Image Number 7 for United States Patent #7580607.
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 be hinged-open, placed upon a cable under tension and hinged-closed. Once hinged-closed over the cable under tension, standard `off-the-shelf` straps or tie-strips can be used to secure the unit into place, without a need for any specialized tools, hardware kits or brackets.