US 9,810,855 B2
Fiber optic connectors and sub-assemblies with strength member retention
Terry Dean Cox, Ft. Worth, TX (US); Micah Colen Isenhour, Lincolnton, NC (US); and Thomas Theuerkorn, Hickory, NC (US)
Assigned to Corning Optical Communications LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by Corning Optical Communications LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Nov. 24, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/949,952.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/084,668, filed on Nov. 26, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0147023 A1, May 26, 2016
Int. Cl. G02B 6/38 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/245 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/3887 (2013.01) [G02B 6/381 (2013.01); G02B 6/387 (2013.01); G02B 6/4476 (2013.01); G02B 6/245 (2013.01)] 37 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fiber optic connector sub-assembly for securing and retaining a fiber optic cable therein, the fiber optic connector sub-assembly comprising:
a cable lock comprising:
a cable channel for receiving a fiber optic cable therethrough; and
at least one strength member engagement surface of the cable lock; and
a retention body comprising:
an optical fiber channel for receiving an end portion of at least one optical fiber of the fiber optic cable therethrough; and
at least one strength member engagement surface of the retention body configured to cooperate with the at least one strength member engagement surface of the cable lock to receive and retain at least one strength member of the fiber optic cable,
wherein:
at least one of the cable lock and the retention body comprises at least one tab configured to mate with a respective slot in the other of the cable lock and the retention body, and
each of the at least one tab mates with the respective slot in a snap-fit arrangement.