Slidable Patents (Class 361/679.39)
  • Patent number: 10564685
    Abstract: A computing device is provided with a slot that includes at least one locking element configured to receive a removable general purpose graphic processing unit (GPGPU) carrier. The GPGPU carrier includes a bracket with a first receiving space for securing a first GPGPU, and a second receiving space for securing a second GPGPU. The GPGPU carrier also includes a locking mechanism connected to the bracket and configured to secure the at least one locking element of the computing device to at least one securing mechanism corresponding to the at least one locking element. The locking mechanism includes a lever connected to gear drives configured to actuate the at least one securing mechanism upon actuating the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Yao-Long Lin
  • Patent number: 10512178
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises a display panel, a module cover at a rear of the display panel and including a plurality of openings, and a bracket positioned at a rear of the module cover, the bracket including a plate and a plurality of pins formed on a front surface of the plate and configured to be correspondingly inserted into the plurality of openings, wherein each of the plurality of openings includes a guide portion having an elongated shape that is angled with respect to a horizontal axis, and an insertion portion in communication with the guide portion, wherein the insertion portion is configured to allow insertion of a corresponding pin of the plurality of pins to be engaged with the guide portion, wherein as the plurality of pins respectively travel along the corresponding guide portions, the module cover is tilted with respect to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seokbong Han, Sooheon Kwak, Jiyeon Kwon, Hyungkwon Yun
  • Patent number: 10317956
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device having a housing including three surfaces at least partially surrounding a space between a first and second surface, an opening formed to one portion of a side surface of the housing, and the portion extending to define a hole connected to the opening. The device includes a tray with four side surfaces and having a length capable of being entirely inserted into the hole, and detachable from the hole. The device further including a fixing structure disposed inside the hole in parallel with one side surface of the tray, and at least partially rotatable about an axis in a first direction about the hole. When inserted entirely into the hole, at least one portion of the tray contacts the fixing structure, and if the fixing structure at least partially rotates in the first direction, the tray is released from the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungtae Kim, Hyukjae Jang, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Jong-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10299413
    Abstract: An electronic rack includes a back panel, a number of server slots, and a number of server blades inserted therein. The back panel includes a heat removal liquid manifold to provide heat removal liquid from an external heat removal system to remove heat from the server blades. Each server blade includes a server tray to contain an information technology (IT) component and a self-fitting coupling assembly having a first liquid intake connector and a first liquid outlet connector to self-align with a second liquid intake connector and a second liquid outlet connector mounted on the liquid manifold mounted on the back panel. The first liquid intake connector and the first liquid outlet connector are capable of moving around within a predetermined tolerance space with respect to the server tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yan Cui, Tianyi Gao, Ali Heydari, Charles J. Ingalz
  • Patent number: 10297289
    Abstract: A loader assembly includes a base, a moveable lock, a lower lock, and an upper lock. The base has a top side, a bottom side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge. The moveable lock is configured to move with respect to the base, and the moveable lock includes a tip portion configured to engage a storage media carrier. The lower lock extends from the top side of the base near the leading edge. And, the upper lock extends from the top side near the trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Nived Chandroth Korambeth, Kiran Devapalan, Shankar Gopalakrishna, Yogeesha Bidare Manjunathaiah
  • Patent number: 10225940
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a handle made of a single metal sheet. In one example, the handle includes a plurality of chamfered edges where each edge includes a first side and a second side. The handle includes a rolled-over top cover and a rolled bottom edge disposed between each of the plurality of chamfered edges. The handle also includes a latching extension disposed adjacent to each of the plurality of chamfered edges. The latching extension of the handle includes a pivot hole, an engaging indentation, and a hook located at an endpoint of the latching extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Stephen Spencer, Belgie B. McClelland, David A. Selvidge
  • Patent number: 10193251
    Abstract: A Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) carrier includes a flat component perpendicularly connected to two flat side components to receive an NGFF module, a bar rotatably connected to the two flat side components, and a number of holds along an interior of the flat component to receive a fastener. The NGFF module is insertable in relation to the flat component when the bar is rotated to a first position and fixed on the flat component when the bar is rotated to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Chin-Lung Chiang, Jyun-Jie Wang, Andrew Potter, Raghavan V Venugopal
  • Patent number: 10172254
    Abstract: A handle locking device and an electronic system of the invention use the rotation of a handle for push movement against a case so as to move an activation bracket to have displacement relative to a swinging bracket. Pushed by the activation bracket, the swinging bracket produces a lateral swing at one end accordingly so that a hook at the end of the swinging bracket laterally moves between a locking position and an unlocking position. Further rotation of the handle will further push against the shelf where the electronic system is mounted and bring the electronic system to move relative to the shelf and eject. A single rotational stroke of the handle is transformed into consecutive unlocking movement and ejection movement. Insertion, locking, unlocking, and ejection of the electronic system on the shelf are easily done by manual operation of the handle without the need of additional tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Wiwynn Corporation
    Inventors: Tung-Ping Lee, Huang-Yeh Lin
  • Patent number: 10127948
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least one extendable hard drive drawer for replacement and maintenance of at least one hard drive. The apparatus comprises a chassis comprising a front side and a rear side, and a first hard drive carrier and a second hard drive carrier housed within the chassis. The first hard drive carrier can be housed at the front side of the chassis, and the second hard drive carrier can be located behind the first hard drive carrier. The first hard drive carrier and the second hard drive carrier can each be adapted to house at least one hard drive. The first hard drive carrier can be adapted to slide from a closed position to a first open position, and from the first open position to a second open position, such that the second hard drive carrier can be accessed in the second open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, I-Lang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10111359
    Abstract: A server rack configured to provide electrical connections with data storage modules upon contact includes a shell and a slide rail module slidably installed on the shell. The shell includes a power supply module. The slide rail module itself is electrically conductive and provided with a cable at each end. The cables are connected with the power supply module and the data storage module, and the data storage module is electrically connected with the power supply module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai-Chen Zhou, Guang-Yi Zhang, Jia-Qi Fu
  • Patent number: 10076047
    Abstract: An electronic device chassis includes a casing and two limitation mechanisms. The casing includes two accommodating zones. The two limitation mechanisms are rotatably disposed at the casing. Each of the limitation mechanisms includes a first engaging portion near one of the accommodating zones, and a linkage structure near the other one of the accommodating zones, so that when the limitation mechanism is rotated, the first engaging portion and the linkage structure enter or leave the two accommodating zones, respectively. When two electronic assemblies are disposed in the two accommodating zones, two second engaging portions of the two electronic assemblies are located in rotating paths of the two first engaging portions, and a portion of each of the limitation mechanisms is located in a moving path of the corresponding electronic assembly. An electronic device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Tang Chang, Jyun-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 10034408
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to locking devices. In one example, a locking device comprises a metal sheet, the metal sheet comprising an elongated flexible arm established on a same plane as the metal sheet. The arm comprises an attached proximate end, a detached distal end, an elongated slot, the slot defining two opposite elongated edges and a locking bridge comprising an inclined surface. The locking bridge connects the two opposite edges by the detached distal end and the inclined surface of the locking bridge is adapted to retain a protrusion of the memory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Phoebus Lin, Hsiu Hsien Wang
  • Patent number: 9886064
    Abstract: A connecting assembly is disposed between two opposite assembling sides of a first body and a second body of an electronic device. The connecting assembly includes an engaging member, an engaging portion and an elastic fixing mechanism. The engaging member is pivoted to the first body and the engaging portion is fixed to the second body. The elastic fixing mechanism is connected to the first body. When the first body is assembled to the second body, the engaging member rotates relative to the engaging portion from a first position to a second position, such that the engaging member is infixed to the engaging portion and the second body. Then elastic force of the elastic fixing mechanism fixes the engaging member together with the engaging portion and the second body, such that the first body is assembled to the second body. An electronic device having the connecting assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Lai, Kun-Hsin Liu, Wei-Hao Lan, Ching-Tai Chang, Hong-Tien Wang, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Cheng-Hsun Lee, Chia-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 9829938
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided in which digital data is processed and the apparatus including processing means for processing received and/or stored data, a data storage media can be selectively mechanically located with said apparatus via mounting means to allow the transfer of the data between the storage media and the processing means when connected. The mounting means includes one or more biasing means to ensure that the storage media, when inserted into the mounting means, is moved into the required location for connection to the power and/or data connection means of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Global Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerome Barreau
  • Patent number: 9820404
    Abstract: A slot assembly includes a base, a tray and a fastener. The base has an accommodating space having an opening end. The tray is movably located in the accommodating space. The tray has a bearing surface and is movable between a removed position and an inserted position. The tray is moved from the removed position to the inserted position by being pushed by a workpiece. The fastener is movably disposed on the tray. When the tray is at the removed position, the fastener is at a released position, and a second engaging portion of the fastener is located away from the bearing surface and detached from the first engaging portion. When the tray is at the inserted position, the fastener is at a fixed position, and the second engaging portion of the fastener is located close to the bearing surface and fixed to the first engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiun-Kai Wu, Chi-Ming Chung
  • Patent number: 9811125
    Abstract: A hard drive tray device applied in a server is provided. The server includes a housing. The hard drive tray device includes a rail member and a tray. The rail member is disposed at the inner wall of the housing. The tray is slidably engaged with the rail member so as to slide between an expanded position and a closed position relative to the housing. The tray includes a base for carrying two storage devices. The base has a hollow portion. The storage devices are respectively located at two sides of the hollow portion. When the tray slides to the expanded position, one of the storage devices and at least a part of the hollow portion are located outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chung-Hua Jen
  • Patent number: 9787342
    Abstract: Several embodiments for ejecting a SIM tray from an electronic device are disclosed. In some embodiments, a lever positioned behind the tray can be actuated to eject the tray. In some embodiments, a pivot mechanism can be actuated to eject the tray. In other embodiments, a gear mechanism can be actuated to eject the tray. In other embodiments, a spring element can be actuated to eject the tray. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a key feature that allows the tray to eject only when a tool is used having a mating key feature with the key feature of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jared M. Kole, Shayan Malek, Matthew D. Hill, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Gregory N. Stephens
  • Patent number: 9671833
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include sliding a slider slidably coupled to the structural member and mechanically coupled to the structural member by an ejection spring with an ejection spring force configured to bias the slider in a first position relative to the structural member in absence of a force other than the rejection spring force, wherein the sliding is in a direction opposite the ejection spring force and away from the first position, and wherein the structural member defines at least a portion of a bay for receiving an information handling resource. The method may also include engaging the slider with a release latch mechanically coupled to the structural member, such that when engaged with the release latch, the slider is biased in a second position away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Kyle, Randall Smith, Scott E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9653122
    Abstract: A storage device carrier includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame includes two opposite sidewalls. Two through holes are defined in each of the sidewalls, for allowing screws to extend therethrough. The second frame is detachably mounted in the first frame. The second frame includes two opposite side plates. Each side plate defines two through slots for allowing screws and unthreaded fasteners to extend therethrough. When the second frame is mounted in the first frame, the side plates of the second frame respectively abut against the sidewalls of the first frame, and the through slots of the side plates respectively align with the through holes of the sidewalls. A mounting apparatus having the storage device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 9552024
    Abstract: A fixing bracket for a computer accessory and a computer case thereof are discloses. The fixing bracket is for the installation of the computer accessory. The interior of the computer case is used for the assembly of the fixing bracket. The fixing bracket includes a carrier, a clamping part, and a limiting part. The carrier plate has a surface for stacking the computer accessory, and a first side edge and a second side edge opposite to one another. The clamping part is disposed on the first side edge. The limiting part is disposed on the second side edge. The computer accessory is stacked on the carrier plate. The clamping part clamps one end portion of the computer accessory and the limiting part tightly presses against the other end portion of the computer accessory such that the computer accessory is attached against to the carrier plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Chiang Lin, Yu-Qing Lyu
  • Patent number: 9520159
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a container having a base for receiving a drive, and a clam having a first end that is rotatably coupled to the base, a second end, and a body extending from the first end to the second end, the clam rotatable relative to the base so that the clam can be placed at a first position and a second position, wherein when the clam is at the first position, the container allows the drive to be placed therein, and wherein when the clam is at the second position, the clam secures the drive relative to the container. A frame includes at least sixteen slots to receive respective drive storage devices, which store respective SFF8201 7 mm drives, in EIA RS310D 1U space. A frame includes at least forty-eight slots to receive respective drive storage devices, which store respective SFF8201 7 mm drives, in EIA RS310D 2U space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ECHOSTREAMS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Gene Jingluen Lee, Cheng-Chu Lee, Chang-Feng Chu, I-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 9456519
    Abstract: A rack-based information handling system (IHS) includes a rack containing at least one chassis having a plurality of bays open to laterally receive sleds that contain a plurality of information technology (IT) components that, when operational, enable the rack to function as an IHS. A storage sled including a stationary tray received in the chassis and a moveable trace received in the stationary tray. One or more hot swap bays that are horizontally arrayed in the storage sled in less than one (1) Server System Infrastructure (SSI) rack unit of height, wherein the moveable tray is extendable from the rack to a service position to expose all of its hot swap bays. Storage devices are insertable into a respective one of the hot swap bays of the storage sled. Each storage device may include a latching handle to lift and downward position the storage device in the corresponding hot swap bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond Bailey, Jimmy Pike, Joseph Andrew Vivio
  • Patent number: 9389652
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical disc drive installation mechanism, and an outer frame for installing an optical disc drive. The optical disc drive installation mechanism includes: an optical disc drive module and an outer frame which is configured to insert or pull out the optical disc drive module, and a buckle is connected to a side surface of the optical disc drive module; a buckle limiting hole is disposed on a first side surface of the outer frame; and a groove is further disposed on an outer wall on the first side surface of the outer frame, a fixedly connected spacing elastomer is disposed on an inner wall on a second side surface of the outer frame, the spacing elastomer and the first elastic part are configured to lock or unlock the optical disc drive module, and a first side surface is perpendicular to the second side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lianjun Liu, Youhe Ke, Chengpeng Yang
  • Patent number: 9390762
    Abstract: A storage device assembly fixture comprises a platform configured to receive an external cover for a storage device, the external cover having a first face and a second face generally parallel to and opposing the first face, the first face coupled to the second face at a back end of the external cover, the first face defining a first edge at a front end of the external cover opposite the back end, and the second face defining a second edge at the front end; a first finger configured to engage the first edge; a second finger configured to engage the second edge; and a pivot assembly coupled to the second finger, the pivot assembly rotatable about a pivot axis and configured to pivot the second finger away from the first finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Komgrit Sungkhaphong, Pattara Aryuwat
  • Patent number: 9383784
    Abstract: A method and apparatus discloses a tray configured to house a hard-disk drive (“HDD”) using at least one semi-flexible anchoring strip. An HDD assembly device, in one aspect, includes a tray, a U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring frame, and an HDD. The tray has a base, a front panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, wherein the first side panel and the second side panel includes tracks along longitudinal edges of the first and the second side panels. The U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring frame includes a front piece, a first strip, and a second strip, wherein the first strip is configured to fit in the track of the first side panel allowing the first strip to slide along the track of the first side panel. The HDD has at least two mounting holes on each side and able to seat in the U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Netgear, INC.
    Inventors: Jimmy Lo, Zhiqiang Zeng
  • Patent number: 9282658
    Abstract: An assembly structure for use in a storage media of server includes: a base, formed with an accommodation space for accommodating a storage media; and a rotary cover plate, one end thereof is rotatably pivoted on the base, and the rotary cover plate includes a top plate, a push plate and a force plate. The push plate and the force plate are oppositely arranged at two sides of the top plate. The rotary cover plate is able to be engaged relative to the base thereby enabling the force plate to push the storage media for being electrically connected to the base, or to be opened relative to the base thereby enabling the push plate to push the storage media for being disconnected with the base. Accordingly, the storage media is enabled to be easily assembled or detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventors: Lin-Kuei Tsai, Fu-An Jhang
  • Patent number: 9268357
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include sliding a slider slidably coupled to the structural member and mechanically coupled to the structural member by an ejection spring with an ejection spring force configured to bias the slider in a first position relative to the structural member in absence of a force other than the rejection spring force, wherein the sliding is in a direction opposite the ejection spring force and away from the first position, and wherein the structural member defines at least a portion of a bay for receiving an information handling resource. The method may also include engaging the slider with a release latch mechanically coupled to the structural member, such that when engaged with the release latch, the slider is biased in a second position away from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Kyle, Randall Smith, Scott E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9258913
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a multi-stage latch assembly for facilitating removal of a structural element from a chassis may include a lock and a latch. The lock may be configured to toggle between a locked state and an unlocked state. The latch may be configured to translate between a first position and a second position such that the latch is in the first position when the lock is in the locked state and the latch is in the second position when the lock is in the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Terwilliger, Richard Andrew Crisp
  • Patent number: 9230606
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket and a pivoting member. A first sliding slot, a second sliding slot, a first guiding slot and a locating hole are defined in the bracket. A pivoting hole, a first guiding portion, a second guiding portion and a resisting wall are located on the pivoting member. A locating block is positioned on the resisting wall. A fastening member and a pivoting portion are configured to be positioned on a hard disc drive. The pivoting portion is passed through the pivoting hole, the first guiding portion is slid in a second guiding slot in the hard disc drive, the fastening member is slid in the first sliding slot. The pivoting portion is slid in the second sliding slot, the second guiding portion is slid in the first guiding slot, the resisting wall is rotated until the locating block is locked in the locating hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Ding, Yu-Ming Xiao
  • Patent number: 9207709
    Abstract: A storage device assembling module for assembling a storage device in an electronic apparatus includes a main frame, an adapter, and at least one handgrip. The main frame includes a chute forming a receiving space for receiving the storage device and positioning. The adapter is combined with the main frame and includes a first connecting port connected electrically to the storage device and a second connecting port connected electrically to a circuit board. The location of the first connecting port is closed to the chute, and the connecting direction of the first connecting port is substantially perpendicular to the connecting direction of the second connecting port. Each handgrip is connected pivotally to at least one side of the main frame which is away from the circuit board. The storage device assembling module can substantially be perpendicularly detached from the circuit board by pulling the at least one handgrip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Fu-Qin Xie, Huang-Yeh Lin
  • Patent number: 9167705
    Abstract: A drawer for receiving components may comprise an inner member, and intermediate member, and a carrier member. The carrier member may comprise a substantially planar top generally parallel to an inner member bottom, a substantially planar bottom generally parallel to the top, a carrier spine mechanically coupled between the top and the bottom, a plurality of bays, each bay having one or more structural components for receiving a modular information handling resource and configured such that the bay is accessed for insertion or removal of the modular information handling resource via a carrier member side of the carrier member generally parallel to an inner member side, and at least one web generally parallel to the inner member sides and mechanically coupling the carrier member to the intermediate member such that when the drawer is translated to an open position, each of the plurality of bays is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Kyle
  • Patent number: 9134754
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for a hard disk is disclosed. The fixing apparatus for a hard disk is used to accommodate a hard disk and includes a fixing bracket and a quick release device. The fixing bracket includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall, wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall include a front perforation and a front fixed element, respectively. The quick release device includes a pair of resilient arms pivotally connected to the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, so that each of the resilient arms can be rotated respectively relative to the first sidewall and the second sidewall to form a first state and a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiu-Qing Guo, X-Zhang Ivan
  • Patent number: 9105309
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic module, a tray, and a carrier. The tray includes a bottom plate and two elastic members located at two opposite sides of the accommodation space. The electronic module is located between the two elastic members. Each elastic arm of each elastic member has a pushed portion and a blocking portion extending to the accommodation space. The tray moves together with the electronic module, between a first position and a second position. When the tray is located at the first position together with the electronic module, each blocking portion is at least partially located in each corresponding first positioning hole of the electronic module. With the tray moves, together with the electronic module, from the first position to the second position, each stopper presses against each corresponding pushed portion, thereby enabling the corresponding blocking portion to detach from the corresponding first positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Gang Li, Yu-Long Shen, Ji-Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 9101053
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a tray, and a latching mechanism. The housing defines a receiving channel and an opening communicating with the receiving channel. The tray is slidably received in the receiving channel and slidable out of the housing through. The latching mechanism includes a hook, at least one latching member rotatably connected to the housing and comprising a latching clamp for latchingly engaging the hook, a driving assembly, and at least one first resilient element configured to apply a spring force to the at least one latching member. The driving assembly is configured to drive the at least one latching member to rotate from a locking position where the hook is lockingly engaged with the latching clamp to a releasing position where the latching clamp disengages from the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9073123
    Abstract: Housing vent techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a molding process is used to form a housing of a computing device that includes a plurality of ribs disposed within an internal surface of the housing. A cutting operation is performed to an outer surface of the housing that is opposite to the internal surface to remove material of the housing between the plurality of ribs to form one or more vents that are configured to permit air to pass between an interior and exterior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Stephen Campbell, Andrew W. Hill, Shane Aaron Sykes, Jan Raken
  • 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: 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: 9031623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective case for cellular phones. By letting the cellular phone be closely fixed by a cellular phone supporting fixture elastically fixed with springs and plate springs attached to a protection cover when holding the cellular phone, in order to be capable of accommodating and fixing a wide range of cellular phones which slightly differ in size, thickness, model and etc. between cellular phone supporting fixture and plate spring, and by pulling out a moving board where the cellular phone is kept upward a fixed board when taking photographs with the cellular phone, users are able to take photographs in the condition in which a camera lens of the cellular phone is exposed outside the cellular phone case. Diverse types and functions of wallet receptacles can be combined on the face outside the main body of the cellular phone case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chang Seob Yoo
  • Publication number: 20150103482
    Abstract: A hard disk drive mounting device includes: a housing; a mounting area provided in the housing and configured to mount a plurality of hard disk drives; a first hard disk drive provided with a guide pin protruding on both side surfaces thereof; and a mechanism configured to attach the first hard disk drive to the mounting area, and configured to detach the first hard disk drive from the mounting area, the mechanism including: a fixed rail including a guiding groove configured to receive the guide pin, and a moving rail positioned adjacent to the fixed rail and configured to move the guide pin inserted into the guiding groove by a driving groove, wherein, when the moving rail moves to one end of the fixed rail in a state where the guide pin is inserted into the guiding groove, the first hard disk drive is mounted in a mounting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: TAKASHI SAITO
  • Patent number: 9001504
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computing device can include a base portion including a keyboard, and a guide included in the base portion. The computing device can also include a display portion including a display and having a bottom portion coupled to the base portion via a hinge. The display portion can be configured to rotate about an axis using the hinge. The bottom portion of the display portion can be configured to slidably move along the guide over the keyboard of the base portion in a translational direction orthogonal to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Han
  • Publication number: 20150092341
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical disc drive installation mechanism, and an outer frame for installing an optical disc drive. The optical disc drive installation mechanism includes: an optical disc drive module and an outer frame which is configured to insert or pull out the optical disc drive module, and a buckle is connected to a side surface of the optical disc drive module; a buckle limiting hole is disposed on a first side surface of the outer frame; and a groove is further disposed on an outer wall on the first side surface of the outer frame, a fixedly connected spacing elastomer is disposed on an inner wall on a second side surface of the outer frame, the spacing elastomer and the first elastic part are configured to lock or unlock the optical disc drive module, and a first side surface is perpendicular to the second side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Lianjun Liu, Youhe Ke, Chengpeng Yang
  • Publication number: 20150092340
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan JAU, Chao-Jung CHEN, Chih-Ming CHEN, Wei-Cheng TSENG
  • Publication number: 20150092339
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Qi-Qiong LI, Yong-Liang ZHENG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150077925
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a set top box is provided that includes a frame having flat bottom; a flat circuit board generally parallel to the flat bottom in which the flat circuit board has at least one aperture; at least one boss that extends from the flat bottom and extends through the at least one aperture in which the at least one boss has a screw receiving aperture; and an electronic component such as a hard drive or smart card assembly over the circuit board and electrically connected to the circuit board in which the electronic component has at least one screw to fasten the electronic device to the boss. The electronic component is supported by the bosses and not supported by the flat circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mickey Jay Hunt, William Phillip Dernier
  • Publication number: 20150077924
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a storage compartment; a central partition of the storage compartment, wherein the central partition of the storage compartment provides a housing for a number of connectors for respectively connecting a number of digital data storage devices into both sides of the central partition of the storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Paul Rauline
  • Publication number: 20150077923
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a chassis defining a storage compartment; a printed circuit board, wherein the printed circuit board is substantially parallel to a floor of the storage compartment; and a number of connectors mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein the number of connectors are configured to respectively connect to a number of digital data storage devices oriented substantially parallel to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Paul Rauline
  • 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: 8976521
    Abstract: A surface contact card holder includes a housing and a tray assembly. The housing includes a receiving frame and defining a receiving hole. The tray assembly includes a tray and a cover. The tray is slidable and receivable in the receiving frame from the receiving hole, the tray is configured for carrying a surface contact card therein. The cover is pivotally attached to the tray and covering the receiving hole. The cover includes a first end and a second end. When the first end of the cover is pressed to pivot the cover, the second end of the cover moves out of the receiving hole, the tray is slid out of the receiving frame to allow insertion and removal of the surface contact card from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Lin Liu, Wen-Ze Liu