Global Patent Index - EP 0970398 A2

EP 0970398 A2 2000-01-12 - APPLYING AN OPTICAL FIBER TO A SUBSTRATE

Title (en)

APPLYING AN OPTICAL FIBER TO A SUBSTRATE

Title (de)

ANSCHLUSS EINER OPTISCHEN FASER AN EIN SUBSTRAT

Title (fr)

APPLICATION D'UNE FIBRE OPTIQUE SUR UN SUBSTRAT

Publication

EP 0970398 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98904511 A

Priority

  • SE 9800285 W
  • SE 9700573 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9836306A2] In applying an optical fiber (1) to a substrate (3) coated with an adhesive, a supply of the optical fiber is located wound around a reel (13). The optical fiber is fed in a loose loop (17) providing a fiber magazine from the reel (13) to a collet (9) or nozzle, from which the optical fiber is passed to a hold-down means (11) having a non-rotating bottom surface. The hold-down means (11) presses the fiber against the surface of the substrate (3). The reel (13), collet (9) and the holding-down means (11) are moved so that the contact point at the substrate surface is moved along a desired path, where the optical fiber (1) is to be placed. This allows that the fiber is applied with small radii of curvature and with a minimum of mechanical stress. A fiber cutter (23) is provided upstream the collet (9) and it can cut the fiber at the places where it is to end so that no loose fiber end portions are produced. A fiber feeder (21) is provided behind the cutter (23) to feed more fiber after it has been cut.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G02B 6/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/00 (2006.01); G02B 6/36 (2006.01); G02B 6/43 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/3612 (2013.01); G02B 6/43 (2013.01); G02B 6/4403 (2013.01); G02B 6/448 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9836306A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FI FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9836306 A2 19980820; WO 9836306 A3 19981119; AU 6236098 A 19980908; CA 2281657 A1 19980820; CN 1248328 A 20000322; EP 0970398 A2 20000112; JP 2001511910 A 20010814; KR 20000071043 A 20001125; SE 9700573 D0 19970218; TW 342462 B 19981011; TW 416013 B 20001221

INPADOC legal status


2001-02-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20000901

2000-01-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990819

2000-01-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE ES FI FR GB IT NL SE