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Airflow Baffle to Cool Adjacent File Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104515D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Galinis, PJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an airflow baffle, mounted within a device bay of a personal computer, including a structure deflecting the flow of cooling air into an opening of a hardfile dvice in an adjacent bay.

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Airflow Baffle to Cool Adjacent File Device

      Disclosed is an airflow baffle, mounted within a device bay of
a personal computer, including a structure deflecting the flow of
cooling air into an opening of a hardfile dvice in an adjacent bay.

      As shown in the figure, a hardfile 1 is mounted in a lower left
device bay 2 of a frame 3 in a personal computer, whch includes a
system fan (not shown) moving cooling air generally from the front to
the rear, in the direction of arrow 4.  Hardfile 1 includes a number
of electronic components (not shown), which are susceptible to
overheating, internally adjacent to slotted opening 5, in an area
where they are not properly cooled by the general movement of aire in
the direction of arrow 4.

      A cooling baffle 6, inserted into a lower right device bay 7,
adjacent to hardfile 1, includes a frontward facing intake opening 8,
a curved deflection wall 9, and an output opening 10 adjacent to
slotted opening 5.  Cooling baffle 6 is designed for simple
fabrication as an integral plastic structure, being covered with a
top portion 11 and open from below.  However, when baffle 6 is
inserted in device bay 7, lower surface 12 of frame 3 forms, together
with the walls of baffle 6, an airduct which is generally closed,
except for openings 8 and 10.

      Thus, the system fan (not shown) pulls air outward through
openings (not shown) in hardfile 1.  This air is supplied by a flow
of ambient air inward through slotte...