Patents by Inventor Kennth J. Vidacovich

Kennth J. Vidacovich 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: 5402515
    Abstract: A fiber optic distribution system provides a frame having several bays for receiving connector modules, associated jumper organizers, and upper and lower troughs for conveying jumper fibers between adjacent bays. The jumper organizers are constructed such that interbay jumpers need not undergo more than two continuous bends of, and further easily store excess jumper slack, such as is required to avoid modal noise, even when both ends of the jumper are terminated in the same tray or cabinet. Each connector module has a plurality of connector trays pivotally attached to a cabinet using a swivel bracket which is located adjacent a gap in the tray sidewall; this allows placement of the incoming fibers into the tray without the need for threading the fibers through a hole, and also minimizes fiber stress during pivoting movement of the trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kennth J. Vidacovich, Donald G. Doss