US Patent No. 10,561,038

EQUIPMENT RACK HAVING MOUNTING BRACKETS


Patent No. 10,561,038
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Equipment Rack Having Mounting Brackets
Inventorship Henry D. Jost, Leicester, MA (US)
Richard M. Latino, Sterling, MA (US)
Lorena E. Sandoval, Norwalk, CA (US)
Joseph Rau, North Grafton, MA (US)
Assignee Eaton Intelligent Power Limited, Dublin (IE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,561,038

1. An equipment rack comprising:a frame assembly having a plurality of predetermined mounting locations each configured for securing a bracket to the frame assembly,
a bracket secured to the frame assembly at one of the predetermined mounting locations, the bracket having opposite proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends, the bracket including
a mounting section having a rear mounting face, a front mounting face opposite the rear mounting face and configured to mount equipment thereon, a first mating connector rearward of the rear mounting face and forming a first mated connection with the frame assembly, a second mating connector forward of the front mounting face and forming a second mated connection with the frame assembly, the second mating connector disposed at the proximal end of the bracket, and
a snap-fit connector forming a releasable snap-fit connection with the frame assembly, the snap-fit connector having opposing proximal and distal walls partially defining a receiving space, the proximal and distal walls spaced apart from one another along the longitudinal axis, the proximal wall disposed proximal of the distal wall along the longitudinal axis, wherein a portion of the mounting section and a portion of the frame assembly is disposed in the receiving space and between the proximal and distal walls partially defining the receiving space to secure the mounting section to the frame assembly.