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US4020277: Spacer for aerial cables

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) La Chance, Sr.; Ernest Joseph · Leonard Paul Jean ·
Assignee(s) Hendrix Wire & Cable Corporation ·
Primary Examiner Laramie E. Askin ·
Application Number US5661718
Filing date 02/26/1976
Issue date 04/26/1977
Predicted expiration date 02/26/1996
U.S. Classifications 174/146  · 24/485  · 24/132R  · 174/168  · 24/518  · 248/61  · 248/74.1  ·
International Classifications H02G 712  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 17440 CC;41;146;154;155;156;160;168;170;172;173;174 ·
11 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

This disclosure is directed to a spacer for aerial cables for supporting one or more electrical conductor cables above the ground. It includes a body member having at least one concave seat adapted to receive a conductor cable and at least one generally arcuate cable retaining means adapted to engage a surface of the conductor cable and hold it in its seat. One end of the cable retaining means is pivotally supported on the body member. Generally arcuate ratchet tooth means are provided adjacent to the other end of the cable retaining means. Generally arcuate ratchet tooth means are also provided on the body member outwardly of the concave seat. The teeth of the retainer ratchet tooth means are engageable with the teeth of the body member ratchet tooth means when the retaining means is rotated about its pivotal support thereby to firmly hold the conductor cable in the concave seat.

Independent Claims | See all claims (11)

  1. 1. In a spacer for aerial cables comprising,a body and at least one generally concave seat on said body, said seat being adapted to receive a conductor cable,the improvement comprising,first generally arcuate ratchet tooth means on said body located outwardly from said concave seat,generally arcuate retaining means adapted to engage a surface of a conductor cable positioned in said seat, and pivot means operative independently of the relative position of said retaining means to said body for maintaining a pivotal connection therebetween, said pivot means being located adjacent to the side of said seat which is located opposite to said first ratchet tooth means,said retaining means comprising second generally arcuate ratchet tooth means spaced from said pivot means for engaging said first ratchet tooth means,whereby upon rotation of said retaining means to cable engaging position, the teeth of said second ratchet tooth means engage a teeth of said first ratchet tooth means and thereby are adapted to hold a conductor cable in said seat.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
USD216774 Markham Mar 1970
US1172963 Engelhardt Feb 1916
US2453319 GLENN L MARTIN CO Hollyday, Jr. Nov 1948
US3300576 HENDRIX WIRE & CABLE CORP Hendrix et al. Jan 1967

Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
FR1334182FISCHER AG GEORGJun 1963
DT899968Dec 1953
UK884945Dec 1961

Other Publications

Advertisement entitled "Insuloid Cradleclip," Electronic Engineering, Oct. 1957, p. 110.
Publication cited by applicants entitled "Hendrix Aerial Cable-Hendri-Clamps," one page, date stamped 1974.

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