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Tape Attachment Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047474D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Layden, EC [+details]

Abstract

A dual elastomer retainer 10 attaches a flexible tape 11 to a rigid body, such as a leader 12. As shown in Fig. 2, the dual elastomer retainer comprises a high durometer, low coefficient of friction shell 13 which inserts easily into the rigid body 12, and a low durometer, high coefficient of friction elastomer 14, which is corrugated to grip the flexible tape 11 without concentrated stress.