Jabil Circuit Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 17 -- Jabil Circuit, Saint Petersburg, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,508,928) developed by Odie B. Killen, Colorado Springs, Colo., Paul K. Foisy, Dunedin, Fla., and Robert I. Walker, Clearwater Beach, Fla., for an "incorporation of multiple, 2.5-inch or smaller hard disk drives into a single drive carrier with a single midplane or baseboard connector."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Carrier for the rack mounting of two or more data storage devices into a chassis. The carrier includes support members along the length of the carrier, to receive and retain the two or more data storage devices. The carrier further includes a single electrical communication connector to provide an electrical communication interface for all of the data storage devices in the carrier, to and from a mating connector on a board of the chassis. The carrier further includes an interposer to adapt electrical signals from the single electrical communication connector into a form that is usable by the data storage devices."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 24, 2009 (12/565,850). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,508,928.PN.&OS=PN/8,508,928&RS=PN/8,508,928
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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