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Retainer Bracket for Ribbon Cables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095239D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Foytlin, LF: AUTHOR

Abstract

The U-shaped, resilient nylon bracket 1 is spread open by bending the bottom member 3 to admit a stack of ribbon cables 7 in the space between 3 and tabs 2. When cables 7 are located within bracket 1, 3 is allowed to spring back to its normal shape. This causes stack 7 to be retained with little or no pressure. Bracket 1 is mountable on a machine frame by sliding the grooves formed between mounting ears 4 and 5 into engagement with the edges of a groove provided in frame member 6. As an alternative method of mounting, one or more compressible latching detents 8 can be included on the underside of 3. Detents 8 are snapped into engagement with holes suitably provided in frame member 6, allowing 1 to be mounted without separate fasteners.

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Retainer Bracket for Ribbon Cables

The U-shaped, resilient nylon bracket 1 is spread open by bending the bottom member 3 to admit a stack of ribbon cables 7 in the space between 3 and tabs 2. When cables 7 are located within bracket 1, 3 is allowed to spring back to its normal shape. This causes stack 7 to be retained with little or no pressure. Bracket 1 is mountable on a machine frame by sliding the grooves formed between mounting ears 4 and 5 into engagement with the edges of a groove provided in frame member 6. As an alternative method of mounting, one or more compressible latching detents 8 can be included on the underside of 3. Detents 8 are snapped into engagement with holes suitably provided in frame member 6, allowing 1 to be mounted without separate fasteners.

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