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         according to the present embodiment was moved while the
         helical toothed rope 1 was meshed with the gear H. As a re-
         sult, no tooth jumping occurred. Although the resin coating
         5A and the resin coating 53 according to the present em-
         bodiment are made of nylon 12, it is not necessary to use
         nylon 12. Any type of thermoplastic resin, such as polyimide
         elastomer, polyurethane, polyurethane elastomer, polyester,
         and polyester elastomer, may be used. The structure of the
         wire rope 4 in the rope body 2 (number of wires and com-
         binations thereof) and the structure of the linear member
         6 in the linear body 3 (number of wires and combinations   Figure 11: detailed perspective view of the cable distribution assembly,
         thereof) may be set arbitrarily.                     viewed from a top rear angle.
         Cable distribution assembly                          the cable within. The cable distribution assembly 100 is con-
         Pat. 9,774,177  U.S. class G02B 6/4457  Int. class H02G 9/00  figured so that the position of the shaft 150 and the roller
         Inventor: Daniel Avillan-Carrion, Norcross, GA.      160 in relation to the concave contour 140 inhibits engage-
         Assignee: Daniel Avillan-Carrion, Norcross, GA.      ment  between  the  concave  contour  140  and a  cable  (not
           A cable distribution assembly is  operable to reel  in  and   shown) that were passing transversally along the roller 160
         pay out a cable through a bore. The alignment of the cable in   and hanging downwards toward the concave contour 140.
         relation to the cable distribution assembly adjusts to restrict   The illustration of figure 12 shows the cable distribution
         contact between the cable and the bole edge. In this man-  assembly 100 being used, for instance, to install new cable
         ner, friction between the cable and the bore edge, which may   in an airport runway lighting system. The lighting system
         damage the cable, is restricted.  A base positions adjacent   comprises a runway lamp 400 of the kind that is normally
         to the bore, aligning the cable in relation to the bore edge.   arranged over a bore 410 on the ground, on either side of the
         The base includes a concave contour that enables the cable   runway. A base 404 of the lamp 400 is configured to cover
         to pass next to the base from a roller that carries the cable   the bore 410 when the lamp 400 is installed in normal oper-
         through the bore. A shaft drives the roller. Shaft regulators   ating conditions over the bore 410. In said normal operating
         adjustably move horizontally  and vertically  along  a shaft   conditions, the base 404 of the lamp 400 is secured to the
         slot in a sidewall to dictate the position of the shaft and the   ground by fastening a set of screws 420 through holes 408
         roller that carries the cable. Fasteners secure the shaft regu-  in the base 404 and into corresponding peripheral holes 430
         lator into place. A monitoring device provides information on   around the bore 410. Cables operating the lamp 400 are lo-
         the use of the assembly.                             cated at underground level and reach the lamp 400 through
           The illustrations of figures 10 and 11 present a first em-  the bore 410 and the base 404. In the situation depicted in
         bodiment of a cable distribution assembly 100, shown from   the figure, the screws 420 have been disconnected and the
         different angles. The cable distribution assembly 100 com-  lamp 400 has been removed from the bore 410, providing
         prises a support portion 110, which forms a foundation for   access to the bore 410 in order, for instance, to pass a new
         the cable distribution assembly  100. The support portion   cable 440 through the bore 410. As shown in the figure, the
         110 includes  a base  120 and a pair of sidewalls  130 that   cable distribution assembly 100 of the present invention is
         extend out from opposite ends of the base 120. The base 120   advantageous in that it can be placed right on or at the bore
         comprises a concave contour 140, configured to resemble the   410. This advantageous effect is achieved at least partly by
         edge of a lighting system bore, which  is usually round or   having the base 120 include the concave contour 140 that re-
         curved.  The cable distribution assembly  100 further  com-  sembles the shape of the edge 450 of the bore 410. The cable
         prises a shaft 150 that extends between the sidewalls 130.   distribution assembly 100 is configured so that the position
         In the present embodiment, the shaft 150 is rotatable with   of the shaft 150 and the roller 160 in relation to the concave
         respect to the sidewalls 130 and the base 120. In addition,   contour  140 prevents the cable  440 passing transversally
         the cable distribution assembly 100 comprises a roller 160,   along the roller  160 from contacting the concave contour
         which in the present embodiment is coupled to the shaft 150   140. Thus, the cable distribution assembly 100 according to
         and rotatable jointly with the shaft 150. The roller 160 can   the invention guarantees that the cable 440 does not contact
         include an external concave surface 164 on which a cable   the bore edge 450 when being rolled into or out from the bore
         (not shown) can pass, the concave shape tending to retain   410, and that the insulation surrounding the inner electrical
                                                              wiring does not deteriorate.
                                                               In the present embodiment, the base 120 of the cable dis-
                                                              tribution assembly 100 includes several through holes 170
                                                              configured to align with corresponding peripheral holes 430
                                                              along the bore edge 450. The through holes 170 are pref-
                                                              erably elongated or slot-shaped, as better shown in figures
                                                              10 and 11, to provide a mounting tolerance on the periph-
                                                              eral holes 430. Fasteners 180 can be installed through one
                                                              or more through holes 170, as shown in figures 10 and 11,
                                                              and connected to the peripheral holes 430 of the bore 410 as
                                                              shown in figure 12. The cable distribution assembly 100 can
                                                              therefore be firmly secured to the bore 410, preventing the
                                                              assembly from moving and varying its position with respect
                                                              to the bore 410 while the cable 440 is being rolled. Having
         Figure 10: Detailed perspective view of an exemplary cable distribution   the assembly firmly secured guarantees that the assembly

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