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James L Cairns: Underwater coaxial connector. Brown & Martin, February 15, 1983: US04373767 (211 worldwide citation)

A plug and socket type electrical connector for connection underwater. The female part of the connector contains a socket element enclosed in a dielectric fluid filled chamber which is sealed by a penetrable seal element. The plug or male part of the connector has an extended contact probe of round ...


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James L Cairns: Coaxial underwater electro-optical connector. Lockheed Corporation, Brown Martin Haller & Meador, October 14, 1986: US04616900 (134 worldwide citation)

A coaxial plug-and-socket type electro-optical connector for connection underwater. The male portion of the connector has an elongate alignment probe which includes a forward portion with an axially-tapered opening. A longitudinal electrically conductive probe mounted coaxially in the tapered openin ...


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James L Cairns: Underwater connector including integral bladder and seal with a set of constricting means. Lockheed Corporation, Brown Martin & Haller, August 19, 1986: US04606603 (63 worldwide citation)

A plug and socket type connector for making underwater electrical and/or fiber optical connections. The female part of the connector contains one or more sockets enclosed in a dielectric fluid filled bladder having a penetrable seal. The optical index of refraction of the fluid is controlled. The ma ...


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James L Cairns, Stewart M Barlow, Peter R Baxter: Wet mateable connector. Ocean Design, Gordon & Rees, May 18, 2004: US06736545 (63 worldwide citation)

An underwater connector has a plug unit and a receptacle unit each containing a bladder member having an internal, oil-filled chamber in which a respective contact module is located. Each contact module has an end face having both electrical and optical contacts for contact engagement with correspon ...


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James L Cairns: Spark-proof hostile environment connector. Brown Martin Haller & McClain, March 16, 1993: US05194012 (62 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector has a female portion with tubular socket assemblies extending into it that are coated with a thin dielectric film over their surfaces with the exception of their internal electrical contact bands. The socket assemblies and the interior of the female portion are immersed in a ...


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Stewart M Barlow, James L Cairns: Wet-mateable electro-optical connector. Ocean Design, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, December 25, 2001: US06332787 (57 worldwide citation)

An electro-optical connector has a plug unit and a receptacle unit which are releasably mateable in an underwater environment. Each unit has at least two separate contact chambers extending inwardly from the front end, one for containing optical contacts and the other for containing electrical conta ...


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James L Cairns, Dennis K Ferbas: Underwater-mateable optical fiber connector. Lockheed Corporation, Brown Martin Haller & Meador, July 28, 1987: US04682848 (57 worldwide citation)

A low-loss, underwater-mateable optical fiber connector is provided which permits connection between a pair of optical fibers through a fiber-to-fiber butt junction effected by a pair of connector units. Each connector unit houses a fluid-tight interior chamber. A fiber junction contained in one cha ...


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James L Cairns: Wet mateable connector. Ocean Design, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, November 13, 2001: US06315461 (56 worldwide citation)

An underwater connector has mateable plug and receptacle units each containing a member having an internal chamber enclosing a contact element when the units are unmated. The members each have a resilient forward end portion with an opening communicating with the chamber, and a forward end face in s ...


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James L Cairns: Sealed, Fluid-filled electrical connector. Ocean Design, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, July 8, 1997: US05645442 (55 worldwide citation)

A submersible connector for use in an underwater environment. The submersible connector has a receptacle and a plug, which are mated together. The receptacle has a shell, an inside chamber, a circuit contact, an outside chamber, and a stopper. The chambers both contain dielectric fluid. When demated ...


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James L Cairns: Underwater-mateable connector for high pressure application. Ocean Design, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, July 8, 1997: US05645438 (54 worldwide citation)

A connector sealing mechanism for, and a method for mating a plug unit and receptacle unit of, an electrical, fiber-optic, or hybrid electro-optical connector unit. The connector unit and connector sealing mechanism are adapted for use in underwater and harsh environments, such as high pressure envi ...