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COVER FOR INTERCONNECT CABLE CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244475D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

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Abstract

A technique to provide protection to guide pins in an interconnect cable connector is disclosed. The technique employs a cover mounted on a surface of the cable connector. The cover is manufactured such that the cover extends beyond the length of the guide pins. When the cable connector falls from a height, the cover touches the ground and absorbs the impact of the fall, thereby protecting the guide pins from damage.

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COVER FOR INTERCONNECT CABLE CONNECTOR

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to an interconnect cable connector and more particularly to a technique for providing protection to guide pins in the interconnect cable connector.

Generally, an interconnect cable connector, for example, that is used in a medical device includes guide pins for connecting to another cable. The guide pins are fragile and tend to break when they fall from a height. If the guide pins break, a user needs to change the whole cable, thereby reducing reliability and increasing cost.

It would be desirable to have a technique to provide protection to the guide pins in the interconnect cable connector.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A technique to provide protection to guide pins in an interconnect cable connector is disclosed. The technique employs a cover mounted on a surface of the cable connector. The cover may be fabricated using various durable plastics generally available in the art and is fixed to the cable connector using bolts and two bolt retention plates on either side of the cable connector. Figure 1 depicts a cable connector with the plastic cover mounted on the surface of the cable connector.

Figure 1

As illustrated in Figure 1, the cover is manufactured such that the cover extends beyond the length of the guide pins. When the cable connector falls from a height, the cover touches the ground or another surface instead of the guide pins and absorbs the impact of the fall, thereby protecting t...