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Harness Assembly for Small Diameter Tube/Wire Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116251D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

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Aoyagi, A: AUTHOR [+3]


Disclosed is a method of holding a small tube (and Wire) on a plane frame.

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Harness Assembly for Small Diameter Tube/Wire

      Disclosed is a method of holding a small tube (and Wire) on a
plane frame.

      Generally, not only Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) but also all
electrical devices need Harness Assemblies with smaller DIAMETER
Wires/Tubes, same as other parts.  And it is difficult to pinching
such a small diameter Wires/Tubes.

      A Head Gimbal Assembly (HGA) uses a Wire Harness (with TUBE) is
shown in Fig. 1.  The TUBE is pinched on the surface of a plastic
film by "H" SHAPE SLIT.  This part is required some functions.  In
making process of Harness Assembly itself,it is required to holding
TUBE on a base film precisely.  In HGA making process, the Tube needs
to be removed easily.

      In order to hold a smaller diameter tube, a smaller "H" SHAPE
SLIT is required.  But in fact, it is difficult to make the SLIT
smaller as shown in Fig. 2.

      However, this asymmetrical "H" SLIT can pinch a very small
diameter TUBE and WIRE, shown in Fig. 3.

The advantages of this method are as follows:
  1.  Using a large shape, a slit can pinch a small diameter tubes or
  2.  Different diameter tubes can be held with only one type SLIT
  3.  The tube is easily removed.
  4.  This new SLIT can pinch MULTIPLE Tubes/Wires.