US Patent No. 10,485,136

LOW PROFILE FAN ASSEMBLIES


Patent No. 10,485,136
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Low Profile Fan Assemblies
Inventorship Shankar Gopalakrishna, Bangalore (IN)
Kiran Devapalan, Bangalore (IN)
Saju Cheeran Verghese Francis, Bangalore (IN)
Vivekananda Avvaru, Bangalore (IN)
Anil KC, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Seagate Technology LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,136

1. A data storage system comprising:a drawer;
a plurality of fan assemblies positioned within the drawer, each fan assembly comprising:
a fan module having a plurality of mounting openings,
a housing partially surrounding the fan module, and
a plurality of dampers that extend through the plurality of mounting openings to couple the fan module to the housing;
a fan cage assembly positioned within the drawer and including fan cages, each of the plurality of fan assemblies removably coupled to a respective fan cage; and
a circuit board positioned within the drawer, each of the fan cages including a plurality of legs extending from a bottom sidewall of the fan cages towards the circuit board to create a space between the bottom sidewall of the fan cage and the circuit board to permit electrical components to pass underneath the fan cage assembly.