US Pat. No. 9,313,927

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle containment system, comprising:
(a) a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame
structure including a first vertical member, a second vertical member, and a horizontal member, wherein the horizontal member
is supported directly by the first and second vertical members;

(b) at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure such that the first
and second vertical members are on opposite sides of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the horizontal member
of the frame structure extends from one side of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure to the other;

(c) a header panel assembly installed between, and supported by, a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure
and the horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure, the header panel assembly
including a main panel and a first seal; and

(d) a side seal assembly installed between a side of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the first vertical
member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air around the enclosure, wherein the side seal assembly includes
a vertical support bracket and a second seal, the vertical support bracket being adapted to support the side seal assembly
from the first vertical member of the frame structure.

US Pat. No. 9,560,777

DOOR CLOSER MECHANISM FOR HOT/COLD AISLE AIR CONTAINMENT ROOM

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle air containment room comprising:
a plurality of electronic equipment enclosures at least partially defining an interior aisle;
a frame structure supporting one or more ceiling panels above the interior aisle; and
a door assembly, including:
a sliding door, and
an unpowered door closer mechanism adapted to move the sliding door from an open state to a closed state, thereby providing
controlled access to the interior aisle and minimizing intermixing of hot air and cold air between an environment external
to the hot/cold aisle air containment room and an environment internal to the hot/cold aisle air containment room;

wherein the hot/cold aisle air containment room is disposed within a room in a building;
wherein the plurality of electronic equipment enclosures are arranged in a row, wherein the interior aisle includes two sides
and two ends, and wherein the row of electronic equipment enclosures defines one side of the interior aisle;

wherein the door closer mechanism includes a belt/pulley assembly supported by a rail assembly; and
wherein the belt/pulley assembly includes a damper pulley, a free pulley, and a belt routed around the damper pulley and the
free pulley, wherein the sliding door is attached to the belt, thereby allowing the sliding door to be controlled relative
to the belt.

US Pat. No. 9,408,326

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CABINET STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment cabinet structure comprising:
(a) a frame having a plurality of vertical support posts and a plurality of cross members that connect the support posts together;
(b) at least one caster plate connected to one of the plurality of cross members; and
(c) at least one bracket connected to one of the plurality of vertical support posts, the bracket including a first embossed
portion nested within a corresponding second embossed portion on the vertical support post to which the bracket is connected;

(d) wherein the caster plate includes a C-shaped portion to fittingly correspond with the cross member to which it is connected,
thereby providing rigidity to the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,655,259

DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:
a plurality of sidewalls, a floor surface, and a ceiling panel, which, together, define an enclosed space;
at least one equipment enclosure disposed entirely within the enclosed space,
wherein each equipment enclosure comprises a top panel;
at least one cooling unit disposed entirely within the enclosed space and arranged in side-to-side relationship, in a row,
with the at least one equipment enclosure,

wherein each cooling unit comprises a top panel; and
at least one separation panel arranged across, and in generally perpendicular relationship with, respective top panels of
the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least one cooling unit, the at least one separation panel extending upwardly
from the top panels into abutment with the ceiling panel;

wherein the at least one separation panel, in combination with the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least one cooling
unit, thermally isolates a front plenum, extending from the floor surface to the ceiling panel along a front of the at least
one equipment enclosure, from a rear plenum, extending from the floor surface to the ceiling panel along a rear of the at
least one equipment enclosure; and

wherein each of the front plenum and the rear plenum is external to the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least
one cooling unit, but fully contained within the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 9,351,427

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:
(a) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first
lower side-to-side cross member;

(b) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second
lower side-to-side cross member;

(c) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal members, including first and second horizontal members that are disposed at the
same height in the electronic equipment enclosure, wherein:

(i) each front-to-back horizontal member is a horizontal frame member that connects the front frame to the rear frame, a horizontal
mounting rail that is supported by the front frame and rear frame, or a combination of horizontal frame member/horizontal
mounting rail,

(ii) the first front-to-back horizontal member is constructed of extruded metal and has at least a first longitudinal slot
formed in one of its lateral sides and extending along its entire length,

(iii) the second front-to-back horizontal member is constructed of extruded metal and has at least a second longitudinal slot
formed in one of its lateral sides and extending along its entire length, and

(iv) the first and second front-to-back horizontal members are arranged relative to each other such that the first and second
longitudinal slots face each other; and

(d) a generally planar, horizontal, partition structure having opposed edges that are received in, and supported by, the first
and second, facing, longitudinal slots in the first and second front-to-back horizontal members;

(e) wherein the partition structure is a brush assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,350,146

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager comprising one or more cable manager units, each cable manager unit comprising:
a pair of opposed side cable guides, each having a plurality of generally T-shaped finger-like projections, each comprised
of a shaft and a crosspiece, that extend forwardly from a support column and define an interior space between the pair of
side cable guides;

a midsection member interconnecting the pair of opposed side cable guides; and
a cover having a panel and separate hinge structures attached at side edges thereof, the separate hinge structures being shaped
to receive a respective hinge boss disposed at a distal end of one of the plurality of generally T-shaped finger-like projections
of each of the pair of side cable guides, the cover being pivotable about each of the hinge bosses, independently, so as to
provide access to the interior space from either side;

wherein at least one of the plurality of generally T-shaped finger-like projections includes a crescent-shaped reinforcement
wall.

US Pat. No. 9,585,266

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle air containment system, comprising:
a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure
including at least one horizontal member;

at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure;
a header panel assembly, installed between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal
member of the frame structure, to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure, wherein the header panel assembly includes
a pair of panels, a first of the pair of panels being adjustable horizontally relative to a second of the pair of panels,
and the pair of panels, together, being adjustable vertically relative to the least one horizontal member; and

a pair of fixed brackets independently mounted to the at least one horizontal member, the pair of panels being adjustably
coupled to the pair of fixed brackets;

wherein the pair of panels, together, is adjustable vertically relative to the pair of fixed brackets.

US Pat. No. 9,795,060

MODULAR THERMAL ISOLATION BARRIER FOR DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:
a frame structure that includes a rigid support structure; and
first and second modular thermal isolation barriers for use in sealing a periphery of the frame structure, each of the first
and second modular thermal isolation barriers including:

an edge seal having a seal portion and a base portion, each comprised of a different material, the base portion including
a panel-receiving end channel and at least one side channel; and

a panel, an edge of which is disposed within the panel-receiving end channel;
wherein the rigid support structure has a generally uniform cross-sectional shape along its length and is coupled to the edge
seal of the first modular thermal isolation barrier at the at least one side channel, thereby providing structural support
to the first modular thermal isolation barrier; and

wherein the seal portion of the first modular thermal isolation barrier engages the seal portion of the second modular thermal
isolation barrier, thereby preventing the passage of air through a gap between the first and second modular thermal isolation
barriers.

US Pat. No. 9,642,270

RAIL SEAL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:
a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed
space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a side panel disposed at a side of the enclosed
space;

at least one separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the
frame structure; and

a rail seal including a flat panel portion and a deflectable portion disposed along an edge of the flat panel portion, the
rail seal being attached to the at least one separate mounting rail such that a flat surface of the flat panel portion is
disposed against a flat mounting surface of the at least one separate mounting rail;

wherein the flat panel portion of the rail seal is oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the side panel such that
the deflectable portion is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the side panel, thereby providing an air dam within
the enclosed space between the side panel and the at least one separate mounting rail.

US Pat. No. 9,509,086

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable retention system for a power distribution unit, the cable retention system comprising:
a tether mount having a base at a proximal end, a boss at a distal end and a shaft that connects the boss to the base; and
an elongate tether removably mounted on the boss of the tether mount, the tether having an attachment portion disposed at
an end thereof;

wherein the attachment portion of the elongate tether includes a channel having a generally T-shaped cross-sectional shape
to receive the boss of the tether mount and at least a portion of the shaft; and

wherein at least a portion of a mouth of the generally T-shaped channel is narrower than an interior of the generally T-shaped
channel such that at least one of the boss or the shaft is received within the generally T-shaped channel via snap-fit.

US Pat. No. 9,420,727

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure structure, comprising:
(a) a frame structure, including:
(i) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first
lower side-to-side cross member,

(ii) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second
lower side-to-side cross member,

(iii) first and second front-to-back horizontal frame members connecting upper corners of the front frame to respective upper
corners of the rear frame, and

(iv) third and fourth front-to-back horizontal frame members connecting lower corners of the front frame to respective lower
corners of the rear frame;

(b) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal mounting rails, each made of extruded metal and having proximal and distal ends,
including:

(i) first and second horizontal mounting rails interconnected at their proximal ends to the upper side-to-side cross member
of the front frame and at their distal ends to the upper side-to-side cross member of the rear frame such that the first and
second horizontal mounting rails are disposed adjacent to, but spaced inwardly from, the first and second front-to-back horizontal
frame members, and

(ii) third and fourth horizontal mounting rails interconnected at their proximal ends to the lower side-to-side cross member
of the front frame and at their distal ends to the lower side-to-side cross member of the rear frame such that the third and
fourth horizontal mounting rails are disposed adjacent to, but spaced inwardly from, the third and fourth front-to-back horizontal
frame members; and

(c) a plurality of reinforced bracket assemblies, wherein each reinforced bracket assembly:
(i) is manufactured separately from the horizontal mounting rails and side-to-side cross members, and
(ii) is subsequently attached to either a proximal or distal end of a horizontal mounting rail, and to either a front side-to-side
cross member or a rear side-to-side cross member, such that the bracket assembly reinforces the interconnection of the respective
horizontal mounting rail and the respective side-to-side cross member.

US Pat. No. 9,119,329

DUCTED EXHAUST EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:
(a) a frame at least partially enclosed by a plurality of panels to define a compartment;
(b) one or more electronic components stored in the compartment;
(c) a vertical exhaust duct comprising:
(i) a first exhaust duct section arranged at a top panel disposed atop the frame, the first exhaust duct section being in
fluid communication with an interior of the compartment; and

(ii) a second exhaust duct section vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section for adjustment of a
vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct;

(iii) wherein one of the first and second exhaust duct sections includes an aperture that is selectively alignable with any
of a plurality of vertically arranged apertures of the other exhaust duct section so as to accommodate a fastener extending
through both exhaust duct sections, thereby fixing the vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct; and

(d) a seal structure arranged along an upper edge of the vertical exhaust duct to close an air gap between the vertical exhaust
duct and an adjacent structure.

US Pat. No. 9,054,449

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable retention system for a power distribution unit, the cable retention system comprising:
(a) a tether having an elongate portion and an attachment portion, the attachment portion including a channel therein; and
(b) a tether mount having a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end, the base being adapted to attach the proximal
end of the tether mount to the power distribution unit;

(c) wherein the tether is removably secured to the tether mount by snap-fitting the head of the tether mount into the channel
of the attachment portion; and

(d) wherein the channel of the attachment portion opens toward one side of the attachment portion such that, when snap-fitted
to the tether mount, the attachment portion nearly surrounds the head.

US Pat. No. 9,572,286

MODULAR THERMAL ISOLATION BARRIER FOR DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:
a frame structure; and
first and second modular thermal isolation barriers for use in sealing a periphery of the frame structure, each of the first
and second modular thermal isolation barriers including:

an edge seal having a seal portion and a base portion, each comprised of a different material, the base portion including
a panel-receiving end channel defined between opposite sides of the base portion, and the base portion further including at
least one outward-facing side channel defined between hooked ends of one of the sides of the base portion; and

a panel, an edge of which is disposed within the panel-receiving end channel;
wherein the seal portion of the first modular thermal isolation barrier directly engages the seal portion of the second modular
thermal isolation barrier, thereby preventing the passage of air through a gap between the first and second modular thermal
isolation barriers.

US Pat. No. 9,270,097

HORIZONTAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager, comprising:
(a) a trough, at least one side of which is formed from a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a
support member, at least two of the projections including a hinge boss disposed at an outer end thereof and extending inwardly;
and

(b) a door, at least one edge of which has a hinge structure disposed therealong for receiving and rotating about the hinge
bosses, the hinge structure including an outer arm and an inner arm defining a hinge channel therebetween, the outer arm including
an inner semi-cylindrical surface, and the inner arm including a semi-cylindrical pivot at a distal end thereof, the semi-cylindrical
pivot being concentrically received in a semi-cylindrical channel defined by an inner surface of the hinge boss, wherein the
semi-cylindrical pivot is retained in the semi-cylindrical channel as the door moves between open and closed postions.

US Pat. No. 9,084,369

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A vertical exhaust duct for an electronic equipment enclosure, the vertical exhaust duct comprising:
an inner duct section and an outer duct section, at least the outer duct section defining a closed cross-sectional shape;
wherein the inner duct section nests within the outer duct section and telescopes to adjust a vertical height of the vertical
exhaust duct;

wherein, for securing the vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct, the outer duct section includes a first aperture disposed
at a first side of the closed cross-sectional shape and includes a second aperture disposed at a second side of the closed
cross-sectional shape; and

wherein the first and second sides of the outer duct section face one another.

US Pat. No. 9,781,852

CABLE PASS-THROUGH PANEL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method for installing a panel in an electronic equipment enclosure, the method comprising:
providing a panel having an offset edge disposed at a first end thereof and having an end flange disposed adjacent a second
end thereof, opposite the first end, wherein the end flange includes:

a first portion extending downwardly from an underside of the panel,
a second portion extending from the first portion and oriented at an angle relative to the first portion, and
an aperture extending through the first portion;
positioning the panel relative to a frame structure of an electronic equipment enclosure such that the offset edge slides
underneath or inside a member of the frame structure;

engaging the second portion of the end flange against a free end of a spring pin mounted to the frame structure;
applying a force to the panel so that the second portion of the end flange causes the free end of the spring pin to move from
an undeflected condition to a deflected condition; and

maneuvering the panel so that the free end of the spring pin is aligned with the aperture extending through the first portion
of the end flange, thereby permitting the free end of the spring pin to spring back, through the aperture, from the deflected
condition to the undeflected condition, and thereby securing the panel in an installed position relative to the frame structure.

US Pat. No. 9,055,677

CABLE PASS-THROUGH PANEL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:
(a) a frame structure comprising:
(i) a pair of front vertical support posts connected together by a plurality of front cross members to define a front frame;
(ii) a pair of rear vertical support posts connected together by a plurality of rear cross members to define a rear frame;
and

(iii) a plurality of side cross members connecting the front frame to the rear frame;
(b) a top panel for securement over an opening in the frame structure defined by an upper one of the plurality of front cross
members, an upper one of the plurality of rear cross members, and upper ones of the plurality of side cross members, the top
panel including:

(i) one or more panel knockouts arranged therein and being permanently removable therefrom by punching the one or more panel
knockouts from the top panel to provide a pass-through opening for a cable;

(ii) an offset edge at one end of the top panel; and
(iii) an end flange adjacent an opposite end of the top panel, inset from an edge of the top panel and disposed along an interior-facing
side of the top panel, the end flange including an aperture therein; and

(c) at least one spring pin anchored to at least one of the upper front and rear cross members, the spring pin including a
deflectable free end;

(d) wherein the top panel is adapted to be secured atop the frame structure with the offset edge positioned beneath one of
the upper front and rear cross members and the end flange positioned adjacent the other of the upper front and rear cross
members such that the deflectable free end of the at least one spring pin extends through the aperture in the end flange,
thereby securing the top panel.

US Pat. No. 9,054,506

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager comprising one or more cable manager units, each cable manager unit comprising:
(a) a pair of side cable guides, each comprised of a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a support
column, at least one of the pair of support columns having a socket arranged at a side thereof; and

(b) a separate midsection member capable of insertion into the socket for interconnecting the pair of side cable guides;
(c) wherein two cable manager units are stacked on top of one another in an end-to-end relationship and connected together
with at least one splice plate, thereby forming a modular cable manager;

(d) wherein the side cable guides at one side of the modular cable manager each include a lock tab disposed thereon that corresponds
with slots at opposite ends of the at least one splice plate, wherein the lock tab is adapted to be deflectable until the
at least one splice plate is fully seated; and

(e) wherein the at least one splice plate includes a locking catch, at each end thereof, for hooking around a respective locking
tab.

US Pat. No. 9,814,159

RAIL SEAL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:
a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed
space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a top panel;

a first separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame
structure;

a second separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame
structure; and

a rail seal attached between the first and second separate mounting rails, the rail seal including a flat panel portion and
a deflectable portion disposed along an upward-facing edge of the flat panel portion;

wherein the flat panel portion of the rail seal is oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the top panel such that
the deflectable portion is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the top panel, thereby providing a horizontal air
dam within the enclosed space between the top panel and tops of the first and second separate mounting rails.

US Pat. No. 9,801,309

DUCTED EXHAUST EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:
a data center room; and
at least one electronic equipment enclosure having a vertical exhaust duct arranged at a top thereof;
wherein the vertical exhaust duct is configured to convey heated air from an interior compartment of the at least one electronic
equipment enclosure to an area within the data center room above the at least one electronic equipment enclosure;

wherein the vertical exhaust duct comprises:
a first exhaust duct section arranged at a top panel of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure, the first exhaust
duct section being in fluid communication with the interior compartment; and

a second exhaust duct section vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section for adjustment of a vertical
height of the vertical exhaust duct; and

wherein one of the first and second exhaust duct sections includes an aperture that is selectively alignable with any of a
plurality of vertically-arranged apertures of the other exhaust duct section so as to accommodate a fastener extending through
both exhaust duct sections, thereby fixing the vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 9,531,126

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE WITH LOCKING FEATURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electrical receptacle unit with locking feature, comprising:
a receptacle adapted to be electrically connected to a source of electricity and having a front; and
a lock housing extending from the front of the receptacle and adapted to surround a plug and temporarily lock the plug in
place in coupling disposition with regard to the receptacle; the lock housing including:

a pair of opposed side supports,
a pair of torsion bars, each torsion bar extending between and supported by the opposed side supports, and
respective first and second free tabs extending from a midsection of each torsion bar in opposite directions from one another,
wherein one of the first and second free tabs of each torsion bar is a lock tab.

US Pat. No. 9,814,150

MOUNTING FIXTURE SYSTEM

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A mounting fixture system, comprising:
an electronic equipment rack; and
at least one cable manager mounted on the electronic equipment rack, the at least one cable manager comprising a trough, defining
a footprint; and

a door rotatably attached along at least one of its longitudinal edges to the trough, the door being attached to the trough
via a hinge boss disposed at a distal end of one side of the trough that is received within a channel of a hinge structure
disposed along the at least one longitudinal edge of the door;

wherein the door is rotatable about the hinge boss to a fully open state; and
wherein no part of the door or the hinge boss extends beyond the footprint of the trough when the door is in the fully open
state.

US Pat. No. 9,577,414

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager comprising one or more cable manager units, each cable manager unit comprising:
a pair of opposed side cable guides, each having a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a support
column and defining an interior space between the pair of side cable guides, wherein each finger-like projection includes
a shaft, and wherein the shafts of all of the plurality of finger-like projections are substantially identical to one another;

a midsection member interconnecting the pair of opposed side cable guides; and
a cover having a panel and separate hinge structures attached at side edges thereof, the separate hinge structures being shaped
to receive a respective hinge boss disposed at a distal end of one of the plurality of finger-like projections, having one
of the substantially-identical shafts, of each of the pair of side cable guides, the cover being pivotable about each of the
hinge bosses, independently, so as to provide access to the interior space from either side.

US Pat. No. 9,865,109

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC LOCK FOR A REMOTE DEVICE

CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC....

1. A system for controlling an electronic lock to manage access to a cabinet storing an electronic device, the system comprising:
an input unit configured to receive a user code;
a lock controller connected to the input unit and configured to:
lock the electronic lock to restrict access to the cabinet,
unlock the electronic lock to allow access to the cabinet, and
receive, from the input unit, the user code;
a memory configured to store a user access table of user codes associated with users who have access to the cabinet;
a cabinet hardware encryption chip that is paired with a server hardware encryption chip to encrypt and decrypt communication
with an authentication server; and

a master power distribution unit connected to the cabinet, the lock controller and the memory and configured to:
provide power to the electronic device stored inside the cabinet,
receive, from the lock controller, the user code,
determine whether the user code is in the user access table,
communicate a verification request that includes the user code to the authentication server using the paired cabinet hardware
encryption chip and the server hardware encryption chip to encrypt and decrypt the communication,

determine whether a user identifier associated with the user code has access to the cabinet based on the communication with
the authentication server, and

communicate, to the lock controller, an indication to unlock the electronic lock when the user code is in the user access
table and the user identifier is determined to have access to the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 9,844,143

BOARD-MOUNTED CIRCUIT BREAKERS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A circuit breaker-equipped electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:
(a) an electronic equipment enclosure;
(b) electronic equipment mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure; and
(c) a board-mounted circuit breaker assembly, mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure and utilized in relation to
the electronic equipment, including

(i) a printed circuit board having a plurality of printed circuit board quick-connect terminals disposed on a mounting surface
thereof, and

(ii) a plurality of circuit breakers, each having a housing body and a plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals,
wherein

the housing body includes a rear surface facing the mounting surface of the printed circuit board and a plurality of hollows,
arranged laterally along the rear surface, that extend into the housing body such that at least a portion of the rear surface
is disposed between a first hollow of the plurality of hollows and a second, laterally-adjacent, hollow of the plurality of
hollows, wherein

the circuit breaker quick-connect terminals are adapted to mechanically and electrically connect to the printed circuit board
quick-connect terminals, wherein each of the circuit breaker quick-connect terminals is entirely recessed into a respective
one of the plurality of hollows such that no portion of such circuit breaker quick-connect terminal extends past the portion
of the rear surface of the housing body that is disposed between the first and second hollows, and wherein each of the printed
circuit board quick-connect terminals is disposed such that the housing body only partially surrounds each of the printed
circuit board quick-connect terminals as viewed in a projected view of the rear surface of the housing body,

(iii) wherein each of the plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals is recessed, independently of the other circuit
breaker quick-connect terminals, at least partially within the respective one of the plurality of hollows to electrically
couple with a corresponding one of the plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals, thereby reducing the overall
height of the circuit breaker above the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,974,198

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and at least partially enclosed by a plurality of panels, the panels including at least a top panel and one or more of a side panel, a front panel, and a rear panel, the support posts and panels defining an enclosure having a top, a bottom, a front, and a rear thereof, wherein the top panel includes a rectangular opening therethrough; and
a vertical exhaust duct disposed in fluid communication with the top panel opening, the vertical exhaust duct including:
first and second duct sections, each having a generally rectangular cross-section,
wherein the generally rectangular cross-section of the first duct section is smaller than the generally rectangular cross-section of the second duct section such that the first duct section is nestable relative to the second duct section,
wherein the duct sections are telescopically adjustable to permit adjustment of a vertical height defined by the first and second duct sections,
wherein one of the first and second duct sections includes a lower mounting edge to facilitate attachment to the top panel, and
wherein one and only one of the duct sections includes a column of three or more apertures at a constant pitch distance, the apertures being selectively alignable with at least one aperture of the other of the duct sections so as to accommodate a fastener extending through both duct sections, thereby fixing the vertical height;
wherein the vertical exhaust duct is attached to the top panel of the frame structure via the lower mounting edge.

US Pat. No. 9,955,616

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of preventing air circulation above an electronic equipment enclosure in a hot/cold aisle air containment system, the method comprising:providing a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure including at least one horizontal member;
installing at least one electronic equipment enclosure at least partially within the frame structure such that an opening exists between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member;
installing a header panel assembly between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure, the header panel assembly including a pair of panels engaged with one another;
adjusting a first of the pair of panels in a horizontal direction relative to a second of the pair of panels to substantially cover a width dimension of the opening; and
adjusting the pair of panels, together, in a vertical direction relative to the at least one horizontal member to substantially cover a height dimension of the opening
wherein installing the header panel assembly includes mounting a pair of fixed brackets, each with a clamp fastener, to the at least one horizontal member, and clamping the pair of panels to the pair of fixed brackets using the clamp fasteners.

US Pat. No. 9,980,400

RAIL SEAL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a top panel;
a first separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure;
a second separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure; and
a deflectable seal attached between the first and second separate mounting rails, the deflectable seal being oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the top panel such that a portion of the deflectable seal is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the top panel, thereby providing a horizontal air dam within the enclosed space between the top panel and tops of the first and second separate mounting rails.

US Pat. No. 9,899,812

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager comprising:
a pair of opposed side cable guides, each having a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a support
column and defining an interior space between the pair of side cable guides, wherein one of the pair of opposed side cable
guides includes at least one accessory mounting slot having a T-shaped cross-sectional shape;

a midsection member interconnecting the pair of opposed side cable guides; and
a bolt having a multi-sided head and a shank extending from the head;
wherein the multi-sided head of the bolt is fittingly received within the at least one accessory mounting slot such that the
multi-sided head is restrained from rotation therein; and

wherein the shank of the bolt protrudes from the at least one accessory mounting slot and is positioned to accommodate an
accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,349,524

BOARD-MOUNTED CIRCUIT BREAKERS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A circuit breaker-equipped electronic equipment enclosure system, comprising:an electronic equipment enclosure;
electronic equipment mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure; and
a board-mounted circuit breaker assembly mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure and utilized in relation to the electronic equipment, the board-mounted circuit breaker assembly including
a printed circuit board having a plurality of printed circuit board quick-connect terminals disposed on, and protruding away from, a mounting surface thereof, and
at least one circuit breaker having a housing body, with a rear surface facing the mounting surface, and a plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals adapted to mechanically and electrically connect to the plurality of printed circuit board quick-connect terminals, each circuit breaker quick-connect terminal being entirely recessed, independently, in a respective one of a plurality of hollows of the housing body such that an outermost distal end of each circuit breaker quick-connect terminal does not extend beyond the rear surface;
wherein each of the printed circuit board quick-connect terminals is received within a respective one of the plurality of hollows of the housing body to electrically couple with the circuit breaker quick-connect terminal recessed therein, thereby reducing an overall height of the at least one circuit breaker above the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,133,320

AIR DIRECTING DEVICE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:an electronic equipment enclosure formed from front, rear, and side panels mounted on a frame, an air directing device, and side breathing electronic equipment, the air directing device comprising:
(a) a first vertically-oriented fin;
(b) a second vertically-oriented fin;
(c) a third vertically-oriented fin; and
(d) a connection member, wherein the first, second, and third fins are held in a generally parallel and non-coplanar relationship with one another by the connection member;
(e) wherein the air directing device, including the connection member, is mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure along a side thereof and adjacent one of the side panels such that the first, second, and third fins are all:
(i) spaced apart from both the front panel of the electronic equipment enclosure and the rear panel of the electronic equipment enclosure,
(ii) disposed adjacent the one of the side panels, and
(iii) disposed adjacent one another;
(f) wherein the second fin is located between the first and third fins and is wider than the first and third fins;
(g) wherein at least the first and second fins are arranged orthogonally relative to a horizontal airflow path, traveling front-to-back or back-to-front through the electronic equipment enclosure and along a side of the side breathing electronic equipment, such that:
(i) the first fin deflects a first portion of the front-to-back or back-to-front airflow toward and into the side of the side breathing electronic equipment but permits a second portion of the airflow to pass by, and
(ii) the second fin directs at least a part of the second portion of the front-to-back or back-to-front airflow toward and into the side of the side breathing electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,123,462

DUCTED EXHAUST EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame that defines an at least partially enclosed space; and
a vertical exhaust duct arranged at a top of the frame and configured to convey heated air from the at least partially enclosed space to an area external to the at least partially enclosed space, the vertical exhaust duct including:
a first exhaust duct section; and
a second exhaust duct section vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section;
wherein at least one of the first and second exhaust duct sections is in fluid communication with the at least partially enclosed space; and
wherein one of the first and second exhaust duct sections includes an aperture that is selectively alignable with any of a plurality of vertically-arranged apertures of the other exhaust duct section so as to accommodate a fastener extending through both exhaust duct sections, thereby fixing a vertical height of the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,187,995

BOARD-MOUNTED CIRCUIT BREAKERS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A circuit breaker-equipped electronic equipment enclosure system, comprising:an electronic equipment enclosure;
electronic equipment mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure; and
a board-mounted circuit breaker assembly mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure and utilized in relation to the electronic equipment, the board-mounted circuit breaker assembly including
a printed circuit board having a plurality of printed circuit board quick-connect terminals disposed on a mounting surface thereof, and
at least one circuit breaker having a housing body and a plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals adapted to mechanically and electrically connect to the plurality of printed circuit board quick-connect terminals;
wherein the housing body includes a rear surface facing the mounting surface of the printed circuit board and a plurality of hollows that are arranged laterally along the rear surface, each hollow of the plurality of hollows extending into the housing body such that at least a portion of the rear surface is disposed between a first hollow of the plurality of hollows and a second, laterally-adjacent hollow of the plurality of hollows; and
wherein each of the plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals is entirely recessed into a respective one of the plurality of hollows such that no portion of such circuit breaker quick-connect terminal extends past the portion of the rear surface of the housing body that is disposed between the first and second hollows, thereby reducing an overall height of the at least one circuit breaker above the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,003,180

CABLE PATHWAY DIVIDER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of installing a cable pathway divider on a cable runway, the method comprising:providing a cable pathway divider having a pair of post halves, each post half including a base portion and an extension portion;
arranging the pair of post halves to face one another from opposite sides of a cross member of the cable runway such that the cross member is disposed between the base portions and the extension portions extend into a space above the cable runway;
positioning a ring-shaped locking member relative to the pair of post halves such that distal ends of the extension portions extend through the ring-shaped locking member; and
maneuvering the ring-shaped locking member along the pair of post halves, from the distal ends toward the base portions, to clamp the pair of post halves together.

US Pat. No. 9,949,406

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first lower side-to-side cross member;
(b) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second lower side-to-side cross member;
(c) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal members, including first and second extruded horizontal members that are disposed at the same height in the electronic equipment enclosure, wherein:
(i) each front-to-back horizontal member is a horizontal frame member that connects the front frame to the rear frame, a horizontal mounting rail that is supported by the front frame and rear frame, or a combination of horizontal frame member/horizontal mounting rail,
(ii) each of the first and second extruded horizontal members includes a longitudinal slot formed in one of its lateral sides that extends along its entire length, the first and second extruded horizontal members being arranged such that the longitudinal slots face one another; and
(d) a partition structure having opposed edges, each of which includes a reinforced portion, wherein the reinforced portions are received in, and supported by, the longitudinal slots in the first and second extruded horizontal members;
(e) wherein the partition structure is an enclosure panel.

US Pat. No. 10,237,994

VERTICAL MOUNTING RAIL WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT FEATURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame structure including:
a pair of front vertical support posts connected together by a plurality of horizontal front cross members to define a front frame, the plurality of horizontal front cross members at least including an upper horizontal front cross member and a lower horizontal front cross member,
a pair of rear vertical support posts connected together by a plurality of horizontal rear cross members to define a rear frame, the plurality of horizontal rear cross members at least including an upper horizontal rear cross member, distinct from the upper horizontal front cross member, and a lower horizontal rear cross member, and
a plurality of distinct horizontal side cross members, each of which connects to each of the front frame and the rear frame, the plurality of horizontal side cross members at least including vertically spaced-apart upper and lower horizontal side cross members each defining an interior-facing channel;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed space for electronic equipment;
at least one separate mounting rail, oriented vertically and mounted within the enclosed space to each of the upper and lower horizontal side cross members of the frame structure, the at least one separate mounting rail having a generally uniform cross-sectional shape and including:
a fastening portion extending an entire length of the at least one separate mounting rail in the vertical direction, the fastening portion being arranged to interface with the interior-facing channel of each of the upper and lower horizontal side cross members of the frame structure,
a first support portion extending from the fastening portion and including at least one keyhole-shaped opening disposed adjacent to a slotted opening,
a second support portion extending from the first support portion and including a plurality of generally circular openings, and
a third support portion extending from the second support portion and including a column of generally evenly-spaced equipment mounting holes;
a first cable management accessory including a keyhole boss and an alignment tab, wherein the keyhole boss is received, via snap-fit, within the at least one keyhole-shaped opening and the alignment tab is received within the slotted opening, thereby securing the first cable management accessory to the first support portion of the at least one separate mounting rail without a separate fastener; and
a multi-fingered cable guide having a flat base portion and a plurality of T-shaped fingers that extend forwardly from, and generally within a plane defined by, the flat base portion, wherein the base portion of the multi-fingered cable guide is arranged flush against the second portion of the at least one separate mounting rail such that the base portion substantially overlaps with and is secured against the second portion, whereby the first cable management accessory extends into a cable management space adjacent to the plurality of T-shaped fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,334,761

METHOD OF VENTING HEATED AIR FROM ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of venting heated air from an electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) installing a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, wherein the frame structure defines a front, a back, a left side, a right side, a top, and a bottom;
(b) mounting a top panel on the top of the frame structure such that a large rectangular opening is formed at the top of the frame structure, the large rectangular opening including a rear edge adjacent the back of the frame structure, a left edge adjacent the left side of the frame structure, and a right edge adjacent the right side of the frame structure, and a front edge;
(c) mounting a left side panel on the left side of the frame structure, a right side panel on the right side of the frame structure, and an air-impervious rear panel on the back of the frame structure, wherein the panels define a single compartment, and wherein the panels and the frame structure define an electronic equipment enclosure;
(d) installing a plurality of electronic components within the compartment, wherein the plurality of electronic components are arranged in a column that is nearer the front of the frame structure than the back of the frame structure such that a columnar space exists between a rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel, and wherein the large rectangular opening at the top of the frame structure substantially overlaps the columnar space between the rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel;
(e) installing a vertical exhaust duct at the top of the frame structure, wherein the vertical exhaust duct has a rectangular cross-section that is congruent with, and aligned with, the large rectangular opening at the top of the frame structure, wherein the vertical exhaust duct includes a first exhaust duct section and a second exhaust duct section, wherein the second exhaust duct section is vertically translatable relative to the first exhaust duct section, and wherein installing the vertical exhaust duct includes:
(i) attaching the vertical exhaust duct to a top of the electronic equipment enclosure such that an interior of the vertical exhaust duct is in direct fluid communication with the columnar space via the large rectangular opening and substantially overlaps the columnar space between the rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel, and
(ii) translating the second exhaust duct section relative to the first exhaust duct section to achieve a desired overall height of a top of the vertical exhaust duct;
(f) operating the installed electronic components within the compartment such that heated air is produced as a byproduct and exhausted therefrom into the columnar space; and
(g) via air currents, passively routing the heated air directly upward, via the columnar space, from the rear of the column of electronic components to the large rectangular opening and through the large rectangular opening into the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,178,784

RAIL SEAL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a top panel;
a first separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure;
a second separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure; and
a deflectable seal arranged between the first and second separate mounting rails, at least a portion of the deflectable seal being oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the top panel such that a distal end of the deflectable seal is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the top panel, thereby providing a horizontal air dam within the enclosed space between the top panel and a structure beneath the top panel.

US Pat. No. 10,337,550

CAGE NUT FASTENER AND METHODS FOR TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION OF SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cage nut fastener capable of installation against a frame member without the aid of tools, the cage nut fastener comprising:a spring cage that includes:
a back wall with a wall aperture therethrough;
a cage arm extending in a forward direction from a side of the back wall; and
a lever arm; and
a nut retained within a space defined by the spring cage, and prevented from rotation therein, the nut including a nut aperture therethrough that is generally aligned with the wall aperture of the back wall;
wherein the lever arm includes an extension portion, arranged at a first side of the spring cage and extending in a rearward direction behind the back wall of the spring cage, and a hooking portion, passing behind the back wall from the first side of the spring cage to a second side of the spring cage, opposite the first side, and having a distal end that terminates in front of the nut; and
wherein application of a compression force upon the lever arm, without the aid of tools, manipulates the spring cage to a compressed state that facilitates positioning each of a distal end of the cage arm and the distal end of the hooking portion of the lever arm through an aperture of a frame member so that, upon release of the compression force, the spring cage and the nut are secured against the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,440,847

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, the frame structure having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width;
(b) a top panel mounted on the frame structure, the top panel including:
(i) a plurality of outer edges, each outer edge of the plurality of outer edges partially defining a perimeter of the top panel, the perimeter having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each outer edge is generally perpendicular to two other outer edges,
(ii) a plurality of inner edges that define a rectangular opening in the top panel, the rectangular opening having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each inner edge of the plurality of inner edges is generally parallel to two outer edges, and
(iii) wherein the side-to-side width of the rectangular opening is at least 85% of the side-to-side width of the top panel perimeter;
(c) side panels and a back panel mounted on the frame structure and, together with the top panel, at least partially enclosing the frame structure and defining a single compartment in which an electronic component is mounted; and
(d) an exhaust air duct, extending upward from the top panel, wherein:
(i) at least a lower section of the exhaust air duct is rectangular in cross-section that is defined by four panels having smooth interior surfaces and intersecting each other at right angles, the cross-section having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width,
(ii) the front-to-back length of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the front-to-back length of the top panel rectangular opening,
(iii) the side-to-side width of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the side-to-side width of the top panel rectangular opening, and
(iv) the lower section of the exhaust air duct is disposed in surrounding relation to, and in fluid communication with, the top panel opening such that the panels of the lower section of the exhaust air duct are directly aligned with the inner edges of the top panel and an interior of the exhaust air duct is in direct and unobstructed fluid communication with the interior of the single compartment;
(e) wherein hot air from the electronic component travels vertically, within the single compartment, to the rectangular top panel opening without passing through the back panel of the compartment; and
(f) wherein the exhaust air duct is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the compartment from cool air entering the compartment, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,306,812

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle containment system, comprising:a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure including a first vertical member, a second vertical member, and a horizontal member, wherein the horizontal member is supported directly by the first and second vertical members;
at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure such that the first and second vertical members are on opposite sides of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the horizontal member of the frame structure extends from one side of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure to the other; and
a header panel assembly installed between, and supported by, a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure, the header panel assembly including a main panel and at least one seal;
wherein the at least one seal includes a first seal disposed along the lower edge of the main panel and adapted to be held in place between the bottom of the main panel and a top surface of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,271,452

FEATURES FOR CABLE MANAGERS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT STRUCTURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager and accessory system comprising:a backbone assembly including
upper and lower lateral members arranged in parallel relationship, and
a spine member interconnected between the upper and lower lateral members and oriented perpendicularly relative thereto, the spine member having an extruded construction and a generally uniform cross-sectional shape along its length;
first and second upper support arms extending forwardly from opposite ends of the upper lateral member of the backbone assembly and in a parallel relationship with one another;
first and second lower support arms extending forwardly from opposite ends of the lower lateral member of the backbone assembly and in a parallel relationship with one another;
a first side wall interconnected between the first upper and lower support arms;
a second side wall interconnected between the second upper and lower support arms;
one or more first cable finger units that extend forwardly from the first side wall; and
one or more second cable finger units that extend forwardly from the second side wall;
wherein the one or more first cable finger units and the one or more second cable finger units are in general alignment with one another and define a cable management space therebetween, the cable management space being located in front of the spine member;
wherein the spine member includes a pair of adjacent T-shaped ribs extending along its length, each T-shaped rib including an inward-facing ledge that extends toward the other T-shaped rib and an outward-facing ledge that extends in a direction opposite to that of the inward-facing ledge, the pair of adjacent T-shaped ribs together defining a T-slot channel therebetween; and
wherein an accessory structure is secured against one or more of the T-shaped ribs of the spine member and is slidably maneuverable therealong such that a position of the accessory structure relative to the spine member is infinitely adjustable along at least a portion of the length of the spine member.

US Pat. No. 10,477,720

FEATURES FOR CABLE MANAGERS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT STRUCTURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An information technology (IT) enclosure with an easy-close door having a left side and a right side, comprising:(a) a back assembly;
(b) a left side wall extending forward from the back assembly;
(c) a right side wall extending forward from the back assembly;
(d) a top left door support and a bottom left door support at a top front and a bottom front, respectively, of the left side wall;
(e) a top right door support and a bottom right door support at a top front and a bottom front, respectively, of the right side wall;
(f) a bottom cross member extending between the bottom left and right door supports; and
(g) a door assembly, including a door panel having a bottom edge, that is hingedly mounted between the top and bottom door supports on the left side so as to rotate relative thereto, and that is hingedly mounted between the top and bottom door supports on the right side so as to rotate relative thereto, wherein:
(i) the door assembly is mounted to the top door support on each respective side using a first hinge assembly and a first hinge mount,
(ii) the door assembly is mounted to the bottom door support on each respective side using a second hinge assembly and a second hinge mount, and
(iii) the first hinge mounts, the second hinge mounts, or both each include a lift-and-hold mechanism, and each corresponding hinge assembly includes a corresponding bearing structure;
(h) wherein:
(i) in a first state, which is a closed state, the door panel is closed along both the left and right sides thereof, the bottom edge of the door panel is in close proximity to the bottom cross member all the way across between the left and right sides, and the bottom edge of the door panel is at a first elevation,
(ii) in a second state, which is a first partially open state, the door panel has been opened along the left side or the right side and has been rotated to a point that engagement of the bearing structure with the lift-and-hold mechanism causes the door panel to be raised gradually as the door panel is rotated further open, thereby elevating the bottom edge of the door panel above the bottom cross member,
(iii) in a third state, which is a second partially open state, the door panel has been further opened, relative to the first partially open state, such that during further rotation the bottom edge of the door panel is held at a fixed elevated position above the bottom cross member, and
(iv) in a fourth state, which is a door closing state, the lift-and-hold mechanism interacts with the bearing structure to maintain the elevation of the bottom edge of the door panel above the bottom cross member during rotation of the door panel from the second partially open state back to the closed state, thereby avoiding interference between the bottom edge of the door panel and the bottom cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,375,861

MODULAR THERMAL ISOLATION BARRIER FOR DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:a frame structure; and
first and second modular thermal isolation barriers for use in sealing a periphery of the frame structure, each of the first and second modular thermal isolation barriers including:
a co-extruded edge seal having a seal portion and a base portion, the base portion including a plurality of channels; and
a panel, an edge of which is disposed within one of the plurality of channels of the respective base portion;
wherein the seal portion of the first modular thermal isolation barrier directly engages the seal portion of the second modular thermal isolation barrier, thereby preventing the passage of air between the first and second modular thermal isolation barriers; and
wherein the frame structure includes a rigid support structure, having a generally uniform cross-sectional shape along its length, coupled to the edge seal of the first modular thermal isolation barrier at another of the plurality of channels such that the first modular thermal isolation barrier is supported by the rigid support structure of the frame structure.

US Pat. No. 10,243,334

CABLE PATHWAY DIVIDER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable pathway divider for installation on a cable runway, the cable pathway divider comprising:a pair of post halves, each having a base portion and an extension portion; and
a separate ring-shaped locking member that defines an opening;
wherein the post halves are arrangeable at opposite sides of a cross member of a cable runway, with the cross member positioned between the base portions and with the extension portions extending in a direction above the cable runway;
wherein the extension portions are positionable through the opening of the ring-shaped locking member to facilitate clamping arrangement of the ring-shaped locking member relative to the post halves, thereby securing the cross member between the post halves and dividing a space above the cable runway into at least two cable paths;
wherein at least one of the pair of post halves includes a retaining boss; and
wherein, when the pair of post halves are coupled together, the retaining boss protrudes outwardly, away from the pair of post halves, and is arranged to retain the ring-shaped locking member in a locked state relative to the pair of post halves.

US Pat. No. 10,320,163

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of arranging or assembling a modular cable manager without the aid of tools, the method comprising:providing upper and lower cable manager units, each comprised of a pair of side cable guides interconnected via a separate midsection member, each side cable guide including a plurality of projections that extend forwardly from a support column;
providing a splice plate having a beveled locking catch at each of first and second opposite ends thereof;
positioning the first end of the splice plate within a first receiving area disposed at a top of a selected one of the support columns of the lower cable manager unit;
maneuvering the splice plate so that the beveled locking catch at the first end deflects and then releases a lock tab, disposed at an interior of the first receiving area, into a locked position, thereby securing the first end of the splice plate to the lower cable manager unit;
positioning the second end of the splice plate within a second receiving area disposed at a bottom of a selected one of the support columns of the upper cable manager unit; and
maneuvering the splice plate so that the beveled locking catch at the second end deflects and then releases a lock tab, disposed at an interior of the second receiving area, into a locked position, thereby securing the second end of the splice plate to the upper cable manager unit;
wherein, upon securement of the splice plate to each of the upper and lower cable manager units, the upper and lower cable manager units are secured in an end-to-end relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,362,695

DOOR CLOSER MECHANISM FOR HOT/COLD AISLE AIR CONTAINMENT ROOM

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle air containment room comprising:a plurality of electronic equipment enclosures arranged in a pair of rows, each row of equipment enclosures defining a respective side of an interior environment of the hot/cold aisle air containment room;
a frame structure supporting one or more ceiling panels above the interior environment; and
first and second end coverings arranged at respective ends of the interior environment;
wherein the plurality of electronic equipment enclosures, the one or more ceiling panels and the first and second end coverings, together, enclose the interior environment and thermally separate the interior environment from an exterior environment external to the hot/cold aisle air containment room; and
wherein at least one of the first and second end coverings is a door assembly comprising:
a sliding door, and
an unpowered door closer mechanism adapted to maneuver the sliding door from an open state to a closed state, thereby providing controlled access to the interior environment and minimizing intermixing of hot air and cold air between the interior environment and the exterior environment
wherein the door closer mechanism includes a belt/pulley assembly that comprises a damper pulley, a free pulley, and a belt routed around the damper pulley and the free pulley; and
the sliding door is attached to the belt, thereby allowing the sliding door to be controlled relative to the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,568,239

METHOD OF VENTING HEATED AIR FROM ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of venting heated air from an electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) installing a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, wherein the frame structure defines a front, a back, a left side, a right side, a top, and a bottom;
(b) mounting a top panel on the top of the frame structure such that a large rectangular opening is formed at the top of the frame structure, the large rectangular opening including a rear edge adjacent the back of the frame structure, a left edge adjacent the left side of the frame structure, and a right edge adjacent the right side of the frame structure, and a front edge;
(c) mounting a left side panel on the left side of the frame structure, a right side panel on the right side of the frame structure, and an air-impervious rear panel on the back of the frame structure, wherein the panels define a single compartment, and wherein the panels and the frame structure define an electronic equipment enclosure;
(d) installing a plurality of electronic components within the compartment, wherein the plurality of electronic components are arranged in a column that is nearer the front of the frame structure than the back of the frame structure such that a columnar space exists between a rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel, and wherein the large rectangular opening at the top of the frame structure substantially overlaps the columnar space between the rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel;
(e) installing a vertical exhaust duct at the top of the frame structure, wherein the vertical exhaust duct has a rectangular cross-section that is congruent with, and aligned with, the large rectangular opening at the top of the frame structure, wherein the vertical exhaust duct includes a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is vertically adjustable relative to the first end, and wherein installing the vertical exhaust duct includes:
(i) attaching the vertical exhaust duct to a top of the electronic equipment enclosure such that an interior of the vertical exhaust duct is in direct fluid communication with the columnar space via the large rectangular opening and substantially overlaps the columnar space between the rear of the column of electronic components and the air-impervious rear panel, and
(ii) vertically adjusting the second end relative to the first end to achieve a desired overall height of a top of the vertical exhaust duct;
(f) operating the installed electronic components within the compartment such that heated air is produced as a byproduct and exhausted therefrom into the columnar space; and
(g) via air currents, passively routing the heated air directly upward, via the columnar space, from the rear of the column of electronic components to the large rectangular opening and through the large rectangular opening into the vertical exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,374,360

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable retention system for a power distribution unit, the cable retention system comprising:a tether mount having a base at a proximal end, a boss at a distal end and a shaft that connects the boss to the base; and
an elongate tether removably mounted on the boss of the tether mount, the elongate tether having an attachment portion disposed at an end thereof;
wherein the attachment portion of the elongate tether includes a channel shaped to receive the boss of the tether mount and at least a portion of the shaft; and
wherein at least a portion of a mouth of the channel is narrower than an interior of the channel such that at least one of the boss or the portion of the shaft is received within the channel via snap-fit.

US Pat. No. 10,624,232

DUCTED EXHAUST EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

12. An air exhaust system, for an electronic equipment enclosure, the air exhaust system comprising:an upper exhaust duct comprised of a plurality of separate panels, including a front panel, a back panel and a pair of side panels, the panels being arranged to define an upper passageway, wherein the upper exhaust duct is open at both its upper and lower ends in order to allow air to pass unencumbered through the upper passageway;
a lower exhaust duct telescopically paired with the upper exhaust duct to facilitate adjustment of a combined height of the upper and lower exhaust ducts, the lower exhaust duct defining a lower passageway in fluid communication with the upper passageway of the upper exhaust duct;
an upper seal structure disposed at the upper end of the upper exhaust duct to limit air from escaping from between the upper end of the upper exhaust duct and an overhead structure disposed above the upper exhaust duct, wherein the upper seal structure comprises a receiving end fittingly engaged with an upper edge of the upper exhaust duct and a deflectable free end, wherein the deflectable free end of the upper seal structure is arranged to extend upwardly beyond the upper end of the upper exhaust duct and flare outwardly beyond a footprint defined by the upper exhaust duct, and wherein the deflectable free end of the upper seal structure is deflectable downwardly by a generally horizontal surface of the overhead structure, thereby forming a seal against the generally horizontal surface; and
a lower seal structure disposed at the lower end of the upper exhaust duct to limit air from escaping from between the lower end of the upper exhaust duct and the lower exhaust duct, wherein the lower seal structure comprises a receiving end fittingly engaged with a lower edge of the upper exhaust duct and a deflectable free end, wherein the deflectable free end of the lower seal structure is arranged to extend downwardly beneath the lower end of the upper exhaust duct and inwardly within the footprint defined by the upper exhaust duct, and wherein the deflectable free end of the lower seal structure is deflectable outwardly by a generally vertical surface of the lower exhaust duct, thereby forming a seal against the generally vertical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,568,246

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of preventing air circulation above an electronic equipment enclosure in a hot/cold aisle air containment system, the method comprising:providing a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure including at least one horizontal member;
installing at least one electronic equipment enclosure at least partially within the frame structure such that an opening exists between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member;
installing a header panel assembly in a vertical direction, between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure, the header panel assembly including a pair of panels engaged with one another;
adjusting a first of the pair of panels in the horizontal direction relative to a second of the pair of panels to substantially cover a width dimension of the opening; and
adjusting the pair of panels, together, in a vertical direction relative to the at least one horizontal member to substantially cover a height dimension of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,709,039

DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:at least one equipment enclosure and at least one in-line cooling unit arranged in side-to-side relationship in a row; and
an overhead duct in fluid communication with, and structurally coupled with, the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least one in-line cooling unit;
wherein the at least one in-line cooling unit is adapted to draw air from an exterior of the data processing equipment structure for cooling; and
wherein the overhead duct is adapted to direct the cooled air from the at least one in-line cooling unit to the at least one equipment enclosure for cooling electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,566,774

CABLE PATHWAY DIVIDER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of securing a cable pathway divider to a cable runway, the method comprising:providing a cable runway including a pair of parallel rails and a plurality of transverse cross members, each transverse cross member extending between the pair of parallel rails;
providing a cable pathway divider having a pair of post halves, each including a base portion and an extension portion that extends away from the base portion, wherein each extension portion includes a slot at a distal end thereof and a hinge member having a tab that extends at an angle away from the hinge member, each of the slot and the hinge member being disposed at opposite sides of a center line;
arranging the post halves at opposite sides of a selected cross member of the cable runway;
positioning the tab of each post half within the slot of the other post half, thereby defining a hinge mechanism that facilitates rotational movement of each post half relative to the other; and
rotating the post halves toward one another such that the post halves are arranged in a side-by-side relationship with the selected cross member received within a combined channel defined by the base portions and the extension portions extending into a space above the cable runway, thereby dividing the space above the cable runway into separate cable pathways.

US Pat. No. 10,356,951

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first lower side-to-side cross member;
(b) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second lower side-to-side cross member;
(c) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal members, each having an extruded construction and each having a uniform cross-sectional shape along its entire length, the plurality of front-to-back horizontal members including first and second horizontal members that are disposed at the same height in the electronic equipment enclosure, wherein:
(i) each front-to-back horizontal member is a horizontal frame member that connects the front frame to the rear frame, a horizontal mounting rail that is supported by the front frame and rear frame, or a combination of horizontal frame member/horizontal mounting rail,
(ii) each of the first and second horizontal members includes a longitudinal slot formed in one of its lateral sides that extends along its entire length, the first and second horizontal members being arranged such that the longitudinal slots face one another; and
(d) a partition structure having opposed edges, each of which includes a reinforced portion, wherein the reinforced portions are received in, and supported by, the longitudinal slots in the first and second horizontal members.

US Pat. No. 10,653,025

CABLE PASS-THROUGH PANEL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A panel for an electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a generally planar sheet composed of a metal-based material; and
at least one laser-cut panel knockout arranged interiorly of edges of the generally planar sheet, the at least one laser-cut panel knockout being connected to the generally planar sheet at one or more attachment points and being shaped to include at least one protruding notch along a side thereof;
wherein the generally planar sheet is adapted to be fit atop an electronic equipment enclosure that defines an interior; and
wherein removal of the at least one laser-cut panel knockout, by severing a connection between the at least one laser-cut panel knockout and the generally planar sheet at the one or more attachment points, provides an access opening through the generally planar sheet to the interior of the electronic equipment enclosure, the access opening including an edge having an indentation corresponding to the at least one protruding notch.

US Pat. No. 10,674,634

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure structure, comprising:(a) a frame structure, including:
(i) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first lower side-to-side cross member,
(ii) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second lower side-to-side cross member, and
(iii) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal members, including first, second, third, and fourth horizontal members, each connecting the front frame to the rear frame;
(b) a front-to-back horizontal mounting rail made of extruded metal and having proximal and distal ends, the front-to-back horizontal mounting rail being interconnected at its proximal end to one of either the upper or lower side-to-side cross members of the front frame and at its distal end to the corresponding upper or lower side-to-side cross member of the rear frame such that the horizontal mounting rail is disposed adjacent to, but spaced inwardly from, at least one of the front-to-back horizontal members; and
(c) a reinforced bracket assembly attached to either the proximal or distal end of the front-to-back horizontal mounting rail and to the corresponding front or rear side-to-side cross member such that the bracket assembly reinforces the interconnection of the front-to-back horizontal mounting rail and the corresponding front or rear side-to-side cross member;
(d) wherein the corresponding front or rear side-to-side cross member includes opposed ends and an integral tab extending vertically from the cross member at a location that is spaced inwardly from the opposed ends thereof, wherein the integral tab is interconnected to an end of the front-to-back horizontal mounting rail.

US Pat. No. 10,595,442

DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:a plurality of vertical and horizontal frame components, which, together, define an equipment structure frame;
a plurality of panels disposed relative to the equipment structure frame to define a periphery; and
at least one gusset connecting at least one of the vertical frame components with at least one of the horizontal frame components, the at least one gusset comprising:
a body having a triangular shape; and
a pair of mounting plates, each extending generally perpendicularly from one of the edges of the body and each including a mounting aperture and at least one positioning tab;
wherein each mounting plate accommodates a fastener such that one of the pair of mounting plates is mounted to the at least one vertical frame component and the other of the pair of mounting plates is mounted to the horizontal frame component; and
wherein the at least one positioning tab of one of the pair of mounting plates extends into a corresponding channel of the at least one vertical frame component, and the at least one positioning tab of the other of the pair of mounting plates extends into a corresponding channel of the at least one horizontal frame component.

US Pat. No. 10,594,082

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of tool-lessly retaining a cable plugged into a power distribution unit, the method comprising:providing a tether mount anchored to the power distribution unit, the tether mount including a shaft and a distal boss;
providing an elongate tether having first and second ends and at least one aperture extending therethrough, the elongate tether including an attachment portion at the first end that defines a channel open to one side of the elongate tether, wherein at least a portion of a mouth of the channel is narrower than an interior of the channel;
positioning the elongate tether so that the boss of the tether mount is received within the channel by snap-fit, thereby securing the elongate tether to the power distribution unit; and
arranging a tie wrap around the cable and through the at least one aperture of the elongate tether.

US Pat. No. 10,932,400

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A hot/cold aisle air containment system, comprising:a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure including at least one horizontal member;
at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure;
a header panel assembly installed between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure, the header panel assembly including a pair of panels adjustably coupled to one another; and
a pair of fixed brackets independently mounted to the at least one horizontal member, the pair of panels being adjustably coupled to the pair of fixed brackets;
wherein a first of the pair of panels is adjustable horizontally relative to a second of the pair of panels, and wherein the pair of panels, together, is adjustable vertically relative to the pair of fixed brackets such that the header panel assembly is adapted to prevent circulation of air above the at least one electronic equipment enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,648,615

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS AND SENSING DEVICES

Chatsworth Products Inc, ...

1. A device mounting system for wireless and sensing devices, comprising:a device bracket adapted to receive a device by attachment of the device to said device receiver bracket;
a housing assembly to receive and support said device receiver bracket;
a mounting interface to act as an interface to attach said device bracket to said housing assembly; and
wherein said mounting interface includes at least two springs, each of said springs including a coil and two spring legs extending from said coil, each of said spring legs including a spring stop; wherein said mounting interface includes at least two spring flanges, each of said spring flanges mounted to support said device bracket to said housing assembly by said at least two springs, each of said spring flanges including two spring slots to each receive one of said spring legs, said two spring slots positioned to keep said spring legs of each of said springs in a state of compression; wherein said mounting interface includes a spring lock flange as part of said housing assembly for each of said springs, each of said spring lock flange includes a spring lock slot to receive said spring legs of one of said springs, whereby each of said spring stop of said spring leg engages said spring lock flange to prevent said device bracket from falling from said housing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,588,227

VERTICAL MOUNTING RAIL WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT FEATURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

13. An equipment mounting rail for use in tool-less securement of one or more cable management accessories in an electronic equipment enclosure, the equipment mounting rail comprising:a fastening portion adapted to interface with one or more structural members of a frame structure of an electronic equipment enclosure;
a generally flat first support portion extending at an angle from the fastening portion;
a generally flat second support portion extending at an angle from the first support portion; and
a generally flat third support portion extending at an angle from, and generally coextensive with, the second support portion;
wherein the first support portion includes at least one keyhole-shaped opening disposed adjacent to a slotted opening for accommodating a boss and alignment tab, respectively, of at least one cable management accessory;
wherein the second support portion includes a plurality of generally circular openings; and
wherein the third support portion includes a column of equipment mounting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,765,037

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:(a) a frame structure formed from a plurality of support posts and cross members, the frame structure having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width;
(b) a top panel mounted on the frame structure, the top panel including:
(i) a plurality of outer edges, each outer edge of the plurality of outer edges partially defining a perimeter of the top panel, the perimeter having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each outer edge is generally perpendicular to two other outer edges,
(ii) a plurality of inner edges that define a rectangular opening in the top panel, the rectangular opening having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width, wherein each inner edge of the plurality of inner edges is generally parallel to two outer edges, and
(iii) wherein the side-to-side width of the rectangular opening is at least 75% of the side-to-side width of the top panel perimeter;
(c) side panels and a back panel mounted on the frame structure and, together with the top panel, at least partially enclosing the frame structure and defining a single compartment in which an electronic component is mounted; and
(d) an exhaust air duct, extending upward from the top panel, wherein:
(i) at least a lower section of the exhaust air duct is rectangular in cross-section that is defined by four panels having smooth interior surfaces and intersecting each other at right angles, the cross-section having a front-to-back length and a side-to-side width,
(ii) the front-to-back length of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the front-to-back length of the top panel rectangular opening,
(iii) the side-to-side width of the exhaust air duct cross-section is substantially the same as the side-to-side width of the top panel rectangular opening, and
(iv) the lower section of the exhaust air duct is disposed in surrounding relation to, and in fluid communication with, the top panel opening such that the panels of the lower section of the exhaust air duct are directly aligned with the inner edges of the top panel and an interior of the exhaust air duct is in direct and unobstructed fluid communication with the interior of the single compartment;
(e) wherein hot air from the electronic component travels vertically, within the single compartment, to the rectangular top panel opening without passing through the back panel of the compartment; and
(f) wherein the exhaust air duct is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the compartment from cool air entering the compartment, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 11,039,543

VERTICAL MOUNTING RAIL WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT FEATURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of securing a cable management accessory in an electronic equipment enclosure, the method comprising:(a) providing an equipment mounting rail having a fastening portion, a first support portion, a second support portion, and a third support portion, wherein,
(i) the first support portion is generally flat, extends at an angle from the fastening portion, and includes at least one keyhole-shaped opening disposed adjacent to a slotted opening,
(ii) the second support portion is generally flat, extends at an angle from the first support portion, and includes a plurality of generally circular openings, and
(iii) the third support portion is generally flat, extends at an angle from the second support portion, is generally coextensive with the second support portion, and includes a column of equipment mounting holes;
(b) securing the equipment mounting rail to one or more structural members of the electronic equipment enclosure; and
(c) securing the cable management accessory to at least one of the first support portion, the second support portion, or the third support portion of the equipment mounting rail without a separate fastener;
(d) wherein the fastening portion includes an embossed section that interfaces with a clamp that secures the equipment mounting rail to the one or more structural members of the electronic equipment enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,797,475

CABLE PATHWAY DIVIDER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable pathway divider comprising:a pair of post halves, each including a base portion and an extension portion that extends away from the base portion; and
a removable annular locking member that defines an opening;
wherein the post halves are arrangeable in a side-by-side relationship from opposite sides of a member of a cable runway, with the base portions of each post half combining to define a channel that fittingly accommodates a cross-sectional shape of the member and the extension portions of each post half extending into a space above the cable runway, thereby dividing the space above the cable runway into separate cable pathways;
wherein each extension portion is gradually tapered from a proximal end to a distal end such that a width of each extension portion is greater at the proximal end than at the distal end;
wherein the annular locking member is positionable relative to the post halves such that distal ends of the extension portions are jointly received through the opening; and
wherein the annular locking member is slidable along the gradually tapered extension portions toward the proximal ends thereof to facilitate clamping arrangement of the annular locking member relative to the post halves.

US Pat. No. 10,859,111

CAGE NUT FASTENER AND METHODS FOR TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION OF SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of installing a cage nut fastener against a frame member without the aid of tools, the method comprising:providing a cage nut fastener having a spring cage and a nut prevented from rotation within the spring cage, the spring cage including a cage arm and a lever arm, the lever arm including at least a portion that extends in a rearward direction behind a back wall of the spring cage;
positioning a distal end of the cage arm through an aperture of a frame member so that the distal end rests against a side of the aperture;
applying a compression force upon the lever arm, without the aid of tools, to manipulate the spring cage to a compressed state;
positioning a distal end of the lever arm through the aperture; and
releasing the compression force so that the spring cage returns to an uncompressed state, with distal ends of each of the cage arm and the lever arm pushing against respective opposite sides of the aperture, thereby securing the spring cage and the nut against the frame member.

US Pat. No. 11,071,227

ACCESSORY ROD ASSEMBLY FOR A CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....


1. An accessory rod assembly for positioning cables and cable management accessories in a cable manager, the accessory rod assembly comprising:a base member having a front, a rear, and two sides, the front including a forward-facing socket, the rear including a first hook protruding rearwardly therefrom, and one of the two sides including a threaded portion;
an accessory rod having an extruded construction and a generally uniform, at least partially cylindrical cross-sectional shape along its length, the at least partially cylindrical cross-sectional shape being defined by two opposed arcuate portions interconnected by a midsection portion, wherein adjacent edges of the two opposed arcuate portions define a drop-in T-slot channel that extends along the length of the accessory rod; and
a rotatable knob having a handle and a threaded end received within the threaded portion of the base member;
wherein a proximal end of the accessory rod is received within the forward-facing socket of the base member such that the accessory rod extends forwardly from the base member; and
wherein the first hook is arrangeable to grasp a side of one or more ledges of a separate structure, and wherein the threaded end of the rotatable knob is arrangeable to bear on an opposite side of the one or more ledges of the separate structure, thereby facilitating the one or more ledges being clamped between the first hook and the rotatable knob and facilitating securement of the base member to the separate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,797,441

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable retention system for a power distribution unit, the cable retention system comprising:a tether having an elongate portion and an attachment portion, the attachment portion including a channel; and
a tether mount having a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end;
wherein at least a portion of the head is receivable within the channel by snap-fit such that the tether is adapted to be removably secured to the tether mount; and
wherein the elongate portion includes a plurality of apertures arranged along a length thereof, each aperture being configured to receive a separate tie wrap.