Fiber optic splitter module with connector access

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7346254
APP PUB NO 20070047893A1
SERIAL NO

11215837

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A telecommunications assembly including a housing and a plurality of modules mounted within the housing. The modules includes a rear face in which is mounted at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the housing are positioned at least one fiber optic adapters. Inserting the module through a front opening of the housing at a mounting location positions the connector of the module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the housing. The adapters within the interior of the housing are integrally formed as part of a removable adapter assembly. A method of mounting a telecommunications module within a chassis. The modules include a connector mounting bulkhead which is moveable relative to the module to allow connector access.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLCHICKORY, NC2867

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kramer, Anne Berlin, DE 18 709
Nhep, Ponharith Savage, MN 44 1014

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5627925 Non-blocking optical cross-connect structure for telecommunications network 106 1995
 
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (26)
5717810 High-density fiber distribution frame 279 1996
* 5946440 Optical fiber cable management device 205 1997
RE38311 High-density cable distribution frame 160 1998
6208796 Fiber optic module 257 1998
6424781 Optical fiber distribution frame with pivoting connector panels 234 1999
6418262 Fiber distribution frame with fiber termination blocks 157 2000
6535682 Optical fiber distribution frame with connector modules 204 2000
6556763 Optical fiber distribution frame with connector modules 180 2000
6760531 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 272 2000
6307998 Fiber optic module including lens cap 63 2001
6532332 Cable guide for fiber termination block 125 2001
2002/0181,896 Telecommunications chassis and module 78 2001
6591051 Fiber termination block with angled slide 235 2001
* 2003/0185,535 Termination panel with pivoting bulkhead and cable management 44 2002
2003/0031,423 Fiber optic adapter with attenuator and method 27 2002
2003/0134,541 DSX jack including sliding rear connector 58 2003
2005/0002,633 Telecommunications connection cabinet 169 2003
6885798 Fiber optic cable and furcation module 66 2003
* 2004/0228,598 Optical fiber interconnect cabinets, termination modules and fiber connectivity management for the same 151 2004
2005/0232,565 Normal through optical panel 60 2004
2005/0281,526 Multi-position fiber optic connector holder and method 124 2004
2006/0093,301 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 82 2004
7194181 Adapter block including connector storage 120 2005
2006/0269,205 Fiber optic splitter module 63 2005
2006/0269,206 Fiber optic adapter module 92 2005
2006/0285,807 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 44 2005
 
CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC (1)
6579014 Fiber optic receptacle 235 2001
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (1)
6614953 Modular all-optical cross-connect 63 2002
 
COMMSCOPE EMEA LIMITED (1)
5613030 High density fiber optic interconnection enclosure 137 1995
 
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
6263136 Intelligent optical transmitter module 70 1999
 
KOH, SEUNGUG (1)
6363183 Reconfigurable and scalable intergrated optic waveguide add/drop multiplexing element using micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems and methods of fabricating thereof 117 2000
 
FINISAR CORPORATION (1)
2005/0232,551 Devices for preventing lens contamination in optoelectronic modules and connectors 44 2005
 
CALIENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6668108 Optical cross-connect switch with integrated optical signal tap 71 2000
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
5189410 Digital cross connect system 97 1990
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (4)
5363465 Fiber optic connector module 223 1993
5432875 Fiber optic monitor module 155 1993
5317663 One-piece SC adapter 412 1993
5497444 High-density fiber distribution frame 451 1995
 
FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (1)
2005/0105,873 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING OPTICAL FIBERS AND COMPONENTS WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE IN AN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS 42 2003
 
TELECT, INC. (1)
5701380 Fiber optic module for high density supply of patching and splicing 112 1996
 
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6226111 Inter-ring cross-connect for survivable multi-wavelength optical communication networks 121 1997
 
KRONE GMBH (1)
2006/0083,468 Coupling for glass fiber connectors with retrofittable security valve 54 2003
 
Alcon Technologies, Inc. (2)
6370294 Fiber optic circuit and module with switch 60 1999
6556738 Fiber optic circuit and module with switch 58 2001
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) DISTRIBUTION CO., LTD. (1)
9239442 Fiber optic module and chassis 0 2010
 
COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (69)
7623749 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 38 2006
* 2007/0165,995 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 53 2006
* 7493002 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 56 2007
* 2008/0175,550 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 89 2007
7711234 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 5 2007
* 2008/0080,829 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 8 2007
7526172 Splitter modules for fiber distribution hubs 40 2007
* 2008/0124,039 Splitter Modules for Fiber Distribution Hubs 45 2007
7728225 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 8 2007
7536075 Wavelength division multiplexing module 40 2007
* 2009/0103,878 WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE 12 2007
7885505 Wavelength division multiplexing module 7 2008
7751672 Low profile fiber distribution hub 15 2008
* 2009/0110,359 LOW PROFILE FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 12 2008
8229265 Fiber distribution hub with multiple configurations 0 2008
* 2009/0263,096 FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS 37 2008
8238709 Multi-configuration mounting system for fiber distribution hub 0 2008
8107816 Wavelength division multiplexing module 4 2009
8195022 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 20 2009
7715682 Fiber distribution hub having an adjustable plate 0 2009
* 2009/0226,143 FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE PLATE 6 2009
7831125 Wall mount distribution arrangement 1 2009
7822312 Splitter modules for fiber distribution hubs 0 2009
7912336 Wavelength division multiplexing module 14 2009
8068712 Fiber distribution hub 5 2009
8417074 Fiber optic telecommunications module 8 2009
8428418 Fiber optic adapter plate and cassette 8 2009
* 2010/0158,465 Fiber optic adapter plate and cassette 27 2009
8086085 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 12 2009
* 2011/0002,591 Compact Blind Mateable Optical Splitter 3 2009
8009955 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 0 2010
7964793 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 2 2010
* 2010/0209,066 FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH DUAL SWING FRAMES 3 2010
* 2010/0329,623 LOW PROFILE FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 2 2010
* 2011/0026,894 WALL-MOUNTED FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB 6 2010
8958679 Fibre-optic telecommunications module 0 2011
8186890 Fiber connector and adapter 24 2011
8340491 Wavelength division multiplexing module 3 2011
8542972 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2011
* 2011/0222,830 WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE 2 2011
8357851 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 0 2011
* 8358900 Fiber optic module with adapters mounted at open front 8 2011
* 2011/0317,973 FIBER OPTIC TERMINATION SYSTEM 6 2011
9417401 Adapter for fiber optic module 0 2011
8498511 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 2 2011
8660429 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2012
8861919 Fiber optic closure 1 2012
9182563 Adapter plate for fiber optic module 0 2012
8520997 Fiber optic splitter module 0 2012
8870466 Fiber connector and adapter 3 2012
8649648 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 5 2012
8770861 Outside plant termination enclosure 0 2012
9535229 Fiber optic cassette, system, and method 0 2012
8634689 Wavelength division multiplexing module 3 2012
* 8798428 Fiber optic splitter module 1 2012
* 2013/0114,937 FIBER OPTIC SPLITTER MODULE 3 2012
9146374 Rapid deployment packaging for optical fiber 0 2013
9146371 Wavelength division multiplexing module 1 2014
9197346 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2014
9435975 Modular high density telecommunications frame and chassis system 0 2014
9348103 Low profile fiber distribution hub 0 2014
9563017 Fiber optic splitter module 0 2014
9057858 Fiber optic closure 0 2014
9383524 Fiber connector and adapter 0 2014
9301030 Telecommunications module 0 2014
9494758 Fiber optic distribution system 0 2015
9395509 Fiber cable fan-out assembly and method 0 2015
9568700 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2015
9470869 Rapid deployment packaging for optical fiber 0 2015
 
Panduit Corp. (5)
* 7689089 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 33 2007
* 2008/0089,656 Release Latch for Pre-Terminated Cassette 44 2007
7962000 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 1 2010
8346046 Release latch for pre-terminated cassette 0 2011
* 2011/0229,102 RELEASE LATCH FOR PRE-TERMINATED CASSETTE 0 2011
 
NTT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
* 7824109 Optical connector 1 2006
* 2008/0273,842 Optical Connector 1 2006
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
9223094 Flexible optical circuit, cassettes, and methods 2 2013
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