US Patent No. 10,660,223

ELECTRONICS RACK DOOR ASSEMBLY WITH COLLAPSIBLE ACOUSTICAL PANEL


Patent No. 10,660,223
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Electronics Rack Door Assembly With Collapsible Acoustical Panel
Inventorship Camillo Sassano, Durham, NC (US)
Steven C. McIntosh, Kingston, NY (US)
Kevin L. Schultz, Raleigh, NC (US)
John G. Torok, Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
Assignee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,660,223

1. A door assembly for an electronics rack, the door assembly comprising:a door frame configured to hingedly mount to the electronics rack, the door frame comprising an opening to facilitate a flow of air through the electronics rack when the door frame is hingedly mounted to the electronics rack at one of an air inlet side or an air outlet side of the electronics rack; and
an acoustical panel pivotably coupled to the door frame and aligned, at least in part, over the opening in the door frame, wherein when the door frame is hingedly mounted to the electronics rack at the one of the air inlet side or the air outlet side to be rotatable between a closed position and an open position, the acoustical panel automatically pivots from an operational position relative to the door frame with the door frame in the closed position, to an at least partially collapsed position relative to the door frame with the door frame in the open position.