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Ribbon Cable With Integral Plug

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039761D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schaefer, JO: AUTHOR

Abstract

The requirement for attaching an end plug to a ribbon cable is avoided by forming an end plug integral with the cable. A ribbon cable 1 (Fig. 1), which is a flat flexible cable, includes a plurality of conductors 2, which can be round or flat, disposed within an insulated body 3. The insulated body 3 is stripped (Image Omitted) from the conductors 2 beyond its end 4 so that tabs 5 of some of the conductors 2 are produced to be bent against a surface 6 of the body 3, and tabs 7 of the remainder of the conductors 2 are produced to be bent against a surface 8 of the body 3. The tabs 5 and 7 are held in position by an adhesive, for example. A ribbon cable 9 (Fig. 2) includes an insulated body 10 having a plurality of conductors 11, which may be round or flat, disposed therein.

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Ribbon Cable With Integral Plug

The requirement for attaching an end plug to a ribbon cable is avoided by forming an end plug integral with the cable. A ribbon cable 1 (Fig. 1), which is a flat flexible cable, includes a plurality of conductors 2, which can be round or flat, disposed within an insulated body 3. The insulated body 3 is stripped

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from the conductors 2 beyond its end 4 so that tabs 5 of some of the conductors 2 are produced to be bent against a surface 6 of the body 3, and tabs 7 of the remainder of the conductors 2 are produced to be bent against a surface 8 of the body 3. The tabs 5 and 7 are held in position by an adhesive, for example. A ribbon cable 9 (Fig. 2) includes an insulated body 10 having a plurality of conductors 11, which may be round or flat, disposed therein. Beyond its end 12, the insulated body 10 is stripped away from the conductors 11 to produce tabs 13 and 14. The insulated body 10 also is stripped away as shown in Fig. 3 as indicated at 15 so that each of the tabs 13 can be bent back into contact with a portion of the conductor 11 from which it is formed. Then, the tab 13 is soldered to the conductor 11. The tabs 14 (Fig. 2) are similarly formed. The end plugs formed by the tabs 5 and 7 of Fig. 1 and the tabs 13 and 14 of Fig. 2 are used with edge connector plugs. Since these edge connector plugs could be at different locations, the body 3 (Fig. 1) or the body 10 (Fig. 2) may be split longitudinally so that a pl...