Accessories Patents (Class 385/134)
  • Patent number: 11181703
    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: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuji Minota
  • Patent number: 11169051
    Abstract: A testing device includes a test port, a light source, a measurement element, and a controller. A method of testing an optical system with the testing device includes, and/or the testing device is configured for, measuring an unloaded reference signal when the testing device is not connected to the optical system and storing the unloaded reference signal in a memory of the testing device. The method and/or configuration also includes detecting a signal from the optical system after storing the unloaded reference signal. Based on the detected signal, it is determined that the optical system is connected to a test port of the testing device. A test of the optical system with the testing device is automatically initiated in response to determining that the optical system is connected to the test port of the testing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Fang Xu
  • Patent number: 11169346
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette includes a cassette body, the cassette body extending along a longitudinal axis between a front and a rear, extending along a lateral axis between a first side and a second side, and extending along a transverse axis between a bottom and a top. The fiber optic cassette further includes a plurality of fiber optic adapter apertures defined at the front of the cassette body. The fiber optic cassette further includes a side channel defined at the first side of the cassette body, the side channel including an entry aperture spaced from the rear of the cassette body along the longitudinal axis. The fiber optic cassette further includes a splice module receptacle defined in the cassette body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Wilfred Courchaine, Shirley Ball
  • Patent number: 11152547
    Abstract: A metallic structure for an optical semiconductor device including a conductive base body having disposed thereon metallic layers in the following order: a nickel or nickel alloy plated layer, a gold or gold alloy plated layer, and an indium or indium alloy plated layer, wherein the indium or indium alloy plated layer has a thickness in a range of 0.002 ?m or more and 0.3 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Kato, Kazuya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11143824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector assembly and a plug connector and a core unit thereof. The core unit, with its front end being an inserted end, includes a front casing and a rear casing oriented and assembled in front and rear directions. The rear casing is provided with a guide mounting structure for disposing an optical cable inside the rear casing. The front casing is provided with a plug body at a front end thereof. A limiting structure is arranged between the front casing and the rear casing to limit the positions to which the front and rear casings are separated in the front and rear directions, ensuring that after the plug body is plugged in place, a protective casing and a receptacle casing are locked and fit to each other continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AVIC JONHON OPTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Naichang Liu, Kai Hu, Xutao Wang, Yunzhao Han, Wenhao Yao, Jinke Shen, Weike Li, Xueshun Wu, Geng Xu
  • Patent number: 11131819
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to handheld tools for assisting in routing optical fiber, and including advantageous features and methods usable with handheld tools. Disclosed features and techniques relate to: a splicing station, a spool, a groove plate; a substrate; a fiber management device; a tool; and flexible organizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Roel Modest Willy Bryon, Kristof Vastmans, Stefano Beri
  • Patent number: 11119288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications distribution hub having a cabinet that defines a primary compartment. The cabinet also includes one or more main doors for accessing the primary compartment. Telecommunications equipment is mounted within the primary compartment. The distribution hub further includes a secondary compartment that can be accessed from an exterior of the cabinet without accessing the primary compartment. A grounding interface is accessible from within the secondary compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Edward T. Landry, Craig M. Standish, Steve Anderson, Joshua A. Zabel, Ronald A. Beck, Michael Kenneth Barth, Soutsada Vongseng, Matthew D. Ferris
  • Patent number: 11105987
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a telecommunications optical fiber management tray (100) that provides enhanced access to connectors and adapters. In one example, a fiber optic telecommunications tray (100) is disclosed which has movable components that can configure the tray between a storage position and an access position. In the storage position, one or more fiber optic connectors (154) and a fiber containment wall (106) extending from a base (104) of the tray (100) are positioned such that a port of a connector mounted (154) to the tray (100) has a longitudinal axis that passes through the fiber containment wall (106). In the access position, the one or more fiber optic connectors (154) and the fiber containment wall (106) are position such that the connector port longitudinal axis does not pass through the fiber containment wall (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Kristof Vastmans, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans
  • Patent number: 11102907
    Abstract: Networking device serviceability may be provided. A networking device may be disposed in a rack between uprights. The networking device may comprise a first plurality of switch bars each comprising a first switch type arranged parallel to one another, a second plurality of switch bars each comprising a second switch type arranged parallel to one another, and a third plurality of switch bars each comprising a third switch type arranged parallel to one another. The first plurality of switch bars, the second plurality of switch bars, and the third plurality of switch bars may be arranged orthogonally. A hinge device associated with the networking device may be configured to allow the networking device to rotate at least a predetermined angle value from a first position between the uprights to a second position where both the first plurality of switch bars and the second plurality of switch bars are clear from the uprights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Charles Calvin Byers
  • Patent number: 11102559
    Abstract: An extendable telecommunications patch panel (10) is disclosed. In one aspect, the patch panel can include a plurality of interconnectable connection parts (100) for holding telecommunications connectors (12), such as adapters. Each connection part (100) may be provided with features that allow the connection parts (100) to be interlocked with each other to form the extendable patch panel (10). In one aspect, a first connection feature (122) can be located on a connection part first side (102) and a second connection feature (124) can be located on a connection part second side (104). The first connection feature (122) can be configured to interlock with the second connection feature (124) of an adjacent connection part (100). The connection part (100) may also be provided with an adapter (150) that allows the connection parts (100) to be connected in a staggered formation to result in a staggered patch panel (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA, ADC Czech Republic, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Eric Schurmans, Jiri Ambroz, Jiri Zavrel
  • Patent number: 11092762
    Abstract: An electro-optical module is provided in the form of a Ceramic Ball Grid Array (CBGA) optical package with a detachable fiber optic connector. The electro-optical module is surface mountable on a printed circuit boards (PCB) using standard electronics pick-and-place and reflow manufacturing technology. A module housing array of ultra-high-speed single mode fiber based optical transmit and/or receive devices provides for high density fiber interconnections and can be mounted directly on a PCB in close proximity to associated electronics. The resulting shorter electrical interconnects reduce losses and distortion of the high frequency electrical signals enabling lower power signals and lower error rates on the interfaces, for applications such as high-speed data center interconnects. Shorter electrical interconnects may also allow for simpler clock and data recovery circuits or, in some cases, complete elimination of some of these circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ElectroPhotonic-IC Inc.
    Inventors: Gudmundur A. Hjartarson, Craig Elliott
  • Patent number: 11073660
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for cleaving an optical fiber. The method includes providing an optical fiber (62), which is a bend-insensitive, single-mode optical fiber having a depressed index cladding layer that does not include any air inclusions. The method further includes applying energy to a section of the optical fiber (62) between a first location of the optical fiber and a second location of the optical fiber. The method also includes mechanically cleaving the optical fiber between the first and second locations of the optical fiber to provide cleaved optical fiber ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Marc Eugène Willem Bervoets, Jozef Christiaan Mathieu Versleegers, Marc M. Vanbergen, Alfons Rudi Hermans, Heidi Kemps, Stefano Beri
  • Patent number: 11038315
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to assist an operator in connecting electrical connectors. The apparatus includes a first U-shaped cradle and a second U-shaped cradle. Each of the cradles has a contact surface on a front side that is configured to contact a flange on an electrical connector. Each of the cradles also includes a jaw mount configured to mount on a jaw member of a bar clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Alan Stuart, Brett August Tinius, Brian Charles Poggioli
  • Patent number: 11032434
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are described for visually indicating an occurrence of an event. A visual indicator device is described for connection to a video communication device, the visual indicator device comprises a transparent housing, a printed circuit board having a plurality of light sources mounted thereon, and a light pipe positioned within the transparent housing between a back surface of the transparent housing and the printed circuit board, the light pipe having a flat surface and an angled surface having a range between 30° to 45° relative to the flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Nelson, Doug Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11009670
    Abstract: A termination enclosure includes a chassis configured to hold optical terminations and optical splices. The optical splices are mounted to a removable splice drawer. In certain examples, the splice drawer is removed through a rear of the chassis while the optical terminations remain at the chassis. Optical splices can be made at a workstation remote from the chassis and stored in the splice drawer, which is inserted back into the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Kowalczyk, James J. Solheid, Soutsada Vongseng
  • Patent number: 11002931
    Abstract: A multi-positionable tray assembly (20) for mounting within a chassis (10) of a telecommunications panel (100) is disclosed. The multi-positionable tray assembly (20) may include support arm (24) that pivotally supports a tray (22) and that allows the tray assembly (20) to be installed and removed from the chassis (10). The tray (22) and the support arm (24) cooperatively define a cable routing pathway (208) that extends through a pivot axis (A1) defined by the tray and the support arm. To minimize the required depth of the tray (10) and optimize cable routing, the tray (20) can include a cable management structure (102) with a patch panel (104) having a plurality of adapters (108) arranged along a transverse axis (A2), wherein the transverse axis is non-parallel or oblique to a front plane (A4) of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Bernardus Johannes Nicolas Geling, Gwenole Stouthuysen
  • Patent number: 10983286
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a device and system of devices including: a connector comprising a housing comprising a groove lengthwise in a surface of the housing and a push-pull tab comprising a protrusion, a widthwise recess on the connector housing accepting protrusions on a removable anchor device that retains the connector in a port, wherein the push-pull tab releases the connector from the port using protrusions on the anchor device and the receiver device comprising one or more ports for receiving one or more connector types; and the receiver device comprising one or more ports without an anchor; said port secures a second connector type comprising a latch release mechanism; and the receiver device ports are opposite one another; wherein the opposite ports can accept a first connector and a second connector; wherein the first connector release mechanism and differs from the second connector release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Takano, Jeffrey Gniadek, Kim Man Wong, Siu Kei Ma
  • Patent number: 10969555
    Abstract: A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of modules removably mounted within the chassis. The modules include one or more fiber optic signal input locations. The modules include optical equipment for splitting the input signals into customer output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Telecommunications (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuanzhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 10965050
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery product and an assembling method of the battery product, the battery product comprises a box and a heating connector. The box comprises a mounting panel. The mounting panel has a first receptacle portion and a second receptacle portion, and the second receptacle portion and the first receptacle portion are provided opposite to each other and communicating with each other. The heating connector comprises: a first plug assembly being mounted on the first receptacle portion; and a second plug assembly being mounted on the second receptacle portion. Compared with the technology related to the background, the battery product is equivalent to directly integrating the receptacle of the heating connector on the mounting panel, which not only eliminates the manner of fixing by the bolt, but also improves the integration of the battery product, thereby improving the space utilization and energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Jianwei Li, Libing Chan, Linggang Zhou, Zhiqin Weng, Shengshen Ruan, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10955631
    Abstract: An optical splitter module (140) can be carried on a cover (120) of an enclosure (100) between a contoured surface (129) and a row of optical adapters (130). Output pigtails (165) from the splitter module (140) are routed to the optical adapters (130). In certain examples, a significantly longer input fiber (161) is routed from the splitter module (140) to a splice region (114) at a base (110) of the enclosure (100). Certain types of splitter modules (140) are mounted to the cover (120) at an angle relative to an insertion axis for a feeder cable (170). A certain type of splitter module (140) curves about a minor axis (A2) so that one major surface (142) has a concave curvature and another major surface (143) has a convex curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Bart Mattie Claessens, Dirk Kempeneers, Erwin Beckers
  • Patent number: 10955621
    Abstract: A splice tray may include a tray base including a base panel and flange associated with a perimeter of the base panel and extending outward from the base panel. The splice tray may also include a flexible latch extending from an outer surface of the flange of the tray base. The latch may selectively prevent and allow the splice tray to pivot with respect to a splice tray assembly in which the splice tray is received. The splice tray may also include a splice holder configured to hold a plurality of spliced optical fibers. The splice holder may include a holder base coupled to the tray base, and a plurality of ribs associated with the holder base and defining a plurality of recesses configured to receive at least one spliced optical fiber. The splice tray may also include a cover removably coupled to the tray base and/or splice holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Karyne Poissant Prevratil, Diana Rodriguez, Jacob Silverman
  • Patent number: 10948675
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module. The fiber optic module includes a main housing portion defining fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame and a cable management portion for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module is slidably mounted to the frame, the main housing portion slidable between a retracted position and an extended position in a sliding direction. The cable management portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter slidably coupled to both the main housing portion and the frame, wherein movement of the main housing portion with respect to the frame slidably moves the radius limiter with respect to the main housing portion along the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Holmberg, James J. Solheid
  • Patent number: 10944246
    Abstract: A cable management assembly for guiding cable arranged in a tray includes a guide member and a cable manager member. The guide member has a mounting region shaped to receive a portion of a side of the tray to mount the guide member to the tray, and has a contoured guiding surface forming at least part of an outer surface thereof. The contoured guiding surface defines a guide path for cable extending from an interior, over the contoured guiding surface and to an exterior. The cable manager member has a mounting region shaped to fit around at least a portion of the contoured guide surface of the guide member and an extension that extends away from the body. The cable manager member is adjustably mountable along a length of the guide member to position the extension adjacent the guide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Marsh
  • Patent number: 10945357
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an optical module cage includes a first opening for slidably receiving an optical module, a second opening positioned adjacent to the first opening for slidably receiving a riding heatsink separate from the optical module or an integrated heatsink connected to the optical module, and a guide rail interposed between the first opening and the second opening, wherein the guide rail is configured to support the riding heatsink and not interfere with insertion of the integrated heatsink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rakesh Chopra, Mandy Hin Lam
  • Patent number: 10935745
    Abstract: A fiber distribution hub includes a set of carrier-specific and modular service provider housings in a scalable, stacked arrangement. Each service provider housing is associated with a dedicated carrier. The multiple service provider housing modules are individually selectively-integrated with one another to create a vertically-stacked distribution housing of the hub. The distribution housing functions as a common network resource shared by all of the service provider housings. In this shared distribution configuration, all of the service provider housings have access to the same distribution network servicing a subscriber population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Forrest Tyrone Gay
  • Patent number: 10928602
    Abstract: A fiber distribution system includes a fiber distribution terminal, an assembly separate from the fiber distribution terminal, a third fiber optic cable, and an end-user fiber optic device. The fiber distribution terminal includes a first fiber optic cable, a first rotatable spool storing a portion of the first fiber optic cable, and a first adapter optically coupled to the first fiber optic cable. The assembly includes a second rotatable spool storing a second fiber optic cable optically coupled to the first adapter, and a second adapter optically coupled to the second fiber optic cable. The third fiber optic cable is optically coupled to the second adapter. The end-user fiber optic device is optically coupled to the third fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OPTERNA AM, INC.
    Inventors: Atikem Haile-Mariam, Ravindra K. Vora, Gerald J. Meier, Bret Matz, Benoy Sarasan, Biji Mathew Arakkakudy, Anoop Murali, Binoy Puthussery
  • Patent number: 10908374
    Abstract: A fiber optic termination box includes a planar back section, outer walls, an exterior cable port formed in an outer wall, and a bend control structure. The bend control structure includes first and second curved planar sections that extend away from the from the planar back section, and first and second planar tabs that attach respectively to top edges of the first and second curved planar sections. The first curved planar section includes a first lower edge side, and a first bend that towards the second curved planar section. The second curved planar section includes a second lower edge side, and a second bend that curves towards the first curved planar section. The first planar tab extends in an opposite direction as the first bend. The second planar tab extends in an opposite direction as the second bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: All Systems Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Dwayne Ray
  • Patent number: 10895704
    Abstract: An optical fiber management system (10) includes a telecommunications fixture (14) and a telecommunications tray (16) pivotally mounted to the telecommunications fixture (14) via a hinge structure (18) positioned at an edge (22) of the tray (16). At least one end (24) of the tray edge (22) that is spaced from the hinge structure (18) defines a fiber guide (26) having a generally cylindrical configuration with open ends (28) for guiding fibers in and/or out of the tray (16). The fiber guide (26) is nested within a reinforcement channel (46) defined by a generally U-shaped wall (48) of the telecommunications fixture (14), the U-shaped wall (48) defining opposing vertical wall portions (50) for abutting the cable guide (26) of the tray (16) for retaining the cable guide (26) within the reinforcement channel (46) during pivotal movement of the tray (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Roger Alaerts, Pieter Vermeulen, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans
  • Patent number: 10895707
    Abstract: Drop cable assemblies that can be routed from an outdoor terminal directly to an indoor wall outlet without disruption, and adhered to the interior of a dwelling after removal of the drop cable jacket and utilization of a pre-applied adhesive layer are described. Additionally, telecommunications systems utilizing such assemblies, methods of routing such assemblies and methods of making such assemblies are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Borer, Joseph C. Carls, William J. Clatanoff, Brian M. Cole, Cary A. Kipke, Donald K. Larson, Zachary M. Thompson, Daniel J. Treadwell
  • Patent number: 10895695
    Abstract: A splice enclosure for providing a space for receipt of a plurality of spliced optical fibers of a plurality of cables may include a cabinet including a rear wall, a first side wall coupled to the rear wall, and a second side wall coupled to the rear wall. The cabinet may also include a lower wall coupled to the first side wall, the second side wall, and/or the rear wall. The splice enclosure may further include a splice tray assembly, which may include a splice tray housing pivotally coupled to the cabinet, and a plurality of splice trays pivotally coupled to the splice tray housing and configured to provide a space for receipt of a plurality of spliced optical fibers of a plurality of cables. The splice tray housing may be pivotally coupled to the cabinet, such that the splice tray housing pivots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Richard David Morris, Karyne Poissant Prevratil, Diana Rodriguez, Harley Joseph Staber, Michael Gene Thornton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10890729
    Abstract: A drop terminal mounting system includes a fiber drop terminal having a housing and a base attached to the housing. The housing includes an outer surface containing a plurality of receptacles and cooperatively defines an inner cavity with the base. The drop terminal mounting system further includes a bracket having a first fastening region and a second fastening region adapted to secure the drop terminal to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Randy Reagan, Jeffrey Gniadek, Michael Noonan, Michael Baren-Boym
  • Patent number: 10884194
    Abstract: A fiber optic adapter block is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter block includes at least three fiber optic adapters provided in a stacked arrangement extending widthwise in a longitudinal direction, wherein every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters is staggered in a front to back direction with respect to an adjacent adapter such that front ends of the every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters are aligned at a first depth and a front end of the adjacent adapter is at a second depth that is different than the first depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Holmberg
  • Patent number: 10877232
    Abstract: An electrical connection system can include a cage and/or a corresponding cable. The cage can be formed by walls and define faces on the top, bottom, right, left, front, and rear. A rear portion can house a receiving portion of a connector interface, which can be engaged via insertion of a module through the front face, or alternately by insertion of a plug through the top face. The cable at a terminating end can include the plug, which may include a vertical upright column and a horizontal base that includes an insertion portion of the connector interface. The cable at an originating end can include another instance of the receiving portion of the connector interface. A retainer can be provided to retain the plug in engagement with the receiving portion of the connector in the cage. The retainer can include a cover or other structure on the cable and/or cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bailey, Shay Madar, Priscilla Lam, David Ben-Dror, Robert Klein, Charles Caldwell Phares, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 10866378
    Abstract: A cabinet having a framework for mounting telecommunications equipment includes a framework and telecommunications equipment mounted to the framework. The equipment may include splitter modules. Spools are mounted within the cabinet to manage overlength slack in fiber optic cables within the cabinet. A patch panel is mounted within the cabinet and define a plurality of cable termination locations for receiving at least some of the fiber optic cables. The patch panel is mounted on a pivotable frame between a storage position and an access position. The plurality of spools are positioned intermediate the telecommunications equipment and the patch panel. A splice area is mounted within the cabinet and is accessible when the pivotable frame is in the access position. The splice area receives fiber optic cables from the patch panel for splicing to additional cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Pieter Vermeulen, Rudi Verbruggen, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans
  • Patent number: 10866365
    Abstract: An optical connector includes: a ferrule; a mechanical splice mechanically connecting an optical fiber to a shorter fiber; an optical fiber holder fixing the optical fiber in position; a joint member connecting the mechanical splice to the optical fiber holder; a housing accommodating the ferrule and the mechanical splice therein; a rear body accommodating at least a part of the optical fiber holder; and a coil spring urging the mechanical splice toward the front. The joint member is arranged in at least one of the housing and the rear body. The rear body has a guide wall to guide the optical fiber into the mechanical splice, and the guide wall is arranged between the mechanical splice and the optical fiber holder and has a tapered inner wall surface expanding from the mechanical splice toward the fiber holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN COMMUNICATION ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Seita, Daizo Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10859783
    Abstract: An optical fiber rack includes: a rack part on which a plurality of termination units arranged along an up-down direction are located; an optical fiber housing part which has a back plate and in which an extra length wiring part in a plurality of optical fiber bundles connected to each of the plurality of termination units is housed; and a plurality of first dividing bodies for dividing locations of the optical fiber bundles in the optical fiber housing part, the plurality of first dividing bodies being attached to the back plate so as to be arranged along the up-down direction in the optical fiber housing part. The first dividing body has a holding part for holding the corresponding optical fiber bundle, and the holding part of the first dividing body provided lower in the up-down direction is positioned to be separated from the back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., JAPAN COMMUNICATION ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., SEI OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayasu Yamauchi, Tomohiko Ueda, Tsuneari Ito, Takayuki Yokochi, Kazuya Masuda
  • Patent number: 10862240
    Abstract: An input/output connector system with a cable assembly that routes signals over a circuit board to which a receptacle connector is attached. A cage housing the receptacle has a channel with an opening at one end for mounting in a panel opening. The cage has an opening in a top surface through which a plug may be inserted into the channel to mate with the receptacle. The cage may be formed with one or more keys that engage channels on the plug to constrain motion of a plug inserted through the top surface to a direction perpendicular with the circuit board until the plug is inserted sufficiently into the cage that it can slide towards the receptacle without damaging the plug or receptacle. The plug may have one or more latch components on the sides, which engage with corresponding latch components on the cage when the plug is slid into engagement with the receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Boris Bakshan, Michael Scholeno, Daniel Dillow, Jordan Winey
  • Patent number: 10859782
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved media patching systems, and related methods of use. The present disclosure provides improved systems/methods for the design and use of patching systems configured to support multiple media connections (e.g., high density media connections). More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous systems/methods for the design and use of media patching systems that include improved features and structures (e.g., camming door; stackable cable manager members; tool-less mounting attachments; cable/fiber retention grommets; pivotable cable management arms; removable panel members; sliding label fields). Moreover, exemplary media patching systems disclosed herein advantageously provide improved access to the media connectors and/or cabling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Neil Grunwald, Maro Radenovic, Jeffrey William Tebeau, Antoniette Vickio, Michael James Moldoch, Randy L. Harris, Ryan J. Grandidge
  • Patent number: 10802238
    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: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Kristofer Bolster, Soutsada Vongseng, Thomas G. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10802226
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning a plurality of optical connectors where the cleaning tool includes: an adhesive portion that is integrally formed with the cleaning tool and that contacts a plurality of connecting end faces of the optical connectors collectively. The plurality of optical connectors are inserted into and connected with one housing that is fitted with another housing. The adhesive portion is disposed on the other housing. The adhesive portion contacts the connecting end faces collectively by fitting the one housing with the other housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakane, Kunihiko Fujiwara, Shigeo Takahashi, Akihiro Nakama, Hirotaka Asada
  • Patent number: 10795107
    Abstract: A modular fiber optic cassette system, method and cassette is disclosed. The system comprises a case defining a tray receiving space and an opening to a tray receiving space, at least one tray slideably received within the case for movement between a stored position wherein the tray is inside the case and an accessible position wherein a front end of the tray is in front of the opening and outside of the case, a plurality of fiber optic cassettes arrangeable side by side along the tray front end, a first of the cassettes comprising a first cassette width of one of one, two, three, four or six standard width units and a second of the cassettes comprising a second cassette width different from the first cassette width and one of one, two, three, four or six standard width units, and a fastener assembly for removeably securing each of the cassettes to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent Pilon
  • Patent number: 10790633
    Abstract: Fiber-based gain elements, such as fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and the like, that have higher power and better frequency stability than can be achieved in the prior art are presented. Embodiments include a fiber-based gain element having a first portion in which anti-Stokes fluorescence (ASF) reduces its temperature below that of an ambient environment and a second portion whose temperature is not reduced below that of the ambient environment, which are thermally coupled so heat can flow from the second portion into the first portion, thereby reducing the average temperature of the gain element. In some embodiments, a core configured to provide optical gain is thermally coupled with a first cladding configured to exhibit ASF cooling via an intervening cladding layer that acts to confine a first pump signal to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Michel J. Digonnet, Jennifer Knall
  • Patent number: 10775570
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber optic connector including a housing sized to fit within a fiber optic receptacle and having a longitudinal passage for receiving a fiber optic terminus, and a deflectable locking member including a base attached to the housing, a deflectable portion having a first end extending from the base and a second end wider than the first end in a first direction orthogonal to the longitudinal passage, and ledges extending downward from the second end of the deflectable portion toward the longitudinal passage for engaging with a wall of the fiber optic receptacle to prevent accidental separation of the housing from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: COTSWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Rossi, Eugen Artemie, Ken Applebaum
  • Patent number: 10772367
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wire-free LED luminous glove, including: a glove body within which LED luminous lamp beads are arranged, and an electronic board structure within the glove body which is provided with a control chip and a power supply, wherein the LED luminous lamp beads are welded to the electronic board structure, the electronic board structure is arranged at a wrist of the glove body, and the LED luminous lamp beads are configured such that luminous points of LED luminous lamp beads form a fan shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN XINHUALONG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liwei Sun, Haibo Yu
  • Patent number: 10754090
    Abstract: A plurality of optical fiber groups are housed in an optical fiber cable and which of the optical fiber groups optical fibers, which constitute the optical fiber groups, belong to can be identified depending on a covering of the optical fibers. Each of optical connectors (plug, receptacle) which are respectively attached to both ends of the optical fiber cable has regions, in which insertion holes in which the optical fibers are inserted and fixed one by one are formed to be arranged in a predetermined interval, in the same number as the number of the optical fiber groups, and even though the optical fibers in one optical fiber group are inserted and fixed in the insertion holes in an identical region, an arrangement order of the optical fibers in the region of the optical connector provided on one end is not maintained as an arrangement order of the optical fibers in the region of the optical connector provided on the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Hideto Shimazu, Masaki Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10739545
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fiber optic components and structures for use in building fiber optic networks using an indexing architecture. In certain examples, fan-out structures are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Taylor Finnegan, Steven C. Zimmel
  • Patent number: 10732368
    Abstract: A telecommunications box includes a back panel, outer sidewalls that adjoin the back panel and form an enclosed loop around an interior volume, and a bulkhead that divides the interior volume into first and second cable storage regions. The bulkhead includes a generally planar lower panel that is fixedly attached to the back panel, a generally planar upper panel having an opening that is dimensioned to receive one or more standardized fiber optic connectors, and a connection mechanism that is configured to permit the upper panel to be positioned in a first position and a second position. The first and second positions are different angular orientations of the upper panel relative to the back panel. The connection mechanism mechanically couples an upper edge side of the lower panel with a lower edge side of the upper panel in both of the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: All Systems Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Dwayne Ray, Shawn Leroux Heeter
  • Patent number: 10725245
    Abstract: A multi-port aggregated cable includes: a plurality of duplex optical fibers, each duplex optical fiber having a first end and a second end; a first optical interface attached to each of the duplex optical fibers at the first end thereof and defining multiple ports, one for each of the duplex optical fibers, the first optical interface aggregating the duplex optical fibers at the first end thereof; and a second optical interface attached to each of the duplex optical fibers at the second end thereof and defining multiple ports, one for each of the duplex optical fibers, the second optical interface aggregating the duplex optical fibers at the second end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Nicolas G. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10705306
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device (2302/2402/2502) includes a first fiber optic connection location (2308) defined on the telecommunications device (2302/2402/2502), wherein a plurality of optical fibers (2307) extends into the telecommunications device (2302/2402/2502) from the first fiber optic connection location (2308). A plurality of second fiber optic connection locations (2309) are movably disposed on the telecommunications device (2302/2402/2502). A flexible substrate (2306/2506) is positioned between the first fiber optic connection location (2308) and the plurality of second fiber optic connection locations (2309), the flexible substrate (2306/2506) rigidly supporting the plurality of optical fibers (2307) and relaying the plurality of fibers (2307) from the first fiber optic connection location (2308) to each of the second fiber optic connection locations (2309).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Kristof Vastmans, Pieter Vermeulen, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans
  • Patent number: 10694265
    Abstract: A cable conduit for distribution panels in network technology is provided comprising a first section for fastening and a second section for guiding cables, in which the first section is embodied such that the cable conduit, seen in the plug-in direction(s) of the distribution panel, can be arranged in front of a distribution panel such that the first section is arranged at a first part of the cable conduit and the second section is arranged at least partially at a second part of the cable conduit, which can be separated from the first part of the cable conduit and after the separation can be reconnected to the first part of the cable conduit, as well as a distribution panel comprising such a cable conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MCQ TECH GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Sticker, Felix Lindner