Global Patent Index - EP 1849031 A2

EP 1849031 A2 2007-10-31 - MULTI FIBER OPTICAL INTERCONNECT SYSTEM, WITH PUSH-PUSH TYPE INSERTION/WITHDRAWAL MECHANISM, MT-TYPE CONNECTOR AND SHUTTERED ADAPTER AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

Title (en)

MULTI FIBER OPTICAL INTERCONNECT SYSTEM, WITH PUSH-PUSH TYPE INSERTION/WITHDRAWAL MECHANISM, MT-TYPE CONNECTOR AND SHUTTERED ADAPTER AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

Title (de)

OPTISCHES MEHRFASER-VERBINDUNGSSYSTEM MIT EINFÜGE-/HERAUSZIEHMECHANISMUS DES PUSH-PUSH-TYPS, VERBINDER DES MT-TYPS UND BLENDEN-ADAPTER UND VERFAHREN ZU SEINER VERWENDUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'INTERCONNEXION A FIBRES OPTIQUES MULTIPLES DOTE D'UN MECANISME D'INSERTION/RETRAIT DU TYPE A POUSSOIR, D'UN CONNECTEUR DU TYPE MT ET D'UN ADAPTATEUR A OBTURATEUR, ET PROCEDE D'UTILISATION DU SYSTEME

Publication

EP 1849031 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 05821042 A

Priority

  • US 2005038013 W
  • US 3630605 A
  • US 15536005 A
  • US 16655605 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2006076061A2] An optical fiber interconnect system comprising a connector for carrying an array of optical fibers along a longitudinal axis. The adapter comprises a push-push coupling mechanism configured to receive and couple with the connector upon application of a first pushing force to the connector. The connector is disengaged and may be withdrawn from the adapter upon application of a second pushing force upon the connector. The pushing forces can be applied at a pushing region by using a stylus member. Spring-biased automatic shutters are included in the adapter to provide protection against dust and other contaminants, as well as eye injuries, when only one of the connectors is inserted in the adapter. The release mechanism that disengages the connector and adapter facilitates the handling of a small connector. When the release is operated, the separation of the connector and adapter is initiated actively without the need of a strong pull.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/3825 (2013.01); G02B 6/3849 (2013.01); G02B 6/3885 (2013.01); G02B 6/3893 (2013.01); G02B 6/3821 (2013.01); G02B 6/3887 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2006076061A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 2006076061 A2 20060720; WO 2006076061 A3 20070118; CA 2594549 A1 20060720; EP 1849031 A2 20071031

INPADOC legal status


2009-11-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090505

2008-04-16 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) DELETED

2007-12-19 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SUZUKI, TOSHIO

2007-12-19 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BUNIN, GREGORY

2007-10-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20070813

2007-10-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR