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Title: Fiber alignment apparatus and method

Abstract

A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
527746
Patent Number(s):
5,659,647
Application Number:
PAN: 8-549,903
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; SCA: 420200; PA: EDB-97:126445; SN: 97001843785
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; FIBERS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; ALIGNMENT; SPRINGS

Citation Formats

Kravitz, S.H., Warren, M.E., Snipes, M.B. Jr., Armendariz, M.G., and Word, J.C. V. Fiber alignment apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Kravitz, S.H., Warren, M.E., Snipes, M.B. Jr., Armendariz, M.G., & Word, J.C. V. Fiber alignment apparatus and method. United States.
Kravitz, S.H., Warren, M.E., Snipes, M.B. Jr., Armendariz, M.G., and Word, J.C. V. Tue . "Fiber alignment apparatus and method". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring. 8 figs.},
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