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Self Tightening Cable Strain Relief Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109120D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Coons, JK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A device is disclosed which can provide tensile strain relief for one or more signal cables entering a machine. It is unique in that it will accommodate a wide quantity of cables, and is self-tightening, i.e., its resistance to tensile loads increases with the load. The device is very compact for the number of cables accommodated. (Image Omitted)

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Self Tightening Cable Strain Relief Device

      A device is disclosed which can provide tensile strain relief
for one or more signal cables entering a machine.  It is unique in
that it will accommodate a wide quantity of cables, and is
self-tightening, i.e., its resistance to tensile loads increases with
the load.  The device is very compact for the number of cables
accommodated.

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      Typically, this device would be installed where cables enter a
machine, in order to protect electronic components from damage from
tensile loads imposed on the cables outside the machine.  The
cylinders around which the cables are led are sized to comply with
the minimum permissible bend radius of the cable.

      Disclosed anonymously.