US 9,814,159 B2
Rail seal for electronic equipment enclosure
Richard Evans Lewis, II, Austin, TX (US); Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Pflugerville, TX (US); D. Brian Donowho, Austin, TX (US); and Daniel Alaniz, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to Chatsworth Products, Inc., Agoura Hills, CA (US)
Filed by CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC., Agoura Hills, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/492,741.
Application 14/157,349 is a division of application No. 13/229,705, filed on Sep. 10, 2011, abandoned.
Application 15/492,741 is a continuation of application No. 15/062,372, filed on Mar. 7, 2016, granted, now 9,642,270.
Application 15/062,372 is a continuation of application No. 14/541,507, filed on Nov. 14, 2014, granted, now 9,408,326, issued on Aug. 2, 2016.
Application 14/541,507 is a continuation of application No. 13/229,704, filed on Sep. 10, 2011, granted, now 8,901,438, issued on Dec. 2, 2014.
Application 15/492,741 is a continuation of application No. 14/711,211, filed on May 13, 2015.
Application 14/711,211 is a continuation of application No. 14/157,349, filed on Jan. 16, 2014, granted, now 9,055,677.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/381,904, filed on Sep. 10, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/381,905, filed on Sep. 10, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0223865 A1, Aug. 3, 2017
Int. Cl. A47B 81/00 (2006.01); H05K 7/18 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01); A47B 47/00 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 7/183 (2013.01) [A47B 47/00 (2013.01); H05K 5/0217 (2013.01); H05K 5/0247 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:
a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a top panel;
a first separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure;
a second separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure; and
a rail seal attached between the first and second separate mounting rails, the rail seal including a flat panel portion and a deflectable portion disposed along an upward-facing edge of the flat panel portion;
wherein the flat panel portion of the rail seal is oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the top panel such that the deflectable portion is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the top panel, thereby providing a horizontal air dam within the enclosed space between the top panel and tops of the first and second separate mounting rails.