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Enhanced SC Duplex Cable Adapter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119754D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baldwin, CF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an adapter that transforms simplex SC-type fiber-optic cables into duplex cable assemblies. Duplex assemblies are used in optical communication and data link applications. (Image Omitted)

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Enhanced SC Duplex Cable Adapter

      Disclosed is an adapter that transforms simplex SC-type
fiber-optic cables into duplex cable assemblies.  Duplex assemblies
are used in optical communication and data link applications.

                            (Image Omitted)

      The enhanced SC duplex adapter (1) has many improved features.
The adapter is molded from nylon material.  The latching details (2)
have been improved to insure a secure mating of the simplex cables
(3) with the adapter.  There is an extended gripping area (4) for
plugging and unplugging. This extended area prevents the gripping of
the actual cables, thus eliminating the possibility of hard plugging.

      The cables are easily assembled onto the adapter. First the
cable (3), without the connector housing (5), is threaded through the
adapter (1).  The SC housing is then fitted onto the cable.  The
cable is then snapped into the adapter engaging the latch details for
a completed SC duplex cable assembly.

      Disclosed anonymously.