Disk Drive Type Patents (Class 361/679.33)
  • Patent number: 10324504
    Abstract: A storage device mounting system includes a cage assembly configured to receive one or more storage devices. A pivot assembly is configured to pivotally attach the cage assembly to a chassis assembly. A flexible conductor assembly is configured to electrically couple the one or more storage devices to a system board assembly while allowing the cage assembly to pivot with respect to the chassis assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen E. Strickland, Lawrence J. Feroli
  • Patent number: 10306813
    Abstract: An apparatus with a motor drive device is provided with a support plate including an opening part for supporting the motor drive device. The support plate includes a first edge part around the opening part and a second edge part on the opposite side of the first edge part. The motor drive device includes a first recessed part formed on one end part in a predetermined direction, and a second recessed part formed on the other end part on the opposite side of the one end part. The first edge part is inserted into the first recessed part, and the second edge part is inserted to the second recessed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kobayashi, Tsutomu Shikagawa, Kiichi Inaba
  • Patent number: 10230865
    Abstract: A driving device is used in an image reading apparatus, and reciprocates a scanning unit for reading an image on an original. The driving device comprises a pull member, a driving pulley which transmits driving force to the pull member, a following pulley which applies tension to the pull member and a pulley holder having a pulley axis which holds the following pulley rotatably. Then, the pulley axis has a lock pawl capable of locking an upper end portion of the following pulley and canceling engagement with the following pulley by being tilted toward a side of an axial center by elastic deformation. Furthermore, the lock pawl is arranged at a side of a tension acting direction from the pull member to the following pulley except the farthest position from the driving pulley among positions in a circumferential direction of the pulley axis. It is possible to attach and detach the following pulley easily at a time of maintenance or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Imoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Nakanishi, Kazuhiro Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10185494
    Abstract: A method for managing a storage system includes: providing at least one heartbeat monitoring path between a set of expander control circuits within an expansion module in the storage system, for transmitting at least one of a plurality of heartbeat monitoring signals for a set of management modules in the storage system, wherein the expansion module is utilized for installing a set of shared storage devices, and each shared storage device within the set of shared storage devices is coupled to the set of expander control circuits, respectively, to allow the management modules to control the set of shared storage devices through the expander control circuits, respectively. The method further includes performing heartbeat monitoring according to the heartbeat monitoring signals, for at least one of the management modules to perform high availability management on shared storage devices and selectively take over management of non-shared components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Synology Incorporated
    Inventors: Chi-Lei Ho, Shih-Kai Tsai
  • Patent number: 10180710
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with a plurality of cooling devices thermally coupled to a plurality of heat-generating components of an electronic device, such as a server, a configured rack of servers, or a configured rack of server elements, are disclosed herein. Each cooling device may be associated with a unique cooling zone for the components. Logic may be coupled with the plurality of cooling devices, and the logic may be configured to cause a first cooling zone of a first cooling device to overlap a second cooling zone of a second cooling device. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yanbing Sun, Yongkang Wu, Jeff King, Peifeng Si
  • Patent number: 10146271
    Abstract: An expansion planar system includes an expansion planar mounted to an expansion planar chassis and including expansion component(s) coupled to a system connector. A coupling subsystem mounted to the expansion planar chassis couples to a system chassis that includes a main planar and an expansion connector. While coupled to the system chassis, the coupling subsystem may provide the expansion planar chassis in a first orientation in which the system connector engages the expansion connector and the expansion planar chassis impedes access to component(s) on the main planar. While coupled to the system chassis, the coupling subsystem may also provide for rotation of the expansion planar chassis relative to the main planar to disengage the system connector from the expansion connector and provide the expansion planar chassis in a second orientation in which access to the component(s) on the main planar is no longer impeded by the expansion planar chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Darren Burke Pav, Wesley Brook Morgan
  • Patent number: 10133319
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a pivoting memory drive adapter. The memory drive adapter is used for adapting memory drives for insertion into a drive bay that is larger than the memory drives. The memory drive adapter includes an adapter frame and a memory carrier. The adapter frame has an envelope compatible with a hard disc drive (HDD) drive bay, for example, and includes a pair of spaced apart sidewalls each including a slot. The memory carrier includes a pair of pins extending from opposite sides of the memory carrier engaging a corresponding one of the pair of slots. Thus, the memory carrier can pivot with respect to the adapter frame. A pair of spaced apart ledges divides the memory carrier into two memory drive locations, each sized to receive a memory drive, such as a solid state drive (SSD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 10104803
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus with a lift mechanism includes a carrier, a holder, and a lift handle. The holder is pivoted to the carrier and swings between an operating angle and a maintenance angle. A first arm of the lift handle has an acting end, a resistance end, and a second pivot disposed between the acting end and the resistance end and pivoted to the holder. The first arm further has a protruding length protruding from the bottom side of the holder. When the first arm rotates around the second pivot, the resistance end protrudes the protruding length from the bottom side to rest against the carrier and the holder is lifted to the maintenance angle using the protruding length. Therefore, the storage devices in the holder, originally difficult to be maintained, can be lifted and maintained simply and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Chi Lin, Fu-An Jhang, Ta-Chih Chung, Chung-I Kuo
  • Patent number: 10091905
    Abstract: A dual-action storage media chassis system comprising: a chassis and two storage media modules accommodated in the chassis. The chassis defining a central back storage space accommodating a processor unit having a third operating temperature. Each storage media module including: a tray frame, each tray frame including a top access opening; a first plurality of storage media (having a first operating temperature) arranged into a front portion of the tray frame through the top access opening; a second plurality of storage media (having a second operating temperature) arranged into a back portion of the tray frame through the top access opening; the front portion, the back portion and the central back storage space being disposed longitudinally sequentially in the dual-action storage media chassis system, such that the second operating temperature is superior to the first operating temperature, and the third operating temperature is superior to the second operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Aleksandr Alekseevich Konovalov, Pavel Gennadievich Melnikov, Igor Urevich Znamenskii, Ivan Vladimirovich Prostov, Andrey Olegovich Korolenko, Andrey Alekseevitch Blokhin
  • Patent number: 10088876
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a hard disk drive which does not require screws or tools includes bracket and latching unit. The bracket includes a bottom plate and parallel side plates. The several latching units are rotatably connected to a lower side of the side plate, a free end of the latching unit defines a latching portion. The side plate defines a latching slot corresponding to the latching portion, and when the latching unit is rotated to abut the side plate, the latching portion is latched in the latching slot and holds a hard disk drive strongly and stably in an receiving space defined by the bottom plate and the side plates. The electronic device is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han-Yu Li, Wen-Hu Lu, Cheng-He Li, Ya-Ni Zhang, Gong-Wen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10067541
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a supporting member, a case, at least two positioning structures, a guiding structure, and a protrusion. The two positioning structures are respectively disposed on the supporting member and the case, and are configured to facilitate assembly of the case and the supporting member. The guiding structure is disposed on the supporting member. The protrusion is disposed on the case. The protrusion is guided by the guiding structure so as to simplify the assembly process and improve the efficiency of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SYNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Cheng-Huang Lee
  • Patent number: 10026454
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cooling a power supply unit in a storage system. In some embodiments, a storage system includes a first section for receiving a plurality of storage media, a second section having a power supply unit, and a plenum arranged in communication with the first and second sections. The power supply unit has an inlet for receiving air, an outlet for exhausting air and an airflow generator which generates airflow therethrough, where the inlet and the outlet are in fluidic communication with the plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Davis, Odie Killen
  • Patent number: 10019042
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rack-mountable server using one or more single board computers. A stackable mounting bracket for the single board computers allows multiple single board computers to be added to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: David Franklin
  • Patent number: 10015904
    Abstract: Fan trays and components thereof are described herein. In some embodiments, a removable, compact fan tray is configured to be disposed within a slot of a chassis. The fan tray can be latchably coupled to the chassis, and/or can include a light source, such as an LED operable to depict the status of the fan tray. Leads of the light source can be disposed within an sleeve operable to contain and/or insulate the leads. The fan tray can, in some embodiments, be configured to be keyed to a particular type of chassis slot, for example, a slot associated with an air flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kull, David J. Lima, Gilbert Vanhoy
  • Patent number: 9968009
    Abstract: The present technology provides a system for supplying fresh air to downstream components. The system comprises a housing with a first end and a second end, a first plurality of partitions disposed in the housing, and a second plurality of partitions disposed in the housing. The housing comprises a base portion and first and second opposing sidewalls extending from the first end to the second end. Each of the first plurality of partitions includes at least one first ventilation opening associated with each of the plurality of compartments. Each one of the second plurality of partitions comprises at least one partition duct extending through the plurality of partition rows and at least one second ventilation opening connecting the at least one partition duct to associated ones of the plurality of compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yi-Chieh Chen, Jen-Mao Chen, Wei-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 9968005
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for reducing upstream preheat for high-density hard disk drive storage. A system can include first and second rows of storage devices installed in a storage rack, the first and second rows having a first distance between consecutive storage devices. The second row can be located behind the first row and farther away from a source of an airflow than the first row. The system can monitor a temperature associated with the second row and when the temperature rises above a threshold, the system can remove a storage device from the first row. The system can then adjust placement within the first row such that the remaining devices have a second, larger distance between each other to increase airflow to storage devices in the second row and reduce system impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yi-Chieh Chen, Jen-Mao Chen, Wei-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 9952637
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure for an external apparatus is a heat dissipation structure for an external apparatus in an electronic apparatus including a housing section configured to removably house an external apparatus. The heat dissipation structure for an external apparatus includes a heat dissipation portion, which is removably attached to the external apparatus and which has thermal conductivity for transferring heat generated by the external apparatus to the housing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichirou Yonemaru
  • Patent number: 9921606
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning service element interface devices is provided. A gate is affixed to a computing rack by a gate hinge, wherein the gate hinge rotates on a first axis. A first tray affixed to the gate at a side edge of the first tray. A second tray affixed to the first tray at a bottom edge of the first tray by a hinge that rotates on a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. A first display and a first keyboard affixed to an outer surface of the first tray. A second display and a second keyboard affixed to an outer surface of the second tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard M. Ecker, Steven C. McIntosh, Robert K. Mullady, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 9904335
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of achieving sufficient heat transfer efficiency between a portable information device and a cooling device while preventing a heating member from being exposed at an outer surface of the portable information device is disclosed. The portable information device includes a heating body and a cooling device. The cooling device is detachably connected to the portable information device, and is configured to absorb heat from the heating body. The portable information device includes a heat-dissipation heat sink thermally connected to the heating body, and multiple apparatus shutter members covering the heat-dissipation heat sink so that the heat-dissipation heat sink can be freely covered and uncovered. The cooling device includes a shutter driving mechanism that opens the apparatus shutter members when the portable information device is connected to the cooling device, and a heat-receiving heat sink thermally connected to the heat-dissipation heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Takuroh Kamimura, Hiroaki Agata, Akinori Uchino, Tomoaki Kosugi, Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Eiji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9891675
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a high-density solid-state storage unit includes a base section and a cassette section having plurality of flash cards. The cassette section can be removably attached to the base section to provide security of data stored on the plurality of flash cards. The cassette section provides for physical security of the flash cards in part through packaging of the enclosure and energy transfer to the base station. The cassette section further provides for security of the data stored on the flash cards in part through a trusted platform module (TPM) embodied as a removable module connected to a universal serial bus (USB) style connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pinchas Herman, William Radke, Radoslav Danilak
  • Patent number: 9877414
    Abstract: The disclosure describes methods and apparatuses that are used to provide a telecommunication equipment chassis for supporting telecommunication equipment within server racks while providing an adjustable venting arrangement for the telecommunication equipment. More particularly, the disclosure describes a telecommunication equipment chassis for supporting telecommunication equipment within a server rack, which is vertically adjustable, rather than horizontally adjustable, to modify the venting arrangement for the telecommunication equipment without changing a width of the telecommunication equipment chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventor: Loren Vorreiter
  • Patent number: 9877415
    Abstract: A server can be used for a cold storage application. The server can include a nest for holding a high density of bare storage drives. The nest can include a plurality of drive cooling channels residing on the underside of the nest. The server can further include rear, front, and side air flow paths for natural convection cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wojciech Szeremeta, Robert P. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9870158
    Abstract: Data communications within a rack mountable microarray system includes: sending, from a microarray controller to a communication fabric, a request for data, where the microarray controller is one of the plurality of microarray controllers housed within a drive bay of an enclosure, where the enclosure includes a plurality of storage devices, and where the microarray controller controls one or more of the storage devices; determining, by the communication fabric, a destination microarray controller from among the plurality of microarray controllers, where the destination microarray controller controls another one or more of the storage devices; sending, from the destination microarray controller to the communication fabric, the data specified by the request for data; and receiving, at the microarray controller from the communication fabric, the data specified by the request for data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Theodore B. Vojnovich
  • Patent number: 9841792
    Abstract: A chassis in a device housing includes a housing of the housing, a hard disk drive, and a fastening apparatus. The housing includes a backplane and a side plate defining an opening. The hard disk drive defining an opening is electrically coupled to the backplane. The fastening apparatus includes a connecting member and a fastening member. The connecting member includes a connecting post. The connecting post defines a mounting hole. Two locking protrusions protrude from the connecting post. A raised portion protrudes from an inside wall of the mounting hole. The fastening member includes an urging portion. The fastening apparatus is coupled between the hard disk drive and the side plate. The fastening member is mounted in the mounting hole, and the raised portion is urged by the urging portions. The connecting post undergoes elastic deformation, and the locking protrusions are locked in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Guang-Yi Zhang, Xiao-Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 9838147
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a line card, an optical module, and an optical network device. The optical module includes at least one electrical interface and at least one optical interface. The wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer includes a first interface and a second interface. The panel is disposed on an edge of the mainboard. The electrical interface is electrically connected to the mainboard. The optical interface faces a direction that is from the edge of the mainboard to an interior of the mainboard and that is parallel to the mainboard, and the optical interface is connected to the first interface. The wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer is disposed on the mainboard, the second interface is configured to connect to a feeder fiber, and the feeder fiber is configured to connect an optical network device at a sending end and an optical network device at a receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiguang Xu, Huafeng Lin, Xiaoping Zhou, Dekun Liu
  • Patent number: 9826657
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for populating and operating a storage enclosure carrier with multiple hot swappable storage devices. In some embodiments, a carrier housing having length, width and thickness dimensions is adapted to accommodate at least one hard disc drive (HDD) having a selected HDD form factor and configured for engagement in a storage enclosure housing. A plurality of solid state drives (SSDs) each conforming to a selected SSD form factor are supported within the length, width and thickness dimensions of the carrier housing. Each of the SSDs is individually retractable from a front facing portion of the carrier housing without removal of the carrier housing from the storage enclosure housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Odie Killen, Paul Foisy, Robert Walker, Alexander C. Worrall, David M. Davis
  • Patent number: 9823714
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a hard disk quick release unit and a hard disk replacement module which includes a plurality of fixed guiding grooves and hard disk quick release units; each hard disk quick release unit includes a slidable guiding groove having at least a guiding member; at least a side fixing unit arranged adjacent to the outer side surface of the slidable guiding groove, the side fixing unit has a restricting groove, the guiding member engaged into the restricting groove for guiding the slidable guiding groove to move along a straight path; a cover board pivotally connected to the front end of the slidable guiding groove; and a resilient positioning member arranged on the front end of the slidable guiding groove, when the slidable guiding groove is moved to an exit position, the resilient positioning member engages with a side of the hard disk socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ECHOSTREAMS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Chin-Hao Yang, Chang-Feng Chu, Gene Jing-Luen Lee
  • Patent number: 9818452
    Abstract: A hard disk drive carrier assembly includes a back panel, and a connection mechanism in physical communication with the back panel of the hard disk drive carrier assembly along a first surface of the connection mechanism. The connection mechanism includes guide pin extending away from a second surface of the connection mechanism. The guide pin to align the hard disk drive carrier assembly with a mid-plane module of an information handling system when the hard disk drive carrier assembly is inserted into a bay of the information handling system. A screw is in physical communication with the connection module to mount the connection mechanism onto the back panel. The screw includes a post, and is inserted through a hole in the connection mechanism and is connected to the back panel. A first diameter of the post is smaller than a second diameter of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Hsu-Chu (Neil) Wang, Corey D. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9818457
    Abstract: Electronic devices and methods including a printed circuit board configured to accept CPUs and memory modules are described. One apparatus includes a printed circuit board that includes a first row of elements including a first CPU positioned between first and second groups of dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). The printed circuit board also includes a second row of elements including a second CPU positioned between third and fourth groups of DIMMs. The apparatus also includes a third row of elements including a fifth group of DIMMs, wherein the second row of elements is positioned between the first row of elements and the third row of elements. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Querbach, Pete D. Vogt
  • Patent number: 9807900
    Abstract: A high-density storage assembly having a casing, an engaging mechanism, and a recording medium machine; the casing has a receiving space, with a plurality of fixing portions disposed on a substrate at a bottom of the casing, the engaging mechanism has at least two supporting portions arranged in a side by side in a transverse width direction, each having a coupling portion and a supporting plate, with the coupling portions connected to the fixing portions of the substrate of the casing, respectively, and extended upward and obliquely to form the supporting plates. A containing space for movably placing and positioning the recording medium machine is formed between an abutting leaf spring and a limit plate which are disposed on a lower surface of the supporting plate of one of two adjacent said supporting portions and an upper surface of the supporting plate of another said supporting portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CHENBRO MICOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tseng-Hsun Hu
  • Patent number: 9798362
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a storage device storage tray for use with one or more storage devices. The storage device storage tray includes a chassis including at least one storage region and a motherboard attached to the chassis. A storage frame is positioned in the storage region and is pivotable relative to the chassis between a storage position and an access position. The storage frame comprises first and second substantially parallel panels and a backplane extending therebetween. A data communications cable interconnects the backplane and the motherboard. A plurality of dividers extend away from the backplane between the first and second substantially parallel panels to define a plurality of drive bays configured to receive a respective storage device. A leaf spring retainer is positioned in each drive bay to urge the storage devices against the second panel to hold the storage devices in their respective drive bays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason David Adrian
  • Patent number: 9763351
    Abstract: A computing apparatus adapted for rear access installation of a computer card with blind mating. The apparatus includes an enclosure with a rear access opening and a circuit board mounted in an interior space of the enclosure with an upward facing connector. The apparatus includes a guide assembly comprising a guide mounted within the interior space, and the guide includes a travel surface extending over the upward facing connector of the circuit board. The apparatus includes a card carrier with a frame that houses a computer card, e.g., a PCIe card, which includes a connector extending outward from the card carrier frame. The card carrier rides upon the travel surface when the card carrier is inserted into the enclosure and then pivots about a contact surface in the guide assembly when the computer card connector is proximate to the upward facing connector to provide vertical insertion of the computer card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Kenneth Ulrich, Eric Munro Innes
  • Patent number: 9756766
    Abstract: Embodiments that allow for the air cooling of disk drives associated with liquid cooled nodes are disclosed. A node for performing computing operations includes a frame, a power supply coupled to the |frame|[CB1], and one or more liquid coolant-submersible motherboard assemblies. The one or more motherboard assemblies are configured to operate when submersed in a liquid coolant. The motherboard assemblies are mounted on the frame with one or more spaces between. The spaces form one or more channels between the motherboard assemblies. The frame includes an opening on at least one end of the one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GREEN REVOLUTION COOLING, INC.
    Inventor: Christiaan Scott Best
  • Patent number: 9736961
    Abstract: A top loading cartridge is provided herein. The top loading cartridge includes a support member, a rail member, and a lock mechanism. The support member to receive an electronic module. The rail member attached to the support member to engage with a tray that receives the top loading server cartridge. The lock mechanism to lock the top loading cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin D Conn, Keith J Kuehn, Thomas Robert Bowden
  • Patent number: 9699903
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing simultaneously connecting of multiple devices in a multi-tiered, multi-directional, enhanced tolerance system with mechanical support structures. A main system planar assembly and an elevated planar assembly share a direct connection provided by a plurality of connectors with no cables. A mechanical support bracket is attached to a top surface of the main system planar assembly positioning and supporting the elevated planar assembly spaced appropriately for accurately connecting respective connectors with respective chassis connectors. The elevated planar assembly includes a stiffening component to facilitate proper spacing between upper and lower levels of respective connectors and tool-less insertion and extraction of the elevated planar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Hegrenes, Nathan D. Karl, Robert J. Monahan, Stephen P. Mroz, Christopher L. Tuma
  • Patent number: 9699931
    Abstract: A server chassis includes a first tray, a second tray, a position latch and a position cam. The second tray and the first tray are pivoted with each other. The position latch is fixed on the first tray and moved accompany with the first tray. A protrusion and a first engaging structure are formed at an edge of the position latch. The position cam is pivoted on the second tray. An actuating nose and a second engaging structure are formed at an edge of the position cam. The actuating nose is located in a moving interval of the protrusion. The second engaging structure and the first engaging structure are contour matched with each other. Thereby, the position cam can be rotated to self-lock or self-unlock the position latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chen, Chaoching Wu
  • Patent number: 9690347
    Abstract: A HDD backboard includes a power detecting circuit and a first working circuit. The power detecting circuit is configured to determine whether a plurality of voltage rails of the HDD backboard are normal, so as to output a power detecting signal. The first working circuit is coupled with the power detecting circuit and configured to receive the power detecting signal and output an HDD backboard determining signal. The motherboard includes a second working circuit and a CPLD. The CPLD is configured to receive the HDD backboard determining signal The CPLD is configured to determine whether the HDD backboard is absent when the electronic device operates in a standby mode and determine whether the voltage rails are failed when the electronic device operates in a working mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ying-Xian Han, Jian-Xin Huang
  • Patent number: 9648786
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for preventing removal of an air-moving assembly from a chassis when in operating state. The apparatus includes an interlock assembly having a slide element and one or more interlock elements. The slide element is slideably coupled to the air-moving assembly and resides in a first position when the air-moving assembly is in the operating state, and is slidable to a second position when the air-moving assembly is in a quiesced state. The slide element prevents removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis in the first position, and allows removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis in the second position. The interlock element(s) is associated with the slide element and prevents sliding of the slide element from the first position to the second position when the air-moving assembly is in the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, John J. Loparco, Robert K. Mullady, Donald W. Porter, Roger R. Schmidt, Richard P. Snider, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 9629284
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for preventing removal of an air-moving assembly from a chassis when in operating state. The apparatus includes an interlock assembly having a slide element and one or more interlock elements. The slide element is slideably coupled to the air-moving assembly and resides in a first position when the air-moving assembly is in the operating state, and is slidable to a second position when the air-moving assembly is in a quiesced state. The slide element prevents removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis in the first position, and allows removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis in the second position. The interlock element(s) is associated with the slide element and prevents sliding of the slide element from the first position to the second position when the air-moving assembly is in the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, John J. Loparco, Robert K. Mullady, Donald W. Porter, Roger R. Schmidt, Richard P. Snider, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 9625960
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a processor; a hard drive operatively coupled to the processor; and a tray that houses the hard drive; said tray comprising a bottom, a first side, a second side, and a pivotable planar element; wherein the pivotable planar element rotates relative to the bottom to relocate from the bottom of the tray to a side of the tray. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Rodrigo Samper, Shuang Li, Chen Jianyang
  • Patent number: 9618985
    Abstract: A data storage device securing mechanism is used to secure a data storage device on a board. The data storage device securing mechanism includes a bracket secured on the board, a pivot shaft secured on the bracket, and a latch piece rotatably installed on the pivot shaft. The bracket includes a plurality of sliding grooves. The latch piece includes a latch portion. The data storage device is configured to be slidably installed on the sliding groove. The latch piece is configured to be rotated and be received in the sliding groove. The latch portion is configured to be resisted against the data storage device to secure the data storage device on the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Chang Fan, San-Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9612632
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a hard disk drive mounted diagonally within a housing. Electromagnetic interference shielding structures may enclose the hard disk drive. The shielding structures may include conductive elastomeric structures. A printed circuit board may be mounted diagonally in parallel with the hard disk drive. Connectors on the printed circuit board may be angled away from the printed circuit board at a non-zero angle and may be retained against the housing with a slide and lock connector retention member. An accelerometer may detect when the device is tipped over so that control circuitry may protect the hard disk drive. A fan may cause air to flow upwards on one side of the device and downwards on the other side of the device. The housing may rest on housing support structures with angled air vents and integral elastomeric feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas K. Sinha, Phillip S. Satterfield, Vinh H. Diep, Daniele De Iuliis
  • Patent number: 9590366
    Abstract: Cable assembly including a mating connector having a plurality of communication terminals. The mating connector is configured to mate with a system connector of a communication system during a loading operation. The cable assembly includes a trailing sub-assembly having an intermediate connector and an external cable that is terminated to the intermediate connector. The cable assembly also includes a flexible cable extension having signal pathways that are terminated to and extend from the intermediate connector to the mating connector. The intermediate connector communicatively interconnects the signal pathways and the external cable. The mating connector is configured to engage a guide track when inserted into the communication system and slide along the guide track toward the system connector along a non-linear path. The flexible cable extension permits the signal pathways to bend while transferring an operative force for mating the system connector and the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Arash Behziz, Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 9535462
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a casing in which a top surface, a bottom surface, and side surfaces are integrally formed, and an opening portion which is formed in one of the top surface, the bottom surface, and the side surfaces and through which each component to be mounted inside the casing is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Watabe, Hidenobu Maruyama, Takahiro Totuka, Yasunori Kimura, Takanori Takei, Tomoyuki Tsukamoto, Kiyokuni Arima, Shingo Harada
  • Patent number: 9512992
    Abstract: A solid-state drive is provided, including: a substrate, a flash memory module, at least one light-emitting portion and at least one light-guiding portion. The substrate has a transmit port. The flash memory module is disposed on the substrate, and the flash memory module is electrically connected with the transmit port. The at least one light-emitting portion is disposed on the substrate, and the at least one light-emitting portion is electrically connected with the transmit port. The at least one light-guiding portion at least partially covers the at least one light-emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: AVEXIR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chi-Fen Kuo
  • Patent number: 9462721
    Abstract: A server includes a chassis, a main tray and a hard disk drive (HDD). The main tray is slidably connected to the chassis and is capable of pulling out of the chassis or pushing into the chassis along a first direction. The main tray includes an accommodating slot and a sub-tray. The sub-tray is slidably disposed inside the accommodating groove and when the main tray is pulled out of the chassis, the sub-tray can be slid along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction between an expanded position and a retracted position relative to the chassis. When the sub-tray at the expanded position, the hardware can be taken from the sub-tray or put on the sub-tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Ming Chen, Wei-Cheng Tseng
  • Patent number: 9451722
    Abstract: A rack mountable network switch, the rack mountable network switch comprising: a faceplate; a switch chassis coupled to the faceplate, the switch chassis including a plurality of connector openings on a surface of the switch chassis that is perpendicular to the faceplate; a plurality of moveable plug receptacles coupled to a printed circuit board (‘PCB’) mounted inside the switch chassis; and a mechanical positioning component coupled to the moveable plug receptacles, the mechanical positioning component configured to position the moveable plug receptacles to extrude from the switch chassis via the connector openings when the mechanical positioning component is in a first position, the mechanical positioning component further configured to position the moveable plug receptacles inside the switch chassis when the mechanical positioning component is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Edward S. Suffern, J. Mark Weber
  • Patent number: 9426913
    Abstract: Assembly for the electronic processing of data, comprising a central module and peripheral modules linked to the central module by electrical power supply and data links, the modules comprising: a processing unit, a memory, an input/output unit and an isolation of the power and data links; the central module furthermore comprising an electrical power supply unit for the peripheral modules, a common startup unit shared by the modules, and a star communication interface with the peripheral modules; each peripheral module furthermore comprising a serial link interface to the communication interface of the central module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAGEM DEFENSE SECURITE
    Inventors: Christian Haury, François Guillot, Jean-Marie Courteille
  • Patent number: 9420717
    Abstract: A plug-in unit that is configured to stacking in an electronic equipment unit is protected during replacement of an adjacent plug-in unit in the electronic equipment unit by providing at least one fender on at least one side of the plug-in unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Hans Kramer
  • Patent number: 9420718
    Abstract: Adjustable device carriers for modular chassis. In some embodiments, a carrier configured to receive an electronic device may include a front panel and lateral rails coupled to the front panel, where the lateral rails are configured to be inserted into a slot of a modular chassis, where the modular chassis is configured to receive an Information Handling System (IHS), where the IHS is configured to communicate with the electronic device via a backplane, and where the lateral rails have an adjustable length configured to accommodate electronic devices of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Yinggang Du, Michael Harris Morton