AFL is the recipient of a patent for its mechanical splice technology. The patent was awarded to Patrick Dobbins, director of training and certification for AFL. This patent comprises new technology that eliminates the need for a special tool or fixture to open and close the elastomeric alignment groove that allows the cleaned and cleaved fibers to be properly positioned to facilitate a low loss mechanical splice. The splice itself has a fixture built into the mechanical splice, and is removed and disposed of when the splice is complete.
Dobbins has 32 years of professional fiber optic/telecommunications experience including system design, network design, engineering, construction, technical sales, product manufacturing, applications engineering and commercial management. Dobbins has held a wide variety of leadership roles at AFL over his 20-year tenure with the company. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Southern University.
AFL has received several patents since it was incorporated in Duncan, South Carolina, in 1984. This is Dobbins' second patent while with AFL.
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