Global Patent Index - EP 1046072 A1

EP 1046072 A1 2000-10-25 - METHOD OF CONNECTING OPTICAL FIBRES, OPTICAL FIBRE CONNECTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF RESTORING COMMUNICATION SERVICES USING THE DEVICE

Title (en)

METHOD OF CONNECTING OPTICAL FIBRES, OPTICAL FIBRE CONNECTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF RESTORING COMMUNICATION SERVICES USING THE DEVICE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM VERBINDEN OPTISCHER FASERN, VERBINDUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR OPTISCHE FASERN UND VERFAHREN ZUR WIEDEREINSTELLUNG VON KOMMUNIKATION UNTER VERWENDUNG DIESER VORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE CONNEXION DE FIBRES OPTIQUES, DISPOSITIF DE CONNEXION DE FIBRES OPTIQUES ET PROCEDE DE RETABLISSEMENT DES SERVICES DE COMMUNICATION A L'AIDE DUDIT DISPOSITIF

Publication

EP 1046072 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98950216 A

Priority

  • EP 98950216 A
  • EP 97308935 A
  • GB 9803233 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9924857A1] An optical fibre connector device (1), comprising a first length of optical fibre (4) and two optical fibre connector units (3), each optical fibre connector unit comprising a groove (5) and two anchoring means, the two anchoring means (6, 8) each securing an end (7, 11) of a length of optical fibre (4, 9) so that the optical fibres are arranged so as to couple optical radiation thereinbetween. The optical fibres are compressed within the grooves in order to decrease the fibre-to-fibre coupling loss. Two optical fibres can be connected using such a unit in which the compression causes one of the fibres to be deformed. The optical fibre connector device can be used to restore communications services carried by an optical fibre transmission link following the severing of the link.

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

G02B 6/44; G02B 6/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/26 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/3801 (2013.01); G02B 6/262 (2013.01); G02B 6/3802 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9924857A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9924857 A1 19990520; AU 9637298 A 19990531; EP 1046072 A1 20001025

INPADOC legal status


2001-12-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010604

2001-03-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010124

2000-10-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000502

2000-10-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT