06176022 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 13 patents.

With the object of removing moisture from a system of N≳2 elongated hollow guiding members (

20

) for cable-like elements (

27

), in the system a gas flow (G) is maintained. The gas flow is supplied to the system by way of a gas-supply opening (

29

) of a coupling-in number (

23

) coupled to first ends (

21

) of a number of K hollow guiding members (

20

) and discharged from the system by way of a gas-discharge opening (

30

) of a coupling-out member (

23

) coupled to first ends (

21

) of the L=N−K remaining hollow guiding members. A coupling-through member (

26

) coupled to second ends (

24

) of the N hollow guiding members (

20

) provides a gastight coupling-through between the second ends (

24

) of the K hollow guiding members and the L second ends of the L remaining hollow guiding members. Preferably K=N−1, and the N−1 hollow guiding members are located within the Nth hollow guiding member.

Title
Removing moisture from hollow guiding members such as cable ducts
Application Number
9/568103
Publication Number
6176022 (B1)
Application Date
May 10, 2000
Publication Date
January 23, 2001
Inventor
Griffioen Willem
Ter Aar
US
Agent
Michaelson & Wallace
US
Agent
Peter L Michaelson
US
Assignee
Koninklijke PTT Nederland
US
IPC
F26B 7/00
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