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coupler

[′kəp·lər]
(electricity)
A component used to transfer energy from one circuit to another.
(electromagnetism)
A passage which joins two cavities or waveguides, allowing them to exchange energy.
A passage which joins the ends of two waveguides, whose cross section changes continuously from that of one to that of the other.
(engineering)
A device that connects two railroad cars.
(graphic arts)
A substance that can react with the unexposed diazonium salt in a diazo material to produce the visible dye image.
(navigation)
The portion of a navigation system that receives signals of one type from a sensor and transmits signals of a different type to an actuator.

coupler

A metal hardware device used to join frames and braces of tubular metal scaffolding.

coupler

A device that connects one thing to another. See plugs and sockets and network coupler.
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Single piece coupler design with integrated strain relief (45 degrees or less) -- no separate external vessel component (such as a collar, clip, grommet, etc.
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The seal gland volume in the variable cavity fuel line coupler is estimated at about 120% of the o-ting volume (private communication, coupler manutacturer).
The Flow Coupler incorporates a 20MHz Doppler sensor to measure blood flow at the site where the vessel is joined (the anastomosis).
This new design enables us to provide our customers with a superior performing coupler in a rugged 0402 case size.
The technology, developed by NASA and obtained by UAI, referred to as the QCB, employs a unique spring-loaded mechanism that automatically secures a ball hitch upon insertion into a coupler, as in the use of trailer hitches.
As awareness of fiber optic connectivity potential continues to expand, Timbercon responds by adding Polarization Maintaining (PM) coupler / splitters to its comprehensive line of fiber optic products and solutions.
The M12-compatible Ultra-Lock System is comprised of a series of integrated distribution boxes and cordsets built on Woodhead's patented push-to-lock technology, which enables fast, easy installation without turning the coupler.
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The coupler provides back-to-back shielded category 5e outlets in a single Industrial MAX(R) shell to enable protected plug-to-plug connections.
Next-Generation Coupler Assesses Blood Flow in Newly Connected Vessels