04963698 is referenced by 84 patents and cites 31 patents.

The invention relates to a sealed cable article and method for sealing the area between two or more cables and between the cables and an enclosure with a shaped article at a location where the cables exit from the enclosure, the method comprising (a) providing a shaped article of a polymeric gel said gel having (i) a cone penetration value of about 30 to about 450 (10.sup.-1 mm), and (ii) an elongation of from about 25% to about 750%; (b) positioning the shaped article around the cables; and (c) positioning the enclosure such that it surrounds the shaped article. An article aspect of the invention comprises two or more cables, an enclosure surrounding the cables, and a polymeric gel having the properties as described above sealing the area between the cables and the enclosure. This invention also relates to a sealed cable end article and a method of sealing the end of a cable, the method comprising positioning a shaped article of a polymeric gel having the properties as described above to cover the end of a cable and positioning an enclosure around said shaped article and adjacent region of the cable. The article comprises one or more cable ends with a portion of the cable end exposed, a shaped article of a polymeric gel having the properties as described above positioned at the cable end, and an enclosure which surrounds the shaped article and the adjacent region of the cable.

Title
Cable sealing
Application Number
730409
Publication Number
4963698
Application Date
September 15, 1989
Publication Date
October 16, 1990
Inventor
Lester T Toy
Fremont
CA, US
John A Midgley
San Carlos
CA, US
Rong J Chang
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Herbert G Burkard
Edith A Rice
Assignee
Raychem Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H02G 1/14
H02G 15/08
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