Patent Number: 6,254,427

Title: Power and communications grommet

Abstract: A grommet adapted to be placed through an aperture in a work surface, such as a desk. A lip, with a diameter larger than the aperture in the work surface, is located at the top of the housing, or body of the grommet, so that the lip rests over the aperture in the desk while the housing of the grommet passes through the aperture, so that the great majority of the grommet lies below the surface of the work surface. The grommet contains a plurality of electrical plugs and/or a plurality of data modular couplers for communication terminals so that power and communications wires may be passed over the lip of the grommet and down into the housing to be connected inside of the grommet. The grommet has a power wire connected near the base of the grommet, for connection to a power source, such as a wall plug. Communication and data wires connect to a communication source, such as a telephone plug. A cover or cap fits over the top of the housing to cover the incoming wires and the connections within, while leaving a space between the top of the housing and the cover so that the wires may pass through, or is adapted to fit flush with the top of the housing and overlap the lip when no wires are passing through.

Inventors: Stathis; Peter (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Assignee: Doug Mockett & Company, Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/00 (20060101); H01R 13/60 (20060101); H01R 013/60 (); H02G 003/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018