US Patent No. 10,368,461

SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND BACKPLANES IN SERVER ENCLOSURE


Patent No. 10,368,461
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title System For Electrical Connection Of Printed Circuit Boards And Backplanes In Server Enclosure
Inventorship Stephen Lindquist, Boylston, MA (US)
William Izzicupo, Bedford, NH (US)
Lyne Dore, Chelmsford, MA (US)
Todd Ellsworth, Ashburnham, MA (US)
Daniela Buchman, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Redwood City, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,461

12. A server, comprising:an enclosure including a housing and an interior space within the housing, wherein the interior space defines a plurality of sockets;
a backplane secured to the housing within the interior space adjacent a rear portion of the plurality of sockets, wherein the backplane includes at least one backplane connector adjacent the rear portion of each socket of the plurality of sockets; and
a computing module receivable in a first socket of the plurality of sockets, wherein the computing module includes:
a chassis that is slidable within the first socket along a first axis;
a printed circuit board (PCB) that is slidable relative to the chassis along a second axis that is collinear with or parallel to the first axis;
at least one PCB connector attached to the PCB for electrical connection with the at least one backplane connector of the first socket;
a frame that is slidably attached to the chassis for movement along the second axis, wherein the PCB is rigidly attached to the frame for movement therewith along the second axis; and
a biasing apparatus interconnected between the chassis and the PCB that is configured to allow the PCB to slide along the second axis when the chassis is inserted into the first socket along the first axis.