Accession Number : ADD017511

Title :   Dispenser For Deploying Elongated Flexible Articles.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 Apr 93, patented 31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hrycin, Frank M ; Abdow, David A ; Babb, John D

Report Date : 31 Jan 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This document discloses a dispenser for storing an elongated flexible article in a coil coaxially about a deployment axis. The dispenser includes a receptacle with a storage volume about the deployment axis. A partitioning structure in the storage volume includes circumferentially spaced sets of axially extending, deflectable fingers that define portions of storage channels for each turn in a coil. Flexible restraining bands attached to the receptacle overlie the storage volume to retain the turns axially within the storage channels. The structure prevents random turn positioning of individual turns of the coil. Deployment from the dispenser occurs without tangles, kinks or knots and proceeds smoothly and quietly. (MM)

Descriptors :   *DISPENSERS, *WINDING, *PATENTS, *CABLE REELS, VOLUME, COILS, STORAGE, ELONGATION, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE