Patents Assigned to Panduit Corp.
  • Publication number: 20190103683
    Abstract: Various implementations of grounding clamps and torque-controlled fasteners are disclosed. The grounding clamps may be used to attach grounding conductors to various structures, such as pipes, conduit, grounding rods etc. The torque-controlled fasteners may use various techniques to control the amount of torque applied to the fasteners used with the grounding clamps described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: David K. Osenga
  • Patent number: 10246941
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is disclosed to secure a cable bundle to a ladder rung. The bracket assembly includes a metal bracket and protective grommets. The metal bracket has a first member, side walls and second members. The first member of the metal bracket is parallel to the second members of the metal bracket. The protective grommets are secured to the metal bracket. The protective grommets have a base member, sleeves extending from the base member, a side member and a bottom member. The assembled metal bracket and protective grommets receive the ladder rung and the sleeves of the protective grommets wrap around the cable bundle positioned on the ladder rung to secure the cable bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Richard H. Kasal, Rodney G. Rouleau, James R. Ward
  • Patent number: 10243297
    Abstract: A communications plug is described. The communications plug includes a plug housing and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a first cable management section and a second cable management section connected to opposing ends of a bridge section. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together along at least one longitudinal axis of the cable manager around a portion of the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10240393
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Publication number: 20190081464
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a base frame and a door. The base frame has upper and lower support legs and upper and lower crossbars between the support legs. The door has retractable hinge pins at corners of the door. The crossbars have hinge rod receptacles to receive respective hinge pins and elastic latch members having a flexible arm and a catch portion. The catch portions secure the hinge pins in the hinge rod receptacles with the door closed and are deflectable through elastic deformation of the flexible arm to allow travel of the hinge pins through the hinge rod receptacles and past the catch portions when the door is moved from an open to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Kevin M. Zumbek, Jason O'Young, Robert L. Fritz, Nathan A. Gleghorn
  • Publication number: 20190074647
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of telecommunication, and more particularly, to the field of connectors such as plugs and/or jacks used to interconnect electronic equipment. In an embodiment, the present invention is a shielded RJ45 network jack with an inter-jack connection method that has an electrical disengagement point outside of any electrical mating points, while still allowing for a relatively short distance to compensation from the plug/jack mating interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael B. Verbeek
  • Publication number: 20190074109
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: Panduit Corp., General Cable Technologies Corporation
    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
  • Patent number: 10215944
    Abstract: The present invention provides modular trays having cutout features that are configured to engage with a mounting feature of one or more removable rails. The removable rails may be removeably secured to a tray body in a plurality of positions to allow a user to install or uninstall rails to support different sized fiber optic modules. For example, a tray may support a twenty-four optical fiber module, two twelve optical fiber modules, or three eight optical fiber modules. Fiber optic enclosures housing the trays can be affixed to the outside of a fiber optic enclosure and allow for easy stacking and unstacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sedor, Jerry A. Wiltjer, Robert A. Reid, Joseph E. Sanders, Joel W. Kwasny, Bon B. Sledzinski
  • Patent number: 10215934
    Abstract: A connector assembly has a male portion and a female portion. The male portion has a pair of electrical contacts and ends of a pair of plastic optical fibers attached. The female portion has a set of through-holes configured to accept the electrical contacts of the male portion and the ends of the plastic optical fibers attached to the male portion such that the plastic optical fibers of the male portion abut plastic optical fibers secured to the female portion within the through-holes of the female portion. In one embodiment, the male portion has a cylindrical shroud configured to accept a cylindrical protrusion on the female portion. The female portion also has a nut rotatably attached with internal threads configured to engage external threads located on the cylindrical shroud of the male portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Richard J. Pimpinella, Daniel E. Host, Jose M. Castro
  • Publication number: 20190052041
    Abstract: A terminal locator mounted to crimp dies in a crimp tool to aide in positioning electrical terminals in the tool. The terminal locator includes a mounting base secured to the tool. The mounting base includes a main body with a mounting hole to receive mounting hardware to secure the main body to the crimp tool. The terminal locator also includes a terminal locater body that is pivotally mounted to the mounting base. The terminal locator body rotates away from the crimp tool when the terminal locator is not required for positioning the terminal in the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert W. Kossak
  • Patent number: 10206303
    Abstract: An aisle containment system installed around a pre-existing building column in a data center. The aisle containment system includes a frame defined by wall beams, header frames, and a plurality of posts. A plurality of cabinets are positioned within the frame. Mid-span posts are positioned adjacent building columns located within the frame. The mid-span posts support the wall beams on one side of the frame. A containment column adapter is secured to one of the wall beams and one of the mid-span posts. The containment column adapter seals the gaps between the building column and the wall beam within the frame of the aisle containment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David W. Gustaferro, William A. Bernard
  • Publication number: 20190045669
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce W. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20190021178
    Abstract: A vertical column assembly including an intermediate distribution frame enclosure with an internal structure. The vertical column assembly also includes side panels, door assemblies, and a top cover assembly. The internal structure is hidden by the side panels, the door assemblies, and the top cover assembly. The vertical column assembly encases the network equipment installed within the internal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Kevin M. Zumbek
  • Patent number: 10180375
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the field of fiber optics, and more specifically to apparatuses, methods, and/or systems associated with testing fiber optic transmitters. In an embodiment, the present invention is an apparatus comprising a laser optimized multimode fiber having near minimally compliant effective modal bandwidth, near maximum channel length, and ?-profile that produces an R-MMF DMD slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jose M. Castro, Richard J. Pimpinella, Bulent Kose, Brett Lane
  • Publication number: 20180374609
    Abstract: A communications cable having a plurality of twisted pairs of conductors and various embodiments of a metal foil tape between the twisted pairs and a cable jacket is disclosed. In some embodiments, the metal foil tapes include a cut that creates discontinuous regions in a metal layer of the metal foil tapes. When the metal foil tapes are wrapped around the cable core, the discontinuous regions overlap to form at least one overlapping region. The cuts are formed such that overlapping region is small and limits current flow through the metal foil tapes, thereby minimizing alien crosstalk in the communications cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Paul W. Wachtel, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin, Royal O. Jenner, Gary E. Frigo
  • Publication number: 20180376608
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Nordin, Alva B. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20180358764
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an RJ45 jack that has a self-closing shutter door and allows for RJ45 plug insertion in one linear motion, but which incorporates a free contact plug stop on the shutter door and a door catch feature that aids in the retention of the door in the housing when a plug is subjected to a pull out force while latched into the jack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Roman J. Churnovic, Robert E. Fransen
  • Patent number: 10153592
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of communications connectors. In one example, a communications jack includes a housing, a sled assembly, a printed circuit board, and a plurality of intermediate contacts. The sled assembly sled assembly is movable within the housing when a communications plug is inserted in the housing. The sled assembly includes a sled and a sled PCB connected to the sled. The sled assembly also includes a plurality of plug interface contacts (PICs) connected to the sled PCB. The intermediate contacts are connected to the sled PCB at first ends of the intermediate contacts, and are connected to the other PCB at second ends of the intermediate contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20180350061
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of optical fiber splicing and the evaluation of resulting splice joints. In an embodiment, the present invention is an apparatus for evaluating the integrity of a mechanical splice joint, and comprises a light source, digital video camera, digital signal processor, and visual indicator, wherein the apparatus connects to the test connector and the digital signal processor analyzes digital images of the scatter light from at least a portion of the test connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Richard J. Pimpinella, Jose M. Castro, Yu Huang, Bulent Kose
  • Publication number: 20180348461
    Abstract: A channel equalization enclosure equalizes the length of cable variance with customers' equipment in a data center. The channel equalization modules serve as a connection point between cable from a financial institution and patch cords connected to customer equipment. The channel equalization enclosure includes a housing and a plurality of channel equalization modules mounted in the housing. Each channel equalization module has a spool of bulk fiber for accommodating a specified fiber length to equalize a communication channel in the data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Bon B. Sledzinski, Robert A. Reid, Joseph E. Sanders