US Patent No. 10,251,313

AIR-GRATE FLOOR PANEL SUB-PLENUM RETROFIT ADD ON MULTI-DIRECTIONAL PLUME


Patent No. 10,251,313
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Air-grate Floor Panel Sub-plenum Retrofit Add On Multi-directional Plume
Inventorship Gary Meyer, Berthoud, CO (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,313

1. In a raised floor system, a method for redirection of an omnidirectional sub-plenum airflow from a sub-plenum to computer equipment disposed on said raised floor system, comprising the steps of:providing an air-grate raised floor panel having an upper surface, a lower surface and a plurality of open air-flow ducts extending therethrough;
providing an air-flow plume attachment by cutting a sheet of metal in a pattern to form a plurality of flaps disposed in a plurality of directions;
bending said flaps to form downwardly projecting open end fins having an open end that creates an acute angle with said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel when said air-flow plume attachment is attached to said air-grate raised floor panel, said open end fins positioned to capture and deflect said omnidirectional sub-plenum airflow from a plurality of directions;
attaching said air-flow plume attachment to said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel using attachment connectors;
installing said air-grate floor panel on a raised floor pedestal support system so that said open end fins of said air-flow plume attachment extend from said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel into said sub-plenum which causes said oven end fins to capture and redirect said omnidirectional sub-plenum airflow from said plurality of directions towards said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel;
supplying said sub-plenum of said raised floor pedestal support system with said omnidirectional sub-plenum air-flow; and
directing said omnidirectional sub-plenum air-flow that has been redirected by said open end fins of said air-flow plume attachment towards said lower surface of said air-grate raised floor panel and through said plurality of open air-flow ducts in said air-grate raised floor panel without repositioning said installed air-grate floor panel.