US Patent No. 10,512,187

ALIGNMENT DEVICE FOR ORTHOGONAL ENGAGEMENT OF LINE CARDS AND FABRIC CARDS IN A SERVER


Patent No. 10,512,187
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Alignment Device For Orthogonal Engagement Of Line Cards And Fabric Cards In A Server
Inventorship Chao-Jung Chen, Taoyuan (TW)
Hou-Hsien Chang, Taoyuan (TW)
Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Taoyuan (TW)
Assignee QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Taoyuan (TW)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,187

1. A device for aligning a plurality of line card connectors with a plurality of fabric card connectors comprising:a lattice having a plurality of intersecting strips defining an array of framed slots, each of the slots dimensioned to receive a first connector element of a line card and a second connector element of a fabric card, and to support a plurality of line cards spaced from one another along a first direction and in parallel spaced relationship, and a plurality of fabric cards spaced from one another along a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction and in parallel spaced relationship, each of the plurality of line cards having an alignment pin for inserting through one of the plurality of intersecting strips of the lattice;
wherein the plurality of line cards comprises a first plurality of alignment pins and the plurality of fabric cards comprises a second plurality of alignment pins,
wherein the first plurality of alignment pins and the second plurality of alignment pins are aligned with a plurality of alignment holes of the lattice such that the plurality of line cards and the plurality of fabric cards are aligned in an orthogonal manner.