04090778 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 4 patents.

An optical fiber connector assembly employs a tubular alignment portion in which two watch jewels, one fitted to each fiber end, are aligned. The jewels are mounted on the ends of ferrules and have diameters greater than that of the ferrules so that alignment of the fibers is made off the jewels rather than the ferrules.

Title
Terminating optical fibers and optical fiber connector
Application Number
5/776596
Publication Number
4090778
Application Date
March 11, 1977
Publication Date
May 23, 1978
Inventor
John David Archer
Halifax
EN
Michael James Phillips
Stanstead
EN
Agent
Thomas L Peterson
Assignee
ITT
NY, US
IPC
G02B 5/14
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