Methods and systems for deploying optical fiber

Registre Brevet USPTO
Numéro d'application 16485917
Numéro de brevet 10838162
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-02-09
Date de la première publication 2020-02-20
Date de publication 2020-02-20
Date d'octroi 2020-11-17
Propriétaire Hifi Engineering Inc. (Canada)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hull, John
  • Gulewicz, Neil
  • Sokolowski, Robert
  • Pletnyov, Oleksiy
  • Merhi, Souheil
  • Cheuk, Philip
  • Jalilian, Seyed Ehsan

Abrégé

There are described methods and systems for deploying optical fiber within a conduit. In one aspect, an optical fiber injector comprising a pressure vessel having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The fluid outlet is engaged with an open end of the conduit. A length of optical fiber is provided within the pressure vessel. The optical fiber is then jetted into the conduit by injecting a fluid into the pressure vessel via the fluid inlet. The optical fiber injector is configured such that the fluid is directed from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet, and urges the optical fiber to move through the conduit, thereby deploying the optical fiber within the conduit. In a further aspect, there is provided a modular assembly comprising a pipeline and a line of two or more conduits arranged end-to-end. Each pair of opposing ends of adjacent conduits is connected together by a separate splice box. The line is positioned along and adjacent to a length of the pipeline.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G02B 6/44 - Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables