US Patent No. 9,992,904

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE WITH AN ACCESS MECHANISM


Patent No. 9,992,904
Issue Date June 05, 2018
Title Electronic Device Enclosure With An Access Mechanism
Inventorship Chao-Jung Chen, Taoyuan (TW)
Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Taoyuan (TW)
Kun-Pei Liu, Taoyuan (TW)
Tsung-Cheng Lin, Taoyuan (TW)
Assignee QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Taoyuan (TW)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,992,904

1. A device enclosure, comprising:a housing defining a receiving bay configured to slidably receive an electronic device, the housing comprising a plurality of side walls, each of the plurality of side walls including at least one vent configured to improve airflow through the housing;
a shaft slidably mounted on a sidewall of the housing, the shaft having a rear flange, the shaft being slidable between a retracted position and a deployed position;
a front panel rotatably mounted on the shaft by a vertically-disposed hinge, and the front panel having a fulcrum projection, the front panel being rotatable between a closed position that closes a front of the receiving bay and a fully open position which extends away from the housing;
a spring mechanism positioned on the hinge, a first end of the spring mechanism being positioned against the front panel, a second end of the spring mechanism being positioned against the shaft; and
a lock latch mounted on the front panel, the lock latch configured to hold the front panel in the closed position until operated to release the front panel, the lock latch including a spring operable to allow a user to release the lock latch;
wherein in response to the front panel moving from the closed position to the fully open position, the fulcrum projection pushes against the sidewall such that the hinge moves away from the housing and the shaft moves to the deployed position;
wherein in response to rearward pressure on the rear flange of the shaft by the electronic device, the shaft moves to the retracted position, the hinge moves toward the housing, and engagement of the fulcrum projection and the housing rotates the front panel from the fully open position to a partially open position.