Patents Assigned to ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20180302210
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method (and system and apparatus) for determining timing for a time division duplex (TDD) signal in a distributed antenna system (DAS). The method comprises (and the system and apparatus are configured for) grouping power samples of a downlink portion of the TDD signal into blocks corresponding to a respective time period, comparing power samples of the blocks to a power threshold, assigning the blocks as ON or OFF based on a number of power samples in a respective block that are above the power threshold, identifying a start of a downlink burst in the TDD signal as an ON block preceded by at least a minimum number of consecutive OFF blocks, and controlling at least one component in the DAS based on the start of the downlink burst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Hedin, Scott B. Stratford
  • Patent number: 9310577
    Abstract: An example telecommunications cabinet includes: an enclosure including sidewalls extending between a bottom of the enclosure and a top of the enclosure to define an interior of the enclosure; telecommunications equipment disposed within the interior of the enclosure; and a data distribution arrangement disposed on one of the sidewalls within the interior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey, Paul John Pepe
  • Publication number: 20160018605
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector and cable assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a fiber optic connector and a fiber optic cable. The fiber optic cable can be coupled to the assembly at a demarcation section. All components of the fiber optic cable (e.g., fiber, strength members, jacket, etc.) are fixed relative to each other and relative to the fiber optic connector at the demarcation section. The demarcation section may be located on a boot mounted at a proximal end of the fiber optic connector. For example, the demarcation section may be located at a proximal end of the boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael James OTT, Ponharith NHEP
  • Patent number: 9219520
    Abstract: A communication system includes a master host unit that communicates wireless spectrum with a service provider interface using analog spectrum. Master host unit communicates digitized spectrum in N-bit words over a digital communication link. Master host unit converts between analog spectrum and N-bit words of digitized spectrum. Communication system includes hybrid expansion unit coupled to master host unit by digital communication link. Hybrid expansion unit communicates N-bit words of digitized spectrum with master host unit across digital communication link. Hybrid expansion unit converts between N-bit words of digitized spectrum and analog spectrum. Hybrid expansion unit communicates analog spectrum across analog communication link to analog remote antenna unit. Analog remote antenna unit communicates wireless signals using first antenna. Communication system further includes a switch in a data path between service provider interface and antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance K. Uyehara, Larry G. Fischer, Scott Stratford
  • Patent number: 9214759
    Abstract: A patch cord including a connector attached to an end of an electrical cable. The connector includes a boot member that slides over a portion of a wire manager to actuate a retention arrangement of the connector. Certain types of retention arrangements are actuated by deflecting flexible tabs of the wire manager inwardly to bite into at least an outer jacket of the electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren J. Mattson, Gordon John White
  • Patent number: 9207417
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a cable assembly including at least a first optical fiber extending from a first end to a second end and an active optical module (AOM) attached to the first end of the first optical fiber and including a first storage device that is electrically connected to the electrical connector. The cable assembly also includes a passive optical connector terminating the second end of the first optical fiber and including a second storage device. The first storage device includes an AOM identifier stored therein identifying the active optical module and the second storage device includes first information stored therein indicating that the first end of the first optical fiber is associated with the AOM identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey, Kamlesh G. Patel, Kevin Glenn Ressler, Hutch Coburn
  • Patent number: 9210049
    Abstract: An infrastructure management device comprises a processor configured to obtain port status and networking device status for each of one or more physicals networking devices in a system. The device also comprises a display unit coupled to the processor and configured to display one or more virtual networking devices, and a user input element configured to provide user input to the processor. The port status indicates that a cable is inserted into the first port and the processor obtains cable data identifying one or more characteristics of the cable inserted into the first port. The processor is configured to compare the one or more characteristics of the cable inserted into the first port with one or more characteristics defined in the work order. The processor is configured to provide a notification to a user indicating whether the one or more characteristics of the inserted cable comply with the work order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Polland
  • Patent number: 9195021
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module includes fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame. The center portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame, the center portion also including a latch for unlatching the center portion for slidable movement. Slidable movement of the center portion with respect to the rack mount portion moves the main housing portion with respect to the frame along the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Thomas Marcouiller, Oscar Fernando Bran de Leon, Matthew Holmberg, Timothy Jon Haataja, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Soutsada Vongseng, Darren Chen, Patrick J. Thompson, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Brent Campbell, Raul Mario Saucedo, Gustavo Cano, Scott C. Sievers
  • Patent number: 9191993
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed towards a distributed antenna system (DAS). The DAS includes a host unit a plurality of remote units communicatively coupled to the host unit. The plurality of remote units are configured to implement a common arrangement of resource blocks for uplink transport signals. The host unit is configured to instruct a subset of the plurality of remote units to send a digital sample stream over a monitor path of their respective uplink transport signals. One or more simulcast modules are configured to sum the monitor paths from the respective uplink transport signals to generate a summed digital sample stream, the one or more simulcast modules configured to send the summed digital sample stream to the host unit. The host unit is configured to provide a signal based on the summed digital sample stream to one or more signal analysis modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip M. Wala
  • Patent number: 9191912
    Abstract: Embodiments described by the present disclosure provide improved systems and methods for determining the location of a mobile device. In one embodiment, a system comprises a distributed antenna system (DAS) configured to relay signals to and from the mobile device. Further, the DAS comprises a hub unit; and multiple remote antenna units coupled to the hub unit, wherein signals relayed between the remote antenna units and the hub unit are delayed such that different signal paths between the remote antenna units and the hub unit have different delay times. The system also comprises a base station coupled to the hub unit, wherein the base station receives the signals from the hub unit and determines the delay of signals transmitted between the mobile device and the base station, wherein the system determines the location of the mobile device by using the delay for RF pattern matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Stratford, Larry G. Fischer, Lance K. Uyehara
  • Patent number: 9188760
    Abstract: A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing including a base and a cover that cooperatively define an interior region of the housing; and a cable spool assembly rotatably disposed in the interior region of the housing. The cable spool includes a drum portion; and a tray assembly engaged to the drum portion and configured to rotate in unison with the drum portion when the cable spool assembly is rotated relative to the base. The tray assembly includes at least a first tray. Each tray includes optical adapters disposed in a row along a first end of the tray. Certain types of trays are pivotal relative to the drum portion along a pivot axis extending generally parallel to the row of adapters along a second end of the tray opposite the first end. Other types of trays include a second row of optical adapters that pivot relative to the first row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Kowalczyk, Oscar Fernando Bran de León
  • Patent number: 9182563
    Abstract: An adapter plate for use with a telecommunications module that is configured to be slidably inserted into a first type of telecommunications chassis comprises a body configured to be mounted to the telecommunications module. The body of the adapter plate includes structure for mounting the telecommunications module to a second type of telecommunications chassis that is different than the first type of telecommunications chassis, wherein the telecommunications module is not configured to be mounted to the second type of telecommunications chassis without the adapter plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Badar, John T. Pfarr, Robert Bachtell, Gustavo Garcia
  • Patent number: 9176285
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connector and cable assembly. The fiber optic connector includes a connector body and ferrule assembly mounted in the connector body. A spring is positioned within the connector body for biasing the ferrule assembly in a forward direction. The spring has a first spring length when the ferrule assembly is in a forwardmost position. A rear housing of the connector body includes a front extension that fits inside a rear end of the spring, the front extension having a front extension length. The fiber optic connector defines a gap between the front extension and a ferrule hub of the ferrule assembly, the gap having a first dimension measured between the front extension and the ferrule hub when the ferrule assembly is in the forwardmost position, the front extension length being longer than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ponharith Nhep, Patrick Nault
  • Patent number: 9178636
    Abstract: A distributed base station radio system includes first channelized to broadband conversion unit that receives first downlink channelized data for first radio frequency band from first channelized radio frequency source; and first universal remote radio head communicatively coupled to first channelized to broadband conversion unit. First channelized to broadband conversion unit converts first downlink channelized data into a first downlink broadband signal. First channelized to broadband conversion unit communicates the first downlink broadband signal to first universal remote radio head. First universal remote radio head receives first downlink broadband signal. First universal remote radio head frequency converts the first downlink broadband signal into first downlink radio frequency signals in first radio frequency band. First universal remote radio head is further configured to transmit first downlink radio frequency signals in first radio frequency band to first subscriber unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Philip M. Wala, Dean Zavadsky, Lance K. Uyehara, Jody Forland
  • Patent number: 9170391
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module. The fiber optic module includes a main housing portion defining fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame and a cable management portion for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module is slidably mounted to the frame, the main housing portion slidable between a retracted position and an extended position in a sliding direction. The cable management portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter slidably coupled to both the main housing portion and the frame, wherein movement of the main housing portion with respect to the frame slidably moves the radius limiter with respect to the main housing portion along the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Holmberg, James J. Solheid
  • Patent number: 9171209
    Abstract: A network asset location system and methods of its use and operation are disclosed. In one aspect, the network asset location system includes a mobile application component executable on a mobile device including a camera and a display, the mobile application component configured to receive image data from the camera and display an image on the display based on the image data and overlay information identifying one or more network assets identifiable in the image data. The network asset location system also includes an asset management tracking engine configured to receive the image data and generate the overlay information including an identification of a location of at least one of the one or more network assets within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics UK Infrastructure Limited, ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin David Townend, John Michael Hulse, Ian Butler, David Thomas, Joe Polland
  • Patent number: 9158074
    Abstract: A pivotable cable connection device for a pair of fiber optic connectors includes a carriage and a housing. The carriage includes a body defining a hub pin receiver and an actuator pin slot. A face is connected to the body and defines an opening. The housing is received within the carriage so as to extend through the opening. The housing includes a housing axis and a hub pin. The hub pin is received within the hub pin receiver. Additionally, the housing includes an actuator pin that is received within the actuator pin slot. The housing axis is substantially orthogonal to the face when the actuator pin is positioned in a first end of the actuator pin slot, and is positioned oblique to the face when the actuator pin is positioned in a second end of the actuator pin slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Anderson, Christopher Stroth
  • Patent number: 9151904
    Abstract: A connector includes a ferrule assembly having a ferrule, a hub and a spring, the ferrule having a distal face accessible at a distal end of the connector housing, the ferrule being movable in a proximal direction relative to the connector housing. The distal and proximal positions are separated by an axial displacement distance. The ferrule proximal movement is against the spring's bias. The cable of the assembly includes an optical fiber contained within a jacket and also a strength layer between the fiber and the jacket that is anchored to the connector housing. The fiber extends through a fiber from the proximal end of the connector housing to the ferrule. The fiber has a distal portion potted within the ferrule. The fiber passage has a fiber take-up region configured to take-up an excess length of the fiber corresponding to the ferrule axial displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ponharith Nhep
  • Patent number: 9153913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for minimizing alien crosstalk between connectors. Specifically, the methods and systems relate to isolation and compensation techniques for minimizing alien crosstalk between connectors for use with high-speed data cabling. A frame can be configured to receive a number of connectors. Shield structures may be positioned to isolate at least a subset of the connectors from one another. The connectors can be positioned to move at least a subset of the connectors away from alignment with a common plane. A signal compensator may be configured to adjust a data signal to compensate for alien crosstalk. The connectors are configured to efficiently and accurately propagate high-speed data signals by, among other functions, minimizing alien crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Harold Hammond, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9146376
    Abstract: A rack includes a first termination block disposed at the first side of the rack. The termination block houses a termination arrangement including a plurality of sliding adapter modules. The adapter modules are configured to slide between a non-extended position and an extended position. The adapter modules move away from the rack when slid to the extended position. The adapter modules have first ports facing towards the top of the rack and second ports facing towards the bottom of the rack. Certain types of racks also have a cable storage arrangement disposed at the front of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Haataja