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Optical Fiber Ribbon Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068980D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Uberbacher, EC [+details]

Abstract

Ribbon cables for electrical conductors have been in use for many years, and provide an excellent means for managing and routing a plurality of signal conductors among components of a machine and between machines. Optical fibers used for signal transmission introduce different problems in the manufacture of flat ribbon cable, since the manufacturing techniques suitable for copper conductors are generally not suitable for use with glass or plastic optical signal conducting fibers.