US Patent No: 6,710,604

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

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY41578

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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 42 189
Monsen, Kenneth E Dover, MN 1 2

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6,065,976 Coaxial cable connector 33 1998
 
Boston Edison Company (1)
* 5,101,161 Non-destructive status determination for electric power cables 21 1990
 
HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,177,884 Integrated power line metering and communication method and apparatus 114 1998
 
ROCKWELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 6,179,644 Power and data network system media architecture 16 1998
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (1)
* 6,468,089 Solder-less printed circuit board edge connector having a common ground contact for a plurality of transmission lines 26 2001
 
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (1)
* 5,426,360 Secondary electrical power line parameter monitoring apparatus and system 150 1994
 
CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC. (1)
* 5,367,251 Tool for grasping and piercing insulated electrical cable for determining whether conductor of cable is energized 10 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)
* 9,316,677 Devices and methods for testing flex cable shielding 0 2012
* 2013/0221,988 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TESTING FLEX CABLE SHIELDING 0 2012
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