Socket for a detachable plug and socket connection for coupling an optical fiber and detector arrangement to a light source
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Contact retention arrangement Patent #: 4804243
ApplicationNo. 244263 filed on 09/14/1988
US Classes:385/56Multi-part (e.g., two pieces screwed together or bayonet latched)
ExaminersPrimary: Sikes, William L.
Assistant: Ullah, Akm E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG02B 006/36
Foreign Application Priority Data1987-09-25 GB
AbstractA two-part optical fibre adapter means suitable for coupling optical signals in electronic shelf assemblies incorporating plug-in circuit boards for high density racked optical systems. One part of the adapter means is mounted in an aperture in a support member and has a thread which is provided for attachment of an optical-fibre connector. The other part incorporates a light-emitting diode and is resiliently mounted by means of a helical spring in an aperture in a further support member. The other part which takes the form of a spigot slidably locates in a bore of the one part and cooperates with a pin of the optical fibre connector which is attached to the one part. A plurality of the optical-fibre adapter means are mounted on an equipment shelf back-plane and a printed circuit board. Use of adapter means of this type eliminates the requirement for inter-link cables between the back-plane and the p.c.b. which have been required hitherto in such equipment-shelf assemblies.