With Ejector Or Extractor Patents (Class 361/798)
  • Patent number: 10555425
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly for enclosing an electronic controller. The enclosure assembly comprises a housing having a plurality of cavities formed therein for receiving electrical components of the electrical controller. The enclosure assembly further includes an over-molded part formed from an elastic material that lines at least a portion of each cavity. The over-molded part reduces the effect of deceleration forces on the electrical component that is received in the cavity thereby protecting it from damage. The over-molded part includes a retention feature that locates the over-molded part within the cavity and secures it to the enclosure assembly. An interference fit is provided between the over-molded part and the electrical component received in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA CLOSURES INC.
    Inventor: Marco Taurasi
  • Patent number: 10368461
    Abstract: Utilities (e.g., apparatuses, systems, methods, etc.) for reducing or eliminating gaps between the tips of male pins and the bottoms of corresponding female sockets of interfaced connectors (e.g., daughtercard and backplane connectors) of a computing module and a backplane of a server enclosure under a variety of differing mechanical tolerances in the lengths of the server enclosure and the computing module (e.g., along a dimension that is parallel to the longitudinal axes of the male pins and female sockets). The disclosed utilities allow for increased signal quality and data rates through interfaced connectors while reducing strain on the PCB, solder joints, and the like during the interfacing of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Lindquist, William Izzicupo, Lyne Dore, Todd Ellsworth, Daniela Buchman
  • Patent number: 9699937
    Abstract: An electronics module comprising a box including at least one pair of slideways to define a housing for receiving an electronics card, the slideways being fastened to two opposite faces of the box that are provided with ventilation means arranged to establish a flow of a total stream of air between the two faces. According to the invention, the electronics module includes at least one screen arranged in the housing between one of the slideways and the associated electronics card in order to define a passage for an individual stream of air in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Safran Electronics & Defense
    Inventors: Etienne Merlet, Jean-Marie Courteille, Jean-Eric Besold, Marie-Noël Besold, Aurélie Besold, Stéphanie Besold, Antoine Besold
  • Patent number: 9445520
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with an ejectable component assembly having a connector that can receive and retain a removable module within a housing of the electronic device. The ejectable component assembly may also be provided with an ejector mechanism for at least partially ejecting the removable module from the connector. The ejector mechanism may receive a user input force at an ejector user interface, translate that user input force into an ejection force, and apply that ejection force onto the removable module for ejecting the module. The ejector user interface may be provided at any suitable position of the housing that may not interfere with other functions of the device. The path along which the ejector mechanism translates the user input force into the ejection force between the ejector user interface and the removable module may be provided in any suitable way throughout the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Y. Shukla, Benjamin J. Pope, Kenneth A. Jenks, Scott A. Myers
  • Patent number: 9420716
    Abstract: An electronic module installation tool temporarily supports electronic modules in electronic racks. The tool has a frame configured to be inserted into a rack and that has a top surface for supporting an electronics module. A front surface of the frame supports a faceplate and left and right manual clamps having a first pivot for the clamp handle relative to the frame and a second pivot for the clamp relative to the clamp handle. The faceplate extends to the left and right to create flanges that each support a pin carrier that supports rearwardly extending top and bottom vertically arrayed pins that are sized and spaced apart to align with holes in an attachment rail in the rack. A clamp extends between the pins and clamps to the rear side of the rail when the handle is operated. The tools may be made for various sizes of racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Johnathan Loyd Ivey, David Billy Green, Mitch Hensley
  • Patent number: 9210830
    Abstract: A method of facilitating cooling of an electronics board having a plurality of electronic components mounted to the board by providing an apparatus which includes an immersion-cooled electronic component section and a conduction-cooled electronic component section. The immersion-cooled section includes an enclosure at least partially surrounding and forming a compartment about multiple electronic components of the electronic components mounted to the electronics board, and a fluid disposed within the compartment. The multiple electronic components are, at least in part, immersed within the fluid to facilitate immersion-cooling of those components. The conduction-cooled electronic component section includes at least one electronic component of the electronic components mounted to the electronics board, and the at least one electronic component is indirectly liquid-cooled, at least in part, via conduction of heat from the at least one electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8964219
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an installation section, a control board, a first connection terminal provided on an outer surface of the control board, a first electrical connection member provided on the installation section and electrically connected to a point of reference potential, a substrate installable in the installation section in a thickness direction of the control board, an external connection terminal provided on the substrate and externally exposed, a second connection terminal provided on a first surface of the substrate and connected to the first connection terminal when the substrate is installed into the installation section, and a second electrical connection member provided on a second surface of the substrate. The second electrical connection member makes contact with the first electrical connection member and is electrically connected to the point of reference potential via the first electrical connection member when the substrate is installed into the installation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 8947884
    Abstract: A device includes a printed circuit assembly (PCA) including a printed circuit board and at least one electronic component integrated with the printed circuit board, and a support to which the PCA is securable. At least one of the PCA and the support includes engaging structure elements, and some engaging structure elements are configured to secure the PCA to the support while other engaging structure elements are configured to secure the support to a securing structure within a housing of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Don Grimm, Edward John Kliewer, Kwok Keung Lee, Sam David Blackwell
  • Patent number: 8923003
    Abstract: An electronic device may contain components such as flexible printed circuits and rigid printed circuits. Electrical contact pads on a flexible printed circuit may be coupled electrical contact pads on a rigid printed circuit using a coupling member. The coupling member may be configured to electrically couple contact pads on a top surface of the flexible circuit to contact pads on a top surface of the rigid circuit. The coupling member may be configured to bear against a top surface of the flexible circuit so that pads on a bottom surface of the flexible circuit rest against pads on a top surface of the rigid circuit. The coupling member may bear against the top surface of the flexible circuit. The coupling member may include protrusions that extend into openings in the rigid printed circuit. The protrusions may be engaged with engagement members in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel
  • Patent number: 8902601
    Abstract: A removable tool includes a toe, a clevis, and a handle. The toe is configured to be insertable into and removable from an enclosure notch of a card guided computer enclosure. The clevis is configured to be insertable into and removable from a card hook of a circuit card assembly. The handle is for receiving force for inserting or extracting an array of circuit card assembly contacts into or out of an array of motherboard contacts, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Trotman, Michael Maynard
  • Patent number: 8879277
    Abstract: A modular industrial drive system includes a base that receives one or more control modules as a face template. The control modules provide a set of functionalities to the drive system, and the face template serves as a user interface to the drive system. The drive system can include a power module and a control module which define desired functionalities for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Baran, Michael J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8854831
    Abstract: A high density server including a plurality of portable devices is disclosed. The portable devices may be arranged in drawers, which may be assembled into shelves for mounting within the high density server. The server rack of the high density server has a substantially open bottom and open top to permit passive airflow in and around the portable devices housed therein. Because of the configuration of the portable devices within the server, the computing power density is increased over a traditional server. Also, the design of the portable devices and their placement within the high density server minimizes the need for active cooling and in some embodiments removes the need for active cooling mechanisms altogether. The portable devices are encased in a protective coating that facilitates heat dissipation away from the portable device. The portable devices include components found in traditional servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Arnouse Digital Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Arnouse
  • Patent number: 8810833
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a body that has a first connection portion and a second connection portion inside the body; an image processing board that is electrically connected to the first connection portion, the image processing board performing image processing; a functional board that is disposed so as to cover a part of the image processing board on one side of the image processing board; a side panel attached to the image processing board at a position opposite to the first connection portion, the side panel being a part of a side surface of the body; and an extension board disposed so as to cover another part of the image processing board on the same side as the functional board with respect to the image processing board, the extension board being electrically connected to the second connection portion and independently attachable to and removable from the image processing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiroh Suzuki, Tetsuo Ishizuka, Fumio Furusawa, Osamu Uto
  • Patent number: 8804369
    Abstract: A PCI card fastening device for fastening a PCI card to a chassis includes a latching plate fixed to the PCI card, a latching element slidably fixed to the chassis and a locking element. The latching element includes a latching hole and a latching portion. The locking element is rotatably fixed to the latching element, the locking element includes a pressing board and a hook, the hook includes a securing block. The latching plate is latched to the latching portion, the securing block is latched in the latching hole to latch the locking element to the latching element. After the securing block is released from the latching hole, the pressing board moves away from the latching element to release the latching plate between the pressing arm and the latching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Qing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8787029
    Abstract: A button module includes a body, a switch fixed to the body, a light member electrically connected to the switch, a button located opposite to the light member and an elastic member. The elastic member comprising a pressing portion, a fixing end extended from one end of the pressing portion and a fastening end extending from the opposite end of the pressing portion. The pressing portion is contacted with the switch, the fixing end is fixed to the body, the fastening end is fastened to the button, the light member lights the button when pressing the button to drive the pressing portion to trigger the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Nai-Lin Yang, Xiao-Meng Zhou, Jun-Bo Du, Wei Gong
  • Patent number: 8749984
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, an electronic assembly and an ejecting mechanism. The main body is formed with a retaining space, and the electronic assembly is retained in the retaining space of the main body. The ejecting mechanism includes an operating member that has a main portion and a connecting portion disposed on the main portion. The operating member is rotatable on the connecting portion and is disposed in the main body while the lifting section is disposed between the main body and the electronic assembly. The operating section is operable to drive the lifting section to push the electronic assembly out of the retaining space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Wang, Po-Yuan Hsu, Chen-Yu Li, Hsing-Wang Chang
  • Patent number: 8730682
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus including a housing that includes a first connector, and a printed circuit board unit that includes a printed circuit board, a second connector that is connected to the first connector at the completion of insertion of the printed circuit board into the housing, a lever that is rotatably provided for the printed circuit board, and a lock mechanism that locks the lever in a predetermined position. Wherein when the printed circuit board is inserted into the housing, the lever in a first position comes into contact with the housing, when the printed circuit board is further inserted into the housing, the lever rotates in one direction while being in contact with the housing, and when the insertion of the printed circuit board into the housing is completed, the lever is in a second position, and the lock mechanism locks the lever in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Sato, Tsutomu Takahashi, Kazuya Fuke
  • Patent number: 8614897
    Abstract: A chip card holding mechanism includes a bracket, an unlock assembly and a tray. The bracket defines a receiving chamber. The unlock assembly is assembled adjacent to the opening of the bracket. The movable tray is assembled to and received within the receiving chamber of the bracket via the unlock assembly, for receiving a chip card. The unlock assembly includes an ejecting member and an unlock member, the ejecting member is slidably assembled to the opening of the bracket and pushes against the tray. The unlock member is an included accessory for driving the ejecting member to slide, thereby ejecting the tray. An electronic device using the chip card holding mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Patent number: 8608123
    Abstract: To provide a stand device capable of improving workability in removing a portable electronic device. A stand device has a pedestal and a lever mechanism. The pedestal is supported movable between a support portion for supporting an electronic device mounted on the support surface and a removal position at which the pedestal is arranged through a movement thereof in which the pressing portion descends. The lever mechanism includes a pressed arm and a projection. The pressed arm is pressed by the pressing portion to thus move downward when the pedestal moves from the support position to the removal position. The projection moves upward along with the rotation of the fulcrum portion caused by the downward movement of the pressed arm to thus project from the support surface of the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takahashi, Nobuyoshi Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 8611103
    Abstract: A latching apparatus provides selective injection and ejection of an electronic module relative to a chassis that includes a support member. The apparatus includes a housing to be coupled to the electronic module, and a handle pivotably coupled to the housing and movable between a latched position and an unlatched position. A catch in a first position retains the handle in the latched position. An actuator is coupled to the handle and operable to move the catch to a second position. In response to movement of the actuator in a direction the same as the direction of the handle toward the unlatched position, the catch is moved to its second position. As a result, the handle is movable between the latched and unlatched positions to permit the electronic module to be injected or ejected relative to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Thomas, Saeed Seyed, Hong Tran Huynh, Phillip S. Ting, Toan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8605452
    Abstract: A chip card holding mechanism includes a bracket, an unlock member and a tray. The bracket defines a receiving chamber. The unlock member is assembled adjacent to the opening of the bracket. The movable tray is assembled to and received within the receiving chamber of the bracket by the unlock member. The tray includes a supporting portion for receiving a chip card, a draw-off portion formed on a first end of the supporting portion, and a resisting block formed on the draw-off portion. The unlock member includes a main portion and an ejecting portion formed on the main portion, the ejecting portion slidably resists against the corresponding resisting block of the tray, for providing an ejecting force to eject the tray away from the bracket. An electronic device using the chip card holding mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Patent number: 8587950
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses provide power from multiple input power sources to adjacent outputs efficiently and reliably. Aspects of the disclosure provide a power distribution unit (PDU) that includes a number of power outputs including first and second adjacent power outputs. The PDU includes a printed circuit board having a first conducting layer electrically interconnected to a first power input connection and the first power output, a second conducting layer that is at least partially above the first conducting layer and in facing relationship thereto. The second conducting layer is electrically insulated from the first conducting layer and electrically interconnected with a second power input connection and the second power output, the first and second power outputs thereby connected to different power inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrel W. Ewing, Andrew J. Cleveland, James P. Maskaly
  • Patent number: 8559187
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus fixing an expansion card includes an expansion slot, two locking members connected to opposite ends of the expansion slot, for clamping the expansion card, and two latching members pivotably mounted to opposite ends of the expansion card, respectively. A latching portion protrudes from each of the latching members, for latching the corresponding locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Guang-Yi Zhang, Xiao-Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 8537563
    Abstract: A system in some embodiments includes a system having a memory module having a first board comprising a first plurality of memory receptacles configured to support a first plurality of in-line memory modules in an overlapping relationship with a second plurality of in-line memory modules disposed on a second board. Further, a system in some embodiments includes rotating first and second memory boards into a parallel configuration via a hinge coupling the first and second memory boards, and inserting the first and second memory boards into first and second board connectors simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian T. Purcell, Melvin K. Benedict
  • Patent number: 8503190
    Abstract: A first backplane for being electrically coupled to a second backplane, a system monitoring module, and at least one transducer monitoring module includes a system interface bus configured to be coupled to the system monitoring module and the second backplane. The intermediate backplane also includes at least one monitor interface bus configured to be coupled to the at least one transducer monitoring module and the second backplane and an intermediate backplane bus configured to be coupled to the at least one transducer monitoring module and the system monitoring module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Sean Kelly Summers, Bryan James Shadel, Mitchell Dean Cohen, Lysle Rollan Turnbeaugh, Steven Thomas Clemens
  • Patent number: 8482932
    Abstract: A motherboard assembly includes a serial advanced technology attachment dual-in-line memory module (SATA DIMM) with a circuit board, a memory slot, and an interface. An edge connector is set on a bottom edge of the circuit board. A SATA connector is arranged on the circuit board, and connected to a control chip and the interface, enabling a motherboard communication with the SATA DIMM module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Tian, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8233285
    Abstract: A holder secures a linecard to a chassis. The holder acts as a releasable expansion bolt. To alleviate tolerance requirements for the linecard and/or chassis, the holder secures with minimal additional pressure being applied to force the linecard against the chassis. Rather than screwing a linecard face plate to the chassis card guide, the holder locks the linecard in place without requiring movement of the face plate against the chassis card guide. A gap may remain between the face plate and the chassis, substantially allowing for a desired amount of insertion of electrical connectors without adverse pressure or movement caused by the securing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Zieman
  • Patent number: 8164921
    Abstract: A cover mechanism for an electronic device includes a protective cover, a resisting element, a control element, and a releasable element. The resisting element is attached to the electronic device. The control element engages with the resisting element. The protective cover latches to the control element. The releasable element provides a force to the protective cover for automatically opening the protective cover. When the control element is pressed, the control element forces the resisting element to unlock the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shui-Jin Dong
  • Patent number: 8031481
    Abstract: The present invention is provided a structure for mounting a printed board in which each connector that is attached to each of a plurality of sub printed boards, which are juxtaposed to one another with respect to a main printed board secured to a metal backboard, is inserted into each of a plurality of connectors that are juxtaposed to one another on the main printed board so that the sub printed boards are mounted on the main printed board by the connector connections. Parts of both ends of an area in proximity to a semiconductor-device mounted area on each of the sub printed boards ate pinched between a first metal frame and a second metal frame so that each of the sub printed boards are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimoirisa, Atsumi Kawata, Fusaaki Kozawa
  • Patent number: 7839653
    Abstract: A backplane has signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to an upper level of the backplane; signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to a lower level of the backplane; power source connectors for supplying power to the logical boards connected to the upper level of the backplane; and power source connectors for supplying power to the logical boards connected to the lower level of the backplane. Some power source connectors are formed at one end of the backplane and the other power source connectors are formed at the other end of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Koga, Mitsuru Inoue
  • Patent number: 7800915
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a printed board assembly for use in a MicroTCA system, wherein backplane pin connectors of the printed board assembly are arranged to be received in receiving connectors of a backplane interconnect, characterized in that it comprises at least one switch unit which is arranged with physical output/input ports that have physical port numbers that can be overridden by logical port numbers, an optimal routing of a number of sets of conductive threads in the printed board assembly arranged so that none of the conductive threads cross over each other while connecting physical output/input ports of the switch units with the backplane pin connectors, and printed circuit board layers arranged to shield signals travelling in the conductive threads in conductive layers of the printed circuit board layers from any significant crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Lars Engblom, Mats Johansson, Peter Scott
  • Patent number: 7782631
    Abstract: A flat panel display. A panel module and a first securing assembly. A shield has a longitudinal first opening at a side thereof, extending along a first direction. A connection member has a recess extending along the first direction and a second opening extending along a second direction. A panel module is disposed in the recess. The first securing assembly is fastened through the first and second openings and movable with respect to the first and second openings to secure the shield and the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Tien
  • Patent number: 7738254
    Abstract: The disk array system includes: controller modules, power source modules, and battery modules of a basic chassis; enclosure modules and power source modules of an expanded chassis; and operation levers which are commonly used for operations of insertion/removal and fixation of the modules. The operation lever includes a rotary shaft portion serving as a fulcrum point, a lever main body and a latch portion located on one side of the lever, and a hook portion located on the other side thereof. When a module is inserted and fixed, a user rotates the lever main body. By this means, the latch portion and the hook portion are fixed to a receiving portion and the module is connected and fixed to the backboard with a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuri Oyama, Tsuyoshi Sasagawa, Chikazu Yokoi
  • Patent number: 7729126
    Abstract: A modular DIMM carrier and riser slot device includes a slot section having a slot configured to hold a plurality of memory device planars, a first latch disposed at a first end of the slot section and pivotably connected to the slot section and capable of securing a first end of the memory device planars; a second latch disposed at a second end of the slot section and pivotably connected to the slot section and capable of securing a second end of a first memory device planar, and a third latch pivotably connected to the slot section and disposed intermediate between the first and the second latches, the third latch capable of securing a second end of a second memory device planar. The slot section has an auxiliary slot section defined as an section between the second latch and the third latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Bozich Calhoun, Dennis Carr, Ricardo Ernesto Espinoza-Ibarra, Teddy Lee, Lidia Warnes
  • Patent number: 7684209
    Abstract: In one embodiment a computer system comprises a housing, a backplane coupled to the housing, and at least one floor plate comprising an engagement assembly to connect a printed circuit board assembly to the backplane, wherein the engagement assembly utilizes a single mechanical force lever to secure the printed circuit board assembly to the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Arlen L. Roesner
  • Patent number: 7684208
    Abstract: A system chassis includes multiple chassis bays configured for receiving either of a single, conventional server blade or an adapter blade. The adapter blade can selectively secure a plurality of compact blades, such as a blade PC. The adapter blade includes a blade latch for selectively releasing the adapter blade from the chassis bay, wherein the presence of a compact blade enclosure within any of the plurality of adapter bays of the adapter blade prevents the latch from being operable to release the adapter blade. The compact blade preferably includes a latch disposed along an upper or lower edge of the blade for selectively releasing the compact blade enclosure from the adapter bay. The adapter blade preferably also includes an interposer disposed for electronically communicating each compact blade with a server interface a separate node upon securing a compact blade within any of the adapter bays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michihiro Okamoto, Edward Stanley Suffern, Takeshi Wagatsuma
  • Patent number: 7652889
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted for locating position of an electronic system or device in an information technology (IT) center comprises a connector strip adapted for attachment to a rack cabinet configured for mounting multiple electronic devices, and a jumper adapted for interfacing an electronic device of the multiple electronic devices and configured to mate with and attach to the connector strip. The apparatus further comprises a logic adapted to identify position of the interfaced electronic device in the rack cabinet based on attachment of the jumper to the connector strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thane M. Larson, Christopher G. Malone
  • Patent number: 7630211
    Abstract: An electronic shelf assembly includes a frame having a plurality of card slots arranged in parallel to each other along an axis of the frame and a midplane having a plurality of connectors are arranged to align with the card slots. Conductive traces are connected to predetermined pins of the midplane connectors and provide point-to-point signaling pathways between midplane connectors aligned with different card slots. An application node card may reside in one of the plurality of card slots. The application node card may have an application processor, a disk controller, and an application card connector. The application card connector is adapted to interface with at least some of the pins of one of the plurality of midplane connectors. A disk storage card may reside in one of the plurality of card slots. The disk storage card may have at least one storage media unit and a disk interface connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Tekelec
    Inventors: Thomas L. Bonds, Jr., Jennifer Warfel, Erick Thomas Swanson
  • Patent number: 7630212
    Abstract: A riser card assembly includes a bracket with a riser card secured therein, a handle, and a sliding mechanism. At least one expansion card is connected with the riser card and received in the bracket. The sliding mechanism slidably secures the handle to the bracket. The sliding mechanism includes at least one guiding pin formed on one of the handle and the bracket, and at least one slot receiving the guiding pin sliding therein defined in the other of the handle and the bracket. The at least one guiding pin slides in the at least one slot between a first position where the handle is in a retracted state to be together with the bracket, and a second position where the handle is in an extended state to be away from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 7602617
    Abstract: A backplane configuration is described for supporting a range of modular components mechanically and for making electrical connections between the components. The backplane is particularly well-suited to power distribution and control applications, such as in industrial motor drives, and so forth. The backplane includes a number of bays or slots for modular components, as well as a bus topography that allows for switched or common connections between the various components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Brandt, Wayne H. Wielebski, Neil Gollhardt
  • Patent number: 7576998
    Abstract: A mountain-shaped angle member 20 is fixed to a side face 12 having a stepped portion of a mixer being an electronic device. The stepped portion is composed of a first wall portion projecting outward from the side face, a second wall portion recessed inward from the first wall portion, and a connecting portion connecting the first wall portion and second wall portion. Then, a fixing member is made capable of fixing the mountain-shaped angle member in either a first attachment mode in which the angle member is in contact with the first wall portion and opposed to the connecting portion or a second attachment mode in which the angle member is in contact with the first wall portion and overhangs outward the first wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Watanabe, Eizo Amiya
  • Patent number: 7573726
    Abstract: A printed circuit board module for a rack mounted chassis. The module includes a latching assembly having: a handle and a catch. When the module is inserted a predetermined distance into a chassis, the catch becomes inserted into an aperture formed on the chassis and when, at such predetermined distance, the handle is slid inwardly into the chassis, the catch engages the handle to retain the handle within the module. On the other hand if, when the module is inserted into the chassis at a distance less than the predetermined distance, the catch is unable to be inserted into an aperture and when the handle is slid inwardly from the chassis, the catch prevents the handle from being retained and such handle, when released, is urged outwardly of the module thereby indicating that the module is improperly inserted within the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald J. Cote, Keith C. Johnson, Albert F. Beinor, Jr., Ilhan C. Gundogan, W. Brian Cunningham, Joseph P. King
  • Patent number: 7532486
    Abstract: A cam handle assembly for use with a modular information handling system components includes a latch with first protrusion and a second protrusion. The first protrusion is sloped such that when the sloped portion of the first protrusion contacts a portion of a rack or chassis, the latch is urged to a recessed position that will allow the cam handle to move between its closed and open position. The second protrusion on the latch is formed to engage an interface aperture that is formed in the cam handle. The interaction between the latch protrusions, the cam handle and the rack encourage proper operation of the cam handle to install an information handling system component within a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Strmiska, Keith J. Kasprzak
  • Patent number: 7522426
    Abstract: A backplane has signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to an upper level of the backplane; signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to a lower level of the backplane; power source connectors for supplying power to the logical boards connected to the upper level of the backplane; and power source connectors for supplying power to the logical boards connected to the lower level of the backplane. Some power source connectors are formed at one end of the backplane and the other power source connectors are formed at the other end of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Koga, Mitsuru Inoue
  • Patent number: 7492607
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a latch/ejector face plate assembly for an end of an electronics chassis assembly. The face plate is pivotally couplable to a front end of an electronics chassis. The face plate has a latch/ejector that comprises a latching portion that is latchably engageable against a rear side of a latching/fulcrum flange of a electronics rack shelf when the face plate is in a closed position, and an ejector edge that is engageable against a front side of the latching/fulcrum flange when the face plate is in an open position, to thereby provide an ejection force of the electronics chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Lineage Power Corporation
    Inventors: Khanh Nguyen, Gary Kirpatrick
  • Patent number: 7466561
    Abstract: The system includes a chassis and a printed circuit board (e.g., a motherboard) that is attached to the chassis. The system further includes an actuator that is slidably engaged with the chassis and a cam plate that is rotatably engaged with the chassis. The actuator engages the cam plate such that maneuvering the actuator rotates the cam plate. The system further includes a blade (e.g., an electronic module) which is slidably engaged with the chassis such that the blade slides in a first direction within the chassis as the blade is inserted into the chassis. The blade is inserted into the chassis until the blade engages the cam plate. The cam plate engages the blade such that rotation of the cam plate causes the blade to continue to move in the first direction and engage the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Dean
  • Patent number: 7463494
    Abstract: A system for inserting and extracting a plug-in module into and from an electronic equipment subrack is disclosed. In certain embodiments, the system includes an actuation device, an arm including a first guiding surface, and a second guiding surface on the module. At least a portion of the actuation device is located proximate a front edge of the module, while the arm is located proximate a rear edge of the module along which connectors are positioned. As the actuation device is moved in one direction, the arm is forced toward the module, causing the guiding surfaces to interact so that the arm engages a retaining component on the subrack. Opposite movement of the actuation device causes the arm to push away and disengage from the module. The actuation device in certain embodiments includes a lever and a drag link, or a push-pull rod coupled to a drag link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: PEP West, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Downing, Frank Hom, Stuart M. Scriven, Thomas M. Perazzo
  • Patent number: 7445156
    Abstract: A data management device and library are provided for organizing, holding, and providing electrical connectivity to multiple memory cards. The data management device can comprise a device body, a plurality of sockets to accommodate the data storage media, an electrical connector, and a power management circuit. Data can be retrieved from or transferred to the selected memory cards utilizing the device. The data management library can be utilized to interconnect multiple devices and can be daisy chained to other libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: James A. McDonald
  • Patent number: 7438571
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for securing a module in an electronic component chassis includes at least one lever arm attached to the module and rotable between a latched and unlatched position, at least a portion of the lever arm having an interference fit with the chassis when the lever arm is in the latched position. The latch mechanism further includes at least one pawl rotably attached to the module such that when the lever arm is moved to the latched position, the lever arm rotates the pawl into a latched position wherein the pawl has an interference fit with the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard M. Barina, Derek I. Schmidt, James Scott Womble
  • Patent number: 7420820
    Abstract: A device for insertion and extraction of printed circuit boards or other components from a device or system such as a network router includes a positionable handle. The handle adjusts in a manner similar to a handle on a c-clamp, and may be repositioned relative to the centerline of a driveshaft of the device. Additionally, the handle may include internal detents that define selectable handle positions. Various handle positions may allow an operator to utilize limited available space and increase the mechanical advantage of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Lima