US Patent No. 10,251,312

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR DEVICES ARRANGED IN ROWS


Patent No. 10,251,312
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Cooling Systems For Devices Arranged In Rows
Inventorship Philip Sloan, Dubuque, IA (US)
Nicholas L. Kaufmann, Sherrill, IA (US)
Kevin J. Gebke, Dubuque, IA (US)
Frank Heim, Platteville, WI (US)
Assignee Rite-Hite Holding Corporation, Milwaukee, WI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,312

1. A cooling system, comprising:an inflatable air duct to be positioned above a cold aisle defined between two rows of electronic equipment, the inflatable air duct to extend along a length of the cold aisle, the inflatable air duct to be air permeable to deliver conditioned air into the cold aisle, the electronic equipment having fans to force cool air within the cold aisle through the electronic equipment to adjacent hot aisles on opposite sides of the two rows of the electronic equipment, the inflatable air duct to be spaced apart from the rows of the electronic equipment such that the cold aisle is in unobstructed fluid communication with the adjacent hot aisles over tops of the rows of the electronic equipment, the conditioned air delivered from the inflatable air duct to reduce a mixing of warm air in the hot aisles with the cool air in the cold aisle; and
a nozzle to be attached to a wall of the inflatable air duct, the nozzle providing a discharge path for the conditioned air from an interior of the inflatable air duct toward the cold aisle, the nozzle to guide a discharge current of air through the discharge path, the wall surrounding the nozzle to be air permeable, the discharge current of air to entrain the conditioned air passing through the air permeable wall, a velocity of the discharge current of air to be insufficient to entrain ambient air above the two rows of the electronic equipment.