Cabinet-type Housing Patents (Class 361/724)
  • Patent number: 10314160
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a top plate, a bottom plate provided under the top plate, a circuit board provided between the top plate and the bottom plate, an electronic component disposed on the circuit board, and an intermediate plate provided between the top plate and the circuit board. The intermediate plate is configured to provide a clearance between the top plate and intermediate plate, or between the circuit board and the intermediate plate. The intermediate plate is further configured to allow an air flow from a first end portion to a second end portion of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akitoshi Suzuki, Yoshiharu Matsuda, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10284010
    Abstract: A modular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system includes a housing having a plurality of slots, wherein a power module or a battery module can be selectively inserted into each of the slots; each of the slots is selectively disposed with a first connector and a second connector or only with the second connector; the back of the power module is disposed with a first connecting module and a second connecting module, and the first connecting module and the second connecting module are electrically connected to the first connector and the second connector when the power module is inserted into the slots; the back of the battery module is disposed with a second connecting module, and the second connecting module is electrically connected to the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VOLTRONIC POWER TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lu, Tao Liu, Bo Zhou, Juor-Ming Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10237998
    Abstract: A system for providing computing resources includes a mounting bar and one or more computing devices supported on the mounting bar. The computing devices are coupled to the mounting bar such that the computing devices can slide along the mounting bar from one position to another while the computing devices remains in service and installed on the mounting bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Phillips, Peter George Ross, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 10185353
    Abstract: An electronic display where various electrical components may be removed from a housing of the display and serviced or replaced without having to demount the display. The electronic display may include an electronic image-producing assembly in electrical communication with a backplane. Various electrical components (e.g., electronic assemblies) may be removably connected to the backplane using self-guiding electrical connectors. An access opening through a wall of the housing may be provided to facilitate removal of an electrical assembly through the housing while the display remains mounted to a vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, David Williams, Ware Bedell
  • Patent number: 10172256
    Abstract: An electronics rack with an electrically controlled access panel, including an enclosure including a base, side walls and a top, with at least one opening in a sidewall or the top for accessing the interior of the enclosure. At least one panel is mounted to the enclosure for permitting controlled access to the interior. At least two electronically controlled hinges are mounted to opposite sides of the panel. Each hinge has a hinge axis about which the panel can rotate when the panel is unlocked, the hinge axes of the two hinges being parallel to one another. Each hinge includes a hinge pin that is slidable in a housing between a retracted position and an extended position. Each hinge includes an electronically controlled drive mechanism for controlling reciprocation of the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan K. Walsh, Nico Corbo, Andrew Glendmyer
  • Patent number: 10117359
    Abstract: A server cabinet, including: a cabinet body having a plurality of regions including a first region to store a server, a power supply region to store a power supply, a second region to store the server and a switch; and a cabinet backboard positioned at a back side of the cabinet body, and including a plurality of management backboards and a plurality of fans, in which each of the plurality of management backboards is respectively connected with the server and a central management module of the server cabinet, the server is connected with the corresponding management backboard via a connector and controlled by the central management module via the cabinet backboard. The server cabinet according to embodiments of the present disclosure can achieve a replacement of the management backboard and the server without powering off, thus greatly improving an operation and maintenance of the server cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Kang, Guofeng Chen, Jiajun Zhang, Yongzhong Zhu, Jie Wang
  • Patent number: 10098262
    Abstract: A computer system includes a chassis, one or more hard disk drives coupled to the chassis, and one or more air passages under at least one of the hard disk drives. The air passages include one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The inlets direct at least a portion of the air downwardly into the passages. The passages allow air to move from the air inlets to the air outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 10051749
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel; a module cover at a rear of the display panel; a rigid bar coupled with a coupling portion on a rear surface of the module cover, the rigid bar elongated along a side of the display panel; and a back cover at a rear of the module cover and covering the rigid bar. Further, the rigid bar includes a fastening plate spaced apart from the coupling portion of the module cover; a lateral plate bent toward the module cover from the fastening plate; and at least one first receiving portion formed on the lateral plate. In addition, the back cover includes an outer surface facing a rear of the back cover; an inner surface facing the module cover; and at least one first latch protruding from the inner surface and configured to be accommodated in the first receiving portion of the rigid bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seunggyu Kang
  • Patent number: 9990011
    Abstract: A drive array is provided, including: a structure having a top panel, a base; and first and second side panels; the first and second side panels positioned on opposite sides of the array and defining a length of the array; and a plurality of fins arranged transversely to the length of the array, the fins further arranged in a plurality of rows, each of the rows transverse to the array; a plurality of projections extending upwardly from the base aligned with a plurality of projections extending downwardly from the top penal, positioned to fit and hold a hard drive; and a circuit board secured to the back of the structure to communicate with the hard drives positioned on the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Lawrence Anthony Carota
  • Patent number: 9985396
    Abstract: A power strip assembly includes a receptacle having a carrier member extended from the receptacle, a number of plug connecting members engaged in the receptacle, a clamping device includes a coupling extension extended from a follower, and one or more anchoring elements disposed below the follower and each pivotally attached to the coupling extension with a pivot axle for engaging with the table plate, the anchoring element is pivotable relative to the coupling extension between a working position parallel to the coupling extension and a folded position perpendicular to the coupling extension, and a fastener is engaged with the carrier member and the follower for moving the follower relative to the table plate and to be secured to the table plate with the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Oxti Corporation
    Inventor: Chih Feng Ho
  • Patent number: 9961018
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for cableless connection of components within chassis and between separate chassis. Pairs of Extremely High Frequency (EHF) transceiver chips supporting very short length millimeter-wave wireless communication links are configured to pass radio frequency signals through holes in one or more metal layers in separate chassis and/or frames, enabling components in the separate chassis to communicate without requiring cables between the chassis. Various configurations are disclosed, including multiple configurations for server chassis, storage chassis and arrays, and network/switch chassis. The EHF-based wireless links support link bandwidths of up to 6 gigabits per second, and may be aggregated to facilitate multi-lane links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Adiletta, Aaron Gorius, Myles Wilde, Hugh Wilkinson, Amit Y. Kumar
  • Patent number: 9864154
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods of assembly are described that provide mechanisms for integrating an optical module (e.g., an MBOM) into a main switch system to allow the optical module to be replaced without having to replace other components of the main switch system. The field replaceable modular optical interconnect unit includes a housing, a printed circuit board assembly supported within the housing, an optical module supported on the printed circuit board assembly that converts between optical signals and electrical signals for transmitting or receiving optical signals through a fiber optic cable, a board-to-board connector on a rear panel of the housing that enables electrical signals to be transmitted between the printed circuit board assembly and a main switch system box, and an external connector on a front panel of the housing that can engage an external optical fiber for transmitting optical signals between the optical module and an external component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoram Zer, Pierre Avner Badehi, Shy Zimmerman, Natan Kirshner, Avi Gibbs, Nimer Khazen
  • Patent number: 9778712
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of integrating a server using alternating current power (AC server) into a server system using direct current power (DC server system) and an alternative junction device therefor. The integrating method includes: providing an AC server having a plug-in power supply unit; providing an alternative junction device for replacing the plug-in power supply unit; extracting the plug-in power supply unit from the AC server; plugging the alternative junction device into the AC server; and coupling the alternative junction device to a direct current power supply unit of a DC server system. The alternative junction device includes: a shell to be installed into a containing slot of an AC server; an output coupled to a DC input of a processor of the AC server when the shell is installed into the containing slot; and an input coupled to a DC power supply unit of a DC server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) CO., LTD., LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Ming Chen, Tsung-Wen Chang, Wen-Che Tsai, Jin-Yuan Lai
  • Patent number: 9736958
    Abstract: A server assembly having a housing and a tray mounted in the housing are provided. The tray had a top surface and a front surface, and an open position in which the top surface of the tray is accessible and a closed position in which the top surface of the tray is inaccessible. A first set of chip connections in the top surface can vertically removably receive at least one first storage device. The front surface of the tray can define at least one opening below the top surface configured to horizontally removably receive at least one second storage device. The first set of chip connections electronically couple the at least one first storage device with the server assembly and are inaccessible when the tray is in the closed position, and the openings are accessible regardless of whether the tray is in the open or closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chun Fu, Chao-Jung Chen, Chen-Chien Kuo
  • Patent number: 9699936
    Abstract: A cable assembly for organizing and managing multiple electrical cables connected to rack-mounted electronics equipment includes a pair of individually movable cable carriers, each comprising a pair of slider arms slideably disposed in corresponding slider arm guide channels connected to the vertical rails of an equipment rack, a crossbar connected between the slider arms, and a plurality of cable clips carried on the crossbar. The cable clips each comprise a plurality of parallel slots for securely capturing and holding cables in parallel order aligned with corresponding I/O ports on the electronics equipment. The slider arm guides have a plurality of detents and the slider arms have a releasable latch that cooperates with the detents to enable the cable carrier to be moved vertically for easy access to the electronics for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Co., LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Vargas
  • Patent number: 9671836
    Abstract: A memory system includes c-shell units, PCBs, and a controller logic. The c-shell units are positioned side-by-side adjacent each other. Each c-shell unit has at least two sled-less memory bays and the sled-less memory bays are positioned vertically relative to each other. Each of the sled-less memory bays receives a memory device. A PCB is vertically mounted to a corresponding c-shell unit. The control logic controls access to and from the memory devices so that it manages storing data to the memory devices and retrieving data from the memory devices. Each PCB comprises traces to route signals between the control logic and the memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Russette, Aaron Oberste, Alexa D. Oberste, Anthony P. Antoniades, Matthew F. Guenette
  • Patent number: 9645337
    Abstract: A modular connector infrastructure includes device connector modules having optical connectors to optically connect to respective subsets of electronic devices in a system. The device connector modules are removably connected to the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, George D. Megason, David W. Sherrod, Christopher C. Wanner
  • Patent number: 9628597
    Abstract: A docking station can comprise a body component configured to receive a mobile computing device such that a display of the mobile computing device is presented outward from the body component. An acoustic audio enhancement horn can be positioned inside of the body component and include an internal opening and an external opening. The internal opening can receive audio from a speaker of the mobile computing device, which is enhanced by the acoustic audio enhancement horn and then outputted through the external opening. The docking station can also include a camera lens mounting element that is coupled to the body component and is configured to receive an external camera lens and align the external camera lens with a camera lens of the mobile computing device such that the camera lens of the mobile computing device can capture image data through the external camera lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Cathrine Werthwein Andersen, David Bjerrum Reeckmann
  • Patent number: 9563237
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes: a touch pad configured to detect a touched position on an input surface; a click button provided on a rear surface of the touch pad; and a touch pad cover including a through hole through which the click button passes, the touch pad cover being attached to the rear surface of the touch pad, wherein the touch pad cover includes: a mount configured to reduce deflection on an upper end of the touch pad cover; and a plurality of ribs, arranged at intervals on a rear surface of the touch pad cover, configured to distribute depression force to a first side of the touch pad cover when the depression force is applied on the input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masahiko Hoshi
  • Patent number: 9535471
    Abstract: A data storage system and a method of cooling the data storage system are presented. The data storage system includes: an enclosure; one or more drawer structures disposed within the enclosure, wherein at least one of the drawer structures is configured to receive one or more electronic devices; and one or more temperature control elements positioned adjacent to the bottom of the at least one drawer structure, wherein at least one of the temperature control elements is arranged in use to thermally communicate with at least one of the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Davis, Alexander Carl Worrall
  • Patent number: 9459595
    Abstract: System and method related to a control system including an automation controller with a module bay configured to facilitate coupling with scalable modules. The module bay of the automation controller includes a plurality of bay connectors configured to communicatively couple with the scalable module connectors. The module bay may include an open end to facilitate extension beyond an edge of the open end by a module or a closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Center Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Karen Chin, Rajesh Ramesh Shah, Gurdev Singh
  • Patent number: 9419475
    Abstract: A UPS system includes a power distribution assembly having a plurality of side faces and comprising an AC input and an AC output and at least two UPS assemblies having respective side faces confronting respective ones of the side faces of the power distribution assembly, each of the at least two UPS assemblies comprising a plurality of converter modules and an interconnection module configured to switchably couple AC inputs and AC outputs of the converter modules to respective ones of the AC input and the AC output of the power distribution assembly through conductors passing through the confronting side faces. The conductors may couple the power distribution assembly to the at least two UPS modules without the use of conduit and/or cable trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Ray Edelen, Stacy Lee Frye, Kinston DeVol Williams
  • Patent number: 9337674
    Abstract: A desktop charger includes a housing having a face panel with multiple insertion slots and an openable front cover plate for closing the face panel, a rack mounted inside the housing and defining multiple insertion slots in communication with the insertion slots of the face panel, and a power supply module including a system circuit board holding multiple electrical connectors in respective connector holes in the face panel for the connection of transmission cables of mobile electronic products being inserted into the insertion slots of the face panel and the insertion slots of the rack, a power adapter connectable to an external power source for power input and a control system for controlling the operation of the system circuit board and the power adapter and for charging the inserted mobile electronic products and for allowing the inserted mobile electronic products to transmit signals and data during charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Jung-Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 9320167
    Abstract: A connecting unit for connecting an electronic unit to a housing includes a first connecting component having a fastening hole, a second connecting component including a head and a stem, and a resilient buffering member sleeved on the first connecting component, and having an end that abuts against a board of the electronic unit and that has a mounting hole. A portion of the buffering member is between the first connecting component and the board. The stem extends through the board and the mounting hole to engage the fastening hole, such that the board abuts against the buffering member, and is spaced apart from the first connecting component and the head so as to be movably restricted relative to the housing between the head and the buffering member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: AOPEN, INC.
    Inventor: Jo Chiao Wang
  • Patent number: 9253931
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fastener system, in particular a system for improving computer room security that reduces energy consumption. The fastener system comprises a fastener for fastening a first element to a second element and a sensor of any suitable form and means for activating a third element in response to a signal generated from said sensor. The sensor sends a signal that prompts the third element to act in response to the status received from the fastener. This invention is particularly useful within server racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dickory Rudduck
  • Patent number: 9234787
    Abstract: A combination weigher (100) comprises actuator units (19) for actuating weighing hoppers (14), and a body (17) having a side wall (17C) attached with the actuator units (19), and a casing member used to accommodate feeders (12) is formed by the side wall (17C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: YAMATO SCALE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 9198322
    Abstract: A compliant drawer latch is provided. The compliant drawer latch includes a first portion affixed to an inside surface of a chassis, and a second portion coupled to the first portion. The second portion includes a latch strike plate, a latch spring cap plate, and a latch return spring arranged between the latch strike plate and the latch spring cap plate. A drawer contacts the latch strike plate when the drawer is seated in the chassis. When the drawer over-travels the latch strike plate compresses the latch return spring up to a predetermined distance, and the compressed latch return spring applies force to the latch strike plate to return the latch strike plate to a latching position when the drawer rebounds from over-travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dot Hill Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Russell, David Michael Keffeler, Andrew Rudolph Heyd, Christopher Ellis Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9176544
    Abstract: Example computer racks to improve environmental sustainability in data centers are disclosed. An example computer rack includes a spine (125); a first set of support structures (500) and a second set of support structures (500) extending from the spine (125). Each of the support structures (500) is positioned to receive a respective blade. A first communication port is carried by the spine (125) and associated with the first set of support structures (500). A second communication port is carried by the spine (125) and associated with the second set of support structures (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Justin James Meza, Jichuan Chang, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Amip J. Shah, Cullen E. Bash, Chih C. Shih
  • Patent number: 9125323
    Abstract: A rear end of a main body of a rack body with an airflow blocking mechanism is pivotally coupled to a blocking sheet, and the blocking sheet is adjusted to be levelly or erectly disposed conveniently; the position change of the blocking sheet is relied on to control air to flow into a rack body or not to allow the rack body installed with no electronic device in the same computer housing to have an airflow blocking function to avoid decreasing air amount flowing through other rack bodies installed with an electronic device so as to elevate the electronic device cooling efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tung-Ping Lee, Ming-Hui Kao
  • Patent number: 9101210
    Abstract: A track type supporting mechanism for supporting at least one machine is disclosed in the present invention. The track type supporting mechanism includes a base, at least one linear guideway disposed on the base, at least one sliding block slidably disposed on the at least one linear guideway, and at least one supporting platform disposed on the at least one sliding block for supporting the at least one machine, so that the at least one machine slides relative to the base via the at least one linear guideway and the at least one sliding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9084346
    Abstract: The disclosed is a power electronic device comprising a power unit and a mounting cubicle matching with the power unit. The mounting cubicle is provided with a rail and an entrance for pushing into and pulling out of the power unit. A side of the mounting cubicle is provided with an power source and control output terminal and a signal output terminal. A side of the power unit is provided with a power source and control input terminal and a signal input terminal. The power unit is provided with a micro-switch. When the power unit moves along the rail, after the power source and control input terminal contacts with the power source and control output terminal. The signal input terminal becomes electrically connected with the signal output terminal, and the micro-switch is turned on so as to start the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kaitian Yan, Shaohua Chen
  • Patent number: 9072193
    Abstract: An air containment system for a datacenter. The air containment system includes horizontally slidable vertical rails that engage the rear rails to two adjacent server racks. The vertical rails can include a front face that is compressible to provide an airtight connection with the server racks. Filler plates attach to adjacent vertical rails and fill the space between a top of the server rack and the top of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John William Eichelberg
  • Patent number: 9055690
    Abstract: A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a primarily vertical orientation. The circuit board assemblies and the hard disk drives are coupled to the chassis of the computing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Ross, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 9041384
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes an outer housing and at least one high-impedance sensing device positioned within the outer housing. The sensor assembly also includes a buffering circuit having at least one wide bandgap semiconductor device positioned within the outer housing. The buffering circuit is operatively coupled to the at least one high-impedance sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lam Arthur Campbell, Vinayak Tilak
  • Patent number: 9036107
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flat panel display device, which includes a backlight system and a display panel, the backlight system including a light source, a light homogenization mechanism, and a back frame; the back frame carries the light source and the light homogenization mechanism, the light homogenization mechanism guiding light from the light source to a light incidence surface of the display panel; the back frame includes primary assembling pieces and secondary assembling pieces; the primary assembling pieces are of a number of at least two, the at least two primary assembling pieces being joined to form a main frame structure of the back frame; the secondary assembling pieces are arranged inside the back frame and joined to the back frame; some of the primary assembling pieces and the secondary assembling pieces are of first density and first strength and others are of second density and second strength; the first density is greater than the second density and the first strength is greater than
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Kuo, Yu-Chun Hsiao, Jia-He Cheng
  • Patent number: 9030828
    Abstract: A tablet storage device includes a frame having a plurality of slots, at least one of which is adapted to hold a tablet. A docking station can be disposed in at least one slot. In some cases the docking station is configured to align a tablet as the tablet is positioned in the slot such that a corresponding port in the tablet aligns with, and connects to, a connector. The frame also has a surface to attach the device to a vertical surface and can have a door that can be moved from an open to a closed position and adapted to retain at least one tablet held within at least one slot when the door is closed. A power supply system and/or a network connection system can be provided with the tablet storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun C. Lindblad, Joe Funk, William D. Tischer, Matthew D. Purrington, Peter Segar, Diane L. Richardson, David J. Prince
  • Patent number: 9030827
    Abstract: A server includes a casing, a bottom plate, a first hard disk module, a second hard disk module, and a lifting device. The bottom plate is disposed in the casing and configured to be sliding relative to the casing. The first hard disk module is movably disposed on the bottom plate. The first hard disk module includes a track. The second hard disk module is fixed on the bottom plate and disposed behind the first hard disk module. The lifting device moves up the first hard disk module when the bottom plate is pulled out of the casing, and the lifting device moves down the first hard disk module when the bottom plate is pushed into the casing. A drawer lifting device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chung-Hua Jen
  • Patent number: 9019114
    Abstract: A device management system includes a bus bar, a device management module, and a remote management module. The device management module includes at least one remotely-controllable switching circuit and a detecting circuit. When a device is installed in the rack cabinet, the remotely-controllable switching circuit connected with the device is enabled by the detecting circuit. The remote management module is in communication with the remotely-controllable switching circuit and the detecting circuit through the bus bar. The information of the device is acquired by the remote management module through the remotely-controllable switching circuit. A switch element of the remotely-controllable switching circuit which is connected to the device is selectively turned on or turned off by the remote management module. When the switch element is turned on, the DC power is transmitted to the device through the switch element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Lung Wu, Wen-Hsiang Lin
  • Patent number: 9019708
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for improved access to storage devices from the sides of sleds mounted in storage enclosures. Embodiments provide apparatus and systems for a sled in a storage enclosure that provides access to storage devices on either side of the sled when the sled is slid forward out of its enclosure. Multiple sleds may be enclosed within a single enclosure to permit access to a portion of the storage devices in the enclosure hence reducing the problems of instability of the rack if the enclosure is mounted near the top of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Macen Shinsato, Mohamad H. El-Batal, Robert E. Stubbs, Jason M. Stuhlsatz, John R. Kloeppner
  • Patent number: 9019701
    Abstract: A rack server system includes a container, an electrically conductive component, a power supply, a signal connecting base, a server, and an RMC. The electrically conductive component and the signal connecting base are fixed in the container. The power supply is electrically connected to the electrically conductive component for supplying a direct current power. The signal connecting base includes multiple connectors. The server, disposed in the container removably, includes a power input port and a connecting element. The power input port is electrically connected to the electrically conductive component removably. The connecting element is connected to the connector removably. When the connecting element is electrically connected to the connector, the RMC communicates with the server via the connecting element and the one of the connectors and determines the position of the server in the container according to another position of the connector which is electrically connected to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Qi-Guang Ning, Ji-Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 9019706
    Abstract: A server cabinet, for containing a removable server including a power input port and a connecting element, includes a container, an electrically conductive component, a power supply, a signal connecting base and a rack management controller. The electrically conductive component is connected to the power input port. The power supply is connected to the electrically conductive component to supply power. The signal connecting base includes connectors connected to the connecting element. With the server removed, the power input port and the connecting element are separated from the electrically conductive component and the connector, respectively. The rack management controller is electrically connected to the signal connecting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Qi-Guang Ning, Ji-Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 9019707
    Abstract: A server system includes a rack, at least one server, a power supply, a network switch device and a power cable and. The rack has a front side and a rear side disposed oppositely. The rack defines an upper area, a middle area and a lower area. The middle area is disposed between the upper and the lower area. The servers are detachably disposed in the upper or the lower area. Each server having a power input port. The power supply is disposed in the middle area and adjacent to the front side. The network switch device is disposed in the middle area and stacked with the power supply. A gap is disposed between the network switch device and the power supply. The power cable penetrates through the gap to the front side. The power supply converts an external alternating current from the power cable to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Ji-Peng Xu, Guang-Zhao Tian
  • Patent number: 9016352
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatus and methods for cooling computer servers and/or electrical equipment in a rack device for data centers or telecommunication centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Calvary Applied Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joerg Burkhard Helbig, Steven Thomas Gizzi
  • Patent number: 9013881
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady
  • Patent number: 9013880
    Abstract: A frame module is adapted to be disposed in a housing of a computer for fixing first and second electronic devices. The computer includes a motherboard unit with a socket connector. The frame module includes a frame body having top and bottom surfaces adapted to be connected respectively to the first and electronic devices. An adaptor board includes a board body connected transversely to a rear edge of the frame body and having an edge connector adapted to be inserted into the socket connector, and first and second electrical connectors for electrical connection with the first and second electronic devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Chang Lai
  • Patent number: 8995135
    Abstract: In an electronic device in which a component connecting portion is mounted inside a case (1, 2), a protective cover (5) is mounted to the case to be rotatable and covers the component connecting portion. The protective cover has elastically deformable hooks (52) facing a direction (A1) parallel to a rotation center line thereof. On the other hand, the case has hook receivers (11a) engageable with and disengageable from the hooks. The protective cover may be removable from the case or may be loosely connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinobu Ogatsu, Shinichi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 8986029
    Abstract: Docking stations having a connector with a compliance mechanism to provide improved durability and flexibility are provided herein. The compliance mechanism may be attached to a connecter in a base of a docking station that extends through an opening in a housing or shell attached to the base. The compliance mechanism may include any or all of a flexure, a torsion bar, damping members, a compressive foam member, and an engineered base plate. The compliance mechanism may be configured to provide sufficient rigidity to the connector to support a portable device when mounted on the connector within the dock in an upright position, sufficient flexibility to allow angular displacement of a mounted portable device, and sufficient elasticity to provide a resilient biasing force to return the connector and a mounted portable device from a displaced position to the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Webb, Ian P. Colahan, Paul J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8976515
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for an optimizable rack solution is presented. The system and method is directed to an optimizable rack that includes a frame. The frame has both a primary portion and a detachable portion. The primary portion may contain a primary enclosure and the detachable portion may container a secondary enclosure. Each of the primary enclosure and secondary enclosure are sized to hold a plurality of computing systems. Detaching the detachable portion of the frame both reduces the size and computing systems capacity of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ty Schmitt, Mark M. Bailey, Anthony Middleton, Edmond Bailey, Laurent Regimbal, Tyler Duncan
  • Patent number: 8976526
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a medium voltage drive system includes a transformer, multiple power cubes each coupled to the transformer, and a manifold assembly. Each power cube includes cold plates each coupled to a corresponding switching device of the cube, an inlet port in communication with a first one of the cold plates and an outlet port in communication with a last one of the cold plates. The manifold assembly can support an inlet conduit and an outlet conduit and further support first and second connection members to enable blind mating of each of the first connection members to the inlet port of one of the power cubes and each of the second connection members to the outlet port of one of the power cubes to enable two phase cooling of the plurality of power cubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company
    Inventors: Devdatta P. Kulkarni, Thomas Keister, Manzoor Hussain, Scott Simmons, Ut V. Pham, Rose Craft, Randall Pipho
  • Patent number: 8976530
    Abstract: Data storage apparatus comprising a main housing containing an electric power supply, a panel supporting a plurality of electric connectors for connecting the power supply to other component parts of the apparatus and a plurality of units. Each of the units comprises a plurality of data storage elements and is mounted to slide from within the main housing to provide access to its data storage elements. The apparatus also comprises a plurality of cable modules each comprising a cable having a first connector at a first end connected to one of the units and a second connector at a second end connected to an electric connector on the panel. The cable modules also include a moveable rigid structure providing a barrier preventing manual access to the panel. The second connector is attached to the rigid structure such that movement of the rigid structure causes the second connector to be disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nexsan Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alan Jeffery, Andrew Paul George Randall, David Ian Belcher, Alastair Bryers, Stephen Freeman