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Enhanced Appearance of IBM System Storage "2U24 Thunderbird" Controller and Expansion Drawer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198607D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 63K

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Abstract

An enhanced appearance of IBM System Storage "2U24 Thunderbird" Controller and Expansion Drawer is disclosed.

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Enhanced Appearance of IBM System Storage "2U24 Thunderbird" Controller and

Expansion Drawer


Disclosed is an enhanced appearance of IBM* System Storage "2U24 Thunderbird"

Controller and Expansion Drawer (hereinafter, "2U24 Thunderbird").

The enhanced appearance of the "2U24 Thunderbird" is based on a unique trade dress

for the brand, IBM.

In accordance with the enhanced appearance, ears on the "2U24 Thunderbird" feature

unique pull points for easy removal from chassis. The pull points have unique

indentations recessed behind the front face of the ears. Further, design of the ears

takes advantage of grip space behind the front faces that is not usually accessible. In

addition, the "2U24 Thunderbird" carries a drive carrier designed for a mid-level storage

portfolio that matches a center molding.

Following figures further illustrate the enhanced appearance of the "2U24 Thunderbird". Fig. 1 illustrates a three-quarter view of the enhanced appearance of "2U24

Thunderbird".

Figure 1

Fig. 2 illustrates a front view of the enhanced appearance of "2U24 Thunderbird".

Figure 2

Fig. 3 illustrates a detailed view of the pull points.

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Figure 3

Fig. 4 illustrates a top view of an ear. As depicted in fig. 4, there is a space (where the

arrow is pointing) for finger to access a pull point.

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Figure 4

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