Kink-Free Fiber Optic Cable Connector.
Patent, Filed 7 Oct 85,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A king-free fiber optic cable connector is provided for a cable having a plurality of optical fibers and strength wires. The connector includes a first connector body for receiving the fiber optic cable and clamping the strength wires thereof, and a second connector body for receiving the optical fibers. A plurality of rods interconnect the first and second connector bodies in a substantially aligned spaced relationship. A transverse member is mounted on the rods between the first and second connector bodies and has peripheral recesses, each recess being capable of receiving a respective optical fiber. Lengths of the optical fibers are retained in the recesses and looped around the rods between the first and second connector bodies to minimize strain on the optical fibers. RH