Optical cable exit trough

  • US 7,167,625 B2
  • Filed: 06/21/2005
  • Issued: 01/23/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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 at a top edge, the cable exit trough comprising:

  • a) a curved bottom trough wall and two curved side walls extending from opposite sides of the bottom trough wall to define a cable exit pathway, the cable exit pathway including a vertical downspout portion; and

    b) a plurality of support ribs extending from a lower surface of the bottom trough wall, the support ribs supporting the bottom trough wall;

    c) wherein the cable exit trough is mountable to the lateral trough section without cutting the top edge and corresponding upstanding side, and wherein, when mounted to the lateral trough section, the cable exit pathway extends transversely over the top edge of the upstanding side of the lateral trough section so that cable can be routed upwardly from the lateral trough section over the top edge of the lateral trough section.

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