US Patent No. 9,968,010

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING FLEXIBLE CHASSIS BLOCK RADIATORS


Patent No. 9,968,010
Issue Date May 08, 2018
Title Information Handling System Having Flexible Chassis Block Radiators
Inventorship Austin Michael Shelnutt, Leander, TX (US)
Edmond I. Bailey, Cedar Park, TX (US)
Assignee Dell Products, L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,968,010

1. An Information Handling System (IHS) comprising:at least one liquid cooled (LC) node comprising a node enclosure provisioned with at least one heat-generating component and an internal liquid cooling system of conduits comprising at least one node supply conduit connected for fluid transfer to at least one LC node intake port and at least one node return conduit connected for fluid transfer to at least one node output port;
a liquid handling (LH) block comprising:
a first transfer conduit having at least one node-receiving intake port sealably engaged for fluid transfer to the at least one node intake port of the at least one LC node and having at least one supply connection;
a second transfer conduit having at least one node-receiving outlet port sealably engaged for fluid transfer to the at least one node output port of the at least one LC node and having at least one return connection; and
a radiator comprising a portion of the second transfer conduit;
a cooling liquid distribution subsystem comprising a selectable first set of liquid conduits connectable to one of the at least one supply connection to receive a flow of cooling liquid from a liquid supply and connectable to one of the at least one return connection to return the flow of cooling liquid to a liquid return forming an open-loop configuration to absorb and transfer heat from the at least one LC node; and
the cooling liquid distribution subsystem further comprising a user selectable second set of liquid conduits connectable between the at least one supply connection and the at least one return connection of the block radiator forming a closed-loop configuration to recirculate cooling liquid between the LH block and the node-level system of conduits.