Means for routing ribbon type fiber optic cable

  • US 5,222,179 A
  • Filed: 03/02/1992
  • Issued: 06/22/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for routing a plurality of planar ribbon-type fiber optical cables emanating from a larger jacketed cable, wherein each of said plurality of cables is maintained with the plane thereof in a generally parallel relation relative to the plane of the others of said plurality of cables for directing each of the ribbon-type fiber cables to areas of interconnection comprising:

  • first and second substantially congruent, generally planar members (21-22) forming a hollow housing, said housing including a cable entry end (24), said end having a hollow cylindrical sleeve (25) thereon, said sleeve communicating with a hollow planar recess within said housing;

    said housing having a cable exit end (41) bounded by a transversely extending wall (29), said wall having a plurality of axially-extending channel forming members (31) thereon, each defining a planar passage therein corresponding in cross section to that of a planar ribbon cable, the plane of each of said passages being in substantially mutually parallel relation; and

    means for selectively interconnecting said first and second housing members after positioning of said plurality of fiber optical cables therein.

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