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Dust Collector for system units, change vents to round holes.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000207350D
Publication Date: 2011-May-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a process to enhance the capture of dust particles and debris on the outside of a computer based product, to allow for easier removal of the particles, thus preventing the blocking of airflow, and thus extending the life of the products. The process involves putting a larger number of small holes on the outside of the computer housing, with a smaller number of larger holes on the inside of the enclosure surrounding the individual computer assemblies, such as the power supply. The debris will build up first on the outside of the unit allowing for easier removal by the user.

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Dust Collector for system units, change vents to round holes.

This process involves a change in the cooling process of computer devices using ambient air. A large large number of small holes are used on the outside of a computer housing sufficient to allow the needed air flow to cool the unit. A smaller number of larger holes are used on the inside of the enclosure surrounding the individual computer assemblies. The larger, inside holes are angled to provide for drip and spill resistance. Debris that is typically found in user environments (home, retail, office, back room) will build up first on the outside of the unit allowing for easier removal by the user, without the use of expensive filtering systems or multiple filtering systems within the device. The collection of the debris on the outside of the unit allows for cleaning without the need to remove the outside covers of the computer device. Having the debris visible to the user on the outside of the unit promotes the regular removal of the debris, which maintains proper air flow and cooling to the internal components, thus extended the life of the device.

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