Fiber access terminal

  • US 7,397,997 B2
  • Filed: 02/15/2007
  • Issued: 07/08/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A terminal assembly comprising:

  • a fiber optic cable;

    an enclosure defining an interior volume, the enclosure including a first end and an opposite second end, the first end of the enclosure defining an opening through which the fiber optic cable enters the interior volume of the enclosure, the fiber optic cable extending away from the first end of the enclosure in a first direction;

    the fiber optic cable including a plurality of optical fibers, the optical fibers separated from one another within the interior volume of the enclosure, the optical fibers terminated by interior fiber optic connectors that are located within the interior volume of the enclosure;

    the enclosure defining a first drop cable connection region at which the enclosure defines a first group of at least three openings, the openings of the first group of openings being positioned generally along a first curve; and

    at least three fiber optic adapters mounted at the openings of the first group of openings, each of the fiber optic adapters including a first end accessible from within the interior volume of the enclosure and a second end accessible from outside the enclosure, the interior connectors of the optical fibers being received within the first ends of the fiber optic adapters, the second ends of the fiber optic adapters being adapted to receive connectorized ends of exterior drop cables, and the second ends of the fiber optic adapters facing generally in the first direction.

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