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Computer related housing or mounting assemblies

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361 - Electricity: electrical systems and devices

361600000 - HOUSING OR MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES WITH DIVERSE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

361679010 - For electronic systems and devices

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
361679310 For computer memory unit 709
361679460 With cooling means 593
361679210 For computer display 413
361679080 For computer keyboard 242
361679550 For portable computer 226
361679400 For input/output device 201
361679580 With latching mechanism 142
361679030 Wearable computer structure 21
361679570 With security means (i.e., locking structure) 17
361679600 For desktop computer 16
361679590 Handle/foot support 15
361679060 Display rotatable about plural axes 15
361679040 Plural independently movable displays 10
361679050 Telescoping display 6
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20100142136METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT ISOLATES A COMPUTER SYSTEM FROM VIBRATIONS GENERATED BY INTERNAL FANS - Some embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus that isolates a computer system from vibrations generated by one or more fans inside the computer system. The apparatus includes a fan deck upon which the one or more fans are mounted inside the computer system, and three spring assemblies. Each spring assembly includes: a pin that extends through a clearance hole in the fan deck, wherein a first end of the pin is rigidly coupled to the computer system; a lower spring that extends between a first side of the fan deck and a lower spring mount coupled to the pin; and an upper spring that extends between a second side of the fan deck and a upper spring mount coupled to the pin.06-10-2010
20130044421ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS SYSTEM, AND PCI CARD MOUNTING STRUCTURE - An electronic apparatus includes: a housing to include a back surface having an uneven difference which is formed by a part of the back surface going backward; a card storage unit to include an first opening on the back surface of the housing and store a card substrate; and a relay substrate, provided inside the card storage unit, to include a connecter to be coupled to a connecter of the card substrate; and a second opening provided on a side surface of the uneven difference of the housing so that a bracket of the card substrate is exposed on an outside of the electronic apparatus while storing the card substrate in the card storage unit.02-21-2013
20120170191Midplane With A Direct Connect Adapter - A midplane that includes a direct connect adapter mounted within the midplane, the direct connect adapter including: a first opening for receiving a first computing component connector on a first side of the midplane; and a second opening for receiving a second computing component connector on a second side of the midplane, and the direct connect adapter mounted within the midplane electrically coupling the first computing component connector and the second computing component connector without electrically coupling the first computing component connector and the second computing component connector to the midplane.07-05-2012
20130077217HIGH STRENGTH COSMETIC LOGO CONSTRUCTION - A cosmetic logo insert is adapted for fitting into an opening in the housing of an associated computing device, is formed from a single piece of metal, has a thickness less than about 0.8 mm, and provides by itself adequate shock impact and fire enclosure protection at the opening for internal device components. The insert can include a lower portion having a first circumferential shape in the form of a logo and an outer surface that is substantially flat and polished to a mirrored finish, and also an upper portion integrally formed with the lower portion and having a second circumferential shape that is larger than the first circumferential shape. A computing device can include an outer housing having a wall with a stepped and logo shaped opening, a processor located within the housing, and a cosmetic housing insert fitted into the wall opening.03-28-2013
20110194236DETACHABLE CLIP MECHANISM AND RELATED COMPUTER SYSTEM - A clip mechanism includes a first lateral wall whereon a slot is formed, and a second lateral wall disposed on a side of the first lateral wall. At least one opening is formed on the second lateral wall for engaging with a protrusion of a casing. The clip mechanism further includes a bending part bent for connecting the first lateral wall and the second lateral wall. The clip mechanism further includes a resilient arm. A first end of the resilient arm is connected to an end of the slot of the first lateral wall, and a second end of the resilient arm protrudes out of a side of the slot. The resilient arm further includes a contacting part protruding out of the other side of the slot for contacting against an electronic device so as to ground the electronic device.08-11-2011
20130077218ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SLIDING APPARATUS - A sliding apparatus includes a sliding member fixed to a first end of a server module, an elongated sleeve shaped first slide rail, and an elongated pole shaped second slide rail. The sliding member includes a first holding portion and a second holding portion each defining a mounting hole. The second slide rail is slidably retained in the mounting holes of the first and second holding portions. A first end of the first slide rail is fixed to a rack. A first end of the second slide rail is slidably received in a second end of the first slide rail. A second end of the second slide rail is fixed to a second end of the server module.03-28-2013
20100157516PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Systems and methods of the present invention allow for the discovery of physical location information about network assets and the delivery of that information to network administrators. In addition, environmental and other information about network asset locations can be provided to an administrator. Intelligent patch panels and power outlet units are installed in network cabinets to facilitate the acquisition and reporting of physical infrastructure information, including information about network resource availability.06-24-2010
20100157515PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN IMPACT-PROTECTION FUNCTION - A portable electronic device includes a housing, a gasbag module installed on the housing in an expansible manner, and a pressure module connected to the gasbag module for conducting air outside the gasbag module into the gasbag module so as to expand the gasbag module.06-24-2010
20130077219CABLE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - A cable management apparatus includes a guide rail, a number of slide members slidably mounted to the guide rail, and a number of cable supports. Each of the cable supports includes two arms hinged to each other. Each of the arms forms a first end and a second end. The first end of the former one of two neighboring cable supports and the second end of the latter cable support are rotatably connected to the slide member between the neighboring cable supports. The first end of the last cable support is connected to the guide rail. The cable supports are unfolded with the slide members sliding forwards along the guide rail to spread a cable rested on the cable supports. The cable supports are folded with the slide members sliding rearwards along the guide rail to wind up the cable.03-28-2013
20130077220MODULE AND PORT - A first module including a first port to connect to a second module including a second port. The first port including an attraction field to attract a second port if the second port was within the attraction field. A flexible member can be connected to the first port and a first edge can apply a force to the first port.03-28-2013
20090154081ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus has a first housing having a first side portion and a second side portion having a width smaller than a width of the first side portion; a second housing having a third side portion having the same width as the first side portion, a fourth side portion having the same width as the second side portion, a face portion, and a glass assembly, the face portion being provided between the third side portion and the fourth side portion and including at least a portion having the same width as the width of the fourth side portion, the glass assembly being positioned in a rectangular region defined by the fourth side portion and virtual normal lines extending from end points of the fourth side portion to the third side portion; and a connecting portion connecting openable/closable the first housing with the second housing.06-18-2009
20090154080COMPUTER FRONT BEZEL - A computer front bezel includes a main body, a sliding cover, and two elastic members. The main body defines two substantially opposite sliding grooves. The sliding cover includes two posts slidably received in the sliding grooves of the main body respectively. The two elastic members are connected to the sliding cover and the main body. One end of each of the elastic members is rotatably connected to the main body, and the other end of each of the elastic members is rotatably connected to the sliding cover. The sliding cover is capable of moving between a first, a second and a third state. The first state is that the sliding cover is in a closed position and the two posts are approximately located at first end of the grooves. The second state is that the sliding cover is between the first and third state, and the elastic members exert more force than when the sliding cover is in the first or third state. The third state is that the sliding cover is in an open position and the posts are approximately located at second end of the grooves.06-18-2009
20090154079LAPTOP TABLE - Disclosed herein is a laptop table including a laptop station, on which a laptop computer is disposed. The laptop station has a connection port set and a power supply unit integrally mounted therein. The connection port set and the power supply unit of the laptop station is connected to an external port set and a power supply unit of the laptop computer. A data storage unit, such as a hard disc drive, a flash memory set, and a CD/DVD ROM drive, is integrally mounted in the laptop station. The laptop station is disposed on a supporting plate of a movable exclusive table, which can be moved and the height of which can be adjusted, such that the laptop station and the supporting plate can be engaged with or disengaged from each other by an engagement unit.06-18-2009
20120212893Server Retention Mechanism - A retention mechanism is provided for removably securing a smaller sized server or other rack-mounting computing asset into a larger sized server tray and rack, which are larger in width than the computing asset. The tray includes an edge configured to align and couple with the end of one or more clips, which may be removably installed on the tray. The clips include a bowed portion that contacts the surface of the computing asset when installed so as to apply a securing force on the computing asset and into the tray. The resulting friction between the server and the clip and between the server and the tray secures the server in place in the tray.08-23-2012
20130070403ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING THE SAME - An information processing assembly includes at least two electronic devices. A processing module is disposed in at least one electronic device. At least one male end connector and at least one female end connector are disposed on each electronic device. Specifications of the male end connector and those of the female end connector are matched with each other. The male end connector and the female end connector are each of thunderbolt specifications. The at least two electronic devices are mated to each other through the male end connector and the female end connector, so that one electronic device can obtain expanded function application from other connected electronic devices. The electronic devices with a tandem connection function can be directly mated and are electrically connected without other external wires, thereby saving the space occupied by the external wires and lowering the cost.03-21-2013
20130088821CABINET-LEVEL SERVER AND ITS CENTRALIZED POWER SUPPLY SHIELDING STRUCTURE - The present invention discloses a centralized power supply shielding structure of a cabinet-level server, where the structure includes multiple plug-in frames, a power supply copper bar which is configured to supply power to the multiple plug-in frames, and an inner container shielding can. Multiple plugs of the power supply copper bar are correspondingly inserted into the multiple plug-in frames to supply power to the multiple plug-in frames in a centralized way. The inner container shielding can wraps on a periphery of the power supply copper bar to shield the multiple plug-in frames from the power supply copper bar. The cabinet-level server and its centralized power supply shielding structure of the present invention implement a shielding structure for centralized power supply by a copper bar of integration of a frame and a cabinet, which can be applied in an application scene of an open rack and has a simple structural design.04-11-2013
20090303672CABLE BOX AND PERSONAL COMPUTER HAVING SAME - A computer includes a computer case, a motherboard, a cable box, a power supply and a peripheral component. The computer case has a first disk drive slot and a second disk drive slot within the inner portion thereof. The cable box is installed in the first disk drive slot. The power supply is connected with the cable box through a power cord. The peripheral component is installed in the second disk drive slot, wherein electricity is transmitted from the power supply to the peripheral component through the cable box.12-10-2009
20090091880Assembly And Method For Ruggedizing Computer Racks And/Or Electronic Cage Assemblies - A method and incorporated assembly for enhancing structural rigidity of a computer rack used for housing electronic components is provided. In one embodiment, the assembly comprises a casing made of a lighter weight material and having protrusions. The protrusions are formed to receive one or more ruggedized inserts that is made of a heavier and/or stiffer material. The casing and the inserts together can be then used as a ruggedized side of a computer rack or cage.04-09-2009
20120307436ELECTRONIC DEVICE SECURITY - Apparatus and methods for reducing cross talk between electrical ports are described. An electronic device comprises a housing for electronic circuitry and has a plurality of ports for connecting electrical devices. Each port includes a connector connected by at least one electrical connection to the electronic circuitry. A connector shield is arranged to provide an electrically conductive loop around which an induced electrical current can flow to reduce cross-talk between ports. A shielding can is part of the connector shield and includes a body formed of a folded sheet of electrically conductive material and an electrical contact for electrically connecting the body to a connector. A face of the body defines a first aperture shaped to receive the connector so that the shielding can may be arranged about the connector to form a part of the electrically conductive loop. The method includes providing a connector shield arranged about each connector to provide an electrically conductive loop and inducing an electrical current to flow about the electrically conductive loop to reduce cross-talk between ports.12-06-2012
20110013349ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE - An electronic component module includes a circuit substrate including surface mount components mounted thereon, a resin layer embedding the surface mount components, and a conductor layer provided on a surface of the resin layer, wherein a conductive post is provided on the surface mount component, and an external electrode having a ground potential provided on the surface mount component is conductively connected to the conductor layer through the conductive post, whereby the conductor layer defines a shielding layer.01-20-2011
20110013348Apparatus and Method for Power Distribution to and Cooling of Computer Components on Trays in a Cabinet - A computer system includes a cabinet, a plurality of trays located in the cabinet and having a plurality of computer components mounted thereon, a first port mounted on a rear panel of the cabinet that receives a three-phase AC input to the cabinet, a power distribution unit that converts the three-phase AC input to a plurality of AC signals each having fewer than three phases, a plurality of rectifiers, and a power distribution bus. The plurality of rectifiers convert the plurality of AC signals to DC power. The power distribution bus distributes the DC power. Each of the plurality of rectifiers is coupled to the power distribution bus. The tray receives the DC power from the power distribution bus.01-20-2011
20090268386COMPUTER DEVICE CAPABLE OF CONTAINING AN EXTERNAL MODULE - A computer device includes a housing. An opening is formed on the housing and a containing space is formed inside the housing. The computer device further includes a first magnetic module exposing out of the opening partly and installed inside the housing in a movable manner, and a second magnetic module connected to an external module. When the first magnetic module moves to a first position, a first pole of the first magnetic module is located corresponding to a second pole of the second magnetic module so that the first magnetic module attracts the second magnetic module. When the first magnetic module moves to a second position, a second pole of the first magnetic module is located corresponding to the second pole of the second magnetic module so that the first magnetic module repulses the second magnetic module.10-29-2009
20090268385Mobile workstation having power system with removable battery configured for drop-in engagement therewith - A mobile workstation includes a frame having a wheeled base, a power system resident on the mobile workstation and a battery docking station having a holster which defines a guide. The mobile workstation further includes a removable battery assembly configured to dock with the battery docking station via engagement in the guide, and having a housing with a shape complementary to a shape of the guide and an external contour configured to mate with an internal contour of the guide.10-29-2009
20120224312METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BYPASSING THE BATTERY OF A COMPUTER - A battery bypass assembly for a computer includes a battery housing which is configured to receive a battery in a battery receptacle. The assembly also includes a battery emulator which is designed to be installed in the battery receptacle of a computer motherboard. An electrical cable connects the electrical contacts of the battery receptacle in the battery housing to the corresponding terminals on the battery emulator. Once the battery emulator has been mounted in a battery receptacle of a computer motherboard, and a battery has been mounted in the battery receptacle of the battery housing, the battery will power circuits on the computer motherboard. The battery housing can be positioned in a location where it is easily accessible. As a result, the battery can be easily replaced without the need to open the housing of the computer.09-06-2012
20130063881Physical Infrastructure Management System - Systems and methods of the present invention allow for the discovery of physical location information about network assets and the delivery of that information to network administrators. In addition, environmental and other information about network asset locations can be provided to an administrator. Intelligent patch panels and power outlet units are installed in network cabinets to facilitate the acquisition and reporting of physical infrastructure information, including information about network resource availability.03-14-2013
20130188302HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A device for managing health data provides a first housing portion including a data storage system that stores health data and a second housing portion including a data communications element. The data communications element provides data communications between the data storage system and a processing device that processes the health data according to a data-management software. The first housing portion and the second housing portion are connected by a cable that communicates signals between the data communications element and other components in the first housing portion. Another device for managing health data provides a first housing portion including a health data management system and a data communications element that provides data communications between the health data management system and an external processing device. The second housing portion is removably coupled to the first housing portion, and includes at least one component used by the health data management system.07-25-2013
20130163167SECURING STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING SERVER TO SERVER CABINET - A securing structure used to mount a server including a housing to a server cabinet includes a sliding member and a fixing member. The sliding member includes a sliding portion, a receiving portion, and a fixing portion configured between the sliding portion and the receiving portion. The sliding portion extends into the housing and is slidably connected to a sidewall of the housing. The receiving portion is used to receive at least one cable connected to the server. The fixing member is securely connected between the fixing portion and the server cabinet.06-27-2013
20130163168SERVER CABINET - A server cabinet includes a housing and a cable management bracket. The cable management bracket includes a base plate fastened to the housing and two side plates extending from opposite sides of the base plate. Each side plate defines a number of openings for cables to extend through.06-27-2013
20090257179Systems and methods for providing a dynamically modular processing unit - Systems and methods for providing a dynamically modular processing unit. A modular processing unit is provided as a platform that is lightweight, compact, and is configured to be selectively used alone or oriented with one or more additional processing units in an enterprise. In some implementations, a modular processing unit includes a non-peripheral based encasement, a cooling process (e.g., a thermodynamic convection cooling process, a forced air cooling process, and/or a liquid cooling process), an optimized circuit board configuration, optimized processing and memory ratios, and a dynamic back plane that provides increased flexibility and support to peripherals and applications. The modular processing unit is customizable and may be employed in association with all types of computer enterprises. The platform allows for a plethora of modifications that may be made with minimal impact to the dynamically modular unit, thereby enhancing the usefulness of the platform across all type of application.10-15-2009
20090231788System and Method for Electrical Communication Through a Non-Conductive Information Handling System Chassis Surface - Electrical communication between an information handling system chassis having a non-conductive surface and processing components within the chassis is established through the non-conductive surface with conductive elements extending from a conductive pad. A protruding element extending from a conductive pad engages the conductive elements through the non-conductive surface when the protruding element is coupled to a cavity formed in the chassis. Alternatively, the protruding element extends from the chassis to couple to a cavity in the conductive pad. Processing components have electrical communication with the chassis through the conductive pad.09-17-2009
20120113577Front-Accessible Computer Interface Box - A front-accessible computer interface box comprises a box matching with an HDD/ODD installation bay; front USB interfaces arranged in the front side of the box; a power socket arranged in the front side of the box; and a control circuit board arranged inside the box and electrically connected with the front USB interfaces and power socket. The front side of the box also has a dual-power ESATA interface. The front-accessible computer interface box is designed to exactly fit an unused HDD/ODD installation bay, whereby the present invention can be easily installed and conveniently used.05-10-2012
20100014231BLADE ENCLOSURE WITH ID CASE - A blade enclosure includes a chassis comprising a sidewall and a front wall substantially perpendicular to the sidewall, a mounting bracket secured on the sidewall of the chassis, a bezel secured to the front wall of the chassis, the bezel comprising a panel substantially parallel to the front wall of the chassis and a side plate connected to the panel. An opening is defined at a joint of the panel and the side plate, and an ID case substantially parallel to the sidewall of the chassis is insertable in the chassis from the opening, the ID case having an information piece and a mounting piece received in the mounting bracket and slide therein. An end of the information piece aligned with an outer surface of the panel of the bezel is capable of being exposed outside from the opening of the bezel.01-21-2010
20110279958Mobile Computer Workstation - A mobile computer workstation for use with a computer network is disclosed. The workstation can include a wheeled chassis having a vertical beam that supports a horizontal work surface. An input device tray is located at a front side of the work surface and a bracket located at a rear side of the work surface mounts a display screen to the workstation above and off the work surface. A power unit including a battery charger and a battery is mounted to the chassis and supplies power to the display screen.11-17-2011
20110279957INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SWITCH DEVICE - [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus including a small slide switch unit enabling direct slide movement to a desired position, and capable of easily and surely switching a plurality of modes with the switch unit.11-17-2011
20110279956SERVER CABINET AND SERVER SYSTEM WITH SAME - A server cabinet includes a cabinet, a first slide rail, and a second slide rail. The cabinet includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a rear wall, two sidewalls, and two doors. The first slide rail is mounted on an inner surface of one of the sidewalls. The first slide rail has a first end and an opposite second end. The first slide rail defines a first slide groove. The first end is adjacent to the doors, and the second end is close to the rear wall. The second slide rail has a first and a second connection ends. The second slide rail defines a second slide groove. The first connection end is rotatably coupled to the first end so that the second slide rail is capable of rotating relative to the first slide rail to a position where the second slide rail aligns with the first slide rail.11-17-2011
20110128688HINGE AND FOLDABLE COMPUTING DEVICE USING THE SAME - A hinge for rotatably connecting a lid to a base includes a first fixing member for being fixed to the lid, a second fixing member for being fixed to the base, a hollow member, and an axle member. The hollow member defines a chamber having a lateral surface. A protrusion protrudes from the lateral surface. The axle member includes a protruding wall received in the chamber, a first end and a second end extending out of the chamber, the first end is fixed to the first fixing member. The second end is rotatably connected to the second fixing member. The protruding wall cooperates with the protrusion to divide the chamber into a first chamber and a second chamber.06-02-2011
20110128689COMPUTER DOCKING STATION FOR A VEHICLE - A computer docking station for supporting and electrically coupling to a portable computer that has a docking connector includes a body having a support portion configured to support the portable computer, and a main connector moveable relative to the body between an engaged position in which the main connector is engageable with the docking connector, and a disengaged position. The computer docking station also includes a frame coupled to the body and the main connector. The frame is movable relative to the body between a first position, in which the main connector is in the disengaged position, and a second position, in which the main connector is in the engaged position. The computer docking station further includes a subframe coupled to the frame. The subframe is movable with the frame from the first position to the second position and is movable relative to the frame from the second position to a third position to inhibit movement of the main connector away from the engaged position.06-02-2011
20130021733INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED TRANSPORTABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HOSTING CENTER - The invention particularly relates to a computer device (01-24-2013
20090310289Quick-assembly computer peripheral - A quick-assembly computer peripheral has a bottom casing, a top casing, a vertical mounting device, an electronic assembly and a vertical positioning device. The vertical mounting device is mounted between the top and bottom casings and combining the top and bottom casings together along a vertical direction. The electronic assembly is mounted between the bottom and top casing and has a PCB and a cable assembly. The vertical positioning device mounted between the top and bottom casings and positioning the electronic assembly along the vertical direction. Because fabrication of the quick-assembly computer peripheral does not require fasteners, such as screws or rivets, fabrication is quick and easy.12-17-2009
20120099260GROUND STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME - A method of forming a ground structure suitable for electrical communication with a computer casing includes following steps of forming a ground layer on a surface of a circuit board, forming an insulating layer on the ground layer, and meanwhile forming at least one exposed surface at a part of the ground layer that is not covered by the insulating layer; and finally, covering at least one conductive layer on the exposed surface, in which the conductive layer is electrically coupled to the computer casing, so as to allow the computer casing to be electrically communicated with the ground layer. Since the conductive layer partially covers the exposed surface that is not covered by the insulating layer, and the exposed surface can further be formed when the insulating layer is formed, the additional fabrication cost of the circuit board is effectively reduced, and good electrostatic discharge protection effect is achieved.04-26-2012
20110141676COVER ASSEMBLY FOR INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER - A cover assembly for industrial computer has a cover arranged to a cover body of the industrial computer or a front surface of the cover body. The cover has wide opening and screw set arranged to the opening. The screw set includes a sleeve, retaining component, and screw component. The sleeve is placed into the opening and held by a stop portion formed to the sleeve outside the cover and by the retaining component buckled to the sleeve inside the cover. An end of the sleeve outside the cover is received by a nut of the screw component. The screw component has a screw rod extending inside the cover through a tunnel of the sleeve. The wide opening allows transverse adjustment of the sleeve to be aligned with the threaded hole.06-16-2011
20130215564ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes an accommodating space, a fan, a cover, and a stereoscopic dust extraction mesh. The fan is disposed in the accommodating space. The fan includes a first fixing portion. The cover detachably covers the accommodating space, and the cover includes a second fixing portion in accommodating space. The stereoscopic dust extraction mesh includes a body, a third fixing portion, and a fourth fixing portion, and the third fixing portion and the fourth fixing portion are located at periphery of the body. The third fixing portion of the stereoscopic dust extraction mesh cooperates with the first fixing portion of the fan, and the fourth fixing portion of the stereoscopic dust extraction mesh cooperates with the second fixing portion of the cover to detachably fix the stereoscopic dust extraction mesh between the cover and the fan.08-22-2013
20110007467MODULAR SERVER ARCHITECTURE WITH ETHERNET ROUTED ACROSS A BACKPLANE UTILIZING AN INTEGRATED ETHERNET SWITCH MODULE - A modular server system includes a midplane having a system management bus and a plurality of blade interfaces on the midplane. The blade interfaces are in electrical communication with each other. A server blade is removeably connectable to one of the plurality of blade interfaces on the midplane. The server blade has a server blade system management bus in electrical communication with the system management bus of the midplane, and a network interface to connect to a network. A media blade is removeably connectable to one of the plurality of blade interfaces on the midplane, and the media blade has at least one storage medium device.01-13-2011
20090147452SERVER CHASSIS WITH AIR FLAP APPARATUS - A server chassis is provided for receiving a functional module therein. The server chassis includes a base with an opening defined in an end thereof for the functional module inserted therethrough, and an air flap apparatus engaging with the base. The air flap apparatus includes a shielding panel pivotably attached to the base, and a resilient member connected to the base and the shielding panel to urge movement of the shielding panel.06-11-2009
20090147453ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SLIDING MECHANISM THEREOF - A sliding mechanism is disclosed, wherein the sliding mechanism movably connects to a display module and an input module of an electronic device. The sliding mechanism includes a first member, a second member, a connection member, and a cover movably disposed on the first member. The first member is movable with respect to the second member and has an opening. A flexible printed circuit (FPC) of the electronic device is disposed through the opening and electronically connects to the display module and the input module. The connection member connects the first and second members at opposite sides thereof, and a middle portion of the connection member connects to the cover. When the first member slides with respect to the second member in a first direction, the connection member impels the cover to block a part of the opening.06-11-2009
20100226083CASE STRUCTURE FOR COMPUTER DEVICE - A case structure for a computer device is disposed in a cabinet. The case structure includes a case and a stop member. The case has a first slot on a sidewall of the case. The stop member includes a fixing section, a cantilever section, and a stop section. The fixing section is fixed on a side surface of the case. The cantilever section is formed by extending from the fixing section and may be deformed. The stop section is formed by extending from the cantilever section. At least one blocking piece is disposed on a side surface of the stop section. The blocking piece normally passes through the first slot and protrudes on an outer side surface of the case, so that the blocking piece is held against the cabinet. When the cantilever section is deformed, the blocking piece is merged into the first slot.09-09-2010
20120293933COMPUTER CHASSIS WITH ANTI-EMI LID FASTENING - An exemplary computer chassis includes a casing and a lid covering the casing. The casing includes a bottom wall, a first sidewall and second sidewall extending from the bottom wall, the first sidewall and the second sidewall each extending a curved engaging ledge. The lid includes a main body and baffles extending from the main body. The baffles fittedly engage with corresponding engaging ledges of the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the casing.11-22-2012
20120033368Hot Or Cold Aisle Computer Chassis - A chassis for a plurality of computers for use in a data center, the chassis at least one extensible fin, the fin either extensible perpendicularly from the front of the chassis or extensible parallel with the front of the chassis.02-09-2012
20110149493STACKED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES, METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND/OR SYSTEMS EMPLOYING THE SAME - An apparatus includes a first substrate having a first land and a second substrate having a second land. A first molding compound is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. A first semiconductor chip is disposed on the first substrate and in contact with the first molding portion. A first connector contacts the first land and a second connector contacts the second land. The second connector is disposed on the first connector. A volume of the second connector is greater than a volume of the first connector. A surface of the first semiconductor chip is exposed. The first molding compound is in contact with the second connector, and at least a portion of the second connector is surrounded by the first molding compound.06-23-2011
20100079936TOOL-LESS BACKPLANE RETENTION FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE - An apparatus is provided and includes a housing, including a housing mating device, through which an installation path for an assembly is defined with a space in which a first part is positioned, a backplane body having opposing faces on which a second part and a backplane mating device are respectively disposed, and a hub, in which a hub mating device is defined, and from which a two-stage mating device extends, the two-stage mating device including first and second elastically coupled stages. The hub and the backplane body are coupled to form the assembly and the assembly is installed/removed in/from the space with the second stage of the two-stage mating device elastically hooked by the housing mating device or released from the housing mating device and the first and second stages of the two-stage mating device biasing the hub and the backplane body to remain coupled.04-01-2010
20110170251System and Method for Attaching Portion of Equipment to Remainder of Equipment - Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with attaching portions of equipment chassis to the remainder of the equipment are provided. An information handling system may include a housing, a cover configured to at least partially enclose the housing, and an engagement assembly fixedly coupled to the housing. The cover may include an open slot having an opening and a projection. The may have a bearing movable relative to the housing, the bearing configured, when moved, to pass through the opening to engage with the projection to couple the cover to the housing.07-14-2011
20090262490ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a housing, a printed circuit board mounted in the housing, an earphone and a retracting mechanism. The earphone includes a connecting cable and a head member. One end of the connecting cable is connected to the printed circuit board, the other is connected to the head member. The retracting mechanism includes a receiving compartment and a receiving space communicating with the receiving compartment. The receiving compartment receives the connecting cable therein. The head member is received in and fixed to the receiving space.10-22-2009
20090284907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING SERVER BLADES IN A BLADE CHASSIS - A system includes a plurality of modular information handling systems, a chassis configured to house the plurality of modular information handling systems, a chassis support structure coupled to the chassis, and a modular system support structure coupled to a particular modular information handling system. The modular system support structure is configured to interact with the chassis support structure to support the particular modular information handling system in the chassis in a suspended manner.11-19-2009
20090296327HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A housing assembly (12-03-2009
20090296329Slide Type Electronic Device - A slide type electronic device includes a first device body, a second device body stacked on the first device body, and a slide mechanism provided between the first and second device bodies. The first device body has first and second input interfaces located at different positions. The slide mechanism enables the second device body to slide relative to the first device body in different directions to permit access to one of the first and second input interfaces.12-03-2009
20090296328COMPUTER WITH A ROTARY MODULE DRIVEN BY MAGNETIC FORCES - A computer includes a housing whereon an opening is formed, and a containing space is formed inside the housing. The computer further includes a rotary module installed inside the containing space in a rotatable manner, a first magnetic component connected to an end of the rotary module, a second magnetic component disposed on a side of the first magnetic component for attracting or repulsing the first magnetic component so as to switch the rotary module in a first position or in a second position, and a switch for converting magnetic field of the second magnetic component so that the second magnetic attracts or repulses the first magnetic component.12-03-2009
20090296326Support arm with clamps for adjustably fastening a visual display - A support device includes a support arm and a support plate in which the support arm has two opposite clamps each having an arrangement for laterally moving a height adjustment mechanism so that after performing both vertical and horizontal adjustments of the clamps pressing pivotably connected arm members will secure a visual display (e.g., computer LCD display) onto the support plate.12-03-2009
20120293932RACK MOUNTED COMPUTER SYSTEM AND CABLE MANAGEMENT MECHANISM THEREOF - A rack mounted computer system includes a rack, a plurality of modular servers, at least one network switch, a plurality of cables and a cable management mechanism. The rack includes a frame assembly and an interior. The modular servers and the network switch are installed in the interior of the rack. Each of the cables is connected with a corresponding modular server and the network switch. The cable management mechanism is integrally formed with the frame assembly for managing and securing the cables connected between the network switch and the modular servers and includes a polygonal column having an inclined sidewall and a receptacle. The inclined sidewall has a plurality of through holes and an opening arranged apart from each other. The through holes are in communication with the receptacle and respectively configured to contain a corresponding cable extending therethrough. The opening is in communication with the receptacle and configured to collect and contain the cables inserted therethrough. The receptacle is configured for housing the cables.11-22-2012
20120293931SUPPORT STRUCTURE, SUPPORT MECHANISM AND COMPUTER APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A support structure for supporting a computer device includes a clamping frame, two clamping members, and a support rod. The clamping frame is used for clamping a side of the computer device. The two clamping members are disposed on the clamping frame. At least one of the two clamping members has at least one angle positioning bump. The support rod is disposed at a side of the clamping frame for supporting the clamping frame. The support rod includes an arm portion and a shaft portion. The arm portion has an angle positioning hole for engaging with the angle positioning bump to fix an angle of the arm portion relative to the clamping frame. The shaft portion is extendedly connected to an end of the arm portion and detachably disposed between the clamping members, for making the arm portion capable of rotating relative to the clamping frame.11-22-2012
20100103601HINGE ASSEMBLY AND COMPUTER HOUSING USING THE SAME - A hinge assembly includes a base, a rotating member, and a connecting member connecting the base to the rotating member. The connecting member is slidably positioned on the base. The rotating member is rotatably positioned on the connecting member. The rotating member relative to the connecting member is able to move to be on an outer side of the base with sliding movement of the connecting member relative to the base.04-29-2010
20100128424MOUNTING BRACKET FOR USE WITH A COMPUTER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A COMPUTER - A mounting bracket for securing a mezzanine card in a stacked single board computer includes a main body that includes a first end, an opposite second end, a first side surface, and an opposite second side surface. The main body is sized to be positioned along a side surface of the mezzanine card, wherein the first side surface or the second side surface contacts the side surface of the mezzanine card to facilitate securing the side surface of the mezzanine card with respect to a top PCB. The mounting bracket also includes a first arm formed at the first end of the main body, a second arm formed at the second end of the main body, and at least one top rail coupled to the main body, wherein the top rail is configured to secure a top surface of the mezzanine card with respect to a top PCB.05-27-2010
20100061047Upgradable Memory System with Reconfigurable Interconnect - Described are systems that employ configurable on-die termination elements that allow users to select from two or more termination topologies. One topology is programmable to support rail-to-rail or half-supply termination. Another topology selectively includes fixed or variable filter elements, thereby allowing the termination characteristics to be tuned for different levels of speed performance and power consumption. Termination voltages and impedances might also be adjusted.03-11-2010
20100061046COMPUTER CASE HAVING DETACHABLE CONTROL PANEL - A computer case includes a housing and a control panel. The housing includes a first connector. The control panel is detachably connected with a side of the housing. The control panel includes a second connector corresponding to the first connector. When the control panel is connected with the housing, the second connector is electrically connected with the first connector and the control panel is enabled for implementing associated operations. Whereas, when the control panel is detached from the housing, the control panel is disabled but has a burglarproof function03-11-2010
20110267752Round Housings for Virtual computing systems with Stylesheets - A computer system that has an outer shape that is round in outer cross-section. The computer housing can be formed of first and second housing parts that are each round in outer cross-section where one unscrews relative to another like taking the lid off a jar. The inside of the housing can store various kinds of nonvolatile memory and a processor. The user's entire processing environment may be stored within the memory and processor, and part of that environment may include stylesheet that represents specific styles of the user.11-03-2011
20110222225SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF COUPLING DIGITIZING SENSORS TO A STRUCTURE - Systems and methods of coupling digitizing sensors to a structure are disclosed. A particular method includes applying one or more communication traces and one or more power traces to a structure using at least one direct-write technique. The method may also include coupling the one or more communication traces to at least one digitizing sensor. The method may also include coupling the one or more power traces to the at least one digitizing sensor.09-15-2011
20120170194MOBILE COMPUTER STAND - A mobile computer stand is provided. The mobile computer stand includes a support portion comprising a base member, a rotatable member operatively coupled to the base member and an axis. The stand further includes a connection member operatively coupled to the support portion, wherein the connection member rotates about the axis in response to rotation of the rotatable member about the axis. Additionally, the connection member is freely rotatable through an entire 360 degrees of rotation in each direction with respect to the support portion.07-05-2012
20120170193CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a mobile container and a number of servers. The mobile container includes a main room receiving the servers, and an air shower room isolated from the main room. The air shower room includes an outer door, an inner door, a blower, and a dust absorber. The outer door connects the air shower room and is used to separate the air shower room from the outer environment. The inner door connects the air shower room and is used to separate the air shower room from the main room. The blower and the dust absorber are secured on two opposite walls of the air shower room respectively, the blower being configured for blowing air towards the dust absorber.07-05-2012
201201701923C PRODUCT WITH A DATA TRANSMISSION WIRE ACCOMMODATION STRUCTURE - A 3C product with a data transmission wire accommodation structure comprises a chamber formed in a housing, the chamber has one side extending to the circuit of the 3C product and has another side formed with an inserting hole. The data transmission wire is received in the chamber with one end electrically connected to the circuit and another end connected to a terminal which is disposed in the inserting hole, so that the data transmission wire is connected to and hidden in the 3C product, making it easy to carry, store and use the data transmission wire, and also reducing production cost.07-05-2012
20090168314GASKET, SCREEN SPACER, AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH GASKET AND SCREEN SPACER - A gasket includes an elastic member absorbing an external shock, a conductive member surrounding the elastic member, and a reinforcing member disposed within the conductive member and extending along a bottom surface and a side surface of the conductive member. A screen spacer includes an elastic member absorbing an external shock, and a reinforcing member disposed on one side of the elastic member. A display device includes a driving circuit substrate supplying a driving signal to a display panel, a chassis receiving the display panel and the gasket attached to the driving circuit substrate and contacting the chassis, the gasket grounding the driving circuit and the chassis.07-02-2009
20100271766DISPOSING STRUCTURE FOR HOT SWAPPABLE MOTHERBOARD IN INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER CHASSIS - A disposing structure of industrial computer chassis includes a chassis shell, two motherboard trays and a back plate. The interior of the chassis shell is divided into a storage unit section and a motherboard section. The interior of the storage unit section is arranged at least one storage unit, while two motherboard trays are disposed in the motherboard section. The interior of each motherboard tray is arranged a motherboard. In the motherboard trays, at least one motherboard tray is extended a wedge frame toward the storage unit section. A transfer card having a hot swapping function is arranged on the wedge frame and is arranged by inserting into the corresponding motherboard. In addition, a back plate is arranged between the storage unit section and the motherboard section. Corresponding to the wedge frame, a slot capable of a hot swapping function is arranged on the back plate. In so doing, the transfer card may be inserted into the slot, thereby, providing a hot swapping function.10-28-2010
20090190293RACK-MOUNTED FOLDABLE COMPUTER CONSOLE FOR KVM SWITCH - A rack-mounted, combined KVM switch with console is described. The combined KVM switch with console is attached to the rack by affixing the switch to two front posts of the rack. The monitor and input module of the console are hinged to the switch so that they can be independently swiveled. The user may easily position the monitor and the input module in various different positions for various purposes. A first locking mechanism releasably locks the input module to a horizontal position, and a second locking mechanism releasably locks the monitor to a vertical position.07-30-2009
20090180245Electronic apparatus and guiding member - A first card slot extends along a first imaginary plane. A second card slot extends along a second imaginary plane parallel to the first imaginary plane. A printed wiring board is placed between the first and second imaginary planes. A first connector is mounted on the front surface of the printed wiring board. The first connector receives a first card coming through the first card slot. A second connector is mounted on the back surface of the printed wiring board. The second connector receives a second card coming through the second card slot. A guiding member defines a first guiding surface extending along the first imaginary plane and a second guiding surface extending along the second imaginary plane. A space is efficiently utilized at the back surface of the printed wiring board. The first and second cards are enclosed in the enclosure in a layered manner.07-16-2009
20100142135Computer Component Ejector Mechanism - An ejector mechanism for removing a computer component from a computer housing is disclosed. The computer component may be an energy storage module that includes a first electrical connector that connects the energy storage module to a second electrical connector on a back plane printed circuit board. The ejector assembly is actuated at a location remote from the energy storage module to engage the energy storage module. The ejector assembly partially ejects the module from the housing and disconnects first and second electrical connector parts.06-10-2010
20120069510MOTHERBOARD - A motherboard includes a main circuit board, a CPU socket, and an interface. The main circuit board includes a holding surface and a side wall connected to the holding surface. The CPU socket is positioned on the holding surface. The interface is positioned on the side wall. The interface is electrically connected to the CPU socket. The interface provides a connection between the main circuit board and a sub-circuit board.03-22-2012
20090141434COMPUTER MEMORY SOCKET PARTICULATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A cover for memory sockets of a computer memory module includes a face panel spaced away from the memory sockets. The cover is held in place via latches associated with the memory sockets. Tabs are spaced along opposite sides of the cover to define openings for the memory sockets. Members span between opposite pairs of tabs to define air passageways underneath the cover. Each member resides between an adjacent pair of memory sockets.06-04-2009
20100149738PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY - A PCB assembly includes a PCB. The PCB includes a detecting pad, a detecting voltage terminal and the controller. The detecting pad includes an accessing layer and a grounding layer. The grounding layer is connected to the ground. The accessing layer is electrically insulated from the grounding layer. The detecting voltage terminal is connected to the accessing layer of the detecting pad. The controller is connected to the accessing layer of the detecting pad. When the accessing layer is not connected to the grounding layer, the controller receives a high level voltage signal from the detecting pad. When the accessing layer is connected to the grounding layer, the controller receives a low level voltage signal from the detecting pad, and therefore the PCB is capable of determining what computer system the PCB is coupled with.06-17-2010
20110222224CORELESS MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE WITH MINIMIZED PAD CAPACITANCE - A multi layer interconnecting substrate has at least two spaced apart metal layers with a conductive pad on each one of the metal layers. Two different types of insulating layers are placed between the metal layers. The placement is such that one of the two different types of insulating layers is placed between the conductive pads and the other type of insulating layer is placed between the two spaced apart metal layers.09-15-2011
20090080148DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A device includes a module, a flexible unit fixed on a fixing part of which relative position to a position of the module is variable, a casing covering the module and the flexible unit, and a protector which is made of material having less scratch hardness than material of the casing. The protector has a fixing part, a protruding part and a protecting part. The fixing part, which is a part of a first surface of the protector, is fixed on the casing. The protruding part, which is a part of the protector, protrudes from an edge of the casing. The protecting part, which is a part of a second surface behind the first surface excluding the protruding part, contacts with the flexible unit.03-26-2009
20110228461INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A terminal 09-22-2011
20110222226UNLOADING MECHANISM FOR UNLOADING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND COMPUTER DEVICE THEREOF - An unloading mechanism includes a base and a pushing component installed on the base for pushing an electronic component out of a computer device. The unloading mechanism further includes a latch for latching the pushing component. When the electronic component pushes a first end of the pushing component in a first direction, a second end of the pushing component drives the latch to move in a second direction. The unloading mechanism further includes a first resilient component connected between the latch and the base for driving the latch to move in a direction opposite to the second direction, and a second resilient component connected between the pushing component and the base for driving the pushing component to move in a direction opposite to the first direction.09-15-2011
20090103250INPUT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An input device that inputs information by a slide operation depending on an operation body contains a housing including an operation surface, a detection unit that is provided in the housing and detects a slide position inputted by a slide operation depending on the operation body, and an operation unit that covers at least a portion of the detection unit and is slide-operated along the operation surface of the housing. The operation unit has a convex shape which becomes thicker along the sliding direction from one portion of the operation surface of the housing and also which becomes thinner toward the other portion of the operation surface thereof.04-23-2009
20090103251OPERATION DEVICE AND IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE - An operation device includes a rotatable operation panel and a tilt mechanism including a recessed groove and pawl member capable of engaging with the recessed groove and an urging member configured to elastically urge the pawl member. In the engaging state, the pawl member contacts with the recessed groove at a first position and a second position. A relationship 0°<θ04-23-2009
20090213533Monolithic plug-in power supply - A computer system is described. This computer system includes a main power connector and one or more circuit boards rigidly connected to the main power connector, including mechanical and electrical connection. The main power connector has a body that includes a plurality of contacts. The main power connector is configured to mate with a corresponding connector, other than an expansion slot, on a motherboard in the computer system. The motherboard is coupled to one or more processors. A first plane including a first circuit board in the one or more circuit boards is substantially parallel to a symmetry plane of the body. The symmetry plane includes a direction of insertion of the main power connector when mated with the corresponding connector. The one or more circuit boards include one or more switched mode power supplies to convert an input signal to one or more output signals.08-27-2009
20120106053CABLE CLAMP, CIRCUIT BOARD AND COMPUTER ENCLOSURE USING THE CABLE CLAMP - A cable clamp mounted to a circuit board to bind cables, the cable clamp includes a clamp member to clamp the cables, and a fixable member extending from the clamp member to be fixed to the circuit board.05-03-2012
20120106052TWIN-MATE CPU ASSEMBLY - An assembly includes a first central-processor-unit (CPU) printed-circuit board (PCB). The PCB is configured to accept a first processor set of processors mounted thereon. In addition, a first twin-mate arrangement of connectors is mounted on said first CPU PCB.05-03-2012
20090244822Touch control pen for a portable electronic device - A touch control pen for a portable electronic device includes a resilient positioning sleeve sleeved sealingly on an elongate main body and disposed adjacent to a head end of the main body. When the touch control pen is inserted into a slot defined by a looped surrounding wall of a housing of the portable electronic device, the positioning sleeve contacts watertightly an inner annular surface of the looped surrounding wall of the housing.10-01-2009
20100265643SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING PORTION OF EQUIPMENT TO REMAINDER OF EQUIPMENT - Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with attaching portions of equipment chassis to the remainder of the equipment are provided. An information handling system may include a housing, a cover configured to at least partially enclose the housing, and an engagement assembly fixedly coupled to the housing. The cover may include an open slot having an opening and a projection. The may have a bearing movable relative to the housing, the bearing configured, when moved, to pass through the opening to engage with the projection to couple the cover to the housing.10-21-2010
20120194985Bill Folder with Visual Device and Dynamic Information Content Updating System - A bill folder for providing a user with relevant information when paying for a service such as in a restaurant, hotel, etc., in which said bill folder comprises a first portion that has a coating and one or more holding elements, and a second portion that has a coating and one or more holding elements, in which both portions are joined by an intermediate hinged portion that forms a spine. The first portion contains a first enclosure and includes at least one visual device, and the first enclosure contains a motherboard, the second portion contains a second enclosure, in which the at least one visual device is able to display dynamic information obtained from a content updating system. The present invention overcomes the technical problem of integrating an information content updating system dynamically and in a manner suitable to all locations, orders, levels and types of service.08-02-2012
20100177472POWER SUPPLY OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS EQUIPPED WITH A MODULAR CONVERSION CIRCUIT - A power supply of personal computers equipped with a modular conversion circuit comprises a main circuit board, a conversion module board, a first conversion circuit and a first module slot located on the main circuit board, and a second conversion circuit and a second module slot located on the conversion module board. The first conversion circuit converts an input power to generate at least one output power. The first module slot outputs the output power. The second conversion circuit converts the output power and generates at least one conversion power. The second module slot outputs the conversion power to allow at least one external element to respectively electrically connect to the first module slot and the second module slot according to power requirement.07-15-2010
20100149739PROTECTIVE COVER FOR AN eREADER - A protective cover for an eReader includes first and second covers having interior and exterior surfaces, and pivotable with respect each other. A mounting device secures the eReader on the interior surface of the cover, and includes a first corner support engaging a first corner of the eReader, and a first elastic corner strap engaging a second corner of the eReader. A closure device includes a closure strap slot formed on the first cover, and a closure strap secured to at least the second cover. The closure strap wraps around the exterior surfaces of the first and second covers and engages the closure strap slot to secure the first and second covers in a closed position. A booklight pocket on the interior surface of the first or second covers, wherein the booklight pocket is configured to secure a portable booklight to the interior surface of the first or second cover.06-17-2010
20100177470MOUNT FOR A NETWORK DEVICE - A mounting system is provided. The mounting system may include a network device, a socket, and a socket cover. The network device is operable to provide one or more network services. The socket is configured to be installed with an opening of an installation surface. The network device is sized to engage the socket and disposed in the opening of the installation surface. The socket cover is sized to engage with the socket such that the network device is covered. The mounting system may be used to install the network device with the installation surface.07-15-2010
20100002367Modularized device and method for assembling the same - A modularized device includes a seat body, a first assembly unit, a cover, and a second assembly unit. The first assembly unit is fixed within the seat body and includes a first engaging portion. The cover removably covers the seat body. The second assembly unit is mounted on a bottom surface of the cover and is movable relative to the cover. The second assembly unit includes a second engaging portion having a shape complementary to that of the first engaging portion. The second assembly unit is movable relative to the cover to compensate an amount of deviation caused by tolerances so that the second engaging portion is adjustable to correspondingly engage the first engaging portion when the cover is secured to the seat body.01-07-2010
20100002366Multiple Component Mounting System - A multiple component mounting system includes a first carrier including a base. A plurality of first component coupling members are located on the base and define a first component channel. At least one of the first component coupling members include a first resilient member that is operable to engage a first component when the first component is located in the first component channel in order to secure the first component to the base free of the use of a tool. A plurality of second component coupling members are located on the base and define a second component channel. At least one of the second component coupling members include a second resilient member that is operable to engage a second component when the second component is located in the second component channel in order to secure the second component to the base free of the use of a tool. A plurality of second carrier coupling members are located on the base and operable to secure the base to a second carrier that may then be mounted to an information handling system chassis.01-07-2010
20100259877VIDEO DISPLAY UNIT SUPPORT BRACKET - A video display unit support bracket (10-14-2010
20100177471ADD-ON DEVICE FOR A NETWORK DEVICE - A system for connecting an add-on device to a network device is provided. The system includes a network device, an additional network module, and a socket cover. The additional network module may be disposed in an add-on module of the network device. The add-on module may be separate from a network module that supports a network device circuit of the network device. The socket cover may include an add-on device that is operated by the additional network module.07-15-2010
20130215563COMMUNICATION MODULES HAVING CONNECTORS ON A LEADING END AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME - A communication module including a circuit board having leading and trailing ends and a module axis extending therebetween. The communication module also includes a support wall that is coupled to the circuit board proximate to the leading end. The support wall extends transverse to the module axis and has a wall opening. The communication module also includes an electrical connector that is held by the support wall within the wall opening and has a mating face. The communication module also includes a board interconnect coupled to the circuit board. The communication module also includes a flex cable assembly that is coupled at one end to the array of electrical contacts and at an opposite end to the board interconnect. The electrical connector is permitted to float within the wall opening relative to the support wall.08-22-2013
20100254078PCBA MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR TOOL-LESS ATTACHMENT AND RELEASE - A mounting assembly is provided for use in mounting a printed circuit board to a computer chassis. The mounting assembly includes standoffs attached to the chassis wall to extend outward into the chassis. Each standoff includes an elongated body and a neck extending from the body and having a smaller diameter than outer dimensions of the body. Each standoff includes a head extending from the neck. The mounting assembly includes retention assemblies that are mounted to the printed circuit board. Each retention assembly includes a spring-force retention member (such as a single coil of a ring spring) with an inner passageway with an at rest diameter smaller than the head. The printed circuit board is mounted to the chassis wall by pressing the printed circuit board onto the standoff elements, which are clasped by a spring force applied by each of the spring-force retention members on the standoff necks.10-07-2010
20110235255Carbon Laminated Enclosure - An enclosure is provided. A housing (09-29-2011
20110128687COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system includes an enclosure defining a window, a cover pivotably attached to the enclosure, a bracket fixed to a bottom of the cover, a pair of rails fixed to a bottom of the bracket and a hard disk slidably retained between the two rails. The cover can be pivoted to an opened position to bring the hard disk to a place out of the enclosure where the hard disk is accessible. The cover can be further pivoted to a closed position to cover the window to thereby receive the hard disk within the enclosure.06-02-2011
20090323265CASING ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE - A casing assembly structure is provided. The casing assembly structure includes two side plates, a top plate, and a bottom plate. Top sides and bottom sides of the two side plates are configured with a plurality of slotted holes, respectively. Each of the slotted holes corresponds to a tenon configured at a sidewall of the side plates. The top plate is configured with projection ears downwardly extending from two sides of the top plate and corresponding to the slotted holes configured at the top sides of the two side plates. The bottom plate is configured with projection ears upwardly extending from two sides of the bottom plate and corresponding to the slotted holes configured at the bottom sides of the two side plates. Each of the projection ears is configured with a mortise adapted for engaging with the tenons. The projection ears of the top plate and the bottom plate are inserted into the slotted holes configured at the top sides and the bottom sides of the two side plates, respectively, so that the tenons and the mortises are engaged so as to complete the assembling of the casing.12-31-2009
20130135805SERVER RACK SYSTEM - A server rack system includes a rack and a network board card. The rack includes rack layer type spaces arranged along a vertical axis direction. The rack layer type spaces are used for receiving a network switch unit and a server unit slidably inserted along a horizontal axis direction. The network board card is disposed along the vertical axis direction and between the top and the bottom of the rack. The network board card includes network interfaces. The network interfaces are arranged along the vertical axis direction on the network board card. The network interfaces include a first type network interface used for being connected to the network switch unit and a second type network interface used for being connected to the server unit. The first type network interface is connected to the second type network interface by an integrated circuit deployed in the network board card.05-30-2013
20130135806MOUSE WITH DETACHABLE COVER - A mouse includes a main body, an engaging device, and a detachable cover. The main body has a top surface and an insertion slot. The insertion slot is recessed from the top surface of the main body. The cover is used for detachably covering the top surface of the main body. The cover has an extension arm. After the top surface of the main body is covered by the cover, the extension arm is inserted into the insertion slot and engaged with the engaging device, so that the cover is securely fixed on the main body to cover the main body.05-30-2013
20130135807ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a main body, a cover rotatably coupled to the main body, and at least one electrical cable. The main body defines a receiving space and a through hole communicating with the receiving space. The cover defines an accommodation space and an aperture communicating with the accommodation space. The aperture corresponds to the through hole, and the electrical cable is capable of extending directly from the cover to the main body by passing through the through hole and the aperture.05-30-2013
20110043987METHOD OF MAKING CIRCUITIZED SUBSTRATE WITH RESISTOR INCLUDING MATERIAL WITH METAL COMPONENT AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY AND INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM UTILIZING SAID CIRCUITIZED SUBSTRATE - A method of making a circuitized substrate including a resistor comprised of material which includes a polymer resin and a quantity of nano-powders including a mixture of at least one metal component and at least one ceramic component. The ceramic component may be a ferroelectric ceramic and/or a high surface area ceramic and/or a transparent oxide and/or a dope manganite. Alternatively, the material will include the polymer resin and nano-powders, with the nano-powders comprising at least one metal coated ceramic and/or at least one oxide coated metal component. An electrical assembly (substrate and at least one electrical component) and an information handling system (e.g., personal computer) utilizing such a circuitized substrate are also provided.02-24-2011
20110116220CONTAINER MEMBER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A display device that includes a display panel and a container member that accommodates the display panel, where the container member can effectively absorb an external impact to sufficiently protect the display panel from damage and minimize deformation caused by an external stress, a method of manufacturing the same. The container member includes a metal frame including a space that accommodates the display panel, a plurality of sides and a bottom having a first opening; and a mold frame arranged between the sides of the metal frame and sides of the display panel. The display device may also include a buffer tape within the first opening. The mold frame is preferably produced by an injection molding technique.05-19-2011
20110019352RACK-MOUNT COMPUTER - A rack-mount computer mounted in a rack system connected to multiple terminals, includes: a power distribution board (PDB) for supplying each power load with DC power; a storage device connected to a backplane for receiving power from the PDB in a hotplug manner; a mainboard for receiving power from the PDB to execute computing; and an input/output card, connected to the mainboard, for processing specific input/output data.01-27-2011
20120243157CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a container and a number of server systems. A number of dividing plates is set in the container to divide the container into a number of shielding spaces each receiving one of a number of server systems. The dividing plates each include an electromagnetic shield layer made of electromagnetic shield material to prevent electromagnetic interference between the server systems.09-27-2012
20110211304COMPUTER CASE AND ADAPTER MODULE THEREOF - A computer case includes a housing, a fixing bracket and an adapter module. The fixing bracket is fixed in the housing. The adapter module is detachably fixed in the fixing bracket. The adapter module includes a shell and a rear plate fixed to an end of the shell. The shell defines a receiving portion to receive a slim drive. The rear plate includes a first jack received in a port of the slim disc drive.09-01-2011
20110242747INTEGRATED BUTTON ASSEMBLY - An integrated switch assembly is described, the integrated switch assembly including at least an actuator and a flexible membrane mechanically coupled to the actuator, the flexible membrane formed of a resilient, electrically conductive material. In the described embodiment, the flexible membrane is held at a first electrical potential. The integrated switch assembly also includes at least an electrical contact at a second electrical potential connected to an electrical circuit. The integrated switch assembly is engaged when the actuator applies a mechanical force to the flexible membrane causing the flexible membrane to deflect to a point of contact with the electrical contact causing the electrical potential of the electrical contact to change from the second potential to the first potential. The electrical circuit detects the change in potential of the electrical contact as a signal.10-06-2011
20110242746DILATANT ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Dilatant enclosure systems and methods are provided. A dilatant enclosure system can include an open framework; an electronic device disposed at least partially within the open framework; and a breathable, dilatant material covering at least a portion of the open framework. A dilatant enclosure method can include at least partially covering an open framework with a breathable, dilatant fabric material. The method can further include disposing an electronic device at least partially within the open framework.10-06-2011
20090323266Electronic apparatus - An electronic apparatus that includes: a grounding body that is kept at a ground potential; a cable that extends with its outer surface being in contact with the grounding body; and a circuit board that holds the cable interposed between the circuit board and the grounding body and that has a ground pattern extending on a portion contacting the cable, wherein the cable has a conductive outer surface extending over at least both a contact portion with the grounding body and a contact portion with the circuit board.12-31-2009
20100053864Cosmetic computer - This laptop apparatus is built not only with a computer but also with a cosmetic compact. It is complete with makeup and can be matched with any skin type. The compact is mounted at the top of the laptop for easy and quick access. What's so great about this laptop is that it makes traveling a breeze and is fashion forward. Not only can you surf the net, catch up with work, but you can look great doing it.03-04-2010
20100053865SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SUPPORT EXTERNAL DEVICES IN RELATION TO A SERVER RACK - A system to support external devices in relation to a server rack includes a server rack chassis having a plurality of sides. Each side has a pair of substantially vertical edges extending along a height of the server rack chassis. The system also includes a rail member having a first end coupled to the server rack chassis. The rail member is substantially parallel to the substantially vertical edges when the first end of the rail member is coupled to the server rack chassis. The system also includes a tray having a first aperture adapted to slidably receive a second end of the rail member.03-04-2010
20110069437CANTILEVERED PUSH BUTTON - A cantilevered push button adapted for accepting an input on an electrical or electronic device is disclosed. The button can include an elongated button top component disposed about an exterior surface of an electrical or electronic device such that it is accessible to a user, and having two opposing distal ends associated with separate user inputs. A first fulcrum is located between the first distal end and the midpoint of the elongated button top component, while a second fulcrum is located between the second distal end and the midpoint. A first electrical contact is associated with the first distal end, such that when a user presses on the first distal end, the elongated button top component pivots about the second fulcrum and the first electrical contact is actuated. A second electrical contact is similarly associated with the second distal end and first fulcrum.03-24-2011
20120200992SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONCURRENT MANUFACTURING, TESTING, AND INTEGRATION OF A MODULAR DATA CENTER - In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for concurrent manufacturing, testing, and integration of a modular data center is presented. According to the disclosure, a first component of a modular data center and a second component of a modular data center may be separately and concurrently manufactured. The first component may include a first pre-designed integration element, and the second component may include a second pre-designed integration element. The manufactured first component and the manufactured second component are then integrated, using an integration process which utilizes the first pre-designed integration element and the second pre-designed integration element.08-09-2012
20100265644INTERFACE CARD SOCKET AND CIRCUIT BOARD MODULE HAVING THE SAME - An interface card socket and a circuit board module having the same are disclosed. The circuit board module includes a first substrate, an interface card socket, a data processing unit and a connecting component. The interface card socket is detachably disposed on the first substrate and has a first slot. The first slot is used to connect with an interface card inserted. The connecting component is electrically connected to the data processing unit and the interface card socket. Therefore, the complexity of the trace design and the amount of the traces are reduced.10-21-2010
20090129001COMPUTER HOST HAVING TWO LAYERS INSIDE - A computer host having two layers inside includes a chassis, a partition, a first circuit board, a second circuit board, and an electrical connecting device. The partition divides the interior of the chassis into a first accommodation space and a second accommodation space. The first circuit board and the second circuit board are disposed on two sides of the partition respectively, and are respectively located in the first accommodation space and the second accommodation space. The electrical connecting device is used to electrically connect the first circuit board and the second circuit board, so that the first and second circuit boards together form a complete electronic circuit system for the operation of the computer host.05-21-2009
20110255230SERVER RACK AND POWER FEEDING METHOD THEREIN - A server rack according to the present invention mounts a plurality of servers. The server rack includes a plurality of central power supply units, each of which arranged between the plurality of servers with regular intervals, each of the plurality of central power supply units supplying electric power to one or more of the servers; and a direct-current power supply cable that connects the server and the central power supply unit. The direct-current power supply cable connects each of the servers and the central power supply units within a range of a predetermined distance.10-20-2011
20120200993INTEGRATED TRANSLATIONAL LAND-GRID ARRAY SOCKETS AND LOADING MECHANISMS FOR SEMICONDUCTIVE DEVICES - A land-grid array die package socket is configured for low- or zero insertion-force assembly with a land-grid array die package. For zero insertion-force assembly, a motion plate applies a force on a land-grid array contact that causes a contact tip to move into protective cover while the die package is inserted into the socket. After zero insertion-force assembly, the motion plate applies a force on the land-grid array contact that causes the contact tip to deflect in a positive-Z direction until a useful contact is made at the contact tip with a land-grid array pad.08-09-2012
20110164364COMPUTER POWER SUPPLY WITH NETWORKING FUNCTIONS - Power supply, installed within a computer, for enabling signals to be transmitted and received between the computer and at least one electrical device external to the power supply, the power supply including an electrical interface, at least one power cable, a low pass filter, a power line modem, an AC to DC converter and a DC to DC converter, the low pass filter being coupled with the electrical interface via a first one of the power cables, the power line modem being coupled with the first one of the power cables via a second one of the power cables and with a motherboard of the computer, the AC to DC converter being coupled with the low pass filter and the DC to DC converter being coupled with the AC to DC converter, the power line modem and the motherboard, the electrical interface for coupling the power supply with an electrical socket and for receiving high voltage AC electricity, the power line modem for modulating and demodulating over power lines the signals to be transmitted and received between the computer and the electrical device, the AC to DC converter for transforming the high voltage AC electricity to DC electricity and the DC to DC converter for converting the DC electricity to low voltage DC electricity and for powering the power line modem, wherein the low pass filter is for substantially eliminating noise on the first one of the power cables and the second one of the power cables caused by the AC to DC converter and the DC to DC converter.07-07-2011
20120063078MOTOR CONTROL MODULE - A control module 03-15-2012
20110069436SERVER CABINET AND COMPUTER SERVER SYSTEM USING SAME - A server cabinet includes a rack and a common power supply received in the rack. The rack defines an interior space configured for accommodating a plurality of servers therein. Each server has an electrical plug at an outer side thereof. The common power supply includes a power input socket and a plurality of power output sockets. The power output sockets are configured to electrically connect to the server electrical plugs, respectively. The common power supply is configured for receiving AC power from an external power source via the power input socket, and converting the AC power to DC power and outputting the DC power to the servers via the power output sockets.03-24-2011
20110096484LAYOUT STRUCTURE OF SERVER CHASSIS - A server chassis layout structure includes a chassis body, a partition plate, and a power backplane module. The chassis body includes a bottom plate, first and second top plates, and two side plates. The first and second top plates form a first opening therebetween. The side plates are mounted between the bottom and top plates. The partition plate includes at least one retaining portion and is perpendicularly fixed to the bottom plate below the first opening. The partition plate divides the chassis body into first and second sections. The power backplane module includes at least one lock portion and is vertically inserted into the chassis body via the first opening. The lock portion interferes with the retaining portion so as to assemble the power backplane module into the chassis body above the partition plate, and both the power backplane and the partition plate are exposed via the first opening.04-28-2011
20110075336Touch pad module assembly structure - A touch pad module assembly structure includes a housing and a touch module. The housing includes a generally rectangular concave area, which includes a bottom surface, two housing edges, a step, a position pin and a convex member. The step is disposed closer to one of the two housing edges than the other thereof. The position pin is disposed on an inner surface of the one of the two housing edges. The convex member is disposed closer to the other of the two housing edges. The touch module includes a support member, which includes a position member and a hook member. The position member is disposed at an edge of the support member and includes a position hole to be engaged with the position pin. The hook member is disposed at an opposite edge of the support member and coupled with the other of the two housing edges.03-31-2011
20100110625FOLDABLE MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE SAME - A foldable mobile computing device and the operating method are disclosed, wherein the foldable mobile computing device comprises a first main-body, a second main-body and a pivotal axis. The first main-body has a first surface with a display unit mounted thereon and a second surface; the second main-body has a fourth surface and a third surface having a touch interface set thereon functioning as a keyboard when the foldable mobile computing device is operated with a keyboard input paradigm; and the pivot axis couples the first main-body and the second main-body. When the second surface and the fourth surface are clapped together, the foldable mobile computing device is operated with a non-keyboard input paradigm; and when the first surface and the third surface are driven to form an angle values in a certain range, the non-keyboard input paradigm is shifted to the keyboard input paradigm.05-06-2010
20100165558ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HINGED COVER - An electronic device includes a main body, a cover, and two supports. The main body defines two receiving slots. The cover is hinged on the main body. The supports are slidably connected to the main body, capable of being entirely received in the receiving slots or protruding out of the main body, in response to positions of the cover.07-01-2010
20100271767MICROPERFORATED AND BACKLIT DISPLAYS HAVING ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY CAPABILITIES - A visual display having microperforations, backlighting and contrasting surface finishes is disclosed. The visual display includes an opaque base object having a front surface and a plurality of microperforations therethrough from the front surface to a back surface. Each microperforation has a diameter of about 100 microns or less, and numerous microperforations are arranged into an overall pattern, such as a logo, text or advertisement. A light source placed proximate to the back surface passes light through the microperforations to be visible at the front surface, such that the overall pattern can be visibly perceived when the light source is turned on. A contrasting surface finish formed on the front surface includes at least two visibly distinguishable shades, with one shade covering at least a portion of the front surface defined by the overall pattern, such that the overall pattern can be seen when the light source is turned off.10-28-2010
20110188188SERVER ASSEMBLY - A server assemble includes a server rack, a server, and a mounting member configured to mount the server to the server rack. The server rack includes a first support disposed in the server rack and a second support disposed adjacent to the first support. The server includes a side plate, and the server is located between the first support and the second support. The mounting member is secured to the side plate, wherein the mounting member is mounted to the first support of the server rack.08-04-2011
20100149737ADAPTOR FOR A ROUTER BLADE - An apparatus for connecting a router blade to a router chassis is provided. The apparatus includes an engagement portion; a first side portion coupled with the engagement portion; and a second side portion coupled with the engagement portion. The engagement portion includes a connector system that is operable to couple a router blade with a router chassis. The first side portion is operable to engage the router blade and the router chassis. The second side portion is operable to engage a router blade and the router chassis. The engagement portion, first side portion, and second side portion are sized to engage the router chassis and receive the router blade.06-17-2010
20110261519Electronic Device with Swinging Board - An electronic device with a swinging board is described. The electronic device includes a body, a swinging board and a connector. The body includes a reserving chamber and a circuit board, and the swinging board includes at least one opening. The swinging board is connected to the body and movable between an operating position and a reserving position with respect to the reserving chamber. The connector is disposed in the opening and electrically connecting with the circuit board. The connector is stored in the reserving chamber when the swinging board is rotated to the reserving position. Alternatively, the connector is moved to the outside of the reserving chamber when the swinging board is rotated to the operating position.10-27-2011
20090174993I/O DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - An electronic device is disclosed including a base having a first side on which a first opening is formed, a shaft disposed in the base, and an I/O port device having a plurality of I/O ports and a circuit board on which the I/O ports are disposed. The I/O port device is disposed in the base and rotates about the shaft, and the I/O ports are sequentially revealed by rotation of the I/O port device.07-09-2009
20090174992System and Method for Supporting Electrical Connectivity Between Information Handling System Chassis Components - An information handling system chassis having a passivated surface accepts electrical communication through a conductive ink disposed on a portion of the surface from which the passivation is removed. For example, a magnesium chassis passivated with phosphate has a portion mechanically cleaned and conductive ink placed over the cleaned portion with a pad printing process. The conductive ink provides electrical communication between the chassis and other portions of the chassis, processing component grounds and other electrical connection needs.07-09-2009
20090174991Generation Power Cable for Computers - A power cable for a computer has a main cable with two ends and each end terminates in a plug. One plug on the main cable is configured to connect to a power supply and the other plug on the main cable is configured to connect to a computer motherboard. Secondary cables terminate at one end in either the plug for the power supply or the plug for the motherboard. The secondary cables have plugs configured to connect to electrical devices that require power. The secondary cables may split into tertiary cables, and the plugs on the secondary and tertiary cables may be any of a variety found in computers.07-09-2009
20100020478ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND MOTHERBOARD THEREOF - The invention discloses a motherboard applied to an electronic apparatus. The motherboard has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The motherboard comprises a decorative pattern, a socket, one or more slots, and a plurality of first electronic components. The decorative pattern is formed on the first surface. The socket and the slot(s) are disposed on the first surface, wherein the socket is used for disposing a second electronic component, such as a central processing unit. The first electronic components are disposed on the second surface, wherein the first electronic components comprise resistor, inductor, capacitor, integrated circuit, or Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS).01-28-2010
20130194737MICRO GRID APPARATUS FOR USE IN A MAINFRAME OR SERVER SYSTEM - A micro grid apparatus and associated method of formation. Multiple tiers are formed. The tiers are distributed and sequenced in a vertical direction such that each tier is at a different vertical level in the vertical direction. Each tier includes a multiplicity of complex shapes interconnected by bridge modules. Each complex shape is a physical structure having an exterior boundary. Each complex shape includes multiple docking bays such that each docking bay is configured to have a module latched therein.08-01-2013
20110051341Datacommunications/Telecommunications Patching Systems with Integrated Connectivity Module - A module adapted for use with a datacommunications equipment mounting structure includes: a generally upright divider panel; a cover panel disposed generally parallel to the divider panel, the cover panel and divider panel being spaced apart from each other to form a gap; and a plurality of telecommunications cables, each of the telecommunications cables comprising a plurality of telecommunications patch cords, the cables comprising bundled patch cords at a first end and unbundled patch cords at a second opposite end, the cables being positioned in the gap between the divider panel and cover panel. The bundled patch cords at the cable first end include first interconnection terminals, and the unbundled patch cords at the second end include second interconnection terminals. The first terminals are located at first edges of the divider and cover panels. The unbundled patch cords are separately moveable between a stored position, in which the second terminals are located at second edges of the divider and cover panels, and an extended position, in which the second terminals are positioned away from the second edges of the divider and cover panels.03-03-2011
20110051340Cycling Computer - There is provided an improved solution for a user interface of a cycling computer user interface unit and an improved solution for mounting a cycling computer to a bicycle. The user interface solution comprises a swing switch rotating about a shaft and the mounting solution comprises a cross element enabling mounting in 90 degree resolution.03-03-2011
20110051339INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM SUPPORT MEMBER - A support member includes a coupling piece that defines a support piece aperture extending through the coupling piece and that includes a coupling arm that extends from a location on the coupling piece that is spaced apart from the support piece aperture. The support member also includes a support piece that defines a coupling arm aperture, wherein the coupling arm is located in the coupling arm aperture. A support surface engagement member extends from the support piece and through the support piece aperture, wherein the support surface engagement member comprises an engagement surface and a stop member that extends from a surface on the support surface engagement member that is opposite from the engagement surface.03-03-2011
20120039032Cable-Free Power Distribution In A Rack - A rack for housing electrically powered components, the rack including: a power distribution bus configured to distribute AC power among components installed in the rack via direct coupling without cables; a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive a component; and one or more components, each component installed in one of the plurality of slots, each component directly coupled to the power distribution bus without a cable, at least one of the components comprising an inter-rack power distribution unit (‘PDU’) configured to provide AC power to other components installed in the rack via the power distribution bus.02-16-2012
20110110024COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system includes a motherboard, a power supply unit, an interconnect card, and a chassis. The motherboard includes a power connector capable of transmitting power to the motherboard. The power supply unit includes a power supply unit connector. The interconnect card includes a first connector and a second connector. The power supply unit and the motherboard are mounted in the chassis. The first connector is connected with the power supply unit connector, and the second connector connected with the power connector.05-12-2011
20110157802PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ROTATING DISPLAY - A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, and two pivot members. The first body defines two holes. A first axis is defined along the centerlines of the holes. The second body defines a hole, a second axis is defined the center of the hole. Each of the pivot members includes a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion extending from two ends thereof, each first connecting portion is rotatably assembled in the corresponding holes, each second connecting portion is rotatably assembled in the hole. The second body rotates around the first axis, and rotates around the second axis.06-30-2011
20120044623SELF CAPTURING AND KEYED MOBILE DEVICE BUTTON - A housing of an electronic device encloses and supports at least one operational component and includes at least one opening sized to accommodate a mechanical input assembly. The mechanical input assembly includes a feature arranged to receive an input event, at least a portion of the feature exposed at an outside surface of the housing, an operational indicia visible on the exposed portion and having a preferred orientation with respect to the housing, the operational indicial providing an indication of how an operation of the operational component is influenced, and a shaft having a size and shape in accordance with the opening, the shaft attached to the external feature at a first end and an integrally formed self-capturing feature at the second end. The self-capturing feature is inserted into the opening until activated. The indicia is then properly aligned and the mechanical input assembly is locked to the housing.02-23-2012
20120057286ADAPTOR FOR A ROUTER BLADE - An apparatus for connecting a router blade to a router chassis is provided. The apparatus includes an engagement portion; a first side portion coupled with the engagement portion; and a second side portion coupled with the engagement portion. The engagement portion includes a connector system that is operable to couple a router blade with a router chassis. The first side portion is operable to engage the router blade and the router chassis. The second side portion is operable to engage a router blade and the router chassis. The engagement portion, first side portion, and second side portion are sized to engage the router chassis and receive the router blade.03-08-2012
20120057285IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS - An image formation apparatus includes a first unit and a second unit connected with each other, a first exterior cover covering a part of the first unit, a second exterior cover covering a part of the second unit and formed with a cover main body and an extension extending from the cover main body. A third exterior cover is provided between the first exterior cover and the second exterior cover and overlaps with while contacting the extension of the second exterior cover.03-08-2012
20120057284COMPUTER ENCLOSURE - A computer enclosure includes a side panel, and a number of rolling assemblies mounted on the side panel. When the rolling assemblies contact a surface, the computer enclosure can be moved with rolling of the rolling assemblies on the surface.03-08-2012
20120113576EXTENDABLE WIRELESS POWER DELIVERY FOR SMALL DEVICES - In various embodiments, an electronic device such as a portable computer has a structure that extends from the device to wirelessly transfer electrical power between itself and an external device. The structure may be placed in a non-extended position when not being used for such power transfer. In some embodiments power transfer may take place in either direction, and may be used for various purposes, such as to provide operational power and/or to charge a battery. The external device may be placed on or near the extended structure for power transfer to take place.05-10-2012
20120155002DEVICES WITH FARADAY CAGES AND INTERNAL FLEXIBILITY SIPES - A computer or microchip comprising an outer chamber and at least one inner chamber inside the outer chamber. The outer chamber and the inner chamber being separated at least in part by an internal sipe, and at least a portion of a surface of the outer chamber forming at least a portion of a surface of the internal sipe. The internal sipe has opposing surfaces that are separate from each other and therefore can move relative to each other, and at least a portion of the opposing surfaces are in contact with each other in a unloaded condition. The outer chamber including a Faraday Cage. A computer, comprising an undiced semiconductor wafer having a multitude of microchips. The multitude of microchips on the wafer forming a plurality of independently functioning computers, each computer having independent communication capabilities.06-21-2012
20120127644ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a casing, a cap, and an access module. An accommodation space of the casing is used for accommodating a data storage apparatus, and the access module is disposed inside the accommodation space. The casing is formed with an opening at a position corresponding to an access unit, so that an external card is inserted in or pulled out through the opening. A terminal of the access module is pivoted on the casing. The cap is used for covering and thus sealing the accommodation space, so that the access module is arranged between the data storage apparatus and the cap. Thereby, the space is saved, and the access module and the data storage apparatus can be detached or assembled conveniently.05-24-2012
20110090628NON-PERIPHERALS PROCESSING CONTROL MODULE HAVING IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATING PROPERTIES - The present invention features a non-peripherals-based processing control unit having an encasement module that is very small and durable compared to conventional computer encasement structures. The process control unit is capable of being incorporated into various devices and/or environments, of accepting applied and impact loads, of functioning as a load bearing structure, as well as being able to be processed coupled together with one or more processing control units to provide scaled processing power. The processing control unit of the present invention further features a unique method of cooling using natural convection, as well as utilizing known cooling means, such as liquid or thermoelectric cooling.04-21-2011
20110090627COMPUTER HOUSING - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a clutch barrel. The clutch barrel encloses a connector assembly, the connector assembly providing support for a lid. The clutch barrel is configured such that a junction formed by the clutch barrel and a top layer of the lid is not visible to a user when the computer housing is on a horizontal surface.04-21-2011
20110102991SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A ROBUST COMPUTER PROCESSING UNIT - The present invention features a robust customizable computing system comprising: a processing control unit; an external object; and means for operably connecting the processing control unit to the external object, the processing control unit introducing intelligence into the external object, thus causing the external object to perform smart functions. The processing control unit preferably comprises: (a) an encasement module comprising a main support chassis having a plurality of wall supports and a plurality of junction centers containing means for supporting a computer component therein, a dynamic back plane that provides support for connecting peripheral and other computing components directly to a system bus without requiring an interface, means for enclosing the main support chassis and providing access to an interior portion of the encasement module; (b) one or more computer processing components disposed within the junction centers of the encasement module; and (c) means for cooling the interior portion of the encasement module.05-05-2011
20100172076Sliding Front Carriage for an Information Handling System Chassis - An information handling system chassis includes a chassis base, a carriage, and a carriage sliding system. The chassis base is configured to house a plurality of first electrical components. The carriage is configured to house one or more second electrical components such that a user may access the one or more second electrical components from a front side of the chassis. The carriage sliding system is configured to slidably couple the carriage to the chassis base such that the carriage can be slided forward to an access position and rearward to a storage position. In the storage position of the carriage, a front area of the chassis base configured to receive one or more first electrical components is covered by the carriage, whereas in the access position of the carriage, at least a portion of the front area of the chassis base is not covered by the carriage.07-08-2010
20100091441ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING A SUPPORT MEMBER AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - An electronic device can include a housing and support members. In an embodiment, the housing includes an opening extending through an exterior wall. The opening can include a wider portion that is spaced apart from the opposite ends of the opening. The housing can include a recessed region that lies along a perimeter of the opening. A support member lies within the opening, and a portion of the support member lies within the recessed region. The shapes of the opening and the support member can be such that the support member can be inserted relatively easily into the opening, yet still resist accidental removal of the support members during normal use and handling of the electronic device. In a particular embodiment, the support member can be a single piece of elastomeric material and help to provide acoustical isolation.04-15-2010
20100091440Implementing Locational Fit Hex Torque Pattern with Low Stress Micro Planes - A bezel assembly apparatus is provided for use with a computer component, such as a direct access storage device (DASD). The bezel assembly apparatus includes a bezel base and a standoff including cooperating bezel base and a standoff mating portions. The cooperating bezel base and standoff mating portions include a cooperating pattern for implementing installation with low force and low stress mating engagement. The cooperating pattern includes a hex torque pattern, providing a locational fit for the standoff, holding the standoff in place during assembly. The hex torque pattern provides six managed stress micro planes that hold the standoff in place during assembly process.04-15-2010
20120120578Rail Including a Shelf for Supporting an Information Handling System - A rack system for supporting one or more information handling systems is provided. The rack system may include a rack and one or more rails coupled to the rack and configured to support one or more information handling systems. At least one of the rails may include an upper support structure, a lower support structure, a slot defined between the upper and lower support structures and configured to receive a guide structure of the information handling system, and a shelf. The slot may have a front end opening proximate to a front end of the rail, and extend toward a back end of the rail. The shelf may extend forward from the front end opening of the slot, and can support a portion of the information handling system when the guide structure is not received in the slot. The shelf may also not be coupled to any other rail.05-17-2012
20120120577REDUNDANT CLOCK CHANNEL FOR HIGH RELIABILITY CONNECTORS - A memory module configured to connect to a slot of a data processing system. A set of tabs is connected to the module and configured to electrically connect the module to the slot and to electrically connect the module to a clock of the data processing system. The set of tabs includes a first tab, a second tab, a third tab, and a fourth tab. The first tab and the second tab are opposite the third tab and the fourth tab. The first tab comprises a positive type tab, the second tab comprises a negative type tab, the third tab comprises a positive type tab, and the fourth tab comprises a negative type tab. The first and third tabs are configured to provide a first electrical connection to the clock. The second and fourth tabs are configured to provide a second electrical connection to the clock. Together, the first, second, third, and fourth tabs comprise two dual tabs.05-17-2012
20120120576SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-APPLICATION SOCKET - A processor module socket accommodates processor modules of different sizes with adapters that align smaller-sized modules so that module pins align with desired contact points. The largest supported processor module engages with the socket in a conventional manner without the use of an adapter. Smaller processor modules engage within an adapter that in turn engages in the socket in a manner similar to the largest supported processor module. The contact points of the socket support different sized processor modules by keying logical functions based upon the type of processor module installed in the socket.05-17-2012
20100246112COVER FOR DEVICE - A cover for a device is disclosed. The cover may include a first portion operable to protect a button of a device from inadvertent actuation, wherein the first portion enables viewing of the button while the cover overlaps the device. The cover may also include an opening operable to afford access to an interface component of the device, wherein the opening is operable to enable a user to reach through and physically interact with the interface component while the cover overlaps the device. The cover may further include a second portion enclosing the opening on all sides.09-30-2010
20120162883DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND POWER CONNECTION MECHANISM AND METHOD THEREOF - A data processing apparatus includes a rack cabinet, a power distribution unit and at least one modular electronic device. The rack cabinet includes a frame assembly and a receiving part. The power distribution unit is disposed on the frame assembly, and includes a plurality of first electric connectors. The modular electronic device includes a second electric connector and is swappable to be accommodated within a corresponding compartment of the receiving part. The second electric connector fits a corresponding first electric connector. After the modular electronic device is accommodated within the compartment, the second electric connector is directly connected with the corresponding first electric connector of the power distribution unit in a blind-mating manner.06-28-2012
20120212896INTEGRATED COMPUTER CASE - A computer case containing a computer pad with electrical port, and Jumper cable removably coupled to the electrical port. A bottom compartment defined by a first and second pair of opposed bottom walls connected by a bottom wall. A top cover, including a first and second pair of opposed top walls connected by one top wall. A spacing layer, formed to substantially fill the bottom compartment. Wherein a computer pad cavity in a central region of the spacing layer has a first and second pair of opposed spacing walls connected by a spacing wall that the computer pad rests upon. A jumper cable cavity extending from an edge of the computer pad, positioned next to the electrical port, terminating at a case electrical port. Wherein the jumper cable within the cavity may be coupled to the computer pad and one of the first and second pair of opposed bottom walls.08-23-2012
20120212895LOW Z LINEAR VIBRATOR - A low Z linear vibrator is described well suited for use in small form factor portable devices such as a smartphone. The low Z vibrator can be configured to include a beam structure that can be attached to a vibratory mass and a low profile actuator. The low profile actuator can cause the vibratory mass to oscillate in a well-defined and predictable manner.08-23-2012
20120212894INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM SLIDE RAIL ALIGNMENT SUPPORT - A rail assembly having a stab-in inner rail member that inserts into and withdraws from an intermediate rail member supports an information handling system chassis disposed in a rack. Insertion of the inner rail member into the intermediate rail member is aided by a resting surface extending from the insertion end of the intermediate rail member. The inner rail member rests on and is aligned with the resting surface so that opposing pairs of rail assemblies can have their inner rail members aligned with their intermediate rail members during a stab-in assembly of a chassis into the rack.08-23-2012
20120134087RACK SERVER DEVICE - A rack server device includes a rack, a plurality of servers, and a plurality of power distribution units (PDU). The servers are configured on the rack. Each of the servers includes a power supply, and the power supply includes a plug. The plug includes a positive pin, a negative pin, a ground pin, and a signal pin, wherein the signal pin is shorter than the positive pin, the negative pin and the ground pin. The PDUs are configured on the rack. Each of the PDUs includes a socket. The socket includes a positive connecting port, a negative connecting port, a ground connecting port, and a signal connecting port. The positive connecting port, the negative connecting port, the ground connecting port, and the signal connecting port are operable to connect to the positive pin, the negative pin, the ground pin, and the signal pin respectively.05-31-2012
20120134085SERVER INTEGRATING SYSTEM - A server integrating system contains at least one rack, and the rack contains servers and a rack management board. The rack management board is connected to the chassis management board through a transmission line, in which the chassis management board sends the information of the servers to the rack management board, and the chassis management board passes the data to the rack management board.05-31-2012
20120134086SERVER - A server including a chassis, a motherboard, a panel, a transfer plate and a circuit board is provided. The motherboard is disposed in the chassis. The panel is disposed pluggablly in the chassis and is located at a front end of the chassis. The transfer plate is fixed at a rear end of the chassis, and is electrically connected to the motherboard. The circuit board is fixed on the panel and is located in the chassis, and the circuit board includes at least one electronic device and a connector. The panel exposes the electronic device, and the circuit board is electrically connected to the transfer plate through the connector.05-31-2012
20090059486Server rack blanking panel and system - The present invention provides a system that allows for a single panel of the invention to be easily modified, preferably without the use of tools, to fit on a server rack, where the single panel is so modified as to cover the desired amount of open space on a server rack as a single piece, where the panel is preferably fire-rated, and where the modified panel may be easily installed onto the server rack to as to cover any open space thereon, and prevents the circular flow of warm air output from entering the cooler air input of the servers housed on the server rack.03-05-2009
20110096483FLIPPABLE I/O PORT FOR PORTABLE COMPUTER - An I/O housing holds an I/O port and is pivotable between a housed position, wherein the I/O housing is held snugly flat in a chassis of the computer, and an extended position, wherein the port end of the housing is distanced from the chassis. The I/O housing can mechanically engage an I/O device with the port establishing communication between the I/O device and the computer processor.04-28-2011
20100008030MICROPERFORATED AND BACKLIT DISPLAYS HAVING ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY CAPABILITIES - A visual display having microperforations, backlighting and contrasting surface finishes is disclosed. The visual display includes an opaque base object having a front surface and a plurality of microperforations therethrough from the front surface to a back surface. Each microperforation has a diameter of about 100 microns or less, and numerous microperforations are arranged into an overall pattern, such as a logo, text or advertisement. A light source placed proximate to the back surface passes light through the microperforations to be visible at the front surface, such that the overall pattern can be visibly perceived when the light source is turned on. A contrasting surface finish formed on the front surface includes at least two visibly distinguishable shades, with one shade covering at least a portion of the front surface defined by the overall pattern, such that the overall pattern can be seen when the light source is turned off.01-14-2010
20100284134SUBSTRATES, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES INCLUDING STRUCTURES FOR SUPPRESSING POWER AND GROUND PLANE NOISE, AND METHODS FOR SUPPRESSING POWER AND GROUND PLANE NOISE - Substrates having power and ground planes, such as, for example, printed circuit boards, include at least one noise suppression structure configured to suppress electrical waves propagating through at least one of a power plane and a ground plane. The at least one noise suppression structure may include a power plane extension that extends from the power plane generally toward the ground plane, and a ground plane extension that extends from the ground plane generally toward the power plane. The ground plane extension may be separated from the power plane extension by a distance that is less than the distance separating the power and ground planes. Electronic device assemblies and systems include such substrates. Methods for suppressing noise in at least one of a power plane and a ground plane include providing such noise suppression structures between power and ground planes.11-11-2010
20120218698ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES MATING SYSTEM - A system to mate electronic assemblies may include a computer backplane, and a first electronic interconnect carried by the computer backplane configured to operationally mate with a first electronic assembly. The system may also include a second electronic interconnect carried by the computer backplane that is physically separate from the first electronic interconnect, the second electronic interconnect configured to operationally mate with a second electronic assembly where the first electronic assembly and the second electronic assembly mate with the computer backplane at substantially a same time.08-30-2012
20120257342Extension Device and Information Processing System Including the Same - A main device includes fixing portions that fix a holding device to one principal surface thereof and project from the one principal surface. An extension device includes a placement portion on which the main device is placed and a wall portion on which the placement portion is provided in a standing manner. The wall portion that faces the one principal surface, to which the holding device is fixed, in a parallel relation, has such a shape as to not interfere with the fixing portions that fix the holding device of the main device, when the main device is placed on the placement portion. The main device can be mounted on the extension device with the holding device mounted thereon, and time and effort to remove the holding device can be saved when the main device is mounted on the extension device.10-11-2012
20120262862ABOVE MOTHERBOARD INTERPOSER WITH QUARTER WAVELENGTH ELECTICAL PATHS - A computing device has a circuit substrate having a socket, a main processor inserted into the socket, an interposer substrate inserted between the socket and the main processor, the circuit substrate, the socket and the interposer substrate being electrically connected, and peripheral circuit modules residing on the interposer substrate, wherein each peripheral circuit module has an electrical path having a path length to the main processor less than one-quarter of a wavelength of signals that will travel the electrical path.10-18-2012
20120262863MOTHERBOARD SUBSTRATE HAVING NO MEMORY INTERCONNECTS - A computing device has a motherboard circuit substrate having at least one layer of electrical interconnects and a socket arranged to receive a main processor for the computing device, the socket electrically coupled to at least a portion of the layer of electrical interconnects, wherein the circuit substrate has no memory interconnects.10-18-2012
20120262860POWER ADAPTER SECURITY SYSTEM - A power adapter security system includes a power adapter base. An object securing element is located on the power adapter base. The object securing element is operable to secure the power adapter base to an object. A power cable extends from the power adapter base. A power connector is located on the power cable and operable to transmit power from the power adapter base. A security connector is located on the power cable and is operable to lock the power cable to an IHS chassis. The object securing element may be used to secure the power adapter to an object and each of the power connector and security connector may be coupled to an IHS chassis to provide power to the IHS chassis and secure the IHS chassis to the object.10-18-2012
20120262861Rack with a Power Distribution Unit - A rack is adapted for storing a plurality of servers, and includes a rack body and a power distribution unit. The rack body includes a top portion, a bottom portion and a plurality of supporting rods. The supporting rods connect vertically the top portion to the bottom portion. One of the supporting rods is formed with a receiving groove. The servers are placed among the supporting rods. The power distribution unit includes a plurality of socket units retained in the receiving groove.10-18-2012
20120081851SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING MULTIPLE HARD DRIVES - A multiple hard drive connection system includes a first backplane, a second backplane, and a card assembly. The first backplane includes a pass-through and a first socket, and couples to a control system such that the first socket is in electrical communication with the control system. The second backplane is adjacent to and spaced apart from the first backplane, includes a second socket aligned with the pass-through, and couples to the control system such that the second socket is in electrical communication with the control system. The card assembly includes a first edge card connected to the first socket and a second edge card extending through the pass-through and connected to the second socket. The card assembly couples to a hard drive such that the hard drive is in electrical communication with the control system via the first backplane, the second backplane, and the card assembly.04-05-2012
20120081850Rack Assembly for Housing and Providing Power to Information Handling Systems - A rack assembly is disclosed including a frame and a housing for receiving a plurality of information handling system (IHS) components, the housing coupled to a slide assembly attachable to the frame, wherein the frame is operable to receive the housing. The assembly further includes an extendable member electrically coupling the housing to a power source disposed within the frame when the housing is in an extended position from the frame.04-05-2012
20110122561Modular Data Center - A modular data center is constructed utilizing two building modules, wherein each of two modules includes a computer rack disposed therein which computer rack is spaced apart from an exterior wall to define an exterior access space and spaced apart from an interior opening to define an interior access space. When the two building modules are joined so that the openings abut one another, the interior access spaces of the two modules form a contiguous space between the two computer racks, which space satisfies access requirements for each computer rack. The interior access space between the two computer racks may be enclosed to form an environment that can be separately cooled from the remainder of the modular data center. A method provides two building modules, each containing a computer rack, which modules are joined so that the access spaces for the computer racks overlap, wherein a portion of the computer rack access space of one module forms part of the computer rack access space of the other module.05-26-2011
20130170118ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE - An electronic device enclosure includes a chassis and a cover. The chassis defines two through holes and a receiving space configured to receive a power supply. The cover includes two latching portions. Each of the two latching portions is engaged in each of the through holes to engage the cover with the chassis, and the cover is configured to cover the receiving space when no power supply is received in the receiving space.07-04-2013
20100328868CIRCUITIZED SUBSTRATES UTILIZING SMOOTH-SIDED CONDUCTIVE LAYERS AS PART THEREOF - A circuitized substrate in which two conductive layers (e.g., electroplated copper foil) are bonded (e.g., laminated) to an interim dielectric layer. Each of the two foil surfaces which physically bond to the dielectric are smooth (e.g., preferably by chemical processing) and include a thin, organic layer thereon, while the outer surfaces of both foils are also smooth (e.g., preferably also using a chemical processing step). One of these resulting conductive layers may function as a ground or voltage plane while the other may function as a signal plane with a plurality of individual signal lines as part thereof. An electrical assembly and an information handling system utilizing such a circuitized substrate are also provided.12-30-2010
20110038113Conversion module and chassis arrangement, and related methods - A telecommunications arrangement including a chassis, at least one power supply, and a plurality of conversion modules that provide an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical signal conversion. The chassis includes a separate back plane made up of individual back panels. The back panels are attached to the chassis by a tab and swell latch. The conversion modules include a printed circuit board, an input/output arrangement of connectors, and a radius limiter mounted to the printed circuit board.02-17-2011
20120268876DRIVER DEVICE FOR COMPUTER MOTHERBOARD - A driver device includes a circuit board, a number of sockets, a number of driver chips, a control switch, and a signal output element. The sockets are positioned on the circuit board. Each driver chip is received in and electrically connected to a corresponding socket. The control switch includes a number of switches. An input of each switch is electrically connected to a corresponding socket. An output of each switch is electrically connected to the computer motherboard through the signal output element.10-25-2012
20110043986POWER SUPPLY ASSEMBLY FOR SERVER RACK AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING POWER SUPPLY FOR SERVER RACK - A power supply assembly for electronic components, such as servers, can include a power supply and a mount. The power supply is connected to the mount and is configured to power a plurality of electronic components. The power supply assembly can include a connection between the power supply and mount that is configured to permit the power supply to pivot about an axis in relation to the mount.02-24-2011
20110043985KEYBOARD MECHANISM FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND RELATED PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A keyboard mechanism includes a keyboard, a first engaging part, a support frame, and a second engaging part. The first engaging part is disposed on the keyboard. The support frame is installed on a case of a portable electronic device. The support frame is used for supporting the keyboard on the case of the portable electronic device. An opening is formed on the support frame. The location of the opening corresponds to the location of the first engaging part. The second engaging part is used for engaging with the first engaging part when the first engaging part is disposed through the opening of the support frame, so that the keyboard is installed on the support frame.02-24-2011
20110235254CONTROL PANEL SUPPORT MECHANISM, CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Provided is a control panel support mechanism having a first support member attached to an image forming apparatus, a second support member supporting a control panel and axially supported by the first support member to be vertically swingable with respect to the first support member, a lock member slidable towards or away from a swing axis of the second support member, and a biasing unit to bias the lock member to slide towards the swing axis. The first support member has a plurality of engaging grooves each positioned along a radial direction with respect to the swing axis and having an opening at an end of the first support member opposite the swing axis, the plurality of engaging grooves being aligned vertically. The biasing unit biases the lock member so that the lock member enters one of the plurality of engaging grooves through the opening to lock in engagement with the engaging groove.09-29-2011
20120275101BATTERY GAS GAUGE RESET MECHANISM - A gas gauge circuit has a power supply pin, a power return pin, power-on reset capability, and a communications signal pin. A reset control circuit is coupled between the power supply pin and the communications signal pin, or between the power return pin and the communications signal pin. The reset control circuit removes power to the gas gauge circuit in accordance with a control signal asserted on the communications signal pin. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.11-01-2012
20120327576COMPUTER MINI-CARD CONNECTION ASSEMBLY - A connection device is used to mount a computer mini-card. The connection device includes a board, an edge connector formed a bottom side of the board, a socket, and a pole. The socket is mounted on a first side surface of the board to connect to the computer mini-card, and is electrically connected to the edge connector. The pole extends from the first side surface of the board to fix an end of the computer mini-card opposite to the socket.12-27-2012
20120092819EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTION FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes: a housing, a processor provided in the housing, a rechargeable power pack provided in the housing in communication with the processor, apertures extending through the housing, insulating portions of the housing being provided between the apertures, a location of the apertures being selected to map out a graphical element, electrical contacts in communication with the battery for charging the battery, the electrical contacts being sized to be received in the apertures and wherein the insulating portions are provided for insulating the electrical contacts from one another.04-19-2012
20120287567FIXING MECHANISM AND COMPUTER THEREWITH - A fixing mechanism includes a base whereon at least one buckling portion is formed. The fixing mechanism further includes a bracket connected to an electronic module. The bracket includes a bottom plate, at least one lateral plate connected to the bottom plate and being buckled inside the buckling portion, and a baffle connected to the bottom plate. The fixing mechanism further includes a cover portion including a board, at least one hook connected to a side of the board for hooking the base, a constraining portion connected to the side of the board for laterally constraining the at least one lateral plate, and a resilient structure connected to the constraining portion for contacting against the baffle of the bracket so as to support the electronic module resiliently.11-15-2012
20120140393PROTECTIVE CASE - A protective case for a tablet computer includes a main body for receiving the tablet computer therein and an inserting connector disposed in the main body. The main body has a receiving cavity for receiving a battery. The inserting connector is capable of electrically connecting the tablet computer with the battery when the tablet computer and the battery are received in the main body. Therefore, the tablet computer can be used in a longer continuous time by means of the battery providing electricity to the tablet computer.06-07-2012
20130016466MOTHERBOARD CAPABLE OF REDUCING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCEAANM YEN; SHIN-TINGAACI Tu-ChengAACO TWAAGP YEN; SHIN-TING Tu-Cheng TWAANM CHEN; YUNG-CHIEHAACI Tu-ChengAACO TWAAGP CHEN; YUNG-CHIEH Tu-Cheng TWAANM HO; DUEN-YIAACI Tu-ChengAACO TWAAGP HO; DUEN-YI Tu-Cheng TW - A motherboard includes a printed circuit board (PCB), a central processing unit (CPU), a regulator, a first memory adaptor, and a second memory adaptor. The PCB includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a plurality of first soldering pads and first leads arranged on the top surface, and a plurality of second leads arranged between the top surface and the bottom surface. The PCB defines a plurality of first vias, second vias, and power vias. The CPU is connected to the first vias. The voltage regulator is connected to the power vias. The first memory adaptor neighbors to the regulator and is surface-mount soldered to the first soldering pads. The first soldering pads are connected to the first vias by first leads. The second memory adaptor is soldered to the second vias. The second vias are connected to the first vias by the second leads.01-17-2013
20130016465Plated Through Hole Void Detection in Printed Circuit Boards by Detecting A pH-Sensitive ComponentAANM Chamberlin; Bruce JohnAACI VestalAAST NYAACO USAAGP Chamberlin; Bruce John Vestal NY USAANM Chu; Chang-MinAACI TaipeiAACO TWAAGP Chu; Chang-Min Taipei TWAANM Hu; Gao-BinAACI ShenZhenAACO CNAAGP Hu; Gao-Bin ShenZhen CNAANM Kuczynski; JosephAACI RochesterAAST MNAACO USAAGP Kuczynski; Joseph Rochester MN USAANM Tsang; Kaspar Ka ChungAACI Tung ChungAACO HKAAGP Tsang; Kaspar Ka Chung Tung Chung HK - An approach is provided in which a pH-indicating compound is incorporated in a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes a number of layers with the pH-sensitive indicator being incorporated in one of the layers. Conductive pathways are formed from a conductive sheet laminated onto an outer surface of the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board is exposed to a pH-activating solution. Plated-through hole defects in the printed circuit board are identified by detecting a color formation at a surface location of the printed circuit board that corresponds to the plated-through hole defect. Another approach is also provided where a pH-activating compound is incorporated in one of the layers of the printed circuit board which is then exposed to a pH-indicating solution to produce the color formation that identifies the location of the plated-through hole defect.01-17-2013
20120243156INTEGRATED USB HUB - The present invention relates to an integrated USB hub, comprising: a circuit board, a first electrical connector, a main-controlling chip, at least one second electrical connector, at least one third electrical connector, and a plurality of fourth electrical connector, wherein the first electrical connector, the at least one second electrical connector, the at least one third electrical connector, and the plurality of fourth electrical connector are disposed on the circuit board and coupled to the main-controlling chip; Therefore, through the controlling of the main-controlling chip, a user may connect a first electronic device, a second electronic device and a third electronic device to the second electrical connector, the third electrical connector and the fourth electrical connector, respectively, so as to control and operate the first electronic device, the second electronic device and the third electronic device via a host computer and the main-controlling chip.09-27-2012
20120243155CONDUCTIVE METAL NUB FOR ENHANCED ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION, AND INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM UTILIZING SAME - A method of forming a circuitized substrate utilizing a conductive nub structure for enhanced interconnection integrity by using a joining core layer with copper outer layer on it, and forming thru-holes in the joining layer. Placing conductive adhesive in the thru-hole prior to removing the copper outer layers from the joining core layer creates an adhesive bump on joining core layer that engages a conductive secondary metal nub placed on the circuitized substrate-to-joining layer contact points, thus creating an enhanced connection between the layers.09-27-2012
20100085693HAND-HELD INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A game apparatus includes a vibrating motor, and the vibrating motor is arranged to be fit into a rib provided at approximately the center of a base cover of a lower housing. The rib is made up of an upper member and a lower member different in height, and the vibrating motor is secured to be sandwiched between a side surface of the lower member and a side surface of a rib of a motor cover to be attached to the base cover. Thus, a side surface of the vibrating motor is in intimate contact with the side surface of the lower member and the side surface of the rib of the motor cover.04-08-2010
20130170119ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a first casing, a second casing, a hinge structure and an elastic structure. The hinge structure is pivotally connected with the first casing and the second casing to open or close the first casing in relative to the second casing. Two ends of the elastic structure are connected with the first casing and the second casing respectively, and disposed adjacent to the hinge structure. The elastic structure supports the first casing when the first casing is opened in relative to the second casing. Otherwise, the elastic structure cushions the first casing when the first casing is closed in relative to the second casing.07-04-2013
20130176670CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY - A circuit board assembly includes a motherboard, a first daughterboard, and a first metal bar. Two ends of the first metal bar are respectively fastened to the motherboard and the first daughterboard, and are electrically connected between the motherboard and the first daughterboard. The first metal bar is supported between the motherboard and the first daughterboard, so as to position the first daughterboard separately over the motherboard and enable the first daughterboard to be substantially perpendicular to the motherboard.07-11-2013
20130094130MOTHER BOARD AND FIXING MODULE THEREOF - A mother board comprises a circuit board, an electronic device, and a fixing module. The circuit board includes a first surface, a second surface, a plurality of first fixing holes, and a plurality of second fixing holes. The electronic device is disposed on the first surface. The fixing module includes an upper casing, a first back casing, and a second back casing. The upper casing is disposed on the first surface and includes a plurality of holes. The first back casing is disposed on the second surface and includes a plurality of first fixing elements which are passed through the first fixing holes to connect to the holes of the upper casing. The second back casing is disposed on the second surface and includes a plurality of second fixing elements which are connected to the second fixing holes.04-18-2013
20130094132ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS - An electronic device is provided, including a printed circuit board, a male connector and a female connector. The printed circuit board has at least one functional circuit. The male connector is coupled to the printed circuit board. The female connector is coupled to the printed circuit board and mated with the male connector, in which the electronic device is coupled to another electronic device in a daisy-chain configuration.04-18-2013
20130094131CASE FOR A TABLET COMPUTER - A case for a tablet computer is disclosed. The case includes an upper portion having a body portion configured and arranged to secure a tablet computer therein. The body portion has a rim defining an opening into the body portion to access a touch screen of the tablet computer. The case further includes a lower portion and a double hinge connecting the lower portion to the upper portion. A plurality of music controls is located on the lower portion that are configured and arranged to provide control inputs to the tablet computer.04-18-2013
20130100599ELECTRONIC SYSTEM, AND PREHEATING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A method for preheating an electronic system when booting in an environment with low temperature and an apparatus using the same are provided. The electronic system includes at least a processor, at least a first controller, and at least a second controller. The method includes: the first controller checking whether the initialization of the second controller is successful or not after the electronic system boots, wherein the first controller include a basic input/output system; entering a preheating mode when the initialization of second controller has failed, wherein in the preheating mode, the processor is powered continuously and a turbo function is enabled, so as to provide a heat energy for heating the electronic system; and stopping the preheating mode and rebooting the electronic system.04-25-2013
20130201615THREE DIMENSIONAL PASSIVE MULTI-COMPONENT STRUCTURES - Stacked arrays of components are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first and a second layer of components are electrically and mechanically coupled to an interposer with an encapsulated third layer of components disposed between the first and second layers. The first layer can be configured to attach the stacked array to a host printed circuit board. The interposer can couple signals between the components on the first and second layers.08-08-2013
20130201616THREE DIMENSIONAL PASSIVE MULTI-COMPONENT STRUCTURES - Stacked arrays of components are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first and a second layer of components are electrically and mechanically coupled to a thin interposer disposed between the first and second layers. The first layer can be configured to attach the stacked array to a host printed circuit board. The interposer can insulate the components from one another and also couple signals between the components on the first and second layers. In one embodiment, the components in the first and second layers are passive components.08-08-2013
20130128437COUPLER APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a coupler apparatus includes a coupling element and a ground plane. The coupling element comprises a conductive material and configured to be subjected to power feeding to a feeding point. The ground plane comprises a conductive material and faces the coupling element. The coupling element has one or more through holes along an alignment direction of the coupling element and the ground plane.05-23-2013
20130128436SERVER WITH BACK PLANE MODULE - A server includes a chassis, a back plane module mounted in the chassis, and a number of electronic component mounted to the back plane module. The back plane module includes a first back plane adjacent to a top plate of the chassis, a second back plane adjacent to a bottom plate of the chassis, and a cable connecting the first and second back planes. The second back plane is offset from the first back plane so as to form a passage for a cooling airflow between the first and second back planes.05-23-2013
20130141851MODULARIZED SERVER - A modularized server includes a main housing, a first block unit, a second block unit, and a removable module. The main housing has a first inserting groove and a second inserting groove, and the removable module has a guide channel. When the removable module is disposed in the first inserting groove along a sliding direction, the first block unit is located in the guide channel. Moreover, the second block unit blocks the removable module from being installed to the second inserting groove.06-06-2013
20110273828EMI-SHIELDING SOLUTIONS FOR COMPUTER ENCLOSURES USING COMBINATIONS OF TWO AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPES FORMED IN SHEET METAL - The present invention provides a configuration of a computer-chassis containment or other electromagnetic device method for manufacture in which a “one-hit” solution may be implemented to provide adequate electromagnetic interference shielding (EMC shielding) and is configured such that shielding gaskets, “spoons” or other excessive structures may be reduced or eliminated completely. Patterned sinusoidal “patterns” that are stamped, molded, cut, or extruded into one or more sides of a “box” provide sufficient EMI shielding, such that the need for gaskets is reduced or eliminated.11-10-2011
20110235253PERIPHERAL DEVICE WITH LIMITED RELATIVE ANGULAR MOVEMENT - The present invention provides a peripheral device with limited relative angular movement. The peripheral device is configured for detachable operative interconnection with a computing device and comprises a first portion, a second portion, and an operatively connected peripheral device component. The first portion includes a first hinge portion, which defines an axis of rotation, and comprises a first protrusion and a second protrusion. The first protrusion is disposed axially separated at a predetermined distance from the second protrusion. The second portion includes a second hinge portion, which is operatively interconnected with the first hinge portion to allow the first portion and the second portion to rotate relative to one another about the axis of rotation between a first angle and a second angle. The peripheral device component provides one or more peripheral device functions. The first angle and the second angle at least in part are defined by the first protrusion and the second protrusion.09-29-2011
20130148281POWER SWITCH AND COMPUTER CASE - A power switch is used for protection against static electricity and includes a main body, a metal pin and a protection section. The metal pin and the protection section are positioned on the same side of the main body. The main body and the protection section are made of insulating material. The metal pin passes through the protection section and is partially received within the protection section, and the other part of the metal pin is exposed.06-13-2013
20100302719Mechanical Mechanism for Revealing Keyboard in L-shaped, 2-part system - A computer has two main parts that are of an L-shape which interfit with one another in open and closed positions.12-02-2010
20130120918MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR PCI CARD - A mounting apparatus for a PCI card includes an enclosure body, a mounting piece and a resisting member. The enclosure body comprises a bottom panel and a rear panel extending from the bottom panel. The mounting piece is used for attaching a first end of the PCI card on the rear panel. The resisting member is pivotally mounted to the enclosure body. The resisting member is rotated about an axis substantially perpendicular to the bottom panel to abut a second end of the PCI card to prevent the PCI card from moving along a direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom panel.05-16-2013
20110310547PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS HAVING PADS FOR SOLDER BALLS AND METHODS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF - A printed circuit board includes a group of pads suitable to be soldered to a respective group of solder-balls of a device. Each pad of the group has a crack initiation point on its perimeter at a location where cracks in a solder-ball are anticipated to start after that solder-ball is soldered to that pad. For a pad of that group having a microvia located therein, a center of that microvia is located farther than a center of that pad from its crack initiation point. For a pad of that group having a trace merging along a portion of its perimeter, that portion does not include a vicinity of that crack initiation point.12-22-2011
20110310546EMI Shielding Scheme Using Sandwiched Sheet Metal - A peripheral card EMI shielding scheme which comprises a sandwich of three layers. The first layer comprises a chassis rear wall (e.g., constructed of sheet metal). The next layer, which in certain embodiments is the middle of the sandwich, comprises a relatively thin plate (e.g., 0.15 mm+/−0.1 mm) with spring arms. The third layer comprises a sheet metal plate (in certain embodiments, the third layer has a similar thickness to the rear wall). The thick sheet metal plate completely covers the thin plate, except for areas where the spring arms protrude. The three plates are staked together by a method similar to an extrude-and-roll process (e.g., where one piece is fastened to another without the need for additional hardware or welding).12-22-2011
20120019998POWER SUPPLY FOR COMPUTER - An exemplary computer includes a computer case, a first power conversion device mounted at a first position in the computer case, and a second power conversion device separate from and electrically connected with the first power conversion device. The first power conversion device converts external AC power to a first DC voltage and outputs the first DC voltage to the second power conversion device. The second power conversion device is mounted at a second position separate from the first position in the computer case. The second power conversion device converts the first DC voltage to at least one second DC voltage and outputs the at least one second DC voltage.01-26-2012
20130194736INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus 08-01-2013
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20120075786COMPUTER ENCLOSURE - A computer enclosure includes a front panel, a switch module attached to the front panel, and a light guide block. The front panel includes a front plate and a top flange connected to the front plate. A holding slot is defined on the top flange for accommodating the light guide block. The switch module includes a mounting bracket and a first light emitting diode (LED) attached to the mounting bracket. The first LED faces one end of the light guide block and generates light that enters the light guide block and emits from the front panel.03-29-2012
20120087074NOTEBOOK COMPUTER STORAGE AND CHARGING CART - A notebook computer storage and charging cart includes a cart having mobile racks arranged in stacks for carrying notebook computers, a power system having electrical power connectors connectable to an external power source and battery charges connected to the electrical power connectors and controllable by a power management device to charge the notebook computers subject to a predetermined charging time, and a network unit having a network connection apparatus installed in the cart and first and second network lines respectively connected between first and second ports network connection apparatus and the notebook computers for the transmission of network signals for real-time online data update and download.04-12-2012
20120092821COMPUTER HOUSING - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an outer layer formed of lightweight flexible material and an inner layer attached to the outer layer. The inner layer is connected to the support layer forming a load path between the inner layer and the structural support layer. A load applied to the multipart computer housing is transferred by way of the load path to the support layer without substantially affecting the outer layer.04-19-2012
20120092820PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SLIDE AND TILT MECHANISM - An apparatus (04-19-2012
20130208410LAND GRID ARRAY SOCKET ASSEMBLY - A land grid array socket assembly comprises a plurality of cells, with each cell comprising an insulative body having a top surface, and contact conductor that has a first portion that extends from a board contact point up to and beyond the top surface to a contact bend, and a second portion that extends from the contact bend to terminate below the top surface and within the insulative body.08-15-2013
20130208411UNDERFILL DEVICE AND METHOD - An underfill device and method have been are provided. Advantages of devices and methods shown include dissipation of stresses at an interface between components such as a chip package and an adjacent circuit board. Another advantage includes faster manufacturing time and ease of manufacture using underfill devices and methods shown. An underfill assembly can be pre made with conductive structures included within the underfill assembly. Steps such as flowing epoxy and curing can be eliminated or performed concurrently with other manufacturing steps.08-15-2013

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