US Patent No. 10,143,097

HOUSING AND COMPLEMENTARY SNAP-FIT BRACKET


Patent No. 10,143,097
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Housing And Complementary Snap-fit Bracket
Inventorship Roberto S. Santos, Hudson, MA (US)
Steven R. Tambeau, Marlborough, MA (US)
Brian J. Taylor, Boston, MA (US)
Burt Sacherski, Nashua, NH (US)
Elik I. Fooks, Lexington, MA (US)
Suresh R. Nair, Amherst, NH (US)
Michael Flannery, Groton, MA (US)
Scott Wakefield, Andover, MA (US)
Assignee Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc., Mayfield Heights, OH (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,097

1. A system for mounting an industrial sensor, comprising:a bracket comprising a snap feature and an overhang feature; and
a housing of an industrial sensor, comprising:
hollow threaded connectors that provide access to respective data ports or power ports of the industrial sensor, wherein two of the hollow threaded connectors protrude from a first end of the housing;
a first pocket located at the first end of the housing between the two of the hollow threaded connectors;
a first mounting boss located within the first pocket and configured to engage with either the snap feature or the overhang feature;
a second pocket located at a second end of the housing; and
a second mounting boss located within the second pocket and configured to engage with either the snap feature or the overhang feature.