Title:
Fiber optic connector
United States Patent D823255


Inventors:
De Jong, Michael (Colleyville, TX, US)
Kobeli, Lea Sandra (San Francisco, CA, US)
Licitra, Edward Wilson (San Francisco, CA, US)
Wilcox, Dayne (Menlo Park, CA, US)
Application Number:
29/573469
Publication Date:
07/17/2018
Filing Date:
08/05/2016
Assignee:
Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1303
Field of Search:
D13/101, D13/102, D13/103, D13/107, D13/108, D13/110, D13/118, D13/119, D13/123, D13/133, D13/134, D13/135, D13/146, D13/147, D13/148, D13/149, D13/150, D13/151, D13/153, D13/154, D13/155, D13/156, D13/173, D13/184, D13/199
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Foreign References:
WO/2016/053852April, 2016FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR WITH SLIDER ASSEMBLY FOR PUSH-PULL LATCHING
Other References:
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Primary Examiner:
Calabrese, Mary Ann
Assistant Examiner:
Ho, Catherine
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CORNING INCORPORATED (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT, SP-TI-3-1 CORNING NY 14831)
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The design for a fiber optic connector, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a fiber optic connector, showing our new design.

FIG. 2 is a front side elevation view of the fiber optic connector of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a back side elevation view of the fiber optic connector of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a right side elevation view of the fiber optic connector of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a left side elevation view of the fiber optic connector of FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of the fiber optic connector of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view of the fiber optic connector of FIG. 1.

The broken line portion of the figure drawings is included to show portions of the article that form no part of the claimed design.