Telecommunications assembly

  • US 8,938,147 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2013
  • Issued: 01/20/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A telecommunications apparatus comprising:

  • a housing adapted for connection to a telecommunications rack, the housing including a housing body defining a cross-dimension, a height and a depth, the cross-dimension being measured in a direction perpendicular relative to the height and the depth, the housing also including flanges for fastening the housing body to the telecommunications rack, the flanges being separated from one another by the cross-dimension of the housing body, the housing body including front and back ends separated by the depth of the housing body;

    a tray that mounts to the housing body, the tray being slidably movable relative to the housing body, the tray carrying at least one fiber optic adapter;

    a first spool mounted to the tray, the first spool being rotatable relative to the tray about an axis of rotation, the first spool including first and second flanges that are spaced apart along the axis of rotation, the first spool also including a core aligned along the axis of rotation and positioned between the first and second flanges of the first spool; and

    a fiber optic cable spooled about the core, wherein the first spool rotates about the axis of rotation relative to the tray when the fiber optic cable is paid out from the first spool.

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