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Patents

Thermal Rail™ is presently protected by six patent families, both published and unpublished, with over 20 patents pending and multiple granted patents. These patent families are directed to a number of components and features which are vital to the cost-effective and efficient construction and operation of Thermal Rail™ type servers and enclosure hardware.

​Pending: CA, US, CN, KR, SG, IL, HK, IN, MX, TW

Grant: SG, JP, EU (BE, DK, FR, DE, IE, IT, CH, LU, NL, SE, FI, GB)

Overview: Initial patent application directed towards a rail in channel concept.

​PCT #: WO 2014/030046

Date: 20th August 2012

Pending: CA, US, EU, CN, JP, KR, TW

Grant: SG

Overview: Directed towards an enclosure wall and features for redundancy and fail-safe operation and the supply and management of coolant and protection from condensation.

PCT #: WO 2016/004528

Date: 8th July 2014

Pending: CA, EU

Overview: Directed towards server improvements to take advantage of the cooling offered by Thermal Rail™, for example by improving cooling characteristics by reducing thermal path complexity.

PCT #: WO 2016/004531

Date:8th July 2014

Pending: US

Overview: Directed towards a fanless server with improvements directed to improving the manufacturability of a Thermal Rail™ cooled server with additional features to simplify cooling.

PCT #: WO 2018/018163

Date:29th July 2016

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Pending: PCT International Phase

Overview: Directed towards key channel components required for Thermal Rail™ type enclosures. Described are a variety of channel component designs which have been optimized for manufacture at scale. The channel components being designed to cool over 5kW per 1m length of rail (server length).

PCT #: PCT/CA2018/050773

Date:27th June 2017

Pending: PCT International Phase (unpublished)

Overview: Directed towards an improved fanless server with improvements directed to improving the manufacturability of a Thermal Rail™ cooled server further and having a minimum number of components. This filing is based upon the proof-of-concept system seen in the video on the main page (here).

PCT #: PCT/CA2019/050323

Date:19th March 2018