US 9,810,869 B2
Slidable telecommunications tray with cable slack management
Brent Campbell, Minneapolis, MN (US); Ryan Kostecka, Waconia, MN (US); Paula Rudenick, Montgomery, MN (US); Scott C. Sievers, Jordan, MN (US); Dustin Tichy, Otsego, MN (US); Gregory J. Schaible, Lakeville, MN (US); Jonathan T. Lawson, Cottage Grove, MN (US); and Oscar Fernando Bran de León, Belle Plaine, MN (US)
Assigned to CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Nov. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/363,016.
Application 15/363,016 is a continuation of application No. 14/830,009, filed on Aug. 19, 2015, granted, now 9,523,833.
Application 14/830,009 is a continuation of application No. 14/169,941, filed on Jan. 31, 2014, granted, now 9,128,262, issued on Sep. 8, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/843,977, filed on Jul. 9, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/843,744, filed on Jul. 8, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/763,347, filed on Feb. 11, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/761,009, filed on Feb. 5, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0146762 A1, May 25, 2017
Int. Cl. G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01); G02B 6/42 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4452 (2013.01) [G02B 6/3897 (2013.01); G02B 6/428 (2013.01); G02B 6/4455 (2013.01); G02B 6/4478 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fiber optic telecommunications device comprising:
a telecommunications frame;
a plurality of fiber optic trays slidably mounted to the telecommunications frame in a vertically stacked arrangement, wherein the plurality of fiber optic trays includes at least three slidable fiber optic trays arranged on a right side of the telecommunications frame and at least three slidable fiber optic trays arranged on a left side of the frame that are horizontally aligned with the at least three fiber optic trays on the right side of the frame, wherein the at least three slidable fiber optic trays arranged in the vertically stacked arrangement on both the right and left sides of the frame fit within a 1RU of standard telecommunications rack space, each fiber optic tray slidable between a closed storage position and an open access position, each fiber optic tray including:
fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the telecommunications frame; and
a cable manager coupled at a first end to the fiber optic tray and fixed with respect to the telecommunications frame at a second end, the cable manager configured for routing cables to and from the fiber optic connection locations, the cable manager defining a plurality of link arms that are pivotally connected to each other such that the cable manager retracts and extends with a corresponding movement of the tray as the link arms pivot with respect to each other, wherein the link arms are configured to pivot relative to each other to prevent fiber optic cables managed therein from being bent in an arc having a radius of curvature that is less than a predetermined value during the movement of the tray.