NANOPRECISION PRODUCTS, INC.
|NANOPRECISION PRODUCTS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140083273||OPTICAL FIBER SCRIBING TOOL - A portable, hand tool for scribing optical fibers in a cleaving process. The scribing tool comprises a body within which the optical fiber is supported for rotation with respect to the body, about an axis within the body. The optical fiber is constrained by supports from movements along its axis. An actuator moves a scribing bit orthogonal relative to the fiber axis. The actuator may be a piezoelectric actuator, such as in a tube that bends under applied voltage. In one embodiment the scribing tool has a single scribing bit. In another embodiment, the scribing tool has multiple (N) scribing bits that can be applied against the optical fiber simultaneously.||03-27-2014|
|20130322818||COUPLING DEVICE HAVING A STRUCTURED REFLECTIVE SURFACE FOR COUPLING INPUT/OUTPUT OF AN OPTICAL FIBER - A coupling device for physically and optically coupling an input/output end of an optical fiber for routing optical signals, to and from optical receiver and/or transmitter. The coupling device includes a structured reflective surface that functions as an optical element that directs light to/from the input/output ends of the optical fiber by reflection, and an optical fiber retention groove structure that positively receives the optical fiber in a manner with the end of the optical fiber at a defined distance to and aligned with the structured reflective surface. The open structure of the structured reflective surface and fiber retention structure lends itself to mass production processes such as precision stamping. The coupling device can be attached to an optical transmitter and/or receiver, with the structured reflective surface aligned to the light source in the transmitter or to the detector in the receiver, and adapted in an active optical cable.||12-05-2013|
|20130266271||HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FIBER FERRULE FOR OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR - A ferrule for a high density optical fiber connector, supporting a first set of optical fibers of a first fiber cable and a second set of optical fibers of a second fiber cable. The ferrule supports the first and second sets of optical fibers in at least one plane. In one embodiment, the first set of optical fibers are supported in a first row of open grooves, and the second set of optical fibers are supported in a second row of open grooves. The optical fibers in the first row are staggered with respect to the optical fibers of the second row. The ferrule comprises two halves, each having an open structure that has a row of open grooves precisely formed thereon in a plane. In another embodiment, the ferrule supports the first and second sets of optical fibers in a single row, in an alternating interleaving manner.||10-10-2013|
|20130266268||FERRULE FOR OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR HAVING A COMPLIANT STRUCTURE FOR CLAMPING ALIGNMENT PINS - A compliant structure clamps the alignment pins to accurately and precisely locate the alignment pins. The compliant structure supports the alignment pins with no clearance. The compliant structure is defined by at least a flexure in the form of a cantilevered structure extending at a side of the ferrule. The cantilevered structure, with or without a complementary support structure, defines a space in which an alignment pin can be supported. The flexure may be defined by one or more slots provided on the body of the ferrule to facilitate bending of the extended cantilevered structure. In another embodiment, the ferrule comprises a ferrule insert having grooves for supporting optical fibers, and a ferrule frame that supports the ferrule insert and alignment pins. The compliant structure is provided on the frame. In a further embodiment, the ferrule insert is provided with optical fiber grooves at its perimeter.||10-10-2013|
|20130121656||CASTELLATED OPTICAL FIBER CABLE RETENTION STRUCTURE - A cable retention structure defining a castellated fiber cable clamping surface. The castellated surface has a series of alternating small and large cavities distributed along the axial direction. The small cavities are sized such that when the castellated surface is pressed against the buffer jacket exterior of the fiber cable, the small cavities will be able to clamp the fiber cable jacket within its full dimensional tolerance range. The large cavities are sized to provide sufficient clearance to accommodate the relatively soft material of the cable jacket which cannot be accommodated by the small cavities. The cable jacket is securely held by the retention structure to prevent slipping. Accordingly, fiber cables having buffer jackets with large dimensional variations can still be securely retained by the castellated retention structure in accordance with the present invention.||05-16-2013|
|20120257860||OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR FERRULE HAVING OPEN FIBER CLAMPING GROOVES - A ferrule for an optical fiber connector having open fiber clamping grooves. The ferrule has a body having a plurality of open grooves for clamping the terminating end sections of optical fibers. At least a section of the longitudinal opening of the groove is provided with opposing lips to provide a clamping effect. The width of the longitudinal opening defined between the lips along at least a section of the grooves is narrower than the diameter of the optical fibers to create a tight fit. The grooves and the width of the longitudinal groove openings are shaped and sized to retain the fibers without any clearance to allow for movement of the fiber relative to the groove. Similar grooves may be provided in the ferrule body for alignment guide pins. The grooves are precision formed by high throughput processes, such as stamping and extrusion.||10-11-2012|
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