US 10,561,038 B2
Equipment rack having mounting brackets
Henry D. Jost, Leicester, MA (US); Richard M. Latino, Sterling, MA (US); Lorena E. Sandoval, Norwalk, CA (US); and Joseph Rau, North Grafton, MA (US)
Assigned to Eaton Intelligent Power Limited, Dublin (IE)
Filed by Cooper Technologies Company, Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Jan. 27, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/418,072.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/289,212, filed on Jan. 30, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0223863 A1, Aug. 3, 2017
Int. Cl. H05K 7/14 (2006.01); A47B 57/54 (2006.01); A47B 88/43 (2017.01); A47B 47/00 (2006.01); A47B 57/34 (2006.01); A47B 96/06 (2006.01); A47B 96/14 (2006.01); H05K 7/18 (2006.01); B62B 3/00 (2006.01); B62B 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 7/1489 (2013.01) [A47B 47/0083 (2013.01); A47B 57/34 (2013.01); A47B 57/54 (2013.01); A47B 57/545 (2013.01); A47B 88/43 (2017.01); A47B 96/06 (2013.01); A47B 96/14 (2013.01); A47B 96/1441 (2013.01); H05K 7/1488 (2013.01); H05K 7/1491 (2013.01); H05K 7/183 (2013.01); B62B 3/005 (2013.01); B62B 3/02 (2013.01); B62B 2205/006 (2013.01); B62B 2301/05 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An equipment rack comprising:
a frame assembly having a plurality of predetermined mounting locations each configured for securing a bracket to the frame assembly,
a bracket secured to the frame assembly at one of the predetermined mounting locations, the bracket having opposite proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends, the bracket including
a mounting section having a rear mounting face, a front mounting face opposite the rear mounting face and configured to mount equipment thereon, a first mating connector rearward of the rear mounting face and forming a first mated connection with the frame assembly, a second mating connector forward of the front mounting face and forming a second mated connection with the frame assembly, the second mating connector disposed at the proximal end of the bracket, and
a snap-fit connector forming a releasable snap-fit connection with the frame assembly, the snap-fit connector having opposing proximal and distal walls partially defining a receiving space, the proximal and distal walls spaced apart from one another along the longitudinal axis, the proximal wall disposed proximal of the distal wall along the longitudinal axis, wherein a portion of the mounting section and a portion of the frame assembly is disposed in the receiving space and between the proximal and distal walls partially defining the receiving space to secure the mounting section to the frame assembly.