US Patent No. 10,117,361

COMPUTER STORAGE ARRAY


Patent No. 10,117,361
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Computer Storage Array
Inventorship Magdy Elwany, Dallas, TX (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,361

1. A computer storage array, comprising;a first plurality of computer chassis support modules,
a second plurality of computer chassis support modules,
wherein each computer chassis support module of the first plurality of computer chassis support modules includes:
a top wall;
a bottom wall opposing the top wall;
a first side wall coupling the top wall to the bottom wall;
a second side wall coupling the top wall to the bottom wall and opposing the first side wall;
a front aperture defined by a front top wall edge, a front bottom wall edge, a front first side wall edge, and a front second side wall edge;
a rear aperture defined by a rear top wall edge, a rear bottom wall edge, a rear first side wall edge, and a rear second side wall edge;
a first notch defined in the first side wall and the rear first side wall edge;
a second notch defined in the second side wall and the rear second side wall edge;
wherein the rear apertures of the first plurality of computer support modules are positioned to face a rear side of the second plurality of computer support modules;
a plurality of computer chassis wherein each computer chassis in the plurality of computer chassis includes a top panel defining a plurality of top ventilation apertures, a bottom panel opposing the top panel, a first side panel defining a plurality of first side ventilation apertures and a second side panel defining a plurality of second side ventilation apertures and the second side panel opposing the first side panel, and a front face defining a plurality of front ventilation apertures,
wherein when each computer chassis of the plurality of computer chassis is inserted into the front aperture of a corresponding computer support module of the first plurality of computer support modules,
the plurality of top ventilation apertures are positioned past the rear top wall edge of the computer support module such that ambient air can flow into the plurality of top ventilation apertures;
the plurality of first side ventilation apertures are positioned adjacent to the first notch such that ambient air can flow into the plurality of the first side ventilation apertures; and
the plurality of second side ventilation apertures are positioned adjacent to the second notch such that ambient air can flow into the plurality of the second side ventilation apertures.