Fan tray apparatus and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6457949
APP PUB NO 20020094282A1
SERIAL NO

09765808

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Abstract

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A fan tray apparatus and method includes a mounting body portion having a length and a width. The mounting body portion further includes first and second longitudinal sides and first and second lateral sides. A plurality of fans is operatively attached to the mounting body portion. The plurality of fans includes a first set of fans, a second set of fans, and a third set of fans. The first set of fans is positioned along the first lateral side. The second set of fans is positioned along the second lateral side. The third set of fans is positioned between the first set of fans and the second set of fans, the third set of fans positioned on a middle portion of mounting body portion.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UTSTARCOM, INC.ALAMEDA, CA61

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bendikas, Laura M Chicago, IL 5 158
Greives, Dane L Buffalo Grove, IL 6 174
Laughlin, Kenneth S Arlington Heights, IL 20 341
Lecinski, Daniel J Arlington Heights, IL 15 304
Li, Hong Carol Stream, IL 366 3491

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