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Round and Square Hole Rack Rail /Slide End Fastening System with Push-Away Tips and Jack Screw

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016012D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The invention described here-in solves the problem of attaching a rack mounted server in a rack that has

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  Round and Square Hole Rack Rail /Slide End Fastening System with Push-Away Tips and Jack Screw

The invention described here-in solves the problem of attaching a rack mounted server in a rack that has

either round or square holes. The further challenge is to do this without the use of nut clips. Presently there are two

kinds of nut clips, one for round holes and one for square holes. These nut clips along with the corresponding screws

are quite costly and time consuming to assemble. The invention then allows for the installation of a rail or slide into

said round and square hole racks by a unique 'End Fastening System with Push-Away Tips and Jack Screw'.

The tips (minimum of two) of one side of the slide or rail (rail is shown) is inserted into a Square hole rack and

then fastened in place with a standard screw (See railtip1.jpg, railtip2.jpg). This is done on both ends and ends the sequence of putting the Rail / Slide into a square hole rack. The tips of the rail stick out through the holes thus keeping the rail from falling down before the screw is put into place. The rail tips should be round and stepped ( the prototype shown has rectangular tips) . The first round is used for the round hole racks while the second round is used for the square hole rack. The second round is a separate piece that is slide over the first round. The first round has a groove or hole (a detent ) and the second round has a protrusion that fits the hole of the first round. The second round is slid onto the first until the protrusion falls into the detent of the first round (See railtip7.jpg). At this point the tips of the rail are presented as one assembled unit (See railtip3.jpg), and is customer ready and can be inserted into the square hole rack as above. When in the square hole rack the tips are...