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Connector Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088586D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Henry, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

The above figures depict a retainer which holds a cable connector in place.

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Connector Retainer

The above figures depict a retainer which holds a cable connector in place.

Fig. 1a shows a possible use of the connector retainer, while Fig. 1b shows a cross-section of the combination shown in Fig. 1a. The retainer comprises a paddle-shaped member. A stop pin 10 is fabricated into the handle of the paddle-shaped member and functions to hold the connector into the header. The broad flattened section of the paddle-shaped member is folded so that its end 12 is at right angle to the flattened section. Holes 20 are fabricated into both surfaces of the retainer and function to hold the retainer to some supporting means (not shown) by use of mounting pins of straight or right angle header passing through appropriate holes (Figs. 2 and 3).

In order to remove or insert the connector, the paddle-shaped member is deflected (Fig. 1b) so that the stop pin 10 clears the connector.

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