Patent Number: 6,254,278

Title: Optical fiber tunable connector adapter

Abstract: A tunable adapter for joining optical fiber connectors with other elements has a housing in which are contained a fixed disc member having a connector receiving jack mounted thereon, the axis of which is surrounded by an array of indexing member. The housing further contains a movable wall member having a connector jack extending therefrom, the axis of which is surrounded by an array of indexing members adapted to mate with the indexing members on the fixed disc member. The movable wall is biased toward the disc member by means of a spring member so that, in normal operation, the indexing members are mated. When the movable wall is pulled out of engagement, it is rotatable so that the adapter may be tuned by an approximate alignment of the eccentricity vectors of the two connectors.

Inventors: Andrews; Scott R. (Marietta, GA), Lampert; Norman Roger (Norcross, GA), Sandels; Gregory A. (Buford, GA)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/38 (20060101); G02B 6/36 (20060101); G02B 6/26 (20060101); G02B 006/00 (); G02B 006/36 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018