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Michael James Phillips, John David Archer: Terminating optical fibers and optical fiber connector. ITT, Thomas L Peterson, May 23, 1978: US04090778 (26 worldwide citation)

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 rat ...


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Arthur Edward Brewster, Donald Adams Weir, Christopher Alan Watson, Roger Geoffrey George, Michael James Phillips: Electrical control systems. Standard Telephone and Cables, James B Raden, William J Michals, March 9, 1976: US03943489 (7 worldwide citation)

A time-division multiplex (TDM) control system for controlling a plurality of devices from a central point includes a transmitter whose output is coupled over a common path to a plurality of receivers respectively located adjacent to the devices. The transmitter provides a repetitive cycle of a pred ...