Adjustable two-piece clamp for installing article on wall

Application Number: 00108653
Application Date: 2000.05.08
Publication Number: 1275518
Publication Date: 2000.12.06
Priority Information: 1999/5/5 US 60/132,667
International: B65D25/22;H05K7/12
Applicant(s) Name: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Mark J. Pufaler;James H. Whitehade
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: wu menghua
Abstract An adjustable two-piece clip for mounting an object such as an electrical box on a stud is provided which comprises a first clip part engageable with the stud for securement of the clip to the stud; a second clip part engageable with the first clip part for holding the object on the clip; and at least one support member extending between the second clip part and a surface of the stud for substantially preventing flexing of the clip and inward movement of the object when a force is applied generally inwardly of the object. Also, the leg of the second clip part may be slidable relative to the leg of the first clip part lengthwise of the leg of the first clip part thereby enabling selection of a position of the object being held by the second clip part relative to the stud. In a preferred embodiment, the clip includes adjustment members with tabs on their distal ends for adjusting the relative position of the legs and for holding the first and second clip parts together during initial assembly.