Embraer has been granted a patent for a one-piece molded thermoplastic support bracket designed to support wiring and tubing. The bracket includes a unique junction region, concave inner surface, convex outer surface, and a nut plate with a metal threaded nut cylinder embedded within. GlobalData’s report on Embraer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Embraer, Photovoltaic drones was a key innovation area identified from patents. Embraer's grant share as of April 2024 was 63%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for one-piece molded thermoplastic support bracket

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Embraer SA

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11958587B2) describes a one-piece molded thermoplastic support bracket designed to support wiring, cabling, and tubing. The support bracket includes a bracket member with a first support flange, a second flange, and a junction region that joins the flanges at a right angle. A nut plate is formed with the first support flange, featuring a planar nut plate base, a cylindrical nut plate boss, a supporting web, and a metal threaded nut cylinder embedded within the boss. Additionally, the support bracket may include a third support flange molded with the second flange in the opposite direction of the first support flange, along with other structural elements like side walls and junction regions.

Furthermore, the support bracket can also incorporate a wire, cable, or tubing mount unitarily formed with the first support flange, featuring a rectangular base member, mounting fingers for holding wiring or tubing, and rectangular apertures for cable ties. This design allows for secure and organized placement of wiring, cabling, or tubing within the defined space between the mounting fingers. The support bracket may include additional features such as side walls, triangular in shape, and a third support flange with lateral convex lobes and a central concave recess. The patent also mentions the application of this support bracket in aircraft construction, highlighting its versatility and potential use in various industries beyond aviation.

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