Interface module

FIELD: physics, communications.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to connector modules which interface network components particularly with interface modules for shielded connectors. The interface module (12) has a housing (26), having several holes for sockets which can receive shielded modular connectors (14). The housing has a mounting wall (52) passing along one side of the holes for connectors. A communication bus (28) is connected to the mounting wall and has a connector interface (60) which can engage corresponding shielded modular connectors. The interface panel can engage the mating surface (24) of the panel (10). The communication bus can create an electrical connection between corresponding shielded modular connectors and the mating surface of the panel.

EFFECT: possibility of connecting shielded connectors and/or earthing of the switching panel.

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The invention relates mainly to the connector modules that connect network components, and, more specifically, to an interface module for shielded connectors.

Electronic components are typically connected to an electronic network using switching panels, which allow the connection between components in the network. In some applications the interface module may be held in a patch panel or other network structures that connect two or more separate network components. The interface module provides easier mounting of a number of modular plugs in one hole in the switching panel or other structure of the network. In normal use of the interface module installed in the switch panel, and then modular connectors are inserted into the interface module.

Existing interface modules allow you to insert some not shielded connectors. However, in order to fulfill their existing performance, new designs of connectors can be screened, for example, by using metal case, which can increase the size of the connectors. Effective screening requires that all components have been screened and all the screens were sufficiently connected. However, the problem, moreover, is not placing large RA is yemov, but that existing interface modules do not allow shielded connectors to connect or/and to ground yourself on the switching panel.

The solution provides the interface module in accordance with the present invention, which includes a housing having a number of holes of the connectors, able to accept shielded modular mating connector. The housing has a mounting wall that runs along one side of the holes of the connector. The communication bus capable of creating an electrical connection between the respective shielded modular connectors and mating surface of the panel.

Hereinafter the invention will be described by way of examples with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a front view in perspective of the panel and approximate variants of the implementation of the interface module with shielded modular jacks installed in it.

Figure 2 is a view in exploded form of the interface module and shielded modular plugs 1.

Figure 3 is a bottom view in a disassembled view in perspective of the front-end module figure 1.

4 is a top view in perspective disassembled interface module figure 1.

5 is a rear view from below in perspective of the front-end module figure 1.

6 is a rear view in perspective of an alternative interface module.

F. g represents a rear view of a bottom partial section of the interface module of figure 1 with shielded modular plugs, defined therein.

Fig is a view in section of the interface module of figure 1 with shielded modular jacks installed in it.

Figure 1 shows the front view in perspective of a panel 10, a sample implementation of the interface module 12 with the shielded modular jacks 14, immersed in them.

Figure 2 shows the interface module 12 disassembled and shielded modular jacks 14. As described here, the interface module 12 is especially adapted for use shielded modular jacks 14. In the interface module 12 at the same time a set of shielded modular jacks 14 in the panel 10. The interface module 12 forms the contour of the clutch or the interface between the shielded modular jacks 14 and the panel 10. The circuit connection creates an electrical connection between the components. Optionally, when one of the components (for example, panel 10) grounded (for example, electrically grounded), then the circuit connection forms a ground loop between the components.

As shown in figure 2, the shielded modular jacks 14 is metallized in any process of injection or when creating a shielded component chassis connectors 18. Essentially shielded modular jacks 14 include shielded surface 16 surrounding the connector housing is 18. Shielded modular plug 14 can be any kind of shielded cable connector, such as, but not limited to, shielded modular plug RJ-45, shown on the drawings. Shielded surface 16 increases the size of the connectors compared to not shielded connectors, which typically have a shell-like housing of the connector 18. In an exemplary electronic network that uses shielded modular jacks 14, shielded surface 16 concatenated (i.e. electrically connected with the grounded component, such as the panel 10, to provide a grounding path to the shielded surface 16. When the interface module 12 is installed on the panel 10, the interface module 12 provides grounding and bonding shielded modular connector 14 with the panel 10.

As shown in figure 1, the interface module 12, is mounted in the hole 20 of the panel 10. The hole 20 is formed by a perimeter wall 22. In an exemplary embodiment, the panel 10 includes a number of holes 20 to accommodate a variety of interface modules 12. Optional holes 20 can receive front-end modules 12 having either shielded modular jacks, as shown in figure 1, or not shielded modular jacks. The panel 10 includes a flat (planar) front surface 24 and front-end m is Dul 12, which is installed in front of the front surface 24. In the shown embodiment, the panel 10 is a switch panel that can be installed on a rack (not shown). In an alternative embodiment of the invention, the panel 10 may be another type of network component used in the network, which supports modular connectors, such as switch, power Cabinet, etc. As is known in the technical field, the panel 10 is made of metal, and has means for grounding and bonding pad, such as a frame, stand, cable, wire or other structure, is electrically connected to the panel 10.

In an exemplary embodiment, the interface module 12 includes a housing 26, which includes a dielectric body made of a dielectric material, such as plastic. The housing 26 includes a connecting surface for interconnection shielded modular Jack 14 and the panel 10. For example, in an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the housing 26 is selectively galvanized conductive material such as metal, to create a binding surface. Thus, when the shielded modular jacks 14 are installed in the housing 26, the conductive coating is bonded to the shielded modular jacks 14 to create a connection between them and the ground. Therefore, the hen shielded modular jacks 14 are collected in the interface module 12, which is then installed in the panel 10, the ground loop is created for the shielded modular jacks 14. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention the conductive coating may comprise a communication bus 28 (shown in Fig.3-5), which is connected to the housing 26. The communication bus 28 will be described in more detail below. It is clear that the communication bus 28 is only an example conductive coating structural element that can be used for formation of the connecting surface and the interconnection of the shielded modular jacks 14 of the panel 10 to create the connecting circuit and potentially grounding circuit between them. The communication bus 28 or its equivalent can have many different shapes, sizes, and configurations for implementing the interconnect shielded modular jacks 14 and the panel 10 depending on the configuration of the interface module 12.

In an alternative embodiment of the invention, instead of the conductive coating interface module 12 may be cast in permanent form or may be metallized during the manufacturing process, such as process injection molding to create a binding surface. In such embodiments of the invention the ground loop formed by the shielded modular jacks 14 in contact with the interface module 12, and then in efreesky module 12 is in contact with the panel 10.

As shown in figures 1 and 2, the housing 26 basically includes a top 30, bottom 32, the sides (part) 34 and 36, the front part 38 and back 40. The front panel 42 includes a front portion 38. The bezel may be made integrally with the housing 26 or the front panel can be performed separately from the housing 26 and is connected with it. The bezel 42 is open when the interface module 12 is installed in the panel 10 (shown in Fig.1). A fixed latch 44 is located along the 1st side 34, and a flexible latch 46 is located along 2nd side 36. Fixed and flexible latches 44 and 46 are used to set the interface module 12 in the panel 10. For example, the interface module 12 is inserted into the hole of the panel 20 (shown in Fig.1), so that the fixed latch 44 gears the perimeter wall 22. The interface module 12 is then rotated so that the flexible latch 46 engaged or locked on the perimeter wall 22 of the hole 20. As an alternative, the mating latch or their components can be present on the panel 10 to communicate with fixed and/or flexible latches 44 and 46.

The housing 26 also includes a number of apertures 48 of the connectors at the rear part 40, which are shielded modular jacks 14. The holes 48 of the connectors have the correct size holes for holding the modular plugs 14.

Holes 48 connectors allow the returns the access cavity 50 connectors which have a size and shape for receiving the shielded modular jacks 14. In the shown embodiment, the cavity 50 of the connectors usually in the form of boxes, but can have another shape, if the shielded modular jacks 14 are of a different shape. The bottom wall 52 forms a part of the holes 48 of the connectors. In an exemplary embodiment, the shielded modular jacks 14 are installed on the lower wall 52, which forms a mounting wall 52. The bottom wall 52 includes an inner or first surface of the wall 54, which converts and passes at least partially along the cavities 50 of the connectors. The bottom wall 52 also includes an outer or second surface of the wall 55, opposite or parallel to the inner surface 54, and the end surface 56 that passes between the inner and outer surfaces 54, 55. In the shown embodiment, the surface 54, 55, 56 usually flat, but the surface 54, 55, 56 can have other, more complex shape in alternative embodiments of the invention.

As shown in figure 1, the front panel 42 includes openings 58 of the mating connector in the front part 38, which are aligned and provide access to cavity 50. The holes 58 of the mating connector have a size and shape for receiving the mating connectors (not shown), which are connected with shielded modular connector and 14. In the shown embodiment, the holes 58 of the mating connector define a shell RJ-45, able to receive an RJ-45 connector.

In an exemplary embodiment, the housing 26 is made whole, however, the various components of the housing 26 can be gathered together.

Figure 3 illustrates a bottom view in perspective of part 26 of the housing of the interface module 12 is removed from the shielded modular jacks 14, showing the communication bus 28 in accordance with an exemplary embodiment. Figure 4 is a top view in perspective of the chassis interface module 12 and the communication bus 28. Figure 5 illustrates the back and bottom view in perspective of the chassis interface module 12 showing the communication bus 28 connected to the housing 26.

In an exemplary embodiment, the communication bus 28 is a metal bus j-shaped, having a first flat portion along the longitudinal length of the communication bus 28, which forms the interface 60 of the connector, the second flat portion along the longitudinal length of the communication bus 28, which forms the interface 62 of the panel, and the end wall 64, passing between the interface 60 and connector interface 62 of the panel, forming a j-shaped. The communication bus 28 is attached to the housing 26, so that the interface 60 of the connector of the communication bus 28 substantially covers the inner surface 54 of the housing 26. If the communication bus 28 attached to the housing 26, the interface 62 panel communication bus substantially covers the outer surface 55. Similarly, when the communication bus 28 is attached to the housing 26, the end wall 64 of the communication bus 28 substantially covers the end surface 56. In the example implementation of one part of the j-shaped communication bus 28, namely, the interface 62 of the panel is wider than the other site, but each site can be in principle the same width in other embodiments, implementation, forming the communication bus 28 in the form of "with". Moreover, in other alternative embodiments, the implementation of the communication bus 28 can have a more complex shape for a more complete coverage of the housing 26.

As shown in figure 5, the communication bus 28 is formed to fixed fixed to the housing 26. In one embodiment, the holes or openings 66 formed in the tire 28, aligned with the rack 68 on the end surface 56 of the housing 26. The communication bus 28 is placed on the housing 26, so that the rack 68 is inserted through the holes and/or cutouts 66, when the communication bus 28 is attached to the housing 26. When the communication bus is in contact with the housing 26 along the length of the end surface 56, the rack 68 are aligned to secure the communication bus 28 to the end surface 56 of the housing 26. In an alternative embodiment, can be used by other fastening means known in the prior art for mounting tires the ligature 28 to the body. For example, the communication bus 28 may simply snap in place, you can use the mounting means, you can use the latch, the communication bus 28 can be fastened to the housing 26 with the possibility of friction, you can use the shielded modular jacks 14 to hold the communication bus 28 in place and so on

As shown in figure 3 and 4, in an exemplary embodiment, the interface 62 panel communication bus 28 comprises an outer surface 70 (Fig 3) and the inner surface 72 (figure 4). Many flexible protruding beams 74 formed on the outer surface 70. As described in detail below, the flexible beams 74 may form elements, like the spring for the formation of a force directed along the normal attached to the panel 10, when the housing 26 is mounted on the panel 10. One or more protrusions 76 are placed on the inner surface 72 of the interface 62 of the panel. The bottom wall 52 of the housing 26 includes one or more cutouts 78 aligned with the tabs 76. Because the communication bus 28 are mounted in the housing 26, the tabs 76 snapped into the notches 78 for guiding the communication bus 28 relative to the housing 26. As known in the art may be used and other means of securing the communication bus 28 to the housing 26.

As shown in figure 3, in an exemplary embodiment, the housing 26 includes a number of recesses 80 in the face of the Board 42. As shown in figure 5, the flexible beams 74 communication bus 28 Viron who are partially aligned with the slots 80. As described in detail below, when the housing 26 is mounted on the panel 10, the flexible beams 74 are compressed and displaced relative to the panel 10, so that the contact there was between the flexible beams 74, the communication bus 28 and the panel 10. When the flexible beams are compressed, their ends (flexible beams 74) can be entered in the corresponding notches 80.

6 is a rear view in perspective of an alternative interface module 100 when removing the shielded modular jacks (sockets) 14. The interface module 100 includes a housing 102 and a number of bus interface 104. The housing 102 is in principle similar to the case 26, and similar elements have similar positions. In the shown embodiment, a separate communication bus 104 are available for each of the holes 50 of the connectors. Each communication bus 104 is able to connect with a corresponding bus shielded modular jacks 14 (shown in Fig.1). Communication bus 104 is connected to the housing 102, for example, by connecting a tight place. Each communication bus 104 includes at least one flexible beam 74 for connection to the panel 10 (shown in figure 1) to create a communication circuit and potentially ground loop between the panel 10 and the corresponding connector module 14.

7 is rear view of the bottom of the partial section of the interface module 12 with shielded modular plugs 14, which is loaded into it. Fig shows a view in section of the interface is of odule 12 with shielded modular jacks 14, loaded (recessed) into it. Shielded modular jacks 14 includes an upper portion 110, the lower portion 112, the mating end 114 and the end of the cable 116. Shielded modular jacks 14 is mated with the mating plug (not shown), which are shipped via mating end 114. A cable (not shown) runs from the end of the cable 116.

In an exemplary embodiment, the shielded modular jacks 14 are immersed in the cavity of the connector 50 to until mating end 114 touches the face of the Board 42. A fixed latch 118 is located along the bottom portion 112 and a flexible latch 120 is located along the upper part 110. Fixed and flexible latches 118 and 120 are used to set the shielded modular jacks 14 on the housing 26. For example, the flexible latch 120 is reduced, and shielded modular plug 14 is inserted into the hole Razumova 48 so that the fixed latch 118 engaged with the bottom wall 52. Flexible latch 120 is then equalized with the top wall 122 of the housing 26, and a flexible latch is released from rejected or depth position for coupling with the upper wall 122. When the latch 118 and 120 engage with the walls 52 and 122, shielded modular plug 14 is securely connected with the housing 26. In an exemplary embodiment, the flexible latch 120 shifts the shielded modular plug 14 consider is Ino bottom wall 52 in the direction of the arrow A, shown in Fig.7 and 8, to provide adhesion of the fixed latch 118 with the bottom wall 52. In alternative embodiments, the implementation of other fastening means known from the prior art, can be used to strengthen the shielded modular jacks 14 on the housing 26.

As shown in Fig when shielded modular plug 14 mounted on the bottom wall 52, shielded modular plug gears 14 and electrically connects to the communication bus 28. In particular, the interface 60 of the connectors of the communication bus 28 runs along the bottom surface 54 of the bottom wall 52, and a shielded modular plug 14, adjoining ends, engages with the interface 60 of the connectors, thereby creating a circuit connection and potentially ground loop between them.

In an exemplary embodiment, at least part of the fixed latch 118 gears in the butt joint, at least part of the end surface 64 of the communication bus 28, thereby creating a circuit connection and potentially ground loop between them. In such embodiments shielded modular plug 14 gears two different surface communication bus 28. In an alternate example implementation of the communication bus 28 may be on or being connected with alternative parts of the body 26, so that the communication or/and grounding between the shielded modular is m connector 14 and the housing is created in alternative locations. For example, the communication bus 28 may be provided along the front of the card 42 or above the top wall 112. In another alternative exemplary embodiment of a shielded modular plug 14 can be securely connected to the housing 26 in a different way, so that the shielded modular jacks (sockets) 14 may be otherwise formed, so that the modular connectors 14 may be directly coupled with the panel 10.

During Assembly, when the shielded modular jacks 14 is connected to the housing 26 and connected with the communication bus 28, the interface module 12 is docked with the panel 10. The interface module 12 is immersed into the holes 20 of the front panel and is captured in place by latches 44 and 46 (shown in figures 1 and 2). The bezel 42 is typically joined with the front surface 24. Since the interface module 12 is docked to the panel 10, the communication bus 28 gears panel 10. In particular, the flexible beams 74 which engage mating surface 124 of the panel 10. Flexible beam 74 may be at least partially rejected by the panel 10 to maintain between the mechanical and electrical connection. Therefore, the interface module 12 provides a secure facility for a range of shielded modular jacks 14 and full communication scheme, when the interface module 12 is installed on the panel 10 or on another hole equipment. In an alternative embodiment, the electric is a mini connection may be established between the communication bus 28 and the mating surface 124 without the use of flexible beams 74. For example, the size of the holes 20 of the panel can ensure the electrical connection between them or, alternatively, another bias element may be located on the housing 26 or panel 10 to move the housing 26 and, thereby, the communication bus 28 relative to the mating surface 124. You need to understand that the description is only illustrative and not restrictive. For example, the described embodiments (and/or aspects of them) can be used in combination with each other. In addition, it is possible to make many modifications to adapt a particular situation or material disclosed in the invention without departing from its scope. Dimensions, types of materials, the orientation of the different components and the number and position of the various components described here should define parameters for some embodiments, and in any case do not limit embodiments of, and are examples only. Many other embodiments of and modifications in the volume of the merits of the claims will be understood by specialists upon reading this description. Scope of the invention should therefore be determined with reference to the accompanying formula, together with the full scope of equivalents that you are entitled to such claims. In the accompanying claims, the terms "including" and "in which" are used in simple English equivalent the Ah of the respective words "includes" and " where". Moreover, in the following claims, the words "1st", "2nd" and "3rd" are used only as symbols and not impose numerical requirements on their objects.

1. Interface module (12), comprising a housing (26)having a number of holes (48) connectors that can accommodate shielded modular jacks (14), and the housing has a mounting wall (52), passing along one of the side holes of the connectors and is characterized by the fact that
at least one communication bus (28)connected to the mounting wall (52), at least one communication bus (28)having an interface (60) connector that can engage corresponding connectors of the shielded modular connectors and interface (62) panel, able to hook mating surface (24) of the panel (10), at least one communication bus capable of creating an electrical connection between the respective same shielded modular connectors and mating surface and the mounting wall (52) includes a first surface (54) and the second surface (55), bus connection (28) is connected with the mounting wall (52), so that the interface (60) of the connector runs along the first wall surface and the interface (62) panel runs along the 2nd surface of the wall.

2. The interface module according to claim 1, where at least one communication bus (28) contains a single communication bus, able to catch the multitude of the creation of such a shielded modular connectors (14).

3. The interface module according to claim 1, where at least one communication bus (28) contains a lot of bus-bars connected with the housing (26), with each communication bus that can engage at least one of the shielded modular jacks (14).

4. The interface module according to claim 1, where at least one communication bus (28) includes a number of flexible beams (74)on the interface (62) panel, and the flexible beams capable to sink relative to the mating surface (24) of the panel (10) for maintaining a connection between the communication bus (28) and the panel (10).

5. The interface module according to claim 1, where the interface (60) of the connector and the interface (62) panels are separated from each other and are basically parallel to each other, and the communication bus (28) includes an end surface (64), passing between the interface connector and the interface panel.

6. The interface module according to claim 1, where the housing (26) includes a dielectric housing having a rack (68)coming out of it, and the bus connection (28) includes holes (66)corresponding to the racks, and bus communication covers at least part of the dielectric housing, when the holes are installed on the rack.

7. The interface module according to claim 1, where the housing (26) includes a front portion (38) and rear part (40), and the housing also includes a number of cavities (50) to position shielded modular connectors (14), and a length of at least casticin is between the front and rear row of holes for connectors (48) gives access to appropriate the same cavity (50).

8. The interface module according to claim 1, where the housing (26) includes a number of cavities (50), who are shielded modular jacks (14), with a number of holes for connectors (48) provide access to appropriate the same cavities (50), and where the mounting wall (52) forms one wall of the cavities.

9. The interface module according to claim 1, where the housing (26) includes a front panel (42), having a number of holes for plugs and holes for plugs capable of receiving mating connectors, where the holes for the plugs are aligned with the holes for the connectors, so that the mating plugs are associated with modules shielded connectors.



 

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Interface module // 2410806

FIELD: physics, communications.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to connector modules which interface network components particularly with interface modules for shielded connectors. The interface module (12) has a housing (26), having several holes for sockets which can receive shielded modular connectors (14). The housing has a mounting wall (52) passing along one side of the holes for connectors. A communication bus (28) is connected to the mounting wall and has a connector interface (60) which can engage corresponding shielded modular connectors. The interface panel can engage the mating surface (24) of the panel (10). The communication bus can create an electrical connection between corresponding shielded modular connectors and the mating surface of the panel.

EFFECT: possibility of connecting shielded connectors and/or earthing of the switching panel.

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FIELD: electricity.

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EFFECT: possibility to use a system connector variously after equipping body halves with contact modules.

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FIELD: electricity.

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EFFECT: simplifying of the design and forming plug-in connections with pluggable modules in the enclosure so that direction of current does not depend on the contact version.

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FIELD: electricity.

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EFFECT: creation of an easy-to-manufacture plug connector, the configuration of which provides a high degree of modularity at connection of plug connectors fixed on the mounting rail, the inside shape of which can be different.

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FIELD: electricity.

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