US Patent No. 9,883,605

RACK ATTIC DEVICE COUPLING SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,883,605
Issue Date January 30, 2018
Title Rack Attic Device Coupling System
Inventorship John Charles Donachy, Austin, TX (US)
Craig Warren Phelps, Austin, TX (US)
Amelia Cosgrove Thomas, Austin, TX (US)
Peter Kaltenbach, Austin, TX (US)
Orin M. Ozias, Austin, TX (US)
Assignee Dell Products L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,883,605

1. A rack system, comprising:
a rack base that defines a plurality of device slots;
a rack wall that is included on the rack base and that defines a rack volume adjacent a first device slot of the plurality
of device slots; and

a rack volume device coupling system that is located in the rack volume, wherein the rack volume device coupling system includes:
a rack volume base that is positioned in the rack volume and that defines a rack tray housing; and
a first rack tray that is moveably coupled to the rack volume base, wherein the first rack tray is configured to:
move from a first orientation in which the first rack tray is located in the rack tray housing and into a second orientation
in which the first rack tray extends from the rack volume and into the first device slot;

receive and house a first device that is moved through the first device slot and into the first rack tray when the first rack
tray is in the second orientation; and

move from the second orientation and into the first orientation such that the first device is located in the rack volume,
wherein the rack wall impedes access to the rack volume by the first device such that the first device must be moved through
the first device slot and into the first rack tray to access the rack volume.