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Mounting clips for panel installation

United States Patent

9,571,031
February 14, 2017
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An exemplary mounting clip for removably attaching panels to a supporting structure comprises a base, spring locking clips, a lateral flange, a lever flange, and a spring bonding pad. The spring locking clips extend upwardly from the base. The lateral flange extends upwardly from a first side of the base. The lateral flange comprises a slot having an opening configured to receive at least a portion of one of the one or more panels. The lever flange extends outwardly from the lateral flange. The spring bonding flange extends downwardly from the lever flange. At least a portion of the first spring bonding flange comprises a serrated edge for gouging at least a portion of the one or more panels when the one or more panels are attached to the mounting clip to electrically and mechanically couple the one or more panels to the mounting clip.
Cavieres; Andres (Atlanta, GA), Al-Haddad; Tristan (Clarkston, GA), Goodman; Joseph (Atlanta, GA), Valdes; Francisco (Atlanta, GA)
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
14/ 771,246
March 28, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Grant Number DE-EE0005441, awarded by The Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.