Patents by Inventor Gordon P. Clark

Gordon P. Clark has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9122034
    Abstract: A cable storage system includes a box and at least one cable retainer. The box includes a plurality of walls at least partially defining a box interior. The box receives a cable from an exterior of the box. At least one wall of the box defines a retainer opening. The retainer is adapted to receive an unsecured length of the cable and may be selectively secured to the retainer opening. When the retainer is secured to the retainer opening, the retainer extends out of the interior of the box. Multiple retainers may be used to store additional lengths of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey, Cyle D. Petersen, Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7942701
    Abstract: A power sourcing unit for a power over ethernet system. The unit includes a chassis with a power supply guide and a CPU guide, and a power supply including a power supply connector. The unit also includes a printed circuit board including first and second connectors and being coupled to a plurality of RJ-45 jacks, and a CPU line card including a CPU connector. The power supply guide engages the power supply to allow the power supply to be slid into and out of the unit to couple the power supply connector to the first connector of the printed circuit board. The CPU guide engages the CPU line card to allow the CPU line card to be slid into and out of the unit to couple the CPU connector to the second connector of the printed circuit board. The CPU line card allows the unit to be coupled to a network. Multiple power sourcing units can be daisy-chained together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: John Anderson, Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson, Steve Johnson
  • Patent number: 7811122
    Abstract: A connecting panel assembly including pivot modules that are pivotally connected to a frame of the assembly. The pivot modules include a plurality of jack modules. The jack modules have a plug opening on one side and wire terminations on an opposite side. The pivot modules are pivotally coupled at opposite ends of the frame. The pivot modules can pivot from a closed position wherein the pivot modules are aligned parallel with the frame, and an open angled position wherein the pivot modules are positioned at an angled position relative to the frame. The assembly also includes a support member that supports the pivot modules in the angled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren Mattson
  • Publication number: 20100081319
    Abstract: A connecting panel assembly including pivot modules that are pivotally connected to a frame of the assembly. The pivot modules include a plurality of jack modules. The jack modules have a plug opening on one side and wire terminations on an opposite side. The pivot modules are pivotally coupled at opposite ends of the frame. The pivot modules can pivot from a closed position wherein the pivot modules are aligned parallel with the frame, and an open angled position wherein the pivot modules are positioned at an angled position relative to the frame. The assembly also includes a support member that supports the pivot modules in the angled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren Mattson
  • Patent number: 7689088
    Abstract: A wall mount chassis includes circuitry for telecommunications signals. The chassis includes a rear wall mountable to a vertical wall, and first and second sides. Each side includes a hinged cover. Each cover includes an access window for viewing an opposite side of the cover. On one side of the chassis is positioned signal converter cards for converting between optical and electrical signals. On an opposite side of the chassis are positioned one or more electrical power cards providing an access location for power to the circuitry. A CPU card can also be provided on the same side as the power card. An interior of the chassis includes a back plane positioned between the converter cards and the power and CPU cards wherein the back plane is perpendicular to the converter cards and power and CPU cards. A cable spool is positioned adjacent one of the sides for cable management. Cable clips are provided for securably retaining one or more cables adjacent each of the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7686658
    Abstract: A patch panel including a plurality of electrical connector assemblies, each of the electrical connector assemblies including a first jack presented on a first side of a panel frame of the patch panel and a second jack electrically linked to the first jack to form a jack pair and presented on a second side of the panel frame. Both the first jack and the second jack are presented at an angle with respect to the panel frame, and both the first jack and the second jack may be engaged using a patch cord. The first and second jack of each jack pair are at a 90-degree angle relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, John Schmidt, Loren Mattson
  • Patent number: 7607938
    Abstract: A connecting panel assembly including pivot modules that are pivotally connected to a frame of the assembly. The pivot modules include a plurality of jack modules. The jack modules have a plug opening on one side and wire terminations on an opposite side. The pivot modules are pivotally coupled at opposite ends of the frame. The pivot modules can pivot from a closed position wherein the pivot modules are aligned parallel with the frame, and an open angled position wherein the pivot modules are positioned at an angled position relative to the frame. The assembly also includes a support member that supports the pivot modules in the angled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren Mattson
  • Patent number: 7570487
    Abstract: A patch panel system including a chassis and a plurality of modules. The chassis includes elongated structures configured to interconnect top, bottom and side portions of the chassis. The elongated structures are also configured to receive and secure a printed circuit board and the plurality of modules to the chassis. The modules include a housing and a module card. The card can include a variety of connections that provide communication to connections located on a back plane of the chassis. The system can include a combination of passive and active modules that are interchangeable to provide a variety of interface configurations. A spring clip electrically links at least one module to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Joseph Coffey, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7553196
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a circuit board, a contact spring insert, and an insulation displacement terminal insert wherein the contact spring insert is positioned between the insulation displacement terminal insert and the circuit board. The insert assembly can be mounted to a jack housing to form a telecommunications jack for receiving telecommunications plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20090103880
    Abstract: A wall mount chassis includes circuitry for telecommunications signals. The chassis includes a rear wall mountable to a vertical wall, and first and second sides. Each side includes a hinged cover. Each cover includes an access window for viewing an opposite side of the cover. On one side of the chassis is positioned signal converter cards for converting between optical and electrical signals. On an opposite side of the chassis are positioned one or more electrical power cards providing an access location for power to the circuitry. A CPU card can also be provided on the same side as the power card. An interior of the chassis includes a back plane positioned between the converter cards and the power and CPU cards wherein the back plane is perpendicular to the converter cards and power and CPU cards. A cable spool is positioned adjacent one of the sides for cable management. Cable clips are provided for securably retaining one or more cables adjacent each of the first and second sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20080299836
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a circuit board, a contact spring insert, and an insulation displacement terminal insert wherein the contact spring insert is positioned between the insulation displacement terminal insert and the circuit board. The insert assembly can be mounted to a jack housing to form a telecommunications jack for receiving telecommunications plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20080293294
    Abstract: A connecting panel assembly including pivot modules that are pivotally connected to a frame of the assembly. The pivot modules include a plurality of jack modules. The jack modules have a plug opening on one side and wire terminations on an opposite side. The pivot modules are pivotally coupled at opposite ends of the frame. The pivot modules can pivot from a closed position wherein the pivot modules are aligned parallel with the frame, and an open angled position wherein the pivot modules are positioned at an angled position relative to the frame. The assembly also includes a support member that supports the pivot modules in the angled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren Mattson
  • Patent number: 7455548
    Abstract: A telecommunications patch panel includes a frame defining at least one opening configured to receive a connector module; and at least one connector module rotatably mounted in the at least one opening of the frame. Each connector module defines an axis of rotation generally parallel to the front face. Each connector module includes at least a first and second linear array of openings configured to receive jacks modules. Each of the openings in the first linear array is configured to receive a jack module having a first orientation, and each of the openings in the second linear array is configured to receive a jack module having a second orientation. The second orientation is rotated about 180° from the first orientation along an axis of insertion of the jack module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunication, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7454116
    Abstract: A wall mount chassis includes circuitry for telecommunications signals. The chassis includes a rear wall mountable to a vertical wall, and first and second sides. Each side includes a hinged cover. Each cover includes an access window for viewing an opposite side of the cover. On one side of the chassis is positioned signal converter cards for converting between optical and electrical signals. On an opposite side of the chassis are positioned one or more electrical power cards providing an access location for power to the circuitry. A CPU card can also be provided on the same side as the power card. An interior of the chassis includes a back plane positioned between the converter cards and the power and CPU cards wherein the back plane is perpendicular to the converter cards and power and CPU cards. A cable spool is positioned adjacent one of the sides for cable management. Cable clips are provided for securably retaining one or more cables adjacent each of the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20080178014
    Abstract: A power sourcing unit for a power over ethernet system. The unit includes a chassis with a power supply guide and a CPU guide, and a power supply including a power supply connector. The unit also includes a printed circuit board including first and second connectors and being coupled to a plurality of RJ-45 jacks, and a CPU line card including a CPU connector. The power supply guide engages the power supply to allow the power supply to be slid into and out of the unit to couple the power supply connector to the first connector of the printed circuit board. The CPU guide engages the CPU line card to allow the CPU line card to be slid into and out of the unit to couple the CPU connector to the second connector of the printed circuit board. The CPU line card allows the unit to be coupled to a network. Multiple power sourcing units can be daisy-chained together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Anderson, Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson, Steve Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080108253
    Abstract: A patch panel including a plurality of electrical connector assemblies, each of the electrical connector assemblies including a first jack presented on a first side of a panel frame of the patch panel and a second jack electrically linked to the first jack to form a jack pair and presented on a second side of the panel frame. Both the first jack and the second jack are presented at an angle with respect to the panel frame, and both the first jack and the second jack may be engaged using a patch cord. The first and second jack of each jack pair are at a 90-degree angle relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, John Schmidt, Loren Mattson
  • Publication number: 20080096438
    Abstract: A telecommunications patch panel includes a frame defining at least one opening configured to receive a connector module; and at least one connector module rotatably mounted in the at least one opening of the frame. Each connector module defines an axis of rotation generally parallel to the front face. Each connector module includes at least a first and second linear array of openings configured to receive jacks modules. Each of the openings in the first linear array is configured to receive a jack module having a first orientation, and each of the openings in the second linear array is configured to receive a jack module having a second orientation. The second orientation is rotated about 180° from the first orientation along an axis of insertion of the jack module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7357667
    Abstract: A connecting panel assembly including pivot modules that are pivotally connected to a frame of the assembly. The pivot modules include a plurality of jack modules. The jack modules have a plug opening on one side and wire terminations on an opposite side. The pivot modules are pivotally coupled at opposite ends of the frame. The pivot modules can pivot from a closed position wherein the pivot modules are aligned parallel with the frame, and an open angled position wherein the pivot modules are positioned at an angled position relative to the frame. The assembly also includes a support member that supports the pivot modules in the angled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren Mattson
  • Patent number: 7335056
    Abstract: A telecommunications patch panel includes a frame and multiple connector modules mounted to the frame. The connector modules are pivotally movable about generally upright pivot axes that extend between upper and lower portions of the frame. Each connector module includes a circuit board, front connector ports mounted to the first side of the circuit board; rear connector ports mounted to the second side of the circuit board; and a housing enclosing the circuit board. The housing can be formed from a first housing shell cooperating with a second housing shell to capture the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7316586
    Abstract: A power sourcing unit for a power over ethernet system. The unit includes a chassis with a power supply guide and a CPU guide, and a power supply including a power supply connector. The unit also includes a printed circuit board including first and second connectors and being coupled to a plurality of RJ-45 jacks, and a CPU line card including a CPU connector. The power supply guide engages the power supply to allow the power supply to be slid into and out of the unit to couple the power supply connector to the first connector of the printed circuit board. The CPU guide engages the CPU line card to allow the CPU line card to be slid into and out of the unit to couple the CPU connector to the second connector of the printed circuit board. The CPU line card allows the unit to be coupled to a network. Multiple power sourcing units can be daisy-chained together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: John Anderson, Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson, Steve Johnson