US Patent No. 10,772,229

DRIVE CARRIER SNAP SLIDE CLIP


Patent No. 10,772,229
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Drive Carrier Snap Slide Clip
Inventorship John Boeckmann, Watkins, MN (US)
Assignee EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC, Hopkinton, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,229

1. An apparatus comprising:a secondary securing mechanism for a drive carrier with a fastening mechanism comprising a first latch feature that is actuated by a handle arm to secure the drive carrier to a rack in a closed position and to disengage from the rack in an open position such that the drive carrier can be moved with respect to the rack and a primary securing mechanism comprising a second latch feature that secures the handle arm in a closed position and a release button that frees the handle arm when depressed, the secondary securing mechanism comprising:
a clip comprising:
a first cantilevered arm and a second cantilevered arm interconnected by a cross-beam; and
a first hook and a second hook at distal ends of the first cantilevered arm and the second cantilevered arm, respectively;
wherein the clip is configured to be affixed to the primary securing mechanism such that the first hook and the second hook affix to the release button with a snap fit, the secondary securing mechanism thereby preventing the handle arm from moving into the open position when the handle arm is unlatched from the second latch feature.