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1. (US20140019662) Cable including a secure physical layer management (PLM) whereby an aggregation point can be associated with a plurality of inputs

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 13937304 Application Date: 09.07.2013
Publication Number: 20140019662 Publication Date: 16.01.2014
Grant Number: 09380874 Grant Date: 05.07.2016
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
G06F 3/00
A47B 91/00
G02B 6/43
G06F 13/40
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
B
TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
91
Feet for furniture in general
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6
Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
24
Coupling light guides
42
Coupling light guides with opto-electronic elements
43
Arrangements comprising a plurality of opto-electronic elements and associated optical interconnections
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13
Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
38
Information transfer, e.g. on bus
40
Bus structure
Applicants: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
CommScope Technologies LLC
Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey
Agents: Fogg & Powers LLC
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Cable including a secure physical layer management (PLM) whereby an aggregation point can be associated with a plurality of inputs
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

One embodiment is directed to a communication media including one or more communication paths extending from a first end to a second end and a first connector assembly terminating the first end of the one or more communication paths. The first connector assembly includes a physical layer management (PLM) interface that is isolated from signals on the one or more communication paths. The first connector assembly also includes a programmable processor coupled to a storage device and coupled to the PLM interface. The programmable processor is configured to perform secure communications with another device coupled to the PLM interface to communicate physical layer information regarding the communication media to the other device. An aggregation point can associate a first port on the other device to which the first connector assembly is inserted with the first connector assembly or the communication media using the physical layer information.