Isolation Mounting Device
Patent, Filed 14 May 1996, patented 28 Sep 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An isolation mounting device or assembly is used to mount items or components to a structure in an environment susceptible to vibrational energy, such as a vehicle. The isolation mounting device includes a damping portion, such as a piece of elastomeric damping material, bonded to the surface of the structure to isolate the mounting device and the component from vibrational energy transmitted through the structure. A support base, such as an aluminum block, is bonded to the damping portion to support the component. A fastener engaging portion is fixed to and extends from the support base to engage a fastener that secures the component to the support base. For example, a assembly can be crimped into an aperture formed in the support base so that an internally threaded snap nut post extends through the component and receives a bolt that secures the component to the support base. The component is then easily and removably mounted to the structure without enhancing the transmission of vibration.