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Fiber-Optic Cable Strain Relief

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120465D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Caricari, JA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a means of strain relieving fiber-optic cables from a data processing device.

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Fiber-Optic Cable Strain Relief

      Disclosed is a means of strain relieving fiber-optic cables
from a data processing device.

      The assembly (see Figure) contains a series of parts which
includes a cable boot, strain relief, clamps and dowel pins.  The
assembly will house a large number of fiber-optic cables in a compact
area.  Cables will not show any permanent movement when a horizontal
or a straight load is applied to individual cables of the assembly.

      Protection is achieved by a compression fit on the fiber-optic
cable jacket exerted by a molded rubber strain relief that contains
slots for each cable.  The rubber is a low durometer which provides
resistance to movement.  The sideways force of an adjacent cable in
the rubber part enhances the friction fit.  A dowel pin is placed in
an open slot only when adjacent to a cable.  The pin will simulate a
cable to produce the sideways force.  The rubber pieces are clamped
together by two steel plates providing a compression fit and
additional strain relieving.

      Disclosed anonymously.