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Cable End Cap to Provide Snag Free Cable Removal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122083D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Olson, JE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A device to facilitate cable pulling is disclosed. The device is a cover that is placed over the cable connector to reduce the snagging and catching that often occurs when pulling assembled cables, particularly those cables run beneath a raised floor, such as found in a computer room.

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Cable End Cap to Provide Snag Free Cable Removal

      A device to facilitate cable pulling is disclosed.  The device
is a cover that is placed over the cable connector to reduce the
snagging and catching that often occurs when pulling assembled
cables, particularly those cables run beneath a raised floor, such as
found in a computer room.

      A cable cap 1 has been designed to cover up the thumbscrews and
square-shaped ends of I/O cables in order to prevent hooking and
snagging when removing these cables from a system or device (see the
figure).  The 'arrow' shaped body of the cable cap 1 allows a cable
to be pulled easily through tangled areas.

      To use the cable cap 1 slip the cable into the vertical slot
and then pull the cable end into the cable cap 1.  The cable is then
ready to be pulled through any congested area.

      Disclosed anonymously.