Patents by Inventor Samuel M. Marrs

Samuel M. Marrs 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: 10559927
    Abstract: A communication connector has a housing for receiving a communication plug, a printed circuit within the housing, a switch which actuates the printed circuit board, and a translating crossbar which engages the switch. The printed circuit board is moved dependent upon a type of plug inserted. The movement of the circuit board can help to selectively engage one of two sets of circuit traces and groupings of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O'Young, Robert E. Fransen, Samuel M. Marrs, Satish I. Patel, Paul W. Wachtel, Andrew Ciezak
  • Publication number: 20190307023
    Abstract: An inlet duct system includes a duct body having a bottom wall and two side walls having at least one opening. An adjustable internal baffle is secured to the duct body such that the internal baffle can be positioned in multiple locations within an internal cavity defined by the duct body, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the internal cavity. A first side duct is removably attached to the duct body and forms an air flow chamber that receives a fluid from an opening in one of the side walls and delivers the fluid above the duct body. A first side baffle is positioned within the air flow chamber, adjacent the internal baffle, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the air flow chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Edward R. Kello
  • Patent number: 10334759
    Abstract: An inlet duct system includes a duct body having a bottom wall and two side walls having at least one opening. An adjustable internal baffle is secured to the duct body such that the internal baffle can be positioned in multiple locations within an internal cavity defined by the duct body, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the internal cavity. A first side duct is removably attached to the duct body and forms an air flow chamber that receives a fluid from an opening in one of the side walls and delivers the fluid above the duct body. A first side baffle is positioned within the air flow chamber, adjacent the internal baffle, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the air flow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Edward R. Kello
  • Patent number: 10172453
    Abstract: System equipment carriers and related methods can include two side panels coupled together in a spaced apart relationship with respect to one another by a base panel to form an equipment carrier, the equipment carrier being configured to receive and support a plurality of individual component modules therein. In this configuration, the equipment carrier and the plurality of individual component modules received therein are configured to be positioned together within an equipment enclosure that is configured to receive individual component modules therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Scott Daniel Redfern, Gerald Allan Bagni, Samuel M. Marrs, Alva B. Eaton
  • Patent number: 10111355
    Abstract: Equipment racks, methods of installing equipment modules into equipment racks, and adaptor blocks for installing equipment modules into equipment racks are disclosed. In some examples, an equipment rack includes first and second rack rails and a carrier pack mounted to the first and second rack rails. The carrier pack includes first and second pack rails, each pack rail having a plurality of spaced apart mounting holes. The carrier pack includes first and second adapter blocks mounted to the first and second pack rails using the spaced apart mounting holes. Each of the first and second adapter blocks includes at least one post. The carrier pack includes an equipment module mounted to the first and second adapter blocks. The equipment module includes first and second spring loaded latches attached to the posts of the first and second adapter blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Alva B. Eaton
  • Patent number: 10012799
    Abstract: A shuttered adapter is described that includes a shuttered housing, a shutter sub-assembly frame contained within the housing, a pair of shutter doors hingedly secured to the shutter sub-assembly frame, and a door spring configured to push the shutter doors outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame and away from each other. The shuttered housing can have a separable sleeve retention insert which allows a ledge to be molded inside the shuttered housing. The ledge can be configured to abut the front lower surface of the shuttered doors when the doors are pushed outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sanders, Gregory L. Kuffel, Phillip J. Irwin, Samuel M. Marrs
  • Publication number: 20170315305
    Abstract: A shuttered adapter is described that includes a shuttered housing, a shutter sub-assembly frame contained within the housing, a pair of shutter doors hingedly secured to the shutter sub-assembly frame, and a door spring configured to push the shutter doors outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame and away from each other. The shuttered housing can have a separable sleeve retention insert which allows a ledge to be molded inside the shuttered housing. The ledge can be configured to abut the front lower surface of the shuttered doors when the doors are pushed outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sanders, Gregory L. Kuffel, Phillip J. Irwin, Samuel M. Marrs
  • Patent number: 9723747
    Abstract: Equipment module support brackets, rack-mounted equipment cabinet systems, and related methods can include at least one equipment module, a rack-mounted equipment cabinet for storing the rack-mounted equipment, and at least one equipment module support bracket installed in the rack-mounted equipment cabinet for supporting the at least one equipment module stored in the rack-mounted equipment cabinet. The support bracket can include a longitudinally extending top face, and at least one aperture disposed on opposite ends of a rear facing longitudinal edge of the longitudinally extending top face. The support bracket can include a height of less than one (1) rack unit (RU) when mounted in the rack-mounted equipment cabinet. The support bracket can include at least one server support bracket for supporting a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Alva B. Eaton
  • Patent number: 9709754
    Abstract: A shuttered adapter is described that includes a shuttered housing, a shutter sub-assembly frame contained within the housing, a pair of shutter doors hingedly secured to the shutter sub-assembly frame, and a door spring configured to push the shutter doors outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame and away from each other. The shuttered housing can have a separable sleeve retention insert which allows a ledge to be molded inside the shuttered housing. The ledge can be configured to abut the front lower surface of the shuttered doors when the doors are pushed outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sanders, Gregory L. Kuffel, Phillip J. Irwin, Samuel M. Marrs
  • Publication number: 20170170607
    Abstract: A communication connector has a housing for receiving a communication plug, a printed circuit within the housing, a switch which actuates the printed circuit board, and a translating crossbar which engages the switch. The printed circuit board is moved dependent upon a type of plug inserted. The movement of the circuit board can help to selectively engage one of two sets of circuit traces and groupings of contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O'Young, Robert E. Fransen, Samuel M. Marrs, Satish I. Patel, Paul W. Wachtel, Andrew Ciezak
  • Publication number: 20170059787
    Abstract: A shuttered adapter is described that includes a shuttered housing, a shutter sub-assembly frame contained within the housing, a pair of shutter doors hingedly secured to the shutter sub-assembly frame, and a door spring configured to push the shutter doors outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame and away from each other. The shuttered housing can have a separable sleeve retention insert which allows a ledge to be molded inside the shuttered housing. The ledge can be configured to abut the front lower surface of the shuttered doors when the doors are pushed outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sanders, Gregory L. Kuffel, Phillip J. Irwin, Samuel M. Marrs
  • Patent number: 9494746
    Abstract: A shuttered adapter is described that includes a shuttered housing, a shutter sub-assembly frame contained within the housing, a pair of shutter doors hingedly secured to the shutter sub-assembly frame, and a door spring configured to push the shutter doors outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame and away from each other. The shuttered housing can have a separable sleeve retention insert which allows a ledge to be molded inside the shuttered housing. The ledge can be configured to abut the front lower surface of the shuttered doors when the doors are pushed outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sanders, Gregory L. Kuffel, Phillip J. Irwin, Samuel M. Marrs
  • Publication number: 20160254620
    Abstract: A communication connector has a housing for receiving a communication plug, a printed circuit within the housing, a switch which actuates the printed circuit board, and a translating crossbar which engages the switch. The printed circuit board is moved dependent upon a type of plug inserted. The movement of the circuit board can help to selectively engage one of two sets of circuit traces and groupings of contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O'Young, Robert E. Fransen, Samuel M. Marrs, Satish I. Patel, Paul W. Wachtel, Andrew Ciezak
  • Patent number: 9360636
    Abstract: An improved, reversibly terminable fiber stub connector assembly is provided that can be readily and positively terminated in the field using simple termination tools. This allows repositioning or replacement of fiber optic cable field fibers if termination is not acceptable in performance. The tool may be a hand-held tool, or used in conjunction with a connector support structure to provide simplified and expeditious field termination of fiber optic cables. The cam tool can include a throughbore that enables connection of a patchcord to the stub fiber of the connector during or shortly after termination without removal of the termination tool. Accordingly, field testing of the connection can be made at the site of termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 9332863
    Abstract: An aisle containment apparatus having a pair of spaced apart upper rails and a pair of spaced apart lower rails positioned spaced apart from and below the pair of upper rails. A side blanking panel is secured to one of the pair of upper rails and to one of the pair of lower rails and a ceiling spans between the pair of upper rails. A fixed panel is secured to the pair of upper rails and to the pair of lower rails and a moveable panel is releasably secured to the pair of upper rails and is adjustably positioned along the pair of upper rails so as to position the moveable panel a predetermined distance from the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel C. Ramey, Samuel M. Marrs, Muhammad Z. Feroz, Darren J. Reigle
  • Patent number: 9196997
    Abstract: A shuttered adapter is described that includes a shuttered housing, a shutter sub-assembly frame contained within the housing, a pair of shutter doors hingedly secured to the shutter sub-assembly frame, and a door spring configured to push the shutter doors outward from the shutter sub-assembly frame and away from each other. In addition, a shuttered adapter is described that includes a housing and a spring-like shutter attached to the front of the center wall of the housing. The shutter has a pair a door flaps extending into the ports of the adapter at a rearward angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sanders, Gregory L. Kuffel, Phillip J. Irwin, Samuel M. Marrs
  • Publication number: 20150147954
    Abstract: An inlet duct system includes a duct body having a bottom wall and two side walls having at least one opening. An adjustable internal baffle is secured to the duct body such that the internal baffle can be positioned in multiple locations within an internal cavity defined by the duct body, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the internal cavity. A first side duct is removably attached to the duct body and forms an air flow chamber that receives a fluid from an opening in one of the side walls and delivers the fluid above the duct body. A first side baffle is positioned within the air flow chamber, adjacent the internal baffle, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the air flow chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Edward R. Kello
  • Patent number: 8973951
    Abstract: A vertical exhaust duct for an electronic equipment enclosure is provided. The vertical exhaust duct includes a first duct section, a second duct section slidably connected to the first duct section and extendable to a first height above the first duct section, and a third duct section slidably connected to the second duct section and extendable to a second height above the second duct section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Andrzej Nicewicz, Samuel J. Adducci, Alva B. Eaton, Samuel M. Marrs, Max W. Hibner
  • Patent number: 8857120
    Abstract: An aisle containment system is provided. The aisle containment system includes a pair of wall beams suspended from a ceiling, a pair of floor tracks positioned beneath the wall beams and secured to a floor, and at least one blanking panel secured to one of the wall beams and one of the floor tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Mark Shurhay, William A. Bernard
  • Publication number: 20140263132
    Abstract: An aisle containment apparatus having a pair of spaced apart upper rails and a pair of spaced apart lower rails positioned spaced apart from and below the pair of upper rails. A side blanking panel is secured to one of the pair of upper rails and to one of the pair of lower rails and a ceiling spans between the pair of upper rails. A fixed panel is secured to the pair of upper rails and to the pair of lower rails and a moveable panel is releasably secured to the pair of upper rails and is adjustably positioned along the pair of upper rails so as to position the moveable panel a predetermined distance from the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Samuel C. Ramey, Samuel M. Marrs, Muhammad Z. Feroz, Darren J. Reigle