Patent Number: 6,310,769

Title: Mounting bracket assembly for system components in a computer

Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a component in a computer includes a computer chassis and a mounting bracket assembly attached to the computer chassis. The mounting bracket assembly includes a first structural layer, a second structural layer spaced apart from the first structural layer wherein a gap is defined therebetween, and a layer of damping material disposed in at least a portion of the gap. The mounting bracket assembly is useful in space-sensitive applications while still providing vibration and acoustical noise attenuation. Furthermore, the mounting bracket assembly provides a nominal degree of impact damping during installation of a system component, reducing the potential for impact related failures.

Inventors: Johnson; Robert W. (Pflugerville, TX), Cook; Stephen T. (Georgetown, TX)

Assignee: Dell Products L.P.

International Classification: G06F 1/18 (20060101); G11B 33/12 (20060101); H05K 005/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018