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

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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
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.EDEN PRAIRIE, MN1691

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barth, Michael K Bloomington, MN 26 638
Norris, Jeffrey J Bloomington, MN 40 642
Smith, Trevor D St. Louis Park, MN 242 3035
Vongseng, Soutsada Chanhassen, MN 75 878
Zimmel, Steven C Minneapolis, MN 160 1546

Cited Art Landscape

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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (21)
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5,214,735 Fiber optic connector retainer 163 1992
5,363,465 Fiber optic connector module 178 1993
RE34955 Optical fiber distribution frame 234 1993
5,317,663 One-piece SC adapter 299 1993
5,497,444 High-density fiber distribution frame 310 1995
5,883,995 Fiber connector and adapter 148 1997
RE37489 Optical fiber distribution frame 103 1997
6,208,796 Fiber optic module 185 1998
6,160,946 Outside plant fiber distribution apparatus and method 138 1998
6,347,888 Fiber optic adapter, including hybrid connector system 89 1998
6,424,781 Optical fiber distribution frame with pivoting connector panels 164 1999
6,418,262 Fiber distribution frame with fiber termination blocks 103 2000
6,363,200 Outside plant fiber distribution apparatus and method 105 2000
6,760,531 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 203 2000
2001/0001,270 Fiber optic module 28 2001
2002/0176,681 Fiber distribution frame with fiber termination blocks 42 2002
2004/0264,873 Fiber optic connector holder and method 82 2003
2005/0002,633 Telecommunications connection cabinet 113 2003
6,983,095 Systems and methods for managing optical fibers and components within an enclosure in an optical communications network 99 2003
2004/0228,598 Optical fiber interconnect cabinets, termination modules and fiber connectivity management for the same 97 2004
 
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC (8)
6,554,485 Translucent dust cap and associated method for testing the continuity of an optical fiber jumper 83 2000
6,542,688 Optical fiber splicing and connecting assembly 89 2000
6,434,313 Fiber optic closure with couplers and splice tray 98 2000
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6,483,977 Fiber management frame having movable work platform 87 2001
6,654,536 Fiber management frame having connector platform 74 2001
6,621,975 Distribution terminal for network access point 196 2001
6,792,191 Local convergence cabinet 89 2003
 
MOLEX INCORPORATED (6)
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6,240,229 Connector assembly 95 1998
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BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (4)
6,539,147 Connectorized inside fiber optic drop 116 2000
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FURUKAWA ELECTRIC NORTH AMERICA, INC. (4)
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6,464,402 Optical fiber connector tuning index tool 92 1999
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AMP Incorporated (3)
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5,073,042 Coupling bushing for various types of optical fiber connectors 118 1990
5,076,688 Optical simulator with loop-back attenuator having metalized optical fiber 118 1991
 
SIECOR OPERATIONS, LLC (3)
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6,411,767 Optical fiber interconnection closures 96 1999
6,496,640 Splice closure with removable and pivotable splice trays, and associated methods 88 1999
 
WHITAKER CORPORATION, THE (3)
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5,542,015 Optical fiber connector latching mechanism 133 1994
6,027,252 Simplified fiber optic receptacle 84 1997
 
Fiber Optic Network Solutions, Inc. (2)
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FITEL USA CORPORATION (2)
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6,188,825 Dust cover for protecting optical fiber sleeve housing 83 1999
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (2)
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STRATOS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
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UNICOM TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (2)
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VERIZON LABORATORIES INC. (2)
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ALCATEL CIT (1)
5,448,015 Support and Guide device for cables carrying elcetrical or light signals 107 1992
 
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (1)
5,956,444 Radiation absorbing shield for fiber optic systems 103 1997
 
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (1)
6,768,860 High density fiber optic module 45 2002
 
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
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LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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MARCONI COMMUNICATIONS (1)
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MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
6,069,797 Power distribution assembly 31 1998
 
SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD. (1)
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SIECOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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TELECT, INC. (1)
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The Siemon Company (1)
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Verizon Services Group (1)
6,480,487 Digital loop carrier remote terminal having integrated digital subscriber plug-in line cards for multiplexing of telephone and broadband signals 114 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,408,557 FC-type optical fiber cable connector's adaptor 84 1994

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (71)
7,583,883 Fiber optic connector holder 8 2005
7,636,507 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 5 2005
7,623,749 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 15 2006
7,646,958 Fiber distribution hub with half-loop pigtail storage 15 2007
7,941,026 Adapter block including connector storage 0 2007
7,583,885 Fiber distribution enclosure 8 2007
7,457,503 Telecommunications connection cabinet 61 2007
7,407,330 Fiber optic connector holder and method 61 2007
7,711,234 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 4 2007
7,760,984 Fiber distribution hub with swing frame and wrap-around doors 13 2007
7,873,255 Fiber distribution hubs 4 2007
7,471,869 Equipment layout for fiber distribution hubs 44 2007
7,590,328 Fiber termination block with splitters 0 2007
7,519,259 Increasing capacity of a telecommunications cabinet 28 2007
7,515,805 Fiber optic splitter 24 2007
7,728,225 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 4 2007
7,829,787 Telecommunications frame including an internal cable trough assembly 0 2007
8,139,913 Modules including multiple rows of adapters for high density optical fiber distribution frame 1 2008
7,841,775 Connector storage system 5 2008
7,809,233 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 6 2008
7,751,672 Low profile fiber distribution hub 4 2008
7,720,344 Fiber distribution hub 3 2008
7,860,365 Edge protector for fiber optic cable routing 0 2008
8,229,265 Fiber distribution hub with multiple configurations 0 2008
7,844,159 Telecommunications connection cabinet 4 2008
8,238,709 Multi-configuration mounting system for fiber distribution hub 0 2008
7,809,234 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 11 2009
8,270,796 Multi-port adapter block 1 2009
7,715,682 Fiber distribution hub having an adjustable plate 0 2009
7,831,125 Wall mount distribution arrangement 1 2009
7,826,706 Telecommunications connection cabinet 5 2009
7,844,161 Parking in fiber distribution hubs 1 2009
7,809,232 Fiber distribution hub 4 2009
7,809,235 Fiber distribution device 13 2009
7,945,137 Fiber optic connector holder 1 2009
7,949,221 Fiber termination block with splitters 0 2009
8,382,382 Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure 0 2009
8,023,791 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 1 2009
8,285,103 Fiber distribution hubs with swing frame chassis 0 2009
8,068,712 Fiber distribution hub 1 2009
8,417,074 Fiber optic telecommunications module 0 2009
RE44758 Optical fiber interconnect cabinets, termination modules and fiber connectivity management for the same 0 2009
8,086,085 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 2 2009
8,005,335 Fiber distribution hub with pigtail routing 0 2010
8,380,036 Splitter module with connectorized pigtail manager 0 2010
8,262,294 Fiber optic dust cap and connector for terminating multi-fiber optical cables 0 2010
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 1 2010
8,374,478 Fiber optic dust cap and connector for terminating multi-fiber optical cables 0 2010
8,577,198 Fiber distribution hub with swing frame and wrap-around doors 0 2010
8,019,192 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 2 2010
8,606,067 Pedestal terminal with swing frame 0 2010
8,428,419 Fiber distribution hub with internal cable spool 0 2010
8,374,476 Fiber distribution device 0 2010
8,184,940 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 1 2010
7,995,894 Telecommunications connection cabinet 1 2010
7,980,768 Fiber optic connector holder and method 1 2010
8,498,510 Fiber distribution enclosure 0 2011
8,649,649 Fiber distribution hub with connectorized stub cables 0 2011
8,391,664 Fiber optic connector holder 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 1 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 0 2011
8,498,511 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 0 2011
8,538,228 Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage 0 2012
8,636,421 Fiber optic connector holder and method 0 2012
8,705,928 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 0 2012
 
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC (7)
7,702,208 High density optical fiber distribution enclosure 2 2006
7,519,258 Preconnectorized fiber optic local convergence points 3 2006
8,050,529 Preconnectorized fiber optic local convergence points 0 2009
7,936,962 High density optical fiber distribution enclosure 3 2010
8,472,773 Fiber optic connector holder 3 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
 
PANDUIT CORP. (3)
7,689,089 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 3 2007
7,962,000 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 1 2010
8,346,046 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 0 2011
 
EMERSON NETWORK POWER, ENERGY SYSTEMS, NORTH AMERICA, INC. (2)
7,899,300 Dust caps for fiber optic connectors 1 2009
8,244,089 Dust caps for fiber optic connectors 2 2010
 
PACKETFRONT NETWORK PRODUCTS AB (2)
8,437,357 Method of connecting VLAN systems to other networks via a router 0 2008
8,543,674 Configuration of routers for DHCP service requests 0 2008
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
8,734,027 Coupling field adapter 0 2010
 
AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC (1)
8,693,836 High conductor count packaging capsule 0 2010
 
FUJIKURA LTD. (1)
7,903,922 Optical connector holder and optical termination cabinet, and method of optical fiber wiring in optical termination cabinet 1 2008
 
GENEXIS HOLDING B.V. (1)
8,326,108 Modular network connection equipment 0 2007
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
7,995,873 Fiber optic sensor apparatus 0 2009
 
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,553,395 Motor control center network connectivity method and system 0 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,811,791 Telecommunications connection cabinet 0 2013

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