Patent Number: 6,439,495

Title: Loop back clockspring having adhesive layer

Abstract: A clockspring having adhesive so as to resist vibratory motion of the flat ribbon cable and to reduce rubbing of the flat ribbon cable against itself. The clockspring includes a housing, a hub, and a flat ribbon cable connecting the hub to the housing. The flat ribbon cable has an adhesive along a majority of the length of the flat ribbon cable.

Inventors: Bolen; Patrick A. (Carthage, IL), Henderson; Brent E. (Carthage, IL), Pettit; James K. (Carthage, IL), DeFranco; John A. (Farmington Hill, MI)

Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 16/02 (20060101); H01R 35/02 (20060101); H01R 35/00 (20060101); B65H 075/38 (); H01R 035/04 ()

Expiration Date: 08/27/2010