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Preformed Line Products Company
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Mayfield Village, OH
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7580607 Center-lock aerial slack cable storage bracket August 25, 2009
A center-lock aerial slack cable storage bracket (CLAS) is disclosed. More particularly, the CLAS improves time and efficiency of installation upon a cable under tension by employing a hinged center-lock mechanism. During installation the hinged center-lock mechanism enables the unit to
7569769 Damper assembly staking system August 4, 2009
A damper assembly staking system that provides for staking damper weights onto a messenger is disclosed. The damper assembly includes damper weights having a forked side which accepts a messenger. A hole is drilled in the forked side of the damper weight to receive the messenger. A s
7418186 Fiber retention sleeve August 26, 2008
A fiber retention device is provided for retention of fibers such as optical fibers, tubing, cables, buffer tubes and other elongate objects. The retention device includes, generally, a mounting retainer and a resilient sleeve. The mounting retainer is formed of a resilient material
7376325 Cable closure and assembly May 20, 2008
The specification discloses a cable (e.g., fiber optic) housing assembly that facilitates securing cables and splices within its interior while providing a convenient work tray to assist a technician when splicing cables above ground level. The housing assembly can be equipped with a
7323636 Aerial cable spacer with cable retaining arm having non-rectangular plus-shaped cross section an January 29, 2008
An aerial cable spacer is provided with a cable retainer and vertically disposed strengthening tabs or ribs. The cable retainer includes a cable retaining arm. A mid portion of the cable retaining arm has a non-rectangular plus "+" shaped cross section. The plus "+" shaped cross sect
7263265 Convertible fiber closure platform August 28, 2007
An optical fiber splice case particularly adapted for providing fiber optic links directly to a home, business, et al. is provided wherein at least one enclosure base has at least one cover member selectively sealingly engaged with at least one side of the at least one enclosure base
7239789 Optical fiber splice case July 3, 2007
An optical fiber splice case particularly adapted for providing fiber optic links directly to a home, business, et al. is provided wherein an enclosure base has a dividing wall defining a drop chamber on a first side of the wall and a splicing chamber on a second side of the wall. A
7191496 Formed wire dead-end appliance for high temperature linear bodies March 20, 2007
An appliance is provided for terminating high temperature conductors. The appliance includes a clevis member, a first set of aluminum elongate helically formed reinforcement members, and first and second U-shaped dead-end members having leg portions formed of an aluminum material and
7130519 Convertible fiber closure platform October 31, 2006
An optical fiber splice case particularly adapted for providing fiber optic links directly to a home, business, et al. is provided wherein at least one enclosure base has at least one cover member selectively sealingly engaged with at least one side of the at least one enclosure base
7054535 Optical fiber management assembly with storage trays May 30, 2006
An optical fiber management assembly comprises a support module (12) carrying two or more pivotable optical fiber storage trays (13). The support module has channels in its outer surface for guiding fibers to an entry zone in a first region of its surface to a tray selection zone from
7038137 Fiber closure system May 2, 2006
A cable splice enclosure assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices includes a housing member having a closed end and an open end which defines a storage chamber therebetween. An end plate is received in the open end. The end plate is axially spaced from the closed end. The end
6892990 Modular cable support apparatus, method, and system May 17, 2005
A cable support system includes a plurality of first components (12) and a plurality of second components (14). Each first component (12) has a hinge edge (16), a tightening region (18) disposed on an opposite side from the hinge edge (16), a cable channel (20) arranged between the hinge
6856747 Fiber optic cable closure and assembly February 15, 2005
A cable closure assembly includes a rotatable collar secured to an end plate for rotating the end plate with respect to the closure. Drop ports and express ports are provided within the end plate to accommodate either cut or uncut cables within the closure. Grommet and cap tools are prov
6721483 Cable closure and assembly April 13, 2004
A cable closure is provided which adapted to accommodate different size cables and different splices. The closure includes end plates designed to receive various size cables without requiring modification during field use. The end plates are interchangeable with stainless steel and injec
6595472 Cable clamp July 22, 2003
A cable clamp (10) includes two interchangeable half-portions (14, 16). Each half-portion (14, 16) includes an outer side, an inner side including a cable receiving region (18, 20), a hinge region (30, 32) arranged below the cable receiving region (18, 20), and a suspending region (70) a
6418266 Flip tray system for use in an optical fiber splice case July 9, 2002
A flip tray system and method for operating is provided for use with associated optical fiber splice cases enclosing and storing cable splices. A plurality of trays are pivotally connected to a rack member with resilient clip ears. Each of the trays includes a guide and locking area
6215939 Optical fiber splice case with integral cable clamp, buffer cable storage area and metered air v April 10, 2001
A water proof and air tight fiber cable splice enclosure assembly includes a pair of housing members that are selectively releasably and sealingly clamped to each other to define a first storage volume and at least one keyhole slot connection area cooperative with an associated tie-down
5884003 Cable splice enclosure with strap member holding stacked splice trays March 16, 1999
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5884002 Cable splice enclosure system with interchangeable outer housing sizes March 16, 1999
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5884001 Cable splice enclosure with cable storage trays and cable splice trays March 16, 1999
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5884000 Optical fiber splice case adapted to rest on a planar work surface March 16, 1999
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5883999 Optical fiber splice case March 16, 1999
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5825964 Optical fiber splice case with cross connect feature October 20, 1998
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5790740 Optical fiber splice case August 4, 1998
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5762438 Fiberglass rod end fitting June 9, 1998
A rod end fitting including a hollow housing with an internal cavity for receiving a rod. The cavity includes an opening or hole through which the rod is inserted into the cavity. In operation, an epoxy or other bonding or setting agent surrounds the rod and generally fills the cavity so
5644671 Optical fiber spice case with cross connect feature July 1, 1997
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5631993 Optical fiber splice case May 20, 1997
A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clampe
5517792 Guy-wire guard assembly and method of installing same May 21, 1996
A guard assembly for use on a guy-wire of the type having an end terminating in a loop comprises an elongated tubular member of a relatively rigid plastic having a hollow interior throughout its length. The tubular member has a single split extending longitudinally thereof between th
5146667 Cable support assembly and method of stringing the same September 15, 1992
A cable support assembly including first and second generally mating body members formed of a rigid, dielectric material. A bore defined between the mating body members to receive a cushion member is formed of a dielectric material substantially less rigid than the body member material.
5141187 Cable support assembly and method of stringing with same August 25, 1992
A cable support assembly including first and second generally mating body members formed of a rigid, dielectric material. A bore defined between the mating body members to receive a cushion member is formed of a dielectric material substantially less rigid than the body member material.
5014941 Cable support assembly May 14, 1991
A cable support assembly including first and second generally mating body members formed of a rigid, dielectric material. A bore defined between the mating body members to receive a cushion member is formed of a dielectric material substantially less rigid than the body member material.
5002351 Fusion splicer for optical fibers March 26, 1991
An apparatus for fusion splicing optical fibers includes a base member, an arc region, a clamp member, and a biasing arrangement for urging the clamp member along second and third axes as the clamp member is advanced or retracted along a first axis. The clamp member includes three finger
4808121 Bond connector for service cable February 28, 1989
A connector assembly for maintaining electrical continuity with a grounding shield of a service cabvle. The connector assembly includes a connector member having a first portion of substantially cylindrical conformation. Radially outward extending teeth make electrical contact with the
4799757 Encapsulated fiber optic closure January 24, 1989
A closure assembly for encapsulating a fiber optic cable. A pair of opposed end plates cooperate with respective adaptor collars to receive an organizer tray therebetween defining a first cavity. A resin cup is positioned adjacent at least one end plate to receive the fiber optic cab
4791237 Cable suspension assembly with grounding mechanism December 13, 1988
A grounding mechanism adapted for use with a support assembly suspending an overhead linear member. The grounding mechanism includes first and second leg portions disposed generally perpendicular to each other. The first leg portion has a generally arcuate conformation over its axial len
4770491 Dead end for fiber optic shield cable September 13, 1988
A dead end appliance for a fiber optic cable includes a housing having an elongated opening therethrough. The elongated opening is angularly disposed with respect to a longitudinal axis of the housing and opposite to the lay angle of helical retaining rods surrounding the cable. This
4679896 Optical fiber splice organizer July 14, 1987
A tray assembly for organizing optical fiber splices comprising an upwardly open, generally channel shaped main frame having a bottom wall and upwardly extending side walls. A plurality of individual splice trays are removably carried in the main frame in vertically spaced, juxtaposed
4620815 Fastener strips for splice cases November 4, 1986
A fastener strip arrangement for joining splice cases of the type including a pair of splice case members having outwardly extending flanges positioned in opposed cooperating relationships to define cooperating flange pairs on opposite sides of the splice case. The fastener strip arr
4620059 Cable vibration dampener and method of installing October 28, 1986
A device for suppressing wind induced motions in aerial cables and a method of installing the same. The device comprises a cylindrical rod of substantial length having a generally straight center section terminating in helically configured cable gripping sections. Adjacent one end is a
4549040 Splice case October 22, 1985
A splice case for cables includes a pair of splice case members having outwardly extending flanges positioned in opposed cooperating relationship to define opposite pairs of cooperating flange pairs on opposite sides of the splice case. A pair of elongated fastener strips extend along op
4527854 Method and apparatus for connecting branch circuits to cores of a live electrical cable July 9, 1985
Method and apparatus for connecting branch circuits to cores of a live electrical cable include placing a plurality of contact pieces individually in position in a common predetermined cable cross-sectional plane. The branch circuits may be connected to the contact pieces before or a
4523355 Fitting for joining an elongate body to a support June 18, 1985
A fitting for connecting an elongate body such as a cable (19) to a support having a mounting post (11) with a transverse hole (20) adjacent its free end, the fitting comprising a generally U-shaped component formed from a number of strands of wire twisted together, in an open helical fo
4449768 Shield connector May 22, 1984
A shield connector for shielded cable includes inner and outer plates having an intermediate plate interposed therebetween. The inner and intermediate plates have penetration projections thereon for penetrating a sheath positioned therebetween when the plates are clamped together. The
4439897 Dead-end appliance for linear bodies April 3, 1984
A dead-end appliance for linear bodies including a pair of elongated legs, each of which is helically coiled along the length thereof for grippingly receiving a portion of a linear body. An integral connecting portion connects the legs at one end thereof and includes integral pin receivi
4431863 Protective boot for cables and method of applying same February 14, 1984
A boot forming member for externally and internally covering end portions of rods surrounding a cable. The boot forming member includes a flat sheet of elastomeric material wrappable around the cable when the rod end portions are spaced outwardly from the cable to provide an inner sleeve
4424412 Splice case end closure assembly and splice case including same January 3, 1984
A splice case or vault end closure assembly which includes an inner plate having an inner face, an outer face, and a plurality of apertures arranged in a generally hexagonal array communicating between the faces. An annular recess surrounds each aperture in the outer face and a resilient
4181814 Splice case with gasket and closure mechanism therefor January 1, 1980
A cylindrical case for enclosing a cable splice is disclosed which includes a longitudinally split tubular closure member, two end members positionable at either end of the closure member, a gasket of resilient material extending the length of the longitudinal split in the closure me
4174463 Contraction termination device and method November 13, 1979
A contraction termination device and method for electrical conductor cable or the like encased in a sheathed braided material. The device employs an elongated sleeve having opposed lead and terminal ends with an internal passageway communicating therebetween. The sleeve tapers outwardly
4117256 Dead end appliance for linear bodies and drop wire type conductor installation including the sam September 26, 1978
A dead end appliance for receiving and supporting a drop wire at a selected area therealong. The appliance comprises an elongated body having reversing loops or hooks at the opposite ends thereof. One of the loops defines an appliance mounting loop and has a generally S-shaped config
4039742 Waterproof cable splice enclosure kit August 2, 1977
There is disclosed herein a novel waterproof cable splice enclosure for protecting cable splices and the exposed cable ends associated with the cable splice. The enclosure is comprised of a cap having apertures therethrough for receiving the cables, a clamp for holding the cables, a
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