Self-installing connections for rack liquid cooling

Utility Patent Grant (B1)

June 30, 2020

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Inventors: Ryan F. Conroy, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez, Luke Thomas Gregory

A self-installing connector for a liquid cooling system of a datacenter component rack system. A datacenter component rack may include manifolds for conveying coolant to or from one or more datacenter electronic components for liquid cooling components of the datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector provides a fluid connection between the manifold and a liquid cooling system of a datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector may puncture the manifold at the time the datacenter electronic component is installed. The self-installing connector may form an opening in the manifold and secure one end of the self-installing connector into the opening upon installation of the datacenter electronic component into the datacenter component rack. The self-installing connector can separate at a dripless quick-disconnect coupling for datacenter electronic component maintenance.