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Rubber plug to securing floor mat to cab floor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000205992D
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

This invention provides a cost effective solution to secure floor mat to cab floor using rubber plugs. It was required to secure a floor mat to cab floor. As the thickness of the floor mat was minimal, there is a tendency of the floor mat to start rolling if not secured properly & at adequate places. This low cost option provides a good solution to secure the floor mat tightly & adequately eliminating rolling over the period of its use. The arrangement uses rubber plugs to secure the floor mat tightly and at adequate places. The plug is reusable. The hardness selected has made it flexible enough to flex during assembly & removal from floor mat without breaking. Since floor mat is removed quite frequently for cleaning & servicing other components in the cab, it was needed that the plug sustains these cycles without breaking. Also, the fit between plug, rubber floor mat & cab floor is designed in such a way that we get a good clamping force for securing floor mat and also it can be easily assembled and removed during assembly & service. In this arrangement, since rubber plug is used, it matches the floor mat color & does not disturb aesthetic appeal of the product. As it is designed with properties to provide flexibility, it stretches itself during assembly and removal. Thereby, provides flexibility which is lacking in nut-bolt arrangement. Also, the plug dimensions are designed to provide right kind of fit between plug, rubber floor mat & sheet metal floor to secure the floor mat in place (with adequate mounting points), which prevents the floor mat from rolling. By making the plug separate and not integrating it in the mat, we can provide different material properties to plug and floor mat.

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Title: Rubber plug to securing floor mat to cab floor

This invention provides a cost effective solution to secure floor mat to cab floor using rubber plugs.

It was required to secure a floor mat to cab floor. As the thickness of the floor mat was minimal, there is a tendency of the floor mat to start rolling if not secured properly & at adequate places. This low cost option provides a good solution to secure the floor mat tightly & adequately eliminating rolling over the period of its use.

The arrangement uses rubber plugs to secure the floor mat tightly and at adequate places. The plug is reusable. The hardness selected has made it flexible enough to flex during assembly & removal from floor mat without breaking. Since floor mat is removed quite frequently for cleaning & servicing other components in the cab, it was needed that the plug sustains these cycles without breaking.
Also, the fit between plug, rubber floor mat & cab floor is designed in such a way that we get a good clamping force for securing floor mat and also it can be easily assembled and removed during assembly & service.

In this arrangement, since rubber plug is used, it matches the floor mat color & does not disturb aesthetic appeal of the product. As it is designed with properties to provide flexibility, it stretches itself during assembly and removal. Thereby, provides flexibility which is lacking in nut-bolt arrangement. Also, the plug dimensions are designed to provide right kind of fit between plug, ru...