Patent Number: 8,870,473

Title: Method of terminating a fiber optic cable

Abstract: A method of terminating a fiber optic cable includes removing a portion of an outer jacket from an end of a fiber optic cable to expose an end portion of an optical fiber so that an end of the optical fiber extends a first axial length from the outer jacket. A portion of the fiber optic cable is coiled about a spool so that the end of the optical fiber extends a second axial length from the outer jacket. The second axial length is greater than the first axial length. A second optical fiber is spliced to the optical fiber of the fiber optic cable. The portion of the fiber optic cable is uncoiled so that the optical fiber retracts into the outer jacket of the fiber optic cable.

Inventors: Lu; Yu (Eden Prairie, MN), Carlson; Scott (Bloomington, MN), Schmidt; Andy (Northfield, MN)

Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/255 (20060101)

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