US Patent No. 10,194,560


Patent No. 10,194,560
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Printed Circuit Board Clip
Inventorship Long Dang, San Jose, CA (US)
Don Nguyen, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Michael Brooks, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,560

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a hole extending through the printed circuit board from the top surface to the bottom surface; and
a hook clip at least partially disposed within the hole of the printed circuit board, the hook clip comprising:
a body having a looped structure and forming a hook gap, the body and the hook gap being in a plane;
prongs extending from the body, at least part of one of the prongs positioned out of the plane; and
retainers extending from the prongs, the retainers parallel to the plane;
wherein the retainers are repositionable between a rested state and a compressed state, where the retainers in the compressed state are positioned adjacent to each other such that the retainers overlap each other when viewed along a direction perpendicular to the plane and intersecting the retainers to enable the hook clip to be inserted into or removed from the hole of the printed circuit board.