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Plug-Retention Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059931D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bryant-Jeffries, KC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a plug-retention clip comprising a wire framework pivoted to a member attached to a socket, the framework having a pair of U-shaped portions engageable by hook members on the socket attached member, and a V-shaped length therebetween to engage around a plug in the socket. A plate 1 overlies the end of a socket 2 and has a central aperture 3 for a plug 4 to be inserted in the socket. The aperture 3 has at one side an upstanding bracket 5 with an upper recess 6 and two hook members 7 facing each other across the recess. On the other side of the aperture 3 is a slot 8 with two oppositely and equally inclined arms 9. Two further slots 10 are formed spaced from the arms 9. Between the arms 9 and slots 10, the plate 1 is upset to form pivot grooves 11.

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Plug-Retention Clip

This article describes a plug-retention clip comprising a wire framework pivoted to a member attached to a socket, the framework having a pair of U-shaped portions engageable by hook members on the socket attached member, and a V- shaped length therebetween to engage around a plug in the socket. A plate 1 overlies the end of a socket 2 and has a central aperture 3 for a plug 4 to be inserted in the socket. The aperture 3 has at one side an upstanding bracket 5 with an upper recess 6 and two hook members 7 facing each other across the recess. On the other side of the aperture 3 is a slot 8 with two oppositely and equally inclined arms 9. Two further slots 10 are formed spaced from the arms 9. Between the arms 9 and slots 10, the plate 1 is upset to form pivot grooves 11. A clip 12 is formed from a single bent stiff spring wire. At its two ends, the wire is formed as two straight aligned lengths 13 engageable in the grooves 11 to form pivot pins. The wire then has two lengths 14 at right angles to the lengths 13, two long side lengths 15 with central bends inclined to the lengths 14. The lengths 15 end in U-shaped lengths 16 leading through short lengths 17 to a central U- shaped length 18. The clip 12 is inserted into position on the plate 1 by pinching the lengths 14 together, passing the lengths 13 in turn through the slot 8, and releasing the lengths 14 to allow them to slide along the arms 9 until the lengths 13 enter the grooves 11. The pl...