Battery clamp with endoskeleton design

  • US 9,923,289 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2015
  • Issued: 03/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A clamp for coupling battery maintenance equipment to a first post of a storage battery, comprising:

  • a first metal arm extending from a first proximal end to a first distal end;

    a second metal arm extending from a second proximal end to a second distal end;

    a first hinge portion on the first metal arm positioned between the first proximal end and the first distal end;

    a second hinge portion positioned on the second metal arm between the second proximal end and the second distal end;

    a pivot configured to pivotally couple the first hinge portion to the second hinge portion;

    a first covering overmolded over the first metal arm using a coating applied to the first metal arm;

    a second covering overmolded over the second metal arm using a coating applied to the second metal arm;

    a first adhesive layer between the first covering and the first metal arm; and

    a second adhesive layer between the second covering and the second metal arm.

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