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A Spring-Loaded AE Connector Bracket Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015138D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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This invention eliminates the use of screws to attach the AE connector bracket to the basecasting. A clip spring, restrained by the top cover, is used to push the bracket against the base and apply load for the seal gasket and the connector. By eliminating the two screws used to attach the bracket DE assemble time can be reduced and it is easier to achieve cleanliness inside the DE, due to reduced number of threaded holes. Figures 1 and 2 show the AE connector bracket and the clip spring for this invention. The AE connector bracket is a plastic part, and has the holding feature for the clip spring as indicated in Fig. 1. The clip spring is a separate part. During the assemble process, the clip spring is placed into the holding feature of the AE bracket as indicated in Fig. 2. When the top cover is installed, the clip spring is compressed by the cover and therefore applies pressure to the bracket for the seal gasket and connector legs. Clip spring AE connector bracket