US Patent No. 10,772,231

PATCH PANEL INCLUDING A DEVICE FOR ATTACHING A PLUG-IN MODULE


Patent No. 10,772,231
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Patch Panel Including A Device For Attaching A Plug-in Module
Inventorship Alain Palumbo, Chatuzange le Goubet (FR)
Assignee LEGRAND SNC, Limoges (FR) LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges (FR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,231

1. A patch panel, comprising:a frame;
a housing in the frame;
at least one drawer including connectors, arranged in such a way as to slide between a pushed-in position in which the drawer is placed in the housing in the frame, and an extracted position in which the drawer is outside the housing completely dissociated from the frame; and
an attachment device for attaching the drawer to the frame, the attachment device including: at least one flexible elongate body arranged in such a way as to slide with respect to the frame and to the drawer; a first end designed to attach the drawer to the attachment device in the extracted position of the drawer; and a second end designed to attach the attachment device to the frame in the extracted position of the drawer;
wherein the drawer and the frame include a slide arranged in such a way as to allow the at least one elongate body to slide, the frame includes a sliding plane on which the drawer slides, the at least one elongate body includes a flat surface able to slide on the sliding plane, and in the frame, the at least one elongate body extends in the sliding plane only.