Patents by Inventor Shaun P. Brouwer

Shaun P. Brouwer 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: 20190302385
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20190293890
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20190234532
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190234531
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190234533
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190219787
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10317637
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10268013
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10240393
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Patent number: 10020616
    Abstract: A locking electrical outlet has a housing with a channel and an outlet latch within, a slider configured to move axially within the channel, a memory block, a locking plate with an opening, and a spring configured to bias the locking plate towards a first angle. The slider is configured move axially rearward relative to the housing by the insertion of the plug. The rearward movement of the slider reduces the angle of the locking plate such that a blade of the plug can move through the opening of the locking plate. The memory block is partially compressed by the slider such that it the slider engages the outlet latch of the housing, temporarily holding the locking plate at the reduced angle until the expansion of the memory block disengages the slider from the outlet latch and allows the spring to return locking plate towards the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Scott R. Hartman, Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra Chitti Babu, Masud Bolouri-Saransar
  • Publication number: 20180152012
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cable routing system with a bracket that joins adjacent cable trays. The bracket includes a main body having a top edge, a bottom edge, and sides. The top edge includes at least one notch at a center of the main body to retain transverse wires of the adjacent cable trays. The bottom edge includes a spring arm to hold the bracket in place. The bracket is attached to adjacent cable trays with a longitudinal wire of each cable tray positioned between the top edge and the spring arm to secure the bracket to the cable tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, David R. Davis, Dennis J. Waszak, Samuel C. Ramey, Scott R. Hartman, Robert Nicoli
  • Publication number: 20180106976
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20180062317
    Abstract: A locking electrical outlet has a housing with a channel and an outlet latch within, a slider configured to move axially within the channel, a memory block, a locking plate with an opening, and a spring configured to bias the locking plate towards a first angle. The slider is configured move axially rearward relative to the housing by the insertion of the plug. The rearward movement of the slider reduces the angle of the locking plate such that a blade of the plug can move through the opening of the locking plate. The memory block is partially compressed by the slider such that it the slider engages the outlet latch of the housing, temporarily holding the locking plate at the reduced angle until the expansion of the memory block disengages the slider from the outlet latch and allows the spring to return locking plate towards the first angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Scott R. Hartman, Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra Chitti Babu, Masud Bolouri-Saransar
  • Publication number: 20180051514
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Patent number: 9864158
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 9853428
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cable routing system with a bracket that joins adjacent cable trays. The bracket includes a main body with upper members, a bottom member and sides. The upper members have a space therebetween to retain transverse wires of adjacent cable trays. The sides include generally C-shaped arms extending from the sides of the main body and along the back of the main body. When the bracket is secured to the adjacent cable trays a longitudinal wire of each cable tray is positioned between the upper members and the sides of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, David R. Davis, Dennis J. Waszak, Samuel C. Ramey, Scott R. Hartman, Robert Nicoli
  • Patent number: 9810021
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Publication number: 20170285289
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 9690065
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20160340978
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermal expansion and contraction system for securing cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict