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1. (WO2018044745) CAM DRIVEN, SPRING LOADED GROUNDING CLAMP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044745    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048781
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sun Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01R 4/66
H01R 4/28
Applicants: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Inventors: RAHMAN, Ataur
AVUPATI, Ravi Kumar
R, Ranjith
SHAIK, Mehabube Rabbanee
ZIEGLER-ROBINSON, Linda
JANSEN, Tim
AHMAD, Rizwan
Title: CAM DRIVEN, SPRING LOADED GROUNDING CLAMP
Abstract:
A grounding clamp (10, 210) is provided for use with an overhead electrical conductor (12) and is operated by a user via a shotgun stick or other elongate stick or pole. The grounding damp (10) includes a pair of damp jaws (16, 18; 216,218) that, in one embodiment (10), are biased towards a closed position by at least one spring (20,22) and that are driven between open and closed positions via a cam mechanism (24) in response to the user applying a torque force to the clamp (10) with the shotgun stick or other elongate stick or pole. In another embodiment, a ground clamp (210) includes a tightening mechanism (220) configured to tighten a pair of jaws (216,218), and a ratchet mechanism (222) configured to allow the tightening mechanism (220) to be translated relative to the jaw (216) to any of a plurality of predetermined, linearly spaced, fixed positions to adjust the spacing between the jaws (216,218).