Patent Number: 6,241,200

Title: Electromagnetic interference grouping clamp

Abstract: A grounding clamp includes mechanical features for electrically interconnecting two or more shielding layers of shielded cables, and/or for interconnecting the shielding layer of one or more shielded cables to an electrically grounded chassis. The grounding clamp includes two elongated brackets, each having a first end and a second end, and each being formed of an electrically conductive material. The two brackets include undulating surfaces, and are interconnected to each other at their first ends by a tab and slot arrangement. When the two brackets face each other the undulations on their undulating surfaces are offset relative to one another. The second ends of the brackets are connected by a threaded fastener arrangement, so that cables may be pinched between the undulating surfaces to establish electrical conductivity between shielding layers of the cables and the grounding clamp. One of the two brackets may also include fastening features allowing the grounding clamp to be physically and electrically connected to a grounded chassis.

Inventors: Camporeale; Savino (Spotswood, NJ), Feiner; Mark E. (Hackettstown, NJ), Messina; Sebastian J. (Fredon, NJ), Rush; Nancy S. (Broadway, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: F16L 3/22 (20060101); H01R 4/64 (20060101); H05K 9/00 (20060101); H01R 13/648 (20060101); F16L 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018