Patent Number: 7,787,614

Title: Sealing current terminator for inhibiting oxidation and methods therefor

Abstract: Methodologies and structure are provided for use in a communications line that transmit data without plain old telephone service (POTS), or splits the POTS service from the data service, to inhibit oxidation of electrical connections within the physical communications line between the central office of a service provider and a subscriber premises and/or subscriber equipment. A direct current load is drawn by a sealing current terminator circuit that is electrically coupled across the communications line at a convenient location proximate or within the subscriber's location so as to assist in providing oxidation reducing direct current flow along a portion of the communications loop coupling the service provider with the subscriber.

Inventors: Duran; Christian S. (Ft. Worth, TX), Blake; Kathleen E. (Keller, TX), Bennett; Robert J. (Lewisville, TX)

Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC

International Classification: H04M 1/76 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018