US 11,656,421 B2
Telecommunications boxes with movable adapter holder
Jay Kisselstein, Mexico, NY (US); Cameron James Adams, Camillus, NY (US); Peter Carapella, Fayetteville, NY (US); and Brian P. Honsinger, Warners, NY (US)
Assigned to PPC BROADBAND, INC., East Syracuse, NY (US)
Filed by PPC BROADBAND, INC., East Syracuse, NY (US)
Filed on Jul. 20, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/934,000.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/876,597, filed on Jul. 19, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0018708 A1, Jan. 21, 2021
Int. Cl. G02B 6/00 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4446 (2013.01) 34 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A telecommunications box for providing improved access to adapters housed in the box comprising:
a first housing portion defining an interior of the box;
a second housing portion configured to be pivotally coupled with the first housing portion;
an adapter panel configured to be removably coupled with the first housing portion;
an inner cover configured to be pivotally coupled to the first housing portion and configured to be selectively coupled with the adapter panel;
wherein the second housing portion is configured to cover the first housing portion to prevent access to the interior of the box;
wherein the adapter panel is configured to receive at least one fiber optic adapter that is configured to couple a fiber connector of a distribution cable with a fiber connector of an output cable;
wherein the inner cover and adapter panel are configured to separate the interior of the box into a first interior portion and a second interior portion;
wherein the inner cover and the adapter panel are configured to permit access to the first interior portion of the box and to block access to the second interior portion of the box when the inner cover and the adapter panel are fixedly coupled to one another and the adapter panel is fixedly coupled to the first housing portion;
wherein the inner cover is configured to be selectively moved away from the adapter panel when the inner cover is uncoupled from the adapter panel and the adapter panel is coupled with the first housing portion in a stowed configuration; and
wherein the adapter panel is configured to pivot with the inner cover relative to the first housing portion to a raised configuration so as to provide a technician with improved access to a side of the adapter panel facing the first interior portion when the inner cover is coupled with the adapter panel and the adapter panel is uncoupled from the first housing portion.