05909154 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 15 patents.

A continuity bridge in a broadband signal tap for providing a make-before-break connection of an input terminal to an output terminal of the tap. The broadband signal tap comprises a housing and a cover that is removably connected to the housing. The interior of the housing has an input terminal for receiving a signal from the feeder cable and an output terminal for returning the signal to the feeder cable. The cover includes circuitry for splitting the signal and delivering a portion thereof to at least one subscriber port on the cover. The cover has an input socket and an output socket, each being removably engaged with and electrically connected to the input and output terminals, respectively, of the housing. The continuity bridge in the housing connects the input terminal to the output terminal upon the removal of the cover from the housing prior to the disengagement of the sockets from the terminals. The continuity bridge thus provides a make-before-break connection of the input terminal to the output terminal, thereby ensuring that there is no discontinuity of signal flow through the tap upon the removal of the cover from the housing.

Title
Broadband signal tap with continuity bridge
Application Number
8/867036
Publication Number
5909154
Application Date
June 2, 1997
Publication Date
June 1, 1999
Inventor
Mark E Adams
Grayson
GA, US
Dennis J McLain
Duluth
GA, US
James T Brown
Flowery Branch
GA, US
Assignee
Antec Corporation
GA, US
IPC
H03H 7/00
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