Patent Number: 6,254,283

Title: Terminus body retention

Abstract: An optical fiber terminus and a connector containing such terminus are provided, with a relatively simple unit (110) that includes the terminus body (30), a helical spring (34) lying around a shaft (32) of the terminus body, and with a retention sleeve device (52) that retains the spring on the shaft prior to mounting the terminus assembly and which thereafter slideably mounts the terminus in a connector housing so the terminus body can slide rearwardly. The shaft is provided with a recess (160) that forms a forwardly-facing shoulder (162). The retention sleeve device lies around the shaft and has at least one tine (152) that extends rearward and at least partially radially inward and against the shaft shoulder, with the tine being biased radially inward.

Inventors: Novacoski; James Edward (Yucaipa, CA), Nguyen; Can Trong (Garden Grove, CA)

Assignee: Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018