Patents Represented by Attorney Roy B. Moffitt
  • Patent number: 5347607
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light waveguide having one end over which the fiber coating is removed, the prestripped light waveguide contained in an optical transmission cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: J. David Abernethy
  • Patent number: 5333193
    Abstract: This invention discloses a network termination module which comprises a base structure having a means for grounding. Mounted on and above the base structure are a pair of insulation displacement terminals, a telephone jack and subscriber terminals. The insulation displacement terminals are electrically connected to the telephone jack. The network termination module also includes an openable cover which, in its closed position, establishes electrical connection between the insulation displacement terminals and the subscriber terminals, and, in its open position, breaks the electrical connection between the insulation displacement terminals and the subscriber terminals. The cover, in its closed position, also closes off access to the jack and to the subscriber terminals. Disposed within the base structure is a protector element which is electrically connected to the insulation displacement terminals. The protector element is also electrically connected to the means for grounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Siecor Puerto Rico, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Cote, John J. Napiorkowski, Thomas W. Kroll, Walker K. Butler, Boyd G. Brower, N. Peter Mickelson
  • Patent number: 5313519
    Abstract: A telephone network interface device comprises a base structure, a protector assembly disposed within the base structure and a cover on the base structure. The device also includes a telephone jack and terminals to which a telephone subscriber's wiring can be connected. The combination of the base structure, cover, telephone jack and terminals comprise a stand-alone unit which can be mounted in a variety of enclosures when installed at a telephone subscriber's premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Siecor Puerto Rico, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Peter Mickelson, John J. Napiorkowski, Kelley L. Chico
  • Patent number: 5312499
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for making a loose tube buffered optical fiber, the apparatus comprising an extrusion crosshead having an inlet and exit port connecting a plastic flow passageway circumscribing another passageway in which there is disposed a grease injection unit having three concentrically disposed tubes, the first tube delimiting a path for optical fiber travel, the first and second tubes spaced apart from one another forming a travel path therebetween for jelly or grease-like hydrocarbon filling material and the third tube (circumscribing the first and second tube) forming a chamber at a terminal end portion, the chamber in communication with the travel paths of both the grease and optical fibers and in which the grease comes in contact with the optical fibers, the chamber being so disposed that the contact point of the grease and fibers is only after the grease and fibers have traveled a majority of the length of the grease injection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney D. Bolick, Mark A. Sigmon
  • Patent number: 5271131
    Abstract: A device for continuously imparting a predetermined twist to an elongated tubular shaped flaccid work piece composed of first and second sets of arcuate shaped spaced apart ribs delimiting a space having a funnel shaped portion, a moving device affixed to the first and second set capable of moving the first and second set of ribs in misalignment with one another, and a device for supplying gas under pressure to the space delimited by the first and second sets of ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventor: Jimmy R. Jacumin
  • Patent number: 5261020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector assembly tool that performs three assembly functions on FC and ST type connectors having a factory installed fiber in response to moving a handle from a first to a second position, namely activating an optical fiber alignment device (a slider) to align an optical fiber of a given cable with a factory installed fiber in a connector and securing such alignment in place by crimping a crimp tube disposed about the cable sought to be connectorized while maintaining an abutment between the factory installed fiber of the connector and the optical fiber sought to be connected to the connector, such tool comprising a base, a car slideably disposed on the base moveable from a first to a second position, a handle pivotably mounted on the base slideably engageable with the car and moveable from a first to a second position, a stop device on the base engageable with the handle when the car is in the second position and a fiber holder affixed to the base and spaced apart from the car and stop devic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael de Jong, Rodney A. Throckmorton
  • Patent number: 5212756
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon composite, each ribbon joined to adjacent ribbon by a flexible web member, the web member having sufficient length so that the optical fiber ribbons can be moved to positions where the plane delimited by the optical fibers of any given ribbon is spaced apart from, but generally parallel with the plane(s) delimited by the optical fibers of the other ribbons of the composite. One or more of the composites is used as a component of a fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher K. Eoll
  • Patent number: 5166998
    Abstract: An optical cable component made up of an elongated flexible substrate, having first and second groups of plastic coated optical fibers, the first group being removably affixed to a first surface of the substrate and the surface opposite from the first group on its opposite surface being essentially unoccupied. The second group of plastic coated optical fibers are removably affixed to the second surface of the substrate and the surface opposite from the second group being essentially unoccupied. Between the first and second groups of plastic coated optical fibers, there is delimited an unoccupied portion on both surfaces essentially equal to the diameter of one of the plastic coated optical fibers. Each group of plastic coated optical fibers bear an indicia for identification purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Naren I. Patel
  • Patent number: 5159335
    Abstract: A humidity and temperature resistant apparatus for determining the orientation of a rotatable meter hand relative to a dial spaced apart from a meter hand that creates and depletes a charge between a center electrode, a meter hand, and an outer electrode ( a pad) very rapidly to transport electrons through a resistor capacitor combination, attached to a positive power supply, whereby the average current drawn through the resistor capacitor combination creates a voltage across the resistor capacitor combination that corresponds proportionally to the magnitude of the capacitance being measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Veneruso
  • Patent number: 5136286
    Abstract: A humidity and temperature resistant apparatus for determining the orientation of a rotatable meter hand relative to a dial spaced apart from a meter hand that creates and depletes a charge between a center electrode, a meter hand, and an outer variable width electrode array very rapidly to transport electrons through a resistor capacitor combination attached to a positive power supply whereby the average current drawn through the resistor capacitor combination creates a voltage that corresponds proportionally to the magnitude of the capacitance being measured. The variable width electrode array is disposed on a surface of a substrate delimiting a center portion containing an aperture for receiving a rotatable member, and includes a center electrode located in the center portion on the surface of the substrate at least partially circumscribing the aperture and a calibration ring that circumscribes and is spaced apart from the center electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Veneruso
  • Patent number: 5119646
    Abstract: A bleaching kier comprising a compartment of container into and out of which flaccid material is conveyed, in combination with (a) a control device for controlling the amount of elongated cloth being conveyed to the compartment, (b) a device for conveying the elongated cloth along a predetermined path without imparting a crease thereto, and (c) a device for removing a large portion of bleaching liquor from the elongated cloth prior to it being conveyed to a washer. The control device includes a drum with a plurality of upstanding members on its outer surface for engaging and conveying the elongated cloth to the compartment and a "U" shaped member, adapted to be moved from a first position, where the elongated cloth is in contact with the upstanding members, to a second position where the elongated cloth is not in contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventor: Jimmy R. Jacumin
  • Patent number: 5101685
    Abstract: A differential gear that includes a cage in which there is disposed first and second rotatable cylinders positioned adjacent to one another, each rotatable cylinder having an elliptically-shaped groove in its surface and a sphere in each groove in contact with the cage as the cylinders are rotated. The first and second rotatable cylinders are rotatable only in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventor: Robert C. Beck
  • Patent number: 5049415
    Abstract: A method of applying particulate matter to a cable core comprising providing first and second chambers, both of which have entrance and exit ports, the first chamber containing particulate matter and the exit port of the second chamber containing an air wipe which includes a cable core passageway in communication with the interior and exterior of the second chamber and at least one air passageway which is in communication with the cable core passageway and has an elongated longitudinal axis disposed at an acute angle to the longitudinal axis of the cable core passageway so that gas flowing through such a passageway is directed into the second chamber; passing a cable core through the first chamber and applying particulate matter to it to form a coated core; passing the coated core through the second chamber and said air wipe; and, forcing a gas through the air passageway in the air wipe onto the coated core to remove a predetermined amount of particulate matter from the coated core and transmit same into the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Dieter E. Kundis
  • Patent number: 5030950
    Abstract: An apparatus for remotely monitoring the position of a rotatable member, relative to a substrate spaced apart from the rotatable member, as the rotatable member is rotated about an axis of rotation by an axle, including an array of spaced-apart, outer electrodes delimiting a center portion, a center electrode in the center portion and first and second transistors in contact with the center electrode; each outer electrode is in contact with a transistor used to selectively connect an outer electrode to ground; the first transistor, when turned on, supplies current to the center electrode to form a charge to a capacitor formed by the center electrode, rotatable member, and predetermined outer electrode, and the second transistor, when turned on, supplies current proportional to the formed charge to a current-to-voltage converter; a clock is connected to and controls the first and second transistors, turning them on and off so that when one is off and the other is on, in a repetitive cycle; the average voltage o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Veneruso
  • Patent number: 5022344
    Abstract: A method of applying particulate matter to a cable core comprising providing first and second chambers, both of which have entrance and exit ports, the first chamber containing particulate matter and the exit port of the second chamber containing an air wipe which includes a cable core passageway in communication with the interior and exterior of the second chamber and at least one air passageway which is in communication with the cable core passageway and has an elongated longitudinal axis disposed at an acute angle to the longitudinal axis of the cable core passageway so that gas flowing through such a passageway is directed into the second chamber; passing a cable core through the first chamber and applying particulate matter to it to form a coated core; passing the coated core through the second chamber and said air wipe; and, forcing a gas through the air passageway in the air wipe onto the coated core to remove a predetermined amount of particulate matter from the coated core and transmit same into the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Dieter E. Kundis
  • Patent number: 5015103
    Abstract: A bag adapted to receive and contain merchandise through a side opening, made from a sheet of flaccid material folded along a fold line to provide two side by side overlapping wall panels, the wall panels joined together along two spaced apart pairs of side edges and another pair of side edges, unattached to one another forming an opening in the bag and the fold line disposed inwardly between the wall panels to form a gusset with a part of the wall panels. A portion of the wall panels and the gusset protrude beyond a terminal free edge of one of the joined together pair of side edges to form a handle portion integral with the balance of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Plastic Packing, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph B. Mercer
  • Patent number: 5003586
    Abstract: A device for preventing calls from a network interface device, disposed between a customer's premise equipment and that portion of a telephone loop owned by a telephone company connecting the network interface device to a telephone central office, by periodically disconnecting that portion of the telephone loop owned by the telephone company from the subscriber's premises equipment every few seconds. An unauthorized person can get dial tone and can attempt to dial a number, but before the called party can answer, the line is disconnected. Dial tone will appear again after a given period of time, the cycle of dial tone-no dial tone continuing indefinitely. A premise owner may test the integrity of the loop between the owner's premises and the central office in a conventional manner notwithstanding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Wright
  • Patent number: 4999734
    Abstract: An electrode array for use in an apparatus for remotely monitoring the position of a rotatable member as the rotatable member is rotated by an axle about an axis. The array includes a substrate composed of a three-layer composite having first and second surfaces, a plurality of spaced-apart, excitable electrodes defining a center portion disposed on the first surface, an aperture in the substrate located in the center portion for receiving the axle, a center electrode in the center portion spaced apart from the axle circumscribing the aperture, a guard composed of a first conductive strip disposed in the center portion on the first surface spaced apart from and located between the spaced apart excitable electrodes and the center electrode. Each of the excitable electrodes have a concave free edge that delimits a part of the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Edward P. Smith
  • Patent number: 4994134
    Abstract: A method of making a two-layered (ceramic-glass) ferrule having a high degree of concentricity employing the steps of: (a) providing a tubular fixture; (b) inserting a ferrule fixture into a portion of the tubular fixture, the ferrule fixture having continuous and non-continuous channels, the concentricity of the continuous channel varying no more than two microns; (c) inserting a ceramic ferrule tubular member into the tubular fixture; (d) inserting a glass ferrule tubular member into the ceramic ferrule tubular member and into the non-continuous channel of the ferrule fixture; (e) inserting an alignment member, having a length greater than the glass ferrule tubular member and a diameter that matches the internal diameter of the glass ferrule tubular member and the continuous channel of said ferrule fixture within one micron, into the continuous channel of the ferrule fixture and into the glass ferrule tubular member; (f) bonding the ceramic ferrule tubular member to the glass ferrule tubular member to form
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis M. Knecht, Joel C. Rosson
  • Patent number: 4983333
    Abstract: A method for controlling excess fiber length (EFL) in a loose tube optical fiber buffer tube which includes traversing a just extruded plastic buffer tube, containing optical fibers and a filling compound, through a vertical cooling tower along a buffer tube path of travel in the cooling tower where the cooling tower contains a water blocking device disposed at a predetermined point along the buffer tube path of travel and the water blocking device has a body containing (a) a chamber with inlet and outlet ports, defining a buffer tube path of travel aligned with the cooling tower path of travel, a conical shaped portion circumscribing a part of the buffer tube path of travel and an annulus shaped portion circumscribing the buffer tube path of travel and a portion of the conical shaped portion; (b) a device disposed near the outlet port for providing a stream of gas directed at the buffer tube path of travel; and, (c) a drain port to remove accumulated water from the annulus-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas J. Blew