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1. WO2000040495 - OPTICAL FIBER SPOOL PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE INNER END OF THE WOUND OPTICAL FIBER

Publication Number WO/2000/040495
Publication Date 13.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/029670
International Filing Date 14.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 01.05.2000
IPC
B65H 75/14 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
75Storing webs, tapes, or filamentary material, e.g. on reels
02Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans
04Kinds or types
08of circular or polygonal cross-section
14with two end flanges
B65H 75/28 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
75Storing webs, tapes, or filamentary material, e.g. on reels
02Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans
18Constructional details
28Arrangements for securing ends of material
G02B 6/44 2006.01
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
44Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables
CPC
B65H 2701/32
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
2701Handled material; Storage means
30Handled filamentary material
32Optical fibres or optical cables
B65H 2701/5122
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
2701Handled material; Storage means
50Storage means for webs, tapes, or filamentary material
51Cores or reels characterised by the material
512moulded
5122Plastics
B65H 75/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
75Storing webs, tapes, or filamentary material, e.g. on reels
02Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans
04Kinds or types
08of circular or polygonal cross-section
14with two end flanges
B65H 75/28
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
75Storing webs, tapes, or filamentary material, e.g. on reels
02Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans
18Constructional details
28Arrangements for positively securing ends of material
G02B 6/4457
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides
44Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables
4401Optical cables
4439Auxiliary devices
4457Bobbins; Reels
Applicants
  • CORNING INCORPORATED [US/US]; 1 Riverfront Plaza Corning, NY 14831, US
Inventors
  • BUMGARNER, Kirk, P.; US
  • FUCCELLA, Daniel, C.; US
  • MURPHY, Michael, T.; US
  • ROBERTS, Kenneth, W.; US
  • TUCKER, David, A.; US
Agents
  • WAYLAND, Randall, S.; Patent Department SP TI 3-1 Corning Incorporated Corning, NY 14831, US
Priority Data
60/114,51630.12.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) OPTICAL FIBER SPOOL PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE INNER END OF THE WOUND OPTICAL FIBER
(FR) BOBINE DE FIBRE OPTIQUE PERMETTANT D'ACCEDER A L'EXTREMITE INTERNE DE LA FIBRE OPTIQUE ENROULEE
Abstract
(EN)
An optical fiber shipping spool (22), winding system and method for allowing automated winding of an accessible lead meter portion of optical fiber onto the spool (22). The spool comprises primary and lead meter barrels (24, 28) separated by an outboard flange (26). The outboard flange (26) has a slot (32) extending to its periphery, the slot (32) providing a path for fiber between the lead meter and primary barrels, the slot (32) having an inlet facing the lead meter barrel (28) and an outlet facing the primary barrel (24). The slot (32) is angled such that when fiber being wound onto the lead meter barrel (28) comes into contact with the slot inlet, the fiber is automatically drawn into the slot (32) and then guided by the slot (32) onto the primary barrel (24). According to another aspect, a high-strength rib configuration is disclosed including a plurality of curved, intersecting ribs (90) formed on a flange (26D) of the spool
(FR)
Bobine d'expédition (22) de fibre optique, système d'enroulement et procédé permettant d'enrouler automatiquement la partie mètre menant sur ladite bobine. La bobine (22) comprend des cylindres (24, 28) de mètre menant, séparés par un bord externe (26). Ce dernier présente à sa périphérie une fente (32), qui constitue un passage pour la fibre entre le mètre menant et les cylindres primaires, et qui comporte un orifice d'entrée opposé au cylindre (28) du mètre menant et un orifice de sortie opposé au cylindre primaire (24). La fente est disposée angulairement de façon que, quand la fibre qui s'enroule autour du cylindre (28) de mètre menant entre en contact avec l'orifice d'entrée de ladite fente, elle soit automatiquement attirée dans ladite fente (32) puis guidée par elle jusque sur le cylindre primaire (24). Dans un autre mode de réalisation, la bobine présente une configuration qui comporte une pluralité de nervures (90) courbes entrecroisées très résistantes, formées sur un bord (26D) de ladite bobine.
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