07438638 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 11 patents.

A method of providing an electronic equipment enclosure having a plurality of panels, including identifying at least one panel through which air is intended to flow, determining the design parameters of the identified panel, and providing an electronic equipment enclosure that includes the identified panel, constructed according to the determined design parameters. Determining the design parameters of the identified panel includes first establishing a maximum ratio of open area to closed area of between 60% and 70% and then determining one or more other parameters of the design of the identified panel in view of the established maximum ratio of open area to closed area. Other parameters include the material of which the identified panel is to be constructed, its thickness, and its rigidity. Specific enclosures benefiting from the design process are also described.

Title
Ratio of open area to closed area in panels for electronic equipment enclosures
Application Number
11/548158
Publication Number
7438638 (B2)
Application Date
October 10, 2006
Publication Date
October 21, 2008
Inventor
James I Lawrence
Georgetown
TX, US
Ian Seaton
Round Rock
TX, US
Richard Evans Lewis II
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Chad D Tillman
James D Wright
Tillman Wright PLLC
Assignee
Chatsworth Products
CA, US
IPC
H05K 5/00
H05K 7/20
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