Conical wedges for gripping multi-ply rope or cable
Automatic cable gripping device
Cable grip Patent #: 5233730
ApplicationNo. 036936 filed on 03/25/1993
US Classes:24/136R, Sliding part or wedge24/115MSliding wedge
ExaminersPrimary: Bertsch, Richard A.
Assistant: McAndrews, Roland G. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF16G 011/04
AbstractThe present invention is a cable gripping unit having: a casing provided with a central circular shell bore having a tapered portion terminating in a cable receiving open end and inwardly projecting stop means spaced from the cable receiving end; a gripping member within the casing and movable longitudinally thereof comprised of jaw retaining means and jaw segments; spring means engaging the gripping member and the stop means yieldingly urging the gripping member towards the cable receiving end within the tapered portion of the shell; and the jaw retaining means being circular and concentric with the shell bore and provided with a plurality of retaining slots within each, of which a respective jaw segment is disposed with the jaw segments in circular arrangement defining a cylindrical jaw bore; and the jaw segments being radially movably disposed in the retaining means so that upon the spring means yieldingly urging the gripping member toward the cable receiving end the jaw members within tapered portion define a reduced diameter jaw bore for gripping the cable.