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Ribbon Cable With Integral Plug

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039761D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Schaefer, JO [+details]

Abstract

The requirement for attaching an end plug to a ribbon cable is avoided by forming an end plug integral with the cable. A ribbon cable 1 (Fig. 1), which is a flat flexible cable, includes a plurality of conductors 2, which can be round or flat, disposed within an insulated body 3. The insulated body 3 is stripped (Image Omitted) from the conductors 2 beyond its end 4 so that tabs 5 of some of the conductors 2 are produced to be bent against a surface 6 of the body 3, and tabs 7 of the remainder of the conductors 2 are produced to be bent against a surface 8 of the body 3. The tabs 5 and 7 are held in position by an adhesive, for example. A ribbon cable 9 (Fig. 2) includes an insulated body 10 having a plurality of conductors 11, which may be round or flat, disposed therein.