Patent Number: 8,870,469

Title: Fiber optic connector and method of applying same to a fiber optic cable

Abstract: A fiber optic connector includes a shroud, spring, ferrule mount, shrink tube, and ferrule. The connector terminates a fiber optic cable including an optical fiber and a strength member. The ferrule terminates the optical fiber and is mounted to the ferrule mount. The ferrule mount attaches to the strength member and includes an exterior retaining surface and a passage for the optical fiber. The shroud is mounted over the ferrule mount and includes an interior retaining surface. The exterior and the interior retaining surfaces engage to limit distal movement of the shroud relative to the ferrule mount and the attached cable. The spring engages the cable and the shroud and distally urges the shroud relative to the cable. The shrink tube forms a seal between the shroud and the cable and can proximally urge the shroud relative to the ferrule mount. This proximal urging is overcome by the spring.

Inventors: Kachmar; Wayne M. (North Bennington, VT)

Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00