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20130029579SELECTIVELY ROUTING AIR WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE - A method of cooling electronic equipment mounted in an enclosure includes routing air from beneath the enclosure to an upper portion of the enclosure, selectively routing air to electronic equipment mounted in the upper portion of the enclosure, and exhausting heated air from the electronic equipment to an enclosure outlet. In addition, preventing recirculation includes installing and arranging an internal air duct within an enclosure in such a manner that recirculation is prevented, and balancing air temperature around an enclosure includes using an internal air duct.01-31-2013
20110207392METHOD FOR REGULATING THE COOLING AIR IN EQUIPMENT CABINETS AND SENSOR ARRANGEMENT - In order to improve the energy balance for air cooling in equipment cabinets, in particular cabinet arrangements in computer centres and server rooms, regulation of the fans for the cooling air circuit is proposed, by means of which precisely the required amount of cooling air can be made available in the induction area to the electronic module units, in particular servers, in the equipment cabinets.08-25-2011
20130029578MANAGING SYSTEM FOR DISSIPATING HEAT FROM SERVER GROUP - A managing system for dissipating heat from a plurality of servers, includes a control module. Each server includes a first wireless communication unit, a fan rotation speed control unit, a first fan, and a first temperature sensor. The fan rotation speed control unit and the first temperature sensor are connected to the first wireless communication unit. The fan rotation speed control unit generates a first fan rotation speed signal. The first temperature sensor generates a first temperature signal which includes a second wireless communication unit and a control unit. The control unit receives the first fan rotation speed signal and the first temperature signal. The control unit generates a first control signal. The fan rotation speed control unit adjusts the rotation speed of the first fan according to the first control signal.01-31-2013
20090061755Intake Duct - An electronic equipment cabinet having a duct positioned in a side portion of the cabinet. The duct has a first opening formed in a bottom wall of the duct and a second opening formed in an inside wall of the duct. The first opening is configured to generally align with a cool air source and receive cool air from the cool air source with the first duct installed in the cabinet. The second opening is in fluid communication with a front internal portion of the cabinet and is configured to direct cool air from the duct to the front internal portion of the cabinet with the duct installed in the cabinet.03-05-2009
20090239461AIR DIVERTER FOR DIRECTING AIR UPWARDLY IN AN EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE - An electronic equipment enclosure comprises a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and at least partially enclosed by a plurality of panels. The panels include at least side, top and back panels defining an enclosure having a top, a bottom and a rear thereof. The top panel includes an opening there through that is rectangular in shape. The equipment enclosure further comprises an exhaust air duct extending upward from the top panel of the enclosure. The exhaust air duct is rectangular in cross-section and is disposed in surrounding relation to, and in fluid communication with, the top panel opening. The exhaust air duct is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the enclosure from cool air entering the enclosure, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure.09-24-2009
20100015904WATER-BLOCKING VENT PANEL AND AIR FILTER THEREFOR - A housing includes a wall having an aperture and a vented panel, the vented panel including a first wall having a first side and a second side and an opening, a second wall having a first side, a second side facing the first wall first side and an opening, and a panel interior, the housing further including an air filter having an inner side and an outer side relative to the interior mounted against the second wall first side over the second wall opening with the filter inner side facing the housing interior, a water dam mounted along the filter bottom portion at the filter inner side, the water dam being higher than any water barrier mounted along the filter bottom portion outer side, whereby, any water reaching the filter bottom is substantially prevented from draining into the housing interior. Also an air filter usable in the housing.01-21-2010
20110195652SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING DATA CENTERS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - Temperature, humidity, and pressure control systems and methods for enclosed spaces, including data centers. In some embodiments, the rotational frequency of the air supply fans is controlled based on a pressure associated with the enclosed space. In some embodiments, the rotational frequency of the air supply fans is controlled based on a pressure differential between an inlet region and an exhaust region within the enclosed space. In some embodiments, air within the inlet region is segregated from air within the exhaust region. In some embodiments, the cooling capacity of the cooling equipment is controlled responsive to a temperature associated with the enclosed space. In some embodiments, the cooling capacity is controlled based on a temperature associated with the inlet region of the enclosed space. In some embodiments, the humidity within the enclosed space is controlled.08-11-2011
20120244793CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a container defining a number of inlets, a number of server systems received in the container. A cold aisle is defined between the container and the server systems. The cold aisle forms a number of commutating portions each corresponding to one of the inlets. Each commutating portion includes a ventilation plate opposite to the corresponding inlet. The ventilation plate defines a number of ventilation holes.09-27-2012
20130078901COOLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA CENTERS - A cooling system for selectively cooling the hot aisles of a data center is disclosed. The cooling system includes a source of cooling air, a relief damper configured to selectively allow cooling air from the source of cooling air to enter directly into the hot aisle, and a mechanism to move the relief damper between open and closed positions.03-28-2013
20100048120ADJUSTABLE AIR VENT DEVICE FOR A COMPUTER HOUSING, AND ASSEMBLY OF A COMPUTER HOUSING AND THE ADJUSTABLE AIR VENT DEVICE - An adjustable air vent device for a computer housing includes a frame and a plurality of slats. The frame extends through an opening formed in the computer housing, and defines an air passage communicating an interior and an exterior of the computer housing. Each of the slats has two opposite lateral edges that are connected pivotally to an inner side of the frame. Due to the pivotal connection of the slats to the frame, direction of flow of air out of the air passage can be changed by adjusting angles of the slats relative to the frame.02-25-2010
20130040547DATA CENTER COOLING - A data center includes a building having a pitched roof. The building includes a ventilation gallery extending a length of the building. The ventilation gallery is formed at a peak of the pitched roof and includes vertical louvered walls. The data center includes an equipment gallery structurally supporting the ventilation gallery and including exterior vertical walls forming the length and a width of the building. A series of electrical equipment is mounted in equipment racks in the equipment gallery arranged in two rows forming a common aisle between the two rows. The electrical equipment includes coaling inlets oriented toward the exterior vertical walls and exhaust outlets oriented toward the common aisle. Aisle separators extend vertically from the equipment racks to the ventilation gallery.02-14-2013
20100041327APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONING USING FANS LOCATED UNDER FLOORING - An air handling unit for a computer room having a floor can include a cabinet having an upper chamber and a lower chamber separated by a partition. The lower chamber can be positioned in an air plenum located under the floor. The air handling unit can include a cooling device located in the upper chamber. A first fan assembly can include a first fan and a first mounting device coupling the first fan to the cabinet. The first fan assembly can be movable along a first axis between the upper and lower chambers. According to another embodiment, the air handling can further include a first sensor that detects air pressure in the cabinet, a second sensor that detects air pressure outside the cabinet, and a control unit that increases rotational speed of the fan when the air pressure in the cabinet is lower than the air pressure outside the cabinet.02-18-2010
20100144265Data Center Air Routing System - The invention provides a modular, configurable aisle isolation and containment system that may function as a hot aisle or as a cold aisle. The data center air routing system of the invention comprises one or more free-standing, essentially identical, modular system units. Each modular unit comprises two sidewalls, a ceiling, and a door or panel at either end to form an interior, enclosed aisle. Two or modular units may be coupled together end-to-end. Each modular unit further comprises one or more sidewall blanking panels that may be removed to create gaps of varying height and width to accommodate one or more IT racks. Each modular unit may also include one or more ceiling-mounted air ducts, baffles and fans to manage air flow.06-10-2010
20100267325Apparatus and Method for Cooling a Space in a Data Center by Means of Recirculation Air - A data center comprising an air humidity- and temperature-conditioned space where heat producing ICT and/or telecom equipment is arranged, a heat wheel and means for supplying recirculation of air heated by the equipment as a first air stream to the heat wheel and the heat wheel being configured to cool the first air stream using a separate second air stream.10-21-2010
20130065501AIR VENT AND SERVER RACK - A gravity air vent and a server rack having the same are provided. The server rack includes at least a rack main body and at least a fan module. The fan module is assembled on a side surface of the rack main body and has an air inlet corresponding to the fan module. The air vent includes a frame and at least one covering plate. The covering plate is pivotally connected to the frame and operable of be opened or closed relatively to the frame to expose or cover the air inlet.03-14-2013
20090233537Air baffle and calculation method of deformational stress thereof - An air baffle has elasticity and is disposed in an electronic device. The air baffle may be elastically deformed under a pressure exerted by an article. The air baffle includes a fixed section and at least one deformable section extending from a lateral side of the fixed section. The deformable section is arc-shaped and has a second-order deformation. A deformational stress of the deformable section is calculated using09-17-2009
20130165035HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE - 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.06-27-2013
20110300788Vertical Exhaust Duct - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a thermal management system. The thermal management system includes a first cabinet, a second cabinet positioned adjacent the first cabinet, and a multi-cabinet vertical exhaust duct positioned above the first cabinet and the second cabinet. The multi-cabinet vertical exhaust duct includes a shared exhaust plenum. The shared exhaust plenum is in fluid communication with the first cabinet and the second cabinet such that the shared exhaust plenum receives hot air exhausted from electronic equipment in the first cabinet and the second cabinet.12-08-2011
20110300789AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - An embodiment includes a first space, a second space, a first damper, a second damper, and a third damper. The first space is connected to a cold space, having cold air reside therein to send to the cold space. The second space has return air reside therein, as it is discharged from a hot space. The first damper has an opening adjusted under control of a controller to take in outdoor air to the first space, and is operable to have an open state in an emergency with a server being supplied with power. The second damper has an opening adjusted under control of the controller to discharge return air in the second space, outside thereof, and is operable to have an open state in the emergency. The third damper has an opening adjusted under control of the controller to recirculate return air in the second space to the first space.12-08-2011
20120108157CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a portable container defining a number of inlets, a number of racks received in the container, and a number of air ducts. Each of the air ducts is mounted to the container and aligns with one corresponding inlet of the container. Each of the air ducts includes an air inlet, and an air outlet accommodated in the corresponding inlet of the container. An area of a cross section surface of the air inlet is greater than an area of a cross section of the air outlet of the air duct.05-03-2012
20110319007SERVER CABINET WITH VENTILATION SYSTEM - A server cabinet includes a housing configured to hold plural servers therein, and a ventilation system provided at an open side of the housing. The ventilation system includes an air supply conduit through which airflow can enter other parts of the ventilation system, an air distribution conduit in communication with the air supply conduit, and plural air exhaust conduits. Each of the air exhaust conduits is rotatably connected to and communicates with the air distribution conduit. Each air exhaust conduit defines an air outlet therein. The air exhaust conduit is rotatable with respect to an axis of the air distribution conduit in order that the air exhaust conduit can directly face a corresponding server, and the air exhaust conduit is also rotatable about its own axis in order that the air outlet can directly face the corresponding server.12-29-2011
20110287704Vertical exhaust duct - An electronic equipment enclosure comprises a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and at least partially enclosed by a plurality of panels. The panels include at least side, top and back panels defining an enclosure having a top, a bottom and a rear thereof. The top panel includes an opening there through that is rectangular in shape. The equipment enclosure further comprises an exhaust air duct extending upward from the top panel of the enclosure. The exhaust air duct is rectangular in cross-section and is disposed in surrounding relation to, and in fluid communication with, the top panel opening. The exhaust air duct is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the enclosure from cool air entering the enclosure, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure.11-24-2011
20100112925System and Method for Passive Thermal Control of an Information Handling System Enclosure - An information technology enclosure has a processing subsystem and infrastructure subsystem in separate shipping containers that cooperate to process information. The processing subsystem has increased information processing density by concentrating information handling systems in a first processing shipping container that is supported with infrastructure equipment in a second infrastructure shipping container. In one embodiment, the shipping containers are arranged in a stacked configuration so that cooled air and exhausted air are exchanged through aligned vents formed in the ceiling and floor of stacked shipping containers.05-06-2010
20090088066SHIELDING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FROM LIQUID - Shielding liquid from electronic components may be accomplished by a variety of systems, devices, and techniques. A shielding device may include a substantially vertical channel mounted to a fuel dispenser component; an airflow inlet; a plurality of arrays of angled protrusions; and a plurality of substantially vertical protrusions. The channel is adapted to guide an airflow. The plurality of arrays of angled protrusions are, disposed within the channel and are substantially parallel in arrangement within each array. The angled protrusions within each array are angularly offset in arrangement relative to the angled protrusions within adjacent arrays. The arrays of angled protrusions are adapted to form a tortuous path for the airflow through the channel. The plurality of substantially vertical protrusions are disposed within the channel and are located between the airflow inlet and the plurality of arrays. The vertical protrusions are adapted to substantially straighten the airflow within the channel.04-02-2009
20100190430AIR PERMEABLE MATERIAL FOR DATA CENTER COOLING - An arrangement for the controllable cooling of a data center, and more particularly, pertains to an arrangement for the provision of an improved computer room air-conditioning system (CRACS), which utilizes the installation of equipment above a raised floor and enables cooling air to be controllably dispensed through ducting installed below the computer installations. Also provided is a method for the controllable cooling of data center installations.07-29-2010
20120270492SIDE-EXHAUST COOLING SYSTEM WITH EXTENSIBLE DUCT FOR RACK MOUNTED EQUIPMENT - A cooling device for rack mount equipment comprises an extensible side duct, open on its inner and rear-facing sides which redirects warm exhaust air exiting vents in the side of a chassis towards the rear of an enclosure holding the chassis. An apparatus incorporating the cooling device may be installed in a rack with the extensible side duct in a retracted position. The extensible side duct may extend under the influence of air pressure, forming a plenum in fluid communication with the interior of a chassis on which it is mounted such that warm air exiting the chassis is collected in the plenum formed by the extensible side duct and directed out towards the rear of the chassis. Use of the apparatus permits conventional front-to-back cooling airflow patterns to be maintained even with chassis having side exhaust vents.10-25-2012
20090004961COOLING THE AIR EXITING A COMPUTER - Methods and arrangements for cooling the air exiting a computer are discussed. Embodiments include a method and apparatus to cool the air exiting a computer. The embodiments may also include blowing air out of an exhaust fan past one or more dilution air vents in the chassis of a computer. The embodiments may include pulling in air outside the chassis through the one or more dilution air vents, mixing the air pulled in from outside the chassis and the air blown through the exhaust fan, and blowing the mixed air through an exit vent. Other embodiments are described and claimed.01-01-2009
20100136895DATA CENTER AND METHODS FOR COOLING THEREOF - Disclosed is a data center and methods for cooling thereof. The data center includes a plurality of data cells. Each data cell included a first heat exchanger, a first set of equipment racks, a second heat exchanger, a second set of equipment racks, and a plurality of fans operable to establish a substantially horizontal and vertical air flow through the heat exchangers and the equipment racks. The data center includes a plurality of mixed air chambers. One air chamber is located between two data cells to form a substantially continuous, closed-loop air flow through the cells and chambers. The air chambers include an outside air intake for drawing ambient air into the closed loop air flow based on a comparison of enthalpy of the closed loop air and the ambient air.06-03-2010
20080305733Cold Row Encapsulation for Server Farm Cooling System - Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to efficient cooling of data centers. Some embodiments of the invention allow encapsulation of cold rows through an enclosure and allow server fans to draw cold air from the cold row encapsulation structure to cool servers installed on the server racks. In other particular embodiments, the systems disclosed can be used to mix outside cool air into the cold row encapsulation structure to cool the servers. In some embodiments, the present invention involves using multiple cold row encapsulation structures to cool the servers installed on the racks.12-11-2008
20100248610Adjustable Vertical Exhaust Duct - An adjustable exhaust duct includes a lower duct section and an upper duct section. The lower duct section may be larger or smaller than the upper duct section, and each duct has four identical locking systems. The locking systems secure the lower duct section and the upper duct section.09-30-2010
20100248609Assembly For Providing A Downflow Return Air Supply - An assembly for supplying heated air to a housing with an interior that is adapted to hold air conditioning equipment. The housing has a top portion and a back portion, where the top portion defines a first opening that leads to the interior of the housing, and where the first opening is proximate the back of the top portion of the housing. The back portion of the housing defines a second opening that leads to the housing interior, where the second opening is proximate the top of the back portion. The assembly includes a flue external to the housing and adapted to be coupled to the housing such that the flue encompasses and is in fluid communication with the first and second openings, the flue defining an inlet for conducting heated air into the flue and an outlet for conducting heated air out of the flue and into the housing through the first and second openings. The air cooled by the air conditioning equipment in the housing is used to cool electronic equipment.09-30-2010
20080268764METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A LOW IMPEDANCE ANTI-RECIRCULATION AIR MOVING INLET DEVICE - An inlet recirculation apparatus for an air moving device includes a housing defined by a wall extending from a base. The base includes an aperture therethrough receptive to alignment with an inlet of the air moving device. A plurality of flaps each pivotally extends radially outwardly from a center pivot to another corresponding pivot disposed around a perimeter of the wall. The center pivot is coaxial with a center of the aperture. Each flap moves to an open position due to air pressure from the air moving device causing air to flow into the inlet wherein each flap pivotally rotates about the center pivot and corresponding pivot at the wall, and moves to a closed position when air pressure from the air moving device ceases wherein a space between contiguous flaps is eliminated when each flap pivotally rotates to the closed position about the center pivot and corresponding pivot at the wall to prevent reverse airflow through the air moving device.10-30-2008
20110207391Controlled Warm Air Capture - A system for providing air circulation to rack-mounted computers can include a plurality of rack-mounted computers on a plurality of motherboards, each motherboard having a front end near a work space and a back end; one or more fans associated with the plurality of motherboards and adapted to deliver heated air from the computers to a common warm-air plenum; and one or more motor controllers coupled to the plurality of fans and adapted to maintain a substantially constant sensed exhaust temperature for air moved by the fans.08-25-2011
20090137197Outdoor unit of air conditioner - An outdoor unit for an air conditioner is provided. The outdoor unit has a control box in which a plurality of electronic components are installed. Electronic components from the components inside the control box that radiate the most heat are installed closer to a blower fan that forcibly circulates air.05-28-2009
20090143002COMPUTER SYSTEM AIRFLOW OPTIMIZATION AND CONFIGURATION DEVICE - The air flow optimization apparatus includes a first member configured to attach to openings of an air vent on a server enclosure, such that the attachment of the first member to the air vent prevents air leakage. Further, the air flow optimization apparatus includes a second member configured to mount on top of a fan module connector within the server enclosure. A method for installing the air flow optimization apparatus includes inserting the first member into the openings of the air vent in a server enclosure, such that the first member includes attaching fins configured to be inserted into outer ends of the openings of the air vent. Further, the method for installing the air flow optimization apparatus also includes mounting the second member on top of a fan module connector, such that the second member includes engaging portions configured to engage with the fan module connector.06-04-2009
20090325477Cooling of Rack Mounted Equipment - A rack and method of cooling wherein cold, sub ambient air is introduced into an electronic enclosure from below. In some embodiments a plurality of parallel arrange air movers pushes cold air to a series of ducts. Axial flow fans, or other types of fans, are secured to where cold air enters the ducting. Cold air is ducted to cabinets through at least one large plenums. The size of the duct allows for large amounts of cold air to move at low velocity and to travel through two parallel ducts into a large plenum. An even distribution of cold air is directed towards the exhaust through a screen. One side of the plenum is open to the equipment to be cooled. A screen evens out the pressure distribution of cold air along the length of the plenum prior to exhaust.12-31-2009
20120071076CONTAINER DATA CENTER AND HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM - A container data center includes a container, a number of server systems, and a number of fan apparatuses. Each fan apparatus includes a number of guides to guide airflow of the cooling airflow, a guide driver to drive the guides, and a micro control unit (MCU) to control the guide driver. Each server system includes a temperature sensor to determine temperature of the server system. The MCU of each fan apparatus is connected to two temperature sensors of two server systems nearest to the fan apparatus but not in the same row. The MCU receives two temperature signals from two corresponding temperature sensors and directs the guide driver to rotate the guides towards the server system with higher temperature.03-22-2012
20100003911Passive Cooling Systems for Network Cabinet - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a cooling duct assembly for electronic equipment installed in a cabinet. The cooling duct assembly comprises at least one main duct in fluid communication with a front portion of the cabinet. The at least one main duct receives cold air from the front portion of the cabinet and routes the cold air toward a back portion of the cabinet. Additionally, the cooling duct assembly comprises at least one side duct in fluid communication with the at least one main duct. The at least one side duct receives the cold air from the at least one main duct and routes the cold air to at least one side air intake opening on the electronic equipment.01-07-2010
20110143644AIR REMOVAL UNIT - An air removal unit configured for removing exhaust air from an equipment rack or enclosure includes multiple fans to achieve a high airflow capacity while defining a compact and portable structure. The unit removably installs along an exhaust side of an equipment rack or enclosure to provide capabilities for managing the thermal output of equipment, such as servers, CPUs, communications, internetworking and other types of equipment. The unit includes one or more upper fan modules and one or more lower fan modules positioned below the upper fan modules. The upper and the lower fan modules are arranged in a stacked configuration along the depth of the unit with the lower fan modules positioned in an offset orientation relative to the upper fan modules. The stacked configuration and the offset orientation of the fan modules help to incorporate multiple fans with the unit while maintaining the compact and portable design. The unit is further configured to serve as a door of an equipment rack or enclosure to thereby provide access to the unit and the rack or enclosure during operation. The unit can be incorporated with a ventilation system or a cooling air system associated with an equipment room or data center.06-16-2011
20090117842COOLING AUXILIARY UNIT AND COOLING SYSTEM - A cooling auxiliary unit used for an accommodation room configured to accommodate an electronic apparatus includes a duct member that stands upon an ventilation hole provided on a raised floor, and has an air passage connected to the ventilation hole, and an opening connected to the air passage, and a fan that moves air along the air passage.05-07-2009
20120196522STRUCTURE FOR PROTECTING RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE HEAD - A structure is provided for protecting a Radio Frequency Remote Head (RRH). The structure includes a solar head and a solar body. An upper side of the solar head is sloped to prevent an inflow of rainwater and has at least one solar panel, and a lower side thereof has at least one round cable hole surrounded by a rubber material. The solar body is situated on a lower end of the solar head and includes a plurality of solar panels, a side of each of which is sloped to prevent an inflow of rainwater and is openable upward. An upper end of the solar body has an air outlet formed to exhaust air, and a lower end thereof has an air inlet formed to receive air. The air outlet and the air inlet each have a plurality of supports arranged at specific intervals and connected by a protection net.08-02-2012
20100151781Thermal Management Cabinet for Electronic Equipment - A thermal management cabinet for electronic equipment such as servers, having an opening in the top and bottom of the cabinet. The cabinet extends between a raised access floor of a building carrying cooled air and a drop ceiling for venting heated air. The bottom opening of the cabinet is alignable with an opening in the access floor such that cool air can pass into the cabinet and can flow through the electronic component storage area to the top opening, which is alignable with an opening in the drop ceiling. The cabinet interior is separated into temperature zones comprising at least a cold zone supplied with air from the access floor and a hot zone for venting through the top opening. At least one baffle creates the temperature zones such that air is directed to flow from the cold zone through the electronic component storage area to the hot zone.06-17-2010
20100216389System and Method For Restricting Airflow Through A Portion Of An Electronics Enclosure - An apparatus is disclosed for restricting air flow through an electronics enclosure. The apparatus may include a panel having at least one edge adapted to be secured to a surface of the electronics enclosure to thus place the panel in a path of a cooling air flow flowing through a cardcage portion of the enclosure. The panel may have a footprint that at least substantially fills an opening through which said cooling air flow flows through said cardcage portion of the enclosure. The panel may have a plurality of openings so that the panel reduces a volume of a cooling air flow flowing through the panel by a predetermined desired degree, and thus reduces a volume of the air flow through the cardcage to a desired volume.08-26-2010
20130217316ENCLOSURE FOR HOUSING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - An enclosure for housing electrical equipment includes a bottom part, a wall part and a roof part. The bottom part, the wall part and the roof part define an interior chamber for housing the electrical equipment. The wall part includes at least one first air channel connected to the interior chamber, and the enclosure includes at least one fan for circulating air from inside the interior chamber through the at least one first air channel. The bottom part includes at least one second air channel connected to the interior chamber, and the enclosure includes at least one fan for circulating the air from inside the interior chamber through the at least one second air channel.08-22-2013
20120034860DATA CENTER AND COMPUTER STORING RACK THEREFOR - The problem for the present invention is to provide a data center that can allow computers such as servers or the like to be operated stably and that can greatly reduce energy consumption during operation, and a rack for storage of computers to be used therein. According to the present invention, a data center 02-09-2012
20100056036NOISE-REDUCING SIDE CHAMBERS FOR AIR EXHAUST FROM COMPUTER RACKS AND A METHOD OF EXHAUSTING AIR AND REDUCING NOISE BY USING THE SAME - A method of exhausting exhaust air and reducing exhaust-air associated noise from a computer rack includes exhausting the exhaust air and the exhaust-air associated noise from a rear-mounted blower directly through a side opening at a rear portion of the computer rack, channeling the exhaust air and the exhaust-air associated noise through an acoustically absorptive side chamber, the acoustically absorptive side chamber sealed to the side opening of the computer rack such that the exhaust air and the exhaust-air associated noise is ducted through the acoustically absorptive side chamber and exits the acoustically absorptive side chamber at an upper portion of the acoustically absorptive side chamber in a vertical direction towards a ceiling of a data center in which the computer rack is installed, and using an acoustically absorptive duct of the acoustically absorptive side chamber to significantly attenuate the exhaust-air associated noise prior to radiating the exhaust-air associated noise from the upper portion of the acoustically absorptive side chamber.03-04-2010
20120142265CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a container and a number of server systems arranged in two rows. The container includes a top wall, a bottom wall opposite to the top wall, and opposite sidewalls connected between the top wall and the bottom wall. Each of the sidewalls defines an intake adjacent to the bottom wall of the container, and an outlet adjacent to the top wall of the container. Air outside the container is drawn into the container through the intake to cool the server systems. Hot air dissipated by the server systems is exhausted out of the container through the outlet of the container.06-07-2012
20090156114APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING AIR COOLING OF AN ELECTRONICS RACK - Apparatus and method are provided for facilitating air cooling of an electronics rack. The apparatus includes a tile assembly, temperature sensor and controller. The tile assembly is disposed adjacent to the electronics rack, and includes a perforated tile and one or more controllable air-moving devices associated with the perforated tile for moving air through the perforated tile. The temperature sensor is positioned for sensing air temperature adjacent and external to, or within, the electronics rack, and the controller is coupled to the tile assembly and the temperature sensor for controlling operation of the air-moving device. Airflow through the tile assembly is adjusted based on air temperature sensed, thereby facilitating air cooling of the electronics rack. In one embodiment, the tile assembly is a floor tile assembly with an air-to-liquid heat exchanger disposed between the perforated tile and the air-moving device for cooling air passing through the floor tile assembly.06-18-2009
20110111686Telecommunication cabinet with airflow ducting - A telecommunications cabinet in which active equipment can be mounted. The cabinet including an airflow ducting arrangement located in the interior region of the cabinet. The airflow ducting arrangement accommodating thermal cooling of active equipment having internal side-to-side air cooling arrangements.05-12-2011
20130130608AIR GUIDANCE UNIT - The invention relates to an air guidance unit comprising an air guidance housing and a fan assembly that can be detachably connected thereto. In order to allow an efficient and time-saving maintenance of such an air guidance unit, it is provided according to the invention that the air guidance housing comprises one or more blocking studs, that the fan assembly comprises closure receptions each having a blocking section into which the blocking stud can be swiveled, and that a detachable locking piece immobilizes the fan assembly in the mounting position of the fan assembly.05-23-2013
20130130609FAN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A fan control system and a method thereof are provided. The fan control system is suited for a plurality of racks placed in an accommodation space. The fan control system includes a plurality of fan units and a fan control device. Each of the fan units is respectively disposed on each of the racks, and the fan units are arranged according to at least one air flow direction. The fan control device drives the fan units according to a driving sequence. In other words, the fan control device circularly and sequentially drives the fan units according to an order of the fan units. Thus, the fan control system maintains movement of air flow without driving all the fan units at the same time, so that the racks placed in the accommodation space are cooled efficiently and the required electric power is reduced.05-23-2013
20130130610INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A COOLING FAN - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a housing and a cooling fan controller. The housing is configured to be placed inside a rack in a third direction which is opposed to a case where a first side is horizontal, and a second side orthogonal to the first side is in the second direction. The cooling fan controller is configured to set a rotating speed of a cooling fan at different values between a case where a detection result of a sensor indicates that a housing is placed in either a first direction or a second direction and a case where the detection result of the sensor indicates that the housing is placed in a third direction.05-23-2013
20100304657RACK SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING A CLIMATE CONDITION THEREOF - A rack system (12-02-2010
20090081940Outdoor unit of air conditioner - An outdoor unit for an air conditioner is provided. The outdoor unit has a blower fan and a control box. The blower fan forcibly discharges air upward. The control box is provided below the blower fan, and includes a plurality of built-in electronic components. The control box has an interior partitioned into a plurality of compartments to install the electronic components in, and defines air passages to dissipate heat generated by the electronic components.03-26-2009
20090036049CHASSIS HAVING BOTTOM AND REAR-PROVIDED AIR VENTS TO ENABLE AIRFLOW THROUGH THE CHASSIS - A system comprises a chassis having a bottom chassis member and a rear chassis member. The system also comprises a base that supports the chassis over a support surface thereby defining an airflow space between the base and the bottom chassis member. The bottom chassis member comprises a first air vent and the rear chassis member comprises a second air vent thereby enabling airflow in to the chassis through the first air vent, through the chassis, and out the second air vent.02-05-2009
20110009047Integrated Building Based Air Handler for Server Farm Cooling System - Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to an integrated building based air handler for efficient cooling of data centers. Some embodiments of the invention allow encapsulation of hot rows through an enclosure and allow one or more cooling fans mounted internally within the rack-mounted units to draw cold air to cool the rack mounted units installed in the racks and eject heated air to the enclosure. In other embodiments, the systems disclosed can be used to introduce external air to cool the servers. In some embodiments, in addition to the hot row enclosures, the system encapsulates cold rows through cold row enclosures. The cooling fans of the rack mounted units draw cold air from the cold row enclosures to cool the units and eject heated air to the hot row enclosure. In some other embodiments, a control system is used to selectively utilize natural cool air to cool the servers. When external air is not suitable for cooling purposes, the control system re-circulates the heated air from the hot row enclosures and one or more evaporative coolers are used to cool the heated air.01-13-2011
20110014862Rack System And Method Of Determining A Climate Condition Thereof - A rack system (01-20-2011
20110014861AIR DUCT ASSEMBLY AND HEAT DISSIPATING ASSEMBLY - An air duct assembly configured for helping an electronic device to dissipate heat is provided. The air duct assembly includes a left duct, right duct spaced with the left duct, and a middle duct located between the left duct and the right duct. The left and right ducts are detachably coupled to opposite sides of the middle duct. The left duct, the middle duct, and the right duct cooperatively define an airflow passage configured for directing air flowing through to the electronic device.01-20-2011
20100216388Systems and Methods for Closed Loop Heat Containment with Cold Aisle Isolation for Data Center Cooling - The invention combines systems and methods for heat containment and cold air isolation for managing airflow and temperature in data centers. The data center contains at least two rows of cabinets containing heat-generating equipment and arranged to form a cold aisle and a hot aisle. The data center system includes panels or doors at both ends of the cold aisle and an optional cover over the cold aisle to inhibit cooled air supplied by an air conditioning system from exiting the cold aisle and inhibit air warmed by the heat-generating components from entering the cold aisle,. A chimney coupled to the top, rear, or top and rear of the cabinets is configured to exhaust the warmed air into a region above the rows of cabinets. The chimneys may be ducted to a plenum or suspended ceiling or to the intake of the air conditioning system. Baffles and/or fans may be included in the chimneys, ducts, and/or plenums to control the air pressure. The invention may also include one or more data center air conditioning units, and each air conditioning unit may be configured to service one or more rows of cabinets. Alternatively, or in addition, cool air may be supplied by the building's air conditioning system.08-26-2010
20110244779AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD - An air conditioning system disclosed in the present application includes an air conditioner configured to send cooling air to a space installed with racks for mounting one or more electronic devices, an opening panel configured to supply into the space the cooling air sent by the air conditioner, and an opening control unit configured to control the opening panel to shift, every predetermined time, the region supplied with the cooling air.10-06-2011
20090215380Fan module for failure backup - A fan module for failure backup includes a flow guide structure and a first and a second fan disposed coaxially. The first and second fans are accommodated in the flow guide structure, and the flow guide structure has an air inlet and two vents respectively corresponding to the first and the second fan. The two vents respectively have a movable cover plate. The first and the second fan operate at a low speed in a normal state, such that the cover plate assumes an open state to provide a low speed air flow. When one of the fans fails to operate, the cover plate thereof assumes a closed state, and the other fan operates in a high speed to provide a high speed air flow, thereby achieving a purpose of failure backup.08-27-2009
20100068983COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC DRIVE MACHINE - An electric drive machine includes an internal combustion engine remotely coupled to an electrical power generator, which is electrically connected to an electrical components system. The electrical components system is electrically connected to a pair of electric drive motors that are configured to drive wheels of the electric drive machine. A cooling system includes a blower fluidly connected to, and positioned downstream of, the electrical components system. The blower is fluidly connected to, and positioned upstream of, the electrical power generator and the pair of electric drive motors. The cooling system includes a bypass valve operable to control air flow through the electrical components system during certain low power conditions.03-18-2010
20110250831AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND AIR CONDITIONER THEREOF - An air-conditioning system is used in a data center. The air-conditioning system includes plural electronic apparatuses, plural air conditioners and plural airflow blocking structures. The plural airflow blocking structures are arranged in airflow paths of respective air conditioners. If one of the plural air conditioners is disabled, the airflow blocking structure of the disabled air conditioner is automatically closed to block a low flow-resistance path and adjust the airflow paths.10-13-2011
20110081851FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of a flow control system and method are disclosed. An exemplary method may include causing air to move along an air flow path through at least one inlet formed in the housing over at least a portion of an electronic device, causing the air to move adjacent one or more component of the electronic device, and causing the air to move through at least one outlet formed in the housing. The method may also include adjusting at least one baffle in the air flow path between different positions based on configuration and power requirements of the electronic device to control the air flow through the housing along the air flow path.04-07-2011
20110076932FAN MOUNTING SYSTEM - A fan mounting system includes a chassis, a support bracket attached to a panel of the chassis, and a fan installed in the chassis. The support bracket defines a opening. The at least one opening includes an entrance portion and an engaging portion narrower than the entrance portion. The fan has a pair of latch members engaged with the opening. The latch members are capable of moving together with the fan from the entrance portion to the engaging portion along a first direction for securing the fan in the chassis, and moving from the engaging portion to the entrance portion along a second direction opposite to the first direction for detaching the fan from the supporting bracket.03-31-2011
20110256823DATA CENTER CEILING - A datacenter deck element and a datacenter comprising the same, comprising a remotely actuated louvre or slatted aperture. The slats are actuated to adopt a vertical position in the event of a fire so as to permit the passage of water from a sprinkler or other ceiling mounted extinguisher. In normal circumstance the angle of the slats in controlled so as to establish desired coolant air flow conditions in the datacenter. The slats are preferably transparent so as to avoid interference with ceiling mounted lighting. The slats are preferably conductive or conductively coated so as to remove static charge form the air flowing through the aperture. The slats may be independently actuated, or actuated in separate groups so at to adopt different configurations. The slats may in particular be set in two groups at opposing angles so as to split the air flow and encourage a laminar rather than a Brownian movement of air in an adjacent volume.10-20-2011
20110256822Evaporative Induction Cooling - A data center cooling system includes an evaporative cooling system. The evaporative cooling system includes fans configured to circulate outside air at ambient conditions through an entry zone of a data center, and atomizers positioned upstream of the entry zone configured to spray atomized water into the circulating outside air. The atomized water evaporates in an evaporation zone and cools the outside air to produce cooled air, which is directed through racks of computers positioned downstream of the evaporation zone.10-20-2011
20100311316AIR FILTER - An air filter (12-09-2010
20110151765OPERATING CONDITION ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PORTABLE DATA CENTER - An operating condition adjusting system includes a shipping container, plural computer cabinets, an airflow-guiding device, a controlling unit and a first sensor. The shipping container includes a first gate and a second gate. The plural computer cabinets are accommodated within the shipping container. A first airflow is introduced into the computer cabinets to remove a portion of heat of the computer cabinets, and a second airflow is exhausted from the computer cabinets. The airflow-guiding device is used for guiding the first airflow to flow toward the computer cabinets. The controlling unit is used for controlling the first gate and the second gate. The first sensor is electrically connected with the controlling unit for detecting a first temperature of an external environment. By comparing the first temperature with a second temperature, the first gate and the second gate are opened or closed under control of the controlling unit.06-23-2011
20090239460Assembly for Extracting Heat from a Housing for Electronic Equipment - An assembly for extracting heat from a housing for electronic equipment with an interior that is adapted to hold heat-generating electronic equipment, the housing having an essentially solid top portion and an essentially solid back portion. The assembly includes a first opening in the top portion of the housing that leads to the housing interior, the first opening located at the back of the top portion, proximate the back portion of the housing, a second opening in the back portion of the housing that leads to the housing interior, the second opening located at the top of the back portion, proximate the top portion of the housing, wherein the first opening is contiguous with the second opening, and a chimney external to the housing and coupled to the housing such that the chimney encompasses and is in fluid communication with the first and second openings, the chimney defining an inlet for taking in air leaving the housing through the first and second openings and an outlet for conducting the air out of the chimney.09-24-2009
20110009046VENTILATION PORT FOR APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRONICS - A ventilation port for an apparatus having electronics producing heat when energized is disclosed herein. The ventilation port includes a first frame having several ventilation openings separated by brackets and which ventilation openings allow an airflow for cooling the electronics. The ventilation port also includes a second frame having several ventilation openings separated by brackets and which ventilation openings allow the airflow for cooling the electronics and which second frame and first frame are arranged consecutively leaving a distance therebetween and which ventilation openings of the first frame and the brackets of the second frame are overlapping.01-13-2011
20110053485SERVER RACK WITH BAFFLE DEVICE - A server rack for receiving a plurality of modules includes two parallel side plates, a clapboard, and a baffle device. The clapboard is disposed between the two side plates substantially perpendicular to the two side plates to form a receiving space. The receiving space defines an air inlet and a module entry opposite to the air inlet. The baffle device is received in the receiving space. The baffle device includes two resisting assemblies installed on the two side plates oppositely. Each resisting assembly includes a baffle. The baffle includes a securing portion and a latching portion opposite to the securing portion. The securing portion of each baffle is rotatably secured on the corresponding side plate. A total length of the two baffles is larger than the width of the receiving space. The two baffles are inclined toward the air inlet. The two latching portions of the two baffles are latched facing the air inlet, to cover the module entry when no module is received in the receiving space.03-03-2011
20110021132COMPUTER ENCLOSURE AND FAN BRACKET THEREOF - A computer enclosure includes a front panel. A fan bracket is provided for mounting a fan on the front panel. The fan bracket includes two parallel supporting beams installed on the front panel and two parallel mounting beams slidably fixed between the two supporting beams. The fan is adjustably mounted on the two mounting beams.01-27-2011
20100330896AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION AND CONTROL METHOD - An installation for cooling an electronic device includes an air conditioner having an air outlet for blowing cooling air to a room; a first detector adjacent to the air outlet of the air conditioner, for detecting a temperature of the cooling air; a rack accommodating the electronic device, the rack having an air inlet for receiving the cooling air from the air conditioner and an air outlet for exhausting air to the room; a second detector adjacent to the air inlet of the rack, for detecting a temperature of air received through the air inlet of the rack; and a controller for acquiring the temperatures detected by the first and the second detectors, and controlling a quantity of the cooling air blown from the air outlet of the air conditioner so as to decrease a difference between the temperatures detected by the first and the second detectors.12-30-2010
20120309284METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A CENTER COMPRISING ENERGY-INTENSIVE APPARATUSES - A center includes a main room having a number of rows of bays, which hold functional energy-intensive pieces of equipment having air intake passages located functionally beside their front surface and air discharge passages located beside their rear surface, and cooling elements associated with passages, with the arrangement of the bays and functional equipment being such that a pair of two rows, whose back-to-back surfaces are the rear surfaces, defines a hot passage where the air discharge passages, in which the air is hot, are accessible at a temperature T12-06-2012
20110189934Storage Device Testing System Cooling - A storage device testing system that includes at least one rack, test slots housed by each rack, and at least one air mover in pneumatic communication with the test slots. Each test slot includes a test slot housing having an entrance and an exit, with the entrance configured to receive a storage device. The at least one air mover is configured to move air exterior to the racks into the entrance of each test slot housing, over the received storage device, and out of the exit of each test slot housing.08-04-2011
20110189936Modular datacenter element and modular datacenter cooling element - A modular datacenter element, comprising: a modular space defined by at least a bottom panel; and a front wall having substantially the same length as the bottom panel, placed substantially vertically on the bottom panel; further comprising a plurality of racks for holding equipment, the racks being aligned in an opening in the front wall along the length of the bottom panel; wherein a first side of the aligned plurality of racks is spaced away from a first edge along the length of the bottom panel at a distance substantially smaller than the width of the bottom panel, thus creating a ledge bottom part between the first edge of the bottom panel and the plurality of racks. By creating a datacenter comprising multiple modular datacenter elements, a datacenter with efficient inspection possibilities and efficient air handling is created.08-04-2011
20110189935AIRFLOW GUIDE - An airflow guide includes a top cover and two side covers. The two side covers are disposed on opposite ends of the top cover. At least one of the two side covers includes a base plate and a sliding plate. The base plate is fixedly connected to the top cover. The sliding plate is slidably connected to the base plate. The sliding plate slides relative to the base plate, such that an air inlet is defined in the at least one of the two side covers.08-04-2011
20100029193METHOD FOR PREVENTING AIR RECIRCULATION AND OVERSUPPLY IN DATA CENTERS - A method for preventing air recirculation in a data center is provided. The method includes specifying a target temperature of IT equipment and a flow volume of cold air entering an IT equipment rack, detecting an under-floor air temperature using a first temperature sensor provided in an under-floor plenum positioned adjacent to a cooling mechanism, detecting an IT equipment inlet temperature using a second temperature sensor positioned adjacent to a top portion of an IT equipment rack including the IT equipment, the IT equipment rack formed on a floor surface of the data center, the floor surface separating the under-floor plenum from the IT equipment rack, removing warm air exhausted from the IT equipment rack into a CRAC, chilling the warm air removed into the CRAC, the warm air being transformed by the CRAC into the cold air, exhausting the cold air from the CRAC to the under-floor plenum, controlling the cooling mechanism to regulate a cooling mechanism flow volume of the cold air in the under-floor plenum to the IT equipment rack such that the target temperature of IT equipment approximates the IT equipment inlet temperature and the cooling mechanism flow volume of the cold air equals the flow volume of the cold air entering into the IT equipment rack, and drawing the cold air into the IT equipment rack, the cold air being transformed by heat generated by the IT equipment into the warm air.02-04-2010
20110217916Cabinet for cooling units for server rooms - A cabinet for cooling units for server rooms, of the type comprising a lower part for containing conditioning elements closed by a first lower panel that is at least partly formed by a grill for the exit of the climate-controlled air, and an upper part for containing electric power supply and control components associated with the conditioning elements closed by a second upper panel, the second panel forming with a wall for protecting the electrical panel, an interspace for the passage of the climate-controlled air rising from the lower part and having grill-like portions for the exit of the climate-controlled air.09-08-2011
20120302150System And Method For Vertically Stacked Information Handling System And Infrastructure Enclosures - An information technology enclosure has a processing subsystem and infrastructure subsystem in separate shipping containers that cooperate to process information. The processing subsystem has increased information processing density by concentrating information handling systems in a first processing shipping container that is supported with infrastructure equipment in a second infrastructure shipping container. In one embodiment, the shipping containers are arranged in a stacked configuration so that cooled air and exhausted air are exchanged through aligned vents formed in the ceiling and floor of stacked shipping containers.11-29-2012
20110306288AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SERVER ROOM - According one embodiment, an air-conditioning system is connected to a server room, in which server racks accommodating a plurality of servers are placed between separated first and second spaces, by a return air duct and a supply air duct. In the server room, an airflow is formed so that cold air flown from under the floor into the first space is heated by heat generation of the servers and is flown out from the second space as return air. The system sets control contents for generating supply air within a previously determined supply air temperature target range and a previously determined supply air humidity target range and controls the operation of each device in the system based on the set control contents.12-15-2011
20110306287AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - Some embodiment includes an air conditioner, an air blower, a sensor, and a controller. The air conditioner works for supply to cold spaces. The air blower produces streams of air in and between a server room and an air conditioning system. The sensor takes a measure of current or power as consumption at servers. The controller operates on the measure at the sensor, to control the air blower.12-15-2011
20110319006VENT HOOD APPARATUS FOR DATA CENTER - An apparatus is provided including a vent hood having an intake opening on a lower side thereof and a return opening on an upper side thereof. The apparatus also includes a return duct connected to the return opening and configured to connect to an air conditioner of a data center. The vent hood and the return duct are configured to extend downward from a ceiling of the data center to a location above an electronic component cabinet.12-29-2011
20120045982CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a container, a partition member received in the container, and a number of non-powered turbines installed on the top wall of the container. The container includes a top wall, a bottom wall opposite to the top wall, and a sidewall connected between the top wall and the bottom wall. The sidewall defines a number of vents. The partition member includes a first partition plate adjacent to the top wall of the container and a second partition plate extending down from sides of the first partition plate to connect to the bottom wall of the container. An air channel is formed between the partition member and the container. The cool air outside the container can flow into the air channel through the number of vents, and the hot air of the air channel flows out of the container through the number of non-powered turbines.02-23-2012
20120003912PROVISIONING OF COOLING RESOURCES THROUGH A DELIVERY APPARATUS - In a method for provisioning cooling resources to at least one device through at least one delivery apparatus, a recirculation value of cooling resources supplied to the at least one device from the at least one delivery apparatus and a cooling effectiveness (CE) value of the at least one delivery apparatus are computed. In addition, a determination as to whether provisioning of the cooling resources supplied to the at least one device through the at least one delivery apparatus is to be adjusted is made based upon the computed recirculation and CE values and an instruction to adjust one of a temperature of cooling resources supplied by at least one zonal actuator and an opening of the at least one delivery apparatus is outputted in response to a determination that provisioning of the cooling resource is to be adjusted.01-05-2012
20120009862Cold aisle/hot aisle containment system for computer servers in a data center - A cold aisle/hot aisle containment system for cooling computer servers on a raised floor in a data center is provided. The system includes a pedestal support system and a cold aisle is defined by at least one row of air-grate floor panels located between at least two banks of server racks. The floor panels including a perforated top plate with a support frame. The support frame includes reinforcing beam members and directional air flow vanes. Computer server cabinets include a cold air inlet, in a front cabinet panel, and a hot air exhaust, in a back cabinet panel. The server cabinets are mounted in the banks of server racks so that the front panels are facing each other on opposite sides of the cold aisle. An air flow damper door is adapted to cover at least a portion of at least one of the front or back cabinet panels so that damper blade members operate to direct a flow of cooling air through the cabinets.01-12-2012
20120077428AIR COOLING OF MEDIUM VOLTAGE DRIVE COMPONENTS - A parallel redundant fan system includes at least first and second fans located adjacent each other. Each fan includes: (i) a fan housing defining a fan chamber in which an impeller is supported for rotation about an axis of rotation; (ii) a first chamber outlet in communication with the fan chamber and defined by an opening in a first wall of the fan housing; (iii) a second chamber outlet in communication with the fan chamber and defined by an opening in a second wall of the fan housing; and, (iii) first and second backflow prevention dampers respectively associated with the first and second chamber outlets. The first and second dampers respectively include first and second damper plates that selectively pivot from their closed positions toward their opened positions against the closing force of respective first and second counterweights in response to exhaust air flow pressure exerted thereon.03-29-2012
20120077427CONTAINER DATA CENTER AND HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM - A container data center includes a movable container, two server systems, an exhaust fan arranged on the container, a cold airflow generating apparatus arranged under the server systems, and a heat shield connected between tops of the server systems. A cold aisle is defined among the server systems, the heat shield, and the cold airflow generating apparatus. A hot aisle is defined among sidewalls of the container, the server systems, the heat shield, and the cold airflow generating apparatus. A bottom of the cold aisle defines an opening to communicate with the cold airflow generating apparatus. The cold airflow generating apparatus includes a blower arranged under the opening, two heat exchangers respectively arranged at opposite sides of the blower, and two air filters respectively arranged around outside of the heat exchangers.03-29-2012
20120156981MULTIZONE VARIABLE DAMPER FOR USE IN AN AIR PASSAGEWAY - A multizone variable damper for air passageways having a plurality of damper zones, a plurality of opposed blades that are rotatable about a horizontal axis, a pair of blades of the plurality of blades being provided in each zone of the plurality of damper zones, and an actuator for each pair of blades, each actuator being configured to independently rotate each of the pairs of blades of the plurality of opposed blades so as to selectively and independently control a degree of openness of each of the pairs of blades of the plurality of opposed blades in each damper zone of the plurality of damper zones.06-21-2012
20100068984Ventilation System and Method - Ventilation system (03-18-2010
20110045759RACK ENCLOSURE - An enclosure is provided for housing electronic equipment that accommodates the different cooling and ventilating requirements of different types of equipment. The enclosure is constructed and arranged to support cooling airflow in a front-to-back configuration through the enclosure and in a side-to-side configuration from one side to an opposite side of the enclosure. The enclosure can thereby provide within a single enclosure means cooling air for components using front-to-back airflow for cooling, such as information technology (IT) equipment, and for components using side-to-side airflow, such as certain types of telecommunications equipment. The enclosure can thereby support a mix of IT and telecommunications equipment, providing flexibility and adaptability in network room and data center configuration. The enclosure is further configured to separate intake air used by equipment for cooling from exhaust air vented by equipment into its interior during operation. As a result, the enclosure promotes sufficient equipment cooling and prevents/minimizes equipment overheating.02-24-2011
20090318071ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT HOUSING COOLED BY NATURAL AND FORCED VENTILATION - This housing comprises rackable electronic equipment modules (12-24-2009
20110086589OUTDOOR COMMUNICATION CABINET INCLUDING FAN TRAY AND FILTER AND METHOD OF DETECTING BLOCKAGE OF COMMUNICATION CABINET FILTER - An outdoor communication cabinet includes a housing having a interior, an opening into the interior and a door connected to the housing at the opening that includes a first aperture and a first fan tray with a plurality of fans, the fan tray being hingedly connected to the door for movement between first and second positions relative to the first aperture. Also a method of detecting blockage of filters in a communication cabinet.04-14-2011
20110105010DATA CENTER COOLING - A system includes a substantially sealed, substantially airtight cabinet sized for housing a vertical array of heat-producing units, the cabinet having an exterior shell and the system including an interior divider wall disposed inside the cabinet, the shell and divider wall providing an equipment chamber adapted to support the array such that the array cooperates with the shell and divider wall in use to define a first plenum, the first plenum having a first inlet defined by the divider wall for receiving a flow of cooling gas and having a first outlet defined by a plurality of openings through the array whereby the first plenum communicates with the openings in use to exhaust substantially all of the flow of cooling fluid through the openings and hence through the array, wherein the divider wall is configured to allow the first inlet to admit the gas to the first plenum in a substantially horizontal direction.05-05-2011
20120164930SERVER ROOM MANAGING AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD - In an embodiment, an air conditioning system for managing a server room, which has first and second spaces separated from each other, in which a server is installed between the first and second spaces, and supply air flowed into the first space is heated by heat generation of the server, and flows out as return air via the second space, includes: a cold air generation device; an air supply fan; a first differential pressure gauge; and a control device. The cold air generation device generates supply air satisfying a predetermined condition. The air supply fan flows the generated supply air into the first space. The first differential pressure gauge measures a differential pressure of a static pressure of the second space with respect to a static pressure of the first space.06-28-2012
20120164929Directional flow raised floor air-grate - A directional flow raised floor air-grate is provided for the enhanced thermal management of a raised floor computer room. The air-grate includes a load bearing frame. The frame has four vertical girders connected, in a ninety-degree alignment, so that four corners of the frame are capable of supporting the air-grate as an air handling separation barrier on a raised floor pedestal support system. A plurality of vertical reinforcing beam members is connected to the frame so that the reinforcing beams are aligned in a longitudinal spaced relationship. At least two vertical airfoil vane members have an upper inclined and, lower vertical planar surfaces. These surfaces are demarcated by a longitudinal axis of the vane members. The vane members are connected to the frame in a crosswise spaced relationship to the reinforcing beam members, so that a plurality of openings are created between the reinforcing beams and the airfoil vanes. The upper inclined planar surface of the airfoil directs cooling air from a lower plenum of a raised floor through the openings on an inclined plane towards the cold air intake surfaces of a data server cabinet to be cooled.06-28-2012
20120129442CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a container, a number of server systems installed in the container, a heat dissipating system, and two static air purifier devices. Two air inlets and two air outlets are defined in the container. The static air purifier devices are respectively attached to sidewalls of the container, and communicating with the air inlets of the container. The heat dissipating system drives air outside the container to flow into the container through the air inlets after flowing through the static air purifiers to be filtered of dust, and exhausts hot air generated by the servers through the outlets of the container.05-24-2012
20120171944INSULATION SYSTEM FOR A DATA CENTER - The invention relates to an insulation system for a data center.07-05-2012
20120171943Systems for removing heat from enclosed spaces with high internal heat generation - Systems are provided for cooling data centers based on a cooperative system including a plurality of Indirect Air-Side Economizers, also referred to as Recirculation Air Cooling Units, that are advantageously operated in conjunction with one or more Side Stream Filtration Units or filters inclusive to a portion of the IASE/RACUs, and one or more Make-Up Air Dehumidification/Humidification Units for the introduction of ventilation air and control of humidity within the enclosed space. An objective of the systems according to this disclosure is to provide the necessary rejection of heat, removal of particulate from the air, and control of the absolute moisture content of the air within a data center.07-05-2012
20120252344HEAT-DISSIPATING DUAL-SYSTEM RACKMOUNT FOR 1U INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER - A heat-dissipating dual-system rackmount for a 1U industrial computer includes a removable rackmount and two removable computer cases. The rackmount features that two lateral plates of the removable computer case are formed with vents for heat dissipation, and that two laterals and a partition of the rackmount are formed with air channels, along which air channels air vents are formed corresponding to the vents for heat dissipation of the removable computer case, thereby improving ventilation among the heat-generating components in the removable computer case and in turn providing good heat-dissipation effects.10-04-2012
20100048119Data center - A data center includes an air-conditioned room, two rack rows formed on a floor surface of the air-conditioned room and each composed of a plurality of racks arranged in a horizontal direction, each of the plurality of racks housing electronic devices in multistage configuration, an air conditioner for conditioning air in the air-conditioned room to eliminate heat generated from the electronic devices housed in the plurality of racks, and a hot zone in the air-conditioned room. The hot zone is defined by the two rack rows arranged on the floor surface of the air-conditioned room such that rear sides thereof are opposite each other at a distance, a ceiling disposed above the two rack rows, two panels disposed at both ends of the two rack rows in the horizontal direction and extending from a lower end of the two rack rows to the ceiling, and two partitions disposed at an upper front top end of the two rack rows and extending to the ceiling. The ceiling includes an exhaust port for discharging heat in the hot zone, and the air conditioner is operable to introduce air-conditioned air from the air-conditioned room through front sides and then the rear sides of the two rack rows into the hot zone.02-25-2010
20090061756System and method for cooling electronic equipment - A system for cooling electronic equipment includes one or more electronic equipment enclosures that receive cool air from one or more cool air sources and return warmed air utilizing a plurality of fan assemblies. The plurality of fan assemblies include a fan speed controlled to maintain a temperature and/or pressure. The plurality of fan assemblies are capable of independent operation, but adjust the fan speed in relation to the fan speed of the one or more other fan assemblies. In an alternative embodiment, one or more cool air sources determine the airflow for one or more electronics equipment enclosures based on fan speed and fan model type communicated by one or more fan assemblies and adjust the amount of cool air provided based on the airflow.03-05-2009
20100291855Air conditioning system - An air conditioning system for a data processing system that has at least one row of server cabinets. The row of server cabinets borders a cold path. At least one air conditioning unit takes in warm air, cools it, and blows it out as cold air. The air conditioning unit is integrated into a row of server cabinets and the dimensions of the air conditioning unit and the dimensions of the server cabinets are essentially the same or, while having the same height and depth, the width of the air conditioning unit corresponds to a whole-number multiple of a width of one server cabinet. The air conditioning system can be used to produce an effective cooling concept for temperature-sensitive data processing systems, which influences the immediate surroundings only slightly with warm air. The modular construction allows the cooling capacity to be scaled, also making it possible to carry out a subsequent expansion.11-18-2010
20120083197COLD AIR CONTAINMENT SYSTEM IN A DATA CENTRE - A system is provided for containing cold air in a corridor created on the side of a computer cabinet, comprising a base mountable on the computer cabinet, and a panel fastened to the base and moveable with respect to the base, the panel being suitable for separating the cold air in the corridor below the panel from the hot air above the panel.04-05-2012
20120083196System and Method for Conditioning Air - A technique facilitates the conditioning of air in an equipment room by utilizing external, ambient air and mixing the external air with warmer air from the equipment room to maintain the equipment room within a desired temperature range. In one embodiment, the technique employs an equipment room containing equipment which produces heat. Cool air is routed from an external environment into the equipment room through a cold air duct. Additionally, an exhaust air duct is used to enable the discharge of warm air from the equipment room to the external environment. The temperature of the incoming cool air is adjusted by flowing warm air from the equipment room through a crossover duct able to conduct all or a portion of the airflow routed through the equipment room.04-05-2012
20110124278Rack Body with Airflow Blocking Mechanism - A rear end of a main body of a rack body with an airflow blocking mechanism is pivotally coupled to a blocking sheet, and the blocking sheet is adjusted to be levelly or erectly disposed conveniently; the position change of the blocking sheet is relied on to control air to flow into a rack body or not to allow the rack body installed with no electronic device in the same computer housing to have an airflow blocking function to avoid decreasing air amount flowing through other rack bodies installed with an electronic device so as to elevate the electronic device cooling efficiency.05-26-2011
20120231722DATA CENTER COOLING - A system for restricting mixing of air in a data center includes a plurality of racks, each of the racks having a front face and a back face. The system includes an enclosure for collecting air released from the back faces of the plurality of racks, the enclosure configured to substantially contain the air in an area between the first row and the second row and having a roof panel coupled to the first row of racks and the second row of racks configured to span a distance between the first row of racks and the second row of racks. The enclosure is configured to maintain a first air pressure inside of the enclosure that is substantially equal to a second air pressure outside the enclosure.09-13-2012
20130171921DISPLAY DEVICE - The instant application describes a display device including a display panel; a cabinet which accommodates the display panel; an aeration part provided inside the cabinet, the aeration part which communicates between the outside the inside of the cabinet; a fan which leads air to the inside or to the outside of the cabinet via the aeration part; a filter arranged in the aeration part, and an alerting part arranged in the back side of the display panel, and informs a clog up of the filter.07-04-2013
20100159816CONVERGING SEGMENTS COOLING - A method of cooling a complex electronic system includes preventing system air from passing through a front side and a rear side of a server system main board, organizing a plurality of electronic segments of the server system main board, providing cool air horizontally to the server system main board through a cool air intake provided at a position located underneath the front side and at a bottom side of the server system main board, using the cool air intake to provide the cool air to a plurality of cooling segments that redirect the cool air vertically at a 90° angle, and using a hot air exhaust after the hot air reaches the top side of the server system main board to redirect the hot air horizontally at a 90° angle and exhaust the hot air.06-24-2010
20120264362FUEL CELL AND CASE FOR FUEL CELL - A fuel cell case including a ventilating chamber disposed on an inside surface of the fuel cell case, a ventilator formed inside the ventilating chamber and an air inlet port formed on the outer surface of the ventilating chamber is disclosed. The ventilator may be formed protruding into the ventilating chamber. The fuel cell case may be formed such that ambient atmosphere is in fluid communication with the ventilating chamber, but water or other fluids outside the case do not enter the ventilator.10-18-2012
20110237174Device for cooling and conditioning an environment containing a plurality of heat emitting bodies, particularly for server rooms and the like - A device for cooling and conditioning an environment that contains a plurality of heat emitting bodies, and in particular for server rooms and the like, which comprise: 09-29-2011
20120129441COMPUTER SERVER CENTER - A computer server center includes a pair of server racks, a pair of separating boards, and a condenser. The pair of server racks are arranged to face each other. The pair of separating boards connect two sides of the pair of server racks to define a separating room between the pair of server racks. The condenser is received in the separating room, configured for generating cool air, and individually adjustable to control the flux of the cool air.05-24-2012
20120276834CONTAINER DATA CENTER HAVING HIGH HEAT DISSIPATION EFFICIENCY - A container data center (CDC) includes a server system and two cooling systems sandwiching the servers system. The server system includes a first container and a number of servers received in the first container. Each of the cooling systems includes a second container and a cooling device received in the second container. The cooling device generates cooling air which is directed to the servers for heat dissipation.11-01-2012
20120100796CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER - A container-type data center is provided in embodiments of the present invention, including a container, cabinets, computing devices, and cooling devices. The cabinets are arranged in rows inside the container. The computing devices are set inside the cabinets. Air enters from one side of each of the cabinets and exhausts from another side to form left-to-right air vents. The left-to-right air vents are connected in series. In the series air vents of the cabinets, multiple cooling devices are set. In the container, a maintenance passage is formed for maintaining the cabinets. Maintenance planes of the cabinets face the maintenance passage. In the embodiments of the present invention, the air enters from one side of each of the cabinets and exhausts from the other side to form the left-to-right air vents, and the maintenance planes of the cabinets face the maintenance passage. In this way, the maintenance convenience is greatly improved.04-26-2012
20120100795AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM - An air-conditioning system includes a ceiling plenum disposed above a ceiling of a room; an air-conditioning machine disposed in an internal space of the room; a plurality of IT apparatus mounting racks disposed in a plurality of rows, with rear faces of the IT apparatus mounting racks in adjacent two rows opposed to each other; a upper partitioning board disposed between an upper face of the plurality of IT apparatus mounting racks and the ceiling; an end-partitioning board disposed between each of ends of a space between adjacent two rows of the plurality of IT apparatus mounting racks and the ceiling; and a ceiling opening portion provided in the ceiling above a warm-air space enclosed by the upper partitioning board and the end-partitioning board. The ceiling opening portion connects the warm-air space with the ceiling plenum.04-26-2012
20120100794EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE - A temperature-controllable equipment enclosure (04-26-2012
20120100793CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a housing for arranging servers therein, and an air purifier. The air purifier includes a hollow filtering barrel, an air outlet pipe connected between the filtering barrel and the housing, and an exhaust fan. The exhaust fan draws air from the filtering barrel through the air outlet pipe and exhausts air into the housing.04-26-2012
20120329378Assembly for Extracting Heat from a Housing for Electronic Equipment - An assembly for extracting heat from a housing for electronic equipment the housing having an essentially solid top portion and an essentially solid back portion. The assembly includes a first opening in the top portion of the housing, the first opening located at the back of the top portion, proximate the back portion of the housing, a second opening in the back portion of the housing, the second opening located at the top of the back portion, proximate the top portion of the housing, wherein the first opening is contiguous with the second opening, and a chimney external to the housing and coupled to the housing. The chimney encompasses and is in fluid communication with the first and second openings.12-27-2012
20120329377FAN CONTROL SYSTEM, COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FAN SPEED THEREOF - A fan control system, a computer system, and a method for controlling fan speed thereof are disclosed. The fan control system is used for an electronic component of the computer system. The fan control system comprises a fan which is used for cooling the electronic component. A temperature measurement module is used for measuring a temperature of the electronic component. A control module is electrically connected with the fan and the temperature measurement module and is used for controlling a speed of the fan according to the temperature of the electronic component. When the temperature exceeds a first setting temperature and the speed is lower than a maximum setting speed, the control module controls the fan to increase the speed. When the temperature is lower than a second setting temperature and the speed exceeds a minimum setting speed, the control module controls the fan to decrease the speed.12-27-2012
20100130117METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA CENTER AIR CONDITIONING - Modular data center containers with modular components suitable for use with rack or shelf mount computing systems currently use cooling methods that do not include economizers due to size constraints of structural steel support infrastructure associated with modular data centers and removable economizers to facilitate portability of modular data centers. The modules allows introduction of outside air to the cooling cycle with the unique elements embodied within airside economizer components. The modules in conjunction with the data center represents a new and useful process to allow the economizer elements to bring outside air into the modular data center cooling cycle.05-27-2010
20110159795Outdoor Electronic Equipment Enclosures and Related Methods - An electronic equipment enclosure for outdoor deployment includes a housing defining an interior and having an intake port, an exhaust port, an airflow path extending from the intake port to the exhaust port, and an equipment bay for receiving the electronic equipment. The equipment bay is positioned in the airflow path. The equipment enclosure further includes an intake fan for creating positive pressure within the interior of the housing and a pressure-activated damper having an open position for allowing air to exit the enclosure through the exhaust port in response to positive pressure within the interior of the housing and a closed position for preventing external air and/or water from entering the enclosure through the exhaust port when the intake fan is not operating. Other example equipment enclosures and methods are also disclosed.06-30-2011
20080233858APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR VENTING A CHASSIS - An apparatus, system, and method are provided for venting an enclosure, such as a chassis housing electronic equipment. The method includes receiving, at least one air directing surface, airflow moving in a first direction, the at least one air directing surface being disposed externally from the chassis at a predetermined placement relative to the at least one ventilation surface in a path of the airflow. The at least one air directing surface has a configuration to alter the direction of the airflow between the air directing surface and the at least one ventilation surface. The method also includes redirecting the airflow between the at least one air directing surface and the at least one ventilation surface to at least a second direction using the air directing surface. The predetermined placement and configuration of the at least one air directing surface determine the second direction in which the airflow is discharged, and the second direction is either towards or away from the at least one ventilation surface. Also in the receiving, the airflow is received at least one air directing surface of a bracket configured to attach the chassis to a mounting structure.09-25-2008
20080227380Portable storage device box - A portable storage device box includes a cover, a hard disk in the cover, a transfer module and a control circuit in the cover. The cover comprises an upper cover, a base portion and a cutout. The transfer module comprises a spool, a telescopic plug, a control button and a clockwork device towed by the cable. The control circuit connects the hard disk to the transfer module. The plug comprises an electric connector and a cable connecting the electric connector and winded on the spool. When the electric connector is drawn out the clockwork device would be towed by the cable and be fixed by pressing the control button once, and if the control button is pressed once again, the clockwork device would be released to restore with drawing the plug back.09-18-2008
20080227379Magnetic fan-attaching structure and magnetic attaching element thereof - A magnetic fan-attaching structure and a magnetic attaching element are disclosed. The magnetic fan-attaching structure includes a fan body and at least one magnetic attaching element. The fan body has at least one through hole. The magnetic attaching element includes a main body and a magnetic unit located at the main body. The main body has a head portion and a rod body. The head portion has a contacting surface and an attaching surface that are opposite to the contacting surface. The contacting surface is linked to the rod body. The attaching surface is exposed to a side surface of the fan body. The rod body passes through the through hole to combine the magnetic attaching element with the fan body. Thereby, the fan body can be easily and rapidly installed at the desired location by a magnetic-absorbing method. It is convenient for users.09-18-2008
20130178144Computer Chassis Cooling Sidecar - A computer chassis cooling sidecar for cooling one or more computers in a chassis of computers in a data center, the sidecar including an air intake chamber and a chassis delivery chamber, the air intake chamber having a first opening at a bottom end for receiving air from beneath the data center through perforated tiles in the floor of the data center located on the side of the computer chassis, the air intake chamber having at the top end a directional vane shaped to direct airflow from the side of the chassis to a chassis delivery chamber; wherein the chassis delivery chamber resides in front or back of the chassis and has an opening to receive air from the air intake chamber and an opening to deliver the received air to the front or back of the computer chassis.07-11-2013
20090305625SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ROUTE AIRFLOW THROUGH DYNAMICALLY CHANGING DUCTS - The invention generally relates to ventilation systems and methods, and more particularly to selectively configurable climate control systems and methods for use in data centers and the like. A system includes a first structural element and a second structural element spaced apart from first structural element to define a space between the first and second structural elements. The system also includes a plurality of partitions moveable into the space between the first and second structural elements and a controller arranged to control movement of the plurality of partitions.12-10-2009
20130137357CONTAINER DATA CENTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AIRFLOW INTO THE CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a portable container, a number of server cabinets accommodated in the container, a shutter set on a side wall of the container, a temperature sensor to sense a temperature of air outside the container, a humidity sensor to sense a humidity of air outside the container, and a controlling device to receive the sensed temperature and the sensed humidity. The controlling device compares the sensed temperature with a preset temperature and compares the sensed humidity with a preset humidity range. When the sensed temperature is less than the preset temperature and the sensed humidity is in the preset humidity range, the controlling device opens the shutter. When the sensed temperature is higher than the preset temperature or the sensed humidity is outside of the preset humidity range, the controlling device closes the shutter.05-30-2013
20130137358SHROUD FOR AN ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE - A shroud that includes a body, a cavity, a curved outlet, and at least one non-linear channel. The body can have a top end and a bottom surface, as well as a first end and a second end located opposite the first end. The cavity can be located under the top end of the body and disposed toward the first end. The curved outlet can be disposed toward the second end of the body and have a banana-shaped vent that traverses at least two sides of the body. Each linear channel can include a bent passage, a third end, and a fourth end, where the third end adjoins the cavity, and where the fourth end adjoins a portion of the banana-shaped vent of the curved outlet. The curved outlet and the at least one non-linear channel can prevent substantially all liquids and solids outside the body from entering the cavity.05-30-2013
20130095741ROOM OF CLOUD OPERATING SYSTEM - A room of a cloud operating system includes a container defining a chamber, an airflow cover, a hot air dissipating device and a fan. The airflow cover is fixed in the chamber and defining a receiving space for accommodating an electronic component. The hot air dissipating device communicates the receiving space with exterior atmosphere. An airflow channel defined between the container and the airflow cover. The airflow channel communicates the receiving space with the hot air dissipating device. The fan is fixed in the airflow channel, the fan draw hot air generated by the electronic device in the receiving space to the airflow channel, and then exhausting out of the room by the hot air dissipating device.04-18-2013
20130102237SERVER, SERVER COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FAN SPEED - Embodiments of the present invention provide a server, including a transition board which is disposed with power interfaces and fan interfaces, and the power interfaces and the fan interfaces are connected to a standardized power interface and a standardized fan interface on a motherboard respectively; the number of the power interfaces and the number of the fan interfaces are not smaller than the maximum number of power interfaces and the maximum number of fan interfaces in the commonly-used server motherboard respectively; and the power interfaces and the fan interfaces are connected to the power supply and the fan through the backplane respectively, so that the power interfaces and the fan interfaces are connected to the power supply and the fan through the power interfaces and the fan interfaces on the transition board respectively. Through the embodiments of the present invention, flexibility of replacing a motherboard may be improved.04-25-2013
20130115869DIRECTED SERVER RACK AIR FLOW - A user-customizable air guide comprises a duct having four side panels, an open front end, an open back end, and a flange extending from at least two of the side panels at the front end. The four side panels have a plurality of frangible links that are generally parallel and spaced apart along the rectangular duct between the front end and the back end, wherein each frangible link extends around the four side panels of the rectangular duct. The frangible links are manually breakable to customize the length of the duct extending from the open front end.05-09-2013
20130115870CHASSIS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A chassis includes two opposite sidewalls, a first vent wall connected between corresponding ends of the sidewalls, and a second vent wall connected between the sidewalls and close to an inner surface of the first vent wall. The first vent wall defines a number of first vents extending along a first direction. The second vent wall defines a number of second vents extending along a second direction different from the first direction.05-09-2013
20130203334CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a container and an airflow guide cover. The container includes an end wall defining an opening. The airflow guide cover is mounted to the end wall and includes a plate covering the opening. A vent is defined in the plate. A hollow airflow guide portion protrudes into the container from an inner surface of the plate, surrounding the vent.08-08-2013
20130143478TRIANGLE FLAP ARC VENT - An arc blast vent for an electrical equipment enclosure has a plate forming a part of the enclosure with triangular cutouts arranged within a regular polygonal area of the plate and having a frame of the plate material in between them. Substantially identical triangle shaped flaps, each having hold downs along and adjacent to a first leg of the triangle for attachment to the plate, and in from the first leg have a line of perforations through the triangle forming a weakened area for a deformable hinge. Each of the triangle shaped metal flaps have the second and third legs with their edges resting without tenacious engagement on the frame of the plate material.06-06-2013
20110223849AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - An air conditioning system includes an air conditioner that feeds cooling air to a space in which an electronic device is arranged; and a supplying opening that is provided in a vicinity of a flow pathway along which hot air discharged from the electronic device flows to be indrawn into the electronic device and supplies the cooling air fed by the air conditioner.09-15-2011
20130149954DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE - A data processing equipment structure includes a plurality of sidewalls and a ceiling panel, which, together, define an enclosed space. The structure further includes at least one equipment enclosure and at least one cooling unit arranged in side-to-side relationship in a row within the enclosed space. At least one separation panel divides the enclosed space into a front plenum at a front side of the row and a rear plenum at a rear side of the row. Cool air in the front plenum is isolated from heated exhaust air in the rear plenum.06-13-2013
20110275303Cable management system including airflow functionality - A cable management rack is provided within which or upon which a heat-generating device is mountable, and which encompasses a vertical rectangular frame open in a front and a rear of the frame. The rack includes a first upright and a second upright attached to opposite respective lateral sides of a base and a top member, and respective side-facing panels. Each of the panels defines a plurality of vent holes arranged in an array and permit the rack to receive a sideways flow of cooling air into a first side of the rack through one of the vent hole arrays for cooling a heat-generating device mounted between the panels, and permit the rack to discharge a sideways flow of exhaust air through the other vent hole array. Each of the array of vent holes may manifest a honeycomb pattern of vent holes, and each of the vent holes may manifest an hexagonal shape. A cable management system includes a cable management rack for accommodating a heat generating device, a first baffle mounted with respect to a first upright of the rack and for redirecting a rearward flow of cool air sideways from a space adjacent a front side of the rack, and a second baffle mounted with respect to a second upright of the rack and for redirecting a sideways flow of exhaust air from the rack and through the second upright into a space adjacent a rear side of the rack. A method of cooling a heat-generating device mounted in or on a cable management rack includes providing a sideways flow of cooling air into the rack and into the device.11-10-2011
20120258654CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a first container installed with a plurality of servers, and at least one cold air inlet and at least one hot air outlet are defined on the first container. The container data center further includes a second container installed with a cooling system, and at least one hot air inlet and at least one cold air outlet are defined on the second container. Cold air flows from the second container to the first container through the cold air outlet and the cold air inlet, and hot air flows from the first container to the second container through the hot air outlet and the hot air inlet. The cold air is generated from the cooling system and becomes the hot air after flowing through the servers and removing heat generated from the servers. The cooling system removes heat of the hot air and generates the cold air.10-11-2012
20100317279COOLING SYSTEMS AND HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR COOLING COMPUTER COMPONENTS - Computer systems having heat exchangers for cooling computer components are disclosed herein. The computer systems include a computer cabinet having an air inlet, an air outlet spaced apart from the air inlet, and a plurality of computer module compartments positioned between the air inlet and the air outlet. The air inlet, the air outlet, and the computer module compartments define an air flow path through the computer cabinet. The computer systems also include a heat exchanger positioned between two adjacent computer module compartments. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of heat exchange elements canted relative to the air flow path.12-16-2010
20100317278Cooling System for a Computer Server Cabinet in a Data Center - A system for cooling computer equipment in a data center. The system includes a raised floor defining a pressurized under-floor plenum; a computer room air conditioning unit disposed on the raised floor and having a hot air inlet and a cold air outlet, wherein the cold air outlet is in fluid communication with pressurized under-floor plenum; and a server cabinet housing server equipment and including a pressurized vertical plenum in fluid communication with under-floor plenum via an inlet duct. The server cabinet is configured to receive a cold air stream from the under-floor plenum via the inlet duct into the vertical plenum and draw the cold air across the server equipment to provide cooling without the use of external fans. The system may also include an inflatable airfoil damper assembly disposed within the inlet duct and configured to provide failsafe variable airflow to the vertical plenum within the server cabinet.12-16-2010
20120289141HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM HAVING SAME - A heat dissipation device includes a support and an auxiliary blower to increase the efficiency of the heat dissipation from a computer. The location of the auxiliary blower is variable, to achieve the most effective heat dissipation. The support includes a support plate and a connection plate perpendicularly extending from an edge of the support plate. The connection plate defines an exhaust. The blower includes a housing. The housing includes a first surface, an opposing second surface, an inlet and an outlet communicating with the inlet. The blower is mounted on the support plate. The second surface contacts with the support plate. The inlet is positioned on the first surface. The outlet is aligned with the exhaust.11-15-2012
20120028559SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VENTILATING AND ISOLATING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - According to various embodiments, a system includes a power center or other electrical system. The system includes an enclosure having a ventilation opening and an isolation assembly. The isolation assembly includes a deformable portion and a blocking portion. The blocking portion is capable of substantially blocking the ventilation opening with a blocking surface. The deformable portion is configured to deform due to a level of pressure being applied to the isolation assembly such that the deformable portion plastically deforms and carries the blocking surface toward the ventilation opening.02-02-2012
20130210335DOOR CLOSER MECHANISM FOR HOT/COLD AISLE AIR CONTAINMENT ROOM - 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.08-15-2013
20130210334AIR CONDUCTING COVER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a chassis, a group of fans, and an air conducting cover. The air conducting cover defines a number of air entrances, and the fans respectively facing the corresponding air entrance. Each entrance including two opposite flaps. Air flow enters the air entrances. When air flow reversely passes through the air entrances, the air flow closes the flaps.08-15-2013

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