US Patent No: 7,346,254

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Fiber optic splitter module with connector access

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070047893

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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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.EDEN PRAIRIE, MN1702

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kramer, Anne Berlin, DE 37 268
Nhep, Ponharith Savage, MN 67 427

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (31)
5,363,465 Fiber optic connector module 179 1993
5,432,875 Fiber optic monitor module 125 1993
5,317,663 One-piece SC adapter 301 1993
5,497,444 High-density fiber distribution frame 312 1995
5,717,810 High-density fiber distribution frame 165 1996
5,946,440 Optical fiber cable management device 140 1997
RE38311 High-density cable distribution frame 75 1998
6,208,796 Fiber optic module 186 1998
6,424,781 Optical fiber distribution frame with pivoting connector panels 165 1999
6,418,262 Fiber distribution frame with fiber termination blocks 104 2000
6,535,682 Optical fiber distribution frame with connector modules 149 2000
6,556,763 Optical fiber distribution frame with connector modules 131 2000
6,760,531 Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure 204 2000
6,307,998 Fiber optic module including lens cap 40 2001
6,532,332 Cable guide for fiber termination block 74 2001
2002/0181,896 Telecommunications chassis and module 48 2001
6,591,051 Fiber termination block with angled slide 121 2001
2003/0185,535 Termination panel with pivoting bulkhead and cable management 29 2002
2003/0031,423 Fiber optic adapter with attenuator and method 16 2002
2003/0134,541 DSX jack including sliding rear connector 42 2003
2005/0002,633 Telecommunications connection cabinet 114 2003
6,885,798 Fiber optic cable and furcation module 45 2003
2005/0105,873 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING OPTICAL FIBERS AND COMPONENTS WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE IN AN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS 36 2003
2004/0228,598 Optical fiber interconnect cabinets, termination modules and fiber connectivity management for the same 99 2004
2005/0232,565 Normal through optical panel 39 2004
2005/0281,526 Multi-position fiber optic connector holder and method 80 2004
2006/0093,301 Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors 57 2004
7,194,181 Adapter block including connector storage 73 2005
2006/0269,205 Fiber optic splitter module 38 2005
2006/0269,206 Fiber optic adapter module 51 2005
2006/0285,807 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 28 2005
 
Alcon Technologies, Inc. (2)
6,370,294 Fiber optic circuit and module with switch 40 1999
6,556,738 Fiber optic circuit and module with switch 37 2001
 
CALIENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,668,108 Optical cross-connect switch with integrated optical signal tap 59 2000
 
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC (1)
6,579,014 Fiber optic receptacle 161 2001
 
FINISAR CORPORATION (1)
2005/0232,551 Devices for preventing lens contamination in optoelectronic modules and connectors 34 2005
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
5,189,410 Digital cross connect system 77 1990
 
FURUKAWA ELECTRIC NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,263,136 Intelligent optical transmitter module 49 1999
 
KOH, SEUNGUG (1)
6,363,183 Reconfigurable and scalable intergrated optic waveguide add/drop multiplexing element using micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems and methods of fabricating thereof 95 2000
 
KRONE GMBH (1)
2006/0083,468 Coupling for glass fiber connectors with retrofittable security valve 36 2003
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,627,925 Non-blocking optical cross-connect structure for telecommunications network 86 1995
 
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,226,111 Inter-ring cross-connect for survivable multi-wavelength optical communication networks 96 1997
 
TELECT, INC. (1)
5,701,380 Fiber optic module for high density supply of patching and splicing 76 1996
 
WHITAKER CORPORATION, THE (1)
5,613,030 High density fiber optic interconnection enclosure 76 1995
 
XTERA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,614,953 Modular all-optical cross-connect 41 2002

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (33)
7,623,749 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 15 2006
7,493,002 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 29 2007
7,711,234 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 4 2007
7,526,172 Splitter modules for fiber distribution hubs 18 2007
7,728,225 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 4 2007
7,536,075 Wavelength division multiplexing module 17 2007
7,885,505 Wavelength division multiplexing module 2 2008
7,751,672 Low profile fiber distribution hub 5 2008
8,229,265 Fiber distribution hub with multiple configurations 0 2008
8,238,709 Multi-configuration mounting system for fiber distribution hub 0 2008
8,107,816 Wavelength division multiplexing module 2 2009
8,195,022 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 1 2009
7,715,682 Fiber distribution hub having an adjustable plate 0 2009
7,831,125 Wall mount distribution arrangement 1 2009
7,822,312 Splitter modules for fiber distribution hubs 0 2009
7,912,336 Wavelength division multiplexing module 5 2009
8,068,712 Fiber distribution hub 1 2009
8,417,074 Fiber optic telecommunications module 0 2009
8,428,418 Fiber optic adapter plate and cassette 0 2009
8,086,085 Compact blind mateable optical splitter 2 2009
8,009,955 Reskinnable fiber distribution hub 0 2010
7,964,793 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 1 2010
8,186,890 Fiber connector and adapter 3 2011
8,340,491 Wavelength division multiplexing module 1 2011
8,542,972 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2011
8,357,851 Fiber distribution hub with dual swing frames 0 2011
8,358,900 Fiber optic module with adapters mounted at open front 1 2011
8,498,511 Fiber distribution hub with modular termination blocks 0 2011
8,660,429 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2012
8,520,997 Fiber optic splitter module 0 2012
8,649,648 Fiber optic adapter cassette and panel 0 2012
8,634,689 Wavelength division multiplexing module 0 2012
8,798,428 Fiber optic splitter module 0 2012
 
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
 
NTT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
7,824,109 Optical connector 1 2006
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
8,770,861 Outside plant termination enclosure 0 2012

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