Optical fiber splice organizer

  • US 5,457,763 A
  • Filed: 01/24/1992
  • Issued: 10/10/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A splice organiser comprising:

  • a tray having a plurality of entrance/exit ports, a plurality of fibre guide means to define the minimum bend radius of optical fibres so that significant optical loss from the fibres is avoided, a groove for retaining a splice, and at least one recess area for confining loops of optical fibre under their own natural resilience,the or each recess area being positioned between a respective pair of adjacent fibre guide means and being sized to occupy substantially at least as much area as would be encompassed by a complete loop of minimum bend radius optical fibre and shaped to confine loops of optical fibre having radii of curvature exceeding the minimum bend radius, anda plurality of guide tracks being provided to enable fibres to enter or exit the organiser at any one of said plurality of ports, portions of said guide tracks being constituted by recessed tracks formed in the or each said recess area.

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