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         Figure 26: Shows connected couplers.
         rope  300  may  comprise  a  carbon  fiber  polymer  composite
         rope, a flexible wire rope, stranded steel ropes, or any other
         type of construction. As shown in figures 27 and 28, stranded
         rope 300 may comprise an outer layer 305, an inner layer
         310, and a center strand 315. Outer layer 305 may comprise
         a plurality of outer layer strands 320 and inner layer 310   Figure 28: Second version of a stranded rope.
         may comprise a plurality of inner layer strands 325. While   ner  layer strands  325, and center  strand  315) comprising
         figures 27 and 28 show two layers (i.e., outer layer 305 and   stranded rope 300. For example, each of plurality of outer
         inner layer 310), stranded rope 300 may comprise any num-  openings 405 may respectively correspond to and be config-
         ber of layers. Also, while figures 27 and 28 show stranded
         rope 300 as having 19 strands, stranded rope 300 may com-  ured to respectively receive each of plurality of outer layer
                                                              strands 320. Similarly, each of plurality of inner openings
                                                              410 may respectively correspond to and be configured to re-
                                                              spectively receive each plurality of inner layer strands 325.
                                                              Center opening 415 may correspond to and be configured to
                                                              receive center strand 315. n









         Figure 27: First version of a stranded rope.


         prise any number of strands and is not limited to 19.
           Figure 29 shows a splay device 400. As shown in figure 29,
         splay device 400 may comprise a plurality of outer openings
         405, a plurality of inner openings 410, and a center opening
         415. Moreover, splay device 400 may comprise a plurality of
         outer feet 420 and a plurality of inner feet 425. Splay device
         400 may be used inside coupler 100 to splay out the strands
         (e.g.,  plurality of outer layer strands  320, plurality of in-  Figure 29: Shows a splay device.

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