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Instrument Panel Recessed Staple Pocket for Noise and Vibration Pad

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000225836D
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 179K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.: OWNER

Abstract

An Instrument Panel Recessed Staple Pocket for Noise and Vibration Pad relates to an Instrument Panel having a staple pocket. The staple pocket is an area separate from the majority of the instrument panel and dedicated for attaching noise and vibration pads with one or more staples. The use of staple pockets prevents installer of the noise and vibration pads from coming into contact with sharp edges during the assembly process. The staple pocket includes one or more recessed tabbed areas adapted to facilitate the stapling of the noise and vibration pads to an internal panel of a vehicle. The recessed tabbed areas have a depth greater than the length of the staples used to attach the noise and vibration pad. The use of staples eliminates the need for sonic welding or other types of more labor intensive attaching methods.

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Title of Invention

Instrument Panel Recessed Staple Pocket for Noise and Vibration Pad

Description of Invention

    An Instrument Panel Recessed Staple Pocket for Noise and Vibration Pad relates to an Instrument Panel having a staple pocket. The staple pocket is an area separate from the majority of the instrument panel and dedicated for attaching noise and vibration pads with one or more staples. The use of staple pockets prevents installer of the noise and vibration pads from coming into contact with sharp edges during the assembly process.

    The staple pocket includes one or more recessed tabbed areas adapted to facilitate the stapling of the noise and vibration pads to an internal panel of a vehicle. The recessed tabbed areas have a depth greater than the length of the staples used to attach the noise and vibration pad. The use of staples eliminates the need for sonic welding or other types of more labor intensive attaching methods.

Unique Features

1. Utilizing staple pockets in an instrument panel to attach a noise and vibration pad to the instrument panel of a vehicle.

Diagram

Staple pocket

Staple pocket