High performance data cable

CAFC
  • US 7,663,061 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2007
  • Issued: 02/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A communications cable comprising:

  • a plurality of twisted pairs that carry communications signals;

    a pair separator disposed among the plurality of twisted pairs, the pair separator comprising a central body portion and a plurality of arms radially extending from the central body portion, each pair of adjacent arms defining a channel; and

    a cable covering surrounding the plurality of twisted pairs and the pair separator along the length of the cable;

    wherein at least one twisted pair of the plurality of twisted pairs is respectively located in the channel defined by each pair of adjacent arms;

    wherein the plurality of twisted pairs and the pair separator are helically twisted together along the length of the cable; and

    wherein the cable covering does not include an electrically conductive shield.

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