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Easy mounted option for captivated screws.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016832D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 383K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ole Maymann: AUTHOR

Abstract

Easy and cheap mounted, or later added part for captivation of screws. Normally used for front plates or removable covers.

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TITLE:� Easy mounted option for captivated screws.

by:� Ole Maymann

Abstract

Easy and cheap mounted, or later added part for captivation of screws. Normally used for front plates or removable covers.

Introduction

This paper describes how a simple and cheap device can be added to removable front plates, covers and other parts that had to be removed for service or adjustment on a device. The described part can be added at the asm. of the device, but can if needed later, easily be added to the device.

These parts are normally seen as machined parts with lock rings, springs and other fairly costly items. This part is a simple one-piece metal or plastic moulded device.

Problem(s) To Be Solved

Mostly seen parts for captivating of screw are machined parts for screw-in or riveting to the front plate or cover. This part is normally treaded in order to hold the screw.

Also, existing parts are designed as an integrated solution to the process, and are impossible or very costly to add later.

It would be nice if the choice of having captivated screws could be taken later.

Proposed Solution to the Problem(s)

This solution describes a simple metal or plast device designed as two

� "washer like" parts connected with a strip.

One washer for mounting on the surface, and one washer for holding around the screw head.

The metal part can be made of sheet metal. Stamped out and pre bended to the wanted shape and screw size. The inner washer is then supplied with self adhesive material for mounting...