Ferrule-based fiber optic connectors with ferrule retraction balancing using axial gap geometry

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PATENT NO 9921375
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15455522

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Ferrule-based fiber optic connectors having a ferrule-retraction balancing characteristic are disclosed. An example fiber optic connector includes a connector assembly and a connector sleeve assembly. The connector assembly includes a ferrule, a resilient member, and a connector body having a latch point and a ferrule stop. The connector sleeve assembly includes a ferrule sleeve and a sleeve housing having a latch, a first stop, and a second stop. The connector assembly is disposed in the passageway of the sleeve housing, and the ferrule of the connector assembly is disposed in the ferrule sleeve in a direction extending from the first stop. When the fiber optic connector is in an unmated state, a gap GL1 is present between the at least one latch and the at least one latch point, and a gap GS1 is present between the first stop and a first end of the ferrule sleeve.

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CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC800 17TH STREET NW HICKORY NC 28601

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Compton, Brandon Duvall Granite Falls, US 7 47
Isenhour, Micah Colen Lincolnton, US 105 577
Theuerkorn, Thomas Hickory, US 94 2812

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