US Patent No: 7,218,827

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Multi-position fiber optic connector holder and method

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A housing including a plurality of openings for receiving fiber optic connectors and protecting the polished end face of the connectors from damage while the connectors are stored within a telecommunications connection cabinet. A module with a plurality of optical fiber cables connected to a first optical fiber cable and terminated by a fiber optic connector. Each of the connectors are inserted within openings in a connector holder for storage and protection until the cables need to be connected to a customer equipment cable.

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COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLCHICKORY, NC2713

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barth, Michael K Bloomington, MN 10 1050
Norris, Jeffrey J Bloomington, MN 18 942
Smith, Trevor D Eden Prairie, MN 143 5777
Vongseng, Soutsada Chanhassen, MN 38 1437
Zimmel, Steven C Minneapolis, MN 88 2734

Cited Art Landscape

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LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
6,577,595 Systems and methods for transporting associated data signals over a network 148 1999
 
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (15)
5,883,995 Fiber connector and adapter 200 1997
RE37489 Optical fiber distribution frame 158 1997
6,208,796 Fiber optic module 239 1998
6,160,946 Outside plant fiber distribution apparatus and method 188 1998
6,347,888 Fiber optic adapter, including hybrid connector system 131 1998
6,424,781 Optical fiber distribution frame with pivoting connector panels 216 1999
6,418,262 Fiber distribution frame with fiber termination blocks 145 2000
6,363,200 Outside plant fiber distribution apparatus and method 152 2000
6,760,531 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 246 2000
2001/0001,270 Fiber optic module 60 2001
2002/0176,681 Fiber distribution frame with fiber termination blocks 53 2002
2004/0264,873 Fiber optic connector holder and method 123 2003
2005/0002,633 Telecommunications connection cabinet 155 2003
* 6,983,095 Systems and methods for managing optical fibers and components within an enclosure in an optical communications network 134 2003
2004/0228,598 Optical fiber interconnect cabinets, termination modules and fiber connectivity management for the same 140 2004
 
CCS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
6,554,485 Translucent dust cap and associated method for testing the continuity of an optical fiber jumper 127 2000
6,483,977 Fiber management frame having movable work platform 129 2001
6,792,191 Local convergence cabinet 120 2003
 
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC NORTH AMERICA, INC. (4)
5,647,043 Unipartite jack receptacle 194 1995
6,149,315 Side load resistant buildout 125 1998
6,464,402 Optical fiber connector tuning index tool 135 1999
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SIECOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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Fiber Optic Network Solutions, Inc. (2)
6,901,200 Module and housing for optical fiber distribution and DWDM equipment 76 2001
2003/0174,996 Optical fiber enclosure system using integrated optical connector and coupler assembly 155 2002
 
THE WHITAKER CORPORATION (3)
5,333,221 Universal adapter for optical connectors 174 1992
5,542,015 Optical fiber connector latching mechanism 182 1994
6,027,252 Simplified fiber optic receptacle 134 1997
 
TELECT, INC. (1)
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SIECOR OPERATIONS, LLC (3)
6,044,193 Fiber optic interconnection enclosure having a forced air system 178 1998
6,411,767 Optical fiber interconnection closures 141 1999
6,496,640 Splice closure with removable and pivotable splice trays, and associated methods 129 1999
 
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC (5)
6,542,688 Optical fiber splicing and connecting assembly 133 2000
6,434,313 Fiber optic closure with couplers and splice tray 145 2000
6,539,160 Optical fiber splicing and connecting assembly with coupler cassette 180 2000
6,654,536 Fiber management frame having connector platform 115 2001
6,621,975 Distribution terminal for network access point 254 2001
 
UNICOM TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (2)
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2003/0113,086 Optical splitter module 38 2002
 
AMP Incorporated (3)
4,736,100 Optical loop attenuator simulating an optical system 149 1986
5,073,042 Coupling bushing for various types of optical fiber connectors 160 1990
5,076,688 Optical simulator with loop-back attenuator having metalized optical fiber 166 1991
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
6,453,033 Automated system and method for subscriber line service control 79 2001
 
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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MARCONI COMMUNICATIONS (1)
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SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD. (1)
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Alcatel Cit (1)
5,448,015 Support and Guide device for cables carrying elcetrical or light signals 150 1992
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (4)
6,539,147 Connectorized inside fiber optic drop 152 2000
6,625,375 Fiber optic interface device 154 2002
6,668,127 Connectorized inside fiber optic drop 182 2002
6,614,980 Connectorized outside fiber optic drop 147 2002
 
STRATOS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
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6,234,683 Field repairable hermaphroditic connector 205 1999
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,930,425 High density coupling module 120 1998
 
The Siemon Company (1)
6,227,717 Dust caps for use with telecommunications adapters and connectors 165 1997
 
FITEL USA CORP. (2)
5,274,729 Universal optical fiber buildout system 211 1992
6,188,825 Dust cover for protecting optical fiber sleeve housing 125 1999
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (6)
5,333,222 Adapter for interconnecting optical fiber connectors or the like 127 1993
5,825,955 Fiber optic diversion connector 128 1997
5,774,612 Adapted for interconnecting optical fiber connectors 129 1997
6,079,881 Fiber optic connector receptacle assembly 168 1998
6,240,229 Connector assembly 137 1998
6,425,694 Fiber optic receptacle with protective shutter 145 2000
 
LUMENTUM OPERATIONS LLC (1)
6,768,860 High density fiber optic module 84 2002
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (6)
4,995,688 Optical fiber distribution frame 266 1989
5,214,735 Fiber optic connector retainer 206 1992
5,363,465 Fiber optic connector module 207 1993
RE34955 Optical fiber distribution frame 283 1993
5,317,663 One-piece SC adapter 373 1993
5,497,444 High-density fiber distribution frame 402 1995
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
6,069,797 Power distribution assembly 40 1998
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
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VERIZON LABORATORIES INC. (2)
6,188,687 Broadband switch that manages traffic and method therefor 135 1997
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AMPHENOL CORPORATION (1)
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VERIZON SERVICES GROUP (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2009/0169,166 PRECONNECTORIZED FIBER OPTIC LOCAL CONVERGENCE POINTS 0 2009
 
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
* 8,553,395 Motor control center network connectivity method and system 0 2012
* 2013/0022,357 MOTOR CONTROL CENTER NETWORK CONNECTIVITY METHOD AND SYSTEM 1 2012
 
EMERSON NETWORK POWER, ENERGY SYSTEMS, NORTH AMERICA, INC. (3)
7,899,300 Dust caps for fiber optic connectors 1 2009
* 2010/0150,518 Optic Fiber Distribution Hub 30 2010
8,244,089 Dust caps for fiber optic connectors 2 2010
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
8,734,027 Coupling field adapter 1 2010
 
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (136)
7,583,883 Fiber optic connector holder 13 2005
* 2007/0025,674 Fiber optic connector holder 5 2005
7,636,507 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 15 2005
* 2006/0285,807 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 38 2005
7,623,749 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 31 2006
* 2007/0165,995 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 45 2006
7,646,958 Fiber distribution hub with half-loop pigtail storage 24 2007
7,941,026 Adapter block including connector storage 0 2007
7,583,885 Fiber distribution enclosure 9 2007
7,457,503 Telecommunications connection cabinet 80 2007
7,407,330 Fiber optic connector holder and method 79 2007
* 2008/0075,411 Telecommunications connection cabinet 23 2007
7,711,234 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 5 2007
* 2008/0080,829 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 8 2007
7,760,984 Fiber distribution hub with swing frame and wrap-around doors 37 2007
* 2008/0031,585 Fiber Distribution Hub with Swing Frame and Wrap-Around Doors 48 2007
7,873,255 Fiber distribution hubs 13 2007
7,471,869 Equipment layout for fiber distribution hubs 59 2007
* 2008/0013,910 Hinged parking in fiber distribution hubs 18 2007
* 2008/0008,436 Hinged parking in fiber distribution hubs 51 2007
7,590,328 Fiber termination block with splitters 1 2007
7,519,259 Increasing capacity of a telecommunications cabinet 45 2007
7,515,805 Fiber optic splitter 40 2007
* 2008/0025,684 Fiber Optic Splitter 49 2007
* 2008/0019,655 Fiber Optic Splitter 44 2007
7,728,225 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 6 2007
* 7,829,787 Telecommunications frame including an internal cable trough assembly 0 2007
* 2010/0006,317 Telecommunications frame including an internal cable trough assembly 2 2007
* 2008/0212,928 CABINET INCLUDING OPTICAL BULKHEAD PLATE FOR BLOWN FIBER SYSTEM 35 2008
* 8,139,913 Modules including multiple rows of adapters for high density optical fiber distribution frame 4 2008
7,841,775 Connector storage system 9 2008
* 2009/0087,157 FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR HOLDER AND METHOD 60 2008
7,809,233 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 15 2008
* 2008/0317,425 TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET WITH CONNECTOR STORAGE 56 2008
7,751,672 Low profile fiber distribution hub 10 2008
* 2009/0110,359 LOW PROFILE FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 7 2008
7,720,344 Fiber distribution hub 3 2008
* 2009/0103,879 Fiber Distribution Hub 16 2008
7,860,365 Edge protector for fiber optic cable routing 1 2008
* 2009/0190,894 Edge Protector for Fiber Optic Cable Routing 11 2008
8,229,265 Fiber distribution hub with multiple configurations 0 2008
7,844,159 Telecommunications connection cabinet 9 2008
* 2009/0074,372 TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION CABINET 62 2008
8,238,709 Multi-configuration mounting system for fiber distribution hub 0 2008
7,809,234 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 28 2009
8,270,796 Multi-port adapter block 7 2009
7,715,682 Fiber distribution hub having an adjustable plate 0 2009
* 2009/0232,455 Multi-port adapter block 25 2009
* 2009/0226,143 FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE PLATE 6 2009
7,831,125 Wall mount distribution arrangement 1 2009
7,826,706 Telecommunications connection cabinet 13 2009
7,844,161 Parking in fiber distribution hubs 12 2009
7,809,232 Fiber distribution hub 22 2009
7,809,235 Fiber distribution device 40 2009
* 2009/0285,540 FIBER DISTRIBUTION DEVICE 18 2009
7,945,137 Fiber optic connector holder 2 2009
* 2009/0285,541 FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR HOLDER 6 2009
7,949,221 Fiber termination block with splitters 0 2009
* 2010/0111,483 FIBER TERMINATION BLOCK WITH SPLITTERS 32 2009
8,382,382 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 3 2009
* 8,023,791 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 2 2009
* 2010/0135,631 FIBER OPTIC MODULE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING REAR CONNECTORS 1 2009
8,285,103 Fiber distribution hubs with swing frame chassis 1 2009
* 2010/0124,392 Fiber Distribution Hubs with Swing Frame Chassis 13 2009
8,068,712 Fiber distribution hub 4 2009
8,417,074 Fiber optic telecommunications module 4 2009
RE44758 Optical fiber interconnect cabinets, termination modules and fiber connectivity management for the same 1 2009
8,086,085 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 9 2009
* 2011/0002,591 Compact Blind Mateable Optical Splitter 3 2009
8,005,335 Fiber distribution hub with pigtail routing 1 2010
8,380,036 Splitter module with connectorized pigtail manager 7 2010
* 2010/0183,276 Splitter Module with Connectorized Pigtail Manager 2 2010
8,262,294 Fiber optic dust cap and connector for terminating multi-fiber optical cables 1 2010
* 2011/0188,813 Fiber Optic Dust Cap and Connector for Terminating Multi-Fiber Optical Cables 8 2010
8,009,955 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 0 2010
8,032,002 Fiber distribution hub 0 2010
* 2010/0290,753 FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 8 2010
7,964,793 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 2 2010
* 2010/0209,066 FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH DUAL SWING FRAMES 1 2010
* 2010/0329,623 LOW PROFILE FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 1 2010
* 2011/0026,894 WALL-MOUNTED FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 4 2010
8,374,478 Fiber optic dust cap and connector for terminating multi-fiber optical cables 0 2010
* 2011/0013,876 Fiber Optic Dust Cap and Connector for Terminating Multi-Fiber Optical Cables 2 2010
8,577,198 Fiber distribution hub with swing frame and wrap-around doors 1 2010
8,019,192 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 5 2010
* 2011/0058,784 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 1 2010
8,606,067 Pedestal terminal with swing frame 2 2010
* 2011/0058,785 PEDESTAL TERMINAL WITH SWING FRAME 1 2010
8,428,419 Fiber distribution hub with internal cable spool 0 2010
* 2011/0103,761 Fiber Distribution Hub with Internal Cable Spool 4 2010
8,374,476 Fiber distribution device 3 2010
8,184,940 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 5 2010
* 2011/0019,965 TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET WITH CONNECTOR STORAGE 6 2010
7,995,894 Telecommunications connection cabinet 3 2010
7,980,768 Fiber optic connector holder and method 3 2010
* 2011/0033,158 FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR HOLDER AND METHOD 3 2010
* 2011/0033,164 TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION CABINET 2 2010
8,958,679 Fibre-optic telecommunications module 0 2011
8,498,510 Fiber distribution enclosure 0 2011
8,649,649 Fiber distribution hub with connectorized stub cables 3 2011
8,391,664 Fiber optic connector holder 1 2011
* 2011/0176,785 FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR HOLDER 1 2011
8,891,927 Fiber distribution hub with pass-through interfaces 0 2011
8,357,851 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 0 2011
8,401,357 Telecommunications connection cabinet 3 2011
8,210,756 Fiber optic connector holder and method 2 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
8,331,753 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 1 2011
8,498,511 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 2 2011
9,182,563 Adapter plate for fiber optic module 0 2012
8,855,457 Optical splitting component 0 2012
8,538,228 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 4 2012
8,636,421 Fiber optic connector holder and method 1 2012
8,929,707 Multi-port adapter block 0 2012
8,705,928 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 0 2012
9,057,860 Fiber optic enclosure with external cable spool 1 2013
9,146,372 Fiber distribution device 0 2013
8,811,791 Telecommunications connection cabinet 1 2013
8,845,205 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 3 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 0 2013
9,213,159 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 0 2014
9,341,798 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 0 2014
9,348,103 Low profile fiber distribution hub 0 2014
9,304,276 Telecommunications connection cabinet 0 2014
8,992,095 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 0 2014
9,301,030 Telecommunications module 0 2014
9,201,206 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 0 2014
9,146,373 Fiber distribution device 0 2014
9,291,778 Multi-port adapter block 0 2014
9,335,505 Fiber distribution device 0 2015
9,250,408 Telecommunications connection cabinet 0 2015
 
CCS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
8,472,773 Fiber optic connector holder 22 2010
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
7,995,873 Fiber optic sensor apparatus 1 2009
 
ADC COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. (1)
9,239,442 Fiber optic module and chassis 0 2010
 
PACKETFRONT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS AB (1)
* 2011/0161,360 DATA RETRIEVAL IN A NETWORK OF TREE STRUCTURE 6 2008
 
AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC (1)
8,693,836 High conductor count packaging capsule 0 2010
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (2)
9,265,936 Lead assembly and related methods 0 2009
9,095,702 Lead assembly and related methods 0 2013
 
FUJIKURA LTD. (1)
7,903,922 Optical connector holder and optical termination cabinet, and method of optical fiber wiring in optical termination cabinet 2 2008
 
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC (10)
* 7,702,208 High density optical fiber distribution enclosure 4 2006
* 2006/0263,029 High density optical fiber distribution enclosure 44 2006
7,519,258 Preconnectorized fiber optic local convergence points 6 2006
* 2008/0152,292 Preconnectorized fiber optic local convergence points 9 2006
8,050,529 Preconnectorized fiber optic local convergence points 2 2009
7,936,962 High density optical fiber distribution enclosure 6 2010
RE44498 Fiber optic local convergence points for multiple dwelling units 0 2011
8,755,663 Impact resistant fiber optic enclosures and related methods 0 2011
8,873,926 Fiber optic enclosures employing clamping assemblies for strain relief of cables, and related assemblies and methods 3 2012
9,069,151 Composite cable breakout assembly 0 2012
 
Panduit Corp. (5)
* 7,689,089 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 17 2007
* 2008/0089,656 Release Latch for Pre-Terminated Cassette 39 2007
7,962,000 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 1 2010
8,346,046 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 0 2011
* 2011/0229,102 RELEASE LATCH FOR PRE-TERMINATED CASSETTE 0 2011
 
Packetfront Network Products AB (8)
8,437,357 Method of connecting VLAN systems to other networks via a router 0 2008
* 2010/0254,396 METHOD OF CONNECTING VLAN SYSTEMS TO OTHER NETWORKS VIA A ROUTER 2 2008
* 2011/0058,559 VLAN DATA FRAMING AND TRANSMISSION 1 2008
8,543,674 Configuration of routers for DHCP service requests 0 2008
* 2010/0312,818 Configuration of Routers for DHCP Service Requests 4 2008
8,891,960 Optical data communications 0 2008
* 2010/0303,458 Optical Data Communications 0 2008
* 2010/0299,414 Method of Configuring Routers Using External Servers 3 2008
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
9,223,094 Flexible optical circuit, cassettes, and methods 0 2013
 
GENEXIS HOLDING B.V. (2)
* 8,326,108 Modular network connection equipment 0 2007
* 2010/0247,050 MODULAR NETWORK CONNECTION EQUIPMENT 2 2007
 
ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG (1)
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