Patent Number: 6,945,703

Title: Optical connector

Abstract: When connecting an optical connector to an optical connector adaptor, there is a demand to position the optical connector with high precision with maintaining connection workability. In the optical connector of this invention has a key for positioning the optical connector around an axis of the optical connector adaptor by inserting the key into a key groove of the optical connector adaptor, and a spring structure which can elastically deform in the groove width direction of the key groove. Therefore, unsteadiness of the key can be prevented by pressingly inserting the key into the key groove, increasing the precision of the positioning. Furthermore, since a difference in the groove width of the key groove can be absorbed by the range of elastic deformation of the key, the optical connector is universally applicable for differences in groove widths depend on the type of the optical connector adaptor.

Inventors: Hayasaka; Daisuke (Yonezawa, JP)

Assignee: Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd.

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

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022