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Retractable Accordion Fold Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087477D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crnich, WJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This relates to a flat cable wherein the wires are held together by a woven nylon network and wherein the flat cable is folded into an accordion shape and tied together with elastic cord such that the accordion folds are held together when the cable is retracted. When the cable expands, the folds unfold and the elastic stretches.

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Retractable Accordion Fold Cable

This relates to a flat cable wherein the wires are held together by a woven nylon network and wherein the flat cable is folded into an accordion shape and tied together with elastic cord such that the accordion folds are held together when the cable is retracted. When the cable expands, the folds unfold and the elastic stretches.

The figure shows a cable 10 wherein numerous wires are held together in flat cross-section by means of a woven nylon thread (not shown). The flat cable is folded in accordion-like fashion with the folds held together by elastic threads 11- 14.

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