A shielded cable passes through a kickpipe in a structural plate member, such as the deck of a ship. The kickpipe has a necked-down portion designed to receive the cable at a point where the cable shielding has been exposed. Axially compressible radially expandable iris, or toroidal, springs are engaged by an adapter nut threadably received inside the kickpipe to create a low impedance ground connection from the cable shielding to the deck. The adapter nut has a cavity for receiving a packing material and a gland nut is received in the adapter cavity to seal the ground connection from the environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Filed 13 Jun 91 patented 17 Aug 93; Supersedes PAT-APPL-7-714 815, AD-D015 051.; This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, DC 20231.; Patent
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Obara, M
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

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  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-7-714 815; PATENT-5 237 129
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM