US 11,054,600 B2
Fiber optic apparatus for retrofit fiber optic connectivity
Sandra Irene Amaya Cruz, Reynosa (MX); Arturo Sanchez Garcia, Reynosa (MX); Brent Vaudry Linas, San Diego, CA (US); Adriana Montalvo Urbano, Reynosa (MX); Guadalupe Rodriguez Sanchez, Reynosa (MX); and Fabiola Patricia Villanueva Tavares, Reynosa (MX)
Assigned to Corning Optical Communications LLC, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed on Aug. 23, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/549,316.
Application 16/549,316 is a division of application No. 15/492,208, filed on Apr. 20, 2017, granted, now 10,436,999.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/464,008, filed on Feb. 27, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0377144 A1, Dec. 12, 2019
Int. Cl. G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4452 (2013.01) [G02B 6/3897 (2013.01); G02B 6/4471 (2013.01); G02B 6/4472 (2013.01); G02B 6/4477 (2013.01); G02B 6/4453 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fiber optic apparatus, comprising:
a frame having a first end, a second end, a first side extending between the first end and the second end, and a second side extending between the first end and the second end, wherein the frame is configured for placement in a telecommunications cabinet with the second end oriented toward a surface on which the telecommunications cabinet is secured and the first end oriented away from the surface on which the telecommunications cabinet is secured;
a distribution panel attached to the frame and comprising a plurality of distribution port connector adapters; and
a fiber optic cable assembly in optical communication with the plurality of distribution port connector adapters, the fiber optic cable assembly comprising:
a first ribbon fan-out kit (RFK) set positioned between the second end and the distribution panel, the first RFK set comprising a plurality of RFKs; and
a second RFK set positioned between the second end and the distribution panel and further positioned between the second side of the frame and the first RFK set, the second RFK set comprising a plurality of RFKs;
wherein each of the plurality of RFKs of the first and second RFK sets comprises:
a housing;
at least one input cable; and
a plurality of output cables;
wherein at least a plurality of the housings of the first RFK set are stacked along a direction between the first end and the second end of the frame; and
wherein at least a portion of the at least one input cable of the first RFK set is positioned between the second end of the frame and the housings of the second RFK set,
wherein the telecommunication cabinet is configured to house copper electronic equipment and the fiber optic apparatus is configured for retrofit fiber optic connectivity.