US Patent No. 9,992,900

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DIVIDER ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 9,992,900
Issue Date June 05, 2018
Title Electronic Equipment Divider Assembly
Inventorship Michael S. Good, Fountain, MN (US)
Curtis E. Larsen, Eden Valley, MN (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,992,900

1. A method of attaching a divider to an electronic equipment rack drawer, the method comprising:aligning a first footer of a first divider member and a second footer of a second divider member with a corresponding opening in an upper base plate of an electronic equipment rack drawer to position the first divider member and the second divider member above a top surface of the upper base plate and below a bottom surface of a top plate of the equipment rack drawer, and to position the first footer and the second footer directly above the opening;
inserting the first footer and the second footer into the opening by lowering the positioned first divider member and the positioned second divider member;
rotating the first divider member and the second divider member to bring a center section of the first divider member into an adjacent, coplanar orientation with a center section of the second divider member, to bring the inserted first footer and the inserted second footer into adjacent, coplanar orientations with a bottom surface of the upper base plate, and to bring a first header of the first divider member and a second header of the second divider member into adjacent, coplanar orientations with the bottom surface of the top plate;
attaching the center section of the rotated first divider member to the center section of the rotated second divider member;
positioning a lower base plate of the electronic equipment rack below the rotated first footer and the rotated second footer to bring a top surface of the lower base plate into adjacent, coplanar orientation with the rotated first footer and the rotated second footer;
attaching the rotated first footer and the rotated second footer to the bottom surface of the upper base plate and to the top surface of the lower base plate; and
attaching the rotated first header and the rotated second header to the bottom surface of the top plate.