Patents Examined by Jennifer Doan
  • Patent number: 11500161
    Abstract: A fiber optic and electrical connection system includes a fiber optic cable, a ruggedized fiber optic connector, a ruggedized fiber optic adapter, and a fiber optic enclosure. The cable includes one or more electrically conducting strength members. The connector, the adapter, and the enclosure each have one or more electrical conductors. The cable is terminated by the connector with the conductors of the connector in electrical communication with the strength members. The conductors of the connector electrically contact the conductors of the adapter when the connector and the adapter are mechanically connected. And, the conductors of the adapter electrically contact the conductors of the enclosure when the adapter is mounted on the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu
  • Patent number: 11493717
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a fiber optic cable management system for cable distribution, organization and management. The fiber optic cable management system may provide features for cable routing, protection, separation and slack storage for the fiber optic cables placed, disposed or passed through the fiber optic cable management system. In one example, the fiber optic cable management system includes a front housing having a ceiling, a bottom structure, and side panels connecting the ceiling and the bottom structure. A rear housing is connected to the front housing. The rear housing has a frame assembly connected to the ceiling and the bottom structure. A plurality of patch panel supports disposed in the front housing configured to receive a patch panel assembly. A ceiling cable management structure formed on the ceiling, wherein the ceiling cable management structure defines at least two troughs on the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Poe, Mathew Berg
  • Patent number: 11495913
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector includes: a cylindrical connector body; an optical fiber connection assembly disposed within the connector body proximate to a proximal end of the connector body, the optical fiber connection assembly including a support and at least one elongate member fixed to and extending through the support, the elongate member being configured to couple an optical fiber of an optical fiber cable; a locking assembly for holding the optical fiber cable, the locking assembly being disposed proximate to a distal end of the optical fiber connection assembly; and a sealing element disposed at a distal end of the optical fiber connector, the sealing element being configured to seal the connection between the distal end of the optical fiber connector and an outer periphery of the optical fiber cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jin Liu, Hongjuan An, Mulan Huang, Yujun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11487073
    Abstract: Cable input devices having an integrated locking feature for securing the cable input device in a port of another device such as useful for quickly attaching a tether cable to a terminal or the like. The cable input devices comprise a housing having an integrated locking feature that can be secured in a port by cooperating with a securing member of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Radawan Ripumaree, Joel Christopher Rosson
  • Patent number: 11474307
    Abstract: An interconnect system is provided that involves pre-installing a connector housing an optical connector in an adapter and a ferrule of the same optical connector on a cable. The ferrule terminates one or more groups of optical fibers, and a ferrule push component is also pre-installed on the same group(s) of optical fibers. The connector housing is configured to receive and retain the ferrule and ferrule push component without being removed from the adapter to simultaneously form the optical connector and install the optical connector in the adapter. Embodiments such an interconnect system involving high fiber-count cables and related installation methods involving many optical connections are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: Corning Research & Development Corporation, US Conec LTD.
    Inventors: Darrell Childers, Mitchell Cloud, Craig Conrad, Terry Lee Cooke, Jason Higley, Sherrh Clint Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 11467350
    Abstract: A method of terminating an optical fiber having an inner core with a fiber optic connector including a ferrule having a micro-bore and an end face with a mating location is disclosed. The method includes determining a bore bearing angle of a bore offset of the micro-bore in the ferrule; determining a core bearing angle of a core offset of the inner core in the optical fiber; orienting the ferrule and the optical fiber relative to each other to minimize the distance between the inner core and the mating location; heating the ferrule to an processing temperature above room temperature; and coupling the optical fiber to the micro-bore of the ferrule. The size of the micro-bores and optical fibers may be selected to maximize the number of interference fits in a population of ferrules and optical fibers while minimizing failed fittings between the ferrules and optical fibers in the populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Raisa Rose Boben, Woraphat Dockchoorung, Riley Saunders Freeland, Klaus Hartkorn, Mark Alan McDermott, Aislin Karina Sullivan, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11460657
    Abstract: A telecommunications apparatus that includes an enclosure. The enclosure includes a housing with a plurality of fiber optic adapters. The fiber optic adapters are carried within the housing and include outer ports accessible from outside the enclosure and inner ports accessible from inside the enclosure. A fiber management tray is positioned within the housing includes a fiber management spool. A plurality of optical fibers which have connectorized ends are plugged into the inner connector ports of the fiber optic adapters. The optical fibers are routed about at least one of the fiber management spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Erik David Bishop
  • Patent number: 11460644
    Abstract: An optical connector adapter assembly includes a first optical connector including a first optical connector body; an adapter body extending along a longitudinal direction between a first end and a second end, the adapter body defining a passing through channel extending along the longitudinal direction and configured to receive the first optical connector body at the first end and a second optical connector at the second end. The assembly includes a first locking arrangement to lock the first optical connector with respect to the adapter body along the longitudinal direction; the first locking arrangement including one or more locking elements associated with the adapter body and extending inside the passing through channel along the longitudinal direction towards the first end; a locking portion associated with the first optical connector body and configured to engage with the locking elements; and a retaining element arranged outside the first optical connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luca Cavenaghi
  • Patent number: 11454523
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for capturing image information. The apparatus includes a waveguide having opposed planar input and output faces. A diffractive optical element (DOE) is formed across the waveguide. The DOE is configured to couple a portion of the light passing through the waveguide into the waveguide. The light coupled into the waveguide is directed via total internal reflection to an exit location on the waveguide. The apparatus further includes a light sensor having an input positioned adjacent the exit location of the waveguide to capture light exiting therefrom and generate output signals corresponding thereto. A processor determines the angle and position of the coupled light with respect to the input face of the waveguide based on the output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 11448831
    Abstract: A telecommunications device fixation assembly includes a bracket configured to be mounted to a telecommunications fixture, the bracket defining at least one planar wall and a device holder configured to be removably mounted to the bracket, the device holder defining a device holding portion and a fixation portion, wherein the fixation portion defines at least one pocket configured to receive an edge of the planar wall of the bracket, the fixation portion further including an elastically flexible latch configured to snap fit to a portion of the planar wall of the bracket to fix the device holder to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: David Jan Irma Van Baelen, Wouter Vranken, Heidi Bleus, Willem Lea Marcel De Vis, Geert Antoon Parton
  • Patent number: 11448844
    Abstract: A mounting system for latching a cable management structure to a telecommunications fixture includes a first locking feature on the management structure defining first and second hook-like members separated apart, each defining a vertical slide portion and a larger vertical retention portion, the first locking feature including an elastically flexible latch between the first and second hook-like members. A second locking feature defining first and second slots is located on a planar wall of the telecommunications fixture, wherein the first and second slots define a receiver portion and a retention portion, the receiver portion for accommodating the retention portion of the hook-like members and the retention portion for accommodating the slide portion of the hook-like members, the second locking feature also defining a latch opening. The cable management structure also defines curvature that provides bend radius protection along at least two perpendicular planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: David Jan Irma Van Baelen, Wouter Vranken, Heidi Bleus, Peter Claes, Willem Lea Marcel De Vis, Geert Antoon Parton
  • Patent number: 11448845
    Abstract: A cable fixation structure for fixing at least a portion of a fiber optic cable to a telecommunications fixture against strain relief includes a cable bracket portion and a base portion, wherein the cable bracket portion is configured for fixing the at least a portion of the fiber optic cable and the base is configured for routing fibers extending from the fiber optic cable, wherein the cable bracket portion is provided at an acute angle with respect to a vertical plane passing through a longitudinal axis defined by the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: David Jan Irma Van Baelen, Wouter Vranken, Heidi Bleus, Willem Lea Marcel De Vis, Geert Antoon Parton
  • Patent number: 11448832
    Abstract: An optical fiber connection system (100) for connecting a plurality of optical fibers is described. The connection system comprises a first bare fiber holder (120) comprising a first splice element (160) and a second bare fiber holder (120?) comprising a second splice element (160?). Each of the first and second splice elements (160,160?) comprises a splice body (161) having a first end (160a) and a second end (160b) and a plurality of alternating alignment and clamping channels (165,167) formed in a top surface (161b) of the splice body (161) that extend from the first end to the second end of the splice body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard L. Simmons, Nathaniel S. Shonkwiler, Donald K. Larson, William J. Clatanoff
  • Patent number: 11435541
    Abstract: A fiber management system for managing and distributing optical fibers comprises at least one supporting element, at least one splice tray pivotally mounted on the supporting element around a pivot axis (X), distributing elements for routing incoming fiber modules toward the splice tray and for routing outgoing fiber modules away from the splice tray, the distributing elements being oriented along respective routing directions transverse to the pivot axis. At least one guiding channel is provided on the supporting element for guiding at least the incoming fiber modules toward the splice tray along a direction substantially parallel to the pivot axis (X), and a retention block acts into the guiding channel between a plurality of retention positions wherein each retention position of the retention block defines a respective passageway for the incoming fiber modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Abbiati
  • Patent number: 11435531
    Abstract: A connector pack for an optical fiber enclosure has a plurality of connector slots each for receiving a respective connector on a cable. The connector pack has a first set of connector slots on a first side of a connector pack body and a second set of connector slots on a second side of the connector pack body. The first set of connector slots and the second set of connector slots each include a latch opening for receiving a latch of a respective connector. The latch opening of the first set of connector slots is offset with respect to the latch opening of the second set of connectors. According to some embodiments, the latch opening of the first set of connector slots is inverted with respect to the latch opening of the second set of connector slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn
  • Patent number: 11428885
    Abstract: There are described methods and systems for deploying optical fiber within a conduit. In one aspect, an optical fiber injector comprising a pressure vessel having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The fluid outlet is engaged with an open end of the conduit. A length of optical fiber is provided within the pressure vessel. The optical fiber is then jetted into the conduit by injecting a fluid into the pressure vessel via the fluid inlet. The optical fiber injector is configured such that the fluid is directed from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet, and urges the optical fiber to move through the conduit, thereby deploying the optical fiber within the conduit. In a further aspect, there is provided a modular assembly comprising a pipeline and a line of two or more conduits arranged end-to-end. Each pair of opposing ends of adjacent conduits is connected together by a separate splice box. The line is positioned along and adjacent to a length of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HIFI ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: John Hull, Neil Gulewicz, Robert Sokolowski, Oleksiy Pletnyov, Souheil Merhi, Philip Cheuk, Seyed Ehsan Jalilian
  • Patent number: 11428874
    Abstract: A composite connector for optical power meter is provided, which includes a fixation base and an active connection base. The fixation base is installed on an optical power meter; the fixation base includes a left hole, a right hole and a central hole. The active connection base includes a bottom plate, an active pin, a first fiber socket and a second fiber socket. The first fiber socket and the second fiber socket are disposed on the bottom plate. The active pin penetrates through the bottom plate and is inserted into the left hole, whereby a first circle, whose center is at the active pin and circumference passes through the first fiber socket as well as the second fiber socket, overlaps a second circle, whose center is at the left hole and circumference passes through the central hole, in the normal direction of the active connection base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: LUXNET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Hsin Fu, Ya-Chuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11422327
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sealed closure having modular components, enhanced cable sealing, modular connection interfaces, enhanced cable anchoring and enhanced fiber management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Philippe Coenegracht, Pieter Doultremont, William B. Bryan, William Alan Carrico, Eddy Luc Cams, Erik David Bishop, Thomas Ross Marmon, Bart Mattie Claessens, Alan Armando Garcia Gonzalez, Roel Modest Willy Bryon, Roger Alaerts, Conny Van De Velde, Jos Brants, El Moïz Mohammed Michel Ghammam, Jozef Christiaan Mathieu Versleegers, Marc Eugène Willem Bervoets, Barry Wayne Allen, Maarten Aerts
  • Patent number: 11415768
    Abstract: An optical fiber routing assembly for interfacing with co-package optical (CPO) modules is disclosed. The optical fiber routing assembly includes a housing, a plurality of terminated optical fibers routed within the housing, a first set of adapters, and a second set of adapters. The first set of adapters is arranged vertically on an upper panel of the housing and facilitates connecting the plurality of terminated optical fibers to the CPO modules via terminated jumper optical fibers. The second set of adapters is arranged horizontally and configured to facilitate connecting the plurality of terminated optical fibers to one or more electronic systems. A combination of the first set of adapters and the second set of adapters facilitates communication between the CPO modules and the electronic systems. The optical fiber routing assembly provides fiber management to alleviate maintenance or heat issues associated with dense fiber routing around electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chang-Sheng Lin, Zong-Syun He, Hsiao-Hsien Weng, Rong-Teng Sie
  • Patent number: 11415766
    Abstract: High density optical fiber distribution sub-rack comprising: a chassis for housing a plurality of shelves, the chassis comprising at least two shelf storage areas placed side by side with each other, at least one shelf housed in one of the at least two storage areas of the chassis, the at least one shelf having an internal hollow seat for connection modules, the at least one shelf comprising one or more connection modules having a plurality of adapters for interconnection optical fibers, the connection modules being arranged in the internal hollow seat of the at least one shelf at the frontal face of the at least one shelf, wherein the at least one shelf is guided so as to be movable towards the external of the chassis by the succession of a translation movement and a rotation movement of the at least one shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S P A.
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, John Shuman