US 9,810,864 B2
Fiber pigtail assembly with integrated lid enabling optical fiber mobility
Tymon Barwicz, Yorktown Heights, NY (US); Nicolas Boyer, Quebec (CA); Paul F. Fortier, Quebec (CA); and Alexander Janta-Polczynski, Quebec (CA)
Assigned to INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Apr. 5, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/480,007.
Application 15/480,007 is a continuation of application No. 15/049,374, filed on Feb. 22, 2016, granted, now 9,651,747.
Prior Publication US 2017/0242207 A1, Aug. 24, 2017
Int. Cl. G02B 6/42 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/30 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4242 (2013.01) [G02B 6/30 (2013.01); G02B 6/3885 (2013.01); G02B 6/4285 (2013.01); G02B 6/4292 (2013.01); G02B 6/4403 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An optical fiber component, comprising:
an optical fiber array including a plurality of individual optical fibers extending between a first end and an opposing second end; and
a fiber lid including a first surface and an opposing second surface, a portion of the second surface attached to a portion of the optical fiber array adjacent the second end so as to partially define an adhesion region of the optical fiber component, the adhesion region including a breakaway region that lowers a tensile strength of a first section of the adhesion region with respect to a second section of the adhesion region that excludes the breakaway region.