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Method for an Infiniband cable tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007983D
Publication Date: 2002-May-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 139K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for an Infiniband cable tool. Benefits include improved safety, improved productivity, and reduced defects.

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Method for an Infiniband cable tool

Disclosed is a method for an Infiniband cable tool. Benefits include improved safety, improved productivity, and reduced defects.

Background

              The conventional design of network-fabric connection cables makes them difficult to install and uninstall from systems. No conventional solution exists.

              The conventional process often injures the installer’s hands and causes damage to expensive cables. The cable ends are very prone to becoming jammed, and a high potential of damage can occur. Considerable time can be lost troubleshooting data failure from cable damage.

Description

              The disclosed method is an Infiniband connecting tool that is a pliers-type mechanism consisting of two handles attached at a central hinge (see Figure 1). An Infiniband connector cable-shaped mechanism in the jaw of the pliers presses down on the connector spring tab label  (see Figure 2). The pliers jaw mechanism contains a rubber portion that grabs the main body of the connector label to support insertion and removal.

              The installer holds pliers with the Infiniband cable in the jaws of the tool, then squeezes down on the cable end clip, and inserts the cable into the PC or device (such as a hub, switch, or router). For removing cable, reverse this process by pushing down on the metal or plastic clip on the cable, freeing the connector for removal.

              The connector tool can be either perpendicular or vertical to the PC or device. Both tool designs are required to insure that ot...