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Publication numberUS3514063 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1970
Filing dateJul 16, 1968
Priority dateJul 16, 1968
Publication numberUS 3514063 A, US 3514063A, US-A-3514063, US3514063 A, US3514063A
InventorsHollander Betty R
Original AssigneeOmega Engineering
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Panel mounting clips
US 3514063 A
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y 1970 B. R. HOLLANDER 3,514,063

PANEL MOUNTING CLIPS Filed July 16, 1968 EH17 1Q. Hum/05R United States Patent 3,514,063 PANEL MOUNTING CLIPS Betty R. Hollander, Stamford, Conn., assignor to Omega Engineering, Inc., a corporation of Delaware Filed July 16, 1968, Ser. No. 745,146 Int. Cl. A47f /00 US. Cl. 248-309 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A clip for use in the mounting, on a panel, of a socket such as a thermo-couple socket comprises a single-piece body of sheet metal including a front wall and a base wall projecting at a right angle from an edge of said front wall, said front wall "being apertured to receive a front portion of the socket and having other openings to receive means for attachment of the clip to a panel, and said base wall having an opening to receive means for attachment of the socket to the clip, a modification having a top wall projecting parallel to the base wa l from an opposed edge of the front wall.

The present invention relates to panel-mounting clips, its object being to provide improvements in such clips primarily intended for the panel-mounting of thermocouple sockets.

According to the present invention, a clip for use in the mounting of a device such as a thermocouple socket, on a panel, comprises, a single-piece body of sheet metal including a front wall and at least a base wall projecting at a right angle from an edge of said front wall, said front wall being apertured to receive a front portion of the socket, said front wall having other openings to receive means for attachment of the clip to a panel, and said base wall having an opening to receive means for attachment of the socket to the clip.

In a first form, said single-piece body further includes a top wall parallel to and spaced from the base wall and projecting at a right angle from an opposed edge of said front wall, and the top wall includes an opening positioned to correspond with the opening of the base wall to receive the means for attachment of the socket to the clip.

In a second form, the clip has only the base wall and said base wall has other openings intended to receive other means for attachment of the socket to be mounted, for example other assembly screws of a thermo-couple socket.

The openings in the front wa l may be threaded for engagement by metal screws intended to retain the clip in assembly with a panel, or may be plain holes for metal screws or bolts to pass through.

The opening in the base wall may be threaded to receive a metal screw intended to engage through the socket to retain the socket in assembly with the clip.

The base wall may have other openings to receive metal assembly screws of a socket.

In order that the nature of the invention may be readily ascertained, two embodiments of socket clip in accordance therewith are hereinafter particularly described with reference to the figures of the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective front elevation of a first embodiment of clip, having a socket assembled in it;

Patented May 26, 1970 ice FIG. 2 is a side elevation thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevation thereof;

FIG. 4 is an underplan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a perspective front elevation of a second embodiment of clip.

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 4, the clip consists of a single piece of suitable metal sheet bent up and stamped out so as to provide a rectangular front wall 1, and an approximately equilateral triangular top wall 2 and a spaced parallel base wall 3 of similar shape to said top wall, both projecting at a right angle from opposed edges of the front wall. The clip is intended for the mounting of a thermocouple socket behind a panel (not shown). The clip is shown assembled with a thermocouple socket 4, the details of which are not part of the present invention. The front wall 1 of the clip is rectangularly apertured at 5 so that the front end of the socket 4 may protrude slightly through the front wall, and it is to be assumed that the panel, to which the assembly is to be mounted, wou d be similarly apertured appropriately to receive and to give access to the socket 4.

At each side, in its front wall 1, the clip has threaded openings positioned on a median line between said opposed edges to receive a metal screw 6 adapted to be engaged through corresponding openings in the panel so as to mount the clip on the panel.

The socket is retained in assembly with the clip by means of a metal screw 7 which passes freely through an opening disposed adjacent the apex of the top wall 2 of the clip, and through the body of the socket, and engages into a threaded opening 8 in the base Wall 3 of the clip. Other screws 7a serve to retain the socket body assembled.

Referring now to FIG. 5 of the drawings, the second embodiment of clip consists of a single piece of suitable metal sheet bent up and stamped out so as to provide a rectangular front Wall 9 and a trapezium shaped base wall 10 projecting at a right angle from an edge of said front wall.

The front wall is rectangularly apertured at 11 so that the front end of a socket 12, seen in broken line, may protrude slightly through the front wall.

At each side of the front aperture 11, the front Wall 9 has plain openings 13 arranged on a median line parallel to said edge, to receive a metal screw for securing the clip to an apertured panel, not shown.

The base wall 10 is provided with an opening 14 on the median line of the trapezium, and two other openings 15, 15 spaced symmetrically laterally and adapted to receive the ends of metal screws 7a already present in the socket (see FIGS. 1 to 4). The openings 15, 15 may be made plain, as in the construction illustrated, and a nut secured on the screws 7a at the underside of the base wall 10, or those openings may be threaded for direct engagement with the screws 7a.

These clips are primarily intended for use with ceramic sockets of the nature illustrated, and the clip of FIG. 5 having a relatively large base wall 10 offers considerable mechanical reinforcement at high temperatures, particularly those exceeding 400 F. The material from which the clips are made is preferably a non-oxidising metal such as stainless steel.

The various openings are set at critical distances from each other so that they will align with the standard screw holes of, for example, different commercially available thermocouple sockets.

I claim:

' 1. A clip for use in themounting on a panel ofa socket, such as a thermocouple socket, comprising a single-piece body of sheet metal including a rectangular front wall and a base wall projecting at a right angle from an edge of said front wall, said front wall being apertured to receive a front portion of the socket, said front wall having other openings arranged to receive means for attachment of the clip to a panel, said base wall having an opening to receive means for attachment 'of the socket to the clip, a top wall parallel to and spaced from said base wall and projecting at a right angle from an opposed edge of said front wall, said front wall having a rectangular aperture therein, said openings in said front wall being arranged on a median line parallel to said edges, said base wall and said top wall being approximately triangular shaped and having their respective openings disposed adjacent to the apex of the triangle and said top wall including an opening positioned to correspond with said opening of the base wall to receive the means for attach ment of the'socket to the clip.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain.

MARION PARSONS, JR., Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 3,514,063 May 26, 1970 Betty R. Hollander It is certified that error appears in the above identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shmm below:

In the heading to the printed specification, after line 5, insert Claims priority, application Great Britain, July 19,

1967, 33086 Signed and sealed this 15th day of September 1970.

(SEAL) Attest:

WILLIAM E. SCHUYLER, JR.

Edward M. Fletcher, Jr.

Commissioner of Patents Attesting Officer

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Referenced by
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US4679882 *Sep 17, 1985Jul 14, 1987Mears Larry ESupport clips for supporting electrical fixtures in a junction box
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/309.1, 374/E01.18, 248/300, 439/550
International ClassificationG01K1/14
Cooperative ClassificationG01K1/14
European ClassificationG01K1/14