Patents by Inventor Marc Fontaine

Marc Fontaine 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: 10656359
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette and system is disclosed. The cassette is mountable on a tray in parallel to and adjacent to at least one other like cassette. Each cassette comprises an housing having an axis, a first optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle along a housing front face for receiving at least one first optic fiber, a second optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle along a housing rear face for receiving at least one second optic fiber, and at least one third optic fiber within the housing, the third optic fibers interconnecting respective ones of the first optic fibers and the second optic fibers. The rear optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle is moveable in a horizontal plane between a first position wherein the rear receptacle is arranged at a first angle to the axis and a second position wherein the rear receptacle is arranged at a second angle to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Christian Roa-Quispe
  • Patent number: 10598884
    Abstract: A modular fiber optic cassette and tray assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises a tray engaging part which engages with a cassette engaging part on the tray and such that the cassettes may be arranged horizontally side by side on the trays. The cassettes are mounted to a front of a tray and such that a portion of each cassette is positioned in front of the tray. In an embodiment, a release mechanism such as a push button is provided on top of each cassette for disengaging the tray engaging part from the cassette engaging part. Still in another embodiment a plurality of trays and cassettes are provided stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Vincent Pilon, Olivier Kedzierski
  • Publication number: 20200081214
    Abstract: A patch panel system is disclosed comprising a plurality of trays wherein each tray is stored within a patch panel housing but moveable towards the front of the housing into one of a patch position or an extended position. The tray is lockable in either the patch position or the extended position. In the extended position a front tray section holding one or more fiber optic connectors or modules is tiltable versus a rear tray section. In particular embodiment the tray can also be moved from the stored position into a retracted position behind the housing. A release mechanism comprising a lock is also provided which can be actuated to release the lock thereby allowing the tray to be slid out of the patch position and the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN ROA-QUISPE, MARC FONTAINE
  • Publication number: 20200048029
    Abstract: A cable spool for networking and cross connect equipment is shown which comprises a telescoping arrangement and is moveable between a retracted and an extended position. In a particular embodiment a static cable spool is provided together with the moveable cable spool and arranged along the same axis. The cable spool is also moveable horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, MICHAEL SINGLETON
  • Publication number: 20200036130
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, JEAN-SÉBASTIEN PLAMONDON, VIRAK SIEV, ALAIN DESROCHERS, LUC MILETTE, FRANÇOIS BEAUREGARD
  • Patent number: 10488611
    Abstract: An optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing. Catches on the fiber optic cassette comprise biased tabs which engage grooves within the rails thereby releasable securing the cassette into the housing. Catches may be provided at both ends of the cassette allowing the cassette to be inserted from either end of the housing. The cassette comprises removeable front plate which is secured to it using a snap fit. The removeable plate can be used either with the cassette or as a standalone within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Marc Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10478928
    Abstract: A method of installing a drain water heat recovery exchanger for pre-heating water to be heated using a solar, electric or combustion energy hot water heater or to be sent to the cold-water line of a hot-water-consuming apparatus. It includes providing a drain water heat recovery exchanger including a copper pipe inlet fitting and a copper pipe outlet fitting and a core waste water drain tube, the fittings being fashioned to include barbs for a male plastic pipe connection; inserting the drain water heat recovery exchanger into a drain water pipe, wherein the core waste water drain tube is connected to the drain water pipe; and connecting a first one of the fittings to a cold-water supply and a second one of the fittings to an inlet of a hot water heater, a hot water tank or a cold-water line of a hot-water-consuming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECOINNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORÉE
    Inventor: Marc Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10476197
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Virak Siev, Alain Desrochers, Luc Milette, François Beauregard
  • Patent number: 10359595
    Abstract: A fiberoptic cabinet is disclosed comprising a tray for receiving a plurality of cassettes and comprising pins positioned opposite one another on the side edges towards a rear edge which together defining a hinge axis, and sliders positioned opposite one another on the side walls. The sliders comprise a channel defining an opening and an extension member held slideably within the channel and comprising a slot aligned with the opening. The extension member is slideable within the channel between where the extension member is positioned towards a rear of the channel and where the extension member is positioned adjacent a front end of the channel. The pins are held within slots, and the tray is dimensioned such that when the extension member is slid to the rear, the side edges are received within the openings and when the extension member is slid to the front, the side edges are freed from the openings and the tray is pivotable about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Aldo Loayza Aramayo, Marc Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20190187394
    Abstract: A modular fiber optic cassette and tray assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises a tray engaging part which engages with a cassette engaging part on the tray and such that the cassettes may be arranged horizontally side by side on the trays. The cassettes are mounted to a front of a tray and such that a portion of each cassette is positioned in front of the tray. In an embodiment, a release mechanism such as a push button is provided on top of each cassette for disengaging the tray engaging part from the cassette engaging part. Still in another embodiment a plurality of trays and cassettes are provided stacked on top of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, VINCENT PILON, OLIVIER KEDZIERSKI
  • Publication number: 20190162924
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette and system is disclosed. The cassette is mountable on a tray in parallel to and adjacent to at least one other like cassette. Each cassette comprises an housing having an axis, a first optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle along a housing front face for receiving at least one first optic fiber, a second optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle along a housing rear face for receiving at least one second optic fiber, and at least one third optic fiber within the housing, the third optic fibers interconnecting respective ones of the first optic fibers and the second optic fibers. The rear optic fiber connector-receiving receptacle is moveable in a horizontal plane between a first position wherein the rear receptacle is arranged at a first angle to the axis and a second position wherein the rear receptacle is arranged at a second angle to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, CHRISTIAN ROA-QUISPE
  • Publication number: 20190121045
    Abstract: An optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing. Catches on the fiber optic cassette comprise biased tabs which engage grooves within the rails thereby releasable securing the cassette into the housing. Catches may be provided at both ends of the cassette allowing the cassette to be inserted from either end of the housing. The cassette comprises removeable front plate which is secured to it using a snap fit. The removeable plate can be used either with the cassette or as a standalone within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: MARC FONTAINE
  • Publication number: 20190115682
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, JEAN-SÉBASTIEN PLAMONDON, VIRAK SIEV, ALAIN DESROCHERS, LUC MILETTE, FRANÇOIS BEAUREGARD
  • Publication number: 20190107682
    Abstract: A fiberoptic cabinet is disclosed comprising a tray for receiving a plurality of cassettes and comprising pins positioned opposite one another on the side edges towards a rear edge which together defining a hinge axis, and sliders positioned opposite one another on the side walls. The sliders comprise a channel defining an opening and an extension member held slideably within the channel and comprising a slot aligned with the opening. The extension member is slideable within the channel between where the extension member is positioned towards a rear of the channel and where the extension member is positioned adjacent a front end of the channel. The pins are held within slots, and the tray is dimensioned such that when the extension member is slid to the rear, the side edges are received within the openings and when the extension member is slid to the front, the side edges are freed from the openings and the tray is pivotable about the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: ALDO LOAYZA ARAMAYO, MARC FONTAINE
  • Patent number: 10185108
    Abstract: An optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing. Catches on the fiber optic cassette comprise biased tabs which engage grooves within the rails thereby releasable securing the cassette into the housing. Catches may be provided at both ends of the cassette allowing the cassette to be inserted from either end of the housing. The cassette comprises removable front plate which is secured to it using a snap fit. The removable plate can be used either with the cassette or as a standalone within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Marc Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10186797
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Virak Siev, Alain Desrochers, Luc Milette, François Beauregard
  • Publication number: 20180131122
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: MARC FONTAINE, JEAN-SÉBASTIEN PLAMONDON, VIRAK SIEV, ALAIN DESROCHERS, LUC MILETTE, FRANÇOIS BEAUREGARD
  • Publication number: 20180011275
    Abstract: An optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing. Catches on the fiber optic cassette comprise biased tabs which engage grooves within the rails thereby releasable securing the cassette into the housing. Catches may be provided at both ends of the cassette allowing the cassette to be inserted from either end of the housing. The cassette comprises removable front plate which is secured to it using a snap fit. The removable plate can be used either with the cassette or as a standalone within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: MARC FONTAINE
  • Patent number: 9865960
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a cable terminator comprising a wire guide, a cube shaped securing cap comprising an open end for installation over the wire guide, and pairs of piercing contacts for piercing respective conductors of the cable. When assembled, an outer end of each of the piercing contacts is exposed on an outer surface of a respective securing cap sidewall. The assembly also comprises a coupler connector comprising one of a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) socket or a modular (for example RJ-45 compatible) plug, a rearward surface comprising a cable terminator receiving socket, wherein pairs of contacts are exposed along at least one side wall of the socket, and further wherein each of a plurality of the tines in the modular socket or the terminal contacts of the plug is interconnected with a respective one of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Virak Siev, Alain Desrochers, Luc Milette, François Beauregard
  • Patent number: D812572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Marc Fontaine, Jean-Sebastien Plamondon