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1. (WO2017034782) FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR SUB-ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034782    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/045788
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 06 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: DANLEY, Jeffrey Dean
ELKINS, II, Robert Bruce
MILLER, Darrin Max
MORRISON, Dennis Craig
Title: FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR SUB-ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS
Abstract:
A fiber optic connector sub-assembly (130) includes a ferrule (12) having a front end (14), a rear end (16), and a ferrule bore (102) extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The ferrule bore (102) has a first section (104) extending inwardly from the rear end (16) of the ferrule, a second section (108) extending inwardly from the front end (14) of the ferrule and having a width that is less than the first section (104), and a transition section (112) located between the first and second sections. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly (130) also includes a bonding agent (120) disposed in at least a portion of both the transition section (112) and the second section (108) of the ferrule bore (102). At least some of the bonding agent (120) in the second section (108) of the ferrule bore (102) has been melted and solidified.