Accession Number : ADD006425

Title :   Single Filament Fiber Optic Cable Parting Tool.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Adolph L

Report Date : 15 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A hand-held, manually operative tool is designed for severing single filament, fiber optic cable. The exertion of a squeeze-like pressure on the handles of the tool cause the fiber optic cable to be gripped firmly and positioned on an anvil member where it may be scored by a sharpened hard element such as a diamond point, for example, at a selectively determined point along the axis of the fiber optic cable. Further actuation of the tool causes the gripping members to be pivoted away from each other thus parting the fiber optic cable at the selectively determined point. The coacting members of the tool are spring loaded for return to their normal unactuated state and the anvil member is preferably a curved surface so as to retain the fiber optic cable in a desired disposition during the scoring operation.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Cutting tools, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *cable assemblies, Hand held, Manual operation, Filaments, Scoring

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE