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Articulated Cable Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042098D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Thorpe, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

An articulated cable support is shown in an overall view in Fig. 1 and in a top view in Fig. 2. The cable support is to be mounted between a first and second base structures, such as between a sliding drawer and a cabinet housing. The articulated cable support includes a plurality of hinged leaves 10 arranged in an articulated sequence, with vertical, pivoted connections 12 between adjacent leaves. A first leaf on one end 14 of the sequence is pivotally mounted to a first base structure, such as a drawer, and a second leaf on the opposite end 16 is pivotally mounted on a second base structure, such as the cabinet. Fig. 2 shows how the cable 18 is fastened to the respective leaves 10 so that the cable is mechanically supported while the drawer structure and cabinet structure are placed in relative motion.

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Articulated Cable Support

An articulated cable support is shown in an overall view in Fig. 1 and in a top view in Fig. 2. The cable support is to be mounted between a first and second base structures, such as between a sliding drawer and a cabinet housing. The articulated cable support includes a plurality of hinged leaves 10 arranged in an articulated sequence, with vertical, pivoted connections 12 between adjacent leaves. A first leaf on one end 14 of the sequence is pivotally mounted to a first base structure, such as a drawer, and a second leaf on the opposite end 16 is pivotally mounted on a second base structure, such as the cabinet. Fig. 2 shows how the cable 18 is fastened to the respective leaves 10 so that the cable is mechanically supported while the drawer structure and cabinet structure are placed in relative motion.

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