Patent Number: 6,311,006

Title: Apparatus for storing surplus ADSS cable

Abstract: ADSS cable is laid out a length of cable along an aerial route defined by a series of poles, and loops of surplus cable are formed at occasional poles. The cable is raised to a predetermined installation height at each pole, where two dead-ends secure the ends of the loop so that the loop is substantially free of tension. The center of the loop is raised and secured to the pole, thus forming two bights in the loop. A bend radius protector is installed in each of the bights to protect the cable from bending damage. Each bend radius protector is suspended from a cable protecting device placed over the taut cable, so that the cable is not damaged.

Inventors: Forrester; Joseph H. (Buford, GA), Colley; David E. (Loganville, GA)


International Classification: G02B 6/48 (20060101); G02B 6/46 (20060101); G02B 006/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018