05145380 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 7 patents.

A commnication system patch panel is the subject matter of the present disclosure. The present patch panel provides a convenient device for selectively connecting a wire from one plurality of wires to a selected wire of another plurality of wires. The patch panel includes a front side having an access opening on its front side. The patch panel includes a mounting plate which is adapted for being mounted on a vertical surface. A plurality of connector blocks is mounted on one side of the mounting plate. A portion of the connector blocks is adapted to be connected to wires which are connected to a communication network. Each of the connector blocks of the remainder of the connector blocks is adapted to be connected to wires which are connected to terminals. Each of the blocks adapted to be connected to a wire connected to a communication network is connected to a respective network jack. The network jacks are mounted on one side of the mounting plate at the front of the patch panel. Each of the blocks adapted to be connected to a wire connected to a terminal is connected to a respective terminal jack. The terminal jacks are mounted on the one side of the mounting plate at the front of the patch panel. The network jacks and the terminal jacks are adapted to receive opposed ends of a patch cord for electrically connecting a selected network jack to a selected terminal jack.

Title
Patch panel
Application Number
7/716238
Publication Number
5145380
Application Date
June 17, 1991
Publication Date
September 8, 1992
Inventor
Franklin D Lantz
Chicago
IL, US
Bruce D Holcomb
Glencoe
IL, US
Agent
Anthony S Zummer
Assignee
Homaco
IL, US
IPC
H01R 9/24
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