Patent Number: 6,297,958

Title: System and method for housing telecommunications equipment

Abstract: A system for housing telecommunications equipment includes a plurality of vertically disposed chassis, each chassis having a top that is substantially closed, two sides, two ends, and a base, wherein the top of each chassis is adapted to receive the base of an adjacent chassis. At least one vent is formed in each chassis adjacent the base for allowing air to enter the chassis, and at least one of the ends and one of the sides of the chassis are formed such that air may exit the chassis. The vent is disposed between the base and a portion of the chassis selected from the group consisting of either of the ends and either of the sides, and the vent is nonplanar in relation to that portion. More specifically, the chassis may be vertically disposed with substantially zero gap, and the vent member may be either an angled vent member or a notched vent member.

Inventors: Lutz, Jr.; Ronald D. (Round Rock, TX)

Assignee: General Bandwidth Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 1/02 (20060101); H05K 7/20 (20060101); H05H 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018