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Sealing Clamp

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089927D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Massee, DL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This clamp is for attaching a cable to a connector. The wires of the cable are soldered to pins in the connector and thus can be connected to a magnetic head assembly. After soldering, the connector is to be potted with resin. The cable must therefore be sealed to prevent the resin from running into the cable and embrittling the wires. In addition, a strain relief must be provided to prevent tension forces on the cable from reaching the soldered wiring connections. Two semicircular pieces 10 and 11 are placed on either side of the cable and snapped into a hole in the connector body, compressing the cable. The interiors of the pieces include hill 12 on one opposite valley 13 on the other to both compress and bend the cable. The pieces thus provide both an efficient seal and strain relief.

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Sealing Clamp

This clamp is for attaching a cable to a connector. The wires of the cable are soldered to pins in the connector and thus can be connected to a magnetic head assembly. After soldering, the connector is to be potted with resin. The cable must therefore be sealed to prevent the resin from running into the cable and embrittling the wires. In addition, a strain relief must be provided to prevent tension forces on the cable from reaching the soldered wiring connections. Two semicircular pieces 10 and 11 are placed on either side of the cable and snapped into a hole in the connector body, compressing the cable. The interiors of the pieces include hill 12 on one opposite valley 13 on the other to both compress and bend the cable. The pieces thus provide both an efficient seal and strain relief. Semicircular pieces 10 and 11 can comprise injection molded nylon plastic pieces, joined by a thin plastic hinge. Pieces 10 and 11 are then installed by folding them over the cable and snapping the unit into place.

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