Patents Assigned to CommScope Technologies LLC
  • Publication number: 20200076120
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector terminates a twisted pair electrical cable. The electrical plug connector includes a base and a plug housing holding electrical contacts therebetween. The base includes a divider structure including separation walls. At least one of the separation walls defines an abutment surface against which a forward end of the electrical cable abuts when terminated by the electrical plug connector. The plug housing defines slots so that the electrical contacts are accessible. The electrical plug connector axially secures an outer jacket of the electrical cable against rearward movement relative to base. The at least one separation wall inhibits forward axial movement of the outer jacket of the electrical cable relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul John PEPE, Neil Ktul NAY, Brandon Eugene BRISTOW
  • Patent number: 10578824
    Abstract: An optical fiber retaining clip includes a main body that includes a top face and a bottom face. The optical fiber retaining clip includes at least one projection that protrudes from the top face and a tab portion positioned at the top face. The tab portion is configured to hold a plurality of optical fibers to prevent relative movement between the plurality of optical fibers and the main body of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Celso Jaime Parra, Alejandro Vargas Portillo, Brent Gregory Wiehle
  • Patent number: 10581631
    Abstract: Directional wireless drop systems are provided. These systems include a tap unit that is connected to a communications line of the broadband network; a cable modem unit connected to the tap unit; a plurality of wireless routers connected to the cable modem unit; and a directional antenna unit that is connected to at least a first of the wireless routers. Each wireless router is associated with a respective one of a plurality of subscriber premises that are served by the directional wireless drop system and is configured to communicate with at least one device that is located at the respective one of plurality of subscriber premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: John Charles Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10578821
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette including a body defining a front and an opposite rear and an enclosed interior. A cable entry location is defined in the body for a cable to enter the interior of the cassette. The cable which enters at the cable entry location is attached to the cassette body and the fibers are extended into the cassette body and form terminations at connectors. The connectors are connected to adapters located at the front of the cassette. A front side of the adapters defines termination locations for cables to be connected to the fibers connected at the rear of the adapters. A cable including a jacket, a strength member, and fibers enters the cassette. The strength member is crimped to a crimp tube and is mounted to the cassette body, allowing the fibers to extend past the crimp tube into the interior of the cassette body. A strain relief boot is provided at the cable entry location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Ott, David Patrick Murray, Patrick J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10581163
    Abstract: Multi-RET actuators include a plurality of shafts that have respective axially-drivable members mounted thereon. Each of axially-drivable member is mechanically linked to a respective one of a plurality of phase shifters. The multi-RET actuator further includes a motor having a drive shaft and a gear system that is configured to selectively couple the motor to the respective shafts. The gear system is configured so that rotation of the drive shaft in a first direction creates a mechanical linkage between the motor and a first of the shafts 1340/1342, and rotation of the drive shaft in a second direction that is opposite the first direction rotates the first of the shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven Schmutzler, Amit Kaistha, Chih Lin Lin Chou, Paul Everest, Richard English
  • Publication number: 20200067567
    Abstract: A system for identifying a cable end is provided. The system comprises: a near end for the cable, wherein the near end is visible; a far end for the cable, wherein the far end is in a hidden location; a cover assembly connected to the far end of the cable, wherein the cover assembly includes a near field communication device and a transponder, wherein the near field communication device transmits a signal through the transponder; and a device configured to communicate with the near field communication device, and further configured to facilitate a user to find the location of the cap connected to the far end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey, Joseph Polland, Jason Bautista
  • Patent number: 10574008
    Abstract: A connector arrangement includes a plug nose body; a printed circuit board positioned within a cavity of the plug nose body; and a plug cover that mounts to the plug nose body to enclose the printed circuit board within the cavity. The printed circuit board includes a storage device configured to store information pertaining to the electrical segment of communications media. The plug cover defines a plurality of slotted openings through which the second contacts are exposed. A connector assembly includes a jack module and a media reading interface configured to receive the plug. A patch panel includes multiple jack modules and multiple media reading interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Taylor, Gordon John White, Alastair Hoath, Joseph C. Coffey, Loren J. Mattson, Duane Sand
  • Patent number: 10571641
    Abstract: An adapter assembly includes a single-piece or two-piece multi-fiber adapter defining a recess at which a contact assembly is disposed. The adapter assemblies can be disposed within adapter block assemblies or cassettes, which can be mounted to moveable trays. Both ports of the adapters disposed within adapter block assemblies are accessible. Only one port of each adapter disposed within the cassettes are accessible. Circuit boards can be mounted within the block assemblies or cassettes to provide communication between the contact assemblies and a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cyle D. Petersen, Bruce Ogren, Scott C. Sievers, Thomas Marcouiller
  • Publication number: 20200057208
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector includes a connector body housing a plurality of optical fibers. Each of the plurality of optical fibers includes a bare end having an angled face. Half of the plurality of optical fibers has an angled face that is at a first angle and the other half of the plurality of optical fibers has an angled face that is at a second angle that is different from the first angle. The fiber optic connector can comprise a ferrule-less or ferruled fiber optic connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Michael James OTT, John D. SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20200059931
    Abstract: A system for ESC protection includes a spectrum access system (SAS) configured to allocate a frequency band in the system and at least one Citizens Broadband Radio Service device (CBSD) communicatively coupled to the SAS and configured to provide wireless service to UEs. The system also includes at least one ESC communicatively coupled to the SAS and configured to detect RADAR signals from offshore RADAR devices. The SAS is configured to assign grants to the at least one CBSD such that the aggregate signal energy received at the ESC does not cross an overload threshold, as calculated by the SAS. The ESC is configured to detect an aggregate signal energy received at the ESC, and trigger, in response to the aggregate signal energy exceeding the overload threshold, an operation that suspends transmission of at least one CBSD or moves at least one CBSD to a different frequency channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ariful Hannan, Andrew E. Beck, Khalid W. Al-Mufti, Thomas Booker Gravely
  • Publication number: 20200057225
    Abstract: A system for improved cable management is disclosed in several example embodiments. The disclosed embodiments describe example structures for supporting cables, for example telecommunications and fiber optic cables, within a cable storage cabinet. The disclosed embodiments also describe a door for a cable storage cabinet. The example door includes a hinge control and handle system which allows the door to be opened along either side to therefore allow the door to be opened either way from a single handle. The disclosed embodiments also describes an indicator system which informs a user when the door for the cable storage cabinet is in either a closed position or an open position. Each of these embodiments improves the utility and safety of cable management, particularly within cable storage cabinets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jing WANG, Wenyong WU, Danny Ghislain THIJS, Christine Anne DOOLEY
  • Publication number: 20200059994
    Abstract: A remote unit of a distributed antenna system (DAS) includes: interface device configured to interface with an upstream component of the DAS; and receiver communicatively coupled to an antenna and configured to receive signals from at least one subscriber unit within a coverage area of the DAS. The receiver temporarily reconfigured to receive interference signals from an interfering device outside of the coverage area of the DAS. The interference signals cause a subscriber unit to establish a connection with the interfering device rather than the remote unit of the DAS. The remote unit configured to derive information about the interfering device from the interference signals. The remote unit configured to adjust at least one attribute to cause the subscriber unit to establish connection with the remote unit rather than the interfering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhao Li, Zhen Guo
  • Patent number: 10563792
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting cable hangers to a mounting structure includes: a main panel having a hole therein; a pair of legs attached to and extending from the main panel, the legs having first and second ends; and a pair of fingers, each of the fingers having first and second sides, each leg being fixed at its first end to the first side of a respective leg. Each leg includes an engagement feature one its second side and each finger includes a mating engagement feature on its second end. In an unengaged condition, a gap is present between the second side of each leg and the second end of the corresponding finger, and in an engaged condition, the engagement feature of each leg is mated with the engagement feature of the corresponding finger, thereby forming a loop between the finger and the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Aviral Joshi, Ronald A. Vaccaro, Christopher Stockman
  • Patent number: 10567151
    Abstract: A method for operating a small cell and a backhaul wireless modem. The method comprises: transmitting from the small cell on a first sub-band in one frequency band in which time division duplexing is used; receiving on the backhaul wireless modem, proximate to the small cell, on a second sub-band in the one frequency band and adjacent to the first sub-band; receiving on the small cell on the first sub-band; and transmitting from the backhaul wireless modem on the second sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pollman, Jyotin Prakash Basrur
  • Patent number: 10564369
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical fiber alignment device that has an alignment housing that includes first and second ends. The alignment housing defines a fiber insertion axis that extends through the alignment housing between the first and second ends. The alignment housing includes a fiber alignment region at an intermediate location between the first and second ends. First and second fiber alignment rods are positioned within the alignment housing. The first and second fiber alignment rods cooperate to define a fiber alignment groove that extends along the fiber insertion axis. The first and second fiber alignment rods each having rounded ends positioned at the first and second ends of the alignment housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Michael Gurreri, Robert Charles Flaig, Randall Bobby Paul, Danny Willy August Verheyden, David Donald Erdman, Dwight A. Bretz
  • Patent number: 10567044
    Abstract: A distributed base station radio system includes a first radio head configured to: communicate first analog radio frequency signals in a first radio frequency band with a first subscriber unit; convert between the first analog radio frequency signals in the first radio frequency band and a first digital broadband signal through at least one of frequency conversion and analog to digital conversion; a first broadband to channelized conversion unit communicatively coupled to the first radio head and configured to communicate the first digital broadband signal with the first broadband to channelized conversion unit; wherein the first broadband to channelized conversion unit is further configured to: communicate the first digital broadband signal; convert between the first digital broadband signal and first digital channelized data for the first radio frequency band; and communicate the first digital channelized data for the first radio frequency band with a first channelized radio frequency interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Philip M. Wala, Dean Zavadsky, Lance K. Uyehara, Jody Forland
  • Patent number: 10566700
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a sub-reflector assembly for a reflector antenna has (i) a waveguide transition at a waveguide end of the sub-reflector assembly and configured to fit within a waveguide, (ii) a dielectric radiator connected to the waveguide transition and extending both laterally and back towards the waveguide end of the sub-reflector assembly, and (iii) a sub-reflector connected to the dielectric radiator. By configuring the dielectric radiator to extend both laterally and back towards the dielectric end of the assembly, radiated energy from the waveguide is directed such that the sub-reflector assembly can be used with shallow reflector dishes (e.g., F/D ratio greater than 0.25) and still achieve sufficiently high directivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald J. Brandau
  • Patent number: 10566747
    Abstract: A telecommunications assembly includes a tray assembly including a tray and a cable spool assembly rotatably mounted to the tray, a connector holder arrangement for temporarily holding connectors, wherein the connector holder arrangement is mounted for rotation with the cable spool assembly, and cable storage arrangements for individually storing cables from the cable spool assembly to the connector holder arrangement. After a main cable is unwound from the cable spool assembly, a connector can be removed from the connector holder assembly, and cable slack stored in the cable storage arrangement can be removed allowing connection of the connector to equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Thompson
  • Patent number: D876364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chi Ming Wang, Gregory A. Just, Peter Travis, Sean Thomas
  • Patent number: D876367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Wang