Thermal Rail™ is presently protected by six patent families, both published and unpublished, with over 20 patents pending and multiple granted patents.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, SG, HK, MX
Grant: SG, JP, EU (GB, FR, DE, IE, BE, MC, CH, LU, LI), IL
Overview: Initial patent application directed towards a rail in channel concept.
PCT #: WO 2014/030046
Date: 20th August 2012
Pending: CA, US, EU, KR
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, CA
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
Pending: US, CA, EU
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Pending: PCT International Phase (unpublished)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