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Low Cost Flexible Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116643D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nakamoto, T: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a design for flexible cables used in Hard Disk Drives (HDD). This design utilizes a folding point at the attachment area. The grooves at the fold hold the wires in place for soldering. Usually, a discrete part is used for the purpose of holding the wires in place. By utilizing this design, no other parts are necessary for this purpose. Therefore, it is cost efficient.

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Low Cost Flexible Cable

      Disclosed is a design for flexible cables used in Hard Disk
Drives (HDD).  This design utilizes a folding point at the attachment
area.  The grooves at the fold hold the wires in place for soldering.
Usually, a discrete part is used for the purpose of holding the wires
in place.  By utilizing this design, no other parts are necessary for
this purpose.  Therefore, it is cost efficient.

      The Figure shows the flexible cable which is attached to the
carriage is pushed to a boss (A).  On the other side, boss (C) holds
the flexible cable in place.  The weak area (B) folds up since the
length of the flexible cable is longer than that of the distance
betweent the bosses.  The slots in the flexible cable also come up to
form an effective holder of wires.  The shape of the slot can be
adjusted to fit the appropriate wire.