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1. (WO2018137172) FIELD TERMINABLE OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/137172    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/072606
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
CAO, Lisong
Inventors: CAO, Lisong
Title: FIELD TERMINABLE OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR
Abstract:
An optical fiber connector(100) includes a housing(110) configured to mate with a receptacle. The optical fiber connector(100) also includes a collar body(120) formed, at least in part, from a material that is substantially transparent to at least UV light that is disposed in the housing(110), the collar body(120) including a ferrule(130) securely disposed in an opening of the collar body(120), the ferrule(130) including a central bore that defines an axis. The optical fiber connector(100) also includes a UV adhesive gel(170) disposed in a channel formed in the collar body(120). The optical fiber connector(100) also includes a backbone(160) to retain the collar body(120) within the housing(110), the backbone(160) including a fiber jacket clamping portion(169) to clamp a jacket portion(142) of the optical fiber. The optical fiber connector(100) also includes a boot(180) attachable to a portion of the backbone(160), wherein the boot(180) actuates the fiber jacket clamping portion(169) of the backbone(160) upon attachment to the backbone(160).