US Pat. No. 10,561,036

PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT EXPRESS BUS BAR

KRAMBU INC., Dalton Gard...

1. A system, comprising:a first power-distribution bus bar, comprising:
a first circuit board,
at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors attached to the first circuit board, each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors connected to a respective add-in card, each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors distributing power to the respective add-in card, and
at least one power connector surface mounted to the first circuit board and connected to the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors, the at least one power connector distributing received power to the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the first power-distribution bus bar distributes only power via the first circuit board from the at least one power connector to the at least two electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the first power-distribution bus bar secures, without cables, the respective add-in card for each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors to minimize movement of the respective add-in card;
a second power-distribution bus bar, comprising:
a second circuit board, and
at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors attached to the second circuit board, each of the least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors connected to a respective second additional add-in card, the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors distributing power to the respective second additional add-in card; and
at least two panel mount connectors to connect the second power-distribution bus bar to the first power-distribution bus bar via a cable;
wherein the second power-distribution bus bar distributes only power via the second circuit board to the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the second power-distribution bus bar secures, without cables, the respective second add-in card for each of the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors to minimize movement of the respective second add-in card.