ADC | ACE-142S/142V | Fiber distribution hub with outside accessible grounding terminals

US007816602B2
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
Landry et al.
(54)
US 7,816,602 B2
(45) Date of Patent:
FIBER DISTRIBUTION HUB WITH OUTSIDE
(56)
Oct. 19, 2010
References Cited
ACCESSIBLE GROUNDING TERMINALS
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
(75) Inventors: Edward T. Landry, Brooklyn Park, MN
(US); Craig M. Standish, Waconia, MN
4’736’100 A
(Us) Steve Anderson shakopee MN
(US); Joshua A. Zabel, Lester Prairie,
4,747,020 A
4’792’203 A
4/1988 vaétagh
5/1988 Bnckley et al.
12/1988 Nelson et 31'
MN (US); Ronald A. Beck, St. Paul,
MN (US)
(73) Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc., Eden
Prairie, MN (U S)
(*)
Notice:
(Continued)
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
DE
103 07 944 A1
9/2004
U.S.C. 154(b) by 1039 days.
(21) App1.No.: 11/544,951
(22) Filed:
Oct. 6, 2006
(65)
(Continued)
Prior Publication Data
Us 2007/0192817 A1
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Aug. 16, 2007
OmniReachTM ACE-214 V Cabinet Fiber Distribution Terminal User
.
Manual, ADC Telecommunications, Inc., ADCP-96-062, Issue 1,
.
(63)
Related U.S. Application Data
Continuation-in-part of application No. 11/354,286,
?led on Feb. 13, 2006.
(60)
Provisional application No. 60/783,818, ?led on Mar.
17’ 2006'
(51) Int. Cl.
P1’imary ExamineriAngel R Estrada
(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmiMerchant & Gould PC.
ABSTRACT
(2006.01)
(2006.01)
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The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications dis
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tribution hub having a cabinet that de?nes a primary compart
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174/533, 535, 556; 220/3.2, 3.3, 3.8, 4.02;
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361/752, 796, 799, 753, 827, 800, 624, 637,
361/648, 807, 641; 312/2231, 223.2, 223.3,
ment. 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.
312/2236
See application ?le for complete search history.
15 Claims, 38 Drawing Sheets
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