Patents by Inventor Kelly John Smith

Kelly John Smith 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: 6292614
    Abstract: A closure that is operative for containing optical fiber splices includes a support assembly that supports the splices. While the closure is in an enclosed configuration, the support assembly and a holding bracket are substantially contained in a housing of the closure. When the splices within the closure are to be serviced, the support assembly and the holding bracket are removed from the housing. Thereafter, the holding bracket is configured so a protruding portion of the holding bracket extends away from the support assembly to provide an extended configuration. While in the extended configuration, the protruding portion of the holding bracket is clamped to a work surface with a clamping device so the holding bracket supports the support assembly in a cantilever-like fashion and the holding bracket and the clamping device do not substantially interfere with the servicing of the optical fiber splices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Siecor Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly John Smith, James H. Wicker