Connector cleaning insert and assembly

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6374030
APP PUB NO 20020006261A1
SERIAL NO

09456960

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Abstract

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This invention is directed to a cleaning insert and cleaning assembly to remove debris or contaminants from optical fiber connectors including connectors attached to system backplanes. The cleaning insert is treated with a cleaning agent such as an adhesive. The cleaning insert is secured in a cleaning assembly that is coupled to the connector to be cleaned. The treated cleaning insert contacts the ferrule of the optical fiber connector to remove the contaminants.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH8200 SCHAFFHAUSEN285
THE WHITAKER CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE695

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barkus, Lee Andrew Millersburg, PA 7 50
Krow, Jr Karl DeWald Harrisburg, PA 1 6

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 5325452 Device for cleaning and polishing an optical fiber 28 1993
* 6053985 Method of cleaning optical fibers and connectors and apparatus used therefor 12 1997
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
* 6047716 Cleaning tool for optical connectors 7 1998
 
DDK LTD. (1)
* 4690494 Ferrule holding device for optical fiber connector 26 1985
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PARITY NETWORKS LLC (2)
* 7273320 Method and apparatus for cleaning particulate matter from an optic-connector surface 12 2002
* 2003/0026,549 Method and apparatus for cleaning particulate matter from an optic-connector surface 4 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 6769813 Universal optical fiber plug 11 2001
* 2008/0184,513 ARTICLE FOR CLEANING OPTICAL FIBERS 1 2008
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (4)
* 6839935 Methods and apparatus for cleaning optical connectors 9 2002
* 2003/0221,706 Methods and apparatus for cleaning optical connectors 1 2002
6986607 Protective covers for fiber optic connector to modular protective covers for fiber optic connector assembly 13 2003
* 2005/0069,262 PROTECTIVE COVERS FOR FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR TO MODULAR PROTECTIVE COVERS FOR FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY. 6 2003
 
ZYNON TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
7401374 Article for cleaning optical fibers 5 2003
7685668 Article for cleaning optical fibers 6 2008
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