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Rodney W Hammond, Clyde J Myers, Ruben Travieso: Duplex optical fiber connector and cables terminated therewith. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E W Somers, May 21, 1991: US05016968 (136 worldwide citation)

A connector (20) for terminating a duplex cable jumper cable (23) which is used for making interconnections in administrative locations of an FDDI system includes a plastic housing (21) having a jumper input end (26) and a connection end (28). Each fiber (25) of the jumper cable is terminated by a f ...


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Candido J Arroyo, Nicholas J Cogelia, Palmer D Thomas: Flame-resistant plenum cable and methods of making. AT&T Technologies, AT&T Bell Laboratories, E W Somers, August 12, 1986: US04605818 (110 worldwide citation)

A relatively small pair size cable (20) comprising at least one conductor (22) which is insulated with polyvinyl chloride plastic material is provided with a flame retardant, smoke suppressive sheath system (30). The sheath system has a relatively low thermal conductivity and provides a predetermine ...


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Artis C Jenkins, Parry A Moss, Carla G Wilson: Composite cable including portions having controlled flexural rigidities. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E W Somers, August 13, 1991: US05039195 (90 worldwide citation)

A hybrid optical fiber, copper conductor transmission media cable (20) which is suitable for use in local area network application includes a core (22) comprising two arrays (25,40) of longitudinally extending portions. One array (25) includes optical fibers disposed between two strength members (27 ...


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John M Palmquist, Arthur T Schmidt, Behzad Shahraray: Methods of detecting, classifying and quantifying defects in optical fiber end faces. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E W Somers, January 12, 1993: US05179419 (83 worldwide citation)

Methods are provided to detect, classify and quantify defects such as chips, pits, scratches and cracks in a polished end surface (31) of optical fiber and specifically in an end face of an optical fiber terminated by a ferrule (34). Images of the end face are acquired at each of three focal positio ...


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Candido J Arroyo, Nicholas J Cogelia, Ralph J Darsey: Methods of making cable having superior resistance to flame spread and smoke evolution. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, Western Electric Company, E W Somers, March 16, 1982: US04319940 (78 worldwide citation)

A method of making a cable (20) specially suited for use in building plenums because of its low flame spread and smoke evolution includes enclosing a multiconductor core (22) in a sheath comprising an inorganic, cellular core wrap (31), a corrugated metallic barrier (40) and dual layers (51) and (52 ...


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Luc W Adriaenssens, Richard D Beggs, Harold W Friesen, Wendell G Nutt: Fire-resistant cable for transmitting high frequency signals. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E W Somers, November 10, 1992: US05162609 (74 worldwide citation)

A fire-resistant cable (20) which is suitable for the transmission of high frequency signals in a local area network includes a core which comprises a plurality of twisted pairs (22,22) of insulated conductors (24,24) and a jacket (35). Each insulated conductor of each pair includes an elongated met ...


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Melvin W Brzostek: Cable connector housing having strain relief system. Western Electric Company, E W Somers, July 1, 1980: US04210380 (69 worldwide citation)

One end of a cable (12) is assembled to a connector (11) which is supported in a housing (10), and extends along a path through a cable entrance end (32) of the housing. The housing includes two mateable portions (25, 26) with one portion having a base (31) which includes a plurality of posts (50--5 ...


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Edwin C Hardesty: Multi-outlet adapter for modular telephone cords. Western Electric Company, E W Somers, December 30, 1980: US04241974 (67 worldwide citation)

An adapter (11) for connecting each of two telephone cords (12) to a wall terminal (14) includes a housing (16) having two stacked cavities (54-54') at one end, with each cavity being capable of receiving a modular plug (13) that terminates one of the cords and each communicating with a plug portion ...


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Edwin Charles Hardesty: Electrical connecting devices for terminating cords. Western Electric Company, E W Somers, May 4, 1976: US03954320 (64 worldwide citation)

A plug for terminating a cord includes an unipartite, non-hinged, dielectric housing with a free end and a cord-input aperture in the other end and with internal surfaces defining a cavity. A jacket anchoring member is formed integrally of the housing and has a surface which protrudes into the cavit ...


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Barret Broyde, Judith Archer Delles, Steven Forrest North: Reclamation processing of vinyl chloride polymer containing materials and products produced thereby. Western Electric Company, E W Somers, January 31, 1978: US04071479 (60 worldwide citation)

Recompoundable polyvinyl chloride suitable to be recompounded for reuse, for example, in cable and wire production is recovered from a scrap material which includes plasticized polyvinyl chloride. A charge of plasticized polyvinyl chloride scrap material is treated with a solvent such as methyl ethy ...