06962397 is referenced by 37 patents and cites 120 patents.

A track assembly, adapted to be mounted in a housing, having first and second rail members aligned with one another and allowed limited relative longitudinal movement with respect to the other. The joined first and second rail members have a mounting bracket attached to distal ends of the rail members. A spring, positioned between the rail members, provides a force extending the distance between the distal ends of the rail members. A locking mechanism interacts with the rail members and has a locked position resisting inward movement of the distal ends. The method of installing the track assembly in a rack is accomplished by compressing the track assembly to reduce its overall length prior to positioning it between opposing rack members. The track assembly is released to securely engage the opposing rack members and locked in position.

Title
Expandable slide and rail assembly for a rack
Application Number
10/689446
Publication Number
6962397 (B2)
Application Date
October 20, 2003
Publication Date
November 8, 2005
Inventor
Robert J Hastings
Kingwood
TX, US
Kelly K Smith
Spring
TX, US
Karl J Dobler
Cypress
TX, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Development Company
TX, US
IPC
A47B 088/04
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