Patent Number: 6,168,318

Title: Optical fiber positioning device and optical connector provided with this device

Abstract: The optical fiber positioning device (21) of the present invention is provided with: an optical connector main body (10) for supporting an optical fiber (3) which passes therethrough; a ferrule (2), which is provided coaxially with the optical fiber at the lead end side of the optical connector main body and through which the optical fiber passes; and a nut (9) which is disposed outside this ferrule. Furthermore, the optical fiber positioning device is provided with: a pair of arms (22), which are attached on the left and right of the optical connector main body in such a manner as to be freely rotatable about an axle (33) perpendicular to the axis of the optical connector main body; a support part (25) which is provided spanning the rotational lead end parts of the pair of arms, and which has a contact surface (26) with which the lead ends of the ferrule and optical fiber come into contact; and a support mechanism (28) which is provided on the arms and which positions the support part at either a ferrule-contacting position on the lead end side of the axle or a withdrawn position rearward from the axle.

Inventors: Soeda; Tomoichi (Tokyo, JP), Yamaguchi; Toru (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Ando Electric Co., Ltd.

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

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018