Patents by Inventor Suzanne L. Spera

Suzanne L. Spera 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: 20030020379
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cabinet with a removable and reversible door and, in preferred embodiments, a cabinet having a separable door to which is mounted two sets of hinges that are independently retractable to enable a user to easily and efficiently open a mounted door from left to right and from right to left, or to completely remove the door from the cabinet. The disclosed cabinet typically includes latch/hinge mechanisms that are mounted to the door and configured to engage the hinge openings associated with the door frame. A gear box assembly is advantageously utilized in a disclosed latch/hinge mechanism embodiment to effectuate the desired relative movement, and bushings associated with the latch/hinge mechanisms ensure appropriate spacing between the door and the door frame for desired door operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Lars R. Larsen, Stewart A. Levesque, Suzanne L. Spera
  • Patent number: 6461052
    Abstract: An optical fiber management module assembly for mounting in a patch panel aperture and includes an adapter having a housing portion at its proximal end providing a cavity dimensioned and configured to seat the proximal end of a jack therein and having a channel portion at the other end providing a channel leading into the cavity. The housing portion has arms which engage the patch panel. Engaged with the distal end of the adapter is a projecting arm of a fiber management clip having an engagement portion at its proximal end with side walls defining a recess for the distal end of the jack. The clip also has a guidance portion at its other end thereon with channels extending longitudinally thereof in which optical fibers may be seated, and a latch extending over the channels and engaged with the guidance portion to retain the fibers in the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hines, Stewart A. Levesque, Suzanne L. Spera
  • Patent number: 6398149
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a cable management system for supporting and routing cables. The cable management system includes one or more cable supports attached to a support structure such as a wall or electronics cabinet. Each cable support includes one or more cable spools detachably mounted to a spool guide. The spool guide includes a channel extending along its length and in-turned flanges that extend partially across the opening of the channel. Each cable spool includes a spool body and a coupler. The coupler has a retractable brace that can be inserted into the channel, rotated and retracted toward the spool body for clamping the in-turned flanges between the brace and the spool body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hines, Samuel E. Watrous, Suzanne L. Spera
  • Patent number: D440210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars R. Larsen, Suzanne L. Spera