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Electrical To Optical Contact Modification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082667D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Simmons, R: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Electrical "serpent" contact 1 (Fig. 1) is modified for optical connection applications (relative to not shown integrated circuit light emission/ detection elements), eliminating the need for touching contact.

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Electrical To Optical Contact Modification

Electrical "serpent" contact 1 (Fig. 1) is modified for optical connection applications (relative to not shown integrated circuit light emission/ detection elements), eliminating the need for touching contact.

The contact parts shown in dotted outline (Fig. 1) are removed. These include a spring contact portion 3 and a crimp portion 5. A heat shrinkable sleeve 7 (Fig. 2) large enough to contain an end of a jacketed fiber glass cable 10 is held by the "clip-like" remnant 9 of the electrical contact (Fig. 2).

Upon application of heat the assembly takes on the form shown in Fig. 3. The sleeve 7 shrinks into secure holding engagement with fiber cable 10, and the portion 11 of the contact curls into strain-relieving formation over the cable.

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