US Pat. No. 10,327,351

SLED, TRAY, AND SHELF ASSEMBLY FOR COMPUTER DATA CENTER

MACSTADIUM, INC., Atlant...

1. A data center mounting rack for mounting and supporting a plurality of special physical form computer enclosures and port expansion chassises in a stacked arrangement, comprising:a shelving arrangement comprising a plurality of spaced apart vertical end supports supporting a plurality of horizontal mounting trays, each of the horizontal mounting trays supporting at least a pair of computer enclosures;
each of the horizontal mounting trays including one or more rows of first openings positioned at a proximal end of each horizontal mounting tray for permitting cooling air flow in a vertical direction, said first openings positioned in a pair of spaced apart computer enclosure mounting regions positioned immediately below one of said computer enclosures when mounted above the first openings;
each of the horizontal mounting trays including one or more rows of second openings positioned at a distal end of each horizontal mounting tray for allowing the passage therethrough of cabling for computer enclosures when mounted to each said horizontal mounting tray and for permitting cooling air flow in a vertical direction;
a central supporting rib extending along the length of each horizontal mounting tray, dividing the spaced apart computer enclosure mounting regions;
a pair of elongate mounting edge ribs extending along each outer edge of each horizontal mounting tray;
attachment surfaces affixed to each elongate mounting edge rib, for attaching each horizontal mounting tray to the vertical end supports;
at least one slidably-removable horizontal sled for supporting one of said computer enclosures in a slidable arrangement relative to a horizontal mounting tray, each horizontal sled capable of assuming a closed position for operation and an open position positioned outwardly of the proximal end of said horizontal mounting tray to allow access to a supported computer enclosure and/or port expansion chassis mounted to the horizontal sled;
each horizontal sled comprising a generally planar lower surface, a vertically extending sled face at a proximal end that includes an opening for exposing a portion of a supported computer enclosure, a pair of elongate edge ribs extending along the length of each horizontal sled, with a first elongate edge rib including a port connector tab for supporting electrical connectors of one of said port expansion chassises mounted to a horizontal sled; and
each horizontal sled further including a pair of support rails positioned in a central region of the horizontal sled, for supporting one of said computer enclosures and for defining an opening in the horizontal sled that is positioned immediately above the first openings of one of the computer enclosure mounting regions of a horizontal mounting tray when a horizontal sled is in the closed position, for facilitating the flow of air through the first openings and around a supported computer enclosure mounted to the horizontal sled.

US Pat. No. 9,756,765

SMALL FORM COMPUTER DATA CENTER RACK

MACSTADIUM, INC., Atlant...

1. A data center mounting rack for mounting and supporting a plurality of generally rectangular small form computer systems
in a vertically stacked arrangement, said rectangular small form computer systems each comprising a top surface, a bottom
surface, and side surfaces wherein the top and bottom surfaces are larger than the side surfaces, so that each of the rectangular
small form computer systems can be placed on one of the side surfaces, with the top and bottom surfaces extending vertically
and thereby defining a vertical mounting orientation, comprising:
a shelving arrangement comprising a pair of spaced apart vertical end panels supporting a plurality of horizontal mounting
shelves,

each of the horizontal mounting shelves including a pair of rows of spaced apart first openings positioned in a central region
of each of the mounting shelves, each row of first openings extending along a length of each one of said mounting shelves
extending between the vertical end panels, for allowing the passage therethrough of cabling for said rectangular mall form
computer systems mounted to said shelf and for permitting cooling air flow in a vertical direction;

each of the horizontal mounting shelves including a plurality of rows of spaced apart air flow openings, in a staggered arrangement,
positioned on each of the mounting shelves along a first line extending across a width of each of the mounting shelves and
spaced apart from a second line extending across the width of each of the mounting shelves between two of said first openings,
for permitting air flow in a vertical direction directed alongside the top surface and bottom surface of a rectangular small
form computer system positioned in the vertical mounting orientation;

each of the horizontal mounting shelves including computer system mounting enclosure surfaces extending in a direction across
the width extending between a front and a rear of the mounting shelves, positioned between a row of said spaced apart air
flow openings; and

a plurality of U-shaped computer system mounting brackets mounted along the computer system mounting enclosure surfaces, a
pair of said mounting brackets positioned between a pair of said first lines extending across the width of each of the mounting
shelves shelf between two of said first openings and between two rows of said spaced apart air flow openings,

whereby each of said U-shaped computer system mounting brackets supports one of said rectangular small form computer systems
in the vertical mounting orientation such that air flow is directed along said top surface and said bottom surface by said
spaced apart air flow openings to aid in cooling.

US Pat. No. 9,763,354

CYLINDRICAL FORM COMPUTER DATA CENTER RACK

MACSTADIUM, INC., Atlant...

1. A data center mounting rack for mounting and supporting a plurality of special physical form computer systems in an arrangement
of vertically stacked horizontal mounting shelves that each hold a row of special form computer systems, each of the special
form computer systems configured to be oriented in an upright position, comprising:
a shelving arrangement comprising a pair of spaced apart vertical end panels supporting a plurality of horizontal mounting
shelves,

each of the horizontal mounting shelves including a pair of rows of air flow openings positioned in a central region of each
of the mounting shelves for allowing the passage therethrough of cabling for computers mounted to one of said mounting shelves
and for permitting cooling air flow in a vertical direction;

each of the horizontal mounting shelves including computer system mounting enclosure surfaces along outer regions of each
of the mounting shelves;

a plurality of box-like computer system mounting enclosures mounted along the computer system mounting enclosure surfaces;
each of the box-like computer system mounting enclosures comprising:
a lower computer system mounting region and an upper network adapter mounting region;
the lower computer system mounting region comprising a pair of spaced apart mounting rails extending upwardly from a bottom
surface of the lower computer system mounting region, for supporting one of the plurality of special form computer systems
in a sideways orientation;

the upper network adapter mounting region comprising a pair of side walls and a pair of spaced apart subshelves extending
from said side walls of the mounting enclosure adapted to support a network adapter in a position suspended above the special
form computer system in the sideways orientation; and

a front surface including a cylindrical opening positioned adjacent one of the plurality of special form computer systems
when the computer system is mounted within the mounting enclosure, an axis of the special form computer system being aligned
with an axis of the cylindrical opening when the computer system is mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,602,636

SLED, TRAY, AND SHELF ASSEMBLY FOR COMPUTER DATA CENTER

MACSTADIUM, INC., Atlant...

1. A data center mounting rack for mounting and supporting a plurality of computer enclosures and port expansion chassises in a stacked arrangement, comprising:a shelving arrangement comprising a plurality of spaced apart vertical end supports supporting a plurality of horizontal mounting trays, each of the horizontal mounting trays supporting at least a pair of computer enclosures;
each of the horizontal mounting trays including one or more rows of first openings positioned at a proximal end of each horizontal mounting tray for permitting cooling air flow in a vertical direction, said first openings positioned in a pair of spaced apart computer enclosure mounting regions positioned immediately below one of said computer enclosures when mounted above the first openings;
each of the horizontal mounting trays including one or more rows of second openings positioned at a distal end of each horizontal mounting tray for permitting cooling air flow in a vertical direction through the horizontal mounting tray;
a central dividing rib extending along the length of each horizontal mounting tray, dividing the spaced apart computer enclosure mounting regions;
attachment surfaces affixed to each horizontal mounting tray, for attaching each horizontal mounting tray to the vertical end supports;
at least one slidably-removable horizontal sled for supporting one of said computer enclosures in a slidable arrangement relative to a horizontal mounting tray, each horizontal sled capable of assuming a closed position for operation and an open position positioned outwardly of the proximal end of said horizontal mounting tray to allow access to a supported computer enclosure and/or port expansion chassis mounted to the horizontal sled;
each horizontal sled comprising a generally planar lower surface, a vertically extending sled face at a proximal end that includes an opening for exposing a portion of a supported computer enclosure, a pair of elongate edge ribs extending along the length of each horizontal sled; and
each horizontal sled further including at least one support rail positioned in a central region of the horizontal sled, for supporting one of said computer enclosures and for defining an opening in the horizontal sled that is positioned immediately above the first openings of one of the computer enclosure mounting regions of a horizontal mounting tray when a horizontal sled is in the closed position, for facilitating the flow of air through the first openings and around a computer enclosure supported on the at least one support rail mounted to the horizontal sled.