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Integral Cast Cable Routing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086517D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wheeler, SE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A tongue is formed in a relatively thin web and spaced from adjacent edges of the web by slots. A cable is wound around the tongue for holding the cable fixed on the web.

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Integral Cast Cable Routing

A tongue is formed in a relatively thin web and spaced from adjacent edges of the web by slots. A cable is wound around the tongue for holding the cable fixed on the web.

In Fig. 1, web 1, thin and of uniform thickness, may be a die cast or molded plastic part. Slots 2 and 3 are cast in web 1, placing tongue 10 in the central portion of web 1. The edges of slots 2 and 3 are formed by cast or molded radii 4 (Fig. 2). Cable 11 is disposed on the side LA of web 1, and a cast or molded retaining pin 5 is fixed on the other side 1B of web 1. Preferably, a low rib 6 is fixed on side 1A of web 1 between slots 2 for reinforcing tongue 10.

Cable 11 is moved through slot 3 and looped around tongue 10, passing through slots 2, so that cable 11 fits snugly about tongue 10 below pin 5. Slots 2 extend at an acute angle b with respect to each other so that when cable 11 is tightened about tongue 10, cable 11 tends to move farther downwardly into slots
2. This helps to retain cable 11 on tongue 10. Cable 11 is looped about tongue 10 below pin 5 so that pin 5 also helps in preventing cable 11 from coming off tongue 10. Molded radii 4 present rounded edges to cable 11, thereby preventing cable damage.

Cable 11 may be fixed with respect to web 1 with a minimum of assembly time, since it need only be looped about tongue 10 for this purpose. No separate cable clamps are required, tongue 10 being advantageously integral with web 1.

Fig. 3A shows tongue 10A...