Sliding Component Or Commpartment Patents (Class 361/727)
  • Patent number: 10219403
    Abstract: A data management system includes a chassis metalwork that is electrically conductive. The chassis metalwork is electrically coupled to the power supply to form a return power path. The return power path may include a sub-chassis frame and a drawer frame. The return power path may also include uninsulated return power cables. The return power cables may be maintained in a cable chain along with outgoing power cables and data cables. The return power cables may be coupled to the drawer frame and the sub-chassis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Easton, James Goddard, Anthony J. Foot
  • Patent number: 10043114
    Abstract: An electronic device may include: a socket; a tray detachably received in the socket; a receiving space formed in the tray; and a mounting section formed in the receiving space, wherein the receiving space is configured to receive a storage medium having one or more connection pads formed on a first side thereof, and the mounting section is configured disposed to face a second side of the storage medium when the storage medium is received with the receiving space, the first side being opposite to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong-Bae Hyeon, Choong-Hyun Nam
  • Patent number: 10032394
    Abstract: Provided is a display device that includes an LED board on which a plurality of LED chips arranged in a matrix shape are mounted and an LED cover that covers a surface of the LED board where the LED chips is mounted and that is applied, as an LED display unit displaying a state of operation, for an electronic device, wherein the LED cover includes a front surface portion with a back surface arranged to face the LED chips, the back surface having grid-shaped ribs projected to form a plurality of recessed light guide holes at locations corresponding to the LED chips and characters printed on a front surface of the front surface portion adjacent to locations corresponding to bottom surfaces of the light guide holes, wherein each of the light guide holes is a tapered hole of which opening area is decreased toward the bottom surface, and the bottom surfaces are satin finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Yoneda, Yutaka Mizutani, Atsutomo Hayamizu
  • Patent number: 9788453
    Abstract: A server includes a chassis, a power bridge module having a first power connector, a backplate having a first signal connector, a tray, a motherboard module and a signal bridge board. The motherboard module is fixed to the tray, and includes a second power connector detachably and electrically connected to the first power connector. The signal bridge board includes a second signal connector detachably and electrically connected to the first signal connector. Removal of the tray out of the chassis results in removal and electrical disconnection of the second signal connector from the first signal connector, and removal and electrical disconnection of the second power connector from the first power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MITAC COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Ta Huang, Chih-Wei Lee
  • Patent number: 9711953
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide safety disconnect systems for a power system. In one aspect, a safety switch system and method for a power system, including a plurality of sequentially interlocked switches capable of being operated in a predetermined sequence to isolate one or more fuses, is provided. The described safety switch system is a convenient and sequential approach to safely remove power from a system and access associated fuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Bentek Corporation
    Inventors: James Peplinski, Mitchell Schoch
  • Patent number: 9568961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus, which integrates an adapter plate, a PCIE card and a fan into an input/output unit, communicates with other electronic elements in the electronic apparatus through the adapter plate in the input/output unit, and reasonably lays out elements in the input/output unit, so that more electronic elements can be laid out in a limited electronic apparatus case space, thus having a high utilization rate and a low cost. Moreover, the design of the internally integrated fan makes the input/output unit and the electronic apparatus have good heat dissipation effects, and the input/output unit may be designed as hot plug, facilitating replacement and maintenance of the whole input/output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CELESTICA TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANCY (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD
    Inventors: Shaosong Huang, Daowei Fan, Wenjin Li
  • Patent number: 9514401
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory card includes a ground layer, a memory, a controller, a first communication unit and a second communication unit. The ground layer is provided with a first region, a second region and an opening between the first region and the second region. The memory is overlapped with the first region. The controller is overlapped with the second region. The second communication unit including a part configured to transmit/receive an electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yusuke Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 9402278
    Abstract: A multi-mode communication system for a mobile phone includes a plurality of antennas, a plurality of matching networks, each matching network connected to a respective one of said plurality of antennas, a plurality of near field devices, each near field device connected to a respective one of said plurality of matching networks, each pair of near field device and its associated matching network operative to either load modulate its antenna or generate an active magnetic field via its antenna, a plurality of switches, with one of said switches positioned between each of said matching networks and its respective antenna, and a controller for controlling the switched state of said plurality of switches such that one or more of said near field devices and their respective matching networks are selectively coupled to their respective antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wireless Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Adams, Ambrose Tam, Carlos Aguirre-Charo
  • Patent number: 9395117
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet including a storage chamber, a door configured to open and close the storage chamber sliding-movably, and a guide member coupled to the door to prevent the door from shaking in a predetermined direction different from the direction of the door opening. The guide member is sliding-movable with respect to a bottom surface of the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Hee Kim, Ki Hong Park, Min Hun Kim, Sang Hu Park
  • Patent number: 9377826
    Abstract: A blade of components for a computer system, intended to be inserted into a computer system rack, is disclosed. In one aspect, it includes a frame with means for electrically connecting to the computer rack, and a computer component holder having a plurality of through-slots configured to receive computer components translatably along the longitudinal direction of the slot. The component holder is movably mounted by means of a slide connection in relation to the frame, such that it can move between a first position in which the holder is inserted substantially into the frame and a second position in which the holder is at least partially removed from the frame, such that the vertical line of all of the slots is kept free along the longitudinal direction of each in order to allow the translatable insertion and extraction of computer components along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Cornel Crisan, Frederic Temporelli
  • Patent number: 9362766
    Abstract: A charging device includes a body having a rechargeable energy storage device and a housing, an interface pivotally coupled to the housing, the interface including a first conductor and a second conductor and configured to transmit power between the rechargeable energy storage device and a device connected to the interface, a first rigid post, a first pin, a first compressible element positioned to press the first pin against the first rigid post, a second rigid post, a second pin, and a second compressible element positioned to press the second pin against the second rigid post. The interface is configured to pivot about an axis defined by the first pin and the second pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: GOAL ZERO LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Workman, Norman L. Krantz, Erik R. Workman, Joseph R. Atkin, Walker Ford
  • Patent number: 9237671
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly for a rack system is installed to a chassis. The chassis includes a first chassis and a second chassis. The slide rail assembly includes an outer rail and an inner rail. The inner rail is movably connected to the outer rail. The first chassis of the chassis is installed to the inner rail, and the second chassis of the chassis is movably connected to the inner rail. The second chassis is movable relative to the first chassis to adjust the total length of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chih-Hsin Yeh, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9223105
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least a first blade configured to moveably mount to the chassis. Each blade includes a base, a frame, and front couplers. The base of each blade defines at least one opening at a location spaced rearwardly from the front couplers. The front couplers may be smart or passive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9207723
    Abstract: A cable box docking station rack includes a frame carrying a series of shelves, and each shelf including a series of docking stations for connection with cable boxes. Each docking station includes a fixed back plate and a slide plate in sliding relation. The back plate includes a series of connectors that correspond with communications ports on the rear portion of a cable box, and after the cable box is placed into the sliding plate, it slides inwardly until the connectors engage the communication and power ports on the cable box. The rack houses a computer system, video monitors, and data entry tools, together with the docking stations, which is used for inspection and diagnostic analysis of cable boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Blaine Trivette
  • Patent number: 9198321
    Abstract: An apparatus including: a server component bracket having: a first set of holes configured to secure a set of grommets gripping a server component; a set of connectors; and a plunger comprising a pin and configured to generate an audio verification of successful installation of the server component bracket; and a server chassis bracket having: a set of sidewalls; a second set of holes configured to secure the set of connectors of the server component bracket; a side rail configured to guide the set of connectors into the second set of holes; and an aperture configured to secure the pin of the plunger following successful installation of the server component bracket into the server chassis bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Heydari
  • Patent number: 9196961
    Abstract: A transferring assembly and a method for transferring onto an object a RFID identification device including of a microchip connected to an antenna made of electrically conductive material. A film of adhesive material is applied to a supporting element. The microchip is applied on the film of adhesive material in a zone of the supporting element. The antenna is formed by applying the wire made of electrically conductive material to the film of adhesive material and electrically connecting the antenna to the microchip. The zone is pressed against a surface of the object, with the RFID identification device facing the surface. The adhesive material, and/or the supporting element, are chosen so that the adhesive material has an adhesiveness on the surface of the object that is significantly greater than the adhesiveness of the film on the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Smart Res Societa' per Azioni
    Inventor: Marcello Lolli
  • Patent number: 9179573
    Abstract: A multiple server module includes a server chassis having a bottom, and a plurality of independently-operating, single-board computer servers arranged across the bottom of the server chassis. Each server has a compact footprint on the bottom which is defined by a motherboard alone, and each server includes a solid-state storage device, a processor, a networking port, and a power port carried on the motherboard within the footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Lundquist, Jon E. Vance
  • Patent number: 9081559
    Abstract: An electronic system is provided, including electronic devices, power supplies and a control module. The electronic devices each have male and female connectors, wherein the male connectors are mated with the female connectors, such that the electronic devices are overlapped in a direction and electrically connected to each other. The power supplies each are connected to one of the electronic devices, respectively, for providing power to the electronic devices. The control module has first and second modes to control the male and female connectors, wherein, in the first mode, a first electronic device of the electronic devices, which is not connected to either one of the power supplies, receives power through a first female connector of the first electronic device, and outputs power to another electronic device of the electronic devices through the first male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kim Yeung Sip
  • Patent number: 9060444
    Abstract: A server includes a storage module, a processing module, a motherboard and a fixing assembly. The fixing assembly includes a carrier, a stopper, a tray, a first locking part and a second locking part. The stopper is securely located on the carrier. The storage module is securely located on the tray. A bottom wall of the tray has a fixing hole. The stopper engages with the tray through the fixing hole to make the tray securely attached to the carrier when the tray is located at the second position. The stopper is removed from the tray when the tray is located at the first position. The tray moves between the first position and the second position when the first locking part is located at the first state. The first locking part cooperates with the second locking part to lock the tray at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jian-Jun Deng
  • Publication number: 20150146381
    Abstract: An electronic device with component detaching function includes a casing, a cover and an electronic component. An opening is formed on the casing. The cover is adapted to shelter the opening. The cover is movably disposed on the casing close to the opening, and can move relative to the casing to be switched between a first position and a second portion. The cover includes a first connecting portion. The electronic component including a second connecting portion is detachably disposed on the opening. The second connecting portion is detachably assembled with the first connecting portion. When the electronic component is separated from the casing, the electronic component utilizes an assembly of the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion to slide the cover relative to the casing, and the cover moves from the first position to the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yao-De Huang, Jeng-Ming Lai, Ming-Wei Tien
  • 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: 9036361
    Abstract: Embodiments of an avionic media system are provided, as are embodiments of an actuated media docking station and embodiments of an over-center locking mechanism suitable for usage in an actuated media docking station. In one embodiment, the avionic media system includes an actuated media docking station and an onboard electronic device. The actuated media docking station includes, in turn, a housing assembly, a mass media device (“MMD”) receptacle coupled to the housing assembly, a connector mounted to the MMD receptacle and configured to interface with the MMD when inserted into the MMD receptacle, and an actuator coupled to the housing assembly and to the MMD receptacle. The actuator moves the MMD receptacle between: (i) a loading position in which an MMD can be inserted into the MMD receptacle, and (ii) a retaining position in which removal of an MMD from the MMD receptacle is physically obstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Schrock, Manjunath Hadadi, Animesh Mukherjee, Elliott Onstine
  • 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: 9030834
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • 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: 9025335
    Abstract: An apparatus including a sliding mechanism configured to enable a card holder to be moved between a first position and a second position; a resilient member configured to bias the card holder towards the first position; and an adjustment mechanism configured to enable tension in the resilient member to be adjusted when the card holder is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juuso Juhani Heiskanen
  • 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: 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: 9001504
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computing device can include a base portion including a keyboard, and a guide included in the base portion. The computing device can also include a display portion including a display and having a bottom portion coupled to the base portion via a hinge. The display portion can be configured to rotate about an axis using the hinge. The bottom portion of the display portion can be configured to slidably move along the guide over the keyboard of the base portion in a translational direction orthogonal to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Amy Han
  • Patent number: 9001514
    Abstract: A storage enclosure includes a chassis, a plurality of drawers, and one or more power supplies. The plurality of drawers each include up to a predetermined number of storage devices. The plurality of drawers is individually extendable up to a predetermined distance through a front surface of the chassis. When each drawer of the plurality of drawers comprises the predetermined number of storage devices and is extended the predetermined distance through the front surface of the chassis, the center of mass of the storage enclosure is behind the front surface of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dot Hill Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Brenden Michael Rust
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150085447
    Abstract: A grounded belt and drawer apparatus including a drawer, mounted on a first track, a tensioner body having a first pulley, a supporting member, and a first belt. The drawer moveable on a first line in a first direction and a second direction. The tensioner body mounted on a second track and moveable in the first direction and the second direction. The first belt having a first end and a second end, rounded over the first pulley, and a first segment and second segment extending distally from the first pulley in the first direction. The first belt conductively connected to the drawer and to a first fixed point which forms a conductive path from the drawer to the first fixed point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ross T. Fredericksen, Don A. Gilliland, Dennis J. Wurth
  • Patent number: 8988062
    Abstract: A branch circuit monitoring system (BCMS) for monitoring branch circuit currents in one or more electrical circuit panels is described. The system is comprised of a data center server, one or more panel processors, each with one or more collection devices, and one or more current sensors per collection device. The BCMS is designed to be installed entirely inside the panel without the need for a dedicated enclosure or power supply to facilitate ease of installation and low-cost. The BCMS also allows for future upgradability through standard software updates so that the system can be updated or patched easily. The BCMS data center server collects, aggregates, stores, and serves historical branch circuit current data from the panel processors to networked users via a web server to provide visualization of data such as tables, charts, and gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Air & Energy Services, LLC
    Inventors: Montgomery J. Sykora, Daniel L. Janovy, David L. Janovy
  • Patent number: 8988884
    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: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin
  • 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: 8982548
    Abstract: An apparatus opening and closing mechanism includes: a slide mechanism by which a first casing and a second casing are slidably connected to each other and which effects transition of position state of the first casing and the second casing between a closed state and an open state; and a hinge mechanism by which the first casing and the second casing are rotatably connected to each other. The slide mechanism includes: a first holder fixed to the first casing; a second holder which is fixed to the second casing and by which the first slider is supported so as to be movable in the sliding direction; and an elastic member which has one end fixed to the first holder and the other end fixed to the second holder and which extends and contracts according to movement of the first casing and the second casing at the time of sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Totsuka, Akira Hanatsuka, Shingo Harada
  • 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
  • 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: 8976532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slide unit for an electronic apparatus, including a base having a flat surface extending in front and rear directions and having a left end part and a right end part along the front and rear directions on both sides along a width direction perpendicular to top and bottom directions of the flat surface, a pair of left and right intermediate plates attached to the left end part and the right end part, respectively, to be slideable in the front and rear directions via a first slider mechanism, and a slide plate attached to the pair of left and right intermediate plates to be slideable in the front and rear directions via a second slider mechanism, wherein at least one of the first slider mechanism and the second slider mechanism includes a slide member extending in the front and rear directions, and a sliding member slideably supporting the slide member from both sides of the top and bottom directions and from both sides of the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Mitsui
  • 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: 8971036
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include, among other things, a hard disk drive (HDD) retention system that has an HDD carrier assembly into which an HDD is positioned, and which allows an HDD to be inserted and ejected quickly. The carrier assembly includes spring elements, which, upon insertion of the HDD into the carrier assembly, compress, and exert a force on the HDD, retaining it within the assembly, in addition to reducing vibration transmission between the HDD and the carrier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Chi Kin Lau, Jeffrey Scott Spaulding
  • Patent number: 8964396
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to relates server rack architecture for housing computing components on a plurality of shelves. More specifically, the shelves of a particular rack may each include a power and data bus (“PDB”) pre-configured to support a particular number of devices of the shelf. A PDB may also include a number of power and data connections for blind mating with the devices of the shelf. The PDB may include two blades which extend away from the PDB and blind mate with the main bus bar. Thus, each PDB may route both power and data signals between a main bus bar for the rack and each of the devices of the shelf. A shelf may be reconfigured for a different number of devices by changing the configuration of the PDB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Dailey, Angela Ying-Ju Chen
  • Patent number: 8953326
    Abstract: A rack-mount server assembly includes a rack and a server module received in an upper portion of the rack. The server module includes two opposite sliding rails installed in the rack, and a hard disk drive unit detachably attached between the sliding rails. The hard disk drive unit includes a frame defining an opening and a number of hard disk drives installed in the frame through the opening. The opening of the hard disk drive unit faces a bottom of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Xiao-Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 8950593
    Abstract: A mounting structure for mounting two pieces of equipment to a U shaped support arm structure of an equipment rack. The mounting structure includes an affixing structure supported by the support arm structure and a positioning structure affixed to the affixing structure at an adjustable position to define an adjustable size of the mounting structure. The first piece of equipment (e.g. a monitor) is mounted on the support arm structure, and is fixedly connected to one end of the mounting structure. The second piece of equipment (e.g. a KVM switch) is supported by the affixing structure. The positioning structure is fixedly connecting to the second piece of equipment near the other end of the mounting structure. Horizontal and vertical calibration devices help align the two pieces of equipment to enable two connectors of the two pieces of equipment to directly connect with each other without using a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Aten International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8947876
    Abstract: A riser card module includes a frame body, a carrier plate connected to the frame body for abutment against first surfaces of positioning plates of fixing brackets of expansion cards, a riser card disposed on the frame body and having a plurality of expansion slots for insertion therein of the expansion cards, respectively, and a limiting unit rotatable relative to the carrier plate about an axial direction which is perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the carrier plate for abutment against second surfaces of the positioning plates of the fixing brackets of the expansion cards so as to restrict movement of the expansion cards relative to the riser card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chong-Xing Zhu, Te-Hsiung Hsieh, Yong-Liang Zheng
  • Publication number: 20150029676
    Abstract: A cable backplane system includes a backplane and a chassis supporting the backplane. A cable rack is coupled to the chassis and backplane. The cable rack includes upper trays and lower trays each having a frame and cable connector assemblies held by the corresponding frame. The upper trays have upper tray guides configured to interact with corresponding upper chassis guides on the upper support for supporting the upper trays relative to the backplane. The lower trays have lower tray guides configured to interact with corresponding lower chassis guides on the lower support for aligning the lower trays to the backplane. The upper trays have upper hanging guides and the lower trays have lower hanging guides coupled to corresponding upper hanging guides to support the lower trays with the corresponding upper trays relative to the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Paul Nichols, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 8941982
    Abstract: A connector for a disk drive unit includes a base, a curve portion, a tab, a support, a hook, and a first spring arm. The base has a left portion, a right portion, a bottom portion, and a top portion. The curve portion extends from a back of the top portion of the base. The tab is adapted to be inserted into a retention opening of a static wall of a server. The support extends substantially horizontally from an opposite end of the curve portion, and is adapted to flex up and down when the tab is inserted into the retention opening of the static wall of the server. The hook is physically connected between the support and the tab, and is adapted to flex the support when the hook pressed into contact with a top of the retention opening, and to snap fit around the top of the retention opening when the connector is completely inserted into the retention opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Hisham Beesheer, Robert Moser
  • 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