The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 66 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover Apple's patent for the new Mac Pro Tower based on a tubular Architecture.
While you can see all the marketing wonders of the new Mac Pro on Apple's website from performance, expansion and configurability. One of the last product videos from Jony Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer, was on the Mac Pro's Architectural design which is what Apple's granted patent was for today.
The focus of Apple's patent is on the Mac Pro's Architecture that includes a tubular frame to receive and support electronic components and a shell that defines a portion of the exterior surface of the device and an internal volume sized to encompass the electronic components and tubular frame. The shell can be removably attachable to the tubular frame by a user actuated locking mechanism. Apple mentions "the tubular frame" 26 times in their patent claims which is the heart of any patent.
Another key aspect of this patent covers Apple's attention to a new air-moving / Airflow system which is covered in Apple's patent FIGS. 20 and 21 below.
Apple's patent FIG. 11 above shows an exploded view of the electronic device #400 including the chassis #440, the components disposed with in the internal volume, and the air-moving system. The figure also shows the main logic board #430 disposed within the internal volume, can serve to divide the internal volume into a plurality of zones.
In the present example, the main logic board #430 spans two major dimensions of the internal volume defined by the housing to thereby divide the internal volume into two zones. Further, the first zone and the second zone can be fluidically isolated from one another, except at one or more desired locations.
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Apple's granted patent 10,645,832 was originally filed in Q3 2019, or 3 months after it was first presented during Apple's WWDC 2019 event last June. Check out more of the details here.