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1. (WO2018039178) HINGED OPTICAL FIBER RIBBON MOVEABLE BETWEEN ALIGNED AND COLLAPSED POSITIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039178    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/047924
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G02B 6/44
C03C 13/04
C03C 25/10
C08F 2/46
F21V 7/04
F21V 8/00
G02B 6/036
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: CHIASSON, David Wesley
QUINN, Christopher Mark
SISTARE, Rebecca Elizabeth
TEMPLE, Jr., Kenneth Darrell
Title: HINGED OPTICAL FIBER RIBBON MOVEABLE BETWEEN ALIGNED AND COLLAPSED POSITIONS
Abstract:
An optical fiber ribbon and a related cable are provided. The ribbon includes a first group of at least one optical fiber and a second group of at least two optical fibers coupled together. The ribbon includes a first hinge coupling the first group to the second group. The hinge allows movement of the first group and the second group of optical fibers relative to each other such that the ribbon is moveable between an aligned position and a collapsed position. The number of optical fibers in the first group is less than the number of optical fibers in second group.