Patent Number: 7,201,518

Title: Fiber optic connector and method

Abstract: A fiber optic connector including a ferrule surrounding an optical fiber and a hub engaging the ferrule. The hub includes a front portion having first and second surfaces and first and second tapered contact regions extending from the first and second surfaces to a front face. A housing includes an anti-rotation seat including first and second angled contact surfaces positioned at a front of the anti-rotation seat. A spring within a chamber of the housing biases the ferrule through a bore in the front of the housing. The first tapered contact region of the hub engages the first contact surface, and the second tapered contact region engages the second contact surface when the hub and ferrule are in a first rotational position so that the optical fiber is maintained at a known orientation. The tapered contact regions are planar surfaces sized smaller than the angled contact surfaces.

Inventors: Holmquist; Marlon E. (Gibbon, MN)

Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00