US Patent No. 9,883,606

POWER SUPPLIES


Patent No. 9,883,606
Issue Date January 30, 2018
Title Power Supplies
Inventorship Daniel Humphrey, Houston, TX (US)
Rameez Kadar Kazi, Houston, TX (US)
Michael R. Miller, Houston, TX (US)
Assignee Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,883,606

1. A device comprising a power supply enclosure for a rack-mountable computing device, the power supply enclosure comprising:
a first power supply comprising a first electrical connector;
a second power supply comprising an electrical second connector,
wherein the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector are symmetric about an axis of symmetry; and
a common fan module, the common fan module comprising:
a fan to cool the first power supply and the second power supply;
a third electrical connector that electrically couples with the first electrical connector and is aligned with the first electrical
connector;

a fourth electrical connector that electrically couples with the second electrical connector and is aligned with the second
electrical connector;

a power inlet coupled to at least one of the third electrical connector or the fourth electrical connector,
wherein the common fan module is mounted to a set of hinges to allow the fan to articulate and to allow at least one of the
first power supply or the second power supply to be removed while maintaining an electrical connection with an other one of
the first power supply or the second power supply.