Accession Number : ADD006292

Title :   A Connector for Splicing Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wichansky,Howard

Report Date : 07 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A connector splicing optical fibers wherein a glass sleeve, having a precision cut bore formed therein, is provided with funnel-shaped access openings at each end thereof for receiving the ends of the glass fibers to be spliced. In one embodiment, a permanent splice is made by applying a bonding agent and sealant to the funnel-shaped openings, and in another embodiment, a retainer ring is employed to thereby provide a disconnectable splice. The invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes without the payment of any royalties thereon or therefor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Splices, *Splicing tools, *Connectors, Optical glass, Glass fibers, Aluminum, Epoxy resins, Adhesive bonding, Low costs, Cables, Epoxy compounds, Cracking(Fracturing)

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Plastics
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE