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UnitedStatesPatent
Chouanardetal.
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PatentNo.:
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DateofPatent:
US7,540,787B2
Jun.2,2009
(54)FLEX-XMODULEWITHBOARDMOUNTEDBALUNS(75)Inventors:HarveyJ.Chouanard,Deephaven,MN(US);Douglas
G.
Elliot,Waconia,MN(US);SoutsadaVongseng,Chanhassen,MN(US);RandallWendland,Cologne,MN(US);JamesD.Dewey,Plymouth,MN(US)(73)Assignee:ADCTelecommunications,Inc.,EdenPrairie,MN(US)Subjecttoanydisclaimer,thetermofthispatentisextendedoradjustedunder35U.S.C.154(b)by0days.(21)Appl.No.:
111787,219
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Cl.
HOIR24104
(2006.01)
(52)U.S.
Cl.
439/668(58)FieldofClassificationSearch439/668,439/669Seeapplicationfileforcompletesearchhistory.(56)ReferencesCitedU.S.PATENTDOCUMENTS
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(Continued)OTHERPUBLICATIONS
EighteencolorphotosofTelect,Inc.co-axialandtwistedpairjackassemblies.
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PrimaryExaminer-lavaid
Nasri
(74)Attorney,Agent,orFirm-Merchant
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GouldP.C.(57)ABSTRACTThedisclosurerelatestoajackassemblyincludingajackmountforslidablyreceivingajackthatincludesapluralityofconductivetipandringsprings.Whenplugsarereceived,thetipspringsmakeelectricalcontactwithtipcontactsoftheplugsandtheringspringsmakeelectricalcontactwithringcontactsoftheplugs.Whenplugsarenotreceived,thetipandringspringsmakecontactwithnormalcontactsofthejack.Thejackassemblyalsoincludescross-connectcontactsandarearinterfaceassembly.Therearinterfaceassemblyincludesadielectricsupportandapluralityofcoaxialconnectorsprojectingoutwardlytherefromawayfromthejackmount.Acircuitboardispositionedbetweenthejackmountandthedielectricsupport.Thecoaxialconnectorsareelectricallyconnectedtobalunsmountedonasecondcircuitboardmountedwithinthedielectricsupport.Thesecondboardiselectricallyconnectedtothefirstboardbydualcompliantpins.Electricalconnectionsareestablishedbetweenthecoaxialconnectorsandthetipandringspringswhentherearinterfaceassemblyissecuredtothejackmount.17Claims,19DrawingSheets
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7/2005Bakeretal..................439/6687,083,475B28/2006Hennebergeretal.7,234,974B22003/0013346Al2003/0022559Al2003/0064611Al2004/0077220Al2004/0077318Al2004/0106328Al2005/0026508Al6/2007Hennebergeretal.112003Perroneetal.112003Musolfetal.4/2003Musolfetal.4/2004Musolfetal.4/2004Bakeretal.6/2004Hennebergeretal.439/6682/2005Hennebergeretal.439/668
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OTHERPUBLICATIONS
Twosheetsofdrawingsentitled"SaleAssemblySC330"HiSpec"ConnectorWithPlasticPegs"datedJun.20,1997.ThedrawingsshowacardedgeconnectorproductsoldbyMolexIncorporated."Longframe(310)DSX28TerminationPanel",p.31,ADCTelecom-municationscatalogentitledDSXDigitalSignalCross-ConnectSec-ondEdition,1987alongwithdrawingsshowingADClongframebifurcatedjacksrepresentativeofthetypeintheADClongframe(310)DSX28terminationpanel.EI64CircuitPanel.TelectPartNo.E64-500-1100,http://www.telect.comlindex.ofm?,Telect,3pages,(Jun.12,2001).EI64CircuitPanel.TelectPartNo.E64-500-1200,http://www.telect.comlindex.ofm?,Telect,3pages,(Jun.12,2001).RJ45ChassisAssemblyInstallationDrawing,ADC,CatalogNo.DFX-120001,2pages(Sep.28,2000).InternationalSearchReportandWrittenOpinionmailedAug.11,2008.
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