Patent Number: 7,787,260

Title: Cable management arrangement for a telecommunications cabinet

Abstract: A telecommunications system including a frame to which telecommunications equipment is mounted. The frame defines a patch panel region and an active equipment region. Patch cords are interconnected between the patch panel region and the active equipment region. The system further includes a slack storage panel that stores patch cord slack. The slack storage panel defines a single cable routing pathway. The patch cords are routed through the slack storage panel such that no portion of the length of each patch cord overlaps itself. In systems including both copper and fiber cables, the copper cables are routed separately from the fiber cables.

Inventors: Hruby; Kevin L. (Minnetonka, MN), Cordle; Glen (Centerville, MN), Walters; Cindy S. (Prior Lake, MN), Barth; Michael Kenneth (Bloomington, MN)

Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

International Classification: H02B 1/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018