US Patent No. 10,172,262

INTEGRATED AIR-SPRING FOR HYDRAULIC FORCE DAMPING OF A RIGID LIQUID COOLING SUBSYSTEM


Patent No. 10,172,262
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Integrated Air-spring For Hydraulic Force Damping Of A Rigid Liquid Cooling Subsystem
Inventorship Austin Michael Shelnutt, Leander, TX (US)
Travis C. North, Cedar Park, TX (US)
Christopher M. Helberg, Austin, TX (US)
Assignee Dell Products, L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,262

1. A Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) comprising:a rack having one or more node-receiving slots each slot having a front opening for node insertion and a rear section opposed to the front access;
a node-receiving liquid inlet port and a node-receiving liquid outlet port located at the rear section of one node-receiving slot and positioned to be inwardly facing for blind mating to a node inlet and outlet ports of a liquid-cooled (LC) node inserted in the one node-receiving slot;
an LC node insertably received in the one node-receiving slot and comprising an air-spring reducer conduit in fluid communication with a system of conduits supplying cooling liquid through a node enclosure, the air-spring reducer shaped to trap an amount of compressible fluid that compresses during sealing engagement between the node inlet coupling and node outlet coupling and the inlet liquid port and outlet liquid port, respectively.