Support Clip for Ceiling Panels
Publication Date: 2001-May-03
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A support clip is provided for pressing into an edge of a ceiling panel to support the edge of the ceiling panel on a suspended ceiling grid member. The support clip comprises a generally J or C-shaped frame having a first leg, a second leg, and a stop disposed between said first and second legs. The first leg is formed to define at least one prong configured to pierce and advance into an edge of a ceiling panel. The second leg is spaced from the first leg a predetermined distance such that the second leg rests on an upper surface of the ceiling panel as the first leg advances into the edge of the ceiling panel. The pierce depth of the first leg is limited by the top and a thumb flange is provided to facilitate the manual application of pressure.