US Patent No: 7,881,462

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Outlet add-on module

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A method and an apparatus for upgrading an existing service outlet (e.g. LAN, telephone, power or CATV outlet) in a house by adding functionality thereto. The functionality is added by an add-on module, connected electrically and secured mechanically to the existing outlet. Several attachment devices are exampled, including surface attachment, side clamping, snap locking, strap securing and fastening screws. The add-on module may include a service connector for retaining the basic existing outlet function. The module may be attached in a permanent way or by using a detachable solution.

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CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO, CA1308

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 320 2662
Butbul, Shlomo Ra'anana, IL 18 109
Hazani, Ami Ra'anana, IL 63 359
Koby, Rafael Gil Hod-Hasharon, IL 13 50

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D683704 Wall-mounted digital terminal adapter 0 2011
 
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8,444,432 Power and data adapter assembly 2 2012
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