Patents Assigned to BELDEN CANADA INC.
  • Patent number: 10670823
    Abstract: A system and puller for pulling an optic cable having reinforcing strands, system comprising a collar secured to the cable reinforcing strands and a puller comprising a housing slideable along the cable to abut the collar and a pulling wire attached to the housing for pulling the collar and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Moise Levy
  • Patent number: 10656359
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette and system is disclosed. The cassette is mountable on a tray in parallel to and adjacent to at least one other like cassette. Each cassette comprises an housing having an axis, a first optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle along a housing front face for receiving at least one first optic fiber, a second optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle along a housing rear face for receiving at least one second optic fiber, and at least one third optic fiber within the housing, the third optic fibers interconnecting respective ones of the first optic fibers and the second optic fibers. The rear optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle is moveable in a horizontal plane between a first position wherein the rear receptacle is arranged at a first angle to the axis and a second position wherein the rear receptacle is arranged at a second angle to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Christian Roa-Quispe
  • Patent number: 10598884
    Abstract: A modular fiber optic cassette and tray assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises a tray engaging part which engages with a cassette engaging part on the tray and such that the cassettes may be arranged horizontally side by side on the trays. The cassettes are mounted to a front of a tray and such that a portion of each cassette is positioned in front of the tray. In an embodiment, a release mechanism such as a push button is provided on top of each cassette for disengaging the tray engaging part from the cassette engaging part. Still in another embodiment a plurality of trays and cassettes are provided stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Vincent Pilon, Olivier Kedzierski
  • Patent number: 10488611
    Abstract: An optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing. Catches on the fiber optic cassette comprise biased tabs which engage grooves within the rails thereby releasable securing the cassette into the housing. Catches may be provided at both ends of the cassette allowing the cassette to be inserted from either end of the housing. The cassette comprises removeable front plate which is secured to it using a snap fit. The removeable plate can be used either with the cassette or as a standalone within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Marc Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10476197
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Virak Siev, Alain Desrochers, Luc Milette, François Beauregard
  • Patent number: 10473859
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector comprising a fusion assembly for strengthening a splice point. The fusion assembly comprises an elongate mechanical support positioned adjacent the splice point and snugly encased by a flexible tube. In one embodiment, a meltable adhesive in the form of a hollow tube is positioned over the splice point and the flexible tube comprises a heat shrinkable material. In another embodiment, the mechanical support is an elongate plate having a concave surface positioned adjacent the splice point and a C shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Belden Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Chabot, David Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10462540
    Abstract: A patch cable and system for interconnecting a pair of terminals, each of the terminals comprising a terminal RFID transponder comprising a unique ID, and for use with a cradle comprising a cradle RFID antenna. The patch cable comprises a pair of connectors, one of the connectors at each end of and interconnected by a guided transmission medium, a connector RFID antenna associated with each of the pair of connectors, a cable RFID transponder positioned along the patch cable between the connectors for communicating with the cradle RFID antenna. When the cable RFID transponder is brought into proximity with the cradle RFID antenna, RF signals emitted by the cradle RFID antenna provide power to and communications with the cable RFID transponder for powering the connector RFID antennas and retrieving the unique IDs of the pair of terminals and communicating the unique IDs to the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Dwayne Crawford
  • Patent number: 10359595
    Abstract: A fiberoptic cabinet is disclosed comprising a tray for receiving a plurality of cassettes and comprising pins positioned opposite one another on the side edges towards a rear edge which together defining a hinge axis, and sliders positioned opposite one another on the side walls. The sliders comprise a channel defining an opening and an extension member held slideably within the channel and comprising a slot aligned with the opening. The extension member is slideable within the channel between where the extension member is positioned towards a rear of the channel and where the extension member is positioned adjacent a front end of the channel. The pins are held within slots, and the tray is dimensioned such that when the extension member is slid to the rear, the side edges are received within the openings and when the extension member is slid to the front, the side edges are freed from the openings and the tray is pivotable about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Aldo Loayza Aramayo, Marc Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10332429
    Abstract: A rackmount case for the accommodation of optical equipment and labelling tag is disclosed. The case comprises a box like housing comprising an end defining a rectangular opening, labelling tags each comprising a rectangular tag plate and a plurality of hinge elements arranged along an edge of the rectangular tag plate. At least one labelling tag receiving slot is within the housing for receiving one of the labelling tags. The slot comprises an opening adjacent the housing opening and a plurality of hinge elements adjacent the slot opening. The labelling tags are moveable between a first position, wherein the tags are held within the slot, and a second position wherein the tags are outside of the slot and each of the hinge elements is engaged by a respective of the second hinge elements such that the tags are rotatable about an axis in parallel to the slot opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Vincent Pilon
  • Patent number: 10250000
    Abstract: A tool comprising a receptacle for receiving and holding a cable terminating assembly comprising a plurality of conductors and a plurality of piercing contacts, the tool comprising a pair of handles which actuate opposed presses and blades, the presses pushing the piercing contacts into the conductors while the blades trim the ends of the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Arthur Becquart, Luc Milette, Benoit Chevarie, Vincent Pilon
  • Patent number: 10186797
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Virak Siev, Alain Desrochers, Luc Milette, François Beauregard
  • Patent number: 10185108
    Abstract: An optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing. Catches on the fiber optic cassette comprise biased tabs which engage grooves within the rails thereby releasable securing the cassette into the housing. Catches may be provided at both ends of the cassette allowing the cassette to be inserted from either end of the housing. The cassette comprises removable front plate which is secured to it using a snap fit. The removable plate can be used either with the cassette or as a standalone within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Marc Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10185101
    Abstract: A plug assembly comprising at least one elongate ferrule terminating an one optic fiber and arranged in parallel to an actuating axis, a plug housing the ferrule and such that an end of the ferrule is exposed at a forward end thereof, the forward end configured for insertion into a receptacle, an elongate release lever for releasably securing the plug housing to the receptacle, the lever comprising a first end fixed to the plug housing towards the forward end and a flexible free end, and an actuating assembly cooperating with the flexible free end and rotatable about the actuating axis between a position where the flexible free end is positioned spaced from the housing and a position where the flexible free end is positioned immediately adjacent the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Moise Levy
  • Patent number: 10175430
    Abstract: An assembly comprises an optic cable comprising a plurality of optic fiber subunits each comprising at least one optic fiber encased in a fiber jacket and a plurality of aramid strands is disclosed. The assembly further comprises one or more blocks comprising a passage ways for receiving the optic fiber subunits and maintaining adjacent ones of the optic fiber subunits at a predetermined spacing. A housing is molded over the open end of the cable jacket, the aramid strands and the first end of the at least one block. A method of overmolding a transition between an optic fiber cable and a furcation jacketing is also disclosed wherein a mold comprises ribs arranged at right angles to an axis of the mold and such that aramid strands are prevented during injecting from reaching a surface of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Moise Levy
  • Patent number: 10103493
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a connector and assembly of a cabling category and comprising two mating zones connected by an intermediate zone. Each of the zones is manufactured such that Near End Cross Talk (NEXT) resulting from transmission of the high frequency signal across each zone is below a specified amount chosen such that NEXT introduced by a high frequency signal transmission between via all the zones is below a level as specified for the cabling category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Virak Siev, François Beauregard, Michael Bodzay, Luc Milette, Vincent Pilon, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon
  • Patent number: 9865975
    Abstract: A door assembly for attachment to a connector housing is shown. The door assembly comprises a pair of opposed doors mounted on either side of an opening by a hinge, which when in a closed position define a cable receiving opening there between. Supports are provided on either door which grip the of cable therebetween when the doors are in the closed position. In a particular embodiment a locking mechanism is provided to retain the doors in a closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Vincent Pilon
  • Patent number: 9865960
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Virak Siev, Alain Desrochers, Luc Milette, François Beauregard
  • Patent number: 9841574
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for retaining a tray in a selected one of a first, second position and third position. The latch mechanism comprises notches arranged on an inner surface of the housing along an axis parallel to a direction of travel of the tray, an elongate actuator on the tray and opposite the inner surface, the actuator comprising a first elongate member and a second elongate member, an inner end of the first elongate member connected to an inner end of the second elongate member at a connection point, a stop positioned at the connection point wherein the stop is biased laterally towards the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Vincent Pilon
  • Publication number: 20170250494
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, JEAN-SÉBASTIEN PLAMONDON, VIRAK SIEV, ALAIN DESROCHERS, LUC MILETTE, FRANÇOIS BEAUREGARD
  • Patent number: D812572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sebastien Plamondon