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Environmental protection closure for wire splices; and method Patent #: 4849580
ApplicationNo. 341760 filed on 04/26/1989
US Classes:174/138F, Terminal covers174/92Longitudinally
ExaminersPrimary: Askin, Laramie E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesH01R 004/70
AbstractA closure for use in providing an environmental seal about a wire junction. The closure comprises a closable shell defining, when closed, an internal wire junction receiving chamber having first and second opposite open ends, for receipt of wires therethrough. The shell comprises first and second shell sections, and an interference fit locking arrangement oriented between the shell sections. In one embodiment, the shell sections are unitary, i.e. they are joined along a hinge line. In an alternate embodiment, the shell sections are independent of one another, but engageable in a nesting manner. The interference locking mechanism preferably comprises a plurality of elongate, continuous, interengageable rachet teeth. In use, sealant material is positioned within the shell sections, and a junction to be sealed is enclosed therein.