A Bowden-type Cable Assembly with Improved Means for Keeping Foreign Matter Out of a Conduit of said Cable Assembly
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-31
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Bowden-type cables are used to transfer commands over a curved path. In the art it is known to use so called wiper caps to prevent foreign matter from entering the conduit of a Bowden-type cable. A problem with the previously known wiper caps is that they may under prolonged used, in particular when used to actuate, or for that matter are actuated by, levers with pivotal movement, come be to deformed such that the end inner surface no longer abuts the inner member, or abuts the inner member in an insufficient manner. This problem is generally known as “ovalization”. This disclosure presents an improved wiper cap, which does not suffer from ovalization. In summary, a living hinge is introduced between a first end and a second end of the wiper cap. The living hinge allows the end which abuts the inner member to co-swivel with the inner member, such that the end inner surface is protected from the most extreme forces from the swiveling movement of the inner member.