US Patent No. 10,660,240

METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN ACCESS AREA FOR A DATA STORAGE LIBRARY


Patent No. 10,660,240
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Method For Providing An Access Area For A Data Storage Library
Inventorship Jose G. Miranda Gavillan, Tucson, AZ (US)
Brian G. Goodman, Tucson, AZ (US)
Leonard G. Jesionowski, Tucson, AZ (US)
Michael P. McIntosh, Tucson, AZ (US)
Shawn M. Nave, Tucson, AZ (US)
Kenny Nian Gan Qiu, Tucson, AZ (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,660,240

1. A method of servicing a data storage library within a data room, the data storage library having a data storage library frame having at least one library access opening to permit access to an interior of the data storage library frame, the method comprising:providing an enclosure configured to surround only one side of the data storage library frame having the at least one library access opening to form a chamber, wherein the enclosure is configured and constructed to resist external environmental conditions from intruding into the chamber of the enclosure and to permit environmental conditions from the interior of the data storage library frame to intrude into the chamber of the enclosure;
providing an enclosure environmental conditioning unit, the enclosure environmental conditioning unit being separate from any environmental conditioning unit associated with the data storage library frame that is configured to condition the interior of the data storage library frame;
configuring the enclosure environmental conditioning unit to condition the chamber of the enclosure;
acclimating the interior chamber of the enclosure using the enclosure environmental conditioning unit so that at least one desired environmental condition in the chamber is within a desired range of the corresponding environmental condition within the interior of the data storage library frame;
accessing the chamber of the enclosure through at least one enclosure access opening; and
accessing the interior of the data storage library frame via the at least one library access opening.