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1. (WO2017155754) FERRULE-BASED FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS WITH FERRULE RETRACTION BALANCING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155754    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020132
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: COMPTON, Brandon Duvall
ISENHOUR, Micah Colen
THEUERKORN, Thomas
Title: FERRULE-BASED FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS WITH FERRULE RETRACTION BALANCING
Abstract:
A ferrule-based fiber optic connectors having a ferrule retraction balancing characteristic for preserving optical performance are disclosed. The fiber optic connector comprises a connector assembly, a connector sleeve assembly and a balancing resilient member. The connector assembly comprises a ferrule and a resilient member for biasing the ferrule forward and the connector sleeve assembly comprises a housing and a ferrule sleeve, where the connector assembly is at least partially disposed in the passageway of the housing and the ferrule of the connector assembly is at least partially disposed in the ferrule sleeve. The balancing resilient member biases the housing to a forward position with a the biasing resilient member having a predetermined resilient force that is greater than the friction force required for displacement of the ferrule within the ferrule sleeve.