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Termination Case for Fiber Trunk Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117770D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kellerman, T: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a specially design case that accommodates the individual fibers of a multi-fiber trunk. The case is compact and allows for the containment and management of the individual fiber ends of a trunk cable. The compactness and flexibility of the case provides a containment means for the fiber ends and a transport mechanism for connecting trunk cables in raised floor environments. It allows for easy trunk installation in space constrained raise floors.

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Termination Case for Fiber Trunk Cable

      Disclosed is a specially design case that accommodates the
individual fibers of a multi-fiber trunk.  The case is compact and
allows for the containment and management of the individual fiber
ends of a trunk cable.  The compactness and flexibility of the case
provides a containment means for the fiber ends and a transport
mechanism for connecting trunk cables in raised floor environments.
It allows for easy trunk installation in space constrained raise
floors.

      The case is a one piece construction molded out of hard rubber.
Inside the case is a large termination cavity that can accommodate up
to 72 ends of a fiber optic trunk cable.  There is a long narrow
channel that leads to the termination cavity.  The diameter of the
cavity is small enough to not allow the individual connectors to be
pulled out.  The entrance to the cavity has a radius that is equal to
the minimum bend radius of the fiber.  This allows protection of the
individual fibers.  The beginning of the cable channel has a cavity
designed to tightly capture the strain relief feature at the end of
the trunk cable.  This allows tension to be applied during
installation without risk of separating the case from the trunk.
There are two integrated handles strategically placed on the top and
end of the case  to facilitate handling during installation.  Five
recesses on the outside  of the case provide locations for taping the
case tightly shut.  Th...