US 9,810,255 B2
Threaded standoff with anti-rotational structure
Edward Kotlyar, Needham, MA (US)
Assigned to SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION, West Kingston, RI (US)
Appl. No. 14/893,866
Filed by SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION, West Kingston, RI (US)
PCT Filed May 31, 2013, PCT No. PCT/US2013/043661
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 24, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/193411, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 4, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0131174 A1, May 12, 2016
Int. Cl. F16B 37/00 (2006.01); F16B 39/282 (2006.01); F16B 33/00 (2006.01); F16B 37/14 (2006.01); F16B 9/02 (2006.01)
CPC F16B 33/002 (2013.01) [F16B 37/145 (2013.01); F16B 39/282 (2013.01); F16B 9/026 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A standoff assembly for separating a first component from a second component from one another a predetermined distance, the standoff assembly comprising:
a standoff including a predetermined length defined between a first end and a second end, and an anti-rotational structure formed at the first end, the standoff being hexagonal in cross section along a length of the standoff, the anti-rotational structure being configured to be inserted into a corresponding opening formed in the first component;
a first fastener to secure the first component to the first end of the standoff; and
a second fastener to secure the second component to the second end of the standoff,
wherein the anti-rotational structure includes a first protrusion formed on one side of the threaded opening and a second protrusion formed on an opposite side of the threaded opening, the first protrusion being formed from two sides of the standoff and the second protrusion being formed from an opposing two sides of the standoff.