Fiber organizer for splice cases and terminals
Optical fiber wiring center
Lightguide distributing unit Patent #: 4630886
ApplicationNo. 06/665636 filed on 10/29/1984
US Classes:385/134, ACCESSORIES385/135Splice box and surplus fiber storage/trays/organizers/ carriers
ExaminersPrimary: Lee, John D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG02B 6/44 (20060101)
AbstractA cable terminating cabinet for terminating optical waveguide cables contains an array of optical waveguide connectors one side of each connector having a pigtail fiber attached to it, the pigtail fibers being spliced to waveguides of a cable terminated at the cabinet. Waveguides terminating at the other side of the connector are taken to electro-optic units where optical signals within the fibers are converted into corresponding electrical signals. The cabinets find application either at a central office cable terminating frame or in a test access unit at a location remote from the central office. The connectors are mounted in a panel which is exposed when a front cover of the cabinet is removed, the panel being pivoted about a vertically orientated hinge to expose a stacked set of splice organizing trays at the rear of the cabinet. Ready access is therefore possible to both the connector panel and the splice organizing trays. However the frontal area of the cabinet is small and, because access can be gained to both the trays and the connectors from the front of the cabinet, the cabinet can be wall mounted so saving space in a central office or test access location.