US Patent No. 10,039,211


Patent No. 10,039,211
Issue Date July 31, 2018
Title Rack For Computing Equipment
Inventorship Colton Malone Crawford, Austin, TX (US)
Steven White, Austin, TX (US)
Ben Chavez, Chandler, AZ (US)
Assignee Vapor IO Inc., Austin, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,039,211

1. A base of a rack to hold computing equipment, the base comprising:a first arm extending in a first direction;
a second arm extending in a second direction, different from the first direction,
wherein: the first arm and second arm each have a bottom configured to face a floor and a top configured to face toward rack-mounted computing equipment, and the first arm is coupled to the second arm;
a plurality of height-adjustable stands extending from the bottom of the first arm and the bottom of the second arm; and
a plurality of rotatable bearings extending from the top of the first arm and the second arm, wherein:
a given rotatable bearing among the plurality of rotatable bearings includes a rotatable member and a housing in which the rotatable member is rotatably disposed;
the rotatable member is free to rotate in the housing while bearing part of a load of a rack being slid onto the first arm and the second arm;
more than half of the given rotatable member is disposed between the top and bottom of the first arm; and
less than half of the rotatable member extends above the top of the first arm,
wherein the first arm and the second arm are connected to a center piece, and wherein the first arm and the second arm extend away from the center piece.