Housing For Computer Or Computer Related Equipment Patents (Class 312/223.2)
  • Patent number: 10342307
    Abstract: A case or cover for an electronic device comprising a protective input covering portion adapted to protect an input component for the electronic device, wherein the protective input covering portion comprises a capacitive material operably positioned to operate the input component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.àr.l.
    Inventors: David Lean, Bryan Lee Hynecek
  • Patent number: 10346341
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the detection of an orientation of a device docked to a docking station for the device. Based on the orientation, the device may route logic on the device so that connection points on the device to make contact with connection points on the docking station are properly mapped to input/output ports on the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robin T Castell, Richard E Hodges, Scott P Saunders
  • Patent number: 10327547
    Abstract: A case includes a shell, a sliding member, and an operating member. The shell defines a through hole. The sliding member includes an abutting portion. The operating member is rotatably fixed to the shell and slidably connected to the sliding member. The operating member rotates in a first direction to drive the sliding member to slide in a second direction and the abutting portion abuts the stopping portion to be pushed out of the through hole. The operating member rotates in a direction opposite to the first direction to drive the sliding member to slide in a direction opposite to the second direction and the stopping portion moves into the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tung-Ho Shih, Yao-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 10324886
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding device for securing at least one first expansion card in a rack server slot of one height unit. Incidentally, the holding device comprises a base body and a first holding tab, which is arranged on a first side of the base body. The first holding tab is configured to secure a riser card and a module to the holding device. Furthermore, the holding device comprises at least one second holding tab located on a second side of the base body opposite the first side. The at least one second holding tab is configured to secure a first expansion card to the holding device. Furthermore, the invention relates to an assembly having a holding device and a rack server slot of one height unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerhard Mühsam, Reinhard Salmen
  • Patent number: 10320112
    Abstract: A modularly expandable enclosure including a top end plate, a bottom end plate, and one or more elongated tray modules. The top end plate, the bottom end plate and the tray modules define an interior space of the enclosure. Opposite vertical ends of each tray module define an upper end connecting portion and a lower end connecting portion. The upper end connecting portion is configured for engagement with the top end plate and further configured for engagement with a lower end connecting portion of a vertically upwardly adjacent module tray. The lower end connecting portion is configured for engagement with the bottom end plate and further configured for engagement with an upper end connecting portion of a vertically downwardly adjacent tray module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Multilink Inc.
    Inventor: Steve E. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10297288
    Abstract: A support for computer data back-up units is designed to receive at least two distinct sizes of back-up units. The support has a bottom and at least one stationary wall perpendicular to the bottom. The support also has an additional wall extending perpendicularly to the bottom of the support and parallel to the stationary wall. The additional wall is mounted to be movable relative to the bottom of the support between at least two receiving slots respectively associated with the distinct sizes of the back-up units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Freebox
    Inventor: Patrick Charpiot
  • Patent number: 10289171
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a rack-mounted server. The rack-mounted server comprises a first drive bay and a second drive bay, the first drive bay and the second drive bay include a plurality of drive slots respectively, and the second drive bay is disposed outside of the first drive bay and rotatable about the first drive bay. By adding a rotatable drive bay, embodiments of the present disclosure enable the rack-mounted server to accommodate more disks than the traditional server, thereby effectively increasing capacity and density of disks in the rack-mounted server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, David Wei Dong, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, Yujie Zhou, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10281961
    Abstract: A carrier for securing a computer drive within a chassis facilitates the removal and installation of the computer drive in the carrier by using pins to engage the mounting holes of a computer drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZT Group Int'l, Inc.
    Inventors: Ting Yu Lin, Chen An
  • Patent number: 10268013
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10261547
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are smart device concealment systems and methods for using the same. The smart device systems comprise a retention sheath configured to receive and retain a smart device, a concealment panel joined to the retention sheath and configured to at least partially conceal the smart device, and an attachment mechanism for securing the smart device onto the retention sheath. The concealment system may be attached to a chain and worn as a necklace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Dawn DiMeglio
  • Patent number: 10263338
    Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus includes a display panel, a shielding layer having an opening formed within a periphery of the shielding layer, the shielding layer adjacent to a back side of the display panel, and an antenna adjacent to the back side of the display panel, wherein the shielding layer is received in the opening formed in the shielding layer, and does not extend beyond an edge of the display panel to allow for wireless communication with the apparatus from a front side of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Stacy L. Wolff, Michael Delpier, Kevin L. Massaro, Ming-Jen Yu
  • Patent number: 10252803
    Abstract: The invention concerns a securing system for passenger appliances in an aircraft, the securing system comprising a retaining device which can be mounted on or in an aircraft seat. The retaining device comprises a connection device, the connection device being displaceable between a park position and a use position. The securing system has a portable mounting adapter, the mounting adapter having a connection arrangement, and the connection device and the connection arrangement being detachably and mechanically connectable to each other in load-bearing manner. The mounting adapter is arranged to be connected to the passenger appliance in load-bearing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG
    Inventor: Andrew Muirhead
  • Patent number: 10257956
    Abstract: A storage device sled for mounting a storage device within a chassis is provided. The storage device sled includes a bezel, which includes a first portion that is stationary relative to a storage device, a second portion vertically captured within the first portion and configured to slide between unlatching and latching positions, and a spring configured to push the latch outwardly from the bezel. The second portion includes a finger-movable member, a latch, and a horizontal biasing feature adjacent to the latch and configured to move in concert with the latch. The storage device sled also includes first and second longitudinal members, each orthogonally coupled to opposite ends of the bezel first portion and each coupled to opposite sides of the storage device. When the storage device is installed in the chassis, the horizontal biasing feature exerts force against a first chassis interior side surface and biases the storage device sled against a second chassis interior side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Lee Van Pelt, Christopher Ellis Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10248169
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with a protective housing having one or more housing components. A housing component can be formed from a single sheet of material to appear as if the housing component had been formed from a hollowed out solid block of material. The sheet of material may be deep drawn, forged, and machined to form the housing component. One or more holes may be formed through a portion of the housing component to provide an I/O interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Todd F. Gotham, Andrew David Lauder, Tang Yew Tan, Erik L. Wang, Phillip Michael Hobson, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Christopher Stringer, Richard Howarth, John Ternus, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 10207352
    Abstract: A welding system includes a frame having a first sliding track and a second sliding track. The welding system also includes a cover piece having a first set of tabs configured to slide within the first sliding track, and a second set of tabs configured to slide within the second sliding track. The first and second sets of tabs are disposed on opposite sides of the cover piece. The cover piece includes an indention configured to mate with a detent protruding from a fan louver of the frame when the cover piece is slid into an open position. In addition, the welding system includes a plurality of electrical connections. The cover piece substantially covers the plurality of electrical connections when the cover piece is slid into a closed position within the sliding tracks, and the plurality of electrical connections are entirely exposed when the cover piece is slid into the open position within the sliding tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Lawrence Peterson, Nicholas James Dessart, Sunil Kumar Pattnaik
  • Patent number: 10201104
    Abstract: The present application discloses an electronic apparatus including an apparatus frame having an aperture; a door movably secured to the apparatus frame and configured to be movable between a first position at which the aperture is accessible and a second position at which the aperture is substantially closed; and a communication socket at least partially enclosed by the apparatus frame; the communication socket having a plurality of communication terminals configured to be accessible for electrical connection with an external apparatus through the aperture. The communication socket includes a first member, the door includes a second member, the first member and the second member being magnetically attractive to each other and cooperatively configured to secure the door in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mancang Fu, Jigang Lv, Enmin Niu
  • Patent number: 10201102
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a support member including at least a portion formed of a conductive material, an enclosure member configured to receive the support member and including at least a portion of which is formed of a conductive material. The conductive material portion of the enclosure member and the conductive material portion of the support member are insulated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Seok Lee, Tae-Hwan Kang, Hyun-Jun Kwon, Ki-Deuk Kim, Sang-Hyeon Kim, Jin-A Mock, Sung-Young Lee, Min-Su Jung, Hong-Moon Chun, Jung Woong Hyun
  • Patent number: 10191238
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable management kit including a plate having a plurality of slide-lock apertures oriented in various directions, at least one cable tie down adapted to slide-lock engage within the apertures, and at least one fiber organizer adapted to slide-lock engage within the apertures, wherein the kit serves to route and manage fiber optic cable routed within a rear end of a rack-mountable chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DMSI International
    Inventors: Riley Monaghan, Brandon Woodward
  • Patent number: 10177680
    Abstract: An electrical service interface system include a configurable device and inverter mounted to an equipment tower, wherein each of the configurable device and inverter include alignment devices configured to rollably mount the configurable device and inverter to corresponding guides mounted to a support pad, and to align the configurable device to the inverter, and the inverter to the equipment tower. In an installed configuration, the configurable device electrically and mechanically couples to the inverter via a DC connector and one or more mounting systems, and the inverter mechanically and electrically couples to the equipment tower via an AC connector and one or more mounting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: San Diego Gas & Electric Company
    Inventor: Thomas Owen Bialek
  • Patent number: 10146273
    Abstract: A carrier supports a storage drive that may be removed from a server or other information handling system. The carrier has a dual-lock mechanism that safely secures the storage drive. A primary lock is manually moved along a first axis, and a secondary lock is manually moved along an orthogonal second axis. Only after both the primary lock and the secondary lock are moved may the carrier be removed from the server. The dual-lock mechanism thus reduces accidental disengagement of the storage drive, especially in rugged usage environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Bijan Noorbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10141029
    Abstract: A securing apparatus configured to mount a data storage device in an enclosure includes a shielding assembly configured to be secured to a panel of the enclosure and a sliding pole. The shielding assembly includes a frame and a rotating plate rotatably mounted to the frame. The sliding pole is slidably mounted to the frame and defines a plurality of latching slots. The frame defines an aperture for the data storage device to pass through; the rotating plate comprises a plurality of hooks. The sliding pole is slidable relative to the frame to engage the hooks in the latching slots. The rotating plate is secured to the frame and shields the aperture, preventing the data storage device from being taken out of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Ju Gao, Bi Zheng, Fang-Peng Yu, Xiao-Zhong Jing, Yi-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10136547
    Abstract: Disclosed is a switch card assembly and chassis system, including a switch card housing, a latch base adjacent the switch card housing, the latch base including a pivot slot and a control slot, and the latch having a boundary with the chassis, a latch coupled to the latch base, the latch including a plurality of latch toes that move through the boundary of the latch base, and a plurality of pins attached to the latch and slideable within the plurality of slots, wherein the latch is rotated to lock and unlock the switch card housing in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Yoan E. Cecire
  • Patent number: 10123439
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, an electronic assembly and a cover. The casing has an interior space. The electronic assembly is located in the interior space. The cover includes a first covering member and a second covering member. The first covering member is disposed on the casing, and covers the interior space. The second covering member has a sign, and the second covering member is rotatably disposed on the first covering member in order to change the position of the sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lin, Hsien-Wei Juan, Kuo-Hsuen Yen
  • Patent number: 10114408
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a display stand, including: a base supporting a dock; the dock having: a front that accommodates a display panel; a front face that extends upward from the front; and a back face that is substantially opposite to the front face; the back face including a cover that repositions to reveal an internal cavity disposed within the dock; the dock further including a surface forming a wall of the internal cavity, the surface having one or more power and data connectors. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cyan Godfrey, Cuong Huy Truong, Peter Carlson Rane, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Patent number: 10117354
    Abstract: A motor drive unit which improves the cooling ability. The motor drive unit comprises electronic components and a housing which surrounds the electronic components. The housing has a back plate to which the electronic components are fixed, a front plate which faces the back plate, and a first side plate and second side plate which face each other and extend from the back plate to the front plate. The first side plate has openings which pass through the first side plate and slants with respect to the back plate so as to approach the second side plate or separate from the second side plate the further from the back plate toward the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10083388
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a USB device includes a USB connector, a casing, and a holding member. The casing is provided with an opening. The holding member includes a holder, a support, and a first extension. The holder holds the USB connector. The support extends from the holder. The first extension has a protrusion, extends from the support, and is bendable. The protrusion is housed in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Harashima, Kosuke Adachi, Shanying Pan
  • Patent number: 10082844
    Abstract: A removable hard drive tray includes a seat, a coupling plate and a coupling arm. The seat includes a bottom plate, a first side plate and a second side plate. The first side plate has a through hole. The coupling plate is disposed in an outer side of the first side plate and has a hollow slot. The coupling arm has a pivot end and a free end. The pivot end is pivoted in the hollow slot, and the free end has a latch. The free end rotates to the hollow slot and passes the through hole. Thus the hard drive is combined in the accommodating space by an engagement of the latch and the fastening hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Jerry C. Yang, Lawrence H. Liang, Richard S. Chen
  • Patent number: 10080306
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a clamping assembly configured to receive and secure a component in or to a support structure. The clamping assembly includes first and second side rails configured to be coupled to the support structure. The clamping assembly also includes at least one first clamp. Each first clamp is mounted to one of the side rails and is configured to slide along that side rail. Each first clamp is also configured to apply at least one first clamping force to the component in a first direction. The clamping assembly further includes at least one second clamp. Each second clamp is mounted to one of the side rails and is configured to slide along that side rail. Each second clamp is also configured to apply at least one second clamping force to the component in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Peter E. Dennison
  • Patent number: 10072946
    Abstract: A display terminal includes a first body having a Hall sensor and a second body having a magnetic element. The area of the magnetic element may correspond to a maximum horizontal moving distance and a maximum vertical moving distance of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-hwan Park, Hyung-nam Jin
  • Patent number: 10067543
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection system for connecting computer data backup units to a computer motherboard comprising: a support for different sizes of computer data backup units, wherein the backup units carry a connector, or carry a superposition of a plurality of connectors, a multi-stage connector configured to be connected to the motherboard and the backup unit connectors, wherein the multi-stage connector comprises at least two connection stages superposed and fixed to one another. According to the invention, the at least two superposed connection stages of the multi-stage connector are offset relative to one another according to the sense of the connection to the connectors of the computer data backup units carried by the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Freebox
    Inventor: Patrick Charpiot
  • Patent number: 10063638
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) for accessing remote solid state drives (SSDs) (or other types of remote non-volatile memory) over the Ethernet or other networks. An extended NVMe controller is provided for enabling CPU to access remote non-volatile memory using NVMe protocol. The extended NVMe controller is implemented on one server for communication with other servers or non-volatile memory via Ethernet switch. The NVMe protocol is used over the Ethernet or similar networks by modifying it to provide a special NVM-over-Ethernet frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CNEX LABS, INC.
    Inventor: Yiren Ronnie Huang
  • Patent number: 10056118
    Abstract: A carrying apparatus for clamping the side edges of a memory storage unit includes a base part, a fixed arm, and a holding arm. The base part is disposed corresponding to a first side edge of the memory storage unit and has a fixed end and a pivot end. The fixed arm extends from the fixed end of the base part. The holding arm is pivoted on the pivot end of the base part and spaced with the fixed arm. The base part has a working space in which an elastic element is disposed. The holding arm has a stop end extending into the working space. Thus, the elastic element exerts a force on the stop end such that the holding arm moves toward and clamps the third side edge of the memory storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Cheng Lu, Ken-Sheng Lin, Richard S. Chen
  • Patent number: 10058005
    Abstract: A computer hardware unit, a data center cabinet having the same, and a method of removing the computer hardware unit from the data center cabinet. The computer hardware unit has a housing for placement within a slot of the data center cabinet. At least one of a compute component, a network component and a memory component is provided within the housing. At least one mounting bracket is attached to the housing and to secure the housing to the cabinet. The at least one mounting bracket has a first leg attached to the housing and a second leg for attachment to the cabinet. The at least one mounting bracket is collapsible to change an internal angle between the first leg and the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Gary Willard
  • Patent number: 10035723
    Abstract: A glass housing includes an inner surface; an outer surface opposite to the inner surface; and a circumferential surface interconnecting the outer surface and the inner surface, wherein a distance between the inner surface and the outer surface ranges from 0.2 mm to 1 mm, each of the inner surface and the outer surface includes a planar portion and two curved portions extending outwardly from opposite edges of the planar portion toward a side of the inner surface, the curved portion is an arc surface having a radius of curvature ranging from 5 mm to 50 mm. The present disclosure further provides a manufacturing device and manufacturing method of manufacturing the glass housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: SHENZHEN O-FILM TECH CO., LTD., NANCHANG O-FILM OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Genchu Tang, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 10034404
    Abstract: A server case, chassis, or enclosure with an easily removable front panel or plate. The outside or front of the front panel may be decorated with a logo, trademark, or other design, and thus be used by a vendor supplying a server case, with or without a computer or computer apparatus installed, as a means of decorating, identifying, or branding the case or contents, or both. The panels or plates may be interchangeable. Panels or plates may be attached to the case by means of tabs with magnets extending from the sides of the panel or plate and fitting within corresponding slots in the front of the case, thereby providing a secure attachment that prevents lateral movement, but is easily removable by hand without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CentrifyHealth, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly K. Ivkov, Frank J. Convertino, Sean M. Galyen, Andrew B. Spitzer
  • Patent number: 10034398
    Abstract: In one example, a docking station includes a base and a rotatable multi-plug connector to electrically plug into the electronic device. The multi-plug connector includes a first plug to plug into a first type of electronic device port and a second plug to plug into a second type of electronic device port. The multi-plug connector can be rotated between a first position in which the first plug is oriented to plug into the electronic device and a second position in which the second plug is oriented to plug into the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ligy Kurian, Terrell Wade Aubert
  • Patent number: 9991682
    Abstract: Electrical power and/or data are distributed to one or more electrical devices, preferably mounted on a structure. A first source module is electrically connected to an electrical power and/or data source. Additional source modules are connected in a daisy chain to the first source module. A plurality of system modules is mounted on the source modules. Each system module is electrically connectable to, and disconnectable from, a module connector of a respective source module. Each system module is removable from the respective source module for replacement without powering down the power and/or data source, and without affecting the data distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nextek Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wickett, Alex M. Adelson, Paul Savage, Ben Hartman
  • Patent number: 9978544
    Abstract: A keyboard apparatus of an electronic apparatus includes a key-switch structure including a membrane switch having contact points, keycaps for operating the contact points of the membrane switch, and actuators configured to urge the keycaps upwardly upon the keycaps being pressed down, and an upper cover configured to be part of a housing of the electronic apparatus and having a mount part, the mount part supporting the key-switch structure that is placed on an upper surface of the mount part, wherein the mount part is formed integrally with the upper cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tamotsu Koike, Akihiko Takemae, Satoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 9967997
    Abstract: Server equipment having a fool-proof structure includes a casing and a tray. The casing includes a storage unit area, a plurality of motherboard areas, a back plate, insertion slots and a fool-proof device. The fool-proof device selectively has an engagement member at a first height or an engagement member at a second height. The tray includes a motherboard, a connection card and a protection housing. When the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the first height, the connection card is correspondingly inserted into the insertion slot. When the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the second height, the connection card is spaced from the insertion slot by a distance. Accordingly, the connection card is prevented from being inserted to a wrong insertion slot, so damage to the connection card is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: William Shen, Te-Chang Lin, Richard S. Chen
  • Patent number: 9949410
    Abstract: Techniques for operating a data center include providing at least one fan coil unit operable to circulate a cooling airflow to a human-occupiable workspace of the data center; providing a plurality of computer racks arranged in one or more rows in the human-occupiable workspace; forming one or more warm air aisles between the one or more rows of the plurality of computer racks that are in fluid communication with an inlet of the fan coil unit through a warm air plenum, and also with an outlet of the fan coil unit through the human-occupiable workspace and the plurality of computer racks arranged in one or more rows; adjusting the associated electrical power density of one or more of the plurality of computer racks; and based on the adjustment, adjusting a characteristic of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Kowalski, Christopher G. Malone, Ankit Somani
  • Patent number: 9930792
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, at least one cover, and a hard disk. The housing having an accommodating space, an inner surface, an outer surface, and at least one through hole communicating with the inner surface and the outer surface. The cover located at an outer side of the housing in which a chamber is formed between at least one portion of the cover and at least one portion of the outer surface, and the chamber is communicating with the accommodating space through the through hole. The hard disk disposed in the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuo-Chi Ting
  • Patent number: 9907193
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a housing with a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second, opposite direction. A glass cover may form at least a portion of the first surface. A display may be exposed through the glass cover. At least one protrusion is configured to absorb external impact to the electronic device. The protrusion protrudes from the first surface and is formed as part of the glass cover or protrudes through a hole in the glass cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ha Lim Lee, Myung Gon Kim, Jung Hyun Kim, Soon Ho Han, Tae Kon Kim, Hyun Suk Shin, Seo Hyun Kim, Kun Chan Seo, Seung Hoon Lee, Jong Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 9888607
    Abstract: A self-biasing storage device sled for mounting a storage device within a chassis is provided. The self-biasing storage device sled includes a bezel, which includes a first portion that is stationary relative to a storage device, a second portion vertically captured within the first portion and configured to slide between unlatching and latching positions, and a spring configured to push the latch outwardly from the bezel. The second portion includes a finger-movable member, a latch, and a horizontal biasing feature adjacent to the latch and configured to move in concert with the latch. When the storage device is installed in the chassis, the horizontal biasing feature exerts force against a first chassis interior side surface and biases the storage device sled against a second chassis interior side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Lee Van Pelt, Christopher Ellis Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9882284
    Abstract: An antenna device of a mobile terminal for securing a performance of an antenna of the mobile terminal having a case of a metal material is provided. The antenna device of the mobile terminal includes an antenna module for radiating electric waves, and a case for forming an external form of the mobile terminal, made of a metal material, having a slot in a portion of the metal material, and electrically connected to each of the antenna module and a ground of the mobile terminal, and for operating as a radiator through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjin Eom, Jaehee Kim, Sukho Kim, Haeyeon Kim, Jinkyu Bang, Joonho Byun, Kyungmoon Seol
  • Patent number: 9883615
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a substrate having a conductive region on a surface thereof, a semiconductor memory unit, a memory controller, at least one of the semiconductor memory unit and the memory controller being disposed on the substrate, a housing enclosing the substrate, and a heat conduction member in contact with and pressed between the conductive region and a portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Kouei Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 9864503
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a touch method applied in an electronic device and the corresponding electronic device. The electronic device has a first key arranged at a first position of the electronic device, and the first key is operable to respond to a first operation to control the electronic device to generate a first executable instruction based on the first operation for instructing the electronic device to display a first main interface through the first executable instruction. The method comprises: receiving a second operation via the first key when the electronic device displays a first interface of a first application program; judging whether the second operation satisfies a first preset rule to acquire a first judgment result; generating, according to the first judgment result, a second executable instruction based on the second operation; and controlling, according to the second executable instruction, the electronic device to perform an operation corresponding to the second executable instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Jiangtong Tian
  • Patent number: 9839149
    Abstract: A fixing bracket is used to fix a plurality of storage devices in a housing. Each of the storage devices has a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite and respectively having plurality of fixing holes. The fixing bracket includes a frame body and two pivotal members. The frame body has an opening and an accommodating space. The frame body includes a plurality of first fixing pins in the accommodating space. The storage devices can be accommodated in the accommodating space. Each of the first fixing pins is for being inserted into the corresponding fixing hole on the first sidewall. The pivotal members are pivotally connected to the frame body. Each of the pivotal members includes a plurality of second fixing pins. When the pivotal members cover parts of the opening, each of the second fixing pins is for being inserted into the corresponding fixing hole on the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Mao-Chao Yang, Kuan-Ru Chen
  • Patent number: 9829916
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Kevin D. Gibbs, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus
  • Patent number: 9832898
    Abstract: A USB flash drive, comprising a housing comprising internal walls defining a receiving space, at least one of the internal walls having an engagement component, a memory main body disposed in the receiving space and comprising a hook slot component, and a fastener disposed in the receiving space comprising a protrusion component and a hook component, the hook component engaged with the hook slot component of the memory main body, and the protrusion component engaged with the engagement component of the housing, thereby fastening the memory main body to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PNY Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai-Kao Hsieh, Hen-An Chen, Ching-Ting Chang
  • Patent number: 9812685
    Abstract: A battery pack comprises a plurality of batteries which store electric power for activating an electric utility vehicle; a battery case which accommodates the plurality of batteries therein; and an external frame unit which is provided on an outer surface of the battery case and supports the batteries from below, wherein the external frame unit includes a lower support section placed on a lower surface of the battery case, an upper support section placed on an upper surface of the battery case, and a coupling section which couples the lower support section and the upper support section to each other. This allows the battery case to ensure a required stiffness while providing insulation between the batteries and an outside of the batteries, without increasing a thickness of the battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuma Nozaki, Kouichirou Sano, Katsunori Igaki