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Snap In, Antirotational, Variable Thickness Attachment Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079110D
Original Publication Date: 1973-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Evans, RT: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A plug-in capability is added to a wire retention device, which can accommodate variable material thickness as well as provide frictional antirotation. The snap-in device consists of four beam members 10 having positive retention lips 12. The snap-in device is capable of snapping into a suitably dimensioned hole in the material to which it is to be attached. Four protruding beam members 16 are located in the base of the device, and are capable of absorbing differences in material thickness to which the device is to ~e connected. These four beam members 16 further provide resistance to the turning and cocking of the device. The snap-in beam members 10 have a reverse taper 14 at the top of the members.

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Snap In, Antirotational, Variable Thickness Attachment Method

A plug-in capability is added to a wire retention device, which can accommodate variable material thickness as well as provide frictional antirotation. The snap-in device consists of four beam members 10 having positive retention lips 12. The snap-in device is capable of snapping into a suitably dimensioned hole in the material to which it is to be attached. Four protruding beam members 16 are located in the base of the device, and are capable of absorbing differences in material thickness to which the device is to ~e connected. These four beam members 16 further provide resistance to the turning and cocking of the device. The snap-in beam members 10 have a reverse taper 14 at the top of the members. This is the portion of the members nearest the base of the device which creates frictional antirotation, in conjunction with the variable-thickness absorption beams 16. Figs. 1 and 2 show a bottom and side view, respectively, of the snap-in device. Fig. 3 shows the wireway having the snap-in device attached to a beam member 18.

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