US 11,880,077 B2
Optical connector assembly connectorized for non-permanent attachment to an optoelectronic substrate assembly
Paul Kessler Rosenberg, Sunnyvale, CA (US); George Panotopoulos, Palo Alto, CA (US); Kent Devenport, Fort Collins, CO (US); Darrell R. Childers, Hickory, NC (US); Daniel D. Kurtz, Huntersville, NC (US); and Cecil D. Hastings, Jr., Maiden, NC (US)
Assigned to US Conec Ltd., Hickory, NC (US); and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)
Filed by US Conec, Ltd, Hickory, NC (US); and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Feb. 14, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/670,677.
Application 17/670,677 is a continuation of application No. 16/920,487, filed on Jul. 3, 2020, granted, now 11,249,265.
Application 16/920,487 is a continuation of application No. 16/080,280, granted, now 10,705,303, issued on Jul. 7, 2020, previously published as PCT/US2016/019747, filed on Feb. 26, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2022/0171144 A1, Jun. 2, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G02B 6/42 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4292 (2013.01) [G02B 6/3821 (2013.01); G02B 6/4251 (2013.01); G02B 6/3825 (2013.01); G02B 6/3826 (2013.01); G02B 6/3834 (2013.01); G02B 6/423 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An optical connector assembly (OCA) comprising:
a connector housing removably engaged with an optoelectronic substrate (OES) assembly having one or more transceiver components, the connector housing configured to maintain alignment between optical components within the OCA;
a ferrule holder to hold a fiber optic ferrule within the OCA; and
a mechanical sealing device coupled to the connector housing and to an upward facing surface of the OES to form a contaminant seal between the OCA and the OES when the OCA is attached to the OES.