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1. WO2020112288 - OUTIL SERVANT À RACCORDER OU SÉPARER DEUX CONNECTEURS

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CLAIMS

What follows are exemplary claims. The claims are not intended to be exhaustive or limiting. The applicant reserves the right to introduce other claims directed to subject matter enabled by this application.

1. A tool for connecting and disconnecting a pair of connectors, the tool comprising: a body including a first edge that is spaced from a second edge, a first portion of the body that includes the first edge being positioned at a first angle in relation to a second portion of the body that includes the second edge;

the first edge having a first pair of spaced guide grooves; and

the second edge having a second pair of spaced guide grooves, the first pair of spaced grooves and the second pair of spaced grooves being configured to selectively receive portions of a cable and portions of component connectors.

2. The tool of claim 1, wherein the first angle between the first portion of the body and the second portion of the body is a right angle.

3. The tool of claim 1, further comprising:

an engaging flange extending from a surface of the body, the engaging flange providing a surface to manipulate the tool.

4. The tool of claim 1, wherein the body further comprises:

a first body section;

a second body section extending from a first end of the first body section at the first angle, the second body section including the first portion of the body;

a third body section extending from a second end of the first body section at a second angle;

a fourth body section extending from the third body section at a third angle, the fourth body section including the second portion of the body.

5. The tool of claim 4, further comprising:

an engaging flange extending from a surface of the first body section of the body, the engaging flange providing a surface to manipulate the tool, the engaging flange extending in an opposite direction from the first body section than the second body section extends from the first body section.

6. The tool of claim 4, wherein the select second angle and third angle are selected so the first body section and the second body section are in parallel planes.

7. The tool of claim 4, wherein the first body section includes a first portion having a first width and a second portion having a different second width.

8. The tool of claim 7, wherein the fourth body section includes a first portion having a first width and a second portion having a different second width.

9. The tool of claim 8, wherein the first width of the first portion of the first body section is equal to the second width of the second portion of the fourth body section and the second width of the second portion of the first body section is equal to the first width of the first portion of the fourth body section.

10. A tool for connecting and disconnecting a U-turn cable from a component, the tool comprising:

a body including a first edge that is spaced from a second edge, a first portion of the body that includes the first edge being positioned at a first angle in relation to a second portion of the body that includes the second edge;

the first edge having a first pair of spaced guide grooves;

the second edge having a second pair of spaced guide grooves, the first pair of spaced grooves and the second pair of spaced grooves being configured to selectively receive portions of a cable of the U-turn cable and portions of component connectors; and

an engaging flange extending from a surface of the body, the engaging flange providing a surface to manipulate the tool.

11. The tool of claim 10, wherein the body further comprises:

a first body section;

a second body section extending from a first end of the first body section at the first angle, the second body section including the first portion of the body;

a third body section extending from a second end of the first body section at a second angle;

a fourth body section extending from the third body section at a third angle, the fourth body section including the second portion of the body.

12. The tool of claim 11, wherein the engaging flange extends from a surface of the first body section of the body in an opposite direction from the first body section than the second body section extends from the first body section.

13. The tool of claim 12, wherein the engaging flange extends at a right angle from the first body section and the second body section extends at a right angle from the first body section.

14. The tool of claim 11, wherein the second angle and the third angle are selected so the first body section and the second body section are in parallel planes.

15. The tool of claim 11, further wherein:

the first body section includes a first portion having a first width and a second portion having a different second width; and

the fourth body section includes a first portion having a first width and a second portion having a different second width.

16. The tool of claim 15, wherein the first width of the first portion of the first body section is equal to the second width of the second portion of the fourth body section and the second width of second portion of the first body section is equal to the first width of the first portion of the fourth body section.

17. A method of manipulating a U-turn cable having a pair of cable connectors, the method comprising:

when coupling the pair of cable connectors to an associated pair of component connectors of a component, aligning each cable connector of the pair of cable connectors with an associated component connector of the pair of bulkhead connectors;

positioning a pair of spaced guide grooves in an edge of a tool around portions of the U-turn cable near the pair of cable connectors; and

asserting a force on the tool towards the cable connectors to simultaneously engage and force connecting portions of the cable connectors to establish a communicative coupling with associated connecting portions of the component connectors.

18. The method of claim 17, further comprising:

when decoupling the pair of cable connectors of the U-turn cable from the associated pair of component connectors of the component, positioning the pair of spaced guide grooves in the edge of the tool around portions of the pair of component connectors within a space between the component and the cable connectors; and

asserting a force on the tool to simultaneously pry the connecting portions of the cable connectors from the connecting portions of the component connectors to break the communitive coupling and remove the pair of cable connectors from the component connectors.

19. The method of claim 17, wherein asserting a force on the tool towards the cable connectors to simultaneously engage and force connecting portions of the cable connectors to establish a communicative coupling with associated connecting portions of the component connectors further comprises:

asserting a force on an engaging flange of the tool.

20. The method of claim 17, wherein the component is a remote antenna unit, the pair of component connectors are a pair of female quick connect radio frequency (RF) bulkhead connectors and the pair cable connectors are a pair of male quick connect RF cable connectors.