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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

361679020 - Computer related housing or mounting assemblies

361679310 - For computer memory unit

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20130044423MEMORY STICK HAVING A LOCK DEVICE - A memory stick having a lock device includes a metal housing, a PC board, a tray carrying the PC board, lock body, a lock body having a positioning block press-fitted into a top opening of the metal housing and a locating block engaged into a top notch of the metal housing and adapted for accommodating an upper part of the tray and a part of an IC package circuit of the PC board for enabling the USB interface circuit to be suspending in a bottom opening of the metal housing, and a locking mechanism for enabling the memory stick to be locked to an external object.02-21-2013
20090195974Tamper evident portable memory housing and device - A portable memory housing includes a first housing section and a second housing section that couples to the first housing section to define an enclosure for portable memory components. At least one of the housing sections includes a prong extending from an edge of the housing section and an other of the housing sections defines a slot configured to receive the prong. The prong includes at least one flat that is parallel and at least one flat that is perpendicular to the edge of its respective housing section. The slot is defined by a parallel wall configured to abut the parallel flat of the prong and limit relative lateral movement of the first and second housing sections, and a perpendicular wall configured to abut the perpendicular flat of the prong to impede separation of the first housing section from the second housing section.08-06-2009
20110194242STORAGE - A storage server includes a case, an adapter board, a control board module, a power supply module, a plurality of hard disk units, a plurality of dividing boards, and a case cover. The adapter board divides the case into a first space and a second space. The control board module and the power supply module are disposed in the first space and electrically connected to the adapter board. The hard disk units are disposed in the second space, and the hard disk backboards thereof are connected to the adapter board via cables. The dividing boards are used to separate the hard disk units. The second space and the hard disk units disposed therein are covered with the case cover.08-11-2011
20090122479Flash Media Reading Devices with Integrated Storage Compartments - A memory card interface apparatus including a bay to receive a memory card for accessing data stored on the card, and a separate storage cavity configured to store a memory card. In one embodiment, the cavity includes an aperture providing access to remove a card from the storage cavity. In one embodiment, the cavity includes an element protruding out a side of the storage cavity to retain a card within the storage cavity. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes at least a second separate storage cavity configured to store a memory card. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes at least a third separate storage cavity configured to store a memory card. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a tower configuration. In one embodiment, the apparatus is configured to attach to a separate add-on configuration, the separate add-on configuration providing storage for additional memory cards. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes at least a third separate storage area configured to store a memory card.05-14-2009
20090122478FLASH MEMORY DISK WITH ROTATABLE AND TELESCOPIC PROTECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD USING THE SAME - A flash memory disk includes a holder, a plug, a housing and a pulling ring. The plug is joined with the holder and exposed out of the holder. The housing has a containing space for accommodating the holder and the plug, wherein two sides opposite to each other respectively have a through sliding groove and the third side of the housing there has an opening. The two arms of the pulling ring have sliding blocks, and the sliding blocks are moveable and matched with the through sliding grooves, wherein the pulling ring is rotated about the axis connecting both the sliding blocks, and when the sliding blocks of the pulling ring is moved, the holder would be located between a first position where the plug is entirely accommodated in the containing space and a second position where the plug is entirely protruded out of the opening.05-14-2009
20100073860SSD APPARATUS - A SSD apparatus includes a first memory module, a second memory module, a module controller which determines a method of controlling the first and second memory modules, a control board mounted with the module controller, a first connector which a module board of the first memory module and the control board are connected to, a second connector which a module board of the second memory module and the control board are connected to, and an interface device connected to the control board. A memory chip and a memory controller are mounted on one surface of the module board of each of the first and second memory modules. The other surface of the module board of the first memory module is faced to the other surface of the module board of the second memory module.03-25-2010
20130083473EXTENDED CAPACITY MEMORY SYSTEM WITH LOAD RELIEVED MEMORY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A method of manufacture of an enhanced capacity memory system includes: providing a dual in-line memory module carrier having a memory module and an integrated memory buffer coupled to the memory module; coupling a memory expansion board, having a supplementary memory module, to the dual in-line memory module carrier including attaching a bridge transposer; and providing a system interface connector coupled to the integrated memory buffer and the bridge transposer for controlling the memory module, the supplementary memory module, or a combination thereof04-04-2013
20130033810PRINTED ELECTRONICS - Printed electronic device comprising a substrate onto at least one surface of which has been applied a layer of an electrically conductive ink comprising functionalized graphene sheets and at least one binder. A method of preparing printed electronic devices is further disclosed.02-07-2013
20090190297Motherboard expansion device - The invention is to provide a motherboard expansion device that expands the possibility to use non-portable computers in different applied systems and allows them to operate with a plurality of external devices.07-30-2009
20130044424MOTHERBOARD - A motherboard includes a processor, a platform controller hub (PCH), a switch, a power connector, a switch unit, and an expansion slot. The PCH is connected to the expansion slot to output a bus signal to a serial advanced technology attachment dual in-line memory module (SATA DIMM), which is connected to the expansion slot, in response to the movement of a switch. The processor connected to the processor socket outputs a bus signal to an expansion card, which is connected to the expansion slot, in response to another movement of the switch.02-21-2013
20130027870LIQUID DIMM COOLING DEVICE - A liquid cooling device comprises a heat spreader disposed along a plurality of memory modules on a dual in-line memory module (DIMM), a cold rail block extending along the heat spreader and a compressible thermal adapter interleaved between the cold rail block and the memory modules. The thermal adapter is compressible in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the DIMM board, thus allowing the components of the cooling device to be moved and adjusted relative to each other in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the DIMM. In a preferred embodiment, matching smooth surfaces of adjacent components within the cooling device are collated with a lubricant, thus permitting a low-friction gliding of these components relative to each other and allowing the DIMM to be easily removed from the cooling device and to be replaced without effort and without tooling.01-31-2013
20100067187MOTHERBOARD - A motherboard is provided. The motherboard includes a chipset, a memory module slot, a bridge device, a plurality of first conducting wires and a plurality of second conducting wires. The first conducting wires are coupled between the chipset and the bridge device. The second conducting wires are coupled between the memory module slot and the bridge device. When the bridge device provides a Nth route set, the motherboard supports a Nth standard memory module inserted the memory module slot. The Nth route set is electrical connected between a Nth wire group of the first conducting wires and a Nth wire group of the second conducting wires, wherein N is a natural number. Further, transmission quality of signals is increased.03-18-2010
20100328874FOLDABLE USB FLASH MEMORY DEVICE - An exemplary USB flash memory device includes a main body, a bending portion, a memory unit, and a connector. The main body includes a front wall, a back wall, and two side walls between the front and back walls. A transverse width of each of the front wall and the back wall is larger than a transverse width of each side wall. The bending portion is pivotably connected to the main body, a rotation axis of the bending portion is substantially perpendicular to the front wall and the back wall of the main body. The memory unit is received in the main body. The connector is electrically connected to the memory unit, the connector is secured to an end of the bending portion farthest away from the main body.12-30-2010
20130070412EXPANSION APPARATUS WITH SERIAL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE - An expansion apparatus includes a serial advanced technology attachment dual-in-line memory module (SATA DIMM) with a first circuit board, an expansion card with a second circuit board, and a cable member. A first edge connector is set on a bottom edge of the first circuit board and includes a number of first power pins connected to a control chip, a number of first storage chips, and a first connector, and a number of first ground pins. A second edge connector is set on a bottom edge of the second circuit board and includes a number of second power pins connected to a number of second storage chips and a second connector, and a number of second ground pins. The cable member includes a cable, a third connector connected to the first connector, and a fourth connector connected to the second connector.03-21-2013
20130050926MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR EXPANSION CARDS - A mounting apparatus for mounting expansion cards to expansion slots set on a circuit board includes a bracket and a number of mounting members. The bracket includes two racks opposite to each other and fixed to the circuit board. A number of spaced bars extend from the mounting piece. Each mounting member includes a fixing plate fixed to a corresponding bar, a locking portion extending from a top of the fixing portion. Two parallel raised portions protrude on an inner surface of the fixing plate to sandwich a corresponding end of the corresponding expansion card. The locking portion abuts against the top of the corresponding expansion card.02-28-2013
20130058030EXTERNAL DISK STORAGE SOLUTION - A data storage solution for a computer having a computer stand or a computer display having an opening therein, comprising an external data storage medium and structure to mount the external data storage medium to the rear of the computer stand or computer display.03-07-2013
20130058032PORTABLE DATA STORAGE DEVICES AND HOSTS COMPLIANT WITH MULTIPLE COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS - Portable data storage devices can be provided that can include a substrate having a front surface on which a memory chip is mounted, first pads disposed on a back surface of the substrate opposite to the front surface, second pads disposed on the back surface of the substrate to be adjacent to the first pads, and protruding terminals disposed on respective ones of the second pads opposite to the substrate.03-07-2013
20130058031Presence Detectable Baffle For Electrical Components In A Computing System - A presence detectable baffle for electrical components in a computing system, including: a passive chassis having a form factor is consistent with an electrical component of the computing system; and a presence detectable pin set connected to the passive chassis, the pin set consistent with the electrical component.03-07-2013
20120307445PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) INCLUDING A WIRE PATTERN, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE PCB, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE PCB, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE - A printed circuit board (PCB) includes a wire pattern that has a low processing cost and a high yield by simplifying the structure of the PCB and can increase the joining characteristics and reliability of minute bumps when a flip-chip bonding process is performed. The PCB includes a body resin layer having lower and upper surfaces, a wire pattern on or in one of the upper and lower surfaces of the body resin layer, at least one through-hole contact extending from the wire pattern through the body resin layer, and a solder resist on the upper and lower surfaces of the body resin layer, openings of the solder resist corresponding to at least one of a solder ball land and a bump land, the solder ball land and the bump land being configured to couple the PCB to a semiconductor chip.12-06-2012
20130163174HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS FOR MEMORY CARDS - A heat dissipation apparatus is used for accelerating heat dissipation of a memory card mounted to a circuit board. The heat dissipation apparatus includes a mounting bracket supported on the circuit board and a fan mounted to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes to a mounting plate arranged over the memory card, and a plurality of legs extending down from the mounting plate to be fixed to the circuit board. The fan is attached to the mounting plate to align with the memory card.06-27-2013
20130163175SOLID STATE DRIVE MEMORY SYSTEM - A solid-state drive architecture and arrangement for standardized disk drive form factors, PCI type memory cards and general motherboard memory. The solid-state drive architecture is modular in that a main printed circuit board (PCB) of the memory system includes a host interface connector, a memory controller, and connectors. Each connector can removably receive a memory blade, where each memory blade includes a plurality of memory devices serially connected to each other via a serial interface. Each memory blade includes a physical serial interface for providing data and control signals to a first memory device in the serial chain and for receiving data and control signals from a last memory device in the serial chain. Each memory blade can be sized in length and width to accommodate any number of memory devices on either side thereof.06-27-2013
20100202106MOBILE DATA STORAGE DEVICE WITH ENHANCED CAPACITY - The invention relates to a mobile data storage device (08-12-2010
20120099269MOTHERBOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME - A motherboard for an electronic device includes a main circuit board, an interface, and a sub-circuit. The main circuit board holds a plurality of heat generating element, and the sub-circuit board is electrically connected to the main circuit board through the interface. The sub-circuit board includes a connecting board and a holding board for holding heat generating elements. An end of the connecting board is electrically connected to the main circuit board through the interface, and another end of the connecting board is electrically connected to the holding board. The holding board and the main circuit board are located at opposite ends of the connecting board, and the holding board is spaced with the main circuit board in parallel.04-26-2012
20120099268MEMORY RETENTION SYSTEM TO REDUCE SHOCK-RELATED DISCONTINUITIES - A memory retention and support system includes a memory chassis. A board is mounted to the memory chassis. A memory connector is mounted to the board and includes a pair of guide members at opposite distal ends of the memory connector and a pair of opposing outer walls extending between the guide members. A connector reinforcing member engages the memory connector to urge the guide members toward each other and to urge the opposing outer walls toward each other. A damping member is operable to be positioned adjacent to and spaced apart from the memory connector in order to engage a memory module when the memory module is coupled to the memory connector. The connector reinforcing member and the damping member act to resist a discontinuities between a plurality of memory contacts on the memory module and a plurality of connector contacts on the memory connector.04-26-2012
20120008272PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE - A portable storage device includes a case, a USB plug, a sliding button, a delete button, a controller and a memory module. The delete button is electrically coupled with the controller. Data stored in the device can be deleted through operation of the delete button without a host device.01-12-2012
20110292590MOUNTING ELEMENT FOR AN EXPANSION CARD AS WELL AS CORRESPONDING ARRANGEMENT OF A MOUNTING ELEMENT WITH AN EXPANSION CARD IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A mounting element for an expansion card in a computer system includes a bracket-like construction and at least two retaining arms that at least partially encompass an expansion card held in the mounting element, wherein the mounting element can be locked on a retaining element of a module carrier, and the mounting element has a first mount designed to fix an expansion card held in the mounting element substantially perpendicular to the retaining arms such that the mounting element is connected captively to the expansion card.12-01-2011
20110292588PLANAR INFORMATION DEVICE - An substantially planar information device is provided comprising: a memory module including a memory device and an electrical interface to connect the memory device to a complementary interface of a computing device; and a housing including a recess in which the memory module can be removably received, a receptacle to receive the electrical interface when the memory module is received in the recess, wherein the memory module and the housing are substantially planar such that the information device can be affixed to a planar substrate without substantially changing the profile of the planar substrate.12-01-2011
20100033917COMPUTER - A computer including a chassis, a mainboard, a plurality of computing units, a plurality of I/O interface ports, a plurality of first storage apparatuses, a rack, at least one expansion storage apparatus, and a fan module is provided. The chassis includes a front end and a rear end opposite to the front end. The mainboard and the computing units are disposed in the chassis. The computing units are coupled to the mainboard. The I/O interface ports are disposed at the rear end and coupled to the mainboard. The first storage apparatuses are arranged in an array form at the front end of the chassis. The rack is disposed in an assembling opening at the rear end. The expansion storage apparatus is disposed in the rack and is coupled to the mainboard. The fan module is disposed on the rack for providing heat dissipation to the fan module.02-11-2010
20090168322SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY CARD - The semiconductor memory card related to the present invention is arranged with a plurality of semiconductor memory packages, a controller chip which controls the plurality of semiconductor memory packages, and a substrate mounted with the plurality of semiconductor chips on one surface and the controller chip mounted on the other surface corresponding to a position in which the external force of the first surface is concentrated.07-02-2009
20120106066USER DEVICE - The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a user device, which includes a main body part, a movable part electrically connected with the main body part, and a switching control unit and a rotation driver unit for co-axially connecting the main body part with the movable part. The switching control unit is used for eliminating a friction that enables the main body part to be fixed relative to the movable part fixed to turn on a rotation mode of the movable part. The rotation driver unit is used for applying a pre-pressing elastic force to the movable part when the switching control unit turns on the rotation mode of the movable part, so as to enable the movable part to automatically rotate relative to the main body part. The pre-pressing elastic force is less than the friction.05-03-2012
20120293944SERVER CHASSIS - A server chassis includes a frame for accommodating a plurality of data storage devices and at least one tray for disposing a circuit board. The frame is provided with a connector and the tray is provided with a signal bridge board electrically connecting the circuit board with the connector. The circuit board could be coupled with the data storage devices through the signal bridge board without any use of cables.11-22-2012
20100103605 MULTI-CONFIGURATION PROCESSOR-MEMORY SUBSTRATE DEVICE - A Multi-configuration Processor-Memory device for coupling to a PCB (printed circuit board) interface. The device comprises a substrate that supports multiple configurations of memory components and a processor while having a single, common interface with a PCB interface of a printed circuit board. In a first configuration, the substrate supports a processor and a first number of memory components. In a second configuration, the substrate supports a processor and an additional number of memory components. The memory components can be pre-tested, packaged memory components mounted on the substrate. The processor can be a surface mounted processor die. Additionally, the processor can be mounted in a flip chip configuration, side-opposite the memory components. In the first configuration, a heat spreader can be mounted on the memory components and the processor to dissipate heat. In the second, flip chip, configuration, the processor face can be soldered onto a non-electrically functional area of the PCB interface of the printed circuit board to dissipate heat.04-29-2010
20100128429CARD CONNECTOR - The present invention provides a card connector that can be loaded on a double-sided printed circuit board and allows intergration of components using common components. A first and a second housing 05-27-2010
20120140401REMOTE ATTACHABLE FLASH DRIVE - A sticky drive includes a flash storage device and a mounting structure having a stickable surface. The mounting structure is coupled to the flash storage device to enable a user to attach the flash storage device to a user-selected object.06-07-2012
20120293943USB SOLID STATE STORAGE DRIVE CASING FOR AUTOMATED WRITING AND DISPENSING - A storage device has a casing with physical and mechanical features that enable an automated dispenser to reliably move the storage device through a loading and dispensing process therewithin. The casing's physical and mechanical features reduce the chance of a user loading the storage device in an automated dispenser incorrectly. The casing may also improve the stacking of storage devices in a dispenser. The casing may also improve the ability of automated dispensers to move the storage device through the writing and dispensing process. The storage devices may be, for example, USB solid state drives (also referred to as flash drives, thumb drives, or the like), Secure Digital (SD) cards, CompactFlash (CF) cards and the like.11-22-2012
20090190298FUNCTIONAL AND ORNAMENTAL COVER FOR FLASH MEMORY STICK DEVICE - A memory stick cover is configured to be used by a consumer for receiving and protecting the connector of a memory stick when the memory stick is being transported and otherwise not in use. The memory stick cover is removable from the connector end and placed over the opposite end of the memory stick when the memory stick is connected to a computer. The memory stick cover of the present invention is somewhat of a novelty item as it may be configured of a moldable material such as rubber. Alternatively, it may consist of a hard-covered material with a rubber or other pliable material insert, the insert being configured to receive and protect the male connector of the memory stick.07-30-2009
20120069513ELECTRONIC STORAGE MEDIUM - A flat electronic storage medium, in particular a USB stick, which has a surface (A) made of elastic material, out of which a tongue-shaped partial surface (B) can be pushed out such that a carrier material (D) can be clamped between the total surface (A) and the partial surface (B). Instead of the partial surface, a wire (E) or a small plate (F) may be provided. It is further proposed that surfaces or partial surfaces, which during clamping of the carrier material (D) are directed at the carrier material (D), have a structured surface (G). In order to achieve an optimal clamping effect and deform the carrier material (D) as little as possible, the surface (B) that can be pushed out is designed sunken as compared to the surface (A). The sunken surface (B) preferably runs in parallel to the plane of the surface (A).03-22-2012
20090141441AIR BAFFLE WITH INTEGRATED TOOL-LESS EXPANSION CARD ATTACHMENT - An air baffle with an integrated expansion card attachment is disposed in a computer for receiving an expansion card having a handle attached thereto. The air baffle includes a first wall including a first guide and a second guide projecting from a side surface of the first wall. The first guide a second guide form a transverse space therebetween. The air baffle includes a second wall parallel to the first wall disposed a distance from the first wall approximately equal to a width of the expansion card. The second wall includes a snap retainer having a projected portion thereof. The transverse space formed between the first and second guides of the first wall has a size approximately equal to a thickness of the expansion card such that a first end of the expansion card is firmly held by the first guide and the second guide when the expansion card is inserted into the transverse space. The projected portion inserts between the handle attached to the expansion card and the expansion card in order to hold the expansion card in place. The expansion card is held apart from and parallel to a circuit board of a computer such that an air channel is created between the first wall and the second wall for air to pass across the circuit board of the computer and the expansion card.06-04-2009
20090141440PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE - A portable storage device which is used by being connected to terminals of an external apparatus, comprises a main body of a rectangular cover case, in which an opening is formed at a front and a fit opening is formed in a wall; a rectangular terminal enclosure supported inside said main body of the cover case, and having a terminal portion at a front for connection with the external terminals, and having a fit portion which is formed in a wall so as to be opposed to said fit opening when inserted into said main body of the cover case; a circuit board which is supported in said terminal enclosure and provided with connector terminals at a front; a semiconductor memory device which is mounted on said circuit board, sealed with resin and connected to said connector terminals; and a fitting member which is inserted into said fit opening of said main body of the cover case so as to be fitted to said fit opening, and to be fitted to said fit portion of said terminal enclosure to thereby fix said main body of the cover case and said terminal enclosure.06-04-2009
20130120926USER-SERVICEABLE LIQUID DIMM COOLING SYSTEM - A cooling system for a memory module comprises a heat conduction assembly for conducting heat from the memory module to liquid-cooled mounting blocks. In one embodiment, each heat conduction assembly includes a frame having opposing first and second supports, first and second heat spreader plates each extending from the first support to the second support, and a pair of flattened heat pipes each extending along a respective one of the heat spreader plates from the first support to the second support. The liquid-cooled mounting blocks releasably support the heat conduction assembly over a memory module socket with the memory module between the heat spreader plates.05-16-2013
20090052124Circuit Module with Thermal Casing Systems - Flexible circuitry is populated with integrated circuitry (ICs), and contacts are distributed along the flexible circuitry to provide connection to an application environment. The flexible circuitry is disposed about a rigid substrate, placing the ICs on one or both sides of the substrate with one or more layers of integrated circuitry on one or both sides of the substrate. The substrate is preferably devised from thermally-conductive materials and one or more thermal spreaders are in thermal contact with at least some of the ICs. Optionally, as an additional thermal management feature, the module may include a high thermal conductivity thermal sink or area that is disposed proximal to higher thermal energy IC devices. In preferred embodiments, extensions from the substrate body or substrate core encourage reduced thermal variations amongst the ICs of the module while providing an enlarged surface for shedding thermal energy from the module.02-26-2009
20110228467SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, semiconductor memory device is capable of operating at a first mode and a second mode which is higher in speed than the first mode. The semiconductor memory device comprising: a semiconductor memory; a controller which controls the semiconductor memory; a connector which is provided with terminals for sending and receiving data to and from an external device; and a substrate on which the semiconductor memory, the controller, and the connector are mounted, the substrate comprising a plurality of wiring layers. The controller and the connector are mounted on an identical surface of the substrate. The substrate comprises a wiring which connects a mounting pad for the terminal for data transfer at the second mode of the connector and a mounting pad for a pin for data transfer at the second mode of the controller to each other on the wiring layer on a mounting surface for the connector and the controller.09-22-2011
20110228466ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a housing, at least one expansion card, a motherboard and a fixing member. The motherboard is assembled into the housing, and includes at least one socket member. The socket member defines at least one expansion slot to receive the expansion card. The housing includes a bottom plate and a side plate extending substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate. The fixing member is rotatably connected to the side plate. The fixing member resists an end of the expansion card away from the motherboard, such that the fixing member and the motherboard cooperatively defining an airflow channel therebetween.09-22-2011
20090251856Expansion card retention device and methods thereof - A retention device for computer expansion cards, a system including the device, a method of manufacture of the device, and a method of using the device, where the retention device includes a retention clip configured to engage the bracket of the expansion card to reduce flex and rotation of an expansion card when the expansion card and the retention device are installed in an expansion card bay of a computer system, and wherein the retention clip is configured to contact the proximal end of the expansion card.10-08-2009
20090257185Storage Blade - A blade-system computer component with a chassis and a blade. The chassis has a housing for a blade, chassis electrical contacts for making electrical connections to the blade, and two rails for engaging the blade along two sides of a length of the blade. Each of the two rails has a slider portion and a rack portion that both engage the blade, and are both disposed along an entire length of the two rails. The blade has blade electrical contacts for making electrical connections to the chassis, two glides disposed along the entire length of the two sides of the blade, where each of the two glides engage the slider portion of each of the two rails, and provide stability to the blade during relative movement between the blade and the chassis. At least one pinion engages the rack portion of at least one of the two rails, and provides dampening to the relative movement between the blade and the chassis.10-15-2009
20090257184DRAM MODULE WITH SOLID STATE DISK - A dynamic radon access memory (DRAM) module includes a printed circuit board, a number of DRAM units, a number of flash memory units, a number connecting pins and an interface controller. The DRAM units and the flash memory units are distributed on the printed circuit board. The connecting pins are formed at an edge of the printed circuit board. The interface controller is electrically connected to the flash memory units and a portion of the connecting pins, wherein each of the interface controller provides at least one serial interface between the flash memory units and the portion of connecting pins thereby enabling data transmission through the portion of connecting pins in at least one serial mode. The flash memory units integrally constitute a flash disk drive in the DRAM module. Therefore, frequently installation and uninstallation of the flash memory drive can be avoided. A motherboard assembly including the aforementioned DRAM module can be developed.10-15-2009
20120194992A DIMM Riser Card With An Angled DIMM Socket And A Straddle Mount DIMM Socket - A DIMM riser card that includes a PCB having a first edge, a second edge, and one or more faces. The first edge of the PCB is configured for insertion into a main board DIMM socket. The first edge includes electrical traces that electrically couple to a memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes an angled DIMM socket mounted on one face of the PCB, where the angled DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM at an angle not perpendicular to the PCB and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes a straddle mount DIMM socket mounted on the second edge of the PCB. The straddle mount DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus through the electrical traces on the first edge of the PCB.08-02-2012
20100259882SOLID STATE DRIVE, STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING SOLID STATE DRIVES AND SCALABLE INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF SOLID STATE DRIVES - A solid state drive includes a printed circuit board, at least one memory and a controller. The at least one memory stores data. The at least one memory is embedded in the substrate of the printed circuit board. The controller controls the at least one memory to perform a write operation or a read operation. The controller is also embedded in the substrate of the printed circuit board.10-14-2010
20100238622Attached-type memory device - The present invention relates to an attached-type memory device, which includes a support seat, a connection part. The support seat has an accommodation room for housing a flash memory; the connection part contains at least an elastic sleeve member and at least a fitting member, in which the fitting member is integrated with the support seat, and two sides of the elastic sleeve member are disposed on two side edges of an end face of the fitting member.09-23-2010
20100220438INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE - An information processing apparatus including: a main unit; a cooling fan that suctions open air into the main unit to cool inside the main unit with an air flow; and a nonvolatile semiconductor storage device that is provided within the main unit to be used as an external storage device, the device including: a printed circuit board; a nonvolatile semiconductor memory that is mounted on the printed circuit board; a memory controller that is mounted on the printed circuit board and controls the nonvolatile semiconductor memory; and a temperature sensor that is mounted on the printed circuit board and detects temperature within the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device, wherein the memory controller is disposed at an upstream side of the air flow and the temperature sensor is disposed at a downstream side of the air flow.09-02-2010
20120194991EXPANSION CARD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH EXPANSION CARD - An expansion card and a computer system with the expansion card are disclosed. The expansion card includes a card body, and a mounting member includes a base and a support extending from the base. The base is fixed to the card body and defines a first plane facing the card body. The support defines an edge substantially extending from the base. An angle defined between the edge and the first plane is not less than about 30 degrees, but not more than about 60 degrees.08-02-2012
20090109608ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a main circuit board contained in the housing, a memory controller mounted on the main circuit board, only one memory slot mounted on the main circuit board, and only one memory module attached to the memory slot. The memory controller is of a specification that allows the memory controller to access-control up to one memory slot to which a memory module is attached in addition to an on-board memory which is to be directly mounted on the main circuit board. No on-board memory is mounted on the main circuit board, only the memory module is mounted as a memory on the main circuit board. Access control of the memory module is executed by the memory controller.04-30-2009
20110058327FLASH MEMORY CARD EXPANDER - Method and system for expanding the memory capacity of devices that use flash memory cards. In one aspect, a memory card expander assembly includes an adaptor shaped to be connected to a memory card slot of a host device, and a receptacle assembly in communication with the adaptor and operative to be attached to the host device. The receptacle assembly includes an expanded memory card slot operative to connect to a memory card such that the host device can communicate with the connected memory card when the adaptor is connected to the memory card slot.03-10-2011
20120127649MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR EXPANSION CARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A mounting apparatus for mounting an expansion card to an electronic device includes a panel, a fixing bracket, and two locking members. The panel includes a rectangular plate and a frame. The fixing bracket is pivotably secured to the frame. The fixing bracket includes a contact portion and two pivot portions. The contact portion includes a first latching plate and a second latching plate. The first latching plate and the second latching plate cooperatively define a receiving space therebetween. Each of the two pivot portions includes a main plate, a stop plate, and a resilient portion. The two locking members are received in the two pivot portions. The top surface and a block plate of the expansion card are received in the receiving space.05-24-2012
20100118482SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF ENCAPSULATED SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS - A solid state drive is disclosed. The solid state drive includes a circuit board having opposing first and second surfaces. A plurality of semiconductor chips are attached to the first surface of the circuit board of the solid state drive, and the plurality of semiconductor chips of the solid state drive include at least one memory chip that is at least substantially encapsulated in a resin. An in-line memory module-type form factor circuit board is also disclosed. The in-line memory module-type form factor circuit board has opposing first and second surfaces. A plurality of semiconductor chips are attached to the first surface of the in-line memory module-type form factor circuit board, and these semiconductor chips include at least one memory chip that is at least substantially encapsulated in a resin.05-13-2010
20100046156Miniature portable memory device - Disclosed is a miniature portable memory device, comprising: a memory card unit; a shell, which is provided with a reception slot inside for receiving and accommodating said memory card unit, one end of said shell is provided with a first opening portion for insertion of said memory card unit into said reception slot, and a second opening portion is provided on said shell, so that when said memory card unit is inserted into said reception slot, said memory card unit is exposed to outside of said shell through said second opening portion; and a cover body, provided with a connection portion, that can be inserted into said first opening portion of said shell, and well fits therein. An indented portion is provided on one end of said first opening portion, and a protrusion portion is provided on said connection portion and corresponding to said indented portion, so that when said cover body is inserted into said first opening portion, said protrusion portion is inserted into said indented portion, such that when said cover body is inserted into and capped onto said shell, the engagement and connection can be much more tightly fit and secure.02-25-2010
20090073647APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR A PHYSICAL LAYOUT OF SIMULTANEOUSLY SUB-ACCESSIBLE MEMORY MODULES - A layout for simultaneously sub-accessible memory modules is disclosed. In one embodiment, a memory module includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of sectors, each sector being electrically isolated from the other sectors and having a multi-layer structure. At least one memory device is attached to each sector, the memory devices being organized into a plurality of memory ranks. A driver is attached to the printed circuit board and is operatively coupled to the memory ranks. The driver is adapted to be coupled to a memory interface of the computer system. Because the sectors are electrically-isolated from adjacent sectors, the memory ranks are either individually or simultaneously, or both individually and simultaneously accessible by the driver so that one or more memory devices on a particular sector may be accessed at one time. In an alternate embodiment, the printed circuit board includes a driver sector electrically isolated from the other sectors and having a multi-layer structure, the driver being attached to the driver sector.03-19-2009
20120033373RADIAL OPTICAL DATA INTERCHANGE PACKAGING - A radial optical data interchange packaging comprises a central core; a plurality of central core photo transceivers emerging from an exterior side surface of the central core; a mother board coupled to the central core, wherein the mother board is perpendicularly oriented below and abutting the central core; a plurality of retention slots on the mother board, wherein the retention slots radially extend away from the central core; and a plurality of cards held by the retention slots, wherein each of the plurality of cards comprises a set of card photo transceivers that optically communicate with the central core photo transceivers.02-09-2012
20130135812LIQUID-COOLING MEMORY MODULES WITH LIQUID FLOW PIPES BETWEEN MEMORY MODULE SOCKETS - A liquid-cooled computer memory system includes first and second blocks in fluid communication with a chilled liquid source. A plurality of spaced-apart heat transfer pipes extend along a system board between memory module sockets from the first manifold block to the second manifold block. The heat transfer pipes may be liquid flow pipes circulating the chilled liquid between the memory module sockets. Alternatively, the heat transfer pipes may be closed heat pipes that conduct heat from the memory modules to the liquid-cooled blocks. A separate heat spreader is provided to thermally bridge each memory module to the adjacent heat transfer pipes.05-30-2013
20100220435PERIPHERAL DATA STORAGE DEVICE WITH DOCK CHARGE PASS-THROUGH CONNECTOR AND OPTIONAL MICROSD SLOTS AND ACCOMPANYING DEVICE AND HOST SOFTWARE FOR APPLE IPHONE AND IPOD DEVICES - A peripheral data storage device for Apple iPhone and iPod devices having an encasement containing a system of electronic circuits which communicates with the iPhone or iPod by means of a host software system and a device software system. The device also has a charge pass through connector and optional card slots. Various views of the device are shown in FIGS. 09-02-2010
20130148286MOUNTING DEVICE FOR EXPANSION CARD - A mounting device for an expansion card includes a circuit board, a rail mounted on the circuit board, and a latch slidably mounted to the rail. A front end of the expansion card is fixed to a sidewall of a chassis. The latch includes a clamping portion to hold and support a rear end of the expansion card.06-13-2013
20090067126COMPUTER HOUSING WITH PLUG-IN CARD MODULE - A computer housing (03-12-2009
20110019356SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, coupling capacitance in a state in which a first heat radiation member is arranged between parallel flat plates of a first capacitor formed by a surface of a housing opposed to one surface of a printed circuit board and the printed circuit board is smaller than coupling capacitance in a state in which an object having a relative dielectric constant of 5.8 is arranged solid between the parallel flat plates of the first capacitor.01-27-2011
20130155602MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR EXPANSION CARD - A mounting apparatus includes a chassis and a mounting piece. The chassis includes a rear plate. An expansion slot is defined in the rear plate, and a clipping portion extends from an edge of the expansion slot. The mounting piece includes a main body, an engaging piece extending from a first end of the main body, and an inserting portion extending from a second opposite end of the main body. The engaging piece defines a clipping slot, and two blocking portions are located on the opposite side of entrance of the clipping slot. The clipping portion is engaged in the clipping slot, and the two blocking portions prevent the clipping portion from being disengaged from the clipping slot.06-20-2013
20120243168SEMICONDUCTOR RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING AND/OR REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A semiconductor recording medium recording and/or reproducing apparatus includes: a medium holder that has a medium housing unit in which a semiconductor recording medium is detachably housed; an exterior case that has a medium entrance through which the semiconductor recording medium is inserted and ejected, and in which the medium holder is housed in a state where the medium housing unit is opposed to the medium entrance; an openable and closeable cover that opens and closes the medium entrance; a heat sink that is contactable with the semiconductor recording medium housed in the medium housing unit; and a heat sink moving unit that moves the heat sink in cooperation with an opening and closing operation of the openable and closeable cover.09-27-2012
20100220437INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE - An information processing apparatus including: a main unit; a cooling fan that suctions open air into the main unit to cool inside the main unit with an air flow; and a nonvolatile semiconductor storage device that is provided within the main unit to be used as an external storage device, the device including: a printed circuit board; a nonvolatile semiconductor memory that is mounted on the printed circuit board; a memory controller that is mounted on the printed circuit board and controls the nonvolatile semiconductor memory; and a temperature sensor that is mounted on the printed circuit board and detects temperature within the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device, wherein the memory controller is disposed at an upstream side of the air flow and the temperature sensor is disposed at a downstream side of the air flow.09-02-2010
20100220436STORAGE DEVICE - A storage device includes an enclosure, a plurality of drive connectors within the enclosure to which media drives are connected, a cooling fan in the enclosure, a backboard positioned to divide an interior space of the enclosure in an anteroposterior direction, and a plurality of temperature-dependent devices disposed behind the backboard. Air is taken in via an enclosure front face from outside the enclosure due to the cooling fan's rotation, flows through the interior space of the enclosure, and passes through the backboard. The backboard has all or some of the drive connectors on a front face thereof, arranged in a matrix configuration having a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. The plurality of drive connectors includes two first drive connectors, each first drive connector connected to a user-detachable media drive and located in a same column of the matrix configuration.09-02-2010
20110255234EXPANSION CARD MODULE - An expansion card module includes an expansion card, an adapter card electrically coupled to the expansion card, and a box enclosing the expansion card and the adapter card. The expansion card includes a fixing plate fixed to the box. The adapter card includes a connector to be electrically coupled to a motherboard of the computer by a cable. A mounting bracket for a storage device is not occupied by the storage device, but receives the box of the expansion card module therein.10-20-2011
20110255233Card Coupling System - A card coupling system includes a card having an electrical coupler and defining a plurality of extension member coupling holes. An extension member is operable to couple to the card and includes a base. A plurality of card engagement members extend from a first edge of the base, each card engagement member operable to be located in a respective extension member coupling hole in order to couple the extension member to the card. A mounting plate extends from a second edge of the base and defines at least one mounting hole. The card may be a half size form factor card and may be coupled to a full size form factor card connector by engaging the card connector with the electrical coupler, coupling the card engagement members to respective extension member coupling holes, and securing the mounting plate to the card connector through the at least one mounting hole.10-20-2011
20100053880DEPTH SPREADING PLACEMENT OF DATA STORAGE CARTRIDGES IN MULTI-CARTRIDGE DEEP SLOT CELLS OF AN AUTOMATED DATA STORAGE LIBRARY - In an automated data storage library having a plurality of multi-cartridge deep slot cells, each configured to store a plurality of data storage cartridges arranged in sequential order of tiers from front to rear, and having accessor(s) configured to selectively extract, place and transport cartridges with respect to the cells; operating the accessor(s) to selectively extract, place and transport cartridges with respect to the cells and with respect to other elements of the library. If all tiers of the selected cells except the rearmost tier are full, added cartridges are placed to fill the rearmost tier of an evenly spread selection of the cells.03-04-2010
20090207563BLADE SERVER AND SWITCH BLADE - A blade server is capable of being mounted with a plurality of operation blades, a plurality of switch blades, and I/O blades. The operation blades have CPUs that emit packets for the I/O blades. The switch blades include a crossbar that selects two or more of the plurality of operation blades, comparators that compare two or more packets emitted by CPUs that the two or more operation blades selected by the crossbar are provided with, and a further crossbar that transfers the compared packets to the I/O blades based on comparison results of the comparators.08-20-2009
20100195277Dual Layer Printed Circuit Board - Memory systems are disclosed which are comprised of a two or dual layer printed circuit board. Attached to the top layer of the dual layer printed circuit board are a memory chip and a memory controller with aligned, optimistic pin outs that optimized signal integrity layouts between certain high speed pins in a single layer. A set of high speed lines, including the data lines, that do not include any vias connect certain of the pins of the memory controller to certain of the pins of the memory chip. The high speed lines are covered by a sub-PCB that includes a copper lay that extends a ground or electrical plane above the top layer of the dual layer printed circuit board.08-05-2010
20110188193PIN MODULE AND CHIP ON BOARD TYPE USE DEVICE - Provided are a pin module and a universal serial bus (USB) device. The USB device includes: a substrate including a first side and a second side, the second side opposite to the first side; at least one memory chip mounted on the first side of the substrate; at least one controller chip mounted on the first side of the substrate; a plurality of first planar electrodes formed on the second side of the substrate; a plurality of second planar electrodes formed on the second side of the substrate; and a sealing material housing the memory chip, the controller chip, the first planar electrodes, and the second planar electrodes, wherein the sealing material exposes one sides of the first planar electrodes and the second planar electrodes.08-04-2011
20090174997EXPANSION CARD MODULE - An expansion card module is provided. The expansion card module is adapted for being assembled to a circuit board. The circuit board includes a connector and a fixing unit. The expansion card module is fixed between the connector and the fixing unit. The expansion card module includes an expansion card and a shielding plate. The expansion card has an end plugged in and electrically connected to the connector. The shielding plate includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion covers a part of the expansion card. The second portion extends to an outside of the other end of the expansion card, and is fixed by the fixing unit.07-09-2009
20110051353HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE FOR MEMORY MODULE - A heat dissipation device removing heat from a memory module includes two conducting plate clipping the memory module and an elastic member. Each conducting plate includes a lower part and an upper part. The two lower parts of the two conducting plates abut against two opposite sides of the memory module, respectively. The two upper parts of the two conducting plates are pivotably connected together and located above the memory module. The elastic member is located between the two upper parts and urges the two lower parts towards the memory module. The upper part of each conducting plate is slantwise at an obtuse angle to the lower part to make the two upper parts of the two conducting plates splay upwardly.03-03-2011
20100265649MINIATURIZED-SIZED STORAGE DEVICE - A miniature-sized storage device has been provided. The miniature-sized storage device includes one or more electrical components, at least one light source electrically connected to at least one of the electrical components, and an encapsulating material encapsulating the electrical components and the light source. At least one of the electrical components is capable of storing data. The encapsulating material encapsulates the light source in a manner that the light source is partially visible. The encapsulating material encapsulates the electrical components and the light source hermetically, thereby enabling water-resistance and robustness in the miniature-sized storage device. The miniature-sized storage device has the length ranging from 20 mm to 30 mm, the width ranging from 10 mm to 13 mm, and the height ranging from 1 mm to 2.5 mm.10-21-2010
20120044625CARD MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CARD MODULE - A card module includes a top case, a bottom case engaged with the top case, a substrate being positioned between the top case and the bottom case and including a first connection terminal, an electronic device provided in a space formed by engaging the top case with the bottom case, and a terminal substrate including a first surface on which a second connection terminal is formed, a second surface on which an electrode terminal is formed, and a through-hole in which a connection electrode is formed. The first connection terminal is connected to the second connection terminal. The second connection terminal and the electrode terminal are connected via the connection electrode.02-23-2012
20110096489ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH EXPANSION CARD - An electronic device includes a chassis having a bottom wall. A motherboard is disposed on the bottom wall. A riser card is perpendicularly connected to the motherboard. An airflow duct is located on the bottom wall of the chassis. A securing member is mounted to the airflow duct. The securing member includes a supporting piece secured to the airflow duct, and a securing piece is pivotally mounted to the supporting piece. The securing piece is engaged with the supporting piece to clamp an expansion card between the supporting piece and the securing piece.04-28-2011
20120057292REMOVABLE STORAGE SYSTEM FOR SERVER BAY - A dock couples a removable data storage cartridge, for example an RDX cartridge, to a computing device. The dock includes a chassis having frontal dimensions configured to substantially match the nominal frontal dimensions of a low profile large format disk drive, such that the dock may reside in a bay in the computing device sized to receive a low profile large format disk drive. The dock may include a door that swings about an axis aligned with the height of the door.03-08-2012
20120026672Folding Structure - The present invention relates to a folding structure comprising a storage device with an electronic component at least and a plurality of metal contacts and is configured with electronic component(s), metal contacts, and a plug board or a folding kit to embody the present invention's space effectively used and saved, match the present product's design requirements for lightness, thinness, shortness, and smallness, and integrate with other relevant products to become a combinational product with both multiple functions and its shape advantageous to lightness, thinness, shortness, and smallness.02-02-2012
20120026671BLADE SERVER MODULE - A blade server module applicable to be inserted into a blade server system. The blade server module includes a motherboard tray having a first connector, a motherboard, an extension dock and an adaptor card having a second connector corresponding to the first connector and electrically connect to the first connector via a cable so as to connect the motherboard and the adaptor card. Compared with prior arts, since utilization of the cable, the blade server module is not restricted by smaller motherboard and more and more concentrative electronic elements. Since arrangement of the cable does not occupy space of the motherboard and connects the motherboard and the adaptor card integrally, signals of the motherboard output via the adaptor card and then link the inserted blade server system. Hence the blade server module of the present invention efficiently decreases overall manufacturing cost and its occupation volume.02-02-2012
20100046157NONVOLATILE STORAGE DEVICE - A nonvolatile storage device includes a casing, a circuit substrate, a latch and a driving piece. The outer surface of the casing is provided with a slot. The slot is connected with a push button switch. The circuit substrate is fixed in the casing. The circuit substrate is provided with a connecting interface made according to the standard of serial advanced technology attachment, a control unit and a nonvolatile memory unit. The connecting interface protrudes outside the casing. The control unit and the connecting interface are electrically connected with the nonvolatile memory unit. One end of the latch is fixed to the outside of the connecting interface with a portion thereof suspended. The driving piece is provided in the casing. One end of the driving piece is fixed to the push button switch, and the other end of the driving piece presses the suspended portion of the latch selectively.02-25-2010
20120155007ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a motherboard, a riser card, and a securing structure. The riser card connects to the motherboard, and includes a first surface with a second socket thereon for connecting with an expansion card. The securing structure is for securing the expansion card, and includes a first fixing plate, a second fixing plate, and a fixing member for fixing the expansion card. The first fixing plate is arranged on the first surface of the riser card, and includes a number of first latching portions corresponding to the second socket, the first latching portions are arranged on a line parallel to the second socket. The second fixing plate faces the first surface of the riser card, and includes a second latching portion corresponding to each first latching portion. The fixing member includes a first and second end portion latchable with each first and second latching portion respectively.06-21-2012
20120300386EXPANSION CARD - The invention provides an expansion card adapted for a motherboard, in which the motherboard includes a first slot, and the first slot is located at a surface of the motherboard. The expansion card includes a circuit board, a heat-dissipating module and a supporter. The circuit board includes a connecting interface configured for being inserted into the first slot of the motherboard. The heat-dissipating module is disposed at a side of the circuit board and has a bottom surface. When the expansion card is inserted into the first slot, the supporter is disposed at the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module so that the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module is substantially parallel to the surface of the motherboard.11-29-2012
20120300385FLASH DRIVE PROTECTION COVER - A flash drive protection structure includes a decoration cover and a protective cover. The decoration cover that is made by elastic materials includes a cover block and a receiving space spacedly. The cover block has a cover hole facing the receiving space, and a connecting post is formed inside the receiving space. The protective cover has a first and a second surface, and the protective cover is disposed in the receiving space of the decoration cover through the first surface, while the second surface is exposed outside the decoration cover. The protective cover has a connecting hole at the first surface to connect the connecting post of the decoration cover. Also, the protective cover has a receiving trough toward the cover block, and one end of the flash drive is plugged into the receiving trough, while the other end is plugged into the cover hole of the cover block.11-29-2012
20110102997MASS STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF ACCESSING MEMORY DEVICES THEREOF - A mass storage device configured to enable accessing of an array of solid-state memory devices on the storage device in the event of a memory controller failure on the storage device. The storage device includes a printed circuit board, an array of non-volatile solid-state memory devices on the printed circuit board, a system interface connector on the printed circuit board and adapted to connect the mass storage device to a host system, and an onboard memory controller on the printed circuit board and adapted to communicate between the host system and the memory devices. The mass storage device further includes an auxiliary connector on the printed circuit board that is separate from and in addition to the system interface connector. The auxiliary connector provides a direct path for accessing the memory devices that is separate from the onboard memory controller.05-05-2011
20120120586DEVICE, AND DEVICE MOUNTING APPARATUS - A device, and a device mounting apparatus providing ease of use similar to an optical disc, and a protection against erroneous ejection, while reducing cost, are provided. A memory device mounting apparatus, includes a memory device mounting unit in which a memory device can be mounted, the memory device including a nonvolatile semiconductor memory, a controller for controlling the writing and reading of data in and from the nonvolatile semiconductor memory, a host interface unit for the controller to communicate with a host computer, and a connection unit which is electrically connected to the controller. The device mounting apparatus includes a connection unit which is electrically connected to the connection unit of the memory device, an operation unit which receives an ejecting instruction of the memory device from a user, and an ejecting unit which includes an ejecting mechanism which ejects the memory device from the memory device mounting unit.05-17-2012
20120120585Screen storage device - The present invention is to provide a screen storage device comprising at least an integrated circuit module and a carrier plate folded to be at least two folding sections in which the height of the integrated circuit module plus the heights of folding sections is not more than the height unit of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) male connector to embody the height of the integrated circuit module in the present invention effectively reduced and the present invention extensively employed, conveniently used, and properly accommodated with the folding section and the integrated circuit module oppositely stacked.05-17-2012
20100290181USB FLASH DISK - A USB flash disk is disclosed as being inserted therein with an internal structure composed of a printed circuit board, a metallic tray, a lower insulation seat and a clamping strip unit etc. for completing the USB flash disk.11-18-2010
20100290180USB FLASH DISK WITH NONE-JOINT METALLIC HOUSING - A USB flash disk with a none-joint metallic housing, the main point is that the USB flash disk is formed by inserting an internal structure composed of a printed circuit board, a metallic tray and an insulation upper seat in the metallic housing which is a none-joint rectangular pipe formed by drawing shaping.11-18-2010
20120134091MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR EXPANSION CARDS - A mounting apparatus is adjusted to selectively mount a first expansion card or a second expansion card. The mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a retaining member fixed to the bracket, and a pivoting member pivotably attached to the retaining member. The pivoting member defines a first locking slot and a second locking slot. The pivoting member is pivotable along a first direction to limit the first expansion card. The pivoting member is pivotable along a direction opposing to the first direction to limit the second expansion card.05-31-2012
20120236489SOLID STATE STORAGE DEVICE WITH REMOVABLE POWER BACKUP - A solid state storage device includes a printed circuit board assembly, a memory arranged on the printed circuit board assembly, and a storage medium arranged on the printed circuit board assembly. The storage device further includes a processor arranged on the printed circuit board assembly, wherein the processor is coupled to the memory and to the storage medium via the printed circuit board assembly, and wherein the processor is configured to store data in the memory and the storage medium and to read data from the memory and the storage medium. The storage device further includes a removable power pack comprising a plurality of capacitors serially arranged in a housing, wherein the plurality of capacitors is detachably connected to the printed circuit board assembly to supply backup power to the processor, the memory, and the storage medium when the removable power pack is mounted in the solid state storage device.09-20-2012
20120075790USB device structure - A USB device structure has a memory module and at least one support element. A combined thickness of the memory module and the support element complies with a height of a male connector having at least one data transmission interface of USB, Mini USB, Micro USB and e-SATA. Accordingly, the USB device structure of the present invention can effectively reduce the thickness of a storage device and can be extensively applied to advertisement and promotion and properly stored.03-29-2012
20120314361COMPUTING DEVICE WITH DISK DRIVE MODULE - A computing device includes a chassis, a motherboard, a mounting plate, and a disk drive module attached to the mounting plate. The chassis includes a base panel and a pair of side panels connected to opposite sides of the base panel. The motherboard is mounted on the base panel. The mounting plate is secured to the pair of side panels and is inclined at an angle relative to the base panel. The disk drive module is inclined at the same angle as the mounting plate. At least one expansion card is attached substantially perpendicular to the motherboard. The disk drive module includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The first end is located higher than a top edge of the at least one expansion card. The second end is located lower than the at least one the expansion card.12-13-2012
20120257346BIASED STAND OR TRIPOD ADAPTER FOR HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Holders are disclosed with opposing jaws biased towards each other which may provide nearly any smartphone or other handheld electronic device to be securely placed at a desired orientation on a support surface or tripod camera mount. Holders may include first and second brackets slidably joined together with one another and moveable to expand away from, and contract toward. Each bracket may have a slider and a jaw that is generally orthogonal to the sliding portion. The jaw of each bracket may have a clamping face that makes an acute angle with the slider and is opposed to the clamping face of the other bracket. The clamping faces may be coated with a resilient, slip resistant material.10-11-2012
20120257345TRIPOD ADAPTER OR STAND FOR HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES - An adapter which enables nearly any smartphone or electronic device to be securely coupled to a holder for placing at a desired orientation on a support surface or tripod camera mount. The adapter may include first and second brackets slidably joined together with one another and moveable to expand away from, and contract toward, one another along an operating path. Each bracket may have a slider and a jaw that is generally orthogonal to the sliding portion. The jaw of each bracket may have a clamping face that makes an acute angle with the slider and is opposed to the clamping face of the other bracket. The clamping faces may be coated with a resilient, slip resistant material. A securement portion may be provided to allow the jaws to be set at a desired distance.10-11-2012
20120262871Thin data storage device - The present invention is to provide a thin data storage device with a support pad's length positioned at a USB port's height in a way for a supporting segment securely supported and a USB metal contact effectively and electrically connected to a female connector of the USB port without problems such as invalid electrical connection or poor contact between a USB metal contact and a female connector of a computer's USB port affected by the integrated circuit module's thinned thickness. Relying on the lowered thickness of the integrated circuit module, the present invention is effective in extensive applications to other products.10-18-2012
20120262872SERIAL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY FOR COMPUTER - A serial advanced technology attachment assembly includes a solid state drive and a serial advanced technology attachment. The solid state drive extends in a first longitudinal direction. The serial advanced technology attachment includes a first connector and a second connector; the first connector electrically connects the serial advanced technology attachment, the second connector extends in a second longitudinal direction parallel to the first longitudinal direction.10-18-2012
20110122564COMPUTER - A computer includes an enclosure, a platform, a motherboard and at least one disk drive. A receiving space is defined by the enclosure. The platform divides the receiving space into at least two housings. The motherboard and the at least one disk drive are located in different housings.05-26-2011
20120268887FLASH DRIVE - A flash drive includes a main body and a casing pivotably installed to a first end of the main body. A universal serial bus (USB) connector extends from a second end of the main body. The casing includes two plates and an end piece perpendicularly connected between ends of the plates. The casing is pivoted toward the USB connector to enclose the USB connector.10-25-2012
20110235260DRAM MODULE WITH SOLID STATE DISK - A dynamic radon access memory (DRAM) module includes a printed circuit board, a number of DRAM units, a number of flash memory units, a number connecting pins and an interface controller. The DRAM units and the flash memory units are distributed on the printed circuit board. The connecting pins are formed at an edge of the printed circuit board. The interface controller is electrically connected to the flash memory units and a portion of the connecting pins, wherein each of the interface controller provides at least one serial interface between the flash memory units and the portion of connecting pins thereby enabling data transmission through the portion of connecting pins in at least one serial mode. The flash memory units integrally constitute a flash disk drive in the DRAM module. Therefore, frequently installation and uninstallation of the flash memory drive can be avoided. A motherboard assembly including the aforementioned DRAM module can be developed.09-29-2011
20110235259EXPANSION CARD ASSEMBLY AND HEAT SHIELDING COVER FOR EXPANSION CARD THEREOF - An expansion card assembly includes an expansion card and a heat shielding cover. The expansion card is mounted to a chassis. The expansion card includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and a heat generating element. The heat shielding cover is fixed to the expansion card. The heat shielding cover includes a main cover mounted to the PCB and a breather cover mounted to the chassis. The breather cover defines at least one vent. The main cover insulates the heat generating element.09-29-2011
20110261525Portable Memory Device - A portable memory device comprises a housing, a circuit board, and a covering member. The portable memory device is convenient to use since the plug of the memory device can be easily exposed or covered simply by a pulling or pushing action. Furthermore, no matter whether the portable memory device is in use or not, its rear end is always closed to prevent foreign objects from entering the housing and causing damage to the circuit board.10-27-2011
20120287569Motherboard and Case with Hidden Internal Connectors - The disclosed technology describes a motherboard with an arrangement of components that is aesthetically pleasing and enables ease of servicing. Inner components, such as add-on cards, memory slots and the CPU on the motherboard, are easily accessible through a removable side of the computer case. The cable connectors on the motherboard for internal components are hidden from view when the removable side of the computer case is opened or cannot be seen if the removable side of the computer case is translucent. As such, at least a portion of cables which connect between the motherboard and other devices, such as disk drives, the power supply and LED (Light Emitting Diodes) is at least partially, mostly or fully hidden from view when the removable portion of the case is removed. Further when servicing the computer, the cables are out of the way of the various microchips and add-on cards which connect to the motherboard. Thus, the appearance of the computer case and motherboard of the disclosed technology is visually attractive and the unit is overall easier to service than those available in the prior art.11-15-2012
20120287570COMPUTER ENCLOSURE AND DATA STORAGE DEVICE BRACKET OF THE COMPUTER ENCLOSURE - A data storage device bracket includes a board, a mounting bracket, a fixing tab, and first and second connectors. The mounting bracket is fixed on the board to receive a data storage device. A number of golden fingers are set on a first side of the board. The fixing tab defines an opening and is fixed on a second side of the board. The first connector is set on the board, adjacent to the mounting bracket and away from the fixing tab. The second connector is set on the board. The first connector is electrically connected to the second connector and the golden fingers. The golden fingers are inserted into a connection slot of a motherboard. The fixing tab is fixed on a rear wall of a shell of a computer enclosure enclosing the motherboard.11-15-2012
20120140400ELECTRONIC MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a motherboard, a connector, a expansion card and a housing. The motherboard includes an opening. The connector is disposed at the motherboard and at one side of the opening. The expansion card is inserted to the connector in order to be placed in the opening and coplanar with the motherboard. The motherboard, the connector and the expansion card are in the housing.06-07-2012
20130010421Peripheral Data Storage Device - A peripheral data storage device for IPHONE mobile phone and IPOD media player devices having an encasement containing a system of electronic circuits which communicates with the IPHONE mobile phone or IPOD media player by means of a host software system and a device software system. The device also has a charge pass through connector and optional card slots. Various views of the device are shown in FIGS. 01-10-2013
20130010420BRACKET FOR EXPANSION CARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - An electronic device includes an enclosure, an expansion card installed inside the enclosure, and a bracket. The enclosure includes a sidewall defining a through slot, and a supporting plate extending outwards from an upper portion of the sidewall. The bracket includes a fixing plate, and a stop plate. The fixing plate is supported on and fixed to a top of the supporting plate. The stop plate extends down from the fixing plate to fix an end of the expansion card. The stop plate engages with an inner side of the sidewall and covers the through slot. A number of vents is defined in the stop plate in communication with the through slot so that hot air in the enclosure may be dissipated by a cooling airflow through the vents and the through slot.01-10-2013
20110157810SERVER WITH A REPLACEABLE MODULE - A server with a replaceable module includes a housing, at least one carrying mechanism and at least two urging units. The carrying mechanism further has a carrying seat, a first cover plate, at least two retaining plates and at least two fastening members. Each of the two urging units has a second notch and an exerting portion. Therein, when a user exerts a force on the exerting portions, the fastening members are ejected out form the housing, and the carrying mechanism is ejected out of the housing simultaneously.06-30-2011
20130021742MOTHERBOARD ASSEMBLY AND CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT EXPANSION CARD - A central processing unit (CPU) expansion card may be inserted into a first connector of a motherboard. The CPU expansion card includes a board, a CPU socket mounted on the board, a number of memory slots mounted on the board and electrically connected to the CPU socket, and a second connector electrically connected to the CPU socket and mounted on the bottom side of the board to be inserted into the first connector of the motherboard.01-24-2013
20130021741BOOKMARK MEMORY STICK - A bookmark memory stick includes a PC board, a flat, elongated insulative holder shell having a recessed accommodation portion accommodating the PC board and a retaining hole disposed near the top end thereof, a metal cover shell surrounding the insulative holder shell and a clip, which has a transverse locating base fitted into a locating notch at the top end of the insulative holder shell, a double-bevelled clamping plate obliquely downwardly extended from the front side of the transverse locating base toward the inside of the metal cover shell and stopped against a inverted T-plate of the insulative holder shell and then curved obliquely outwardly for clamping a sheet member on the inverted T-plate, a back plate extended from the back side of the transverse locating base and inserted into the inner top side of the metal cover shell, and a hook plate obliquely extended from the back plate and engaged into the retaining hole of the insulative holder shell.01-24-2013
20130021743EXPANSION CARD MOUNTING ASSEMBLY - An expansion card mounting assembly includes an expansion card and a chassis. The expansion card includes a slot cover having a fixing portion. The chassis includes a bottom plate and a rear plate. The rear plate includes a supporting piece. A flange is connected to a top edge of the rear plate. A first mounting member is mounted on the bottom plate. A second mounting member includes a first piece and a second piece. A bridge piece and a bent piece is connected to the second piece to surround an engaging space. The first piece of the second member presses the fixing portion of the expansion card on the supporting piece. The flange of the rear plate engages in the engaging space. The first mounting member secures an edge of the expansion card.01-24-2013
20100085699FIXTURE FOR DATA ACCESS DEVICE - In a fixture for a data access device having a hole, the fixture includes a fixing base, a switch and an elastic member, and the fixing base includes a bottom plate, a pair of bent boards extended out from the bottom plate, and a through groove disposed on bottom plate and corresponding to the hole, a switch disposed on a side of the bottom plate and pivotally coupled to the bent board, and a positioning pillar corresponding to the through groove and protruded from a side of the switch that faces the bottom plate, and the elastic member is elastically clamped between the bottom plate and the switch, such that if the switch is pressed, the positioning pillar will be passed into or retracted from the hole, so as to simply the fixation and installation of the data access device.04-08-2010
20130141860FIXING MECHANISM FOR FIXING EXPANSION CARDS AND SERVER USING SAME - A fixing mechanism for fixing expansion cards in place includes a fixing assembly, a clamping element opposite to the fixing assembly, and a connection element. A side of the clamping element away from the fixing assembly defines a recess for receiving the expansion card. The connection element is hinged to the fixing assembly and the clamping element. When the connection element is rotated relative to the fixing assembly and the clamping element, the clamping element is moved towards or away from the fixing assembly to adjust a distance between the fixing assembly and the clamping element.06-06-2013
20130141861SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SYSTEM-ON-A-SUBSTRATE - This relates to systems and methods for providing a system-on-a-substrate. In some embodiments, the necessary components for an entire system (e.g., a processor, memory, accelerometers, I/O circuitry, or any other suitable components) can be fabricated on a single microchip in “bare die” form. The die can, for example, be coupled to suitable flash memory through a substrate and flexible printed circuit board (“flex”). In some embodiments, the flex can extend past the substrate, die, or both, to allow additional, relatively large components to be coupled to the flex. In some embodiments, the die can be coupled to the flash memory through the flex and without a substrate. In some embodiments, component test points can be placed on the flash memory side of the substrate.06-06-2013
20130170129SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC STORAGE UNIT - The present invention relates to a modular electronic storage unit. The unit includes an electronic circuit board riser. An electronic storage card having a storage device is removably coupled to the electronic circuit board riser and is in communication with the electronic circuit board riser. A controller is couple to the electronic circuit board rise that provides support for communicating between the electronic storage card and an external computing device. In one embodiment, two or more electronic storage cards are removably coupled to the electronic circuit board riser and are in a RAID. Further the controller is a RAID controller. In another embodiment, the storage device is a solid state storage device.07-04-2013
20130170128MOTHERBOARD - A motherboard includes a processor socket, a platform controller hub (PCH), a power circuit, a switch unit, and a memory slot. The PCH is connected to the memory slot and output a bus signal to a serial advanced technology attachment dual in-line memory module (SATA DIMM) when a SATA DIMM is inserted in the memory slot and when the switch unit is in a first state. When a memory module is in the memory slot the power circuit outputs a voltage to the memory module in response to a second state of the switch unit.07-04-2013
20130114201SIDE-PUSH TYPE RETRACTABLE USB MEMORY STICK - A side-push retractable USB memory stick includes a PC board providing a data storage function, an insulative PC board holder accommodating the PC board and having a springy plate located on one lateral side thereof and a press portion outwardly protruded from the springy plate, a housing surrounding the insulative PC board holder and having a sliding slot located on one lateral side thereof for receiving the press portion and enabling the press portion to be operated by an external force to move a metal shield and a USB interface circuit of the PC board in and out of a front opening of the housing. A rear end block closed on a rear open side of the housing, and a front end block press-fitted into the front opening and defining a through hole for passing the metal shield and the USB interface circuit in and out of the housing.05-09-2013
20130094137DATA STORAGE DEVICE - A data storage device includes a storage module, a casing, a sliding member, and an elastic member. The storage module has a plurality of pins and memory units electrically interconnected. The casing includes a base, three sidewall members, a support member, a first abutting portion, and an accommodating region defined cooperatively by the sidewall members. At least one guide block is disposed on each of the oppositely arranged sidewall members. The first abutting portion is formed on one side of the support member. The sliding member has a second abutting portion and at least one guide rail corresponding to its respective guide block. The support member is arranged between the sliding member and the base. The elastic member is held by the first and second abutting portions on opposite ends thereof The compression and restoration of the elastic member allows the sliding member to selectively conceal the pins.04-18-2013
20130100603ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MULTI-ROUTES FOR INTERFACE - An electronic device includes a processing unit, a first connection element, a first interface group which includes at least one interface, a second connection element, and a second interface group which includes a number of interfaces. The first connection element is detachably connected between the processing unit and the first interface group. The second connection element is detachably connected between the processing unit and the second interface group and the user can select between the two elements.04-25-2013
20130135813Rotating Mezzanine Card Bracket - An information handling system motherboard overlaps a component with a mezzanine card to provide additional room for components to couple to the motherboard. A mezzanine card bracket holds the mezzanine card in a parallel configuration over the motherboard. The mezzanine card bracket includes a rotating portion that supports the mezzanine card in a closed position and rotates to an open position to allow access to components disposed on the motherboard beneath the rotating portion, such as a memory module that is partially covered by the mezzanine card when the mezzanine card is installed on the mezzanine card bracket support surface.05-30-2013
20130141862External Storage Device - Described are external storage devices including a substrate, a controller electrically coupled to the substrate, at least one memory die stack electrically coupled to the substrate, a plurality of connection fingers electrically coupled to the substrate, and a mounting bar electrically coupled to the substrate. The mounting bar may include a plurality of springs. In other examples, the external storage device may include a substrate, a controller electrically coupled to the substrate, at least one memory die stack electrically coupled to the substrate, a plurality of connection fingers electrically coupled to the substrate, and a contact bar electrically coupled to the substrate. The contact bar may include a plurality of extensions. One or more memory die stacks may be coupled to one or more surfaces of the substrate and may include a plurality of dies in each memory die stack.06-06-2013
20110273834SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, coupling capacitance in a state in which a first heat radiation member is arranged between parallel flat plates of a first capacitor formed by a surface of a housing opposed to one surface of a printed circuit board and the printed circuit board is smaller than coupling capacitance in a state in which an integrally formed object having a relative dielectric constant of 5.8 is arranged between the first capacitor to cover a first radiating region containing the controller and the first nonvolatile semiconductor memories.11-10-2011
20110273833COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system adapted to connect a plurality of external servers is provided. The computer system includes a motherboard module, a power supply module, a baseboard management controller (BMC), a control module and a plurality of graphics processing units (GPUs). The motherboard module includes a plurality of first connectors and a plurality of second connectors, wherein the second connectors are respectively connected to the external servers. The power supply module is coupled to the motherboard module for supplying power to the computer system. The control module is disposed on the motherboard module, and the control module manages corresponding relations of the first connectors and the second connectors, and controls the power supply module to supply power to the first connectors. The GPUs are respectively coupled to the first connectors. Each of the GPUs correspondingly expands a computing capability of the external server through the corresponding second connector.11-10-2011
20120281348MEMORY MODULE AND LAYOUT METHOD THEREFOR - The present invention provides a novel wiring method for LR-DIMM of VLP type that conforms to LR-DIMM technology. The LR-DIMM comprises a plurality of DRAMs mounted on a board, two connectors mounted on the board for receiving data, and a buffer device mounted on the board for redriving data applied to the two connectors to supply the data to the plurality of DRAMs. The buffer device is located near the center of the board on which the two connectors are arranged at both ends thereof, and supplies data from each connector to DRAMs arranged on the opposite side to the connector.11-08-2012
20130182386ELECTRONIC STORAGE MEDIUM - A flat electronic storage medium, in particular a USB memory stick which has a fastening facility. The fastening means (07-18-2013
20110292589HIGH-DENSITY COMPUTER SYSTEM - A high-density computer system comprises: a chassis, having a main backplane, and a main control circuit and a plurality of main backplane slots installed and formed on the main backplane respectively; at least one expansion card module inserted and installed in the chassis, and the expansion card module includes a sub-backplane having a sub-control circuit and a plurality of second sub-backplane slots, and an end of the sub-backplane has a first sub-backplane slot corresponding to the main backplane slot, and the first sub-backplane slot and the sub-control circuit and the second sub-backplane slots being electrically coupled; a plurality of CPU cards installed on the expansion card module, each being inserted to the second sub-backplane slot, and the CPU card having a CPU, such that the computer system can have a powerful modular assembling function to enhance the economic benefits and product competitiveness.12-01-2011
20130194743MOBILE DATA MEMORY - A mobile data memory which is designed such that it can be used in an intrinsically safe manner in explosion-prone areas includes a memory device which has a first interface and a second interface for data exchange, wherein the second interface is designed in an intrinsically safe manner and for data exchange with a device, in particular with a sensor, and the first interface is designed for data exchange with data processing equipment, in particular for data evaluation.08-01-2013
20130201622Flash Drive - The present invention discloses a flash drive, including a first USB plug for receiving and transmitting data between a host and the flash drive; a second USB plug for receiving and transmitting data between a host and the flash drive; a flash memory for storing data; and a controller for receiving and transmitting data through the first USB plug or the second USB plug, and storing data to the flash memory or retrieving data from the flash memory; wherein the first USB plug is Type A USB interface plug for USB 1.x/2.0 or Standard A USB interface plug for USB 3.0.08-08-2013
20120087079STORAGE CARD DEVICE OF A TYPE OF NECKLACE PENDANT WITH A SLIDING BUCKLE - A storage card device of a type of necklace pendant with a sliding buckle, includes an upper cover, a lower cover, a USB storage card, a storage card fixing rack, a rectangular decorative crystal and plural decorative diamonds. The USB storage card can be connected with a computer to transmit data. The USB storage card and the fixing rack thereof are put between the upper and lower covers which are all provided with chutes allowing the fixing rack to slide. The storage card device of a type of necklace pendant with a sliding buckle, according to the present invention, is sophisticate, can assure that the USB storage card will not be damaged and can be easily carried personally at a same time, as well as is able to completely remove a user from being afraid that the USB storage card may be missing.04-12-2012
20130208414ELECTRONIC MEDIA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A portable media storage device is provided. The device includes persistent digital storage programmed to contain digital media content. Two or more connectors of different types can be provided for engagement with a variety of electronic reader devices. The media storage devices can be sold at retail, alongside alternative traditional formats for consumption of the same media.08-15-2013

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