US Patent No. 10,143,113

PARTITIONED, ROTATING CONDENSER UNITS TO ENABLE SERVICING OF SUBMERGED IT EQUIPMENT POSITIONED BENEATH A VAPOR CONDENSER WITHOUT INTERRUPTING A VAPORIZATION-CONDENSATION CYCLING OF THE REMAINING IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,143,113
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Partitioned, Rotating Condenser Units To Enable Servicing Of Submerged It Equipment Positioned Beneath A Vapor Condenser Without Interrupting A Vaporization-condensation Cycling Of The Remaining Immersion Cooling System
Inventorship Austin Michael Shelnutt, Leander, TX (US)
James Don Curlee, Round Rock, TX (US)
Richard Steven Mills, Cedar Park, TX (US)
Assignee Dell Products, L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,113

1. A method for providing access to a tank volume of an operating immersion cooling tank, the tank volume having an upper tank volume and a lower tank volume, the method comprising: providing, within the upper tank volume of the operating immersion cooling tank, a condenser configured as a plurality of individually rotatable condenser sub-units, with each of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units located above a vertical space that extends vertically from the lower tank volume up to the upper tank volume and a corresponding one of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units positioned vertically above the vertical space when the corresponding one of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units is in a closed position and within which heat dissipating electronic device(s) are inserted, wherein each of the individually rotatable condenser sub-units is configured to be opened independent of each other individually rotatable condenser sub-unit among the individually rotatable condenser sub-units, and each other individually rotatable condenser sub-unit is configured to remain in the closed position while a first individually rotatable condenser sub-unit from among the plurality of individually rotatable condenser sub-units is opened to allow access to a first section of the vertical space and a first heat dissipating electronic device among the heat dissipating electronic device(s) contained within the first section of the vertical space below the first individually rotatable condenser sub-unit.