Patent Number: 6,168,396

Title: Fan assembly for forcing filtered air into a micro computer case

Abstract: A fan assembly adapted to be installed into a standard expansion slot of a microcomputer. The assembly comprises a frame, sized to fit into the standard expansion slot, including attachment members adapted to permit attachment of the frame into a standard expansion slot and defining an air passageway through the frame, the air passageway having a first opening coincident to the attachment members and having a second opening positioned away from the attachment members. Additionally, an electric fan is mounted in the frame and positioned to move air through the air passageway from the first opening through the second opening. Finally, an electrical conductor and connector assembly is adapted to be connected to a source of electrical power and to transmit electrical power from the source of electrical power to the electric fan.

Inventors: Homola; Matthew (Vancouver, WA)


International Classification: F04D 29/00 (20060101); F04D 29/60 (20060101); F04D 29/70 (20060101); G06F 1/20 (20060101); F04B 017/03 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018