism is adapted to carry a linking board. The linking board displacement mechanism includes a base and two linkage bars. The linking board is disposed on the base. The two linkage bars are connected together in a cross configuration and are respectively hinged at the base. The linkage bars drive the base to move along a first axis stably. A first connector of the linking board is aligned with a second connector of an electronic device along the first axis. An electronic apparatus including the linking board displacement mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10901468
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device. The electronic device includes a first main body including a first side portion; a connecting device connected to the first side portion of the first main body; a second main body including a second side portion coupled to the first side portion, the second side portion is connected to the connecting device such that the second main body is movable relative to the first main body to form a first angle between the first main body and the second main body or a second angle different from the first angle; and a first multimedia output module disposed on the connecting device and communicatively connected to the first main body or the second main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaosong Xia
  • Patent number: 10792720
    Abstract: A hemming device includes an anvil for placing a work, a presser material handling portion, a conveyance robot, and a roller hemming robot. The anvil includes an anvil main body portion, a positioning device, a gripping device, and a device-side ATC device to be attached to and detached from a conveyance-robot side ATC device. The presser material handling portion includes a frame portion having a shape corresponding to a shape of the work, a positioning device, a gripping device, a presser provided to press the inner panel at a position at which the presser does not interfere with a final shape, and a device-side ATC device to be attached to and detached from the conveyance-robot side ATC device. With this configuration, processing time is reduced and replacement operation of the anvil is simplified, and therefore productivity is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HIROTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Horike, Makoto Tominaga
  • Patent number: 10795100
    Abstract: Examples relate to a removable transceiver module that comprises a base frame installable in a rail-pair receptacle that surrounds a first connector in a system board. It further comprises a module base board, a second connector attached thereto and a lever handle pivotally attached to the base frame and coupled to the module base board. The transceiver module is installed in the rail-pair receptacle in response to a lateral movement of the base frame to the receptacle to align the first and second connectors. The lever handle is movable between a closed position to couple the second connector to the first connector and an open position to install the transceiver module into the receptacle. This lever handle determines a vertical move of the module base board between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Sunil Rao Ganta Papa Rao Bala, Arlen L Roesner
  • Patent number: 10768675
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a partition in a chassis, which can transition between at least two positions to receive more than one configuration of modules. The partition can include a first end and a second end, each of which has resting positions adjacent to the chassis body. The partition can further include a middle portion, which is in a raised position above the floor of the chassis body, but can bend flexibly towards the floor. In a first configuration of the chassis, a single, larger module can slide over the partition. In a second configuration of the chassis, two smaller modules can slide into adjacent positions in the chassis body, separated by the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Tsu Ni, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Cheng-Chieh Weng, Ming-Lung Wang
  • Patent number: 10772186
    Abstract: A system for protecting components on a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a polycarbonate sheet. The polycarbonate sheet is formed to match a gross contour of a number of components coupled to the PCB. The system further includes a number of a fasteners to couple the polycarbonate sheet to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby, Andrew L. Wiltzius
  • Patent number: 10709037
    Abstract: A motor drive device capable of attaching a fan unit to a mounting member more easily. The motor drive device includes the mounting member formed with a mounting hole, the fan unit including a lid positioned facing the mounting member to cover the mounting hole and being fixed to the mounting member, and a restricting member movably attached to the lid, the restricting member being movable between a restriction position for engaging with the mounting member and a non-restriction position for releasing from the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Makoto Takeshita, Shinichi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10709031
    Abstract: A fastening system for a mounting rack includes a terminal strip having bores through which screws may pass. The bores are arranged relative to one another in such a way that the screws can be screwed into the mounting rack. Also disclosed is a corresponding method for fastening assemblies to a mounting rack, a corresponding mounting rack and a corresponding power-electronics installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Kiefer, Karsten Hähre, Bekim Basha
  • Patent number: 10690874
    Abstract: A cable management device for mounting to a telecommunications fixture includes an outer barrel disposed over an inner barrel, one of the outer barrel and the inner barrel defining a plurality of discrete detents positioned in a stacked arrangement axially along an length thereof, and the other of the outer barrel and the inner barrel defining at least one flexible cantilever arm defining a tab configured to lock into a selected one of the detents for allowing adjustment of a length of the cable management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Jon Haataja
  • Patent number: 10687442
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a fan module assembly. One example fan module assembly includes a basepan housed in a chassis of a computing device. The basepan includes a distal end. The fan module assembly also includes a plurality of pins extending from the basepan. The plurality of pins includes a first pin and a second pin. The first pin and the second pin are staggered with respect to a plane defined by the distal end. The fan module assembly further includes a fan module attached to the basepan via the first pin and the second pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Oliver, Kelly K Smith, Keith A Sauer, James Jeffery Schulze
  • Patent number: 10674625
    Abstract: A rack sideplane for interconnecting devices is disclosed. In an embodiment, the system includes a vertical connection interface sideplane and a mounting adapter. The sideplane is configured to be removably attached to the mounting adapter. The sideplane is configured to route one or more connections between devices mounted on a network rack via a protected channel in between the vertical connection interface sideplane and the mounting adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Che Kin Leung, Zhiping Yao
  • Patent number: 10638635
    Abstract: A portable and mobile deployable data center (DDC) is disclosed, which includes various components that enables the DDC to have multiple functions including, computing, data storage and retrieval, communications and routing. A DDC includes a rugged case that suitable for harsh environments, an interconnection mechanism, a plurality of hot swappable readers, a plurality of hot swappable portable computing devices, and a plurality of hot swappable power supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Arnouse Digital Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Arnouse
  • Patent number: 10615831
    Abstract: A smart radio mount device, system, and method adds an independent smart radio mount configured to mechanically couple with an avionics tray as well as with a radio to add an additional waveform capability to a platform to which the smart radio mount is coupled. The smart radio mount device adds capability to the existing platform communication suite to incorporate a second, independent radio channel and second power amplifier instead of developing a separate radio. The smart radio mount uses empty space available proximal with an existing radio and radio mount to add the full capabilities of the additional waveform with minimal space increase retaining all original radio capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel I. Moore
  • Patent number: 10524381
    Abstract: An electronics rack component including at least one slide locking mechanism for removably securing the component to a rack. The slide lock mechanism includes a slide lock with a support configured to slide along a flat flange portion of the rail. A release lever protrudes from the top surface of the support base and provides a structure or surface for a user's finger to slide the support base along the flat flange portion. A locking latch extends downward from the bottom surface of the base and through the slot in the rail. The locking latch includes a portion spaced apart from the bottom surface of the base a distance to accommodate the flat flange portion and a flange on the electronics rack. A spring biases the slide lock toward the end of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Legrand AV Inc.
    Inventors: Nico Corbo, Leszek Markowski
  • Patent number: 10524373
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a fixing assembly adapted to fix an expansion card on an expansion slot of a motherboard. The fixing assembly includes a casing, a first positioning component and a second positioning component. The first positioning component is slidably disposed on the casing so that a distance between the first positioning component and the expansion slot of the motherboard is adjustable. The second positioning component is slidably disposed on the first positioning component. The second positioning component and the first positioning component are configured to press against the expansion card, and sliding directions of the first positioning component and the second positioning component are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Yi Chien Liu, Po-Kai Wang, Yu-Hsin Yu, Jung-Shu Hsiao, Ching-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 10462922
    Abstract: A locking device for a rackable piece of electronic equipment is disclosed. The locking device has a first beam and a second beam hinged to the first beam. The first beam and the second beam removably engage at least one lock of the rackable piece of electronic equipment and are capable of locking the rackable piece of electronic equipment to a backplane of a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Connecteurs Electriques Deutsch
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Moreau
  • Patent number: 10405658
    Abstract: Disclosed is an auxiliary display bracket system comprising two brackets, each bracket comprising a lower section having a laptop shelf, an upper section having an auxiliary shelf, the upper section an opening disposed between the upper surface and lower surface, and a tension member, the tension member secured to each bracket through the opening between the upper surface and lower surface. In certain embodiments, the auxiliary display bracket allows for an auxiliary display to be disposed on a laptop monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Patrick McCrate
  • Patent number: 10412851
    Abstract: A chassis is provided to improve the airflow over a plurality of disk drives. The chassis includes a housing with a front portion and a rear portion connected by a base portion. The base portion includes a plurality of hard drive slots oriented in a plurality of rows along a leading edge of the base portion. The chassis also includes a fan module configured to pass air from the front position of the housing to the rear position of the house. The plurality of hard drive slots is oriented such that a first portion of the hard drive slots is inclined relative to the leading edge of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yu-Nien Huang, Ching-Yu Chen, Chih-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10412850
    Abstract: An engaging mechanism with multifunctional assembling function is applied to a server device. The engaging mechanism includes a base, a latching component and an actuating component. The latching component includes a hooking portion disposed between a first end and a second of the latching component. The actuating component is slidably disposed on the base, and includes a substrate, a pressing portion and a contacting portion. The pressing portion and the contacting portion are disposed on the substrate. When the pressing portion is in a protruding position, the contacting portion presses the second end of the latching component to set the hooking portion in an unlocked position; while the pressing portion is moved to a hiding position, the contacting portion may be separated from the second end to move the hooking portion to a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Tze Chen, Hao-Cheng Ku
  • Patent number: 10401905
    Abstract: A dock for a portable electronic device includes a base; an arm extending from the base; a receiving arrangement coupled to the arm and including contacts disposed on a surface of the receiving arrangement for mating with contacts disposed on the portable electronic device or a cover disposed over a portion of the portable electronic device; and a cable extending from the receiving arrangement configured and arranged to couple the dock to a device for charging or providing data to or from the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10342150
    Abstract: A magnetically latched installation and extraction mechanism for an avionics display unit or other Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) installable in, and extractable from, a vehicle instrument panel includes a bezel attachable to the LRU, the paddle or the bezel including magnets embedded into opposing corners configured to attract the magnetic surfaces of, or the embedded magnets in, the opposing bezel or paddle. The LRU may include hinged paddles having an open position for installing/extracting the LRU from the instrument panel and a stowed position substantially flush with the surface of the bezel, the paddles corresponding to the embedded bezel magnets. Magnets embedded in the hinged paddles may secure the paddles in the stowed position via attraction to the bezel magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua V. Davis, Steven W. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10331180
    Abstract: A securing apparatus for mounting a PCI or memory card comprises a mounting member and a base. The mounting member comprises a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion. The first fastening portion is connected to the second fastening portion through a fulcrum. The securing apparatus secures the memory card on an electronic device without the need for screws or other means of fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ya-Nan Wang, Gong-Wen Zhang, Han-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 10320100
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a card edge connector having a housing defining a card slot receiving a pluggable module and a card guide module coupled to the housing. The card guide module has a main body having a cavity receiving the pluggable module and support beams secured to the host circuit board with a window defined between the support beams under the main body receiving the card edge connector. A latch is coupled to the main body being latchably coupled to the pluggable module in a latched position to secure the pluggable module in the cavity and being decoupled from the pluggable module in an unlatched position to allow the pluggable module to be removed from the cavity. An actuator with a ramp surface may be pressed downwardly to drive the latch to the unlatched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10297994
    Abstract: A substrate holding structure includes holding units and protrusions. The holding units are provided to a casing that includes an accommodating unit accommodating therein an inserted substrate, and hold an end part of the substrate accommodated in the accommodating unit on the insertion direction-entrance side of the substrate. The protrusions protrude from side wall surfaces that are wall surfaces of the casing along the insertion direction of the substrate, the wall surfaces being opposed to the side surfaces of the substrate, and are plastically deformed due to contact with the substrate to be inserted into the accommodating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihito Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 10299397
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for securing a component card to a main board is provided and includes a base having a top portion with a beveled edge and a coupling portion engageable with the main board. The locking mechanism includes a sliding element slidably, coupled to the base, having an extended protrusion. The sliding element is slidable between a locked and an unlocked position, where the protrusion is displaced towards the base in the unlocked position. The locking mechanism includes a biasing element between the base and the sliding element within a protuberance opposite the protrusion. The biasing element urges the sliding element toward the locked position. The protuberance includes an aperture formed at an end opposite the protrusion and allows a portion of the biasing element to pass through. In the locked position, a bottom surface of the protrusion and a top surface of the base define a receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Hsiang Lee, Kun-Pei Liu, Yi-Te Chang
  • Patent number: 10299404
    Abstract: A device for supporting and connecting electronic circuit cards, including a metal electronic circuit card guide which has grooves, one for each electronic circuit card, each groove being configured to guide an electronic circuit card in a direction of insertion towards a connector associated with it, solid walls for linking the grooves, slots which pass through at least one wall of the electronic circuit card guide, are separated by fins and grouped to form at least one heat exchange area and are arranged and designed so as to distribute the first air flow received from below the electronic circuit card guide in at least a second air flow above the electronic circuit card guide and in contact with the electronic circuit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Laurent Siboni, Emmanuel Bachy, Vincent Dupont
  • Patent number: 10292284
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anti-falling mechanism for preventing an electronic component installed inside a casing from falling rapidly. The anti-falling mechanism includes at least one damping gear and at least one gear rack. The at least one damping gear is disposed on the electronic component. The at least one gear rack is disposed at a position corresponding to the at least one damping gear. The at least one damping gear rotatably engages with the at least one gear rack when installing the electronic component inside the casing along a first direction at least. Therefore, even if the electronic component falls unintentionally during installation or disassembly, rotary engagement of the at least one damping gear and the at least one gear rack can reduce kinetic energy of the falling electronic component, which effectively prevents the electronic component from colliding with other components inside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Zhong-Hui Mao
  • Patent number: 10271047
    Abstract: A test fixture for testing set-top boxes. The test fixture includes a controller operable to control parallel testing of set-top boxes. The test fixture further includes computing devices in communication with the controller operable to perform testing of each of the set-top boxes in response to commands from the controller. The test fixture further includes testing platforms in communication with the computing devices operable to receive each of the set-top boxes for testing. Each of the testing platforms includes an adapter module for electrically interfacing each of the set-top boxes with the test fixture. The test fixture further includes a user interface in communication with the controller for displaying the test results and receiving input from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS & ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Jimmie Paul Partee
  • Patent number: 10251279
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for securing one or more printed circuit boards to a substrate. The substrate may include retention tabs that form a receiving slot that receives an edge of the printed circuit board. The retention tabs and printed circuit board may have corresponding engaging features designed to retain the printed circuit board within the receiving slot and that, in some embodiments, can permit slight movement of the printed circuit board within the receiving slot to accommodate any thermal expansion of the board during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Luis Diaz, Aaron Feldman, Matthew Scott Hoch, Eric Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10234913
    Abstract: An expansion card latching mechanism may include a base anchored to a printed circuit board. The latching mechanism may also include a latch coupled to the base such that a proximal end of the latch locks a proximal end of an expansion card to a fixed position on the printed circuit board. In addition the latching mechanism may include a compression spring wrapped around an arm of the latch such that the compression spring exerts a tension to maintain a locked position of the latch. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuankeat Kho, John Edward Fernandes, Yueming Li
  • Patent number: 10218117
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first housing. A second housing is movable relative to the first housing. A lever is mounted on the first housing for relative rotational movement. The lever can move between a pre-stage position and a final position. The lever engages the second housing to move the second housing linearly between a pre-stage position and a seated position relative to the first housing. A lock on the first housing retains the lever in the final position relative to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah Probert, Michael Glick, Reinhard Pusch, David Menzies, Bhupinder Rangi, Shan-Chuen Lin, Rutunj Rai
  • Patent number: 10185373
    Abstract: A computing device is provided with a slot that includes a first locking element and a second locking element configured to receive a removable general purpose graphic processing unit (GPGPU) carrier. The GPGPU carrier includes a bracket for securing a first GPGPU in a first receiving space, and second GPGPU in a second receiving space. The bracket also includes a first latching mechanism configured to secure the first locking element of the slot, and a second latching mechanism configured to secure the second locking element of the slot. The GPGPU carrier also includes a frame secured to the bracket. The frame includes a first end with a first guide slot, and a second end with a second guide slot. The first and second guide slots are configured to enable the GPGPU carrier to adjust from a first position to a second position while secured within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chen Tseng, Zhi-Hao Tseng
  • Patent number: 10146272
    Abstract: An externally mounted internal component retention device includes a base. A first chassis securing member extends from the base. The first chassis securing member is configured to engage a chassis to resist movement of the base relative to the chassis when the base is positioned immediately adjacent to an external mount surface on the chassis. A first internal component engagement member also extends from the base. The first internal component engagement member is configured to extend through an engagement member chassis aperture defined by the chassis and engage an internal component that is housed in the chassis to resist movement of the internal component relative to the chassis when the base is positioned immediately adjacent the external mount surface on the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Lo, Raymond DeWine Heistand, II, Harold J. Syring
  • Patent number: 10133698
    Abstract: An IO subsystem chassis includes IO modules and IO slots to receive the IO modules inserted from a frontend of a housing, a baseboard disposed within the housing, the baseboard including first connectors corresponding to the IO slots to receive and connect the IO modules. Each of the IO modules can be coupled a server via the backend panel using a cable. Each IO module includes an IO card having a peripheral device mounted thereon and a card holder having a first receiving socket to receive and hold the IO card plugged in vertically and downwardly. The card holder further includes a second connector to engage with or disengage from a corresponding one of the first connectors of the baseboard horizontally, when the IO module is inserted into or removed from a corresponding IO slot from the frontend, without having to removing the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Shao, Ji Li, Junwei Bao, Weiyu Wendy Lu
  • Patent number: 10114426
    Abstract: An expansion card includes a mounting bracket with a full height I/O panel with a top mounting panel attached thereto extending orthogonally away. A low profile printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) is physically attached to at least one of the top mounting panel and the full height I/O panel, and the mounting bracket and low profile PCBA define a full height expansion card. The low profile PCBA has a card edge that is insertably connectable to an I/O connector of an information handling system (IHS) to communicate with other components of the IHS. A full height heat sink is attached to the low profile PCBA and extends across a portion of the top mounting panel, providing increased heat dissipation for functional components of the low profile PCBA during operation of the low profile PCBA. A battery compartment is mounted on the mounting panel and supplies power to the functional components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Lee, Yao-Chien Lien, Hsien-Chih Wu, Chien Hung Chou, Kuo-Chih Lin, Martin Hardis
  • Patent number: 10103462
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a card edge connector having a housing defining a card slot for a circuit card and having a base mounted to a host circuit board and including mounting lugs having datum surfaces. The assembly includes card guide modules coupled to the housing each having a base secured to the host circuit board and a support beam extending from the base for supporting the circuit card. The base includes a locating cavity that receives the mounting lug and locating surfaces that engage the datum surfaces to register the card guide modules relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10101769
    Abstract: A portable and mobile deployable data center (DDC) is disclosed that includes various components that enables the DDC to have multiple functions including, computing, data storage and retrieval, communications and routing. A DDC includes a rugged case that suitable for harsh environments, an interconnection mechanism, a plurality of hot swappable computing assemblies that include the functionality of readers and portable computing devices, and a plurality of hot swappable power supplies. The DDC can include computer assemblies, computing devices, and readers, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Arnouse
  • Patent number: 10082843
    Abstract: An example adjustable expansion slot includes a panel with an opening to receive an expansion slot bracket where the panel includes a guiding portion to guide a first end of the expansion slot bracket into an inserted position. The adjustable expansion slot apparatus to further include an adjustable fastener to fasten a second end of the expansion slot bracket into the inserted position. In some examples, the position of the adjustable fastener can be adjusted to accommodate size variations of the expansion slot bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James Smalls, Corey T Butler
  • Patent number: 10070551
    Abstract: A housing module having a circuit board quick-assembling function is applied to an electronic device with a circuit board having a specific height. The housing module includes a housing, an spacer and two pivoting components. The housing includes a substrate and several lateral boards. The spacer includes a main body, two pivoting portions and a locking portion. The pivoting portions are disposed on corresponding sides of the main body, the locking portion stretches from a lower side of the main body and is fixed on the circuit board via an external fixing component. The pivoting portions pass through the lateral boards and are connected to the pivoting portions. While the circuit board slides relative to the substrate to push the spacer, the main body is rotated inside the housing via the pivoting portions to lift the lower side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhi Ming Guo, Chen-Yu Li, Jun Hao Wang, Chong-Xing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10028407
    Abstract: A latch assembly for a cooling unit of a telecommunications shelf assembly, the latch assembly including: a faceplate; a latch handle movably coupled to the faceplate, wherein, when the latch handle is actuated, the cooling unit is attached to/released from the shelf assembly; and a locking mechanism coupled to the latch handle, wherein, when the locking mechanism is actuated, the cooling unit is locked to/unlocked from the shelf assembly; wherein the locking mechanism includes a fan brake actuator mechanism that is coupled to an electronic fan brake switch associated with one or more fans of the cooling unit. Optionally, the latch handle is pivotably coupled to the faceplate and is actuated by rotation. Optionally, the locking mechanism includes a captive screw that is advanced into/backed out of a threaded aperture associated with the faceplate. Optionally, the fan brake actuator mechanism includes a lever member that couples the locking mechanism to the electronic fan brake switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Meunier, Peter Saturley
  • Patent number: 10019028
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention discloses an apparatus for mating computing device structures. The apparatus comprises one or more rotatable latches, the one or more rotatable latches each including a respective screw mechanism housed within the one or more rotatable latches. The apparatus further comprises one or more spring assemblies, the one or more spring assemblies each including a respective thread assembly housed within the one or more spring assemblies. The respective thread assemblies comprise threading that is capable of receiving a corresponding screw mechanism of the one or more rotatable latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Loparco, David C. Olson, Michael T. Peets, John G. Torok, Wade H. White, Mitchell L. Zapotoski
  • Patent number: 9992911
    Abstract: A thermal transfer system for reducing temperature cycling of an electronic device. The thermal system includes a thermally conductive device to which the electronic device is mounted, a heat sink and a thermal rail mounted to the heat sink. The thermal system further includes a plurality of shape memory alloy (SMA) elements extending through aligned openings in the rail and the thermally conductive device, where the SMA elements are shaped in a deformed wire-like configuration and attempt to return to an undeformed spring-like configuration when the plurality of SMA elements are heated above a transition temperature so as to increase a heat transfer contact pressure between the thermally conductive device and the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Clint G. Buckman, Alex Chov, Matthew Kim, Hamahito Hokyo, Vinh Tran, David Bothman
  • Patent number: 9992904
    Abstract: A device enclosure includes a housing, a shaft, and a front panel. The housing defines a receiving bay configured to slidably receive an electronic device. The shaft is slidably mounted on a sidewall of said housing, includes a rear flange, and is slidable between a retracted position and a deployed position. The front panel is rotatably mounted on the shaft by a hinge and having a fulcrum projection and is rotatable between a closed position that closes a front of the receiving bay and a fully open position which extends away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Kun-Pei Liu, Tsung-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9961794
    Abstract: A housing module having a circuit board quick-assembling function is applied to an electronic device with a circuit board having a specific height. The housing module includes a housing, an spacer and two pivoting components. The housing includes a substrate and several lateral boards. The spacer includes a main body, two pivoting portions and a locking portion. The pivoting portions are disposed on corresponding sides of the main body, the locking portion stretches from a lower side of the main body and is fixed on the circuit board via an external fixing component. The pivoting portions pass through the lateral boards and are connected to the pivoting portions. While the circuit board slides relative to the substrate to push the spacer, the main body is rotated inside the housing via the pivoting portions to lift the lower side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhi Ming Guo, Chen-Yu Li, Jun Hao Wang, Chong-Xing Zhu
  • Patent number: 9961172
    Abstract: An electronic module for a modular electronic device may include improved features for retaining the electronic module relative to a frame of the modular electronic device and/or for subsequently removing such module from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jason Cinge Wong
  • Patent number: 9920935
    Abstract: An oven rack assembly (2000) can be used with an oven (128?) having sets of liner ribs (1004). The oven rack assembly (2000) includes an oven rack (208), slide system (2018) and subframe (2040). The oven rack assembly (2000) also includes a retention/release assembly (2060) for facilitating retention of a position of the subframe (2040) onto liner ribs (2004) and for facilitating release of the subframe (2040) when a user wishes to remove or move the assembly (2000) from the oven. Attachment plates (2065) can also be included, with the plates (2065) mounted to side stampings (2022). The oven rack assembly (2000) also includes protruding forms (2122) on the subframe (2040) which interact with forms (2124) positioned along the liner ribs (2004) to prevent tipping of the subframe (2040) when the oven rack (2008) is moved to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SSW Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Stewart, Jeffrey Alan Ambrose, Jason Robert Yochum
  • Patent number: 9898056
    Abstract: An electronic assembly and method of manufacturing includes: an airflow bracket having a circular rail and an airflow tab, the airflow bracket electrically coupling the circular rail and the airflow tab; a top board attached to the circular rail for electrically coupling the top board and the circular rail; and a bottom board attached to the circular rail for electrically coupling the top board and the circular rail, the bottom board positioned to form a thermal channel between the top board and the bottom board for directing air through a vent opening of the circular rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: David Lee Dean, Dennis Bennett, Robert W. Ellis