US Patent No. 10,660,234

COMPUTER DEVICE AND HOT SWAPPABLE FAN MODULE THEREOF


Patent No. 10,660,234
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Computer Device And Hot Swappable Fan Module Thereof
Inventorship Chao-Jung Chen, Taoyuan (TW)
Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Taoyuan (TW)
Po-Chen Liu, Taoyuan (TW)
Wei-Chih Hung, Taoyuan (TW)
Assignee QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Taoyuan (TW)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,660,234

1. A hot swappable fan module, comprising:an outer frame, having a handle;
a cooling fan, located on one side of the outer frame, and having an electrical connecting portion;
three fixing elements, operable to fix the outer frame and the cooling fan, wherein the three fixing elements provide corresponding combining forces on the outer frame and the cooling fan, the corresponding combining forces being substantially even with each other;
a light guide assembly, operable as a fourth fixing element providing a combining force substantially even with the combining forces of the three fixing elements, comprising:
a light guide post, arranged corresponding to the fourth fixing element, and penetrating through the cooling fan and the outer frame; wherein the light guide post comprises a light-transmitting column and a first threaded portion, the first threaded portion being formed on an end portion of the light-transmitting column;
a first stopping portion, located on the light guide post, and abutting against one surface of the cooling fan opposite to the outer frame;
a second stopping portion, arranged opposite to the first stopping portion and abutting against one surface of the outer frame opposite to the cooling fan, wherein the second stopping portion is light-transmittable and is optically coupled to the light guide post; wherein the second stopping portion comprises a nut containing a second threaded portion therein;
wherein, through screwing of the second threaded portion on the first threaded portion, the nut is operable to sleeve onto the end portion of the light-transmitting column;
wherein the light guide assembly further comprises a locking threaded stud, the locking threaded stud comprising:
a hollow metal tube penetrating through the cooling fan and the outer frame, the hollow metal tube having a hollow passage, and the hollow passage and the hollow metal tube being coaxial and accommodating the light guide post; and
a third threaded portion, the third threaded portion formed on an end portion of the hollow metal tube; and a second nut containing a fourth threaded portion;
wherein, through screwing of the second nut containing the fourth threaded portion with the third threaded portion, the second nut is operable to sleeve on the end portion of the hollow metal tube.