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Method and System for Providing a Plurality of Independent Vents for an Enclosure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000224410D
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-18
Document File: 5 page(s) / 74K

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Abstract

A method and system for providing a plurality of vents for a plurality of sources of heat comprised in an enclosure wherein each vent of the plurality of vents may open independently.

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Method and System for Providing a Plurality of Independent Vents for an Enclosure

Disclosed is a method and system of providing a plurality of vents for an enclosure that comprises a plurality of sources of heat, wherein each vent of the plurality of vents may open independently. Further, a vent of the plurality of vents may be positioned near a source of heat of the plurality of sources of heat. As a result, the vent may open based on a local condition near the vent such as, but not limited to, a temperature. The vent may open based on a physical transformation of one or more materials comprised in the vent. The physical transformation occurs based on the local condition. The enclosure can be, but is not limited to, an air conditioner, a processor and a rack system.

In an embodiment, the plurality of vents may be placed within a plurality of partitions on
a surface of the enclosure. For example, the surface may be a rear surface of the enclosure. In an instance, the vent (blue rectangle) may lie flush against the surface (yellow rectangle) of the enclosure as shown in Fig. 1. Additionally, the plurality of vents may be attached to the surface in a sequential or alternating manner as shown in Fig. 2. Further, the opening of the vent is based on the local condition caused by the source of heat as depicted in Fig. 3. Additionally the opening of the vent results in an increased local air flow as shown in Fig 3.

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For example, consider the rack system containing a plurality of exhausts as the plurality of sources of heat as shown in Fig. 4. The racked system comprises a plurality of devices (grey, yellow and green rectangles) each comprising the plurality of exhausts (black circles). The opening of the vent (red panel) of the plurality of the vents (blue panels) overlaying an exhaust of the plurality of the exhausts...