Patent Number: 7,133,293

Title: Personal computer power supply installed within a case of a personal computer

Abstract: The present invention relates to power supplies and methods of installing power supplies. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention relates to a power supply adapted for installation within a computer case for receiving AC current from an AC current source and providing DC current from the power supply to a component disposed inside of the computer case via a removable cable attached to the power supply, comprising: a housing having an interior volume defined by a top panel, a bottom panel and a plurality of side panels; AC to DC circuitry disposed within the interior volume of the housing; and a DC output socket, wherein the DC output socket is fixed to one of the top panel, bottom panel and side panels defining the interior volume in which the AC to DC circuitry is disposed; wherein the AC to DC circuitry receives AC current from the AC current source; wherein the AC to DC circuitry converts the received AC current into DC current and supplies the DC current to the DC output socket; and wherein the DC output socket is fixed to one of the panels of the housing in a position such that when the power supply is installed within the computer case the DC output socket is disposed inside of the computer case for mating with the removable cable.

Inventors: Fiorentino; Carl (Miami, FL), Kuo; Chih-Wei (Taipei, TW)

Assignee: Ultra Products, Inc.

International Classification: H05K 5/00 (20060101); H05K 5/04 (20060101); H05K 5/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00