US 11,054,602 B2
Fiber cable terminal and fiber distributor
Xingjun Cheng, Shanghai (CN); Zhaoyang Tong, Shanghai (CN); and Lei Liu, Shanghai (CN)
Assigned to CommScope Telecommunications (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Shanghai (CN)
Appl. No. 15/125,889
Filed by CommScope Telecommunications (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Shanghai (CN)
PCT Filed Mar. 3, 2015, PCT No. PCT/IB2015/051543
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 13, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/136408, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 17, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 201420114240X (CN), filed on Mar. 13, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0003469 A1, Jan. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. G02B 6/36 (2006.01); G02B 6/00 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4476 (2013.01) [G02B 6/3887 (2013.01); G02B 6/3897 (2013.01); G02B 6/4442 (2013.01); G02B 6/4452 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fiber cable terminal extending along a longitudinal axis to a front end of the fiber cable terminal, comprising:
a cable assembly including:
an inner sheath through which the fiber can pass; and
a protection layer provided outside of the inner sheath;
a cable fixing portion including:
an insertion portion to be inserted between the protection layer and the inner sheath; and
a fixing portion connected with the insertion portion and positioned outside of the protection layer, the fixing portion including a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion in front of the first fixing portion, the second fixing portion having a wide portion with a largest outer diameter perpendicular to the longitudinal axis that is larger than a largest outer diameter of the first fixing portion; and
a thermal shrinkable tube wrapping the first fixing portion and at least a portion of the second fixing portion, such that the thermal shrinkable tube extends along the longitudinal axis over the first fixing portion and over the largest outer diameter of the wide portion of the second fixing portion, the thermal shrinkable tube further wrapping a part of the protection layer, and fixing the cable fixing portion and the cable assembly together,
wherein an outer diameter of the thermal shrinkable tube perpendicular to the longitudinal axis remains substantially the same along the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion.