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Donut Cocoon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102730D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of mounting a commercial item without fasteners while obtaining additional requirements with no additional cost.

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Donut Cocoon

      Disclosed is a method of mounting a commercial item without
fasteners while obtaining additional requirements with no additional
cost.

      The mounting hardware consists of acoustic foam (1) with an
adhesive backing (2).  A hole within the acoustic foam (1) has an
undersized profile.  When placed within the hole, the fan becomes
captured through expansion and contraction of the foam around the fan
body (3).  The form and fan is now attached onto its mounting surface
(4).  No shock mounts are necessary because the adhesive with the
foam acts as the damping agent.  The adhesive also serves as a
perimeter seal between the fan mount and the mounting surface to
prevent leakage.  Acoustic requirements for the fan are provided by
the properties acquired by using the foam as a hardware mount.

      This mounting arrangement is also applicable to a vast number
of other applications.

      Disclosed anonymously.