Patent Number: 7,088,583

Title: System for airflow management in electronic enclosures

Abstract: A dual-blower assembly includes a single blower housing, the single blower housing defined by a base and opposite top, a pair of opposing side walls and a pair of opposing end walls intermediate the base and the top; a pair of inlet openings in the top; a front blower and a rear blower serially packaged in the single blower housing in a same plane, each blower aligned with a respective inlet opening of the pair of inlet openings; a rear blower exhaust opening for the rear blower disposed in one of the pair of end walls proximate the rear blower; and a front blower side exhaust opening for the front blower disposed in one of the pair of opposing side walls, the front blower side exhaust opening aligned with the front blower. Both the front and rear blowers are configured to force air in a direction from the front blower to the rear blower.

Inventors: Brandon; Mark A. (Poughkeepsie, NY), Corrado; Joseph P. (Malboro, NY), Cruz; Ethan E. (LaGrangeville, NY), Fisher; Michael J. (Poughkeepsie, NY), Goth; Gary F. (Pleasant Valley, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H05K 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018