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1. WO2006102628 - WIRE STRIPPER SYSTEMS

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What is claimed is:
1) A system, relating to the stripping of at least one outer jacket from at least one wire having at least one irregular outer peripheral shape, said system comprising:
a) at least one receiver adapted to receive at least one portion of the at least one wire; and
b) at least one rotator adapted to assist rotation of said at least one receiver relative to the at least one wire; c) wherein said at least one receiver comprises
i) at least one first cutter adapted to produce at least one first longitudinal cut through the at least one outer jacket,
ii) at least one positioner adapted to position said at least one cutter adjacent the at least one outer
jacket to assist in generating such at least one longitudinal cut, and
iii) at least one shape conformer adapted to conform to the at least one irregular outer peripheral shape of such at least one wire during the generation of such at least one longitudinal cut.
2) The system according to Claim 1 wherein:
a) said at least one receiver comprises at least one channel adapted to pass the at least one wire;
b) said at least one shape conformer comprises at least one irregular inner peripheral shape within said at least one channel; and
c) said at least one irregular inner peripheral shape substantially matches such at least one irregular outer peripheral shape.
3) The system according to Claim 2 wherein:
a) said at least one channel comprises said at least one first cutter; and
b) said at least one channel further comprises at least one second cutter adapted to produce at least one second longitudinal cut through the at least one outer jacket.
4) The system according to Claim 3 wherein:
a) said at least one first cutter and said at least one second cutter rotate with said at least one receiver during operation; and
b) said at least one first cutter and said at least one second cutter operate essentially contemporaneously.

5) The system according to Claim 4 further comprising:
a) at least one hand-holdable housing adapted to house said at least one rotator and said at least one
receiver.
6) A system, relating to the stripping of at least one outer jacket from at least one wire having at least one irregular outer peripheral shape, comprising:
a) at least one receiver adapted to receive at least one portion of the at least one wire; and
b) at least one rotator adapted to assist rotation of said at least one receiver relative to the at least one wire; c) wherein said at least one receiver comprises
i) at least one first cutter adapted to produce at least one first longitudinal cut through the at least one outer jacket,
ii) at least one second cutter adapted to produce at least one second longitudinal cut through the at
least one outer jacket, and iii) at least one positioner adapted to position said at least one first cutter and said at least one second cutter adjacent the at least one outer jacket to assist in generating such at least one first longitudinal cut and such at least one second longitudinal cut.
7) The system according to Claim 6 further comprising at least one hand-holdable housing adapted to house said at least one rotator and said at least one receiver.
8) The system according to Claim 7 wherein said at least one positioner comprises:
a) coupled to said at least one receiver, at least one first pivot member adapted to pivotally engage said at least one first cutter with the at least one outer jacket;
b) coupled to said at least one receiver, at least one second pivot member adapted to pivotally engage said at least one second cutter with the at least one outer jacket; and
c) at least one manual actuator adapted to assist manual actuation of said at least one first pivot member and said at least one second pivot member.
9) The system according to Claim 6 further comprising at least one cut length gauge adapted to gauge at least one length of at least one of such at least one first longitudinal cut and such at least one second longitudinal cut.
10) The system according to Claim 6 wherein:
a) said at least one first cutter is useable as said at least one second cutter; and
b) said at least one second cutter is usable as said at least one first cutter.
11) The system according to Claim 6 wherein said at least one first cutter and said at least one second cutter each comprise at least one removable coupler to assist removable coupling with said at least one receiver.

12) The system according to Claim 8 wherein:
a) said at least one first cutter comprises at least one first cutting die adapted to engage at least one first portion of the at least one outer jacket;
b) said at least one second cutter comprises at least one second cutting die adapted to engage at least one second portion of the at least one outer jacket; and
c) said at least one first cutting die and said at least one second cutting die each comprise at least one cutting blade.
13) The system according to Claim 12 wherein:
a) said at least one first cutting die and said at least one second cutting die together comprise at least one shaped channel adapted to pass the at least one wire;
b) said at least one shaped channel comprises at least one irregular inner peripheral shape; and c) said at least one irregular inner peripheral shape substantially matches such at least one irregular outer peripheral shape of the at least one wire.
14) The system according to Claim 12 wherein said at least one first cutting die and said at least one second cutting die are substantially identical.
15) The system according to Claim 12 further comprising at least one lateral positioner adapted to laterally position said at least one first cutting die relative to said at least one second cutting die during use.
16) The system according to Claim 15 wherein:
a) said at least one lateral positioner comprises at least one projecting tab and at least one recessed socket; b) said at least one projecting tab is adapted to engage said at least one recessed socket; and C) eacft one ot said at least one tirst cutting die and said at least one second cutting die comprise said at least one projecting tab and said at least one recessed socket.
17) The system according to Claim 12 wherein:
a) each said at least one cutting blade is permanently embedded within a respective said at least one first cutting die and said at least one second cutting die.
18) The system according to Claim 12 wherein:
a) said at least one receiver comprises at least one tubular member comprising at least one longitudinal axis and at least one hollow interior portion coaxial with said at least one longitudinal axis;
b) said at least one hollow interior portion is adapted to accommodate the at least one portion of the at least one wire;
c) said at least one rotator comprises at least one first rotatable bearing adapted to rotational Iy support said at least one tubular member and at least one second rotatable bearing adapted to rotationally support said at least one tubular member; and
d) said at least one first rotatable bearing is movable relative to said at least one tubular member.
19) The system according to Claim 18 wherein said at least one manual actuator comprises said at least one first rotatable bearing.
20) The system according to Claim 19 wherein said at least one first rotatable bearing comprises:
a) at least one first friction reducer adapted to reduce friction between said at least one manual actuator and said at least one first pivot member; and
b) at least one second friction reducer adapted to reduce friction between said at least one manual actuator and said at least one second pivot member.
21) The system according to Claim 19 wherein:
a) said at least one cut length gauge comprises
i) at least one rod adapted to adapted to gauge at least one length of at least one of such at least one first longitudinal cut and such at least one second longitudinal cut,
ii) at least one collet nut adapted to adjustably retain said at least one rod within said at least one
hollow interior portion;
b) wherein said at least one tubular member comprises at least one threaded end adapted to threadably receive said at least one collet nut.
22) A system, relating to the stripping of at least one outer jacket from at least one twisted electrical wire having at least one twisted outer peripheral shape, comprising:
a) at least one receiver adapted to receive at least one portion of the at least one twisted electrical wire; b) at least one rotator adapted to assist rotation of said at least one receiver relative to the at least one twisted electrical wire; and
c) at least one hand-holdable housing adapted to house said at least one rotator and said at least one
receiver;
d) wherein said at least one receiver comprises
i) at least one cutter adapted to generate at least one longitudinal cut through the at least one outer
jacket, π) at least one positioner adapted to position said at least one cutter adjacent the at least one outer
jacket to assist in generating such at least one longitudinal cut, and
iii) at least one shape conforming guide adapted to guide said at least one cutter along the at least one twisted outer peripheral shape of such at least one twisted electrical wire during the generation of such at least one longitudinal cut.
23) The system according to Claim 22 wherein:
a) said at least one shape conforming guide comprises at least one shaped channel adapted to pass the at least one twisted electrical wire; and
b) said at least one shaped channel comprises said at least one cutter.
24) The system according to Claim 22 wherein such at least one wire comprises at least two twisted conductors.

25) A system relating to the stripping of at least one outer jacket from at least one twisted wire comprising: a) receiver means for receiving at least one portion of the at least one twisted wire;
b) rotator means for assisting rotation of said receiver means relative to the at least one twisted wire; and c) hand-holdable housing means for housing said rotator means and said receiver means;
d) wherein said receiver means comprises
i) first cutter means for producing at least one first longitudinal cut through the at least one outer
jacket,
ii) second cutter means for producing at least one second longitudinal cut through the at least one
outer jacket, and
iii) positioner means for positioning of said first cutter means and said second cutter means adjacent the at least one outer jacket to assist in producing such at least one first longitudinal cut and such at least one second longitudinal cut.
26) A system, relating to the stripping of at least one outer jacket from at least one wire having at least one irregular outer peripheral shape, comprising:
a) receiver means for receiving at least one portion of the at least one wire;
b) rotator means for assisting rotation of said receiver means relative to the at least one wire; and c) hand-holdable housing means for housing said rotator means and said receiver means;
d) wherein said receiver means comprises
i) cutter means for generating at least one longitudinal cut through the at least one outer jacket, ii) positioner means for positioning of said cutter means adjacent the at least one outer jacket to
permit such at least one longitudinal cut, and
iii) shape conformer means for shape conforming to the at least one irregular outer peripheral shape of such at least one wire during the generation of such at least one longitudinal cut.