Removable Disk Drive Support Patents (Class 361/679.37)
  • Patent number: 10338840
    Abstract: A portable storage device can convert itself, without a host computer, from being a fixed disk to a removable disk and from being a removable disk to a fixed disk. The storage device may include a physical input device, a memory and a controller. The controller may determine, based on information stored within the storage device, whether the storage device is currently a fixed disk or a removable disk. The controller may then convert the storage device to a removable disk or a fixed disk, based on a control input and the determination. The control input may be received from the physical key input device. When the storage device is a removable disk and when a command from a host computer requests ejecting a memory within the storage device, the controller declines the request and instead electrically disengages the storage device from the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apricorn
    Inventors: Paul Cameron Brown, Mark Gordon Dobson, Phuoc Minh Thai
  • Patent number: 10249343
    Abstract: A hard disk drive holder includes a bottom plate, a first side plate, and a second side plate. Gaps and a first bending line define a bendable portion and an unbendable portion on the bottom plate. The first side plate has first positioning portions. The second side plate has second positioning portions. The first side plate and the second side plate are respectively and integrally connected to opposite sides of the bottom plate. The first positioning portions and part of the second positioning portions are correspondingly disposed to install a first hard disk drive. The bendable portion has a plurality of third positioning portions, and the third positioning portions and part of the second positioning portions are correspondingly disposed to be adapted for installing at least one second hard disk drive. A size of the second hard disk drive is less than a size of the first hard disk drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Liang-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10162383
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: an enclosure having a first surface, a second surface, and a side surface disposed between the first and second surfaces; an edge-to-edge component mounted in an edge-to-edge opening that extends across substantially an entire width of the side surface between the first surface and the second surface; and a brace disposed in the enclosure, the brace extending along the edge-to-edge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Boilard, Amy Lai Wong, Kelvin Kwong, James Cooper
  • Patent number: 10141030
    Abstract: An unloading mechanism assembly adapted to unload an optical disk drive from a housing of an electronic device includes a guiding component, a push rod and a driving module. The guiding component is disposed at a side of the optical disk drive along a first direction and has a first position limiting slot extending along a second direction, perpendicular to the first direction. The push rod is disposed in parallel with the guiding component along the first direction. The driving module is coupled between the guiding component and the push rod and includes a driving rod movably disposed through the first position limiting slot along a third direction, respectively perpendicular to the first and the second directions. The push rod is adapted to drive the driving module to pivotally rotate with respect to the guiding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Meng-Chian Shiu, Chi-Jen Lo, Jhih-Ming Chen, Chia-Hsiung Hsueh
  • Patent number: 10128612
    Abstract: An electronics module includes a housing having four sides and defining an axis extending from a front to rear of the housing. Each side defines a mating feature that engages a mating feature of another electronics module. One side defines a pin-receiving receptacle, another defines a recess extending partially through a width or a thickness of the housing; and another includes a catch mechanism. A latch is mounted within the recess and includes a body having top, bottom, front, rear, inner side, and outer side surfaces. The bottom or top surface defines an opening to a vertical channel formed in the body. A hook extends from the rear surface and secures a catch on the other module. A spring-biased pin is received within the channel and mounted within the recess such that an end of the pin extends through the opening beyond a surface of the electronics housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Casto
  • Patent number: 10064288
    Abstract: Methods of connecting wires (126) to feedthrough pins (104) and apparatus including wires connected to feedthrough pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Lin Li, Jian Xie, Jeryle Walter
  • Patent number: 10064299
    Abstract: An assembly bracket coupled to a component for locking and releasing the component with a latch of a component receiving module on a component board. The assembly bracket having a rotary hinge connected to a support bracket, a handle rotatable about the rotatory hinge between a retracted position and a deployed position, a linkage rotatably coupled to the handle, and a support lever coupled to the linkage and having an engagement member to engage the latch. When the handle is in the retracted position, the engagement member is engaged with the latch, thereby securing the component in the component receiving module. When the handle transitions from the retracted position to the deployed position, the support lever applies a force away from the component receiving module to thereby decouple the component from the component receiving module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Cheng-Chieh Weng
  • Patent number: 10010008
    Abstract: A sled mounted processing node apparatus includes a first processing node sled. A first printed circuit board (PCB) is coupled to the processing node sled. Electronic components, including at least one processor, are coupled to the PCB. The apparatus includes a second processing node sled having a second PCB connected to the second processing node sled and a second set of electronic components, including at least one second processor, coupled to the second PCB. The at least one processor and second processor collectively enables increased processing density within a single server chassis. Each processing node sled is configured to be slideably inserted and removed from a server chassis that accommodates concurrent insertion of multiple processing node sleds in respective sled bays of the server chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Hughes, Jason G. Pearce, Jonathan F. Lewis, Kevin E. Locklear, Curtis D. Bunch
  • Patent number: 9846548
    Abstract: Disk based emulation of tape libraries is provided with features that allow easier management and administration of a backup system and also allow increased flexibility to both archive data on tape at a remote location and also have fast restore access to archived data files. Features include automatic emulation of physical libraries, and the retention and write protection of virtual tapes that correspond to exported physical tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Overland Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Victoria Gonzalez, Sergio Encarnacao
  • Patent number: 9801292
    Abstract: A coupling and fixing structure of a power module and a casing of a power supply includes a casing and three power modules. The casing is provided with three first raised studs and three second raised studs corresponding to the power modules respectively. Each power module has a positioning recess and a positioning hole corresponding to the respective first raised stud and the respective second stud. The positioning recess and the positioning hole of the power module are aligned with the first raised stud and the second raised stud of the casing respectively, and then the power module is slightly moved toward the first side to be positioned and locked. The present invention can enhance the operational efficiency of coupling and fixing effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mu-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 9715258
    Abstract: In one embodiment a disk array enclosure includes: a two rack (2RU) enclosure configured with a multiplicity of rows of backplane slots on an inner bottom panel of the 2RU enclosure, a multiplicity of 2.5 inch disks mounted lengthwise in parallel to the inner bottom panel, and a multiplicity of paddle cards, each connected to one of the 2.5 inch disks and slotted into one of the backplane slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Bai, Le Gao, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9684345
    Abstract: A secondary memory device includes: a substrate and a housing configured to accommodate at least a part of the substrate. The substrate has upper and lower opposed surfaces and includes a first region in which a first semiconductor device is mounted on the upper surface and a second region in which a second semiconductor device is mounted on the upper surface. The housing includes a first sub-housing covering the upper surface of the substrate at the first region and the first semiconductor device. The first sub-housing does not extend to cover the upper surface of the substrate at the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-young Choi, Joon-young Oh, Hee-youb Kang, Jung-hoon Kim, Won-hwa Lee, Jae-beom Byun, Jong-yun Yun
  • Patent number: 9544990
    Abstract: An analog control system configured to operate a converter in an electric vehicle battery charging system is provided. The analog control system includes a pulse width modulation (PWM) output unit that is configured to output a PWM signal to the converter and an integrated control unit that is configured to sense an input voltage and an output voltage of the converter. The analog control system may be implemented on a printed circuit board having a first ground voltage stage connected to the PWM output unit, a second ground voltage stage separated from the first ground voltage stage by a first predetermined interval and connected to the integrated control unit. A filtering unit is disposed between the first ground voltage stage and the second ground voltage stage to pass an output signal of a predetermined band from the PWM unit to the integrated control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Na, Sang Hoon Kwak, Tae Hwan Chung, Gun Soo Kang
  • Patent number: 9383785
    Abstract: A fixing element for hard disk drive includes a frame and a hard disk. The frame includes a bottom plate, a front plate, a rear plate and a side plate. The front plate has a flange extending horizontally and backwardly from the front plate. A first elastic element is formed on a bottom of the flange. A second elastic element is located at the bottom plate in a position directly under the first elastic element. The supporting element defines an engaging groove at rear ends thereof. The engaging groove engages with a position element secured to the frame, the first elastic element is abutting an upper surface of the supporting element, and the second elastic element is abutting a bottom surface of the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Fan
  • Patent number: 9313909
    Abstract: An alignment device of a hard disk drive (HDD) bay has a casing, at least one door, and at least one alignment mechanism. The at least one door is mounted on a front sidewall of the casing. The at least one alignment mechanism is mounted on a rear sidewall of the casing. Each of the at least one alignment mechanism has a stationary seat, and an aligning panel and a torsion spring pivotally mounted on the stationary seat. The torsion spring pushes the aligning panel to pivot toward a lateral sidewall of the casing. When inserting an HDD into the casing and the HDD abuts against the aligning panel, the aligning panel pushes the HDD to slide laterally and align with the connector on the rear sidewall of the casing. Thus, pins on a rear end of the HDD can accurately plug into corresponding holes of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jui-Shu Huang
  • Patent number: 9279451
    Abstract: Slide assemblies that include at least an inner slide segment and an outer slide segment. Many of the slide assemblies also include an intermediate slide segment interposed between the inner slide segment and the outer slide segment. The outer slide segment is constructed from a bent piece of material having a substantially uniform wall thickness. The outer slide segment is formed to have a wall portion, an upper portion and a lower portion. Each of the upper portion and lower portion include two layers of the piece of material. A mounting assembly for a slide assembly includes at least one bracket having at least a first pin and a second pin movable relative to the first pin. The second pin can surround and slide upon the first pin and can be biased to a first position and movable to a second position relative to the first pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Jonathan Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald J. Judge
  • Patent number: 9225087
    Abstract: A computer component mounting assembly includes a carrier to support a hard drive and a data connector. The carrier is configured to slidably receive the hard drive along a first axis. The data connector includes a first connector configured to mate to pins of the hard drive, a second connector configured to mate to a SATA data connector, and a flexible cable connecting the two. The first connector includes an alignment feature to engage a corresponding alignment feature on the hard drive. The first connector is coupled to the carrier and slidable in a plane perpendicular to the first axis, and the first connector is configured such that when carrier receives the hard drive and the alignment feature engages the corresponding alignment feature the first connector moves in the plane perpendicular to the first axis to provide alignment of the first connector to the pins of the hard drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Chi Kin Lau, Jeffrey S. Spaulding, Jinal Dalal
  • Patent number: 9213368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an expansion chassis for a laptop computer. Specifically, the expansion chassis provides additional expansion bays for increased functionality, storage and/or battery power for the laptop computer. One or more BUS multipliers are integrated into a native SATA BUS, and one or more multifunction USB interconnect cables are integrated therein to integrate the expansion chassis into the existing laptop functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: New Concepts Development Corp.
    Inventors: Lawrence R. O'Connor, Walter James Dresser, III, Ronald Dritlein, III
  • Patent number: 9201473
    Abstract: A push button assembly disposed on a cover has a push button hole, and includes a holder, a latch, a resilient member, and pushing bracket. The holder forms a chute with the cover. The holder has an abutting plate and a retaining structure. The abutting plate and the retaining structure are respectively located at first and second ends of the chute. The latch is slidably disposed in the chute and faces the push button hole. The retaining structure can prevent the latch from leaving the chute from the second end. The resilient member is disposed in the chute and compressed between the abutting plate and the latch. The pushing bracket is connected to the latch and extends away from the cover. The disclosure further discloses a chassis applying the push button assembly and an operating method of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Qi-Qiong Li, Yong-Liang Zheng
  • Patent number: 9146581
    Abstract: A hard disk drive mounting device for supporting hard disk drive includes a hard disk drive mounting device and two elastic arms located at lateral sides of the hard disk drive. A hard disk drive mounting device includes a bottom plate and two side plates extending upward from the bottom plate respectively. Each side plate has a plurality of positioning ribs and defines a positioning groove at a front end thereof. Each elastic arm defines a receiving space at an inner side thereof to receive the hard disk drive. An elastic clip is formed at outer side of the elastic arm and engaged with the positioning groove of the side plate. A plurality of receiving grooves is formed in the elastic arm. The positioning ribs on the side plate are engaged with the receiving grooves of the elastic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiunn-Her Li
  • Patent number: 9103399
    Abstract: A HDD retaining mechanism includes a frame and a vibration isolator. The frame includes a through hole in a prescribed position. The vibration isolator includes a smaller cylindrical portion formed so as to be fitted in the through hole. The smaller cylindrical portion includes projecting portions formed by splitting one end portion of the smaller cylindrical portion into a plurality of portions in a circumferential direction. The projecting portions project into the accommodation space and abut against a HDD when the smaller cylindrical portion is fitted in the through hole. Each of the projecting portions includes a notch part recessed toward a center position of the smaller cylindrical portion from an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion and extending across each of the projecting portions in the smaller circumferential direction of the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Naoto Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 9058850
    Abstract: The instant disclosure discloses a fixing structure of a data access device having a fixing tray and a handle. The fixing tray includes at least one fixing latch and at least one elastic member. One end of the fixing tray is a pivot and two hooks. The distance between the fixing latch and the pivot is shorter than that between the elastic member and the pivot. The other end of the fixing tray is an inserting section. One end of the handle is a hinge section, from which two cams are extended. The other end of the handle is an operational pull. The hinge section and the operational pull are connected by a connecting rod. The hinge section pivotally connects to the pivot. A fixing case with the fixing structure of a data access device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsu-Chih Hsiao, Shu-Hua Mau
  • Patent number: 9047063
    Abstract: A mounting assembly includes a chassis, and a plurality of partition panels configured to divide a space in the chassis into a plurality of sub-spaces. A motherboard is attached to the chassis and located below the plurality of partition panels. A plurality of data storage devices is mounted in each of the plurality of sub-spaces. Each of the plurality of data storage devices comprising a casing, at least one drive bracket mounted in the casing, at least one data storage unit mounted in the at least one drive bracket, and a handle pivotably attached to the at least one drive bracket. The handle is rotatable between a locked position, where the at least one drive bracket is immovable from the casing, and a released position, where the at least one drive bracket is released from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chieh Chang, Li-Ping Chen, Tang-Qing Hu, Sheng-Ping Xie
  • Patent number: 9042094
    Abstract: An insertion and removal assembly for installing and removing hard drives from an enclosure, such as a computer chassis, is provided. The insertion and removal assembly includes a sliding member configured to receive a hard drive, a lever handle rotatably connected to the sliding member and an attachment wall having a plurality of protrusions defining a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive one sliding member. A user reveals a slot for accepting the installation of the hard drive in the enclosure by pushing a tab on the attachment wall near a distal portion of the lever handle to release the lever handle and then pulling the lever handle outward exposing the sliding member. A hard drive is inserted into the sliding member and pushed inwardly into the chassis. Conversely, the sliding member can contain a hard drive which is partially ejected by unlatching and subsequently pulling the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventors: David Williams, Kevin Alan Patin, Brian Nichols, Paul Amdahl
  • Patent number: 9042093
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a solid state disk includes a bracket and a latching module. The bracket includes a connecting pole and a supporting member mounted to the connecting pole. The latching module is installed to the supporting member, and comprises a latching member. The supporting member includes a position pole mounted to the connecting pole and a supporting bar perpendicularly extending out from the position pole. The position pole defines a latching slot facing the supporting bar for positioning an end of the solid state disk. The supporting bar defines a guiding slot facing the latching slot for receiving a side of the solid state disk. The latching member is to latch onto the solid state disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (Shenzhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Pang, Al-Ling He, Wan-Li Ning
  • Patent number: 9030811
    Abstract: An electronic device chassis includes a base plate for disposing an electronic device circuit thereon, and a cover for the electronic device circuit housing. The base plate includes a bottom portion and a wall portion. The wall portion includes a screw fastening portion including a contact surface that contacts the cover. The cover includes a screw hole for attaching the base plate. The contact surface of the screw fastening portion is higher than an upper surface other than the contact surface of the wall portion. The upper surface portion covers the side of the housing space facing the base plate. The external side surface cover is provided at a peripheral edge of the upper surface cover portion, and extends toward the base plate so as to be longer than a difference between the contact surface of the screw fastening portion and the upper surface of the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Ikezawa
  • Patent number: 9030819
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting piece and a drive bracket. A first restricting piece is formed on a top side of the mounting piece. A first sliding member is formed on the first restricting piece. The drive bracket includes a side piece which defines a sliding groove. The sliding groove includes a guiding portion and a restricting portion. The drive bracket includes a handle pivotally mounted thereon. The handle includes a locking portion. The locking portion defines a cutout. The handle is rotated between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the cutout is aligned to the guiding portion to receive the first sliding member in the cutout and the guiding portion. In the second position, the sliding member is restricted in the restricting portion by the locking portion to mount the drive bracket on the top side of the mounting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Wei He, Xiu-Quan Hu
  • Patent number: 9030814
    Abstract: A screwless carrying frame for data access devices is fixed to a bottom board and includes a first frame body having an upper structure with an upper vertical plate and an upper transverse plate connected into a step shape. The upper vertical plate has elastic packing elements, and the upper transverse plate has elastic support elements. A second frame body is installed at the bottom board and connected to the first frame body and includes an upper structure with an upper riser plate and an upper horizontal plate connected into a step shape. An upper carrying space is formed between two upper structures of the first and second frame bodies for accommodating the data access device. The elastic packing element is elastically packed at a lateral side of the data access device and the elastic support element is elastically supported at a bottom side of the data access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AIC Inc.
    Inventor: Lin-Kuei Tsai
  • Patent number: 9025326
    Abstract: A server includes a server host including a tray, a main circuit, a left circuit board, a right circuit board, a rear circuit board, several first hard disk drives, several second hard disk drives and several third hard disk drives. The left, right and rear circuit boards are located at the left side, right side and rear side of the main circuit board, respectively, and all electrically connected to the main circuit board. The first hard disk drives are electrically connected to the main circuit board via the left and right circuit boards. The second hard disk drives are located at the left and right side of the rear circuit board. The third hard disk drives are located above the rear circuit board, and the second and third hard disk drives are electrically connected to the main circuit board via the rear circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Ji-Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 8995136
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least blades configured to mount to the chassis. Each blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. Each blade may be locked into one or more positions relative to the chassis using one or more latching arrangements. Each latching arrangement includes two flexible arms. A stop member is disposed at a distal end of each flexible arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kostecka, Steven J. Brandt
  • Patent number: 8988870
    Abstract: There is disclosed an electronics module (101) for a data storage device enclosure (100) and data storage device enclosures (100). The module comprises an enclosure connector (104) for connecting to the enclosure, at least one bay constructed and arranged to receive a data storage device (200), and a controller (102) arranged to selectively provide access to storage devices to which it is connected. The module (101) has a communications path (107) between the controller and the enclosure connector (104) by which the controller can communicate with storage devices in the enclosure. The module (101) also has a first communications path to the data storage device (200) when received in the bay by which the controller can communicate with that data storage device. The module (101) also has a second communications path to the data storage device (200) when received in the bay by which that data storage device can be accessed from outside the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Goodwin, Christopher Girard
  • Patent number: 8982551
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic module and an electronic module fixing structure that includes a main body, a position-limiting component slideably disposed on the main body along a first direction, at least one positioning component slideably disposed on the main body along a second direction, and at least one first elastic component. The position-limiting component has a position-limiting portion. The first elastic component is connected between the main body and the positioning component. The position-limiting component resists an elastic force of the first elastic component to limit the positioning component to be at a first position. When the electronic module moves into the main body, the electronic module pushes the position-limiting component to drive the position-limiting portion to move away from the positioning component, and the positioning component moves to a second position by the elastic force of the first elastic component to position the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Star-Wh Zhou
  • Patent number: 8982580
    Abstract: In an electronic device according to the present invention, a shield case is disposed at a surface of a main board so as to cover at least a part of a region of the surface of the main board; and an auxiliary board is disposed at a surface of the shield case. The shield case is comprised of a metallic frame that is fixed at the surface of the main board and extends in such a manner as to surround at least the part of the region, and a metallic cover fitted into the metallic frame to cover at least the part of the region. A projecting piece is formed in the metallic frame of the shield case, and penetrates the metallic cover and projects toward the auxiliary board. An end face of the auxiliary board abuts against the projecting piece, so as to position the auxiliary board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Akito Iwai
  • Patent number: 8976520
    Abstract: A removable hard disk drive holder made of a plastic unit enveloping a metallic unit comprises a bracket, a plate and a handle. The bracket has a front panel and two side plates. The two side plates extend toward the same direction perpendicularly from the opposite edge of the front panel. The front panel has a front panel pivot portion arranged over one edge thereof. The plate slidably engages with the front panel and has a latch fastening portion. The handle has a handle pivot portion and the handle fastening portion conforming to the latch fastening portion. The handle pivot portion is arranged over one edge of the handle and pivotally connected to the front panel pivot portion. The removable hard disk drive is structurally firm, light and thin and minimizing associated members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Echostreams Innovations Solutions
    Inventors: Chin-Hao Yang, Hsiao-Fen Peng, Chang-Feng Chu, Chia-Hung Liu, Mu-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 8971052
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus is used to parallel mount an expansion card to a motherboard. The fixing apparatus includes a mounting bracket fixed to the motherboard, and a retaining member rotatably connected to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes a supporting board supporting the expansion card. The retaining member includes an abutting arm and a locking portion. When the retaining member is rotated to a locking position, the abutting arm abuts against a top of the expansion card to sandwich the expansion card with the supporting board, and the locking portion engages with the mounting bracket to prevent a rotation of the retaining member. When the retaining member is rotated to a releasing position, the abutting arm will move away from the expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Ren Fu
  • Patent number: 8964370
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a desktop case with detachable HDD frames, wherein the HDD frames are interchangeable and having installation grooves respectively accommodate different numbers of HDDs to meet various HDD configurations involving different HDD quantities and that installed in the different HDD dispositions. Different numbers of HDDs having different functions are respectively installed in the installation grooves of the HDD frames able to accommodate the corresponding numbers of HDDs. Thereby, every HDD frame is utilized efficiently. The user can further detach or interchange the HDD frames to fully utilize the space of the desktop case. Therefore, the present invention provides much flexibility for users to assemble the HDD frames and promotes the space efficiency of the desktop case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: NZXT Corporation
    Inventor: Johnny Hou
  • Patent number: 8964371
    Abstract: A hard disk rack comprises a housing, a plurality of cartridges for receiving a plurality of hard disk modules, and at least one batten. The housing has a bottom, and a plurality of positioning elements disposed on the bottom at intervals. The cartridges are detachably disposed on the bottom in stacks by fastening a fastening portion to the positioning elements of the housing. The batten is pressed against the cartridges for sandwiching the cartridges between the batten and the bottom of the housing, and two opposite ends of the batten are connected to two opposite sidewalls of the housing detachably in order to facilitate the assembly and disassembly of the cartridges conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin Jen Hou, Hsin Teng Fu, Chi Chen Huang, His feng Liu
  • Publication number: 20150043152
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a hard disk drive (HDD) which does not require screw fixings includes a bracket and a carrier received in the bracket. The HDD includes sidewalls and a pin extending out from a sidewall. The carrier includes a shell, a resilient unlocking member installed on a side of the shell, and an operation member. The HDD is received in the shell. The operation member includes a connecting portion with rotating latching member mounted to a front end of the shell. The unlocking member defines a position hole for the pin of the HDD. A front end of the bracket defines a first locating hole. A block portion of the latching member latches in the first locating hole, and a second end of the latching member is detachably latched to the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: GUANG-YI ZHANG, GUI-DONG SONG
  • Publication number: 20150043151
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a chassis having walls that define an interior cavity within the chassis. A backplane is mounted to a bottom wall of the chassis and a processor is connected to the backplane. A primary storage device is connected to the chassis and is communicatively coupled to the processor. A supplemental storage tray has perimeter plates that define a bay within the supplemental storage tray. The supplemental storage tray is suspended above the processor by at least one wall of the chassis. A supplemental storage device is disposed in the bay and is communicatively coupled to the processor. The supplemental storage device provides additional storage capacity to the information handling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Zachary A. Cravens, Karl Isaac Hamand
  • Patent number: 8934251
    Abstract: A cabinet for electronic devices includes a rack and engaging units. The rack includes a first supporting post, a second supporting post, a third supporting post and a fourth supporting post located at four corners of an imaginary rectangular parallelepiped. An opening is defined between the first supporting post and the second supporting post for the electronic devices inserted therein. Each of the third and fourth supporting posts defines a plurality of pairs of slots therein. The engaging units are mounted on the third and the fourth supporting posts, respectively. Each of the engaging units includes a pair of pins received in a corresponding pair of slots and a pressing element connected with the pins. The pressing element is horizontally moveable by the pins sliding along the corresponding pair of slots to thereby adjust an abutting force between the pressing element and a corresponding electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Wei Qiu
  • Patent number: 8934230
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a display module, and a hinge module. One end of the hinge module is connected to the display module. The portable computer further includes a host module. The host module includes a housing whereon an accommodating space is formed. The other end of the hinge module is fixed inside the accommodating space. The portable computer further includes a battery component installed on the housing for covering the accommodating space so as to cover the hinge module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ta-Chun Hsiung, Chi-Ting Lin, Chun-Yu Lin, Chu-Cheng Yang, Jyun-Shuo Liang
  • Patent number: 8934223
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes an inner tray and an outer tray. The inner tray includes a bottom plate. The outer tray receiving the inner tray and includes a base wall with a first bridge. The first bridge includes two first connecting panels and a first mounting panel between the two first connecting panels. Each of the two first connecting panels is slanted relative to the base wall. An acreage of the first mounting panel is less than an acreage of the base wall, and the base wall is engaged with the bottom plate via the first mounting panel by attaching the first mounting panel to the bottom plate, to decrease a contacting acreage between the base wall and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Chung Chen, Lung-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8934252
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8913379
    Abstract: A telecommunications chassis includes an array of mezzanine card interfaces and a carrier module coupled to the mezzanine card interfaces to control and manage mezzanine cards connected to the mezzanine card interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edoardo Campini, Steven Denies, Mark Summers, Lawson Guthrie
  • Patent number: 8903122
    Abstract: A hard disk drive manufacture process may use a database to track the sliders stored within a slider tray. Instead of requiring an operator to visually inspect each tray to confirm that the database information is accurate, the trays may be sent to a detection system that uses a computer vision technique to identify the total number of sliders in a tray. In one embodiment, the computer vision technique may also determine where the sliders are stored in the slider tray—e.g., a particular row and column. If the information obtained using the computer vision technique differs from the information stored in the database, the system may perform one or more actions for correcting the discrepancy. In this manner, the computer vision technique may be used to update and confirm the slider tracking information stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Justice D. Cansancio, Mark Lven T. Palejaro, Luis A. Pelo, Quintin L. Rullan, Jr., Rufino F. Sadiasa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8902579
    Abstract: A disk drive enclosure may comprise a tray-less chassis comprising a backplane and defining an opening configured to receive a disk drive. A door may be coupled to the tray-less chassis and configured to enclose the disk drive within the opening when the door is closed. An elastomeric element may be configured to bias the disk drive against the backplane when the door is closed and may be further configured to provide damping so as to dissipate energy imparted to the tray-less chassis during the operation of the disk drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc J. Lalouette
  • Patent number: 8897021
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plurality of plug-in cards (25) from a card body (6), preferably on a standard sized, ISO 7810, ID1 type, the method comprising the steps of defining said plug-in cards (25) on the card body (6) and making at least one score line (19) on the card body to define the same plurality of similar plug-in support cards (33) each comprising a single plug-in card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Oberthur Technologies UK Limited
    Inventor: David K. A. Hatch
  • Patent number: 8897002
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Patrick Kessler, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Joss N. Giddings, Matthew C. Waldon, Cina Hazegh, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Tom Tate, Gary Thomason
  • Patent number: 8879271
    Abstract: A slide assembly for mounting an electronic device includes an inner slide, a fastening member mounted on the electronic device and a locking member with a distal end slidably mounted on the inner slide. A receiving slot is defined in the locking member. A mounting slice extends horizontally from the receiving slot toward the distal end of the locking member. The fastening member abuts the mounting slice to make the locking member elastically deform. The fastening member slides into the receiving slot. When the locking member elastically returns, the fastening member is restricted in the receiving slot by the mounting slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Jing-Chao Liang
  • Patent number: 8867213
    Abstract: A quick lock and release mechanism is provided for securing and releasing a server or other computing asset, including a server tray, from a server rack. The server is equipped with a quick release tab that is biased to fit into an opening in the server rack. To install the server in the rack, the server is secured to the rack by aligning and inserting the quick release tab into the opening. The server can then be removed from the rack by retracting the quick release tab from the opening. The server rack may include a plurality of shelves cut out from the rack to hold multiple servers in the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Furuta, Michael Wittig, Amir Meir Michael