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Method for a server rack cable management arm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018670D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a server rack cable management arm. Benefits include improved usability.

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Method for a server rack cable management arm

Disclosed is a method for a server rack cable management arm. Benefits include improved usability.

Background

        � � � � � Conventional cable-management swing arms are metal with one or two hinged segments about 12 inches long. They are rigid and inflexible (see Figure 1).

Description


        � � � � � The disclosed method is a cable management arm used inside server racks to manage the server cables neatly while enabling the server to be pulled out on sliding rails. The apparatus has many plastic hinged segments that enable the cables to be flexible on the horizontal planar but rigid on the vertical planar (see Figure 2).

        � � � � � The disclosed method has an advantage over conventional metal swing arms in that the design is flexible and makes managing the cabling easier.

Advantages

        � � � � � Some implementations of the disclosed structure and method provide one or more of the following advantages:�

•        � � � � Improved usability due to improved flexibility because of the plastic hinged segments

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