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Lightweight Wire Retractor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000173711D
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 111K

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Abstract

The “Lightweight Wire Retractor” design allows full flexibility for space restriction, lightweight operation, continuous preload and wire protection, stressed condition and arm travel stops. The “Lightweight Wire Retractor” also is designed to handle only lightweight loads; also it has built-in stops to protect the pre-spring loaded feature, which is also adjustable.

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Title:  Light Weight Wire Retractor

DISCLOSURE NUMBER 00944

ABSTRACT/ CONTRIBUTION

The “Light Weight Wire Retractor” design allows full flexibility for space restriction, light weight operation, continuous preload and wire protection, stressed condition and arm travel stops. The “Light Weight Wire Retractor” also is designed to handle only light weight loads, also it is built in stops protects the pre spring loaded feature, were it is also adjustable.

CONCEPT AND DESIGN FEATURES:

a)      Retracting arm is fabricated in Delran  material to protect electrical wire from chaffing or damage.

b)       90 degrees built in stops is to prevent any over stress into built in torsion spring.

c)       Built in preload feature

d)       Pivot allows the design to be secured with one screw only.

USAGE AND ILLUSTRATION

This invention allows for the VME chassis back plane board, 3.3 volt 12 gauge wire, or any other light weight wire application, for wire to remain secured at normal operation. Also for Back plane board removal for servicing it will allow retracting 12 gauge wire or any other wire and removing for servicing. During equipment stressed condition the wires will remain secured without interference of other surrounding components. A variable tension adjuster will supply the proper tension for smooth retraction, it can be preloaded prior to installation to...