04875952 is referenced by 56 patents and cites 11 patents.

A forced encapsulation system and method that can be advantageously used to encapsulate cable splices e.g., multiconductor communications cables. Containment means are formed around a substrate comprising part of at least one cable, and secured to the cable, thereby forming an enclosure into which liquid encapsulant can be introduced under pressure and in which the encapsulant can be maintained at pressure above ambient pressure. In a preferred embodiment, the containment means comprise a containment bag formed in situ from an elastomer sheet and sealed to the cable sheaths, with a reinforcing outer enclosure surrounding the containment bag. Introducing the liquid encapsulant under pressure leads to thorough penetration of the encapsulant into the splice work and cable ends and to intimate contact between the cured encapsulant and the surfaces within the enclosure, including surfaces with which the encapsulant does not form an adhesive bond, resulting in improved gasketing around conductors, thereby reducing the possibility of water-caused splice damage.

Title
Forced encapsulation means for a cable
Application Number
619266
Publication Number
4875952
Application Date
February 8, 1988
Publication Date
October 24, 1989
Inventor
William C Reed
Lilburn
GA, US
Francis J Mullin
Chamblee
GA, US
Agent
Eugen E Pacher
Assignee
American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories
NJ, US
IPC
H01B 13/06
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