Four-port ground block for coaxial cable

  • US 7,841,897 B2
  • Filed: 08/06/2004
  • Issued: 11/30/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A coaxial cable ground block apparatus for interconnecting coaxial cables and a ground wire in a satellite dish installation, said apparatus comprising:

  • an electrically conducting ground block body having a top portion, and bottom portion and opposing left and right flanges projecting proximal said bottom portion, each flange defining an aperture for receiving a fastener for anchoring the ground block body to a surface;

    said ground block body including first and second grounding points, each of said grounding points including means for connecting a ground wire to said ground block body; and

    said ground block body including first and second in-line coaxial cable splice connectors disposed proximal said ground block bottom portion and third and fourth in-line coaxial cable splice connectors disposed proximal said ground block top portion, each of said connector having axially opposing externally threaded connection studs;

    said first and second in-line splice connectors being spaced a first distance apart and generally centered relative to said ground block body;

    said third and fourth in-line splice connectors being spaced a second distance apart and generally centered relative to said ground block body;

    said first distance being greater than said second distance such that said first and second; and

    an area defined between said coaxial cable splice connectors comprising a free area devoid of projecting structures thereby providing access for connection of coaxial cables.

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