SENKO granted new interconnect patents

Created July 27, 2023
Technologies and Products

SENKO was been awarded new patents relating to advancements in the company’s MPO, LC and VSFF product portfolios. They cover solutions to address polarity change features, push/pull boot latching method, a design to improve IR and dust protection for MPO ferrules and numerous additional advancements to strengthen their VSFF portfolio.




The newly issued patents include:

  • US11585989B2 for an SN connector polarity change using the rotation of a multi-purpose rotatable boot assembly.
  • US11543605B2 for an Ultra-small form factor connectors used as part of a reconfigurable outer housing accommodating four ferrules in a SFP transceiver or eight ferrules in a QSFP transceiver.
  • US11609388B2 for an MPO connector with a reversible key to change the orientation for plugging the connector into an adapter to allow for a changing the polarity.
  • US11585988B2 for an MPO polarity change pin keeper with a retention device used to lock the pins in place.
  • US11579373B2, 11598924B2, 11531169B2, 11525963B2,11520111B2, 11500164B2,11467354B2, 11579379B2 cover improvements is its Micro LC, IP Series, and other product offerings.

Senko currently holds over 500 Patents, of which more than 90 are VSFF related. SENKO says it has deployed over 800 million connectors, with 150+ patents awarded, with more than 300 patents pending.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.