US 9,811,128 B2
Structural subassembly for use in an information handling system chassis
Michael Dennis Marcade, Pflugerville, TX (US); Corey Dean Hartman, Hutto, TX (US); Darren B. Pav, Round Rock, TX (US); and Juan M. Gonzalez, Round Rock, TX (US)
Assigned to Dell Products L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)
Filed by Dell Products L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)
Filed on Sep. 8, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/479,928.
Prior Publication US 2016/0073554 A1, Mar. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. H05K 5/03 (2006.01); G06F 1/20 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01); G06F 1/18 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/20 (2013.01) [G06F 1/183 (2013.01); G06F 1/185 (2013.01); G06F 1/186 (2013.01); H05K 5/023 (2013.01); H05K 5/0208 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A structural subassembly for use in an information handling system chassis, comprising:
a first portion configured to receive one or more of a first type of information handling resource;
a second portion configured to receive one or more of a second type of information handling resource;
a common wall, extending, substantially perpendicularly, between substantially parallel first and second end walls, the common wall dividing the first portion from the second portion; and
one or more mechanical features configured to engage with one or more respective mechanical features of the information handling system chassis in order to perform at least one of:
guiding of the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis during insertion or removal of the subassembly into or from the information handling system chassis; and
retention of the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis;
wherein the one or more mechanical features comprise:
a lockout feature configured to:
automatically activate responsive to receipt of an information handling resource in the subassembly in order to retain the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis; and
prevent insertion of the subassembly into the information handling system chassis when an information handling resource is received in the subassembly; and
a handle including a first handle member mechanically coupled to a first pair of standoffs protruding from the first end wall and a second handle member mechanically coupled to a second pair of standoffs protruding from the second end wall, wherein the standoffs are configured to engage with a corresponding slots of the information handling system chassis in order to retain the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis.
 
8. A method comprising:
providing a structural subassembly for use in an information handling system chassis, the subassembly comprising a first portion configured to receive one or more of a first type of information handling resource and a second portion configured to receive one or more of a second type of information handling resource;
providing a common wall, extending, substantially perpendicularly, between substantially parallel first and second end walls, the common wall dividing the first portion from the second portion; and
providing within the subassembly one or more mechanical features configured to engage with one or more respective mechanical features of the information handling system chassis in order to perform at least one of:
guiding of the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis during insertion or removal of the subassembly into or from the information handling system chassis; and
retention of the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis;
wherein the one or more mechanical features comprise:
a lockout feature configured to:
automatically activate responsive to receipt of an information handling resource in the subassembly in order to retain the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis; and
prevent insertion of the subassembly into the information handling system chassis when an information handling resource is received in the subassembly; and
a handle including a first handle member mechanically coupled to a first pair of standoffs protruding from the first end wall and a second handle member mechanically coupled to a second pair of standoffs protruding from the second end wall, wherein the standoffs are configured to engage with a corresponding slots of the information handling system chassis in order to retain the subassembly relative to the information handling system chassis.