Fan Patents (Class 361/679.48)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    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
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    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: 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
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Lorenz Schelshorn, Friedrich Köhler
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    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
  • Patent number: 9874414
    Abstract: A thermal control system includes a chassis, one or more temperature sensors, a chassis controller, and an air mover module. The one or more temperature sensors and the air mover module are disposed on the chassis. The chassis controller is in communication with the one or more temperature sensors. The air mover module includes an air mover and an air controller. The air controller is in communication with the air mover, the one or more temperature sensors, and the chassis controller. In addition, the air controller receives periodic heartbeat signals from the chassis controller while the chassis controller operates in a healthy state. The chassis controller controls the air mover based on temperature signals of the one or more temperature sensors while operating in its healthy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Tony Ong
  • Patent number: 9853251
    Abstract: An array substrate, an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel and a display device are provided. The array substrate includes a base substrate; a plurality of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) elements disposed on the base substrate; and a non-conductive layer in contact with the OLED elements, heat-conducting particles being doped in the non-conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiyang Gao
  • Patent number: 9841793
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, systems and methods related to Solid State Drive (SSD) cooling in dense storage are described. An embodiment of an apparatus may include a housing. The apparatus may also include a first set of peripheral heatsink fins disposed parallel to a first axis of the housing. Additionally, the apparatus may include a second set of peripheral heatsink fins disposed parallel to a second axis of the housing. Also, the apparatus may include a set of heatsink members disposed adjacent the first set of peripheral heatsink fins and the second set of peripheral heatsink fins, the set of heat sink members configured to align with at least one of the first set of peripheral heatsink fins and the second set of peripheral heatsink fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Haesung Kwon, Kevin Warren Mundt
  • Patent number: 9829919
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a cover for a mobile electronic device includes a rectangular housing with a sleeve formed in a front side of the housing, the sleeve operable to receive the mobile electronic device, and a slot formed in a top side of the housing and spanning at least a portion of a distance from a left side to a right side of the housing. The slot may receive and support the mobile electronic device in an upright configuration and at an angle relative to the housing. The housing may be comprised of a rigid material covered with a soft material including one of a neoprene, cloth, or polypropylene material. The slot may include a first ring insert surrounding an opening of the slot, and the sleeve may include a second ring insert surrounding the opening of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Flueckiger, Chun-Wei Su, Yibo Shao
  • Patent number: 9801312
    Abstract: A data center that houses an electronic device, the data center includes a plurality of air-current-supply-sections that supply an air current to the electronic device, a plurality of shields that are provided for the air-current-supply-sections to shield corresponding air-current-supply-sections, and a control section that acquires status information indicative of a status of the electronic device from the electronic device, controls a flow rate of the air current supplied from each of the air-current-supply-sections in accordance with the acquired status information, checks the air-current-supply-sections to locate an air-current-supply-section whose air current flow rate is not higher than a predetermined value, checks the shields to locate a shield corresponding to the air-current-supply-section whose air current flow rate is not higher than the predetermined value, and causes the located shield to shield the located air-current-supply-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Reiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 9772148
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, a support housing, and a heat dissipating module. The display module has a back surface, wherein at least a portion of the back surface has a first heat dissipating block. The support housing is disposed opposite the back surface. The support housing sandwiches with the back surface a mezzanine space for disposing the first dissipating module. The first heat dissipating module includes a first heat dissipating body and a first elastic unit. The first heat dissipating module has a first heat exchange surface and a first pressure receiving surface facing away from each other, wherein the first heat exchange surface is heat exchange connected to the first heat dissipating block. The first elastic unit disposed compressed between the first pressure receiving surface and the support housing, wherein with the support housing as a source of reaction force, the first elastic unit provides the first pressure receiving surface with a first pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9760071
    Abstract: An unmanageable component may be any component in a computing system that does not expose a temperature sensor thereby preventing the component's temperature from being monitored. The embodiments described herein control a fan using settings that decrease the likelihood that an unmanageable component will overheat. Before a user-selected fan profile is used to control the fan, a power system management uses safeguarding profiles to mitigate the risk of overheating the unmanageable components in the computing system when selecting a fan profile. Stated differently, the power management system ensures the computing system does not use the user-selected profile to operate a fan if that profile may cause an unmanageable component to overheat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sayantan Bhattacharyya, Chitkala Sethuraman, Clive Jeffrey Hall
  • Patent number: 9759235
    Abstract: A cooling fan assembly for use in a telecommunications system, the cooling fan assembly including: a cooling fan including a plurality of radially disposed mounting flanges that are recessed from one or more of an inlet surface and an exhaust surface of the cooling fan; a chassis disposed adjacent to one or more of the inlet surface and the exhaust surface of the cooling fan, wherein a plurality of spaces are formed between the plurality of mounting flanges and the chassis; a plurality of vibration isolators disposed within the plurality of spaces formed between the plurality of mounting flanges and the chassis; and a plurality of rigid pins coupling the chassis to the plurality of vibration isolators. The plurality of vibration isolators are disposed substantially within a volumetric envelope of the cooling fan and the plurality of mounting flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Saturley, Trevor Meunier
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9745988
    Abstract: A fan includes a casing having an air inlet and an air outlet, an impeller housing located within the casing, an impeller located within the impeller housing for generating an air flow along a path extending from the air inlet to the air outlet through the impeller housing, a motor housing connected to the impeller housing, and a motor located within the motor housing for driving the impeller. A bellows support is provided for mounting the impeller housing within the casing. The bellows support is disposed on a seat connected to the casing. The bellows support extends about the impeller housing and forms a seal between the impeller housing and the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Steven Hodgson, Michael Sean Joynt
  • Patent number: 9746217
    Abstract: An evaporator includes a cool storage material container. The cool storage material container contains a cool storage material and is disposed in a second part of the spaces. The cool storage material container includes a container main body portion joined to the refrigerant flow tubes. The outward projecting portion extends from an upper end of the leeward edge or windward edge of the container main body portion. The outward projecting portion has an expansion portion projecting from the container main body portion and projecting thickness of the expansion portion is greater than a thickness of the container main body portion. The expansion portion is located outward of the fins. At least one of left and right side walls of the expansion portion is so constructed to deform when an internal pressure in the cool storage material container increases beyond a predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hirayama, Osamu Kamoshida, Naohisa Higashiyama
  • Patent number: 9730364
    Abstract: A contra-rotating fan system includes a fan chassis. A first fan in the fan chassis includes blades that provide airflow in a first direction when the first fan rotates in a second direction, and provide airflow in a third direction opposite the first direction when the first fan rotates in a fourth direction opposite the second direction. A second fan adjacent the first fan in the fan chassis includes the same number of blades as the first fan. The first fan and the second fan rotate at the same time in opposite directions. The blades on the second fan provide airflow in the first direction when the first fan rotates in the second direction and the second fan rotates in the fourth direction, and provides airflow in the third direction when the first fan rotates in the fourth direction and the second fan rotates in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Warren Mundt, Orin M. Ozias
  • Patent number: 9705439
    Abstract: A fan driver system is provided, which includes a PWM generator, a DC generator, a control unit, a pull-down resistor and an integrator. The DC generator generates a DC test voltage, and a voltage of the pull-down resistor is detected to generate a determination signal. The PWM generator provides first and second PWM test signals having different duty cycles to the fan, respectively. The integrator integrates speed signal from the fan and corresponding to the first PWM test signal, to output a first integral signal, and integrates the speed signal corresponding to the second PWM test signal, to output a second integral signal. According to the first and second integral signals, and the determination signal, the control unit drives the PWM generator to selectively provide PWM working signal to the fan, and drive the DC generator to provide DC working voltage to the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nuvoton Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Ming-Che Hung
  • Patent number: 9629265
    Abstract: A cooling structure is designed for an electronic device including a plurality of fans causing cooling air, a plurality of electronic parts serving as heat sources, and a plurality of power source units, all of which are arranged inside the housing. The electronic parts are positioned in the downstream side of cooling air produced by the fans, while the power source units are positioned in the further downstream side of cooling air compared to the electronic parts. The power source units are spaced out from each other in the perpendicular direction to the cooling airflow direction of cooling air such that the power source units do not overlap with the electronic parts in the cooling airflow direction in plan view. The cooling structure prevents cooling air, which is temporarily warmed by the electronic parts, from directly flowing into the power source units, thus improving a cooling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yorito Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9625957
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tool-free fastening device for a glass side panel of computer. A glass side panel at an end of the computer is provided with a movable handle, an interior of the computer is provided with a movable plate, and the glass side panel is fixed on the computer by locking lock hooks on the movable handle into through-holes of the movable plate for positioning. When the glass side panel is to be dismantled from the computer, only the movable handle needs to be pressed to displace the movable plate, and then the glass side panel can be unlocked and release from the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: IN WIN DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsien Lai