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1. (WO2018044709) PRE-ASSEMBLABLE AND REMOVABLE RETAINING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044709    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048589
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16B 5/06
F16B 13/08
Applicants: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
Inventors: YON, Fulvio, Pacifico
SAVI, Massimo
GAGLIARDI, Riccardo
Title: PRE-ASSEMBLABLE AND REMOVABLE RETAINING DEVICE
Abstract:
Retaining device (1) including: a first and a second plate body (7, 11) connected by a pair of opposite articulated arms (15) able to assume selectively an extended configuration, in which the plate bodies (7,11) are in a distal position, and a folded-up configuration, in which the plate bodies (7,11) are in an adjacent position; first and second elastically deformable teeth (20,30) mounted integrally on the first plate body (7), the first teeth (20) being able to snap-engage with respective engaging seats (22) formed in the second plate body (11) so as to lock the arms (15) in the folded-up configuration, clamping tightly a first mechanical element (2) against the first plate body (7); the second teeth (30) being arranged opposite respective through-perforations (10,14) of the first and second plate bodies (7,11) and being able to snap-engage, in use, with a second mechanical element (3) which is thus connected to the first element.