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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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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
361679340 External shock mounting/vibration damping 38
361679370 Removable disk drive support 35
361679390 Slidable 26
361679380 Ejectable 10
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20090310293QUICK-DETACHABLE MOUNTING SYSTEM - A quick-detachable mounting system of an electronic equipment is disclosed to include a host, which has locating holes and hook holes on the bottom side, a base unit, which has upright locating rods respectively upwardly extending from the top side and respectively insertable into the locating holes of the host and two hooks that are respectively formed of a part of the two opposite vertical side panels and respectively automatically forced into engagement with the hook holes of the host after insertion of the locating rods into the respective locating holes, and a connecting member, which is set between the host and the base unit and has through holes and openings for the passing of the locating rods and the hooks of the base unit and two upright lugs respectively inserted into respective bottom through holes of the host.12-17-2009
20100020484Fixing Device - A fixing device for detachably fastening an electronic element inside thereof is described. Two fastening modules are respectively disposed on the two opposite inner walls of a housing. A positioning disk is rotatably connected with the positioning frame and has a concave section with a pair of inner side surfaces. The positioning disk is disposed between the first pair of positioning surfaces while the positioning disk is disposed between the second pair of positioning surfaces. When the positioning disk is at a first position, the pair of inner side surfaces is aligned with the first pair of positioning surfaces to allow the electronic element to be inserted between. When the positioning disk is rotated from the first position to the second position, the pair of inner side surfaces is aligned with the second pair of positioning surfaces, and the first and second connection members engage each other to fasten the electronic element.01-28-2010
20090195975Fixture - A fixture for fixing a disk drive inside a computer case is disclosed. The fixture includes a body, wherein at least a screw eye is set on the body to fix the body on the disk drive; at least a positioning brace and at least an elastic buckle extending from said body in a direction away from the disk drive to fix the body inside the computer case.08-06-2009
20100149746Compact HDD Carrier Mechanism Featuring Self Actuating EMC Springs to Prevent HDD Component Shorting - An improved carrier comprises a tray, an EMC component, and a bezel. The EMC component comprises a top spring set and a bottom spring set. Each spring set comprises a plurality of spring biased contacts connected by a plate and a bar so that each spring set moves in unison when depressed or released. Each tray has a first flange and a second flange and each of the flanges has a cut out portion. When an improved carrier is moved out of an array enclosure, the flanges depress the top spring of the EMC component of the carrier below. When the improved carrier is moved into the array enclosure, the flanges depress the top spring set of the carrier below until the top spring set of the carrier below is released by the cut-out portions of the flanges. When released, the top spring set of the carrier below contacts the bottom spring set of the carrier above to form a continuous EMC shield.06-17-2010
20120170202ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SOLID STATE DISK MODULE THEREOF - An exemplary electronic device includes a shell, a printed circuit board and a solid state disk module provided in the shell. The printed circuit board has a cable. The solid state disk module includes a solid state disk and a fixing structure encapsulating the solid state disk. The solid state disk has ports connected with the cable. The fixing structure includes a bottom panel, a top panel extending from one end of the bottom panel and two lateral panels extending from two lateral sides of the bottom panel. The bottom panel supports the solid state disk. The top panel is bent from the bottom panel and covers the end and a top of the solid state disk. The lateral panels are bent from the bottom panel and cover the solid state disk and connect to the top panel. A handle portion extends beyond the top of the solid state disk.07-05-2012
20110194243SERVER SYSTEM - A server system including a case, a movable cover, a motherboard and a fan is provided. The case has a frontend, a backend opposite to the frontend, and a side surface perpendicular to the frontend and backend. The side surface has a first opening and the backend has a second opening. The movable cover includes a side plate and a back plate perpendicular to each other and is removably connected to the case. The side plate covers the first opening and the back plate covers the second opening. The motherboard is fixed to an inner side of the side plate, and the fan is fixed to an inner side of the back plate.08-11-2011
20130077231Front Removable Cold Swap Hard Disk Drive Carrier with Internal Release - A connector for a disk drive unit includes a base, a curve portion, a tab, a support, a hook, and a first spring arm. The base has a left portion, a right portion, a bottom portion, and a top portion. The curve portion extends from a back of the top portion of the base. The tab is adapted to be inserted into a retention opening of a static wall of a server. The support extends substantially horizontally from an opposite end of the curve portion, and is adapted to flex up and down when the tab is inserted into the retention opening of the static wall of the server. The hook is physically connected between the support and the tab, and is adapted to flex the support when the hook pressed into contact with a top of the retention opening, and to snap fit around the top of the retention opening when the connector is completely inserted into the retention opening. The first spring arm extends toward a center and in front of the base, and is adapted to apply a force to the static wall when the hook is snap fitted around the top of the retention opening to secure the disk drive unit within the server.03-28-2013
20130077230HOUSING AND DISC DRIVE INCLUDING THE HOUSING - Provided is a housing for an optical disk drive that locks an upper cover and a lower cover without the use of a screw or bolt. The lower cover includes complementary projections that are formed on side plates and the upper cover includes hook-type projection openings that correspond to the complementary projections.03-28-2013
20100073861ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a chassis, a housing, a communication unit, and a holder. The chassis includes a conductive portion. The housing, in the chassis, has structure to hold a first storage device. The housing is configured to house the first storage device or a second storage device that requires structure to hold it to be conductive. The communication unit is configured to be located between the chassis and the first or second storage device. The communication unit includes a communication module and a case made of a nonconductive material to ensure the wireless communication function of the communication module. The holder made of a conductive material is provided to the case to hold the second storage device in the housing. The holder includes a fixing portion to fix the second storage device and a conducting portion electrically connectable to the conductive portion.03-25-2010
20130083474ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - An electronic apparatus includes a main body, a hinge through which the main body is attached to a stand, a chassis including a support portion that is attached to the hinge, a vibrating component to which a bracket is attached, the vibrating component being attached to the support portion through the bracket, and a shielding member that is attached to the chassis to cover the chassis without coming into contact with the vibrating component.04-04-2013
20130038998PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A NON-PLATED HOLE WITH LIMITED DRILL DEPTH - A printed circuit board having one or more holes that are controllably drilled to extend into the printed circuit board substrate to a predetermined depth intermediate first and second faces. A mechanical locating pin is received into each of the one or more holes to mechanically align a first component for electronically interfacing with the printed circuit board substrate. A second component is installed on the second face directly opposite of the one or more holes such that the second component is in electronic communication with conductive traces or interconnects formed on the second face directly opposite of the hole.02-14-2013
20130083475RUGGEDIZED COMPUTER ASSEMBLY HAVING INTERNAL FAN - A computer assembly includes a processor integrated circuit; a hard disk drive electrically connected to the processor integrated circuit and a power supply assembly, powering the processor integrated circuit and hard disk drive; a liquid-tight case, entirely containing and physically isolating and protecting the processor integrated circuit, hard disk drive and power supply assembly, the liquid-tight case defining fluid channels; electrical connectors to permit connection of the computer to outside devices; and a fan in the liquid-tight case, adapted to drive fluid through the fluid channel, thereby facilitating the movement of heat through the computer assembly.04-04-2013
20130033812DUMMY HARD DISK DRIVE - A dummy hard disk drive (HDD) includes a bottom plate, two first side plates pivotably connected to two opposite sides of the bottom plate, and two second side plates pivotably connected to two opposite ends of the bottom plate. The first side plates and the second side plates are operable to rotate relative to the bottom plate, until the first side plates and the second side plates are substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate to form a rectangular frame. The first side plates and the second side plate are operable to rotate relative to the bottom plate, until the first side plates and the second side plate are substantially coplanar with the bottom plate so as to form a flat plate.02-07-2013
20100033919FIXING MECHANISM FOR FIXING A REMOVABLE MODULE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A fixing mechanism includes a housing whereon an opening and a first hole are formed. A first fixing component is disposed on the housing. The fixing mechanism further includes a frame installed inside the housing through the opening for fixing a removable module. A first wedging component is disposed on the frame for wedging with the first fixing component so as to fix the removable module inside the housing. The fixing mechanism further includes a releasing component installed inside the first hole for pressing the first wedging component so as to separate the first wedging component from the first fixing component.02-11-2010
20130033811DUMMY HARD DISK DRIVE - A dummy hard disk drive (HDD) is for arrangement in an electronic device. The dummy HDD includes a top plate, a first side plate, a bottom plate, and a second side plate which can be formed into either a rigid box, or into a thick flat plate.02-07-2013
20130135816Method and Apparatus for Scalable Low Latency Solid State Drive Interface - An embodiment solid state drive (SSD) apparatus includes a plurality of computer processing unit (CPU) blades, a channel-interleaved interface operably coupled to the CPU blades, and an input/output (I/O) blade operably coupled to the channel-interleaved interface. In an embodiment, the CPU blades include a processor running a plurality of virtual machines that are locally switched using an Ethernet controller on a chip.05-30-2013
20120262875ABOVE MOTHERBOARD INTERPOSER WITH PERIPHERAL CIRCUITS - An interposer substrate includes an array of interconnects in the interposer substrate, the array of connectors arranged in accordance with an array of interconnects for a processor on a circuit substrate, at least one conductive trace in the interposer substrate in connection with at least one connector in the array of interconnects, the conductive trace arranged parallel to the interposer substrate such that no electrical connection exists between the connector in the interposer substrate and a corresponding one of the interconnects for the processor on the circuit substrate, and at least one peripheral circuit residing on the interposer substrate in electrical connection with the conductive trace.10-18-2012
20120262874MOTHERBOARD AND SERVER USING THE SAME - A motherboard includes a switching circuit, a serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) connector, and a peripheral component interconnect x16 (PCIEx16) connector. The switching circuit is connected to the SATA connector and the PCIEx16 connector. The PCIEx16 is also connected to a serial attached small computer system interface (SCSI) (SAS) card. The switching circuit is disconnected from the PCIEx16 connector if a SATA hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the SATA connector. The motherboard communicates with the SATA HDD through the switching circuit and the SATA connector. The switching circuit is connected to the PCIEx16 connector if the SATA connector is connected to an SAS HDD. The motherboard communicates with the SAS HDD through the SATA connector, the switching circuit, the PCIEx16 connector, and the SAS card.10-18-2012
20090154088STORAGE DEVICE BACKPLANE AND IDENTIFICATION CIRCUIT - A storage device backplane and an identification circuit for identifying using situations of the storage device backplane are provided. The storage device backplane possesses a first connection interface and a second connection interface, for being used as a first backplane supporting a motherboard, or a second backplane cascaded to the first backplane, or a first backplane supporting a daughterboard of the motherboard. The first and second backplanes possess the same storage device backplane structure. If the storage device backplane is used as the first backplane, a first connection interface of the first backplane is coupled to the motherboard or the daughterboard thereof; if the storage device backplane is used as the second backplane, a first connection interface of the second backplane is coupled to a second connection interface of the first backplane. The identification circuit identifies using situations of the storage device backplane and display corresponding correct indicator number.06-18-2009
20100027212ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER DATA PROTECTION SYSTEM - A data protection system is provided that allows secure storage and back-up of data and that protects this information physically from environmental disasters and further allows recovery of all the stored data fast and effectively. The data protection system offers total physical protection against any major disaster, such as fire, flood, vandalism, theft, building collapse and electromagnetic radiation in part by an online monitoring system that facilitates remote management, control, and detection of various environmental and system parameters. When such parameters are detected outside of a preset range or value, an alarm or alert can be triggered or sent and various actions can be performed automatically by the system in order to immediately protect the stored data from damage, tampering, or theft. The system is modular and scalable to meet different data storage needs as well as different space restrictions.02-04-2010
20100067188ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a circuit board; a housing which incorporates the circuit board and includes, on the bottom surface of the housing, an opening, through which a portion of one surface of the circuit board is visible, and a fastening hole; an electronic component mounted in the opening and accommodated in the housing; and a fastening member inserted into the fastening hole and fixing the housing. The housing has a rib formed along the entire circumference of the opening, and the rib extends from the circumferential edge of the opening toward the circuit board and prevents the fastening member that has fallen into the opening from entering the housing.03-18-2010
20100328875REMOVABLE MODULE FOR A CONSOLE - A housing, which may contain a hard disk drive, is configured to removably mount to a recessed surface of a console. The housing includes a lip and a biased latch arm so that the lip can be inserted into a corresponding feature in the recessed surface and the housing can be rotatably mounted to the recessed surface. The biased latch arm is retained by a latch arm retainer so that the housing is held in place. A cable connector extends from the bottom of the housing and is configured to connect to a receptor on the console when the housing is installed. When desired, a latch on the housing can be translated where the translation cause the biased latch arm to translate so as to clear the latch arm retainer. Thus the housing can be readily removed from the console. Preferably a portion of the housing extends beyond a wall of the recessed surface so that when installed, the housing alters the profile of the console.12-30-2010
20120182685Data Storage Device - A data storage device which allows one user to plug the present invention onto any computer is provided with an integrated circuit module in which a control element's virtual device module can issue a request to the computer and makes the present invention become a virtual device when the integrated circuit module is electrically connected to a memory card module. Accordingly, the present invention developed to be a thin structure conforms to an electronic product's structural style featuring lightness, thinness, shortness, and smallness and delivers information fast transmitted and received by a virtual device, a plurality of data storage devices plugged onto a computer, and multiple types of software simultaneously executed.07-19-2012
20130070414DATA STORAGE DEVICE CAGE - An exemplary data storage device cage includes a main body and an electrical connector positioned on the main body. The main body includes a rectangular flat plate and two side plates respectively extending upward from opposite edges of the flat plate. The flat plate has at least a pair of tabs opposite to each other. The at least two tabs are respectively contiguous with but offset inward from the two side plates and positioned to cooperatively hold a data storage device therebetween. The electrical connector is positioned between the two side plates for electrically connecting the data storage device to an external device.03-21-2013
20130070413MOUNTING DEVICE FOR OPTICAL DISK DRIVE - A mounting device for fixing an optical disk drive (ODD) includes a latch and a rack including a bottom wall. Two pins extend out from opposite sides of the ODD. A first plate and a second plate extend up from the bottom wall to sandwich the ODD. a tab extends inward from a back end of one of the first and second plates to block a back end of the ODD. An opening and a slot below and communicating with the opening are defined in each of the first and second plates. The latch is pivotally mounted to the first plate adjacent to the slot. The pins of the ODD extend into the slots through the corresponding openings. One of the pins is blocked by the latch.03-21-2013
20130050931SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A PROCESSING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a system for cooling a computing system, wherein waste heat of the computing system is supplied as driving energy to a refrigeration machine for cooling the computing system.02-28-2013
20090316349HARD DISK DRIVE BRACKET DAMPING MECHANISM - A Hard Disk Drive (“HDD”) bracket has a HDD bracket lever having an open position and a closed position, a side bracket, and a HDD bracket damping mechanism. The HDD bracket damping mechanism has an actuation mechanism slidably disposed within the side bracket, and a compressible insert disposed within the side bracket. The compressible insert has a surface abutting the actuation mechanism. When the HDD bracket lever is in the closed position, the actuation mechanism exerts pressure on the compressible insert such that the compressible insert protrudes from the side bracket.12-24-2009
20120218704DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive assembly includes a disk drive, a drive bracket, and a securing member. The disk drive includes a sidewall with a securing hole. The drive bracket receives the disk drive therein. The drive bracket includes a first side panel. The first side panel includes a side panel body substantially parallel to the sidewall and a securing tab extending from the side panel body. A through hole is defined in the side panel body. A securing slot is defined in the securing tab. The securing member includes a member panel, a pivoting portion, and a securing portion. The pivoting portion is pivotably mounted to the first side panel. The member panel includes a positioning tab passing through the through hole to be inserted in the securing hole. The securing portion engages with the securing slot to prevent the securing member from moving away from the first side panel.08-30-2012
20090091883Disk array apparatus - A disk array apparatus including a rack-shaped basic frame, and a plurality of disk boxes that can be inserted into and pulled out of the basic frame depth-wise. Each disk box has: disk drive connectors for connecting a plurality of disk drives arranged in a matrix on a platter substrate, which is the bottom face of the disk box, roughly parallel to the depth direction of the basic frame; and a cooling module for cooling the disk drives. The disk box is a hermetically sealed structure.04-09-2009
20090091882MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR STORAGE DEVICE - A mounting apparatus for a storage device includes a bracket configured for receiving the storage device and including a sidewall defining a through hole therein, a latching member pivotally mounted to the bracket and including a latching protrusion extending through the through hole of the bracket for fixing the storage device, a rotating mechanism connected between the bracket and the latching member to enable the latching member to rotate relative to the bracket, and an elastic member connected between the bracket and the latching member for urging the latching member toward the side wall of the bracket.04-09-2009
20130058033RETENTION DEVICE FOR DATA STORAGE MODULE - A retention device includes a holder and an extractable casing mounted to the holder. The retention device includes a base, a cover opposite to the base, and a lateral plate extending from the base and interconnecting the base and the cover. The base, the side plates, and the cover cooperatively define a rectangular first cavity with an opening at a lateral side. The casing and the holder cooperatively define a second cavity. A size of the second cavity is less than that of the first cavity.03-07-2013
20120307446HARD DISK DEVICE - A hard disk device comprises a main portion and two pads connected to the main portion. The main portion includes a front end, a rear end opposite to the front end, a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface. The first side surface defines a connecting hole located nearby the front end, and the second side surface defines a connecting hole located nearby the front end. Each pad includes a shank portion and a head portion connected to an end of the shank portion. The head portion includes a connecting portion connected to the shank portion and an external portion surrounding the connecting portion. The shank portion is fixedly inserted into a corresponding connecting hole. Portion of the external portion protrudes from the bottom surface of the main portion.12-06-2012
20110013356HARD DISK DRIVE MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND COMPUTER INCORPORATING THE SAME - A computer includes a casing; the computer further comprises a motherboard, a hard disk drive mounting structure and a hard disk drive accommodated in the casing. The motherboard is mounted on a fixing plate of the casing. The hard disk drive mounting structure is located above the motherboard, and includes a heat dissipation apparatus including a heat sink, a mounting frame, and a supporting bracket connected between the mounting frame and a base of the heat sink. A bottom end of the supporting bracket is fixed to the base of the heat sink. A top end of the supporting bracket is fixed to one end of the mounting frame to support the mounting frame, which has another end fixed to a side plate of the casing. The hard disk drive is mounted on the mounting frame.01-20-2011
20110013355Hard Disk Fixing Seat - A hard disk fixing seat holds a hard disk and is then assembled into a corresponding insertion slot in a computer case. Two sides of a loading seat are locked respectively with a positioning element, such that the hard disk which is put in the loading seat can be fixed effectively. Moreover, after fixing the hard disk, the loading seat can be plugged into or pulled out of the insertion slot in the computer case, so as to quickly fix or dismount the hard disk without assistance of a hand tool.01-20-2011
20090268390PRINTED CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY WITH DETERMINATION OF STORAGE CONFIGURATION BASED ON INSTALLED PADDLE BOARD - A printed circuit assembly, along with a server and method incorporating such printed circuit assembly, are disclosed for determining a storage configuration for use in a computer system via a simple hardware change. The printed circuit assembly may comprise a paddle board slot for connection to a paddle board for determining a storage configuration; a bus coupled to the paddle board; and a southbridge coupled to the bus, the southbridge comprising signal lines coupled to the paddle board slot through the bus. The storage configuration of the printed circuit assembly may be determined via the paddle board when the paddle board is connected to the paddle board slot.10-29-2009
20130163176ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS - A heat dissipation apparatus includes a shaped and resilient connecting plate, and a first heat-dissipating plate and a second heat-dissipating plate clamping down on a storage device to dissipate heat.06-27-2013
20130163177ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HARD DISK DRIVE - An electronic device includes a casing, a hard disk drive, and a connecting member. A motherboard is installed in the casing. A first connector is positioned on the motherboard. The hard disk drive includes a second connector. The connecting member includes a third connector engaged with the second connector of the hard disk drive along a first direction, and a fourth connector engaged with the first connector along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.06-27-2013
20130163178BASE ASSEMBLY AND RECORDING DISK DRIVING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - There is provided a base assembly including: at least one coupling member provided with insertion holes into which fastening members are inserted; and a press base formed by press processing and including insertion parts each formed in positions corresponding to those of the insertion holes and having the fastening members inserted thereinto in order to mount the coupling member, wherein each of the insertion parts is provided with a fastening hole into which the fastening member is inserted and is bent to overlap so as to have a mutual contact part extended and protruded from an upper surface of the press base.06-27-2013
20090237876DISK ARRAY DEVICE - A disk array device comprises: a hard disk drive module including a disk for recording information thereon and having one side that has a length substantially equal to the diameter of the disk; a battery nodule; an operation module; a fan module having at least one cooling fan; a controller module having a controller; a power supply module provided for supplying power to the modules; a circuit board to which the above-mentioned modules are connected via electrical connectors; and a substantially box-shaped chassis in which the modules and the circuit board are housed. A front surface and a rear surface of the chassis are opened in a rectangular shape. A length of one side of the opened front surface of the chassis is substantially the same length as the one side of the hard disk drive module.09-24-2009
20120113582STRUCTURAL FABRIC OF A STORAGE APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING STORAGE DEVICES - A storage device mounting structure with excellent handleability for storage devices is provided.05-10-2012
20120113581IMPLEMENTING ENHANCED COVER-MOUNTED, AUTO-DOCKING FOR MULTIPLE DASD CONFIGURATIONS - An enclosure assembly and system are provided for implementing cover-mounted, auto-docking for multiple DASD configurations in information technology equipment. A user selected direct access storage device (DASD) configuration is mechanically attached to an enclosure cover. A cover interposer card is mechanically attached to the enclosure cover and electrically connected to each DASD in the user selected DASD configuration. An electrical connector mates with the cover interposer card as the cover is installed through a sliding motion with a chassis and base planar of the enclosure assembly. A flexible cable interconnect attached to the mating electrical connector is connected to the base planar. The enclosure assembly enables high density, high performance modular server architectures without compromising processor performance or planar electrical architecture.05-10-2012
20130163182DRIVE BRACKET ASSEMBLY - A drive bracket assembly includes a computer enclosure and a drive bracket. The computer enclosure includes a bottom wall and a front wall extending from the bottom wall. The front wall includes a first mounting panel. The first mounting panel defines a first positioning hole and a second positioning hole. The drive bracket includes a bottom plate and a positioning protrusion. The positioning protrusion is received in the first positioning hole to enable the bottom plate to be parallel to the bottom wall. The positioning protrusion is received in the second positioning hole to enable the bottom plate to keep an angle relative to the bottom wall.06-27-2013
20130163183HARD DISK CARRIER - A hard disk carrier includes a receiving frame, a plane, and an electromagnetic shielding module. The receiving frame is used to hold a hard disk. The electromagnetic shielding module is mounted between the receiving frame and the plane. The electromagnetic shielding module defines a plurality of openings through the opposite ends. The edge of each opening extending outward from the surface and forming a cylinder peripheral wall, each opening and the peripheral wall corresponding to the opening forming a waveguide.06-27-2013
20130163179ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DUMMY HARD DISK DRIVE - A dummy hard disk drive (HDD) includes a main body and two arms extending along opposite end surfaces of the main body. The arms each form a pin for fixing the dummy HDD in an HDD bracket. A connecting portion is formed on a side of the main body for connecting cables.06-27-2013
20130163180FASTENING DEVICE FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICE - A fastening device for fastening a data storage device includes a rack and a resilient tab. The rack includes a bottom plate to support the data storage device. Two first stop tabs protrude up from the bottom plate to abut against a first sidewall of the data storage device. Two first pins extend from the first corresponding stop tabs to engage in two mounting holes defined in the first sidewall. The resilient tab is attached to the rack to abut against a second sidewall of the data storage device. A second pin protrudes from the resilient tab to engage in a locking hole defined in the second sidewall.06-27-2013
20130163181ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DATA STORAGE ASSEMBLY - An electronic device includes a chassis and a data storage assembly slidably received in the chassis. The data storage assembly includes a bracket and a plurality of hard disk drives uprightly inserted in the bracket, which can arrange more hard disk drives in the bracket effectively.06-27-2013
20110134597PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A NON-PLATED HOLE WITH LIMITED DRILL DEPTH - A printed circuit board and method of making a print circuit board having one or more holes that are controllably drilled to extend into the printed circuit board substrate to a predetermined depth intermediate first and second faces. A mechanical locating pin is received into each of the one or more holes to mechanically align a first component for electronically interfacing with the printed circuit board substrate. A second component is installed on the second face directly opposite of the one or more holes such that the second component is in electronic communication with conductive traces or interconnects formed on the second face directly opposite of the hole.06-09-2011
20110096493Storage Device Carrier Having A Pivoting Panel - An apparatus includes a storage device having at least one electrical connector and at least one first engagement structure separate from the at least one electrical connector. A carrier receives the storage device, where the carrier has at least one pivotable panel that is pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The panel has at least one second engagement structure to mechanically engage with the at least one first engagement structure if the panel is in the closed position, and the at least one second engagement structure is released from the at least one first engagement structure if the panel is in the open position.04-28-2011
20120162899HARD DISK DRIVE MODULE HAVING INDICATING DEVICE - An exemplary hard disk drive module includes a hard disk drive, a bracket supporting the hard disk drive, an interface connecting to the hard disk drive and detecting status of the hard disk drive, and an indicating device connected with the interface for illustrating status of the hard disk drive. The indicating device includes a first indicator, a second indicator, and two wires electrically connecting the first and second indicators with the interface. The indicating device is fixed on the bracket.06-28-2012
20090067127DISK ARRAY SYSTEM - A disk array system capable of efficiently cooling the canisters and achieving the high-density mounting of the canisters without reducing the number of canisters is provided. In the disk array system having a HDD box which stores a plurality of canisters, a canister on an upstream side of cooling air and a canister on a downstream side of the cooling air both standing upright are arranged with a difference in level therebetween in the HDD box. The canister on the upstream side has a reliability assurance temperature lower than that on the downstream side, and a disk size of the canister on the upstream side is smaller than that on the downstream side. Also, the canister on the downstream side is arranged higher than that on the upstream side so that an alarm indicator LED and a ready indicator LED can be checked visually.03-12-2009
20110128693MOUNTING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME - A mounting apparatus for attaching a data storage device to a chassis includes a latching member, first and second elastic members and a button. The latching member defines a through hole therein and forms a latching pin at a first end thereof. The button includes an abutting portion and a pressing portion extending up from the abutting portion. When the mounting apparatus is mounted to the chassis, the button is placed on a bottom side of the latching member, the latching member is movably mounted to the chassis, the first elastic member is compressed between the second end of the latching member and a baffle formed on the chassis, the second elastic member is compressed between the button and the chassis, the pressing portion of the button extends through the through hole and extending out of a top surface of the latching member.06-02-2011
20120081856STORAGE SYSTEM AND A STORAGE BRIDGE BAY CANISTER - The invention provides a Storage Bridge Bay system, comprising: plural hard disk drives, each arranged within a corresponding slot; one or more Storage Bridge Bay canisters, wherein there is provided in the or each canister one or more solid state drives. In addition in an embodiment, the invention provides a Storage Bridge Bay canister, the canister comprising: electrical connections in accordance with the Storage Bridge Bay standard; and, one or more solid state drives arranged within the canister and arranged in communication with the electrical connections, thereby enabling control of and transfer of data to or from the solid state drives via the electrical connections.04-05-2012
20130215568ADAPTER AND INFORMATION PROCESSING UNIT - An adapter to mount, in a housing, a device having a connector includes a tray to which the device is fixed, a chassis into which the tray is inserted from one direction, fixed in the housing, a connector substrate on which a connecter is mounted, attached to a back portion of the chassis in the one direction, the connector being connected to the connector of the device while movable in a plane orthogonal to the one direction, and a first conductive elastic element attached on one side of a first wall portion of the chassis, extending in the one direction, in which the tray is pressed onto a second wall portion of the chassis opposing the first wall portion while the tray is inserted into the chassis and the device connector is connected to the connector of the substrate.08-22-2013
20110292591Expanding Functionality Of One Or More Hard Drive Bays In A Computing System - Methods, apparatus, and product are disclosed for expanding functionality of hard drive bays in a computing system that include: providing, by a connector in a hard drive bay, access to two or more data communication busses of different type; receiving, by the connector of the hard drive bay, a device mounted within the hard drive bay; and communicately coupling, by the connector of the hard drive bay, the device to one of the data communication busses.12-01-2011
20090103258Shoulder screw and handle drive mounting system - A computer storage enclosure may comprise a mounting chassis and a computer drive apparatus. The mounting chassis may have a plurality of computer drive guides, a plurality of cam pins, and a mounting chassis disengagement ramp. The computer drive apparatus may include a computer drive, a plurality of shoulder screws, and a computer drive handle. The computer drive apparatus may be mounted on the mounting chassis utilizing the shoulder screws guided by the computer drive guides and secured by the computer drive handle, the cam pins, and the shoulder screws. The computer drive apparatus may include a blade drive and be hot-swappable.04-23-2009
20100091443Hard disk securing apparatus - The invention discloses a hard disk securing apparatus including an upper housing, a lower housing, and a securing module. The lower housing is fixed in an electronic apparatus and includes a block part. An accommodation space is formed between the upper housing and the lower housing and used for accommodating a hard disk of the electronic apparatus. The securing module is disposed on the upper housing, and includes a ring-shape elastic body and a clasp member extending from the ring-shape elastic body. The clasp member detachably clasps the block part of the lower housing.04-15-2010
20120140402STORAGE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING COOLING FANS FOR STORAGE APPARATUS - A storage apparatus includes: a storage drive providing a physical storage area for creating a logical storage area used by an external apparatus; a storage controller including a plurality of central processing units (CPUs) executing data write processing from the external apparatus to the storage drive, and data read processing from the storage drive; a plurality of cooling fans cooling the storage drive; a temperature sensor detecting a temperature of air introduced or discharged by the cooling fans; and a revolving speed sensor detecting a revolving speed of each cooling fan. Any of the CPUs executes operation control processing in which, through a data network path to the storage drive for the data write and read processing, measurement values of the temperature and revolving speed sensors are acquired and a revolving speed setup value of the fans is calculated and is transmitted to the cooling fans.06-07-2012
20090147463RECEIVER APPARATUS - There is provided a digital broadcasting receiver apparatus in which a temperature in the area surrounding a removable HDD does not become a high temperature during an operation regardless of whether it is disposed horizontally or vertically. A component with a large heat generating quantity and a component with a small heat generating quantity are installed in respective spaces inside a case. An adapter of the removable HDD is mounted to dispose the removable HDD in a space in which a component with a small heat generating quantity is mounted, thereby preventing the temperature in the area surrounding the removable HDD from becoming a high temperature.06-11-2009
20100128430FIXING MECHANISM FOR FIXING ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND HOLDING MODULE THEREOF - A fixing mechanism includes a case and a flexible fixing lid. The case includes a lower board, a first lateral board, and a second lateral board. A first containing space is formed on the lower board for containing a first electronic device. The first lateral board has a protruding part for insertion into a first fixing hole of the first electronic device. A second containing space is formed by the flexible fixing lid and the case cooperatively for containing the second electronic device on the first electronic device. The flexible fixing lid includes a base board, a first fastening part, and a second fastening part. The first fastening part is connected to an end of the base board for fastening the first lateral board. The second fastening part is connected to an end of the base board opposite to the first fastening part for fastening the second lateral board.05-27-2010
20090310294Screw-less fastening device - A screw-less fastening device is used for fastening a peripheral into a housing. The peripheral and the housing respectively have a first positioning hole and a second positioning hole. The screw-less fastening device includes a body and a fastening bracket. The interior of the body has two track slots and two plugging slots. The track slot includes a first slanted surface and a second slanted surface. The body slides between a first location and a second location. The fastening bracket is assembled in the body, and includes a base portion, two contacting portions and two plugging portions. The contacting portions are located in the track slots, and contact the first slanted surface and the second slanted surface. The two plugging portions are located in the plugging slots.12-17-2009
20100118483Storage Control Apparatus - A storage unit 05-13-2010
20110267763HARD DISK DRIVE FRAME - An HDD frame is used to fix several HDDs and several HDD cables. The HDD frame includes an HDD cage, a latch and an HDD cable bracket. The HDD cage includes three cage boards. Two of the cage boards are disposed at two ends of the other cage board. The latch includes a protrusion. The HDD cable bracket includes a baseboard and a sideboard, which are perpendicular to each other. The baseboard includes a first long edge and a second long edge. The sideboard is disposed at the second long edge. One end of the latch is fixed on the end of the sideboard to make the protrusion protrude through the sideboard hole of the sideboard. After the long edges of the HDD cable bracket are inserted into tracks on the HDD cage, the protrusion protrudes into the cage hole of the HDD cage.11-03-2011
20090273896INCORPORATION OF TWO OR MORE HARD DISK DRIVES INTO A SINGLE DRIVE CARRIER WITH A SINGLE MIDPLANE CONNECTOR - Carrier for the rack mounting of two or more data storage devices into a chassis. The carrier includes support members along the length of the carrier, to receive and retain the two or more data storage devices. The carrier further includes a single electrical communication connector to provide an electrical communication interface for all of the data storage devices in the carrier, to and from a mating connector on a board of the chassis. The carrier further includes an interposer to adapt electrical signals from the single electrical communication connector into a form that is usable by the data storage devices.11-05-2009
20090279244Disk Drive Carrier and Cage Preventing Installation of Incompatible Disk Drives - An apparatus comprising a disk drive assembly and a disk drive cage for selectively receiving the disk drive assembly. The disk drive assembly includes first and second side rails secured to opposing sides of a disk drive, wherein the first side rail includes a distal end having a distally-opening slot configured to receive a rigid structure, such as a bent portion of the cage, fixedly extending from the disk drive cage. The slot in the first side rail enables the disk drive assembly to distally advance to a fully installed position within the disk drive cage. Incompatible disk drive assemblies do not include such a slot and are prevented from reaching the fully installed position. Preferably the distal end of first side rail extends beyond the distal end of the disk drive.11-12-2009
20090273897REAR BOARD OF BLADE SERVER, BLADE SERVER AND SUBRACK - A rear board of a blade server, a blade server and a subrack are provided. The blade server includes a front board and a back board, the rear board includes a standard ATCA interface, and the rear board is connected to the front board by the standard ATCA interface. The blade server also includes a connector configured to connect hard disks which is set on the rear board, and a portion of the rear board on which the connector is set is extended outward so as to accommodate at least two hard disks, and the at least two hard disks are connected to the connector. The blade server increases the ability of the heat dissipation ability of the front board, and the rear board supports data backup between the two hard disks and hot plug.11-05-2009
20090279245External hard drive having integral stand - A hard drive includes an external hard drive and a stand integrally formed with the external hard drive. The external hard drive includes a housing maintaining a hard drive assembly configured to exchange data with a computer system, with the housing having opposing first and second major faces. The stand includes a first leg configured to project from the first major face of the housing and a second leg configured to project from the second major face of the housing.11-12-2009
20110199729ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PLUG CONNECTOR THEREOF - An electronic device includes a circuit module with a circuit board, and a plug connector with a supporting base, several terminals, and an outer shell. The terminals are disposed at the supporting base, and connected to the circuit board. The outer shell surrounds the supporting base, and has two parallel horizontal plates. Two extending plates are extended from a front surface of one of the horizontal plates. A slot is formed among that horizontal plate and the two extending plates. Via these arrangements, the out shell of the plug connector has the slot, so that the deformation of the outer shell is more easily caused. Thus, even if the assembly tolerance between the plug connector and the socket connector is deviated, the force for plugging or unplugging the plug connector would not be too abnormal. That is because the outer shell can be easily deformed to compensate for the deviation.08-18-2011
20110170255CARTRIDGE SYSTEM - The cartridge-type HDD 07-14-2011
20090296339SERVER ENCLOSURE - A server enclosure includes an enclosure body, hard disk drives (HDDs), and heat dissipating devices. The enclosure body includes HDD receiving spaces. The HDD receiving spaces are positioned at one end portion of the enclosure body. Each of the receiving spaces receives one of the heat dissipating device or one of the HDDs.12-03-2009
20120293946SHIELD AND SERVER HAVING THE SAME - A shield is adapted be locked to a casing. The casing is formed with an inserting space, an opening, and two engaging holes. The shield includes a shell body, two engaging members and two biasing springs. The shell body is inserted into the inserting space, and shields the opening. The shell body includes a base plate formed with a slot, and two side plates each formed with a through-hole. Each of the engaging members is slidable relative to the base plate, and includes an engaging portion extending through the corresponding through-hole and releasably engageable with the corresponding engaging hole. Each of the biasing springs biases the corresponding engaging member to move in a direction toward the corresponding through-hole.11-22-2012
20120293948BASE FOR HARD DISK DRIVE AND HARD DISK DRIVE HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a base for a hard disk drive, including: a base plate; and a side joining part formed on one side of the base plate, the side joining part including a joining hole for screw fastening, wherein the side joining part includes: a joining side spaced apart from one side of the base plate and provided with the joining hole; and side wall surfaces formed by bending both side ends of the joining side. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, rigidity of the base can be increased by bending both side ends of the joining side of the side joining part of the base plate.11-22-2012
20120293945FIXING APPARATUS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE - A fixing apparatus for fixing a hard disk drive including two opposite sidewalls each defining a fixing hole includes a frame, two shock absorbing members, and two fasteners. The frame includes two opposite fixing arms to sandwich the hard disk drive. The shock absorbing members are respectively fixed to the fixing arms. Each of the shock absorbing members includes a resilient pad clinging to an inner surface of a corresponding one of the fixing arms to absorb shock between the hard disk drive and the fixing arm, and two resilient arms extended through the corresponding fixing arm and fixed to an outer surface of the corresponding fixing arm. The fasteners are respectively fixed to the fixing arms. Each of the fasteners includes a pin extended through a corresponding one of the resilient pads, to engage in a corresponding one of the fixing holes of the hard disk drive.11-22-2012
20120293947RACK MOUNTABLE SERVER APPARATUS - A rack mountable server apparatus is disposed on a plane of a rack. The rack mountable server apparatus includes a chassis and a plurality of server units. The chassis is disposed in the rack, and the appearance of the chassis is a rectangular cuboid. When the chassis is installed in the rack, a first surface constructed by a length and a width of the chassis is parallel to the plane. The server units are disposed in the chassis. Each of server units has a circuit board, and the circuit boards are arranged parallel to a second surface which is constructed by the length and the height of the chassis or the width and the height of the chassis, and are perpendicular to the first surface.11-22-2012
20100103606Air Flow Snorkel for Computer System - A vent for a computer apparatus having first and second groups of components. The vent has an air inlet that receives air from a location adjacent to the first group of components and an air outlet that provides air into a space defined between the first and second components. Air flows from the air inlet to the air outlet through a channel that circumvents the first group of components. The computer apparatus may be a server having a plurality of disk drives disposed in a front section of a cabinet. A fan in the back section of the cabinet draws air through a first airflow path across the disk drives. A snorkel defines a second airflow path that circumvents the disk drives in the front section to provide air to the second group of components in the back section.04-29-2010
20110267762DISK DRIVE MOUNTING DEVICE AND DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive mounting device for use in an electronic apparatus includes a mounting frame, fasteners, and a cover member. The mounting frame includes a mounting plate, a flange formed at a side of the mounting plate, and a plurality of mounting ears extending outwardly from the mounting plate. Each of the mounting ears defines at least one receiving cutout therein. In use, one end of each of the fasteners is mounted on the disk drive and the other end is received in the receiving cutout of a corresponding mounting ear. The cover member is secured on the flange of the mounting frame and abuts the at least one disk drive to prevent the fasteners from disengaging from the receiving cutouts of the mounting ears. A disk drive assembly is also provided.11-03-2011
20100277861Stacked Drives For A Blade System - A blade assembly is disclosed. The blade assembly comprises a printed circuit (PC) board, and a disk drive drawer. The disk drive drawer is configured to move from a closed position into an open position, wherein the disk drive drawer is adjacent to the PC board when in the closed position and is positioned away from the PC board when in the open position. The blade assembly also comprises at least one stack of internal drives attached to the disk drive drawer. Each stack of internal drives comprise: a base bracket attached to the disk drive drawer, at least one drive cage pivotally mounted to the base bracket and configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position the drive cage is parallel with the disk drive drawer and in the open position the drive cage makes an angle a with the disk drive drawer. The drive cage is configured to hold a disk drive. Each stack of internal drives are located inside a blade enclosure when the blade assembly is mounted in the blade enclosure and the disk drive drawer is in the closed position. Each stack of internal drives are located outside the blade enclosure when the blade assembly is mounted in the blade enclosure and the disk drive drawer is in the open position.11-04-2010
20090168324DATA STORAGE SYSTEM WITH HEAT DISSIPATING MODULE - A data storage system includes a data storage device, a control panel, and a heat dissipating module. The data storage device includes a cage and a plurality of disk drives, wherein the disk drives are accommodated in the cage. The control panel includes a plurality of ventilation holes and a control circuit. The control panel is located at a side of the cage. The control panel is connected to the dissipating module. The control circuit of the control panel is configured to sense the temperature of the data storage device and control power to the heat dissipating module accordingly to dissipate heat of the disk drives.07-02-2009
20090168323MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR STORAGE DEVICE - A mounting apparatus for mounting a data storage device with a sliding member attached thereon, includes a bracket and a latch member slidably mounted on the side plate. The bracket includes a side plate. The side plate defines a slideway for slidably receiving the sliding member of the data storage device. The latch member includes a resilient tab. The latch member is slidable on the side plate between a first position wherein the resilient tab is located at a halfway of the slideway so as to block the sliding member from passing therethrough, and a second position wherein the resilient tab is located outside the slideway so as to allow the sliding member to pass therethrough.07-02-2009
20110267765Electromagnetically-Shielded Portable Storage Device - Electromagnetically shielded portable storage devices are disclosed. One such device includes an electromagnetically shielded enclosure having an interior volume, the electromagnetically shielded enclosure including a plurality of shielded walls and sized to be manually carried by a person. The interior volume of the enclosure is isolated from high-frequency electromagnetic energy generated external to the enclosure. The device includes at least one storage device positioned within the interior volume, and at least one communicative connection extending from the at least one storage device to a communicative socket accessible external to the electromagnetically shielded enclosure. The at least one communicative connection is configured to allow access to the storage device by a computing system external to the electromagnetically shielded enclosure. The device also includes an electrical filter positioned at least partially within the electromagnetically shielded enclosure, and including a low-pass filter selected to prevent spurious or intentional conductive high-frequency electromagnetic energy from entering the interior volume via the communicative connection.11-03-2011
20110007473BLADE SERVER FOR INCREASED PROCESSING CAPACITY - A blade server for increasing the amount of processing capacity per rack bay is disclosed. The blade server includes a housing having a top portion and a bottom portion, a first printed circuit assembly adjacent to the top portion of the housing, a second printed circuit assembly positioned in the bottom portion of the housing opposite the first printed circuit assembly, and a connector attaching the first and second printed circuit assembly to one another.01-13-2011
20110007471COMPUTER CHASSIS - A computer chassis has a body, a connector, an opening, a plug-in slot and an eSATA connector. The body has a panel and a receiving space. The connector is attached to the body and located in the receiving space. The opening is formed on the panel and communicates with the receiving space. The plug-in slot is formed on the panel beside the opening. The eSATA connector has a receiving end mounted to the plug-in slot.01-13-2011
20110007472CABLE MANAGEMENT MODULE - A cable management module having of a first module capable of connecting to a hard disk drive drawer; a second module releasably connected to the first module. A plurality of pairs of connecting arms connect the first module to the second module with each of the pairs of connecting arms being pivotally joined to each other at an intermediate point. A catch member is located on at least one side of the first module and a locking release mechanism is attached to the second module and to a locking member capable of engaging the catch member. A method for accessing a hard disk drive without disconnecting input/output cables and a method of replacing the input/output cables is also disclosed.01-13-2011
20100271773INSTALLATION ASSEMBLY FOR HARD DISK DRIVE - An installation assembly for installing a number of hard disk drives includes a bracket and a number of holders. Each holder is used for holding a hard disk drive. Each holder is slidably mounted to the bracket.10-28-2010
20120069514SYSTEM WITH AIR FLOW UNDER DATA STORAGE DEVICES - A computer system includes a chassis, one or more hard disk drives coupled to the chassis, and one or more air passages under at least one of the hard disk drives. The air passages include one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The inlets direct at least a portion of the air downwardly into the passages. The passages allow air to move from the air inlets to the air outlets.03-22-2012
20090086421FINE-PITCH, SPLAY-RESISTANT, FINGER-TO-FINGER CONTACT-CAPABLE, HDD EMI SHIELD - An electromagnetic interference shield for a hard disk drive has a metal shield portion, a plurality of top fingers, bottom fingers, left fingers, and right fingers disposed on four sides of the metal shield portion, and bars tying the tips of the plurality of top fingers together, the tips of the plurality of bottom fingers together, the tips of the plurality of right fingers together, and the tips of the plurality of left fingers together. Each of the plurality of top fingers and bottom fingers are wider than each of the plurality of left fingers and right fingers. Each of the plurality of top fingers, bottom fingers, left fingers, and right fingers has a perpendicular jog at a base portion thereof.04-02-2009
20110228469MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR DISK DRIVE - A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, a plurality of first locking members, and a second locking member. The chassis includes a bottom plate and two opposite side plates. The first locking members are secured to the bottom plate. A locking slot is defined in each locking member for receiving fastening members of a disk drive. The second locking member is secured to the bottom plate. A positioning flange is located on the second locking member and configured for abutting the disk drive, for preventing the fastening members from moving out of the locking slots along a direction perpendicular to the bottom plate.09-22-2011
20110228468DISK ARRAY STRUCTURE - A disk array structure includes a housing, a connection seat, and at least two disks. The housing contains at least two transversal holding spaces, and the connection seat is assembled with the housing, containing a circuit board, at least two connectors, and a rear sheath casing. Each connector is electrically connected at an inner side of the circuit board, and the rear sheath casing is assembled at an outer side of the circuit board, containing plural connection holes and a toggle switch. Each disk is loosely installed in each holding space of the housing, with one end electrically connected with each connector of the connection seat, and the other end having a handle. The structure is carried conveniently, the disks are extracted conveniently, heat is dissipated quickly, the structure is manufactured quickly, manufacturing cost is reduced, and the structure serves as a mouse pad and is toggled for use conveniently.09-22-2011
20110141684SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING A BLADE SERVER INCLUDING A DISK COOLING ZONE - A method and apparatus adapted to cool a blade server positioned within a rack of other blade servers include transferring heat from a heat source in the blade server to a cooling zone positioned at an interface between a top plate of the blade server and a heat transferring element within the blade server that transfers the heat to a cooling medium. The method and apparatus use an active cooling device that is selectively activated to pump heat from the cooling zone to a heat exchanger positioned away from the heat source when temperatures of the heat source reach predefined levels.06-16-2011
20110141683MOUNTING MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME - A mounting mechanism for attaching a data storage device to a chassis includes a housing, first and second driving members, a latching member, first, second, and third elastic members. The housing defines first, second and third sliding paths therein. The first and third sliding paths extend along a first direction of the housing for receiving the first driving member and the latching member. The second sliding path extends along a second direction of the housing substantially perpendicular to the first direction for receiving the second driving member. The first driving member forms an inclined guiding surface at an end thereof outside the housing. When the guiding surface is pressed down, the driving member moves inward, driving the second driving to move and disengage from the latching member, and the latching member moves along the first direction by an elastic force of the third elastic member.06-16-2011
20090180248Combination Drive - A combination drive includes a housing, a solid-state drive, an optical disc drive and associated controller, a data/command connector, and a shared power source connector, and a data/command bus. When coupled to a host controller, the optical disc drive and the solid-state drive may appear to the host controller as a separate and independent logical device. Alternatively, when coupled to a host controller, the optical disc drive and the solid-state drive may appear to the host controller as a single logical read/write device. Data transfer between the solid-state drive and the optical disc drive may be controlled by the optical disc drive controller and occurs directly, without requiring intervening transfer of the data to and from the host controller.07-16-2009
20110141682External hard disk drive case - An external hard disk drive case comprises a first housing, a trim ring, a second housing and a circuit board. The trim ring is made of a light-transmitting material and sandwiched between the first housing and the second housing. The circuit board is disposed within the first housing. The circuit board is provided thereon with a light-emitting component in the socket of which is disposed a light guiding strip that is peripherally disposed within the trim ring. When used, the light emitted by a luminous source of the light-emitting component disposed in the socket can lighten the light guiding strip peripherally disposed within the trim ring so as to produce a peripheral luminous effect which considerably improves the identifiable and aesthetic properties in use.06-16-2011
20090257186Horizontal drive drawer system and method - An apparatus may include drive chassis, at least one horizontal drive drawer extending from a first side of the drive chassis to a second side of the drive chassis and/or at Least one computer drive disposed on the horizontal drive drawer. Additionally, a computer server system and a method for providing the apparatus are disclosed.10-15-2009
20090316351PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MULTIPURPOSE HARD DRIVE CIRCUIT BOARD - A hard drive for a portable electronic device is provided that contains a multipurpose circuit board. The multipurpose circuit board may be mounted within a hard drive housing. System components and hard drive controller components may be mounted to the multipurpose circuit board. The multipurpose circuit board may be formed from a rigid flex structure or other structure that is able to accommodate translation of the multipurpose circuit board relative to the remainder of the portable electronic device in the event of an impact event. Components may be mounted to the multipurpose board in accordance with their heights. The portable electronic device may include components such as a battery, display, buttons, and other input-output devices that are connected to the multipurpose circuit board via flex circuit portions of a rigid flex or other electrical paths.12-24-2009
20090316350EXTERNAL HARD DISK BOX HAVING A COVER-LIFTING MEANS - An external hard disk box having a cover-lifting means includes a hollow base and a cover. The cover is pivotally connected to the base in a liftable and closable manner. The cover is provided with a hard disk accommodating portion for accommodating a hard disk. When the cover is lifted, the hard disk is elevated along with the cover, so that the user can take out the hard disk easily. When the cover is covered, the cover is locked onto the base. Via this arrangement, it is convenient and labor-saving for the user to mount or detach the hard disk.12-24-2009
20100157519PERIPHERAL DEVICE CARRIER - Peripheral device carrier. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are systems including a screen portion with a display device viewable on one surface, a base portion hinged to the screen portion and having a keyboard, a peripheral device carrier mounted at least partially within an internal volume defined by the base portion, and a peripheral coupled within the carrier. The peripheral device carrier includes a top wall and a bottom wall coupled by two side walls, and the walls define a volume with a quadrilateral cross-section. The walls comprise a metallic material, and the walls are seamless along the quadrilateral cross-section.06-24-2010
20100002369COMPUTER ENCLOSURE - A computer enclosure for mounting a disk drive bracket includes a chassis for receiving the disk drive bracket, and an extending plate releasably positioned and aligned at an end of the chassis. One portion of the disk drive bracket is fixed on the chassis, and the other portion is fixed on the extending plate. The disk drive bracket is completely mounted on the chassis and the extending plate.01-07-2010
20100002368Drive Box - A rack mount drive blade system having a chassis and a drive blade. The chassis has at least one blade bay to accept a drive blade, where the chassis accepts the drive blade into the blade bay with the drive blade in a horizontal orientation. Each blade bay has chassis to blade electrical contacts including at least one cable having a length, for making electrical connections between the chassis and the drive blade. Each blade bay also has slot portions for engaging the drive blade along a length of the drive blade. The chassis has at least one module bay to accept a shared resource module, where each module bay has chassis to module electrical contacts, for making electrical connections between the chassis and the shared resource module. The drive blade has a printed circuit board for providing electrical connections to and from components on the drive blade. The drive blade has at least one hard drive, and drive blade electrical contacts for making electrical connections to the chassis through the at least one cable. The drive blade has rail portions disposed along the length of the drive blade, the rail portions for engaging the slot portions of the bay. The drive blade can be at least partially removed from the chassis without breaking the electrical connections between the chassis and the drive blade.01-07-2010
20110235266FIXING MECHANISM AND HARD DISK ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A fixing mechanism for fixing a number of hard disks includes a first frame; a second frame facing the first frame, and a fixing structure for fixing the hard disk. One side of each hard disk is fixed on the first frame, and the fixing structure is positioned and fixed on the second frame and also fixed on the other side of the hard disk.09-29-2011
20100259883COMPUTER WITH POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND STORAGE HOLDER - A computer includes a chassis, a combination of a power supply unit and a storage holder formed at a top of the power supply unit attached to the chassis, a hard disk drive held in the storage holder, and a securing member. The hard disk drive includes at least a fixing post and a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment connector positioned at an open end of the storage holder. The securing member is pivotably attached to the storage holder for engaging with the fixing post of the hard disk drive and securing the hard disk drive in the storage holder.10-14-2010
20100157520MODULAR STORAGE SYSTEM FOR STORING A DISK ARRAY - A modular storage system is provided for storing a disk array consisting of multiple hard disks. Each hard disk is provided with a terminal set. The modular storage system includes a casing having a plurality of disk compartments for receiving the hard disks respectively, a front end defining a front opening and a rear end defining a rear opening; a rear cover for covering the rear opening of the casing; and a plurality of connectors mounted on the rear cover via a coupling mechanism so that each of the connectors is aligned with a respective one of the disk compartments. Once the hard disks are installed respectively in the disk compartments, the terminal set of each of the hard disks is coupled electrically to a respective one of the connectors on the rear cover.06-24-2010
20100226087COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED CABLE - A computer system with integrated cable is disclosed. The computer system includes a circuit board module, at least one electronic device and an integrated cable. The circuit board module includes a first connector, and the integrated cable is electrically connecting with the circuit board module and the electronic device. The integrated cable includes a second connector electrically connected to the first connector and a body electrically connected to the electronic device. The body integrates at least one power cable and at least one signal cable electrically connected to the second connector, and has a tearing structure formed between the power cable and the signal cable to allow an easy separation of the power cable and the signal cable. With such, meanwhile, entwining of unused power cables or signal cables is effectively avoided.09-09-2010
20100149747RETAINING APPARATUS FOR LOCKING DISK DRIVE - A retaining apparatus for locking a disk drive within a bracket is disclosed. The retaining apparatus includes a latch member and a securing member. The latch member includes a securing portion and a locking portion capable of locking the disk drive in the bracket. A resisting piece is formed on the securing member to resist against the latch member to move towards the bracket to block the disk drive from moving out of the bracket.06-17-2010
20100254080Electronic Apparatus and Hard-Disc Holder Mounted Thereto - Provided is an electronic apparatus capable of reducing dependence of a connection state between a hard disc device and a connector on degree of fastening of a screw. A hard-disc-insertion opening serving as an opening through which a hard disc device is inserted into a housing is formed in a front plate portion of the housing. A connector of a circuit board is arranged facing the hard-disc-insertion opening on a back side of the hard-disc-insertion opening. A fastener for fixing the hard disc device to an electronic apparatus is inserted into the housing through a bottom plate portion of the housing.10-07-2010
20100238623Case structure for portable hard disk drive - A case structure for portable hard disk drive includes a case integrally formed by bending a whole piece of sheet material to having a bottom, a top, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side portion. The second lateral side portion is formed by overlapping two lateral end portions of the sheet material. The case is provided at the same end of the bottom, top, and first lateral side portions with a perpendicularly inward extended stop flange each, and each of the stop flanges is further provided with an inward and perpendicularly projected hooking tab. A hard disk tray with a hard disk installed therein for receiving in the case is provided with retaining holes for engaging with the hooking tabs on the case. With the case integrally formed from one whole piece of sheet material, only one single mold is required and the scrap is largely reduced.09-23-2010
20100238624FIXING MECHANISM FOR STORAGE DEVICE - A fixing mechanism for fixing a storage device to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a bracket. The fixing mechanism includes two pairs of latching members extending upward from the bracket, a limiting member having a pair of resilient limiting portions, and two pairs of fixing members fixing the limiting member to the storage device. The two pairs of fixing members engage the corresponding latching members. The pair of the resilient limiting portions resists the corresponding latching members to secure the two pairs of the fixing members. The storage device is detached from the bracket depending on the resilient deformation of the resilient limiting portions.09-23-2010
20110058328HARD DRIVE RAIL FOR HARD DRIVE CARRIER - A rail apparatus includes first plate formed of a synthetic material having a first face and a second face opposite the first face, the first plate having a plurality of rows of spaced apart rail protrusions in a first pattern protruding from the second face of the first plate. A second metal plate includes a first face and a second face opposite the first face, the second plate having a plurality of rows of spaced apart slots in a second pattern matching the first pattern and extending through the first and second faces of the second plate. The second face of the first plate abutting the second face of the second plate, whereby the rows of rail protrusions extend through the slots and extend from the first face of the second plate.03-10-2011
20110128694ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a note PC has a disk drive connected to a system board via a connector. A power receive coil is attached to the disk drive. Power produced by the power receive coil as a result of excitation of a power feed coil is fed to a power supply control circuit via an unused pin of the connector.06-02-2011
20100053881DISK DEVICE - In a disk device, a case includes a base frame and a top panel, which are made of thin metal plates. In the top panel, a corrugated section is formed to increase its rigidity. The corrugated section has peaks and valleys that are alternately arranged. The peaks and valleys extend in a direction orthogonal to a disk loading direction to the vicinity of both side ends of the top panel.03-04-2010
20100033918COMPUTER CASE - A computer case including a body, a first rear window, a blocking panel, and a plurality of exchangeable modules is provided. The body has a containing opening. The first rear window is assembled to the body and is located within the containing opening, and the first rear window has a module opening and a blocking panel opening. One of the exchangeable modules is assembled to the first rear window. The blocking panel is assembled to the first rear window and is located within the blocking panel opening, and the blocking panel has a plurality of connector openings.02-11-2010
20090116182ATTACHMENT UNIT FOR INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An attachment unit for an information storage device includes a casing that houses the information storage device and a fixed base on which the casing is detachably mounted. The casing includes a casing body, a pair of rotation supporting shaft portions, a pair of first engagement portions, and a latch portion. The fixed base includes a substantially L-shaped groove, a pair of second engagement portions, and a latch fitting portion. In a state where the casing is mounted on the fixed base, (i) the first engagement portions are in partial contact with the second engagement portions in the first direction, (ii) the casing body is sandwiched in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and (iii) the rotation supporting shaft portions and the latch portion are in partial contact with the grooves and the latch fitting portion, respectively, in a third direction intersecting the first direction and the second direction.05-07-2009
20090073648DUST-PROOF, BEZEL-ALIGNING, SPRING-LOADED CONNECTOR COVER - A hard disk drive filler assembly has a hard disk drive bracket and a hard disk drive filler disposed in the hard disk drive bracket. The hard disk drive bracket has a front bezel and a bracket body attached to the back of the front bezel. The hard disk drive filler has a filler body attached to the bracket body of the hard disk drive bracket, a connector cover disposed behind the filler body and operable to be disposed over a connector on a server module or a computer server rack, and at least one spring disposed between the dust cover and the filler body.03-19-2009
20110032671COMPUTER STORAGE DEVICE RETENTION MECHANISM - An mechanism for retaining devices in a computer system is disclosed herein. A computer storage device enclosure includes an chassis configured to house a computer storage device. The chassis includes a storage device retention mechanism. The storage device retention mechanism includes a flexible retention member disposed along and connected to an outer side wall of the chassis. The flexible retention member is configured to retain a rear corner of the storage device installed in the chassis by contacting a side, rear and upper surface of the storage device at the rear corner.02-10-2011
20090161308MOUNTING DEVICE FOR DISK DRIVE - A mounting device for a disk drive includes a bracket for receiving the disk drive, and a securing member for mounting the disk drive in the bracket. The bracket includes a pair of side panels for receiving the disk drive therebetween. A cutout is defined in each side panel in a front portion thereof. The securing member includes a handle and a pair of cantilevers extending from opposite ends of the handle. The handle includes a base body and a pair of arms extending from opposite ends of the base body to connect the pair of cantilevers. Each arm includes a first bent portion protruding outwardly from the base body, and a second bent portion protruding inwardly from the first bent portion. A resilient protrusion is formed on the second bent portion for inserting in the cutout.06-25-2009
20130135814HEAT RADIATING STRUCTURE IN ALL-IN-ONE COMPUTERS - The present invention relates to a heat radiating structure in all-in-one computers, comprising a pedestal, mainframe module and back cover. The mainframe module is contained in a containing stand behind the pedestal, and a motherboard is included in the containing space in front of a mainframe module base. The motherboard's CPU sticks through a radiator to a heat radiating aluminum plate in the rear of the containing space, while the hard disk drive is close to the heat radiating aluminum plate, and the pedestal is covered by the back cover on the back. With the heat radiating aluminum plate to quickly conduct heat and its multiple heat radiating holes, heat dispersing holes behind the containing stand and hollowed grooves on the back cover to convect hot air.05-30-2013
20130135815MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR BACKPLANE - A mounting apparatus for mounting a hard disk drive backplane to a side of a bracket in a chassis includes a first mounting member, a second mounting member, a pivot member, and a locking member. The bottom and opposite ends of the backplane are clipped to the bracket. The second mounting member is fixed to a top side of the backplane and is locked to a top plate of the bracket. The first mounting member is fixed to a bottom side of the backplane. The first mounting member includes an engaging portion. The locking portion is fixed to the chassis. A first end of the pivot member is pivotably mounted to the chassis. A second end of the pivot member is locked to the locking member. A pressing portion extends down from a middle of the pivot member to press the engaging portion on the chassis.05-30-2013
20110110028COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH FRAME FOR DISK DRIVE - A computer system includes a chassis and a frame. The chassis includes a chassis bottom wall, a first chassis sidewall connected to the chassis bottom wall, and a second chassis sidewall connected to the chassis bottom wall. The frame includes a mounting bracket and a retaining bracket. The mounting bracket is secured to at least one of the chassis bottom wall and the first and second chassis sidewalls. The mounting bracket defines a through opening configured for to have a disk drive inserted through the opening. The retaining bracket defines a holding space configured for receiving the disk drive. The through opening is in communication with the holding space. The mounting bracket includes a mounting bracket top wall. The retaining bracket includes a retaining bracket top wall. The retaining bracket top wall extends from the mounting bracket top wall.05-12-2011
20110026215SERVER MODULE - A server module includes a tray, a motherboard installed in the tray, and at least one storage device. The tray includes a port erected from a rear end of the tray, a roomage inwardly and concavely disposed on an edge of the motherboard and proximate to the port, and a socket disposed at an edge of the roomage and opposite to the port for connecting the insert roomage of the storage device, such that the storage device is disposed onto the roomage of the motherboard, and the motherboard can be used for expanding the storage device directly.02-03-2011
20100172086MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR DISK DRIVE - A mounting apparatus for a disk drive includes a tray, a bracket, and a latch member. The tray supports the disk drive. A resiliently deformable hook is formed on the tray. The tray defines two pair of first and second sliding slots. The bracket receives the tray and the disk drive, and defines a positioning opening. Two pair of posts are formed at two opposite ends of the latch member. The posts slide and rotate in the sliding slots. A positioning tab is formed the latch member and engages in the positioning opening to prevent the tray sliding out of the bracket. A blocking tab is formed on the latch member, and engages with the hook to remain engagement between the positioning tab and the positioning opening, and to disengage from the hook when the hook is deformed.07-08-2010
20110043994SERVER DEVICE WITH A STORAGE ARRAY MODULE - A server device with a storage array module is provided. The server device includes a chassis, a motherboard module, and a storage array module. The motherboard module and the storage array module are disposed in the chassis. The storage array module includes a first tray removably disposed in the chassis, a hard disk back panel fixed to a bottom of the first tray, and several hard disks hot-pluggably disposed in the first tray. The hard disk back panel is electrically connected to the motherboard module, and the hard disks are electrically connected to the hard disk back panel and driven to move into/out the chassis with the first tray.02-24-2011
20090103259ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a battery pack, an ODD unit having a thickness smaller than the battery pack, and an additional device contained in the housing. The battery pack is arranged in a back section of the housing. The ODD unit is arranged to be one-sidedly shifted to a front section in the housing, and includes a front end portion opposed to the front section, and a back end portion opposed to the battery pack. The additional device is away from the front end portion of the ODD unit, and overlaps the back end portion of the ODD unit in the vertical direction.04-23-2009
20090323270Portable Hard Disk - A portable hard disk includes a housing, an opening on the housing, a movable USB male connector pulled out of the housing through the opening, a hard disk and a flexible printed circuit board electrically connected with the hard disk, the hard disk and the flexible printed circuit board being collected inside the housing. The soft printed circuit board includes a hard disk control chip, a circuit and a thin extension portion as a USB data line to connect with the USB male connector. The USB data line is bended and collected inside the housing and is pulled out of or pushed into the housing, along with the USB male connector which is a movable structure and is collected inside the housing. Upon using, the USB male connector is pulled out of the opening and is connected through the flexible USB data line which is not broken and damaged easily.12-31-2009
20120188704READER INCLUDING AN INTERPOSER THAT PREVENTS COUPLING WITH WRITE-PROTECTED DATA CARTRIDGES - A removable hard disk drive storage system includes a data storage cartridge having a write protect switch, and a reader configured to couple to and read data from the data storage cartridge. The reader includes a physical block that aligns with the write protect switch of the data storage cartridge. The physical block aligns with the write protect switch of the data storage cartridge to prevent the reader from coupling to the data storage cartridge when the write protect switch is in a write protect position.07-26-2012
20100046159COVER OPENING AND CLOSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING UNIT - In the cover opening and dosing device of the present invention, among clearances between a cover and a first cabinet, a clearance 02-25-2010
20100046158DRAINAGE STRUCTURE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING UNIT - A drainage structure of the present invention includes a drainage groove, a drain, and a groove portion. Thus, even in the case where a user accidentally spills a liquid such as water on an upper face of a first housing, intrusion of the liquid into a disk drive can be prevented, and damage to the disk drive can be prevented. Moreover, the drain is connected to the groove portion. Thus, a liquid that drains from the drain can be collected in the groove portion. Accordingly, the liquid can be prevented from spreading over a wide area, and adhesion of the liquid to various types of electric components disposed in a back face of the first housing can be prevented.02-25-2010
20110176270SYSTEM RACK FOR ACCESSING HARD DISKS IN DUAL DIRECTIONS - A system rack includes a casing and a tray connected therein. Both sides of the casing are provided with a first opening and a second opening respectively. A first accommodating region and a second accommodating region are provided respectively adjacent to the first opening and the second opening. A portion of hard disks received in the first accommodating region can be accessed from the first opening. The second accommodating region is partitioned horizontally into a hard disk zone and a tray zone. The remaining portion of the hard disks received in the second accommodating region can be accessed from the second opening. The casing is provided with a pair of rail seats in the tray zone. The tray is connected in the tray zone. The tray is provided with a pair of rails to correspond to the rail seats. With this structure, the hard disks received in the system rack can be accessed in dual directions, thereby receiving more hard disks in the casing.07-21-2011
20110085291MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICE - A mounting apparatus includes a latching member, a fastening tab, a fixing member, and a securing member. The fixing member includes a fixing plate, and a resisting plate extending from a first end of the fixing plate. The securing member includes a fixing board, and opposite clamping boards perpendicularly extending from a top and a bottom sides of a first end of the fixing board. A fixing tab extends from a second? end of the fixing board. A second end of the fixing plate is movably mounted to the clamping boards. The fastening tab is fixed to a distal end of the resisting plate, and operably clamped with the fixing tab. The latching member is rotatably mounted to the second end of the fixing plate, away from the resisting plate, and rotated to engage with or disengage from the clamping boards.04-14-2011
20110069441INCORPORATION OF MULTIPLE, 2.5-INCH OR SMALLER HARD DISK DRIVES INTO A SINGLE DRIVE CARRIER WITH A SINGLE MIDPLANE OR BASEBOARD CONNECTOR - Carrier for the rack mounting of two or more data storage devices into a chassis. The carrier includes support members along the length of the carrier, to receive and retain the two or more data storage devices. The carrier further includes a single electrical communication connector to provide an electrical communication interface for all of the data storage devices in the carrier, to and from a mating connector on a board of the chassis. The carrier further includes an interposer to adapt electrical signals from the single electrical communication connector into a form that is usable by the data storage devices.03-24-2011
20110075348MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR DISK DRIVE - A mounting apparatus is used to secure a disk drive, which has a positioning post, and includes a bracket and a locking component. The bracket is configured for receiving the disk drive, and includes a first sidewall, the first sidewall defining a guiding slot. The locking component includes a main body secured to an outer surface of the first sidewall. A convex structure is located on the main body, and includes a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. A distance is defined between the second portion and the first sidewall and great enough to allow the positioning post pass underneath. A resiliently deformable locking piece extends from the convex structure and substantially adjacent the guiding slot. The locking piece engages with the positioning post.03-31-2011
20110069443ELECTRONIC CONNECTORS AND FORM FACTOR ADAPTERS FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - A system and method for installing a peripheral device on a printed circuit board (PCB) is provided. In the system and method, the PCB has a board connector portion and the peripheral device has a device connector portion. The method includes providing a connector adapter housing enclosing a first mating portion configured for mating with the board connector portion and a second mating portion configured for mating with the device connector portion. The method also includes engaging the second mating portion with the device connector portion to position the first mating portion to extend substantially perpendicular to the surface of the PCB. The method further includes depositing the peripheral on the PCB using a motion substantially perpendicular to the surface of the PCB, the motion engaging the board connector portion and the first mating portion.03-24-2011
20110069442COMPUTER ENCLOSURE AND STORAGE DEVICE MODULE THEREOF - A computer enclosure includes a case comprising a drive bracket housing a number of compact disc drives and a storage device module mounted in the drive bracket in the absence of installed disk drives. The storage device module includes a supporting frame fixed in the drive bracket, a backboard, and a number of data storage devices arranged in the supporting frame. The backboard provides connection of the data storage devices to a motherboard of the case.03-24-2011
20110249391PORTABLE COMPUTER SYSTEM - A portable computer system is disclosed according to the invention. The portable computer system comprises: a multi-functional processing unit with power consumption of no more than approximately 10 watts consisting of a single chip having a plurality of processors thereon, wherein each processor is operable for at least one task selected from a group consisting of computing, graphic processing and audio processing; a mother board to which the multi-functional processing unit is connected; a memory unit connected to the motherboard and in communication with the multi-functional processing unit; and an I/O interface connected to the motherboard and in communication with the multi-functional processing unit, the portable computer system is configured to insert into a interface of a peripheral device to communicate between the portable computer system and the peripheral device.10-13-2011
20110255236DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive assembly includes a disk drive, a disk drive bracket, a fastener, and a securing element. The fastener is mounted on the disk drive and engaging the disk drive bracket to prevent the disk drive from moving along a first direction. The securing element includes a body, a resisting portion extending from the body, and a mounting portion extending from the body. A receiving space is defined between the body and the resisting portion. The disk drive is received in the receiving space. The securing element engages the disk drive bracket and receives the disk drive to prevent the disk drive from moving along a second direction.10-20-2011
20100321879HARD DISK DRIVE HOLDER - A hard disk drive holder includes a main body, a spindle mounted to the main body and slidable between first and second positions, a handle rotatably connected to the main body via the spindle, a hook mounted to the handle, and first and second elastic members. The handle includes a locking tongue. The handle moves between closed and opened positions relative to the main body. When the handle is at the closed position, if the spindle is slid from the first position to the second position, the locking tongue gradually extends outside from the main body. When the handle is at the closed position, if the spindle is not at the first position, the hook can hook the main body. The first elastic member biases the spindle to slide to the second position. The second elastic member biases the handle to rotate to the opened position.12-23-2010
20100302723MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An mounting structure includes an enclosure, a bracket, a latching member, and an elastic member. The enclosure includes opposite first and second sidewalls. An insert hole is defined in each of the first and second sidewalls. A latching hole is defined in the first sidewall. The bracket to receive an electronic device includes opposite first and second sides. An insert extends from each of the first and second sides. The inserts can be inserted in the insert holes. The latching member is rotatably mounted to the bracket. The latching member includes a main body, and a latching pole extending from the main body. The elastic member can bias the latching member to rotate to a latching position in which the latching pole is inserted in the latching hole of the enclosure.12-02-2010
20100259884MOTHERBOARD MODULE - A motherboard module adapted for connecting pluggably to a case includes a tray, a motherboard, a hard disk cage, and at least one hard disk drive. The tray has a bottom board, a plurality of fixing portions, and a front board. The front board is disposed at a side of the bottom board. The motherboard is disposed on the bottom board. The hard disk cage is fixedly connected to the fixing portions and above the tray, and has a hole corresponding to a hole of the front board. The hard disk drive may be disposed pluggably in the cage.10-14-2010
20100097750MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal whose rigidity is ensured and that can be slimmed down is provided as the mobile terminal placed in an expansion state as opposed sides of a first housing and a second housing are moved in parallel from a mobile state in which the first housing and the second housing are stacked.04-22-2010
20110149501ROTATING HARD DRIVE INSTALLATION IN A COMPUTER CHASSIS - A system comprises a server chassis and first and second hard disk drive carriers, wherein each carrier supports a hard disk drive. A first hinge rotatably connects a distal end of the first hard disk drive carrier to a first side of the chassis, wherein the first hinge allows the carrier to rotate about a first hinge axis between an open position and a closed position. The first hard disk drive carrier rotates in a first plane between an open position extending beyond the front of the chassis and a closed position within the chassis. A second hinge rotatably connects a distal end of the second hard disk drive carrier to a second side of the chassis that opposite the first side of the chassis, wherein the hinge allows the carrier to rotate about a second hinge axis between an open position and a closed position. The second hard disk drive carrier rotates in a second plane between an open position extending beyond the front of the chassis and a closed position within the chassis, wherein the second plane is parallel to the first plane.06-23-2011
20090168325Disk fixing structure - A disk fixing structure containing a disk having at least one hole in a bottom thereof is provided. The disk fixing structure includes a first fixing device and a second fixing device. The first fixing device has a surface disposing thereon the disk, at least one protrusion mounted on the surface for being lodged in the at least one hole, and a plurality of first engaging elements arranged on each of two opposite edges of the surface which correspond to two sides of the disk. The second fixing device has two lateral plates opposite to each other, and a plurality of second engaging elements disposed on each of the two lateral plates, and engaging with the plurality of first engaging elements.07-02-2009
20130170130ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CARRYING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A carrying structure is used to fix an electronic element on a casing. The carrying structure includes a main body, a blocking part and a hooking part. The main body is fixed on the casing and has an accommodating space for accommodating the electronic element. The blocking part is disposed on one side of the main body and used to block the electronic element from moving vertically. The hooking part is disposed on another side of the main body. When the electronic element is pushed in the accommodating space, one end of the electronic element enters the blocking part and the other end of the electronic element presses the hooking part. Accordingly, the electronic element is accommodated in the accommodating space, and the hooking part hooks the other end of the electronic element.07-04-2013
20110255235Disk Drive Case - A disk drive case is used to hold a disk drive and is then assembled into a corresponding slot in a computer case. The disk drive case provides a carrier to effectively protect the disk drive, allowing the disk drive to be quickly inserted into and pulled out of the slot of the computer case, such that the computer assembly operation can be faster and more convenient.10-20-2011
20110164374PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE - A portable storage device includes a body and a cable. The body has a receiving slot with an opening. The cable is received in the receiving slot and is electrically connected with the body. The cable has at least one bending portion with an included angle less than 90 degree, thereby flexibly extends the cable along a longitudinal extension axis and avoids non-linear twist or curl occurring on the cable, so as to allow a convenient folding and storing of the connecting cable.07-07-2011
20100284141COMPUTER CASE - The invention relates to a computer case, comprising a case top, a case base, two lateral walls, a rear wall and a front cover, the case top being detachably retained at least on the rear wall and a power supply unit being arranged on one of the lateral walls. The computer case according to the invention is characterized in that the lateral wall on which the power supply unit is arranged is swiveled to the case base.11-11-2010
20110134598HARD DISK BRACKET ASSEMBLY - A hard disk bracket assembly for fixing a hard disk includes a holding portion and a locking portion. The holding portion includes a bottom wall, a first flexible sidewall and a second flexible sidewall. The bottom wall interconnects the first flexible sidewall and the second flexible sidewall. The first flexible sidewall and the second flexible sidewall are substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall. The locking portion cooperatively defines a receiving cavity with the holding portion for receiving the hard disk. The locking portion includes a first edge and a second edge opposite to the first edge. The first edge is hinged to the first flexible sidewall rotatably while the second edge is configured for being engaged with the second flexible sidewall, to lock the hark disk in the receiving cavity.06-09-2011
20110085292ARRANGEMENT OF COMPUTER HOST - An arrangement of a computer host with high compatibility is disclosed. The computer host has a housing. A motherboard is disposed in right half of the housing. The motherboard is provided with an indention for accommodating a heat dissipation unit. A hard disk drive is disposed in left half of the housing. The hard disk drive substantially aligns with the heat dissipation unit. This arrangement can be applied in various computer hosts.04-14-2011
20110080705Controlled Compression Of Hard Drive Carrier CAM - A cam lock apparatus includes a carrier having a bezel with a locking cam handle. The locking cam handle is pivotally attached to the bezel by a pivot pin. A resilient member is compressed between the pivot pin and the locking cam handle, whereby the first end of the locking cam handle is biased to move relative to the bezel and the carrier.04-07-2011
20110080706COMPUTER CASES AND COMPUTERS - A computer case includes outer panels forming an internal space sized and shaped to accommodate at least a motherboard, a plug-in card and a hard drive; and an inner panel arranged in the internal space and which physically forms a separate lower section of the internal space from an upper section of the internal space, wherein the upper section is arranged above the lower section of the internal space such that the upper section of the internal space accommodates the motherboard and the plug-in card and the lower section of the internal space accommodates the hard drive.04-07-2011
20110096490Peripheral Device Carrying Apparatus and Systems - A peripheral device assembly is disclosed wherein the assembly includes a device bay for receiving a peripheral device carrier. An interior side surface of the device bay defines at least one extrusion portion surrounding a hole for receiving a first end of a lever arm of the peripheral device carrier, and the extrusion portion comprises edges protruding from the interior side surface of the device bay toward an exterior side surface of the device bay.04-28-2011
20100214732ARTICLE WITH GASKET HAVING MOISTURE TRANSMISSION RESISTIVITY AND METHOD - This disclosure relates to gasket materials used for attaching and sealing covers to enclosures. More particularly, this disclosure relates to form-in-place gaskets, applied to surfaces of containers for sensitive electronic components. The gaskets include a flexible polymer and a micropowder polyolefin filler.08-26-2010
20100214731Cover Structure - A cover structure is disposed at the electronic device. The electronic device includes a frame with an opening and a power supply. The cover structure includes a cover and a pivotal portion. The cover includes an inner surface, an outer surface, and a touch portion. The pivotal portion includes a pivotal part and a trigger. The pivotal part is located on the inner surface. The trigger is located at the opening of the frame and connected with the pivotal part. The touch portion corresponds to the opening. When the touch portion is pressed, the pivotal part drives the trigger to trigger the power supply to drive the electronic device.08-26-2010
20110176271COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH COOLING AIRFLOW PASSAGES - An exemplary computer system includes a casing, and plural brackets, hard disk drives, cooling fans and system fans received in the casing. The casing defines plural through holes and ventilating holes at two opposite sides thereof, respectively. The brackets are evenly distributed in the casing side by side along a direction perpendicular to each of the two opposite sides of the casing. Each bracket includes two parallel boards each defining plural apertures. The hard disk drives each are sandwiched between the two parallel boards of one bracket. The hard disk drives and the apertures are alternating. The cooling fans are disposed between the brackets. The system fans are received in the casing, and located between the brackets and the ventilating holes. The cooling fans and systems are aligned in series.07-21-2011
20100265650SERVER - A sever including a chassis, at least one first tray, at least one second tray, a power supply module, multiple input/output interface circuit boards, and multiple mother boards is provided. The first and second trays are slidably disposed in the chassis, and the first and second trays can be drawn out of the chassis in opposite directions. The power supply module is disposed on a bottom plate of the chassis. The input/output interface circuit boards are disposed on the first tray, respectively. The power supply module is located between two input/output interface circuit boards. Each input/output interface circuit board has multiple input/output interfaces. The mother boards are disposed on the second trays, respectively. The input/output interface circuit boards and the power supply module are correspondingly electrically connected to the mother boards.10-21-2010
20110188194HARD DISK MOUNTING DEVICE - A hard disk mounting device for fixing two hard disks with fixing members includes a pedestal, and two latching members. The pedestal includes a bottom plate, and two side plates extending from the bottom plate. Each side plate includes a first mounting portion and two second mounting portions extending from opposite ends of the first mounting portion. Each first mounting portion includes a first receiving portion. Each second mounting portion defines two latching grooves to receive corresponding fixing members of the hard disks. Each latching member includes a first engaging portion to resist against a corresponding hard disk, and two first latching portions protruding from opposite ends of the first engaging portion. One latching portion includes a first fixing portion received in the first receiving portion and a second receiving portion, the other latching portion includes a second fixing portion received in the second receiving portion.08-04-2011
20100027211SERVER CASING - A sever casing is provided, which includes a bottom cover including a bottom plate and two side plates. The bottom plate has at least one first crease line formed thereon, and the first crease line extends across the bottom plate. The first crease line is substantially parallel to two opposite side edges of the bottom plate. The side plates are respectively connected to the side edges of the bottom plate and are integrally formed with the bottom plate.02-04-2010
20110216498COMPUTER EQUIPPED WITH A FAN RACK TO FACILITATE ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY OF HARD DISKS - A computer equipped with a fan rack aims to facilitate disassembly and assembly of hard disks. The computer includes a casing, a panel located at the front side of the casing and a plurality of side panels on various sides of the casing. The casing has a hard disk installation section. The panel has a hard disk replacing opening corresponding to the hard disk installation section. The panel hinges at least one fan rack corresponding to the hard disk installation section. The fan rack holds at least one fan. The fan provides cooling airflow to the hard disk installed on the hard disk installation section. The fan rack can be opened or closed by pivoting so that the hard disk can be plugged, unplugged or displaced without relying on any tools.09-08-2011
20110216497EXTERNAL HARD DISK BOX - The present invention discloses an external hard disk box. An upper cover and a lower cover of the box are positioned and fixed by soft silicon rings or silicon covers, without requiring any screw. In addition, a data transmission line associated with the external hard disk box can be accommodated; therefore, a user needs not to carry another data transmission line when going out. A top of the soft silicon ring is provided with grooves and a bottom of the soft silicon ring is provided with pillars which can act as foot pads to connect with the grooves of another external hard disk. Therefore, the present invention is provided with functions of stacking and shock-proofing.09-08-2011
20090129008OPTICAL DISK DRIVE WITH SLIDING BAR - An optical disk drive includes a main body defining a receiving space and a pivotable cover. A latching mechanism that contacts the cover at two points distributes stresses better than where the latching mechanism only contacts the cover at one point.05-21-2009
20110051354DISK DRIVE MOUNTING APPARATUS - A disk drive mounting apparatus includes an enclosure and a bracket. The enclosure includes a bottom plate and a side plate. Locking posts are located on the side plate. Each locking post includes a head and a neck narrower than the head. The bracket includes two sidewalls for securing a disk drive. A sidewall flange is located on each sidewall. Each sidewall flange defines locking holes. Each locking hole includes a wide portion and a narrow portion smaller than the wide portion. The wide portion can insert the head and the neck therethrough. The narrow portion is configured to slide the neck therein and block the head from inserting back therethrough. The bracket can slide in a direction parallel to the bottom plate, between a first position, where the heads and necks are engaged in the wide portions, and a second position, where the necks are engaged in the narrow portions.03-03-2011
20110304972SMALL FORM FACTOR DESK TOP COMPUTER - An aesthetically pleasing small form factor desktop computer is described. The small form factor desktop computer can be formed of a single piece seamless housing that in the described embodiment is machined from a single billet of aluminum. The single piece seamless housing includes an aesthetically pleasing foot support having at least a portion formed of RF transparent material that provides easy user access to selected internal components as well as offers electromagnetic (EM) shielding. This simplicity of design can accrue many advantages to the small form factor desktop computer besides those related to aesthetic look and feel. Fewer components and less time and effort can be required for assembly of the small form factor desktop computer and the absence of seams in the single piece housing can provide good protection against environmental contamination of internal components as well as EM shielding.12-15-2011
20110304973SILICONE BARRIER FOR DRIVE WINDOW - An optical drive dust guard can include an elongated strip of silicone having a front surface, a back surface and an adhesive along one of the surfaces, an elongated slit formed along and through a center portion of the elongated strip, and one or more elongated notches formed along the elongated strip. The elongated notches result in at least a portion of the elongated strip becoming hinged to another portion of the elongated strip about the notches, so as to allow a hinged frontwards or backwards passage of an optical media therethrough. The elongated slit can be formed after the silicone dust guard is already installed in the host device.12-15-2011
20120147549RACK SERVER - An exemplary rack server includes a chassis, a fan unit arranged at a central portion of the chassis, and two processing units respectively arranged at opposites sides of the fan unit. Each of the processing units includes a main board, a hard disk drive and a power source for supplying electric currents to the main board and the hard disk drive.06-14-2012
20120044627METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORAGE OF CABLES - There is provided a method and apparatus for storage of cable, comprising: a cable reel, said cable reel being rotatable about an axis and having a surface spaced from said axis, said surface being arranged to store wound cable thereon, the cable reel further comprising: a first receiving portion for receiving a first part of the cable; a second receiving portion for receiving a second part of the cable; and a guide for guiding the cable between the first and second receiving portions, wherein the guide is arranged to guide the cable along a path extending in three dimensions.02-23-2012
20120044626Method and apparatus for storage of cables - There is provided a storage reel for storage of cable. The storage reel comprises a first cable reel having a first reeling surface arranged to store wound communication cable thereon, a second cable reel having a second reeling surface arranged to store wound communication cable thereon and a connecting member arranged to connect said first and second cable reels. The storage reel is rotatable about an axis such that, in use, the storage reel is operable to wind cable across both the first and second reeling surfaces.02-23-2012
20120002365ALL-IN-ONE COMPUTER - A computer includes an enclosure and a mainframe module enclosed in the enclosure. The mainframe module includes a base board, a motherboard, a partition panel perpendicularly attached on the base board, and a fan. The motherboard and the fan are attached on the base board at opposite sides of the partition panel. The fan is capable of blowing air to the motherboard to cool heat generating components of the motherboard.01-05-2012
20120002364EXTERNALLY LATCHING DRIVE TRAY AND DRIVE REMOVAL MECHANISM - A drive-removal mechanism may include, but is not limited to: at least one rotatable member; and at least one drive-engaging member operably coupled to the at least one rotatable member, wherein the drive-removal mechanism is detached from at least one drive to be removed. A drive enclosure may include, but is not limited to: at least one drive-receiving member including at least one drive-receiving channel; and at least one drive-removal mechanism including: at least one rotatable member; and at least one drive-engaging member operably coupled to the at least one rotatable member, wherein the drive-removal mechanism is configured to at least partially remove at least one hot swappable drive from the at least one drive-receiving channel.01-05-2012
20120002366SUSPENSION SUBSTRATE, SUSPENSION, HEAD SUSPENSION, HARD DISK DRIVE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SUSPENSION - A suspension substrate according to the present invention includes an insulating layer, a metallic support layer provided on one face of the insulating layer, a wiring layer provided on the other face of the insulating layer, the wiring layer including a plurality of wirings and an alignment section located in a substrate main body region and isolated from each wiring. Further, in the substrate main body region, an alignment through hole is provided to extend through the metallic support layer, insulating layer and alignment section of the wiring layer. This alignment through hole is used for alignment for the actuator elements.01-05-2012
20110096492HARDWARE HOLDING DEVICE FOR COMPUTER - A hardware holding device includes a chassis, a bracket, a fastening structure and a hardware component. The bracket is fixed in the chassis. The fastening structure includes two levers each having a latch perpendicularly extending from one end of the corresponding lever, and two elastic members correspondingly arranged on the levers. The levers are rotatably mounted on the surface of the bracket. The elastic members are resiliently compressed between the surface of the bracket and the levers to keep the latches of the levers extended through the bracket and inside of the bracket thereby clasping and fixing a hardware component in the bracket.04-28-2011
20110096491HARD DISK DRIVE TRAY AND COMPUTER HAVING THE SAME - A computer includes a cabinet, a plurality of hard disk drives (HDDs), and a plurality of HDD trays. The cabinet defines a plurality of groups of screw holes therethrough. Each of the HDDs defines a group of screw holes in the bottom surface thereof respectively. Each of the HDD trays includes a loading bracket and a plurality of supporters, and the supporters extending outward from the loading bracket; the loading bracket defines a plurality of arrays of screw holes, each array of screw holes having a unique size to allow a corresponding size of HDD to be secured thereon, the supporters define a group of screw holes corresponding to the screw holes defined on the cabinet.04-28-2011
20120008274LOCKING APPARATUS - A locking apparatus of a CD-ROM drive includes a support and a transmitting wheel. The support includes a shaft and a clasp formed thereon. The support is arranged in a chassis of the locking apparatus. The shaft and the clasp are received in the transmitting wheel. The clasp is configured for clasping the transmitting wheel.01-12-2012
20120008273DISK DRIVE MOUNTING APPARATUS AND DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive mounting apparatus includes fasteners mounted to a disk drive, a support bracket, a retainer, and a locking member. The support bracket includes a plate engaged with the fasteners. A locking hole is defined in the plate. The retainer includes a retaining segment abutting against the plate, a clamping segment parallel to the retaining segment to sandwich the disk drive with the retaining segment, and a restriction segment connected between the retaining segment and the clamping segment. An engaging hole is defined in the retaining segment, corresponding to the locking hole. The locking member extends through the engaging hole to engage in the locking hole.01-12-2012
20120014055COMPUTER CASE WITH GUIDING PLATES FOR DRIVES - An exemplary computer case includes an outer shell and a hard disk drive unit. The outer shell includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and sidewalls interconnected between the top and bottom walls. One of the sidewalls defines an opening therein. The hard disk drive unit includes a cage received in the outer shell and aligned with the opening. The cage is configured for holding hard disk drives therein. The cage includes guiding plates for guiding sliding of the hard disk drives into and out from the cage.01-19-2012
20120026673MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICE - A mounting apparatus for mounting a data storage device to a chassis includes a support bracket fixed to the chassis, a number of positioning members attached to the data storage device and supported on the support bracket, and a latch mechanism. The support bracket includes a main body defining a locking hole. The latch mechanism includes a latch member engaging with the data storage device. The latch member includes a resilient locking tab engaging in the locking hole of the main body of the support bracket. The locking tab deflects to disengage from the locking hole of the main body of the support bracket.02-02-2012
20120026674Removable Storage System and Method - A removable storage module including a housing that facilitates sliding of the removable storage module into and out of a slot of a modular computer device, wherein the slot includes an opening in a front panel of the modular computer device that enables the removable storage module to be installed into and removed from the slot while the modular computer device is installed in one or more slots of a computer chassis. The removable storage module also includes a latching mechanism that is selectively actuated between a locked and an unlocked position to selectively couple the removable storage module within the slot of the modular computer device during use.02-02-2012
20120155009SERVER WITH FAN MODULE - A server includes a server enclosure having an accommodating room with a front area and a rear area and a top plate defining a first intake hole communicating with the accommodating room, a first component module and a second component module respectively at the front and rear areas, a first fan module and a second fan module in the accommodating room. The first fan module is for forcing air to flow from the front area to the rear area. The second fan module includes an air-guiding housing and a fan inside the air-guiding housing. The air-guiding housing has a second intake hole aligned with the first intake hole, and an exhaust hole opening toward the rear area. The fan draws air outside the server enclosure through the first and second intake holes, and blows the air toward the rear area through the exhaust hole.06-21-2012
20120026675DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - In a data processing apparatus of the present invention, a disk unit storing a disk is mounted on the apparatus such that the surface of the disk is parallel to the direction of a shock or an impact. This protects the disk unit and therefore the disk from the influence of shocks and impacts as far as possible.02-02-2012
20120155008HDD MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND COMPUTER CASE HAVING SAME - A hard disk drive (HDD) mounting assembly includes a fixing plate and a cover thereon including a side plate perpendicular to the fixing plate and a top plate opposite to the fixing plate. The side plate includes a first through hole defined therein and a first fastener corresponding to the first through hole. A HDD of a first size is fixed in the HDD mounting assembly by the first fastener through the first through hole. The top plate includes a second through hole defined therein and a second fastener corresponding to the second through hole. A HDD of a second size is fixed in the HDD mounting assembly by the second fastener through the second through hole, and the first size is different from the second size.06-21-2012
20120155010ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a first electronic component having a first connector on a side of the first electronic component; a second electronic component having a second connector connected with the first connector; a casing including an internal space formed by first and second faces and side faces bridging peripheries of the first and second faces, the casing having a first opening on the first face and a second opening on one of the side faces, wherein the first electronic component is accommodated in the casing from the first opening while arranging the first connector in a direction from the first opening to the second opening, and the second electronic component is accommodated by sliding the second electronic component from the second opening while arranging the second connector in a direction toward the first electronic component so that the second electronic component is connected with the first electronic component.06-21-2012
20110075347BRACKET FOR MOUNTING HARD DISK DRIVE - A HDD assembly comprises a HDD defining a plurality of mounting holes therein and a bracket for fixing the HDD. The bracket comprises a fixing plate and a holding frame connected with the fixing plate. The holding frame defines a receiving space for receiving the HDD therein. The holding frame comprises a resilient clip. The resilient clip forms a plurality of poles engaging in the mounting holes of the HDD, to firmly fix the HDD in the receiving space of the bracket.03-31-2011
20120300388DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive assembly includes a disk drive and a drive bracket. The disk drive includes a first sidewall. The first sidewall includes a first sidewall body, a first resilient tab and a second resilient tab. The first resilient tab and the second resilient tab extend outward from the sidewall body. An extending direction of the first resilient tab is opposite to an extending direction of the second resilient tab. The drive bracket includes a bottom panel and a first side panel substantially perpendicular to the bottom panel. The first side panel is substantially parallel to the first sidewall body. The disk drive is located on the bottom panel. The drive bracket further includes two resilient protrusions extending from the first side panel. The two resilient protrusions resiliently resist the first resilient tab and the second resilient tab.11-29-2012
20110090637MOUNTING ADAPTER AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A mounting adapter capable of reducing manufacturing cost includes: an HDD tray to which a hard disk drive is fixed; an HDD holder fixed to a housing and receiving the HDD tray inserted from a Y-axis direction; and a connector board so mounted to the holder as to be movable in a plane perpendicular to the Y-axis direction, and provided with a connector with which an HDD connector is connected. The suitable mounting adapter enables the HDD connector and the connector of the connector board to be engaged optimally even though the central axes of the HDD connector and the connector of the connector board are not aligned.04-21-2011
20110090636HEAT DISSIPATING SYSTEM - A heat dissipating system includes an enclosure, a first fan module, a second fan module of a computer power source. The enclosure has a front panel, a rear panel parallel to the front panel, a side panel, and a top panel. The rear panel defines an output vent therein. A disk drive module is disposed on the front panel and near the top panel. A motherboard with a CPU is disposed on the side panel. The first fan module is configured to dissipate heat generated by the CPU. The second fan module is placed on the rear panel and is aligned with the output vent of the rear panel. The top panel defines a plurality of airflow holes corresponding to the disk drive module. The plurality of the airflow holes is capable of allowing air to flow to the disk drive module for heat dissipating.04-21-2011
20110090635HARD DISK MOUNTING DEVICE - A hard disk mounting device includes a receiving portion. The receiving portion includes a bottom plate and two side plates vertically extending from opposite sides of the bottom plate. The bottom plate and the side plates bound a space to selectively accommodate at least one first size hard disk and a second size hard disk. At least one first fixing mechanism formed in the receiving portion to mount the at least one first size hard disk, and a second fixing mechanism formed in the receiving portion to mount the second size hard disk.04-21-2011
20110103000BRACKET FOR HARD DISK DRIVE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a hard disk drive (HDD) with multiple mounting poles protruding from two opposite sides thereof and a bracket securing the HDD thereon. The bracket includes a beam, two securing plates extending from two opposite ends of the beam along a substantially same direction, and a positioning member. The securing plates include multiple latching grooves defined in top portions thereof. The latching grooves correspond to the mounting poles. Each latching groove includes a receiving slot allowing extension of a corresponding mounting pole therethrough and a position niche allowing the corresponding mounting pole to slide therein. The position niche communicates with the receiving slot. The positioning member is positioned in the beam and slides towards the HDD to urge the mounting poles in the latching groove from the receiving slot to the position niche.05-05-2011
20110102999HARD DISK MOUNTING DEVICE - A hard disk mounting device includes a receiving portion, a first adapter card, and a second adapter card. The receiving portion includes a bottom plate with a first end and a opposite second end. The first adapter card is attached to the first end of the bottom plate. The first adapter card includes a first connector located at a side of the first adapter card facing away from the second end of the bottom plate. The second adapter card is located at the center of the bottom plate, the second adapter card includes at least one connector e for connecting to a hard disk. The bottom plate includes at least one part for mounting hard disk, each part includes a first fixing mechanism for fixing a hard disk of a first size and a second mechanism for fixing a hard disk of a second size.05-05-2011
20110102998DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A disk drive assembly includes a disk drive, a carrier containing the disk drive and a pad. The carrier includes a bottom frame and two opposite sidewalls connected to two opposite edges of the bottom frame. The pad is sandwiched between the disk drive and each of the two sidewalls.05-05-2011
20100172085Fastening device for computer read/write or storage device - A positioning device for a computer read/write or storage device is provided. The positioning device allows the computer read/write or storage device (such as an optical disk drive, a hard disk drive, or a magnetic disk drive) to be readily installed in a computer chassis and rapidly detached therefrom for replacement without using screws.07-08-2010
20100172087Data Storage Apparatus - Apparatus for storing data and supplying stored data comprising a main housing containing control circuitry for controlling signals to a plurality of disk drives. The main housing has a plurality of mounting mechanisms each configured to support a unit of a first type. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of cables each having a first connector for connecting to a unit of the first type for providing signals from the control circuitry. The apparatus has a first unit, of a first type, having a plurality of second connectors each connected to a disk drive and a fan providing a flow of air for cooling the disk drives and the control circuitry. The first unit is connected to a first one of the cables and mounted in a first one of the mounting mechanisms such that the first unit is mounted to slide into the main housing. The apparatus also has a second unit, of a second type, supported by a second one of the mounting mechanisms and mounted to slide into the main housing. The second unit is connected to a second one of the cables and has a fan providing a flow of air for cooling the control circuitry. The second unit is removable from the main housing and replaceable by a unit of the first type.07-08-2010
20120120589DISK DRIVE MOUNTING APPARATUS - A disk drive mounting apparatus includes a tray for receiving a disk drive, and a flexible retaining member. The retaining member has two ends mounted to the tray. The flexible retaining member is to sandwich the disk drive together with the tray.05-17-2012
20120120591ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND HARD DISK DRIVE - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a case, a printed circuit board contained in the case and having a through-hole, and a fixing member including a shaft portion inserted in the through-hole and a head portion located at one end of the shaft portion. The electronic apparatus also includes copper foil provided on the printed circuit board, and a cover film including an opening portion configured to expose part of the copper foil. The opening portion is located at a position which is to be covered with the head portion, and the cover film covers the copper foil at positions other than the position where the opening portion is located. The electronic apparatus further includes a conductive material provided on the copper foil inside the opening portion and configured to electrically connect the head portion and the copper foil to each other.05-17-2012
20120120590HARD DISK DRIVE MOUNT AND HARD DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY USING SAME - An exemplary hard disk drive mount includes a casing and a fixing plate. The casing defines a receiving space configured for receiving hard disk drives therein. The casing defines through holes at one side thereof. The fixing plate includes bulges corresponding to the through holes. The fixing plate is attached to the side of the casing with the bulges respectively traversing through the through holes into the receiving space of the casing. The bulges are elastically deformable such that when a given one of the hard disk drives is received in the receiving space, corresponding ones of the bulges resiliently abut a side of the hard disk drive and exert a compressing force on the hard disk drive whereby the hard disk drive is fixed in the casing.05-17-2012
20120120588DETECTION OF FILLER MODULE PRESENCE - An A filler module may include, but is not limited to: a body portion; and at least one conductive portion receivable within a component port of a computing device.05-17-2012
20120120587LATCHING MODULE MOUNTING SYSTEM - An information handling system (IHS) chassis defines a component housing. An IHS component is located in the component housing. The IHS component defines a module channel, a module chassis locating slot adjacent the module channel, and a pair of module chassis securing apertures adjacent the module channel. The IHS component includes a module chassis retaining surface that is spaced apart from the module channel. A module chassis is located in the module channel, includes a retaining wall that engages the module chassis retaining surface and a locating member that extends into the module chassis locating slot, and defines a module housing. The module chassis is secured to the component through the pair of module chassis securing apertures. A latching module is located in the module housing and secured to the module chassis. The latching module engages the IHS chassis to resist removal of the IHS component from the component housing.05-17-2012
20100246116FIXING MECHANISM FOR STORAGE DEVICE - A fixing mechanism is used to fix a storage device to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a bracket. The fixing mechanism includes two latching members fixed to one of the bracket and the storage device, and a limiting member fixed to the other. The limiting member includes two side plates and at least one resilient hook. Each of the side plates defines a holding portion to receive the latching member. The at least one resilient hook engages with the latching members. The storage device may be secured by the fixing mechanism, or detached from the fixing mechanism depending on the resilient deformation or reformation of the resilient hooks.09-30-2010
20120127650SATA CONNECTOR AND DISK BOX ASSEMBLY - A SATA connector assembly has a SATA connector and a disk box mating with the SATA connector. The disk box has a main shell for accommodating a hard disk. The SATA connector has an insulating housing having a base. A pair of locking portions is located beside each lateral side of the base, the locking portion has an elastic arm with a contacting portion projected outwardly from a free end thereof. A pair of holding portions is protruded from an inner side of the main shell adjacent to two opposite sides of the opening for buckling with the locking portion to provide a steady connection between the disk box and the SATA connector.05-24-2012
20120162898HOT PLUG CONNECTOR AND SERVER USING THE SAME - A hot plug connector, for hot plugging of a hard disk drive in a system, includes a main body and electric cables. The main body includes a power interface. The electric cables connect the power interface of the main body with a power supply. The power interface is configured for connecting to the hard disk drive.06-28-2012
20120162896EMI SHIELDING DEVICE AND FIXING APPARATUS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE HAVING SAME - An electromagnetic interference shielding device includes a frame, two first shielding members, and two second shielding members. The first shielding members respectively extend forwards from top and bottom sides of the frame. Each first shielding member includes an elongated first plate, and a number of longitudinally spaced first engaging portions protruding from an outer side of the first plate. The second shielding members are slidably and respectively coupled to front sides of the first shielding members. Each second shielding member includes an elongated second plate, and a number of longitudinally spaced second engaging portions protruding from an outer side of the second plate. The second shielding members are slid relative to the corresponding first shielding members, to allow the second engaging portions of the second shielding members to respectively align with or stagger from the first engaging portions of the corresponding first shielding members.06-28-2012
20120162895ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE CONFIGURED TO SHIELD AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE - An electronic device enclosure configured to shield against electromagnetic interference (EMI). The electronic device enclosure includes an electronic device-enclosure base and at least one laterally disposed blunt boss. The electronic device-enclosure base includes a bottom, and sides and attached to the bottom in a boxlike configuration. The laterally disposed blunt boss is configured so as to be disposed between, and to couple electrically, a side of the electronic device-enclosure base and a vertical flange of an electronic device-enclosure cover. The electronic device-enclosure base and the electronic device-enclosure cover are configurable with respect to said laterally disposed blunt boss to shield an interior space enclosed by the electronic device-enclosure base and the electronic device-enclosure cover against EMI at a resonant frequency of a slot of the electronic device enclosure. A hard-disk drive including a disk enclosure configured to shield against EMI and a method for assembling the hard-disk drive are also provided.06-28-2012
20120212898HOLDING DEVICE FOR HARD DISK DRIVE - A holding device for holding a HDD includes two elastic members and two frame members. The HDD includes a first end and a second end. The two elastic members are configured for respectively encasing the first end and the second end. Each frame member includes a base portion, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and at least one pair of clamping portions. The base portion includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first and second sidewalls extend from two opposite ends of the base portion. The first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the first surface cooperatively define a groove for receiving a corresponding one of the two elastic members. The clamping portions in each pair of clamping portion extends out from the first sidewall and the second sidewall and configured for engaging with a corresponding pair of clamping portions of another frame member.08-23-2012
20120134092Front Removable Cold Swap Hard Disk Drive Carrier with Internal Release - A connector for a disk drive unit includes a base, a curve portion, a tab, a support, a hook, and a first spring arm. The base has a left portion, a right portion, a bottom portion, and a top portion. The curve portion extends from a back of the top portion of the base. The tab is adapted to be inserted into a retention opening of a static wall of a server. The support extends substantially horizontally from an opposite end of the curve portion, and is adapted to flex up and down when the tab is inserted into the retention opening of the static wall of the server. The hook is physically connected between the support and the tab, and is adapted to flex the support when the hook pressed into contact with a top of the retention opening, and to snap fit around the top of the retention opening when the connector is completely inserted into the retention opening. The first spring arm extends toward a center and in front of the base, and is adapted to apply a force to the static wall when the hook is snap fitted around the top of the retention opening to secure the disk drive unit within the server.05-31-2012
20110182025Solid-State Mass Data Storage Device - In an example, a solid-state data storage system comprises a housing forming an enclosure; a plurality of trays within the enclosure of the housing; a plurality of non-volatile, rewriteable solid-state memory chips mounted to flexible circuit substrates within each of the trays; and a controller configured to apply a power-sequencing scheme that supplies power to active flexible memory strands.07-28-2011
20110182024INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL - According to one embodiment, an information processing terminal may include a partition wall dividing an inner room of a housing into a first space and a second space. The information processing terminal may further include a support member subdividing the second space into a third space and a fourth space with a ventilation path defined therebetween, the support member supporting the partition wall. Further, the information processing terminal may include a power supply located in the third space defined by the support member, and a mother board configured to allow a processing unit to be mounted thereon in the first space. A cooling fan may be provided in the information processing terminal to have a rotating blade that extends across the first space and the second space defined by the partition wall.07-28-2011
20110182023HARD DISK DRIVE HOLDER AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT EMPLOYING THE SAME - A hard disk drive holder fixes hard disk drives in electronic equipment, and includes at least one handling assembly and a bracket for receiving the handling assemblies. Each of the handling assemblies is fixed to one of the hard disk drives to push or pull the hard disk drive into or out from the bracket for replacement or repair, and includes a handle and a pair of handle seats. The handle includes a holding portion and two extending portions including a convex block. Each of the handle seats includes a housing cavity and a spring clip. The spring clip includes a first stopper portion, a second stopper portion and a hook portion. The convex block is movable between the first stopper portion and the second stopper portion to limit movement range of the handle.07-28-2011
20110182022WATERPROOF CASING WITH MULTIPLE ISOLATED COMPARTMENTS - A structure of compartmental waterproof casing comprises a mother board and a casing body with multiple compartments. The compartments are closed and sealed in order to prevent moisture or other foreign substance from entering the casing body. Therefore the device installed inside the casing body is waterproof and protected against other damaging substance.07-28-2011
20120134096SERVER - A server includes a chassis, a hard disc module and a cable arranging module. The hard disc module disposed in the chassis is suitable for being pulled out from the chassis. The hard disc module includes a hard disc frame, a back plate and a hard disc plugging opening. The hard disc frame has first and second sides. The back plate and the hard disc plugging opening are located at the first and second sides respectively. The cable arranging module includes a cable set, a fixed frame and a flexible frame. The cable set is connected to the hard disc module. The fixed frame is fixed in the chassis, in which a part of the cable set is fixed to the fixed frame. The flexible frame is connected between the fixed frame and the hard disc frame. The cable set is located in the fixed frame and the flexible frame.05-31-2012
20120134097ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, an electronic device is provided with a casing including a module receiving portion which receives a module and includes a module supporting wall and a module surrounding wall. The module supporting wall includes a module support portion, and an opening provided between the support portion and the module surrounding wall.05-31-2012
20120134094CABLE ARRANGING MODULE - A cable arranging module suitable for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a chassis and an electronic module disposed pluggably to the chassis. The cable arranging module includes a cable set, a fixed frame and a chain structure. The cable set is connected to the electronic module. The fixed frame is fixed in the chassis. The chain structure is connected between the fixed frame and the electronic module. The fixed frame and the chain structure form a chamber for containing the cable set. When the electronic module is located in the chassis, the chain structure is bended and contained in the chassis. When the electronic module is pulled out from the chassis, the chain structure drives the cable set to be curved and move. When the electronic module is pulled out entirely, the chain structure is extended and at least partially located out of the chassis.05-31-2012
20120134098COMPUTING DEVICE THERMAL MODULE - A computing device and method have a thermal module (05-31-2012
20120134095COMPUTER DEVICE - A computer device includes a chassis, a rail disposed in the chassis, an electronic module slidably disposed on the rail, a cable set connected to the electronic device and a cable arranging module. The cable arranging module includes a fixed frame and a flexible frame. The fixed frame extends along a first axis parallel to and under the rail. The flexible frame is connected between the fixed frame and the electronic module. The cable set is located in the fixed frame and the flexible frame. When the electronic module is located in the chassis, a part of the flexible frame is supported on the rail and located on a second axis parallel to the first axis. When the electronic module slides out from the chassis, the flexible frame supported on the rail moves away from the rail along the second axis and at least partially moves to the first axis.05-31-2012
20120134093HARD DISK DRIVE MODULE - A hard disk drive (HDD) module includes a bracket with two opposite sidewalls, an HDD, and a positioning element rotatably mounted between the sidewalls of the bracket. Each sidewall defines a leading slot and a latching slot communicating with the leading slot. Two blocks extend from opposite sides of the HDD. When the blocks enter the corresponding leading slots, the latching element is rotated to push the HDD to move, with the blocks moving into engagement with the corresponding latching slots, to assemble the HDD in the bracket.05-31-2012
20100195278Electronic Device Support System - The support system of the present invention provides an enhanced mounting system for electronic devices which makes portable use of the electronic devices simpler and more efficient. One exemplary application for which this system is very useful is photography. The system preferably, but not necessarily, includes a support platform that may be secured to a tripod, rolling stand, quick release plate, or to any other suitable support structure.08-05-2010
20120162901SUSPENSION SUBSTRATE, SUSPENSION, HEAD SUSPENSION, HARD DISK DRIVE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUSPENSION SUBSTRATE - A suspension substrate of the present invention includes an insulating layer, a spring material layer, and a plurality of wirings, wherein one wiring of the plurality of wirings includes a head-side wiring part and a plurality of division wiring parts, respectively bifurcated from the head-side wiring part. The spring material layer includes a spring-material-layer main body, a first spring-material-layer separated body and a second spring-material-layer separated body. The division wiring parts of the one wiring are respectively connected with the first spring-material-layer separated body, via a pair of conductive connection parts, respectively extending through the insulating layer. The first spring-material-layer separated body is located on one side relative to the longitudinal axis, while the second spring-material-layer separated body is located on the other side relative to the longitudinal axis.06-28-2012
20120162900ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ADAPTER - An exemplary server includes a housing, a printed circuit board disposed in the housing, a power supply received in the housing, a hard disk drive assembly fixed in the housing and a connection device connected to the hard disk drive. The connection device includes a connector connected to the hard disk drive, an adapter connected to the hard disk drive, a power transferring line connecting the adapter to the power supply, and a data transferring line connecting the connector to the printed circuit board. The adapter has output pins and input pins for transferring power from the power supply to the hard disk drive. Capacitors and resistors are connected between the input pins and the output pins.06-28-2012
20120162897MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE - A mounting apparatus includes a frame, a fixing box for receiving a hard disk drive, and two poles. A front end and a rear end of the frame each define two rows of positioning holes adjacent to opposite sides of the frame, respectively. The fixing box is received in the frame. The fixing box includes two opposite sidewalls each defining a through hole through a front end and a rear end of a corresponding one of the two sidewalls. The poles are respectively extended through two positioning holes respectively in the two rows of positioning holes of the front end of the frame at a same height, the through holes of the fixing box, and two corresponding positioning holes of the two rows of positioning holes of the rear end of the frame at the same height, and then engaging in two fasteners, to fix the fixing box to the frame.06-28-2012
20120250244HARD DISK DRIVE BRACKET - A hard disk drive (HDD) bracket for fixing a HDD includes an arm, a frame pivotably connected to the arm, a handle mounted to the frame, and a fixing member slidably attached to the arm and capable of engaging with both of the handle and the arm.10-04-2012
20100309620DRIVE BEZEL CONNECTOR COUPLINGS - An information handling system (IHS) includes an IHS chassis defining a drive bay. A processor is located in the IHS chassis. A drive chassis is located in the drive bay. A bezel extends from an edge of the drive chassis. A first connector coupling is located on the bezel. An IHS connector is located on the drive chassis and electrically coupled to the processor and the connector coupling such that a device may be coupled to the IHS through a cable connected to the first connector coupling.12-09-2010
20120236491FLUSH FACED SERVERS - A server chassis can include a server bay; and media drive bays disposed adjacent to the server bay, each of the media drive bays configured for receipt of a media drive seated in a media drive tray, where each of the media drive bays includes a side wall, where each of the side walls includes a recessed, front facing surface (e.g., recessed from a front side of the chassis) configured to support force exerted by rotation of a hinge end of a handle of a media drive tray to extract the media drive tray from a media drive bay and a stop configured to contact a locking tab extending from a hinge end of a handle of a media drive tray to lock the media drive tray in a media drive bay. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.09-20-2012
20120236490KEYED MEDIA DRIVE RAILS - A media drive tray can include a front plate; a first rail extending from and perpendicular to the front plate where the first rail includes features for securing the first rail to a media drive and a first rail height; and a second rail extending from and perpendicular to the front plate, parallel to the first rail, where the second rail includes features for securing the second rail to a media drive and a second rail height that differs from the first rail height. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.09-20-2012
20120075791MOUNTING FRAME FOR HARD DISK - A mounting frame for hard disk includes a frame and latching members, the frame includes two opposite frame arms including a wall and supporting bases laterally extending from one wall toward the other wall, the wall defines receiving grooves to form wall sections, and a compartment is defined between opposite wall sections. The compartments respectively receive hard disks, the supporting bases support the hard disks and secure with the hard disks to prevent the hard disks from moving along a first direction; Each latching member engages with the opposite receiving grooves, separate adjacent hard disks, and prevent hard disk from sliding along a second direction perpendicular with the first direction.03-29-2012
20120176743HARD DISK MODULE AND HARD DISK SECURING APPARATUS THEREOF - A securing apparatus for securing a hard disk with two opposite sidewalls includes a connecting rod, a first securing plate, a second securing plate, a supporting rod, and a locking handle. The connecting rod includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first securing plate has an end fixed to the first end portion of the connecting rod. The second securing plate has an end pivotably connected to the second end portion of the connecting rod, the second securing plate includes a locking member. The supporting rod has a first end fixed to the first securing plate, and a second end opposite to the first end. The locking handle is pivotably connected to the second end of the supporting rod, the locking handle is able to be locked by the locking member to keep the second securing plate clamped to the hard disk.07-12-2012
20120262873MOTHERBOARD AND SERVER USING THE SAME - A motherboard includes a switching circuit, a serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) connector connected to a hard disk drive (HDD), a first serial attached small computer system interface (SCSI) (SAS) connector, and a connector connected to an SAS card. A second SAS connector is arranged on the SAS card and connected to the first SAS connector. The switching circuit is connected to the SATA connector and the first SAS connector. The switching circuit is disconnected from the first SAS connector if the HDD is an SATA HDD. The motherboard communicates with the HDD through the switching circuit and the SATA connector. The switching circuit is connected to the first SAS connector if the HDD is an SAS HDD. The motherboard communicates with the HDD through the SAS card, the first SAS connector, the switching circuit, and the SATA connector.10-18-2012
20110122567SURFACE COATING FOR HARD DISK DRIVE CAVITY - A hard disk drive (HDD) case having a cavity configured to locate a HDD assembly therein, the cavity being coated with a coating characterized in that the center line average roughness (R05-26-2011
20110122566COMPUTER - A computer includes an enclosure, a heat sink and a fan. Two openings are defined at opposite sides of the enclosure. The heat sink is located in the enclosure. The fan is located at one opening of the enclosure. Air current generated from the fan travels through the enclosure for dissipating heat from the heat sink and entire computer.05-26-2011
20110122565BRACKET FOR HOLDING PORTABLE DEVICE - A bracket is for holding a portable hard disk on a display of a computer. The bracket includes a base fixed to the portable hard disk and a pair of arms pivotably attached to the base. The base includes a plate secured to the portable hard disk, a pair of sidewalls extending from the plate and pair of post extending from the plate between the two sidewalls. Each arm includes a tab pivotably mounted on the post via a screw, and a flange extending from the tab. The arms could be pivoted with respect to the base to sandwich the display of the computer between the flanges and the sidewalls of the bracket.05-26-2011
20120327585DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive assembly includes an enclosure, a printed circuit board (PCB), a back board, a drive bracket, a first disk drive, and a second disk drive. The enclosure includes a bottom wall. The PCB is mounted on the bottom wall and parallel to the bottom wall. The back board is connected to and parallel to the PCB. The drive bracket includes a first side panel, a second side panel, and a third side panel parallel to each other. The first disk drive is mounted between the first side panel and the second side panel. The first disk drive is electrically connected to and perpendicular to the back board. The second disk drive is mounted between the second side panel and the third side panel. The second disk drive is electrically connected to and perpendicular to the back board.12-27-2012
20120327584HARD DISK DEVICE - A hard disk device includes a main portion and two pads. The main portion includes a front end, a rear end, a first side surface, a second side surface and a bottom surface. The first side surface defines a first connecting hole near the front end. The second side surface defines a second connecting hole near the front end. The bottom surface defines a first bottom connecting hole corresponding to the first connecting hole and a second bottom connecting hole corresponding to the second connecting hole. Each pad includes two connecting poles. A distal end of each connecting pole is toward the other connecting pole. The connecting poles of one of the pads are respectively insert into the first connecting hole and the first bottom connecting hole, and the connecting poles of the other pad are respectively insert into the second connecting hole and the second bottom connecting hole.12-27-2012
20120320520EXTERNALLY LATCHING DRIVE TRAY AND DRIVE REMOVAL MECHANISM - A drive-removal mechanism may include, but is not limited to: at least one rotatable member; and at least one drive-engaging member operably coupled to the at least one rotatable member, wherein the drive-removal mechanism is detached from at least one drive to be removed. A drive enclosure may include, but is not limited to: at least one drive-receiving member including at least one drive-receiving channel; and at least one drive-removal mechanism including: at least one rotatable member; and at least one drive-engaging member operably coupled to the at least one rotatable member, wherein the drive-removal mechanism is configured to at least partially remove at least one hot swappable drive from the at least one drive-receiving channel.12-20-2012
20120320519STORAGE DEVICE ASSEMBLY - A storage device assembly includes a drive bracket and a plurality of storage devices accommodated in the drive bracket. The drive bracket includes a base plate, a pair of first side plates extending from a first pair of opposite side edges of the base plate, a pair of second side plates extending from a second pair of opposite side edges of the base plate, and a plurality of securing plates substantially perpendicularly attached to at least one of the pair of first side plates. Each of the plurality of storage devices includes a protrusion. A plurality of securing members is attached to each of the plurality of securing plates. Each of the plurality of securing members abuts the protrusion for preventing a corresponding one of the plurality of storage devices moving in a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to the pair of first side plates.12-20-2012
20120268888HARD DISK DRIVE CONNECTOR - A hard disk drive (HDD) connector includes a main body, a HDD interface, a protection circuit, a power supply interface, and a signal wire. The HDD interface is mounted to a first side of the main body and configured for connecting with a HDD of the computing device. The power supply interface is mounted to a second side opposite to the first side of the main body, and connected to a power supply unit (PSU) of the computing device. The protection circuit adjusts the power output from the power supply interface according to a rotation speed of the HDD, and output the adjusted power to the HDD. The signal wire is configured to transmit signals between the HDD and a motherboard of the computing device.10-25-2012
20120268889Pivoting Mounts For Media Drives - Apparatus (10-25-2012
20110235265HARD DISK CONNECTING MECHANISM AND HARD DISK ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A hard disk assembly includes a first and a second hard disk, and a hard disk connecting mechanism for holding the first and the second hard disks. The first and second hard disks both each have a composite receptacle. The hard disk connecting mechanism includes a frame for mounting the first and the second hard disks and a composite connector detachably positioned in the frame. The composite connector includes a base, a first composite plug engaged with the composite receptacle of the first hard disk and a second composite plug engaged with the composite receptacle of the second hard disk. The frame defines a sliding slot. The base form a sliding protrusion slidably received in the sliding slot to slidably position the composite connector in the frame.09-29-2011
20110235264COMPOSITE CONNECTOR AND HARD DISK ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A hard disk assembly includes a first and a second hard disk, and a hard disk connecting mechanism for holding the first and the second hard disks. The first and second hard disks both each have a composite receptacle. The hard disk connecting mechanism includes a frame for mounting the first and the second hard disks and a composite connector detachably positioned in the frame. The composite connector includes a base, a first composite plug engaged with the composite receptacle of the first hard disk and a second composite plug engaged with the composite receptacle of the second hard disk.09-29-2011
20110235263HARD DISK BACKPLANE STRUCTURE AND HARD DISK COOLING ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A hard disk backplane structure includes a main body and an additional board. The hard disk backplane structure includes a first side surface and second side surface adjacent to the first side surface and a backplane connector. The additional board includes a receptacle for connection with an additional electrical component. A hard disk cooling assembly using the hard disk backplane structure is also provided in the disclosure.09-29-2011
20110235261APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF POWER SUPPLY DISPOSITION AND COOLING - A power supply is disposed adjacent a first end of a chassis. The chassis comprises a z axis from the first end to a second end of the chassis and an x axis orthogonal to the z axis. A bay is disposed adjacent the first end of the chassis along the x axis from the power supply. The bay comprises at least one storage device. A chamber is disposed adjacent the first end of the chassis adjacent the bay along the x axis between the bay and the power supply. A first baffle is disposed offset from the power supply, the bay, and the chamber along the z axis toward the second end. The first baffle forms a first section and isolates a first airflow in the first section from a second airflow.09-29-2011
20090257187Information Handling System with Chassis Design for Storage Device Access - A design for an information handling system and the chassis of an information handling system is disclosed in which an array of storage devices is included at the front and rear sides of the chassis. Each array of storage devices may include a number of columns and each column may include a number of storage devices. The power supply of the information handling system of the present disclosure is located within the interior of the information handling system. The placement of the power supply in the interior of the information handling system allows an array of storage devices to be located at both the front and rear sides of the chassis. Either the front or rear of the information handling system may include a connection point for data or power connections for the information handling system.10-15-2009
20120275105Metal-Coated Hard Disk Drives and Related Methods - A hard disk drive of the invention comprises at least one metal coating formed over at least one exterior surface of a hard disk drive housing, wherein the hard disk drive is hermetically sealed. Methods for forming such hard disk drives are also disclosed.11-01-2012
20120275106Hard Disk Drives With Integrated Mechanisms for Coupling of the Hard Disk Drive Within a Computing Environment and Related Methods - A hard disk drive of the invention comprises: a housing comprising a base, a cover, and at least one integrated coupling mechanism within a non-metallic portion of the housing for coupling of the hard disk drive within a computing environment; at least one disk for storage of data enclosed within the housing; and one or more electrical components enclosed within the housing for facilitating reading and recording of data at a desired location on the at least one disk contained within the housing. Methods of forming and hard disk drive rack assemblies comprising hard disk drives of the invention are also disclosed.11-01-2012
20110249390HARD DISK DEVICE FRAME - A hard disk device frame for fastening a plurality of hard disk devices, a fan, and a main board is disclosed. The hard disk device frame includes a rotary piece, a back chassis, and plural hinges. The rotary piece includes a front chassis having an opening; and a bracket fixed on the front chassis, wherein the hard disk devices enter the opening and couple to the bracket. The fan and the main board are fixed on the back chassis. The hinges connect the front chassis and the back chassis, thereby the rotary piece is pivoted relative to the back chassis to hide or expose the fan and the main board on the back chassis.10-13-2011
20120087083MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR STORAGE DEVICE - A mounting apparatus includes a drive bracket, and a restricting member. The drive bracket is secured to a front plate of an electronic enclosure, and includes a bottom plate and a side plate connected to the bottom plate. A path, substantially parallel to the bottom plate, is defined in the side plate. A connecting portion, substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate, is located in the path. The restricting member includes a resisting portion connected to the connecting portion and received in the path. A first end of the resisting portion is located on an outer surface of the side plate, a second opposite end of the resisting portion extends into an inner surface of the side plate, and the second opposite end of the resisting portion abuts a storage device.04-12-2012
20120087082DISK DRIVE BRACKET - A disk drive bracket includes a receiving box for receiving a disk drive and a thermal-dissipating module wrapped on and in contact with an exterior surface of the receiving box. The thermal-dissipating module includes a number of fins extending from the thermal-dissipating module opposite to the receiving box.04-12-2012
20120087081COMPUTER ENCLOSURE AND STORAGE DEVICE MODULE THEREOF - A computer enclosure includes a case and a storage device module. The case includes a drive bracket. The storage device includes a supporting frame, an adapter board, and a number of data storage devices. The supporting frame includes an inserting portion inserted and fixed in the drive bracket, and a receiving portion exposed outside of the case and connected to the inserting portion. The adapter board is arranged in receiving portion. The data storage devices are vertically inserted in the receiving portion and communicate with the adapter board.04-12-2012
20120327586COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH AIRFLOW GUIDING DUCT - A computer system includes a computer case, a receiving tray, and a bracket. The computer case includes a front plate with a plurality of air intakes and a first side plate. The receiving tray includes a retaining wall. The bracket includes a first mounting plate and a second mounting plate. A plurality of first through hole is defined in the first mounting plate, and a plurality of second through hole is defined in the second mounting plate. The airflow guiding duct includes a first guiding plate and a second guiding plate. The first guiding plate is located between the front plate and the first mounting plate, the second guiding plate is located between the bracket and the first side plate; the plurality of air intakes, the airflow guiding duct, the plurality of first through hole second through hole together form a path for the air to flow.12-27-2012
20110279964STORAGE DEVICE - A storage device suitable to be installed on a rack includes a case, a plurality of storage units, a power module, a management module and an adapting board, wherein the case includes a bottom board, a first side wall, a second side wall and a partition board. The partition board is located over the bottom board to divide the case into an upper and a lower accommodation spaces. The storage units are disposed in the upper accommodation space and the power module is disposed in the lower accommodation space. The power module includes a power backboard and power suppliers plugged at the power backboard. The management module disposed in the lower accommodation space has an expanding interface. The adapting board is disposed in the lower accommodation space and electrically connected to the power backboard, the management module and the storage units.11-17-2011
20120092824LOW COST HIGH PERFORMANCE INJECTION MOLDED HARD DRIVE TOP COVER - Provided herein is a low cost high performance light weight hard drive cover that is injection molded. The hard drive top cover has a flange portion that applies pressure to an elastomeric seal preventing ingress of moisture dust and other contaminants into the sensitive components. The flange portion is reinforced with a plurality of metallic strips that are placed between pressure application locations embedded within the polymer flange. The viscoelastic creep response of the polymer flange does not contribute to relaxation of pressure on the elastomeric seal due to the presence of the metallic reinforcement strips. The metallic reinforcement strips may have a convex curvature between pressure application locations. The metallic reinforcement strip may have apertures for passage of injection molded polymer creating delamination free intimate bond between the polymer in the flange and the metallic reinforcement strip.04-19-2012
20110157812COMPUTER HAVING STANDBY POWER CUTOFF FUNCTION FOR PERIPHERAL DEVICE - The present invention relates to a computer having a standby power cutoff function for a peripheral device which can prevent a power loss by completely cutting off a standby current of a computer and a standby current of peripheral devices by cutting off a power supply to peripheral devices and a power supply unit when a computer is off. The power operation detection unit controls a power supply to the power supply unit by controlling the power cutoff switch unit by detecting an operation signal inputted from the power switch into the main board and for delaying and inputting an operation signal inputted from the power switch into the main board. The power loss due to a standby power can be prevented by cutting off a power supply to the to computer and peripheral devices when a computer is off, with the help of a power cutoff switch unit which cuts off a power supply to the peripheral devices and the power supply by means of the power operation detection unit which detects an operation of the power switch.06-30-2011
20110157811STORAGE APPARATUS, STORAGE CONTROLLER FOR STORAGE APPARATUS, CHASSIS FOR STORAGE CONTROLLER - A storage apparatus S comprises a disk controller 06-30-2011
20130021744DUMMY HARD DISK DRIVE - A dummy hard disk drive (HDD) is arranged in an electronic device. The dummy HDD includes a first plate, a second plate, a third plate, and a fourth plate. The first plate, the second plate, the third plate, and the fourth plate are head-to-tail connected to form a quadrangle-shaped frame. The frame is foldable by rotating the first to fourth plates.01-24-2013
20120243169Targeted Liquid Cooling For A System - A cooling system for computer systems is disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes providing a flow of liquid coolant through conduits positioned within a server system, and spraying the liquid coolant via at least one outlet mechanism of each of the conduits. The outlet mechanisms are adapted to be placed in close proximity to a corresponding target component of one of the servers, to cool the target component.09-27-2012
20100085700External hard disk case box - The present invention discloses an external hard disk case box including a casing, a circuit board, a power socket, at least one terminal, a position restoring device and a fan. The fan is installed on the casing and proximate to a corresponding insert slot of the casing, such that when the external hard disk case box is used for an application, the hard disk is inserted into the insert slot of the casing, and the heat produced by the hard disk can be dissipated immediately and quickly by the fan, so as to enhance the heat dissipating efficiency.04-08-2010
20110261526INPUT/OUTPUT AND DISK EXPANSION SUBSYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONICS RACK - An input/output (I/O) and disk expansion subsystem is provided for an electronics rack which provides expanded I/O and/or disk storage capabilities to electronic subsystems of the rack. The expansion subsystem includes a subsystem enclosure having first and second sides in opposing relation, with the first side accessible through a front of the rack and the second accessible through a back of the rack when the enclosure resides within the rack. A plurality of field-replaceable units reside within the subsystem enclosure, and are accessible and removable through the first or second sides of the enclosure without removing the enclosure from the rack. The field-replaceable units include an input/output adapter cage(s), a storage device cage, power and control supplies, fan assemblies, and a midplane connector assembly. The adapter cage, storage device cage, and power and control supply dock to and are electrically interconnected by the midplane connector assembly.10-27-2011
20130141863Partial-Width Rack-Mounted Computing Devices - A computing device includes a chassis having a width that is equal to or less than half of the width of a standard slot of a rack. A circuit board assembly with at least one processor is coupled to the chassis in a primarily horizontal orientation. One or more rows of mass storage devices (such as hard disk drives) are coupled to the chassis. At least one of the rows of mass storage devices includes a stack of mass storage devices.06-06-2013
20130141864ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH COOLING MODULE - An electronic device includes a housing. A motherboard is arranged in a first end of the housing. A hard disk drive area is arranged at a second end of the housing. A cooling module is arranged at the housing between the motherboard and the hard disk drive area. The cooling module includes a chassis and a semiconductor chilling plate received in the chassis. An outside airflow flows through the hard disk drive area, and then flows through the semiconductor chilling plate to be cooled. The cooled airflow is driven to flow through the motherboard.06-06-2013
20130141865HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM - An exemplary heat dissipating system includes a case, a motherboard, an air conducting guide dividing the motherboard into a first area and a second area, a group of first fans, and a group of second fans. The group of first fans and the group of second fans draw cool air into the first area and the second area from different directions for dissipating heat generated by electronic components on the motherboard.06-06-2013
20120250243DISK DRIVE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY - A disk drive mount assembly for a removable disk drive includes a write protect switch located on a front of the disk drive mount assembly. The write protect switch is electrically coupled to the disk drive so that moving the switch between a write protect position and a write enable position allows one to change the write protect mode of the disk drive. A mechanism for holding the write protect switch in either the write protect position or the write enable position may also be provided on the disk drive mount assembly to prevent the switch from being accidentally moved between these two positions due to shock, vibration or accidental contact.10-04-2012
20130094138COMPUTER RACKS - Example computer racks to improve environmental sustainability in data centers are disclosed. An example computer rack includes a spine (04-18-2013
20130114202MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE HARD DISK DRIVES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A mounting apparatus for hard disk drives includes a plate. A number of spaced supporting portions is formed on at least one of two opposite side surfaces of the plate. A row of first latches extend upward from a top side of the plate. A row of second latches extend downward from a bottom side of the plate. Two fixing holes are respectively defined in the top and bottom sides of the plate. The mounting apparatus can be mounted between a bottom wall and a top wall of an electronic device, and has no bent plates, thus will save space for receiving more hard disk drives.05-09-2013
20110267764MULTI-USE REMOVABLE ELECTRONIC DATA STORAGE DEVICE CARRIER MODULE - A built-in dual purpose interposer device for a data storage device carrier mechanism is provided. The interposer device may fill empty or voided space in the carrier mechanism created when a data storage device is changed between a “direct plug” position, or first configuration, and an “interposer” position, or second configuration. The interposer device may be changed back and forth between the first and second configuration multiple times. When in the first configuration, the interposer device may provide structural support to a front end of the carrier mechanism and when in the second configuration, the interposer device may provide an internal mounting base for the data storage device at the base or bottom end of the carrier mechanism. The ability to interchange the interposer device may provide for a built-in base for attaching the interposer device without having to add in additional parts or costs.11-03-2011
20130128447ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE - A mounting apparatus for a hard disk drive includes a bracket received in an expansion bay of an electronic device, a resilient latching member, and a connector. The bracket includes two opposite positioning plates and an end plate connected between rear ends of the positioning plates. The bracket defines a receiving space for receiving the hard disk drive. The latching member includes a first end mounted to an outer side surface of one of the positioning plates, and a second end detachably latched to the hard disk drive. The connector is fixed to the end plate to connect the hard disk drive.05-23-2013
20130128448DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER - A digital video recorder configured to enable a user to easily install or replace hard disk is provided. The digital video recorder includes a storage member comprising a connection terminal; a body member comprising a main board and an empty compartment configured to be concaved upward and fit the storage member so that the storage member is inserted into the empty compartment; a connector member disposed on an inner side of the body member and configured to be connected to the connection terminal of the storage member; and a tray member configured to be fixed to the storage member, wherein the storage member fixed to the tray member is moved toward the empty compartment of the body member in an upward-and-downward direction and moved toward the connector member in a forward-and-backward direction in a sliding manner, thereby making the connection terminal of the storage member coupled with the connector member.05-23-2013
20110273836RACK SERVER - A rack server includes a case, a fan module and two lobe frames. The case has a bottom board, two side walls, a first and a second end opposite to each other. The two side walls connect to the bottom board, and each of the side walls has a first and a second fixing portion respectively located at the first and the second end. The fan module is detachably disposed in the case and can optionally switch its orientation so that its outlet is towards the first or the second end. When the two lobe frames are optionally mounted at the two first fixing portions, the case is suitable to be installed into a server rack from the second end; when the two lobe frames are optionally mounted at the two second fixing portions, the case is suitable to be installed into the server rack from the first end.11-10-2011
20110273835STORAGE APPARATUS - Stable cooling performance can be secured.11-10-2011
20110222235CLAMP ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF CLAMPING A DISK DRIVE - There is disclosed herein a clamp assembly and a method for clamping a disk drive to a substrate. The disk drive has a disk drive connector. The clamp assembly includes a resilient biasing element mounted to the substrate. The clamp assembly also has a substrate connector. When a disk drive connector is connected to the substrate connector, the resilient biasing element biases the disk drive and the substrate connector together.09-15-2011
20110222234STORAGE ENCLOSURE, CARRIER AND METHODS - There is disclosed a storage enclosure, a carrier, a method of receiving and/or removing disk drive units to/from a storage enclosure, methods of manufacturing a storage enclosure, and a method of mounting a disk drive unit in a storage enclosure. In an aspect of the invention, a storage enclosure (09-15-2011
20110235262COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH BACKPLANE - A computer system includes a chassis, a motherboard, a backplane, riser cards, and disk drives. The chassis includes a bottom wall. The motherboard is secured to and parallel to the bottom wall. The backplane is secured to the bottom wall, and electrically connected to and parallel to the motherboard. The riser cards are electrically and perpendicularly connected to the backplane. The disk drives are electrically connected to the riser cards.09-29-2011
20130148287HOLDING FRAME FOR HARD DISK DRIVE - A holding frame includes a base plate, a first resisting wall, a second resisting wall, two first elastic arms and two second elastic arms. The base plate includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first resisting wall extends from the first surface, and the second resisting wall extends from the second surface. The two first elastic arms are formed on the first surface, and face the first resisting wall. The two first elastic arms and the first resisting wall define a first receiving space configured for receiving a first hard disk drive. The two second elastic arms are formed on the second surface, and face the second resisting wall. The two second elastic arms and the second resisting wall define a second receiving space configured for receiving a second hard disk drive.06-13-2013
20130148288ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN INCREASED FLEXURAL RIGIDITY - An electronic device including at least one electronic component, such as a processor and a housing enclosing the at least one electronic component. The housing including a top skin forming an outer surface of the housing, a bottom skin forming an inner surface of the housing and facing the at least one electronic component, and a core sandwiched by the top skin and the bottom skin. The core is made from a first material having a first modulus of elasticity and the top skin and the bottom skin are made from a second material having a second modulus of elasticity, the second modulus greater than the first. The inner surface of the housing is positioned above the at least one electronic component such that a clearance level is defined between the inner surface of the housing and the at least one electronic component.06-13-2013
20120281350STORAGE APPARATUS, STORAGE CONTROLLER FOR STORAGE APPARATUS, CHASSIS FOR STORAGE CONTROLLER - A storage apparatus S comprises a disk controller for controlling data I/O processing between a host H and a disk unit. The disk controller includes a plurality of circuit board modules each having a circuit board and a module case storing the same, and a chassis shaped like a hollow cylinder having a front side opening and a rear side opening and configured to store the circuit board modules from the front and rear side openings. A CM module is configured to introduce cooling air from a cooling fan through an opening provided on at least one side surface toward a circuit component mounted on the circuit board. A MP module is configured to introduce cooling air by a cooling fan through an opening provide on a front surface of the module case.11-08-2012
20120281349Frame Module and Computer Having the Same - A frame module is adapted to be disposed in a housing of a computer for fixing first and second electronic devices. The computer includes a motherboard unit with a socket connector. The frame module includes a frame body having top and bottom surfaces adapted to be connected respectively to the first and electronic devices. An adaptor board includes a board body connected transversely to a rear edge of the frame body and having an edge connector adapted to be inserted into the socket connector, and first and second electrical connectors for electrical connection with the first and second electronic devices, respectively.11-08-2012
20130155603SUPPLEMENTARY DISK-ENCLOSURE COVER CONFIGURED TO SHIELD A HARD-DISK DRIVE AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE - A supplementary disk-enclosure cover configured to shield a hard-disk drive against electromagnetic interference. The supplementary disk-enclosure cover includes a top, and vertical flanges. The top has an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter. The outer perimeter lies about parallel to the inner perimeter. The top is disposed between the outer perimeter and the inner perimeter and has a flattened annular shape. The vertical flanges are attached to and extend down from the outer perimeter of the top at about right angles to the top. The vertical flanges are configured to cover respective gaps between a disk-enclosure cover and a disk-enclosure base to which the disk-enclosure cover is attached. A disk enclosure that includes the supplementary disk-enclosure cover, and a hard-disk drive that includes the disk enclosure are also provided.06-20-2013
20110310551DISK DRIVE WITH AUTOMATICALLY OPENING COVER - A disk drive with automatically opening cover comprises a main body, a cover, a torsion spring, a buffering rod, and a buffering fork. Two connecting portions protrude from the cover, each passing through a corresponding through hole and a buffering rod protrudes from the vicinity thereof, perpendicular to the hinged edge and at a predetermined angle to the cover. The main body includes two buffering forks on a surface thereof facing away from the cover. Each of the buffering forks is located at an edge of the through hole apart from the hinged edge. The torsion spring is compressed between the main body and the cover such that, when released, the cover is driven thereby to pivotally open until the buffering rods are received by the corresponding buffering forks and movement thereof arrested.12-22-2011
20110310550RACK SERVER - A rack server including a cabinet, at least one case, at least one replaceable module, and at least one fan is provided. The case is disposed in the cabinet movably and has an opening and a plurality of vents. The replaceable module is moved in or out of the cabinet along a first axis through the opening. The fan is disposed between the cabinet and the case. An air flow generated by the fan flows in or out of the case through the vents. The air flow flows along a second axis in the case. The first axis is substantially perpendicular to the second axis.12-22-2011
20130188306APPARATUS CAPABLE OF SELECTIVELY USING DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONNECTORS - An apparatus capable of selectively applying different types of connectors to a substrate is disclosed. The memory apparatus includes a substrate having a controller. First and second connector pads may be arranged on edges of top and bottom surfaces of the substrate. A via hole may be arranged between the controller and the first and second connector pads. A first passive device pad may be arranged between the via hole and the first connector pads. A second passive device pad may be arranged between the via hole and the second connector pads. A passive device may be coupled to only one of the first passive device pad or the second passive device pad.07-25-2013
20120020006SERVER - A server includes a rack, a slide rail, an input/output (I/O) dock, and a chassis. The rack has a front end and a rear end. The slide rail is disposed in the rack. The I/O dock is located at the rear end of the rack and fixed to an end of the slide rail. The chassis is slidably disposed on the slide rail. Here, the chassis moves relatively to the rack along the slide rail to come into contact with the I/O dock or to be away from the I/O dock.01-26-2012
20120020005STORAGE ENCLOSURE AND METHODS - There is disclosed a storage enclosure (01-26-2012
20120033374HARD DISK DRIVE - A hard disk drive includes a housing module configured to accommodate one of many different types of hard disk modules. Each hard disk module includes a number of connectors. The housing module includes a connecting board, and different types of connectors protruding from the connecting board, corresponding to the connectors of the different types of hard disk modules.02-09-2012
20120044628CONTAINER LOCKING MECHANISM - An apparatus for holding information storage media, such as a CD or DVD, in combination with a releasable security member insertable into the apparatus for inhibiting removal of the storage media from the apparatus, e.g. by inhibiting access to the storage media by locking the apparatus in a closed configuration and/or by locking the storage media to the apparatus. The apparatus comprises a base portion and a lid portion hingedly attached together along a first edge. A reinforcing rib is provided along a second edge opposite from the first edge.02-23-2012
20120300387DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A disk drive assembly includes a disk drive and a drive bracket. The disk drive includes a first sidewall. The first sidewall includes a sidewall body, a resilient tab and a mounting protrusion extending from the sidewall body. The drive bracket includes a first side panel substantially parallel to the sidewall body. The first side panel defines a securing opening and a cutout formed by recessing an edge of the first side panel. The disk drive is received in the drive bracket along a first direction to enable the mounting protrusion to move into the cutout, thereby preventing the disk drive from moving along the first direction. The disk drive in received in the drive bracket along the first direction to enable the resilient tab to be engaged in the securing opening, thereby preventing the disk drive from moving along a second direction opposite to the first direction.11-29-2012
20120075792HARD DISK DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A hard disk drive (HDD) assembly includes an HDD rack and a dummy HDD. The rack includes a front wall and two sidewalls perpendicularly extending from opposite ends of the front wall. A number of spaced fixing holes are respectively defined in each of the sidewalls. A number of protrusions extend from opposite ends of the dummy HDD and engage with the corresponding fixing holes of the rack.03-29-2012
20120087080DRIVE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND COMPUTER CHASSIS USING THE SAME - A drive mounting assembly applied in a computer chassis includes a main body, a protecting member, and a switch. The main body is configured to mount a drive. The protecting member includes a protecting plate exposed to the computer chassis to protect the drive from contamination. The switch is mounted on the main body and configured to generate signals to inform the drive to drive a tray of the drive out of and into the assembly. While driving the tray to extend from the assembly, the protecting plate is driven from a closed position to an open position to let the tray to extend from the assembly. When the tray is driven to retract into the assembly, the protecting plate is driven to the closed position to shield the drive. A related computer chassis is also provided.04-12-2012
20130208415Low Cost High Performance Hard Drive Base - The present invention relates to a HDD base comprising: at least two anchor formations for anchoring at least two parts of a HDD; and a rigid member configured to retain anchor formations in a fixed position relative to each other.08-15-2013

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