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1. (WO2018039063) METHODS OF SECURING AN OPTICAL FIBER WITHIN AN OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR USING A HEATING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039063    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/047557
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: LOCK, William Edward
MACCORMACK, Phillip R.
TOVEY, Cameron John
WETHERILL, Todd Marshall
Title: METHODS OF SECURING AN OPTICAL FIBER WITHIN AN OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR USING A HEATING APPARATUS
Abstract:
Methods of securing an optical fiber within an optical fiber connector include applying heat to a front-end section of a ferrule through a heating sleeve. The heating sleeve at least partially surrounds the front-end section of the ferrule and heats a bonding agent that resides within the ferrule a securing temperature. The optical fiber is inserted into the optical fiber connector and through the bonding agent. The optical fiber is secured in the ferrule axial bore by the bonding agent when the bonding agent reaches the securing temperature.