Super Micro Computer Patent Grants

Method and system for powering multiple computer platforms in symmetric configuration

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9583918
Techniques pertaining to powering multiple platforms with a minimum impact on air passage in a predefined environment are disclosed. Instead of connecting each of the platforms in a chassis to a power supply therein, the present invention uses what is referred to as cascading powering to power all platforms within minimum cable delivery. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a power supply is disposed between two groups of platforms and powers them at the same time. At…

Expandable server case

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9572275
An expandable server case includes a shell and an expansion frame. The shell includes at least one docking space. The expansion frame is detachably assembled on one end of the shell and protruding from the periphery of the shell. The expansion frame is disposed corresponding to the docking space, and one side of the expansion frame is provided with a junction which is capable of fastening the power supply device. The power supply device is able to be inserted into the docking space to…

Surrounding-buckle type mobile hard drive rack

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: 9497879
A hard drive rack includes a frame. The frame includes a plurality of plates surrounding to form an accommodating space and at least one insertion opening. The plates include a bottom plate, a cover plate, and a supporting plate. The latch arm of the actuator assembly includes a first buckle part and is pivotally connected to the frame. The buckle arm includes a pivotal end and a hooking end, the buckle arm connects to the bottom plate through the pivotal end and is able to pivotally…

Server chassis capable of accessing and rotating storage devices accommodated therein

Granted: October 11, 2016
Patent Number: 9468127
A server chassis includes a casing, a motherboard, a rotatable rack and an electronic device. The rotatable rack is axially disposed inside the casing and able to rotate with respect to the casing. The rotatable rack has a plurality of insertion spaces. The electronic device is provided on one side of the rotatable rack, and a cord passage is provided between the fan module and the electronic device. The storage devices accommodated in the rotatable rack is electrically connected to the…

Surrounding-buckle type mobile hard drive rack

Granted: July 12, 2016
Patent Number: 9392719
A hard drive rack includes a frame and a buckle arm. The frame includes a plurality of plates and at least one insertion opening. A buckle trough is formed on the plates at a side of the insertion opening. The plates include a bottom plate, a cover plate, and a supporting plate. The buckle arm is pivotally connected to a side of the frame and one end thereof is able to pivotally rotate through pivotally connecting to the frame. The other end of the buckle arm is formed with an elastic…

Loading mechanism of storage device

Granted: June 7, 2016
Patent Number: 9360902
A loading mechanism of a storage device for accommodating a hard drive has a loading body and a second supporting arm. The loading body includes a loading base, a first supporting arm extending from one end of the loading base, and an assembling part provided on the loading base. The second supporting arm is laterally and slidably connected to another end of the loading base, and is disposed correspondingly to the first supporting arm. One end of the second supporting arm includes a…

Fixing member of rack server

Granted: June 7, 2016
Patent Number: 9363921
A fixing member (100) of a rack server includes a chassis slide assembly (200), a main body (102), and a fixing column (110). The main body (102) is disposed on an end of the chassis slide assembly (200), one side of the main body (102) is connected to a first positioning element (104), and another side of the main body (102) is connected to a second positioning element (106). The second positioning element (106) is disposed corresponding to the first positioning element (104). The…

Storage device backplane with penetrating convection and computer framework

Granted: April 19, 2016
Patent Number: 9317078
A storage device backplane with penetrating convection and a computer framework with the storage device backplane are disclosed. The storage device backplane includes an integration board, an operation board and a heat dissipation unit. The integration board has a first surface for electrically connecting the storage device group. The operation board is superposed on and electrically connected to a second surface of the integration board and is provided that the operation board includes…

Server device and data storage device replacement mechanism thereof

Granted: January 26, 2016
Patent Number: 9245587
A server device has a case, a backplane board mounted inside the case, a plurality of data storage device replacement mechanisms inserted inside the case, a plurality of first data storage devices and a plurality of second data storage devices. The data storage device replacement mechanism includes a tray, a connector assembly and a circuit board. The connector assembly is disposed inside an accommodation space of the tray and includes a first connector and a second connector. The…

Data storage connecting device

Granted: October 20, 2015
Patent Number: 9166316
A data storage connecting device includes a circuit board, a first connector, a second connector and a third connector. The circuit board has a first connecting end and a second connecting end. The first connector and a second connector are both disposed on the first connecting end and respectively at two sides of a long axis of the circuit board, a location of the second connector connecting with a data storage device being opposite to that of the first connector connecting with another…

Backplane structure and server system utilizing the same

Granted: October 20, 2015
Patent Number: 9167725
A server system utilizing a backplane structure comprises first and second hard disk modules; a first backplane comprising a first wiring board comprising air vents and passive components and a second wiring board connected to a bottom portion of the first wiring board at a first angle and comprising first active components; and a second backplane comprising a third wiring board comprising second air vents and second passive components and a fourth wiring board connected to a bottom…

Server with openings on two lateral sides

Granted: August 25, 2015
Patent Number: 9119315
A server for shortening development schedule is disclosed. A case has two tray receiving spaces. Each tray receiving space has a first opening and a second opening. Power sockets are disposed at the same position in the tray receiving spaces correspondingly. A storage unit includes a tray, a mother board and a storage component. The tray is inserted to the tray receiving space from the first opening and disposed extending to the opposite second opening. The storage unit is electrically…

Server structure with swappable tray

Granted: December 30, 2014
Patent Number: 8922987
A server structure with a swappable tray includes a chassis housing, two power supply devices and a plurality of motherboard trays, and the chassis housing has two parallel motherboard areas, and each motherboard area has a power slot formed at a rear section and a plurality of tray slots at a front section, and each power slot is formed at the same position of each motherboard area, and each power supply device is plugged into each respective power slot, and each motherboard tray is in…

Two-layer wind-guiding shroud

Granted: June 10, 2014
Patent Number: 8747064
A two-layer wind-guiding shroud includes a base. The interior of the base includes a first wind-guiding channel and a second wind-guiding channel longitudinally overlapped with each other. The first wind-guiding channel has a first wind entrance and a first wind exit. The second wind-guiding channel has a second wind entrance and a second wind exit. The first wind exit and the second wind exit are staggered. By this arrangement, the airflow generated by a fan can be guided into different…

Screw less fixing assembly for interface card

Granted: November 20, 2012
Patent Number: 8315059
A screw-less fixing assembly for an interface card having a fixing support includes a frame, a movable cover module and an elastic member. The frame has an I/O opening. One side of the I/O opening is provided with an accommodating space. A long plate of the fixing support is positioned to correspond to the I/O opening, and a short plate of the fixing support is received in the accommodating space. The movable cover module is mounted in the accommodating space. The elastic member has an…

Heat-dissipating assembly for server

Granted: January 3, 2012
Patent Number: 8089763
A heat-dissipating assembly for a server includes a housing in which a partitioning plate and a power supply mounted on one side of the partitioning plate are provided. The power supply includes a casing and a power-supplying module received in the casing. The heat-dissipating assembly includes a fan received in the casing and located outside the power-supplying module. The partitioning plate and the casing are respectively provided with a plurality of first heat-dissipating holes and…

Disposing structure for hot swappable motherboard in industrial computer chassis

Granted: February 22, 2011
Patent Number: 7894195
A disposing structure of industrial computer chassis includes a chassis shell, two motherboard trays and a back plate. The interior of the chassis shell is divided into a storage unit section and a motherboard section. The interior of the storage unit section is arranged at least one storage unit, while two motherboard trays are disposed in the motherboard section. The interior of each motherboard tray is arranged a motherboard. In the motherboard trays, at least one motherboard tray is…

Server module

Granted: February 22, 2011
Patent Number: 7894208
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…

Industrial computer chassis structure with power source disposed centrally

Granted: November 23, 2010
Patent Number: 7839624
An industrial computer chassis structure is mainly to partition at least two motherboard sections in the shell of the computer chassis, in each of which a motherboard tray capable of being pulled and drawn is arranged and is provided for placing a motherboard therein. Meanwhile, the two motherboard sections are horizontally disposed by being parallel with each other, in the space between which a power source arrangement section is formed. The power source arrangement section is provided…

Method and apparatus for minimizing signal loss in transit

Granted: October 26, 2010
Patent Number: 7822127
Techniques for minimizing signal loss in transit are described. Data signals lose their strengths while traveling across conductive passages such as cooper wire, cooper strip, Printed Circuit Board (PCB), etc. There are two major factors that affect the signal loss: the distance and the speed. To minimize signal loss while maintaining higher rate data signals for I/O, substantially lower rate data signals are used in transit between two interfaces over a signal path.