Patents Assigned to CommScope Inc. of North Carolina
  • Publication number: 20210018685
    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: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Michael James OTT
  • Patent number: 10897089
    Abstract: A lensed antenna system is provided. The lensed antenna system include a first column of radiating elements having a first longitudinal axis and a first azimuth single, and, optionally, a second column of radiating elements having a second longitudinal axis and a second azimuth angle, and a radio frequency lens. The radio frequency lens has a third longitudinal axis. The radio frequency lens is disposed such that the longitudinal axes of the first and second columns of radiating elements are aligned with the longitudinal axis of the radio frequency lens, and such that the azimuth angels of the beams produced by the columns of radiating elements are directed at the radio frequency lens. The multiple beam antenna system further includes a radome housing the columns of radiating elements and the radio frequency lens. There may be more or fewer than two columns of radiating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina, Matsing PTE Ltd.
    Inventors: Serguei Matitsine, Igor E. Timofeev, Kevin E. Linehan
  • Patent number: 10871617
    Abstract: A device for attaching a non-ruggedized fiber optic connector to a ruggedized fiber optic adapter port may include a converter, a sealing shell and a sealing element. The converter may include a first end including a first mechanical interface compatible with the ruggedized fiber optic adapter port, a second end including a second mechanical interface, and a channel for receiving the non-ruggedized fiber optic connector. The sealing shell may include a first end including a third mechanical interface compatible with the second mechanical interface of the converter and a second end supporting a cable seal for forming a seal with a cable extending from the non-ruggedized fiber optic connector. The sealing element may provide sealing between the first end of the sealing shell and the second end of the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Mark Emmett Alrutz
  • Patent number: 10859773
    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: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Timothy W. Anderson, Richard L. Case
  • Patent number: 10823918
    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: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Nielson, Paul F. Kolesar, Gary F. Gibbs, Bradley Billman, Richard L. Case
  • Publication number: 20200325712
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for pivotally coupling a door to a telecommunications chassis includes a hinge structure configured to attach the door to the telecommunications chassis, the hinge structure defining a door pivot point and a hinge pivot point that is spaced from the door pivot point, wherein a door coupled by the hinge structure to the telecommunications chassis can pivot with respect to the hinge structure independent of a pivoting motion of the hinge structure with respect to the telecommunications chassis, wherein the hinge structure further defines at least a portion of a pivot limiting structure spaced from the hinge pivot point, the portion of the pivot limiting structure defined by the hinge structure being configured to interact with the telecommunications chassis in limiting the pivoting motion of the hinge structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Guilibaldo RUIZ
  • Patent number: 10798593
    Abstract: RF signal amplifiers are provided that include an RF input port, a switching device having an input that is coupled to the RF input port, a first output and a second output, a first diplexer having an input that is coupled to both the first output of the switching device and the second output of the switching device, and a first RF output port that is coupled to an output of the first diplexer. These amplifiers further include an attenuator that is coupled between the second output of the switching device and the input of the first diplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Robert R. Riggsby, Shi Man Li, Ming Yao Lee
  • Patent number: 10798819
    Abstract: Flexible fingers for flexible printed circuits improve the crack resistance of prior art designs. The crack resistance can be improved by encapsulating the trace inside additional layers such that the outer two layers include only the lands of the through-hole, and all other copper is etched away. The crack resistance can also be improved with strategically adding copper on layers other than the trace layer including attaching is to the land of the through-hole as a stub. These two designs can be combined to include a stub trace into a four-layered design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Brian J. Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Cook, Jitendra Hansalia, Amid Ihsan Hashim
  • Patent number: 10785543
    Abstract: RF signal amplifiers are provided that include an RF input port and a power divider network having a plurality of active output ports. An active communications path connects the RF input port to the power divider network. The active communications path includes at least one power amplifier. The RF signal amplifier also includes a passive output port and a passive communications path connecting the RF input port to the passive output port. An electrical connection with at least one circuit unit connects the active communications path and the passive communications path so that MoCA signals may flow between the active communications path and the passive communications path, but the at least one circuit unit preventing upstream and downstream frequency bands of a service provider from passing along the electrical connection. In various embodiments, the at least one circuit unit may be selected from one or more diplexers and one or more filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Shi Man Li
  • Patent number: 10775566
    Abstract: A fiber optic lane changer includes a first and a second connector. A plurality of lane changer transmission paths include first ends received within the first connector and second ends received within the second connector. The first ends are arranged in respective ones of a first subset of a plurality of optical interface positions in a standardized connector configuration, and the second ends are arranged in respective ones of a second subset of the plurality of positions. In certain embodiments, the plurality of lane changer transmission paths have first ends that are aligned to optically couple with respective ones of the eight outermost optical transmission paths of the first connector. At least one of the lane changer transmission paths may have a second end that is aligned to optically couple with one of the four innermost optical transmission paths of the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Earl R. Parsons, Brian K. Bushnell
  • Patent number: 10759630
    Abstract: A tool for a cable winding machine includes a plate and at least one clamp assembly mounted to the plate. The clamp assembly includes a clamp pad movable toward and away from the plate between a clamped position and a released position. A shaft is secured to the center of the plate. The tool can be part of a cable winding machine that secures to a spool. The end of the cable can be releasably clamped between the clamp pad and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: David E. Sigmon, Ricky Rathbone, Andrew C. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10761270
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Michael James Ott
  • Publication number: 20200274273
    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: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. OBERSKI, Amid I. HASHIM, Scott M. KEITH, Steven W. KNOERNSCHILD
  • Patent number: 10754104
    Abstract: An alignment sleeve for an optical fiber adapter includes features to bring precision alignment between optical fiber cores. The sleeve includes a tubular inner area to accept first and second ferrule ends of first and second connectors. First and second tabs project from first and second ends of the sleeve. The first and second tabs slide into holes in the ferrule holders or barrels of the first and second connectors, so as to provide rotational alignment of the first and second ferrules, which may be presenting multi-core optical fibers. A mid-portion of the sleeve may include geometrical features to enable a snap fit of the sleeve into a housing of the adapter. More than one tab may be employed at the ends of the sleeve, and the tabs may have defined spacing and/or dimensions to enable security keying, only permitting coupling between connectors possessing matching holes in the ferrule barrels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Nielson, Scott L. Lowe
  • Publication number: 20200257062
    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: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Timothy W. Anderson, Richard L. Case
  • Patent number: 10732374
    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 projects from the body portion and is configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules. A cover is pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough. A front wall of the cover may include a labeling surface, with a removable lens covering the labeling surface. A stop to limit the sliding direction of said sliding tray in the rearward direction may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Gil Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10732372
    Abstract: A fiber optic shelf includes: a floor; side walls attached to opposite side edges of the floor, wherein the shelf has a longitudinal axis defined between the side walls; and a rear wall attached to a rear edge of the floor. The rear wall has a stepped profile and comprises a plurality of mounting panels facing laterally at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Neil Christopher Fletcher, Wade J. Womack
  • Publication number: 20200225434
    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: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: Guilibaldo RUIZ
  • Patent number: RE48073
    Abstract: Methods of deploying a new server that will receive a set of services include receiving a request to deploy the new server, automatically selecting a location for the server based on a set of rules, and automatically determining the hardware and configuration changes that are necessary to deploy the server at the selected location and to provide the set of services to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Daniel W. Macauley
  • Patent number: RE48274
    Abstract: A telecommunications patching system having point-to-point tracing capabilities includes: a plurality of end devices; at least one rack structure; a plurality of patch panels mounted to each rack structure; a plurality of connector ports disposed on each of the patch panels; a plurality of patch cords for selectively interconnecting different pairs of connector ports; a plurality of cables for selectively interconnecting the connector ports on the patch panels with respective end devices; tracing modules associated with said connector ports and end devices that monitor connectivity of the connector ports and end devices; and a display associated with the tracing modules configured to display the connectivity of a circuit comprising one or more of the connector ports and one or more of the end devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Peter T. Tucker, Mark A. Hejnicki, Michael G. German, Matias Peluffo, Doyle J. Barras