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Flat Cable Former

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099424D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grometer, GF: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In direct access storage devices (DASD), electronic signals are carried from the moving magnetic head arm assembly to the stationary frame by means of a flat, laminated cable. This invention bends and holds the accessing end of the cable to resist stress and vibrational resonance using a minimum number of parts.

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Flat Cable Former

       In direct access storage devices (DASD), electronic
signals are carried from the moving magnetic head arm assembly to the
stationary frame by means of a flat, laminated cable. This invention
bends and holds the accessing end of the cable to resist stress and
vibrational resonance using a minimum number of parts.

      The invention consists of an assembly of two parts - a former
clip (1) and a former bracket (2).  The assembly bends the cable (3)
at right angles, point "a", where the cable extends from the arm (4).
 The former assembly further bends the cable back on itself portion,
point "c".

      Alignment of the cable with the former assembly is maintained
by a pin (molded with the clip) and passing through both the cable
(3) and the bracket (2).  The former clip (1) is assembled to the
bracket (2) by means of a snap-fit latch or by upset staking the
plastic pin.