With Retractable Or Readily Detachable Chassis Patents (Class 361/725)
  • Patent number: 10849248
    Abstract: Cable backplane systems and communication devices are provided according to examples of the present disclosure. In one aspect, a cable backplane system includes a frame and a cable unit; the cable unit includes a first connector array, a second connector array and communication cables; the first connector array is fixed on the frame, wherein a first connector in the first connector array is connected with a first plug-in card, first connectors in a same row are connected with a same first plug-in card; the second connector array is fixed on the frame, wherein a second connector in the second connector array is connected with a second plug-in card, second connectors in a same column are connected with a same second plug-in card; and the communication cables is connected with the first connector array and the second connector array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEW H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Li
  • Patent number: 10729974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular sensory immersion system including one or more panels that introduce the tactile component of audio vibration from multi-media formats into the various surface areas of the human body, while synchronized with audio to the ears. In certain embodiments, the modular sensory immersion system also delivers a range of additional haptic and multi-sensory stimuli synchronized to audio and audio-visual content. In one embodiment, each panel houses vibrating transducers and associated electronics to deliver the audio synchronized force feedback vibrations, as well as the mechanical components associated with the delivery air busts of ambient or heated/cooled variety, water streams and mists, fragrances, and solid or semi solid projectiles. The system can be used as a single interactive panel, as a multi-panel platform, or a multi-panel platform with attached paneled walls that deliver all of the above mentioned sensory stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONICSENSORY, INC.
    Inventor: Brock Maxwell Seiler
  • Patent number: 10547038
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a fixing part, and more particularly, a battery pack includes a fixing member and a fixing part, which fix an entire structure in top/bottom, left/right, and front/rear directions. A space defined in the battery pack is filled. As such, the battery pack may provide a power source that is safe against vibration, has a high capacity, and is fast in assembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Yoon Keum
  • Patent number: 10537035
    Abstract: A drive latch apparatus may include a latch coupled to a chassis such that the latch secures a hard drive to the chassis. The apparatus may also include a handle coupled to a proximal end of the latch such that compressing the handle unlocks the latch from the chassis. In addition, the apparatus may include a drive holder coupled to a distal end of the latch such that a distal end of the drive holder bends under the hard drive to unseat the hard drive and the drive holder slides vertically from the chassis in tandem with the latch. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason David Adrian, Chuankeat Kho
  • Patent number: 10528509
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an expansion bus device that is communicatively coupled to a plurality of input-output devices. The expansion bus device includes a plurality of input-output slots, via which the plurality of input-output devices are coupled to the expansion bus device. The expansion bus device also includes a retimer switch communicatively connected to each of the plurality of input-output slots. The retimer switch supports switching between the plurality of input-output slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Melvin K. Benedict, Glenn H. Lupton, Michael L. Sabotta, Brian T. Purcell, Patrick Raymond
  • Patent number: 10520980
    Abstract: A plug-in module (100), has a first side face (110), a first elastic strip (10) and a first pull tab (20) provided at a same end of the first side face; the first elastic strip has an elongated shape, and is provided with at least one first limiting lug (11) on a first surface of the first elastic strip opposite to the first side face, an end of the first elastic strip located in close proximity to the first pull tab is referred to as an opposite end, another end of the first elastic strip is referred to as the distal end, and the distal end and the first side face are affixed together. The opposite end is provided with an elastic strip retraction head (12), and the elastic strip retraction head is provided in correspondence with the first pull tab. Further provided is a smartboard. The plug-in module can be conveniently plugged in and unplugged, simplifying user operations and improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Guangzhou Shirui Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan Hu
  • Patent number: 10483063
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective relay. According to the present disclosure, the handle is fixed or separated by a lever structure rather than a gear structure, so that the user may easily fix or separate the handle to or from the outer casing. Therefore, convenience and operability of the user are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hong-Seon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10451873
    Abstract: A combiner-positioning apparatus for a vehicular head-up display is provided. The combiner-positioning apparatus includes a drive unit for supplying a driving force, a combiner assembly including a combiner, the combiner being projected and exposed to an outside or retracted or hidden into a slot formed in a dashboard by the driving force, a guide unit for guiding sliding movement of the combiner assembly in a vertical direction, and a power transmitter for transmitting the driving force to the combiner assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hongsoo Park, Jaeseung Lee, Yongsang Kim
  • Patent number: 10416728
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for a tool-less multipoint latching mechanism includes a number of adjustable cams of a bracket to interact with a number of corresponding cam surfaces located on a computing board, a number of locking locations to couple a printed circuit assembly (PCA) to the bracket, and a number of pin-in-slot joints of the bracket that interact with the number of adjustable cams to vertically lower the coupled PCA into a number of receiving connectors on the computing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Troy A. Della Fiora, John R. Grady, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 10383249
    Abstract: A server comprises case, first storage module, second storage module and at least one third storage module. The case comprises base plate and two side plates. The base plate has first side, second side and fourth side. The first side is opposite to the second side. The third side and the fourth side are located between the first side and the second side, and the third side is opposite to the fourth side. Two side plates respectively stand on first side and second side. The first storage module is fixed to case and located between third side and fourth side. The second storage module is located between first storage module and fourth side and movably disposed on the case. The at least one third storage module is located between the second storage module and the fourth side and movably disposed on the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ping-Wei Peng, Xiao-Ning Ding
  • Patent number: 10141724
    Abstract: An apparatus of sliding a submodule includes a sliding rail part installed on one side of a cabinet; a submodule capable of being entered into or withdrawn from the cabinet; and a sliding guide part installed at one side of the submodule and slidingly moved by the sliding rail part. The sliding rail part may include a rail body, first and second extending parts extending from opposite ends of the rail body, and first and second sliding rails connected to the first and second extending parts respectively and protruding toward the sliding guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teag Sun Jung, Woong Hyeob Song
  • Patent number: 10064308
    Abstract: Mechanical mounting devices for an electronic housing in a frame are provided, the electronic housing comprising a front face, a rear face, a bottom and two lateral faces, the frame comprising an opening. The electronic housing comprises, on each lateral face, a mechanical cam having a quarter-circle form, one of the two ends of the cam being terminated by a triangular point the end bearing the point being disposed close to the bottom, the second end being disposed along the front face. The bottom of the frame comprises a bottom abutment parallel to the front face. The opening of the frame comprises two guiding pins disposed on either side of the uprights of the opening and arranged such that each cam can be displaced in rotation on the pin which corresponds to it during the phase of mounting of the electronic housing in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Laurent Mozer, Daniel Laret, Jean-Marie Goy
  • Patent number: 9980406
    Abstract: Electrical equipment, in particular for aircraft, comprising: a fixed frame delimiting a storage compartment having a front opening, a pivoting frame mounted to pivot on the fixed frame to occupy a storage position in which it is placed inside the storage compartment of the fixed frame and an accessibility position in which it extends through the front opening of the fixed frame, the pivoting frame delimiting a reception space having at least one access opening, situated behind its front, for the introduction of electronic cards and their removal when the pivoting frame is in said accessibility position in which said access opening is situated in front of said front opening of the fixed frame, the pivoting frame being provided with electrical connection means that can be coupled to electrical connection means of the electronic cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aero Electric
    Inventor: Olivier Deshayes
  • Patent number: 9958714
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a bottom chassis includes providing a base plate having a flexibility and a first rigidity through a press molding process, providing a bent-maintaining member having a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity and being curved in a first direction through an extrusion molding process, and coupling the base plate to the bent-maintaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tai-Yun Jung, Ki-Hwan Baek
  • Patent number: 9955606
    Abstract: A server capable of rotating and accessing storage devices accommodated therein includes a server chassis, a motherboard, a power supply module, two racks, and a system cooling module. The server chassis includes two side plates and an accommodating space between the two side plates. The power supply module is disposed in the accommodating space and arranged corresponding to the motherboard. The racks are arranged parallel to each other and detachably connected to the server chassis. A pivot structure and a handle for operating the rack are disposed at the rack near the motherboard. The rack is rotatable with respect to the server chassis by means of the pivot structure. The system cooling module is disposed adjacent to the rack. At least one cord passage is provided between the system cooling module and each of the side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chen, Chaoching Wu
  • Patent number: 9874710
    Abstract: Swing arm assemblies for providing access to wiring enclosures are described that provide convenient one handed operation and the ability to temporarily fix the enclosure at a telescoped height and optionally in a rotated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jonathan Oral Adams
  • Patent number: 9854698
    Abstract: An example module is provided herein. The module includes a tray and a cable support member. The tray includes a cage, a handle mechanism, a tray handle, and a tray midplane. The cage receives an electronic component and the handle mechanism rotates the cage using a cage lever and a cam member between a closed position, a top open position, and a bottom open position. The tray handle releases the tray from an engaged position. The tray midplane provides a connector for the electronic component. The cable support member provides a movable connection between the tray midplane and an enclosure backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Della Fiora, James Jeffery Schulze, Dave Preston, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 9765924
    Abstract: An adjustable support for multi-axis is adapted for a host device where at least one element is installed. The adjustable support for multi-axis comprises a base, at least one installation element and a support element. The base comprises an installation portion and a slide-guiding portion. The installation portion is located at one end of the base, and the slide-guiding portion is located at the center of the base. The installation element is disposed on the installation portion for being detachably attached to the host device. The support element is adjustably disposed on the slide-guiding portion. When the support element is fixed, one end of the support element is capable of supporting the at least one element. When adjusting the position of the support element, the support element is capable of moving on the slide-guiding portion and rotating about the slide-guiding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Hsiang Chi, Shun-Zhang Wu
  • Patent number: 9766667
    Abstract: A card ejector comprising a pair of tapered lever arms coupled at a proximal end of the card ejector and coupled at a distal end of the card ejector, a cam block coupling the pair of tapered lever arms at the proximal end of the card ejector, the cam block operable to be rotatably coupled to a card and to engage a card cage, the cam block operable to urge the card into or out of the card cage when a rotational force is applied to the card ejector, and a latching mechanism coupling the pair of tapered lever arms at the distal end of the card ejector, the latching mechanism operable to automatically and releasably secure the distal end of the card ejector in a position near a face portion of the card by engaging an opening in the face portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • Patent number: 9684346
    Abstract: A power supply includes a main body having a coupling face and a handlebar. The coupling face includes a first end and a second end forming a power socket. The handlebar includes a first beam coupled to the first end and a second beam. The first beam extends a tab outwardly. The handlebar defines a window configured to expose the power socket. The handlebar is transitionable between: (i) a first configuration in which the second beam couples the second end, the window corresponds and exposes the power socket, the tab extends toward a first direction, and (ii) a second configuration in which the second beam is remote from the second end, the window is remote from the power socket, and the tab extends toward a second direction different from the first direction. A method for removing the power supply from a case of an electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Chung Yen
  • Patent number: 9609782
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for a rack assembly. In one embodiment, a tray to be disposed in a rack assembly may comprise a plurality of sleds with individual sleds including one or more compute nodes; and a networking element coupled with a sled of the plurality of sleds and configured to communicatively connect the sled to one or more other components of the rack assembly via an optical communication system. The optical communication system may include an external optical cable configured to communicatively connect the networking element with the rack assembly. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald L. Faw, Uri V. Cummings, Terrence J. Trausch, Daniel P. Daly, Andrew C. Alduino
  • Patent number: 9601907
    Abstract: A universal load control module may include a power supply that operates over a wide voltage range, a microcontroller, and one or more functional control blocks. A functional control block may include a dimmer circuit for controlling a lighting load that provides reverse phase cut mode dimming, forward phase cut mode dimming, and hybrid phase cut mode dimming, as well as thermal protection. One or more universal control modules may be housed in a cabinet that include a cabinet control module. The cabinet may include additional thermal protection measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Dalibor Zulim, Richard L. Westrick, Jr., Rick King, Leslie Mullins
  • Patent number: 9535457
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a docking station for a portable device is provided with an improved latching mechanism for securing the portable device within the docking station. In general, the latching mechanism may comprise a pivotable lever and a larch assembly that operate together as a cam-follower mechanism. The pivotable lever may have a curved lower surface and contoured upper surface, and may be generally configured to rotate about a rotational axis when a back surface of the portable device contacts and pushes against the curved lower surface of the pivotable lever. The latch assembly may be generally configured to translate a rotational motion of the pivotable lever into a linear motion, which causes a hidden latch portion of the latch assembly to extend out of the docking station for securing the portable device within the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Xplore Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Bradford Edward Vier
  • Patent number: 9491882
    Abstract: A positioning structure (10) of an electrical peripheral device (100) includes a positioning plate (101). The positioning structure (10) includes a fastening seat (1) having an engaging portion (11), and a rotating piece (2) pivoted around and rotating with respect to the fastening seat (1). The rotating piece (2) has a latching portion (21) and a detent part (22) at one end thereof. When the latching portion (21) is latched to the engaging portion (11), the detent part (22) presses and locks the top of the position plate (101) correspondingly Thus, the installation and uninstallation of the electrical peripheral device (100) are made efficient and the convenience of using the positioning structure (10) is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventors: Lin-Kuei Tsai, Chung-I Kuo
  • Patent number: 9426920
    Abstract: A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation. The shuttle includes a base including a channel, edges extending from the base and forming an enclosure to receive the frame and the disk drive in a vertical orientation, a fastener connected to the server tray through the channel, and an alignment key configured to slide along the first index tab and to align the disk drive with the connector. The disk drive shuttle is configured to horizontally move along the server tray and to enable the disk drive to connect with the connector in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Garrett R. Lewis, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: 9405140
    Abstract: A curved frame for securing a display panel includes two long-side frame parts having a curved shape, each of the two long-side frame parts including a groove member provided through each of edge portions thereof and a first coupling hole defined to penetrate the groove member, and two short-side frame parts having a straight line shape, each of the two short-side frame parts including a protruding member provided in correspondence with the groove member of the two long-side frame parts and a second coupling hole defined to penetrate the protruding member, each of the two short-side frame parts being coupled to the two long-side frame parts to define a rectangular frame shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-Woan Cho, Myoung-Seok Son
  • Patent number: 9345166
    Abstract: A self-supporting server chassis accepts blade server computing devices, and other like computing devices and associated infrastructure hardware, and also provides structural support for vertical stacking of such self-supporting server chassis, thereby eliminating the need for conventional racks. Internal support structures, such as rails, holes and standoffs, accept and provide physical support for the computing devices and other infrastructure hardware. Vertical stacking support structures provide physical stability and rigidity for stacking multiple self-supporting server chassis in a vertical direction, and allow interconnection among self-supporting server chassis. Stacks of self-supporting server chassis can comprise a base member with casters or other like transportation hardware, as well as a top member that provides further structural stability and rigidity, as well as providing cooling and airflow benefits, such as airflow containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Aaron Rubenstein
  • Patent number: 9317081
    Abstract: The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly. Corresponding and complementary open areas may be also be defined in mating drive carrier assembly side components to allow passage of lateral side-to-side cooling air through the base portion flow channel of a hard drive assembled to the drive carrier assembly to form a mountable hard drive system that is installed into a storage enclosure. The at least partially aligned open flow areas of the assembled hard dive assembly and drive carrier assembly may cooperate to reduce air flow impedance across multiple rows of hard drive systems through a storage enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventors: Kevin W. Mundt, Haesung Kwon, Frank W. Yu
  • Patent number: 9253912
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a blade having a faceplate and a handle out locked position ejector. The handle out locked position ejector is configured to secure the blade to a chassis. The handle out locked position ejector includes two ejectors and a handle binding the two ejectors together. The handle out locked position ejector extends perpendicularly from the faceplate when the blade is secured to the chassis thus locating the handle out of the way of ports of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David Skirmont, Dan Kilkenny, Eric Farnholtz, Anthony Vanderveen, Peter Doyle
  • Patent number: 9192233
    Abstract: Described is a lightweight and durable storage device comprising a main enclosure of rigid material with interior partitions (FIG. 18), a hingedly attached and lockable access door panel (210) (119), an infinitely designable cosmetic door cover (113), a means for securing the enclosure to a fixed surface (111), a self contained unit for charging electronic items stored inside the enclosure (1410), a means for exterior venting (218), an exterior attachment (114) and means for securing larger items outside the enclosure (1210), and a non-abrasive surface material (1810) applied to high use areas of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Delynn Smith
  • Patent number: 9170446
    Abstract: The present invention provides a joined back panel structure of a display device, which includes a first mounting member and a second mounting member that are L-shaped and a third mounting member and a fourth mounting member that are linear, the first mounting member having two end respectively connected to two ends of the second mounting member to form an enclosed outer frame, the third mounting member being disposed inside the outer frame and having two ends respectively connected to the first mounting member and the second mounting member, the fourth mounting member being disposed inside the outer frame and having two ends respectively connected to the first mounting member and the second mounting member so as to form a hollow back panel. The outer frame of the present invention has an improved structural strength and low cast and is easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Yuchun Hsiao, Chong Huang, Jiahe Cheng, Chengwen Que, Quan Li, Liuyang Yang
  • Patent number: 9170455
    Abstract: The present invention provides a joined back panel structure of display device, which includes: a first mounting member that is L-shaped and a second mounting member, a third mounting member, a fourth mounting member, and a fifth mounting member that are linear, ends of the first mounting member, the second mounting member, and the third mounting member are sequentially connected to form an enclosed outer frame, the fourth mounting member being disposed inside the outer frame and having two ends connected to the outer frame, the fifth mounting member being disposed inside the outer frame and having two ends connected to the outer frame so as to form a hollow back panel. The outer frame of the present invention has an improved structural strength and low cast and is easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Yuchun Hsiao, Chong Huang, Jiahe Cheng, Chengwen Que, Quan Li, Liuyang Yang
  • Patent number: 9173304
    Abstract: Two system boards may be connected by a blind plug connector assembly. The top system board supports a first connector and has a hole adjacent the first connector that secures a guide bracket. The blind plug connector assembly is selectively received in the guide bracket to position a proximal connector on the assembly for connecting to the first connector on the top system board and position a distal connector on the assembly for connecting to a second connector on the lower system board. A flexible wired connection extends within the assembly between the proximal connector and the distal connector, and may form a scalability cable. The interaction between the assembly and the guide bracket provide alignment of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael D. French, Jr., Edward J. McNulty, Tony C. Sass, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 9105992
    Abstract: A connector used for connecting to substrates and including bases and a shaft is provided. The bases are disposed on the substrates individually and include terminals embedded the base. The shaft is pivoted to the bases and includes a first element, a second element stacking with the first element and conductive rings. The second element includes first and second conductive circuits. The first conductive circuits are connected to the second conductive circuit, and each first and each second conductive circuit has a first pad and a second pad on the second element. The conductive rings are sleeved to the shaft, and connected to the first pad and the second pad electrically and individually. When the shaft is rotatably assembled to the bases, the first pads and the second pads are contact with the terminals electrically via the conductive rings and the conductive rings are capable of contacting with the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Yi-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 9052877
    Abstract: A server chassis can include a server bay; and media drive bays disposed adjacent to the server bay, each of the media drive bays configured for receipt of a media drive seated in a media drive tray, where each of the media drive bays includes a side wall, where each of the side walls includes a recessed, front facing surface (e.g., recessed from a front side of the chassis) configured to support force exerted by rotation of a hinge end of a handle of a media drive tray to extract the media drive tray from a media drive bay and a stop configured to contact a locking tab extending from a hinge end of a handle of a media drive tray to lock the media drive tray in a media drive bay. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, Kathryn Marie Asad
  • 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: 9025326
    Abstract: A server includes a server host including a tray, a main circuit, a left circuit board, a right circuit board, a rear circuit board, several first hard disk drives, several second hard disk drives and several third hard disk drives. The left, right and rear circuit boards are located at the left side, right side and rear side of the main circuit board, respectively, and all electrically connected to the main circuit board. The first hard disk drives are electrically connected to the main circuit board via the left and right circuit boards. The second hard disk drives are located at the left and right side of the rear circuit board. The third hard disk drives are located above the rear circuit board, and the second and third hard disk drives are electrically connected to the main circuit board via the rear circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: 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: 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: 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: 8995121
    Abstract: A docking station for electronic apparatus includes a base, a hinge, a support, and a connector mechanism. The support is pivotally connected to the base through the hinge. The connector mechanism includes an angle transmission mechanism and a connecting module. The angle transmission mechanism is disposed in the base and includes a transmission device and a rotation part. The transmission device connects a pivot of the hinge and the rotation part so that the pivot can drive the rotation part to rotate through the transmission device. The connecting module is fixed on the rotation part and includes a connector exposed out the base through a window of the base. When an electronic apparatus is electrically connected to the connector, the support supports the electronic apparatus. Therefore, a user can adjust the support and the connector simultaneously, which reduces the time for connecting the electronic apparatus onto the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Lian Yen
  • 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: 8985345
    Abstract: A rack includes a rack body, at least one latch member secured to the rack body, and a supporting assembly. The supporting assembly includes at least one sliding lever and a supporting member secured to the at least one sliding lever. The at least one sliding lever is slidably engaged in the at least one latch member and the supporting assembly is extendable and retractable relative to the rack body, to provide a wider base for the rack when required where it rests on the floor, increasing stability and decreasing the likelihood that the rack might topple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8982541
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a protective enclosure comprising a base comprising a first continuous mating surface and at least one conveyance aperture, a cover comprising a second continuous mating surface, wherein the second continuous mating surface is configured to form a seal with the first continuous mating surface, and a clamp, wherein at least a portion of the clamp is coupleable to the base, wherein a mouth of the clamp is configured to be offset from the aperture when the clamp is coupled to the base, wherein the clamp comprises a first sealing layer, and wherein the clamp is configured to seal the aperture against contaminants. The protective enclosure may be configured for use in a remotely controllable model vehicle to protect a control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Traxxas LP
    Inventors: Timothy E. Roberts, Jon Kenneth Lampert, Otto Karl Allmendinger
  • Patent number: 8983331
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a functional unit, an electric circuit board, a pivotable support member, an outer cover, and wiring. The functional unit is disposed inside the electronic apparatus. The electric circuit board is configured to control the functional unit. The pivotable support member is shaped rectangular having a vertical length that is shorter than a horizontal length thereof and is pivotally movable about a pivoting axis defined to extend along one horizontally extending side of the pivotable support member between a closed position in which the pivotable support member covers the functional unit and an open position in which the functional unit is exposed. The outer cover is disposed more outwardly than the pivotable support member. The wiring passes through a pivoting axis side of the pivotable support member to connect the functional unit to the electric circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 8982551
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic module and an electronic module fixing structure that includes a main body, a position-limiting component slideably disposed on the main body along a first direction, at least one positioning component slideably disposed on the main body along a second direction, and at least one first elastic component. The position-limiting component has a position-limiting portion. The first elastic component is connected between the main body and the positioning component. The position-limiting component resists an elastic force of the first elastic component to limit the positioning component to be at a first position. When the electronic module moves into the main body, the electronic module pushes the position-limiting component to drive the position-limiting portion to move away from the positioning component, and the positioning component moves to a second position by the elastic force of the first elastic component to position the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Star-Wh Zhou
  • Patent number: 8982565
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for toolless configuration of a computer enclosure. At least one embodiment of an apparatus includes a computer enclosure configured to support a plurality of components, the computer enclosure including a plurality of dividing walls, the dividing walls including a first opening and a second opening. Some embodiments include a divider configured for insertion into the computer enclosure and between the dividing walls, the divider including a first tab for coupling with the first opening, the divider including a second tab for coupling with the second opening, the divider further including a locking tab for locking the divider in place within the computer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David W. Sherrod, Michael E. Taylor, Joseph R. Allen, John P. Franz
  • 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: 8976531
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an accessible equipment rack system. A mounting frame having a set of transport elements and a translation mechanism is connected to a translating equipment rack. The translation mechanism moves the translating equipment rack to enable access to said translating equipment rack from an exterior area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrew John Bayliss, Perry Nicholas Rea, Kevin Matthew Retz