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Multi-usage Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121797D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cannon, RJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a snap-on, thumb-screw attached, multi-usage connector cable connector (5) with a configured profile of inverted channel iron that offers a multitude of advantages. Stability of the external attach connector assembly (5) to internal mating connector (1) is enhanced through location of secured thumb screws (7) under the connector (5). Thumb screw location compacts the design with channel iron support for connector (5) against external forces in all axes. Step (8) in the connector assembly (5) that houses the captured thumb screws (7) protects the internal connector (1) from over-travel during insertion. Rear wall (4) of device (2) acts as a gauge datum. An external secondary connector (6) is an integral part of the external connector assembly (5).

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Multi-usage Connector

      Described is a snap-on, thumb-screw attached, multi-usage
connector cable connector (5) with a configured profile of inverted
channel iron that offers a multitude of advantages. Stability of the
external attach connector assembly (5) to internal mating connector
(1) is enhanced through location of secured thumb screws (7) under
the connector (5).  Thumb screw location compacts the design with
channel iron support for connector (5) against external forces in all
axes.  Step (8) in the connector assembly (5) that houses the
captured thumb screws (7) protects the internal connector (1) from
over-travel during insertion.  Rear wall (4) of device (2) acts as a
gauge datum.  An external secondary connector (6) is an integral part
of the external connector assembly (5). Connector (6) allows for
multi-usage of different features (2), such as a jumper cable (not
shown), between a number of different feature boxes (2) having a
common host (not shown).  The arrangement is user friendly with a
sculptured physical appearance.

      Disclosed anonymously.