Patents Assigned to kSARIA Corporation
  • Patent number: 9239428
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes, among other things, a method for attaching a fiber optic terminus of a fiber optic connector to a fiber optic cable. The method may include determining a type of epoxy to be mixed from a first material in a first barrel of the dual-barrel cartridge and a second material in a second barrel of the dual-barrel cartridge. The method may include determining a first rate at which to advance a first plunger against the first barrel based at least in part on the type of epoxy to be mixed. The method may include determining a second rate at which to advance a second plunger against the second barrel based at least in part on the type of epoxy to be mixed. The first rate and the second rate may be associated with a proportion between an amount of the first material and an amount of the second material to mix for the epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: KSARIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, George Ciolfi
  • Patent number: 8998682
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a cleaver configured to automatically cleave a bare fiber extending from an end face of a terminus or connector of a fiber optic cable, the cleaver including a bending element configured to bend the bare fiber and a defect-formation device configured to create a surface defect in surface of the bare fiber under tension when the bare fiber is bent by the bending element; and an abrader configured to automatically finish the end face of the terminus or connector after the bare fiber is cleaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, George Ciolfi
  • Patent number: 8577194
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Sicari, Anthony J. Christopher, Stavros Dariotis, Bruce S. Belanger
  • Patent number: 8478096
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Sicari, Anthony J. Christopher, Stavros Dariotis, Bruce S. Belanger
  • Publication number: 20130095732
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a cleaver configured to automatically cleave a bare fiber extending from an end face of a terminus or connector of a fiber optic cable, the cleaver including a bending element configured to bend the bare fiber and a defect-formation device configured to create a surface defect in surface of the bare fiber under tension when the bare fiber is bent by the bending element; and an abrader configured to automatically finish the end face of the terminus or connector after the bare fiber is cleaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KSARIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: kSARIA Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130078587
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes, among other things, a method. The method may include determining, by a processor of a controller, a setting on a control, the setting corresponding to a type of connector. The method may include retrieving, by the processor, an algorithm for curing epoxy disposed within the type of connector. The method may include generating, by the processor, at least one control signal based at least in part on the algorithm. The method may include sending, by the controller, the at least one control signal to a heating dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, George Ciolfi
  • Publication number: 20130075427
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes, among other things, a method. The method may include determining a type of epoxy to be mixed from a first material in a first barrel of the dual-barrel cartridge and a second material in a second barrel of the dual-barrel cartridge. The method may include determining a first rate at which to advance a first plunger against the first barrel based at least in part on the type of epoxy to be mixed. The method may include determining a second rate at which to advance a second plunger against the second barrel based at least in part on the type of epoxy to be mixed. The first rate and the second rate may be associated with a proportion between an amount of the first material and an amount of the second material to mix for the epoxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, George Ciolfi
  • Patent number: 8406598
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for shaping an end of an optical fiber. The apparatus may include a frame and a clamp constructed to hold the optical fiber in a fixed location relative to the frame. The apparatus may further include a tip shaper supported by the frame and movable in a first direction toward and away from the clamp, and moveable in a second direction that lies in a plane transverse to the first direction to shape the end of the optical fiber when the tip shaper is placed in contact with the optical fiber. The apparatus may include an abrasive substrate which abrades the end of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, John C. Briggs, Michael Mucci
  • Publication number: 20130036593
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: KSARIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: kSARIA Corporation
  • Publication number: 20120292102
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: KSARIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Sicari, Anthony J. Christopher, Stavros Dariotis, Bruce S. Belanger
  • Patent number: 8254738
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Sicari, Anthony J. Christopher, Stavros Dariotis, Bruce S. Belanger
  • Patent number: 7978950
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for shaping an end of an optical fiber. The apparatus may include a frame and a clamp constructed to hold the optical fiber in a fixed location relative to the frame. The apparatus may further include a tip shaper supported by the frame and movable in a first direction toward and away from the clamp, and moveable in a second direction that lies in a plane transverse to the first direction to shape the end of the optical fiber when the tip shaper is placed in contact with the optical fiber. The apparatus may include an abrasive substrate which abrades the end of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, John C. Briggs, Michael Mucci
  • Publication number: 20110044600
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for shaping an end of an optical fiber. The apparatus may include a frame and a clamp constructed to hold the optical fiber in a fixed location relative to the frame. The apparatus may further include a tip shaper supported by the frame and movable in a first direction toward and away from the clamp, and moveable in a second direction that lies in a plane transverse to the first direction to shape the end of the optical fiber when the tip shaper is placed in contact with the optical fiber. The apparatus may include an abrasive substrate which abrades the end of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: KSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, John C. Briggs, Michael Mucci
  • Patent number: 7837801
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning an optical fiber supported by a fiber optic connector. The cleaning apparatus may include a housing, a cleaning tip supported by the housing and a cleaning wipe advanceable along at least a portion of the cleaning tip to clean an optical fiber when the cleaning wipe engages the optical fiber. The apparatus may include one or more automated features which may enhance the effectiveness of the apparatus. The apparatus may include a fluid dispenser to wet at least a portion of the cleaning wipe with a cleaning fluid. The apparatus may be configured to automatically control the force exerted by the cleaning tip against the optical fiber and/or to automatically control tension in the cleaning wipe. Aspects of the invention are directed to a method of cleaning an end face of an optical fiber by advancing a wet portion of a cleaning wipe across the end face, and thereafter advancing a dry portion of the cleaning wipe across the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, Mark S. Aude
  • Patent number: 7809230
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for shaping an end of an optical fiber. The apparatus may include a frame and a clamp constructed to hold the optical fiber in a fixed location relative to the frame. The apparatus may further include a tip shaper supported by the frame and movable in a first direction toward and away from the clamp, and moveable in a second direction that lies in a plane transverse to the first direction to shape the end of the optical fiber when the tip shaper is placed in contact with the optical fiber. The apparatus may include an abrasive substrate which abrades the end of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, John C. Briggs, Michael Mucci
  • Publication number: 20090080840
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for shaping an end of an optical fiber. The apparatus may include a frame and a clamp constructed to hold the optical fiber in a fixed location relative to the frame. The apparatus may further include a tip shaper supported by the frame and movable in a first direction toward and away from the clamp, and moveable in a second direction that lies in a plane transverse to the first direction to shape the end of the optical fiber when the tip shaper is placed in contact with the optical fiber. The apparatus may include an abrasive substrate which abrades the end of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, John C. Briggs, Michael Mucci
  • Publication number: 20080000037
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning an optical fiber supported by a fiber optic connector. The cleaning apparatus may include a housing, a cleaning tip supported by the housing and a cleaning wipe advanceable along at least a portion of the cleaning tip to clean an optical fiber when the cleaning wipe engages the optical fiber. The apparatus may include one or more automated features which may enhance the effectiveness of the apparatus. The apparatus may include a fluid dispenser to wet at least a portion of the cleaning wipe with a cleaning fluid. The apparatus may be configured to automatically control the force exerted by the cleaning tip against the optical fiber and/or to automatically control tension in the cleaning wipe. Aspects of the invention are directed to a method of cleaning an end face of an optical fiber by advancing a wet portion of a cleaning wipe across the end face, and thereafter advancing a dry portion of the cleaning wipe across the end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: KSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, Mark S. Aude
  • Patent number: 6964288
    Abstract: An automated fiber preparation system and method for automatically fabricating an optical fiber. One or more fabrication processes associated with fiber preparation may be performed on an optical fiber without requiring active user input. The fiber preparation system may be configured to automatically carry out each of the process steps for fabricating an optical fiber pigtail. The fiber preparation system may include a fiber preparation module that is configured to automatically prepare one or both ends of an optical fiber in anticipation of one or more subsequent manufacturing processes involving the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Christopher, Arthur W. Johnson, III, Dale A. Herman, Andre Sharon
  • Publication number: 20050230052
    Abstract: An automated fiber preparation system and method for automatically fabricating an optical fiber. One or more fabrication processes associated with fiber preparation may be performed on an optical fiber without requiring active user input. The fiber preparation system may be configured to automatically carry out each of the process steps for fabricating an optical fiber pigtail. The fiber preparation system may include a fiber preparation module that is configured to automatically prepare one or both ends of an optical fiber in anticipation of one or more subsequent manufacturing processes involving the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Christopher, Arthur Johnson, Dale Herman, Andre Sharon
  • Patent number: 6895654
    Abstract: An automatic apparatus and method for attaching a ferrule to a fiber, such as an optical fiber. The apparatus may include a ferrule supply, a ferrule support, an adhesive dispenser and a fiber support. Components may be computer controlled and the method may provide for automatic attachment of a ferrule to an optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Strandberg, Taric M. Kabir, John C. Alden