Splice Box And Surplus Fiber Storage/trays/organizers/ Carriers Patents (Class 385/135)
  • Patent number: 11221453
    Abstract: A cable management structure for holding cable holders in a telecommunications equipment cabinet includes a base, a first pair of sidewalls extending from the base, and a ramp terminating in a shoulder at each end of each sidewall. The first pair of sidewalls define a space for holding one or more cable holders, and the shoulder of each sidewall prevents a cable holder from sliding out of the space once the cable holder is inserted between the first pair of sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Pieter Vermeulen, Bart Vos
  • Patent number: 11221455
    Abstract: In one instance, a fiber distribution hub includes a fiber distribution cabinet and a fiber optic splitter module coupled to and disposed within the fiber distribution cabinet. The fiber optic splitter module has horizontal (perpendicular to gravity) top and bottom rails and vertically (parallel to gravity) mounted splitter assemblies. In some instances, the distribution ports are downwardly oriented to facilitate cable management. Cable management systems are also included. Other aspects are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Connectivity Solutions Direct LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Berdan, Manuel Veyna, Jr., Wade J. Womack, Joseph C. Livingston
  • Patent number: 11215779
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic closure which comprises a tray, a fiber optic adapter arranged on the tray, an output fiber optic connector and an input fiber optic connector inserted into both sides of the fiber optic adapter, and a fiber optic management device configured to accommodate an overlength portion of an output fiber optic connected to the output fiber optic connector. The fiber optic management device comprises a closure fixing part and a fiber optic storage which are mutually connected, the closure fixing part being provided for fixing the fiber optic storage into the fiber optic closure and the fiber optic storage being provided for accommodating the overlength portion of the output fiber optic. The present fiber optic management device can individually store the overlength portion of each of the internal optical fibers, thereby preventing the problem of stacking and entanglement of a plurality of internal optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Min Dong, Hui Li, Guangjun Wang
  • Patent number: 11217974
    Abstract: A wire management device includes two routing channels and wire management pieces. The routing channels are configured to import and export a wire. The wire management pieces are placed between the two routing channels and move to tighten and loosen the wire, changing a length of the wire between the two routing channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lianfeng Xu, Xiaohua Li
  • Patent number: 11211778
    Abstract: A telecommunication system powers and distributes a signal within a telecommunication network. The system includes a cable distribution assembly includes a housing defining an interior. The housing includes a body and a cover configured to provide access to the interior. The cover includes at least two connectors. The cable distribution assembly includes a splitter coupled to the cover. At least two distribution cables each extend between a first end and a second end. Each of the first ends are coupled to the splitter. Each of the second ends of the distribution cables individually correspond to, and are connected to, the connectors. The splitter, the at least two distribution cables, and the at least two connectors are continuously coupled to the cover when mounted to and removed from the body. A trunk cable assembly includes a power cable connected to the splitter and communication cables connected to the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: North American Interconnect L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ivan Alejandro Casillas Enriquez, Kain Haamed Hali Abdala Mendez, Felix Eugenio Norzagaray Mora
  • Patent number: 11204476
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage tray for protecting one or more optical fibers mechanically coupled to an optoelectronic device, characterized in that it is configured to be capable of coupling with the optoelectronic device, and comprising a fiber storage portion which is configured to receive and store the one or more optical fibers. The present invention also relates to an assembly comprising a storage tray according to the invention, and an optoelectronic device, wherein one or more optical fibers are coupled to the optoelectronic device, and wherein the one or more optical fibers are stored in the fiber storage portion of the storage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
    Inventors: Richard Mainardi, Benjamin Wohlfeil, Rocco Matricardi, Scott Grindstaff
  • Patent number: 11199036
    Abstract: A double jointed hinge mechanism for pivotally coupling a door to a telecommunications chassis includes an first hinge arm configured to be non-rotatably attached to the chassis, a second hinge arm non-rotatably attached to the door, and a third hinge arm pivotally attached to the first and second hinge arms. The hinge mechanism is configured such that the door can be placed in a first open position and a second open position through rotation about first and second rotational axes. In the first open position, the door is in a generally horizontal position and below the first rotational axis. In the second open position, the door is in a generally vertical position and forward of a vertical plane defined by the first rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Wells, Rodney C. Schoenfelder
  • Patent number: 11199674
    Abstract: A telecommunications assembly includes an adapter unit, a tray, and a telecommunications component. The adapter unit can be formed with a main body defining a first attachment feature disposed on a bottom side of the main body and a second attachment feature disposed on a top side of the main body. The tray can define a base wall and a side wall extending from the base wall, the tray defining a third attachment feature removably interconnected with the first attachment feature. The telecommunications component can define a fourth attachment feature removably interconnected with the second attachment feature such that the telecommunications component is attached to the tray by the adapter unit, the fourth attachment feature being incompatible for attachment with the third attachment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Barry Wayne Allen
  • Patent number: 11194113
    Abstract: An optical splitting apparatus includes an enclosure, an even optical splitter and an uneven optical splitter that are disposed in the enclosure. A light inlet and a plurality of light outlets are disposed on the enclosure, and fiber adapters are disposed on the light outlets. The light inlet, the even optical splitter, the uneven optical splitter, and the light outlets are connected, so that optical paths are formed between the light inlet and the light outlets by using the even optical splitter and the uneven optical splitter. The light inlet is connected to at least one of a light input end of the even optical splitter and a light input end of the uneven optical splitter, and the fiber adapter on the light outlet is connected to at least one of a light output end of the even optical splitter and a light output end of the uneven optical splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinjin Zhang, Xiaoqin Jia
  • Patent number: 11191357
    Abstract: A removable self-unlocking structure includes a case and a frame body. The case has a latching portion. The frame body includes a frame plate, and the frame plate is disposed with a positioning structure. The positioning structure includes a slot and an elastic arm exposed in the slot. When the frame body is exerted by an external force, and the elastic arm is capable of positioning at the latching portion or detaching from the latching portion, so that the frame body can slide relative to the case for increasing the convenience of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventors: Siang-An Jhou, Wei-Shih Wu
  • Patent number: 11187856
    Abstract: In one implementation, a connection system includes an adapter block assembly (130, 160) and methods for making thereof. In one aspect, the adapter block assembly (130, 160) includes a plurality of adapters (20), each of which having a slot structure (50). The adapter block assembly 130 can be built by providing a support structure (100) having a plurality of extension members (102) that engage with the adapter slot structures (50). In one implementation, a flange clip (200, 220) is removably inserted into the slot structure (50), wherein the flange clip (200, 220) has a second width (W3, W4) that is greater than first width (W1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventor: Danny Willy August Verheyden
  • Patent number: 11181708
    Abstract: A fiber management cassette for storing loops of one or more optical fiber elements is disclosed. An exemplary cassette includes a first module comprising a first portion of a winding area and first fixing elements and a second module comprising a second portion of the winding area and second fixing elements. The first fixing elements are configured to engage with the second fixing elements for releasably interconnecting the first module and the second module and to join the first portion and the second portion to form the winding area, which is configured to store the loops of one or more optical fiber elements. The first module comprises a fiber passageway allowing the optical fiber elements to enter and exit the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventor: Benjamin Croucher
  • Patent number: 11175468
    Abstract: An optical fiber junction assembly and a sealing method thereof, and an optical fiber junction box, where in the optical fiber junction assembly, a first housing has first mating surface and an accommodating cavity, a first welding bump is disposed on the first mating surface, and is disposed around an opening of the accommodating cavity, a second welding bump is disposed on the second mating surface, the first welding bump and the second welding bump are configured to form colloid after being heated and melted, and connect and seal the first mating surface and the second mating surface, and an overflow groove is disposed on at least one of the first mating surface and the second mating surface, and is configured to accommodate the colloid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhijian Zhang, Anliang Yang, Jian Cheng, Biao Qi
  • Patent number: 11175469
    Abstract: A telecommunications system (10) includes a chassis (14) defining a first side (18) and an opposite second side (20). A tray (16) is pivotally mounted to the chassis (14) between a closed storage position and an open access position relative to the chassis (14). At least one telecommunications component (12) is removably mounted to the tray (16). One of an input or output cable (30, 32) from the telecommunications component (12) extends out to an exterior of the chassis (14) from the first side (18) of the chassis (14), and the other of the input or output cable (30, 32) from the telecommunications component (12) follows a cable path across the chassis (14), positioned above the pivotable tray (16), and extends out to the exterior of the chassis (14) from the opposite second side (20) of the chassis (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Pieter Vermeulen, Johan Geens, Romain Cuypers
  • Patent number: 11169345
    Abstract: A sliding tray that can slide multiple fiber optic modules simultaneously is provided. In one example, a fiber optic panel assembly includes a ceiling, a bottom cover, and two opposing sides defining an interior opening therein, a mounting bracket disposed on the bottom cover in the interior opening, the mounting bracket comprising a plurality of protruding posts extending outward from a supporting structure of the mounting bracket, and a sliding tray having a plurality of protruding structures having a tip end configured to engage with an inner surface of the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Charles Poe
  • Patent number: 11169347
    Abstract: A patch panel may include a tray that is slidable between a retracted position and an extended position on tray supports and features for holding the tray in the retracted position and in the extended position. The patch panel may also include a cassette that is slidable on cassette supports, latches for engaging the cassette to block movement of the cassette and features for disengaging the latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Vogel
  • Patent number: 11163129
    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: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Larsson, George I. Wakileh, Joselyn Gabriela Gamboa
  • Patent number: 11150428
    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 parking area is mounted within the cabinet and defines a plurality of cable connector storage locations for receiving at least some of the fiber optic cables. The plurality of spools are positioned intermediate the telecommunications equipment and the patch panel. A splice area is mounted within the cabinet or external to the cabinet. The splice area receives fiber optic cables for splicing to additional cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Kristof Vastmans, Pieter Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 11143832
    Abstract: A fiber optic module includes a housing having a first major surface and an opposite second major surface. The module includes an input configured to receive at least one module input fiber. The module includes at least one connectorized pigtail output routed from the housing. The pigtail output is configured to carry a signal from at the at least one module input fiber entering the housing via the input. The module further includes at least one connector storage feature disposed on the first major surface of the housing. The connector storage feature is configured to receive and store the connectorized pigtail output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Bart Mattie Claessens, Erwin Beckers, Jan Oversteyns
  • Patent number: 11110345
    Abstract: A hand held controller for a games console comprising an outer case and at least one control located on the controller. The controller is shaped to be held in at least one hand of a user such that the at least one control is operable by the user. The at least one control extends through an aperture provided in the outer case, and wherein the controller comprises a removable buffer mounted within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ironburg Inventions Limited
    Inventors: Simon Burgess, Duncan Ironmonger
  • Patent number: 11105995
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 11105997
    Abstract: An optical fiber holding device may comprise a first track and a second track. The first track may be configured to hold and guide a first optical fiber from a first track input location to a first track output location, wherein the first track is configured to allow the first optical fiber to connect to a first optical component and a first optical communication point. The second track may be configured to hold and guide a second optical fiber from a second track input location to a second track output location, wherein the second track is configured to allow the second optical fiber to connect to a second optical component and a second optical communication point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Operations LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Wallace
  • Patent number: 11108936
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus that prevents hooking of a cable, coming-off of a connector, or the like without lowering insertion and extraction performance of a cable even when external connection terminals are arranged on inclined faces formed on a side surface of an apparatus main body in its width direction while reducing a size of the apparatus main body in the width direction. The inclined faces inclines such that ends of the respective inclined faces on a back side of the apparatus main body are inclined in a direction to come close to the optical axis. The inclined faces are arranged at positions so as not to overlap to each other when viewed from the width direction of the apparatus main body, and are arranged such that a part of the inclined faces overlap to each other when viewed from a direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11099342
    Abstract: A safety device for modules that store windings of communication lines, includes a metallic rod whose ends are configured to receive metallic screws to secure the rod on a base of a given module. End sections of the rod extend to a height at least equal to the height of the stored windings. Intermediate sections of the rod extend in opposite directions from the end sections, substantially parallel to the module base. Outer ends of the intermediate sections at least coincide with the outer periphery of the stored windings. A central section of the rod has opposite ends adjoining the outer ends of the intermediate sections. The central section rises over a path that at least coincides with the outer periphery of the stored windings. The end sections of the rod capture the windings, and the central section prevents them from dropping below the module during a building fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventor: Roger A Vaughn
  • Patent number: 11076753
    Abstract: A tool may comprise an optical fiber including a proximal end, a distal end, an intermediate portion between the proximal end and the distal end, and an adjustable bend between the proximal end and the intermediate portion. Motion of the intermediate portion may be constrained to translational motion substantially along an axis defined by the optical fiber at the intermediate portion. The tool may also comprise a cylindrical passage through which the intermediate portion of the optical fiber extends and a housing enclosing the adjustable bend and the cylindrical passage. The cylindrical passage may extend through a cylindrical member that includes an outer wall surrounding the cylindrical passage. The housing encloses the outer wall of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Blumenkranz, Vincent Duindam, Mark Froggatt, Eric Sanborn
  • Patent number: 11079562
    Abstract: A cassette including a first end having a first geometry symmetrical, about at least one axis, to a second geometry of a second end. A first connector fastening station arranged in the first end of the cassette and including a first plurality of receptacles, each of the first plurality of receptacles configured to fasten at least one of a first connector, a first adapter, a first plug, or a first strain relief unit. A second connector fastening station arranged in the second end of the cassette and including a second plurality of receptacles, each of the second plurality of receptacles configured to fasten at least one of a second connector, a second adapter, a second plug, or a second strain relief unit. The first plurality of receptacles of the first connector fastening station are symmetrical, about the at least one axis, to the second plurality of receptacles of the second connector fastening station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Ellison, David Michael Smead
  • Patent number: 11073670
    Abstract: A sealed multiport splitter device and method are disclosed. The fiber optic multiport comprises housing with an interior defining a first chamber and an adjacent second chamber. An optical splitter with a plurality of splitter legs connect to a plurality of optical fibers located in the first chamber. Potting material is disposed in the first chamber to physically secure the optical splitter, the splitter legs and the optical fibers. A wall having a first face and a second face separates the first chamber from the second chamber. The wall has a plurality of slots extended from the first face to the second face. The plurality of optical fibers route through the plurality of slots between the first chamber and the second chamber. A blocking material is adjacent to the wall to inhibit ingress of the potting material into the second chamber while the potting material is being cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Monique Lise Cote, Troy Dean Lindblad, Ziwei Liu
  • Patent number: 11073673
    Abstract: A cable fixation device (100, 200, 300, 400) includes a base (102, 202) with fastener holes (104), an upright (110, 208) projecting from the base and including a fixation projection (126, 212, 316, 318) having a reduced dimensional portion (128, 214, 324) for receiving a cable tie (152, 222, 326). Protrusions (130, 218, 320) are provided for engaging the cable jacket. Variations on the cable fixation device include a fixation element (130, 218, 320) which can slide and/or rotate about a vertical rod; a plate element (304) which includes a plurality of fixation projections extending between two rods; and a plurality of uprights (208) integrally formed with the base and including forwardly and rearwardly projecting projections. The base (102, 202) and the fixation projections (126, 212, 316, 318) can be made from molded plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA, ADC Czech Republic, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Karel An Johan Jaksons, Eric Schurmans, Peter Jerome Istas, Jiri Zavrel, Denys Mizin, Jiri Pasek, Jiri Ambroz, Ales Smisek
  • Patent number: 11061197
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette including a body defining a front and an opposite rear and an enclosed interior. A cable entry location is defined in the body for a cable to enter the interior of the cassette. The cable which enters at the cable entry location is attached to the cassette body and the fibers are extended into the cassette body and form terminations at connectors. The connectors are connected to adapters located at the front of the cassette. A front side of the adapters defines termination locations for cables to be connected to the fibers connected at the rear of the adapters. A cable including a jacket, a strength member, and fibers enters the cassette. The strength member is crimped to a crimp tube and is mounted to the cassette body, allowing the fibers to extend past the crimp tube into the interior of the cassette body. A strain relief boot is provided at the cable entry location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Ott, David Patrick Murray, Patrick J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11054600
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a fiber optic apparatus for retrofit fiber optic connectivity. The fiber optic apparatus is configured to reduce the size and footprint of a typical fiber optic cabinet for retrofit deployment within existing copper infrastructure, while allowing a user to provide and manage fiber optic network connections between a network provider and a plurality of subscribers. In an exemplary embodiment, the fiber optic apparatus decreases width by vertically aligning features of the fiber optic apparatus, and decreases depth by angled mounting of splitter parking and horizontal positioning of vertically stacked ribbon-fanout kit (RFK) sets. Further, the fiber optic apparatus includes flexible tubing attached to a detachable strain relief bracket configured for removal the detachable strain relief bracket from the frame and reattachment to the telecommunications cabinet to facilitate flexibility in mounting of the fiber optic apparatus and fiber deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Sandra Irene Amaya Cruz, Arturo Sanchez Garcia, Brent Vaudry Linas, Adriana Montalvo Urbano, Guadalupe Rodriguez Sanchez, Fabiola Patricia Villanueva Tavares
  • Patent number: 11048056
    Abstract: A fiber management cassette for storing loops of one or more optical fiber elements is disclosed. An exemplary cassette comprises: a winding area to accommodate the loops of one or more optical fiber elements; a fiber passageway adjacent to the winding area, the fiber passageway allowing the optical fiber elements to enter and exit the cassette; a pivot element located in the proximity of the fiber passageway, the pivot element being configured to pivot the cassette around a pivot axis perpendicular to a bottom surface of the cassette; and an anti-pull tab comprising a leg extending towards the bottom surface. The anti-pull tab is located in the proximity of the fiber passageway, and the leg is configured to be moved upwards to arrange the optical fiber elements in the fiber passageway underneath the anti-pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventor: Benjamin Croucher
  • Patent number: 11048057
    Abstract: A cassette adapter for the installation of a cassette in a patch panel of a data rack including a base configured to accept the cassette, a front frame connected to a distal end of the base, at least one latch connected to the base, and a mounting portion configured to mount the cassette adapter to the panel. The cassette adapter being configured to retain the cassette within the cassette adapter and connect the cassette to the patch panel in a removable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Berridge
  • Patent number: 11042001
    Abstract: A slide assembly for slidably coupling a telecommunications tray to a telecommunications chassis includes a rail configured for mounting to the chassis, the rail defining a rail sliding cavity flanked by a first detent adjacent a first end and a second detent adjacent a second end of the rail, the rail further comprising first and second chassis mounting features, the first and the second chassis mounting features are oriented with respect to each other such that if two of the same rails are aligned and brought together in a juxtaposed relationship with the first and second chassis mounting features facing each other, the first and the second chassis mounting features can nest relative to each other so as to not increase the total width of the two rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Guilibaldo Ruiz
  • Patent number: 11041998
    Abstract: A telecommunication enclosure includes an environmentally sealed housing having an interior volume. The sealed enclosure includes a housing wall defining an opening that extends from the interior to an exterior of the enclosure, the housing wall defining interior threads within the opening. A port-defining element mounts within the opening, the port-defining element defining exterior threads that are threadingly mated with respect to the interior threads to retain the port-defining element within the opening. The port-defining element defines a connector port for receiving a hardened fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Valja Everaert
  • Patent number: 11036019
    Abstract: A modular multi-positionable tray assembly (420) for mounting within a chassis (10) of a telecommunications panel (100) is disclosed. The multi-positionable tray assembly (420) may include support arm structure (423) having a first support arm (424) and a second support arm (480) that pivotally supports a tray (422) and that allows the tray assembly (420) to be installed and removed from the chassis (10). The tray (422) and the support arm structure (423) cooperatively define a cable routing pathway (208) that extends through a pivot axis (A1) defined by the tray and the support arm. To protect the cables (300) and to increase accessibility of cables (300) within the portion of the cable routing pathway (208) defined by the tray (422), a bend radius limiter (460) can be provided that is rotatably mounted to the tray (422). The tray (422) can also be provided with attachment features for allowing the tray (422) to accept various telecommunications components, such as splice trays and splitter trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Pieter Vermeulen, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans
  • Patent number: 11036020
    Abstract: A data communication system for deploying outside plant fiber optics includes a cassette releasably engageable in a tray pivotably connectable to a tray fastening member disposed in an inside of an enclosure. A test port in the cassette is accessible without pivoting the tray and without pivoting any one or more trays pivotably connected to the tray fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Gross, Iuliu Cosmin Gordea
  • Patent number: 11018491
    Abstract: A power sourcing equipment for remote powering of PoE equipment is provided including a transceiver for receiving an optical signal, a power module for receiving a power input, and a PoE device for receiving and converting the optical signal and the power input and controlling at least one remote device. A surge protector slot with a removable and field replaceable surge protector unit is provided. The removable field replaceable surge protector unit, after triggering by a surge event, is removable and replaceable with a new field replaceable surge protector unit allowing for continued surge protection without replacing the entire power sourcing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BERK-TEK LLC
    Inventor: Paul Michael Good
  • Patent number: 11016257
    Abstract: A closure includes a cover and seal block. A feeder cable pathway and rear cover is provided for separation of feeder cables from drop cables. The organizer in the closure includes an end cap and rear cable storage. Cable fixation clips, linear or bendable, can be used individually or daisy chained together. Cable fixation chambers are positioned on top of the gel block housing. The organizer is a click together organizer. Dual heights on cable guides on sides of the groove plate facilitate cable installation. Tray supports with rounded ends prevent looseness of the tray mounts. Other organizers include cable routing features for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Mohamed Aznag, Emilie De Groe, Eric Marcel M. Keustermans, Diederik Houben, Philippe Coenegracht, Pieter Doultremont, Geert Van Genechten, Maddy Nadine Frederickx, Maarten Michiels
  • Patent number: 11016251
    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 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Jason Higley, Michael E. Hughes, Mitchell Cloud
  • Patent number: 11013138
    Abstract: A cable management assembly for managing cables of rack-mounted computers may include: a base member selectively attachable to a structural member of a computer rack; and a sliding member comprising a cable retention area, wherein the sliding member is configured for connection to the base member by one or more mating connection components, wherein the one or more mating connection components allow for a limited degree of movement of the sliding member relative to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin C. Rogers, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath, Kenneth E. Lubahn
  • Patent number: 11002935
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical fiber distribution system that can be expanded to selectively add a number of ruggedized fiber optic adapter ports for connecting to customer premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Ferris Dowling
  • Patent number: 11002932
    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: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA, ADC Czech Republic, S.R.O
    Inventors: Zoltan Alexi, Bernardus Johannes Nicolas Geling, Gwenole Stouthuysen, Johan Geens
  • Patent number: 11002930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular and stackable system (1) for arranging an optical fibre of an optical system in a controlled and secure manner, comprising at least the following components: a modular frame (30) comprising a plurality of upright posts (31), wherein the posts (31) are arranged such on the frame (30) that a next-neighbour distance of the posts (31) is identical, wherein each post (31) comprises a recess (31a) on the upper end; at least one module (20) for receiving an optical fibre, wherein the module (20) comprises at least four corners (21); wherein the posts (31) are arranged such that four modules (20) can be arranged with their corners (21) non-overlapping on a single post (31); wherein each module's corner (21) can be fixed with a fixing means on the post (31), wherein the fixing means is designed to engage in the recess (31a) on the upper end of the post (31) and wherein the corners (21) of each module (20) and the fixing means are designed such that the fixing means can simultaneously
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSIT√ĄT BERN
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Raisin, Christoph Bacher, Andres Luder Schaible, Manuel Alain Ryser, Adrian Jenk
  • Patent number: 10996417
    Abstract: A fiber optic enclosure assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a bearing mount disposed in the interior region of the housing. A cable spool is connectedly engaged with the bearing mount such that the cable spool selectively rotates within the housing. A termination module disposed on the cable spool so that the termination module rotates in unison with the cable spool. A method of paying out a fiber optic cable from a fiber optic enclosure includes rotating a cable spool, which has a subscriber cable coiled around a spooling portion of the cable spool, about an axis of a housing of the fiber optic enclosure until a desired length of subscriber cable is paid out. A termination module is disposed on the cable spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Kowalczyk, Jonathan Walter Coan, Jonathan R. Kaml
  • Patent number: 10989889
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 10983287
    Abstract: An optical connection detecting device has in a front face thereof a light emission display portion for detecting an optical connection, and in both front and rear ends of a lower face thereof a switch lever for detecting the optical connection. In an optical adapter, ferrule leading end portions of optical connector plugs inserted from fitting portions in both ends are butt jointed, leading ends of the switch levers in both front and rear ends of the optical connection detecting device are faced to notch concave portions which are formed in upper wall sides of opening ends of both the fitting portions of the optical adapter. When the optical connector plug is fully inserted into the fitting portion of the optical adapter instead of being in a half-inserted state, the switch lever is pushed up and the light emission display portion is displayed with an on-state lighting color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SANWA DENKI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Terashima
  • Patent number: 10976511
    Abstract: A method for passing a plurality of optical fibers into an enclosure configured to enclose in an interior thereof a plurality of optical communication connections may include accessing the interior of the enclosure. The method may also include separating a module plate associated with a floor of the enclosure to provide an opening between an exterior of the enclosure and the interior of the enclosure. The method may also include feeding the plurality of optical fibers through the opening and into the interior of the enclosure. The method may further include associating the module plate with the enclosure, such that the module plate at least partially defines an aperture through which the plurality of optical fibers pass from the exterior of the enclosure to the interior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jason James Brown, William Julius McPhil Giraud
  • Patent number: 10976512
    Abstract: An enclosable box for housing components from more than one telecommunications systems including a first housing portion, a second housing portion, a box mounting hinge that connects the first housing portion and the second housing portion, an internal telecommunications component compartment panel, a compartment panel mounting hinge that connects the internal telecommunications component compartment with one of the first and second housing portions. The compartment panel mounting hinge may be configured to allow the compartment panel to open and close an internal compartment or cavity that is large enough to enclose at least a first telecommunications systems component. The back wall of the first housing portion may include a component platform that is either fixed or allowed to pivot into a configuration such that the component platform is tilted away from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Peter A. Carapella, William L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10969554
    Abstract: A fiber optic tray system includes a tray. The tray includes a tray body, the tray body extending along a longitudinal axis between a front and a rear and extending along a lateral axis between a first side and a second side. The tray further includes a plurality of alignment rails, each of the plurality of alignment rails protruding from the tray body along a transverse axis. The tray further includes a plurality of retainer features disposed at the rear of the tray body. The fiber optic tray system further includes a fiber optic module, the fiber optic module including an outer housing and at least one retainment feature. The at least one retainment feature is interfaced with at least one of the plurality of retainer features to retain the fiber optic module on the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Lou Guzzo
  • Patent number: RE48675
    Abstract: Interconnect cabinets for optical fibers include an enclosure and a splitter and termination panel mounted in the enclosure. The splitter has a plurality of optical fiber-connectorized pigtails extending therefrom. Each of the connectorized pigtails is associated with an optical fiber feeder cable to be coupled to a central office. The termination panel has a plurality of optical fiber connection members, ones of which are associated with respective subscriber locations. The connectorized pigtails have a cable length sufficient to allow connection to the plurality of connection members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barry W. Allen, Douglas F. Dowling, Jack A. Smith, Jr.