US Patent No. 11,071,228

COMPUTING WORKSTATION WITH ACCESSIBLE IN A RACK ENVIRONMENT


Patent No. 11,071,228
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Computing Workstation With Accessible In A Rack Environment
Inventorship Daniel D. Hershey, San Francisco, CA (US)
Christoph M. Pistor, Santa Cruz, CA (US)
Bartley K. Andre, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Richard D. Kosoglow, San Jose, CA (US)
Michael D. McBroom, Leander, TX (US)
Shravan Bharadwaj, San Jose, CA (US)
Jonathan L. Berk, Mountain View, CA (US)
Houtan R. Farahani, San Ramon, CA (US)
James M. Cuseo, San Jose, CA (US)
William R. Allan, II, Half Moon Bay, CA (US)
David C. Parell, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Eric A. Knopf, Mountain View, CA (US)
Seth G. McFarland, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,228


1. A rack system, comprising:support structures;
a housing attached to the support structures, the housing comprising:a first housing component; and
a second housing component coupled to the first housing component by a first latch assembly, the second housing component comprising an opening;

a computing assembly located in the housing, the computing assembly comprising:a computing system comprising a lid and fans integrated with the lid;
a circuit board extending from the computing system, the circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first component located on the first surface; and
a second component located on the second surface, wherein a removal of the computing system from the housing comprises a first access position of the first component on the first surface, and wherein a rotation of the computing assembly comprises a second access position of the second component on the second surface, the second access position different from the first access position; and

a hatch coupled to the second housing component by a second latch assembly, wherein the hatch is capable of being i) positioned in the opening and ii) removed from the opening.