04316646 is referenced by 149 patents and cites 8 patents.

An electrical connector assembly for selectively connecting sections of an electrical cable to establish a cable of desired longitudinal length suitable for use in underground mining operations includes a plurality of electrical connector elements, each connector element being provided with a pair of electrically and mechanically connectable components having a form analogous to a ball and socket coupling for imparting lateral flexibility to each connector element and to the connector assembly, while maintaining both the mechanical and the electrical integrity of the connector assembly. First connector elements of the connector assembly are employed to join supply conductors of one cable section to corresponding supply conductors of another cable section, while second connector elements of the connector assembly are employed to join a ground conductor of the one cable section to a corresponding ground conductor of the other cable section.

Title
Laterally flexible electrical connector assembly
Application Number
6/118650
Publication Number
4316646
Application Date
February 4, 1980
Publication Date
February 23, 1982
Inventor
Larry N Siebens
Great Meadows
NJ, US
Agent
Richard A Craig
David Teschner
Arthur Jacob
Assignee
Amerace Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H01R 35/00
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