Patent Number: 6,298,190

Title: Field repairable hermaphroditic connector tool

Abstract: A tool for inserting and removing a plug insert for the termination device includes a body, a plunger, a pin, and a spring. The body has a main aperture formed through the length of the body. The main aperture has a spring seat formed therein. The body also has a pin travel aperture formed through a diameter of the body and substantially perpendicular to the main aperture. The plunger has a large diameter region and a small diameter region. The large diameter region having a spring seat formed thereon. A portion of both the small diameter region and the large diameter region are slidable provided in the main aperture of the body. The spring is provided in the main aperture of the body. The spring surrounds a portion of the small diameter region of the plunger.

Inventors: Waldron; Mark R. (Poplar Grove, IL), Crocker; Martin (Suffolk, GB), Fick; Philip (Essex, GB), Hagger; Alan (Suffolk, GB)

Assignee: Stratos Lightwave, Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018