US Patent No. 10,660,228

PERIPHERAL STORAGE CARD WITH OFFSET SLOT ALIGNMENT


Patent No. 10,660,228
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Peripheral Storage Card With Offset Slot Alignment
Inventorship Bryan Schramm, Broomfield, CO (US)
Andrew Rudolph Heyd, Longmont, CO (US)
Brenden Michael Rust, Loveland, CO (US)
Christopher R. Long, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Sumit Puri, Calabasas, CA (US)
Assignee Liqid Inc., Broomfield, CO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,660,228

1. A computer peripheral device, comprising:a slot offset element configured to establish an offset for at least a primary circuit card of the computer peripheral device with respect to a slot connector of a host system to generally align the primary circuit card with a centerline of a slot cover opening of a chassis of the host system when the computer peripheral device is installed into the slot connector;
the primary circuit card comprising at least a first storage device connector on a first side, and at least a second storage device connector on a second side; and
a secondary circuit card comprising an edge connector insertable into the slot connector of the host system and configured to carry host signaling for the computer peripheral device;
wherein the offset established by the slot offset element accommodates within a slot width a stackup comprising storage devices installed into at least the first storage device connector on the first side and the second storage device connector on the second side.