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Disclosed is an optical fiber cable that includes optical fibers and a deformable coupling element enclosed within a buffer tube. The coupling element is formed from a deformable yet substantially incompressible material and features a number of raised members projecting toward the optical fibers. The design of the coupling element layer permits coupling of the optical fibers to the buffer tube without the use of a compressive cushioning layer. This arrangement distributes the compressive force applied to discrete points along the outer perimeter of the optical fiber element.

Title
Optical fiber cable having raised coupling supports
Application Number
12/146535
Publication Number
7646952 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2008
Publication Date
January 12, 2010
Inventor
Don Parris
Newton
NC, US
Agent
Summa Additon & Ashe P A
Assignee
Draka Comteq
NL
IPC
G02B 6/44
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