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Fiber Optic Connector with Built-in Shutter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040885D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Petrozello, JR [+details]

Abstract

The male and female parts of a fiber optic (FO) connector are each terminated with a flexible shutter. When the parts are unmated each shutter is closed over the respective end of the FO element, i.e. FO cable and /or bundle, connected to the particular part, and when the parts are inserted for mating the shutters are opened placing the two FO ends in optical communication.