Patent Number: 7,711,232

Title: Method and apparatus for treating a mating portion of a fiber optic connector

Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a mating portion of a fiber optic connector for reducing an insertion force for the mating portion includes providing a mating portion of a fiber optic connector and treating the mating portion of the fiber optic connector by applying a cleaning and/or lubricating solution thereto to reduce the insertion force of the mating portion.

Inventors: Lewallen; Christopher P. (Hudson, NC), Luther; James P. (Hickory, NC), Smith; Randy C. (Hickory, NC), Tran; Hieu V. (Charlotte, NC)

Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC

International Classification: G02B 6/00 (20060101); B08B 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018