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1. (WO2017156385) FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS HAVING A FERRULE INSERTION STOP

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156385    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021766
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: ISENHOUR, Micah Colen
THEUERKORN, Thomas
Title: FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS HAVING A FERRULE INSERTION STOP
Abstract:
A ferrule-based fiber optic connectors having a connector assembly with a ferrule insertion stop for limiting the insertion of a ferrule into a ferrule sleeve are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic connector comprising a connector assembly, ferrule insertion stop, a connector sleeve assembly and a female coupling housing. 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 ferrule of the connector assembly is at least partially disposed in the ferrule sleeve when assembled. The ferrule insertion stop limits the depth that the ferrule may be inserted into the ferrule sleeve.