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1. (WO2018020022) DEVICE FOR ALIGNING OPTICAL FIBERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/020022    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/069210
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
Inventors: VERSLEEGERS, Jozef Christiaan Mathieu
JUNIUS, Erwin
BERVOETS, Marc Eugène Willem
VERHEYDEN, Danny Willy August
KADAR-KALLEN, Michael Aaron
BRETZ, Dwight Andrew
FLAIG, Robert Charles
ZITSCH, Michael Ward
PAUL, Randall Bobby
GURRERI, Michael Lawrence
Title: DEVICE FOR ALIGNING OPTICAL FIBERS
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to a fiber alignment device (20) including a guide feature (62a, b) defining a fiber alignment groove (48). The fiber alignment device (20) also includes a fiber engagement component (44) defining a reference surface arrangement and elastic cantilever arms (56a, b) for pressing optical fibers into the fiber alignment groove (48). First portions of the guide feature (62a, b) engage the reference surface arrangement. Second portions of the guide (62a, b) feature engage the cantilever arms (56a, b) to flex the cantilever arms to a staged position.