Patent Number: 6,167,184

Title: Optical fiber fixing device for optically coupling optical fiber with optical communication module

Abstract: An insertion hole for inserting an optical fiber is formed at a case, and then a resilient leaf spring and an operating button are stored in the case. The leaf spring is comprised of a through-pass hole formed at the central part of the leaf spring in correspondence with the insertion hole, a plurality of resilient lock claws extended from the circumferential edge of the through-pass hole toward the center thereof, and a groove recessed from a part of the circumferential edge in an outward direction. The operating button is provided with a stem of which part can be fed into or out of the case, the stem abutted against both edges of the groove is pushed under an operation of the stem, thereby a held state of the lock claws against the optical fiber can be released indirectly.

Inventors: Kikuchi; Kimihiro (Miyagi-ken, JP), Someno; Yoshihiro (Miyagi-ken, JP), Otsuki; Motohiko (Miyagi-ken, JP)

Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 6/38 (20060101); G02B 6/42 (20060101); G02B 6/36 (20060101); G02B 006/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013