Patents by Inventor Satish I. Patel

Satish I. Patel 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).

  • Publication number: 20190326708
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various communications systems allowing for multiple contacts points between plug contacts in a communications plug and plug interface contacts (PICs) in a communications jack. In some disclosed implementations, a communications plug including a first and a second plug contact mated with a communications jack having a first and a second plug PIC may form a plurality of plug/jack interfaces. The plug/jack interfaces may form multiple current paths between the communications plug and the communications jack. When a signal propagates between the communications plug and the communications jack, it may be split in the communications plug between a first current path and a second current path, and recombined in the communications jack after traveling through the plurality of plug/jack interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: JOSHUA A. VALENTI, SEAN W. LENZ, PAUL W. WACHTEL, ROBERT E. FRANSEN, SATISH I. PATEL
  • Patent number: 10454217
    Abstract: A high performance plug has a housing, eight contacts contained within the font of the housing, and a termination block that is symmetric about its axis. In one embodiment, the termination block has contact interfaces configure to electrically engage the plug contacts and arranged such that the contact interfaces which are connected to plug contacts 1-8, become connected to plug contacts 8-1 when the termination block is rotated 180 degrees. In one embodiment, the coupling from the paths for contact 3 to contacts 1, 2, 4, and 5, respectively, is the same as the coupling for contact 6 to contacts 7, 8, 5, and 4, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20190288455
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of telecommunication, and more specifically, to communication connectors such as, for example, shielded plug and jack connectors. In an embodiment, the present invention is a communication jack that includes a housing and a front sled assembly having a plurality of plug interface contacts (PICs), the front sled assembly being moveable along a horizontal plane of the communication jack between a first position and a second position, the first position being different from the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O'Young, Satish I. Patel, Joshua A. Valenti, Paul W. Wachtel, Robert E. Fransen, Andrew Ciezak, Michael B. Verbeek
  • Patent number: 10361514
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various communications systems allowing for multiple contacts points between plug contacts in a communications plug and plug interface contacts (PICs) in a communications jack. In some disclosed implementations, a communications plug including a first and a second plug contact mated with a communications jack having a first and a second plug PIC may form a plurality of plug/jack interfaces. The plug/jack interfaces may form multiple current paths between the communications plug and the communications jack. When a signal propagates between the communications plug and the communications jack, it may be split in the communications plug between a first current path and a second current path, and recombined in the communications jack after traveling through the plurality of plug/jack interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Sean W. Lenz, Paul W. Wachtel, Robert E. Fransen, Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20190190191
    Abstract: A communications plug is described. The communications plug includes a plug housing and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a first cable management section and a second cable management section connected to opposing ends of a bridge section. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together along at least one longitudinal axis of the cable manager around a portion of the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, JR.
  • Patent number: 10243297
    Abstract: A communications plug is described. The communications plug includes a plug housing and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a first cable management section and a second cable management section connected to opposing ends of a bridge section. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together along at least one longitudinal axis of the cable manager around a portion of the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190074647
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of telecommunication, and more particularly, to the field of connectors such as plugs and/or jacks used to interconnect electronic equipment. In an embodiment, the present invention is a shielded RJ45 network jack with an inter-jack connection method that has an electrical disengagement point outside of any electrical mating points, while still allowing for a relatively short distance to compensation from the plug/jack mating interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael B. Verbeek
  • Patent number: 10153592
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of communications connectors. In one example, a communications jack includes a housing, a sled assembly, a printed circuit board, and a plurality of intermediate contacts. The sled assembly sled assembly is movable within the housing when a communications plug is inserted in the housing. The sled assembly includes a sled and a sled PCB connected to the sled. The sled assembly also includes a plurality of plug interface contacts (PICs) connected to the sled PCB. The intermediate contacts are connected to the sled PCB at first ends of the intermediate contacts, and are connected to the other PCB at second ends of the intermediate contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20180351303
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of telecommunication, and more specifically, to communication connectors such as, for example, shielded plug and jack connectors. In an embodiment, the present invention is a communication jack that includes a housing and a front sled assembly having a plurality of plug interface contacts (PICs), the front sled assembly being moveable along a horizontal plane of the communication jack between a first position and a second position, the first position being different from the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O'Young, Satish I. Patel, Joshua A. Valenti, Paul W. Wachtel, Robert E. Fransen, Andrew Ciezak, Michael B. Verbeek
  • Publication number: 20180323547
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to designs for network jacks which can be used for cable connectivity. In an embodiment, the present invention is an RJ45 jack that utilizes a thin dielectric film between two layers of PICs that provide crosstalk compensation by way of their geometry. Compensation is achieved by way of capacitor plates which sandwich a thin dielectric film. This allows for the layers of PICs to be in close proximity and achieve higher coupling where desired, allowing a greater amount of compensation to occur close to the plug/jack contact point. This can have the effect of moving compensation closer to the plug/jack contact point, which in turn may reduce the amount of compensation needed further along the data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Roman J. Churnovic, Jean de Deiu Mutangana
  • Publication number: 20180269638
    Abstract: Various implementations of communications connectors are disclosed. In some implementations, a communications connector, such as a communications plug, may include a plug body and a termination sled positioned at least partially in the plug body. The termination sled may include a printed circuit board (PCB) having a front section, a rear section, and a connecting section connecting the front section and the rear section. In some implementations, a communications cord may include a communications plug having a conductive shell and PCB assembly. The PCB assembly may include a PCB, front and rear load bars, and a shielded divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Sean W. Lenz, Andrew Ciezak, Paul W. Wachtel, Robert E. Fransen, Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20180254586
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various communications systems allowing for multiple contacts points between plug contacts in a communications plug and plug interface contacts (PICs) in a communications jack. In some disclosed implementations, a communications plug including a first and a second plug contact mated with a communications jack having a first and a second plug PIC may form a plurality of plug/jack interfaces. The plug/jack interfaces may form multiple current paths between the communications plug and the communications jack. When a signal propagates between the communications plug and the communications jack, it may be split in the communications plug between a first current path and a second current path, and recombined in the communications jack after traveling through the plurality of plug/jack interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: JOSHUA A. VALENTI, SEAN W. LENZ, PAUL W. WACHTEL, ROBERT E. FRANSEN, SATISH I. PATEL
  • Patent number: 10050383
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of telecommunication, and more specifically, to communication connectors such as, for example, shielded plug and jack connectors. In an embodiment, the present invention is a communication jack that includes a housing and a front sled assembly having a plurality of plug interface contacts (PICs), the front sled assembly being moveable along a horizontal plane of the communication jack between a first position and a second position, the first position being different from the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O'Young, Satish I. Patel, Joshua A. Valenti, Paul W. Wachtel, Robert E. Fransen, Andrew Ciezak, Michael B. Verbeek
  • Patent number: 10050384
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to designs for network jacks which can be used for cable connectivity. In an embodiment, the present invention is an RJ45 jack that utilizes a thin dielectric film between two layers of PICs that provide crosstalk compensation by way of their geometry. Compensation is achieved by way of capacitor plates which sandwich a thin dielectric film. This allows for the layers of PICs to be in close proximity and achieve higher coupling where desired, allowing a greater amount of compensation to occur close to the plug/jack contact point. This can have the effect of moving compensation closer to the plug/jack contact point, which in turn may reduce the amount of compensation needed further along the data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Roman J. Churnovic, Jean De Dieu Mutangana
  • Publication number: 20180226753
    Abstract: A high performance plug has a housing, eight contacts contained within the font of the housing, and a termination block that is symmetric about its axis. In one embodiment, the termination block has contact interfaces configure to electrically engage the plug contacts and arranged such that the contact interfaces which are connected to plug contacts 1-8, become connected to plug contacts 8-1 when the termination block is rotated 180 degrees. In one embodiment, the coupling from the paths for contact 3 to contacts 1, 2, 4, and 5, respectively, is the same as the coupling for contact 6 to contacts 7, 8, 5, and 4, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20180226752
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of communications connectors. In one example, a communications jack includes a housing, a sled assembly, a printed circuit board, and a plurality of intermediate contacts. The sled assembly sled assembly is movable within the housing when a communications plug is inserted in the housing. The sled assembly includes a sled and a sled PCB connected to the sled. The sled assembly also includes a plurality of plug interface contacts (PICs) connected to the sled PCB. The intermediate contacts are connected to the sled PCB at first ends of the intermediate contacts, and are connected to the other PCB at second ends of the intermediate contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Satish I. Patel
  • Publication number: 20180226746
    Abstract: A communications plug is described. The communications plug includes a plug housing and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a first cable management section and a second cable management section connected to opposing ends of a bridge section. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together along at least one longitudinal axis of the cable manager around a portion of the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, JR.
  • Patent number: 9966703
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the field of telecommunication, and more specifically to the connectivity components implemented therein. In an embodiment, the present invention is an RJ45-compatible network jack which includes a front sled PCB assembly incorporating short PICs, a compensation printed circuit board, and a spring loaded movement designed to provide a portion of the total displacement necessary to accommodate plug travel of a mated plug. The PICs are capable of displacement which is designed to be adequate to provide reliable contact while mating with a plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Satish I. Patel
  • Patent number: 9960529
    Abstract: A communication plug is described. The communication plug has a communication cable with a plurality of conductors, a plug housing, and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a load bar with a plurality of holes, a first cable management section connected to the load bar via a first hinge, and a second cable management section connected to the load bar via a second hinge. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together and partially enclose the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180019537
    Abstract: A communication plug is described. The communication plug has a communication cable with a plurality of conductors, a plug housing, and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a load bar with a plurality of holes, a first cable management section connected to the load bar via a first hinge, and a second cable management section connected to the load bar via a second hinge. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together and partially enclose the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, JR.