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Connector Mount for Fiber Optic Bundle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075136D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Millet, EL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This connector consists of three parts, a snap-in holder 10, a ring-shaped clip 11 and a cap 12, which mount flexible fiber optic bundle 13 on panel 14. These parts may be formed of plastic. The holder 10 has an annular cross section and its internal shape conforms to the metal terminal 15 provided on the end of the fiber optic bundle. The forward end of the holder 10 is split to form spaced grooves 16 so that the forward end of the holder (without the bundle in place) can be compressed and pushed through a circular mounting hole in the panel.

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Connector Mount for Fiber Optic Bundle

This connector consists of three parts, a snap-in holder 10, a ring-shaped clip 11 and a cap 12, which mount flexible fiber optic bundle 13 on panel 14. These parts may be formed of plastic. The holder 10 has an annular cross section and its internal shape conforms to the metal terminal 15 provided on the end of the fiber optic bundle. The forward end of the holder 10 is split to form spaced grooves 16 so that the forward end of the holder (without the bundle in place) can be compressed and pushed through a circular mounting hole in the panel.

The terminal 15 is then inserted in the holder. The clip 11 is next placed on the metal terminal, by slipping the clip over the free end of the bundle. The cap 12 is then placed on the bundle and snapped into place. The cap may be provided with an elongated tubular shoulder, running down the bundle, to form a strain relief and protect the bundle from excessive bending.

Fig. 2 shows a modification wherein cap 12 is threaded onto holder 10. In this case, 11 is a resilient rubber-like member which allows cap 12 to be tightened, until the base of the cap engages panel 14.

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