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AFL Receives Five Patents for New Technologies

28-Oct-2014 | Source : | Visits : 6516
SPARTANBURG, SC - AFL announced in a press release that it has been awarded five patents for new technologies used in the enhancement of AFL’s Optical Connectivity and Apparatus (OCA) and test and inspection products.
The first patent is for an Optical Fiber Expansion Joint which helically bridges the gap between two cable end units within a loose tube fiber optic cable. This apparatus secures the cable’s structural integrity while also preventing micro-bends caused by shrinking of the outer jacket.
The second patent is for a High Fiber Count Package Foam Insert that enhances packaging and securing High Fiber Count (HFC) connector assemblies. The foam insert allows installers to route HFC connector assemblies into ducts, airways and panels without removing the packaging, ensuring the cable’s integrity throughout the installation process.
The next patent is for a Fiber Management Spool that uses an innovative snap on design for installation onto panels which store and control optical fibers, preventing attenuation due to excessive bending. Another patent was received for a High Density Cable Management Bracket which aids in arranging terminating ends of cables by routing them at different distances from the mounting end of the bracket.
Lastly, a patent was received for an Interferometer Adapter Cap which provides a low sensitivity and cost effective solution for attachment of optical flats to portable optical fiber inspection microscopes.
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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit 

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