Global Patent Index - EP 1134600 A9

EP 1134600 A9 2001-12-05 - Multiple path rotary optical connector

Title (en)

Multiple path rotary optical connector

Title (de)

Drehbarer optischer Mehrkanalstecker

Title (fr)

Connecteur optique rotatif à voie multiple

Publication

EP 1134600 A9 (EN)

Application

EP 00302030 A

Priority

EP 00302030 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1134600A1] A multiple pathway optical connector comprises:- a) an inner light conductor (6) b) at least one outer annular light conductor (7) comprising a plurality of fibres the inner and outer light conductors terminating at a connection face of the optical connector (5), such that a pair of such connectors mounted with connection faces opposed and separated by a gap (3) provide an inner optical pathway and at least one outer optical pathway for data transmission across the gap. To improve transmission the outer light conductor:- a) comprises at least two annular rings of fibres, b) comprises fibres of non-circular cross section so that the area encompassed by the fibres is greater than the area that would be covered if the fibres were cylindrical c) or both <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

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

G02B 6/38; G02B 6/36; G02B 6/40; H04B 10/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/36 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01); G02B 6/40 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/3885 (2013.01); G02B 6/3604 (2013.01); G02B 6/3817 (2013.01); G02B 6/3833 (2013.01); G02B 6/3834 (2013.01); G02B 6/403 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1134600 A1 20010919; EP 1134600 A9 20011205

INPADOC legal status


2004-09-22 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040501

2002-06-05 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-02-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20011227

2001-12-05 [XX] MISCELLANEOUS:

- Free text: AMENDED CLAIMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 86 (2) EPC.

2001-09-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010316

2001-09-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-09-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI