Patents by Inventor Erwin H. Goetter

Erwin H. Goetter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5884000
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 5883999
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 5884003
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 5884002
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 5884001
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 5825964
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. A connect panel for supplying connector couplings that receive connectors spliced to the glass fibers is connected to one of the rigid torque bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Erwin H. Goetter, Daniel J. Levac, Gary R. Krout
  • Patent number: 5790740
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 5644671
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. A connect panel for supplying connector couplings that receive connectors spliced to the glass fibers is connected to one of the rigid torque bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Erwin H. Goetter, Daniel J. Levac, Gary R. Krout
  • Patent number: 5631993
    Abstract: A housing assembly for enclosing and storing cable splices comprises axially spaced end plates defining a storage space and joined by a pair of rigid torque bars. A pair of opposed housing members contoured to enclose the end plates and the storage space are releasably and sealing clamped to each other and to the end plates. Carried by one of the bars at axially spaced locations are a pair of spaced rods which support a plurality of splice storage trays in stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Cloud, Jeff M. Gioitta, Erwin H. Goetter, Christopher S. Grubish
  • Patent number: 4799757
    Abstract: A closure assembly for encapsulating a fiber optic cable. A pair of opposed end plates cooperate with respective adaptor collars to receive an organizer tray therebetween defining a first cavity. A resin cup is positioned adjacent at least one end plate to receive the fiber optic cable as it extends inwardly into the first cavity. A first resin is retained in the resin cup and encapsulates the fiber optic cable therein. An inner shell assembly is thereafter positioned around the organizer tray to close off the first cavity. An outer shell assembly is next positioned around the inner shell and the end plates to define an annular second cavity. A reenterable resin fills the second cavity to prevent radial ingress of moisture into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventor: Erwin H. Goetter
  • Patent number: 4679896
    Abstract: A tray assembly for organizing optical fiber splices comprising an upwardly open, generally channel shaped main frame having a bottom wall and upwardly extending side walls. A plurality of individual splice trays are removably carried in the main frame in vertically spaced, juxtaposed relationship on threaded studs which extend vertically upwardly from the bottom wall through openings in the trays. The trays are maintained in a predetermined vertically spaced relationship by bosses formed on the base of the main frame and about the openings in the trays. A cover member overlies the trays and extends between the side walls of the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Krafcik, Richard J. Barnes, Erwin H. Goetter
  • Patent number: 4620815
    Abstract: A fastener strip arrangement for joining splice cases of the type including a pair of splice case members having outwardly extending flanges positioned in opposed cooperating relationships to define cooperating flange pairs on opposite sides of the splice case. The fastener strip arrangement comprises two elongated strips each of generally channel-shaped cross-section and including a web having legs projecting from opposite side edges thereof in the same direction. One leg of each strip projects from the web a shorter distance than the other leg. One of the strips has generally keyhole-shaped slots formed through the web to extend generally longitudinally thereof. The generally keyhole-shaped slots each have large opening areas and narrow opening areas, with the narrow opening areas lying closer to the short leg of the strip than to the long leg of the strip and with a substantially greater portion of each large opening area being located on the side of the narrow opening spaced toward the long leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventor: Erwin H. Goetter
  • Patent number: 4549040
    Abstract: A splice case for cables includes a pair of splice case members having outwardly extending flanges positioned in opposed cooperating relationship to define opposite pairs of cooperating flange pairs on opposite sides of the splice case. A pair of elongated fastener strips extend along opposite sides of each pair of cooperating flanges and are clamped together by fastener assemblies to thereby compress the pair of flanges received therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventor: Erwin H. Goetter
  • Patent number: 4449768
    Abstract: A shield connector for shielded cable includes inner and outer plates having an intermediate plate interposed therebetween. The inner and intermediate plates have penetration projections thereon for penetrating a sheath positioned therebetween when the plates are clamped together. The outer plate is constructed of spring metal and is resiliently deformed when all of the plates are clamped together by a fastener device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Koncelik, Erwin H. Goetter
  • Patent number: 4424412
    Abstract: A splice case or vault end closure assembly which includes an inner plate having an inner face, an outer face, and a plurality of apertures arranged in a generally hexagonal array communicating between the faces. An annular recess surrounds each aperture in the outer face and a resilient gasket is partially received in each of these recesses. An outer plate is also provided having an inner face, an outer face, and a plurality of through apertures adapted to register with the inner plate apertures. The inner and outer plates are positioned such that the inner plate outer face is in an opposed relationship to the outer plate inner face with the outer plate inner face contacting the gaskets disposed in the inner plate recesses. Means are provided for drawing the plates toward each other in a controlled fashion to longitudinally compress and radially expand the gaskets into the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Company
    Inventors: Erwin H. Goetter, Ralph B. Siter