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Inventor:
Childers; Darrell R.
Address:
Hickory, NC
No. of patents:
18
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8052334 Field installable ferrule and tool and method for installing optical fibers in the ferrule using November 8, 2011
A field-installable multi-fiber ferrule has two portions and one portion has optical fibers already secured therein. The second portion receives optical fibers to mate with the secured optical fibers. A tool is provided to assist in inserting the optical fibers into the multi-fiber f
8032003 Field installable ferrule and tool and method for installing optical fibers in the ferrule using October 4, 2011
A field-installable multi-fiber ferrule has two portions and one portion has optical fibers already secured therein. The second portion receives optical fibers to mate with the secured optical fibers. A tool is provided to assist in inserting the optical fibers into the multi-fiber f
7296935 Ferrule adapter and ferrule adapter assembly November 20, 2007
An adapter for holding a multi-fiber ferrule in position to mate with a fiber optic connector includes an adapter body having a first side and a second side, with a first opening disposed in the first side that is configured to receive the multi-fiber ferrule. A second opening is dis
7245813 Dust cap for an optical ferrule July 17, 2007
A dust cap for an optical ferrule is provided that has a sleeve with a first end and second end, the second end having at least one depression configured to engage a portion of the end face of an optical ferrule. The dust cap prevents dirt and debris from contaminating the front face of
6945706 Ferrule guide member and ferrule with precision optical fiber placement and method for assemblin September 20, 2005
A ferrule and a fiber guide member are provided for accurately positioning optical fibers at the front face of a ferrule. The fiber guide member can be used as a removable or permanent template to align the optical fibers in the ferrule. The fiber guide member may also be polished to pro
6899467 Fiber optic plug and receptacle assembly May 31, 2005
A relatively small fiber optic plug is provided to facilitate pulling of the fiber optic plug and an associated fiber optic cable through small passageways. The fiber optic plug may include a shroud that protects the fiber optic connector and that may further define at least one opening,
6786650 Method and apparatus for analyzing the end face of a multifiber ferrule September 7, 2004
The method and apparatus of the present invention is capable of precisely determining the orientation of the axis of the guide pin hole defined by a multifiber ferrule. Since the axis of the guide pin hole has a direct relationship to the alignment of the optical fibers, the method and
6705767 Method and apparatus for analyzing the end face of a multifiber ferrule March 16, 2004
A method and apparatus precisely determines the orientation of the axis of a guide pin hole defined by a multifiber ferrule, and therefrom, precisely determines an end face angle of the ferrule without reference to external features of the ferrule. A measurement pin is positioned in the
6648980 Cleaning mechanism for fiber optic connectors November 18, 2003
A device for cleaning the polished end faces of fibers of an optical connector having guide pins is provided. The device has a surface with at least one rail disposed on the surface. The rail has a height above the surface sufficient to accommodate guide pins extending from an optical
6648520 Fiber optic plug November 18, 2003
A relatively small fiber optic plug is provided to facilitate pulling of the fiber optic plug and an associated fiber optic cable through small passageways. The fiber optic plug may include a shroud that protects the fiber optic connector and that may further define at least one opening,
6579014 Fiber optic receptacle June 17, 2003
A fiber optic receptacle is provided that includes a receptacle housing and an adapter sleeve disposed therewithin and biased toward a first end of the receptacle housing through which a fiber optic plug is inserted. In an embodiment, the fiber optic receptacle includes the adapter sleev
6565262 Trigger mechanism, optical cable connector including same, and method of assembling an optical c May 20, 2003
A snag-reducing member is disclosed for an optical fiber cable connector having a housing for insertion into a receptacle and a latch pivotably extending from the housing for securing the housing to the receptacle. The snag-reducing member includes a body configured to radially receive t
6554489 Fiber optic cable guide and method of application April 29, 2003
A fiber optic cable guide is disclosed for holding fiber optic cable in a bend without violating the minimum bend radius. The guide is a removably attachable to the fiber optic cable. Duplex embodiments and related methods of use are also disclosed.
6540410 Panel-mounted fiber optic connector April 1, 2003
A fiber optic connector for mounting on a panel comprises an outer housing defining an interior passage extending longitudinally therethrough, and at least one mounting element connected with the outer housing for mounting the connector onto the panel. The connector also includes a conne
6416236 Ferrule for facilitating fiber-to-fiber contact and associated fabrication method July 9, 2002
A ferrule and an associated fabrication method are provided that facilitates fiber-to-fiber contact without requiring the end portions of the optical fibers to protrude beyond the front face of the ferrule. The ferrule includes a ferrule body having opposed front and rear faces and d
6415471 Device for cleaning mechanism for fiber optic connectors July 9, 2002
A device for cleaning the polished end faces of fibers of an optical connector having guide pins is provided. The device has a surface with at least one rail disposed on the surface. The rail has a height above the surface sufficient to accommodate guide pins extending from an optical
6134370 Fiber optic cable guide October 17, 2000
A fiber optic cable guide has a curved elongated member that fits between the strain relief boot and optical fiber to allow the fiber optical cable to bend without violating the minimum bend radius of the optical fibers. The fiber optic cable guide also retains at least a portion of the
6106368 Polishing method for preferentially etching a ferrule and ferrule assembly August 22, 2000
The face of a ferrule and ferrule assembly is polished in the present invention so a portion of optical fibers extending therethrough protrude beyond the front face of the ferrules. The ferrules are secured in a polisher and polished with a fibrous material that preferentially etches










 
 
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