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20090290842FIBER OPTIC SPLICE TRAY - A splice tray includes a splice region and a fiber management region to facilitate splicing together two or more fibers. The splice tray can be pivotally coupled to one or more additional splice trays using pivot linkages to form a splice tray arrangement. A pivot linkage can include first and second laterally spaced coupling sections extending in opposite directions. A magnetic coupling arrangement can releasably secure the splice trays of a splice tray arrangement to one another.11-26-2009
20110206339REAR LATCH ARRANGEMENT FOR SLIDING DRAWER - A cable management panel including a chassis, a drawer, and a rear latch arrangement. The rear latch arrangement including a latch having a free tab end. The free tab end engaging the front edge of a top wall of the chassis to prevent inadvertent closing movement of the drawer relative to the chassis.08-25-2011
20130028566TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET WITH CONNECTOR STORAGE - 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.01-31-2013
20130028567HIGH DENSITY OPTICAL FIBER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A high density optical fiber distribution system is disclosed which includes two columns of optical fiber termination blocks mounted on a standard telecommunication equipment rack. The rack includes a base and two vertical support members that define a bay. The optical fiber termination blocks are positioned on a front side of the rack and are mounted to one of the vertical support members by a mounting bracket. Each of the optical termination blocks includes a plurality of optical modules. The system can also include a vertical jumper slack storage portion adjacent to each column of optical fiber termination blocks, as well as a plurality of jumper routing troughs attached to a rear side of the rack.01-31-2013
20090196565Telecommunications Connection Cabinet - A telecommunications connection cabinet includes an enclosure; a splitter mounting location positioned within the enclosure; a fiber connection location positioned within the enclosure; and a connector storage location positioned within the enclosure. The splitter mounting location is located between the fiber connection location and the connector storage location. At least one storage block is mounted at the connector storage location. The storage block is configured to hold the fiber optic connectors of at least some splitter output cables. Each storage block is configured to receive the fiber optic connectors while dust caps are mounted on the ferrules of the fiber optic connectors.08-06-2009
20100150515CARRIER SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING TELECOMMUNICATION AND DATA TECHNOLOGY DEVICES - The invention relates to a support system (06-17-2010
20100150518Optic Fiber Distribution Hub - In accordance with various embodiments, a fiber optic distribution hub is provided. In various implementations the fiber distribution hub includes at least one of a universal splitter holder, a distribution module including a plurality of sliding service connection circuit trays, and a distribution jumper incremental slack limiting fiber management system. The universal splitter holder is structured to retain any one of a plurality of fiber optic splitters within the distribution hub. The service connection circuit trays of the distribution module are structured to slidingly transition from a stowed position to a deployed position to allow independent access to any one of a plurality of optic fiber circuits retained within each respective circuit tray. The distribution jumper incremental slack limiting fiber management system is configured to reduce slack in at least one jumper fiber extending between the universal splitter holder and the distribution module within the distribution hub.06-17-2010
20100150517TELECOMMUNICATION ENCLOSURE WITH AN INTERLOCKING SEAL - In one aspect, the invention described herein provides an enclosure for containing telecommunication lines and/or telecommunication line splices therein. In one embodiment, the enclosure comprises a housing wherein the housing is removeably securable to the base. The base includes an edge wall extending from the bottom plate of the base. A sealing member is disposed on an outer surface of the edge wall. The housing includes an outer side wall and an inner lip spaced apart from the outer side wall. When the housing is secured to the base, the edge wall of the base is inserted between the outer side wall and the inner lip.06-17-2010
20100150514SPLICED FIBER TRAY SOFT DUROMETER MATERIAL (SDM) MANIFOLD - A manifold for holding spliced optical fibers and their protective plastic coatings in a secure and motionless manner. The manifold includes a “clamp” made from a soft durometer material (SDM) such as a high strength silicone mold-making rubber or a dry polymer gel that has been partially sliced to a depth of about 75%. The manifold permits ease of insertion of a spliced optical fiber into, and removal of that spliced optical fiber from, an SDM-slice without disturbing other fibers that are held in other slices in the manifold. In a particular embodiment the gel or rubber SDM fills a four-sided plastic box to overflow. Slices in the SDM are parallel to each other and to front and back walls of the box which has a hinged cover to exert pressure on the overflow SDM material when the cover is closed to increase holding force on splice-junctions of embedded bare-glass optical fibers, those fibers within their respective protective coatings exiting the box, left and right, via cut-outs in the side walls of the box.06-17-2010
20100054682Independently Translatable Modules and Fiber Optic Equipment Trays in Fiber Optic Equipment - Fiber optic equipment that supports independently translatable fiber optic modules and/or fiber optic equipment trays containing one or more fiber optic modules is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more fiber optic modules are disposed in a plurality of independently translatable fiber optic equipment trays which are received in a tray guide system. In this manner, each fiber optic equipment tray is independently translatable within the guide system. One or more fiber optic modules may also be disposed in one or more module guides disposed in the fiber optic equipment trays to allow each fiber optic module to translate independently of other fiber optic modules in the same fiber optic equipment tray. In other embodiments, a plurality of fiber optic modules are disposed in a module guide system disposed in the fiber optic equipment that translate independently of other fiber optic modules disposed within the module guide system.03-04-2010
20110194829OPTICAL GROUND WIRE CABLE RETENTION BRACKET - A bracket for mounting an multi-layer cable, such as an optical ground wire, to a fiber optic splice closure, and a method of inserting the multi-layer cable into the fiber optic splice closure using the bracket. The bracket includes mounting holes that are configured to attach to ground studs of the fiber optic splice closure. The bracket also includes cable grip protrusions that align with the entry ports into the fiber optic splice closure. The bracket is attached to the ground studs, and an outer layer of the multi-layer cable is attached to the cable grip protrusions using cable clamps. A portion of the outer layer of the multi-layer cable is removed so that the inner layer can properly enter the entry port into the fiber optic splice closure.08-11-2011
20090190896TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET WITH CONNECTOR STORAGE - 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.07-30-2009
20090190895UNIVERSAL BRACKET FOR MOUNTING A DROP TERMINAL - The present disclosure relates to a drop terminal mounting system for use in a fiber optic network. The drop terminal mounting system includes a drop terminal having a drop terminal housing to which a plurality of fiber optic adapters are mounted. The fiber optic adapters have exterior ports that are accessible from an exterior of the drop terminal housing. The drop terminal mounting system also includes a bracket having a cradle for receiving the drop terminal. The bracket has features that facilitate mounting the bracket to different types of structures such as poles, strands, or to hand-holes.07-30-2009
20090190894Edge Protector for Fiber Optic Cable Routing - An edge protector for use with fiber optic cables includes a body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a first surface and an oppositely disposed second surface. The second portion includes a tang and a radius protrusion having a radius. The tang extends outwardly from the radius protrusion such that the tang extends beyond the second surface.07-30-2009
20100119201Adapter panel with lateral sliding adapter arrays - An adapter panel arrangement including a chassis and a panel of adapters. The adapters defining open rearward cable connections and open forward cable connections of the panel arrangement. The adapters being arranged in arrays that slide independently of other adapter arrays to provide access to the open rearward and open forward cable connections.05-13-2010
20100074587MODULAR FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH EXTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing and a cable spool assembly. The housing includes a main body and a cover mounted to the main body. The cover and the main body cooperatively define an interior region. The cable spool assembly is connected to an exterior of the housing. The cable spool assembly includes a drum portion and a strain relief post.03-25-2010
20130077929FIBER OPTIC HINGE - The fiber optic hinge can mechanically connect a first fiber optic tray and a second fiber optic tray of a fiber optic device, while providing an optical fiber path extending continuously through the first and second hinge members.03-28-2013
20130077928WIRE CONNECTION AND DISTRIBUTION CASING WITH CONNECTING PART, HOLLOW PIPE COLUMNS AND CONNECTED PART FOR COMMUNICATION CABLES - A wire connection and distribution casing with a connecting part, hollow pipe columns and a connected part for communication cables includes at least one cable inlet and outlet end face and at least one connected part. At least one connecting part and at least one hollow pipe column which is provided for the communication cables penetrating through the cable inlet and outlet end face and entering into the wire connection and distribution casing for the communication cables are formed on the cable inlet and outlet end face, and the communication cables which are to penetrate through the hollow pipe columns form waterproof structures by means of elastic shrinkable pipes. The connected part may form a waterproof structure by combining with the connecting part. The invention involves many problems which result from the waterproof means of the wire connection and distribution casing for the communication cables in the prior art.03-28-2013
20130077927Cable Enclosure and Radius-Limiting Cable Guide with Integral Magnetic Door Catch - A door catch arrangement for cable enclosures incorporates magnetic catch components on the door and on an adjacent open-ended, flared, radius-limiting cable guide installed in at least one open-ended cable port of the enclosure. The cable guide itself covers the rim of the cable port and has two spaced legs, each leg having an end face disposed at the open end of the cable port. A recess in one of the end faces holds a magnet. In its closed position, the door blocks the end of the cable port and a ferromagnetic catch portion on the door opposes the magnet, which keeps the door closed. The positions of the magnet and the ferromagnetic catch portion can be reversed.03-28-2013
20130034336FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS - A fiber optic network for a multiple dwelling unit (MDU) is disclosed. The fiber optic network comprises a riser cable preconnectorized with a first riser optical connector. The riser cable is optically connected to a feeder cable providing optical communication service to the MDU. The riser cable has one or more preset mid-span access points along the length of the riser cable. One or more optical fibers of the riser cable extend from the riser cable at the one or more preset mid-span access points and are preconnectorized with a second riser optical connector. A payout reel is adapted to pay out the riser cable such that the riser cable extends between the lower level and at least one of the one or more distribution levels. The payout reel is adapted to store a length of the riser.02-07-2013
20130034335FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH OUTSIDE ACCESSIBLE GROUNDING TERMINALS - The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications distribution hub having a cabinet that defines a primary compartment. The cabinet also includes one or more main doors for accessing the primary compartment. Telecommunications equipment is mounted within the primary compartment. The distribution hub further includes a secondary compartment that can be accessed from an exterior of the cabinet without accessing the primary compartment. A grounding interface is accessible from within the secondary compartment.02-07-2013
20130034333WALL BOX ADAPTED TO BE MOUNTED AT A MID-SPAN ACCESS LOCATION OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE - A wall box includes an enclosure having a base and a cover connected to the base. The base and the cover enclose an interior region. The wall box further includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters mounted to the enclosure. The fiber optic adapters include an inner port positioned inside the interior region and an outer port positioned at an outer surface of the enclosure. A tray stack is mounted within the interior region. The tray stack includes a tray mount pivotally connected to the enclosure. The tray mount includes a top surface and an oppositely disposed bottom surface. A first splice tray mounting area is disposed on the top surface and a second splice tray mounting area is disposed on the bottom surface. A plurality of trays is disposed in the first splice tray mounting area. A tray is disposed in the second splice tray mounting area.02-07-2013
20130034332CASING FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A casing for a communication device includes a first casing and a second casing and receives a circuit board. A power element and an optical fiber element are mounted on the circuit board. A baffle is disposed in the first casing and corresponds in position to the optical fiber element for forming an insulating space in the vicinity thereof and thereby insulating the optical fiber element from the power element. With the casing, the optical fiber element that differs from the power element in an operating temperature range or heat dissipation requirement is insulated from the power element, such that the optical fiber element and the power element are provided with appropriate operating temperatures, respectively, and thus can operate well. The casing prevents cooling fins and thermal grease from deteriorating in performance after long use. The baffle and the first casing are integrally formed as a unitary structure.02-07-2013
20130034334SLIDING HOLDER HAVING FLEXIBLE CABLE SUPPORT - A device includes a support, a first slide element slidably mounted on the support and shiftable in a first direction from a retracted position to an extended position relative to the support, and a flexible member having first and second ends and a central portion. The first end is attached to the first slide element, the second end is fixedly mounted to the support, and the central portion projects away from the first and second ends in the second direction. The second end remains fixed to the support and the first end moves with the first slide element when the first slide element is shifted from the retracted position to the extended position.02-07-2013
20130039629Universal Cable Management Panel - A cable management panel including a chassis and a drawer. The chassis defining rear and side openings for cable entry and exit. The drawer having a front panel that may include angled adapters. The drawer having an open rear that accommodates cables entering from the rear openings of the chassis, and that accommodates the addition of a rear wall. The cable management panel being adaptable to provide a variety of cable routing configurations to accommodate a user's particular cable routing needs.02-14-2013
20130039628FIBER DISTRIBUTION HOUSING - Disclosed herein is a fiber distribution housing which maximizes worker's operation efficiency, simplifies arrangement of optical cables within the fiber distribution housing, and minimizes tension or stress applied to the optical cables.02-14-2013
20100111484FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR STORAGE APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - A fiber optic connector storage apparatus for storing a fiber optic connector having an exposed ferrule includes a housing and a dust cap portion. The housing defines a socket to receive and hold the fiber optic connector. The dust cap portion is integral with the housing and is configured to receive and protect the exposed ferrule when the fiber optic connector is inserted into the socket.05-06-2010
20130044991FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH TEAR-AWAY SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing and a cable spool assembly disposed on an exterior surface of the housing. The cable spool assembly has a first tear-away end and a second tear-away end. The first and second tear-away ends include at least one area of weakness extending from an inner diameter of the cable spool assembly to an outer diameter of the cable spool assembly. A mounting plate is rotationally engaged with the cable spool assembly such that the cable spool assembly and the housing selectively and unitarily rotate about an axis of the mounting plate.02-21-2013
20080310811Hinge for Fiber Optic Categorization and Management Tray - A fiber optic splice organizer stores optical fiber splices and sufficient slack to permit the fibers to be readily separated, such as for reorganization or to remake a splice. Multiple hinges connect a plurality of fiber trays side by side to provide pivotable connections between trays. A flat orientation of the trays enables splicing and coiling of fibers as they are loaded into a tray. The trays then pivot into a fiber storage position. Special features of the hinges provide support for fibers and splices as they are loaded into the trays. The hinges protect the fibers as the trays are pivoted as well as when the trays are in their folded position for storage without requiring buffer tubes. Multiple architectures for the organization of fibers are enabled without violating minimal bend radii, and while providing for ease of separation of individual fibers or groups of fibers.12-18-2008
20130084050AGGREGATION ENCLOSURE FOR ELEVATED, OUTDOOR LOCATIONS - Certain types of aggregation enclosures include cable input ports and downwardly angled cable output ports. A cover is pivotally coupled to the body so that the cover moves between an open position and a closed position. A modular component panel may be disposed within the enclosure. The component panel includes one or more distribution components (e.g., fiber distribution components or power distribution components) configured to connect at least a portion of an incoming cable to at least a portion of an outgoing cable.04-04-2013
20130089297SLIDABLE FIBER OPTIC CONNECTION MODULE WITH CABLE SLACK MANAGEMENT - A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module. The fiber optic module includes a main housing portion defining fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame and a cable management portion for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module is slidably mounted to the frame, the main housing portion slidable between a retracted position and an extended position along a sliding direction. The cable management portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter slidably coupled to both the main housing portion and the frame. Movement of the main housing portion with respect to the frame moves the radius limiter with respect to the frame along the sliding direction and with respect to the main housing portion along a direction perpendicular to the sliding direction.04-11-2013
20100266254SPLICE TRAY HOLDER - A splice tray holder includes a body with a first portion, a second portion, and a front surface. A retention portion is disposed on an outer periphery of each of the first and second portions and defines a receiving groove having an inner surface that faces toward the front surface of the body. A spring portion is disposed on each of the first and second portions, wherein the spring portion is adapted to provide a biasing force in a direction from the front surface of the body toward the inner surface of the receiving groove.10-21-2010
20130089298SLIDABLE FIBER OPTIC CONNECTION MODULE WITH CABLE SLACK MANAGEMENT - A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module. The fiber optic module includes a main housing portion defining fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame and a cable management portion for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module is slidably mounted to the frame, the main housing portion slidable between a retracted position and an extended position in a sliding direction. The cable management portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter slidably coupled to both the main housing portion and the frame, wherein movement of the main housing portion with respect to the frame slidably moves the radius limiter with respect to the main housing portion along the sliding direction.04-11-2013
20090304342TERMINAL BOX FOR FIBEROPTIC CABLES AND PANEL - The invention relates to a terminal box (12-10-2009
20090103878WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer modules mounted within the chassis. Each module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the modules through an opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. A method of mounting an optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.04-23-2009
20100272407HIDDEN DROP STORAGE DEVICE - In a multi-family building, such as a condominium complex, a device for storing optical fiber cable for use by a resident, the cable being stored in a hidden manner. The device can fit behind hallway molding and penetrates the hallway drywall. The cable is fed through an aperture in the device and is stored in a bag attached to the device. The bag is located in the dead-space between the hallway-drywall and the drywall of the residence for which the stored cable is intended. When the occupant of the residence subscribes for cable service, the service technician retrieves the stored cable from its hidden location and feeds it into the residence at that time.10-28-2010
20120219263MOUNTING DEVICES FOR OPTICAL DEVICES, AND RELATED SUB-ASSEMBLIES, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS - Mounting devices for optical devices, and related sub-assemblies, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed. The mounting devices may be employed to secure optical devices that are configured to convert optical signals to electrical signals, or electrical signals to optical signals. The mounting devices may be configured to secure optical devices to an electronics board, such as a printed circuit board (PCB) as an example. To preserve signal integrity, the mounting devices may also be configured to align the optical devices with electrical lead connections on the electronics board. The mounting devices may also be configured to improve grounding of the optical devices to provide and improve radio frequency (RF) shielding to avoid degradation of signal-to-noise (S/N) ratios from RF interference from electronic devices on the electronics board and other nearby electronic devices.08-30-2012
20100272409Cable management system with twist latch - A cable management assembly, and methods related thereto, including a panel having a plurality of discrete openings, including first shaped apertures and second shaped apertures. The assembly further including cable management devices having low-profile mounting arrangements. The low-profile mounting arrangements being configured to mount the cable management devices at selected locations on the panel.10-28-2010
20090041417FIBER OPTIC MODULE - A fiber optic module includes a housing defining an interior region. A bulkhead assembly is in engagement with the housing. The bulkhead assembly includes a plurality of input adapter ports, a plurality of output adapter ports, and a plurality of monitor ports. A high-density planar lightwave circuit chip is disposed in the interior region of the housing and includes a plurality of optical splitters.02-12-2009
20130071084MULTI-PORT ADAPTER BLOCK - An adapter block constructed to mount to more than one mounting configuration of a telecommunications panel. The adapter block including a housing constructed to slide mount to a panel, and pivot mount to a panel from either a front or a rear of the panel. The housing including flexible levers that provide a snap-fit connection to secure the adapter block relative to the panel in each of the mounting configurations. The adapter block providing access to cable terminations of the block in each of the mounting configurations.03-21-2013
20080298764Fiber optic connector holders - There is provided a fiber optic connector holder adapted to selectively retain two or more fiber optic connectors that include a dust cap on the ferrule. The connector holder comprises a boot retainer to selectively retain a portion of the boot of the connector, and the connector holder comprises a dust cap retainer to selectively retain a portion of the dust cap of the connector. The connector holder is provided in a telecommunications enclosure to provide convenient parking for fiber optic connectors that are not optically connected within a distribution field or the like or that are generally not in service at the time. The connector holders may be selectively installed and/or removed from the telecommunications enclosure to assist in the installation of new fiber optic hardware, such as splitter modules.12-04-2008
20130058615Cable Carrier Device - A carrier device for advancing a fiber optic cable having a connector on one end of the fiber optic cable through a conduit includes a first carrier member and a second carrier member configured to be selectively coupled to the first carrier member. The first carrier member defines a first hollow portion with a first width and a second hollow portion with a second width. The first hollow portion is configured to receive a first portion of a connector on one end of a fiber optic cable. A connector seated in the first hollow portion is securely coupled to the carrier device.03-07-2013
20100061691HORIZONTAL FIBER OPTIC PATCHING ASSEMBLY - Assemblies and methods are provided for facilitating fiber optic patching. More particularly, the assemblies and methods generally involve mounting fiber optic patch ports arranged along a horizontal plane with respect to a tray. The tray is movably positioned within a cabinet enclosure, e.g., in a pivotal or translational (sliding) relationship, thereby providing easy access to the ports. The horizontal configuration advantageously increases fiber optic patching density within a cabinet structure while maintaining port accessibility.03-11-2010
20110058785PEDESTAL TERMINAL WITH SWING FRAME - A pedestal terminal includes a frame mounted to a base and a cover configured to mount to the base. The frame including a support frame and a swing frame pivotally mounted to the support frame. A splitter module mounting location is positioned on the frame. The splitter module mounting location is adapted to mount a splitter arrangement including splitter pigtails to the frame. A first termination field includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters, each being configured to couple one of the splitter pigtails to a distribution cable. A second termination field includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters, each being configured to couple one of the splitter pigtails to a drop cable. A pivoting cover arrangement can be mounted to a top of the support frame to inhibit contact between the splitter arrangement and the cover when the cover is mounted to or removed from the base.03-10-2011
20110038591FIBER OPTIC TERMINATION SYSTEM WITH RETENTION MECHANISM - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including termination modules positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. The termination modules hold fiber optic modules with front termination locations. The fiber optic modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave length division multiplexers. A retention mechanism retains each fiber optic module in a partially removed position from the termination module.02-17-2011
20110038589FIBER MANAGEMENT COMPONENT - A fiber management device includes a first member having a floor, a first end, a second end and first and second sides, the first end including at least one holder for securing at least one optical fiber adapter to the first member, the second end including a frame holding a plurality of fiber optic connectors, the first side and second sides including first and second fiber guide structures. A first optical fiber connector is in the at least one holder, and includes a first plurality of optical fibers forming a first loop on the floor that contacts the first fiber guide structure and the second fiber guide structure. A second member includes a housing releasably connected to the first member and defining with the first member an enclosure for the first loop.02-17-2011
20110013875FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH ADAPTER BULKHEAD POSITIONED BENEATH PIVOTAL SPLICE TRAY - A fiber optic enclosure includes an enclosure and a tray stack. The enclosure includes a base and a cover connected to the base. The base and the cover cooperate to define an interior region. The tray stack is disposed in the interior region of the enclosure. The tray stack includes a plurality of trays and a tray mounting plate. The tray mounting plate has a mounting portion and an adapter bulkhead portion. The mounting portion is adapted to receive the plurality of trays. The adapter bulkhead portion is adapted to receive a fiber optic adapter.01-20-2011
20120189260Fan-Out and Parking Module - The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications apparatus that includes a fan-out module main body adapted for connection to a rack. The telecommunications apparatus also includes a fan-out block attached to the fan-out module main body. The telecommunications apparatus also includes a multi-fiber cable segment. The multi-fiber cable segment includes first and second strength members. The first and second strength members are anchored to the fan-out block. The telecommunications apparatus further includes a plurality of pigtail cable segments each including a jacket containing one of the optical fibers and a plurality of flexible strength members positioned inside the jacket. The flexible strength members of the pigtail cable segments are anchored to the fan-out block, the optical fibers being fanned out from the multi-fiber cable segment to the pigtail cable segments within the fan-out block. The telecommunications apparatus also includes a plurality of single fiber connectors mounted to free ends of the pigtail cable segments.07-26-2012
20090269020DROP TERMINAL WITH ANCHOR BLOCK FOR RETAINING A STUB CABLE - The drop terminal includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters having outer connector ports that are accessible from outside the drop terminal. The drop terminal receives a fiber optic cable having a plurality of optical fibers. Fiber optic connectors are positioned at the ends of the optical fibers. The fiber optic connectors are inserted into inner connector ports of the fiber optic adapters. The drop terminal also includes an anchor block for securing the fiber optic cable to a main housing of the drop terminal. The anchor block can be secured to the main housing of the drop terminal by a mechanical interlock. The drop terminal may also include a transparent interior shield or liner that retains fibers in position within the drop terminal during assembly of the drop terminal.10-29-2009
20090269018Optical waveguide distribution device - There is disclosed an optical waveguide distribution device having a distribution panel with splice cassettes removably connected thereto. Fiber optic splices are placed within the splice cassettes, so that removal of the splice cassettes allows improved access to the splices. In addition, the distribution panel includes a front wall upon which are positioned a plurality of couplings. The front wall is removably connected to the distribution panel to allow improved access to the couplings.10-29-2009
20100092146Optical Fiber Management Shelf for Optical Connection Terminals - A shelf for a fiber optic network device is disclosed. The shelf comprises a platform having a top side and a bottom side. The platform is adapted to removably affix to a base of an optical connection terminal having a port disposed through the base such that the platform positions above the port. The shelf includes an access opening extending through the platform from the top side to the bottom side. The access opening provides access to the port from the top side. A transition area extends from the access opening. The transition area is adapted for routing optical fibers disposed in the optical connection terminal between a space under the platform and the top side. A component area is located on the top side, and adapted for mounting a component. At least one of the optical fibers disposed in the optical connection terminal extends from the component.04-15-2010
20120224823FIBER OPTIC ADAPTER MOUNT - A fiber optic adapter mount is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter mount has a receiving area for receiving an adapter, a retention feature and a mounting feature. The retention feature is configured to releasably retain the adapter in the receiving area. The mounting feature is for mounting the adapter mount to a surface.09-06-2012
20130064518SYSTEM FOR CROSS-AXIS MANAGEMENT OF CONVENTIONAL AND FIBER OPTIC CABLES - A cross axis cable management system comprising a bird cage mechanism, a clock spring mechanism and a rolling loop mechanism positioned about a first axis, second axis and third axis of a gimbal mechanism respectively. Each mechanism provides defined channels and protective elements to prevent cable damage. The mechanisms also have one fixed end, one rotational end, and an optimized amount of slack for repeatable cable motion. The system effectively manages a large number of conventional and fiber optic cables while minimizing the friction or drag associated with the motion about the multiple axes and preventing cable damage and the resultant loss of performance.03-14-2013
20130163943CABLE SLACK STORAGE FOR WALL OUTLET - A cable storage system includes a box and at least one cable retainer. The box includes a plurality of walls at least partially defining a box interior. The box receives a cable from an exterior of the box. At least one wall of the box defines a retainer opening. The retainer is adapted to receive an unsecured length of the cable and may be selectively secured to the retainer opening. When the retainer is secured to the retainer opening, the retainer extends out of the interior of the box. Multiple retainers may be used to store additional lengths of cable.06-27-2013
20090238533HIGH DENSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS CHASSIS WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE - A telecommunications chassis is disclosed herein. The chassis includes a housing defining a front end, a rear end and an interior, the chassis housing telecommunications equipment within the interior, cables connected to the telecommunications equipment configured to exit through the rear end. The housing is configured for mounting to a telecommunications rack and being movable relative to the rack between a closed position and an open position. A cable management structure is mounted between the housing and the rack, the cable management structure configured to move the cables exiting the rear of the housing upwardly, out of the way of the housing when the housing is moved from the open position toward the closed position.09-24-2009
20090238532Telecommunication rack unit tray - An interface panel that mounts to a telecommunications rack. The interface panel including a splicing arrangement and a splitter module. The interface panel further including a fixed tray to which each of the splicing arrangement and the splitter module mounts. The splicing arrangement and the splitter module each having a sliding mounting arrangement that provides access to the functional splicing and splitting components.09-24-2009
20090238531WALL BOX ADAPTED TO BE MOUNTED AT A MID-SPAN ACCESS LOCATION OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE - A wall box includes an enclosure having a base and a cover connected to the base. The base and the cover enclose an interior region. The wall box further includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters mounted to the enclosure. The fiber optic adapters include an inner port positioned inside the interior region and an outer port positioned at an outer surface of the enclosure. A tray stack is mounted within the interior region. The tray stack includes a tray mount pivotally connected to the enclosure. The tray mount includes a top surface and an oppositely disposed bottom surface. A first splice tray mounting area is disposed on the top surface and a second splice tray mounting area is disposed on the bottom surface. A plurality of trays is disposed in the first splice tray mounting area. A tray is disposed in the second splice tray mounting area.09-24-2009
20090238530Universal fiber distribution hub - A fiber distribution assembly includes a fiber distribution hub for housing a plurality of feeder fiber optic cables and distribution fiber optic cables. The fiber distribution hub is adapted for mounting in a telecommunications pedestal. A method of using a fiber distribution hub adapted for a plurality of different mounting configurations is also disclosed. The method includes offering for sale the fiber distribution hub for use in any one of the plurality of different mounting configurations.09-24-2009
20090238529Fiber optic splitter carrier - A carrier for a fiber optic cable splitter having a fastener and orienting a cable splitter is disclosed. A fiber distribution hub having a mounting plate with a fiber optic cable splitter carrier and splitter attached and a method of installing fiber optic cable in a fiber distribution hub are also disclosed.09-24-2009
20090046985Fiber Optic Enclosure Internal Cable Management - A fiber access terminal assembly includes a front housing piece with an exterior side and an interior side having a slack storage area and a rear housing piece mounted to the interior side of the front housing piece. A bend radius limiter having a retention portion with a first end and an oppositely disposed second end, a radius limiting portion disposed at the first end, and a side portion disposed at the second end is mounted in the slack storage area. The retention portion, the radius limiting portion, and the side portion cooperatively define a passageway for optical fiber routing. A method of routing cable in the fiber access terminal includes providing a fiber access terminal assembly, inserting cable through a cable entry in the housing, routing optical fibers of the cable loosely through the passageway, and connecting ends of the optical fiber to fiber optic adapters.02-19-2009
20120230646Cable Strain Relief Clamping Devices and Methods for Using the Same - A clamping device for connecting a cable to a strain relief member includes a housing having a retention member extending therefrom. The retention member is configured to be inserted in a mating opening in the strain relief member and to be secured thereto. A connector is configured to connect the cable to the housing.09-13-2012
20120114295FIBER OPTIC CABLE MANAGEMENT MODULE AND PANEL - An optical module is provided. The optical module includes a base module and a cable management bracket removably attached to the base module. The base module includes a first adapter configured to interface with a first cable. The base module further includes a plurality of second adapters configured to interface with a plurality of optical fibers and a plurality of second cables. The cable management bracket includes a plurality of cable routing slots for routing the plurality of second cables. A fiber optic panel is also provided. The fiber optic panel includes a base, a plurality of module guides removably attached to the base, and a plurality of the optical modules slid between the module guides. A fiber management system is further provided. The fiber management system includes a rack and the fiber optic panel mounted on the rack.05-10-2012
20100086273MODULAR CABLE-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Apparatus for providing cable-management comprising at least one bracket having a support member and a plurality of extensions protruding from the support member, where at least one pair of adjacent extensions define at least one receptacle. At least one cable holder is removably inserted into the at least one receptacle.04-08-2010
20130163944DROP-IN GROUNDING ELEMENT FOR CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A cable management system includes a chassis and a drawer slidably mounted in the chassis. A tray may be removably received in the drawer. Different types of tray may be used, but each panel generally supports at least one of a cable, a telecom component, and a cable storage device. A spring is located between the tray and the drawer for grounding the tray to the chassis. The spring may be connected to at least one of the drawer and the tray, typically by a fastener.06-27-2013
20110280537FURCATION MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES - Furcation mounting structures for securing a plurality of furcation bodies of respective fiber optic cable assembles within the fiber optic shelf are disclosed. In one embodiment, the furcation mounting structure has a first type of aperture for attaching a first type of clip for securing a furcation body and a second type of aperture for securing a second type of clip for securing a furcation body. Consequently, the furcation management structures disclosed advantageously allow the mounting of different types of clips thereto. In other embodiments, the furcation mounting structure is mounted within the fiber optic shelf or assembly.11-17-2011
20110280536CABLE NETWORK INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM WITH CONNECTOR PACKAGE AND CABLE PACKAGE - A fiber optic cable network interconnection system for installation in an interconnection apparatus. The system includes a connector package having at least one connector adapter and configured to support a portion of a connectorized cable. The system also includes at least one cable package that includes at least one length of cable and that is configured for storing a portion of the cable on substantially the exterior of the connector package. The cable package is sized to pass through the interconnection apparatus interior from the front opening to the rear opening as the connector package is inserted in the interconnection apparatus. Methods of installing the system in the interconnection apparatus are also disclosed.11-17-2011
20080267575Apparatus and Methods for Accommodating Loops of Optical Fiber - Disclosed is an optical apparatus (10-30-2008
20110085775PACKAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING FIBERS - A packaging system and method for use with a fiber, and in particular, an optical fiber of the type typically used for surgical procedures, in order to protect the fiber during storage and shipping and also allow the fiber to be easily dispensed in a controlled manner by an end user.04-14-2011
20090310927OPEN ARCHITECTURE FIBER OPTIC TRAY - In one embodiment a fiber tray include an arrangement of retaining slots configured to receive retaining clips in a variety of different orientations and sizes. Retaining clips may have standardized sizes to correspond with the arrangement of retaining slots and to secure a variety of components to the fiber tray in different locations and orientations. Fiber management means may be provided to guide fiber optic cable from the components in a variety of orientations and locations. The fiber tray may be configured to move between a stowed position within a node housing in which the mounting surface of the tray faces downward and an access position in which the tray faces upward. The tray may be transparent to allow a technician to view the fiber arrangement without moving the tray from the stowed position.12-17-2009
20110299821Interconnect structure - An interconnect structure includes an insulative web having a first surface and a second surface; a logic device secured to the second surface of the insulative web; a frame panel assembly including a frame base having a first surface and a second surface, a first frame insulative layer disposed between the frame base first surface and the insulative web second surface, an aperture extending through the frame base and first frame insulative layer, wherein at least a portion of the logic device is disposed within the aperture, and a first frame connector disposed between a first electrically conductive layer located on the frame base first surface, and a second electrically conductive layer located on a surface of the first frame insulative layer; a device connector disposed between an I/O contact on a surface of the logic device and a third electrical conductor located on a surface of the insulative web; and an insulative layer connector that is disposed between the third electrical conductor located on a surface of the insulative web and the second electrically conductive layer located on a surface of the first frame insulative layer.12-08-2011
20110299823FIBER OPTIC SPLICE TRAY - A splice tray includes a splice region and a fiber management region to facilitate splicing together two or more fibers. The splice tray can be pivotally coupled to one or more additional splice trays using pivot linkages to form a splice tray arrangement. A pivot linkage can include first and second laterally spaced coupling sections extending in opposite directions. A magnetic coupling arrangement can releasably secure the splice trays of a splice tray arrangement to one another.12-08-2011
20120002933METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING A LASER OPTICAL FIBER - A laser optical fiber storage system (01-05-2012
20110299822SWITCH RACK SYSTEM - In one embodiment, the system comprises: (a) a chassis; (b) one or more cards mounted in the chassis, each card having a plurality of switch ports, the plurality of switch ports being aligned in one or more columns; (c) an aggregator mounted adjacent the chassis, the aggregator having a plurality of bays, each bay being aligned with a card in the chassis, at least one of the bays having a faceplate comprising at least first and second aggregator ports aligned in a column; (d) at least first and second hydras, wherein each hydra comprises at least (i) a first connector; (ii) a plurality of second connectors; (iii) a plurality of conductors, each conductor connecting the first connector to one of the second connectors, the plurality of conductors being bundled together to form a trunk portion from the first connector to a breakout point, the plurality of conductors being separated into breakout portions from the breakout point to the second connectors; (iv) wherein the trunk portion of the first cable is longer than that of the second cable; and (e) wherein the first connector of the first hydra is connected to the first aggregator port and the second connectors of the first hydra are connected to a first set of switch ports, and the first connector of the second hydra is connected to the second aggregator port and the second connectors of the second hydra are connected to a second set of switch ports, wherein the first set of switch ports are further away from the aggregator than the second set of switch ports.12-08-2011
20110286712OPTICAL FIBER DISTRIBUTION FRAME WITH OUTSIDE PLANT ENCLOSURE - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers. The termination locations can be located on the same side of the frame as the splice tray holders, or on an opposite side. An enclosure of the frame included hinged or otherwise moveable panels to allow access to the terminations or the splice trays.11-24-2011
20100135633RELEASE LATCH FOR PRE-TERMINATED CASSETTE - A release latch for a pre-terminated cassette is described. The pre-terminated cassette includes a release latch to allow removal of the pre-terminated cassette from a patch panel, where the patch panel includes a retaining feature for retaining the pre-terminated cassette. The release latch includes a cantilever beam located on the sidewall of the pre-terminated cassette. The cantilever beam has a hinge point that allows the beam to deflect with respect to the sidewall. The release latch further includes a depressing tab provided at the distal end of the cantilever beam and a latch tab protruding from the surface of the cantilever beam between the hinge point and the depressing tab. The latch tab is capable of engagement with the retaining feature of the patch panel when the cassette is installed in the patch panel.06-03-2010
20110299820FIBER OPTIC SPLICE TRAY - A fiber optic splice tray that has an increased fiber capacity and maximizes bend radius. The fiber optic splice tray has multiple manifolds that are stacked on top of each other to form manifold stacks. Also, the fiber optic splice tray has two sets of manifold stacks.12-08-2011
20080279522Outside plant enclosure with pivoting fiber trays - A telecommunications cabinet includes an enclosure, a splitter mounted within the enclosure for splitting a fiber optic signal, a plurality of adjacently positioned adapter trays mounted within the enclosure, each tray being pivotable about an axis generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the enclosure and each adapter tray housing a plurality of adapters, the enclosure also including an excess cable storage structure for storing cables that are not connected by the adapters mounted on the adapter trays, the excess cable storage structure providing a termination location for fiber optic cables without providing a continuous optical path for the fiber optic signals.11-13-2008
20100034505OPTICAL CONNECTOR HOLDER AND OPTICAL TERMINATION CABINET, AND METHOD OF OPTICAL FIBER WIRING IN OPTICAL TERMINATION CABINET - This optical connector holder includes a holder body into which optical connectors are inserted, connector housing recesses are formed on the holder body and caps which fit together with said optical ferrules of said optical connectors that are inserted into said connector housing recess and which cover their connection end faces, wherein said caps separate from said optical ferrules and remain on said holder body side when said optical connectors are withdrawn from said connector housing recesses.02-11-2010
20100054687CABLE SLACK HANDLING DEVICE - A cable slack handling device including a base portion with a first lobe and a second lobe each joined with the base portion. The first and second lobes each have an arcuate exterior wall portion to accommodate cable slack around a perimeter of the cable slack handling device. A connection device holder is located between a portion of the first and second lobes. The connection device holder is adapted to contain cable connection devices. The connection device holder has two opposite ends each adapted to receive cables.03-04-2010
20100054680Optical fiber assemblies for fiber to the subscriber applications - Disclosed are spools, fiber optic assemblies, and methods for use with a lashing machine or other suitable deployment for routing the fiber optic cable toward the subscriber allowing the craft to quickly and easily deploy the fiber optic cable in the field. The fiber optic assemblies may include a spool, at least one fiber optic cable disposed on the spool, and a fiber optic connector. In one embodiment, the spool includes a first spool flange and a second spool flange that include notches that overlap at angular positions for allowing the spooling of fiber optic cable off the same. In another embodiment, the fiber optic connector is attached to the spool for plug and play connectivity of the spool. In other embodiments, a splitter may be attached to the spool for splitting the optical signal.03-04-2010
20110268413Rotatable Routing Guide and Assembly - A rotatable routing guide assembly for fiber optic cables routed in a fiber optic equipment shelf is disclosed. The assembly comprises a guide portion, an attachment feature and a keyed receiver. The guide portion has a bottom, a top, a deformable first wall, a deformable second wall and a third wall forming a plurality of segments, and is configured to receive fiber optic cables of different sizes by different ones of the plurality of segments. The attachment feature removably attaches the guide portion to the shelf. The attachment feature has a first tab forming a first notch with the guide portion, and a second tab forming a second notch with the guide portion. The keyed receiver is located in the shelf and has a lip extending partially around an interior edge. The lip is received in at least one of the first notch and the second notch and friction fit between at least one of the first tab and the second tab and the guide portion.11-03-2011
20090148116COMMUNICATION APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HOUSING SLOTS, WIRING CHANGE UNIT AND WIRING METHOD - An intra-housing optical communication system includes card slots 06-11-2009
20110268414MULTI-LAYER MODULE - A multi-layer module that includes a multi-fiber cable storage layer having a cable entry opening and a cable winding structure is disclosed. Also included is a splice storage layer that is discrete from the multi-fiber cable storage layer, the splice storage layer having a splice layer receiving opening in communication with the multi-fiber cable storage layer and a slack storage area. The multi-layer module includes a pigtail storage layer that is discrete from both the multi-fiber cable storage layer and the splice storage layer, the pigtail storage layer having a pigtail connector area and a pigtail storage area, the pigtail storage area comprising a pigtail storage layer receiving opening in communication with the splice storage layer.11-03-2011
20090148120FIBER DROP TERMINAL - A drop terminal includes an enclosure having a housing and a base attached to the housing. The housing includes an outer surface containing a plurality of receptacles and cooperatively defines an inner cavity with the base. The drop terminal further includes a splitter incorporated into the enclosure.06-11-2009
20090148119Fiber Optic Drop Terminals for Multiple Dwelling Units - There is provided fiber drop terminals (“FDTs”) and related equipment for providing selective connections between optical fibers of distribution cables and optical fibers of drop cables, such as in multiple dwelling units. The FDTs require relatively little area and/or volume while providing convenient connectivity for a relatively large number of optical connections. The FDTs include adapters for optically connecting the connectors, and the adapters of some FDTs are adapted to rotate, move, or otherwise be removed to provide convenient access for technicians. Some FDTs and the related equipment are adapted for use with microstructured optical fiber having preferred bend characteristics.06-11-2009
20090148118Mini Drop Terminal - A terminal for mounting to a fiber distribution cable includes a housing having a base and a cover. The cover is connectedly engaged with the base. The terminal further includes a plurality of adapters disposed on the cover. A fiber routing tray having a top panel and a bottom panel is disposed in an interior cavity. The fiber routing tray includes a storage space defined between the top and bottom panels for storing a length of optical fiber. A method for installing a terminal includes providing a terminal having a housing defining an interior cavity. A cable is pulled from the interior cavity of the housing. The cable is spliced to a fiber distribution cable with a splice. The cable is inserted back into the interior cavity. A spliced end of the cable, a spliced end of the fiber distribution cable and the splice are inserted in a retention device.06-11-2009
20110019965TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET WITH CONNECTOR STORAGE - 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.01-27-2011
20100266253Rear latch arrangement for sliding drawer - A cable management panel including a chassis, a drawer, and a rear latch arrangement. The rear latch arrangement including a latch having a free tab end. The free tab end engaging the front edge of a top wall of the chassis to prevent inadvertent closing movement of the drawer relative to the chassis.10-21-2010
20090022468Fiber optic splitter module - 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.01-22-2009
20100054684Rear-Slidable Extension in a Fiber Optic Equipment Tray - A fiber optic apparatus having a fiber optic equipment tray and an extension adapted to receive, organize and manage fiber optic cables routed to the fiber optic equipment tray is disclosed. The fiber optic equipment tray has a front, a rear, a base, and at least one extension rail. The extension movably attaches to the fiber optic equipment tray at the extension rail and, thereby, slidably extends from and retracts toward the rear of the fiber optic equipment tray. The extension comprises a shelf and a cable management tray hingedly attached to the shelf. The shelf moves over the base when the extension extends from and retracts toward the fiber optic equipment tray. The cable management tray is in planer alignment with the fiber optic equipment tray when the extension is retracted, and allowed to pivot downwardly when the extension is extended. At least one furcation plug tray attaches to the cable management tray. The at least one furcation plug tray adapted to mount at least one furcation plug to which fiber optic cables may be connected.03-04-2010
20100054685Telescoping Fiber Optic Module and Related Equipment - Embodiments disclosed in the detailed description include a telescoping fiber optic module. The telescoping fiber optic module may be provided in a fiber optic equipment chassis which may be disposed in an equipment rack to support fiber optic connections. In embodiments disclosed herein, the telescoping fiber optic module is comprised of a fixed housing portion having an opening on a front side defining a passage inside the fixed housing portion. The fiber optic module is also comprised of a telescoping portion received in the passage inside the fixed housing portion. In this manner, the telescoping portion can telescope in and out of the fixed housing portion. This allows fiber optic connectors or adapters disposed in the telescoping portion and any connections made thereto to be telescoped out for improved access and telescoped back into the fixed housing portion when access is no longer needed.03-04-2010
20100278498WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications module includes a main housing portion and a cover, the main housing portion defining a first sidewall, a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall, the cover defining a second sidewall when mounted on the main housing portion. An optical component located within the module receives an input signal from a signal input location of the housing and outputs an output signal toward a signal output location on the front wall. The telecommunications module is configured such that the signal input location can be selected to be either on the front wall or the rear wall of the main housing. The cover defines a protrusion extending from the second sidewall toward the main housing portion, the protrusion being selectively breakable to expose a recess on the front wall of the main housing portion that defines a signal input location.11-04-2010
20090310929OPTICAL FIBER INTERCONNECTION APPARATUS - A fiber optic interconnection apparatus includes a chassis; and at least one splice shelf pivotally mounted within the chassis. The splice shelf is pivotally movable from a stowed position within the chassis to an accessed position where the splice shelf is positioned at least partially outside the chassis. The splice shelf includes a splice tray support pivotally connected to the chassis and a splice tray that removably mounts to the splice tray support. The splice tray includes a tray body to which fiber optic adapters are mounted. The splice tray also includes a splice sleeve holder mounted to the tray body.12-17-2009
20100086274Telecommunications Patching Systems with Vertically-Oriented Patching Modules - A telecommunications patching system includes: a carrier having a horizontally disposed member with longitudinal slots; and at least one patching module. The module includes: a generally vertically disposed main panel; a plurality of connectors mounted on the main panel, the connectors configured to receive and interconnect patch cords; and a guide member connected with the main panel and received in one of the longitudinal slots of the carrier. The module is slidable relative to the carrier along a path defined by the slot between an access position, in which a front portion of the main panel slides forward so that the plurality of connectors are accessible to a technician, and a non-access position, in which the plurality of connectors are not accessible to a technician.04-08-2010
20110135267EXCHANGE CABLING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method of providing an interconnection between a network and service equipment, comprising: 06-09-2011
20120033927WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications module includes a main housing portion and a cover, the main housing portion defining a first sidewall, a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall, the cover defining a second sidewall when mounted on the main housing portion. An optical component located within the module receives an input signal from a signal input location of the housing and outputs an output signal toward a signal output location on the front wall. The telecommunications module is configured such that the signal input location can be selected to be either on the front wall or the rear wall of the main housing. The cover defines a protrusion extending from the second sidewall toward the main housing portion, the protrusion being selectively breakable to expose a recess on the front wall of the main housing portion that defines a signal input location.02-09-2012
20120033926Fiber Optic Connector Holder - A fiber optic connector holder having a frame and a plurality of clips attached to the frame is disclosed. The clips are adapted to releasably hold a plurality of fiber optic connectors in a certain arrangement. The fiber optic connectors may be attached at or through the boot to optical fibers, which may be, legs of a splitter module, fiber optic cables of a cable harness, or the like. The fiber optic connector holder and the optical fibers, and the splitter module, cable harness, or the like, may be shipped to an installation site. At the installation site, the fiber optic connector holder may be used to orient the fiber optic connectors to facilitate the engagement of the fiber optic connectors in and/or to parking locations.02-09-2012
20100260463Connector for splicing and hanging cable trays - A connector that can function as a cable tray splice is provided. The connector may have a frame that is configured for being placed against first and second portions of cable tray. The connector may also have a flange located at an end of the frame that is capable of being shaped by a user. The flange and the frame define an aperture. A connector that may be a configured as a cable tray hanger and a method of securing a connector to the cable tray are also provided.10-14-2010
20100260464STORAGE DEVICE FOR THE OVERLENGTH OF AN OPTICAL FIBER OR OTHER TYPE OF CABLE - The invention provides a device for storing an excess length of at least one optical fiber or some other type of cable, the device comprising two separate guide members configured to guide a portion of at least one optical fiber or one cable, each guide member presenting a periphery that is substantially perpendicular to a plane in a travel direction, said periphery including in a fraction of its outline a groove that is suitable for receiving a portion of at least one optical fiber or one cable, said groove being defined by at least one curved portion having at least a radius of curvature that is greater than the minimum radius of curvature that is acceptable for the fiber or the cable, and the relative position of said guide members in said plane being adjustable with the help of at least one longitudinal part extending parallel to the travel direction and having a first end and a free second end, said first end being secured to one of the guide members, said longitudinal part being suitable for being fastened to the other guide member from the free second end of said part and being capable of being moved relative to said other guide member while remaining fastened thereto, whereby adjustment of the relative position of said guide members enables the surplus length of said fiber or said cable to be stored on said guide members.10-14-2010
20100086275Telecommunications panel and drawer arrangement - A cable management and termination arrangement constructed for use in both a sliding drawer application and a hinged panel application. The cable management and termination arrangement including a sliding drawer and first and second hinged access panels. In a sliding drawer application, the arrangement is horizontally mounted; the drawer slides between an open position and a closed position to provide access to the interior. In a hinged panel application, the arrangement is vertically mounted; the first and second hinged access panels pivot between open and closed positions to provide access to the interior.04-08-2010
20120294580OPTICAL FIBER OR CABLE STORAGE MODULE FOR INSTALLATION AT CUSTOMER PREMISES - An optical fiber or cable storage module includes a back wall and a number of resilient mounting fingers extending from the back wall, and a fiber supply spool having an axial bore formed to receive the mounting fingers and to engage the fingers when the spool is urged toward the back wall so that the spool is restrained from axial movement. The spool includes a hub, and a first winding section for containing a length of fiber sufficient to route between a service terminal outside a user premises and a location near a user terminal inside the premises. The mounting fingers have corresponding catches at the ends of the fingers, and the inner circumference of the bore in the supply spool has an annular groove formed to seat the catches for restraining the spool from axial movement.11-22-2012
20100080524System for the Distribution of Optical Fibers - A system for the distribution of optical fibers is disclosed. The system has a first furcation area, which is associated with a first fiber optic cable, to tap off a subset of the optical fibers of the first fiber optic cable in the form of a tether cable. The first fiber optic cable may be a riser cable. The tether cable is supplied to a spool device to store any excess length of the tether cable while complying with the minimum permissible bending radius of the optical fibers. The system has a second furcation area, which is associated with the spool device, to separate the optical fibers of the tether cable. The separated optical fibers of the tether cable can each be supplied to an individual splice storage device in which, in each case, one spliced joint can be placed between a separated optical fiber of the tether cable and an optical fiber of a second fiber optic cable, which may be a drop cable.04-01-2010
20120106913IMPACT RESISTANT FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURES AND RELATED METHODS - Impact resistant fiber optic enclosures for fiber optic components and related methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic enclosure is provided and comprises a housing comprising a base, a cover, and a seal disposed between the cover and the base to secure the cover to the base and define an interior cavity configured to support one or more fiber optic components. At least one expandable joint is disposed in the housing and configured to deflect and/or assist in deflecting an impact load applied to the housing. In this manner, any fiber optic components disposed in the interior cavity are protected from being damaged and/or from being exposed to the environment outside of the interior cavity. The at least one expandable joint may be disposed in at least one of the cover and the base. The at least one expandable joint may comprise two expandable joints as another example.05-03-2012
20120106912FIBER OPTIC MODULE FOR LIMITED SPACE APPLICATIONS HAVING A PARTIALLY SEALED MODULE SUB-ASSEMBLY - A fiber optic module having a module housing and a module sub-assembly. The module housing defines at least an interior space, at least one adapter aperture and at least one input aperture. The module sub-assembly defines at least one fiber optic cable, for example, passing through the at least one input aperture, at least one multi-fiber connector on an end of the fiber optic cable, and at least one single fiber connector on an opposite end of the fiber optic cable, the multi-fiber connector being in optical communication with the at least one single fiber connector, the multi-fiber connector capable of flexing on the at least one fiber optic cable relative to the module housing.05-03-2012
20090263097Multi-Configuration Mounting System for Fiber Distribution Hub - A fiber distribution hub (FDH) includes an enclosure and brackets with provisions to be mountable in multiple configurations. More particularly, the FDH is mountable in multiple configurations to a pole. The brackets are rearrangeable to provide the mounting configuration with either a short or extended offset between an FDH cabinet and the pole.10-22-2009
20090202213Routing Device for Optical Fibre Systems - A routing device is provided for use in optical systems for routing and distributing optical fibres within optical networks, optical hardware, and optical joints thereof. The routing device includes a plurality of cable ports for receiving one or more cable elements, which include one or more optical fibres. Each of a plurality of guiding tracks is connected to at least one cable port, and one or more output ports in which the optical fibres are routed from the cable ports to the output ports. An optical joint for use in optical systems includes, one or more trays and at least one routing device mounted within the optical joint. The optical joint receives the one or more cable elements, which are plugged into the routing device and routes the one or more optical fibres through the routing device to distribute them from at least one of the output ports to their respective trays.08-13-2009
20090202212Cable slack storage rack - A cable slack storage rack includes a first and second cable zone and a medial portion disposed between them. The first and second cable zones have one or more cable keepers, each of which may define an opening therein for receiving cable for slack storage. The cable slack storage rack may have one or more stacking features, thereby making the racks modular for adding additional slack storage as necessary. In other words, the cable slack storage rack may include one or more stacking features for stackably connecting a second cable slack storage rack to a first cable slack storage rack. By way of example, the first cable zone may carry a pivot profile and the second cable zone may carry a retention tab. In another embodiment, the medial portion may define a coupling slot adapted to receive a coupler as the stacking feature.08-13-2009
20080310810EXPANDABLE FIBER MANAGEMENT - A communications management system includes a cabinet, a chassis, and a panel for mounting optical circuits. In one implementation, the chassis is coupled to the cabinet and slides outward from the cabinet and the panel is coupled to the chassis and pivots about an axis that is perpendicular to the direction that the chassis slides. A communications management system my include a cabinet with substantially parallel first and second surfaces. In one implementation, one of the surfaces contains a provision for attaching the cabinet to a second cabinet and a feature for passing a communications fiber from the cabinet to the second cabinet. A second communications management system includes panel for mounting optical circuits. In one implementation, the panel includes a feed adapter for terminating optical fibers that are in use and a parking lot for terminating optical fiber that are not in use.12-18-2008
20080279521Modular Optical Wall Box Enclosure - A modular fiber optic enclosure for enclosing optical fiber connections that includes a base housing module with a plurality of sides having a front end portion and a back end portion and a base disposed at the back end portion, wherein the base and the sides define an interior region. The modular fiber optic enclosure also includes a termination module that is pivotally engaged to the front end portion of one of the sides of the base housing module and selectively moveable between an open position and a closed position. The modular fiber optic enclosure further includes a cover that is pivotally engaged with the termination module and selectively moveable between an open position and a closed position.11-13-2008
20090110360SPLICE TRAY HOLDER - A splice tray holder includes a body with a first portion, a second portion, and a front surface. A retention portion is disposed on an outer periphery of each of the first and second portions and defines a receiving groove having an inner surface that faces toward the front surface of the body. A spring portion is disposed on each of the first and second portions, wherein the spring portion is adapted to provide a biasing force in a direction from the front surface of the body toward the inner surface of the receiving groove.04-30-2009
20090274431Bulkhead with angled openings and method - A bulkhead adapter plate that mounts to a face panel of a cable management panel, and a method of making the bulkhead adapter plate. The plate including angled adapter mounting openings formed by performing a minimum number of bending operations.11-05-2009
20090274429Front-access locking arrangement for sliding drawer - A cable management panel including a chassis, a drawer, and an open-drawer locking arrangement. The open-drawer locking arrangement preventing inadvertent closing movement of the drawer relative to the chassis. The open-drawer locking arrangement including an activation arm accessible from the front of the drawer and a locking piece located at the rear of the drawer. The activation arm moving in a linear direction to engage the locking piece, causing the locking piece to rotate from a locking position to a non-locking position.11-05-2009
20090285541FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR HOLDER - A fiber optic connector holder including a housing with at least one cavity for receiving a fiber optic connector with a dust cap in place about a terminal end of the connector. The housing may be integrally molded with retaining structures for releasably engaging the fiber optic connector and releasable catches for mounting the housing at a mount location. The presence of a fiber optic connector within a cavity of the housing may prevent the removal of the housing from a mounting location.11-19-2009
20090290844TAP-OFF CLOSURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - A fiber optic cable connection assembly includes an enclosure housing and a fiber optic cable. The enclosure housing defines a chamber and a fiber handling region disposed in the chamber. The fiber optic cable has a lengthwise cable axis and including a plurality of cable optical fibers, a jacket surrounding the cable optical fibers and a strength member extending through the jacket. The cable includes an arcuately bent cable segment disposed in the chamber. The bent cable segment defines a cable plane and an interior region within the arc of the bent cable segment. At least one of the cable optical fibers extends fully through the enclosure housing uncut. The strength member extends fully through the enclosure housing uncut. The fiber handling region is disposed in the interior region. At least one of the cable optical fibers is removed from the bent cable segment and routed into the fiber handling region where at least a portion of the removed cable optical fiber is stored and/or spliced to another optical fiber.11-26-2009
20090103879Fiber Distribution Hub - A fiber distribution system includes one or more fiber distribution hubs (FDHs) that provide interface at a splice panel and/or a termination panel between incoming fibers routed from a central office and outgoing fibers routed to network subscribers. Splice trays, termination modules, splitter modules, and storage modules can be incrementally added to the FDH. The termination modules, optical splitters, and storage modules can be provided on a swing frame chassis within the FDH cabinet.04-23-2009
20090290843FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - A fiber distribution hub includes a frame within the enclosure, the frame having a swinging portion configured to pivot from a first position to a second position. The fiber distribution hub also includes a subscriber termination field mounted on the swinging portion; at least one optical splitter mounted on the frame; and a pigtail fiber routed from the optical splitter. The swinging portion swings from the first position to the second position without increasing a distance for routing the pigtail fiber from the optical splitter to a first front termination connection.11-26-2009
20110200294Intelligent Fiber Optic Adapter Mounting Structures that Receive and Correctly Position Multiple Types of Fiber Optic Adapters and Related Adapter Collars and Bulkheads - Fiber optic adapter mounting structures include a frame having a front face and a rear face, and at least first and second substantially identically-sized and shaped openings that extend through the frame. A first adapter collar is mounted in the first opening and second adapter collar is mounted in the second opening. The first and second adapter collars each have a fiber optic adapter mounting cavity that includes opposed first and second snap clip engagement surfaces therein. A first fiber optic adapter that includes first and second snap clips is mounted in the first adapter collar, and a second fiber optic adapter that includes third and fourth snap clips is mounted in the second adapter collar. The first and second fiber optic adapters are different types of fiber optic adapters that are designed to mate with different types of fiber optic cable terminations.08-18-2011
20090297111PARKING IN FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUBS - A fiber distribution hub includes a panel mounted within and pivotally movable relative to an enclosure. One or more connector holders are carried by the panel. The connector holders are provided at a connector storage location. The connector holders have a construction different than a functional fiber optic adapter.12-03-2009
20090297112FIBER ACCESS TERMINAL - A fiber access terminal for mounting to the end of a fiber distribution cable and configured to be extended through a buried conduit. The fiber distribution cable may include a plurality of optical fibers and enters a housing of the terminal through a base. The terminal also includes a plurality of fiber optic connectors or adapters extending through the housing in generally the same direction as the fiber distribution cable for connecting to optical fiber customer drop cables. The terminal includes a cover and the housing defining an interior and the interior includes a cable slack storage arrangement providing bend radius protection for the optical fiber cables within the interior. A method of assembling a fiber access terminal. A fiber access terminal assembly including a pedestal mounting arrangement.12-03-2009
20090269019Connector Housing for a Communication Network - A connector housing for use with a communication network and management system thereof includes a housing having a plurality of berths each configured to receive an optical connector adapter unit. A housing electrical connector is associated with each berth and faces the front of the housing to engage an adapter unit electrical connector as the adapter unit is inserted into the berth. Guide elements guide and align the housing electrical connectors with the adapter unit connectors as the adapter units are inserted into the berth to allow blind mating of the housing electrical connectors and the adapter unit connectors. Electrical contacts from at least two housing electrical connectors are consolidated into a cable connector positioned adjacent the back of the housing.10-29-2009
20100111481System for securing fiber optic devices in management trays - An optical fiber management tray system includes a tray or drawer including a base panel having a number of slots formed in the panel, and a number of retention clips for mounting fiber optic devices of different shapes and dimensions on the panel. Two or more of the clips each has a main body with a different retention portion for enveloping part of a corresponding fiber optic device, and a pair of latch fingers that project from the clip body in the direction of the base panel when the device is enveloped in the retention portion clip and placed at a desired location on the panel. The latch fingers have free ends for engaging edges of the slots in the base panel when the corresponding device is enveloped in the retention clip, thus securing the device at the desired location on the panel.05-06-2010
20100111485ENCLOSURE FOR HOUSING SPLICE TRAYS - An enclosure for housing splice trays, including a convex bracket extending between two internal sections of the enclosure, the bracket having a track extending at least partially between said sections of the enclosure, wherein the splice trays are couplable to and translatable along the track.05-06-2010
20100111483FIBER TERMINATION BLOCK WITH SPLITTERS - The present invention relates to the management of cables extending to and from fiber termination blocks with sliding fiber adaptor modules within a fiber distribution frame. The blocks include a splitter chassis and fiber optic splitters mounted within the chassis.05-06-2010
20100111482Adapter panel with lateral sliding adapter arrays - An adapter panel arrangement including a chassis and a panel of adapters. The adapters defining rearward cable connections and forward cable connections of the panel arrangement. Openings permitting access to the rearward and forward cable connections of the adapters are provided. The chassis further including a removable rear chassis portion to provide access to cable routing areas within the chassis interior.05-06-2010
20110206336Drawer arrangement with rack and pinion - A cable management panel including chassis, a sliding drawer, and a rack and pinion arrangement. The rack and pinion arrangement including a first length of track located on an interior surface of the chassis, a second length of track provided on a drawer slide, and a gear that engages both the first track and the second track to control the movement of a sliding radius limiter mounted to the drawer.08-25-2011
20080212928CABINET INCLUDING OPTICAL BULKHEAD PLATE FOR BLOWN FIBER SYSTEM - A cabinet is provided for managing the connections between a feeder cable and a distribution cable wherein the distribution cable is a blown optical fiber. The cabinet includes shelves for holding splices between the feeder cable and the distribution cable. The shelves also include microduct holders for holding each of the microducts associated with the distribution cable.09-04-2008
20100278501Fiber Optic Patch Kit and Method For Using Same - The present method and kit provide for effective and efficient patching of fiber optic cables. The kit comprises mechanical fiber optic splicers, a fiber optic patch, a splice housing, and a protective housing. The mechanical fiber optic splicers can be used to splice the fiber optic cable and the fiber optic patch. The mechanical fiber optic splicers, the fiber optic patch, and a portion of the fiber optic cable can be enclosed within the splice housing. The splice housing can then be enclosed within a protective housing.11-04-2010
20100278500Mounting Assembly for Fiber Optic Equipment - A mounting assembly for mounting fiber optic equipment to a cable tray is disclosed. The mounting assembly includes a support frame adapted to attach to fiber optic equipment. A mounting device attaches to the support frame. The mounting device is adapted to removably attach the support frame and, thereby, the fiber optic equipment to the cable tray.11-04-2010
20100061692MULTIFIBER LOOSE BUFFER RECEIVING ELEMENT FOR A DISTRIBUTING DEVICE FOR OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES - The invention relates to a bundle core repository (03-11-2010
20110268410REMOVABLE FIBER MANAGEMENT SECTIONS FOR FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Removable fiber management sections for fiber optic housings, and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic system is provided. The fiber optic system comprises a fiber optic housing defining at least one interior chamber configured to support fiber optic equipment. The fiber optic system also comprises a removable front section connected to the fiber optic housing and defining at least one front section interior chamber coupled to the at least one interior chamber of the fiber optic housing. The removable front section is configured to support at least one fiber management device to manage one or more fibers connected to fiber optic equipment disposed in the enclosure. In another embodiment, a method of managing optical fiber in a fiber optic system is provided.11-03-2011
20110268407FIBER MANAGEMENT DEVICES FOR FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Fiber management sections for fiber optic housings, and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber management device is provided. The fiber management device comprises a base and at least one fiber management component attached to the base and configured to manage one or more optical fibers. At least one opening is disposed in the base and configured to route one or more optical fibers from the base. The fiber management component may be a routing guide configured to route the one or more optical fibers as a non-limiting example. The fiber management device may be disposed on a side or within the fiber optic housing and may be removable from the enclosure and configured to route one or more optical fibers from the fiber optic housing.11-03-2011
20100135630CABLE DUCT RESTRAINING DEVICE - The invention provides a restraining device for restraining a cut microduct end against longitudinal movement in an outer protective duct, the device comprising a body having one or more openings through which uncut microducts can pass and means for anchoring a cut end of a microduct to the body.06-03-2010
20100135631FIBER OPTIC MODULE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING REAR CONNECTORS - 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 mounted to a removable holder. A method of mounting a telecommunications module within a chassis.06-03-2010
20110206334OPTICAL FIBRE SPLICING MODULE - The invention relates to an optical fibre splicing module. The optical fibre splicing module includes a base and a cover board, with two operation planes being arranged on the base, i.e. an upper operation plane provided with an optical fibre cable core winding area, a bare fibre winding and fusion welding area and an adapter holder, and a lower operation plane provided with a fibre pigtail winding area. 16 or 32 bayonets are arranged on the adapter holder, the bayonets are longitudinally arranged along the vertical direction of the operation planes. The size of the bayonets is just suitably connected to the vertically placed adapters. Not only the number of bayonets is increased to a number meeting the requirements of the optical splitter, but also the volume of the entire optical fibre splicing module can be ensured not to be increased by using the arrangement of the bayonets and the matching method of the bayonets with the vertically arranged adapters. Also, the integrity degree can be improved and the requirements of the optical splitter can be met, without changing the shape and size of existing adapters.08-25-2011
20110206335OPTICAL CABLE CONNECTOR - Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for interconnecting two optical fibers using a protective insert, wherein the protective insert includes a connective segment that provides optical communication connection between the two optical fibers. Furthermore the protective insert includes two attachment mechanisms adjacent to the connective segment with each of the two attachment mechanisms adapted to removably attach one of the two optical fibers to the connective segment. Such a protective insert may be implemented inside a network interface device (NID) or with a wall-plate to be installed inside customer premises in a manner that allows a customer to easily interconnect a home network cable to an optical network terminal.08-25-2011
20100142911Cable Trough System and Method - A telecommunications cable management system includes trough elements including a planar top surface and sides for cable routing and management. The trough elements are made from separate parts assembled together with a mating arrangement. The mating arrangement allows assembly of the system on site, such as by snapping the parts together. The trough elements are then assembled together to form the cable management system.06-10-2010
20090169165SLACK CABLE ENCLOSURE - An enclosure for storing cables includes a base section having a bottom wall, opposed first and second sidewalls and opposed third and fourth sidewalls, the first and second sidewalls of the base section having first slots formed generally midway along the length thereof, the third sidewall of the base section having a second slot extending through the upper edge toward the bottom wall, a cover section having a top wall, opposed first and second sidewalls and opposed third and fourth sidewalls, the first and second sidewalls of the cover section each having third slots, the third sidewall of the cover section having a fourth slot formed generally midway along the length of the sidewall, the fourth slot extending through the lower edge of the third sidewall toward the top wall, wherein the base section is received in the cover section with the first slots aligned with the third slots and the second slot aligned with the fourth slot, the slots having a length sufficient to define variable height first, second and third passageways through overlapping portions of the first, second and third sidewalls of the base section and cover section, the passageways having variable height to accommodate different numbers of cables routed through the enclosure by means of the passageways.07-02-2009
20080285932FIBER PATCH PANEL - A system may include a housing and a patch panel located within the housing. The patch panel may include a connection plate, and a matrix of fiber connectors connected to the connection plate and arranged to receive optical fibers in a vertical direction.11-20-2008
20080205844Fiber optic splice trays - There is provided splice trays and splice assemblies that provide convenient access to optical fiber slack within a relatively small area or volume. Some splice trays are adapted for use with microstructured optical fibers to further reduce the size of the splice tray or splice assembly. Some splice trays provide fiber routing devices on the cover of the splice tray. The fiber routing device may be positioned on an inside surface of the cover and/or on an outside surface of the cover. The splice trays and/or splice assemblies may be used with or as fiber drop terminals used within multiple dwelling units.08-28-2008
20100284661SPLICE TRAY CLIP - A retention chip for a splice tray includes a body having a first sidewall and an oppositely disposed second sidewall. The first and second sidewalls cooperatively define a slot that is adapted to receive a loose tube of a fiber optic cable. The first sidewall includes at least one lateral retainer and an axial retainer. The lateral retainer includes a base and a free end. The base is fixed to the first sidewall and the free end extends toward the second sidewall. The axial retainer is oriented generally perpendicular to the lateral retainer.11-11-2010
20110206338Cable Routing Devices with Integrated Couplers - A fitting for a cable trough system, the fitting including a bottom wall and side walls extending from at least a first terminal end to a second terminal end and forming a trough therebetween, the side walls being curved in a longitudinal direction, and an end portion formed at each of the first and second terminal ends, the end portion including first and second guiding surfaces defining a space therebetween, and a spring member positioned in the space. The space is sized to receive a terminal end of a trough member of the cable trough system, and wherein the spring member is positioned to engage the terminal end of the trough member to couple the trough member to the fitting. Other cable routing devices can also be used.08-25-2011
20080273854Fiber optic cable distribution box - A fiber optic cable distribution box has an interface compartment for interfacing a first set of fibers when routed inside the compartment, with a second set of fibers associated with a fiber optic cable that is routed to the box. A drum region is disposed beneath the interface compartment. The drum region includes a cylindrical wall for supporting a fiber optic cable wound about the wall. The drum region is formed so that the box can turn about the axis of the cylindrical wall when a cable is paid out from the drum region. The interface compartment and the drum region are constructed so that the first set of fibers inside the interface compartment, originate from an inside end portion of the cable wound on the drum region.11-06-2008
20080304803Rear drawer latch - A cable management panel including a chassis and a drawer slidably mounted to the chassis. The panel includes a rear drawer latch assembly that automatically locks the drawer in the open position to prevent inadvertent closing movement of the drawer.12-11-2008
20120033928REPAIR BOX FOR OPTICAL FIBRE COMPOSITE ELECTRIC POWER CABLE - A cable joint for jointing two cable ends of an optical fiber cable of an optical fiber composite electric power cable including an electric power cable and an optical fiber cable. The cable joint includes a repair box arranged between the two cable ends of the optical fiber cable. The repair box is arranged within the optical fiber composite electric power cable and further includes storage for storing extra length needed for jointing optical fibers of the optical fiber cable.02-09-2012
20130216196OPTICAL FIBER MANAGEMENT DEVICE - An apparatus and method for managing one or more flexible lines such as optical fibers, wherein each fiber has two fixed ends. Optical fibers are arranged in a curved figure-eight pattern lying in three-dimensions and having two adjacent loops on the exterior curved winding surface of a tubular shell. The configuration is guided by winding tracks lying axially on the exterior side of shell. The curvatures of the shell and winding tracks are such that the bend of the managed fibers is everywhere equal to or greater than the fiber minimum bend radius.08-22-2013
20110268406APPARATUSES AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR ATTACHMENT AND RELEASE OF FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS TO AND FROM AN EQUIPMENT RACK - Apparatuses, related components, and methods for the quick and easy attachment and release of fiber optic housings to and from equipment racks are disclosed. A fiber optic apparatus comprises a fiber optic housing having a top, a bottom, a right side, and a left side defining at least one interior chamber configured to support fiber optic equipment, and at least one mounting bracket. The at least one mounting bracket is configured to removably attach tool-lessly, and by other than external fastening means, to at least one of the right side or the left side of the fiber optic housing and is also configured to attach the fiber optic housing to an equipment rack. The mounting bracket may be attached to the fiber optic housing by using a snap attachment integral to at least one of the right side or the left side.11-03-2011
20100142909FIBER OPTIC CABLE CONTROL CLIPS AND ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS INCORPORATING THE SAME - An enclosure assembly for use with a fiber optic cable, the cable having a lengthwise cable axis and including a plurality of optical fibers and a jacket surrounding the optical fibers includes an enclosure housing and a cable control clip. The enclosure housing defines a chamber to receive the cable. The cable control clip is configured to be inserted through the cable to extend radially between the optical fibers and the jacket to limit contact between the optical fibers and one or more other components of the cable, and to limit displacement of the enclosure housing relative to the cable when the cable control clip is disposed in the chamber.06-10-2010
20100135632SPACER BOX AND INTERBAY CABLE MANAGEMENT PANEL - The present disclosure is directed at an interbay management system including a front spacer, a rear spacer, and an optional mid spacer that are coupled together and connected to a cable management panel. The assembly can be secured adjacent to or between distribution frames. The modular construction of the spacer allows for easy installation, and the variable length enables the spacer to be easily configured to correspond to the type and size of the telecommunication components that are to be supported in the distribution frame.06-03-2010
20110222829FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL ASSEMBLY - A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing having a base and a cover. The base and the cover cooperate to define an interior region. A cable spool assembly is disposed in the interior region of the housing and is rotatably engaged to the base. The cable spool assembly includes a drum portion and a tray assembly engaged to the drum portion. The tray assembly includes a first tray and a second tray mounted to the first tray. A fiber optic distribution cable is wrapped about the drum portion of the cable spool assembly.09-15-2011
20090304341SEALING GLAND SYSTEM - A sealing gland system having an upper half, a lower half, and a sealing material positioned between the upper and lower halves. Each of the upper and lower halves and the sealing material has at least one opening extending therethrough, and wherein the sealing material forms a seal around at least one cable extending through the sealing material upon compression thereof.12-10-2009
20100142907COMPACT OPTICAL SPLITTER MODULE - A device may include an input cable for receiving optical signals from a feeder cable, output cables for transmitting optical signals to a distribution cable, and a housing. The housing may include an optical splitter for splitting an input beam into a plurality of output beams, an input fiber segment for conveying the input beam from the input cable to the optical splitter, the input fiber segment excluding fiber loop slack, and output fiber segments for conveying the output beams from the optical splitter to the output cables using MT-APC connectors.06-10-2010
20100142910MODULAR OPTICAL FIBER CASSETTE - The present disclosure includes apparatus and methods for a modular optical fiber cassette. One embodiment includes a base housing configured to receive additional nested components and an adapter plate resiliently connected to the housing and comprising a plurality of optical fiber connectors. The adapter plate is releasable from the housing and providing access to both sides of the adapter plate. The cassette further includes a radius limiter nested with and resiliently connected to the base housing, a first expansion housing having an exterior contour substantially aligned with the base housing and configured to resiliently interlock with the base housing, and a cover resiliently connected to the expansion housing.06-10-2010
20100142908Fiber Distribution Hubs With Patch and Splice Enclosures - Fiber distribution hubs for distributing fiber optic networks are disclosed. The fiber distribution hub includes a mounting plate for supporting a termination of at least one fiber cable, a patch enclosure for protecting the termination, and a splice enclosure for protecting at least one splice connection to an optical fiber included in a feeder cable. The patch enclosure includes a first door and defining a patch chamber. The mounting plate is positioned within the patch chamber. The splice chamber includes a second door. The splice enclosure is releasably coupled to the patch enclosure.06-10-2010
20100142906Assembly for measuring optical signal power in fiber lasers - A fiber laser system is configured with a power measuring assembly surrounding a splice between two fibers. The power measuring assembly is operative to maintain the splice at a substantially constant splice temperature and shield the spliced fibers from external bending stresses so as to provide for power readings of the laser system at the splice independently from the influence of multiple variable external factors.06-10-2010
20110206337Grounding device for fiber storage trays - A cable management panel having a grounding arrangement. The grounding arrangement including a rolling ground strap interconnected to each of a drawer and a chassis of the cable management panel. The rolling ground strap being arranged to include a loop that rolls along the length of the ground strap.08-25-2011
20100272408STRAIN RELIEF FOR OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES AND PATCH CORDS - An enclosure (10-28-2010
20110268416SEALING GLAND SYSTEM - A sealing gland system having an upper half, a lower half, and a sealing material positioned between the upper and lower halves. Each of the upper and lower halves and the sealing material has at least one opening extending therethrough, and wherein the sealing material forms a seal around at least one cable extending through the sealing material upon compression thereof.11-03-2011
20110268415MULTI-CONFIGURABLE SPLICE HOLDER - Splice holders for managing and storing splices between optical fibers in fiber optic hardware and equipment are disclosed herein. The splice holder include a base portion and an array of splice holding partitions extending from the base portion. In some embodiments the array of splice holding partitions define a plurality of rows for receiving a respective first splice component along a first direction and a plurality of columns intersecting the plurality of fiber rows for receiving a second splice component along a second direction. Similarly, in some embodiments, selected pairs of splice holding partitions define a column width and selected pairs of splice holding partitions define a row width. Additionally, in some embodiments, the column width is sufficiently greater than the row width to accommodate the second splice component oriented along one of the plurality of columns that could not otherwise be accommodated if oriented along one of the plurality of rows.11-03-2011
20110268408DOOR FIBER MANAGEMENT FOR FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Door fiber management for fiber optic housings, and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic housing is provided that comprises an enclosure defining at least one interior chamber configured to support fiber optic equipment. The fiber optic housing comprises at least one door attached to the enclosure and configured to seal off at least a portion of the at least one interior chamber when the door is closed. The fiber optic housing also comprises at least one fiber management component disposed in the at least one door. The door can be a front door, a rear door, both a front and rear door, or any other door attached or provided as part of the fiber optic housing. The fiber management component can be any type of fiber management device or component.11-03-2011
20090136196Cable management panel with sliding drawer - An optical fiber cable management panel is provided with slideable drawers and structure within the drawers for cable management and/or connection to other devices. Tray inserts drop into the drawers to provide the appropriate management and connection devices. A movable take-up mechanism manages the cable entering and exiting the drawers at side openings. Stackable pivoting storage trays on the tray insert include a detent arrangement for holding each tray in a pivoted access position. The tray inserts further include a front key, and a back tab mounting arrangement for mounting the tray inserts to the drawers, and side radius limiters including notches for extending over raised portions of the drawer. The take-up mechanism includes a U-shaped trough section and cable retention tabs. A control mechanism is provided for controlling movement of the take-up mechanism relative to the drawer.05-28-2009
20090285540FIBER DISTRIBUTION DEVICE - A fiber distribution device includes a swing frame chassis pivotally mounted to a support structure. At least a first optical splitter module is mounted to the swing frame chassis. Pigtails having connectorized ends are carried by the swing frame chassis and have portions that are routed generally vertically on the swing frame chassis. An optical termination field includes fiber optic adapters carried by the swing frame chassis. The fiber optic adapters are configured to receive the connectorized ends of the pigtails.11-19-2009
20090185782ENCLOSURE AND ORGANIZER FOR TELECOMMUNICATION LINES AND SPLICES - An enclosure includes a housing defining an internal splicing area and at least one port at least one port configured for passage of at least one telecommunications cable into the enclosure. The enclosure protects the optical fibers, optical fiber splices and optical devices contained therein. A support basket is disposed in the splicing area and extends longitudinally within the housing. The support basket is shaped to substantially conform to a portion of the circumferential shape of the splicing area. A repositionable, removable support platform is disposed on the support basket in a first orientation for storage and disposed in a second orientation for installation and maintenance of the fiber optic splices and optical devices housed in the enclosure. The optical fiber splices and optical devices are disposed in a splice tray which is adjacent to the support platform. Additionally, the support basket includes a multilayer slack storage compartment.07-23-2009
20090185783FIBER ACCESS TERMINAL INCLUDING MOISTURE BARRIER PLATE WITH PUNCH OUT - A fiber access terminal includes a drop cable side and a distribution cable side. The sides are separated by a frame to which a variety of cable management and cable connections components may be mounted. Optical fibers are routed from drop and distribution cables through a plurality of routing paths to splice trays for connection to other optical fibers. The terminal includes a base and a dome cover mounted to the base defining an enclosed interior. Passageways between the base and the dome cover are closed by removable covers to limit moisture and animals from accessing an interior of the dome cover. A tether connects the removable covers to the frame. The removable covers include one or more break out regions configured for being removed to receive one or more cables.07-23-2009
20110222830WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer modules mounted within the chassis. Each module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the modules through an opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. A method of mounting an optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.09-15-2011
20090245743Compact, high-density adapter module, housing assembly and frame assembly for optical fiber telecommunications - Adapter modules, housing assemblies that house the adapter modules, and frame assemblies that contain the housing assemblies are disclosed that are all relatively compact and support a relatively high density of components. The modules, assemblies and frames have configurations that take advantage of bend-insensitive cable fibers and jumper fibers. The adapter module is a cassette-like case that allows for a length of cable fiber to be wound tightly therein in a substantially circular loop configuration when closed. The housing assembly houses a plurality of adapter modules and is configured so that the cable and jumper fibers have relatively tight bends within the housing interior. The frame assembly is configured to support a plurality of stacked housing assemblies and to route the jumper fibers through routing conduits and/or routing troughs so that the jumper fibers are enclosed within the frame assembly rather than dangling outside of the frame. The cable fibers enter the back of the housing assemblies via a fiber optic cable arranged at the back of the frame assembly.10-01-2009
20090080849BLANK PLATE FOR MANAGING CABLES - A blank or parking plate for managing cables, particularly fiber optic cables, having a planar base, removably securable to a chassis, and at least one resilient holder removably inserted through an aperture in the base, for securing and enclosing an end portion of a cable. The blank plate with at least one holder is arranged so as not to extend substantially within the chassis. The holder may secure a male cable connector end in substantially the same position and orientation that it will occupy when inserted into a female connector of an active circuit board, which replaces the blank plate. A distensible opening to an enclosure inside the holder may protect the cable end from dust or contact damage with foreign objects by defining an inner space behind an inlet for the cable, but no further opening serving as an outlet for the cable.03-26-2009
20090067800Fiber optic adapter module and tray - A fiber optic adapter module and tray. The fiber optic adapter module supports fiber optic adapters for fiber optic connections. The fiber optic adapter module may be included on an extendible tray portion of a fiber optic equipment tray and selectively configured to be tilted when extended for providing enhanced access to the fiber optic adapter module. In one embodiment, an adapter module panel of the fiber optic adapter module that supports fiber optic adapters contains at least two forward facing panel surfaces angled to one another to provide more surface area for supporting a higher density of fiber optic adapters and/or for neat routing and organizing of fiber optic connections. One or more fourth flared panel surfaces may also be included on an end(s) of the adapter module panel to provide sufficient interior space for fiber optic connections adjacent or proximate to sides of the fiber optic equipment tray.03-12-2009
20090202214WALL BOX ADAPTED TO BE MOUNTED AT A MID-SPAN ACCESS LOCATION OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE - The present disclosure relates to a wall box adapted to be mounted at a mid-span access location of a fiber optic telecommunications cable. The wall box includes an enclosure having a main body with an open front side. The enclosure also includes a front cover for opening and closing the open front side of the main body. The wall box defining first and second cable entrance/exit openings positioned at opposite sides of the enclosure. The main body defines an open region through an exterior wall of the main body. The open region extends from the first cable entrance/exit opening to the second cable entrance/exit opening. The enclosure also includes a cable cover that is mounted to the main body to cover the open region. The cable cover is a separate component from the front cover.08-13-2009
20090097813Modular optical fiber cassettes and fiber management methods - The present invention provides modular cassettes for fiber management applications. Cassettes in accordance with the present invention comprise plural functional components that nest into a main housing portion to support various application and fiber types. In accordance with the present invention, such components can be added or removed depending on the application and configuration needs of the use environment. Advantageously, cassettes in accordance with the present invention incorporate resilient connections and nested internal components for easy assembly and disassembly with minimal tools.04-16-2009
20080285934Systems and methods for lifting a terminal enclosure in below ground applications - A fiber distribution terminal system includes a below ground vault, and a terminal enclosure within the vault. The system also includes a lift system in the vault, the lift system including a screw drive and a track system. Rotation of the screw drive lifts the terminal enclosure from a below ground to a lifted position, and the track system guides the terminal enclosure as the enclosure is lifted. The system also includes a tool such as a cordless drill to drive the screw drive. The screw drive can include a ball screw and a ball nut. The system can include a bracket to couple the terminal enclosure to the screw drive and the track system. The track system can include two sets of tracks, a first set of tracks that is fixed in the vault, and a second set of tracks that is coupled to the first set of tracks.11-20-2008
20130121656CASTELLATED OPTICAL FIBER CABLE RETENTION STRUCTURE - A cable retention structure defining a castellated fiber cable clamping surface. The castellated surface has a series of alternating small and large cavities distributed along the axial direction. The small cavities are sized such that when the castellated surface is pressed against the buffer jacket exterior of the fiber cable, the small cavities will be able to clamp the fiber cable jacket within its full dimensional tolerance range. The large cavities are sized to provide sufficient clearance to accommodate the relatively soft material of the cable jacket which cannot be accommodated by the small cavities. The cable jacket is securely held by the retention structure to prevent slipping. Accordingly, fiber cables having buffer jackets with large dimensional variations can still be securely retained by the castellated retention structure in accordance with the present invention.05-16-2013
20130121657High Density Telecommunications Patching System and Cassettes - A telecommunications patching system is provided having a panel and at least one cassette movably received in the panel. The cassette receives a plurality of telecommunication jacks. The panel and cassettes are oriented horizontally. Each jack includes a front cavity adapted to receive a patch cord plug having a patch cord cable extending therefrom. The cassette has first and second ends. A cable management tab extends from the first end of the cassette so that the cassette may be readily moved to different positions in the panel.05-16-2013
20110222831FIBER OPTIC TERMINAL HAVING ADAPTER PANEL SUPPORTING BOTH INPUT AND OUTPUT FIBERS FROM AN OPTICAL SPLITTER - A fiber optic terminal configured to optically connect optical fibers from received network-side and subscriber-side fiber(s) to facilitate providing direct or intermediate optical connections between a fiber optic network and a destination. The fiber optic terminal includes at least one adapter module comprising at least one adapter panel. The adapter panel is configured to receive both an input fiber and one or more of a plurality of output fibers from an optical splitter. To establish optical connections between the network-side and subscriber-side fiber(s), the input fiber from the optical splitter is optically connected to an input fiber optic adapter on the adapter panel, which is optically connected to the at least one network-side fiber. One or more of the plurality of output fibers from the optical splitter are optically connected to one or more output fiber optic adapters on the adapter panel, which are optically connected to the subscriber-side fibers.09-15-2011
20090103880WALL MOUNT CHASSIS - A wall mount chassis includes circuitry for telecommunications signals. The chassis includes a rear wall mountable to a vertical wall, and first and second sides. Each side includes a hinged cover. Each cover includes an access window for viewing an opposite side of the cover. On one side of the chassis is positioned signal converter cards for converting between optical and electrical signals. On an opposite side of the chassis are positioned one or more electrical power cards providing an access location for power to the circuitry. A CPU card can also be provided on the same side as the power card. An interior of the chassis includes a back plane positioned between the converter cards and the power and CPU cards wherein the back plane is perpendicular to the converter cards and power and CPU cards. A cable spool is positioned adjacent one of the sides for cable management. Cable clips are provided for securably retaining one or more cables adjacent each of the first and second sides.04-23-2009
20090208177DROP TERMINAL WITH OPTICAL SPLITTER - A fiber optic network includes a main cable with a breakout location. A tether optically connected to the main cable at the breakout location where the tether includes a single fiber connector. The single fiber connector optically coupled to an input on an input end of an optical splitter which is disposed in an interior cavity of a fiber drop terminal. Each of a plurality of outputs disposed on an output end of the optical splitter is optically coupled to an input of a distinct splitter disposed in an inner cavity of a distinct drop terminal.08-20-2009
20090208178MODULAR OPTICAL WALL BOX ENCLOSURE - A modular fiber optic enclosure for enclosing optical fiber connections that includes a base housing module with a plurality of sides having a front end portion and a back end portion and a base disposed at the back end portion, wherein the base and the sides define an interior region. The modular fiber optic enclosure also includes a termination module that is pivotally engaged to the front end portion of one of the sides of the base housing module and selectively moveable between an open position and a closed position. The modular fiber optic enclosure further includes a cover that is pivotally engaged with the termination module and selectively moveable between an open position and a closed position.08-20-2009
20090220204SPLICE REVOLVER, SPLICE MODULE AND METHOD OF ORGANIZING FIBER STRANDS IN THE SPLICE MODULE - A splice revolver is provided for securing a plurality of splices in a splice module. The revolver has a revolver body with a plurality of channels there through for receiving splice sleeves. The revolver body is configured to be rotated by a user so that splice sleeves may be loaded into empty channels of the splice revolver to provide compact storage of, and easy access to, splice sleeves.09-03-2009
20110142407FIBER OPTIC MODULE - A fiber optic module includes a housing defining an interior region. A bulkhead assembly is in engagement with the housing. The bulkhead assembly includes a plurality of input adapter ports, a plurality of output adapter ports, and a plurality of monitor ports. A high-density planar lightwave circuit chip is disposed in the interior region of the housing and includes a plurality of optical splitters.06-16-2011
20080260344FIBER ACCESS TERMINAL - A fiber access terminal for mounting to the end of a fiber distribution cable and configured to be extended through a buried conduit. The fiber distribution cable may include a plurality of optical fibers and enters a housing of the terminal through a base. The terminal also includes a plurality of fiber optic connectors or adapters extending through the housing in generally the same direction as the fiber distribution cable for connecting to optical fiber customer drop cables. The terminal includes a cover and the housing defining an interior and the interior includes a cable slack storage arrangement providing bend radius protection for the optical fiber cables within the interior. A method of assembling a fiber access terminal. A fiber access terminal assembly including a pedestal mounting arrangement.10-23-2008
20090245745Rear latch arrangement for sliding drawer - A cable management panel including a chassis, a drawer, and a rear latch arrangement. The rear latch arrangement including a latch having a free tab end. The free tab end engaging the front edge of a top wall of the chassis to prevent inadvertent closing movement of the drawer relative to the chassis.10-01-2009
20090245746Universal cable management panel - A cable management panel including a chassis and a drawer. The chassis defining rear and side openings for cable entry and exit. The drawer having a front panel that may include angled adapters. The drawer having an open rear that accommodates cables entering from the rear openings of the chassis, and that accommodates the addition of a rear wall. The cable management panel being adaptable to provide a variety of cable routing configurations to accommodate a user's particular cable routing needs.10-01-2009
20120141084COUPLING FIELD ADAPTER - Disclosed is a coupling assembly for use in a telecommunication enclosure. The coupling assembly comprises an optical coupling mounted within the enclosure, a parking lot adapter, and a first optical fiber connector having a key on its housing. The parking lot adapter is axially aligned with and fitted to a first side of the optical coupling. The first optical fiber connector is inserted into the parking lot adapter and is movable between two stable positions. The two stable positions consist of a connected position and a disconnected position.06-07-2012
20090317045FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH HALF-LOOP PIGTAIL STORAGE - A method for configuring an enclosure used in a communications network is described. The method may include providing a group of pigtails. The method may further include routing the group of pigtails circumferentially around a subscriber termination field, where the group of pigtails is associated with an optical splitter module used to convey optical signals to a destination, and where the routing is performed in a manner that does not substantially obstruct access to at least one of a group of subscriber terminations that are associated with the subscriber termination field.12-24-2009
20100014823Rear drawer latch - A cable management panel including a chassis and a drawer slidably mounted to the chassis. The panel includes a rear drawer latch assembly that automatically locks the drawer in the open position to prevent inadvertent closing movement of the drawer.01-21-2010
20100150516SPLICED FIBER TRAY SOFT DUROMETER MATERIAL (SDM) MANIFOLD - A manifold for holding spliced optical fibers contained within fiberoptic ribbons in a secure and motionless manner. The manifold includes a “clamp” made from soft durometer material (SDM) such as high strength silicone mold-making rubber or dry polymer gel that has been partially sliced to a depth of about 75%. The manifold permits ease of insertion of a spliced optical fiber by itself, or a fiber associated with a ribbon, into, and removal from, an SDM-slice without disturbing other fibers, or ribbons, respectively, that are held in other slices in the manifold. In a particular embodiment SDM fills a four-sided hard plastic box to overflow. Slices in SDM are parallel to each other. The box has a hinged cover to exert pressure on overflow SDM material when the cover is closed to increase enveloping force on splice-junctions of embedded bare-glass optical fibers and on the ribbons containing those fibers. The ribbons, containing their embedded fibers, exit the box, left and right, via angled or skewed cut-outs in the side walls of the box.06-17-2010
20100166378PANEL MOUNT - A cable management frame assembly comprising a collapsible frame chassis and a plurality of positionally configurable cable management fixtures that can be affixed to the frame chassis without the use of tools or additional hardware such screws, nuts or bolts. A panel mount allows patch panels and equipment to be mounted to the frame chassis without the use of tools or additional hardware.07-01-2010
20090116806Fiber optic splitter module - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of fiber optic splitter modules mounted within the chassis. Each splitter module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the splitter module through a front opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the splitter module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. The adapters mounted within the interior of the chassis are integrally formed as part of a removable adapter assembly. A method of mounting a fiber optic splitter module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.05-07-2009
20090116807Modular separating box for light guides and a system of modular separating boxes for light guides - A modular separating box for light guides having a receiving chamber, and/or a sending chamber, and/or a connection chamber enclosed by individual doors is disclosed. The modular separating box has at least one wall with at least one movable plate. The modular separating box also has at least one connection panel that forms a wall of the receiver and/or sending chamber, where fastening elements for joining one modular separating box with successive modular separating boxes for creating a modular arrangement of modular separating boxes are located on the upper and/or lower and/or side surfaces of the box housing. The system of modular separating boxes for light guides contains a set of interconnected modular separating boxes.05-07-2009
20100183276Splitter Module with Connectorized Pigtail Manager - Example embodiments of an installation unit for increasing capacity of a fiber distribution hub include a fiber optic splitter module having multiple splitter pigtails and at least one management module defining slots in which the management module holds at least one of the splitter pigtails. In one embodiment, the management module holds the fiber optic connector of the splitter pigtail. The management module is configured to be removed when the splitter pigtails are inserted into a storage module and/or a termination module provided within the fiber distribution hub.07-22-2010
20100183275CARRIER SYSTEM FOR A DISTRIBUTING DEVICE FOR OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES - The invention relates to a carrier system (07-22-2010
20100189403Telecommunications Patching Systems with High Density Patching Modules - A telecommunications patching system includes: a generally horizontal main panel; a row of front connectors associated with the main panel, each of the front connectors being spaced apart from immediately adjacent front connectors by a gap; and a row of rear connectors associated with the main panel, each of the rear connectors being spaced apart from immediately adjacent rear connectors by a gap. The front connectors are laterally offset from the rear connectors such that each of the gaps between the rear connectors aligns with a respective front connector, and each of the gaps between the front connectors aligns with a respective rear connector. In this configuration, cords or cables connected with the front row of connectors can reside in the gaps between the rear connectors, and cords or cable with the rear connectors can reside in the gaps between the front connectors. This arrangement can provide high port density to the patching system.07-29-2010
20100178020Optical Waveguide Assembly, Storage Device, And Method For Installing An Optical Waveguide - An optical waveguide assembly is described that comprises a storage device having a housing (07-15-2010
20130216195Optical Fiber Management Device - An apparatus and method for managing one or more flexible lines such as optical fibers, wherein each fiber has two fixed ends. Optical fibers are arranged in a curved figure-eight pattern lying in three-dimensions on the exterior curved winding surface of a tubular shell. The configuration is guided by winding tracks on either exterior side of shell. The curvatures of the shell and winding tracks are such that the bend of the managed fibers is everywhere equal to or greater than the fiber minimum bend radius.08-22-2013
20110058786FIBER OPTIC SPLITTER MODULE - 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.03-10-2011
20110058784Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers. The termination locations can be located on the same side of the frame as the splice tray holders, or on an opposite side. An enclosure of the frame included hinged or otherwise moveable panels to allow access to the terminations or the splice trays.03-10-2011
20100209062Cable Fixing Structure, Optical Module, and Process of Manufacture of Cable - A cable fixing structure for fixing a cable covered with a covering layer made of resin to a receptacle having a chase portion for holding the cable is disclosed in which the cable has, in a segment of the cable, a catch portion formed integrally with the covering layer so as to expand toward the outside of the cable and the receptacle has a recess portion, communicating with the chase portion, in which the catch portion fits.08-19-2010
20120141083COMMUNICATION CHASSIS - An optical patch panel section is made turnable in a double-door manner, whereby workability in coupling an optical fiber to an optical connector is improved. Eventually, a compact design is provided. Owing to the compact design, a communication chassis can be loaded in the same area in a rack as an area in which an optical transmission device is stored. Not only when a network is constructed but also when a channel is switched to another because a transmission line has to be relocated due to a change in the route of the transmission line occurring after the network is constructed, or when the quality of the transmission line is varied, light level adjustment work or light dispersion adjustment work can be easily achieved from one place on the front side of the chassis.06-07-2012
20090074371Stackable splice chip device - A splice tray arrangement including a tray and a splice chip arrangement. The splice chip arrangement including stackable splice chips defining channels for holding splice elements. Each of the splice chips including a mounting arrangement for mounting the splice chip at a mounting location on the tray, and a stacking arrangement for mounting the splice chip upon another splice chip.03-19-2009
20090074372TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION CABINET - A telecommunications connection cabinet includes a termination region, a fiber optic splitter mounting location, and a predetermined connector storage region positioned within an interior of a housing. The termination region includes telecommunications adapters, each telecommunications adapter being configured for coupling together two fiber optic connectors such that an optical interconnection is made between the two fiber optic connectors. The connector storage region is spaced from the termination region. The storage region defines openings allotted to removably mount connector storage housings at the connector storage region.03-19-2009
20090074369Multi-port optical connection terminal - An optical device includes at least one optical fiber cable receiving area for receiving at least one optical fiber cable, the receiving area being sized to receive a covering for covering at least a portion of the transition area, and at least one optical fiber cable transition portion disposed at the receiving area, the optical fiber cable transition portion being responsive to and supporting the covering when pressure from the covering is applied to the transition area and the covering and said transition area together form a buffer zone associated with at least a portion of the cable receiving area. Methods include providing a multi-port optical connection terminal having a stub cable port; connecting a stub cable assembly including a stub cable to the stub cable port; and forming a sloped buffer zone between the stub cable port and the stub cable to relieve stress in the stub cable.03-19-2009
20090074370FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a bearing mount disposed in the interior region of the housing. A cable spool is connectedly engaged with the bearing mount such that the cable spool selectively rotates within the housing. A termination module disposed on the cable spool so that the termination module rotates in unison with the cable spool. A method of paying out a fiber optic cable from a fiber optic enclosure includes rotating a cable spool, which has a subscriber cable coiled around a spooling portion of the cable spool, about an axis of a housing of the fiber optic enclosure until a desired length of subscriber cable is paid out. A termination module is disposed on the cable spool.03-19-2009
20120033929GUIDE STRUCTURE OF OPTICAL FIBER AND WIRING METHOD OF OPTICAL FIBER - A guide structure of an optical fiber includes a case in which a plurality of guide pin mounting holes are provided in accordance with the wiring route of the optical fiber, a plurality of guide pins formed of a conductive material, detachably attached to each of the guide pin mounting holes, and pulled out of each of the guide pin mounting holes after wiring the optical fiber, and providing a guide for wiring the optical fiber at the case by inserting each of the guide pins into each of the guide pin mounting holes.02-09-2012
20090257726FIBER MANAGEMENT PANEL - A telecommunications termination panel includes a housing having a top, a bottom, a first side and a second opposing side defining a front opening and a rear opening. The housing defines a cable entry adjacent the rear opening and a cable exit adjacent the rear opening, wherein the rear opening is adjacent the first side. A tray is pivotably mounted within the front opening of the housing, pivoting about a vertical axis located adjacent the first side and including a cable entry and a cable exit adjacent the vertical pivot axis and a plurality of connection locations. A cable path is defined between the rear opening of the housing and the tray, the cable path defined by a cable guide defining a channel for receiving cables, the cable guide including a slidable structure configured for pushing cables into the channel defined by the cable guide.10-15-2009
20090252472Fiber Optic Splice Enclosure - Certain example embodiments of a splice enclosure include a housing defining an opening for allowing a trunk cable to be passed through the housing. The splice enclosure also includes a splice tray stack pivotally mounted within the housing and a cable management tray that mounts within the housing beneath the splice tray stack. The management tray includes cable retention and/or securement arrangements for mechanically securing the cables to the splice enclosure.10-08-2009
20090324187Fiber distribution hubs with patch and splice enclosures - Fiber distribution hubs for distributing fiber optic networks are disclosed. The fiber distribution hub includes a mounting plate for supporting a termination of at least one fiber cable, a patch enclosure for protecting the termination, and a splice enclosure for protecting at least one splice connection to an optical fiber included in a feeder cable. The patch enclosure includes a first door and defining a patch chamber. The mounting plate is positioned within the patch chamber. The splice chamber includes a second door. The splice enclosure is releasably coupled to the patch enclosure.12-31-2009
20090324188DROP ACCESS LOCATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HORIZONTAL CABLING IN MULTI-DWELLING UNIT APPLICATIONS - A drop access location system and method, where the system includes a duct containing one or more communications lines, where the duct is mountable to a generally flat surface. The system also includes a drop access box including a base and a removable cover having a low impact profile and or decorative appearance. A mounting section of the base is configured to fit over an outer shape of the duct and overhang therefrom. Slack storage is provided and includes one or more guides to route an accessed communications line to a coupling and to store excess amounts of the accessed communications line. The coupling device mounting area is configured to receive a coupling, adapter, or splice that connects the accessed communications line to a drop cable. The drop access location system and method can be utilized for horizontal cabling in multi-dwelling unit (MDU), multi-tenant unit (MTU) and other building applications. A system for installing the drop access location system is also provided.12-31-2009
20090148117METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COUPLING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES - The invention relates to a method and a device (06-11-2009
20090110358Methods and Devices for the Installation of the Fiber Optic Cable to a House or Other Building Structure - Methods and devices for the installation of a fiber optic cable to a house or other building structure are provided. The method may include identifying a preferred location of a customer through an indication left by the customer either on the interior side or exterior side of a wall, forming a through opening in the wall near or at the preferred location, and installing the in-wall termination device in the opening. The in-wall termination device may include a wall plate for attaching to an interior surface of the wall. The wall plate includes one or more connectors for receiving ends of cables extending from the exterior and connecting those cables to other cables extending through the interior of the building structure. The method may allow for the installation of the cable without requiring the presence of the customer or requiring access to the interior of the building structure.04-30-2009
20110235986OPTICAL FIBER DRAWER WITH CONNECTORIZED STUB CABLE - A drawer panel includes a chassis housing defining a first cable port; and a drawer mounted within the chassis housing. The drawer is configured to slide between an open position and a closed position. A termination region is positioned on the drawer. At least a first stub cable routed to the first cable port of the chassis housing. The first stub cable is terminated by a ruggedized multi-fiber connector. The drawer provides cable management to accommodate a change in slack length when the drawer is open and shut. A fanout device is mounted to the chassis housing with a mounting bracket.09-29-2011
20130129295Fiber Optic Collector and Terminal Assemblies - A fiber optic collector and terminal assembly (CTA) can include a multi-fiber optic cable having a tail portion and first and second multi-fiber branches optically coupled to the tail portion. The first and second multi-fiber optic branches each have fewer fibers than the tail portion. The CTA also includes a plurality of single-fiber optic jumpers optically coupled to the first multi-fiber optic branch. Additionally, the CTA includes an adapter for securing a connection between a fiber of one of the plurality of single-fiber optic jumpers and a fiber of a single-fiber optic drop.05-23-2013
20090110359LOW PROFILE FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - Certain embodiments of a fiber distribution hub include a swing frame pivotally mounted within an enclosure having a low profile. For example, the enclosure can have a depth of less than about nine inches. Termination modules can be mounted to the swing frame and oriented to slide at least partially in a front-to-rear direction to facilitate access to connectors plugged into the termination modules. Splitter modules and connector storage regions can be provided within the enclosure.04-30-2009
20130129296Breakout Assemblies and Associated Mounting Members for Fiber Optic Applications - Advantageous breakout assemblies and associated mounting members for use in fiber optic applications are provided. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for improved fiber optic breakout assemblies and associated mounting members (e.g., mounting panels) that include mating features. The present disclosure provides for improved systems/designs for breakout assemblies and mounting members for use in fiber optic applications, and wherein the breakout assemblies and mounting members are cost-effective, efficient and/or user-friendly. Improved, convenient, low-cost and effective systems, assemblies and methods are provided for easily breaking/branching out one or more fiber optic cables/fibers from a bundle or harness containing a plurality of fiber optic cables/fibers by utilizing advantageous breakout assemblies and mounting members that include mating features, and related assemblies.05-23-2013
20130129297LASER OPTICAL FIBER STORAGE - A laser optical fiber storage device (05-23-2013
20100296789TELECOMMUNICATIONS PATCHING SYSTEM WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND RELATED CABLE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT - A communications interconnection system includes: a communications rack having a pair of upright members; a patch panel mounted to the upright members, the patch panel having mounting locations for telecommunications connectors; and a cable management system mounted to the rack. The cable management system comprises a cable mounting member having a cable securing portion and a pair of arms attached to the cable securing portion, the arms being substantially parallel to each other and slidably mounted relative to the panel to enable adjustment of the distance between the cable securing portion and the communications rack. This configuration can enable the cable management system to be used with communications racks of different sizes and designs.11-25-2010
20100296791Fiber Optic Equipment Guides and Rails Configured with Stopping Position(s), and Related Equipment and Methods - Fiber optic equipment guides and rails and related methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic equipment guides and rails have at least one stopping member disposed therein to provide at least one stopping position during movement. The fiber optic equipment guides and rails can be included in fiber optic equipment to support movement or translation of the fiber optic equipment for access. Such fiber optic equipment can include, but is not limited to, fiber optic equipment chassis, drawers, equipment trays, and fiber optic modules. The fiber optic equipment guides and/or rails include at least one stopping member configured to provide at least one stopping position during movement. Stopping positions allow fiber optic equipment to be retained in a given position during access to the fiber optic equipment. The stopping positions are configured to be overcome with additional force to allow further movement of the fiber optic equipment.11-25-2010
20100303432OPTICAL DEVICE CLEANING - An optical device may include first and second male connectors and a patch panel that includes through holes for interconnecting the first male connectors and the second male connectors. The optical device may also include a patch panel cleaner to automatically clean the through holes of the patch panel, and a connector cleaner to automatically clean the first male connectors or the second male connectors.12-02-2010
20100303430SPLICE HOLDER DEVICE - A splice tray (12-02-2010
20110150408CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HAVING SPOOLS ARRANGED ON PARALLEL TRACKS - A cable management system includes a mounting member defining at least two substantially parallel tracks and at least two spools. Each spool includes an engagement member located at the proximate end of the spool and an annular flange coupled to the distal end of the spool. The engagement member is configured to releasably engage with one of the tracks. Each spool is independently mountable to the tracks using the engagement member. Each of the tracks has a central portion on a first face of the mounting member and at least one insertion portion. The insertion portion is substantially perpendicular to and contiguous with the central portion of the track. When the spools are mounted on the mounting member, the spools are positioned such that their respective engagement members are engaged with the central portion of the track.06-23-2011
20110123166UNIVERSAL BRACKET FOR MOUNTING A DROP TERMINAL - The present disclosure relates to a drop terminal mounting system for use in a fiber optic network. The drop terminal mounting system includes a drop terminal having a drop terminal housing to which a plurality of fiber optic adapters are mounted. The fiber optic adapters have exterior ports that are accessible from an exterior of the drop terminal housing. The drop terminal mounting system also includes a bracket having a cradle for receiving the drop terminal. The bracket has features that facilitate mounting the bracket to different types of structures such as poles, strands, or to hand-holes.05-26-2011
20100310221MODULAR SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK TO A USER NETWORK OF A BUILDING - A modular system for the connection of an external communication network to a user network of a building includes: at least one user module including: i) at least one passage opening of a connection cable of the user network including a plurality of optical fibres associated with respective users and ii) a plurality of adapters associated with respective optical fibres of the connection cable of the user network, and at least one operator module including: i) at least one inlet opening of at least one connection cable to the external communication network including a plurality of optical fibres and ii) at least one outlet opening of a plurality of fibre optic connection elements connected to the external communication network and provided with a connector at a terminal end thereof. The user module and the operator module are structurally independent from each other and the external communication network is operatively associated with the user network by means of a connection of the connectors of the fibre optic connection elements with respective selected adapters of the user module.12-09-2010
20100303433DROP TERMINAL WITH ANCHOR BLOCK FOR RETAINING A STUB CABLE - The drop terminal includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters having outer connector ports that are accessible from outside the drop terminal. The drop terminal receives a fiber optic cable having a plurality of optical fibers. Fiber optic connectors are positioned at the ends of the optical fibers. The fiber optic connectors are inserted into inner connector ports of the fiber optic adapters. The drop terminal also includes an anchor block for securing the fiber optic cable to a main housing of the drop terminal. The anchor block can be secured to the main housing of the drop terminal by a mechanical interlock. The drop terminal may also include a transparent interior shield or liner that retains fibers in position within the drop terminal during assembly of the drop terminal.12-02-2010
20100322583High Density and Bandwidth Fiber Optic Apparatuses and Related Equipment and Methods - High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.12-23-2010
20100310225HIGH DENSITY PATCHING SYSTEM FOR CABLE AND OPTICAL FIBER - A communication patching system includes a platform configured to support a plurality of cables and a first panel pivotably mounted to the platform, the first panel having at least one holder for securing communications adapters to the first panel. A first set of communications adapters is connected to the platform, and a second set of communications adapters mounted in the at least one holder. The first panel is pivotable between a first position in which the second set of communications adapters is spaced from the first set of communications adapters by a first distance and a second position in which the second set of communications adapters is spaced from the first set of communications adapters by a second distance greater than the first distance.12-09-2010
20090034929Fiber termination block with splitters - The present invention relates to the management of cables extending to and from fiber termination blocks with sliding fiber adaptor modules within a fiber distribution frame. The blocks include a splitter chassis and fiber optic splitters mounted within the chassis.02-05-2009
20100322578Mounting of Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies Within Fiber Optic Shelf Assemblies - Fiber optic shelf assemblies and furcation mounting structures for securing a plurality of furcation bodies of respective fiber optic cable assembles within the fiber optic shelf are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic shelf has a one-to-one correspondence between a plurality of respective modules and the respective fiber optic cable assemblies. Additionally, the fiber optic shelf assemblies and furcation mounting structures disclosed advantageously allow the mounting of a relatively large number of furcation bodies within the fiber optic shelf assembly for supporting relatively large fiber optic connections per 1U rack space.12-23-2010
20100322577Modules including multiple rows of adapters for high density optical fiber distribution frame - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including termination modules positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. The termination modules hold fiber optic modules with front termination locations. The fiber optic modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave length division multiplexers. A retention mechanism retains each fiber optic module in a partially removed position from the termination module. An adapter retainer may be removably mounted within an open front of the fiber optic modules, and a fiber optic module may include a plurality of rows of adapters.12-23-2010
20100322580Fiber Optic Cable Parking Device - A fiber optic apparatus,with a panel, having a front and a back and mountable in a chassis is disclosed. The panel has a parking port in the back adapted to removably receive an adapter. The panel also has a connection port in the front adapted to removably receive the adapter. The adapter is selectively movable between the parking port and the connection port. One end of the adapter opens toward the front and another end of the adapter opens toward the back. The adapter is removably received in the parking port, and a connector attached to a fiber optic cable inserts in the end opening toward the back. The adapter then may be moved from the parking port to the connection port and removably received in the connection port. Another connector attached to another fiber optic cable may be inserted in the other end of the adapter opening toward the front.12-23-2010
20090169166PRECONNECTORIZED FIBER OPTIC LOCAL CONVERGENCE POINTS - There is provided fiber optic local convergence points that provide preconnectorized functionality to eliminate all or most of the splicing associated with local convergence points in fiber optic distribution networks. The local convergence points provide a plurality of preconnectorized multi-fiber ports adapted to receive a preconnectorized end of a distribution cable within the enclosure of the local convergence point, on the enclosure itself, or outside the enclosure. For example, the local convergence point may provide preconnectorized multi-fiber ports outside the enclosure with an accumulator optically connected to the interior of the local convergence with an accumulator cable, wherein the accumulator comprises the plurality of preconnectorized multi-fiber ports.07-02-2009
20100322582High Capacity Fiber Optic Connection Infrastructure Apparatus - A fiber optic apparatus for use with components for managing data is disclosed. The fiber optic apparatus comprises fiber optic equipment configured to provide optical connectivity for the transmission of data over optical fiber between at least two components. The fiber optic equipment supports the transmission of at least about 7300 terabytes of data per forty-two (42) U shelf spaces. The at least 7300 terabytes of data is the data managing capacity of the at least two components. One of the at least two components may be a data storage facility, a server or a switch. The fiber optic equipment may be mounted in a fiber optic equipment rack in a data center which may be configured to occupy between about 3.20 and about 3.76 square feet of floor space of the data center.12-23-2010
20100322581High Fiber Optic Cable Packing Density Apparatus - A fiber optic apparatus comprising a fiber optic equipment and a routing region at the fiber optic equipment is disclosed. At least 98 optical fibers, at least 434 optical fibers, at least 866 optical fibers, and at least 1152 optical fibers route in the routing region per 1-U shelf space, wherein a maximum 1012-23-2010
20100322579HIGH-DENSITY FIBER OPTIC MODULES AND MODULE HOUSINGS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT - High-density fiber optic modules and fiber optic module housings and related equipment are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a front opening of a fiber optic module and/or fiber optic module housing is configured to receive fiber optic components. The width and/or height of the front opening can be provided according to a designed relationship to a width and/or height, respectively, of a front side of a main body of the fiber optic module and/or fiber optic module housing. In this manner, a high density of fiber optic components and/or connections for a given space of the front side of the fiber optic module can be supported by the fiber optic module and/or fiber optic module housing. The fiber optic modules and fiber optic module housings disclosed herein can be disposed in fiber optic equipment including but not limited to a fiber optic chassis and a fiber optic equipment drawer.12-23-2010
20090067802DISTRIBUTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL FIBERS - Certain embodiments of a device for coupling fibre optic cables include at least one module equipped with at least one retaining unit for retaining at least two cassettes. Each cassette, which is configured with at least one coupling element, is pivotally and removeably attached to the retaining unit. Each cassette is configured to receive and store an excess length of the first optical fiber from the receiving structure.03-12-2009
20090067801Cable Manager including nestable radius limiter - A cable radius limiter having a radius limiting surface that prevents damage to cables due to excessive bending. The cable radius limiter includes mounting structure and cable retaining structure arranged such that the limiter can be operably oriented and mounted to a mounting bracket in both a first mounting orientation and a second mounting orientation. Two radius limiters can be mounted together to form a cable spool.03-12-2009
20100166377COMPACT HIGH DENSITY CENTRAL OFFICE FIBER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A fiber distribution system having a rack mounted chassis and a fiber distribution rack to mount in the chassis. The system includes one or more splitter modules which are designed to be mounted in the fiber distribution rack. The splitter modules have a compact design and contain a plurality of fiber splitters. The system also includes a plurality of spools, which are located on opposite sides on the rack mounted chassis, and used to support the routing of fibers. The spools are configured to equally share the fiber load coupled to a fiber distribution rack between a pair of spools. The fiber distribution system also contains a cable guide tray for supporting the fiber cables and the system includes a plurality of radius limiters to minimize cable bends.07-01-2010
20110019967CABLE HOUSING AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING OPTICAL FIBERS AND FIBERS OF A FIBER OPTIC CABLE - The invention relates to a cable housing (01-27-2011
20110033164TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION CABINET - A telecommunications connection cabinet includes a termination region, a fiber optic splitter mounting location, and a predetermined connector storage region positioned within an interior of a housing. The termination region includes telecommunications adapters, each telecommunications adapter being configured for coupling together two fiber optic connectors such that an optical interconnection is made between the two fiber optic connectors. The connector storage region is spaced from the termination region. The storage region defines openings allotted to removably mount connector storage housings at the connector storage region.02-10-2011
20110033163SPLICED FIBER TRAY SOFT DUROMETER MATERIAL (SDM) MANIFOLD - A manifold for holding spliced optical fibers contained within fiberoptic ribbons in a secure and motionless manner. The manifold includes a “clamp” made from soft durometer material (SDM) such as high strength silicone mold-making rubber or dry polymer gel that has been partially sliced to a depth of about 75%. The manifold permits ease of insertion of a spliced optical fiber by itself, or a fiber associated with a ribbon, into, and removal from, an SDM-slice without disturbing other fibers, or ribbons, respectively, that are held in other slices in the manifold. In a particular embodiment SDM fills a four-sided hard plastic box to overflow. Slices in SDM are parallel to each other. The box has a hinged cover to exert pressure on overflow SDM material when the cover is closed to increase enveloping force on splice-junctions of embedded bare-glass optical fibers and on the ribbons containing those fibers. The ribbons, containing their embedded fibers, exit the box, left and right, via angled or skewed cut-outs in the side walls of the box.02-10-2011
20110019966FIBER DISTRIBUTION DEVICE - A fiber distribution device includes a swing frame chassis pivotally mounted to a support structure. At least a first optical splitter module is mounted to the swing frame chassis. Pigtails having connectorized ends are carried by the swing frame chassis and have portions that are routed generally vertically on the swing frame chassis. An optical termination field includes fiber optic adapters carried by the swing frame chassis. The fiber optic adapters are configured to receive the connectorized ends of the pigtails.01-27-2011
20110044599RAPID UNIVERSAL RACK MOUNT ENCLOSURE - A cable enclosure assembly includes an enclosure, a cable spool and a length of fiber optic cable. The enclosure defines an interior region, a first opening and a second opening aligned with the first opening. The first and second openings provide access to the interior region. The cable spool is disposed in the interior region of the enclosure and is rotatably engaged with the enclosure. The cable spool includes a drum and a flange engaged to the drum. The flange has an outer peripheral side, a cable management portion and an adapter bulkhead portion. The adapter bulkhead portion extends outwardly from the cable management portion and forms a portion of the outer peripheral side. The length of the fiber optic cable is dispose about the drum of the cable spool.02-24-2011
20090016688Fiber optic module and sytem including rear connectors - 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 mounted to a removable holder. A method of mounting a telecommunications module within a chassis.01-15-2009
20110116757OPTICAL FIBRE DISTRIBUTION MODULE WITH STORAGE REELS AND ORGANISER - An optical fibre distribution module (05-19-2011
20110044598FIELD TERMINATED FIBER PATCH PANEL FOR RACK AND WALL MOUNTING - The fiber optics patch panel assembly includes a pair of patch panels each having a base and a pair of first sides. A wall attachment portion is disposed on the base of each panel, and a mounting portion disposed on each of the first sides of each of the panels. A rack mounting bracket is attached to the mounting portion of one of the first sides of each of the panels. A panel attachment is attached to the mounting portion of an other of the first sides of each of the panels and attaches the panels to one another. A single panel can be wall-mounted, or rack mounted in a standard rack mount assembly using two panels and the rack mounting bracket, or mounted in a half-sized custom rack without needing any modifications.02-24-2011
20090214171FIBER OPTIC ADAPTER CASSETTE AND PANEL - An adapter cassette including a housing and a plurality of fiber optic adapters. The fiber optic adapters being angled relative to a front plane defined by the housing. The fiber optic adapters being interconnected to a multi-fiber cable connecter by fiber optic cables located within an interior of the housing. The adapter cassette further including a quick-release cover that provides access to the interior of the housing.08-27-2009
20110116756OPTICAL COMPONENT ORGANISER - A reconfigurable passive optical component organiser (05-19-2011
20100220968Routing Guide for a Movable Fiber Optic Equipment Tray or Module - A cable routing guide attached to a fiber optic apparatus, such as a module positioned on a fiber optic equipment tray is disclosed. The cable routing guide is adapted to receive a length of at least one fiber optic cable intended to be connected to a cable connection point, such as a fiber optic adapter disposed on the module. The cable routing guide allows the at least one fiber optic cable to move in response to the fiber optic equipment tray or the module moving between a first position and a second position in a manner such that the length of the at least one fiber optic cable from the cable routing guide to the fiber optic adapter remains substantially unchanged. Moreover, the at least one fiber optic cable that is received by the cable routing guide may be retained and maintained by the cable routing guide without being tensed or stressed. In this manner, the at least one fiber optic cable that is routed to and through the fiber optic apparatus may not be affected by the movement of the module frame, the module, and/or the adapter between the first and second positions.09-02-2010
20110085776High-Density Patch-Panel Assemblies for Optical Fiber Telecommunications - Patch panel assemblies (04-14-2011
20090003792QUAD FIELD DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITH FIBER OPTIC CONVERTER - A quad field data distribution system with a fiber optic converter includes a weatherproof housing with a hinged lid and a panel positioned in the housing and having a plurality of interconnection groups of connector elements mounted on the panel. Each interconnection group includes a multiple contact box connector, sets of insulation displacement connectors connected to respective sets of the contacts of the box connector, and a plurality of auxiliary connectors having the contacts of pairs of the insulation displacement connectors connected thereto. Each group additionally includes a bidirectional optical to electrical media converter circuit including a standardized optical data connector and a standardized electrical data connector interfaced thereto. Operating power is provided to the media converter circuit by an external DC power supply through a panel mounted power jack.01-01-2009
20090003791APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING FLEXIBLE ELONGATE ELEMENTS - An apparatus for managing lengths of flexible elongate elements between two fixed points has a single spool with a track of predetermined width sufficient for winding alternate turns of the elongate element about opposite side regions of the track in a folded figure eight pattern. A first turn of the elongate element is wound about a first side region of the track, then the element is crossed over to the second side region of the track and a second turn is wound about the second side region of the track. The elongate element is crossed back over to the first side region and a third turn is wound about the first side region. The process is repeated until at least the majority of the slack between the fixed points on the element has been taken up.01-01-2009
20100178021SPLICE CLOSURE AND FIBRE ORGANISER DEVICE - A splice closure and fibre organiser device (07-15-2010
20090196563Multi-Fiber Optical Patch Cord Breakout Assembly - A fiber cable adapter comprises adjacent rows of fibers, each beginning with a set of fibers comprising a fiber pair, which comprises a transmitting fiber adjacent a receiving fiber, and a spare fiber adjacent the fiber pair. The spare fiber immediately precedes the fiber pair in one of the rows and immediately proceeds the fiber pair in the other row. A fiber cable cassette comprises an adapter panel supporting the fiber cable adapter. An integrated fiber cable management system comprises a fitting having a body with a collet through which a cable passes. A lock nut is threaded on a first end of the body to hold the body in relation to a chassis. A sealing nut is threaded on a second end of the body to tighten the collet on the cable to hold the cable in place in relation to the chassis. A flexible protector extends from the sealing nut to control the bend of the cable between the chassis and a fiber cable cassette. The flexible protector restricts the bend of the cable and thus extends the life of the cable.08-06-2009
20090263096FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS - A fiber distribution hub (FDH) includes an enclosure and brackets with provisions to be mountable in multiple configurations. More particularly, the FDH is mountable in multiple configurations to a pole. The FDH includes provisions to be reconfigurable within the enclosure. More particularly, a hinged storage panel is reconfigurable between a horizontal hinging configuration and a vertical hinging configuration. A door is provided on the enclosure with features to stop and hold the door in one or more open positions. A ladder bracket is provided that is configurable as a ladder support or as an FDH mounting bracket.10-22-2009
20100054688CABLE STRAIN RELIEF CLAMPING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - A closure device for receiving a fiber optic cable includes an enclosure defining a splice chamber configured to accommodate splices to the plurality of optical fibers. The enclosure has a clamp receiving section therein. The closure device further includes a clamping device configured to concurrently secure the remaining portion of the jacket and the strength member at a same clamp interface of the clamping device. The clamping device is configured to be removably inserted into the clamp receiving section of the enclosure. The clamp receiving section is configured to fixedly limit movement of the clamping device relative to the enclosure when the clamping device is installed therein to secure the remaining portion of the jacket and the strength member secured in the clamping device to the enclosure.03-04-2010
20100054689Cable Clamping Devices and Methods for Using the Same - A closure device for receiving a fiber optic cable includes an enclosure defining a splice chamber configured to accommodate splices to the plurality of optical fibers. The enclosure has a clamp receiving section therein. The closure device further includes a clamping device including a closed end cavity that receives the strength member to limit buckling of a strength member of the cable inserted in the cavity. The clamping device is configured to be removably inserted into the clamp receiving section of the enclosure. The clamp receiving section is configured to fixedly limit movement of the clamping device relative to the enclosure when the clamping device is installed therein to secure the strength member secured in the clamping device to the enclosure.03-04-2010
20110249950QUICK RELEASE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY - A mounting assembly for quickly mounting and/or removing an equipment housing from an equipment rack. The mounting assembly comprises first and second receptors secured to respective rails of the equipment rack, first and second retainers secured to the first and second receptors, respectively, and first and second housing brackets secured to opposite sides of the equipment housing. Each housing bracket has a tongue extending away from the equipment housing and each tongue slides into a slot on each of the receptors. A latch on the tongue couples the equipment housing to the mounting assembly.10-13-2011
20100054686Structures for Managing and Mounting Cable Assemblies - Furcation management structures and fiber optic shelf assemblies including one or more furcation management structures are disclosed. The furcation management structures are disposed in a chassis of a fiber optic shelf assembly and define a mounting surface for mounting at least one furcation body of a fiber optic cable assembly thereto. The furcation management structure may allow the fiber optic shelf assemblies to provide a greater density of fiber optic cable assemblies to support high density fiber optic equipment. Moreover, the furcation management structures provides the craft with an organized mounting structure that is relatively quick and easy to remove, rearrange, and/or reconfigure.03-04-2010
20100054681High-density patch-panel assemblies for optical fiber telecommunications - Patch panel assemblies (03-04-2010
20110097052Fiber Access Terminal Mounted at a Mid-Span Access Location of a Telecommunications Cable - A fiber optic access terminal includes an enclosure defining a top side, a bottom side, a right side, a left side, and a main body with an open front side and a rear wall, the enclosure also including a front cover for opening and closing the open front side. A cable entrance/exit opening is positioned on the main body. At least one fiber optic adapter is mounted on the right side of the enclosure and at least one fiber optic adapter is mounted on the left side of the enclosure. Each of the right and left adapters extend rightwardly and leftwardly, respectively, from inside the enclosure toward the outside. The adapters also extend downwardly in a direction extending from the top of the enclosure toward the bottom. A cable management structure is defined between the right adapter and the left adapter, the cable management structure including a first spool that cooperates with the top side, the bottom side, the right side, and the left side to define a first space extending all the way around the first spool for managing fiber optic cables within the enclosure.04-28-2011
20110103760Mounting Clips for Mounting Fiber Optic Equipment and Apparatuses and Related Methods - Mounting clips and fiber optic equipment and apparatuses that include one or more mounting clips for mounting fiber optic equipment and related methods are disclosed. The mounting clips allow fiber optic equipment to be easily installed or mounted for storage, such as in, for example, fiber optic equipment racks or cabinets. In one embodiment, a fiber optic apparatus is provided comprising a housing and at least one optical component supported in the housing. At least one mounting clip is attached to at least one side of the housing of the fiber optic equipment. The mounting clip is configured to receive at least one mounting bracket configured to be installed on a fiber optic equipment rack. In this manner, when the mounting clip is received or attached to the mounting bracket, the housing of the fiber optic equipment is secured to the fiber optic equipment rack.05-05-2011
20100129040System Comprising a Plurality of Optical Waveguide Distribution Devices - The system comprising a plurality of optical waveguide distribution devices has a first number of logic groups of optical waveguide distribution devices, each logic group comprising a second number of optical waveguide distribution devices, wherein: a) in order to ensure structured wiring of fiberoptic modules within a logic group comprising optical waveguide distribution devices, only two lengths of prefabricated patch cables are kept ready, namely a first length designed for wiring fiberoptic modules within an optical waveguide distribution device and a second length designed for wiring fiberoptic modules between optical waveguide distribution devices which are spaced at a maximum distance apart from one another within the respective logic group, it being possible, when wiring of fiberoptic modules between optical waveguide distribution devices which are not spaced at a maximum distance apart from one another within the respective logic group needs to be carried out, for the corresponding excess length of the patch cable designed for the maximum distance to be stored in the respective target optical waveguide distribution device on an excess length storage device of the target optical waveguide distribution device; b) in order to ensure structured wiring of fiberoptic modules of two different logic groups comprising optical waveguide distribution devices, a length of prefabricated patch cables is kept ready which is designed for wiring fiberoptic modules of optical waveguide distribution devices which are spaced at a maximum distance apart from one another in the two logic groups, it being possible, when wiring of fiberoptic modules of optical waveguide distribution devices which are not spaced at a maximum distance apart from one another in the two logic groups needs to be carried out, for the corresponding excess length of the patch cable designed for the maximum distance to be stored in the respective target optical waveguide distribution device on an excess length storage device of the target optical waveguide distribution device.05-27-2010
20110249949ASSEMBLY FOR INSTALLING AN OPTICAL ACCESS NETWORK - An assembly for installing an optical access network includes at least one in-line optical cable and a drop cable. The assembly includes a duct suitable for housing the at least one in-line optical cable and an optical transition box for snaking an optical connection between the at least one in-line optical cable and the drop cable. The duct has a window. The optical transition box has a base with two sidewalls. Each of the two sidewalls has a first opening allowing the in-line optical cable to enter and exit the base. The base is suitable for being partially inserted in the duct through the window in such a way that, when the base is partially inserted in the duct, the first opening is contained within the duct.10-13-2011
20120201503FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH MODULAR TERMINATION BLOCKS - A fiber distribution hub includes a cabinet; a termination region positioned within the interior of the cabinet; at least one termination module mounted in at least one opening defined at the termination region; fiber optic connectors coupled to termination adapters of the termination module; intermediate fibers extending rearwardly of the fiber optic connectors; and a multi-fiber connector terminating the intermediate fibers. The termination module includes a housing enclosing the termination adapters. One or more termination modules can be incrementally added to the fiber distribution hub.08-09-2012
20100310224FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a bearing mount disposed in the interior region of the housing. A cable spool is connectedly engaged with the bearing mount such that the cable spool selectively rotates within the housing. A termination module disposed on the cable spool so that the termination module rotates in unison with the cable spool. A method of paying out a fiber optic cable from a fiber optic enclosure includes rotating a cable spool, which has a subscriber cable coiled around a spooling portion of the cable spool, about an axis of a housing of the fiber optic enclosure until a desired length of subscriber cable is paid out. A termination module is disposed on the cable spool.12-09-2010
20100310223FIBER OPTIC ADAPTER MODULE - A fiber optic adapter assembly includes a plurality of adapters included in an integrally formed body. Each of the adapters may include a protective shutter mounted within one end. The adapter assembly may be configured to mount to a chassis and position the adapters for receiving fiber optic connectors of telecommunications modules mounted to the chassis.12-09-2010
20100046905Splitter Modules for Fiber Distribution Hubs - A splitter module for a fiber distribution hub includes a main body with a first aperture configured to receive an input fiber entering the splitter module, and a second aperture configured for a plurality of distribution fibers exiting the splitter module. The splitter module also includes a fin configured to be received in a slot of a splitter tray of a fiber distribution hub, and a pin configured to engage a hole in the splitter tray. The fin is received in the slot, and the pin is received in the hole of the fiber distribution hub to couple the splitter module to the fiber distribution module.02-25-2010
20100054683Rear-Installable Fiber Optic Modules and Equipment - Fiber optic equipment that supports one or more rear-installable fiber optic modules is disclosed. The fiber optic equipment is comprised of a chassis defining a front end and a rear section. At least one guide system is disposed in the chassis and configured to receive at least one fiber optic module. The guide system may be provided in the form of a rail guide system. The at least one guide system receives the at least one fiber optic module from the rear section on the chassis and is configured to guide the fiber optic module toward the front end of the chassis. In this manner, a technician can make fiber optic connections to fiber optic modules and also install the fiber optic modules into the fiber optic equipment from the rear section of the chassis to reduce time and/or labor in making fiber optic connections.03-04-2010
20090022467Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers. The termination locations can be located on the same side of the frame as the splice tray holders, or on an opposite side. An enclosure of the frame included hinged or otherwise moveable panels to allow access to the terminations or the splice trays.01-22-2009
20090022470Cable management drawer with access panel - A cable management panel including a sliding drawer. The drawer including a bottom tray that pivots to provide access to cable management devices mounted on the tray. The drawer including a connection arrangement that locks the tray in both of a non-pivoted position and a pivoted position.01-22-2009
20090022469Fiber optic adapter module - A fiber optic adapter assembly includes a plurality of adapters included in an integrally formed body. Each of the adapters may include a protective shutter mounted within one end. The adapter assembly may be configured to mount to a chassis and position the adapters for receiving fiber optic connectors of telecommunications modules mounted to the chassis.01-22-2009
20090324189MODULAR OPTICAL FIBER CASSETTE - The present disclosure includes apparatus and methods for a modular optical fiber cassette. One embodiment includes a base housing configured to receive additional nested components and an adapter plate resiliently connected to the housing and comprising a plurality of optical fiber connectors. The adapter plate is releasable from the housing and providing access to both sides of the adapter plate. The cassette further includes a radius limiter nested with and resiliently connected to the base housing, a first expansion housing having an exterior contour substantially aligned with the base housing and configured to resiliently interlock with the base housing, and a cover resiliently connected to the expansion housing.12-31-2009
20090317047METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING FIBER OPTIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO LOCAL AREA - A fiber optic drop terminal assembly includes a housing, a spool and a fiber optic distribution cable. The housing has a first exterior surface and an oppositely disposed second exterior surface. A plurality of ruggedized adapters is mounted on the first exterior surface of the housing. The ruggedized adapters include a first port accessible from outside the housing and a second port accessible from inside the housing. The spool is engaged with the second exterior surface and includes a drum portion. The fiber distribution cable is coiled around the drum portion. The distribution cable includes a first end and an oppositely disposed second end. The second end is disposed inside the housing.12-24-2009
20090310928Universal cable bracket - A universal cable bracket for strain relieving a cable in a fiber management system includes a first portion having a cable receiving area defined therein for holding a section of an optic fiber cable with a notch to prevent pistoning; a second portion having a complementary cable receiving area for the section of the optic fiber cable, the second portion being configured to mate with the first portion; a routing window defined in at least one of the first and second portions for routing a fiber of the optic fiber cable therethrough; and a securement assembly being configured to hold the first and second portions together and to secure the section of the optic fiber cable therebetween.12-17-2009
20110150407Rotary Locking Apparatus for Fiber Optic Equipment Trays and Related Methods - A rotary locking apparatus for locking and unlocking a fiber optic equipment tray and related methods are disclosed. The rotary locking apparatus may be a torsional rotary locking apparatus. The torsional rotary locking apparatus includes a rod having at least one protrusion and a torsion spring attached to the rod. The torsion spring may also be attached to a tray mount on the fiber optic equipment tray. The rod can be rotatably actuated such that the at least one protrusion selectively engages or disengages one or more of a plurality of slots in a tray guide to allow the fiber optic equipment tray to move from a closed to an open position. The torsion spring may be configured to lock the fiber optic equipment tray in either the open or the closed position when the at least one protrusion engages one of the plurality of slots in the tray guide.06-23-2011
20110255836BULKHEAD WITH ANGLED OPENINGS AND METHOD - A bulkhead adapter plate that mounts to a face panel of a cable management panel, and a method of making the bulkhead adapter plate. The plate including angled adapter mounting openings formed by performing a minimum number of bending operations.10-20-2011
20090136195Splice tray arrangement - A splice tray arranged to manage and store both stranded fiber optic cables and ribbon fiber optic cables. The tray includes a splice holding arrangement that accommodates both stranded splice components and ribbon splice components. The tray also includes a storage arrangement having radius limiting arrangements that define a number of storage or routing pathways that accommodate varying lengths of both stranded fiber optic cables and ribbon fiber optic cables.05-28-2009
20090136194Grounding device for fiber storage trays - A cable management panel having a grounding arrangement. The grounding arrangement including a rolling ground strap interconnected to each of a drawer and a chassis of the cable management panel. The rolling ground strap being arranged to include a loop that rolls along the length of the ground strap.05-28-2009
20110176784System For An Internal Rotating Storage Spool Combined With Top And Bottom Cable Access In A Fiber Distribution Terminal - A fiber distribution terminal for use in an environmentally sealed enclosure can include a rotatable spool for housing input fiber cable. The spool is configured to be mounted in the environmentally sealed enclosure. The fiber distribution terminal can also include an adapter pack that secures the connections between fibers of the input fiber cable and fibers of the output fiber cable. The fiber distribution terminal can include an adapter plate that guides the routing of both the input and output fiber cables internal to the enclosure. The fiber distribution terminal can also include a spool lock that can direct the cable routing to a first side or a second side of the fiber distribution terminal.07-21-2011
20080240665Underground enclosure mounting system - A mounting fixture for mounting a piece of telecommunications equipment within an underground vault is disclosed. The mounting fixture includes a frame structure configured to be mounted to an upper edge of an open end of a vault. The mounting fixture also includes a can structure for receiving the piece of telecommunications equipment. The can structure includes a closed end, an open end, and a sidewall extending between the closed end and the open end, the can structure being mounted to the frame structure. A cover including a top end and a skirt portion extending downwardly from the top end is slidably received within the can structure, the skirt portion sized to fit around the piece of telecommunications equipment and sized to fit within the sidewall of the can structure, the top end of the cover forming a water tight seal with the top end of the can structure.10-02-2008
20110211798OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION CONVERSION DEVICE AND INSTALLING METHOD THEREOF - An installing method of an optical fiber communication conversion device is provided. The installing method includes the following steps. Firstly, a housing is provided. An opto-electronic converting module with a first cable winding structure is selectively accommodated and installed within the housing. An optical fiber wiring process is performed. If the opto-electronic converting module is provided and installed within the housing, an optical fiber cable managing function is implemented by the first cable winding structure. If the opto-electronic converting module is not installed within the housing, the optical fiber cable managing function is implemented by a second cable winding structure within the housing. The optical fiber communication conversion device using the installing method is also provided.09-01-2011
20080292260CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A cable management system for use with a rack having at least a first and a second side configured to be coupled to at least one piece of electronic equipment comprises a first and a second support configured to be disposed along at least a portion of a first and a second side of the rack. The first and second supports each include a strut configured to be secured to a respective side of the rack and an arm support including at least one mounting area. The cable management system also comprises a plurality of arms configured to be removably coupled to the mounting areas of the first and second arm supports. At least one of arms comprises a first and a second row of notches arranged in a first and a second direction, respectively. The first and second rows of notches are configured to engage with at least one cable associated with said at least one piece of electronic equipment.11-27-2008
20080267574Normal Through Optical Panel - A fiber optic connection panel including a chassis and a circuit module. The circuit module can include a housing, a plurality of adapters, and a plurality of fiber optic connectors connected to the adapters. The circuit module can also include an optical switch mounted to a printed circuit board, a plurality of fiber optic cables connecting the fiber optic connectors to the optical switch, and a separator plate partially covering the printed circuit board. At least some of the cables can include slack to allow the connectors to be removed from the circuit module, and the separator plate can be positioned to separate the slack of the cables from the printed circuit board. The circuit module can also include a connector edge of the printed circuit board extending through the housing, and a bracket coupled to the housing including members to surround and protect the connector edge.10-30-2008
20080267573Cable Management panel with sliding drawer and methods - An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.10-30-2008
20100310222SPLICE HOLDER FOR COMMUNICATION SOCKET - The present invention discloses a splice holder, which is used for holding at least one splicing sleeve (12-09-2010
20080205843Fiber optic drop terminals for multiple dwelling units - There is provided fiber drop terminals (“FDTs”) and related equipment for providing selective connections between optical fibers of distribution cables and optical fibers of drop cables, such as in multiple dwelling units. The FDTs require relatively little area and/or volume while providing convenient connectivity for a relatively large number of optical connections. The FDTs include adapters for optically connecting the connectors, and the adapters of some FDTs are adapted to rotate, move, or otherwise be removed to provide convenient access for technicians. Some FDTs and the related equipment are adapted for use with microstructured optical fiber having preferred bend characteristics.08-28-2008
20110164854FIBER DISTRIBUTION ENCLOSURE WITH EXTRACTABLE ORGANIZER - An enclosure (07-07-2011
20110164853ENCLOSURE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLES, WITH REMOVABLE ORGANIZER - An enclosure for receiving at least one telecommunication cable comprises a housing (07-07-2011
20110262096FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTION DEVICE - A fiber optic distribution device for handling fiber optic distribution points is disclosed. The device comprises a housing mountable below floor level; a drawer carrying fiber optic modules to which fiber optic cables can be connected thereby providing fiber optic distribution points. Guide rails are attached to the drawer and act together with guide rails attached to the housing allowing a linear movement of the drawer relative to the housing between a first position in which the drawer is positioned inside the housing below floor level and a second position in which the drawer is positioned at least partly outside the housing above floor level. A locking mechanism is pivotably attached to the drawer. The center of gravity of the locking mechanism is positioned offset from a pivoting axis of the locking mechanism so that the locking mechanism automatically locks the drawer in the second position when said drawer is moved from said first position into said second position.10-27-2011
20110262095REMOVABLE FIBER OPTIC SPLICE TRAY - A fiber optic splice tray having a first side for connecting optical fibers, and a second side for splicing optical fibers is disclosed. The splice tray is removably mountable to a base of an optical fiber distribution box in such a way that the fiber optic cables remain connected at the first side when the splice tray is removed from and mounted to the base. In this way, splicing of optical fibers in the fiber optic cables may be conveniently performed outside of the optical fiber distribution box without disturbing the interconnections of the fiber optic cables. When the splicing is completed the splice tray, with the fiber optic cables interconnected, may be re-installed in the box. A passage allows optical fibers to pass between the first side and the second side. The splice tray is reversibly mountable in that either side of the splice tray may be mounted towards the base. The box has a cover that removably attaches to the base and over the splice tray.10-27-2011
20110026893OPTICAL MODULE - Provided is an optical module including: an optical assembly incorporating a light emitting or receiving device for converting one of an electrical signal and an optical signal into another of the electrical signal and the optical signal; a circuit board electrically connected to the optical assembly; an optical fiber optically connected to the optical assembly; a tray for winding the optical fiber therein and pulling out the optical fiber therefrom; and a case receiving the optical assembly, the circuit board, the optical fiber, and the tray. In the optical module, the tray is fixed with respect to the case so as to be reciprocatingly movable only within a restricted range, and the tray is moved from a position to another position within the restricted range so as to be moved away from an electrical connection section between the optical assembly and the circuit board.02-03-2011
20110026895FIBER TRAY - A fiber tray for routing and packaging an optical fiber is disclosed. The fiber tray includes a generally round central section, a lead-in section, and a lead-out section. All three sections are integrally formed out of a thin sheet of a material and coated with a tacky adhesive material for fiber retention. The adhesive allows for fiber removal and rerouting if required. The tray includes guiding walls, which establish the path of the optical fiber on the tray. The optical fiber is routed in a single layer on the tacky surface of the fiber tray. The optical fiber is supported and immobilized essentially along its entire length, including the length of the optical fiber routed on the lead-in and the lead-out sections.02-03-2011
20110026894WALL-MOUNTED FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - A fiber distribution hub defines at least one incoming cable port and at least one outgoing cable port. The fiber distribution hub includes a termination region, a splitter region, and a splice region. Some example hubs include a pass-through panel configured to manage a loop portion of a feeder cable. Some example hubs include a cable manager for managing distribution cables at the outgoing cable port. Some example hubs include pivotal splice tray stacks. Some example hubs include a swing frame on which the termination region and splitter region are positioned.02-03-2011
20100284662FIBER DROP TERMINAL - A drop terminal mounting system includes a fiber drop terminal having a housing and a base attached to the housing. The housing includes an outer surface containing a plurality of receptacles and cooperatively defines an inner cavity with the base. The drop terminal mounting system further includes a bracket having a first fastening region and a second fastening region adapted to secure the drop terminal to the bracket.11-11-2010
20110110639Slide arrangement for cable drawer - A drawer slide having first and second rails interconnected by a center rail. The center rail includes a spool configured to provide half-speed travel of the center rail relative to the travel of the first rail. The drawer slide is configured for use with a drawer assembly having a drawer and a chassis. The drawer assembly further includes a radius limiter secured to the center rail. The radius limiter travels at half-speed relative to the drawer. The radius limiter also automatically rotates relative to the travel of the drawer. The chassis includes sides including threaded backing plates, and mounting brackets. The mounting brackets include tri-lobed holes for receipt of a reciprocally shaped washer and a fastener for mounting the brackets to the chassis sides.05-12-2011
20100329626OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTION MODULE - The invention relates to an optical fiber connection module, comprising a housing (12-30-2010
20100329623LOW PROFILE FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - Certain embodiments of a fiber distribution hub include a swing frame pivotally mounted within an enclosure having a low profile. For example, the enclosure can have a depth of less than about nine inches. Termination modules can be mounted to the swing frame and oriented to slide at least partially in a front-to-rear direction to facilitate access to connectors plugged into the termination modules. Splitter modules and connector storage regions can be provided within the enclosure.12-30-2010
20100329620CABLE LOOP DEVICE FOR OPTICAL SYSTEMS - A cable loop device (12-30-2010
20100329625FIBER DROP TERMINAL - A drop terminal mounting system includes a fiber drop terminal having a housing and a base attached to the housing. The housing includes an outer surface containing a plurality of receptacles and cooperatively defines an inner cavity with the base. The drop terminal mounting system further includes a bracket having a first fastening region and a second fastening region adapted to secure the drop terminal to the bracket.12-30-2010
20100329624HIGH DENSITY FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - The present invention relates to a fiber distribution hub. The fiber distribution hub comprises a base case comprising at least one port portion for introducing an optical cable, wherein the optical cable includes a first fiber; a splitter case releasably attached to the base case; a splice tray rotatably hinged to the splitter case; and a cover engagable with the base case to enclose the splitter case and the splice tray. The first fiber is connected to a second fiber in the splice tray, and the second fiber is connected with a splitter in the splitter case to separate the second fiber into a plurality of separate third fibers. Thus, the invention provides a compact and modular fiber distribution hub. In addition, the fiber distribution hub can join optical fibers by mechanical splices, fusion splices and fiber optic connectors in a single unit.12-30-2010
20100329622Connector Unit and Base Station - A connector unit and a base station that, even when an optical cable is connected, can secure excellent maintainability permitting easy inserting/removing operation for each cable and receive extra length of the optical cable in saved space through efficient arrangement with other parts to thereby attain space saving.12-30-2010
20100329621Fiber Optic Cable Slack Storage Module - A fiber optic cable slack storage module is disclosed. The fiber optic cable slack storage module has a base with an interior space. A plate having a plate top and a plate bottom mounts in the interior space. The plate is adapted to receive and support an upper fiber optic cable at the plate top and a lower fiber optic cable at the plate bottom. The upper fiber optic cable arranges in the interior space in a serpentine configuration at the plate top. The lower fiber optic cable arranges in the interior space in a serpentine configuration at the plate bottom. The serpentine configuration allows the upper and lower fiber optic cables to enter and exit the fiber optic cable slack storage module in a way to avoid the probability of severe bending.12-30-2010
20110116755OPTICAL BACKPLANE RACK ASSEMBLY WITH EXTERNAL OPTICAL CONNECTORS - There is described a line card rack assembly for line cards, and an optical backplane and optical fiber guide for installation to a frame adapted to receive line cards of which at least one has an optical connector at a front portion thereof. The rack assembly comprises a frame having a front opening, for receiving the line cards and providing access to a front end of the line cards, and a back opening opposite the front opening; an optical backplane at least partially covering the back opening, the optical backplane comprising connections for connecting the line cards upon insertion in the frame; and optical fiber cable having two ends, a first one of the two ends being for coupling to the optical backplane, and a second one of the two ends for coupling to the optical connector of the at least one of the line cards.05-19-2011
20110255837FIBER OPTIC SPLICE ENCLOSURE - Certain example embodiments of a splice enclosure include a housing defining an opening for allowing a trunk cable to be passed through the housing. The splice enclosure also includes a splice tray stack pivotally mounted within the housing and a cable management tray that mounts within the housing beneath the splice tray stack. The management tray includes cable retention and/or securement arrangements for mechanically securing the cables to the splice enclosure.10-20-2011
20110262100FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - A method for configuring an enclosure used in a communications network is described. The method may include providing a group of pigtails. The method may further include routing the group of pigtails circumferentially around a subscriber termination field, where the group of pigtails is associated with an optical splitter module used to convey optical signals to a destination, and where the routing is performed in a manner that does not substantially obstruct access to at least one of a group of subscriber terminations that are associated with the subscriber termination field.10-27-2011
20110262099FIBER OPTIC DROP TERMINALS FOR MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS - There is provided fiber drop terminals (“FDTs”) and related equipment for providing selective connections between optical fibers of distribution cables and optical fibers of drop cables, such as in multiple dwelling units. The FDTs require relatively little area and/or volume while providing convenient connectivity for a relatively large number of optical connections. The FDTs include adapters for optically connecting the connectors, and the adapters of some FDTs are adapted to rotate, move, or otherwise be removed to provide convenient access for technicians. Some FDTs and the related equipment are adapted for use with microstructured optical fiber having preferred bend characteristics.10-27-2011
20110262097CABLE MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT FOR A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET - A telecommunications system including a frame to which telecommunications equipment is mounted. The frame defines a patch panel region and an active equipment region. Patch cords are interconnected between the patch panel region and the active equipment region. The system further includes a slack storage panel that stores patch cord slack. The slack storage panel defines a single cable routing pathway. The patch cords are routed through the slack storage panel such that no portion of the length of each patch cord overlaps itself. In systems including both copper and fiber cables, the copper cables are routed separately from the fiber cables.10-27-2011
20110262094PORTABLE OPTICAL FIBER DISTRIBUTION ENCLOSURE - An underground utility enclosure assembly with a sealed fiber distribution enclosure includes a grade level box and a removable cover that mounts to the box. The cover includes a removable plug that provides access to the interior of the box. A removed plug area in the cover allows access to utility cables contained in the box and access to the interior of the sealed fiber distribution enclosure mounted to the open plug area. The bottom of the enclosure includes a rigid lower base frame assembly that removably attaches to the open plug area, and an above-ground fiber distribution base structure affixed to a cable opening passing through the base frame assembly. The sealed fiber distribution enclosure can be removed as a unit from the cover on the grade level box, with active cables undisturbed, and moved to a remote site for making above-ground fiber optic cable splices. The sealed fiber distribution enclosure then can be re-installed in the cover plate, with the active cables undisturbed.10-27-2011
20110075983TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE INLET DEVICE - An inlet device is described herein for inserting a plurality of telecommunication cables into a telecommunications enclosure. An exemplary inlet device includes a housing, a retention device and a compression member. The housing has a first end and a second end, wherein the housing includes a compressible portion at the second end of the housing and the retention device may be secured to the first end of the housing. The compression member may be fitted over the compressible portion at the second end of the housing and the retention device may be secured to the first end of the housing. The cable retention device includes a rack to discretely hold a plurality of telecommunication cables. The cables may be further secured in the rack of the cable retention device by one or more clamping devices.03-31-2011
20110081125EXCHANGE CABLING STORAGE APPARATUS - Please substitute the following amended Abstract for the Abstract as currently pending (deleted matter is shown by strikethrough and added matter is shown by underlining):04-07-2011
20080219632Telecommunication rack unit tray - An interface panel that mounts to a telecommunications rack. The interface panel including a splicing arrangement and a splitter module. The interface panel further including a fixed tray to which each of the splicing arrangement and the splitter module mounts. The splicing arrangement and the splitter module each having a sliding mounting arrangement that provides access to the functional splicing and splitting components.09-11-2008
20110019964FIBER OPTIC MODULE AND CHASSIS - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis with a top wall, a bottom wall, a front opening, a rear opening, and first and second transverse sidewalls extending between the front and rear openings, the top wall and bottom walls defining slots. Upper mounting guides defining upper key slots between adjacent upper guides and lower mounting guides defining lower key slots between adjacent lower guides are mounted to the top and bottom walls. The upper and lower guides define snap-fit structures inserted into the slots defined on the top and bottom walls for mounting the upper and lower guides to the chassis. At least one of the upper and the lower mounting guides defines adapter mounts for slidably receiving fiber optic adapters through the rear opening. Fiber optic modules are slidably received within the chassis through the front opening and each module is slidably inserted into the upper and lower key slots of the chassis, each module removable from the chassis through the front opening. A fiber optic adapter that is separate from the module may be slidably received within the chassis through the rear opening into one of the adapter mounts, the fiber optic adapter removable through the rear opening. The module may include at least one connector that protrudes from the module that is adapted to be inserted into the adapter when the module is inserted into the chassis.01-27-2011
20110052132Fiber Optic Cable Storage Enclosure - In one embodiment a fiber optic storage enclosure (FOSE) includes a fiber tray configured for coupling with a fiber optic device having a connector and a cover movably coupled to the fiber tray configured for coupling with the fiber tray and the fiber optic device and movable between a closed condition to cover the connector of the fiber optic device and an open condition to allow access to the connector of the fiber optic device. The cover may serve as a shield to prevent injury from a laser of the fiber optic device and include a viewer to allow a user to view a portion of the fiber optic device when the cover is in a closed shielding position.03-03-2011
20110052131COMPACT OPTICAL FIBER SPLICE HOLDER DEVICE - An optical fiber splice holder device for connecting jacketed optical fiber cables includes a cover and a main body that houses a splice device therein. The splice device is configured to splice a first fiber end to a second fiber end. The main body also includes first and second fiber jacket clamping portions disposed at first and second ends of the main body to clamp a respective fiber's jacket portion that surrounds a portion of the respective fiber upon actuation. The optical fiber splice device also includes first and second fiber jacket boots that are attachable to the main body at the first and second ends of the main body. The boots each actuate the respective fiber jacket clamping regions of the optical fiber cables upon attachment to the main body.03-03-2011
20110097050Mounting Platforms for Integrally Supporting an Optical Splice Tray(s) and/or an Optical Splitter(s) in a Multi-Port Optical Connection Terminal and Related Methods - Multi-port optical connection terminals and mounting platforms and related methods designed to secure optical components inside an enclosure of the multi-port optical connection terminals are disclosed. In one embodiment, a multi-port optical connection terminal includes an enclosure comprising a base and a cover configured to attach to the base to define an interior cavity. A mounting platform defining a mounting surface for mounting at least one optical component comprised from the group consisting of at least one splice tray and at least one optical splitter to the at least one mounting surface is provided. A plurality of mounting tabs of the mounting platform are configured to extend into channels disposed in an interior wall of the base. In this manner, the mounting platform and any optical components secured thereto are secured inside the interior cavity, which may prevent damage to optical fibers and/or splices of the optical components.04-28-2011
20110097053Telecommunication rack unit tray - An interface panel that mounts to a telecommunications rack. The interface panel including a splicing arrangement and a splitter module. The interface panel further including a fixed tray to which each of the splicing arrangement and the splitter module mounts. The splicing arrangement and the splitter module each having a sliding mounting arrangement that provides access to the functional splicing and splitting components.04-28-2011
20110097051OPTICAL FIBRE ORGANISER TRAY WITH BIASING MEANS - An optical fibre organiser tray (04-28-2011
20100220967Hinged Fiber Optic Module Housing and Module - Embodiments disclosed include fiber optic module housings used for fiber optic modules. The fiber optic module housings comprise at least one hinge to allow a component of the housing to be opened and closed to allow easy access to the fiber optic module housing and/or its internal chamber. The hinge may be a living hinge disposed within a single part to allow each side of the living hinge to be bent or folded. The hinge may be disposed on a panel configured to support one or more fiber optic components to allow the panel to be opened and closed about the module housing for access. The fiber optic module housing may also be entirely comprised of a single part employing the use of living hinges between foldable parts. In this manner, no sides or parts of the fiber optic module housing need be provided as separate parts.09-02-2010
20100158467System for Intelligent Patching of Telecommunication Cables with a Communication Network - A datacommunications patching system includes: a mounting frame; a first module mounted in the mounting frame and including a plurality of connector ports on one side thereof and first and second connectors on another side thereof; and a backplane that is mounted in the mounting frame. The backplane electrically connects to the first module via the first connector when the first module is mounted in the mounting, frame in a first orientation. and wherein the backplane electrically connects to the first module via the second connector when the first module is mounted in the mounting frame in a second orientation that is inverted from the first orientation.06-24-2010
20100158466CABINET FIBER MANAGER - An apparatus for storing and routing a fiber optic cable to an equipment cabinet is described. The apparatus includes a storage tray having a planar surface for accommodating the fiber optic cable. The tray is mounted to an upper end of the equipment cabinet. The tray has a plurality of routing channels extending along the planar surface and a portion thereof extending along at least one surface of the equipment cabinet generally perpendicular to the planar surface, with each of the routing channels defining a minimum bend radius to restrict over bending of the fiber optic cable. The tray has a central portion for accommodating the fiber optic cable, and the plurality of routing channels are in communication with the central portion and extending downward towards equipment supported by the equipment cabinet.06-24-2010
20100158465Fiber optic adapter plate and cassette - An adapter cassette including a housing and an adapter plate that mounts to a front opening of the housing by a snap-fit connection. The adapter cassette also including a cover that mounts to the housing by a snap-fit connection to enclose cable terminations within an interior of the housing. The adapter plate of the adapter cassette can further be mounted directly to a telecommunications panel without the housing for use in applications having non-enclosed cable terminations.06-24-2010
20100195969MULTI-FIBER CABLE MANAGEMENT PANEL - A multi-fiber fiber panel includes side entrances for multi-fiber jumper cables, and front exits for individual fiber cables. Disposed within an interior of the panel are multi-fiber adapters for connecting the multi-fiber jumper cables to multi-fiber breakout cables. The breakouts are positioned within an interior of the panel. A slideable tray contains the multi-fiber adapters and multi-fiber connectors within the panel. Cable entrances and cable exits remain stationary as the tray is moved. MPO connectors are used.08-05-2010
20100195970High Density Optical Fiber Distribution Enclosure - An optical fiber distribution enclosure includes a housing defining an interior, a first fiber distribution area disposed within an upper portion of the interior, a second fiber distribution area disposed within a lower portion of the interior and a signal splitting area disposed between the fiber distribution areas. A splitter module secured within the signal splitting area has a connectorized splitter input optical fiber and connectorized splitter output optical fibers. A fiber parking area is movably disposed within the lower portion adjacent the second fiber distribution area for temporarily storing splitter output optical fibers that are not routed to the fiber distribution areas. An input fiber distribution area disposed within the interior interconnects an optical fiber of a feeder cable with the splitter input optical fiber. The splitter output optical fibers are eventually routed to a fiber distribution area and interconnected with a corresponding optical fiber of a distribution cable.08-05-2010
20100195968Cable management panel with sliding drawer - An optical fiber cable management panel is provided with slideable drawers and structure within the drawers for cable management and/or connection to other devices. Tray inserts drop into the drawers to provide the appropriate management and connection devices. A movable take-up mechanism manages the cable entering and exiting the drawers at side openings. Stackable pivoting storage trays on the tray insert include a detent arrangement for holding each tray in a pivoted access position. The tray inserts further include a front key, and a back tab mounting arrangement for mounting the tray inserts to the drawers, and side radius limiters including notches for extending over raised portions of the drawer. The take-up mechanism includes a U-shaped trough section and cable retention tabs. A control mechanism is provided for controlling movement of the take-up mechanism relative to the drawer.08-05-2010
20100166376SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL ROTATING STORAGE SPOOL COMBINED WITH TOP AND BOTTOM CABLE ACCESS IN A FIBER DISTRIBUTION TERMINAL - A fiber distribution terminal having an environmentally sealed enclosure. A spool contained in the enclosure is a spool for housing input fiber cable. The spool is capable of rotation within the housing. An adapter pack and an adapter plate are contained in the enclosure. The adapter pack insures that the connections between fibers of the input fiber cable and fibers of the output fiber cable are secure and organized. The adapter plate guides the routing of both the input and output fiber cables internal to the enclosure. The fiber distribution terminal also includes a spool lock as part of the internal components of the enclosure. The spool lock is engaged to direct the cable routing to a first side or a second side of the fiber distribution terminal.07-01-2010
20110188829METHODS, CLEAVERS, AND PACKAGINGS FOR CLEAVING AN OPTICAL FIBER USING AN ABRASIVE MEDIUM - Methods, cleavers, and packagings for cleaving an optical fiber using an abrasive medium are disclosed. The abrasive medium may be placed into contact with an optical fiber to induce a flaw in the optical fiber. The optical fiber is broken about the induced flaw to create an end face for fiber optic termination preparations. In one embodiment, a method for cleaving an optical fiber without employing a blade is provided. The method includes providing an optical fiber. A flaw is created in a portion of the optical fiber using a bladeless cleaver comprised of a body and a cleaver structure attached to the body. The cleaver structure is configured to actuate to place an abrasive medium in contact with the portion of the optical fiber to create a flaw in the optical fiber. The method further includes breaking the optical fiber at the flaw to create an end face.08-04-2011
20110142406Compact High Density Central Office Fiber Distribution System - A fiber distribution system having a rack mounted chassis and a fiber distribution rack to mount in the chassis. The system includes one or more splitter modules which are designed to be mounted in the fiber distribution rack. The splitter modules have a compact design and contain a plurality of fiber splitters. The fiber distribution system also contains a cable guide tray for supporting the fiber cables and the system includes a plurality of radius limiters to minimize cable bends.06-16-2011
20100027953Fiber Optic Monitoring Patch Panel Providing Readily Accessible Monitoring Ports - A patch panel includes a rackmount cabinet, front and rear doors, a stepped front panel, and provision for inserting and securing a plurality of coupler cartridges. The stepped front panel has a recessed first portion and a second portion, where the second portion extends farther in a forward direction, e.g., towards the front door, than the recessed first portion. Traffic ports are positioned at the recessed first portion of the stepped front panel and monitor ports are positioned at the second portion of the front panel so that communication traffic cables inserted in the traffic ports are isolated from the monitoring ports. The communication traffic cables may be held in a cable management area that is at least partially defined by the recessed portion of the stepped front panel.02-04-2010
20100027952HINGED CABLE GUIDE PANEL PROVIDING ACCESS TO PANEL REAR - A cable guide includes a hinge support having a first end and a second end, a panel hingedly connected to the hinge support and having at least one through-opening, and at least one cable connection module, having a front and a rear, mounted in the at least one through-opening, the at least one cable connection module front having at least one port accessible from the front side of the panel and the cable connection module rear having at least one port accessible from the rear side of the panel, the cable guide also including a first arm projecting away from the first end of the hinge support, the first arm having at least one cable aperture configured to receive a cable.02-04-2010
20100027954Cable Enclosure with Sealed Cable Entry Port - This disclosure describes a fiber optic enclosure in which a cable entry port is sealed using a wedge that compresses a gasket that surrounds a fiber optic cable. As described herein, a fiber optic enclosure may include one or more entry ports through which fiber optic cables pass. As one of the fiber optic cables passes through one of the entry ports, the fiber optic cable passes through a gasket located in a receptacle behind the cable entry port. A wedge compresses the gasket, thereby compressing the gasket. When the gasket is compressed, the gasket exerts radial pressure on the fiber optic cable. In this way, the gasket forms a seal around the fiber optic cable.02-04-2010
20100027955OPTICAL FIBER CABLE INLET DEVICE WITH INTEGRAL OPTICAL DEVICE - An inlet device is described for inserting a cable containing optical fibers into a telecommunications enclosure. The inlet device includes a housing and an optical device holder. The optical device holder may be configured to hold an optical fiber spice and/or an optical device such as an optical splitter, coupler or a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) device.02-04-2010
20110217016FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An integrated fiber cable management system comprises a fitting having a body with a collet through which a cable passes. A lock nut is threaded on a first end of the body to hold the body in relation to a chassis. A sealing nut is threaded on a second end of the body to tighten the collet on the cable to hold the cable in place in relation to the chassis. A flexible protector extends from the sealing nut to control the bend of the cable between the chassis and a fiber cable cassette. The flexible protector restricts the bend of the cable and thus extends the life of the cable.09-08-2011
20110217015FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH CONNECTORIZED STUB CABLES - A fiber distribution hub includes an enclosure; a splitter region; a termination region including a plurality of adapters; at least a first feeder stub cable; and at least a first subscriber stub cable routed into the enclosure. The subscriber cable includes at least two optical fibers that each have a connectorized end inserted into one of the adapters at the termination region. The subscriber cable is terminated at a remote end by a multi-fiber connector.09-08-2011
20110052133FIBER ORGANIZER TRAY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENCLOSURE - A fiber organizer tray comprises a generally rectangular or oblong body having a first side and an opposite second side. The first side is configured to route and provide slack storage for a plurality of jacketed cables. The first side includes a winding cable guide that routes multiple jacketed cables a predetermined distance in a manner in which the multiple jacketed cables do not cross over themselves and do not experience a cable bend that violates a minimum bend radius of an optical fiber portion of the jacketed cable. The second side of the organizer tray is configured to route and splice a plurality of the drop cables to a plurality of optical fiber pigtails. The fiber organizer tray can be implemented in a telecommunication enclosure having a distribution management unit and a jacketed cable management unit disposed therein. The telecommunication enclosure can be configured as a fiber distribution terminal (FDT) for managing telecommunication lines, especially optical fiber telecommunication lines, in a building, such as an MDU or other location.03-03-2011
20120308190METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING FIBER OPTIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO LOCAL AREA - A fiber optic drop terminal assembly includes a housing, a spool and a fiber optic distribution cable. The housing has a first exterior surface and an oppositely disposed second exterior surface. A plurality of ruggedized adapters is mounted on the first exterior surface of the housing. The ruggedized adapters include a first port accessible from outside the housing and a second port accessible from inside the housing. The spool is engaged with the second exterior surface and includes a drum portion. The fiber distribution cable is coiled around the drum portion. The distribution cable includes a first end and an oppositely disposed second end. The second end is disposed inside the housing.12-06-2012
20100158464FIBER OPTIC SPLITTER MODULE - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of fiber optic splitter modules mounted within the chassis. Each splitter module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the splitter module through a front opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the splitter module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. The adapters mounted within the interior of the chassis are integrally formed as part of a removable adapter assembly. A method of mounting a fiber optic splitter module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.06-24-2010
20120308189FIBER SPLICE ENCLOSURE - A fiber splice enclosure is provided. The fiber splice enclosure includes an enclosure, a cover, a chassis, and a cable port mounting plate for allowing entry and exit of cables. The cable port mounting plate is removably fastened to the enclosure and the chassis.12-06-2012
20120308188OPTICAL BACKPLANE ASSEMBLY - An optical backplane assembly (12-06-2012
20100202744Cable management panel with sliding drawer and methods - An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.08-12-2010
20090196564Fiber Routing System With Drop-In Device - A fiber routing system with drop-in device protects and organizes cables entering into cabinets and racks and then transports the cables within the cabinets or racks to equipment or connection locations. A drop-in device associated with the fiber routing system manages the cables extending vertically into the fiber routing system and conveys the cables to a horizontal component. Cable storage is also provided.08-06-2009
20110142408EQUIPMENT MOUNTING FRAME - An equipment mounting frame comprising two side support structures of a selected height, each of which side support structures (a) comprises one or more upright members defining a width of that side support structure, and (b) comprises a foot structure extending from at least one end of the upright member(s), the foot structure defining a depth of that side support structure and extending across at least one quarter (preferably at least half, more preferably at least three quarters, especially preferably substantially all) of the said width, and (c) carries an upright series or row of fixing members, wherein the two side support structures are connectable together at a distance from each other to enable equipment trays or boxes to be mounted in superposed array between the side structures by means of the said fixing members, characterised in that the said side support structures each with the said foot structure(s) extending therefrom are formed to be nestable together when unconnected to each other for shipment or storage within a volume less than twice the volume defined by the said width and depth and height.06-16-2011
20110305425DISTRIBUTION DEVICE - A distribution device which has a cover-like housing upper part and a housing lower part is disclosed. The housing lower part has a holding means for the cover-like housing upper part, with the result that the housing upper part can be held by the holding means of the housing lower part as the housing upper part is removed from the housing lower part. The housing upper part does not fall and be subject to damage when the housing upper part is removed or released from the housing lower part.12-15-2011
20110305424System and Device for Hauling Fibre Optic Cable Along a Conduit - A system, device, fibre optic cable and/or method for hauling fibre optic cable along a conduit to a location. The system includes a fibre optic cable including an optic fibre, at least one first strengthening element and at least one second strengthening element, an optic connector attached to the at least one first strengthening element and able to be optically aligned with the optic fibre; and, a hauling shroud, including a cavity to receive the optic connector, a locking mechanism to removably hold the at least one second strengthening element and a member for attaching a hauling rope or cable to pull the fibre optic cable along the conduit.12-15-2011
20090087157FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR HOLDER AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a fiber optic connector holder sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder. The present invention further relates to a system for holding fiber optic connectors including a fiber optic connector holder mounted within an opening in a bulkhead for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to receive a fiber optic connector with a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule. The present invention also relates to a method of holding an optical fiber connector to a bulkhead, when the fiber optic connector includes a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule.04-02-2009
20100183274FIBER CIRCUIT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH SPLICE TRAY - A fiber management system (07-22-2010
20120099826OPTICAL CONNECTOR ORGANIZER - A conductor packaging assembly for packaging a plurality of conductors is provided. The assembly includes a housing and a plurality of connectors organized in the housing. The housing includes a first half and a second half hingedly attached with each other at one ends thereof and configured to removably attach with each other at their other ends to allow an open and closed position of the housing. Further, an inner strip is attached to the first half and/or the second half, a connector organizer is removably attached to the inner strip, and the connector organizer includes a plurality of connector mounting portions for removably attaching the plurality of connectors to the plurality of connector mounting portions.04-26-2012
20110064372FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH SWING FRAME AND WRAP-AROUND DOORS - A fiber distribution hub (FDH) provides an interface between an incoming fiber and a plurality of outgoing fibers. The FDH includes a cabinet, at least one door pivotably mounted to the cabinet, and a frame pivotably mounted within the cabinet. The doors wrap around the sides and the front of the cabinet to provide access to both the front and sides of the frame when the doors are open. The frame can pivot out of the cabinet through the open doors to enable access to the rear of the cabinet and the rear side of the frame. The frame includes a termination region and a splitter region. The frame can include a storage region and/or a pass-through region.03-17-2011
20110158600MODULAR, RESEALABLE FIBER OPTIC HIGH FIBER COUNT PACKAGING - A conductor packaging apparatus for packaging a plurality of conductors includes an outer shell having two halves, and an inner shell removably disposed between the halves of the outer shell. The inner shell has two halves and a plurality of connector attachments disposed on an inner surface of at least one of the halves of the inner shell. wherein the two halves of the outer shell are movably attached to one another between a closed position in which the connector attachments enclosed by both the inner shell and the outer shell, and an open position in which the two halves of the outer shell are apart from one another.06-30-2011
20110317973FIBER OPTIC TERMINATION SYSTEM - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including termination modules positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. The termination modules hold fiber optic modules with front termination locations. The fiber optic modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave length division multiplexers. A retention mechanism retains each fiber optic module in a partially removed position from the termination module.12-29-2011
20110317971CABLE MANAGEMENT PANEL - A cable management panel having a chassis and a sliding drawer. The drawer having a cable storage region, a cable splice region, and a cable termination region. The cable management panel including cable guides that define an incoming cable pathway to the cable storage region, and then to the cable splice region; an intermediate cable pathway to the cable termination region, and an outgoing cable pathway. The outgoing cable pathway having an S-curved cable routing configuration when the sliding drawer is closed. The chassis of the cable management panel defining an interior sized for receipt of one two-rack-unit drawer, or in the alternative, two one-rack-unit drawers.12-29-2011
20090257727OPTICAL FIBER COUPLER MODULE - A glass-fiber coupler module includes a cassette mount, a mounting panel pivotally coupled to the cassette mount, a front panel coupled to the cassette mount, and a splitter coupled to the second side of the cassette mount. A first side of the cassette mount defines a storage area configured to receive spare lengths of glass fibers. The mounting panel is configured to support a first plurality of couplings. The front panel is configured to support a second plurality of couplings. The splitter is configured to receive glass fibers routed from the second end of at least one of the couplings of the first plurality, the splitter also configured to output at least two glass fibers to the first ends of at least two of the couplings of the second plurality.10-15-2009
20110317974Telecommunications Assembly - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis defining an interior region and a tray assembly disposed in the interior region. The tray assembly includes a tray and a cable spool assembly. The cable spool assembly is engaged to a base panel of the tray. The cable spool assembly is adapted to rotate relative to the tray. The cable spool assembly includes a hub, a flange engaged to the hub and an adapter module. The flange defines a termination area. The adapter module is engaged to the termination module of the flange. The adapter module is adapted to slide relative to the flange in a direction that is generally parallel to the flange between an extended position and a retracted position.12-29-2011
20110317972Optical device, optical arrangement and optical element holder - Embodiments provide an optical device including a carrier; a light source; a receiving chamber in or on the carrier wherein the receiving chamber is configured to receive an optical element; the optical element received in the receiving chamber; a plurality of actuators; and a waveguide arranged to receive light transmitted from the light source through the optical element. At least one of the receiving chamber and the actuators is arranged and configured to adjust the position of the optical element in the receiving chamber in a first direction perpendicular to the main surface of the carrier and in a second direction in-plane with the main surface of the carrier.12-29-2011
20090274430Drawer arrangement with rack and pinion - A cable management panel including chassis, a sliding drawer, and a rack and pinion arrangement. The rack and pinion arrangement including a first length of track located on an interior surface of the chassis, a second length of track provided on a drawer slide, and a gear that engages both the first track and the second track to control the movement of a sliding radius limiter mounted to the drawer.11-05-2009
20080317425TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABINET WITH CONNECTOR STORAGE - 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.12-25-2008
20120002934HIGH CONDUCTOR COUNT PACKAGING CAPSULE - A packaging apparatus for packaging a bundle of conductors, such as optical fibers, includes a housing having two U-shaped halves that attach to one another wherein at least one of the halves includes connecting portions that each retain a connector of the conductors. The method includes attaching the connectors of the conductors to the connecting portions of one half, gathering the conductors at a location beyond an end of the first half, and attaching the second half to the first half. The conductors extend through a conductor insertion hole formed in the housing when the two halves are attached to one another. A plurality of packaging apparatuses can be flexibly attached to one another in series.01-05-2012
20120020634Adapter panel with lateral sliding adapter arrays - An adapter panel arrangement including a chassis and a panel of adapters. The adapters defining open rearward cable connections and open forward cable connections of the panel arrangement. The adapters being arranged in arrays that slide independently of other adapter arrays to provide access to the open rearward and open forward cable connections.01-26-2012
20120008909FIBER ACCESS TERMINAL - A fiber access terminal for mounting to the end of a fiber distribution cable and configured to be extended through a buried conduit. The fiber distribution cable may include a plurality of optical fibers and enters a housing of the terminal through a base. The terminal also includes a plurality of fiber optic connectors or adapters extending through the housing in generally the same direction as the fiber distribution cable for connecting to optical fiber customer drop cables. The terminal includes a cover and the housing defining an interior and the interior includes a cable slack storage arrangement providing bend radius protection for the optical fiber cables within the interior. A method of assembling a fiber access terminal. A fiber access terminal assembly including a pedestal mounting arrangement.01-12-2012
20120014656PATCH PANEL FOR AN OPTICAL DISTRIBUTOR - The invention relates to a patch panel (01-19-2012
20120014655FIBER OPTIC MODULE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING REAR CONNECTORS - 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 mounted to a removable holder. A method of mounting a telecommunications module within a chassis.01-19-2012
20120057836FIBER OPTIC FURCATION MODULE - The invention relates to a fiber optic furcation module, comprising: at least one planar wave guide card; a first adapter assigned to the or each planar wave guide card, the or each first adapter comprising a plurality of adapter ports for optical fibers terminated in an optical fiber ribbon connector; a plurality of second adapters assigned to the or each planar wave guide card, each of said second adapters comprising one adapter port or two adapter ports, the one or two adapter ports being operative to receive respective single optical fiber connectors terminated with single optical fibers; a plurality of fiber optic transmission channels provided by the or each planar wave guide card, the fiber optic transmission channels providing optical traces being operative to transmit and/or receive optical wavelength signals and connecting each adapter port of a first adapter with an adapter port of one of said second adapters.03-08-2012
20120057837END-PIECE ADAPTOR FOR A COATED OPTICAL FIBER AND PROTECTIVE HOUSING - A multipart end-piece adaptor that holds a fiber for stripping, cleaning and splicing that converts into a protective housing for the spliced fiber includes a first adaptor part having a guide sleeve and a second adaptor part that cooperates with the first adaptor part, the second adaptor part having a stripping apparatus. The second adaptor part can be a consumable that, once actuated and removed to strip the fiber, cut the fiber and clean the fiber in one action may be discarded. A further adaptor part engages two first adaptor parts with a guide opening for a coated optical fiber to form a protective housing around the spliced optical fiber.03-08-2012
20120057835HOUSING FOR AN OPTICAL FIBER ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to a housing for an optical fiber assembly allowing compact storage of optical fiber elements while still providing possibility to efficiently splice individual optical fiber elements. The housing of the invention is adapted to receive a first and a second loop (L03-08-2012
20120057838MODULAR OPTICAL FIBER CASSETTES - The present disclosure includes apparatus and methods for a modular optical fiber cassette. One embodiment includes a base housing configured to receive additional nested components and an adapter plate resiliently connected to the housing and comprising a plurality of optical fiber connectors. The adapter plate is releasable from the housing and providing access to both sides of the adapter plate. The cassette further includes a radius limiter nested with and resiliently connected to the base housing, a first expansion housing having an exterior contour substantially aligned with the base housing and configured to resiliently interlock with the base housing, and a cover resiliently connected to the expansion housing.03-08-2012
20120020635TOOL FOR ROUTING AN OPTICAL FIBER OR CABLE AT A LIVING UNIT OF CUSTOMER PREMISES - A tool for routing an optical fiber or a cable over a desired span on a visible supporting surface at a given premises. The tool includes a rod with a handle, and a reel or spool is mounted on the rod for storing a length of an optical fiber or a cable to be routed. An adhesive coating assembly is fixed on the rod for providing an adhesive on the fiber when the fiber is unwound from the spool during use of the tool. A fiber routing applicator is disposed at the distal end of the rod. The routing applicator is dimensioned and arranged to travel over the supporting surface at the premises to route the fiber with the adhesive thereon over the desired span, while urging the fiber against the surface so that the fiber adheres to the surface.01-26-2012
20120020633Adapter panel with lateral sliding adapter arrays - An adapter panel arrangement including a chassis and a panel of adapters. The adapters defining rearward cable connections and forward cable connections of the panel arrangement. Openings permitting access to the rearward and forward cable connections of the adapters are provided. The chassis further including a removable rear chassis portion to provide access to cable routing areas within the chassis interior.01-26-2012
20110081124FIBER OPTIC SPLITTER MODULE - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of fiber optic splitter modules mounted within the chassis. Each splitter module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the splitter module through a front opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the splitter module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. The adapters mounted within the interior of the chassis are integrally formed as part of a removable adapter assembly. A method of mounting a fiber optic splitter module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.04-07-2011
20120063735Fiber Distribution Terminals - A fiber distribution terminal (FDT) includes a base plate, a spool, and an adapter for securing a connection between a fiber of an input fiber cable and a fiber of an output fiber cable, and an adapter plate. The spool is rotatably mounted to the base plate. The spool houses the input fiber cable. The adapter plate has a cable guide defining a channel for routing the output fiber cable from the adapter. The FDT can be mounted within a pre-installed enclosure or directly to a wall.03-15-2012
20120301098SUPPORT FOR AT LEAST ONE CASSETTE - The invention relates to a holder (11-29-2012
20120251066FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR STORAGE APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - A fiber optic connector storage apparatus for storing a fiber optic connector having an exposed ferrule includes a housing and a dust cap portion. The housing defines a socket to receive and hold the fiber optic connector. The dust cap portion is integral with the housing and is configured to receive and protect the exposed ferrule when the fiber optic connector is inserted into the socket.10-04-2012
20090245744Wall mount distribution arrangement - A wall-mount distribution arrangement including a termination arrangement, a splicing arrangement, and a splitter arrangement. Each of the termination, splicing, and splitter arrangements being located within an interior of a wall-mount enclosure of the distribution arrangement. The arrangement further including a pivoting panel located within the interior of the wall-mount enclosure. The termination arrangement being mounted to a first side of the panel, one of the other of the splicing arrangement and the splitter arrangement being mounted to a second side of the panel.10-01-2009
20120106911STACKED FIBER OPTIC MODULES AND FIBER OPTIC EQUIPMENT CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT STACKED FIBER OPTIC MODULES - Embodiments disclosed in the detailed description include stacked fiber optic modules and fiber optic equipment supporting stacked fiber optic modules. In one embodiment, a stacked fiber optic module is provided. This embodiment of the stacked fiber optic module comprises a body having a first sub-body and a second sub-body where the second sub-body can translate relative to the first sub-body. The stacked fiber optic module further comprises a first plurality of fiber optic components disposed in a first longitudinal axis in the at least one front side. The stacked fiber optic module also further comprises a second plurality of fiber optic components disposed adjacent the first plurality of fiber optic components in a second longitudinal axis parallel or substantially parallel to the first longitudinal axis in the at least one front side.05-03-2012
20110091180FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH TEAR-AWAY SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing and a cable spool assembly disposed on an exterior surface of the housing. The cable spool assembly has a first tear-away end and a second tear-away end. The first and second tear-away ends include at least one area of weakness extending from an inner diameter of the cable spool assembly to an outer diameter of the cable spool assembly. A mounting plate is rotationally engaged with the cable spool assembly such that the cable spool assembly and the housing selectively and unitarily rotate about an axis of the mounting plate.04-21-2011
20110091179SPLICE HOLDER - The invention relates to a splice holder (04-21-2011
20100172622FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH MODULAR TERMINATION BLOCKS - A fiber distribution hub includes a cabinet; a termination region positioned within the interior of the cabinet; at least one termination module mounted in at least one opening defined at the termination region; fiber optic connectors coupled to termination adapters of the termination module; intermediate fibers extending rearwardly of the fiber optic connectors; and a multi-fiber connector terminating the intermediate fibers. The termination module includes a housing enclosing the termination adapters. One or more termination modules can be incrementally added to the fiber distribution hub.07-08-2010
20100172621ENCLOSURE FOR HOUSING SPLICE TRAYS - An enclosure for housing splice trays, including a bracket adapted to couple one or more splice trays to the enclosure, wherein the bracket is adapted to rotate the splice trays about an axis.07-08-2010
20110103761Fiber Distribution Hub with Internal Cable Spool - A fiber distribution hub (FDH) includes an internal spool for wrapping a fiber optic cable. The internal spool is adapted to rotate within the FDH and thereby pay out or retrieve the fiber optic cable from/to the FDH. A first end of the fiber optic cable can be extended through an entrance location of the FDH and can be further extended beyond the FDH to a connection point. The second end of the fiber optic cable can be connected to a fiber optic adapter within the FDH and can be disconnected from the fiber optic adapter when the internal spool is rotated. The fiber optic cable can be a fiber optic feeder cable.05-05-2011
20100290753FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - A fiber distribution system includes one or more fiber distribution hubs (FDHs) that provide interface at a splice panel and/or a termination panel between incoming fibers routed from a central office and outgoing fibers routed to network subscribers. Splice trays, termination modules, splitter modules, and storage modules can be incrementally added to the FDH. The termination modules, optical splitters, and storage modules can be provided on a swing frame chassis within the FDH cabinet.11-18-2010
20100290752VERTICAL CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a cable manager. The cable manager includes a first side panel, a second side panel spaced apart from the first side panel, a first cross brace bracket connected to the first side panel and the second side panel, and a second cross brace bracket connected to the first side panel and the second side panel and spaced apart from the first cross brace bracket. The first side panel, the second side panel, the first cross brace bracket, and the second cross brace bracket define a first cable pathway for routing a first plurality of cables and a second cable pathway for routing a second plurality of cables.11-18-2010
20100290751MODULAR CABLE HEAD FOR OPTICAL NETWORKS - A modular cable head (11-18-2010
20100092147OPTICAL FIBER CABLE RETENTION DEVICE - An optical fiber cable retention device includes a body having first and second opposing portions and a hinge disposed therebetween to retain an optical fiber cable when the optical fiber cable retention device is placed in a closed position. The first and second body portions are engageable with one another about the hinge. At least one of the first and second body portions includes a flexible wall portion configured to provide a retention force to an outer jacket of the fiber cable. At least one of the first and second body portions includes a strength member retention area having one or more structures configured to engage a strength member of the optical fiber cable. The optical fiber cable retention device also includes a latching mechanism to secure the device in the closed position.04-15-2010
20120121228CABLE CONNECTION HOUSING PROVIDING MULTIPLE METHODS FOR WATERPROOFING MAIN CABLES - The present invention relates to a communication cable splice box that is capable of different ways to waterproof the main cable, the cable splice box comprises a protective cover and at least a cable entry place, the cable entry space has at least three hollow cylindrical columns, one of the hollow cylindrical columns can provide entry for two main cables that are preparing for heat shrink tube waterproofing into the cable splice box, the two remaining hollow cylindrical columns each provides entry for one main cable that is preparing for elastic rubber shrinkable pipe waterproofing into the cable splice box. This can improve in the prior art and solve the array of waterproofing problems encountered in the entry opening of the main cable of the telecommunication cable splice box.05-17-2012
20120257866DEVICE FOR RECEIVING SUBASSEMBLIES ASSIGNED TO AT LEAST ONE OPTICAL FIBER CABLE AND FOR FASTENING THE SAME TO A MOUNTING - A device for receiving at least one subassembly, in particular at least one furcation plug or at least one furcation adaptor, assigned to at least one optical fiber cable and for fastening the or each subassembly received on the device to a mounting, in particular to a wall of a distribution panel or distribution cabinet, via the device, with a bar-shaped basic body, there being formed on a topside of the basic body a guide element for receiving the at least one subassembly, there being formed on an underside, in the region of mutually opposite ends of the basic body, anchoring elements, via which the device can be introduced into recesses of the mounting. The guide element can receive at least two subassemblies.10-11-2012
20100247051FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH EXTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic telecommunications device includes an enclosure defining an interior. A first fiber optic adapter is provided at the enclosure. A spool is provided at an exterior of the enclosure. A fiber optic cable, which includes a first optical fiber, is wrapped around the spool. A first fiber optic connector is mounted at a first end of the first optical fiber. The first end of the first optical fiber is positioned within the interior of the enclosure. The first fiber optic connector is inserted within the first fiber optic adapter. The enclosure and the spool are configured to rotate in unison about a common axis when the fiber optic cable is unwound from the spool.09-30-2010
20100247053REMOVABLY MOUNTABLE FIBER OPTIC TERMINAL - A zero-U, high-density fiber optic terminal for data centers and central offices is disclosed. The terminal may be used for optical fiber interconnection and/or optical fiber and fiber optic cable storage. The terminal is removably mountable to a cable tray above fiber optic equipment, in a subfloor below fiber optic equipment or on a wall in proximity of fiber optic equipment. Additionally, the terminal may have an adapter panel with fiber optic adapters for optically connecting the optical fiber of a first fiber optic cable received from the cable tray and the optical fiber of a second fiber optic cable. The second fiber optic cable is intended to extend to the fiber optic equipment. The adapter panel and the fiber optic adapters are angled generally in the direction in which the second fiber optic cable is intended to extend. Angling the fiber optic adapters in this manner accommodates routing of second fiber optic cable, and provides ease of access to the fiber optic adapters for connecting and disconnecting fiber optic connectors and to slack storage components for cable management mounted in the terminal.09-30-2010
20100247050MODULAR NETWORK CONNECTION EQUIPMENT - An apparatus for connecting user equipment to a broadband network includes a chassis having attachment points for connection to a supporting surface and a guide that permits entry of a communication cable. A cable termination unit may be mounted on the chassis such that a cable that is led through the guide can be connected and provided with a termination to which functional connections can be made. A cover may be mounted on the chassis in such a way as to be removable and reattachable to allow access to the chassis. The chassis may include mounting points for connecting at least one functional module to the communication cable and for allowing different communication functions to be provided to user equipment that is connected to the network via the apparatus.09-30-2010
20100247052LOW PROFILE FIBER DROP POINT OF ENTRY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLING - A low profile telecommunications fiber drop point of entry system for an interior room of an MDU, school, hotel, hospital, MTU or other commercial or residential location. The system includes a duct having one or more optical fiber communications lines and mountable to a first wall. The system further includes an access and storage structure at least partially disposable behind the first wall. The structure includes a first base unit having a first wall mounting portion and a first low profile cover, the cover being mountable over at least a portion of the duct. The first wall mounting portion includes a main port to fit over a hole formed in the first wall, the structure having a fiber slack storage area disposed between the first wall mounting portion and the first cover. The structure further includes an extension arm mounted to the first wall mounting portion and extending behind the first wall, the extension arm supporting a carrier configured to hold an optical fiber connector coupling device. A first optical fiber from the duct is terminated in a first optical fiber connector that is mounted on the connector coupling device.09-30-2010
20120163760OPTICAL BRANCHING DEVICE - An optical branching device suitable for branching optical fibres extracted through an access window cut in a sheath of an optical cable. The optical branching device includes a central channel configured to house a portion of the optical cable, at least one lateral channel which branches from the central channel and which is configured to house at least one of the optical fibres, and a housing suitable for receiving a fixing member for fixing the device to the optical cable. The housing is in a non-projecting position relative to the lateral channel along a longitudinal direction of the central channel.06-28-2012
20120128310Optical Transition Box - The present invention embraces an optical transition box for housing the connection between a riser cable and a drop cable of an optical access network. The box has a base, which itself typically includes: a bottom for housing the excess lengths of the optical fibers of the riser cable and of the drop cable, a first sidewall and a splice-holder element for housing the splices between the optical fibers. Typically, the splice-holder element is fixed to the first sidewall and overhangs above the bottom. A distance not less than the diameter of an optical fiber is typically provided between the bottom and the splice-holder element.05-24-2012
20120128309Lashing Together Multiple Fiber Optic Telecommunications Cables - A lashing assembly lashes together two or more fiber optic telecommunications cables. The lashing assembly comprises at least a first and a second bobbin. As the cables are passed through the first bobbin, twine pays off from the first bobbin and wraps around the cables in a clockwise helix. As the cables are passed through the second bobbin, twine pays off from the second bobbin and wraps around the cables in a counterclockwise helix. In this way, the twine from the first and second bobbins lash the cables together as the cables are passed through the first and second bobbins.05-24-2012
20120128308Manifold for Managing Fiber Optic Cable and Structures and Systems Therefor - A manifold for managing fiber optic cables includes: a main panel; a plurality of clip channels mounted to a first side of the main panel, each of the clip channels comprising a pair of opposed clip arms sized and configured to receive and secure a fiber optic cable transition; and a pair of snap latches mounted to a second side of the main panel opposite the first side, the snap latches configured to receive cable management fingers. A manifold of this configuration can be particularly useful in organizing and managing fiber optic cables.05-24-2012
20100209065OPTICAL FIBER MANAGEMENT SHELF INCLUDING DOOR WITH PUSH-PUSH FASTENER - An optical fiber management shelf includes a housing having a first opening and a fiber optic termination module mounted to the fiber management shelf. A first door is pivotably mounted on the housing and pivotable about an axis from a first position substantially covering the first opening to a second position allowing access to the first opening. A first projection is on the first door, and a first receiver is on the housing configured to receive and selectively retain the first projection to releasably secure the first door to the housing. The first receiver includes a latch configured to retain the first projection when the first projection is initially inserted or pushed into the first receiver. The first receiver is also configured to release the first projection when the first projection is subsequently pressed or pushed toward the first receiver after the initial insertion into the first receiver.08-19-2010
20100209064WEDGE-SHAPED FIBER RETAINER RING - A fiber retainer ring includes a bottom wall having a first end and a second end, a side wall projecting from the bottom wall first end and including a distal end, and a top wall connected to the bottom wall second end and forming a ramp inclined relative to the bottom wall. Also a method of installing a module in a shelf provided with such retainer rings.08-19-2010
20100209063PATCH PANEL SYSTEM - A patch panel system includes a base panel having an array of openings and an array of engageable portions provided adjacent to the openings, and a first panel having a first opening and a first engageable portion which is arranged to be cooperatively engageable with the corresponding one of the engageable portions of the base panel, the first opening being configured to accommodate a first adapter, the corresponding of the openings in the base panel being configured to receive the first adapter therein.08-19-2010
20100209066FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH DUAL SWING FRAMES - The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications distribution cabinet having a cabinet housing in which a first swing frame and a second swing frame are pivotably mounted.08-19-2010
20110182558INSECT-INFESTATION PREVENTION DEVICE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT - An insect-infestation prevention device and a fiber optic telecommunications equipment including an insect-infestation prevention device is disclosed. The fiber optic telecommunications equipment includes a housing with a main housing portion defining a first transverse wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall, cooperatively defining an interior. A cable exit/entry is provided opening on one of the front wall, the rear wall, the top wall, and the bottom wall. A removable insect-infestation prevention device is located adjacent the cable exit/entry opening, the insect-infestation prevention device including cable openings communicating with the cable exit/entry opening. The cable openings of the device are sized to accommodate fiber optic cables exiting or entering the housing while limiting the amount of free space around the fiber optic cables to prevent insects from entering the housing. A removable cover mounted to the main housing portion defines a second transverse wall of the housing and captures the insect-infestation prevention device against the main housing portion.07-28-2011
20100061693Fiber Optic Splice Tray - A splice tray includes a splice region and a fiber management region to facilitate splicing together two or more fibers. A cover may be pivotally coupled to the splice tray. The splice tray may be pivotally coupled to a second splice trays by coupling the splice tray to the cover of the second splice tray using an attachment assembly to form a splice tray arrangement. An attachment assembly may include one or more protrusions on the cover of the first splice tray that fit within openings and/or channels defined in the second splice tray or vice versa.03-11-2010
20120251063FIBER DROP TERMINAL - A drop terminal mounting system includes a fiber drop terminal having a housing and a base attached to the housing. The housing includes an outer surface containing a plurality of receptacles and cooperatively defines an inner cavity with the base. The drop terminal mounting system further includes a bracket having a first fastening region and a second fastening region adapted to secure the drop terminal to the bracket.10-04-2012
20120251065System for Retaining Optical Devices - A system for organizing and retaining optical devices and fiber optic cable includes a housing, at least one module, and a tray coupled to the housing and including a first portion defining a receiving area and a second portion defining a track. The at least one module is releasably retained in a selected portion of the receiving area. The track extends along the receiving area and is configured for guiding cable to the retained module.10-04-2012
20120251064ZERO U FIBER DISTRIBUTOR, MPO FANOUT - A breakout module includes a substantially cylindrical body having a first end face and an opposite, second end face. A multi-fiber port, like an MPO port, is provided within the first end face, or a cord having a multi-fiber connector, like an MPO connector, attached to its distal end exits the first end face. Plural duplex fiber ports are disposed within the second end face. A breakout cable is disposed within the body and connects the plural duplex fiber ports of the second end face to the multi-fiber port or connector associated with the first end face.10-04-2012
20090136197Drumless Cable Reel - Disclosed are disposable reels and assemblies for holding a cable, thereby aiding the craft in routing cables such as fiber optic drop cables. The reel has a first flange having at least one first tab and at least one first tab slot and a second flange having at least one second tab and at least one second tab slot. First flange is attached to the second flange to form the disposable reel by at least one first tab engaging at least on second tab slot and at least one second tab engaging the at least one first tab slot, thereby forming a hub for the disposable reel that has an accessible space therein. Additionally, fiber optic cable assemblies can further include a connector on one or more ends.05-28-2009
20120076466CABLE MANAGEMENT PANEL WITH SLIDING DRAWER AND METHODS - An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.03-29-2012
20090110361Optical termination unit - An optical termination unit is provided for allowing an optical cable to be easily projected straight in any of five directions, including upward, downward, rightward, leftward, and rearward directions, thereby enhancing the efficiency of cable laying or the like. An end securing box 04-30-2009
20120177334SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANCHORING FIBER OPTIC CABLES TO PROVIDE STRAIN RELIEF - A cable anchoring assembly includes a jacket anchoring block having a jacket clamping location and a reinforcing structure anchoring block mounted to the jacket anchoring block. The reinforcing structure anchoring block includes a reinforcing structure anchoring location that defines a fastener opening and an access slot that extends outwardly from the fastener opening. The access slot has a first open end positioned at the fastener opening and a second open end offset from the fastener opening. The access slot provides an open lateral passage into the fastener opening. A fastener is adapted for engagement in the fastener opening.07-12-2012
20120230647FIBER OPTIC SPLITTER MODULE - 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.09-13-2012
20100008635WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer modules mounted within the chassis. Each module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the modules through an opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. A method of mounting an optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.01-14-2010
20120219262Optical Fiber Management Drawer with Slack Management Features - A fiber management device includes a support member including a first connector for releasably securing a first sidewall portion of an optical fiber bundle to the support member at a first fixed location and a drawer mounted for sliding movement relative to the support member, the drawer including a mounting surface, a plurality of fiber guiding components mounted on the mounting surface, and a second connector for releasably securing a second sidewall portion of the optical fiber bundle to the drawer at a second fixed location.08-30-2012
20090060442Junction box housings for surface inlaid fibre optic network installations - A system for protecting buried optic fibre nodes which permits surface inlay installation of cable without the need to expose free ends of the cable for threading through any apertures, includes a protective housing composed of spaced apart panels which define an interior space. The panels open to expose the interior for installation of a length of cable therein. An insert fits within the space, which includes a channel which is exposed when the panels open for insertion of a cable. The insert includes a void to receive a cable junction box. A removable protective outer casing may be provided, either in the form of a pair of outer walls with a removable cap or base, or a can-like container having a removable top and two or more opposed slots communicating with the upper rim of the container. The housing fits within the container, with the cable entering and exiting through the slots, which also permit a saw cut to pass through the slots to facilitate installation of the system. The system also includes a pre-assembled cable network including nodes, cable and housings that may be buried within trenches cut into a surface.03-05-2009
20090060441FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH TEAR-AWAY SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing and a cable spool assembly disposed on an exterior surface of the housing. The cable spool assembly has a first tear-away end and a second tear-away end. The first and second tear-away ends include at least one area of weakness extending from an inner diameter of the cable spool assembly to an outer diameter of the cable spool assembly. A mounting plate is rotationally engaged with the cable spool assembly such that the cable spool assembly and the housing selectively and unitarily rotate about an axis of the mounting plate.03-05-2009
20090060439Fiber optic terminal assembly - There is provided fiber drop terminal (“FDT”) assemblies for providing selective connections between optical fibers of distribution cables and optical fibers of drop cables, such as in multiple dwelling units. The FDT assemblies include a base and a cover that define a tongue and groove that selectively engage to seal the base and cover. The FDT assemblies also include a mounting plate for mounting of the base and cover, as well as a mounting plate extension for mounting of a skirt. The skirt provides slack storage for drop cables exiting the FDT. The components of the FDT assembly are selectively interlockable to prevent unauthorized access to the interior cavity of the base and cover and to the slack storage area of the skirt.03-05-2009
20100296790Fiber Optic Equipment Supporting Moveable Fiber Optic Equipment Tray(s) and Module(s), and Related Equipment and Methods - Fiber optic drawers supporting fiber optic modules are disclosed. The drawer is movable about a chassis. At least one fiber optic equipment tray is received in the drawer. The fiber optic equipment tray(s) is movable about the drawer and configured to receive at least one fiber optic module. The fiber optic module(s) is movable about a fiber optic equipment tray. In this manner, enhanced access can be provided to the fiber optic module(s) and their fiber optic connections. The drawer can moved out from the chassis to provide access to fiber optic equipment tray(s) and fiber optic module(s). The fiber optic equipment tray(s) can be moved out from the drawer to provide enhanced access to fiber optic module(s). The fiber optic module(s) can be moved from fiber optic equipment tray(s) to provide further enhanced access to fiber optic module(s). The drawer may also be tiltable about the chassis.11-25-2010
20120189259PRE-TERMINATED FIBER DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - The disclosed subject matter provides for pre-terminated fiber optic connector devices, systems, and methods for coupling in a high speed telecommunications networked environment. A multi-fiber optical cable assembly or multi-fiber interconnection module can facilitate optical coupling while preserving path polarity. In an embodiment, a 2×12/12 to 3×8/12 configuration can be employed. In another embodiment a 1×24/24 to 3×8/12 configuration can be employed.07-26-2012
20120189261CONNECTOR MODULE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION PATCH PANELS - A connector module (07-26-2012
20120230644FIBER OPTIC SPLICE ENCLOSURES HAVING INTERCHANGEABLE ENDPLATE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME - A fiber optic splice enclosure system includes an enclosure and first and second endplate assemblies. The enclosure defines an enclosure chamber. The first and second endplate assemblies are adapted to be interchangeably mounted on the enclosure to provide different respective configurations for connecting fiber optic cables to the enclosure.09-13-2012
20120230643OPTICAL FIBER HOLDER, OPTICAL DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR STOWING SURPLUS LENGTH OF OPTICAL FIBER - An optical fiber holder includes a pair of first optical fiber guides, each of the first optical fiber guides satisfying a condition of an allowable bend radius of an optical fiber; a second optical fiber guide configured to hold a joined portion of the optical fiber at a position between the first optical fiber guides, the second optical fiber guide satisfying the condition of the allowable bend radius of the optical fiber; and a tray to hold the first optical fiber guides and the second optical fiber guide, the tray having a fiber extraction opening for pulling the optical fiber onto the tray. A distance from the fiber extraction opening to a fixing position of the second optical fiber guide on the tray is set smaller than a distance from the fiber extraction opening to a fixing position of the first optical fiber guides on the tray.09-13-2012
20120230645RETAINER TAB ASSEMBLIES AND SLACK BASKET SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURES AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME - A multi-drop closure system for containing and managing a bundle of optical fibers includes an enclosure and a slack basket system. The enclosure defines a slack basket chamber to hold the bundle of optical fibers. The slack basket system includes a retainer tab assembly mounted in the enclosure. The retainer tab assembly includes a tab member movable between: an open position, wherein the tab member is positioned to provide more open access to the slack basket chamber and thereby enable the bundle of optical fibers to be more easily inserted into, removed from, and/or manipulated in the slack basket chamber; and a retaining position, wherein the tab member overlaps the slack basket chamber to retain the bundle of optical fibers in the slack basket chamber.09-13-2012
20120328257FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a bearing mount disposed in the interior region of the housing. A cable spool is connectedly engaged with the bearing mount such that the cable spool selectively rotates within the housing. A termination module disposed on the cable spool so that the termination module rotates in unison with the cable spool. A method of paying out a fiber optic cable from a fiber optic enclosure includes rotating a cable spool, which has a subscriber cable coiled around a spooling portion of the cable spool, about an axis of a housing of the fiber optic enclosure until a desired length of subscriber cable is paid out. A termination module is disposed on the cable spool.12-27-2012
20110123165FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH SWING FRAME AND MODULAR TERMINATION PANELS - A fiber distribution system includes one or more fiber distribution hubs (FDHs) that provide an interface at a termination panel between incoming fibers routed from a central office and outgoing fibers routed to network subscribers. Termination modules can be incrementally added to the termination panel. The FDH can include one or more optical splitter modules that split an optical signal into two or more signals. The optical splitter modules can be incrementally added along with one or more storage modules. The subscriber termination panel, optical splitters, and storage modules can be provided on a swing frame.05-26-2011
20080298763Telecommunications housing with optical fiber management - A telecommunications housing includes a plurality of outer walls defining a housing interior volume and an exit. A plurality of adapters is disposed on an interior panel for connection to connectors of fiber optic cables. At least one radius guide is mounted in the interior volume and has a cable guide portion configured to receive portions of the fiber optic cables and guide the fiber optic cables toward the exit without violating a predetermined minimum fiber optic bend radius. An external guide member may also be located on the outside the housing adjacent the exit. The external guide member has a cable guide portion configured to receive portions of the fiber optic cables and guide the fiber optic cables away from the exit without violating a predetermined minimum fiber optic bend radius.12-04-2008
20080298762Structured Cabling Solutions - Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manager wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.12-04-2008
20120263425STRAIN-RELIEF BRACKET FOR FIBER OPTIC CLOSURE - A fiber optic closure includes optical adapters located within an enclosure, a ledge located within the enclosure between the optical adapters and a cable port, and a strain-relief bracket located within the enclosure at the ledge. The strain-relief bracket defines channels that align with channels defined in the ledge. Each of the channels of the strain-relief bracket is narrower than a fiber optic connector that is suitable to be plugged into one of the optical adapters. The strain-relief bracket provides support ledges between the channels that inhibit fiber optic connectors from being pulled out of the optical adapters.10-18-2012
20110002591Compact Blind Mateable Optical Splitter - A splitter assembly may include an adapter housing configured to support an adapter to receive an optical signal from an incoming optical fiber. The splitter assembly may include a splitter module configured to couple to the adapter via a connector to receive the optical signal associated with the incoming fiber, and to make the optical signal available to an output fiber via an optical splitter.01-06-2011
20120263424MULTI-FUNCTION OPTICAL FIBER JUMPER BOX - The present invention provides a multi-function optical fiber jumper box, and more particularly a jumper box of a jumper device that serves as a relay jumper coupling for optical fiber signal transmission, which is provided with functions including visual signal inspection and jumper cable protection. The jumper box is mainly structured from transparent plates, the interior of which is partitioned by way of partitioning plates forming a power input pin contact hole and a power output pin contact hole. A rear side of the jumper box forms an open cable wrap end, which enables wrapping round and coupling of a cable, and a light beam transmitted by the jumper cable undergoes a din effect on the outer surface of the plates to enable external inspection of the signal conducting state; moreover, protection is provided against excessive bending of the optical fiber.10-18-2012
20110038590FIBER MANAGEMENT COMPONENT - A fiber management component includes a housing having an interior, a floor in the interior and a first wall having an aperture communicating with the interior. A platform is connected to the housing, which platform has a first portion with a bore that has a first end facing the aperture and a second portion forming a channel extending toward the bore. The channel is configured to releasably secure a spring push of a fiber optic connector to the platform and the bore is configured to slidably support a ferrule of a fiber optic connector.02-17-2011
20120269487Fiber Optic Component Tray - The present disclosure relates to a structure for holding an optical component on a fiber management tray. The structure includes a plurality of substantially parallel retaining members that cooperate to define elongated pockets for receiving optical components. The elongated pockets are defined between the retaining members. The retaining members have lengths that extend along lengths of the pockets, and have cantilevered configurations with fixed base ends. The retaining members also have heights that project upwardly from the base ends to free ends, and are configured to flex to allow optical components to be inserted into the pockets. Each of the retaining members includes a concave side that faces downwardly and a convex side that faces upwardly. Each of the pockets has a first side defined by the concave side of one retaining member and a second side defined by the convex side of an adjacent retaining member.10-25-2012
20120269488METHODS FOR PREPARATION AND DISPOSING OF AN OPTICAL FIBER(S) INTO A BLIND HOLE(S) AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - Methods for preparation and disposing of an optical fiber(s) into a blind hole(s) and related assemblies and methods of making same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for processing an optical fiber(s) is provided. The method includes processing an end portion(s) of the optical fiber(s) with a laser. The end portion(s) of the optical fiber(s) is disposed in a blind hole(s). The blind hole(s) may be disposed in a holding structure. The optical fiber(s) is attached to the holding structure. A fixture is also disclosed and may be used for retaining the optical fiber(s) in a channel(s) disposed in the fixture during preparation and/or disposing of the optical fiber(s) in the blind hole(s). An assembly prepared in accordance with the methods provided herein is also disclosed. In one embodiment, the assembly could include a holding structure assembly for an array of the optical fibers.10-25-2012
20120321269FIBRE-OPTIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS MODULE - The invention relates to a fiber optic telecommunications module (12-20-2012
20100226615FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB - A method for configuring an enclosure used in a communications network is described. The method may include providing a group of pigtails. The method may further include routing the group of pigtails circumferentially around a subscriber termination field, where the group of pigtails is associated with an optical splitter module used to convey optical signals to a destination, and where the routing is performed in a manner that does not substantially obstruct access to at least one of a group of subscriber terminations that are associated with the subscriber termination field.09-09-2010
20120128311WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications module includes an optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer configured to demultiplex a first optical signal input into the telecommunications module into a plurality of different wavelengths, a fiber optic splitter configured to split a second optical signal input into the telecommunication module into a plurality of optical signals, and a plurality of optical add/drop filters, each of the optical add/drop filters configured to combine one of the optical signals that has been split by the fiber optic splitter and one of the wavelengths that has been demultiplexed by the optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer into a combination output signal that is output from the telecommunications module.05-24-2012
20100189404FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE - A fiber optic enclosure includes an enclosure having a base and a cover connected to the base. The base and the cover cooperate to define an interior region. The enclosure includes a tray mount disposed in the interior region. A plurality of fiber optic cable ports is mounted to the enclosure. A tray stack is mounted within the interior region of the enclosure. The tray stack includes a tray mounting plate assembly that is pivotally connected to the tray mount of the enclosure. The tray mounting plate assembly includes a tray mounting plate and a detent that engages the tray mount to selectively retain the tray stack in an opening position and a closed position. The tray stack further includes a plurality of trays mounted to the tray mounting plate.07-29-2010
20110235985Movable Adapter Panel - A support shelf for fiber optic hardware is disclosed. Generally, the support shelf includes a plurality of component mounting features that permits releasably mounting of fiber optic hardware at a plurality of locations on the support shelf. The component mounting features are generally openings in a base of the support shelf and may be slots in the base as well. With this improved configuration, fiber optic hardware such as adapter panels can be mounted at a variety of locations on the support shelf ranging from flush with a front edge of the support shelf to a recessed mounting, which is a distance from the front edge.09-29-2011
20100034506CABLE PAYOUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A method for deploying a telecommunications cable includes obtaining a payout arrangement including a length of cable, selecting one of the first end and the second end of the length of cable to access; accessing the selected end of the length of cable; and pulling the selected end to unwind the length of cable from the payout arrangement. In some embodiments, the cable is arranged around adjacent spools. In other embodiments, the cable is arranged within a container with access opening on the top and bottom. In still other embodiments, the cable is wound around a spool and at least one spacer.02-11-2010
20120087627Compact High Density Central Office Fiber Distribution System - A fiber distribution system having a rack mounted chassis and a fiber distribution rack to mount in the chassis. The system includes one or more splitter modules which are designed to be mounted in the fiber distribution rack. The splitter modules have a compact design and contain a plurality of fiber splitters. The fiber distribution system also contains a cable guide tray for supporting the fiber cables and the system includes a plurality of radius limiters to minimize cable bends.04-12-2012
20120321268CABLE SUPPORT FOR DISTRIBUTION BOXES, IN PARTICULAR FOR FTTH ENVIRONMENTS - The invention relates to a cable support (12-20-2012
20120321267FIBER OPTIC ADAPTER CASSETTE AND PANEL - An adapter cassette including a housing and a plurality of fiber optic adapters. The fiber optic adapters being angled relative to a front plane defined by the housing. The fiber optic adapters being interconnected to a multi-fiber cable connecter by fiber optic cables located within an interior of the housing. The adapter cassette further including a quick-release cover that provides access to the interior of the housing.12-20-2012
20110293235INTEGRATED DISTRIBUTION ENABLING ACCESS APPARATUS - An apparatus with a housing with a splitter compartment and a splicer compartment, a multiple fiber adapter attached to a wall of the housing, a multiple fiber connector connected to the multiple fiber adapter, an optical splitter in the splitter compartment of the housing, an input fiber optically connected to the optical splitter, and a plurality of output fibers optically connected to the optical splitter and the multiple fiber connector.12-01-2011
20120328258FIBER OPTIC CASSETTE - A fiber optic cassette having a housing having an interior, a component section and a front section is disclosed. A single splice holder, a mass splice holder and a pigtail cable assembly are positioned in the fiber optic component section. The pigtail cable assembly comprises a plurality of optical fibers, and is adapted to provide for at least one of the plurality of optical fibers to connect to one of the fiber optic adapters at a one end of the optical fibers. The pigtail cable assembly is modifiable to provide for the plurality of optical fibers to connect to one of a mass splice held by the mass splice holder and single fiber splices held by the single fiber splice holder at another end.12-27-2012
20120288249PIVOTABLE COVER FOR SLIDING TRAY AND SLIDING TRAY INCLUDING THE COVER - A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules, a trough projecting from the body portion and configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules, and a cover pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough.11-15-2012
20120288248ATTACHMENT MECHANISMS EMPLOYED TO ATTACH A REAR HOUSING SECTION TO A FIBER OPTIC HOUSING, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS - Attachment mechanisms configured to be employed to attach a rear housing section to a fiber optic housing, and related assemblies and methods are disclosed. The rear housing section and the fiber optic housing may be part of fiber optic equipment configured to support fiber optic connections of a fiber optic network. The attachment mechanism is configured to be attached and extend from the rear housing section of the fiber optic housing while maintaining the same installed U space of the housing. The attachment mechanism may include a spring plunger which may releasably maintain the rear housing section in a position to allow fasteners to removably attach the rear housing section to the fiber optic housing. In this manner, the rear housing section may be attached to and removed from the fiber optic housing in an efficient manner to minimize downtime for the fiber optic network.11-15-2012
20120134639MODULE WITH ADAPTER SIDE ENTRY OPENING - An optical module having a module housing having an adapter side, a back side, a pair of major faces, and a pair of minor faces is disclosed. The module also includes a cable storage area, where the adapter side and the back side extend between the pair of major faces and the pair of minor faces of the module housing and a front cable entry opening disposed on the adapter side of the module housing. The module includes one or more front entry openings disposed on the adapter side of the module for cable entry. The module may also have a front cable trajectory that is in communication with the front cable entry opening, the front cable trajectory directed from the front cable entry opening to the cable storage area along one of the pair of minor faces.05-31-2012
20100202747CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A cable management system for use with a rack having at least a first and a second side configured to be coupled to at least one piece of electronic equipment comprises a first and a second support configured to be disposed along at least a portion of a first and a second side of the rack. The first and second supports each include a strut configured to be secured to a respective side of the rack and an arm support including at least one mounting area. The cable management system also comprises a plurality of arms configured to be removably coupled to the mounting areas of the first and second arm supports. At least one of arms comprises a first and a second row of notches arranged in a first and a second direction, respectively. The first and second rows of notches are configured to engage with at least one cable associated with said at least one piece of electronic equipment.08-12-2010
20100202746Fiber Optic Distribution Device and Fiber Optic Network Including the Same - A fiber optic distribution device, comprising: a housing, said housing providing at least one inlet opening for an incoming fiber optic cable having micromodules and at least one outlet opening for an outgoing fiber optic cable having a micromodules, whereby each micromodule comprises a number of optical fibers surrounded by a protection tube; a splice tray positioned inside the housing, whereby the splice tray carries at least one splice between an optical fiber of a micromodule of said incoming fiber optic cable and an optical fiber of a pigtail being preassembled at one end with a fiber optic connector; at least one adapter having a first adapter port being accessible from the interior of the housing for receiving the fiber optic connector of the pigtail and having a second adapter port being accessible from the exterior of the housing for receiving a fiber optic connector of an optical network terminal cable running to a subscriber; at least one disconnect protector enclosing at least the first adapter port and the second adapter port of an adapter together with the fiber optic connectors received by said adapter ports thereby preventing the fiber optic connectors received by said adapter ports from disconnection.08-12-2010
20100202745Fiber Optic Distribution Device and Fiber Optic Network Including the Same - A fiber optic distribution device, comprising a housing; said housing providing an inlet opening for an fiber optic riser cable or for an fiber optic tether cable and an outlet opening for said fiber optic riser cable or for said fiber optic tether cable, whereby said inlet opening is assigned to a first side wall of the housing and said outlet opening is assigned to a second, opposite first side wall of the housing; said housing having a third side wall extending between said first side wall and said opposite second side wall, whereby outlet openings for fiber optic drop cables and/or adapters for fiber optic connectors being assigned to said third side wall; said housing further having a bottom wall, whereby at least two spaced apart lines of bend radius control elements are assigned to said bottom wall; whereby each line of bend radius control elements runs in parallel to said third side wall; and whereby in the middle between each two adjacent bend radius control elements of the first line there is positioned each one bend radius control element of the second line thereby providing each two guide channels, namely a first guide channel for guiding optical fibers from the third side wall to the first side wall and a second guide channel for guiding optical fibers from the third side wall to the second side wall.08-12-2010
20090317046CABLE ANCHORING DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to a cable anchoring device for anchoring a fiber optic cable to a building, wall, pole or other structure. The cable anchoring device includes a spool component about which the fiber optic cable is wrapped at least two times. The cable anchoring device also includes a clamping component that cooperates with the spool component to anchor the cable.12-24-2009
20130011110OPTICAL FIBER APPARATUS - Embodiments of an optical fiber splice tray assembly for attachment to a backplane are disclosed. In an embodiment, an optical fiber splice tray assembly includes a primary tray having a primary tray base, fiber retention means for retaining optical fiber against the primary tray base, fiber splice accommodation means, first attachment means for attaching the primary tray to the backplane, and second attachment means for attaching a secondary tray having a secondary tray base, to the primary tray, wherein the secondary tray is attached indirectly to the backplane via the primary tray using the second attachment means.01-10-2013
20130016952FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTION DEVICEAANM Knuth; ThomasAACI BerlinAACO DEAAGP Knuth; Thomas Berlin DE - A fiber optic distribution device for indoor applications is disclosed. The fiber optic distribution device comprises a housing having at least one inlet opening for at least one first fiber optic cable having a plurality of optical fibers and a plurality of outlet openings for a plurality of second fiber optic cables each having at least one optical fiber branched off the or each first fiber optic cable. The housing comprises a flexible housing part being transferable between an open status having a flat shape and a closed status having a bent shape being partially wound around the first fiber optic cable.01-17-2013
20130016951FIBER OPTIC CABLE MOUNTING ADAPTERS, AND RELATED FIBER OPTIC CABLE ASSEMBLIES AND METHODSAANM Hernandez Quintana; Jose ManuelAACI ReynosaAACO MXAAGP Hernandez Quintana; Jose Manuel Reynosa MXAANM Yates; Wesley AllanAACI LenoirAAST NCAACO USAAGP Yates; Wesley Allan Lenoir NC US - Fiber optic cable mounting adapters and related fiber optic cable assemblies and methods for attaching an external mounting device to the fiber optic cable are disclosed. The fiber optic mounting adapters can be configured to be secured to a portion of a fiber optic cable. The fiber optic mounting adapters can also be configured to be secured to external mounting devices compatible to be secured to fiber optic equipment, to secure the fiber optic mounting adapter, and in turn the fiber optic cable, to the fiber optic equipment. Securing a portion of a fiber optic cable can reduce or prevent bending strain from being propagated along the fiber optic cable. Undesired bending strain of a fiber optic cable can cause undesired optical attenuation. Bending strain can also risk damaging optical fibers, such as furcated legs, exposed from the end portion of the fiber optic cable.01-17-2013
20110158599FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH INTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic enclosure assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a bearing mount disposed in the interior region of the housing. A cable spool is connectedly engaged with the bearing mount such that the cable spool selectively rotates within the housing. A termination module disposed on the cable spool so that the termination module rotates in unison with the cable spool. A method of paying out a fiber optic cable from a fiber optic enclosure includes rotating a cable spool, which has a subscriber cable coiled around a spooling portion of the cable spool, about an axis of a housing of the fiber optic enclosure until a desired length of subscriber cable is paid out. A termination module is disposed on the cable spool.06-30-2011
20110158598Methods, Systems and Devices for Providing Fiber-to-the-Desktop - The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network including a fiber distribution hub having a cabinet, an optical splitter within the cabinet, a hub termination region within the cabinet, a signal input location and an output cable connection location. The fiber optic network also includes a fiber distribution terminal including a terminal housing, a terminal termination region and a terminal spool. The fiber optic network further includes a wall box having a wall box enclosure, a fiber optic adapter positioned at the wall box enclosure and a wall box spool. A first fiber optic cable is wrapped around the terminal spool. The first fiber optic cable interconnects the fiber distribution terminal to the output cable connection location of the fiber distribution hub. The terminal spool rotates about a first axis to allow the first fiber optic cable to be dispensed from the terminal spool. A second fiber optic cable is wrapped around the wall box spool. The second fiber optic cable is optically connected to the fiber distribution terminal. The wall box spool rotates about a second axis to allow the second fiber optic cable to be dispensed from the wall box spool.06-30-2011
20110158597METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC STORAGE OF OPTICAL FIBERS FOR MULTI-FLOOR BUILDINGS - A technique for storing cable slack in an automatic and safe manner, to allow a plug and play connectivity for fiber optic cable installation between floors in multi-floor high-rise apartment buildings. A tamper-proof storage box is located in a prescribed location for which its footprint is intended, such as a utility closet in a lobby or basement. The box contains a number of reels of cable (bundles of individual optical strands), each reel's contents designated for a different floor in the building. As pre-connectorized strands are pulled from a rotatable spindle mounted in the storage box to its intended floor, any cable excess (slack) remains automatically on the spindle in the storage box in an out-of-the-way location avoiding tampering and tripping. This allows off the shelf lengths of cable saving time and expense.06-30-2011
20120243845Fiber Optic Component Holders and Enclosures and Methods Including the Same - A method for securing a fiber optic component includes: providing a holding medium having a tack and mounted on a substrate; and placing the fiber optic component in intimate contact with the holding medium to thereby secure the fiber optic component to the substrate. The tack of the holding medium releasably bonds the fiber optic component to the holding medium and the holding medium retains its tack upon removal of the fiber optic component to permit re-placement of the fiber optic component or placement of a further fiber optic component on the holding medium to secure said fiber optic component or further fiber optic component to the substrate.09-27-2012
20080247723Cable management panel with rear entry - A cable management panel including a chassis, a drawer, and a drop-in plate for managing fiber optic cables. The chassis provides rear cable access, the drawer provides side cable access. In one embodiment, the drop-in plate is positionable within the drawer in both a first orientation and a second orientation.10-09-2008
20080285933FIBER OPTIC SPLICE AND DISTRIBUTION ENCLOSURE - An enclosure for housing fiber optic splices between a fiber optic distribution cable and fiber optic customer drop cables includes a first door providing access to a first area of the enclosure housing couplers for receiving terminals of customer drop cables. The enclosure also includes a second door providing access to a second area of the enclosure for accommodating slices in one or more distribution cables. The second area is not accessible via the first area.11-20-2008
20080226252Fiber Access Terminal - A fiber access terminal for mounting to the end of a fiber distribution cable and configured to be extended through a buried conduit. The fiber distribution cable may include a plurality of optical fibers and enters a housing of the terminal through a base. The terminal also includes a plurality of fiber optic connectors or adapters extending through the housing in generally the same direction as the fiber distribution cable for connecting to optical fiber customer drop cables. The terminal includes a cover and the housing defining an interior and the interior includes a cable slack storage arrangement providing bend radius protection for the optical fiber cables within the interior. A method of assembling a fiber access terminal. A fiber access terminal assembly including a pedestal mounting arrangement.09-18-2008
20080226251Apparatus for Optical Fibre Installation by Fluid Drag - An apparatus for installing, by the blown fibre technique, at least one optical fibre or optical fibre unit (09-18-2008
20080226250FIBER OPTIC CATEGORIZATION AND MANAGEMENT TRAY - A fiber optic splice organizer stores optical fiber splices and sufficient slack to permit the fibers to be readily separated, such as for reorganization or to remake a splice. Multiple hinges connect a plurality of fiber trays side by side to provide pivotable connections between trays. A flat orientation of the trays enables splicing and coiling of fibers as they are loaded into a tray. The trays then pivot into a fiber storage position. Special features of the hinges provide support for fibers and splices as they are loaded into the trays. The hinges protect the fibers as the trays are pivoted as well as when the trays are in their folded position for storage without requiring buffer tubes. Multiple architectures for the organization of fibers are enabled without violating minimal bend radii, and while providing for ease of separation of individual fibers or groups of fibers.09-18-2008
20080226249Optical Device - An optical device comprising an enclosure having a wall member defining a cavity and a sealable fibre entry portion, an optical component located within the cavity and at least two optical fibres connected to the optical component and extending, substantially adjacent one another, through the entry portion. The invention also concerns a kit-of-parts for forming such a device, and a method of sealably enclosing an optical component.09-18-2008
20130177285RACK CABLING SYSTEM - A rack cabling system including a rack having mounted thereon a first hardware component and a patch panel housing mounted on the rack adjacent the first hardware component. The patch panel housing populates no more than a three rack unit (RU space), the patch panel housing including a first end having cable pathway openings and a second end having connector elements mounted therein. The patch panel may have a first cable pathway opening located adjacent the first side of the housing and defining a primary position and a first connector element mounted on the second end and the first connector element having a first position corresponding to the primary position of the first cable pathway opening. Cable harnesses are routed with less than three bends of the cables between the first hardware component and the patch panel housing, so that the first cable harness is terminated at the first connector element in the first position.07-11-2013
20130177284Cable Pulling Arrangement - Certain types of fiber optic cable assemblies include a fiber optic cable; and a cable pulling assembly coupled to one end of the fiber optic cable. The fiber optic cable includes optical fibers and a first fanout arrangement at which the optical fibers are transitioned from a multi-fiber cable section to connectorized pigtails. Some example cable pulling assemblies include an enclosure defining a cavity in which the second end of the fiber optic cable is disposed. A first end of the enclosure surrounds the first fanout arrangement. A second end of the enclosure is folded into a loop. A first cable tie arrangement secures the second end of the enclosure in the loop. At least a second cable tie extends through opposite side holes in the first fanout arrangement and through both top and bottom portions of the enclosure.07-11-2013
20110262098Telecommunications Connection Cabinet - A telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.10-27-2011
20110274402REMOVABLE FIBER MANAGEMENT DEVICES FOR FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Removable fiber management devices for fiber optic housings, and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber management device is provided that comprises a base and at least one fiber management component disposed above the base. The fiber management device also comprises at least one attachment device disposed in the base and configured to be received in a fiber optic housing, and configured to be removed from the fiber optic housing. In another embodiment, the fiber management device comprises at least one first fiber management component disposed above the base and configured to manage optical fiber(s) in a first level above the base, and at least one second fiber management component disposed above the base and configured to manage optical fiber(s) in a second level above the first level. Related methods and fiber optic housings having the fiber management device disposed therein are also provided.11-10-2011
20110274403FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH PASS-THROUGH INTERFACES - A fiber distribution hub includes a chassis mounted to move relative to a cabinet. A termination field is mounted to the chassis. The chassis includes a first location at which a splitter region and a first pass-through region are positioned; and a second location at which a second pass-through region is positioned. The second location is spaced from the first location. Fibers input into adapters at the first pass-through region can be rerouted to act as splitter inputs at the splitter region.11-10-2011
20080219634High density optical fiber distribution frame with modules - A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including termination modules positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. The termination modules hold fiber optic modules with front termination locations. The fiber optic modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave length division multiplexers. A retention mechanism retains each fiber optic module in a partially removed position from the termination module.09-11-2008
20080219633Wall mount distribution arrangement - A wall-mount distribution arrangement including a termination arrangement, a splicing arrangement, and a splitter arrangement. Each of the termination, splicing, and splitter arrangements being located within an interior of a wall-mount enclosure of the distribution arrangement. The arrangement further including a pivoting panel located within the interior of the wall-mount enclosure. The termination arrangement being mounted to a first side of the panel, one of the other of the splicing arrangement and the splitter arrangement being mounted to a second side of the panel.09-11-2008
20080219631Universal bracket for mounting a drop terminal - The present disclosure relates to a drop terminal mounting system for use in a fiber optic network. The drop terminal mounting system includes a drop terminal having a drop terminal housing to which a plurality of fiber optic adapters are mounted. The fiber optic adapters have exterior ports that are accessible from an exterior of the drop terminal housing. The drop terminal mounting system also includes a bracket including a base portion, having a front side and a back side, a cradle disposed on the front side for receiving the drop terminal, and an channel disposed on the back side of the base portion. The bracket has features that facilitate mounting the bracket to different types of structures such as poles, strands, or to hand-holes.09-11-2008
20080219630Radius limiter and arrangement - A cable radius limiter having a radius limiting surface that prevents damage to cables due to excessive bending. The cable radius limiter includes mounting structure and cable retaining structure arranged such that the limiter can be operably oriented and mounted to a planar mounting surface in a number of mounting orientations.09-11-2008
20080212929SPLICE HOLDER DEVICE - A splice holder device includes a tray mountable in a telecommunications closure, the tray including a splice mounting mechanism configured to receive a splice device. The splice holder device also includes first and second fiber clamps disposed on the tray, wherein the first and second fiber clamps are each configured to releasably secure a buffered portion of an optical fiber. The tray can include a single splice device, such as a mechanical splice, mounted therein or can include a plurality of splice devices mounted therein. The splice holder device can be configured to be securedly mounted in a telecommunications enclosure.09-04-2008
20130094828FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DEPLOYING FIBER DISTRIBUTION CABLE - A fiber optic distribution terminal includes an enclosure having a base. A cover is pivotally engaged to the base. The base and the cover cooperatively define an interior region. A cable spool assembly is disposed in the interior region of the enclosure. The cable spool assembly includes a first flange and a second flange. The first flange has a flange and an inner drum that extends outwardly from the flange. The second flange has a tray and an outer drum that extends outwardly from the tray. The outer drum defines a bore. The outer drum is in snap-fit engagement with the inner drum. A plurality of adapters is disposed on the tray. A fiber optic cable is disposed about the outer drum of the cable spool assembly. The fiber optic cable includes a plurality of connectorized ends that is engaged with first ports of the plurality of adapters.04-18-2013
20130094826TERMINAL ENCLOSURE WITH EXTRACTABLE FIBER ORGANIZER TRAY - A terminal enclosure (04-18-2013
20130094827RACK AND CHASSIS FOR FIBER OPTIC SLIDING ADAPTER MODULES - A rack includes a first termination block disposed at the first side of the rack. The termination block houses a termination arrangement including a plurality of sliding adapter modules. The adapter modules are configured to slide between a non-extended position and an extended position. The adapter modules move away from the rack when slid to the extended position. The adapter modules have first ports facing towards the top of the rack and second ports facing towards the bottom of the rack. Certain types of racks also have a cable storage arrangement disposed at the front of the rack.04-18-2013
20130209048SEMI-AUTOMATED OPTICAL FIBER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for reconfiguration of an optical fiber distribution system (08-15-2013
20130209050Fiber Optic Enclosure with Tear-Away Spool - Example fiber optic enclosures include a cable spool assembly and a cover. Each disc of the cable spool assembly has a removable section that extends radially outwardly from a central portion of the disc. The cable spool assembly has a first diameter when the removable sections are attached to the discs. The central portion of each disc has a second diameter. The cover has a lateral dimension that is smaller than the first diameter of the cable spool assembly and larger than the second diameter of the cable spool assembly. Certain types of spool assemblies include a termination region including a plurality of adapters that rotate in unison with the first disc of the cable spool assembly.08-15-2013
20130114937FIBER OPTIC SPLITTER MODULE - A telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of fiber optic splitter modules mounted within the chassis. Each splitter module includes at least one fiber optic connector. Within an interior of the chassis are positioned at least one fiber optic adapter. Inserting the splitter module through a front opening of the chassis at a mounting location positions the connector of the splitter module for insertion into and mating with the adapter of the chassis. The adapters mounted within the interior of the chassis are integrally formed as part of a removable adapter assembly. A method of mounting a fiber optic splitter module within a telecommunications chassis is also disclosed.05-09-2013
20130170811FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH EXTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic telecommunications device includes an enclosure defining an interior. A first fiber optic adapter is provided at the enclosure. A spool is provided at an exterior of the enclosure. A fiber optic cable, which includes a first optical fiber, is wrapped around the spool. A first fiber optic connector is mounted at a first end of the first optical fiber. The first end of the first optical fiber is positioned within the interior of the enclosure. The first fiber optic connector is inserted within the first fiber optic adapter. The enclosure and the spool are configured to rotate in unison about a common axis when the fiber optic cable is unwound from the spool.07-04-2013
20130170810Fiber Management Panel - A telecommunications termination panel includes a pivoting tray with cable connection locations. Cables extending to the connection locations enter through the rear or the side exit through the side of the panel. Cable management structures direct cables to and away from the connection locations. A first trough extends from the rear to the front of the panel housing, the first trough raised from the floor thereof. A second trough extends from the rear to the front of the tray and is pivotal relative to the first trough with movement of the tray. When the tray is closed, the troughs are parallel and when the tray is open, the troughs are perpendicular to each other. The second trough is raised from the first trough such that cables extending from the first into the second trough are not pinched when the tray is pivoted closed.07-04-2013
20110268412FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS HAVING A REMOVABLE TOP, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Fiber optic housings having a removable top, and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic housing is provided having a removable top or cover. In one embodiment, the fiber optic housing comprises a top, a bottom, a right side, and a left side defining at least one interior chamber configured to support fiber optic equipment. The top comprises a base and a cover in one embodiment. The cover of the top is configured to provide a gap between the base and the cover such that at least one of the right side and the left side of the fiber optic housing is configured to be slidably engaged into and out of the gap. In this manner, the top can be easily removed to provide access to the interior of the fiber optic housing.11-03-2011
20110268411FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS CONFIGURED FOR TOOL-LESS ASSEMBLY, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Fiber optic housings configured for tool-less assembly, and related components and methods are disclosed. A fiber optic housing is provided having a top, a bottom, a right side, and a left side which removably attach to each other tool-lessly, and by other than external fastening means, thereby defining at least one interior chamber configured to support fiber optic equipment. The top, bottom, right side, and left side may be removably attached to each other by using a snap attachment integral to at least one of the bottom, the right side, and the left side. One or more mounting brackets and/or strain relief brackets may be attached to the fiber optic housing by other than external fastening means, which may be done by using a quick snap attachment integral to at least one of the sides of the fiber optic housing and the mounting brackets and/or strain relief brackets.11-03-2011
20110268409APPARATUSES AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR EXPANDING CAPACITY OF FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS - Apparatuses, related components, and methods for expanding capacity of fiber optic housings are disclosed. A fiber optic apparatus comprising an attachment housing comprising a side, a top, and a bottom defining an attachment interior chamber configured to support at least a portion of fiber optic equipment is provided. The attachment housing is tool-lessly, and by other than external fasteners, configured to removably attach to a fiber optic housing comprising a housing interior chamber configured to support fiber optic equipment to couple the attachment interior chamber and the housing interior chamber, which may be done by means of snap attachments integral to at least one of the attachment housing and the fiber optic housing. One or more optical components, which may include, without limitation, one or more splitter trays, fiber optic jumper slack storage, and one or more strain relief devices, may be mounted within the attachment housing.11-03-2011
20110268405STACKABLE SHELVES FOR A FIBER OPTIC HOUSING, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS - Stackable shelves for a fiber optic housing and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a stackable shelf for a fiber optic housing is provided. The stackable shelf comprises a mounting surface and one or more stacker assemblies stacked above the mounting surface, each configured to support fiber optic equipment in one or more height spaces. The one or more stacker assemblies are further configured to support one or more additional removable stacker assemblies each configured to support fiber optic equipment at one or more additional height spaces. In another embodiment, a removable stacker assembly configured to support fiber optic equipment in a stackable shelf is provided. Related methods are also disclosed.11-03-2011
20110268404FIBER OPTIC HOUSINGS CONFIGURED TO ACCOMMODATE FIBER OPTIC MODULES/CASSETTES AND FIBER OPTIC PANELS, AND RELATED COMPONENTS AND METHODS. - Fiber optic housings configured to accommodate fiber optic modules/cassettes and fiber optic panels are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic apparatus is provided and comprised of a fiber optic housing and one or more removable panel clips. Each of the one or more removable panel clips includes at least one receptacle configured to receive an insert of a fiber optic panel to support the fiber optic panel in the fiber optic housing. In another embodiment, a fiber optic shelf configured to be supported in a fiber optic housing is provided. The fiber optic shelf comprises a mounting surface and one or more removable panel clips attached to the mounting surface that each includes at least one receptacle configured to receive an insert of a fiber optic panel to support the fiber optic panel in the mounting surface. Related components and methods are also disclosed.11-03-2011
20130129299WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING MODULE - A telecommunications module includes a main housing portion and a cover, the main housing portion defining a first sidewall, a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall, the cover defining a second sidewall when mounted on the main housing portion. An optical component located within the module receives an input signal from a signal input location of the housing and outputs an output signal toward a signal output location on the front wall. The telecommunications module is configured such that the signal input location can be selected to be either on the front wall or the rear wall of the main housing. The cover defines a protrusion extending from the second sidewall toward the main housing portion, the protrusion being selectively breakable to expose a recess on the front wall of the main housing portion that defines a signal input location.05-23-2013
20130129300Coupler or Cable Trough - Couplers for a cable trough system including a terminal end sized to receive a terminal end of a trough member along a longitudinal direction of the body. A spring may be coupled to the body for securing the terminal end of the trough member to the coupler, the spring including first and second spring arms extending generally in opposition to one another in a plane generally parallel to the longitudinal direction. The spring may be received in a slot formed by the trough member. Also included may be a spring release mechanism coupled to the body, the spring release mechanism sliding in the longitudinal direction between a locked position, such that the first and second spring arms engage the terminal end of the trough, and an unlocked position, such that the first and second fingers release the first and second arms of the spring.05-23-2013
20130129298FIBER OPTIC MODULE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING REAR CONNECTORS - 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 mounted to a removable holder. A method of mounting a telecommunications module within a chassis.05-23-2013
20100278499Fiber Optic Panels Configured to Retain Fiber Optic Components in a Depth Space of a Chassis - Embodiments disclosed in the detailed description include fiber optic panels and related apparatuses configured to retain fiber optic components for establishing fiber optic connections. The fiber optic panels are configured such that the fiber optic components and any fiber optic connections made to the fiber optic components can be retained along a depth axis in a depth space of a chassis when the fiber optic panel is inserted into the chassis. The longitudinal axes of the fiber optic components are not parallel to the depth axis of the chassis. In this manner, the area of the depth space of the chassis is utilized to retain fiber optic components so that a greater density of fiber optic components can be supported by fiber optic panels for a given length of the chassis. The fiber optic panel may be any type of fiber optic patch panel or fiber optic module.11-04-2010
20110217017SEALING ENCLOSURE - An enclosure (09-08-2011
20110211800MOUNTING OF FIBER OPTIC CABLE ASSEMBLIES WITHIN FIBER OPTIC SHELF ASSEMBLIES - Fiber optic shelf assemblies and furcation mounting structures for securing a plurality of furcation bodies of respective fiber optic cable assembles within the fiber optic shelf are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic shelf has a one-to-one correspondence between a plurality of respective modules and the respective fiber optic cable assemblies. Additionally, the fiber optic shelf assemblies and furcation mounting structures disclosed advantageously allow the mounting of a relatively large number of furcation bodies within the fiber optic shelf assembly for supporting relatively large fiber optic connections per 1U rack space.09-01-2011
20110211799VARIABLY CONFIGURABLE AND MODULAR LOCAL CONVERGENCE POINT - A variably configurable fiber optic terminal as a local convergence point in a fiber optic network is disclosed. The fiber optic terminal has an enclosure having a base and a cover which define an interior space. A feeder cable having at least one optical fiber and a distribution cable having at least one optical fiber are received into the interior space through a feeder cable port and a distribution cable port, respectively. A movable chassis positions in the interior space and is movable between a first position, a second position and third position. The movable chassis has a splitter holder area, a cassette area and a parking area. A cassette movably positions in the cassette area. A splitter module holder having a splitter module movably positioned therein movably positions in the splitter holder area. The optical fiber of the feeder cable and the optical fiber of the distribution cable are optically connected through the cassette, which also may be through the splitter module. In such case, the optical fiber of the feeder cable optically connects to an input optical fiber to the slitter module, where the optical signal is split into a plurality of output optical fibers. One of the plurality of output optical fibers connects to the optical fiber of the distribution cable for distribution towards a subscriber premises. The interior space is variably configurable by changeably positioning the cassette and splitter modules in the movable chassis.09-01-2011
20080199139Storage Device for Use in Fiber Optic Communication Systems and Method of Using the Same - A storage device for storing cable or fiber, rotating element, and method of using the same are provided. The storage device includes a housing, having an inner cavity and at least one opening; and a rotating element which is rotatably and removably placed within the inner cavity and has at least one receptacle. The rotating element includes a base member; a receptacle for holding at least one splice sleeve containing a sliced fiber; and a plurality of guide ridges, which are disposed on the base member, one of the plurality of guide ridges disposed at either end of each of the at least one receptacle. The method includes placing the fiber or cable into the receptacle; draping excess fiber or cable through guide fins; and rotating the rotating element to retract or dispense the excess fiber or cable into or out of the storage device through the at least one opening in the housing.08-21-2008
20080199138Coupler for Cable Trough - Elements, couplers, systems, and methods for joining two or more trough members. A locking element for a coupler of a cable trough system includes a frame member including a shaft, a pawl member including first and second ends, and defining an aperture, the shaft of the frame member extending through the aperture so that the pawl member pivots on the shaft, and a member positioned to engage the first end of the pawl member to pivot the pawl member about the shaft into a locked position. When a force is applied to the first end in a direction opposite to that exerted by the member, the pawl member moves about the shaft into an unlocked position.08-21-2008
20110229102RELEASE LATCH FOR PRE-TERMINATED CASSETTE - A release latch for a pre-terminated cassette is described. The pre-terminated cassette includes a release latch to allow removal of the pre-terminated cassette from a patch panel, where the patch panel includes a retaining feature for retaining the pre-terminated cassette. The release latch includes a cantilever beam located on the sidewall of the pre-terminated cassette. The cantilever beam has a hinge point that allows the beam to deflect with respect to the sidewall. The release latch further includes a depressing tab provided at the distal end of the cantilever beam and a latch tab protruding from the surface of the cantilever beam between the hinge point and the depressing tab. The latch tab is capable of engagement with the retaining feature of the patch panel when the cassette is installed in the patch panel.09-22-2011
20130148935HIGH DENSITY AND BANDWIDTH FIBER OPTIC APPARATUSES AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND METHODS - High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.06-13-2013
20130148936MODULAR OPTICAL FIBER CASSETTES - The present disclosure includes apparatus and methods for a modular optical fiber cassette. One embodiment includes a base housing configured to receive additional nested components and an adapter plate resiliently connected to the housing and comprising a plurality of optical fiber connectors. The adapter plate is releasable from the housing and providing access to both sides of the adapter plate. The cassette further includes a radius limiter nested with and resiliently connected to the base housing, a first expansion housing having an exterior contour substantially aligned with the base housing and configured to resiliently interlock with the base housing, and a cover resiliently connected to the expansion housing.06-13-2013
20080292261FIBER OPTIC ENCLOSURE WITH EXTERNAL CABLE SPOOL - A fiber optic telecommunications device includes an enclosure defining an interior. A first fiber optic adapter is provided at the enclosure. A spool is provided at an exterior of the enclosure. A fiber optic cable, which includes a first optical fiber, is wrapped around the spool. A first fiber optic connector is mounted at a first end of the first optical fiber. The first end of the first optical fiber is positioned within the interior of the enclosure. The first fiber optic connector is inserted within the first fiber optic adapter. The enclosure and the spool are configured to rotate in unison about a common axis when the fiber optic cable is unwound from the spool.11-27-2008
20120275754Front-Access Locking Arrangement for Sliding Drawer - A cable management panel including a chassis, a drawer, and an open-drawer locking arrangement. The open-drawer locking arrangement preventing inadvertent closing movement of the drawer relative to the chassis. The open-drawer locking arrangement including an activation arm accessible from the front of the drawer and a locking piece located at the rear of the drawer. The activation arm moving in a linear direction to engage the locking piece, causing the locking piece to rotate from a locking position to a non-locking position.11-01-2012
20120275753FIBER ASSEMBLY WITH TRAY FEATURE - Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and method directed to fiber assemblies having a tray feature. One embodiment of a fiber assembly includes a fiber supporting matrix that includes a base side and a fiber supporting side that opposes the base side. The fiber supporting matrix may have a length and a width. Additionally, the first number of fiber positions may extend along the length of the fiber supporting matrix. The fiber assembly may also include a second number of secured fibers that are secured in a corresponding number of fiber positions, where the second number of secured fibers is less than the first number of fiber positions. The fiber assembly may additionally include a tray region on the fiber supporting matrix for receiving installed fibers that are intended for data transmission.11-01-2012
20100303431Fiber Optic Harnesses and Assemblies Facilitating Use of a Pre-Connectorized Fiber Optic Cable(s) with a Fiber Optic Terminal - Fiber optic harnesses and fiber optic assemblies that can be used facilitate use of a pre-connectorized fiber optic cable(s) with a fiber optic terminal are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic terminal is provided and is comprised of a support member comprising one or more openings disposed through a first end of the support member. The support member may be configured to be separately attachable to a fiber optic terminal or may be integrated in an enclosure of a fiber optic terminal. At least one connector is disposed through the one or more openings of the support member. The at least one connector may be a hardened connector which may be suitable for use in outdoor environments. A fiber optic harness is provided and optically connected to the at least one connector on a first end and having at least one connector disposed on a second end.12-02-2010
20100316346Universal cable management panel - A cable management panel including a chassis and a drawer. The chassis defining rear and side openings for cable entry and exit. The drawer having a front panel that may include angled adapters. The drawer having an open rear that accommodates cables entering from the rear openings of the chassis, and that accommodates the addition of a rear wall. The cable management panel being adaptable to provide a variety of cable routing configurations to accommodate a user's particular cable routing needs.12-16-2010
20100316345FIBER OPTIC PANEL AND METHOD - A fiber optic panel is provided including a front, and a rearwardly extending base. The base includes cable management structure including cable management fingers, cable ties, cable spools. The front defines fiber optic termination locations, including front removable adapters. The front includes a front face panel mounted to a rear face panel to enclose the fiber optic adapters.12-16-2010
20120281958RE-ENTERABLE CABLING SYSTEM FOR IN-BUILDING APPLICATIONS - According to an exemplary aspect of the present invention, a re-enterable cabling structure includes a continuous flexible longitudinal body having a planar base portion and a cover portion and an intermediate portion disposed between the base portion and the cover portion. The intermediate portion is connected to the base portion by the first flexible portion and the cover portion is attached to the intermediate portion by a second flexible portion such that when the cabling structure is folded, the intermediate portion is disposed between the base portion and the cover portion. The base portion includes one or more open cable tracks formed in the base portion to accommodate the insertion of cables.11-08-2012
20130183017SLACK CABLE STORAGE APPARATUS - A slack cable storage apparatus includes a housing having a top, a bottom, sides, a back extending between the top, bottom and sides thereby defining a storage volume and a cable opening extending through the housing. A spooling assembly is located in the storage volume. The spooling assembly includes a spooling member about which a cable is to be wound. A retainer is moveably connected to the spooling member. The retainer has a cable storing configuration where the retainer overlies a spooling volume adjacent the spooling member and a cable access configuration where the retainer is moved to allow access to the cable when spooled about the spooling member.07-18-2013
20130183018FIBER OPTIC ADAPTER BLOCK - A fiber optic adapter block is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter block includes at least three fiber optic adapters provided in a stacked arrangement extending widthwise in a longitudinal direction, wherein every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters is staggered in a front to back direction with respect to an adjacent adapter such that front ends of the every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters are aligned at a first depth and a front end of the adjacent adapter is at a second depth that is different than the first depth.07-18-2013
20130183019OPTICAL CABLE CONNECTION BOX WITH AUXILIARY DEVICE FOR GAP FILLING AND WATERPROOFING - An optical cable connection box with an auxiliary device for gap filling and waterproofing is provided. The connection box includes a cable accessing end face, an auxiliary device for gap filling and waterproofing and an elastic shrinkable tube. The end face has a first hollow tubular column, and an optical cable to be waterproof processed by the elastic shrinkable tube passes therethrough as a dual cable after face to face bending, so that cable halfway splitting and halfway branching can be processed in the box without cutting off the cable. The auxiliary device cooperates with the optical cable in the hollow column, formerly a first waterproof structure where the auxiliary device is wrapped by the elastic shrinkable tube. At least the outside of the first hollow column and at least a portion of the auxiliary device are also wrapped by the elastic shrinkable tube forming a second waterproof structure.07-18-2013
20090060440Optical fiber fanout devices and methods for forming the same - Optical fiber fanout devices include a housing having a fiber telescoping cavity therein. An optical fiber tubing receiving opening in the housing extends to the fiber telescoping cavity. The optical fiber tubing receiving opening is configured to secure a plurality of optical fiber tubes therein. An optical fiber receiving opening in the housing also extends to the cavity. The optical fiber receiving opening is displaced from the optical fiber tubing receiving opening by a distance selected to define an arc for an optical fiber extending from the optical fiber receiving opening to the optical fiber tubing receiving opening that exceeds a minimum bend radius for the optical fiber.03-05-2009
20110280535SPLICE HOLDER - A splice holder includes a base member and a plurality of high wall pairs on top of the base member each having first and second wall members spaced by a first distance, and adjacent ones of the high wall pairs are spaced by a distance less than the first distance. A first plurality of low wall pairs project from the base member on one side of the high wall pairs, and a second plurality of low wall pairs project from the base member on the other side. The first and second plurality of low wall pairs are shorter than the high wall pairs. The splice holder is configured to support a first level of splices running through the low wall pairs and high wall pairs in between and a second level of splices running through the high wall pair and supported on top of two low wall pairs.11-17-2011
20090010607Rack for optical distribution frame01-08-2009
20110293234INTERNAL SLACK STORAGE OF CABLE ON A REMOVABLE MOUNTING SURFACE - A cable storage unit is provided having an enclosure body having a first casing and a second casing which are moveably attached at conjoining sides for opening and closing the enclosure body, where a main storage area is provided within the enclosure body; a removable mounting plate which is removably mounted onto the first casing and mounted within the main storage area, the removable mounting plate having a front surface and a back surface, and, upon mounting the removable mounting plate onto the first casing, a cable storage area is formed between the back surface of the removable mounting plate and an inside surface of the first casing; and at least one cable management unit coupled to the back surface of the removable mounting plate and which is configured to secure at least one coil of cable to the removable mounting plate within the cable storage area.12-01-2011
20110311193HOUSING FOR AN OPTICAL FIBER CABLE ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to a housing, in particular for an optical fiber assembly with improved sealing characteristics comprising an housing upper body (12-22-2011
20130188919SPLICE TRAY RAIL SYSTEM - A splice tray rail system includes a splice tray assembly which includes a splice tray and a tray holder and a rail having a first portion and the second portion. The splice tray assembly is disposed in a first direction when the splice tray is engaged with the first portion of the rail, and the splice tray assembly is disposed in a second direction when the splice tray is engaged with the second portion of the rail.07-25-2013
20130195417RAPID MULTI-SERVICE TERMINAL - A method for installing a drop terminal includes providing a drop terminal assembly including a drop terminal having an exterior surface, a first cable spool engaged to the exterior surface of the drop terminal, a second cable spool engaged to the first cable spool and a fiber optic cable having a first length disposed about the first cable spool and a second length disposed about the second cable spool. The drop terminal assembly is rotated to deploy the second length of fiber optic cable. The second cable spool is removed. The first length of fiber optic cable is bundled. The bundled first length of fiber optic cable is removed from the first cable spool. The drop terminal is removed from the first cable spool. The drop terminal is mounted to a structure08-01-2013
20130195415DETACHABLE OPTICAL FIBER GUIDES FOR SPLICE CONNECTOR INSTALLATION TOOLS, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS - Detachable optical fiber guides for splice connector installation tools, and related assemblies and methods are disclosed. The detachable optical fiber guides may be employed to help guide an optical fiber into a fiber optic connector attached within a splice connector installation tool. The detachable optical fiber guides may also be employed to better view the optical fiber, and also to reduce debris and damage to the optical fiber while being inserted into the fiber optic connector. The detachable optical fiber guides may include features to allow the detachable optical fiber guide to be installed toollessly upon the splice connector installation tool for convenient installation, and subsequent removal.08-01-2013
20130195416OPTICAL FIBER GUIDE APPARATUSES FOR SPLICE CONNECTOR INSTALLATION TOOLS, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS - Optical fiber guide apparatuses for splice connector installation tools, and related assemblies and methods are disclosed. The optical fiber guide apparatus may include at least one alignment member to align an optical fiber guide with a splice connector installation tool. The optical fiber guide is configured to guide an optical fiber to a fiber entry of a fiber optic connector installed in the splice connection installation tool. In this manner, when the alignment member is alignably interfaced with the splice connector installation tool, the optical fiber guide apparatus is also aligned with the splice connector installation tool to accurately guide the optical fiber to the fiber optic connector installed in the splice connector installation tool.08-01-2013
20130195418Optical Fiber Module with Mounting Block for Securing an Optical Fiber Connector - An optical fiber module includes a plate having a first side, a second side and at least one through opening, a plurality of connection elements at the first side, and a mounting block at the second side that is configured to secure, relative to the plate, at least one second fiber optic connector which has a longitudinal axis, an end, a wide portion and an end portion between the wide portion and the end. The mounting block includes a channel having an enlarged portion configured to receive the wide portion of the at least one second fiber optic connector, and the channel is configured to permit the insertion of the at least one second fiber optic connector in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis while preventing the removal of the at least one second fiber optic connector in any direction parallel to the longitudinal axis.08-01-2013
20120039577FIBER MANAGEMENT SPOOL - Provided is a fiber management spool, the spool including a barrel extending up from a bottom portion. The spool further includes at least one outer fiber retaining arm extending up from an annular portion of the bottom portion and the annular portion extends radially away from an outer circumferential surface of the barrel. The at least one snap finger extends downward from a central portion of the bottom portion, wherein the snap finger is configured to engage a panel to releasably secure the spool to the panel.02-16-2012
20130101262FIBER OPTIC CABINET - The present invention relates to a fiber optic telecommunication cabinet for use in fiber optic telecommunication networks. The fiber optic telecommunication cabinet comprises a base and a housing. The base has a plurality of ports passing through the base to allow passage telecommunication cables into the fiber optic cabinet. The fiber optic telecommunication cabinet further includes an optical fiber termination block attached to the base. The optical fiber termination block has a plurality of optical modules supported by the mounting frame, wherein the optical modules may be rotated in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the fiber optic telecommunication cabinet from a first storage position to a second accessible position.04-25-2013
20120093475CABLE MANAGEMENT PANEL WITH SLIDING DRAWER - An optical fiber cable management panel is provided with slideable drawers and structure within the drawers for cable management and/or connection to other devices. Tray inserts drop into the drawers to provide the appropriate management and connection devices. A movable take-up mechanism manages the cable entering and exiting the drawers at side openings. Stackable pivoting storage trays on the tray insert include a detent arrangement for holding each tray in a pivoted access position. The tray inserts further include a front key, and a back tab mounting arrangement for mounting the tray inserts to the drawers, and side radius limiters including notches for extending over raised portions of the drawer. The take-up mechanism includes a U-shaped trough section and cable retention tabs. A control mechanism is provided for controlling movement of the take-up mechanism relative to the drawer.04-19-2012
20120093474LOCAL CONVERGENCE POINT FOR MULTIPLE DWELLING UNIT FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTION NETWORK - A local convergence point for a fiber optic network is disclosed. The local convergence panel has an enclosure with an interior. An adapter panel separates the interior into a first section and a second section. An interior panel removably mounts in the interior in at least one of the first section and the second section. At least one optical component removably mounts to the interior panel. The optical component may be a splitter module, a splice holder, a routing guide, furcation devices, a ribbon fan-out body, a wave division multiplexer and/or a coarse wave division multiplexer.04-19-2012
20120093473TRANSITION BOX FOR MULTIPLE DWELLING UNIT FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTION NETWORK - A transition box for a fiber optic network for a multiple distribution unit (MDU) is disclosed. The transition box comprises an enclosure a fiber optic adapter removably mounted in the enclosure. The fiber optic adapter is configured to receive one or more optical fibers of a riser cable to provide optical communication service from a service provider to a subscriber premises. A payout reel removably mounted in the enclosure stores slack of the riser cable paid out to at least one of one or more distribution levels in the MDU.04-19-2012
20120093472COMMUNICATION CABLE CONNECTION BOX WITH WATERPROOF DEVICE OF ELASTIC RUBBER SHRINKING PIPE - A waterproof communication cable connection box includes a protective cover, a cable pass-through end surface, a hollow cylindrical pipe formed on the cable pass-through end surface, an elastic rubber shrinking pipe, and a flexible hard plastic strip provided on the inner wall of the elastic rubber shrinking pipe. The plastic strip will be removed after a cable passes through the cable connection box so that the elastic rubber shrinking pipe closely covers the hollow cylindrical pipe and the cable part exposing outside of the hollow cylindrical pipe.04-19-2012
20130209049Mini Rapid Delivery Spool - A fiber optic enclosure includes a housing including a base and a cover that cooperatively define an interior region of the housing; and a cable spool assembly rotatably disposed in the interior region of the housing. The cable spool includes a drum portion; and a tray assembly engaged to the drum portion and configured to rotate in unison with the drum portion when the cable spool assembly is rotated relative to the base. The tray assembly includes at least a first tray. Each tray includes optical adapters disposed in a row along a first end of the tray. Certain types of trays are pivotal relative to the drum portion along a pivot axis extending generally parallel to the row of adapters along a second end of the tray opposite the first end. Other types of trays include a second row of optical adapters that pivot relative to the first row.08-15-2013
20130209051PREFABRICATED OPTICAL FIBER CABLE DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY AND OPTICAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK SYSTEM - The present invention provides an assembly which includes an adapter, an adapter mounting bracket, and sealing elements, where: a mounting position is arranged on the adapter mounting bracket, the adapter is arranged in the mounting position, and two ends of the adapter are each provided with a socket, through which a prefabricated connector of a distribution optical cable and a prefabricated connector of a drop cable are capable of being inserted into the adapter for connection; and the sealing elements are arranged at the sockets at the two ends of the adapter and cooperate with prefabricated connectors inserted into the sockets of the adapter to provide sealing protection for the sockets of the adapter. The fiber distribution assembly has a simple structure and is used conveniently, and can improve the efficiency of fiber distribution operations and convenience of subsequent maintenance and replacement.08-15-2013

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