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1. (WO2018053184) SUPPORT POUR POINT D'ACCÈS
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A mount for attaching a wireless access point (AP) device to a surface, the mount comprising:

a housing comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall defining a compartment; a tension member for securing the AP device within the compartment of the housing; a retention device for securing the tension member to or about the housing with adjustable tension; and

attachment means for securing the mount to the ceiling.

2. The mount of claim 1, wherein the tension member comprises one or more cables, bands, straps, other suitable tension members, or combinations of two or more of the foregoing.

3. The mount of claim 1, wherein the tension member comprises a cable and the retention device comprises a cable retention device.

4. The mount of claim 3, wherein the bottom wall of the housing comprises at least one aperture through which the cable is insertable to retain the AP device in position within the compartment of the housing.

5. The mount of claim 1, further comprising a securement apparatus for securing the tension member to the housing.

6. The mount of claim 5, wherein the securement apparatus comprises a spring to maintain tension on the tension member and the tension member comprises a cable; wherein the spring comprises a first end and a second end and is located adjacent to the top surface of the housing; and wherein a first end of the cable is attached to a first end of the spring and a second end of the cable is attached to the second end of the spring.

7. The mount of claim 3 , wherein the cable retention device comprises a cable winding device that comprises a knob for winding and unwinding the cable to create more or less tension for adjustably positioning the AP device between the cable and the bottom wall of the housing and for releasing and removing the AP device from the compartment of the housing by lessening the tension of the cable.

8. The mount of claim 6, wherein the bottom wall of the housing comprises a first aperture, a second aperture, a third aperture, and a fourth aperture;

wherein the second end of the cable is inserted through a top surface of the housing through the first aperture and into the compartment so that the second end of the cable runs generally horizontally across the bottom wall in a first direction to the second aperture located on a second side of the compartment that is opposite to a first side of the compartment on which the first aperture is located;

wherein the second end of the cable passes through the second aperture and out of the compartment to emerge from the second aperture at the top surface of the housing;

wherein the second end of the cable is engaged by the cable retention device at the top surface of the housing so that the cable may be tightened or loosened as desired for installation, positional adjustment, and removal of the AP device within the compartment;

wherein the second end of the cable passes through the third aperture at the top surface back into the compartment so that the cable runs generally horizontally across the bottom wall in a second direction to the fourth aperture located on a fourth side of the compartment that is opposite to a third side of the compartment on which the third aperture is located; and

wherein the second end of the cable is insertable through the fourth aperture where it exits the compartment and emerges at the top surface of the housing to connect to the second end of the spring.

9. The mount of claim 1, further comprising a cover for attaching over an opening of the housing and for concealing the AP device within the housing.

10. The mount of claim 1, wherein the housing comprises one or more magnets on or near a lip of the housing for holding in place the cover when the cover is constructed from a

ferromagnetic material.

11. The mount of claim 1, wherein the cover is not constructed from a ferromagnetic material, and the cover comprises one or more ferromagnetic pieces on or near an interior surface of the cover for holding the cover in place.

12. The mount of claim 1, wherein the housing is constructed from a ferromagnetic metal and further comprises one or more magnets on or near an interior surface of the cover for holding the cover in place.

13. The mount of claim 1, wherein the housing is not constructed from a ferromagnetic metal, and the housing comprises one or more magnets on or near an interior surface of the cover and one or more ferromagnetic pieces for holding the cover in place.

14. The mount of claim 1 , further comprising a spacer placed between a bottom surface of the AP device and the bottom wall inside the compartment to raise the AP device within the compartment.

15. The mount of claim 1, wherein the attachment means comprises one or more clamps, swing clamps, clips, hooks, screws, nails, nuts and bolts, other suitable attachment means, or combinations of two or more of the foregoing.

16. The mount of claim 1, wherein the surface comprises a ceiling or a wall.

17. The mount of claim 1, wherein the housing comprises a lip that is flush or substantially flush against the surface when the mount is installed.

18. A method for securing a wireless access point (AP) device to a surface, the method comprising the steps of:

(a) cutting an aperture into a surface on which an AP device is to be installed;

(b) installing a mount over the aperture on the surface using attachment means for

securing the mount to the surface, the mount comprising:

a housing comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall defining a compartment, wherein the compartment remains accessible once the mount is installed;

a tension member for securing the AP device within the compartment of the housing;

a retention device for securing the tension member to or about the housing with adjustable tension; and

the attachment means for securing the mount to the surface, wherein the attachment means connect the housing to one or more edges of the surface defining the aperture;

(c) securing the AP device within the compartment using the tension member and the retention device.

19. The method of claim 18, further comprising the step of:

(d) placing a cover over the compartment of the housing to conceal the compartment and the AP device secured within the compartment.

20. The method of claim 18, wherein the surface comprises a ceiling or a wall.