Patents Assigned to Panduit Corp.
  • Publication number: 20190260470
    Abstract: Methods for estimating the Effective Modal Bandwidth (EMB) of laser optimized Multimode Fiber (MMF) at a specified wavelength, ?S, based on the measured EMB at a first reference measurement wavelength, ?M. In these methods the Differential Mode Delay (DMD) of a MMF is measured and the Effective Modal Bandwidth (EMB) is computed at a first measurement wavelength. By extracting signal features such as centroids, peak power, pulse widths, and skews, as described in this disclosure, the EMB can be estimated at a second specified wavelength with different degrees of accuracy. The first method estimates the EMB at the second specified wavelength based on measurements at the reference wavelength. The second method predicts if the EMB at the second specified wavelength is equal or greater than a specified bandwidth limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jose M. Castro, Richard J. Pimpinella, Bulent Kose, Brett Lane, Yu Huang, Asher S. Novick
  • Patent number: 10388435
    Abstract: A communications cable has a cable core with a plurality of twisted pairs of conductors and a metal foil tape disposed between the cable core and a jacket of the communications cable. The metal foil tape has a plurality of cuts that create a plurality of discontinuous regions in a metal layer of the metal foil tape. The metal foil tape is wrapped around the cable core such that the discontinuous regions overlap to form a plurality of overlapping regions. The overlapping regions producing capacitances connected in series, reducing an overall capacitance between the overlapping discontinuous regions. The plurality of cuts form a Y-shape cut having a first straight cut starting at one side of the metal foil tape and two cuts branching off of the first straight cut at opposite angles near a second side of the metal foil tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Paul W. Wachtel, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin, Royal O. Jenner, Gary E. Frigo
  • Publication number: 20190248521
    Abstract: An automatic cable tie apparatus tightens and fastens a cable tie around a bundle of cables. A motor imparts rotational movement to a shaft separately in a first direction and a second direction. The first and second directions are one of a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction. A cable tie delivery mechanism is operably joined to the motor such that the cable tie delivery mechanism transfers a cable tie to a cable tie load starting position as the shaft rotates in the first direction. A transporter is also operably joined to the motor such that the transporter transfers the cable tie from the cable tie load starting position to a cable tie tensioning position as the shaft rotates in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Hillegonds, Simon L. Doornbos, Thuc K. Vu, Raymond A. Leger
  • Publication number: 20190250355
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a rack-mountable fiber optic splice enclosure. The fiber optic splice enclosure may include a body having two opposing side walls and a bottom and a cover attached to the body. The fiber optic splice enclosure may also include a sliding tray disposed on two guide rails on the bottom of the body. At least one removable panel is removably attached to the cover via at least a pair of latches so that the removable panel is detachable from the cover and can be attached to the sliding tray at an angle to serve as a work surface for splice trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Bon B. Sledzinski
  • Publication number: 20190245282
    Abstract: Various implementations of grounding cross connectors are disclosed. The grounding cross connectors may be used to clamp together two or more, often perpendicular, conductors. In some implementations, a grounding cross connector includes an upper clamping pad and a lower clamping pad held together by a pair of threaded fasteners. A pair of perpendicular conductors may be placed in between the clamping pads and secured together by torquing nuts on the threaded fasteners. The upper clamping pad may include a hook through which one of the threaded fasteners may pass, thereby allowing the upper clamping to rotate relative to the lower clamping pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Julie M. Love
  • Publication number: 20190244546
    Abstract: A self-laminating rotating cable marker label is constructed of a transparent film having a first adhesive area, an adhesive-free smooth area, and a second adhesive area. A print-on area forms one side of the transparent film, the print-on area adapted to receive indicia identifying the cable about which the marker label is applied. A perforation extends across the transparent film providing a line of separation of the transparent film. When wrapped around a cable, the second adhesive area overlies the print-on area such that the cable identifying indicia is visible through the transparent second adhesive area. As the transparent film is wrapped around the cable, the first adhesive area adheres to the cable. The remainder of the transparent film is rotated, breaking the perforation, whereby the smooth area of the film in contact with the cable provides smooth rotation of the label around the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, David Scott Morrison, Michael Scott Adams
  • Patent number: 10375864
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to airflow control in data centers utilizing hot aisle containment. Consistent with some embodiments disclosed herein, a first differential pressure sensor may be located in a contained hot aisle in a data center and a second differential pressure sensor may be located in an above-ceiling hot air return plenum connected to the contained hot aisle. Pressure sensor data obtained from the differential pressure sensors may be used to maintain a near-neutral pressure in the contained hot aisle and a set negative pressure in the hot air return plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce W. Dawson
  • Patent number: 10373740
    Abstract: A communications cable having a plurality of twisted pairs of conductors and various embodiments of a metal foil tapes between the twisted pairs and a cable jacket is disclosed. In some embodiments, a metal foil tape includes a discontinuous metal layer and a polymer layer bonded to the metal layer. Portions of the metal layer and the polymer layer are deformed to form a plurality of dimples, the dimples forming air gaps between the polymer layer and the cable core or a barrier layer if used. The air gaps lower the overall dielectric constant between the metal layer and the cable core, thereby lowering the alien capacitance of the communications cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Royal O. Jenner, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin, Paul W. Wachtel, Stephen A. Thwaites, Roy B. Kusuma, James D. Malkemus, Scott M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190234532
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190234533
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190234531
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190228884
    Abstract: A wire harness assembly system is disclosed. The wire harness assembly system includes a grid tile designed to receive repositionable accessories to route wires along the grid tile. The grid tile includes a plurality of keyed holes extending from the top of the grid tile, through the grid tile, to the bottom of the grid tile. The grid tile also includes a locking surface on the bottom of the grid tile. The locking surface complements the plurality of keyed holes to receive the repositionable accessory and to maintain the repositionable accessory in a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Rouleau, Janina B. Nebes, Robert W. Kossak
  • Patent number: 10361514
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various communications systems allowing for multiple contacts points between plug contacts in a communications plug and plug interface contacts (PICs) in a communications jack. In some disclosed implementations, a communications plug including a first and a second plug contact mated with a communications jack having a first and a second plug PIC may form a plurality of plug/jack interfaces. The plug/jack interfaces may form multiple current paths between the communications plug and the communications jack. When a signal propagates between the communications plug and the communications jack, it may be split in the communications plug between a first current path and a second current path, and recombined in the communications jack after traveling through the plurality of plug/jack interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Sean W. Lenz, Paul W. Wachtel, Robert E. Fransen, Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20190219787
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10356935
    Abstract: A cabinet installed in a data center is secured to the floor in the data center by a seismic kit to eliminate excessive deflection of the cabinet during a seismic event. The seismic kit includes a bracket and leveling leg clamps. The bracket is secured to the cabinet frame. The bracket has a first member and a second member with the second member extending upwards from the first member. The leveling leg clamps are secured to the first member of the bracket. The leveling leg clamps have a rectangular member with a cutout to receive leveling legs of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Roger D. Segroves, Alex C. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 10356925
    Abstract: A cable management system for a network cabinet has first and second server equipment rails, first and second air dams, and a front cable support. The server equipment rails are mounted to a base frame of the network cabinet such that the server equipment rails extend from the base frame towards a front of the network cabinet. The air dams are mounted to the base frame of the network cabinet such that the air dams extend from the base frame towards opposing sides of the network cabinet. The front cable support has a generally U-shaped tray that is connected to the first and second server equipment rails such that the tray extends across a front of the network cabinet, transverse to the server equipment rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Nordin, Alva B. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20190210539
    Abstract: A cable cleat system that secures cables to a ladder rack. The cable cleat system includes a mounting bracket assembly with a bracket body and a floating support bracket slidably mounted to the bracket body. A metal locking tie is positioned between the floating support bracket and the mounting bracket assembly. The mounting bracket assembly is secured to a ladder rung of the ladder rack and the floating support bracket supports the cables secured to the ladder rack. The metal locking tie wraps around the cables supported by the floating support bracket. The floating support bracket and the metal locking tie slide along the bracket body for enabling thermal expansion and contraction of the cables secured to the ladder rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Patent number: 10342331
    Abstract: A collapsible cabinet frame articulates between a collapsed form and an expanded form. The collapsible cabinet form includes a first side frame with front corner posts, rear corner posts, and a plurality of front to back beams extending between the front corner post and the rear corner post. A second side frame with front corner posts, rear corner posts, and a plurality of front to back beams extending between the front corner post and the rear corner post. A front upper side to side beam and a front lower side to side beam are hingedly connected to the first side frame and the second side frame. A rear upper side to side beam and a rear lower side to side beam are hingedly connected the first side frame and the second side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Kuffel
  • Patent number: 10329063
    Abstract: A low-profile cable tie strap and buckle assembly that secures a bundle. The cable tie strap includes a head, a body with a plurality of teeth and a tip. The cable tie strap also has locking tabs that extend from each side of the cable tie strap. The buckle has a first end with a raised member defining a horizontal strap passageway and a second end with a vertical strap passageway. The cable tie strap is installed in the first end of the buckle and the locking tabs secure the cable tie strap to the buckle. The cable tie strap wraps around the bundle. The free end of the cable tie strap is installed in the second end of the buckle to secure the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: David J. Sylvester
  • Patent number: D856280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Surendra Chitti Babu, Scott R. Hartman