Fan Patents (Class 361/679.48)
  • Patent number: 11326621
    Abstract: Methods and structures are provided for implementing electronic enclosure cooling containment for concurrent maintenance actions with a top cover of the electronic enclosure removed. The structure includes a moveable airflow baffle being attached to the associated electronic enclosure. During concurrent maintenance actions, the moveable airflow baffle is moved to an open position over at least a partial length of a replaceable component, without being detached or removed from the associated electronic enclosure. During normal operations, the moveable airflow baffle hangs down over at least a partial length of a replaceable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William James Anderl, Phillip V. Mann
  • Patent number: 11289992
    Abstract: In an UPS system, following components are arranged in a machine cabinet: an AC-to-DC converter connected to a DC voltage link on its output side, a DC-to-AC converter connected to the DC voltage link on its input side; a motor/generator electrically connected to the DC voltage link and having a flywheel coupled to its rotor; a bypass to the AC-to-DC converter and the DC-to-AC converter connected in series, a bypass switch being arranged in the bypass; a controller; and a blower which draws air out of the surroundings through air filters, blows the air in the machine cabinet through a heat exchanger, and ejects the air again. The heat exchanger is arranged in a coolant circuit together with a coolant pump, cooling bodies for the power output stages, and coolant channels which include stator channels running through a stator of the motor/generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Joachim Huntgeburth, Thomas Benke, Norbert Ueffing
  • Patent number: 11225974
    Abstract: A fan impeller structure includes a hub and a blade set. The hub has a top wall and a circumferential wall extending from a circumference of the top wall. The blade set has multiple upper blades and multiple lower blades. The upper and lower blades are alternately arranged on the circumferential wall. Each upper and lower blade respectively has a first windward face and a second windward face which is extending in a different direction from the first windward face. The first windward face is disposed in such a direction as to face the rear edge of the lower blade on the lower side, while the second windward face is disposed in such a direction as to face the rear edge of the upper blade on the upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Wei Sun, Ming-Che Lee
  • Patent number: 11224142
    Abstract: A cooling fan module includes a fan unit and an air flow blocking unit. The air flow blocking unit includes a left-side plate, a left-side support pole, a left-side air flow blocking plate, a right-side plate, a right-side support pole, a right-side air flow blocking plate, and a stop member. The left-side air flow blocking plate and the right-side air flow blocking plate are blown by an air flow flowing from outside environment into a case through the fan unit that is in a malfunction state, thereby rotating by respectively taking the left-side support pole and the left-side support pole as a rotary center thereof. Consequently, the left-side air flow blocking plate and the right-side air flow blocking plate are stopped rotating by the stop member, such that the air flow is blocked, by the two air flow blocking plates, from being entering the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Sheng-Han Chiu
  • Patent number: 11206744
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a heat dissipation structure, applied to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a power consumption element, and the power consumption element disposed in an accommodation cavity. The heat dissipation structure includes a cover, configured to cover and seal the accommodation cavity. The cover is thermally connected to the power consumption element through a heat-conducting element. The heat dissipation structure further includes a heat-dissipation component, thermally connected to the cover and including a heat-dissipation module and a fan. The heat-dissipation module is disposed in an air outlet channel of the fan, such that the wind generated by the fan takes away the heat of the heat-dissipation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Ting Wang, Yongjie Huang
  • Patent number: 11181118
    Abstract: A method for controlling a fan group in order to generate a predefined total volumetric flow. The group of fans has a plurality of individual fans operated in parallel. Each generates an individual volumetric flow. The group of fans is divided into at least a first and a second control group. Each group has at least one fan. The individual volumetric flow of at least one fan of the first control group is increased by adjusting into a range of optimum efficiency by a speed change. This maintains constant flow. The individual volumetric flow of at least one fan of the second control group is reduced accordingly by a rotational speed reduction. All the fans contribute to the total volume flow at all times and no fan of the second control group will be switched off at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Fessel
  • Patent number: 11175708
    Abstract: Certain aspects direct to systems and methods for platform simulation for development projects of a management controller, such as a baseboard management controller (BMC). The management controller stores a firmware module and a simulator module. The firmware module is supposed to receive thermal output signals from cooling zones of a computing device. The simulator module is a software implemented module used to simulate the cooling zones, by generating the thermal output signals of the cooling zones based on configuration data stored in a data store, and sending the simulated thermal output signals to the firmware module for development and testing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Satheesh Thomas, Baskar Parthiban, Senathipathy Thangavel, Neelavathi Govindasamy, Thamarai Selvan Moorthy
  • Patent number: 11083076
    Abstract: An anti-vibration and heat dissipation structure for a memory socket includes a circuit board, a heat dissipation pad, and a heat dissipation shell. The circuit board includes memory sockets for insertions of memory modules. The heat dissipation pads are disposed on upper and lower surfaces of memory modules, respectively, to upwardly conduct heat, generated by the memory modules to the topmost heat dissipation pad via a stack structure of the memory modules and the heat dissipation pads. The heat dissipation shell comprises a maintenance window, and a cover board disposed on the maintenance window and having a bottom surface abutted with the topmost heat dissipation pad, to form a vertical position-limiting and anti-vibration structure to conduct heat to the heat dissipation shell via the cover board for dissipation, and easy maintenance of the memory modules via the maintenance window is also achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Adlink Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Liang Fang, Cheng-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11071230
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure of a heat generating component includes a heat conductive plate that includes a heat receiving connecting part thermally connected to the heat generating component and a heat dissipation connecting part thermally connected to the chassis and an air cooling fan that generates cooling air for cooling the heat conductive plate. The heat conductive plate further includes a first heat dissipation area from which heat is dissipated by flowing the cooling air along a surface of the plate and a second heat dissipation area that is bent and extends from the first heat dissipation area so as to cross an advancing direction of the cooling air that flows along the surface of the plate at the first heat dissipation area, and from which heat is dissipated by receiving the cooling air that has flown along the surface of the plate at the first heat dissipation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Toshiaki Takaki
  • Patent number: 11051422
    Abstract: A modular compute platform including an enclosure, a first module including an application specific integrated circuit, the first module being disposed in the enclosure, a second module including an input/output device, the second module being disposed in the enclosure, the input/output device connected to the first module through a first cable, and a third module including a media device disposed in the enclosure, the media device connected to the first module through a second cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John Norton, David W. Engler, Hermann Wienchol
  • Patent number: 10980147
    Abstract: A quick release cooling fan structure without wires includes a housing, a quick release member, a carrying member, and a conductive member. A motor is fixed and electrically connected to the carrying member, and the carrying member is quickly assembled to the quick release member in a rotate-in manner. An abutting block of the quick release member is engaged with the locking portion of the housing. The connecting piece of the quick release member cooperates with the groove of the housing for quick assembly, the conductive member is disposed in the first through hole, and the conductive end is inserted through the first and second through holes to come into electric contact with the conductive portion, and thus the internal electric connection inside the cooling fan can be achieved without the use of wires, and the assembly and disassembly of the cooling fan can also be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hong-Hua Xie, Rong-Hua Diao, Xiao-Jian Yang
  • Patent number: 10980155
    Abstract: The present invention is a modular, energy efficient structure for housing racks of computers specifically designed for mining Bitcoin assets. The fundamental principal towards an optimized mining facility design is to decrease electricity consumption as well as effective construction budget management, ensuring only appropriate business expenditures. The side benefits including improved stability of the facility computer network and electricity supply. The design concept is carried out through a cool/hot air segregation process, which results in controllable internal facilities temperatures, dust filtration and energy savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Wei Yu, Jiahai Su, Linlin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10969835
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling arrangement, in particular for a computer system, including at least one fan for generating a cooling air stream. The cooling arrangement further includes at least one first element to be cooled arranged in a first region and at least one second element to be cooled arranged in a second region. Furthermore, the cooling arrangement includes an air guide element formed with an internal isolation channel. The air guide element is formed in such a way as to divide the cooling air stream into a first air stream through the first region and a second air stream through the second region and to at least partially isolate the first air stream from the second air stream by the air guide element. Furthermore, the invention relates to an air guide shroud which is suitable for such a cooling arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Herbert Dolzer, Roland Treffler, Lorenz Schelshorn
  • Patent number: 10802553
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a housing, and a fan connection member. The housing comprises a bottom plate having a motherboard mounting area. The fan connection member is disposed on the bottom plate, and an orthogonal projection of the fan connection member onto the bottom plate partially overlaps with the motherboard mounting area. The fan connection member includes a fan base and a fan seat pivoted on the fan base. The orthogonal projection of the fan connection member has a first overlap area on the motherboard mounting area at a working state of the fan connection member. The orthogonal projection of the fan connection member has a second overlap area on the motherboard mounting area at a maintenance state of the fan connecting member. The first overlap area is larger than the second overlap area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kuo En Chang, Ming-Hung Shih, Hong-Jie Jian
  • Patent number: 10760579
    Abstract: A ventilation assembly includes a main housing comprising a first housing wall and a second housing wall, a fan assembly disposed within the main housing, the fan assembly including a fan, and an acoustic device disposed between said first and second housing walls, the acoustic device having a first distal portion, a second distal portion and an intermediate portion extending between the first distal portion and the second distal portion, the first distal portion being relatively wider than the intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Daniel L. Karst, Benjamin Thorpe Puffer, Brent Elliott Coffey
  • Patent number: 10725511
    Abstract: A method may include identifying a respective location of a particular information handling resource within an information handling system, based on the respective location, reading an entry from a thermal table comprising thermal parameters for thermal management of one or more information handling resources of the information handling system based on respective locations of the one or more information handling resources within the information handling system, and applying at least one thermal parameter from the entry for thermal management of the particular information handling resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar Mugunda, Yogesh P. Kulkarni, Sruthi Reddy Mothukupally, Srinivasa Rao Nagalla
  • Patent number: 10716237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for driving a motor, the device comprising: a main housing for accommodating a circuit module therein, wherein a top of the main housing is partially opened to define an open portion; an input/output (IO) cover coupled to the main housing so as to occupy the open portion; and an auxiliary housing coupled to the main housing at an vertical side face of the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Sik Kim, Chun-Suk Yang
  • Patent number: 10712041
    Abstract: A cooling fan automatic control system includes: a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of an object to be cooled; a plurality of current sensors configured to measure power consumption by each of a plurality of cooling fans; and a controller which, when a measured temperature that is a measured value obtained by the temperature sensor is higher than a target cooling temperature of the object to be cooled, controls rotational speeds of the plurality of cooling fans so as to minimize a total of measured current values of the plurality of cooling fans obtained by the plurality of current sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Murakami, Masashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10653039
    Abstract: A base layer architecture (BLA) infrastructure device comprises a power base layer (PBL) to supply power to a cartridge, a cold thermal base layer (cold TBL) to cool the cartridge, a hot thermal base layer (hot TBL) to remove heat from the cartridge, an optical base layer (OBL) to transmit an optical signal to the cartridge and a radio frequency base layer (RBL) to transmit a radio frequency signal to the cartridge. Each base layer comprises a rack interface to couple the base layer to a rack and a number of cartridge interfaces to couple the base layers to the cartridge. A BLA infrastructure system comprises a BLA infrastructure device comprising a number of base layers. The number of base layers are removably coupled to a rack and a system management device to manage the number of base layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, George D. Megason
  • Patent number: 10627879
    Abstract: A computer arrangement includes a case, at least one guiding rail arranged in the case, and an air-conducting element, wherein the air-conducting element includes at least one profile rail, the at least one profile rail interacts with the at least one guiding rail so that the air-conducting element is insertable along the guiding rail into the case, the air-conducting element is configured tunnel-shaped, and a fan is arranged in an inlet region and/or in an outlet region of the air-conducting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventor: Lutz Rösler
  • Patent number: 10606328
    Abstract: An accessory is selectively coupled in a first position or a second position to a portable electronic device. The accessory includes a touch unit and a heat dissipation unit. The touch unit is configured to be touched by a user to apply a contact force. An area of the touch unit to be touched by the user is defined as a contact point. When the accessory is in the first position, the touch unit detects a location of the contact point and outputs a control signal to the portable electronic device. The heat dissipation unit comes in contact with a heat source of the portable electronic device when the accessory is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Sheng-Yan Chen, Hsueh-Chih Peng, Wen-Neng Liao, Cheng-Wen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10605252
    Abstract: A method of controlling a motor of a ventilator of a heat exchanger, the method includes detecting a starting behavior of the motor, detecting a starting obstacle of the motor, setting the starting behavior of the motor in accordance with a predefined scheme of correction, and setting at least one of a torque of the motor is set and a direction of rotation of the motor is set, and the direction of the motor being reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GÜNTNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jörg Köcher, Markus Jabs, Reiner Riess
  • Patent number: 10588241
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying removal of a module from a network device comprising a plurality of fans during an online removal process while the network device is operational, reducing fan speed in the network device to allow a hinged door to move to a closed position covering an opening from which the module was removed, and increasing the fan speed to maintain cooling in the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Joel Richard Goergen, Emanuele Umberto Giacometti, James Alexander Markevitch
  • Patent number: 10575446
    Abstract: An inverter device includes a housing that houses a heat generator and a cooler, and a partition. In a state where a pair of side walls are disposed substantially perpendicular to a connection wall, an outer edge of the partition is pressed by the pair of side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masako Kodama
  • Patent number: 10568238
    Abstract: A modular network switch is disclosed. In an embodiment, removable interface modules and a switch circuit board (SMB) are housed in a chassis. Each of the interface modules includes a circuit board that is positioned in parallel with other interface modules. The SMB is oriented in a plane perpendicular to orientation planes of the interface modules, and the circuit boards are connected to the switch circuit board. A switch chip is electrically connected to SMB, and configured to switch network traffic between network connections of the interface modules. The chassis may include airflow regions separated by a divider with respective air intake vents. A power supply is housed in one of the regions and the SMB/interface modules are housed in another region. Power supplies provide power to the interface modules via a bus bar and provide power to the switch circuit board via a connection separate from the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Che Kin Leung, Zhiping Yao, Xu Wang, Lingjun Wu, John Edward Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10496560
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor; a plurality of connectors configured to receive a corresponding plurality of information handling resources, wherein each connector is located within a particular physical region of the information handling system and is communicatively coupled to the processor; and a management controller communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to provide out-of-band management of the information handling system. The management controller may be further configured to store a data structure that includes a mapping between respective ones of the physical regions and the connectors located within those physical regions; receive a command relating to a particular physical region; and based on the mapping in the data structure, transmit the command, via the connectors that are located in the particular physical region, to the information handling resources received by those connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Robert R. Leyendecker
  • Patent number: 10462933
    Abstract: A modular fan assembly for use in a multi-device storage enclosure. In some embodiments, the fan assembly has a rigid open frame with opposing first and second ends. A first fan is connected to the first end and a second fan is connected to the second end. The first and second fans are configured to establish a fluidic airflow through the frame. An airflow diverter positioned in an intermediate portion of the frame between the first and second ends divert at least a portion of the fluidic airflow through a first aperture of the frame to cool an active element outside the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gray Daniel Milligan, Anthony John Pronozuk
  • Patent number: 10454302
    Abstract: Examples of power source adjustment can include a device that includes a sensing device to measure a first thermal temperature of a first power source and second thermal temperature of a second power source, a controller to balance power sourced by each of the first and the second power sources based on the first and the second thermal temperatures, and a circuit to adjust the power sourced by each of the first and the second power sources based on the balanced sourced power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Stephen Horvath, Eric Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10408222
    Abstract: A cooling fan assembly that prevents damage by a fire on a motor is provided. The cooling fan assembly includes a fan shroud that is formed to improve the circulation efficiency and is coupled to a vehicle body, a motor that is coupled to the fan shroud and applied with power to generate torque, a power supplying unit that is configured to apply the power to the motor and a blade that is disposed in the torque of the motor is configured to rotate to circulate open air. A blade hub coupled to a rotation shaft of the motor is configured to integrally rotate with the rotation shaft of the motor as a center portion of the blade. When the blade receiving the torque of the motor is static, the blade hub is compromised and the blade is configured to be released from the torque of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Dong Seok Oh
  • Patent number: 10372575
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may be implemented to detect impaired flow of cooling air within a chassis enclosure of an information handling system during system operation, and to implement a diagnostic or system boot mode to reverse direction of cooling air flow through the chassis enclosure after such detection of impeded cooling air flow so as to remove any dust or other accumulated debris that is causing the impeded cooling air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Karunakar P. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10349551
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a device drawer assembly having a cable pass-thru module. The drawer assembly includes a chassis having a front opening and a rear wall opposite the front opening. A drawer is disposed in and moveable relative to the chassis. A cable support arm is coupled to the rear wall at a first end and coupled to the drawer at a second end. A pass-thru module is attached to the chassis adjacent the front opening and positioned between the drawer and the chassis. The pass-thru module includes drawer connectors and system connectors and one or more cables are each connected to a corresponding one of the drawer connectors. The cables are positioned between the drawer and the chassis and extend along the cable arm to terminate proximate a rear portion of the drawer for connection to one or more devices contained in the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 10285293
    Abstract: The present invention features a robust customizable computing system comprising: a processing control unit; an external object; and means for operably connecting the processing control unit to the external object, the processing control unit introducing intelligence into the external object, thus causing the external object to perform smart functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ATD Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Jason A Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10260525
    Abstract: A fan module comprises a fan and a positioning frame cooperated with the fan. The fan comprising a fixing frame and a main body received in the fixing frame. The fixing frame forms a plurality of fixing columns, the positioning frame forms a plurality of fixing holes correspondingly to the fixing columns. The fixing columns are through the correspondingly fixing holes to fix the fan in the positioning frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Shyue-Dar Her, Wei-Hsi Chen
  • Patent number: 10244667
    Abstract: A storage apparatus includes one or more chassis including a first housing for a chassis fan and a second housing for a plurality of storage devices. A plurality of modules have at least either one storage device or a storage device fan. Module connectors supporting each of the modules are provided so that the modules can be freely attachable/detachable. A fan air intake port that guides air outside the chassis to the chassis fan is formed in the first housing; and a fan air exhaust port that exhausts air in the chassis to outside of the chassis is formed in the second housing; wherein some module of the plurality of modules is configured of a storage device module in which the one storage device is modulized; and another module which is configured of a module which is at least either a fan-equipped storage device module or a fan module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10178806
    Abstract: A universal quick-disconnect fan tray for air cooling of field replaceable electronic units within a rack-mount enclosure comprises a pair of fan modules mounted in parallel on an intermediate printed circuit board for providing a unidirectional air flow through the enclosure. The printed circuit board has asymmetrically located spring-loaded pogo pin electrical contacts and a pogo pin mechanical locator for respectively engaging cooperating front or rear electrical pads and cooperating front and rear locator features within the enclosure for correctly locating and providing electrical connections to the fan tray and that afford quick connect and disconnect. The locations of the cooperating pads and features enable the fan tray to be translatable without being rotated from the front to the rear of the enclosure to maintain same direction of airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Fricker
  • Patent number: 10165705
    Abstract: Partitioned cooling for electronic devices and systems. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a casing; one or more components, including one or more components that include an active thermal element; a partition to separate area within the casing into a first cooling zone and a second cooling zone, wherein the first cooling zone provides cooling for the one or more components that include an active thermal element; and a first fan located in the first cooling zone, the first fan to produce airflow for cooling in the first cooling zone and a second fan located in the second cooling zone to produce airflow for the cooling in the second cooling zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Krishnakumar Varadarajan, Anand V. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10154606
    Abstract: A server unit suitable for being installed in a chassis is provided. The chassis has at least two accommodate spaces. The server unit includes a main body and at least one blocking board. The main body is suitable for being received in one of the accommodate spaces. The blocking board is pivoted to the main body and pivotally rotates between a closed state and an opened state. When the blocking board is in the closed state, the blocking board is adjacent to an outer surface of the main body. When the blocking board is in the opened state, the blocking board is opened from the outer surface and blocks the other accommodate space. A server including the server unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 10146278
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may include a first housing coupled to a second housing by one or more hinges. The first housing may include a first set of components and a heat sink in contact with at least one component of the first set of components. The second housing may include a second set of components. The first set of components may generate more heat than the first set of components. A thermal spreader may include a first portion located in the first housing and a second portion located in the second housing. The first portion may be thermally coupled to the second portion. The first portion may, through contact with the heat sink, gather heat generated by the at least one component and transfer the heat to the second portion. The second portion may dissipate at least some of the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L. P.
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Christopher A. Torres, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 10143093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular apparatus for a high-voltage direct-current transmission system. A sub-module (10), which is a modular apparatus, comprises according to the present invention a power unit (12) in the front and a capacitor unit (13) in the rear, and on the lower end of a front surface (14?) of a power unit housing (14) forming the exterior of the power unit (12) is a sloped surface (15). The sloped surface (15) has a hexahederal shape created by removing the edge formed by the front surface (14?) and the bottom surface of the power unit housing (14) and faces the ground at an angle. A display unit (16) is provided on the sloped surface (15) so that the status of the sub-module (10) can be easily checked by a worker from the ground on which a structure stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: June-Sung Kim, Hong-Ju Jung
  • Patent number: 10117358
    Abstract: An electronic equipment chassis assembly includes a housing, and a plurality of openings defined in the housing that allow airflow there-through. The openings include at least one intake opening defined in the front surface of the housing and at least one exit opening defined in the rear surface of the housing. The chassis also includes an air filter, and one or more rails disposed within the housing defining receiving slots that releasably secure a first plurality of circuit boards, and a second plurality of circuit boards, which second plurality of circuit boards are orthogonally oriented relative to the first plurality of circuit boards. The chassis includes an airflow assembly proximate the top surface of the housing, and one or more output fans proximate the rear surface of the housing. The airflow assembly and the output fans balance airflow throughout the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VSS Monitoring, Inc.
    Inventors: Ufuk Karaaslan, Ilia Bokchtein, James Crim
  • Patent number: 10076066
    Abstract: A heat dissipating control module for a server device with a heat dissipating module includes a sensing unit, for detecting at least one environment parameter of an environment where the server device located at; and a control unit, coupled to the sensing unit for adjusting at least one heat dissipating parameter according to the at least one environment parameter and a plurality of heat dissipating parameter data, wherein the at least one heat dissipating parameter is utilized for controlling operations of the heat dissipating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10065407
    Abstract: In accordance with these and embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a circuit board, an information handling resource electrically coupled to the circuit board, and a mechanical mechanism configured to receive a user interaction at a mechanical mechanism, and, in response to the user interaction, separate a mechanical bond between the information handling resource and a component by applying a controlled force of the mechanical mechanism to the information handling resource at a controlled location of the information handling resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Kyle, Corey Dean Hartman, Hsu-Chu Wang
  • Patent number: 9992909
    Abstract: A system may include a fan module and a louver. The fan module includes a first housing, adapted to include a fan in a first orientation. The fan is adapted to cause air to flow into the rear side of the first housing and out of the front side of the first housing. The fan module also includes a key receptacle that is adapted to mate with a first key. The louver includes a second housing that includes a set of slats adapted as a one way valve. The second housing also includes the first key which is adapted to only mate with the key receptacle. The second housing also includes the second key which is adapted to not mate with the key receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Leonel de los Reyes
  • Patent number: 9990014
    Abstract: A fan assembly for a computer system that includes a fan, which has a flange having at least three fastening openings; and a holding device with at least two spring-loaded first fastening elements and a second fastening element. The fastening elements are arranged relative to one another such that in a relaxed state of the first fastening elements, the fan can be placed on the holding device in a first manner such that only the first fastening elements engage into respective two fastening openings, and in a second manner against a spring force of the first fastening elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Lorenz Schelshorn, Friedrich Köhler
  • Patent number: 9968006
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for locking an air-moving assembly within a chassis when in operational state. The apparatus includes a locking louver assembly having a louver(s) and locking mechanism. The louver(s) is disposed at an air inlet or outlet of the air-moving assembly, and pivots between operational and quiesced orientations, dependent on presence or absence, respectively, of airflow through the air-moving assembly. The locking mechanism includes a keying element(s) affixed to the louver(s) to pivot therewith, which includes an elongated key(s) oriented in a first direction when the louver(s) is in operational orientation, and a second direction when in quiesced orientation. A key-receiving element(s) is associated with the chassis and includes a key opening(s) which receives and accommodates movement of the elongated key(s) between the first and second directions, and prevents removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis with the key(s) oriented in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Robert K. Mullady, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9961801
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a first guide, a second guide disposed in a direction vertical to the first guide such that the height of the first guide is adjustable, a slider disposed to move in a horizontal direction along the second guide, and a plurality of fan modules fastened to the slider, wherein each of the plurality of fan modules is fastened to the slider such that the height of the fan module is adjustable. Accordingly, the heights of the plurality of fan modules can be simultaneously adjusted, and the heights of some of the plurality of fan modules can be adjusted different from those of the other fan modules, so that the plurality of fan modules can be optimally installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyukil Kwon
  • Patent number: 9952639
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a fan controller, and a controller. The fan controller controls a speed of a cooling fan. The controller detects a presence of a card within the information handling system, determines whether the card matches a first thermal control method of a plurality of thermal control methods, utilizes the first thermal control method to cool the card in response to the card matching the first thermal control method, otherwise determines whether the card matches a next in order thermal control method of the thermal control methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dominick A. Lovicott, Dinesh K. Ragupathi
  • Patent number: 9938989
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fan assembly for a refrigerator. Said assembly comprises a fan with a first and a second outer wall at two ends along axial direction of said fan. Said outer walls extend perpendicular to said axial direction of said fan. Said fan assembly comprises a wall element which delimits an evaporator within said refrigerator. Said wall element has a fan mounting opening with projecting edges in the direction of said fan, said fan assembly further comprising an isolator and a locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Osman Vardar, Umud Yazgan, Fahri Kirli, Yigit Ozsacmaci
  • Patent number: 9913401
    Abstract: A pivotable fan assembly includes a mounting frame, a panel, and a bracket. The panel can be coupled to the mounting frame at a first edge. The panel can pivot about the mounting frame between a first position and an angularly displaced second position. At least one fan assembly can be coupled to the bracket, which extends distally from the panel with a first pair of adjacent sides of the fan assembly bounded by the panel and the bracket and a second pair of adjacent sides of the fan assembly unbounded and exposed. When attached to a chassis cover, the panel can pivot to expose the fan assembly for tool-less replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Paul Gonzalez Inda, Humberto Cruz Corral, Oswaldo Enrique Linares Rivas, Luis Lopez Moreno, Julio Cesar Ayala Vera, Monica Arroyo Calderon
  • Patent number: 9907213
    Abstract: A high performance computer cooling system having electrical power generation, which utilizes heat generated by servers to simultaneously cool the high performance computer, and generate electrical power. Taking into account the design of the high performance computer and cooling allows heat to dissipate actively or passively, which by design permits a turbine to rotate thereby generating electrical power from a generator. Using the fundamental phenomena of compressed hot air rising and cool air sinking in a cyclical approach is a force multiplier using the heat energy of the high performance computer against the natural use of elevation temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Matteo B. Gravina