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Tool-Less Universal Slide Rail Mounting Bracket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033813D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-28
Document File: 3 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses a tool-less slide rail mounting bracket to place a rack-mounted server into an electronic cabinet. Benefits include a solution that accommodates both round and square cutout holes on the slide rail assembly.

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Tool-Less Universal Slide Rail Mounting Bracket

Disclosed is a method that uses a tool-less slide rail mounting bracket to place a rack-mounted server into an electronic cabinet. Benefits include a solution that accommodates both round and square cutout holes on the slide rail assembly.

Background

Currently, every rack-mounted server must have a pair of slide rails to mount it onto a rack.

New mounting concepts are required for each new product, because the current design is not robust enough to satisfy all customers. In some cases, customers refuse to buy server products because the design is not versatile enough. In other cases, the mounting brackets must be redesigned for individual customers after the product is released.

General Description

The disclosed method is part of the slide rail assembly that is required to place a rack-mounted server into an electronic cabinet. The disclosed method serves as an interface between the slide rail assembly and the four rack posts in the cabinet. The assembly includes a sheet metal bracket with some common hardware. The tool-less feature of this mounting scheme comes from the three (but it can be any number) structural support pins and a locking pin, which creates a truly tool-less operation. The universal feature comes from the pivoting anchor and the two captive thumbscrews. A square spacing feature on the bracket allows the bracket to swing 180o to accommodate different mounting configurations (i.e. round hole or square cutout). ...