US Patent No: 7,218,827

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Multi-position fiber optic connector holder and method

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050281526

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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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH8200 SCHAFFHAUSEN1739

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barth, Michael K Bloomington, MN 10 320
Norris, Jeffrey J Bloomington, MN 16 334
Smith, Trevor D Eden Prairie, MN 132 2239
Vongseng, Soutsada Chanhassen, MN 34 468
Zimmel, Steven C Minneapolis, MN 81 960

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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (13)
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AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC (1)
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FUJIKURA LTD. (1)
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TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH (67)
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8,009,955 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 0 2010
8,032,002 Fiber distribution hub 0 2010
7,964,793 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 2 2010
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8,577,198 Fiber distribution hub with swing frame and wrap-around doors 0 2010
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8,606,067 Pedestal terminal with swing frame 1 2010
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8,374,476 Fiber distribution device 0 2010
8,184,940 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 3 2010
7,995,894 Telecommunications connection cabinet 1 2010
7,980,768 Fiber optic connector holder and method 1 2010
8,958,679 Fibre-optic telecommunications module 0 2011
8,498,510 Fiber distribution enclosure 0 2011
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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 1 2011
8,210,756 Fiber optic connector holder and method 1 2011
8,224,145 Installing splitter module, storage receptacles and pigtails while pigtail connectors left in the storage receptacles 2 2011
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ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG (1)
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