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RETAINER Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005410D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-10

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John Laugal Alan Grimshaw


With the use of metric threaded screws in mounting hardware, the loss of a screw, in a remote area, could cause a significant problem in reassembling the unit. The novel retainer is a plastic part which will retain the mounting screw to a larger member of an assembly. The retainer snaps into a slot 5 located in a bracket or printed circuit board 2. Then a screw 3 is driven down through the retainer and through a spacer 4. The screw is now held securely in place, eliminating possible loss.