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1. (WO1998018035) PUSH AND PULL RESISTANT FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR FOR COUPLING TO AN ENCLOSURE

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/018035    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/018747
Publication Date: Apr 30, 1998 International Filing Date: Oct 16, 1997
IPC: G02B 6/38
G02B 6/44
Applicants: THE WHITAKER CORPORATION
Inventors: GRINDERSLEV, Soren
Title: PUSH AND PULL RESISTANT FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR FOR COUPLING TO AN ENCLOSURE
Abstract:
A fiber optic connector for terminating a fiber optic cable comprises an intermediate housing having opposite engaging ends being rotatable about the fiber optic cable. A first crimp member having a first physical stop and a second crimp member having a second physical stop are disposed adjacent the opposite ends of the intermediate housing. The first and second physical stops limit movement of the intermediate housing along the cable when the first and second crimp members are actuated through engagement with the ends. The fiber optic connector further comprises a mating housing engageable with the intermediate housing and a securing housing engageable with the intermediate housing. A method of terminating a fiber optic cable comprises the steps of stripping a fiber optic cable jacket to expose strength members, an inner tube and individual fibers, positioning a securing housing, a first crimp member, an intermediate housing, a second crimp member, and a crimping tool over the fiber optic cable jacket, actuating the first and second crimp members by threading the securing housing and the tool to the intermediate housing, partially disengaging the securing housing from the intermediate housing, removing the tool, and threading a mating housing to the intermediate housing.