US Patent No. 9,832,904

PATCH PANEL ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 9,832,904
Issue Date November 28, 2017
Title Patch Panel Assembly
Inventorship Brandyn David Giroux, Seattle, WA (US)
Assignee Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NV (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,832,904

1. A rack comprising:
rack slots, wherein each rack slot extends between a front side of the rack and a back side of the rack, wherein the rack
slots are configured to accept installation or removal of computing devices in the rack slots via the front side of the rack
or via the back side of the rack;

a patch panel assembly mounted in the rack, wherein the patch panel assembly comprises a bracket comprising an opening configured
to accept patch cable connectors; and

a passage configured for routing respective patch cables from respective ones of the rack slots to the patch panel assembly,
wherein the patch panel assembly is mounted on a top side of the rack that is different than the front side of the rack and
different than the back side of the rack such that the patch panel assembly does not occupy space in the rack slots of the
rack.