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SCREWLESS RADIO MOUNT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007609D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-09
Document File: 3 page(s) / 109K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Moshe Cohen: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Radios which are to be mounted in vehicles are built as independent units which are assembled to the vehicle by means of a mount. This allows the radio to be easily taken out of the vehicle for servic- ing or transfer to another vehicle and to be reassembled to the vehicle. It also assures suitable mounting conditions which prevent damage to the radio due to shocks and vibrations to which the vehi- cle is subjected and it ensures adequate ventilation.

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MOlVROLA Technical Developments

SCREWLESS RADIO MOUNT

by Moshe Cohen, Benzy Michaeli and Rolf Stark

  Radios which are to be mounted in vehicles are built as independent units which are assembled to the vehicle by means of a mount. This allows the radio to be easily taken out of the vehicle for servic- ing or transfer to another vehicle and to be reassembled to the vehicle. It also assures suitable mounting conditions which prevent damage to the radio due to shocks and vibrations to which the vehi- cle is subjected and it ensures adequate ventilation.

  Most radios are assembled to their mounts with the use of screws or similar threaded devices either by the aid of threads in the radio or by the use of mounting straps. The use of screws or other threaded devices complicates the assembly to and disassem- bly from the mount. The vibration and shocks to which the radio is subjected due to motion of the vehicle, tend to loosen threaded connections. Any relative motion between the radio and the mount amplifies the vibrations which can, in turn, cause malfunctioning of the radio and in some cases, mechanical damage to the radio.

  Damage is also caused to the screws, radio or mounting parts by over-tightening or under- tightening ofthe screws. Mounting and dismounting radio is more difficult and defect-prone when screws or threaded devices are involved.

  The idea relates to a mounting which does not require screws or other threaded devices in order to mount the radio, to hold...