Optical fiber connector and adapter capable of preventing dust

  • US 8,845,207 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2010
  • Issued: 09/30/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An optical fiber adapter configured to receive an optical fiber connector, wherein the optical fiber connector has an outer housing, an inner housing and a ferrule, the outer housing has an opening formed thereon, the inner housing has an opening formed thereon and is positioned in the outer housing, the ferrule is positioned in the inner housing and protrudes from the openings of the inner and outer housings, the optical fiber adapter comprises:

  • a housing having an axial cavity defined by a first wall, a second wall, a third wall and a fourth wall;

    a hook member positioned in the axial cavity, comprising a flange, a hollow cylinder and a pair of hooks;

    the hollow cylinder and hooks extending from one end of the flange, the hollow cylinder being positioned between the hooks; and

    an elastic body positioned on and around the hollow cylinder; and

    wherein when the optical fiber connector is inserted into the axial cavity of the optical fiber adapter, the ferrule will be inserted into the hollow cylinder and the elastic body will be in contact with inner walls of the inner housing of the optical fiber connector.

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