Ball & Socket Assembly With Clip Retention System

Ball & Socket Assembly With Clip Retention System

Ball & Socket Assembly With Clip Retention System

  • GM Global Technology
  • Patent Pending

Abstract

An exemplary embodiment of a locking clip for a ball and socket assembly includes a socket engagement portion, a positioning tab extending from a first end of the socket engagement portion, an first retention portion having an outer surface and a first engagement surface opposite the outer surface, the first retention portion coupled to the socket engagement portion; 

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Detailed Description & Features

An exemplary embodiment of a locking clip for a ball and socket assembly includes a socket engagement portion, a positioning tab extending from a first end of the socket engagement portion, an first retention portion having an outer surface and a first engagement surface opposite the outer surface, the first retention portion coupled to the socket engagement portion; and a second retention portion having a second engagement surface, a second surface opposite the second engagement surface, and a release tab extending from a first end of the second retention portion opposite a second end of the second retention portion proximal to the positioning tab, the second retention portion flexibly coupled to the socket engagement portion. The first retention portion and the second retention portion are flexibly coupled to the socket engagement portion and the first and second engagement surfaces define a clip retention area.