US 10,892,068 B2
Power/fiber hybrid cable
Wayne M. Kachmar, North Bennington, VT (US); Aly Fahd, Chester (GB); Kenneth Christopher Nardone, North Bennington, VT (US); Wagner da Silva Aguiar, Princeton, NJ (US); and William J. Jacobsen, Hoosick Falls, NY (US)
Assigned to CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Nov. 7, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/183,119.
Application 16/183,119 is a continuation of application No. 15/803,442, filed on Nov. 3, 2017, granted, now 10,163,548.
Application 15/803,442 is a continuation of application No. 15/097,756, filed on Apr. 13, 2016, granted, now 9,837,186, issued on Dec. 5, 2017.
Application 15/097,756 is a continuation of application No. 14/277,347, filed on May 14, 2014, granted, now 9,472,314, issued on Oct. 18, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/823,125, filed on May 14, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2019/0139679 A1, May 9, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01B 7/08 (2006.01); H01B 9/00 (2006.01); H01B 1/02 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01); H01B 7/00 (2006.01); H01B 13/14 (2006.01)
CPC H01B 9/005 (2013.01) [G02B 6/4416 (2013.01); G02B 6/4434 (2013.01); G02B 6/4479 (2013.01); G02B 6/4495 (2013.01); H01B 1/026 (2013.01); H01B 7/009 (2013.01); H01B 13/14 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cable comprising:
a cable jacket including a first portion surrounding a first transmission member and a second portion surrounding a second transmission member;
the first and second portions of the cable jacket being connected by a pre-defined peelable interface that allows the first and second portions of the cable jacket to be manually peeled apart while maintaining full coverage of the first transmission member by the first portion and full coverage of the second transmission member by the second portion, the pre-defined peelable interface being integrated with the cable jacket;
wherein the pre-defined peelable interface is defined by an upper slit that extends downwardly from a top side of the cable jacket and a lower slit that extends upwardly from a bottom side of the cable jacket;
wherein when the upper and lower slits are formed, material of the cable jacket is at least partially molten such that opposing slit defining surfaces of the upper and lower slits are partially bonded back together to form a weakened tear location in the cable jacket; and
wherein a solid, non-slitted portion is positioned between the upper and lower slits.