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Wire Clamp

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090883D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Evans, RT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The wire clamping arrangement prevents any strain being transmitted to the wire termination. The clamp is especially applicable to those types of wires having low friction characteristics. The clamp consists of rubber parts 12 and 14 of different hardness. Harder rubber part 12 has tongue 16 which can be compressed into groove 18, of lesser dimensions, located in softer rubber part 14. Wire 10 is placed at right angles to the long dimension of tongue 16 and groove 18. Wire 10 is formed around tongue 16 and forced into groove 18 of part 14. This produces the necessary friction, by interference, to hold wire 10 along its complete engagement with parts 12 and 14. The arrangement provides full compression of wire 10 throughout its path between parts 12 and 14.

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Wire Clamp

The wire clamping arrangement prevents any strain being transmitted to the wire termination. The clamp is especially applicable to those types of wires having low friction characteristics. The clamp consists of rubber parts 12 and 14 of different hardness. Harder rubber part 12 has tongue 16 which can be compressed into groove 18, of lesser dimensions, located in softer rubber part
14. Wire 10 is placed at right angles to the long dimension of tongue 16 and groove 18. Wire 10 is formed around tongue 16 and forced into groove 18 of part
14. This produces the necessary friction, by interference, to hold wire 10 along its complete engagement with parts 12 and 14. The arrangement provides full compression of wire 10 throughout its path between parts 12 and 14. No shorting occurs, even if cold flow of the wire insulation occurs because of the insulation provided by parts 12 and 14. The latter are bonded to rigid members 20 which are parts of a connector assembly.

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