US 10,485,140 B2
Air distribution units for telecommunication equipment
Pete A. Kawamoto, Littleton, CO (US); Diana L. Unser, Lakewood, CO (US); and Christopher M. Wills, Littleton, CO (US)
Assigned to CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC, Broomfield, CO (US)
Filed by CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC, Denver, CO (US)
Filed on Feb. 16, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/434,584.
Application 15/434,584 is a continuation of application No. 14/187,991, filed on Feb. 24, 2014, granted, now 9,609,788.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/842,730, filed on Jul. 3, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0164524 A1, Jun. 8, 2017
Int. Cl. H05K 7/20 (2006.01); H05K 7/18 (2006.01); H05K 7/14 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 7/20745 (2013.01) [H05K 7/186 (2013.01); H05K 7/20572 (2013.01); H05K 7/20736 (2013.01); H05K 7/1488 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
14. A system, comprising:
one or more heat generating equipment arranged inline within a row in a room, each of the one or more heat generating equipment comprising:
a first front surface; and
an air intake device; and
a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) system for supplying one or more of heating, ventilation, or air conditioning to the room, the HVAC system comprising:
a plurality of duct termination points;
one or more air distribution units, each air distribution unit comprising:
an enclosure positioned in-line with the one or more heat generating equipment within the row;
a second front surface, wherein the first front surface corresponding to each of the one or more heat generating equipment is positioned in-line with the second front surface corresponding to each of the one or more air distribution units;
an air supply portion configured to receive air from a first duct termination point of the plurality of duct termination points of the HVAC system;
a plurality of first air vents configured to distribute the received air to a position in front of the first front surface corresponding to each of the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by the air intake device of each of the one or more heat generating equipment; and
a plurality of second air vents configured to distribute the received air to a second position located on an opposite side of the second front surface of the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by a second air intake device located on a rear surface of the at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment.