Cable management system including airflow functionality

  • US 8,526,181 B2
  • Filed: 07/12/2011
  • Issued: 09/03/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A cable management system, comprising:

  • a. a rectangular structure for accommodating at least one heat-generating device in a horizontal orientation, the rectangular structure including first and second uprights, a base and a top, and defining an interior region;

    b. a first baffle mounted with respect to the first upright and extending laterally outward from and relative to the first upright, the first baffle configured and dimensioned to redirect a rearward flow of cool air from a front space adjacent to a front side of the rectangular structure sideways through the first upright into the interior region; and

    c. a second baffle mounted with respect to the second upright and extending laterally outward from and relative to the second upright, the second baffle configured and dimensioned to redirect a sideways flow of exhaust air from the interior region and through the second upright rearward into a rear space adjacent a rear side of the rectangular structure;

    wherein at least one of said first and second baffles defines an upper end that is structurally bounded so as to prevent flow of the air redirected by that baffle from extending beyond a vertical height of that baffle.

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