US Patent No. 10,462,925

MASS STORAGE DEVICE RETAINER ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,462,925
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Mass Storage Device Retainer Assembly
Inventorship Christopher Strickland Beall, Woodinville, WA (US)
Assignee Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,925

1. A carrierless mass storage device retainer assembly for retaining a carrierless mass storage device, comprising:an electronics components chassis defining a receiving surface configured to receive a first narrow side surface of a carrierless mass storage device inserted into the chassis in a first direction transverse to the receiving surface, the carrierless mass storage device having an opposing second narrow side surface facing in a direction generally perpendicular relative to the receiving surface;
a connection surface for positioning generally perpendicular relative to the receiving surface, the connection surface having a connector configured to establish a connection between the connector and a first end surface of the carrierless mass storage device, wherein the receiving surface supports the carrierless mass storage device as the carrierless mass storage device is moved along the receiving surface in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and towards the connector to establish the connection and position the carrierless mass storage device in an installed position;
a retaining surface protruding from the connection surface and extending generally perpendicularly from the connection surface and generally parallel to the receiving surface, wherein the retaining surface is spaced apart from the receiving surface to define an end surface receiving space therebetween dimensioned to receive the first end surface of the carrierless mass storage device in a vertical orientation; and
a retainer coupled to and extending away from the receiving surface, the retainer comprising a distal end shaped to contact the second narrow side surface of the carrierless mass storage device when the carrierless mass storage device is in the installed position.