Patent Number: 6,305,892

Title: Fastening system for speaker grilles

Abstract: A fastener for removably attaching a speaker grill to a cabinet includes a head having a pair of outwardly directed wings that have inwardly directed ramps at their bottoms to aid in disengaging the speaker grille receptacle from the fastener. A pair of angled abutments beneath the head are arranged to sandwich the receptacle between the abutments and the ramps to provide a secure, yet readily removable, grill. The tree-like base of the fastener includes a plurality of resilient branches for frictionally engaging the inner surface of an aperture in a wood or wood composition cabinet. The end of the base includes a pair of resilient wings that expand to engage the bottom of an aperture in a plastic cabinet.

Inventors: Qiao; Huili (Darien, IL)

Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation

International Classification: F16B 21/00 (20060101); F16B 21/08 (20060101); F16B 19/00 (20060101); F16B 5/06 (20060101); H04R 1/02 (20060101); F16B 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018