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Cable Exit Seal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098235D
Original Publication Date: 1960-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 94K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Redmond, RH: AUTHOR

Abstract

In order to prevent the circulating and cooling air from escaping prematurely from the bottom of an electronic device enclosure, the seal provides a tight air lock around cables of varying size exiting through a rather large cable opening.

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Cable Exit Seal

In order to prevent the circulating and cooling air from escaping prematurely from the bottom of an electronic device enclosure, the seal provides a tight air lock around cables of varying size exiting through a rather large cable opening.

The seal comprises a flexible rectangular web 10 of neoprene which is secured to the bottom of a gate 11 by two sheet metal straps 12. A number of ribs or corrugations 13 are formed vertically in the seal. The width of each rib is the same as the thickness of one cable 14, several of which are to exit through the gate opening covered by seal 10. Between the ribs 13, the seal is to be cut or slit selectively according to the number of cables 14 to be accommodated.

Only five cables 14 of a possible sixteen are shown. A seal width of five ribs is lifted and lies on top of the cables and the remainder of the seal closes the exit space. A short narrow finger 15 is cut to provide room for the end of a cable duct
16. A curved portion 17 of seal 10 acts as a front closure when the gate is closed and also stiffens the uncut portion of the seal.

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