Optical cable exit trough

  • US 20040228599A1
  • Filed: 06/18/2004
  • Published: 11/18/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A cable exit trough mountable to a lateral trough section, the lateral trough section including an upstanding side terminating in a top edge, the exit trough comprising:

  • a U-shaped bracket portion sized to receive a portion of the upstanding side of the lateral trough section adjacent to the top edge of the lateral trough section;

    the bracket portion including an outer projecting member, an inner projecting member and a connecting member to form the U-shaped bracket portion, the outer projecting member positionable outside the lateral trough section, the outer projecting member configured for receipt of a fastener engageable with the lateral trough section, the inner projecting member positionable inside the lateral trough section, the connecting member positionable adjacent to the top edge of the lateral trough section, the bracket portion including first and second ends, and a middle therebetween;

    first and second lead-in portions extending upwardly from the bracket portion at the first and second ends, respectively, each lead-in portion converging toward the other lead-in portion and extending in an upward direction when the exit trough is mounted to the lateral trough section, each lead-in portion including a downwardly depending flange defining a cable pathway between the flange and the inner projecting member of the bracket portion;

    an exit trough portion extending from the middle of the bracket portion in a direction away from the lateral trough section when the exit trough is mounted to the lateral trough section, the exit trough portion defining a cable pathway in communication with each cable pathway of each lead-in portion, the exit trough portion including a convexly curved bottom trough surface, and two convexly curved, upstanding side surfaces on opposite sides of the bottom trough surface.

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