Dismiss
There will be a system update on Friday, May 5th, 6 PM ET. You may experience a brief service interruption.
Browse Prior Art Database

MOUNTING DEVICE FOR VIBRATOR MOTOR OR SIMILAR OBJECTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005521D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

George Selinko: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a molded clamping device used to attach vibrator motors or similar objects to a p.c. board or similar sheet material.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 79% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 4 April 1984

MOUNTING DEVICE FOR VIBRATOR MOTOR OR SIMILAR OBJECTS

by George Selinko

This article describes a molded clamping device used to attach vibrator motors or similar objects to a p.c. board or similar sheet material.

   The presently used vibrator mount Is a snap-in attached molding. The dimension of the opening edge constitutes one clamping surface, the snap-attached molding the other. The device is prone to rattle because of unavoidable tolerance build-up and disengages itself from the p.c. board under certain drop conditions. This improved device eliminates the above shortcomings and offers further versatility.

   Descrlptlon: Two identical clamps (2,4) hook into the respective inside edges (6,6) of a cut-out in the p.c. board 10 or other sheet material. The inside of the clamp is shaped to conform to the outline of the component to be anchored; In this case, the cylindrical body of a vibrator motor. Staggered lugs (12,
14) having apertures therethrough at the edge of the clamp make it feasible to lock the two halves into one unit by means of a pin 16 inserted therein. Other configurations would allow elimination of the pin and for example the two half shells (2,4)could bedesigned to snap together. Additionally, fins or bumps on the internal c!amping surface of the clamps 2, 4 would allow adaption to dimensional variations within tolerance limit.

   Summary: Mounting vibrators to p.c. boards has to be accomplished with mi...