Accession Number : ADD018230

Title :   Cylindrical Convex Doorknob Termination.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Dec 87, patented 30 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vanasse, Robert D ; Figdore, Frank

Report Date : 30 Jul 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A termination device and a method for terminating braided ropes or cables of aramid fiber are described. The device includes a generally cylindrical coupling which is threaded at one longitudinal end and has an internal sleeve at the opposite longitudinal end thereof. The longitudinal end of the coupling surrounding the internal sleeve has an annular space for feeding aramid fibers therethrough and also has a smooth surface with curved end toward the threaded longitudinal end for flexion of the aramid fibers for bent over the smooth surface and has properly contoured second curved end away from the longitudinal end to prevent damage to the bent over aramid fibers.

Descriptors :   *ROPE, *CYLINDRICAL BODIES, *TOWING CABLES, *CONVEX BODIES, COUPLING(INTERACTION), FIBERS, DAMAGE, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SURFACES, HIGH STRENGTH, INTERNAL, BRAIDS, SLEEVES, PATENTS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE