US Patent No. 10,433,464

AIR DUCT FOR COOLING A REAR-MOUNTED SWITCH IN A RACK


Patent No. 10,433,464
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Air Duct For Cooling A Rear-mounted Switch In A Rack
Inventorship Ting Yu Lin, Bloomfield, NJ (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,464

1. An apparatus for providing cooling air to a first air inlet of a first electronic device installed on a rack, the first air inlet being disposed on a first side of the first electronic device and the first electronic device directing a first exhaust toward a first face of the rack, the apparatus comprising:a first duct section provided with a first port and a second port, the first duct section configured to position the first port with access to the cooling air at the first face of the rack and the first duct section configured to position the second port in proximity to the first side of the first electronic device such that the first air inlet of the first electronic device has access to the cooling air from the second port;
a shield configured to conduct the cooling air from the second port to the first air inlet and including a lower shield element supporting the first side of the first electronic device from below and an upper shield element, the upper and lower shield elements receiving the first side of the first electronic device between the upper and lower shield elements; and a face plate positioned between the first electronic device and the first face, the face plate hindering the first exhaust from reaching the first face.