Patents Assigned to Research Development Corporation
  • Patent number: 11221454
    Abstract: An optical interconnect module comprises a housing including a front-facing portion that includes a first face and a second face, wherein the first face of the front-facing portion is angled relative to the second face of the front-facing portion. The housing also includes a rear-facing portion opposing the front facing portion, the rear-facing portion including a first face and a second face, wherein the first face of the rear-facing portion is angled relative to the second face of the rear-facing portion. The housing further includes an internal chamber disposed between the front-facing portion and the rear-facing portion. A first plurality of multifiber connectors is disposed on the front-facing portion of the housing, and a first plurality of multifiber connectors disposed on the rear-facing portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Sara Ann Chase, Brian Keith Rhoney, Antwan Joco'ques Works
  • Patent number: 11219672
    Abstract: A cancer therapeutic agent according to an embodiment of the present invention contains, as active ingredients, IL-18 and one or more antibodies selected from the group consisting of an anti-PD-L1 antibody, an anti-PD-1 antibody, an anti-PD-L2 antibody, an anti-CTLA-4 antibody, an anti-CD25 antibody, an anti-CD33 antibody, and an anti-CD52 antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: Medical Research and Development Corporation, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
    Inventors: Haruki Okamura, Kyosuke Yamanishi, Wen Li
  • Patent number: 11215768
    Abstract: Fiber optic connectors, connector housings, connectorized cable assemblies, and methods for the connectorization of cable assemblies are provided with particular cable adapter features, adapter extensions, multi-diametrical sealing flexures, subcutaneous sealing elements, and combinations thereof, for improved connector and cable performance, integrity, and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Joel Christopher Rosson
  • Patent number: 11215777
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable includes a central tube having a first inner and a first outer surface. The first inner surface defines a bore along a longitudinal axis of the cable. Optical fibers are disposed within the bore of the central tube. A cable jacket is disposed around the central tube. The cable jacket has a second inner and a second outer surface defining a first thickness. A skin layer is disposed around the cable jacket. The skin layer has a third inner and a third outer surface defining a second thickness that is 100 ?m or less. The cable jacket material is different from the skin layer material, and the third outer surface defines the outermost surface of the optical fiber cable. Access sections made of the second material extend from the skin layer into the first thickness of the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, James Arthur Register, III
  • Patent number: 11209602
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a method of preparing a bundled cable. In the method, a plurality of subunits is wound around a central member in one or more layers of subunits to form the bundled cable. For a section of the central member, each layer of subunits has a pitch over which a subunit of the layer of subunits makes one revolution around the section of the central member and a length of the subunit required to make the one revolution. The subunits are configured to have a nominal helical length equal to the ratio of a nominal length to a nominal pitch. Further, in the method, a measurement of the bundled cable is monitored, and a winding rate of the plurality of subunits is adjusted based on the measurement in order to account for deviations from the nominal helical length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Edward Conner, Eric Scott Quinby, James Arthur Register, III, Hieu Vinh Tran
  • Patent number: 11204473
    Abstract: An optical fiber drop cable. The optical fiber drop cable includes at least one optical fiber and at least one inner tensile element wound around the at least one optical fiber having a laylength of at least 200 mm. The optical fiber drop cable also includes an interior jacket disposed around the at least one inner tensile element and an exterior jacket having an inner surface and an outer surface. The optical fiber drop cable further includes at least one outer tensile element disposed between the interior jacket and the outer surface of the exterior jacket. Each of the at least one outer tensile element has a laylength of at least 1 m. The exterior jacket includes at least one polyolefin, at least one thermoplastic elastomer, and at least one high aspect ratio inorganic filler. The exterior jacket has an averaged coefficient of thermal expansion of no more than 120(10?6) m/mK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaole Cheng, Jason Clay Lail
  • Patent number: 11204466
    Abstract: Optical fiber photonic integrated chip connector interfaces and photonic integrated chip assemblies utilizing low-profile optical fibers and methods thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical fiber photonic integrated chip (PIC) connector interface includes at least one low-profile optical fiber having an end face, at least one core, and a cladding layer, wherein the end face is non-rotationally symmetric with respect to the at least one core, and the cladding layer includes at least one minimum perimeter point that is a minimum distance from the at least one core as compared to remaining perimeter points of the cladding. The PIC connector interface further includes an interconnect substrate including a fiber mounting surface, and a mechanical coupling surface. The at least one low-profile optical fiber is disposed on the fiber mounting surface such that one or more surfaces of the cladding defining the at least one minimum perimeter point faces away from the fiber mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Alan Frank Evans, James Scott Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11190230
    Abstract: Wide bandwidth digital pre-distortion (DPD) in a remote unit(s) for a wireless communications system (WCS) is disclosed. In embodiments disclosed herein, a remote unit(s) includes at least two transceiver circuits, each configured to process (e.g., perform DPD) a respective downlink digital communications signal corresponding to a portion of the carrier bandwidth. Each of the transceiver circuits is further configured to convert the respective downlink digital communications signal into a respective downlink RF communications signal. The respective downlink RF communications signals generated by the transceiver circuits are subsequently combined to form a downlink RF communications signal(s) associated with the carrier bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Yury Abramov, Roi Yosy Ziv
  • Patent number: 11189900
    Abstract: A balun is disclosed and includes a dielectric substrate defining a first surface and a second surface. The balun includes a first output port including a first output ground portion and first output power portion; a second output port including a second output ground portion and a second output power portion; and an input port including an input ground portion and input power portion. The first output ground portion, the second output ground portion, and the input ground portion are coupled at a ground junction portion. The first output power portion, the second output power portion, and the input power portion are coupled at a power junction portion. The first output power portion, the second output power portion, and the input power portion are positioned on the first surface. The first output ground portion, the second output ground portion, and the input ground portion are positioned on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Jesús Anzoátegui Cumana Morales
  • Patent number: 11187859
    Abstract: Fiber optic connectors (10), cable assemblies (100) and methods for making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic connector (10) comprises a ferrule assembly (52), a housing (20) and a cap (60). The housing (20) comprises a longitudinal passageway (22) between a rear end (21) and a front end (23), and a ferrule assembly side-loading pocket (40) for receiving the ferrule assembly (52). The ferrule assembly (52) and housing (20) cooperate to inhibit movement of the assembly during manufacturing. Fiber optic connector 10 may include other features as desired such as keying portion (20KP) or at least one locking feature (20L) integrally formed in the housing (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Christopher Rosson, Michael Wimmer
  • Patent number: 11181707
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a polymer composition. The polymer composition includes from 0% to 80% by weight of a polyolefin component and from 20% to 100% by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer component. The polymer composition has an elastic modulus of less than 1500 MPa at ?40° C. as measured using dynamic mechanical analysis according to ASTM D4065. Further, the polymer composition has a coefficient of thermal expansion as averaged over the temperature range of ?40° C. to 25° C. of more than 120×10?6/K when measured according to ASTM E831, and the polymer composition has a thermal contraction stress of no more than 4.0 MPa at ?40° C. as measured using dynamic mechanical analysis. Additionally, embodiments of an optical fiber cable having a cable jacket made of the polymeric composition are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, Xiaole Cheng, Yanfei Li
  • Patent number: 11184743
    Abstract: Distributed communications systems (DCSs) supporting virtualization of remote units as citizens band radio service (CBRS) devices (CBSDs) are disclosed. In examples discussed herein, the DCS includes a routing circuit that is coupled to a number of remote units configured to communicate a downlink communications signal(s) and an uplink communications signal(s) in one or more CBRS channels. In this regard, a CBRS control circuit is provided to present each of the remote units as a uniquely identifiable virtual CBSD to a spectrum access system (SAS) and facilitate communications between the SAS and the remote units. As such, the SAS may be able spoofed to treat the uniquely identifiable virtual CBSD as real CBSDs to uniquely identify each of the remote units for CBRS channel assignment and/or transmission power control. As a result, it may be possible to support CBRS in the DCS in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Dror Harel
  • Patent number: 11169343
    Abstract: An optical cable is provided. The optical cable includes an outer cable body jacket and a plurality of optical fiber subunits. The optical fibers within each subunit are stranded relative to each other and are located within a thin subunit jacket. A plurality of unstranded optical fiber subunits are located within the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Jerome Blazer, Harold Edward Hudson, II, Christopher Mark Quinn, David Alan Seddon, Kenneth Darrell Temple, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11169348
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to an optical fiber ribbon. The optical fiber ribbon includes optical fibers arranged in a row having a first width. Indicator fibers are provided at the edges of the row. The indicator fibers have different color fiber jackets. The optical fiber ribbon also includes a primary matrix into which the plurality of optical fibers is embedded. The optical fiber ribbon also includes an opacifying layer having a second width and a color layer, distinct from the opacifying layer, having a third width. The optical fiber ribbon further includes a layer of printing disposed on an outer surface of the primary matrix. In the optical fiber ribbon, the first width is greater than at least one of the second width or the third width such that the indicator fibers extend past at least one of the opacifying layer or the color layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Olus Naili Boratav, Julie Ann Chalk, David Wesley Chiasson, Gregory Alan Mills, Girish Arun Saigaonkar, Randall Dwaine Tuttle, Xiaomin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11160261
    Abstract: An improved bladed fishing jig is provided. The bladed jig comprises a hook joined to a wire form. A blade mounting section of the wire extends beyond the hook eye. A metal core is molded around portions of the hook and wire form, and the blade mounting section extends from the metal core. A blade is attached by inserting the blade mounting section of the wire into a mounting through hole near the bottom of the blade. A plastic exterior is molded around the metal core and has a blade slot formed between front and back slot walls. The blade mounting section transverses the blade slot from the front to the back slot wall. The blade is locked on the wire in the blade slot. The blade includes an attachment for a fishing line and oscillates from side to side as the jig is retrieved through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PLASTIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Dickerson, Chad Warner
  • Patent number: 11160048
    Abstract: Automatic routing, mapping, and clustering of remote units in a distributed communication system are disclosed. A mobile device is positioned proximate a given remote unit. Measurements are made so that the distributed communication system can map the location of the remote unit to a remote unit identifier and port within a central unit of the distributed communication system. Once the remote units are mapped to specific locations and the ports properly identified, the central unit may designate clusters within the distributed communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Eytan Radian
  • Patent number: D935417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Lise Cote, Edward Wilson Licitra, Matthew Wallace Peterson, Joel Christopher Rosson, Jonathan Patrick Summers, Dayne Wilcox
  • Patent number: D940662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Cameron Meyer, Dayne Wilcox, Lee Alexander Webb, Joel Christopher Rosson, Monique Lise Cote
  • Patent number: D941295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Mardis Bagley, Robert Bruce Elkins, II, Scott M. Janis, Matthew Wallace Peterson, Joel Christopher Rosson, Dayne Wilcox
  • Patent number: D941296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Mardis Bagley, Robert Bruce Elkins, II, Scott M. Janis, Matthew Wallace Peterson, Joel Christopher Rosson, Dayne Wilcox