Fan Or Blower Patents (Class 361/695)
  • Patent number: 11032923
    Abstract: A first and second display assembly are moveably mounted to a frame. At least one of the display assemblies includes a cover, an electronic display located behind the cover, and a first and second channel. A fixed plate is attached to the frame and positioned entirely within a cavity located between the display assemblies and the frame. The cavity and the first channel are part of a closed loop pathway, while the second channel is part of an open loop pathway. The closed loop is sealed when the display assemblies are in a closed position, and the fixed plate is accessible when the display assemblies are in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Kevin O'Connor, Marcos Diaz
  • Patent number: 11028858
    Abstract: The fan assembly provided with a fan ring, including a first leg and a second leg, may be arranged with a shroud that may include a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a third sidewall, a first ring, a second ring, and a third ring. An air passage may be formed between a distal end of the first leg and the third ring, the second ring and the first leg, the second leg and the second sidewall, and a distal end of the first leg and the first ring. The air passage may be configured to improve acoustic performance and air flow efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, W├╝rzburg
    Inventors: Tao Hong, Attila Simofi-Ilyes, John Fleck
  • Patent number: 11016916
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes at least one execution unit to execute instructions, and an interrupt generation unit. The interrupt generation unit may be to: receive a plurality of values indicating thermal status values for a memory unit at multiple points in time across a first time window; determine a running average value based on the plurality of values indicating thermal status values in the memory unit; and in response to a determination that the running average value has exceeded a high thermal status threshold value, generate a thermal interrupt indicating a high thermal status event in the processor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiuting C. Man, Jeremy J. Shrall, Deepak Ganapathy, Dorit Shapira
  • Patent number: 11006550
    Abstract: A circuit board cooling system includes a circuit board with a processor disposed thereon, a cooling unit operating according to an operating configuration to generate air flow to cool a portion of the circuit board, and a plurality of pressure sensors that are coupled with a sensor processing unit and configured to measure air pressure data at their respective locations. The pressure sensors include a first pressure sensor located between the processor and the cooling unit and a second pressure sensor located such that the processor is between the second pressure sensor and the cooling unit. Air pressure data measured by the plurality of pressure sensors is obtained by the sensor processing unit. The sensor processing unit compares the obtained air pressure data to reference air pressure data for the operating configuration and, based on the comparison, determines that a disturbance to the air flow exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Sankalp Dayal, Vamshi Gangumalla, Zaryab Hamavand, Calin Miclaus
  • Patent number: 11006543
    Abstract: A cover assembly is provided to prevent access within a mounting slot of an equipment rack. The assembly includes a cover sufficiently sized to block access to a back of the equipment rack that includes an open power source. The cover is secured to frame members by at least one hinge. The cover is configured to rotate between a closed position in which the cover blocks access to the open power source and an open position in which the cover is rotated to enable installation of a power module in the mounting slot. The assembly further includes a first spring stop lock provided the first frame member. The first spring stop lock is configured to lock the cover in the closed position and to release the cover to enable an installation of the power module within the mounting slot of the equipment rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Huangfu, Lars Juhl Lindholm
  • Patent number: 10999941
    Abstract: Methods for forming an electronic display assembly are provided. A first and second side member are extruded, each side member including a number of channels extending parallel to one another along a length of the respective side member. A display unit subassembly is secured between the side members. The display unit includes an electronic display, a first and second horizontal member, and an open loop pathway. The horizontal members are secured within the channel. Interior surfaces of the side members form a portion of a closed loop pathway which extends through the display unit subassembly. Exterior surfaces of the side members form an outer housing for the electronic display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dunn
  • Patent number: 10986753
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus and method including a plurality of heat-producing devices positioned in a plurality of cabinets arranged in a row that allows flow of a first fluid through the heat-producing devices and cabinets where the flow is directed from an upstream end of the row to a downstream end of the row. The cabinets have a space therebetween wherein a heat exchanger is positioned between and adjacent to the cabinets, thereby the cabinets and heat exchangers alternate in the row. Each heat exchanger allows flow of a second fluid therethrough for cooling the first fluid. A fluid-moving device is positioned adjacent the heat-producing devices for encouraging flow of the first fluid through the cabinets' heat-producing devices and through the heat exchangers, thereby encouraging heat transfer in each of the heat exchangers from the first fluid to the second fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn A. Hall
  • Patent number: 10986758
    Abstract: A charger is provided with an intake hole through which outside air may flow into the interior of and through the body of the charger, and an exhaust hole from which the outside air is discharged through by the driving a cooling fan. A first vertical wall that surrounds the intake hole or a region exposed to water that drops down the intake hole in a fence-shaped manner, and a second vertical wall that surrounds the exhaust hole or a region exposed to water that drops down the exhaust hole in a fence-shaped manner are provided on a bottom plate of the housing. An electrical circuit board is disposed outward of an area where the first vertical wall surrounds the intake hole and also disposed outward of an area where the second vertical wall surrounds the region exposed to water that drops down the exhaust hole etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Taga
  • Patent number: 10986751
    Abstract: An external air baffle nozzle has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a pair of sidewalls separating the top surface from the bottom surface. An end of the pair of sidewalls, an end of the top surface and an end of the bottom surface define an inlet. An opposite end of the pair of sidewalls, an opposite end of the top surface, and an opposite end of the bottom surface define an outlet. The outlet has a smaller cross section than a cross section of the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Chieh Chen, Jen-Mao Chen, Wei-Te Wang, Shuo-Ting Jian
  • Patent number: 10946509
    Abstract: A control method for a hand-held power tool includes measuring a temperature of an electric motor, opening a switchable clutch if the temperature exceeds a first threshold value, and energizing the electric motor when the clutch is open until the temperature falls below a second threshold value. In an embodiment, the electric motor is switched to a current-free mode, i.e., switched off, if the temperature falls below the second threshold value. The second threshold value is preferably less than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Eric Mascall
  • Patent number: 10921869
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to include one or more heat sources, a heat pipe embedded in a chassis of the electronic device, where the heat pipe is thermally coupled to the one or more heat sources to collect heat from the one or more heat sources, and a thermal cooling device, where the thermal cooling device is thermally coupled to the heat pipe and can dissipate heat collected from the heat pipe using air from outside the chassis. In an example, the heat pipe is an oscillating heat pipe and has a thickness between about two (2) millimeters to about twelve (12) millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Carbone, Juha Tapani Paavola, Nicholas R. Weber
  • Patent number: 10906405
    Abstract: In this power converter for a railroad vehicle, a cooling portion includes a first cooling portion arranged to block up an opening while ensuring watertightness and to come into contact with a semiconductor element through the opening, and a second cooling portion provided to be opposed to an outer surface of a power converter body not provided with the opening and adjacent to a side provided with the first cooling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Uehara, Jun Kanda
  • Patent number: 10908658
    Abstract: A system for cooling computing devices may include at least one facility, at least one cool air aisle disposed within the at least one facility, at least one hot air aisle, at least one air inlet, and at least one exhaust outlet. The system may also include a plurality of computing devices including a plurality of computing device fans arranged within the at least one cool air aisle. An internal air pressure within the at least one cool air aisle provided via the plurality of computing device fans may be lower than an external air pressure of the external environment. The plurality of computing device fans may be configured to provide sufficient airflow of outside air through the at least one facility to cool the plurality of computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Core Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Papen, Matthew Renner, Montgomery Sykora, Weston Adams
  • Patent number: 10908270
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes a thermally conductive frame and a number of electronic components and a display that are sealed within the frame. The frame further includes a plenum extending through the frame with surfaces that are thermally coupled to the electronic components and the display. An active cooling mechanism, such as one or more fans, moves air through the plenum to remove heat generated by the electronic components and display. The plenum is environmentally sealed so that moisture, dust, air or other contaminants drawn into the plenum do not contact the sealed electronic components and display in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.
    Inventor: Rahul Gupta
  • Patent number: 10897832
    Abstract: A fan control system includes a fan and a target device. The fan control system includes a controller to control the rotation speed of the fan. The controller controls the rotation speed according to a time-variable rate of current consumed by the target device. Particularly, when the time-variable rate of current exceeds a threshold, the controller controls the fan to operate at a maximum rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jenseng J S Chen, Jung-Tai Chen, Tsung-Yu Chen, Edward Yu-Chen Kung, Tzongli Lin, Bruce A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10893628
    Abstract: A circuit board cooling system comprises a cooling unit comprising fans, pressures sensors that measure air pressure at their locations, and a sensor processing unit coupled with the pressure sensors. The cooling unit operates according to an operating configuration and generates air flow to cool a portion of a circuit board. The pressure sensors comprise a first pressure sensor located between the portion of the circuit board and the cooling unit; and a second pressure sensor located such that the portion of the circuit board is between the second pressure sensor and the cooling unit. A sensor processing unit is configured to: obtain the air pressure data measured by the plurality of pressure sensors; and adjust the operating configuration of the cooling unit based on a cooling specification and a comparison of the obtained air pressure data measured by the first pressure sensor and the second pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Sankalp Dayal, Vamshi Gangumalla, Zaryab Hamavand, Calin Miclaus
  • Patent number: 10888028
    Abstract: An apparatus for dynamic thermal control is provided. The apparatus includes a fan module with multiple fan units, a deflection member configured to direct airflow received from the fan module, and a system component. The apparatus also includes a chassis management controller (CMC). The CMC is coupled to the fan module, deflection member, and the system component. The CMC is configured to dynamically control the deflection member to direct airflow from the fan module to the system component by accounting for at least one environmental element within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 10871171
    Abstract: A centrifugal fan comprises a rotor that has a rotor yoke, an impeller that has a blade and is coupled to the outer periphery of the rotor yoke, a motor that rotates the rotor and a casing that has a suction opening and a discharge opening, and houses the rotor, the impeller, and the motor. The impeller rotating together with the rotor discharges air sucked in through the suction opening to the outside of the casing through the discharge opening. An inner periphery part of the blade on the rotor yoke side extends to the inner periphery side, in such a manner as to overlap with an outer peripheral surface of the rotor yoke in the axial direction of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Kiyohisa Nara, Seiya Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10856434
    Abstract: An air-cooled enclosure of an information handling system includes a chassis that receives at least one heat-generating functional component. One or more air movers are positioned within the chassis to move cooling air through the chassis. An air duct is provided within the chassis and is positioned to direct the cooling air between the one or more air movers and the at least one heat-generating functional component. The air duct has a transverse space across the air duct sized for one or more acoustic standing waves to resonate between lateral walls of the air duct as modes of a resonant wavelength. One or more vertical blocks of an acoustic absorbing material are attached inside the air duct at respective transverse positions of one or more pressure or velocity antinodes of a selected one or more modes of the resonant wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul A. Waters, Chris E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10856444
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a heat reception base configured to receive heat transmitted from an electronic component. The cooling device also include a fin base configured to face the heat reception base. The fin base is also configured to form a ventilation path through which air flows between the fin base and the heat reception base. A heat conductor coupled with the heat reception base and the fin base is also included. The cooling device also includes a plurality of radiation fins configured to extend from the fin base to a side opposite to the heat reception base. The fin base includes an air outlet configured to communicate with a gap between the radiation fins adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10852029
    Abstract: A window-shades mechanism with an anti-backflow function is applied to a fan device and an electronic apparatus. The window-shades mechanism includes a supporter, a blade, a shaft and a connecting rod. The blade is disposed inside the supporter and includes two sides. Each side includes a first region and a second region. The shaft is connected to the supporter and the blade. The connecting rod is connected to the second region on the side of the blade. The connecting rod has a holding portion. When the connecting rod is moved by the holding portion, the blade is driven to rotate relative to the supporter via the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Ken Tsai, Xiao-Ju Huang
  • Patent number: 10856436
    Abstract: A system including an enclosure including a data storage enclosure. The data storage enclosure includes multiple storage levels and a shared cooling area. The system further includes data storage devices positioned within each of the multiple storage levels and a first and second set of air movers positioned within the data storage enclosure in the shared cooling area. The first and second sets of air movers are arranged to cool the data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Lee Van Pelt, Lon Matthew Stevens
  • Patent number: 10830244
    Abstract: A motor-fan assembly includes a working fan assembly having at least one working fan and a blower housing coupled to the working fan assembly. The blower housing provides a blower housing chamber and a cooling air inlet that draws cooling air into the blower housing chamber. A motor assembly is carried by the blower housing and rotates a shaft connected to the at least one working fan. The motor-fan assembly also includes a cooling fan assembly with at least one cooling fan connected to an end of the shaft opposite the at least one working fan. A motor vent cover encloses the cooling fan assembly and includes a cooling air outlet. Rotation of the at least one cooling fan draws cooling air in through the cooling air inlet, through the motor assembly, and exhausts cooling airflow through the cooling air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AMETEK, INC.
    Inventor: Kris D. Diehl
  • Patent number: 10820453
    Abstract: A power cabinet, a grid-connected photovoltaic system and a container are provided according to the present application. In the power cabinet, three types of devices, namely, a heat dissipation element, a magnetic element, and a high-protection-level element are arranged in three mutually independent cavities, respectively; corresponding heat dissipation devices are further arranged in the three cavities respectively, and each of the heat dissipation devices meets the heat dissipation requirements of the devices in the corresponding cavity. With this arrangement, the three types of devices have their own heat dissipation solutions respectively and do not affect one another. Even if they are operated for a long time in a dusty environment, the magnetic element will not be affected by dust since the heat dissipation requirements of the three devices are satisfied in the three cavities respectively, and the reliability is improved compared with the conventional technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiyao Zhu, Jun Tan, Rubin Wan, Hao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10813256
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dissipating heat from an electrical component using an external structure of a trailer or shed as a heat sink are disclosed. A heat-producing electrical component such as a variable frequency drive (VFD) using an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is housed in a trailer and is thermally coupled to an exterior wall of the trailer to use the wall as a heat sink to dissipate heat from the VFD and IGBT. An adapter can be used to couple VFDs and IGBTs of different sizes and configurations to a support site on the exterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Held, Nick Paul Krippner, Kasey Herman
  • Patent number: 10794388
    Abstract: A fan failure backup apparatus includes a first fan module and a second fan module. When a second control unit of the second fan module realizes that the first fan module is failed through a first control unit of the first fan module, and the second control unit realizes that the second fan module is not failed, the second control unit controls the second fan module to additionally enhance a pressure-flow characteristic of a second fan unit of the second fan module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Shuo Tseng, Chia-Feng Wu, Po-Hui Shen, Chia-Huang Wu, Chun-Chieh Tsai, Wen-Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 10791653
    Abstract: The present application describes a computer server. The computer server includes a plurality of layers of fixed plates each having at least one corresponding component provided thereon. An air inlet and an air outlet are provided on side panels of an outer shell of the server case. A first set of fans is provided on an inward-facing side of the air inlet, and a second set of fans is provided on an inward-facing side of the air outlet. The first set of fans and the second set of fans generate a high-pressure airflow from the air inlet to the air outlet. The computer server further comprises at least one first heat sink and a second heat sink, wherein the at least one first heat sink is connected to a heat generating component on the plurality of layers of fixed plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventor: Zhihua Ma
  • Patent number: 10785896
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a plurality of server racks aligned within a row in a human-occupiable workspace of a data center, the server racks supporting a plurality of heat-generating computing devices; a warm air aisle positioned adjacent the server racks opposite the human-occupiable workspace and including a warm air inlet adjacent to a back side of the row of server racks and a warm air outlet in fluid communication with a warm air plenum; a plurality of cooling modules each including at least one fan and a cooling coil; and a controller to perform operations including controlling the plurality of fans in the plurality of cooling modules to operate at a specified fan speed, and controlling a plurality of valves fluidly coupled to the plurality of cooling coils in the plurality of cooling modules to modulate to a specified valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eehern J. Wong, Pascal Kam, Thomas R. Kowalski, Ron Drew
  • Patent number: 10779449
    Abstract: An air-moving device with electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction is provided. The air moving device, which may be embodied as a fan, includes a motor, one or more blades coupled to the motor, and each of the one or more blades comprising EMI absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Cananzi
  • Patent number: 10758230
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a motor operably coupled to a firing member, wherein the motor is configured to generate at least one rotational motion to motivate the firing member to cause staples to be deployed during a firing stroke. The surgical instrument includes a primary processor configured to determine a first acceleration of the firing member during the firing stroke, and compare the first acceleration to predetermined threshold acceleration. The surgical instrument also includes a secondary processor configured to determine a second acceleration of the firing member during the firing stroke, and compare the second acceleration to the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10749228
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery module, which includes: a battery cell assembly having at least one battery cell; a module case configured to accommodate the battery cell assembly; and at least one injection hole provided in a bottom portion of the module case to inject a thermally conductive adhesive into the module case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo-Youl Kim, Jae-Hun Yang, Han-Jong Yoon, Jae-Min Lee, Hae-Ryong Jeon, Young-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10712601
    Abstract: There is disclosed a display device comprising a light source unit, an optical sheet spaced a preset distance apart from a front of the light unit, a display panel spaced a preset distance apart from a front surface of the optical sheet, a module case configured to form at least one of a first space between the display panel and the optical sheet, a second space between the optical sheet and the light source unit and a third space in a rear surface of the light source unit, a through-hole formed in the module case and at least one of the first through third spaces, and an outer case configured to form an internal space partitioned off from an external space and a first closed passage located in the internal space by mounted the module case, wherein the first passage is located in the first closed passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Honglyeol Oh, Jinwook Kim, Hyeuk Chang, Joongnyon Kim
  • Patent number: 10701840
    Abstract: In a power converter for a railroad vehicle, adjacent ones of a plurality of fins are spaced apart from each other from a base connected to a base portion to a distal end, and the plurality of fins further spread to both one side and the other side in an alignment direction from the base toward the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kamiya, Kimihisa Kaneko, Yoshihisa Uehara
  • Patent number: 10694635
    Abstract: A system can include a midplane board and multiple sleds. Each sled can include a processor and an interconnect part. The interconnect part can be positioned at a lateral edge of the sled. Both sides of the midplane board can include interconnect portions that engage the interconnect parts from the sleds. The interconnect portions of the midplane board can be connected to enable inter-processor communication among processors on the sleds. For example, the midplane board may connect processors from first and second sleds received on one side of the midplane board with processors from third and fourth sleds received on an opposite side of the midplane board. The sleds may connect to power at rear, for example, being translated in a longitudinal direction to engage power and translated toward the midplane board and non-parallel to the longitudinal direction to engage the interconnect parts and portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Roey Rivnay
  • Patent number: 10686281
    Abstract: A retention apparatus is provided for securing a cable into a receptacle of an electronic device. The retention apparatus includes a body with two distal ends. A buckle is located at one distal end while a housing is located at the opposite distal end. The buckle includes at least one tooth. The housing includes a receiver configured to secure the buckle and a handle portion. The receiver includes a securing element and guide. The securing element includes at least one notch to interconnect with the at least one tooth of the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hou-Hsien Chang, Yen-Chung Hou, Wei-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 10664057
    Abstract: To appropriately control an input portion by haptic feedback an electronic device has a vibration generator vibrating an input portion in response to contact with the input portion, a driving circuit portion supplying a driving signal having an acceleration period including a first pulse of a predetermined pulse width vibrating the vibration generator by resonance and a deceleration period including a second pulse of a phase opposite to the phase of the first pulse to the vibration generator, and a vibration control portion changing the number of first pulses included in the driving signal supplied to the vibration generator by the driving circuit portion according to the operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, Fusanobu Nakamura, Kazunori Yamamura, Jake Laurence Pat Santiago
  • Patent number: 10667435
    Abstract: A rack acclimating device can accelerate the acclimation of an already assembled rack of computing equipment to an environment. A rack acclimating device can comprise one or more heating elements and an air moving device that can be oriented to move air across the heating elements and then through the rack of computing equipment. Additionally, the rack acclimating device can comprise a controller or other like computing device that can receive environmental sensor data and, based upon the received environmental sensor data, can control the heating elements and air moving device. Environmental sensor data can be received from environmental sensors, such as temperature and/or humidity sensors, which can be positioned to sense various environmental aspects. A rack acclimating device can also comprise a hood or other like structure to confine and direct the heated air from the heating elements and/or air moving device to the computer equipment rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam Alissa, Roy Medhi Zeighami, Scot Edward Heath, Brandon Aaron Rubenstein
  • Patent number: 10667423
    Abstract: A connector cooling and status indication system includes a connector chassis that defines a connector aperture, an airflow aperture located adjacent the connector aperture, and a status indicator aperture that is located adjacent the connector aperture. A connector subsystem includes a connector that is located immediately adjacent the connector aperture, and a heat dissipation device extends from the connector subsystem and defines at least one heat dissipation device channel that is configured to channel an airflow received via the airflow aperture. A status indicator subsystem includes a light emitting element that is located immediately adjacent the status indicator aperture, and is positioned adjacent the connector subsystem such that no portion of the status indicator subsystem impedes the airflow that is received via the airflow aperture and channeled by the at least one heat dissipation device channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Morihata, Joanne Cuijuan Zhang, Kaixuan Hu
  • Patent number: 10657083
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes at least one execution unit to execute instructions, and an interrupt generation unit. The interrupt generation unit may be to: receive a plurality of values indicating thermal status values for a memory unit at multiple points in time across a first time window; determine a running average value based on the plurality of values indicating thermal status values in the memory unit; and in response to a determination that the running average value has exceeded a high thermal status threshold value, generate a thermal interrupt indicating a high thermal status event in the processor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiuting C. Man, Jeremy J. Shrall, Deepak Ganapathy, Dorit Shapira
  • Patent number: 10660223
    Abstract: Electronics rack door assemblies are provided to hingedly mount an air inlet or an air outlet side of an electronics rack, and be rotatable between closed and open positions. The door assembly includes a door frame, to hingedly mount to the electronics rack, with an opening to facilitate a flow of air through the electronics rack. The door assembly further includes an acoustical panel pivotably coupled to the door frame and aligned, at least in part, over the opening in the door frame. With the door frame hingedly mounted to the electronics rack at the air inlet or outlet side, the acoustical panel automatically pivots from an operation position relative to the door frame with the door frame in the closed position, to an at least partially collapsed position relative to the door frame with the door frame in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Camillo Sassano, Steven C. McIntosh, Kevin L. Schultz, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10653033
    Abstract: Kits for cooling computing devices may include at least one heat-generating component and a fan. A first duct may be sized and shaped to surround the at least one heat-generating component on three sides to direct a portion of air flow from the fan. A second duct may be sized and shaped to extend over the first duct and direct another portion of air flow between the first and second ducts. The at least one heat-generating component may comprise multiple vertically and longitudinally aligned memory modules Computing devices, electronic systems and methods of cooling are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaopeng Qu, Hyunsuk Chun
  • Patent number: 10642326
    Abstract: A cooling system includes a chassis. A thermal sensor is located in the chassis. A plurality of fan zones are located in the chassis. Each of the plurality of fan zones includes at least one fan. A first mapping is provided between the thermal sensor and a first fan zone of the plurality of fans zone, and a second mapping is provided between the first fan zone and a second fan zone in the plurality of fan zones. A controller is coupled to the thermal sensor and the at least one fan in each of the plurality of fan zones. In response to receiving a signal from the thermal sensor, the controller is operable to activate the at least one fan in the first fan zone according to the first mapping and activate the at least one fan in the second fan zone according to the second mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Dominick Adam Lovicott, Paul Theodore Artman
  • Patent number: 10638625
    Abstract: A solid state drive apparatus includes a housing having an inner space and a plurality of vent channels penetrating a first side wall at a first side of the housing and a connector opening penetrating a second side wall at a second side of the housing opposite the first side of the housing, and a package substrate module in the inner space and having a package base substrate and a plurality of semiconductor chips mounted on the package base substrate. Each of the plurality of vent channels extends inwardly from an outer surface of the first side wall to an inner surface of the first side wall such that a vertical level of at least a portion of each of the plurality of vent channels varies between the outer surface and the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-ryul Jang, Teck-su Oh, Su-in Kim, Ji-yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10634149
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a housing defining a top surface, a bottom surface, and first and second side surfaces. Also included is a first rail extending from the first side surface and a second rail extending from the second surface such that when the first and second rails are slidably engaged with a third surface. A blower device is included that is axially disposed between the top and bottom surface, wherein a first end of the housing defines a first plenum outlet, the top surface defines a plenum inlet, the bottom surface defines a second plenum outlet that is positioned on a second side of the blower device and that fluidly couples the first plenum chamber to the second plenum chamber. Further, the second plenum chamber is formed by the first and second rails, the bottom surface and the third surface has a third plenum outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Shaul, Soheil Farshchian, Roy Michael Bannon, Angela Chen, Jonathan D. Beck
  • Patent number: 10624218
    Abstract: A field serviceable apparatus includes a first and second display assembly hingedly mounted to a frame in a back to back arrangement. At least one of the display assemblies has a transparent layer, an electronic display, a first channel that receives circulating gas, and a second channel that receives ambient air. A cavity is located in the space between the rear surfaces of the display assemblies and the frame and contains a fixed plate for receiving electronic components. The cavity and the first channel are part of a closed loop pathway, while the second channel is part of an open loop pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Kevin O'Connor, Marcos Diaz
  • Patent number: 10617039
    Abstract: A method and system for cooling air within an enclosure. The enclosure includes a cooling system and a remaining portion of the enclosure that is external to the cooling system. An outside air temperature of air entering the cooling system from outside the enclosure is monitored. A blowing air temperature of air in the cooling system at the outlet of the cooling system is monitored. A first inlet of the enclosure is controlled to be fully open or fully closed, in dependence on the monitored outside air temperature. A second inlet of the enclosure is controlled by adjusting an amount of opening of the second inlet, in dependence on the monitored blowing air temperature. A valve in a secondary water circuit of the cooling mechanism is controlled by adjusting an amount of opening of the valve, in dependence on the monitored outside air temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Jean-Yves Clement, Jean-Marc Legrand, Francois-Rene Rougeaux
  • Patent number: 10613595
    Abstract: An enclosure for cryptocurrency mining rigs is used to reduce the noise pollution generated by the cryptocurrency mining rig. Additionally, the enclosure is designed to maintain the cryptocurrency mining rig within a desired thermal profile. To achieve this, the enclosure has a housing with a rig receptacle, a pair of ventilating lids an external vent and an access port. The ventilating lids are mounted over an opening of the rig receptacle and positioned offset from each other. This enables airflow into the rig receptacle while creating a circuitous path along which noise must travel when exiting the rig receptacle. Similarly, the external vent is a circuitous duct that extends through the housing. This enables air to flow into the housing without compromising the noise-reducing properties of the enclosure. The access port extends through the housing and enables the enclosure to be connected to external systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Bojan Plavsic
  • Patent number: 10605267
    Abstract: This blower apparatus includes an air blowing portion including a plurality of flat plates arranged with an axial gap defined between adjacent ones of the flat plates; a motor portion arranged to rotate the air blowing portion; a clamper portion fixed to the motor portion; and a housing arranged to house the air blowing portion and the motor portion. The housing includes an air inlet and an air outlet. The air blowing portion is held by the motor portion and the clamper portion from upper and lower sides in the axial direction. Once the air blowing portion starts rotating, an air flow traveling radially outward is generated between the flat plates by viscous drag of surfaces of the flat plates and a centrifugal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuko Hino, Seung-Sin Yoo, Tomoyuki Tsukamoto, Akihiko Makita
  • Patent number: 10595436
    Abstract: A power converter for a railroad vehicle includes a first fin and a second fin having outer shapes different from each other as viewed in an alignment direction. On both ends of the first fin and the second fin in a running direction, non-overlapping regions in which the first fin and the second fin do not face each other in the alignment direction are located so as to sandwich an overlapping region, in which the first fin and the second fin face each other in the alignment direction, therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kamiya, Kimihisa Kaneko, Yoshihisa Uehara
  • Patent number: 10568237
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for an easily-demountable fan and cooling devices includes a fan housing for accommodating the fan and a locking unit rotatably installed to the fan housing. The locking unit is rotatable between a locking position and an unlocking position. The locking unit includes a locking portion. When the locking unit rotates to the locking position, the locking portion protrudes out of the fan housing for easy manual access, and when the locking unit rotates to the unlocking position, the locking portion is received in the fan housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mo-Ming Yu