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Title:
ANCHOR RAIL ADAPTER AND HANGER AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003041541
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An adapter (10) and hanger (52) mounts an associated article to an associated anchor rail (12). The anchor rail (12) is formed as a U-shaped channel having a pair of upstanding opposing legs (16), each leg having an inwardly extending wall (18) and terminating in a downwardly oriented lip (20). The adapter (10) includes a top surface, flanges depending from the top surface and mounting legs extending from the flanges. The mounting legs (38) each have a hook-like portion for engaging a respective rail lip (20). The adapter (10) is flexible to permit urging the flanges inwardly toward one another for inserting a portion of the mounting legs (38) into the U-shaped channel, and is also resilient such that the hook like portions biasedly engage the rail lips (20). In one embodiment, a hanger is formed integral with the adapter (10).

Inventors:
KORCZAK RICK
LINEHAN KEVIN E
STOCKMAN CHRISTOPHER R
Application Number:
PCT/US2002/023781
Publication Date:
August 14, 2003
Filing Date:
July 25, 2002
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ANDREW CORP (US)
International Classes:
F16B21/07; F16B37/02; F16B37/04; F16L3/00; F16L3/22; F16L3/24; F16L3/26; F16S3/02; H02G3/32; F16B7/04; A47G; (IPC1-7): F16L3/00
Foreign References:
US6354543B12002-03-12
US6257530B12001-07-10
US5108055A1992-04-28
US4505006A1985-03-19
US20020005463A12002-01-17
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