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Loop Cabling System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048631D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Almquist, F Duncan, M Gardeski, DF Widmer, AX [+details]

Abstract

The addition of relays, switches and an auxiliary pair of wires signifincantly reduces the effect of disruptions caused by attaching terminals or wiring faults. The relays enable the terminals to connect and disconnect from the loop without disrupting the operation of other terminals on the loop, whereas the switches and auxiliary pair permit a logical loop to be configured from a variety of physical arrangements, or reconfigured to remove a faulty wiring segment, connection box or terminal, from the loop.