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Cable Connector Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053164D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Squillace, ZD Westphal, GW [+details]

Abstract

Computing systems commonly require connections to be made between sub-assemblies. Such connections are usually in the form of flat cables with plugs at each end. The plugs mate with small pins on the sub assemblies. While the plugs perform satisfactorily in a normal computer environment, they tend to loosen as a result of shock and vibration, such as that experienced during shipment. The plug retainer shown above is inexpensive, easily put in place, and need not be removed except when the plug is to be disconnected.