US 11,054,457 B2
Safety monitoring for cables transmitting data and power
Joel Richard Goergen, Soulsbyville, CA (US); Chad M. Jones, Doylestown, OH (US); Christopher Daniel Bullock, Round Rock, TX (US); and Dylan T. Walker, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/696,834.
Application 16/696,834 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/604,344, filed on May 24, 2017, granted, now 10,809,134.
Prior Publication US 2020/0096550 A1, Mar. 26, 2020
Int. Cl. G01R 31/08 (2020.01); G01R 31/11 (2006.01)
CPC G01R 31/083 (2013.01) [G01R 31/088 (2013.01); G01R 31/11 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
monitoring real-time electrical data for Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) transmitting power over a cable to a Powered Device (PD); and
identifying changes in the real-time electrical data indicating strain on one or more wires in the cable due to stretching in said one or more wires;
wherein said stretching comprises a localized reduction in diameter of said one or more wires along a vertical portion of the cable.