Patents Assigned to CommScope Technologies LLC
  • Publication number: 20200092731
    Abstract: A method for selecting at least one channel for a network element in a shared spectrum communication system is provided. The method includes identifying a plurality of candidate channels of a frequency band of the shared spectrum communication system. For each channel of the plurality of channels, the method further includes: evaluating the channel based on one or more of a plurality of criteria for the network element; scoring the channel based on the evaluation of the channel for the network element; and ranking the plurality of candidate channels based on the assigned scores for each of the plurality of channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew E. Beck, Ariful Hannan
  • Publication number: 20200088966
    Abstract: An articulating cable guide system for routing cables includes a plurality of fittings connected together via ball and socket coupling. Each fitting includes a base defining a cable support surface and a pair of opposing sidewalls extending therefrom, the support surface and the sidewalls cooperating to define an open first end, an open second end, and an open access end of the base. Each fitting includes at least one of a ball mount and a socket mount. The ball mount includes a plurality of pins aligned along a first plane and the socket mount defines a plurality of slots configured to receive the pins, wherein the pins and the slots restrict the movement of the coupling to pivotal motion generally along two perpendicular planes, wherein each of the two perpendicular planes is different than the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Jon HAATAJA
  • Publication number: 20200092901
    Abstract: An example communication system in a cellular network comprises: a processing system comprising a controller and remote units, with the remote units being configured to communicate with the controller and to communicate with mobile devices within a communication cell of the cellular network. At least part of the processing system is configured to perform operations comprising: estimating signal strength experienced by all or some of the mobile devices; identifying, based at least on the signal strength, one or more of the mobile devices that can be scheduled for communication with one or more of the remote units in the communication cell on a same airlink resource; and scheduling the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Arthur J. Barabell, Vedat Eyuboglu, Nagi Jayaraman Mahalingam, Balaji B. Raghothaman, Stuart D. Sandberg, Sassan Ahmadi
  • Publication number: 20200088965
    Abstract: A cable conduit can be unrolled from a reel and cut to length and includes longitudinal sections of a mounting portion and a covering portion that form an openable and closable channel therebetween, the mounting portion and covering portion being coupled together by a connector. In some examples, a support leg is provided to prop up the covering portion when the channel is mounted and in an open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. HOLMBERG, Kathleen TERRYLL, James J. SOLHEID, James J. BRANDT
  • Publication number: 20200089233
    Abstract: An asset having an associated tag is located using an unmanned vehicle having a tag reader. The associated tag has an identifier associated with the asset to be located stored therein. The unmanned vehicle is moved throughout a space to be searched for the asset to be located. Read operations are performed using the tag reader in the unmanned vehicle at various locations in the space to be searched. In response to successfully reading the tag associated with the asset to be located, that the asset to be located has been located is signaled. Examples of unmanned vehicles include flying drones and wheeled or continuous track vehicles. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Morgan C. Kurk, David Brown
  • Patent number: 10591678
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly. The second sub-assembly interlocks with the first sub-assembly to inhibit relative axial movement therebetween. Example first sub-assemblies include a ferrule, a hub, and a strain-relief sleeve that mount to an optical fiber. Example second sub-assemblies include a mounting block; and an outer connector housing forming a plug portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico
  • Patent number: 10595287
    Abstract: Certain features relate to operating a distributed antenna system or repeater system communicating frequency-division duplexing (“FDD”) signals in a time-division duplexing (“TDD”) mode. A TDD mode scheduler is configured for monitoring a downlink communications channel for the start of a downlink frame, sub-frame, or resource slot. Based on the start of a downlink frame, sub-frame, or resource slot, the TDD mode scheduler can identify a TDD transmission time-slot. The TDD mode scheduler can schedule high-powered downlink sub-frames during the TDD transmission time-slots where higher power output may be desirable. Based on the indication of the TDD transmission time-slot, a transmit/receive controller can increase the gain of the downlink communication and reduce the gain of the uplink communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Kummetz
  • Patent number: 10594081
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes: a first joint and a second joint, a locking flange arranged at one end portion of the second joint; and a quick locking and separating mechanism that includes: a locking member fixedly arranged on a first end portion of the first joint and provided with a depression for accommodating the locking flange of the second joint; and a sliding sleeve arranged around the first joint and being slidable between a locking position in which the sliding sleeve locks the locking flange of the second joint in the depression of the locking member so as to connect the first joint and the second joint and an unlocking position in which the sliding sleeve allows the locking flange of the second joint to disengage from the depression of the locking member so as to allow the first joint to be separated from the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jianping Wu, Yujun Zhang, Yujun Dai, Mulan Huang
  • Patent number: 10591680
    Abstract: Optical connector arrangements terminate at least seventy-two optical fibers. The optical connector arrangements include multiple optical ferrules that each terminates multiple optical fibers. Some example optical connectors can terminate about 144 optical fibers. Each optical connector includes a fiber take-up arrangement and a flange extending outwardly from a connector housing arrangement. The fiber take-up arrangement manages excess length of the optical fibers. A threadable coupling nut can be disposed on the connector housing arrangement to engage the outwardly extending flange. Certain types of optical connector arrangements include furcation cables spacing the connector housing arrangement form the fiber take-up arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Zimmel, Yu Lu, Gregory J. Schaible
  • Publication number: 20200081217
    Abstract: A tray assembly for a fiber optic system to organize optical fibers. The tray assembly includes a backbone structure with a plurality of backbone segments that are connected together and are positioned along an expansion/contraction axis of the backbone structure. The tray assembly also includes a stack of fiber management trays that are connected to the backbone structure. Each of the fiber management trays are pivotally connected to the backbone segments at a pivot axis. The backbone segments are moveable relative to one another along the expansion/contraction axis to allow the backbone structure to be moved between an expanded state and a contracted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Barry Wayne ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20200081192
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable slack management module includes a base defining a first cable management spool, an outer face of which is configured to contact cables when cables are pulled away from the base and a second cable management spool, within which the first cable management spool is located. An inner face of the second cable management spool is configured to contact cables when cables are in a relaxed, non-pulled state. The fiber optic cable slack management module defines a cable exit adjacent the first cable management spool and defined at least partially by the inner face of the second cable management spool, the cable exit defined by a channel positioned between the first and second cable management spools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paula RUDENICK, Brent CAMPBELL, James J. SOLHEID, Duane R. SAND
  • Patent number: 10585259
    Abstract: A method of terminating a cable includes: a) providing an overhead cable pathway structure that defines a cable-carrying region; b) mounting adapters to the overhead cable pathway structure outside of the cable-carrying region; c) routing a cable from the cable-carrying region of the overhead cable pathway structure to the adapter mounted to the cable pathway structure; and d) terminating the cable to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hutch Coburn, Mark Smrha, Chad Sjodin, Craig Fleming
  • Patent number: 10585258
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette includes a housing with a base and a cover. The base defines an open front between first and second sidewalls, which transition into first and second curved rear wall portions. The first and second curved rear wall portions define an adapter mount therebetween forming at least one pocket. A signal entry location defined by at least one MPO adapter is positioned within the pocket and defines an exterior port and an interior port. A fiber optic cable connectorized by an MPO format connector is mated to the exterior port. An adapter block defining a plurality of second fiber optic adapters is mounted to the base via a first snap-fit interlock to close the open front, each second fiber optic adapter including an exterior port and an interior port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Wentworth, Douglas G. Elliot, Thomas Marcouiller, Scott C. Sievers
  • Patent number: 10587102
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating the installation of a sealing boot on a cable includes: an arcuate main body having a tapered end, the main body having axially-disposed edges that define a gap therebetween, the main body defining a bore; and a gripping portion attached to an end of the main body opposite the tapered end, the gripping portion extending radially outwardly from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Joseph J. Baltikas
  • Patent number: 10585246
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hardened power and optical connection system for use with hybrid cables. The hardened power and optical connection system includes electrical pin and socket contacts for providing power connections, and ferrules for providing optical connections. The hardened power and optical connection system has an integrated fiber alignment provided through a mating relationship between a plug and a socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dwight A. Bretz, Robert Charles Flaig, Thomas P. Huegerich, Michael Lawrence Gurreri
  • Patent number: 10587034
    Abstract: A base station antenna includes a radiating element that extends forwardly from a backplane and that is configured to transmit and receive signals in the 5.15-5.25 GHz frequency band and a radio frequency lens that is mounted forwardly of the radiating element. The RF lens is configured to re-direct a portion of an RF signal emitted by the radiating element downwardly so that a first peak emission of RF energy through a combination of the radiating element and the RF lens at elevation angles that are greater than 30° from a boresight pointing direction of the radiating element is less than a second peak emission of RF energy through the combination of the radiating element and the RF lens at elevation angles that are less than ?30° from the boresight pointing direction of the radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin L. Zimmerman, Peter J. Bisiules, Hangsheng Wen, Zhiqing Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200077355
    Abstract: Embodiment are directed to systems and methods for use with a central radio access network (C-RAN) comprising a plurality of controllers and a plurality of radio points. Each of the controllers is configured to determine if that controller should serve as a timing master for the controllers and the radio points and, if that controller should serve as the timing master, synchronize the local clock of that controller with a master clock source over a backhaul network and transmit synchronization messages from that controller over a fronthaul network for reception by the other controllers and the radio points and for use by the other controllers and the radio points in synchronizing the local clocks thereof with the local clock of that controller. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Stuart D. Sandberg
  • Publication number: 20200077304
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of using variable-resolution quantization to front-haul at least some data over a front-haul network in a system configured to provide wireless service to user equipment. The method comprises, for each symbol position, determining a respective number of required resource blocks having respective actual user-equipment (UE) signal data to front-haul for each carrier and determining the number of high-resolution resource blocks that can be quantized at a higher resolution as a function of a difference between a nominal per-symbol-position front-haul link capacity and a link capacity needed to front-haul the required resource blocks for all of the carriers if quantized using a lower resolution. The method further comprises, for each symbol position, allocating the high-resolution resource blocks to each carrier and determining, for each carrier, which of the required resource blocks to quantize at the higher resolution. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Stuart D. Sandberg
  • Publication number: 20200076567
    Abstract: Systems and method for resampling are provided. A method of resampling includes receiving a first sampled signal that is sampled at a first sample rate, where the first sample rate is a submultiple of a system clock rate for a Farrow filter. The method further includes resampling the first sampled signal, using the Farrow filter having a plurality of finite impulse response (FIR) filters and an arbitrary position interpolator, at a second sample rate to generate a second sampled signal. The interpolation factor for each sample of the second sampled signal is retrieved from at least one lookup table stored in memory and the first sample rate and the second sample rate are fixed and locked to a common frequency reference. The method further includes outputting the second sampled signal at the second sample rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Philip M. Wala
  • Publication number: 20200073070
    Abstract: An optical module includes a housing; an optical adapter arrangement disposed at the housing; a cable inlet leading from an exterior of the housing to the interior of the housing; and a splice location disposed within the interior of the housing. Optical pigtails extend from the optical adapter arrangement to the splice location. Certain types of modules have a removable splice tray having a bend radius limiting arrangement surrounding multiple splice channels. Certain types of modules have first and second chambers separated by a wall defining a pass-through aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Rodney C. SCHOENFELDER, David J. JOHNSEN, Matthew J. HOLMBERG, Jackson Ray POMROY