Optical plug having a translating cover and a complimentary receptacle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9921372
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15061122

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Disclosed are optical plug connectors and optical receptacles for making optical connections. In one embodiment, the optical plug connector includes an optical portion having an optical interface and a cover for protecting the optical interface. The cover can translate toward the optical interface when connecting the optical plug connector and a portion of the cover allows transmission of optical signals therethrough. The cover has a sliding fit relative to a portion of the housing and may translate on at least one guide surface of the housing.

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CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC4200 CORNING PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28216

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fortusini, Davide Domenico Ithica, US 32 200
Isenhour, Micah Colen Licolnton, US 105 577
Lewallen, Christopher Paul Hudson, US 47 685
Luther, James Phillip Hickory, US 127 912
Watkins, Percil Conover, US 10 69

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