US Patent No: 7,387,281

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Clamp

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Abstract

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A clamp to be surface mounted on a printed circuit board with a clamp groove into which an optical fiber is inserted. A flexible synthetic resin member is deformed by applying a pressing force so as to narrow the width of the clamp groove. The deformation causes an opening of the clamp to be closed, and opposing shape preservation members with the clamp groove located therebetween to be deformed so as to shorten the distance between top ends of the shape preservation members. A metal plate member with no spring properties remains deformed even after the pressing force is released, and the flexible synthetic resin member also remains deformed. An optical fiber pinched by inner wall surfaces of the clamp groove is unlikely to be displaced either in an axial direction or in a radial direction.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.NAGOYA173

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nakamura, Tatsuya Tokyo, JP 121 871

Cited Art Landscape

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DORSAL NETWORKS, LLC (1)
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5,233,881 Door latch rod clip and insulator 12 1992
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
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Nihon Sekiso Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,705,244 Tube protecting device 22 1986
 
PULLMAN COMPANY, THE (1)
6,758,300 Exhaust isolator system 21 2002
 
TELLABS OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
2003/0086,673 Method and apparatus for managing fiber optic cables 2 2001
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,550,795 Exhaust support system 21 1984
 
YAZAKI CORPORATION (1)
6,494,413 Wire harness-fixing clamp 1 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,416,503 Gripping or locating devices 7 1981
4,775,121 Cable clamp 90 1987

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NEWPORT CORPORATION (1)
7,689,091 Unitary fiber clamp with flexible members and a member mover 0 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,226,052 Insulated clamp 0 2009

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