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         terconnects to the sleeve 2 itself. Similarly, the flaps 12 each
         have flap fasteners 14 running along one side of the flaps 12
         and between two ends of the flaps 12. The flap fasteners 14
         wrap around the thimble eyes 6 and selectively interconnect
         to the sleeve 2 itself.
           Figures 19 and 20 are perspective views of the protection
         sleeve 2 in an assembled state. The fasteners along the body
         and the flaps of the protection sleeve 2 have been selectively
         interconnected to the protection sleeve 2 itself. The fasten-







                                                              Figure 20: Second perspective view of a wire rope and an assembled
                                                              protection sleeve.

                                                              Thus, when the protection sleeve  2 is assembled, the two
                                                              components of the fastener combine to form a selective in-
                                                              terconnection.  Once  in an assembled state, the protection
                                                              sleeve 2 prevents metal:metal contact between the wire rope
                                                              4 and any other metal apparatus, including drillpipe, cas-
                                                              ings, tubulars, etc.
                                                               It will be appreciated that while selective interconnections
                                                              are discussed with respect to the protection sleeve 2, other
         Figure 18: Second perspective view of a wire rope and an unassembled
         protection sleeve.                                   embodiments may utilize permanent interconnections such
                                                              as adhesives. It will further be appreciated that other em-
         ers may be typical hook and loop fasteners. However, the   bodiments may provide a protection sleeve 2 with no inter-
         fasteners may be any type of fastener that provides a selec-  connections, wherein the protection sleeve 2 is installed by
         tive interconnection, including, but not limited to, buttons,   sliding the body 8 over wire rope 4. The invention has sig-
         zippers, clamps, clips, latches, pins, retaining rings, screws,   nificant benefits across a broad spectrum of endeavors. It is
         snap fasteners, and threaded fasteners.              the Applicant’s intent that this specification and the claims
           In addition, the fasteners may be disposed in a variety of   appended hereto be accorded a breadth in keeping with the
         locations on the protection sleeve 2 and in a variety of sizes   scope and spirit of the invention being disclosed despite
         and orientations. In some embodiments, the fasteners are   what might appear to be limiting language imposed by the
         positioned on the inner surface of the protection sleeve 2, as   requirements of referring to the specific examples disclosed.
         shown in figures 17 and 18. The fasteners then selectively
         interconnect to the outer surface of the protection sleeve 2,   Apparatus and method for preparing coated cable for
         as shown in figures 19 and 20. In other embodiments, the   a cable conveyor system
         fastener comprises two components such as hook and loop   Pat. 9,828,703 U.S. class D02J 3/00 Int. class B65G 19/24
         fasteners. One component is positioned on the inner surface   Inventor: Craig L. Witting, Keosauqua, IA.
         of the protection sleeve 2, and the corresponding component   Assignee: Intraco, Inc., Oskaloosa, IA.
         is positioned on the outer surface of the protection sleeve 2.   An apparatus and method for preparing coated cable for a
                                                              cable conveyor system. The apparatus includes a stripping
                                                              die, a swaging die, and a spacing fixture spaced from each
                                                              other at a predetermined interval that corresponds to the
                                                              spacing interval between discs in a cable conveyor system.




















         Figure 19:  First perspective  view  of a wire rope and an assembled
         protection sleeve.

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