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Richard B Laporte, Jennifer A Battey, Aaron I Blankenship, Steve A Fontaine: Distribution terminal for network access point. Corning Cable Systems, Christopher C Dremann, September 16, 2003: US06621975 (288 worldwide citation)

A distribution terminal is provided for interconnecting one or more fiber optic drop cables with at least one fiber optic distribution cable at a convenient access point in a telecommunications network. The terminal comprises a base and a cover adapted to be opened and closed on the base. The base d ...


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Stuart R Melton, Darrell R Childers, Hieu V Tran: Fiber optic receptacle. Corning Cable Systems, June 17, 2003: US06579014 (262 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic receptacle is provided that includes a receptacle housing and an adapter sleeve disposed therewithin and biased toward a first end of the receptacle housing through which a fiber optic plug is inserted. In an embodiment, the fiber optic receptacle includes the adapter sleeve is biased ...


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A John McDonald, Stuart R Melton, Hieu V Tran, James P Luther, Darrell R Childers: Fiber optic plug. Corning Cable Systems, November 18, 2003: US06648520 (242 worldwide citation)

A relatively small fiber optic plug is provided to facilitate pulling of the fiber optic plug and an associated fiber optic cable through small passageways. The fiber optic plug may include a shroud that protects the fiber optic connector and that may further define at least one opening, and prefera ...


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Jennifer A Battey, Steve A Fontaine, James M Carlson: Optical fiber splicing and connecting assembly with coupler cassette. Corning Cable Systems, Christopher C Dremann, March 25, 2003: US06539160 (209 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic closure includes a panel assembly having at least two panels hinged to one another. The panel assembly includes a storage bay sandwiched between a pair of fiber management and connection assemblies. Each fiber management and connection assembly includes a sleeve connector panel that su ...


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Donnie R Clapp Jr, Kevin L Strause, Kelly J Smith, Manuel A Torres: Fiber optic closure with couplers and splice tray. Corning Cable Systems, August 13, 2002: US06434313 (177 worldwide citation)

A splice closure has a frame with an end cap on one end, the end cap having apertures for the passage of express cables and drop cables. Coupler cassettes are carried by the frame in a coupler cassette subassembly. Each coupler cassette houses a plurality of couplers. The coupler cassettes are inter ...


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Richard B Laporte, Diana Rodriguez, Andrew D Hoflich: Below grade closure for local convergence point. Corning Cable Systems, Christopher C Dremann, August 17, 2004: US06778752 (175 worldwide citation)

A closure interconnects at least one optical fiber of a feeder cable with two or more optical fibers of a distribution cable at a local convergence point in an optical network. The closure includes a frame defining a longitudinal axis and a plurality of mounting surfaces. The closure further include ...


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Robert A Burrous, Michael W Canning, William Cregan, Christopher L Holderness, Kelly J Smith, Kevin L Strause: Optical fiber interconnection closures. Corning Cable Systems, June 25, 2002: US06411767 (170 worldwide citation)

A housing defines an internal cavity and an opening to the internal cavity. An end cap occludes the opening. Fiber optic cables extend through ports in the end cap. A support frame is connected to the end cap and is positioned in the internal cavity. The support frame includes a support member havin ...


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Jennifer A Battey, James M Carlson, Steve A Fontaine: Optical fiber splicing and connecting assembly. Corning Cable Systems, Christopher C Dremann, April 1, 2003: US06542688 (162 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic closure includes a panel assembly having at least two planar panels affixed to another in a hinged manner. The panel assembly includes a storage bay sandwiched between a pair of fiber connection management assemblies. Each fiber connection management assembly includes a sleeve connecto ...


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John W Beatty, Dennis M Knecht, James R Merriken: Translucent dust cap and associated method for testing the continuity of an optical fiber jumper. Corning Cable Systems, April 29, 2003: US06554485 (160 worldwide citation)

A dust cap is provided that includes a translucent end member that permits optical communication while the dust cap remains mounted upon a ferrule. The dust cap includes a sleeve having an open first end and an opposed second end that is closed by the translucent end member. The end member can also ...


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Sean M Pons: Retractable optical fiber assembly. Corning Cable Systems, Christopher C Dremann, July 5, 2005: US06915058 (159 worldwide citation)

A retractable optical fiber assembly includes a housing, a spool rotatably disposed within the housing and an optical waveguide reeled onto the spool. The optical waveguide has a central length of unjacketed optical fiber and shorter end lengths of jacketed optical fiber terminating in optical conne ...