US Patent No. 10,091,906

OFF-CENTER COMPONENT RACKING


Patent No. 10,091,906
Issue Date October 02, 2018
Title Off-center Component Racking
Inventorship Thane M. Larson, Portland, OR (US)
Assignee Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,091,906

1. An offset rack, comprising:a cabinet having a front opening of width W;
a first mounting pole and a second mounting pole located parallel to each other at the front opening to facilitate receipt and hold a plurality of rack components;
wherein the second mounting pole is L-shaped;
wherein the first and second mounting poles have a spacing of x inches or centimeters from each other, with a mid-point of the spacing being offset from a mid-point of width W;
wherein the mounting poles are disposed between a first side and a second side of the cabinet, the first side and the second side parallel to each other and perpendicular to the front opening;
wherein the first and second mounting poles define a first mounting space to receive a first subset of the rack components to be coupled to the first and second mounting poles to support the first subset of the rack components in a first orientation;
wherein the second mounting pole and the first side define a second mounting space to receive a second subset of the rack components to be coupled to the second mounting pole to support the second subset of the rack components in a second orientation that differs from the first orientation;
wherein a first side of the second mounting pole is to support the first subset of rack components and a second side of the second mounting pole opposite the first side is to support the second subset of rack components; and
wherein the rack components have a selected one of: 1U, 2U, 3U, or 4U format.