04973212 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 12 patents.

A snap-in type fastener for securing an object to an apertured support includes a shank member having predetermined diameter and length. A locking member integral with one end of the shank member is provided to extend through the support aperture to facilitate engaging of the apertured support by the shank whereby the locking member resists withdrawal of the fastener from the apertured support. A head member is disposed at the other end of the shank member and includes a resilient member which provides for axial deflection of the shank for a selected distance in the direction of the apertured support to facilitate engaging of apertured supports of different thicknesses. The resilient member may form all or a portion of the head member depending upon the method of securing or may be associated with the head member.

Title
Snap-in fastener
Application Number
7/334711
Publication Number
4973212
Application Date
April 6, 1989
Publication Date
November 27, 1990
Inventor
David Jacobs
Arlington
MA, US
Agent
Edward A Gordon
Assignee
Applied Power
WI, US
IPC
A41F 1/00
F16B 19/00
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