Patent Number: 8,814,445

Title: Apparatus and method for ganged multiple optical fiber connector

Abstract: An optical-fiber connection apparatus and method for connection of an optical-fiber cable having a plurality of optical fibers to a transmit/receive unit having a plurality of interface transceivers. Some embodiments include a housing having a base portion and a latch actuator, an optical-fiber cable connection that holds the optical-fiber cable to the housing, a plurality of optical-fiber termination interfaces coupled to the housing, and a lever mechanism that is coupled to the base portion and to the latch actuator, and that moves the latch actuator relative to the base portion, wherein the lever mechanism operates to latch the optical-fiber connection apparatus to the transmit/receive unit such that the plurality of the optical-fiber termination interfaces couples light signals between the plurality of optical fibers and the plurality of interface transceivers of the transmit/receive unit.

Inventors: Gallegos; Yuri M. (Plainfield, IL), Reid; Robert A. (Monticello, IN), Wiltjer; Jerry A. (Frankfort, IL)

Assignee: Panduit Corp.

International Classification: G02B 6/43 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018