This is how Apple hanks charging cables shipped with iPhones


Patent Information:

Patent Number: 9,073,727
Patent Title: Systems and methods for hanking a cable
Inventors: Solomon; Michael J. (Foster City, CA), Birgers; Christopher (Cupertino, CA), Werley; Charles (San Jose, CA)
Assignee: Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Family ID: 1000001197542
Appl. No.: 13/631,529
Filed: September 28, 2012

Abstract: Systems and methods for hanking a cable are disclosed. A hanked cable may be formed by winding the cable around two or more mandrels attached to support members of a winding fixture. At least one of the mandrels can be removeably attached to the winding fixture to facilitate clamping the cable between the mandrel and the support member. The distance between mandrels may be varied by including, in the winding fixture, an adjustable stage for adjusting the relative positions of the mandrels. Once the cable is wound into a hanked configuration, it may be wrapped with a semi-rigid wrapping member to help retain the hanked shape.