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Cable Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085898D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Reidenbach, JR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Clips 10 fit over cable support flanges 12 and 14 and over a plurality of flat electrical cables 16a, 16b, 16c, 16d and 16e running along the inner surfaces of the flanges 12 and 14, for the purpose of affixing cables 16a-16e with respect to a partition 18 of which flanges 12 and 14 are parts.

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Cable Clip

Clips 10 fit over cable support flanges 12 and 14 and over a plurality of flat electrical cables 16a, 16b, 16c, 16d and 16e running along the inner surfaces of the flanges 12 and 14, for the purpose of affixing cables 16a-16e with respect to a partition 18 of which flanges 12 and 14 are parts.

Partition 18 is a vertical support partition of an electrical machine 20, and flanges 12 and 14 are formed on partition 18 for holding cables 16 and routing them from one end of partition 18 to the other. Each of clips 10 is made of a resilient strip bent back upon itself to have legs 10a and 10b. A detent clip portion 10c is struck from the upper leg 10a, and a hole 22 in the appropriate one of the flanges 12 and 14 is provided for each of the clip portions 10c.

Each of the clips 10 is moved over the appropriate one of the flanges 12 and 14 to embrace both the flange and the plurality of flat electrical cables 16a-16e. In so doing the leg portions 10a and 10b are moved apart and the clip portion 10c is moved partially back into the opening from which it was struck against the inherent resilience of the clip 10, as the clip moves over the flange and cables.

Movement of each clip 10 onto the flange and the cables 16 is continued until the detent portion 10c of the clip registers with the respective hole 22. At this time, the detent portion 10c snaps back into its original position and enters the hole 22 so as to prevent any retracting movement of the clip 10 off o...