US Patent No: 6,661,961

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Fiber low profile network interface device

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Abstract

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A low profile fiber network interface device is disclosed including a housing enclosure having a front cover hinged to a rear fixed housing portion. An inner connection divider wall is also hingedly fixed to the enclosure which is rotatable between a position which the divider wall lies against the fixed housing portion, and to an open position where it lies adjacent to the open cover. The divider wall also includes a rotatable working tray which rotates to a substantial horizontal position, and the tray includes devices for retaining coiled fiber in position. The divider wall also includes an interface wall including a plurality of fiber optic connector headers whereby one side is accessible only from the back side of the divider wall, whereas the other header is accessible from the front of the divider wall. In this manner, when the divider wall is locked in the closed position, users cannot access the opposite side which is dedicated to the telecom service.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLCHICKORY, NC2814

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Allen, Barry W Siler City, NC 13 864
Denovich, Sam Harrisburg, PA 22 580
Dorian, Robert E Turnersville, NJ 1 133

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DAVID C. ROBERTS (1)
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CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC (8)
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7,653,282 Multi-port optical connection terminal 8 2007
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7,407,330 Fiber optic connector holder and method 87 2007
7,496,269 Fiber optic enclosure 48 2007
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7,493,003 Modular optical wall box enclosure 6 2007
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7,903,923 Drop terminal releasable engagement mechanism 0 2008
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8,229,265 Fiber distribution hub with multiple configurations 0 2008
7,844,159 Telecommunications connection cabinet 14 2008
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7,817,895 Modular optical wall box enclosure 0 2009
7,809,234 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 35 2009
7,831,125 Wall mount distribution arrangement 1 2009
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7,844,161 Parking in fiber distribution hubs 18 2009
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7,809,235 Fiber distribution device 46 2009
7,941,027 Fiber access terminal 7 2009
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8,417,074 Fiber optic telecommunications module 8 2009
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8,005,335 Fiber distribution hub with pigtail routing 1 2010
8,213,760 Fiber optic enclosure 1 2010
* 2010/0189,404 FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE 4 2010
8,131,126 Fiber optic enclosure with external cable spool 34 2010
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8,374,476 Fiber distribution device 5 2010
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8,263,861 Fiber distribution hub with outside accessible grounding terminals 5 2010
7,995,894 Telecommunications connection cabinet 4 2010
7,980,768 Fiber optic connector holder and method 4 2010
8,213,761 Mini drop terminal 1 2010
8,229,267 Fiber optic enclosure with tear-away spool 16 2010
8,989,548 Connection box for glass fiber cables 0 2011
8,958,679 Fibre-optic telecommunications module 0 2011
8,649,649 Fiber distribution hub with connectorized stub cables 5 2011
8,837,940 Methods and systems for distributing fiber optic telecommunication services to local areas and for supporting distributed antenna systems 23 2011
8,891,927 Fiber distribution hub with pass-through interfaces 0 2011
8,363,999 Fiber access terminal 2 2011
8,401,357 Telecommunications connection cabinet 5 2011
8,210,756 Fiber optic connector holder and method 3 2011
8,224,145 Installing splitter module, storage receptacles and pigtails while pigtail connectors left in the storage receptacles 2 2011
8,768,134 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 0 2011
8,498,511 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 2 2011
8,380,035 Fiber optic enclosure with external cable spool 10 2012
8,837,894 Wall box adapted to be mounted at a mid-span access location of a telecommunications cable 1 2012
8,538,228 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 4 2012
8,636,421 Fiber optic connector holder and method 2 2012
8,494,334 Fiber optic enclosure with tear-away spool 11 2012
8,569,618 Fiber distribution hub with outside accessible grounding terminals 4 2012
9,535,229 Fiber optic cassette, system, and method 0 2012
9,057,860 Fiber optic enclosure with external cable spool 2 2013
9,146,372 Fiber distribution device 1 2013
8,811,791 Telecommunications connection cabinet 1 2013
8,845,205 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 5 2013
8,774,588 Fiber optic enclosure with tear-away spool 4 2013
8,818,158 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 1 2013
9,146,362 Insertion and removal tool for a fiber optic ferrule alignment sleeve 0 2013
9,146,374 Rapid deployment packaging for optical fiber 0 2013
9,335,504 Fiber distribution hub with swing frame and wrap-around doors 0 2013
9,122,019 Fiber optic connector holder and method 1 2013
9,429,728 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 0 2014
9,435,975 Modular high density telecommunications frame and chassis system 0 2014
9,341,798 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 0 2014
9,348,103 Low profile fiber distribution hub 0 2014
9,229,185 Fiber optic enclosure with tear-away spool 0 2014
9,304,276 Telecommunications connection cabinet 0 2014
9,414,137 Methods and systems for distributing fiber optic telecommunication services to local areas and for supporting distributed antenna systems 0 2014
8,992,095 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 1 2014
9,201,206 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 0 2014
9,146,373 Fiber distribution device 1 2014
9,354,402 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 0 2015
9,494,758 Fiber optic distribution system 0 2015
9,535,227 Fiber optic cable spool assembly 0 2015
9,335,505 Fiber distribution device 0 2015
9,250,408 Telecommunications connection cabinet 1 2015
9,470,851 Fiber optic connector holder and method 0 2015
9,470,869 Rapid deployment packaging for optical fiber 0 2015
 
FIBER OPTIC NETWORK SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (1)
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TYCO ELECTRONICS RAYCHEM NV (2)
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CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC (5)
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RE44498 Fiber optic local convergence points for multiple dwelling units 0 2011
 
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7,346,253 Fiber optic drop cable slack storage receptacle 56 2003
* 2005/0145,522 Fiber optic drop cable slack storage receptacle 15 2003
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* 6,926,449 Connector port for network interface device 56 2004
* 7,664,360 Fiber optic drop terminal mounting plate 0 2007
7,740,409 Multi-port optical connection terminal 39 2007
7,748,911 Connector port for network interface device 5 2007
7,899,298 Fiber optic drop terminal mounting plate 18 2010
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TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
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