Interconnecting and distributing box for optical fibers Patent #: 4717231
ApplicationNo. 06/931778 filed on 11/18/1986
US Classes:385/135, Splice box and surplus fiber storage/trays/organizers/ carriers385/134ACCESSORIES
ExaminersPrimary: LaRoche, Eugene R.
Assistant: Mottola, Steven J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG02B 6/44 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1985-11-18 FR
AbstractThe cabinet comprises a rear portion (1) fixed on the risers (15) of a rack, and a front portion (2) which is hinged to the rear portion. The rear portion (1) is fitted with means (27, 30-31, 28) for processing the component parts of a cable received by a cabinet to enable the component parts to be distributed out from the cabinet or else to be distributed in the form of individual fibers to the front portion of the cabinet, which front portion includes optical centering devices (60) for providing connections between the fibers received from the rear portion of the cabinet and link elements for providing links to opto-electronic equipment. Said optical centering devices are mounted in the front portion in such a manner as to ensure that they transmit light flux parallel to its front face. The cabinet is applicable to telecommunications stations.