Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2018005329) FIBER MARKING WITH OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/005329    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/039208
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G02B 6/44
B41M 5/00
B41J 3/407
C09D 11/101
H01B 13/34
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: KOUZMINA, Inna Igorevna
ROBERTS, Clifton Carl
TANDON, Ruchi
Title: FIBER MARKING WITH OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS
Abstract:
An optical fiber having an ink layer that includes an optical brightener is described. The optical brightener is a marker that permits identification of the fiber. The ink layer may also include a pigment, where either or both of the pigment and optical brightener may function as a marker for identifying the fiber. Bundles of two or more optical fibers, each of which includes an ink layer containing an optical brightener, are also described.