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Air Baffle with Ejective Guiding Rails

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000177381D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Dec-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Dec-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a Air Baffle with Ejective Guiding Rails. When installing air baffle into a system, it can be assembled with a minimized size. After installing, users can release latch to adjust the ejective air baffle to a suitable position per thermal’s performance. Also, the ejective air baffle prevents the assembly interference during the installing process.

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Air Baffle with Ejective Guiding Rails

1. Background: Due to the space limitation, original air
baffle design will interfere with power supply cables which
are below PSU and air baffle. Air baffle is hard to install
and remove when users want to install or remove DIMM.
2. Description:

This disclosure provides an ejective guiding rail mechanism on
the air baffle, which has advantages as follows:

- Easy installation and removal .

- Rail on the baffle could be adjusted according to thermal's
criteria

- Prevent the interference during assemble process.

When installing air baffle into a system , it can be assembled
with a minimized size. After installing, users can release
latch to adjust the ejective air baffle to a suitable position
per thermal's performance. Also, the ejective air baffle
prevents the assembly interference during the installing
process.

Figure 1 is a schematic diagram showing a side view of a
computer system when air baffle is in end mode:

Cross Section Sketch of Air Baffle

Illustration when air baffle is in end mode

Figure 2 is a schematic diagram showing a side view of a
computer system when air baffle is in origin mode:

Cross Section Sketch of Air Baffle

Ejective Air Baffle

Figure 3 is a schematic diagram showing a side view of a
computer system having the new air baffle with ejective
guiding rails while pulling up power supply. The new air
baffle with ejective guiding rails is easy to access while

PSU

FAN

DIMM

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