Patent Number: 6,294,737

Title: Reusable closure for wire splices

Abstract: A two piece housing for a spliced portion of multi-conductor copper core electric cable includes housings adapted for two, three, or four wire cable. A bottom mated structure (31) and a top mated structure (30) are predetermined to accept screws (15) for clamping the two structures together. The housing interior surface (28) includes mortised frusto-conical shaped openings (23) with grooves (26) at right angles and contiguous to the cable passage (24) for accepting and locking wire nuts (12) over wire splices (6). Opposing jaws (17),(18), and (19), adjacent to the point of cable entry/exit (25) inside the cable passage (24) engage a two, three, or four wire cable (20),(8),(22). The opposed jaw configuration includes a curved, wedge shaped inner lip (27); a wedge shaped flange (13); and a curved overlapping lip (14).

Inventors: Chestney; P. L. (Denver, CO)


International Classification: H01R 4/70 (20060101); H01R 4/10 (20060101); H01R 4/22 (20060101); H01R 4/12 (20060101); H01R 4/00 (20060101); H02G 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018