US Patent No. 11,071,221

MULTI-CARD SUBSYSTEM FOR EMBEDDED COMPUTING SYSTEMS


Patent No. 11,071,221
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Multi-card Subsystem For Embedded Computing Systems
Inventorship Michael M. Holahan, Fairfax, VA (US)
Nick R. Bober, Fairfax, VA (US)
Assignee General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., Fairfax, VA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,221


1. A mounting frame apparatus for embedding cards within an electronics system, comprising:a four-card swappable subsystem;
a chassis for containing the four-card swappable subsystem, wherein the chassis includes slots with pairs of grooves in a spaced facing relationship for swapping cards in and out of the chassis for plug and play;
wherein the grooves are U-shaped formed in the outside walls of the chassis for each of the four swappable individual cards;
a cooling structure for supplying cooling air to the four-card swappable subsystem; and
a single heatsink for cooling multiple cards is integrally formed in the four-card swappable subsystem, wherein the single heatsink is attached to the multiple cards and is a common heatsink for the multiple cards.