AFL engineers receive patents for fiber-optic connector cleaner, telecom equipment power supply

Two AFL associates were recently presented with patent awards for their work developing innovations to enhance technologies for AFL’s optical connectivity and apparatus products.

Apr 30th, 2015
AFL engineers receive patents for fiber-optic connector cleaner, telecom equipment power supply
AFL engineers receive patents for fiber-optic connector cleaner, telecom equipment power supply

Two AFL associates were recently presented with patent awards for their work developing product innovations to enhance technologies for AFL’s optical connectivity and apparatus products.

Lawrence Srutkowski, research and development engineer, received a patent for his work on the company's Bristle Based Fiber Optic Connector Cleaner. This invention provides a single solution to clean male MT, female MT and single fiber ferrule connectors. Srutkowski developed a method where a cleaner surface is supported by a brush-like subsurface that allows the cleaning surface to conform to the connector shape.

Chris Donaldson, research and development engineer, was awarded a patent for an AC Mains Filter and Power Supply System. Donaldson’s invention describes a field configurable electric noise filter for the power supply of residential modems and other telecommunications equipment, allowing service providers to improve triple play service for residences with noisy line power.

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