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Locking Method for Raceway

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117243D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fujii, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a locking method of a cover for the raceway which is designed specifically for fiber optic cable routing. This raceway cover does not have any fasteners, such as a locking screw; however, the installation completes by pushing it down on the body.

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Locking Method for Raceway

      Disclosed is a locking method of a cover for the raceway which
is designed specifically for fiber optic cable routing.  This raceway
cover does not have any fasteners, such as a locking screw; however,
the installation completes by pushing it down on the body.

      Fig. 1 shows the outlook of the application of the raceway.
The raceway protects the fiber cables from causes of damage and aids
in current and future routing modifications.  The old type of the
raceway cover has some 1/4 turn locking screws to fix on to the
raceway body.  There are two disadvantages in this locking method;
that is, it needs a tool during the installation, and projection of
the 1/4 turn locking screw towards inside of the raceway body has a
possibility to injure the fiber cable jacket.

      Fig. 2 shows the cross section of the new raceway.  Both the
cover and the body have V grooves on both sides (1).  By pushing down
the cover on the body, the V grooves engage each other so that the
cover locks on the body (2).  There are two advantages in addition to
the former locking method:
  o  No special tool needed during the installation.
  o  No projection towards inside of the raceway does not have the
      cable jacket damaged.