Corning has patented a multiport device for optical connections, featuring connection ports with securing features. The device includes a shell with connection ports arranged in a linear array, each with an optical connector opening. The compact design ensures weatherproofing and efficient use of space. GlobalData’s report on Corning gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Patent granted for multiport with optical connection ports

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Corning Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11886017B2) discloses a multiport for making optical connections, featuring a shell with specific dimensions and a plurality of connection ports arranged in a linear array. The shell, with a height of 30 millimeters or less and a volume of 800 cubic centimeters or less, includes connection ports with optical connector openings. These connection ports have a port width density of at least one connection port per every 20 millimeters of the shell's width, ensuring efficient connectivity within a compact design.

Furthermore, the multiport includes securing features such as passageways and resilient members for releasing or securing external fiber optic connectors. These features are designed to translate within the passageways and maintain a retain position, enhancing the functionality and usability of the multiport. The patent also emphasizes weatherproofing elements in the shell design, with sealed seams for protection against environmental factors. With a focus on compactness and efficient optical connectivity, this patented multiport offers a practical solution for optical connection needs in various applications.

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