Releasable locking mechanism for optical connector

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8157454
APP PUB NO 20100014813A1
SERIAL NO

12523839

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A receptacle (20) detachably accommodating a connector plug (34) connected to optical fibers (32) is rotatably supported by a shaft (14) provided in an installation table (10). The receptacle (20) is biased by a leaf spring (16) for biasing opposite ends of the shaft (14) in one direction. A locking/unlocking mechanism for selectively locking or unlocking the receptacle (20) connected with the connector plug (34) relative to the installation table (10) and a locking mechanism fixing portion (12) includes a locking nib (30Ra) of a lock releasing button (30R), a locking nib (30La) of a lock releasing button (30L), locking nib receiving portions (12na, 12nb) and a coil spring (31).

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATIONTOKYO1340
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.TOKYO166

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ito, Toshiyasu Togane, JP 74 929
Kobayashi, Masaru Atsugi, JP 131 886
Nagase, Ryo Atsugi, JP 32 572
Sakai, Yoshihisa Atsugi, JP 13 48
Tanobe, Hiromasa Atsugi, JP 7 74

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
6887092 Optical module locking mechanism for locking optical module case and cage for housing case to each other 14 2003
 
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
* 6821031 Method and apparatus for multi-directional fiber optic connection 6 2003
* 2007/0286,558 Method and apparatus for multi-directional fiber optic connection 2 2006
 
XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (1)
* 7625134 Optical connector, a communication system and a method of connecting a user circuit to an optical transceiver 3 2006
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD. (1)
* 9454192 Component retention mechanism 0 2014
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