Kellems Grip Construction for Cable Connector and Method of Using Same.
Patent, Filed 29 Mar 90, patented 14 May 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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In providing a coaxial cable having reinforcing strands with a Kellems grip connector, a length of the outer sheath is initially removed to expose the core, reinforcing strands and metallic braid. The exposed strands ae formed into a multiplicity of bundles which are initially folded away from the end of the cable, and a metallic washer is placed over the exposed core and conductively bonded to the metallic braid. A Kellems grip connector having a connector element and a cylindrical mesh compression sleeve is inserted into the core, and the sleeve extends over the washer and the strands. The washer is conductively connected to the connector of the Kellems grip connector which is spaced closely thereto. The bundles of strands are pulled outwardly through peripherally spaced openings in the mesh sleeve and looped about the intersections of the wires of the sleeve adjacent the connector. The bundles are then fed axially under the mesh sleeve towards the other end thereof and again looped around a peripherally spaced intersection of the wires of the mesh sleeve to firmly engage the reinforcing strands with the mesh sleeve. Thereafter, an insulating covering of resin is molded about the end of the cable so as to provide protective outer sheath to the connector itself.
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