US Patent No. 10,251,302

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS FOR INSTALLING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN A RACK


Patent No. 10,251,302
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Flexible Chassis For Installing Electronic Equipment In A Rack
Inventorship Yuval Bachar, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Jacob R. Rose, San Jose, CA (US)
Brad A. Peterson, San Jose, CA (US)
Eric Wendorf, Elk Grove, CA (US)
Assignee Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,302

1. A rack system, comprising:at least one virtual chassis installed in a rack, the virtual chassis comprising:
at least three walls;
one or more removable partitions defining multiple cells within the virtual chassis for receiving electronic equipment items; and
multiple receptacles defined in one or more of the walls for receiving data connectors and/or power connectors to couple with the electronic equipment items;
one or more data distribution devices; and
one or more power distribution devices;
wherein the multiple cells include:
a first cell of a first width approximately equal to half a width of the virtual chassis and a first height approximately equal to one or more rack units;
a second cell of a second width approximately equal to the width of the virtual chassis and of the first height; and
a third cell of the second width and a second height that is approximately equal to a multiple of the first height.