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Universal Plastic Snap-Fit Wall Mount Bracket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102124D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jeche, MW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Plastic snap-fit bracket A (see Fig. 1) allows certain cable fan-out boxes similar to box B (see Fig. 2) to be wall mounted. Using the two keyhole slots 1, bracket A can be mounted to a wall. Cable fan-out box B can then be snapped into the bracket. Box B is easily removed from bracket A by pushing up on snap-fit arm 2 and pulling box B forward, allowing easy access to attachment cables. Bracket A can also be snapped onto box B for wall mounting at a later time.

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Universal Plastic Snap-Fit Wall Mount Bracket

       Plastic snap-fit bracket A (see Fig. 1) allows certain
cable fan-out boxes similar to box B (see Fig. 2) to be wall mounted.
Using the two keyhole slots 1, bracket A can be mounted to a wall.
Cable fan-out box B can then be snapped into the bracket.  Box B is
easily removed from bracket A by pushing up on snap-fit arm 2 and
pulling box B forward, allowing easy access to attachment cables.
Bracket A can also be snapped onto box B for wall mounting at a later
time.

      Box B (see Fig. 2) must be 74.6  0.3 millimeters high by
169.6  0.3 millimeters long by 32  0.3 millimeters deep.  The
cable collar 3 must exit from one end and must have a diameter of 23
 0.3 millimeters.

      Bracket A (see Fig. 1) is made of a polycarbonate resin having
the necessary stress-strain properties needed when box B is inserted
or removed.  Snap-fit arm 2 has a relief 4 on both sides which allows
it to flex without undue stress at maximum deflection.  See partial
insertion example in Fig. 2.  Snap-fit arm 2 is also angled so there
is little or no stress on the arm when box B is fully inserted.

      Similarly, on the opposite end of bracket A, the cable opening
5 has a relief 6 to allow the cable opening 5 to spread to
accommodate cable collar 3 of box B.  See partial insertion example
in Fig. 2.  Again, when box B is fully inserted, there is little or
no stress on cable opening 5.