US006086415A [ii] Patent Number: 6,086,415  Date of Patent: Jul. 11,2000
 HIGH DENSITY MODULAR PATCH PANEL
 Inventors: Albert L. Sanchez, Westerly; Robert C. Baxter, Jr.; James H. Wilcox, both of Warwick, all of R.I.
 Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated, Orange, Conn.
 Appl. No.: 09/181,822  Filed: Oct. 29, 1998
 Int. CI.7 H01R 13/60; H01R 9/22
 U.S. CI 439/540.1; 439/532; 439/719
 Field of Search 439/540.1, 501,
439/532, 709, 713, 719
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,669,799 6/1987 Vachhani et al 439/404
5,055,067 10/1991 Field 439/540.1
Full Line Catalog #1100R, New Edition, Hubbell Premise
Wiring, Inc. Jun. 1993.
Primary Examiner—Paula Bradley
Assistant Examiner—Edwin A. Leon
A patch panel supports a plurality of energy transmission connectors, and includes a jack holder, a front panel and a cable tray. The jack holder has a plurality of openings in which the connectors can be mounted and has a vertical member and a horizontal member extending at a angle to the vertical member. The vertical member has upper and lower engagement members extending from a surface of the vertical member remote from the horizontal member. The front panel has a vertical section with openings and with upper and lower, rearwardly extending engagement flanges defining a channel between them. The jack holder is mounted in the channel with the engagement members engaging the engagement flanges. The openings of the front panel are aligned with the openings in the jack holder. The cable tray is coupled to and extends forwardly from the vertical section of the front panel.
21 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets