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June 4, 1963
B. A. SARAFINAS
3,092,364
MOUNTING FOOT MEMBER
Filed Sept. 14, 1961
Inveador.‘
Bruno ?. Sarajzlms,
by ZKJZZUP
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United States Patent 0 "
3,092,364
Patented June 4, 1963
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preferably integral with the base portion ‘6 extends up
wardly into the aperture 4 in the cushion body (FIG. 7)
and has its free upper end portion 8 flared outwardly to
assist in holding the device in assembly with the cushion
3,092,364
MGUNTING F001‘ MEMBER
Bruno A. Sara?nas, Saugus, Mass, assignor to United
Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge, Mass, a cor
poration of Delaware
body and also act as an entering guide for the end of a
threaded screw or bolt.
Filed Sept. 14, 1961, Ser. No. 138,173
2 Claims. (Cl. 248—35t})
The fastener member 2 also is
provided with two snap fastener leg portions 9-9 ex
tending from the base 6 through the apertures 5—5 and
beyond the upper surface of the cushion body as shown
This invention aims to provide an improved mounting
foot member for use as a support for such devices as tele 1O in FIGS. 6 and 7. The end portions of the legs 9~9 are
bent downwardly toward the cushion body 1 (FIG. 7)
phone bases, it being equally applicable to other devices.
and are divided into support engaging portions lob-'10‘
An object of the invention is to provide a simple two
and apertured wall engaging portions 11-11, the pur~
piece mounting foot member including a cushion body of
poses of which will be described more fully hereafter.
?exible material and :a fastener member assembled there
with, the fastener member having at least one snap fas 15 The legs 9—l9 and the apertures 5—5 are so proportioned
that there is frictional contact ‘between the walls sur
tener projection extending beyond the top face of the foot
member for snap engagement with a suitable portion of
the base of the device of the unit to be supported.
Another object of the invention is to provide a mounting
foot member as set forth in the previous paragraph in
rounding the apertures 5-——5i and the edges of the legs
thereby also assisting in holding the snap fastener mem
ber 2 in assembly with the cushion body 1.
The mounting foot members have been so constructed
and arranged that they will ?t standard telephone bases
which the fastener member also has a threaded means for
now in general use; and in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 there is illus
engagement with a cooperating threaded means to ‘assist
tnated the manner in which the improved mounting foot
in assembling a vdevice inside the base of the unit to be
members may be attached to the telephone base unit with.
supported.
A further object of the invention is to provide a simple 25 out making any changes in the hole, locations, or sizes,
thereby providing an inexpensive simple unit that may be
inexpensive mounting ‘foot device which may be snapped
easily and quickly attached to present devices and in a
into place on the bottom of a unit of present commercial
less expensive manner than the mounting foot members
construction to take the place of a more complicated more
now in use.
expensive device now in use.
In FIG. 1 there is an illustration of the use of ap
plicant’s invention in connection with a telephone base
unit 12 and in FIGS. 2 and 3 sections are shown to illus
mercial telephone showing the improved mounting foot
tnate the manner of assembly and the use of the device in
members in attached positions;
in connection with the base unit 12. At the bottom of
FIG. 2 is an enlarged section taken on the line 2—2- of
35 the telephone base unit v12, there is provided a plate mem
FIG. 1;
ber '13 substantially of the size and shape of the base;
FIG. 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 2;
and it is to this plate member 13 that the foot members
FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the improved mounting
are attached. The plate member 13‘ is provided with aper
foot member;
tures 1'4-—114 through which the ends of the legs 9-9 of
FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view of the mounting foot
the fastener 2 are forced until the ends of the support en
member;
gaging portions 1i)—10 snap over the base 13 and locate
FIG. 6 is an edge view of the mounting foot member;
the foot member in position as best shown in FIG. 3.
FIG. 7 is a section taken on the line 7—7 of FIG. 4;
The
wall engaging portions 11—11 are not absolutely
FIG. 8 is a plan view of the fastener member of the
essential to the device, but they are useful to the extent that
mounting foot member; and
45 when the foot members are in position these wall engaging
FIG. 9 is an edge view of the fastener member shown
portions 11-11 cooperate with oppositely associated por
in FIG. 8.
tions of the legs 9—9 to maintain the foot member in a
Referring to the particular embodiment of the invention
given relation to the base 13. and prevent lateral move
illustrated by the various ?gures of the drawing, there is
shown a mounting foot member in connection with the 50 ment of the foot members relative to the telephone base
unit 12.
base of the current type of telephone device. 'It should
The tubular threaded nut member 7 of the fastener
be understood that this same type of mounting {foot mem
member 2 is in alignment with an aperture 15 in the base
ber, in vany desired shape, might be used on other devices
plate 313 thereby permitting a screw member .16 (FIG. 3)
such as typewriters, radios, etc., where it is desired to
have one or more mounting feet for supporting the device 55 to pass through a bracket portion 17 of a device to be
mounted within the telephone base unit and engage the nut
to prevent scratching of furniture and to prevent sliding
portion 7 to hold the parts in assembly. Thus it will be
of the device relative to the furniture.
seen that the improved mounting foot member is easily
The speci?c mounting foot member illustrated is a
and quickly assembled with a telephone base unit and
simple two-piece ‘device including a cushion body 1 of
?exible material such as rubber or any of the known soft 60 adapts itself to the construction of the telephone base
unit without the necessity of the manufacturer making
injection moldable plastic materials and a fastener member
changes in the present construction while at the same
2 preferably formed ‘of a spring type metal so that parts
time
providing a completely satisfactory mounting foot
thereof may be yieldable. The cushion body 1 is pro
device.
vided with a recess 3 in the bottom portion thereof and a
In the drawings:
.
FIG. 1 is a side ‘elevation of the base portion of a com
The above described iunproved mounting foot members
central aperture 4 together with two other apertures 5-—5, 65
easily
take the place of presently known devices (that are
all of which apertures extend from the recess 3v through
riveted and/ or bolted in place.
the top surface of the cushion body 1. The fastener
‘It should be noted that the mounting foot member illus
member 2 has a base portion 6 substantially the same
trated
and described is formed of two single pieces 1 and 2.
shape as the recess 3 and ?ts into the recess so that when
the foot member is in use the base portion 6 cannot come 70 thereby reducing the assembly to a minimum number of
parts. With this construction the cushion body may be
in contact with the article upon which the telephone or
molded as a separate unit and the snap fastener member
other device rests. A threaded tubular nut portion 7,
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manufactured as ‘a separate metal member and the two
pieces may be easily assembled after the complete ‘forma
tion of those parts. It is obvious that this (construction is
better ‘and (less expensive than a device Where a metal fas
tener is made of more than one piece and is insert molded
with the cushion body member as has been the case
heretofore.
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2. A mounting foot member for a device such as a
telephone base unit, said foot member having a cushion
body of ?exible material :for supporting a telephone base
unit thereon and a fastener member ‘assembled with said
cushion body, said fastener member having a base portion
located in a recess in said cushion body, a tubular nut
member extending from said base portion into ‘an aperture
While a preferred embodiment of the invention ‘has been
in the cushion body ‘and snap fastener leg members also
illustrated and described, it should be understood that the
extending from said base portion into apertures in said
invention is best set forth by the following claims.
10 cushion body, said leg members having yieldable portions
I claim:
extending beyond by a top ‘face of said cushion body to
1. A mounting ‘foot member for a device such as a
‘snap through apertures in a telephone base, unit, and each
telephone base unit, said foot ‘member having a cushion
leg'member having a wall engaging spring ?nger portion
body of ?exible material for supporting 1a. telephone base
unit thereon and a fastener member {assembled with said 15 to engage a Wall at an aperture through which a leg passes
thereby to maintain the mounting foot member in a stable
cushion body, said dasten'er member having a base portion
position relative to a telephone or like base.
located in 'a recess in said cushion body, a tubular nut
member extending from said base portion into an aperture
in the cushion body and snap fastener leg members also
extending from said base portion into apertures in said
cushion body, said leg members having yieldable portions
extending beyond a top face of said cushion body to snap
through apertures in a telephone base unit.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
71,658,244
Lewis _; ______________ __ Feb. 7, 1928
2,538,658
‘2,631,330
Saure ________________ __ Jan. 16, 1951
Becker ______________ __ Mar. 17, 1953
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