Global Patent Index - EP 1012649 A1

EP 1012649 A1 2000-06-28 - SUBMARINE OPTICAL CABLE JOINT WITH TERMINATING SOCKETS

Title (en)

SUBMARINE OPTICAL CABLE JOINT WITH TERMINATING SOCKETS

Title (de)

UNTERSEEWASSERVERBINDUNG VOM OPTISCHEN KABEL MIT ABSCHLUSSBUCHSE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF POLYVALENT SERVANT A ACCOUPLER DES CABLES SOUS-MARINS A FIBRES OPTIQUES ET COMPORTANT DES CULOTS POLYVALENTS

Publication

EP 1012649 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97946839 A

Priority

  • US 9718075 W
  • US 72865296 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9815864A1] A universal submarine fiber-optic cable joint is provided with universal terminating sockets (10) for use with unarmored fiber-optic cables (1, 2). The device includes first and second universal terminating sockets (10) for terminating the strength members (6) of a first and a second fiber-optic cable respectively. The optic fibers (19) of the two cables (1, 2) are spliced together and are stored in a fiber storage tray that is positioned between the two terminating sockets (10). A cylindrical steel casing (12) encloses the fiber storage tray and is secured to the terminating sockets (10) by pins (13). The first and second universal terminating sockets (10) of the invention are interchangeable; either socket (10) can be secured to either end of the casing (12) by one or more pins (13).

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

H02G 15/14; G02B 6/44; H02G 15/007

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/24 (2006.01); G02B 6/00 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/4427 (2013.01); G02B 6/4471 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9815864 A1 19980416; AU 5193698 A 19980505; AU 735821 B2 20010719; CA 2267891 A1 19980416; EP 1012649 A1 20000628; EP 1012649 A4 20000628; JP 2001502074 A 20010213

INPADOC legal status


2005-02-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20040727

2004-05-12 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

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2004-05-12 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

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2004-05-12 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

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2004-04-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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