Patent Number: 6,305,958

Title: Cable reel and assembling method thereof

Abstract: A method of assembling a cable reel for a steering wheel is simplified. The method includes unrolling a flat cable having a first end portion from a coiled reel; fixing a first connector to the first end portion of the flat cable; preparing a rotor having a barrel portion, and a top plate provided with a fixing notch; fitting the first connector into the fixing notch; winding the flat cable around the barrel portion of the rotor up to a given length as the flat cable is being unrolled from the coiled reel; cutting off the flat cable, so as to form a second end portion; fixing a second connector to the second end portion; and mounting the rotor wound with the flat cable into the cylindrical casing in a freely rotatable manner.

Inventors: Maegawa; Akihito (Yokkaichi, JP), Sugata; Shoichi (Yokkaichi, JP)

Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

International Classification: B60R 16/02 (20060101); H01R 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018