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Cutting Tool For Optical Fiber Ribbon Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066536D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Uberbacher, EC [+details]

Abstract

A known type of single fiber cutting tool includes an anvil with a convex upper surface. A fiber to be cut is clamped on either side of the anvil, which is spring biased upwardly to place the fiber under tension. A spring metal cutting finger is lowered to nick the fiber, allowing it to break under tension.