Equipment rack

  • US 7,762,408 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2006
  • Issued: 07/27/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An equipment rack system comprising:

  • an outer rack support tube;

    a first receiving member coupled to the outer support tube;

    an inner locking tube positioned within the outer support tube, the inner locking tube including a first tube latching member;

    a first equipment shaft block adapted to fit with the first receiving member, the first equipment shaft block including a latching slot that engages with the first tube latching member when the inner locking tube is in a locked position;

    a second receiving member coupled to the outer support tube;

    a second tube latching member of the inner locking tube;

    a second equipment shaft block adapted to fit with the second receiving member, the second equipment shaft block including a latching slot that engages with the second tube latching member when the inner locking tube is in a locked position;

    a lock housing coupled to the outer support tube;

    a lock substantially positioned within the lock housing when the lock is in a locked position; and

    a lock handle, coupled to the lock and partially positioned within the lock housing;

    wherein the outer rack support tube and the inner locking tube form a first rack shaft and wherein the equipment rack system further comprises;

    a second rack shaft; and

    a support mechanism coupled to the second rack shaft;

    wherein the support mechanism coupled to the second rack shaft comprises;

    a first funnel receiving member;

    a second funnel receiving member;

    a third equipment shaft block including a post that engages with the first funnel receiving member; and

    a fourth equipment shaft block including a post that engages with the second funnel receiving member.

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