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CABLE RETAINER AND CLAMP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027573D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a clamp that accommodates utilization in various cable configurations and orientations. The clamp design enables many scaled versions for different cable sizes. Balls crimped on a cable provide primary means for retaining the cable in the clamp. However, the clamp design lends itself to other cable crimping features. As shown in a top view by way of Figure 1, clamp 2 is a molded part having a threaded insert 10 for securing it to a supporting structure (not shown). Slot 18 locates and guides the cable through clamp 2. The slot also provides clearance for a 180 degree turn in the cable. As shown further in a bottom view at Figure 2, a stud 16 serves to locate clamp 2 on the supporting structure. The stud 16 eliminates rotation when tightening clamp 2 to the supporting structure.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CABLE RETAINER AND CLAMP

Paul N. Richards Geoffrey C. Williams

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.2461049 Int. C1. F16103/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 22, No. 6 NovembedDecember 1997 287

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CABLE RETAINER AND CLAMP (CONT'D)

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Proposed is a clamp that accommodates utilization in various cable configurations and orientations. The clamp design enables many scaled versions for different cable sizes. Balls
crimped on a cable provide primary means for retaining the cable in the clamp. However, the clamp design lends itself to other cable crimping features. As shown in a top view by way of Figure 1, clamp 2 is a molded part having a threaded insert 10 for securing it to a supporting structure (not shown). Slot 18 locates and guides the cable through clamp 2. The slot also provides clearance for a 180 degree turn in the cable. As shown further in a bottom view at Figure 2, a stud 16 serves to locate clamp 2 on the supporting structure. The stud 16 eliminates rotation when tightening clamp 2 to the supporting structure.

DP.5651

288 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 22, No. 6 Novemberhlecember 1997

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