US 11,656,418 B2
Power and optical fiber interface
Thomas P. Huegerich, Fuquay Varina, NC (US); Wayne M. Kachmar, North Bennington, VT (US); Robert Charles Flaig, Lancaster, PA (US); and Dwight A. Bretz, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Assigned to COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Jan. 3, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/567,331.
Application 17/567,331 is a continuation of application No. 16/704,964, filed on Dec. 5, 2019, granted, now 11,215,776.
Application 16/704,964 is a continuation of application No. 15/985,068, filed on May 21, 2018, granted, now 10,502,912, issued on Dec. 10, 2019.
Application 15/985,068 is a continuation of application No. 15/373,709, filed on Dec. 9, 2016, granted, now 9,977,208, issued on May 22, 2018.
Application 15/373,709 is a continuation of application No. 14/331,873, filed on Jul. 15, 2014, granted, now 9,557,505, issued on Jan. 31, 2017.
Application 14/331,873 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US2014/030969, filed on Mar. 18, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/846,392, filed on Jul. 15, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/802,989, filed on Mar. 18, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2022/0196948 A1, Jun. 23, 2022
Int. Cl. G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/42 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01); H01B 11/22 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4416 (2013.01) [G02B 6/426 (2013.01); G02B 6/4278 (2013.01); G02B 6/4284 (2013.01); G02B 6/4448 (2013.01); H05K 5/0204 (2013.01); G02B 6/3817 (2013.01); G02B 6/4495 (2013.01); H01B 11/22 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An interface device comprising:
a housing that houses a DC-DC power converter and an optical-to-electrical converter;
wherein the housing includes an input port that receives an end of a hybrid cable, the hybrid cable having a first electrical conductor transmitting power having a first DC voltage and having an optical fiber transmitting an optical communication signal,
wherein the housing includes an output port coupled to a second electrical conductor and a third electrical conductor, the output to the second electrical conductor comprising a power output having a second DC voltage different from the first DC voltage, the DC-DC power converter having converted the first DC voltage to the second DC voltage and the output to the third electrical conductor comprising an electrical communication signal, the electrical communication signal having been produced by the optical-to-electrical converter converting the optical communication signal to the electrical communication signal.