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Frame to Base Shock Mount Securing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036904D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boigenzahn, JF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The figure illustrates a device and method which permits a base structure to be securely and easily mounted into a frame structure using shock-absorbing material.

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Frame to Base Shock Mount Securing System

The figure illustrates a device and method which permits a base structure to be securely and easily mounted into a frame structure using shock-absorbing material.

The shock system uses a grommet-style shock mount. A shock mount 1 contains a split 2, and a shock mount boss 3 located on a base structure 4 has a flange 5. Opening split 2 allows the shock mount 1 to be placed onto boss 3 without the use of additional fasteners. Flange 5 and base structure 4 provide retention of shock mount 1 in the axial direction. Boss 3 retains shock mount 1 in the radial direction. Split 2 does not alter the performance of the shock system when the assembly is completed.

A slot 6, located in a frame structure 7, accepts a slot 8 and provides both axial and radial retention of shock mount 1 and base structure 4 in all but the direction of the slot opening.

A shock mount clip 9 is inserted into slot 6 and provides radial retention in the direction of the slot opening. The retention is provided by using a blade 10 seated in slot 6 and retaining tabs 11 seated in retaining holes 12 provided on the frame structure.

An assembled shock mount system 13 provides retention in all directions under operating and shipping conditions while maintaining proper location and acceptable performance using a minimal number of inexpensive and easily assembled parts.

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