US 9,813,156 B2
Hybrid fiber/Cu distribution point with external ONU-to-dsl conversion unit
David Brown, Suffolk (GB); David Mather, Cheshire (GB); Robert Neil Shaddock, Doylestown, PA (US); William Atley Weeks, Ivyland, PA (US); Joris Franckx, Bonheiden (BE); and Jan Jozef Julia Maria Erreygers, Tielt-Winge (BE)
Assigned to CommScope Connectivity UK Limited, London (GB); CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US); and CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA, Kessel-Lo (BE)
Appl. No. 15/33,099
Filed by TYCO ELECTRONICS UK LTD, Dorcan, Swindon, Wiltshire (GB); TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US); TYCO ELECTRONICS RAYCHEM BVBA, Kessel-Lo (BE); David Brown, Bury St Edmunds (GB); David Mather, Altrincham (GB); Robert Neil Shaddock, Doylestown, PA (US); William Atley Weeks, Ivyland, PA (US); Joris Franckx, Bonheiden (BE); and Jan Jozef Julia Maria Erreygers, Tielt-Winge (BE)
PCT Filed Oct. 30, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/063155
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 28, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/066327, PCT Pub. Date May 7, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/899,063, filed on Nov. 1, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0269115 A1, Sep. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. H04B 10/00 (2013.01); H04B 10/25 (2013.01); H04B 10/27 (2013.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01); H04B 10/272 (2013.01); H04Q 11/00 (2006.01); H04J 14/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04B 10/2504 (2013.01) [G02B 6/3817 (2013.01); H04B 10/27 (2013.01); H04B 10/272 (2013.01); H04Q 11/0067 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A hybrid service terminal for use in a passive fiber optic network, the hybrid service terminal comprising:
a plurality of optical fiber connectors, each coupled to a respective optical fiber for receiving downstream optical frames from an Optical Line Terminal (OLT);
a plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors, each of the hybrid fiber/copper connectors coupled to a respective one of the plurality of optical fiber connectors; and
a plurality of electrical connectors configured to receive electrical signals from a multi-line converter module over a respective one of a plurality of electrical conductors;
wherein one of the plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors is configured to provide the downstream optical frames to the multi-line converter module for conversion to the electrical signals;
wherein each of the plurality of electrical connectors is coupled to a respective one of the plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors for providing the electrical signals over a respective metallic drop cable coupled to a respective network terminal at a corresponding customer premise.