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Clamping Bracket for Cable Attachment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112932D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Roberti, AM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a one-piece, formed metal bracket for securing a peripheral cable to a device while providing cable retention, cable clamping, strain relief, and electrical grounding functions.

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Clamping Bracket for Cable Attachment

      Described is a one-piece, formed metal bracket for securing a
peripheral cable to a device while providing cable retention, cable
clamping, strain relief, and electrical grounding functions.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view of the clamping bracket, while Fig.
2 is a cross-sectional elevation, taken as indicated by section lines
II-II in Fig. 1, showing in addition a grounding plate on the device
and a cable held by means of the clamping bracket.

      In Fig. 1, a clamping bracket 10, formed from a flat metal
sheet, includes a folded-over portion 12 forming a partly open loop
14, through which a cable may be passed for clamping.  A base portion
16 and folded-over portion 12 each include a clearance hole 18.
These clearance holes 18 are aligned with each other, so that a
clamping screw 19 can be passed simultaneously therethrough.  A
mounting tab 20 extends in alignment with base portion 16, being
formed with material from a central aperture 22 in loop 14.  Mounting
tab 20 includes a clearance hole 24 through which a mounting screw 25
may be passed.  Loop 14 also includes a pair of inward-directed
protrusions 26 extending partially around aperture 22, and base
portion 16 includes a downward- directed grounding tab 28.

      Referring to Fig. 2, in the application of clamping bracket 10,
a cable 30 having a conductive braided surface 32 is passed through
loop 14.  A portion of an insulating jacket may previo...