Accessories Patents (Class 385/134)
  • Patent number: 12034475
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides automated solution for identification of spare fiber capacity with minimal manual intervention thereby eliminating the errors and ensure reliability and scalability and implemented by independent modules to provide Tabular, Schematic and Map view available for depicting route-side fiber capacity (total/used/unused). The method includes automatically enrichment of logical links data discovered by EMS/NMS systems which provide the logical paths/links between two equipment with port details along with host name of the equipment and identifier of the port. The method further includes, enriching the EMS/NMS links data, based on host name and inventory mapping, within logical network inventory management system thereby resulting in the availability of links inventory data in ‘From site-from equipment-rom port’ and ‘to site-to equipment-to port’ format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: JIO PLATFORMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Harshad Vasudeo Acharya, Chandrasekhar S. Reddy
  • Patent number: 11994726
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an optical module including: a circuit board; a housing assembly divided by a separation board into a first portion and a second portion that are stacked one above the other, wherein a light-emitting cavity is formed in the second portion, and a partition wall is provided in the first portion to separate the first portion into a light-receiving cavity and a slot, and is provided with a plurality of light-passing holes via which the light-receiving cavity is in communication with the slot; an optical fiber adapter disposed in the housing assembly and in communication with the light-receiving cavity; a light-emitting assembly arranged in the light emitting cavity and electrically connected to the circuit board, wherein heat generated by the light-emitting assembly is conducted to a surface of the housing assembly via the partition wall; and a light-receiving assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Honghao Zhang, Benzheng Dong, Yifan Xie, Kai Liu, Qinhao Fu, Dan Li, Tengfei Wang
  • Patent number: 11988876
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector includes: a front casing that includes a front stopping portion defining a receiving space, and two side stopping portions extending respectively from opposite sides of the front stopping portion, and each being formed with an engaging slot; and a rear casing that is provided for the front casing to be detachably connected thereto, and includes a main body portion defining two through slots which are in spatial communication with the receiving space, and two engaging portions protruding respectively from opposite sides of the main body portion, and each engaging the engaging slot of a respective one of the side stopping portions and disengagable from the same through manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: GLORIOLE ELECTROPTIC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventor: Hsien-Hsin Hsu
  • Patent number: 11982921
    Abstract: A drive unit outputs a modulation signal based on a data signal input from an optical communication apparatus through a pluggable electric connector. An optical modulator outputs an optical signal generated by modulating a light output from a light source based on the modulation signal. A control unit controls a modulation operation of the optical modulator. The control unit outputs a driver signal instructing to start a setting operation to the optical communication apparatus. The optical communication apparatus monitors the modulation operation of the optical modulator in response to the driver signal and performs an operation of correcting the data signal and/or an operation of outputting a control signal representing a control setting for the modulation operation to the control unit based on a monitoring result. The control unit controls the modulation operation of the optical modulator based on the control signal when receiving the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Yutani
  • Patent number: 11947169
    Abstract: A protection assembly of an optical fiber socket is disclosed. The optical fiber socket includes a first lock portion. The protection assembly includes a protection member and an unlock member. The protection member includes a hollow body inserted in the optical fiber socket and an elastic fastening structure. The hollow body has an unlock hole. The elastic fastening structure includes an unlock portion and a second lock portion for locking in the first lock portion. The unlock member includes a rod and a pushing protrusion provided at one end of the rod. When the second lock portion is locked in the first lock portion, the rod is adapted to be located inside the hollow body via the unlock hole, the pushing protrusion is adapted to push against the unlock portion along with a rotation of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: HSING CHAU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kihai Lee
  • Patent number: 11934024
    Abstract: A telecommunications chassis comprises a cable sealing portion defining at least one cable opening configured to sealably receive a cable and a module mounting portion extending from the cable sealing portion, which further comprises a housing defining an open front closable by a door to define an interior, a rear wall, a right wall, and a left wall. A plurality of module mounting locations is provided in a vertically stacked arrangement, each configured to receive a telecommunications module through the open front. An exterior of the housing includes a first column of radius limiters defining curved profiles for guiding cables from the front toward the rear with bend control. A second column of radius limiters in the form of spools is spaced apart and generally parallel to the first column of radius limiters and a third column of radius limiters, at least some of which are in the form of spools, is also spaced apart and generally parallel to the first and second columns of radius limiters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Kristofer Bolster, Soutsada Vongseng, Thomas G. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11934015
    Abstract: Systems and methods of using a multiport assembly and associated components are disclosed. The multiport assembly can include a multiport device that communicatively couples multiple sets or pairs of connectors, such as optical connectors or electrical connectors, together. The multiport assembly can also include an auxiliary port device that couples to the multiport device to expand the capacity of the multiport assembly. Both the multiport and auxiliary port devices can be selectively configured to receive specific types of connectors by selectively coupling to different types of adapters, where the types of adapters correspond to the types of connectors. When coupled to the multiport or auxiliary port devices, the adapters facilitate the formation of the communication between its corresponding set of connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Lee, Jeffrey Gniadek
  • Patent number: 11927823
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly comprising: (a) a plurality of fibers; (b) a connector; (c) at least a first flat ribbonized portion comprising at least a first portion of the plurality of fibers, the first flat ribbonized portion being terminated to the connector; and (d) at least a first non-flat portion comprising at least a second portion of the plurality of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Dwight David Zitsch, Robert Nelson Fair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11927821
    Abstract: A hinge structure for pivotally mounting a first telecommunications element to a second telecommunications element includes a hinge pin provided on the first element and a hinge pin receiver provided on the second element. The hinge pin defines a notch separating the pin into two pin halves. The hinge pin receiver defines two sets of opposing surfaces, the two sets separated by a divider, the divider configured to be accommodated by the notch when the hinge pin is inserted into the hinge pin receiver, wherein each opposing surface set defines a slot for receiving each pin half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Pieter Vermeulen, Johan Geens, Peter Claes
  • Patent number: 11906797
    Abstract: An object is, in a pluggable optical module, to compactly house an optical fiber used for connecting optical components in a housing in which a plurality of optical components are mounted. The pluggable optical module (100) includes: a plurality of optical components, a printed circuit board (51); one or more optical fibers; and optical fiber housing means (14). All or a part of the plurality of optical components are mounted on the printed circuit board (51). One or more optical fibers connect between the plurality of optical components. The optical fiber housing means (14) includes a guide that is disposed on a plate-like member and can wind the one or more optical fibers, and mounted to be stacked with the printed circuit board (51) on which the optical components are mounted and all or a part of optical components other than the optical components mounted on the printed circuit board (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuji Minota
  • Patent number: 11899262
    Abstract: Fiber management assemblies for telecommunications closures. The assembly includes a frame adapted to conform to the wall of a housing piece of a closure. A fiber management tray is pivotally coupled to the frame. The frame supports the tray and spaces the tray away from fiber optic connectors positioned in connector ports defined by the closure. In addition, the pivotability of the tray relative to the frame can provide access to the connectors and/or connector ports without disrupting fiber management on the tray itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Jesus Gustavo Pureco Chico, Harry L. Vaswani, Genaro Neri, Luis Carlos Mendoza
  • Patent number: 11860436
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to an enclosure including a housing, a volume of sealant that defines a port in communication with an interior of the housing, and a fiber optic connection module including a sleeve that mounts within the port with the volume of sealant forming a seal about an exterior of the sleeve. The sleeve includes an inner end adjacent the interior of the housing and an outer end outside the housing. The fiber optic connection module also includes a demateable fiber optic connection interface adjacent the outer end of the sleeve. The demateable fiber optic connection interface includes a fiber optic connector. Other aspects of the present disclosure relate to fiber optic connection modules having features that make such modules suitable to be mounted within a port defined by a volume of sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Bart Vos
  • Patent number: 11852883
    Abstract: A telecommunications closure (10) comprising cables (46), a cover (20), an interior frame (30), the frame (30) holding telecommunications equipment (32), and a seal block (40) sealing the cover (20) closed relative to one or more cables (46) which enter the closure (10). The frame (30) defines a plurality of clamp assembly holders (36). A plurality of clamp assemblies (60, 160, 260) are provided, each clamp assembly (60, 160, 260) for holding a cable including a jacket (48), interior optical fibers (52), and at least one interior strength member (50). Each clamp assembly (60, 160, 260) includes a jacket clamp assembly (64, 164, 264) moveable relative to the frame, and including a wrap (68) which mounts around the jacket, and a strength member clamp assembly (80, 180, 280) moveable relative to the frame. The wrap (68) wraps around the jacket (48) and is adjustable for different jacket diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Mohamed Aznag, Emilie De Groe, Dirk Kempeneers, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans
  • Patent number: 11846813
    Abstract: A new fiber optic connector provides a smaller form factor by including two ferrule assemblies in a housing. The housing accepts a push-pull mechanism that allows for insertion and removal from a carrier as well as an adapter. The push-pull mechanism may also include a flexure member to return the push-pull mechanism. Polarity of the fiber optic connector may also be selected by use of the push-pull mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: US Conec Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Jason Higley, Michael E. Hughes, Mitchell Cloud
  • Patent number: 11846818
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical fibre joint enclosure for providing housing to a plurality of optical fibres and a plurality of optical fibre cables. Further, the optical fibre joint enclosure includes a dome cover, a latch, a metal lock wire, a lock and a port assembly. Furthermore, the optical fibre joint enclosure includes a plurality of storage baskets. The plurality of storage baskets includes a first basket, a second basket and a third basket. The first basket is positioned on a first side inside the dome cover of the optical fibre joint enclosure. The second basket is positioned on a second side inside the dome cover of the optical fibre joint enclosure. The third basket is positioned in middle of the first basket and the second basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Shantha Kumar
  • Patent number: 11784475
    Abstract: A cable-tray intersection system that connects a first wire basket and an intersecting second wire basket. Each wire basket is formed of a plurality of wires extending horizontally to form a floor and a plurality of wires extending vertically forming side walls. The intersection system includes a top plate mounted on the floors of the wires baskets and a pair of corner braces. The top plate has a first edge, a second edge, and a pair of corner edges formed between the first edge and second edge. The pair of corner braces mount between the first wire basket and the second wire basket and are spaced apart from the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Bon B. Sledzinski, Daniel W. Rozendal
  • Patent number: 11774676
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process by which an optical fiber array or a single optical fiber is cleaved with a laser-cleaving apparatus. The coating material is stripped or removed from a section of an optical fiber array or single optical fiber; a coated or ribbonized section of the optical fiber array or the single optical fiber is secured in a holder; the holder is aligned inside the laser-cleaving apparatus; the laser cleaves the stripped ends of the fibers in the optical fiber array or the single optical fiber; the laser-cleaved ends of the optical fiber(s) are then mechanically separated to remove the free ends from the optical fibers in the optical fiber array or the single optical fiber, leaving a cleaved array of optical fibers or a single cleaved optical fiber. The cleaving process enables the optical fiber array or single optical fiber to be cleaved at flexible locations along an optical fiber ribbon, optical fiber, or optical fiber apparatus (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Robertson Bickham, Joel Patrick Carberry, Randy LaRue McClure, Craig John Mancusi Ungaro, Qi Wu, Lei Yuan
  • Patent number: 11726317
    Abstract: A head-mounted, near-eye display system comprises a stack of waveguides having integral spacers separating the waveguides. The waveguides may each include diffractive optical elements that are formed simultaneously with the spacers by imprinting or casting. The spacers are disposed on one or more major surfaces of the waveguides and define a distance between immediately adjacent waveguides. Adjacent waveguides may be bonded using adhesives on the spacers. The spacers may fit within indentations of overlying waveguides. In some cases, the spacers may form one or more walls of material substantially around a perimeter of an associated waveguide. Vent holes may be provided in the walls to allow gas flow into and out from an interior volume defined by the spacers. Debris trapping structures may be provided between two walls of spacers to trap and prevent debris from entering into the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Li, Ali Karbasi, Christophe Peroz, Chieh Chang, Sharad D. Bhagat, Brian George Hill, Melanie Maputol West, Ryan Jason Ong, Xiaopei Deng, Shuqiang Yang, Frank Y. Xu
  • Patent number: 11668885
    Abstract: An object is, in a pluggable optical module, to compactly house an optical fiber used for connecting optical components in a housing in which a plurality of optical components are mounted. The pluggable optical module (100) includes: a plurality of optical components, a printed circuit board (51); one or more optical fibers; and optical fiber housing means (14). All or a part of the plurality of optical components are mounted on the printed circuit hoard (51). One or more optical fibers connect between the plurality of optical components. The optical fiber housing means (14) includes a guide that is disposed on a plate-like member and can wind the one or more optical fibers, and mounted to he stacked with the printed circuit board (51) on which the optical components are mounted and all or a part of optical components other than the optical components mounted on the printed circuit board (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuji Minota
  • Patent number: 11650389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and method for deploying a fiber optic network. Distribution devices are used to index fibers within the system to ensure that live fibers are provided at output locations throughout the system. In an example, fibers can be indexed in multiple directions within the system. In an example, spare ports can be providing in a forward direction and reverse direction ports can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Erik J. Gronvall, Olivier Hubert Daniel Yves Rousseaux, Trevor D. Smith, James J. Solheid, Matthew J. Holmberg
  • Patent number: 11644631
    Abstract: A sealed terminal has a housing, a cover, a splice tray, an adapter plate, and a splice chip. The cover is connected to the housing to close an interior compartment and has input ports for receiving one or more cables and an output adapter module having a plurality of distribution ports. The splice tray is positioned in the interior compartment and has one or more cable retainers configured to route the one or more cables within the interior compartment. The adapter plate is connected to the splice tray and has a plurality of adapters for connecting the one or more cables to the distribution ports. The splice chip is connected to the splice tray and has a plurality of slots for receiving and routing the one or more cables. The housing includes a radiused wall for routing the cables within the interior compartment without bending the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Daniel J. Johnson, Randy T. VanHorn, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 11640031
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process by which an optical fiber array is cleaved with a laser-cleaving apparatus. The coating material is stripped or removed from a section of an optical fiber array; a coated or ribbonized section of the optical fiber array is secured in a holder; the holder is aligned inside the laser-cleaving apparatus; the laser cleaves the stripped ends of the fibers in the optical fiber array; the laser-cleaved ends of the optical fibers are then mechanically separated to remove the free ends from the optical fibers in the optical fiber array, leaving a cleaved array of optical fibers. The cleaving process enables the optical fiber array to be cleaved at flexible locations along an optical fiber ribbon or optical fiber cable with no swelling, minimal cleave angle variation across the cores of the optical fibers, a controlled surface roughness of the optical fiber end-faces, and high process yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Robertson Bickham, Joel Patrick Carberry, Randy LaRue McClure, Craig John Mancusi Ungaro, Qi Wu, Lei Yuan
  • Patent number: 11635571
    Abstract: An object is to be capable of housing an optical fiber that connects between components not to exceed a bending limit of the optical fiber in a housing of a pluggable optical module. A pluggable electric connector (11) is configured to be insertable into and removable from an optical communication apparatus (93). An optical output module (12) outputs an optical signal (LS1) and a local oscillation light (LO). An optical reception module (13) outputs a communication data signal (DAT) generated by demodulating using the local oscillation light (LO). A pluggable optical receptor (15) is configured in such a manner that optical fibers are insertable thereinto and removable therefrom. A first optical fiber (F11) is connected between the optical output module (12) and the pluggable optical receptor (15). A second optical fiber (F12) is connected between the optical output module (12) and the optical reception module (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuji Minota
  • Patent number: 11619793
    Abstract: Examples of optical splitter systems, methods and modules enable the stacking and interconnecting of one or more optical splitter modules. One example of a splitter module has a housing and one or more connection members for connecting to adjacent instances of like splitter modules. The housing includes a plurality of cable ports providing access to an optical splitter storage area. Each connection member includes a tab and a slot, the tab configured to slidingly engage with the slot of an adjacent connection member. Sliding engagement of adjacent instances of splitter modules can form a stack of splitter modules along a stacking axis. In some cases a splitter module includes a latching mechanism to removably engage an adjacent splitter module. The latching mechanism can restrict sliding engagement and thus decoupling of the adjacent splitter modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Larsson, George I. Wakileh, Joselyn Gabriela Gamboa
  • Patent number: 11573378
    Abstract: Example fiber optic connector systems have rugged, robust designs that are environmentally sealed and that are relatively easy to install and uninstall in the field. Some connector systems can be configured in the field to be compatible with different styles of fiber optic adapters. Some connectors include a first seal (90) on a release sleeve; and a second seal (88) between the release sleeve and a connector body. Other connectors include a seal (139) and a flexible latch (136) on a connector. Other connectors include a protective structure (228, 328, 428) that mounts over the fiber optic connector. Other connectors include a protective outer shell (528, 860) and a sealing and attachment insert (570, 570A, 876). Other connectors include a protective outer shell (728) and a fastener (780).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: David Jan Irma Van Baelen, Patrick Jacques Ann Diepstraten, Philippe Coenegracht
  • Patent number: 11561355
    Abstract: A fiber distribution hub comprises a housing, a first side panel and a second side panel comprising one or more ports, and at least one cover disposed between the first side panel and the second side panel and forming an interior compartment. The interior compartment may include cable managers. A mounting structure aerially strand mounts the fiber distribution hub. Fiber distribution hubs comprising a first fiber distribution hub, a second fiber distribution hub configured to couple to the first fiber distribution hub, and a mounting structure configured to aerially strand mount the fiber distribution hub are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn
  • Patent number: 11555967
    Abstract: An optical connector-equipped fiber connection structure according to an embodiment includes at least three groups including two or more optical fibers adjacent to each other. In the groups, two or more of the optical fibers extend from a first multi-core connector to a second multi-core connector without intersecting with each other. Optical fibers of two groups in the at least three groups intersect with each other in a midway point going from the first multi-core connector to the second multi-core connector. Optical fibers of groups other than the two groups extend from the first multi-core connector to the second multi-core connector without intersecting with the other optical fibers extending from the first multi-core connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Masuda, Masakazu Shigehara
  • Patent number: 11550109
    Abstract: A network device comprising a chassis, a plurality of fiber optic adapters, a plurality of arrangements of interior fiber optic cables, and a plurality of stacked cable management trays. The chassis includes a front panel with a plurality of front fiber optic adapter openings. The chassis defines an interior space. The plurality of front fiber optic adapters is disposed in the front fiber optic adapter openings. The plurality of arrangements of interior fiber optic cables is disposed within the interior space. A first end of each interior fiber optic cable is directly connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of front fiber optic adapters. The plurality of stacked cable management trays each support one of the plurality of arrangements of interior fiber optic cables. The plurality of stacked cable management trays is configured to route a second end of each interior fiber optic cable to a corresponding side fiber optic adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Hou-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 11531169
    Abstract: Devices and methods for connecting optical fibers are provided. In some embodiments, connectors and adaptors for two-fiber mechanical transfer type ferrules are disclosed. In some embodiments, MT connectors, such as simplex, duplex, and quad micro-MT adaptors are disclosed. In some embodiments, MT adaptors, such as simplex, duplex, and quad adaptors are disclosed. In some embodiments, optical fiber cables that modularly coupled with at least one optical fiber connector, adaptor, and other optical fiber cable the cable is configured to provide a remote release from an adaptor receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gniadek
  • Patent number: 11525969
    Abstract: An object is, in a pluggable optical module, to compactly house an optical fiber used for connecting optical components in a housing in which a plurality of optical components are mounted. The pluggable optical module (100) includes: a plurality of optical components, a printed circuit board (51); one or more optical fibers; and optical fiber housing means (14). All or a part of the plurality of optical components are mounted on the printed circuit board (51). One or more optical fibers connect between the plurality of optical components. The optical fiber housing means (14) includes a guide that is disposed on a plate-like member and can wind the one or more optical fibers, and mounted to be stacked with the printed circuit board (51) on which the optical components are mounted and all or a part of optical components other than the optical components mounted on the printed circuit board (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuji Minota
  • Patent number: 11513291
    Abstract: An optical fiber cleaving apparatus includes: a main body on which an optical fiber having a predetermined length of a glass fiber portion exposed at a tip is placed; a cover member which fixes the optical fiber between the cover member and the main body; a blade member which scratches the glass fiber portion of the fixed optical fiber; and a breaking member which breaks the glass fiber portion at the scratched portion. The optical fiber cleaving apparatus further includes a retreat member which moves a broken end portion of the optical fiber to a position that does not contact with the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Kurino
  • Patent number: 11506853
    Abstract: A cable management system includes a support having a stem and an arm that extends from the stem. The arm includes a channel having a plurality of openings. A locking sled is slidable from a locked position to an unlocked position within the channel. The locking sled has a plurality of locking grooves that align with the plurality of openings. Fiber optic trays are mounted to the arm, and each fiber optic tray has at least one hinge inserted through an opening on the arm and a locking groove on the locking sled. The fiber optic trays are pivotable with respect to the arm when the hinges are in the unlocked portion, and the fiber optic trays are fixed with respect to the arm when the hinges are in the locked portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Commscope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bart Mattie Claessens, William Alan Carrico
  • Patent number: 11493717
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a fiber optic cable management system for cable distribution, organization and management. The fiber optic cable management system may provide features for cable routing, protection, separation and slack storage for the fiber optic cables placed, disposed or passed through the fiber optic cable management system. In one example, the fiber optic cable management system includes a front housing having a ceiling, a bottom structure, and side panels connecting the ceiling and the bottom structure. A rear housing is connected to the front housing. The rear housing has a frame assembly connected to the ceiling and the bottom structure. A plurality of patch panel supports disposed in the front housing configured to receive a patch panel assembly. A ceiling cable management structure formed on the ceiling, wherein the ceiling cable management structure defines at least two troughs on the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Poe, Mathew Berg
  • Patent number: 11467362
    Abstract: A telecommunications chassis comprises a cable sealing portion defining at least one cable opening configured to sealably receive a cable and a module mounting portion extending from the cable sealing portion, which further comprises a housing defining an open front closable by a door to define an interior, a rear wall, a right wall, and a left wall. A plurality of module mounting locations is provided in a vertically stacked arrangement, each configured to receive a telecommunications module through the open front. An exterior of the housing includes a first column of radius limiters defining curved profiles for guiding cables from the front toward the rear with bend control. A second column of radius limiters in the form of spools is spaced apart and generally parallel to the first column of radius limiters and a third column of radius limiters, at least some of which are in the form of spools, is also spaced apart and generally parallel to the first and second columns of radius limiters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Kristofer Bolster, Soutsada Vongseng, Thomas G. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11454761
    Abstract: A fusion splicer is disclosed. The fusion splicer includes a fusion splicing unit that fusion splices of optical fibers, a communication unit that communicates through wireless connection with an external terminal, and a setting unit that sets a fusion condition of the fusion splicing unit. The communication unit acquires information related to the fusion condition of the fusion splicing unit from the external terminal. The setting unit sets the fusion condition of the fusion splicing unit based on the acquired information related to the fusion condition. The fusion splicing unit fusion splices in accordance with the fusion condition set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SEI OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Ooki, Hideaki Yusa
  • Patent number: 11448831
    Abstract: A telecommunications device fixation assembly includes a bracket configured to be mounted to a telecommunications fixture, the bracket defining at least one planar wall and a device holder configured to be removably mounted to the bracket, the device holder defining a device holding portion and a fixation portion, wherein the fixation portion defines at least one pocket configured to receive an edge of the planar wall of the bracket, the fixation portion further including an elastically flexible latch configured to snap fit to a portion of the planar wall of the bracket to fix the device holder to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: David Jan Irma Van Baelen, Wouter Vranken, Heidi Bleus, Willem Lea Marcel De Vis, Geert Antoon Parton
  • Patent number: 11448840
    Abstract: A unitube breakout kit includes a bottom portion extending from a neck end to an outlet end. A top portion is selectively attached to the bottom portion. The bottom portion and the top portion together define a central cavity configured to contain at least one of fiber optic fibers or ribbon fibers. The bottom portion defines a first pair of slots configured to cooperate with a fastener to attach at least one of fiber optic core tube or unitube ribbon cable to the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS CO.
    Inventors: Matthew Patrick Becker, Brendan O'Boyle
  • Patent number: 11438070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location. The fiber optic network further includes a cabling arrangement including a first signal line that extends from the drop terminal to the optical network terminal, a second signal line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver, and a power line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu, Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Patent number: 11437792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable management assembly (3) for a cable manager, and a cable manager comprising the same, wherein the cable management assembly comprises a plurality of cable management elements (4) arranged sequentially, at least one of which forms a cable receiving portion (5), in which two adjacent cable management elements are connected to each other through a weak portion (7) which is breakable by rotating the weak portion, so that the two adjacent cable management elements are separated from each other. The cable management assembly may be changed flexibly as necessary in an ex post facto manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Commscope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenyong Wu, Jing Wang, Zhihui Liu, Danny Ghislain Thijs
  • Patent number: 11385412
    Abstract: A module housing case is described. The modular housing case includes a fiber optic component housing defined as a cavity that is sized to receive a fiber optic connector. Within the cavity is a ferrule guide. The module housing case also has an internal cavity that is at least partially enclosed. Components to assist in magnification may be disposed at least partially within the internal cavity. Finally, the module housing case employs a camera lens alignment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Westek Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin
  • Patent number: 11372161
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical fiber assembly into which optical fibers are integrated includes: preparing an alignment member having through holes with a pitch that is greater than a coating diameter of the optical fibers; inserting each of the optical fibers into one of the through holes; after the inserting of the optical fibers into the through holes, holding the optical fibers on both sides of the alignment member by a pair of grippers; after the inserting of the optical fibers into the through holes, connecting at least adjacent ones of the optical fibers by disposing an adhesive material on at least one side of the alignment member; and forming an optical fiber assembly by curing the adhesive material in a state in which the optical fibers held by the grippers are stretched along an optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Shuhei Kanno
  • Patent number: 11367986
    Abstract: A modular connector system for various types of different fiber optic and/or electrical connectors may include a connector having a housing configured to accommodate various different configurations of inserts that are configured to hold different types of either fiber optic connector, electrical connectors, or a combination of fiber optic and electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gniadek
  • Patent number: 11365832
    Abstract: Provided are a connecting fastener structure and a cable management frame. The connecting fastener structure comprises: a main frame body and a cover plate on which a connector is assembled, wherein the cover plate is detachably connected to the main frame body through the connector; connecting through holes are formed in the connector; at least one pair of connecting protrusions matched with the connecting through holes are arranged on the main frame body; a gap exists between the connecting protrusions of the same pair; the connector is inserted into the gap, and in this case, the connecting protrusions are clamped in the connecting through holes; and a whole structure composed of the cover plate and the connector can be directly disassembled from the main frame body, or be connected to the main frame body in an articulated manner, and in this case, the connector is connected to the main frame body in an articulated manner. The connecting fastener structure is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SHIP ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yongping Li, Xianwei Luo
  • Patent number: 11360282
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to selectable and interchangeable covers, frames, and lids for a plurality of different telecommunications module frames. The selectable covers can vary, for example, with respect to size, shape, and number arrangement, and configuration of ports to provide for different selectable combinations of module assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventor: Philippe Coenegracht
  • Patent number: 11341426
    Abstract: A quantum information processing device including a semiconductor substrate. An optical resonator is coupled to the substrate. The optical resonator supports a first photonic mode with a first resonator frequency. The quantum information processing device includes a non-gaseous chalcogen donor atom disposed within the semiconductor substrate and optically coupled to the optical resonator. The donor atom has a transition frequency in resonance with the resonator frequency. Also disclosed herein are systems, devices, articles and methods with practical application in quantum information processing including or associated with one or more deep impurities in a silicon substrate optically coupled to an optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Photonic Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Simmons, Michael L. W. Thewalt
  • Patent number: 11342141
    Abstract: A system including ruggedized optic fiber cable assembly for use with an arc detection relay to protect electrical components from faults resulting in an arc flash. The cable assembly includes a pair of ruggedized ST connectors located at opposite ends of a ruggedized optical fiber cable. The cable includes an optical fiber core surrounded by a transparent gel layer and a transparent jacket surrounding the gel layer. Each ST connector includes a boot formed of a resilient material to provide shock absorption for the portion of the optical fiber cable extending through it. An accessory electronic cable is also provided, as are couplers, adapters for mounting the couplers onto walls, and sleeves with air pockets to enhance the ruggedness of the cable at points of stress, e.g., bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Glen Payne
  • Patent number: 11333841
    Abstract: An enclosure configured to simultaneously accommodate different connectorization applications includes a backplate and a bulkhead bracket and splice retention clips coupled to the backplate. The bulkhead bracket includes openings configured to house adapters for a first connecterized application. The splice retention clips are configured to accommodate one or more of a fusion splice protector and a mechanical splice for a second connecterized application. The bulkhead bracket, with or without an adapter, is configured to be uncoupled from the backplate to allow access to the splice retention clips for insertion or deletion of the fusion splice protector or the mechanical splice. The bulkhead bracket is configured to be recoupled with the backplate and over the splice retention clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Crane, Christian Shane Duran, John Austin Keenum, Jose Manuel Hernandez Quintana, Rodger Alan Tenholder
  • Patent number: 11309670
    Abstract: An electro-optical interface system is disclosed which incorporates a housing, an electrical circuit supported from the housing and configured to interface to a plurality of remote electrical components, an electronics subsystem and an optical subsystem. The electronics subsystem is housed within the housing and in communication with the electrical circuit. The optical subsystem is housed within the housing and in communication with the electronics subsystem. The optical subsystem receives electrical signals from the electronics subsystem which are representative of electrical signals received from the remote electrical components, and converts the received electrical signals into optical signals for transmission to a remote subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Susant Patra, Razi-Ul Muhammad Haque, Komal Kampasi
  • Patent number: 11300737
    Abstract: A pluggable optical transceiver comprising a main body, an optical sub-assembly, an operation indicator assembly, a circuit board, a main body covering, and a rotatable locking assembly is provided. The optical sub-assembly, operation indicator assembly, and circuit board are electrically coupled and positioned within an optical fiber opening and electrical connector opening of the main body, respectively. The rotatable locking assembly is configured to release the pluggable optical transceiver from communications equipment. The operation indicator assembly has a flexible printed circuit board, at least a circuit board metalized pad, and at least a light-emitting element. The light-emitting element emits light at the optical fiber opening on an operation indicator side of the main body, for visually recognizing an operational status of the pluggable optical transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: EZconn Corporation
    Inventors: Chin yin Lan, Shih chieh Kang
  • Patent number: 11294133
    Abstract: Fiber optic networks having cable assemblies with a predetermined cable-to-connector orientation that cooperate with a multiport so that the cables of the cable assemblies may be routed to the multiport and organized in an efficient and compact manner. In one embodiment, the cable assembly has a fiber optic connector terminated to a cable with a cross-section so that a major axis of the cable cross-section is aligned with a keying portion and locking feature of fiber optic connector. The cable-to-connector orientation allows cable assemblies to be optically connected to the multiport so that the cables may be routed away from the multiport along the connection plane of the multiport in the fiber optic network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Robert Bruce Elkins, II, Joel Christopher Rosson