Patents Assigned to International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
  • Patent number: 4747658
    Abstract: A fiber optic contact comprising a ferrule having an alignment sleeve mounted on its forward end so that the mating end face of the ferrule is positioned between the front and rear of the alignment sleeve. A releasable positive interlock is provided between the sleeve and the ferrule so that the sleeve may be removed for cleaning the mating end face of the ferrule, yet the sleeve will not be accidentally removed from the ferrule during use of the contact in a connector. Vent holes are provided in the intermediate region of the alignment sleeve so that dust or other particles in the sleeve will be forced out of the sleeve through the vent holes when the ferrule of a second contact is slid into the alignment sleeve to mate with the ferrule upon which the alignment sleeve is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Leslie M. Borsuk, Patrick G. Corrales
  • Patent number: 4677690
    Abstract: A demodulator of the type employed in a "zero-IF" system uses a local oscillator for providing quadrature output signals at the center frequency of a received signal to be demodulated. The demodulator has first and second mixers for separately mixing the received signal with the quadrature signals to provide a first and second output signal each in quadrature at the outputs of said mixers. These signals are low pass filtered. The demodulator includes third and fourth mixers with each mixer respectively receiving at an input one of the first and second low pass signals. At another input the mixers receive third and fourth signals. The third and fourth signals are derived from mixing a variable controlled oscillator (VCO) signal with local oscillator quadrature signals the frequency of said is independent of the center frequency of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Reed
  • Patent number: 4653618
    Abstract: A double-cylinder shock absorber, which is particularly suitable for use in a MacPherson strut, includes an inner cylinder having a closed lower end and which is filled with oil. A piston rod extends into the inner cylinder through the upper end thereof. A piston is secured to the lower end of the piston rod and divides the cylinder into upper and lower oil chambers. The piston is provided with a fluid metering device providing a damping force mechanism. A rod guide head closes the upper end of the inner cylinder and is provided with an opening which is slightly spaced from the piston rod to form an annular clearance therebetween. An outer cylinder is coaxially disposed around the inner cylinder and forms therewith an annular reservoir chamber having closed upper and lower ends. The lower portion of the reservoir chamber is filled with oil and the upper portion is filled with gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Churchill, Anil G. Walambe
  • Patent number: 4643519
    Abstract: A wavelength division multiplexing or demultiplexing optical coupler of the diffraction grating type includes a pure fused silica optical element having a convex spherical surface on one end and a diffraction grating on a portion of its other end. The remaining portion of its other end receives a multiple fiber array for transmitting and receiving the light to be multiplexed or demultiplexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Anne B. Bussard, Robert E. Pulfrey
  • Patent number: 4641903
    Abstract: An insulation displacement connector is disclosed which is particularly adapted for use with flat cable having very closely spaced conductors. The connector contains two rows of contacts. The contacts in the two rows are staggered relative to each other. Each contact has a slotted plate for engaging one of the conductors of the cable. Adjacent contacts in each row of contacts are rotated 180.degree. relative to each other so that the slotted plates of the contacts in each row are also staggered relative to each other for facilitating feeding every second conductor of the flat cable laterally between the slotted plates of one row of contacts to the slotted plates of the other row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Anhalt, Michael K. Cabourne
  • Patent number: 4628273
    Abstract: An optical amplifier having, for example, a photocathode to convert light to electrons, an electron multiplier, and a photo-emitter or light emitting diode to convert electrons to light. The electron multiplier may be made of magnesium oxide, silicon dioxide or silicon dioxide having bubbles therein. Alternatively, the electron multiplier may be an avalanche diode or other diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Weldon R. H. Vlasak
  • Patent number: 4624008
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for recognition of sentences comprised of utterances separated by short pauses, the utterances representative of both isolated words and connected words. Speech to be recognized is converted into frames of digital signals. Selected ones of the frames of digital signals are compared with isolated word and connected word templates stored in a template memory. Recognition of isolated words is done by comparing the selected frames of digital signals with the isolated word templates in accordance with a windowed dynamic programming algorithm having path boundary control, while connected word recognition is accomplished by comparing selected frames of digital signals with the connected word templates in accordance with a full DPA having path score normalization and utterance frame penalty calculation capability. Variable frame rate encoding is used to identify the selected frames of digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: George Vensko, Lawrence Carlin, Mark W. Nelson, A. Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 4622649
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an improved convolution processor that requires no multiplication operations and can easily be implemented digitally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Ning H. Lu
  • Patent number: 4613198
    Abstract: An electrical connector backshell which is divided longitudinally into a pair of separable parts. The longitudinal edges of the two parts embody interlocking means allowing longitudinal sliding engagement of the parts, but preventing lateral separation of the parts even if one or both of the parts is flexed. The backshell housing may be formed from sheet metal. The two parts of the housing may be assembled over a cable after the conductors thereof have been connected to the contacts in a connector shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald J. Selvin, Hermenegildo A. Espiritu
  • Patent number: 4598975
    Abstract: A multiple fiber linear array comprising a pair of spaced apart plate members separated by spacers having a diameter no greater than the diameter of the largest fiber in the array and defining a passageway in which the fibers are inserted such that the fibers terminate adjacent one end of the passageway and are parallel and contiguous throughout a substantial portion of their length in the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Anne B. Bussard, Wanda S. Hutchison
  • Patent number: 4598959
    Abstract: An electrical connector containing a grounding ring in the form of a metal bellows which is axially compressed when the mating halves of the connector are interengaged. The bellows provides a windowless EMI/RFI grounding shield for the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald J. Selvin
  • Patent number: 4597629
    Abstract: The solar blind ultraviolet filter includes in an intimate cascade relationship an ultraviolet grade quartz cell containing chlorine gas receiving light energy on an input face thereof, a first Jena UG5 glass cell containing potassium iodide doped with thallium, a second Jena UG5 glass cell containing a 2, 3-dihydro-5, 7-dimethyl-1H-1, 4-diazepine perchlorate and glycerol solution and a Jena UG5 glass and ultraviolet grade quartz cell containing nickel sulfate hexahydrate as the output element of the filter. A black anodized aluminum shell encloses the peripheral surface of all of the above cells. An extremely high viscosity interface coupling medium, such as dimethyl polysiloxane, is disposed at all interface surfaces of the various materials employed in the filter to minimize reflection losses at these interface surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Kraushaar, Kevin B. Ward
  • Patent number: 4593882
    Abstract: A zone valve of the type using a heat motor includes a biasing spring that operates on a lever, the lever operating on a valve. The spring includes arms that slidingly engage the lever. The arms each include a bent portion adjacent the point of contact with the lever. By providing the bent portion on each arm, the effective biasing force produced on the lever is decreased when the lever is in a raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. West
  • Patent number: 4591962
    Abstract: The power supply converts alternating current voltage to a direct current voltage which is in turn converted to a pulse width modulated voltage. A circuit arrangement is provided responsive to the pulse width modulated voltage to produce N output direct current voltages each having a different predetermined value, where N is an integer greater than one. A feedback circuit is provided between the circuit arrangement and the circuit providing the pulse width modulated voltage to provide a substantially constant value for the N output voltages when a varying load is presented to the power supply. A current transformer arrangement is coupled in series in the feedback circuit to provide wide bandwidth and low droop without oscillation for the power supply when the power supply is subjected to a step load (a step from no-load up to full-load).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Albrecht Schwarz, John D. Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 4588866
    Abstract: A mechanism for latching a modular wall phone to a mounting receptacle plate. As is conventional, the plate has a central aperture for a modular jack and spaced on each vertical side of the aperture is a headed stud or rivet. The wall phone has a base plate with a central slot through which a plug on a line cord extends to mate with the jack. The base also has keyhole slots for receiving and mating with the headed studs. Adjacent at least one stud is the present latching mechanism which is readily assembled to the base plate with the phone separated from the receptacle plate. The latch mechanism automatically engages the headed stud and latches to it when the phone is mounted on the wall. The mechanism is accessible from exterior of the phone to release the latch and enable removal of the phone from the receptacle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: James H. Monti
  • Patent number: 4577909
    Abstract: A center retention system for retaining a wheel cover on a vehicle wheel. The system includes a center piece coaxially disposed about the axis of the wheel. A plurality of radially extending straps are provided. The radially outer ends of the straps include hook portions which respectively wrap around the radially inner walls of the air hole slots in the wheel. The other ends of the straps are fastened to the center piece to rigidly locate the center piece along the axis of the wheel. The wheel cover is removably fastened to the center piece by a lock bolt or the like. The torque-tool-engaging surface of the lock bolt is provided in a keyed configuration requiring a unique tool for removal of the lock bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Browning
  • Patent number: 4577157
    Abstract: Apparatus is depicted which enables the sampling of the phase angle of a modulated signal and manipulates the sample signals to demodulate the same. The apparatus is particularly adaptable for use in demodulating the I and Q channel signals of a zero IF receiver. The system contains an angle sensing circuit which combines the I and Q channel signals in differential form to produce a series of output signals of an angular range indicative of the present value of the instanteous phase. The signals from the angle detector are coupled to an octant decoder which operates to determine the particular octant that the angle is to be included in. In the present system eight octants are used, each comprising 45.degree.. The octant decoder determines which octant the angle belongs in and assigns a predetermined angle value to that angle. In one embodiment, the assigned angle values are 0.degree., 45.degree., 90.degree., 135.degree., 180.degree., 225.degree., 270.degree. or 315.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Reed
  • Patent number: 4569366
    Abstract: A rising stem valve includes a scale plate attached to the stem and rising with the stem. A stationary reference mark on the valve bonnet indicates the degree of opening of the valve on the scale plate. The scale plate is rotatable around the valve stem to permit viewing from any position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. West, Andrew W. Channell
  • Patent number: 4569638
    Abstract: A motor pump is described wherein an air cooled, oil-lubricated motor has its rotor axially displaced from its stator and in which the bearing support for the motor shaft is entirely on one side of the rotor. The drive shaft is coupled to the impeller in the pump unit by means of a flexible coupler which serves to reduce vibration levels which are transmitted through the piping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Harker, Thomas E. Boesen
  • Patent number: 4568895
    Abstract: A capacitor arrangement which is especially suited for use in an electronically tunable narrow band tuned cavity filter includes two capacitor plate portions which are juxtaposed one another to form a capacitor. One of the capacitor plate portions may be provided with a recess and with an internally threaded bore which opens into the recess, and an externally threaded trimmer slug may be received in the bore and extend to a greater or lesser degree into the recess and thus to contribute to a greater or lesser degree to the total capacitance of the capacitor. A dielectric spacer may be interposed between the capacitor plate portions to determine the size of the gap therebetween and to maintain the gap size constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Reed