RUGGEDIZED FIBER OPTIC CONNECTION

  • US 20050041928A1
  • Filed: 09/08/2003
  • Published: 02/24/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fiber optic cable connection system comprising:

  • a first fiber optic connector with a first end and a second end, the second end mounted to an end of a fiber optic cable, and the first end including a ferrule within which an optical fiber of the fiber optic cable is mounted;

    a fiber optic adapter including a first end for receiving the first fiber optic connector, the first end including a sleeve for receiving the ferrule and aligning the optical fiber within the ferrule with a longitudinal axis of the sleeve;

    the first fiber optic connector mounted within a first threaded body with the fiber optic cable extending through an opening in a distal end of the first threaded body and the ferrule accessible through a proximal end of the first threaded body;

    the fiber optic adapter mounted within a second threaded body and the second threaded body adapted for mounting to a bulkhead;

    the second threaded body adapted to engage the proximal end of the first threaded body with the first end of the first connector engaging the first end of the adapter and the ferrule of the connector extending into the sleeve of the adapter;

    an outer housing threadably mounted about both the first and second threaded bodies when the second threaded body is engaging the proximal end of the first threaded body; and

    the first and second threaded bodies and the outer housing cooperating to hold the first end of the first connector engaging the first end of the adapter.

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