US Patent No: 8,157,454

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Releasable locking mechanism for optical connector

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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 CORPORATIONTOKYO2495
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.TOKYO340

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ito, Toshiyasu Togane, JP 84 758
Kobayashi, Masaru Toyohashi, JP 182 527
Nagase, Ryo Musashino, JP 39 436
Sakai, Yoshihisa Gainesville, FL 22 31
Tanobe, Hiromasa Tokyo, JP 11 25

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
6,821,031 Method and apparatus for multi-directional fiber optic connection 6 2003
2007/0286,558 Method and apparatus for multi-directional fiber optic connection 1 2006
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
6,887,092 Optical module locking mechanism for locking optical module case and cage for housing case to each other 11 2003
 
XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (1)
7,625,134 Optical connector, a communication system and a method of connecting a user circuit to an optical transceiver 1 2006

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