Multi-position fiber optic connector holder and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7218827
APP PUB NO 20050281526A1
SERIAL NO

10871555

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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, NC2929

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barth, Michael K Bloomington, MN 10 1168
Norris, Jeffrey J Bloomington, MN 18 1052
Smith, Trevor D Eden Prairie, MN 157 7031
Vongseng, Soutsada Chanhassen, MN 40 1648
Zimmel, Steven C Minneapolis, MN 94 3294

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