US Patent No. 10,716,235


Patent No. 10,716,235
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Adjustable Mounting Rail Latches
Inventorship Arthur K. Farnsworth, Austin, TX (US)
Jordon Wahl, Austin, TX (US)
Assignee Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,235

1. An adjustable mounting rail latch, comprising:first and second latch modules each comprising a first side and a second side, wherein each of the first sides is configured to be attached to at least one equipment unit and each of the second sides includes an attachment system configured to mechanically couple to a mounting rail;
a slide-rail system integrated with the first and second latch modules, wherein the slide-rail system is configured to slideably couple the first latch module with the second latch module and permit relative longitudinal movement of the first and second latch modules to a plurality of different relative locations, wherein each of the different relative locations are configured for attachment to the mounting rail; and
at least one selectively engageable retention device configured to exert a force on the mounting rail to prevent movement of the first and second latch modules along the mounting rail.