US Patent No. 10,172,255

ENHANCED RACK/CABINET MOBILITY AND STABILITY FOR A SERVER RACK


Patent No. 10,172,255
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Enhanced Rack/cabinet Mobility And Stability For A Server Rack
Inventorship Eric A. Eckberg, Rochester, MN (US)
Cody J. Erie, Adams, MN (US)
Michael J. MacPherson, Elgin, MN (US)
Stephen P. Mroz, Rochester, MN (US)
Christopher L. Tuma, Mantorville, MN (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,255

1. A mobility apparatus comprising:a continuous fixed-length rail attached horizontally to a bottom structural member of a front or a rear of a server rack, wherein the continuous fixed-length rail exceeds a width of the server rack by an equal amount on either side of the server rack;
a lower rail portion attached to a lower edge of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein the lower rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail;
a raised rail portion attached to an extended length of each portion of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein each raised rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail; and
at least one wheel attached to an underside of each end of the extended length of the continuous fixed-length rail.