Patent Number: 8,819,924

Title: Torsion eliminating compression device for cable

Abstract: A method and device for eliminating torsion during the servicing of cable heads. The device is a tool with a handle portion and clamping members having an opening and gripping surfaces for receiving and gripping two different cable-heads for servicing, such as attachment or detachment. When the handle portion is squeezed and held, the tool provides a compression force substantially parallel to a common central axis of the cable heads. The arrangement of the tool prevents undesired load on the cable heads, optimizes the efficiency of servicing while preventing damage to the cable-heads.

Inventors: Grine; Wayne R. (Crownsville, MD), Jacobsen; Michael A. (Millersville, MD), Jordan; Garrett M. (Leesburg, VA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: B23P 19/00 (20060101); H01R 43/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018