Combination telephony and cable jack interface

  • US 6,981,892 B1
  • Filed: 05/28/2004
  • Issued: 01/03/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A combination phone and cable jack interface, said interface comprising:

  • a base member having a substantially planar rear portion and a plurality of sidewalls integral therewith and extending orthogonally therefrom, said base member defining a cavity therein;

    a faceplate having substantially planar front and rear portions, said faceplate further having a perimeter equal to a perimeter of said base member for enclosing said cavity, said faceplate further having a plurality of apertures formed therein for receiving fastening members therethrough so that said faceplate can be removably secured to said base member; and

    means for selectively toggling a telephony jack connection between a telephony service provider and a cable service provider so that a user can obtain telephony service from either service provider without needing to remove said jack from a wall outlet and internally rewiring the telephony jack connection, said toggling means comprisinga first port electrically coupled to a cable service provider network, said first port for interfacing an external telephony line with the cable network,a second port electrically coupled to a telephony service provider network, said second port for interfacing an external telephony line with a telephony network, anda jumper cable electrically coupled to said first port and being removably connectable to said second port wherein the external telephony line receives telecommunication signals from the telephony network when said jumper cable is electrically coupled to said second port and receives telecommunication signals from the cable network when said jumper cable is removed from said second port.

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