Cable fitting

  • US 5,374,017 A
  • Filed: 05/07/1992
  • Issued: 12/20/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A one-piece fitting for securing a cable and the like to a panel, comprising:

  • a) a first free end and a second end, said first free end having a panel-engaging base with an uninterrupted perimeter, and a passage therethrough for receiving the cable, said passage having an axis a plurality of arms extending from the base toward said second end;

    b) outwardly-facing means on said fitting for securing said fitting to said panel;

    c) a plurality of arms cantilevered from said base and extending from said first free end toward said second end; and

    d) a plurality of inwardly-facing cable gripping teeth on each arm positioned to secure the cable against withdrawal from said fitting without substantially inhibiting cable entry into said fitting, the cable gripping teeth being formed on said arms, wherein said teeth are arranged in rows and wherein the faces of each successive row of said teeth diverge radially away from the axis of said passage from said first free end toward said second end.

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