Electronic Cabinet Patents (Class 454/184)
  • Patent number: 11369036
    Abstract: A component housing insertable in a chassis for a computing device blocking air flow when in a pulled out position is disclosed. The component housing has a front end and an opposite rear end. A pair of side walls are provided between the front end and the rear end. The side walls are slidably connected to the chassis to allow the component housing to be moved between an inserted position and the pulled-out position. A cover on the rear end has an open position allowing air flow through the rear end when the component housing is in the inserted position. The cover has a closed position blocking air flow through the aperture when the component housing is in the pulled out position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chun Chang, Chih-Hao Chang, Yi-Fu Liu, Ching-Cheng Kung
  • Patent number: 11348060
    Abstract: Aspects include a system, method and computer program product for delivering a package via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A delivery parameter for delivering the package via the UAV is obtained. A weather parameter related to the delivery parameter is obtained. A flight configured for the UAV is selected, wherein the selected flight configuration reduces a delivery cost of the package via the UAV based on the weather parameter and the delivery parameter. The package is delivered using the selected flight configuration of the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Aldis Sipolins, Michael Rizzolo, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Christopher J. Penny
  • Patent number: 11339992
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a sensor mounting assembly for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) unit that includes a cover configured to couple to a panel of the HVAC unit and occlude an opening formed in the panel and a sensor support configured to couple to the cover and support a sensor coupled to the sensor support. The sensor support is also configured to extend into the HVAC unit via the opening in an installed configuration of the sensor mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Gaurav S. Patil, Naushad Parapurath Monangat
  • Patent number: 11326807
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receptor for receiving condensate from a v-coil heat exchanger (v-coil), the receptor having: a first channel having a first length defined between first opposing ends, the first channel configured to receive the v-coil; a second channel having a second length defined between second opposing ends, the second channel including: a first orifice intermediate the second opposing ends for receiving condensate from the first channel, the first orifice being fluidly connected to one end of the first opposing ends at a junction; and a fluid drain port at one or both of the second opposing ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Mercer, James Amick, Charles Christensen Phillips, Vishnu Shayan Nvss, Pratap Kumar Dvs, Asad M. Sardar
  • Patent number: 11310944
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing consumption of electricity used to cool electronic components such as in an electronic computer data center or in a facility of networking and telecommunications equipment, and to reduce the incidence of thermal failure of the electronic components, includes providing one or more partitions configured to form a reduced-volume cooled-environment chamber in order to supply cooled air from an air conditioning system to the chamber adjacent to racks containing the electronic components, thereby preventing dilution of the cooling air by warmer air from outside of the chamber, and controlling the delivery of cooling air through the reduced-volume cooled-environment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Valan R. Martini
  • Patent number: 11272644
    Abstract: A system includes an enclosure having at least one panel with a grill disposed thereon. The grill includes a plurality of rounded, elongated openings, with each elongated opening having a pair of rounded ends connected by a curved middle portion. Each of the pair of rounded ends is defined by a first radius. The system further includes electrical equipment housed in the enclosure and at least one fan configured to force air over the electrical equipment and out the grill of the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Harris Bridges
  • Patent number: 11262822
    Abstract: A portable information handling system rejects excess thermal energy from within a housing by blowing a cooling airflow with a cooling fan across first and second sets of cooling fins and out an exhaust. The cooling fan has an upper and lower intake and moves vertically within the housing to adjust spacing at the upper intake. The cooling fan exhaust couples to one of the sets of cooling fins to exhaust across both sets of cooling fins when interleaved and the one set of cooling fins when spacing at the upper cooling fan intake increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 11243582
    Abstract: An information handling system housing vents air at a grid of openings formed in a wall with a member extending outward from each intersection of the grid to define air channels. Each member terminates with a polished planar surface that reflects light against a flat underlying material. Variable angles of the polished planar surface relative to the plane of the wall creates a presentation of isolated reflections against the flat background that vary based upon a viewing angle of the housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Andrew Crisp, Richard William Guzman
  • Patent number: 11202397
    Abstract: A configurable door panel cover includes a first face of a first door that is perforated and includes one or more attachment points, which one or more configurable panels may attach to. The configurable door panel cover includes a fastener assembly that includes at least one fastener that attaches to the configurable door panel cover, and a spacing mechanism. The spacing mechanism attaches to the fastener that is attached to the configurable door panel cover and to one of the one or more attachment points on the first face of the first door. The spacing mechanism attaches the first configurable door panel cover at a first orientation that includes a first angle between the configurable door panel cover and the first spacing mechanism. The fastener assembly may be rotated to the configurable door panel cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paula Besterman, Aaron R. Cox, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11172591
    Abstract: A frame having a perimeter defines a planar opening. A set of louvers may span from a first edge of the opening to a second edge of the opening. Each louver may be capable of rotating between a closed position and an open position. A set of physical obstructions may prevent the louvers from rotating beyond the open position. Each louver may be offset from the planar opening by a first acute angle when in a closed position, and by a second, larger, acute angle when in the open position. A flow of air in a first direction through the opening may rotate the set of louvers to the closed position. A flow air in the opposite direction through the opening may rotate the set of louvers to the open position such that the flow of air in the opposite direction moves freely through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Anderl, Scott A. Shurson
  • Patent number: 11147190
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for protectively covering an air inlet or outlet of an air-moving assembly. The apparatus includes a protective cover assembly, which includes a retractable cover and a spring-biasing mechanism. The retractable cover transitions between a retracted state, when the air-moving assembly is operatively positioned within the chassis, and in extended state, when the air-moving assembly is withdrawn from the chassis. In retracted state, the retractable cover is retracted away from the air inlet or outlet, and in extended state, the retractable cover covers, at least partially, the air inlet or outlet. The spring-biasing mechanism is coupled to the retractable cover and biases the retractable cover in the extended state when the air-moving assembly is withdrawn from the chassis, and compresses to allow transition of the retractable cover to the retracted state as the air-moving assembly is inserted into operative position within the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Robert K. Mullady, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11132035
    Abstract: An air directing device for thermal management in side breathing equipment includes at least three vertical panels disposed in generally parallel relationship and horizontally spaced a fixed distance from one another. Each panel defines a fin arranged orthogonally relative to an airflow path for deflection of cooling air into side breathing equipment. At least one of the panels is an inner panel that is wider than two outer panels. The air directing device further includes at least one connection member connecting the outer panels to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 11133705
    Abstract: An internal cooling grid is mounted internal to a facility, such as a data center, and includes a plurality of fluid transport elements arranged in a grid pattern with nodes at intersections of the grid pattern. Supply and return manifolds included in the nodes receive (and return) cooling fluid from/to more than two transport elements. Thus, a failure of one or more transport elements does not prevent a node from being supplied cooling fluid from at least a first transport element and a second transport element. In some embodiments, the cooling grid may be operated at a pressure less than one atmosphere, such that any leaks that occur cause air to leak into the cooling grid instead of cooling fluid leaking out of the cooling grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 11096631
    Abstract: A multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can dock a plurality of patient monitor modules and can communicate with a separate display unit. A signal processing unit can be incorporated into the device rack. A graphics processing unit can be attached to the display unit. The device rack and the graphic display unit can have improved heat dissipation and drip-proof features. The multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can provide interchangeability and versatility to a multi-parameter patient monitoring system by allowing use of different display units and monitoring of different combinations of parameters. A dual-use patient monitor module can have its own display unit configured for displaying one or more parameters when used as a stand-alone device, and can be docked into the device rack when a handle on the module is folded down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Evan Barker, Chad A. DeJong, Kirby Clark Dotson, Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Sujin Hwang, Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 11076501
    Abstract: An apparatus cools electronic circuitry. An enclosure surrounds the electronic circuitry and has plural surfaces. Air intake holes are disposed in at least one surface and face at least one first direction. Air exhaust holes are disposed in at least another surface and face at least one second direction different than the first direction. A heat sink is in thermal contact with the circuitry and conducts heat generated by the circuitry. When a fan operates, air is drawn from an exterior of the enclosure through the air intake holes, absorbs heat from the heat sink, and then is directed through the air exhaust holes into the exterior of the enclosure. The heat sink is further in thermal contact with the enclosure so that when the fan does not operate, heat is drawn from the circuitry to the enclosure via the heat sink and is dissipated from the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Pedoeem, Kriss Replogle, Sanjay Upasani, Don Florczak
  • Patent number: 11060746
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that includes a refrigerant circuit and a sensor configured to measure a refrigerant concentration external to the refrigeration circuit. The HVAC system also includes a controller that is communicatively coupled to the sensor and to an economizer. The controller is configured to control a flow of environmental air into the HVAC system. The controller is further configured to increase a ratio of the flow of environmental air relative to a flow of return air from a conditioned interior space of a building when the sensor measures the refrigerant concentration above a predetermined threshold concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Maddox, William F. McQuade
  • Patent number: 11032948
    Abstract: A pre-fabricated mechanical and electrical distribution infrastructure system comprises pre-fabricated panels that are connected together to form an air plenum for air distribution system at a data center location. The pre-fabricated panels include other infrastructure systems pre-assembled to the panels such that installation of the panels to form the air plenum also installs the other infrastructure systems, such as power distribution busways, building management sensors, lighting, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ross, Robert David Wilding
  • Patent number: 11006551
    Abstract: A modular data center (MDC) includes an air handling system having air handling unit(s) (AHU(s)) with return air inlet and supply air outlet that are vertically spaced. An air redirection structure includes a return air plenum that is in fluid communication with and vertically aligned to the return air inlet of the AHU(s). The return air plenum directs return air from a return air opening of the first air redirection structure to the AHU(s). The return air opening is positioned adjacent to a hot aisle of a volumetric container of the MDC. A supply air plenum is in fluid communication with and vertically aligned to the supply air outlet of the AHU(s). The supply air plenum directs supply air from the AHU(s) to a supply air opening of the first air redirection structure. The supply air opening is positioned to provide supply air to the cold aisle of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Trey S. Wiederhold
  • Patent number: 10987577
    Abstract: A hand-held game controller with cooling features includes a housing with at least one hand grip extending therefrom which forms a hand grip cavity. The housing or the at least one hand grip has a plurality of openings therethrough. A motor has a rotatable shaft that is carried in the housing and the at least one hand grip and extends into the hand grip cavity. A fan is connected to the rotatable shaft which, when rotated by the rotatable shaft, generates air flow into and out of the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Paul M. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10971905
    Abstract: A switchgear enclosure includes an exterior housing. A plurality of compartments within the exterior housing includes at least a first switching device compartment, a bus compartment, and a first cable compartment. A plurality of interior partitions arranged to subdivide the exterior housing into the plurality of compartments includes at least a first partition between the first switching device compartment and the first cable compartment, and a second partition between the bus compartment and the first cable compartment. An exhaust system includes a vent path structure arranged within the exterior housing to at least partially surround the bus compartment and the first cable compartment, a channel formed between the vent path structure and the exterior housing, and a first vent device in the first partition. The first vent device is configured to fluidically connect the first switching device compartment to the channel via the vent path structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Samir Rajauria, Ayyappa Reddy Jakkireddy, Guru Moorthy Kurra, Lenin Pokkula, Steven Edward Meiners
  • Patent number: 10935257
    Abstract: A window type air conditioner including a control box. The control box includes a PCB assembly including a heat generation component and a heat dissipation plate, which are disposed on a bottom surface of a board, a PCB support part supporting a lower portion of the board and having a support partition part disposed between the heat generation component and the heat dissipation plate, and a box case having an inner space in which the support partition part is seated, and the heat generation component is accommodated. The heat dissipation plate is disposed outside the box case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seenchul Jung, Sungho Seo, Hyeongrok Heo
  • Patent number: 10932400
    Abstract: A hot/cold aisle air containment system includes a frame structure, at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure, and a header panel assembly. The frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space and includes at least one horizontal member. The header panel assembly is installed between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure. The header panel assembly includes a pair of panels. A first of the pair of panels is adjustable horizontally relative to a second of the pair of panels, and the pair of panels, together, are adjustable vertically relative to the least one horizontal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Krietzman, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 10893632
    Abstract: An equipment enclosure free air cooling assembly includes an air outlet arranged to deliver air to inside an equipment enclosure and an air inlet arranged to receive air from outside the equipment enclosure. An air flow pathway is provided through which air entering the air inlet must pass to reach the air outlet. An adjustable screen assembly has a screen filter element. An adjustment mechanism is operable to selectively utilize different regions of the screen filter element for filtering air passing through the air flow pathway at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Diversified Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. James, Lewis G. James, Aron J. King
  • Patent number: 10827646
    Abstract: A system may include a fan module and a louver. The fan module includes a first housing, adapted to include a fan in a first orientation. The fan is adapted to cause air to flow into the rear side of the first housing and out of the front side of the first housing. The fan module also includes a key receptacle that is adapted to mate with a first key. The louver includes a second housing that includes a set of slats adapted as a one way valve. The second housing also includes the first key which is adapted to only mate with the key receptacle. The second housing also includes the second key which is adapted to not mate with the key receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Leonel de los Reyes
  • Patent number: 10809778
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system enclosure may include a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive an information handling system and a rack tile airflow controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of slots. The rack tile airflow controller may be configured to receive from each information handling system an indication of an individual airflow consumption of the information handling systems, aggregate the individual airflow consumptions of the information handling systems to determine a total enclosure-level airflow, and communicate one or more control signals to an active floor tile in fluid communication with the information handling system enclosure, the active floor tile including one or more air movers, and the one or more control signals for controlling a tile airflow generated by the one or more air movers in accordance with the total enclosure-level airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Robert B. Curtis, Randall Smith
  • Patent number: 10743440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data center for IT and/or telecoms equipment, especially servers, comprising a building with an intermediate floor arranged for carrying IT and/or telecoms equipment, especially servers, as well as cooling means for cooling the IT and/or telecoms equipment, especially servers, in order to counteract overheating of the IT and/or telecoms equipment, especially servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Switch Datacenter Group B.V.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wilhelm Snip, Coenraad Arjen Binnerts
  • Patent number: 10731875
    Abstract: An air-conditioning-apparatus outdoor unit includes a casing, an air-sending device chamber, a machine chamber, a partition, a heat exchanger cover, and an electric box including a bottom plate that defines a bottom surface of the electric box and that is joined to an upper end of the heat exchanger cover. The casing includes a shell panel having an outdoor-air inlet that is open. The heat exchanger cover is positioned to face the outdoor-air inlet, and defines, together with the partition and the shell panel, an air passage communicating with the outdoor-air inlet in the machine chamber. The bottom plate of the electric box has a bottom opening communicating with the air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryozo Onuki, Shinichi Uchino
  • Patent number: 10720880
    Abstract: A photovoltaic inverter includes a box, and an inverter cabinet, a direct current cabinet, an alternating current cabinet, a communication cabinet, and a power distribution cabinet which are all arranged in the box. The inverter cabinet is arranged on a first side of the box. The alternating current cabinet, the communication cabinet and the power distribution cabinet are all arranged on a second side of the box. The alternating current cabinet, the communication cabinet, and the power distribution cabinet are all arranged opposite to the inverter cabinet. The direct current cabinet is arranged on a third side of the box, and the direct current cabinet is arranged on a same side of the inverter cabinet and the alternating current cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Longxiang Yan, Rubin Wan, Xianwei Zhang, Wei Zhang, Changchun Chen
  • Patent number: 10711426
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a system for mitigating the flow of vapors from contaminated soil into a building controls a blower pulling an exhaust from underneath the sub slab of the building and blowing the vapors away from the building. The blower is controlled by pressure sensors that measure the pressure drop across the sub slab. The sensors are monitored by the controller to make sure they all have a minimum pressure drop. If any of the sensors have an inadequate pressure drop, the blower speed is increased a small amount by the controller. If all of the sensors have adequate pressure drop, then the blower speed is decreased by a small amount. The controller then rechecks the pressure drops on a periodic basis and makes appropriate blower speed adjustments after each measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BTECH Inc.
    Inventor: David Allen Everett
  • Patent number: 10701830
    Abstract: An apparatus for routing air passing through a vent of an enclosure with electrical equipment includes a routing portion, a channeling portion, and a distal portion. The routing portion deflects the air passing through the vent of the enclosure. The channeling portion forms a passage of the air between the routing portion and the distal portion. The distal portion allows the air to flow from the channeling portion to surrounding or from the surrounding to the channeling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Charlie Wands, John McKenna
  • Patent number: 10667762
    Abstract: A multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can dock a plurality of patient monitor modules and can communicate with a separate display unit. A signal processing unit can be incorporated into the device rack. A graphics processing unit can be attached to the display unit. The device rack and the graphic display unit can have improved heat dissipation and drip-proof features. The multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can provide interchangeability and versatility to a multi-parameter patient monitoring system by allowing use of different display units and monitoring of different combinations of parameters. A dual-use patient monitor module can have its own display unit configured for displaying one or more parameters when used as a stand-alone device, and can be docked into the device rack when a handle on the module is folded down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Evan Barker, Chad A. DeJong, Kirby Clark Dotson, Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Sujin Hwang, Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 10667436
    Abstract: New heat removal systems and methods allow a combination of active and passive thermal processes for removing heat from and cooling air in environments. Systems and methods include a heat removal system including an adjustable thermal feed cold air intake system, a distribution system for cold and warm air including one or more hot aisles and one or more cold aisles, and a convection system to draw cool air through the building using a naturally-occurring convection processes to expel hot air. Misters, cooling elements, and/or freezer boxes may further cool the intake of air. A controller is programmed to efficiently manage and control the climate (e.g., temperature, humidity, air flow, pressure, air quality, etc.) within a building to minimize the use for energy for air distribution and cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Dale LeFebvre, Kenneth Choi
  • Patent number: 10619873
    Abstract: An additional part to be located in an air vent and an air vent for a ventilation system including a number of elements, which air vent lets air enter the ventilation system and/or move away from the ventilation system. The additional part of the air vent includes one or several sensors measuring parameters related to air quality, a data transfer interface for implementing data transfer between the air vent and other elements of the ventilation system, and a processing unit which is automatically configured to determine changes needed in the settings of the ventilation system on the basis of parameters measured by the sensors and send information on the changes needed in the other elements of the ventilation system through the data transfer interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Air D Fin Oy
    Inventors: Simo Mönkkönen, Artur Glad
  • Patent number: 10518301
    Abstract: In the specification and drawings, an isolation enclosure and method for conducting hot work is described and shown with an enclosure; a negative pressure atmosphere within the interior of the enclosure; a hot work apparatus operable outside of and adjacent to the enclosure; and a detector located so as to be capable of detecting the presence of combustible gas within said enclosure. A method of conducting hot work is also described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SafeZone Safety Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Diebold, Benjamin Neil Tobias, Chad Andrew Grand
  • Patent number: 10375866
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a plate having a plurality of perforations configured in a pattern. The pattern includes the plurality of perforations arranged in concentric circles centered at a point. Each of the perforations is a closed shape comprising four edges, with rounded corners between adjacent edges, with two opposite edges of each of the perforations including non-parallel straight lines and two other opposite edges comprise concentric, offset curved lines. The non-parallel straight lines may form an angle with a vertex at the point, and the concentric curved lines may be centered at the point. The perforations in each concentric circle may be angularly spaced around the point. The apparatus may further include a substantially circular fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Frank S. Jun
  • Patent number: 10362695
    Abstract: A hot/cold aisle air containment room includes a plurality of electronic equipment enclosures at least partially defining an interior aisle, a frame structure supporting one or more ceiling panels above the interior aisle, and a door assembly. The door assembly includes a sliding door and an unpowered door closer mechanism adapted to move the sliding door from an open state to a closed state, thereby providing controlled access to the interior aisle and minimizing intermixing of hot air and cold air between an environment external to the hot/cold aisle air containment room and an environment internal to the hot/cold aisle air containment room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Krietzman, Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 10342163
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a plurality of server racks aligned within a row in a human-occupiable workspace of a data center, the server racks supporting a plurality of heat-generating computing devices; a warm air aisle positioned adjacent the server racks opposite the human-occupiable workspace and including a warm air inlet adjacent to a back side of the row of server racks and a warm air outlet in fluid communication with a warm air plenum; a plurality of cooling modules each including at least one fan and a cooling coil; and a controller to perform operations including controlling the plurality of fans in the plurality of cooling modules to operate at a specified fan speed, and controlling a plurality of valves fluidly coupled to the plurality of cooling coils in the plurality of cooling modules to modulate to a specified valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eehern J. Wong, Pascal Kam, Thomas R. Kowalski, Ron Drew
  • Patent number: 10327713
    Abstract: A multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can dock a plurality of patient monitor modules and can communicate with a separate display unit. A signal processing unit can be incorporated into the device rack. A graphics processing unit can be attached to the display unit. The device rack and the graphic display unit can have improved heat dissipation and drip-proof features. The multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can provide interchangeability and versatility to a multi-parameter patient monitoring system by allowing use of different display units and monitoring of different combinations of parameters. A dual-use patient monitor module can have its own display unit configured for displaying one or more parameters when used as a stand-alone device, and can be docked into the device rack when a handle on the module is folded down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Evan Barker, Chad A. DeJong, Kirby Clark Dotson, Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Sujin Hwang, Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 10306809
    Abstract: Server racks that are integrated with cold air delivery are described. Each server rack has a tube having a hollow space therein. The hollow space is used to deliver cold air via one or more valves to one or more servers. The one or more valves are either integrated or fitted to the server racks. The use of the hollow space by itself increases pressure of the cold air. There is no need to use a large fan that consumes a large amount of energy to pressurize the cold air and no need to use a raised floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Mozan Totani
  • Patent number: 10299411
    Abstract: A data center includes a first rack, a second rack, a supply duct provided over a first space between the first and second rack, a first circulation duct including a first suction port disposed at an end side of the first rack and a first exhaust port disposed at the first space side and provided between an upper portion of the first rack and the supply duct so as to close up the first space, a second circulation duct including a second suction port disposed at an end side of the second rack and a second exhaust port disposed at the first space side and provided between an upper portion of the second rack and the supply duct so as to close up the first space, a first and second barrier that closes up the first space at one and the other end of the first and second rack, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Endo, Hiroyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10292304
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antenna arrangement (1) having an antenna arrangement housing (12), in which antenna arrangement housing (12) there are arranged an antenna (14), antenna electronics (16) for driving the antenna (14), and a fan unit (30) for active cooling of the antenna electronics (16), which fan unit (30) comprises a fan housing (40) having a plurality of fan unit side surfaces (41 to 48), which comprise a first fan unit housing side surface (41) and a second fan unit side surface (42; 43, 45), in which fan unit housing (40) there are arranged at least two fans (50), wherein the fan unit housing (40) has fluid passage openings (61, 62) on the first fan unit housing side surface (41) and on the second fan unit housing side surface (42; 43, 45) in order to permit a fluid (18) to flow through the fluid passage openings (61, 62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sabrina Sieber, Rainer Strohm
  • Patent number: 10285304
    Abstract: A rack test room is disclosed that provides a controlled and monitored environment for one or more server racks, the room controlling and monitoring the cold aisle temperature, the cold aisle air inlet flow rate, and the hot aisle temperature. A rack test room is disclosed that monitors the inlet and exhaust air temperatures for each server in a rack. A rack test room is disclosed that individually controls and monitors the inlet air flow rate to each of a plurality of server racks. A method is disclosed for using a rack test room to simulate a data center environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZT Group Int'l, Inc.
    Inventor: Ting Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 10219414
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the cooling efficiency of a computer room air conditioning unit, in a data center, is provided. Raised floor panels are carried on a pedestal support system. The floor panels divide a data center, into upper and lower plenums. A cold aisle is includes air-grate floor panels. The computer room air conditioning unit is operated to condition a heated hot aisle return air flow. A server rack has a front, a back, and side rack support frame members. The support members define an interior server compartment. At least one damper door frame has a top, a bottom and side members. The door frame members define at least one open air flow panel portion. A series of horizontal damper blade members are pivotally mounted in the open panel portion. The damper blade members are pivoted to direct a stream of the conditioned air flow over heat generating components contained in the interior server compartment in order to elevate the temperature of the heated return airflow at the air conditioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RAYMOND & LAE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Gary Meyer
  • Patent number: 10212855
    Abstract: New data center heat removal systems and methods allow a combination of active and passive thermal processes for removing heat from and cooling air in data center environments. Systems and methods include a data center heat removal system including an adjustable thermal feed cold air intake system, a distribution system for cold and warm air including one or more hot aisles and one or more cold aisles, and a convection system to draw cool air through data center equipment using a naturally-occurring convection processes to expel hot air. Misters, cooling elements, and/or freezer boxes may further cool the intake of air. A controller is programmed to efficiently manage and control the climate (e.g., temperature, humidity, air flow, pressure, air quality, etc.) within a data center to minimize the use for energy for air distribution and cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Dale LeFebvre, Kenneth Choi
  • Patent number: 10197302
    Abstract: A local air cleaning apparatus (1) is provided with a push hood (2) having an air flow opening face (23) for blowing out a cleaned uniform air flow and a guide (3) provided on a side of the push hood (2) having the air flow opening face (23), the guide (3) extending from the side thereof having the air flow opening face (23) toward a downstream side of the uniform air flow to form an opening face (31) at a downstream end portion thereof. The push hood (2) is arranged such that the uniform air flow blown out from the air flow opening face (23) passes through the inside of the guide (3) and then collides with an air collision face (W) on a downstream side of the opening face (31). The opening face (31) of the guide (3) is spaced apart from and opposed to the air collision face (W) to form an open region between the opening face (3) and the air collision face (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Koken Ltd.
    Inventors: Taketo Suzuki, Tomoyuki Kakinuma, Kozo Nitta, Yuki Fujishiro, Kazuma Fukiura, Takahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10165696
    Abstract: An electronic module for engaging an electronic equipment enclosure may include a module body having a front face, at least one electronic device in the module body, and a resilient sheet-metal member connected to the module body. The resilient sheet-metal member may have a face portion substantially coextensive in area with the front face of the module body and may have a tab portion substantially perpendicular to the face portion. The tab portion may include a catch portion configured to engage a portion of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton R. Blasingame, Joseph Wesley Childers, Benjamin C. Browning
  • Patent number: 10130014
    Abstract: A system may include a plurality of temperature sensors configured to sense temperatures at a plurality of locations associated with an information handling system, a cooling subsystem comprising at least one cooling fan configured to generate a cooling airflow in the information handling system and a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the plurality of temperature sensors and the cooling subsystem. The thermal manager may be configured to, based on at least a power provided to a subsystem of the information handling system, estimate a thermal condition proximate to the subsystem and set a speed of the at least one cooling fan based on the estimated thermal condition and a required linear airflow velocity associated with the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dominick A. Lovicott
  • Patent number: 10074964
    Abstract: A ventilation cover for an electrical enclosure having an aperture that includes a peripheral edge. The cover includes an inner shell having a plurality of inner slots, wherein each inner slot is separated from another inner slot by an inner wall portion. The cover also includes an outer shell for receiving the inner shell, wherein the outer shell includes a plurality of outer slots and each outer slot is aligned with an associated inner wall portion wherein each inner wall portion is adapted to divert water which enters an outer slot. In addition, the cover includes a lip formed around the peripheral edge for inhibiting the flow of water into the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Gustavo Cortes Rico
  • Patent number: 10066842
    Abstract: Provided is an outdoor unit of an air conditioner which has good assembly stability by more cheaply and easily increasing mechanical strength of a housing, and in which the cost thereof is further suppressed by reducing the number of components such as screws, as an outdoor unit of a large air conditioner including two blowers. The left front pillar and the right front pillar are fixed between the front beam and the base panel hung between the front ends of the left side panel and the right side panel, and the rear pillar is fixed between the rear beam and the base panel hung between the rear ends of the left side panel and the right side panel. Therefore, the front beam and the rear beam are prevented from being distorted or bent, and thus mechanical strength of the entire housing is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenta Nezu, Satoshi Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10054993
    Abstract: In an electronics system, an adjustable airflow guide assembly and methods of deploying it facilitate dissipating heat. The assembly includes an extendable plate having a first coupling capable of rotatably attaching the extendable plate to a chassis, a link, including a second coupling, capable of translatably attaching the link to the chassis, and a third coupling capable of rotatably attaching the link to the extendable plate. The extendable plate presents a guide to deflect airflow and is capable of being swung into multiple different fixed positions to divert airflow within the electronics system toward portions of the chassis configured with electronic components that produce heat, such as board solid state drives (BSSDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC
    Inventor: George Yi