US 10,485,136 B2
Low profile fan assemblies
Shankar Gopalakrishna, Bangalore (IN); Kiran Devapalan, Bangalore (IN); Saju Cheeran Verghese Francis, Bangalore (IN); Vivekananda Avvaru, Bangalore (IN); and Anil KC, Bangalore (IN)
Assigned to Seagate Technology LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Seagate Technology LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 7, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/835,147.
Prior Publication US 2019/0182982 A1, Jun. 13, 2019
Int. Cl. H05K 7/20 (2006.01); G06F 1/20 (2006.01); G06F 1/18 (2006.01); H05K 7/14 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 7/20172 (2013.01) [G06F 1/181 (2013.01); G06F 1/20 (2013.01); H05K 7/1402 (2013.01); H05K 7/20727 (2013.01); H05K 7/1422 (2013.01); H05K 7/20581 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A data storage system comprising:
a drawer;
a plurality of fan assemblies positioned within the drawer, each fan assembly comprising:
a fan module having a plurality of mounting openings,
a housing partially surrounding the fan module, and
a plurality of dampers that extend through the plurality of mounting openings to couple the fan module to the housing;
a fan cage assembly positioned within the drawer and including fan cages, each of the plurality of fan assemblies removably coupled to a respective fan cage; and
a circuit board positioned within the drawer, each of the fan cages including a plurality of legs extending from a bottom sidewall of the fan cages towards the circuit board to create a space between the bottom sidewall of the fan cage and the circuit board to permit electrical components to pass underneath the fan cage assembly.