US Patent No. 10,462,926

CANTED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RACKS AND SYSTEMS


Patent No. 10,462,926
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Canted Information Technology Racks And Systems
Inventorship Andrew Gold, Los Altos, CA (US)
Scott C. Wiley, Los Altos, CA (US)
Assignee Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,926

15. A method comprising:coupling at least one mounting structure to a frame of an information technology rack, wherein:
the frame comprises a plurality of vertical support bars, which include a set of frontal support bars and a set of terminal support bars, that together define an equipment bay for housing information technology modules;
the frame is disposed in a data center comprising a cold-air aisle abutting the set of frontal support bars and a hot-air aisle abutting the set of terminal support bars; and
each vertical support bar is oriented substantially perpendicular relative to a floor on which the information technology rack stands; and
mounting an information technology module to the mounting structure coupled to the frame in a canted orientation that is neither horizontal nor vertical relative to the floor on which the information technology rack stands, wherein a robot is configured to insert the information technology module into the equipment bay at a canted orientation via at least one of the hot-air aisle or the cold-air aisle.