EP2542930A1 - Fibre-optic telecommunication module - Google Patents

Fibre-optic telecommunication module

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EP2542930A1
EP2542930A1 EP11700225A EP11700225A EP2542930A1 EP 2542930 A1 EP2542930 A1 EP 2542930A1 EP 11700225 A EP11700225 A EP 11700225A EP 11700225 A EP11700225 A EP 11700225A EP 2542930 A1 EP2542930 A1 EP 2542930A1
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fiber optic
module
adapter
telecommunications
wall
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French (fr)
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Anne Kramer
Bartolomej Krupansky
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Tyco Electronics Service GmbH
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Tyco Electronics Service GmbH
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Priority to PCT/EP2011/000051 priority patent/WO2011107180A1/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/44Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables
    • G02B6/4401Optical cables
    • G02B6/4439Auxiliary devices
    • G02B6/444Systems and boxes with surplus length
    • G02B6/4452Distribution frames
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/381Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs of the ferrule type, e.g. fibre ends embedded in ferrules, connecting a pair of fibres
    • G02B6/3825Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs of the ferrule type, e.g. fibre ends embedded in ferrules, connecting a pair of fibres with an intermediate part, e.g. adapter, receptacle, linking two plugs
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/44Mechanical structures for providing tensile strength and external protection for fibres, e.g. optical transmission cables
    • G02B6/4401Optical cables
    • G02B6/4439Auxiliary devices
    • G02B6/444Systems and boxes with surplus length
    • G02B6/4453Cassettes
    • G02B6/4454Cassettes with splices
    • G02B6/4455Cassettes with splices characterised by the way of extraction or insertion of the cassette in the distribution frame, e.g. pivoting, sliding, rotating, gliding
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T29/00Metal working
    • Y10T29/49Method of mechanical manufacture
    • Y10T29/49826Assembling or joining

Abstract

The invention relates to a fibre-optic telecommunication module (100), comprising: a main housing part (102) having an upper wall (108), a lower wall (110), a first transverse side wall (106), a rear wall (112) an open front end (120) and an open second side (116), wherein the main housing part(102) comprises an optical component (130), wherein each of the first and second fibre-optic adapter modules (316) comprises at least one guide rail (508) extending between the upper wall (108) and the lower wall (110) of the main housing part (102), wherein the guide rail (508) is designed for fitting the fibre-optic telecommunication module (100) in a displaceable fashion on a first telecommunication arrangement, wherein the guide rail (508) is designed for displacing the fibre-optic telecommunication module (100) along a direction which is not parallel to the longitudinal axes (AA) of the adapters (340), and the invention also relates to a fibre-optic assembly and a method for fitting a telecommunication module (100) on a telecommunication device.

Description

FIBER OPTIC TELEKOMMÜ IKATIONS ODULE

technical field

The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic telecommunications module, a fiber optic assembly, and a method of mounting a telecommunications module to a

Telecommunications apparatus.

State of the art

In fiber optic telecommunications systems, it is common for optical fibers are divided by transmission cables in several veins. When such systems are installed, it is further known to provide excess capacity in the installations to support future growth and utilization of the fibers. In these installations, splitters or multiplexers can often containing modules are used to provide the connection between transmission fibers and customer fibers. To reduce the cost and complexity of the initial installation and continue to provide opportunities for future expansion, in such an installation, a module mounting panel can be used on multiple modules can be attached.

These panels can be designed with limited access to one or more pages, or can be attached to restricted places. In addition, certain of these panels with the maximum capacity of transmission cables to be housed can pre-configure and can be linked with modules that can be installed in the future. Since it is desirable to have access to components in the panel, a particular accommodation or a particular feature of the panel may desirably a user permit, to the connector of this vorkonnektorisierten and pre-installed

access transmission cable.

While the demand for additional capacity is growing rapidly in telecommunication, this demand is met in part by increasing the density of fiber optic transmission equipment. Although fiber optic devices allow higher transfer rates in the same or smaller footprint than traditional copper transmission devices that demand requires even higher levels of fiber density. This has led to the development of high-density fiber handling equipment.

There are further improvements in adding fiber optic capacity and the increase of density among achieve accessibility desired.

The invention is based on the technical problem of providing a fiber optic telecommunications module, a fiber optic assembly having a plurality of fiber optic telecommunications modules as well as a method of mounting a telecommunications module in a telecommunications device to provide, by means of which an addition of fiber optic capacity is achieved with an increase in density by achieving accessibility.

The solution of the technical problem is solved by the subject matters having the features of claims 1, 12 and 17. Further advantageous embodiments of the invention emerge from the subclaims.

short version

The present invention relates to a fiber optic telecommunications module. The telecommunication module is a module having a plurality of adapters mounted thereon and at least one optical component in the module.

According to one aspect of the invention, the module comprises a main body portion having a top wall, a bottom wall, a first transverse side wall, a rear wall, an open front end and an open second side, wherein the main housing part comprises an optical component therein. To the main housing part, a cover part is coupled to close the open side of the second main body member and to hold the optical component in the main housing part. With the main body portion, a first fiber optic adapter module and a second fiber optic adapter module are detachably coupled to close the open front end of the main housing part, wherein the first and second fiber optic adapter module in a line extending in a stacked arrangement of the first transverse side wall in the direction of the cover portion direction are provided. Each first and second fiber optic adapter module comprises a plurality of fiber optic adapters that are adapted to receive konnektorisierte cable extending from the optical component in the main body part from, each adapter defining a longitudinal axis, which is parallel to the upper and lower wall of the main housing part , Each of the first and second fiber optic adapter module in this case comprises at least one guide rail which extends generally between the top wall and the bottom wall of the main housing part, wherein the guide rail for slidable mounting of the fiber optic

Telecommunications module at a first

is designed telecommunications system, wherein the guide rail is adapted to move the fiber optic telecommunications module along a direction that is not parallel to the longitudinal axes of the adapter. The fiber optic assembly includes a frame and a plurality of attached to the frame

Telekommunikationsmudule, each of said

Telekommunikationsmudule is movable for movement along a line of movement mounted on the frame, wherein, each of the telecommunications modules include:

a main body portion having a top wall, a bottom wall, a first transverse side wall, a rear wall, an open front end and an open second side, wherein the main housing part comprises an optical component therein;

a processor coupled to the main body part cover member for closing the open side of the second main body member and holding the optical component in the main housing part;

a first plurality of fiber optic adapters, and a second plurality of fiber optic adapters that are coupled to the main housing part to close the open front end of the main housing part, wherein the first plurality of fiber optic adapters in a direction from the top wall stacked in the bottom wall is , the second plurality of fiber optic adapters in a direction from the top wall is stacked to the bottom wall, the first plurality of adapters in a juxtaposed arrangement with the second plurality of fiber optic adapters along a extending from the first transverse side wall to the cover portion is intended direction, each of the adapter is adapted to receive konnektorisierte cable extending from the optical component in the main body portion, and each adapter defining a longitudinal axis, which is parallel to the upper and lower wall of the main housing part;

wherein the line of movement of each telecommunications module is positioned in a non-parallel angle to the longitudinal axes of the adapter. Preferably, the adapters are arranged in the above-described adapter modules

The method of mounting a telecommunications module in a telecommunications device, the telecommunications module comprises a body defining an upper end, a lower end, a first side, a second side, a first plurality of fiber optic adapters, and a second plurality of fiber optic adapters, wherein the first plurality of fiber optic adapters in a direction from the upper end of which is stacked to the bottom of the module, the second plurality of fiber optic adapters in a direction from the upper end of which is stacked to the bottom of the module, the first plurality of adapters in define a juxtaposed arrangement with the second plurality of fiber optic adapters along a is provided from the first side to the second side of the module extending direction, the adapter parallel longitudinal connector axes, the

Telecommunications apparatus comprising a frame having a plurality of spaced walls defining a plurality of parallel spaced channels opposed pairs of walls and each channel for this is sized to receive a telecommunications module having a single plurality of linearly arranged from an upper end of the module to a lower end of the module adapters, wherein the longitudinal axes of the connector adapters are parallel to each other, the method comprising the steps of:

Mounting the telecommunications module with the first and second plurality of fiber optic adapters on the frame so as to assume two by three spaced walls defined adjacent channels without the central wall of the three spaced walls must be removed. The telecommunications module is preferably constructed as described above. In the following description that many additional aspects of the invention are set forth. The inventive aspects can relate to individual features and combinations of features. It is understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive of the general inventive concepts upon which the presently disclosed embodiments are based.

Brief Description of Drawings

The invention will be explained in more detail with reference to preferred embodiments.

The figures show:

Fig.l is a rear top perspective view of a telecommunications module;

2 is a partial exploded view of the

Telecommunications module of Fig. 1;

. Figure 3 is a further partial exploded view of the telecommunications module of Figure 1, wherein one of said adapter modules from the main body part of the telecommunications module is shown abexplodiert;

4 is a further perspective view of the

Telecommunications module of Figure 3, which is shown without the cover of the module.

5 is a further partial exploded view of the

Telecommunications module of Fig. 1, the a

Adapter modules from the main body portion of the

Abexplodiert telecommunication module and shows the module attached to the cover;

6 is a further perspective view of the telecommunications module of Fig. 5;

7 is a plan view of the telecommunications module of Fig. 1;

Fig. 8 is a front view of the telecommunications module of Fig. 1;

9 is a cross-sectional view of the telecommunications module of Figure 1 taken along lines 9-9 of FIG. 8. FIG.

10 is a left side view of the telecommunications module of Figure 1, wherein the telecommunications module is shown without cover and without internal partitions for fitting in the module.

Figure 11 is the telecommunications module of Figure 10, wherein all of the internal divisions are removed from the module in order to expose its internal features, including an exemplary routing configuration of an optical fiber in the module..;

Fig. 12 is a perspective view of a housing of the sliding adapter modules, which is adapted to be coupled to the main body portion of the telecommunications module of Fig. 1, to form the telecommunications module of Fig. 1, wherein the housing without a swing handle or a shift handle is shown;

Figure 13 is a rear view of the housing of Fig. 12.;

Figure 14 is a left side view of the housing of Fig. 12.; 15 is a front view of the housing of Figure 12, wherein the housing is shown with the pivoting handle at one end and the spring-biased displacement handle at the other end..;

Figure 16 is a left side view of the housing of Fig. 15.;

Fig.17 is a front view of a fully assembled sliding adapter module which is adapted to be coupled to the main body portion of the telecommunications module of Fig. 1;

18 is a left side view of the sliding adapter module of FIG. 17;

. 19 is a perspective view of a constructed for mounting the telecommunications module of Fig 1-11 in a telecommunications device wall;

20 shows a side view of the wall of Fig. 19.;

Figure 21 is a cross-sectional view of the wall taken along line 21-21 of Fig. 20.;

Figure 22 is the telecommunications module of Figs 1-11, which is installed in a telecommunications device using the walls shown in Figure 19-21...;

Figure 23 shifted the telecommunications module of Fig 1-11 along the walls shown in Figure 19-21..;

24 shows perspective view of another embodiment of a cover which is adapted to be ekoppelt to the main body part of the telecommunications module;

Figure 25 is a left side view of the cover of Fig. 24.;

Figure 26 is a plan view of the cover of Fig. 24.; and

Fig. 27 is a front view of the cover of Fig. 24.

Full description

Reference will now be made in detail to exemplary aspects of the present disclosure, which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Whenever it is possible to consistently the same reference numerals are used to designate the same or similar parts throughout the drawings.

Referring now to Figs. 1-11, a telecommunications module 100 is shown, which has features, are the examples of inventive aspects in accordance with principles of the present disclosure. The telecommunications module 100 is configured to be removably attached to various types of telecommunications equipment for fiber optic connectivity. Some examples of telecommunication devices that can use the telecommunications module, are closing panel, described for example in the following publications: US Patent No. 7,086,539;. 7,090,084; 6,870,734; 7,102,884 and 7,408,769 and U.S. Patent Application Pubklikationsnummer wherein reference is hereby expressly made to the entire disclosure of 2009/0257726. The telecommunications module 100 of the present

Revelation can also on racks in the form of a chassis with a movable load can be coupled, as in the following publications: U.S. Pat. No. 6,504,988 and U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2003/0007767, which reference is hereby made to the full disclosures. The telecommunications modules 100 may also be used in telecommunication chassis, devices, and frames, which are similar to those shown in U.S. Pat. No. 6,591,051, which reference is hereby made to the complete disclosure.

As will be discussed in more detail later, the telecommunications module 100 shown here is designed so that existing

May use attachment structures which are typically encountered in the above-mentioned types of telecommunications equipment 1 for mounting the telecommunications module 100th The telecommunications module 100 is adapted to be mounted using the wall structures shown in Fig. 19-21400 to various types of telecommunications equipment. . The wall structures 400 shown in Figure 19-21 are shown in the following publications and described in detail: US Patent No. 6,591,051 and 7,416,349;. ongoing and US patent application Ser. No. 12 / 619.777, registered on 17.11.2009, reference is hereby made to the entire disclosures.

With further reference to Figs. 1-11, 100 comprises the telecommunications module comprises a main body portion 102 and a removable cover part 104. The main body member 102 includes a first transverse side wall 106 (ie, a right side wall) extending between a top wall 108, a bottom wall 110 and a rear wall 112 extends. The removable cover portion 104 defines a second transverse wall 114 (ie, left side wall) of the

Telecommunication module 100, and closes an open side 116 of the main housing portion 102. The cover 104 defines mounting holes 118 for receiving fasteners for attaching the cover 104 to the main housing part 102. The front end 120 of the module main body 102 defines an open end and is adapted to two fiber optic adapter modules record 316 in side by side orientation, wherein the adapter modules are stacked in a direction 316, which extends generally from the right side wall 106 to the left side wall 114th If they are mounted, are located adapters 340 in each of the modules 316 in a stacked arrangement extending from the top wall 108 to the bottom wall 110 of the main body portion 102, the

A longitudinal axes A (see FIG. 6) of the adapter 340 are parallel to the upper and lower walls 108, 110 of the main housing portion 102. In the illustrated embodiment, the adapter modules 316 extend in such a way at an angle from the bottom wall 110 to the top wall 108 of the main housing 102, that the individual adapters are provided in a stepped configuration 340th The angle defined by the adapter modules 316 is a non-perpendicular angle with respect to a view taken from the rear wall 112 in the direction of the front end 120 of the main body portion 102 direction. Further details of the adapter modules 316 are discussed below.

When the adapter modules are mounted on the main housing portion 102 316, the rear ends 344 of the adapter 340 are facing the interior of the module 100, while the front ends 342 projecting from the module 100 (see Fig. 11). After the cover is attached to the main body portion 102 104, the rear ends 344 of the adapter are hidden in the interior of the module 100 340th In the illustrated embodiment, the upper wall 108 of the main housing portion 102 includes a portion which is bent upwardly to define an upper mounting flange 122 at the front end 120 of the main body portion 102 (see Figure 6). Similarly, the lower wall 110 of the main body portion 102 includes a portion which is bent upwardly to define a lower mounting flange 124 at the front end 120 of the main body portion 102nd Each of the adapter modules 316 with

Fixing members fixed by the upper and lower attachment flange 122, 124 to the main housing part 102nd In Fig. 1, 2 and 7-11, the telecommunications module 100 is shown coupled to the fiber optic adapter modules 316 to the main body portion 102 of the module 100. Fig. 3-6 show the telecommunications module 100 with a fiber optic adapter modules 316 which is abexplodiert from the main housing portion 102.

In the illustrated embodiment, since the lower mounting flange is concealed in the interior of the module 100, 124, when the cover is attached to the main body portion 102 104, the rear wall 112 of the main body portion 102, a pair of openings 126 for receiving tools such as screwdrivers, the for attachment / detachment of the adapter modules 316 and used by the lower mounting flange 124 (see for example Fig. 5).

The adapter 340 of the adapter modules 316 provide signal input or -ausgangsorte for fiber optic signals to or from the telecommunications module 100 via use of konnektorisierter wiring ready. The removable adapter modules 316 to 100 accommodated optical devices and the desired connectivity are filled based on the types of in the telecommunications module, as desired.

It should also be noted that in other embodiments, in addition to the removable adapter modules 316 other parts of the

can be telecommunications module 100 used for signal input or -ausgangsorte. According to one example, the rear wall 112 of the main body portion 102 may be used to provide additional input signal - / - provide starting points. For example, fiber optic adapters (such as, for example, the adapters 340) are attached to openings provided at the rear wall 112 of the main body portion 102, with such adapters signal input or -ausgangsorte for. fiber optic would provide signals through the use konnektorisierter wiring. These adapters can be permanently attached or removable. FIG. 2 shows possible Adapteranbringorte 128 for additional signal input - / - output locations options.

As will be discussed in more detail below, the adapter modules 316 provide, in addition to the provision of the signal input - / - exit points, a structure for slidable mounting of telecommunications modules 100 in other

Telecommunications equipment ready.

The telecommunications module 100 can be used to house depending on the desired connectivity variety of different types of optical components. The embodiment shown here 'of the telecommunications module 100 is adapted to receive a CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexer) accommodated in the main housing part 102nd In the illustrated embodiment, the optical component 130 is attached with an attachment member on the first transverse side wall 106 of the main body portion 102nd Once the optical component is placed in the main body part 102 130 it is detected therein by the cover 104th Fig. 11 shows an exemplary configuration of an optical fiber routing in the module 100, between one of the adapter 340 of the adapter module 316 and the CWDM in the main housing 102 extends. In the illustrated embodiment of the telecommunications module 100, the module 100 includes a cable management structure 132, which is attached to the first transverse side wall 106 of the main body portion 102nd The cable management structure 132 is provided in the form of a split ring to organize cables in the module 100th

As mentioned, it is in the optical component 130 and the fiber optic circuit, which are shown and described herein, only about one of many different examples, which can be implemented using the module 100, and they should not be used to the general inventive concepts of

to restrict telecommunications module 100 and its characteristics. For example, in other embodiments fiber optic splitters, attenuators, equalizers, other types of multi-demultiplexers can plexern / etc. may be used in the module 100th

Referring now to FIGS. 12-18, one of the adapter modules 316 is shown, which are adapted to be coupled to the telecommunications module 100. Similarly, adapter modules are shown and described in the following publications: US Patent No. 5,497,44;. 6,591,051 and 7,416,349; and U.S. Patent Application Serial. No. 12 / 619.777, filed on 17.11.2009, and their entire disclosures are hereby mentioned.

The adapter module 316 is adapted to be coupled to the main body portion 102 of the telecommunications module 100 and to be connected to the main body part 102 of a telecommunications device outwardly slidable to selectively access to the mounted therein connectors and the optical component or the optical components in to ensure the module 100th In the illustrated embodiment, the adapter module 316 and thus it is

Telecommunications module 100 is adapted to be displaced relative to the longitudinal axes of the mounted on the connector module 100 in a non-perpendicular angle. As mentioned above and seen in FIGS. 1-18, the adapter module 316 shown on a stepped configuration. As is known, this type of sliding arrangement helps in reducing pulling cable, while the telecommunications module 100 linearly along the walls 400 (see, eg, Fig. 19) is moved.

It should be noted that the adapter module 316 and thus the telecommunications module 100 can be configured to be optionally movable in a generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axes of the mounted on the connector module 100 direction. However, the following explanation focuses on the angled sliding adapter module 316, it being understood that the following description is also fully applicable to "regular" adapter modules.

The adapter module 316 includes a module housing 500 with cooperating guides 508 formed as rails for the displaceable attachment of the adapter module 316 and thus of the telecommunications module 100 to the wall structures 400th The housing 500 includes openings 502 for receiving adapters 340. In Figs. 17 and 18 of the SC-type, including dust caps 341 are shown as an adapter 340th In the example shown, three openings 502 are sized to receive six adapters 340th The SC adapter 340 snap into the side openings 510th Adapter of the SC-type and the corresponding mating connectors are shown for example in U.S. Pat. No. 5,317,663, which reference is hereby made to the complete disclosure. The array of adapters 340 is configured in a stacked arrangement 500 extends from a top of the housing to the bottom. define the adapter openings

Longitudinal axes that are parallel to each other.

The guide rails 508 extend at an angle from the top of the module housing 500 to the bottom of the housing 500. The slope Si of the guide rails 508 is generally equal to a through the array of adapters 340 incline S 2 formed. Remain when the adapter module 316 (together. With the telecommunications module 100) in this manner is shifted with respect to a telecommunication device, the longitudinal axes A A of the adapter 340 parallel one with respect to a surface

Telecommunications equipment on which the walls are attached 400th The slope S2 may be defined by a line connecting the same point on each of the adapter 340th For example, S2, by connecting the intersection of the front and top of each of the adapter 340 as shown in FIG. 18 are formed.

In the example shown in Fig. 12-18 example, the 'Adapter module comprises six 316 adapter 340. It will be appreciated that other numbers of the 316 configuration of the housing 500 of the adapter module depend possible. It should also be noted that although the illustrated adapter 340 are adapted to receive connector of the SC-type, the module 316 may be adapted to connect other types of connectors, such as LC connectors. In housing adapter types which are different from adapters of SC-type parts can of

Telecommunications module 100 be modified to meet the different types of adapters meet. For example, a cover is illustrated in FIG. 24-27 shown 104a, which is designed to meet adapters of the LC type. The cover 104a is designed to be mounted without any modifications of the main body portion 102 on the main body part 102 of the telecommunication module 100th The front end 111 of the cover 104 comprises a stepped configuration shown as 25 in Fig. 24 and.

Referring again to FIG. 12-18316 includes the adapter module has a pivoting handle 514 which is shown around the joint 516 in the direction of arrow E in FIG. 16 pivotally. As will later be discussed, the pivoting handle 516 is adapted to contact a portion of the wall 400 engage to lift adapter module housing 500 so as to allow movement from a retracted position to an extended position on the wall 400th At the opposite end of the adapter module housing 500 is a slide handle or clip 522. The push handle 522 is normally configured to contact a portion of the wall 400 in engagement to keep the module 316 in the retracted position. The pivoting handle 514 is used to move the push handle 522 from engagement with the wall 400 out to allow through a pulling motion by the user to move to the extended position. After the adapter module 316 is in a fully extended position on the wall 400, engages the slide handle 522 in a portion of the wall 400 a to prevent the module 316 thereof, to expel from the walls 400th The push handle 522 is spring loaded to resist movement of the handle portion 526 in the direction of arrow F in Fig. 16. In a fully extended position of the adapter module 316 of the push handle 522 can be also manually moved to allow a complete separation of the module 316 of the walls 400, such as for repair or replacement of the adapters 340th

One of the walls 400 is shown in FIGS. 19-21 in greater detail. Each wall 400 includes a guide edge 416 that defines a layer adjacent to a first end 422 of the leading edge 416 first notch 424 and a layer adjacent to a second end 428 of the leading edge second notch 426th The second notch 426 is defined by a tongue 430 which forms a shoulder 420 in the second notch 426th With reference to the cross-sectional view of the wall 400 in Fig. 21, the wall 400 also defines a pair of linear grooves 414 on opposite sides of the wall 400. A groove 414 of a wall is adapted to cooperate with an opposite groove 414 of an adjacent wall, a rail for displacing the telecommunications module to provide 100 as later will be explained in more detail. The walls 400 also include attachment member apertures 413 for attachment to a surface in a telecommunications device, such as discussed above.

The area defined by the module housing 500 of guide rails 508 connect slidably with the grooves 414 of opposed walls 400. As mentioned above, the pivotal handle 514 of the module 316 in the direction of arrow E in Fig. 16 is pivotable about the hinge 516th A tip 518 of the pivotal handle 514 engages the tongue 430 of the wall 400 engage to lift adapter module housing 500 so as to allow movement from the retracted position to the extended position. The slide handle or clip 522 engages with the leading edge 416 of the wall 400th Defined by the push handle 522 corner 524 engages with the first notch 424 in engagement to keep the module 316 in the retracted position. The pivoting handle 514 moves corner 524 out of first notch 424 out, to permit movement of the module 316 to the extended position through a pulling motion by the user. The corner 524 falls in the fully extended position in the second notch 426 to prevent the module 316 thereof, to expel from the walls 400th Of the push handle 522 is spring biased to shown to resist movement of the handle portion 526 in the direction of arrow F as shown in Fig. 16. Optionally, the shift handle can be manually moved 522 to a complete separation of the module 316 (and of the telecommunications module 100) from the walls 400 to enable, for example, for repair or replacement of the adapters 340th

It should be noted that integrates each of the adapter modules 316 in one embodiment of a telecommunications module 100, such as that shown in Fig. 1-11, wherein two adapter modules are provided in juxtaposed configuration 316, the pivotal handles 514 and provided as a single handle could become. According to one embodiment, the handles could be made as a single handle, which is formed from an integral version of the two handles 514 combined. The only grip would include structure for coupling with the joints 516 on the outside of the adapter module housing 500th In another embodiment, the two pivoting handles could be fixed 514 with respect to each, so that pivoting one would simultaneously pivot the other. In this way could the

Telecommunications module to be lifted 100 to allow movement by only a single handle is pivoted, instead of both handles 514 to pivot individually.

The wall structures 400 shown in FIGS. 19-21 are normally arranged in telecommunications equipment for receiving a single sliding adapter module 316 between the two walls 400 and spaced apart. Since the walls 400 are designed so that a wall 400 can receive on each side of a sliding module 316, for example, a total of 14 panels 400 would be required to individual modules 13 316 zen to be support alarm. Although the telecommunications module 100 comprises two sliding adapter modules 316, the arrangement located in a stacked side by side are attached to the end of the module 100, the telecommunications module 100 is designed so that it is the existing wall structures 400, which are designed for individual sliding adapter modules 316, without any can use modification to the existing wall structures 400th Accordingly, the telecommunications module 100 may provide a housing having a greater surface area and can centralize a larger number of optical links to a single optical component in said housing around without sacrificing density or access and without need for modification of existing attachment structures.

Now, again with reference to FIGS. 1-11, the main body portion 102 of the telecommunications module 100 includes structures to attachment of the telecommunications module 100 between two (non-adjacent) wall structures 400a to allow 400c, without the third wall structure 400b, the wall structures between the two 400a, 400c (please see FIGS. 22 and 23) positioned to remove. Accordingly, the telecommunications module keeps 100 not only density but also allows the subsequent installation attaching the modules 100 of devices without any modification of existing Anbringgestelle on

Telecommunications equipment.

As shown in Fig. 2, the main body member 102 defines the telecommunications module 100, a first major slot 134 on the bottom wall 110 and a second smaller slot 136 on the top wall 108. When the telecommunications module 100 to wall structures 400a, 400c (as shown in Fig. 22 and 23 shown) is attached, 136 take the first and the second slot 134, a third wall structure 400b, the wall structures used between the two for mounting the telecommunications module 100, 400a, 400c located. Since the wall structures 400 have a triangular shape, extending from a large width at the bottom to a point on the top (see FIG. 22), when the telecommunications module 100 is mounted to the walls 400, the slot 134 on the lower wall 110 large enough to accommodate the bottom width of the triangular wall structure 400th

Fig. 22 shows the telecommunications module 100, which is installed by using the walls 400 of a telecommunications device. Fig. 23 wherein the middle wall 400b extends through the main body portion 102 of the module 100 along the walls 400 shows the shifted telecommunications module 100.

With reference to Fig. 1 and 3 100 comprises the telecommunications module, a pair of partitions 138, 140 in the module 100 to 400b fiber-optic cable from the third wall structure extending through the main housing portion 102 when the module 100 is attached to the wall structures, keep. In the illustrated embodiment, the partitions 138, 140 are each provided as planar structures. The partitions 138, 140 are removably attached to the main housing part 102nd Each of the upper and lower walls 108, 110 of the main housing part 102 includes slots 142 for receiving tabs 144 of folds 138, 140 for locking the partitions 138, 140 in the main housing 102. The first division 138 is on the left side of the slots 134, 136 arranged and holds cables from the left adapter module 316a out of the way of passing through the main body portion 102 wall structure 400b. The second division 140 is disposed on the right side of the slots 134, 136 and keeps cable from the right adapter module 316b out of the way of passing through the main body portion 102 wall structure 400b. In this way, damage to the fiber optic cables in the main body part 102 can be limited during a sliding movement of the telecommunications module 100 or prevented.

As illustrated, 140 includes the second division a cutout 150 for receiving the mounted on the right side wall 106 of the main body portion 102 CWDM optical component 130. Depending on the type of the optical component used in the module 100 130, the cutout 150 may be used or Not. For example, if the optical component 130 used would be thin enough to fit between the second division 140 and the right side wall 106 of the main body portion 102 to fit, would not be a cutout 150 necessary.

Since the telecommunications module can use, without any modification of existing 100 of the present disclosure wall structures 400, a user may depend on the required

Telecommunications module between modules with individual sets of adapters and modules with two sets of adapters to fill the

Select mounting racks of telecommuni 'Terminal Equipment. In certain applications, a combination of "individual" and "double" telecommunications modules could be used.

Although in the above description, terms such as "top", "bottom", "front", "rear", "lower", "upper", "right" and "left" are used for ease of description and illustration is by the use of expressions not intended to be limiting. The telecommunications arrangements described herein may be used depending on the desired application in any orientation.

The above specification, examples and data provide a complete description of the manufacture and use of the inventive aspects of the disclosure. Since many embodiments of the disclosure can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the inventive concepts of the disclosure, aspects of the invention in the appended claims are based.

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS

100 telecommunications module

102 main housing part

Cover member 104

104a cover

106 right side wall

108 top wall

Bottom wall 110

III front end

112 rear wall

114 left side wall

118 mounting holes

120 front end

122 upper mounting flange

124 lower mounting flange

130 optical component

132 cable management structure

134 large slot

Small slit 136

138 Distribution

140 Distribution

144 tabs

150 Neck

316 adapter module

316a left adapter module

316b right adapter module

340 adapter

341 Dust Caps

342 front end

344 rear end

400a-c wall structures

413 attachment member opening

414 grooves

416 leading edge

420 .Schulter

422 first end

424 first notch

426 second notch 428 second end

430 tongue

500 housing

502 opening

508 leadership

510 side opening

514 Swinghandle

516 joint

522 push handle

524 corner

526 handle part

longitudinal axis

SI inclination

S 2 Pitch

Claims

claims
1. A fiber optic telecommunications module (100), comprising:
a main housing part (102) having a top wall (108), a bottom wall (110), a first transverse side wall (106), a rear wall (112), an open front end (120) and an open second side (116), the main body member (102) has an optical
Component (130);
coupled to said main body portion (102) cover part (104, 104a) for closing the open second side (116) of the main housing part (102) and for holding the optical component (130) in the main housing part (102);
a first fiber optic adapter module (316) and a second fiber optic adapter module (316), which are detachably coupled to the main housing part (102) to close the open front end (120) of the main housing part (102), wherein the first and second fiber optic adapter module ( 316) in a stacked arrangement in an up (from the first transverse 106) side wall to the cover member (104, 104a) extending direction are provided;
wherein each of said first and second fiber optic adapter modules includes a plurality of fiber optic adapters (340) which are adapted to receive konnektorisierte cable extending from the optical component (130) in the main housing part (102), each adapter (340) has a longitudinal axis (a a) defined, at the upper and lower walls (108, 110) of the main housing part (102) in parallel, each of the first and second fiber optic adapter modules (316) comprises at least one guide rail (508) extending upper between the wall (108) and the lower wall (110) of the main housing part (102), wherein the guide rail (508) is adapted to the fiber optic telecommunications module (100) slidably mounted on a first
Attaching Telekonununikationsanordnung, wherein the guide rail (508) is adapted to the fiber optic telecommunications module (100) to move along a direction that the longitudinal axes (A A) of the adapter (340) is not parallel.
2. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to claim 1, characterized in that the at least one guide rail (508) of each fiber optic adapter module (316) comprises a pair of parallel guide rails (508).
3. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to claim 1 or 2, characterized indicates that the at least one guide rail (508) in a non-perpendicular direction with respect to the longitudinal axes (A A) of the adapter (340) extends.
4. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that each of the first and second fiber optic adapter modules (316) includes six fiber optic adapters (340).
5. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the fiber optic adapters (340) are adapted to fiber optic connector of the SC-type to connect.
6. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that each of the first and second fiber optic adapter modules (316) defining a stepped configuration that extends from the top wall (108) to the bottom wall (110), wherein the optical fiber adapter (340) respectively in a direction along the longitudinal axes (a a) are offset from each other.
7. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the optical component (130) is a wavelength division multiplexer.
8. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least one cable management structure in the main housing part (102) for managing between the optical component (130) and the fiber optic adapters (340) in the main housing part (102) extending cables ,
9. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to claim 8, wherein the at least one cable management structure comprises a first planar element 'which is adapted cable either to the first transverse side wall (106) or the cover (104, 104a) to keep adjacent.
10. A fiber optic telecommunications module according to claim 9, wherein the at least one cable management structure includes the first planar member and a parallel with the first planar member second planar element, said first planar member is adapted to lead to the first transverse side wall (106) adjacent to hold, and the second planar member is adapted to the cable cover (104, 104a) to keep adjacent.
11. A fiber optic telecommunications module of claim 10, wherein the first and second planar element are generally perpendicular to the upper and lower walls (108, 110) are oriented and the upper and lower walls (108, 110) and the first and second planar members together to include connecting snap structures for locking the first and second planar element in the main housing part (102).
12. The fiber optic assembly comprising:
a frame; and
Multiple attached to the frame telecommunications modules (100) wherein each of the telecommunications modules (100) is movably mounted for movement along a line of movement on the frame, each of the telecommunications modules (100) comprises:
a main housing part (102) having a top wall (108), a bottom wall (110), a first transverse side wall (106), a rear wall (112), an open front end (120) and an open second side (116), the main housing part (102) comprises an optical component (130) therein;
coupled to said main body portion (102) cover part (104, 104a) for closing the open second side (116) of the main housing part (102) and for holding the optical component (130) in the main housing part (102);
a first plurality of fiber optic adapters (340) and a second plurality of fiber optic adapters (340) that are coupled to the main housing part (102) to close the open front end (120) of the main housing part (102), wherein the first plurality of fiber optic adapters (340) in a direction from the top wall (108) to the bottom wall (110) are stacked, the second plurality of fiber optic adapters (340) in a direction from the top wall (108) to the bottom wall (110 ) are stacked, the first plurality of adapters (340) in a juxtaposed arrangement with the second plurality (of fiber optic adapters 340) along a (from the first transverse side wall 106) to the cover portion (104, 104a) extending direction is provided , each of the adapter (340) is adapted to receive konnektorisierte cable extending from the optical component (130) in the main housing part (102), and each adapter (340), a e longitudinal axis (A A) defined, (110 108) of the main housing part (102) to the upper and lower wall parallel;
wherein the line of movement is positioned each telecommunications module (100) in a non-parallel angle to the longitudinal axes (A A) of the adapter (3: 0).
13. The fiber optic assembly of claim 12, characterized in that the frame defines a plurality of spaced walls (400a-c), wherein opposed pairs of walls define a plurality of channels, each telecommunications module (100) assumes two defined by three spaced walls adjacent channels and (400b) through at least part of the main housing part (102) one of the spaced walls of the telecommunications module (100).
14. The fiber optic assembly according to claim 13, characterized in that the assembly further cooperating guides on each of the modules (100) and the walls (400a-c) includes allowing the movement of each of the telecommunications modules (100) along the line of movement.
15. The fiber optic assembly according to any one of claims 12 to 14, characterized in that the assembly further comprises a releasable lock for locking each telecommunications module (100) to the frame in a first position, wherein each of the locks being releasable to permit movement of each of the to allow telecommunications modules to a second position along the line of movement.
16. The fiber optic assembly according to any one of claims 12 to 15, wherein the adapter (340) each define a stepped configuration of said first plurality and said second plurality extending from the top wall (108) to the bottom wall (110), wherein the fiber optic adapters each in a direction along the longitudinal axes (a a) are offset from each other.
17. A method for mounting a telecommunications module (100) in a telecommunications device, wherein the telecommunications module (100) comprises a body (an upper end, a lower end, a first side, a second side, a first plurality 'of fiber optic adapters 340 ) and a second plurality of fiber optic adapters (340), wherein the first plurality (of fiber optic adapters 340) in a direction from the upper end to the lower end of the module (100) is stacked, the second plurality of fiber optic adapters (340 ) is stacked to the bottom of the module (100) in a direction from the upper end, the first plurality of adapters (340) in a juxtaposed arrangement with the second plurality (of fiber optic adapters 340) along a from the first side extending direction is provided to the second side of the module (100) that define the adapter (340) parallel longitudinal connector axes (A A) Telecommunications apparatus comprising a frame having a plurality of spaced walls (400a-c) defining a plurality of parallel spaced channels opposed pairs of walls and each channel being sized to a telecommunications module (100) with a single plurality of linear (from an upper end of the module 100 ) arranged to a lower end of the module (100) adapters (340) receive, said connector longitudinal axis (a a) of the adapter (340) are parallel to each other, the method comprising the steps of:
Mounting the telecommunications module (100) with the first and second plurality of fiber optic adapters (340) to the frame so as to take up two defined by three spaced walls adjacent channels without the central wall (400b) of the three spaced walls are removed Rauss.
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