Patents Assigned to CommScope Inc. of North Carolina
  • Patent number: 10436988
    Abstract: An optical fiber adapter for supporting a non-collimated laser light source transmitting a laser light with a first signal wavelength. The optical fiber adapter includes an infrared signal transmitter for transmitting an infrared signal, and an infrared signal receiver for receiving the infrared signal. The infrared signal includes a second signal wavelength. The optical fiber adapter also includes a movable shutter door intersecting the infrared signal in a shutter closed position. The shutter door includes a material that is adapted to pass the infrared signal therethrough when in the shutter closed position. The shutter door includes a material that is adapted to block the first signal wavelength therethrough when in the shutter closed position. The shutter door is positioned distally from the non-collimated laser light source a distance by which the laser light attenuates to not transmit through the shutter door in the shutter closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Peter T. Travis
  • Publication number: 20190305478
    Abstract: Reduced-pair Ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable. The connector includes a connector housing and a strain relief unit that is mounted on the cable at the interface between the cable and the connector housing. The strain relief unit includes a plurality of internal protrusions that contact the cable jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Scott M. Keith, Yi Teh Shih
  • Patent number: 10414622
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a cable packaging arrangement (e.g., reel-in-box package) including a plurality of tabs appending to the top and bottom portions of the arrangement which are individually shaped to be easily assembled together, respectively, so that the top and bottom portions of the cable packaging arrangement will be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Kimberly L. Ellis, Daniel J. Parke
  • Patent number: 10411409
    Abstract: Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Amid I. Hashim, Richard Y. Mei, Golam M. Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10374921
    Abstract: Systems, equipment and methods for automatically tracking cable connections and for identifying work area devices and related methods of operating communications networks are provided. In one embodiment, a method of automatically identifying an end device that is connected to a local area network, the method comprising: transmitting a first control signal over a control channel that runs from a first connector port on a patch panel of the local area network to an integrated circuit chip mounted on the end device through at least a communications cable, a second connector port and a patch cord; receiving a second control signal from the integrated circuit chip over the control channel in response to the first signal, the second signal including identifying information for the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Michael G. German, Peter T. Tucker, Matias Peluffo, Luc Walter Adriaenssens
  • Patent number: 10372651
    Abstract: Methods of executing patching connection changes in a patching field are provided in which an electronic work order is received on a display located at the patching field, the electronic work order specifying the patching connection change. A technician may perform the patching connection change. Then, an electronic message may be sent from the patching field indicating that the patching change has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Gregory Pinn, Chin Choi-Feng, G. Mabud Choudhury, Michael G. German, Matias Peluffo, George Brooks
  • Publication number: 20190235168
    Abstract: A fiber optic coupling device comprises an elastomeric body. The elastomeric body includes first and second sides with a deformable alignment passage extending there between. The deformable alignment passage is configured to elastically center opposing first and second optical fibers. The deformable alignment passage includes a first portion that is configured to receive the first optical fiber having a first core. The deformable alignment passage also includes an opposing second portion that is configured to receive the second optical fiber having a second core. The first portion and the opposing second portion of the alignment passage are defined by a common encompassing periphery, and meet at a common location within the alignment passage to present the core of the received first optical fiber in coaxial alignment with the core of the received second optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Michael James OTT
  • Patent number: 10366034
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of tracking, using an automated infrastructure management (AIM) system, connections made using a breakout cable. The breakout cable comprises a plurality of breakout connectors at a breakout end of the breakout cable. The method comprises identifying a sequence for adding or removing connections involving the breakout connectors of the breakout cable, identifying events associated with adding or removing connections involving the breakout connectors of the breakout cable, and associating the breakout connectors of the breakout cable with added or removed connections based on the identified sequence and the identified events. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Yu Zhong, Ryan Enge, Lary Blake Van Scoy, LeaAnn Harrison Carl, Michael G. German, Danny L. Satterthwaite
  • Patent number: 10343871
    Abstract: A method and reel design enables blowing cable from a reel into a mid-span access point within a cable conduit. The cable reel includes a central hub, a first flange located proximate one edge of the central hub, a second flange located proximate an opposite, second edge of the hub, and a third flange located between the first and second flanges. A continuous communications cable has first and second portions spooled on first and second reel sections. The technician inserts a first end of the communications cable into a mid-span opening in the conduit, so that the first end of the communications cable is directed toward the first end of the conduit. The first portion of cable is blown off of the first reel section. The technician inserts a second end of the communications cable into the opening in the conduit so that the second end of the communications cable is directed toward the second end of the conduit. The second portion of cable is blown off of the second reel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Daniel J. Parke
  • Patent number: 10320342
    Abstract: A bi-directional RF signal amplifier includes a RF input port and surge suppression circuitry downstream of the RF input port. First and second communications paths lead from the surge suppression circuitry to first and second RF output ports. The second communications path is considered non-interruptible and can support both downstream and upstream RF communications even in the absence of power being supplied to the RF signal amplifier. The surge suppression circuitry includes a data line connected to the RF input port. A first circuit path is electrically connected between the data line and ground. A gas discharge tube (GDT), within the first circuit path, acts as an open circuit when a voltage across the GDT is less than a predetermined value and acts as a short circuit when the voltage across the GDT exceeds the predetermined voltage. An electronic device is placed in series with the GDT within the first circuit path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Shi Man Li
  • Patent number: 10320104
    Abstract: An inline communications connector is provided that includes a housing and tip and ring contacts that are mounted in the housing. The tip contact includes an input tip socket, an output tip socket and a tip socket connection section that physically and electrically connects the input and output tip sockets. The ring contact includes an input ring socket, an output ring socket and a ring socket connection section that physically and electrically connects the input and output ring sockets. The input tip socket is not collinear with the output tip socket and the input ring socket is not collinear with the output ring socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Oberski, Amid I. Hashim, Scott M. Keith, Steven W. Knoernschild
  • Patent number: 10317629
    Abstract: A method and system connects multiple cores within one fiber, e.g., a multi-core fiber (MCF), to multiple fibers with single-cores. The single-core fibers can then be terminated by traditional envelopes, such as a single core LC envelope. A connector holds the single-core fibers into a pattern that matches a pattern of all, or a sub group, of the individual cores of the MCF. The single-core fibers may all be terminated to individual connectors to form a fanout or breakout cable. Alternatively, the single-core fibers may extend to another connector wherein the single-core fibers are regrouped into a pattern to mate with the cores of another MCF, hence forming a jumper. One or more of the single core fibers may be terminated along the length of the jumper to form a jumper with one or more tap accesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Nielson, Paul F. Kolesar, Gary F. Gibbs, Bradley Billman, Richard L. Case
  • Patent number: 10302878
    Abstract: A connectorized fiber optic cabling assembly includes a loose tube fiber optic cable and a connector assembly. The cable has a termination end and includes an optical fiber bundle including a plurality of optical fibers, at least one strength member, and a jacket surrounding the optical fiber bundle and the strength member. The connector assembly includes a rigid portion and defines a fiber passage. The connector assembly is mounted on the termination end of the cable such that the optical fiber bundle extends through at least a portion of the fiber passage. The plurality of optical fibers undergo a transition from a ribbonized configuration to a loose, non-ribbonized configuration in the rigid portion of the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Timothy W. Anderson, Richard L. Case
  • Patent number: 10291285
    Abstract: Methods of performing a multi-disturber alien crosstalk limited signal-to-noise ratio test are provided in which at least one signal-to-alien crosstalk noise ratio is determined for a victim link segment using a composite power spectral density for at least a first of a plurality of disturber link segments. The composite power spectral density comprises a combination of portions of a plurality of power spectral densities that are associated with line rates at which the first of the plurality of disturber link segments may operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Benji Boban, George Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10277954
    Abstract: RF signal amplifiers are provided that include an RF input port, a power divider network having a plurality of active output ports, an active path connecting the RF input port to the power divider network, the active path including an upstream diplexer, a downstream diplexer and a power amplifier between the upstream diplexer and the downstream diplexer, a passive output port, a MoCA diplexer that is coupled to the passive output port, a passive path connecting the RF input port to the MoCA diplexer and a MoCA rejection filter between the power divider network and the active path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Shi Man Li
  • Publication number: 20190124421
    Abstract: A slide assembly for slidably coupling a telecommunications tray to a telecommunications chassis includes a rail configured for mounting to the chassis, the rail defining a rail sliding cavity flanked by a first detent adjacent a first end and a second detent adjacent a second end of the rail, the rail further comprising first and second chassis mounting features, the first and the second chassis mounting features are oriented with respect to each other such that if two of the same rails are aligned and brought together in a juxtaposed relationship with the first and second chassis mounting features facing each other, the first and the second chassis mounting features can nest relative to each other so as to not increase the total width of the two rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Guilibald RUIZ
  • Patent number: 10270210
    Abstract: Communications connectors are provided that include a printed circuit board having a plurality of input terminals, a plurality of output terminals, and a plurality of conductive paths that connect each input terminal to a respective output terminal. The conductive paths are arranged as a plurality of differential transmission lines, and a solenoid inductor is implemented along at least one of the conductive paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Richard A. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10270204
    Abstract: Reduced-pair Ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable. The connector includes a connector housing and a strain relief unit that is mounted on the cable at the interface between the cable and the connector housing. The strain relief unit includes a plurality of internal protrusions that contact the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Scott M. Keith, Yi Teh Shih
  • Patent number: 10262656
    Abstract: Methods of identifying available connector ports on rack mounted equipment use an image capture device to capture an image of a front face of an equipment rack. The captured image is compared to at least one stored image. A patch cord insertion status of at least one connector port included on an item of equipment that is mounted on the equipment rack is then determined based at least in part on the comparison of the captured image to the at least one stored image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Michael G. German, Niall McAndrew
  • Patent number: 10203466
    Abstract: A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules, a trough projecting from the body portion and configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules, and a cover pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Gil Ruiz