Device and method for directly injecting a test signal into a cable

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6710604
APP PUB NO 20030128037A1
SERIAL NO

10035201

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A device for piercing a cable includes a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member and the second clamp member are superposed relative to each other. A conductive piercing member is disposed on the first clamp member. The device further includes an arrangement for moving the first clamp member and the second clamp member together. As the first clamp member and the second clamp member are moved together, a distance between the conductive piercing member and the second clamp member is reduced.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY45476

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Christopherson, Scott Lee Rochester, MN 4 4
Gillard, Edward Charles Mantorville, MN 6 5
Gilliland, Don Alan Rochester, MN 42 208
Monsen, Kenneth E Dover, MN 1 2

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Boston Edison Company (1)
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HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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ROCKWELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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MOLEX INCORPORATED (1)
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NIAGARA MOHAWK POWER CORPORATION (1)
* 5426360 Secondary electrical power line parameter monitoring apparatus and system 156 1994
 
CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC. (1)
* 5367251 Tool for grasping and piercing insulated electrical cable for determining whether conductor of cable is energized 11 1993
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PPC BROADBAND, INC. (1)
* 2012/0213,083 HOME NETWORK TEST CIRCUIT 0 2011
 
APPLE INC. (2)
* 9316677 Devices and methods for testing flex cable shielding 3 2012
* 2013/0221,988 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TESTING FLEX CABLE SHIELDING 1 2012
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