Patents by Inventor Erich G. Melzer

Erich G. Melzer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4291941
    Abstract: This invention provides an optical fiber connector that includes a tubular receptacle with a lens at its central portion and fiber termination units extending into its opposite ends. Each of the fiber termination units includes two elements, one telescopingly received in the other and resiliently biased toward the lens. A nut engages either end of the receptacle and the outer element of the fiber termination unit, biasing the latter element against a positive stop which limits its axial travel toward the lens. A single seal at each nut engages the receptacle and the fiber termination unit to preclude entry of foreign matter. The fibers are gripped by resilient members compressed around the fibers by crimped portions of the fiber holding units. An elongated tool, with spaced shoulders, positions the lens and its retention springs at the center of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: The Deutsch Company Electronic Components Division
    Inventor: Erich G. Melzer