WO2003076973A3 - Single piece adapter - Google Patents

Single piece adapter

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Publication number
WO2003076973A3
WO2003076973A3 PCT/US2002/033954 US0233954W WO2003076973A3 WO 2003076973 A3 WO2003076973 A3 WO 2003076973A3 US 0233954 W US0233954 W US 0233954W WO 2003076973 A3 WO2003076973 A3 WO 2003076973A3
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WO
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Patent type
Prior art keywords
connector
cavity
receiving
adapter
resilient
Prior art date
Application number
PCT/US2002/033954
Other languages
French (fr)
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WO2003076973A2 (en )
Inventor
David Erdman
Dana Ramsey
Original Assignee
Tyco Electronics Corp
David Erdman
Dana Ramsey
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/381Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs of the ferrule type, e.g. fibre ends embedded in ferrules, connecting a pair of fibres
    • G02B6/3825Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs of the ferrule type, e.g. fibre ends embedded in ferrules, connecting a pair of fibres with an intermediate part, e.g. adapter, receptacle, linking two plugs
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/389Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs characterised by the method of fastening connecting plugs and sockets, e.g. screw- or nut-lock, snap-in, bayonet type
    • G02B6/3893Push-pull type, e.g. snap-in, push-on

Abstract

An adapter (300) comprising an integrally-formed structure comprising at least: (a) a housing (301) defining a first connector-receiving cavity (307); and (b) a first resilient latch (303) extending into the first connector-receiving cavity (307) for interengaging with a first optical connector.
PCT/US2002/033954 2001-10-23 2002-10-23 Single piece adapter WO2003076973A3 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

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US34532301 true 2001-10-23 2001-10-23
US60/345,323 2001-10-23

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WO2003076973A2 true WO2003076973A2 (en) 2003-09-18
WO2003076973A3 true true WO2003076973A3 (en) 2004-02-19

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Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5993071A (en) * 1996-09-30 1999-11-30 The Whitaker Corporation Apparatus for connecting optical fibre connectors
US6059463A (en) * 1996-03-28 2000-05-09 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Electro-optical device
US6309111B1 (en) * 1999-07-30 2001-10-30 Fci Americas Technology, Inc. System and method for limiting protrusion of a fiber-optic cable from a mounting structure
US20020031309A1 (en) * 2000-09-06 2002-03-14 Michitomo Shibutani Optical adapter

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6059463A (en) * 1996-03-28 2000-05-09 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Electro-optical device
US5993071A (en) * 1996-09-30 1999-11-30 The Whitaker Corporation Apparatus for connecting optical fibre connectors
US6309111B1 (en) * 1999-07-30 2001-10-30 Fci Americas Technology, Inc. System and method for limiting protrusion of a fiber-optic cable from a mounting structure
US20020031309A1 (en) * 2000-09-06 2002-03-14 Michitomo Shibutani Optical adapter

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