Patent Number: 6,308,960

Title: V-lock segmented speaker gasket

Abstract: A gasket especially adapted for use as a speaker ring is provided. The gasket is formed of a plurality of segments, each having first and second ends defining first and second complementary mating surfaces respectively. The complimentary mating surfaces allow the segments to be placed end to end with the first mating surface of a segment abutting the second mating surface of an adjacent segment. All of the segments arranged together in this manner form closed gasketed ring. The first mating surface of each segment is made up of first and second relatively flat shoulders adjacent the inner and outer sides of each segment respectively, and a triangular projection extending between the first and second shoulders. Similarly, the second mating surface of each segment is made up of third and fourth relatively flat shoulders adjacent the inner and outer sides of each segment, and a triangular recess or notch extending between the third and fourth shoulders. The triangular recess of the second mating surface is substantially the inverse of the triangular projection protruding from the first mating surface.

Inventors: Peale; Seymour (Northbrook, IL)

Assignee: United Gasket Corporation

International Classification: H04R 9/00 (20060101); F16J 015/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018