US 9,811,494 B2
Methods of automatically recording patching changes at passive patch panels and network equipment
Gregory Pinn, Dallas, TX (US); Chin Choi-Feng, Carrollton, TX (US); G Mabud Choudhury, Warren, NJ (US); Michael G. German, Secaucus, NJ (US); Matias Peluffo, Guadalajara (ES); and George Brooks, Allen, TX (US)
Assigned to CommScope Inc. of North Carolina, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Apr. 8, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/93,771.
Application 15/093,771 is a continuation of application No. 14/811,946, filed on Jul. 29, 2015, granted, now 9,338,525.
Application 14/811,946 is a continuation of application No. 14/138,463, filed on Dec. 23, 2013, granted, now 9,123,217.
Application 14/138,463 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/826,118, filed on Jun. 29, 2010, granted, now 8,643,476.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/221,306, filed on Jun. 29, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2016/0224500 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G08B 3/00 (2006.01); G06F 13/40 (2006.01); G08B 5/22 (2006.01); H04Q 1/24 (2006.01); G06K 9/64 (2006.01); G06K 9/78 (2006.01); G06K 9/20 (2006.01); H04Q 1/02 (2006.01); G06F 9/445 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 13/4027 (2013.01) [G06F 9/44505 (2013.01); G06F 17/30345 (2013.01); G06K 9/20 (2013.01); G06K 9/64 (2013.01); G06K 9/78 (2013.01); G08B 5/22 (2013.01); H04Q 1/09 (2013.01); H04Q 1/136 (2013.01); H04Q 1/24 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of executing a patching connection change, the method comprising:
receiving an electronic work order requesting the patching connection change;
displaying the electronic work order on a display device that is located in a patching field where the requested patching connection change is to occur;
performing the patching connection change;
transmitting a message to a system controller; and
updating a connectivity database to reflect the completion of the patching connection change in response to receiving the message,
wherein the display device comprises a display of a mobile system controller that includes a camera that is used to detect patch cord insertions and removals, and wherein the camera is used in reading identifier on a piece of equipment that is involved in the patching connection change and is further used to identify a connector port on the piece of equipment that was involved in the patching connection change.