Patent Number: 6,254,279

Title: Optical fiber connector

Abstract: The present invention relates to optical fiber connectors, for bringing optical fibers into contact with each other. In order to simplify manufacture and handling of the optical fiber connectors, for optical fiber cables for example, an optical fiber connector containing precision components has been developed which can be manufactured in large volumes, using inexpensive injection-molded parts of low weight, low physical size and which a can therefore have a low price per connector. Each connector consists of an outer cylindircal portion joined to a tapered portion constituting a breakage protector for a surrounded optical fiber where the cylindrical portion is arranged to be able to surround the optical fiber ferrule with a flange, a spring and a protecting sleeve.

Inventors: Blom; Claes (Skanninge, SE)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)

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

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018