With Locking Means Or Device Patents (Class 361/726)
  • Patent number: 10779431
    Abstract: An adjustable computing card holder, including a stationary body coupled to a computing chassis, the stationary body including an opening and a first surface; an adjustable body slideably positioned within the opening of the stationary body, the adjustable body having a second surface, the adjustable body configured to move with respect to the stationary body between states, including: when positioned in the first state, disengage a computing card, wherein the first state is defined when the first surface of the stationary body is spaced-apart from the second surface of the adjustable body a first distance, when positioned in the second state, engage a computing card, wherein the second state is defined when the first surface of the stationary body is spaced-apart from the second surface of the adjustable body a second distance, the second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Man Tak Ho, Earl Reeves
  • Patent number: 10729030
    Abstract: A disclosed expansion socket may include a primary slot and a secondary slot, each mounted to a receiver printed circuit board and electrically coupled to a central processing unit via a computing bus. The primary slot may be dimensioned to receive a primary pinout disposed within a primary portion of an edge connector disposed on a connecting edge of a presenter printed circuit board. Likewise, the secondary slot may be positioned and dimensioned to receive a secondary pinout, disposed within a secondary portion of the edge connector, when the primary slot receives the primary portion of the edge connector. Furthermore, the primary pinout and the secondary pinout may each conform to a compact pinout specification that is more compact than a pinout specification defined for the computing bus. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Joel Cousineau, Hao Shen, Christian Markus Petersen, William Arnold
  • Patent number: 10667422
    Abstract: A modular I/O device includes a terminal base with a terminal block that includes a plurality of wiring connectors. An auxiliary wiring device includes a plurality of auxiliary wiring connectors and is selectively physically connectable to the terminal base in an operative position and selectively physically removable from the terminal base. The terminal block includes a receiver and the auxiliary wiring device includes a body including at least one mounting tab that projects outwardly from the body and that is located in the receiver. The receiver includes a projecting lip about which the auxiliary wiring device is pivotable relative to the receiver on a pivot axis. The terminal base includes at least one catch and the auxiliary wiring device further includes at least one latch arm that is adapted to engage the catch when the auxiliary wiring device is physically connected to said terminal base in its operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Center Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajiv Chakraborty, Srinivasan Melkote, Terence S. Tenorio, Douglas A. Lostoski, David S. Wehrle, Adam M. Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10412852
    Abstract: A multi-piece storage shuttle for removeably securing a storage device within an enclosure assembly includes a stationary shuttle portion rigidly affixed to the enclosure assembly. A moveable shuttle portion is slidably affixed to the enclosure assembly and is configured to releasably engage the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Spero Tsefrekas, Ryan C. McDaniel, Keith C. Johnson, Jeffrey M. Lewis, Frank Miyahira, Keith L. Daly
  • Patent number: 10383257
    Abstract: A server can be used for a cold storage application. The server can include a nest for holding a high density of bare storage drives. The nest can include a plurality of drive cooling channels residing on the underside of the nest. The server can further include rear, front, and side air flow paths for natural convection cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wojciech Szeremeta, Robert P. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10126789
    Abstract: A transfer module adapted to an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a circuit board and a plurality of storage units. The transfer module includes a transfer plate and a supporting structure. The transfer plate has a plurality of plug portions, and the transfer plate is adapted to be connected to the circuit board. The supporting structure is connected to the transfer plate. The supporting structure is adapted to support the storage units, such that the storage units are plugged to the plug portions respectively and connected to the circuit board through the transfer plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Fu-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 10102838
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for a tone effects base unit, system, and method of using the tone effects base unit. A tone effects base unit includes an integrated housing and one or more slots integrated into the housing. The one or more slots are configured to receive reversible sound effects cartridges, whereby the reversible sound effects cartridge include one or more sound effects that are applicable to sound produced from an electric instrument and emitted from an amplifier. A tone effects base unit is configured to include one or more effects mode lights associated with each slot so that the one or more effects mode lights is illuminated a predetermined color depending on whether a reversible sound effects cartridge is inserted into the slot or not and depending on whether the reversible sound effect cartridge is inserted in a normal mode or in an FX loop mode orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Andy McHale
  • Patent number: 10095281
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism and a computer chassis are provided. The fixing mechanism includes a main member and a first locking member. The first locking member includes a fixing portion, a support portion and a stop portion. The fixing portion includes a first part and a second part, and two ends of the first part are respectively connected to the main member and the second part. The support portion is connected to the fix portion, and the second part and the support portion are respectively located on two opposite surfaces of the first part. The stop portion is connected to the support portion, and located on a bottom surface of the support portion. An electronic device is assembled in the main member, and the first locking member is locked to a circuit board of a computer chassis to fix the fixing mechanism in a casing of the computer chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jen-Wei Tsai, Liang-Cheng Chiu, Chih-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10062990
    Abstract: Described herein is a connector, an electric circuit and a lighting apparatus. The connector includes a connector body having a top edge, a bottom edge and a wall connecting the top edge and the bottom edge, the wall providing flexibility to move the top edge relative to the bottom edge, a plurality of metal contacts embedded within the top edge and the bottom edge, locking teeth projecting from the top edge and the bottom edge, wherein the top edge and the bottom edge move away from each other upon application of a force on the locking teeth. Furthermore, the connector can be connector to a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes a plurality of pockets configured to receive the locking teeth of the connector and a plurality of metal strips configured to contact with the plurality of the metal contacts of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Hunt, Tom Grider
  • Patent number: 9986657
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for an electronic device to be installed in a cabinet includes a housing fixed in the electronic device and a latch member with one end rotatably mounted in the housing. The housing includes an opening for the latch member to pass through and the other end of the latch member includes a blocking member. The blocking member is rotatable between an unlocking position and a locked position. An electronic equipment is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cloud Network Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzu-Cheng Yang, Hung-Chun Lu
  • Patent number: 9720460
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to power supply chassis. For example, an apparatus may include a power supply chassis. The power supply chassis may include a handle and a sidewall defining a latching slot. The handle may include an inner slot. The apparatus may also include a release lever to slidably connect to the handle via the inner slot. The release lever may include an engagement tab. The apparatus may further include a latching member in physical contact with the engagement tab. The latching member may include a latching fang. The release lever may control a position of the latching fang relative to the latching slot via a rotation of the latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Sunil Ganta
  • Patent number: 9710024
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a main unit including a first top surface, a first bottom surface opposite to the first top surface, and a first side surface configured to connect the first top surface and the first bottom surface, and at least one module unit including a second top surface, a second bottom surface opposite to the second top surface, and a second side surface configured to connect the second top surface and the second bottom surface. The module unit may be configured to couple to and uncouple from the main unit or another module unit in a state where one of the second top surface, the second bottom surface, and the second side surface faces one of the first top surface, the first bottom surface, and the first side surface. When the module unit is coupled to the main unit, the module unit may be electrically connected with the main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-sung Kim, Hae-Soo Kim, Cha-Hoon Park, Kang-Seok Cho, Sung-Geun Joo, Sung-Hun Kim, Kwang-Yong Lee, Sung-Yun Jin
  • Patent number: 9606575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a housing (10) with at least one first and at least one second housing part (14, 16) and at least one locking element (26), the latter being arranged movably on the at least one first housing part (14) and comprises a plurality of first engaging portions (28, 30, 32, 34) that form a releasable fit connection with a plurality of second engaging portions (44, 46, 48, 50) arranged on the second housing part. The change between the engaged and a disengaged state of the first and second engaging portions is realized by moving the locking element (26). The invention relates further to a monitor device with such a housing (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Kaljopa Gerst, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 9578291
    Abstract: A modular building system arrangement includes a plurality of electrical building systems. Each electrical building system has a housing with a mechanical connector that is connectable with a like connector of each other building system housing. Members of any subset of the building system housings are connectable with each other to form a building system assembly. The building systems of the building system assembly conjointly define an electrically conductive pathway interconnecting each of the building systems of the building system assembly. The pathway carries power and/or data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: William DiPoala
  • Patent number: 9485477
    Abstract: A modular building system arrangement includes a plurality of electrical building systems. Each electrical building system has a housing with a mechanical connector that is connectable with a like connector of each other building system housing. Members of any subset of the building system housings are connectable with each other to form a building system assembly. The building systems of the building system assembly conjointly define an electrically conductive pathway interconnecting each of the building systems of the building system assembly. The pathway carries power and/or data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: William DiPoala
  • Patent number: 9436896
    Abstract: A chip card holder includes a tray and a protecting member. The tray includes a receiving portion and a handle portion. The receiving portion is configured to receive a chip card. The handle portion is positioned at a side of the receiving portion. The protecting member is sleeved on the receiving portion and resists the handle portion. The protecting member is made of elastic material so as to prevent outside contamination from entering the chip card holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Hsu, Yu-Wei Huang, Chia-Ju Lin
  • Patent number: 9288934
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a frame, a electronic module, and a clip. The frame includes a supporting plate and a first bracket mounted on the supporting plate. The electronic module is located at the supporting plate. A guiding groove is defined in the electronic module. The clip is mounted on the frame and connects the electronic module. The clip includes a mounting portion mounted on the first bracket and a clasp extending from the mounting portion. The clasp can slide along the guiding groove to elastically clasp the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Hao Shao
  • Patent number: 9207721
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, an apparatus is provided that comprises a frame and a cover removably attached to the frame. The apparatus further comprises a geared latch assembly attached to the cover, the geared latch assembly having a geared latch. If the geared latch is rotated from a first position to a second position, the cover moves linearly from a closed state to an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Conn, Robert Martinez
  • Patent number: 9203202
    Abstract: A cassette assembly which holds at least two electrical plugs which typically are connected to digital signal carrying cables. In one example, six of these plugs are positioned within a cassette, and are arranged in two rows of three plugs each for ease in connecting the plugs simultaneously to similarly arranged switch port jacks. A lever pivotally connected to the housing, when rotated, causes the release latch of the plugs held within the cassette to move from a locked to an unlocked position to simultaneously remove all of the plugs from the jacks to which they are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Alan F. Wojcik, Paul B. DuCharme
  • Patent number: 9200709
    Abstract: A mechanical assembly including a pair of members each having a planar surface and a displacing structure can be designed to engage a compressible seal, and thereby reduce or eliminate shear force exerted on the seal, keeping the seal intact during compression. Each displacing structure can have a displacing surface and a latching surface. A compressible seal can be affixed to one of the planar surfaces. Contact between the displacing surfaces during parallel movement of the planar surfaces relative to each other may create a separation between the planar surfaces greater than the compressible seal height. Positioning of the displacing surfaces past each other during parallel movement of the planar surfaces relative to each other may initiate the compression of the compressible seal between the planar surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica R. Eidem, James D. Gerken, David B. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9167712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an RRU device and an assembly thereof. The RRU device includes: an enclosure, where the enclosure includes a front-end plate and a back-end plate that are respectively set on two lengthwise ends of the enclosure, multiple parallel spaced heat sinks are set on two widthwise sides of the enclosure and between the front-end plate and the back-end plate, and the front-end plate and the back-end plate extend along a widthwise direction of the enclosure by a length which is greater than a length by which the heat sinks extend; and a joint part set on the enclosure, where the joint part is used to fasten two side-by-side radio remote unit devices together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinsong Lv, Chenglong Wang, Haowen Xu, Zuojun Qin, Haizheng Tang, Lili Guo, Jin Jiang, Zhongxin Liu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150103492
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a plug-in mechanism, a subrack including the plug-in mechanism, and a finished board, and relate to a power mechanism, so as to implement fast and reliable plug-in and plug-out by using a lever assistance effect, and a gearing effect of a parallelogram mechanism. The plug-in mechanism provided by an embodiment of the present invention is configured to be disposed between a sub-carrier frame and a parent carrier frame to implement plug-in and plug-out of the sub-carrier frame in the parent carrier frame, and the plug-in mechanism includes a driving part and a gearing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Dingqiang Wu, Dongli Wang, Yao Li
  • Patent number: 9007744
    Abstract: A media appliance and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a housing is adapted to be mounted within a wall. A panel forms a front portion of the housing and the panel includes vents and the panel may be mounted substantially flush with the wall. A media player, which includes a set-top box, is disposed within the housing. A pair of ports, disposed within openings defined by the housing, are configured to receive respective optio-electric connectors. Each port includes optio-electrically conductive elements. The pair of ports are coupled to the media player and one port is configured for providing a connection to a television and the other port is configured for providing a connection to an external source of signal for the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Jeff Johns, Bill Fang
  • Patent number: 8995136
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least blades configured to mount to the chassis. Each blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. Each blade may be locked into one or more positions relative to the chassis using one or more latching arrangements. Each latching arrangement includes two flexible arms. A stop member is disposed at a distal end of each flexible arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kostecka, Steven J. Brandt
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150053251
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus including a multi-part housing to be assembled around two lines and conducting a power current generated by a solar module, and an electric circuitry arranged within the housing. The apparatus further includes connection devices for connecting the electric circuitry to the two lines such that at least one component of the electric circuitry is connected in parallel to the solar module. The connection devices include insulation displacement terminals which electrically contact the two lines, and at least one cutting blade made of an electrically insulating material cutting through at least one of the two lines in assembling the multi-part housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Markus Hopf
  • Patent number: 8964369
    Abstract: In an example, a solid-state data storage system comprises a housing forming an enclosure; a plurality of trays within the enclosure of the housing; a plurality of non-volatile, rewriteable solid-state memory chips mounted to flexible circuit substrates within each of the trays; and a controller configured to apply a power-sequencing scheme that supplies power to active flexible memory strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Imation Corp.
    Inventor: Todd W. Abrahamson
  • Patent number: 8953310
    Abstract: A cover is described that is magnetically attached to a tablet device. The cover includes at least as flap. In the described embodiment, the flap includes a plurality of segments where the first segment includes a first plurality of edge attach magnets arrayed along a first edge of the flap and where a second segment includes a second plurality of edge attach magnets arrayed along a second edge of the flap opposite the first edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel G. Smith, Jared A. Sartee, Florence W. Ow, Andrew D. Lauder, Jeremy C. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8953329
    Abstract: A server chassis bracket (SCB), including: a first set of holes configured to secure a first set of grommets gripping a first server component; a second set of holes configured to secure a second set of grommets gripping a second server component; a first shared guide configured to: guide a first grommet of the first set of grommets towards a first hole of the first set of holes; and guide a second grommet of the second set of grommets towards a second hole of the second set of holes; and a latch covering a portion of the first shared guide, including a tail, and configured to: generate a first audio verification of a successful installation of the first server component into the server chassis bracket; and generate a second audio verification of a successful installation of the second server component into the server chassis bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Heydari
  • Publication number: 20150029675
    Abstract: A cable backplane system includes a backplane having a plurality of openings and mounting blocks proximate the openings. A cable rack is coupled to a rear of the backplane that includes a tray, spacers coupled to the tray and cable connector assemblies held by corresponding spacers. Each cable connector assembly has a plurality of cables extending between cable connectors. The cable connectors are received in corresponding openings and held in position relative to the backplane by the spacers. Locking assemblies are held by the tray and have a latch proximate to a front edge of the tray configured to interact with a corresponding one of the mounting blocks to lockably couple the tray to the backplane. The locking assemblies each have an actuator at a rear of the tray that is actuated by an installer to lock and unlock the latch with the mounting block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Christopher David Ritter, David Stanley Szczesny
  • Patent number: 8941997
    Abstract: A server cabinet for retaining at least one computer server includes a plurality of holding poles and a plurality of retaining apparatuses. Each of the plurality of retaining apparatuses is secured to a computer server and clamps a holding pole, such that the computer server is secured on the plurality of holding poles both vertically and horizontally by the plurality of retaining apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang-Yi Zhang, Jian Fu, Wen-Tang Peng
  • Patent number: 8934253
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. Each blade includes a blade processor and a plurality of smart couplers. A chassis processor is electrically coupled to a processor port of the chassis backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8934254
    Abstract: A computer cart has segregated computer storage areas and adapter/cord management areas. This enables the adapters and cords to be stored in an orderly fashion and also prevents the cords and adapters from being accessed or removed from the cart when the computers are being accessed. In one embodiment, extensions of shelves on which the computers are stored extend through a dividing panel into a rear compartment of the cart to create AC adapter shelves for storage of the AC adapters. In another embodiment, the AC adapters are stored in bins in a separate compartment and cords from the AC adapters extend through a dividing panel to an area designed to hold the computers, to enable the computers to be plugged in to be charted while stored in the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Patent number: 8934252
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8934251
    Abstract: A cabinet for electronic devices includes a rack and engaging units. The rack includes a first supporting post, a second supporting post, a third supporting post and a fourth supporting post located at four corners of an imaginary rectangular parallelepiped. An opening is defined between the first supporting post and the second supporting post for the electronic devices inserted therein. Each of the third and fourth supporting posts defines a plurality of pairs of slots therein. The engaging units are mounted on the third and the fourth supporting posts, respectively. Each of the engaging units includes a pair of pins received in a corresponding pair of slots and a pressing element connected with the pins. The pressing element is horizontally moveable by the pins sliding along the corresponding pair of slots to thereby adjust an abutting force between the pressing element and a corresponding electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Wei Qiu
  • Patent number: 8922994
    Abstract: An assembly can include a first component; a second component; and an interconnection mechanism for pivotable interconnection of the first component and the second component about a pivot axis where the interconnection mechanism includes a latch mechanism to latch the second component to the interconnection mechanism, an actuator to unlatch the latch mechanism, an obstruction to obstruct actuation of the actuator, and a sliding bar slidable in a first direction to move the obstruction to an obstructing position that obstructs actuation of the actuator and slidable in a second direction to move the obstruction to an unobstructing position that permits actuation of the actuator. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Ltd. Pte.
    Inventors: Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki, Vincent James DeCaro, Jason Pratt Parrish, Kishiko Itoh, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Eiji Shinohara, Kazuo Nakada
  • Patent number: 8922992
    Abstract: An electrical equipment chassis includes a frame open to a first side and an opposite second side and a power board located near a mid-plane of the chassis coupling power supply modules to first networking modules and a second networking module. A first region open to the first side can receive first power supply modules. A second region open to the first side is adjacent to the first region and can receive the first networking modules and the second networking module oriented with a first orientation. A third region open to the second side can receive fan trays with fans and third networking modules. The third networking modules are oriented orthogonal to the first orientation. The power board at least partially separates the first and third regions and only partially separates the second and third regions. The chassis permits air flow from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Haresh K. Shah, Saikrishna M. Kotha
  • Patent number: 8917513
    Abstract: A cabinet frame enclosure is provided having a first side wall, a second side wall, a first opening and a second opening each in combination defining an interior space for accommodating a plurality of equipment, the equipment being removable through the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Hazzard
  • Patent number: 8917512
    Abstract: The cabinet information center integrates an array of electronic sensors and controls to both standard and purpose built data center equipment cabinets to improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and protect assets typically installed within standard equipment cabinets utilized in data centers by providing a common point of information display and cabinet interaction without the need to physically access assets and vital sensory components internal to the equipment cabinet itself. Equipment can include any standard rack mount devices such as servers, storage arrays and networking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Lozon, Tim Hazzard
  • Patent number: 8913392
    Abstract: A lockable infrastructure includes a frame assembly, including a first portion of an electrical connector, configured for use within an IT infrastructure. A module assembly, including a second portion of the electrical connector, is configured to be removably positionable within the frame assembly. An indication system is configured to visually indicate the position of the module assembly within the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Feroli, Joseph P. King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8899702
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a shell base, a shell cover and a latch mechanism including an operating component, a pivot axle and a driving axle. The operating component has an access portion and two support portions extending through the shell cover. The pivot axle extends through the support portions, and has two end parts disposed at opposite lateral sides of the support portions and coupled rotatably to the shell cover. The driving axle extends through the support portions and is received in a limit groove of the shell base. The access portion is pivotable about the pivot axle from a closed position to an open position while the driving axle is positioned in the slide direction, thereby moving the pivot axle and the shell cover relative to the shell base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-Hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen, Zhang-Rong Jin, Hung-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 8879268
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cooling system for an electronic rack, comprising: an electronic rack comprising at least one side wall; at least one electronic chassis comprising a top wall and at least one side wall and disposed inside the electronic rack for housing at least one modular electronics equipment comprising a plurality of electronic components and at least one stationary thermal interface arranged above the plurality of electronic components; a first detachable thermal interface arranged between the top wall of the at least one electronic chassis and the at least one modular electronic equipment; and at least one second detachable thermal interface arranged between the at least one side wall of the electronic rack and the at least one side wall of the at least one electronic chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Shih-Chang Lee, Chi-Hao Jin, Ming-Lee Chu, Chih-Hsun Lin
  • Patent number: 8873235
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container having a raised floor defining a number of vents, a server system including a cabinet supported on the raised floor adjacent to the vents, a cooling device, an adjusting plate movably installed to the cabinet for covering or uncovering the vents, a driving member, a temperature sensor mounted to the cabinet, and a micro control unit (MCU) electrically connected to the driving member and the temperature sensor. The cooling device releases cooling air into the container under the raised floor. The temperature sensor senses the temperature in the cabinet. The MCU receives the sensed temperature and compares the sensed temperature with a preset temperature, to direct the driving member to drive the adjusting plate to move relative to the vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 8867205
    Abstract: A fluid cooling system and associated fitting assembly for an electronic component such as a multi-processor computer offer easy and reliable connect and disconnect operations while doing so in a minimum amount of available space without damaging associated components of an electronic device, computer or cooling system. One exemplary fitting assembly includes a manifold mount with a port that is in fluid communication with a manifold tube. A fitting is sized and configured to mate with the port and is in fluid communication with associated cooling tubes of a cold plate. A latch is pivotally mounted to the manifold mount for movement to and between a first position in which the latch secures the fitting to the manifold mount and a second position in which the fitting is capable of being disconnected from the manifold mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jason R. Eagle
  • Patent number: 8854823
    Abstract: An assembly can include a base with a front side, a back side, a hinge axis, a hinge end, an opposing end and a beveled surface disposed intermediate the hinge end and the opposing end where the beveled surface includes an opening; a handle, configured for rotation about the hinge axis, with a front side, a back side, a hinge end and a swing end where the swing end includes an angled frame that defines an opening for access to a surface; and a latch with a pivot axis, a spring, a prong biased by the spring about the pivot axis and an actuation surface where, for a latched orientation, the prong extends through the opening of the beveled surface and into the opening of the angled frame to access and contact the surface of the handle and to bias the swing end of the handle toward the base. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, XiaoSong Xia