07112131 is referenced by 114 patents and cites 11 patents.

An enclosure is provided for housing electronic equipment that accommodates the different cooling and ventilating requirements of different types of equipment. The enclosure is constructed and arranged to support cooling airflow in a front-to-back configuration through the enclosure and in a side-to-side configuration from one side to an opposite side of the enclosure. The enclosure can thereby provide within a single enclosure means cooling air for components using front-to-back airflow for cooling, such as information technology (IT) equipment, and for components using side-to-side airflow, such as certain types of telecommunications equipment. The enclosure can thereby support a mix of IT and telecommunications equipment, providing flexibility and adaptability in network room and data center configuration. The enclosure is further configured to separate intake air used by equipment for cooling from exhaust air vented by equipment into its interior during operation. As a result, the enclosure promotes sufficient equipment cooling and prevents/minimizes equipment overheating.

Title
Rack enclosure
Application Number
10/781556
Publication Number
7112131 (B2)
Application Date
February 17, 2004
Publication Date
September 26, 2006
Inventor
James Edward Donovan
Tewksbury
MA, US
Victor P Avelar
Pawtucket
RI, US
Mark H Germagian
Hudson
MA, US
Neil Rasmussen
Concord
MA, US
Agent
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C
Assignee
American Power Conversion Corporation
RI, US
IPC
H05K 5/06
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