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Peter L Larsson, Robert Parker, Thomas D Ratzlaff: Connectors for power distribution cables. Raychem Corporation, Edith A Rice, Herbert G Burkard, January 6, 1987: US04634213 (107 worldwide citation)

Connectors for terminating and splicing high voltage power cables comprise a metallic tubular sleeve having an open end for receiving an electrical conductor and a closed end. The inner wall of the sleeve is pretinned. The sleeve can be provided with a slug of solder proximate to the closed end. A c ...


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William D Uken, Thomas D Ratzlaff: Optical fiber tap utilizing reflector and resilient closure. Raynet, Dennis E Kovach, August 6, 1991: US05037170 (10 worldwide citation)

A tap for coupling light from an intermediate portion of an optical fiber core and a light element by passing light through a side of the optical fiber includes an optical coupler in contact with an outside surface of an optical fiber which is bent and disposed in a plane. A light reflector extendin ...


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Robert J Molinari, Robert Parker, Thomas D Ratzlaff: Flat sheet closure and method. Raychem Corporation, Douglas A Chaikin, Herbert G Burkard, May 24, 1983: US04384906 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for holding together the opposing ends of a flat sheet wrapped around an elongate substrate employs one or more closure devices, each closure device comprising a pair of frictional elements and a means for interengaging same. The frictional elements each have a channel member having a slit ...


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Thomas D Ratzlaff, Inho Myong, Rodney D Boghosian: Connector having interlocking components. Tyco Electronics Corporation, February 22, 2011: US07892045 (7 worldwide citation)

A connector that includes a main body having ends and sides with a passage extending between the ends. The passage is configured to receive at least one of conductors and cables and the main body includes a guide channel that extends from at least one end and a guide channel that extends from at lea ...


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Thomas D Ratzlaff, Inho Myong: Connector assemblies configured to prevent damage to contacts during mating and demating. Tyco Electronics Corporation, March 1, 2011: US07896683 (7 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly that includes a plug connector and a receptacle connector configured to mate with each other. The plug connector has a connector body including shroud with socket contacts received therein. The shroud also includes ribs and wing guides that extend in directions that are generall ...


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Robert Parker, Thomas D Ratzlaff, Dennis C Siden: Device for heat recovery. Raychem Corporation, Edith A Rice, T Gene Dillahunty, December 16, 1986: US04628989 (7 worldwide citation)

Recovery of a heat recoverable article can be carried out without a flame by wrapping around the article a flexible bag and introducing into the bag a liquid of sufficient temperature and heat capacity. Uniform recovery is ensured by maintaining a pressure within the bag so it conforms to the changi ...


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William D Uken, Thomas D Ratzlaff: Optical fiber tap utilizing reflector and resilient closure. Raynet, Dennis E Kovach, July 9, 1991: US05029962 (7 worldwide citation)

A tap for coupling light from an intermediate portion of an optical fiber core and a light element by passing light through a side of the optical fiber includes an optical coupler in contact with an outside surface of an optical fiber which is bent and disposed in a plane. A light reflector extendin ...


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Peter J Dutton, Thomas D Ratzlaff: Connector including housing shells secured together. Tyco Electronics Corporation, June 9, 2009: US07544084 (3 worldwide citation)

A connector including a pair of shells mated together along an interface that extends in a longitudinal direction. The pair of shells form a passage therebetween for conveying an electrical current and/or optical communication therethrough. Each shell includes an outer surface and a side projection ...


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Robert Parker, Thomas D Ratzlaff, Donald A Micheletti: Flame coloring device. Raychem Corporation, Herbert G Burkard, T Gene Dillahunty, Dennis E Kovach, September 18, 1984: US04472135 (3 worldwide citation)

A flame coloring device makes a flame, such as a flame from a propane burner, visible even when the burner is used outdoors or in a bright environment. The device includes a carrier adapted for placement on the burner barrel and a solid colorant emitter such as sodium chloride supported by the carri ...


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Joseph A Lomastro, Santiago Llano, Peter J Dutton, Thomas D Ratzlaff, Robert D Gracey: Same potential block such as a grounding block and method for making an improved same potential block. Array Connector Corporation, Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLC, September 18, 2001: US06290550 (2 worldwide citation)

A main body includes a plurality of holes formed therein a main clip and includes an exterior contact portion positioned exterior to the main body, a first carrier strip connected to the exterior contact portion and located within the main body and a plurality of clips extending from this carrier st ...