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Protection and Handling of External Cable Connector Assembly After Detachment from External Device and Host

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108854D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This design consists of a single-piece construction of an elastic material with pockets on both ends and having a common inner wall. With detachment of the cable assembly from the devices (2), end connectors pocket of the double boot (1) is expanded and stripped over the exposed connectors (3 & 4). Elasticity of the material provides anchorage to each connector. Coiling of the cable cord (5) if of extended length prior to boot attachment is encouraged for ease of handling and storage. A flap (6) provides hanging up capabilities of the cable assembly. A molded in snap (7) provides attachment of the boot onto the cord (5) when not in use. It is noted being of elastic materials the boot will attach to a varying number of connector sizes.

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Protection and Handling of External Cable Connector Assembly After Detachment from External Device and Host

      This design consists of a single-piece construction of an
elastic material with pockets on both ends and having a common inner
wall.  With detachment of the cable assembly from the devices (2),
end connectors pocket of the double boot (1) is expanded and stripped
over the exposed connectors (3 & 4).  Elasticity of the material
provides anchorage to each connector.  Coiling of the cable cord (5)
if of extended length prior to boot attachment is encouraged for ease
of handling and storage.  A flap (6) provides hanging up capabilities
of the cable assembly.  A molded in snap (7) provides attachment of
the boot onto the cord (5) when not in use.  It is noted being of
elastic materials the boot will attach to a varying number of
connector sizes.

      In conclusion a simple, economical design provides connector
protection, enhances cable compactness with a variety of storage
options and an awareness of boot location when not in use.

      Disclosed anonymously.