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Cable Connector Cover Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110778D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barina, RM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an assembly consisting of an inner frame and an outer cover, for attachment to the rear surface of a personal computer, enclosing the cable connectors attached to ports of the computer while allowing the wire portions of cables to extend outward for connection to communication lines and peripheral devices. These wire portions are directed through apertures and slots in both the inner frame and the outer cover.

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Cable Connector Cover Assembly

      Disclosed is an assembly consisting of an inner frame and an
outer cover, for attachment to the rear surface of a personal
computer, enclosing the cable connectors attached to ports of the
computer while allowing the wire portions of cables to extend outward
for connection to communication lines and peripheral devices.  These
wire portions are directed through apertures and slots in both the
inner frame and the outer cover.

      As shown in the Figure, an inner frame 10 includes four forward
extending hooks 12 for attachment to mating surfaces on a rear
surface o a personal computer (not shown).  The open end of frame 10,
adjacent to hook 12 is thus held against the rear surface of the
computer.  When frame 10 is attached in this way, it extends rearward
from the surface o the computer around a number of external port
connectors (not shown).  Typically, these connectors are composed of
a first group of port connectors extending along a rear edge of a
planar, or system, board near the lower edge of the computer,
together with a second group of port connectors extending from the
rear of adapter cards above the planar board.  Thus, frame 10
includes a number of small apertures 14 for the passage of wire
portions of cables engaging the first group of port connectors, and a
pair of upwardly extending slots 16 for the passage of the wire
portions of cables engaging the second group of port connectors

      Each aperture 14 is extended to a much larger opening 18 by an
open slot 20.  The enlarged connector portions of various cables to
be connected to the first group of external port connectors can
easily be fed through opening 18 before the wire portions of these
cables are pushed downward through slots 20 into apertures 18.  Since
slots 16 are open at the top, the...