Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS857367 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1907
Filing dateJan 2, 1907
Priority dateJan 2, 1907
Publication numberUS 857367 A, US 857367A, US-A-857367, US857367 A, US857367A
InventorsAlbert F Shore, William Shore
Original AssigneeAlbert F Shore, William Shore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 857367 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

. occupied and to the hneman, on account of testinglout individual conductors among the ToaMfnitonI/'ll may concern. r



Be itknwn thatwe, ALBERT F. SHORE and WAILLIAM SHORE, citizens of the United ,States; and-residents of`New' York, in the countyT of `New York and State of New York,

havejinvented certain new and useful 11n-5 provernent`s-m` Multi-Conductors, of which` the'fl-Llowing is a specification.

. Our,A invention Arelates to a new and im-4 iiiulti-conductorl p l y especiallyA adapted for use inv places proved It wher-'e .space y'is limited and where the con-f ductors Vonce put inplace are difficult of ac-` vzo yTheobject of ourjnvention is tofu'rnish a conv jnientlymanipulated and cheaply manu-- factnecf multilconductor, whichshall fulfil the r quirements metwith in the vast cornpleidtyfpof modern telegraph and telephone connections, y where single conductors and cableswaieim racticable. f f Inailiiltip e switchboards and automatic j telepli'flfp'e' systems the immense number4 of lcon'nectlons has become a source. of'trlble to the inanufacturer on account of the space Wilderness` of-wires. Asat present constructevd, it 'is difficult to tap aninsulated calInuviti-conductor consist of any desired num-A ber of. bare wires woven together 1n a loom so that', the wires form the warp of a woven fabric, the Woof of the sarnebeing an insulating interlockedcross-weave, the individual f 'wires being thereby held apart and insulatdfrom each other, and forming. a iiexible To facilitate the connection branch coriduetors `to the -mains in the fabric, small..

loops are lduringthe -process of weaving; worked into the wires, and these loops projecting above' the general san-lace of the fabric Offer the means for soldering,r or otherwise ,y making' the electrical connections. These miriiatur binding-posts may, by a jacquardattachment to the loom or by other suitable meansV belocated 'at any desired '5o points on the multi-conductor, and may prostantially as described.


Patented June 18,1bo7`.

the ribbon, and they may take the form of sunple terminals of the bare conductors ernbedded in the insulating weave of the retaining fabric. It would `of course, be possibly {to'insulatle the wires before weaving them into the fabric and formprojecting portions Surface. The

`ject as much as wished above the surface of -of the separate conductors -above the fabric( I insulation could vthen be( scraped offthe ortion ofthe conductorexf ternal to thearib on, and the branch congnfecl r tion made as before. This form of ribbon would be bulkien than-,where the interwoven -wires `were bare," and th'eflatter'construction i 1s referred'm motcases Y n the'drawin i: F gurellsa general ltup;

and side view .o the completed multi-con" f ductor, showing-the bare conductors, the insulatlng fabric and loop projections; Fig. 2. is

i an end view, or vcross-section of the same,'

tor maybe used. l y 'Referring to tbedrawmgs; 1 are' a serles of and Fig. 3 illustrates'how the vmulti-conduc- 'i wires, preferably bare, `formi11gtl1e war of a 1nulticonduc'tor,4 the wooffthe same eilig "75 woven onto and between the individual con .I

ductors in the 'shape 4of an insulating we ave i 2 3 are the por-mons of the conductors raised above thdgeneral fabric surface, and formf 15:53v 7, 'to whici the telephone 6,01 any .lesir'ried.k

ing bindiriKr-postsfor the branch conductors transmissiondevice maybe .connected are the ends-of the insulatingwoof; 5 shows a transmission device connected to the niulticonductor.

Having thus fully described and trated our invention, what we claim', 15,:3

l. A woven multl-eonvductorcomposd of an lnsulating woef and `individualconductors forming the warp,pcrtions `of .the-Icom 'ductors proyecting'labove' the general .surface of the weave in the forms of loops., and adapt@ 'I ed to serve as terminals for branch .conductors, substantiall as 'setfortb n 2.. A flexible e ecfric eonllnetbr composed of a woven fabric'havnlg aconductmg warp and an'insulating woef, portions of the'warp' 'being formed during thc weaving into loops- 4adapted to serve as: branch terminals, sub- I O On 3. The combnatio, with a. branch circuit' of a Woven multi-Conductor msu* lamg Woof, av )vmrp )formed of mdlvldual conductors and means mtegral mth the C011- 5 dcto'rs andexteynal to the Wea-Ve for vC011- nectng the branch circuit with the multi conductor.

Signedrt N ew York in th'ecupty of New York and Stlabe of New York thisl 28th day

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2936670 *Dec 14, 1954May 17, 1960Erwin WalterMethod of manufacturing multi-core cables
US3160790 *Apr 6, 1962Dec 8, 1964Mittler SheldonTubular electric circuits and component mounted thereon
US3615283 *Sep 19, 1969Oct 26, 1971Spectra Strip CorpMethod of forming conductor with spaced terminal loops
US3636991 *Dec 3, 1969Jan 25, 1972Spectra Strip CorpMethod and apparatus for punching terminal loops from multiple wire cable
US4408091 *Apr 30, 1981Oct 4, 1983Siemens AktiengesellschaftDevice at cable ends to serve as a preparation for splicing
US7191803Sep 26, 2005Mar 20, 2007Woven Electronics CorporationElastic fabric with sinusoidally disposed wires
US7337810Apr 7, 2005Mar 4, 2008Woven Electronics CorporationElastic fabric with sinusoidally disposed wires
WO2004001903A2 *Jun 20, 2003Dec 31, 2003Beacon Looms IncKnitted electrical conductor fabric
Cooperative ClassificationA63H19/24, H01B7/0018