Global Patent Index - EP 0975997 A2

EP 0975997 A2 2000-02-02 - OPTICAL FIBER HOLDER AND END-FACE PREPARATION TOOL

Title (en)

OPTICAL FIBER HOLDER AND END-FACE PREPARATION TOOL

Title (de)

FASEROPTISCHER HALTER UND ENDFLÄCHENVORBEHANDLUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE PREPARATION ET DE CONNEXION DE FACES TERMINALES DE FIBRES OPTIQUES

Publication

EP 0975997 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98913078 A

Priority

  • US 9805770 W
  • US 83717797 A
  • US 95527597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9847030A2] A tool for preparing an optical fiber end-face includes a station (502) having a fiber bender (518) and a scribe (520) for cleaving a fiber. The station (502) may include a polishing surface (512), a cleaver door (508) rotatable between an open position and a closed position covering a shard collector (522), and a mount (514) for releasably attaching a fiber handling tool or puck (506). The puck (506) includes a body (530), a latch (532) attached by a hinge (534) to the body (530), and a face (540) comprising a plate pivotally attached to an end of the body (530) and having a fiber port (550) extending through the plate. The body (530) of the puck (506) includes a nest for receiving a fiber holder (172) for securing a fiber (178) with an end of the fiber extending through the port (550) of the face (540). The face (540) of the puck (506) can be inserted into guide tracks (516) adjacent the scribe (520) for cleaving the fiber.

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

G02B 6/25

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/24 (2006.01); B24B 19/22 (2006.01); B24B 41/06 (2012.01); G02B 6/00 (2006.01); G02B 6/25 (2006.01); G02B 6/36 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/25 (2013.01); B24B 19/226 (2013.01); B24B 41/06 (2013.01); G02B 6/3616 (2013.01); G02B 6/3636 (2013.01); G02B 6/3863 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9847030A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9847030 A2 19981022; WO 9847030 A3 19990128; AU 6771098 A 19981111; AU 729952 B2 20010215; CA 2284882 A1 19981022; CN 1252132 A 20000503; EP 0975997 A2 20000202; JP 2001520760 A 20011030

INPADOC legal status


2005-05-11 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Effective date: 20050316

2001-06-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010515

2000-02-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991006

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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