US Patent No. 10,561,030

RADIO FREQUENCY SUBSCRIBER DROP UNITS HAVING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS WITH GROUND PLANE LAYERS AND/OR HOUSINGS WITH GROUND WALLS


Patent No. 10,561,030
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Radio Frequency Subscriber Drop Units Having Printed Circuit Boards With Ground Plane Layers And/or Housings With Ground Walls
Inventorship Shi Man Li, Mooresville, NC (US)
Chi-Min Kang, Touchen (TW)
Jui-Huang Chung, Taipei (TW)
Assignee CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina, Hickory, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,561,030

1. A passive radio frequency (“RF”) subscriber drop unit, comprising:a housing having a top wall and a plurality of sidewalls that define an open interior;
a female coaxial input port that extends from outside of the housing to the open interior of the housing;
a female coaxial output port that extends from outside of the housing to the open interior of the housing;
a printed circuit board mounted in the open interior of the housing; and
a ground wall that projects downwardly from an interior face of the top wall, the ground wall extending between the sidewalls, wherein the ground wall is electrically connected to a conductive ground plane of the printed circuit board.