Johnny Chen


Many mechanical parts or modules used in networking equipment need to move or be removable. For example, in a rack server, it is often necessary for the top cover of the server to be removable in order to allow for maintenance, upgrades, and/or the like. A latch is often used to facilitate opening the cover. Existing latching mechanisms for networking equipment are typically off-the-shelf products. Such existing latching mechanisms may have different limitations, such as being able to move in only one direction. Presented herein is a new, innovative latch design that encompasses a new mechanical structure that offers enhanced functions over existing latches. For example, the new latch design may move in two directions and may also offer a cost savings over existing latches.

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