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Low-Profile Wire Retainer for Use in Blind Hole

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047880D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carpenter, RM: AUTHOR

Abstract

In order to attach wires to a cover of a typewriter running between different portions of the electronics in the typewriter and still be able to easily remove the wiring, it is desirable to make the wiring installable after the typewriter cover has been provided with the attaching apparatus. This may be accomplished by forming into the typewriter cover threaded holes or sockets to accept a threaded member. The complementing member for insertion into the holes may be an oversized plastic threaded member 10 which is relieved by a slot 12 to allow deflection inward and to provide a bias of the threads into the mating cover threads to prevent rotation. The threaded member may be inserted by a hex-shaped head 14 attached through a shaft 16.

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Low-Profile Wire Retainer for Use in Blind Hole

In order to attach wires to a cover of a typewriter running between different portions of the electronics in the typewriter and still be able to easily remove the wiring, it is desirable to make the wiring installable after the typewriter cover has been provided with the attaching apparatus. This may be accomplished by forming into the typewriter cover threaded holes or sockets to accept a threaded member. The complementing member for insertion into the holes may be an oversized plastic threaded member 10 which is relieved by a slot 12 to allow deflection inward and to provide a bias of the threads into the mating cover threads to prevent rotation. The threaded member may be inserted by a hex-shaped head 14 attached through a shaft 16. The hex-shaped head 14 may also be provided with a slot 18 formed therethrough which has a channel 20 of serpentine shape interconnecting the slot 18 with the outside top surface 22 of the head 14. By bending the wires, they may be caused to conform to the serpentine channel 20 and pushed down into slot 18.

As they are pulled taut, the offset portions of channel 20 will act to prevent the inadvertent removal of the wires from the channel 18. This device provides a relatively inexpensive, easy-to-use attaching member which may be automated to ease assembly with the cover.

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