Patents by Inventor Adra Smith Baca

Adra Smith Baca has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200132945
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable assembly includes a fiber optic cable including at least one strength member and a fiber optic connector including a connector body. The assembly also includes a weld collar positioned such that the at least one strength member is at least partially captured between the connector body and the weld collar. The assembly further includes a composite including a portion of the at least one strength member and a portion of at least one of the weld collar or the connector body. A method of coupling a fiber optic cable to a fiber optic connector is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Micah Colen Isenhour, Robert Max Sanetick
  • Patent number: 10551573
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends without there being an optical fiber present in the ferrule bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Patent number: 10451814
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Publication number: 20190227243
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends without there being an optical fiber present in the ferrule bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Patent number: 10288827
    Abstract: A crush resistant optical cable and/or crush resistant optical fiber buffer tube are provided. The cable generally includes a tube having at least one layer formed from a first material and an optical fiber located within a channel of the first tube. The buffer tube is configured to protect optical fibers from crush or impact events through a cushioning action. For example, the first material may be a polymer material having modulus of elasticity of less than 200 MPa, and the layer of the tube acts as a compliant cushioning layer at least partially contacting and surrounding an outer surface of the optical fiber when radially directed forces are applied to the outer surface of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Manuela Ocampo, Richard Curwood Peterson, David Alan Seddon, Pushkar Tandon, Brandon Robert Williamson
  • Patent number: 10274685
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber optic connector sub-assembly involves: initially disposing a bonding agent in a ferrule bore of a ferrule; heating at least a portion of the ferrule above a melting temperature of the bonding agent so that some of the bonding agent melts; and solidifying the bonding agent that has melted to form the fiber optic connector sub-assembly, all without an optical fiber being disposed within the ferrule bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Publication number: 20180364024
    Abstract: A beam-shaping optical system suitable for use with optical coherence tomography having a beam-shaping insert having a polymeric material, the beam-shaping insert integrally defining a beam-shaping element. The beam-shaping element has a reflective element positioned on a curved surface. A light source generates an electromagnetic beam. An optical fiber having a core and a cladding, the optical fiber having first end optically coupled with the light source and a fiber end. The fiber end is configured to emit the electromagnetic beam toward the beam-shaping element. The reflective element has a reflectivity greater than about 98% for both a first wavelength band of the electromagnetic beam and a second wavelength band of the electromagnetic beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Robert Randall Hancock, JR., Gary Allen Hart, Horst Schreiber, Daniel Max Staloff, Jue Wang
  • Publication number: 20180180822
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber optic connector sub-assembly involves: initially disposing a bonding agent in a ferrule bore of a ferrule; heating at least a portion of the ferrule above a melting temperature of the bonding agent so that some of the bonding agent melts; and solidifying the bonding agent that has melted to form the fiber optic connector sub-assembly, all without an optical fiber being disposed within the ferrule bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Publication number: 20180180823
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber optic connector sub-assembly involves: initially disposing a bonding agent in a ferrule bore of a ferrule; heating at least a portion of the ferrule above a melting temperature of the bonding agent so that some of the bonding agent melts; and solidifying the bonding agent that has melted to form the fiber optic connector sub-assembly, all without an optical fiber being disposed within the ferrule bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Publication number: 20180059346
    Abstract: A crush resistant optical cable and/or crush resistant optical fiber buffer tube are provided. The cable generally includes a tube having at least one layer formed from a first material and an optical fiber located within a channel of the first tube. The buffer tube is configured to protect optical fibers from crush or impact events through a cushioning action. For example, the first material may be a polymer material having modulus of elasticity of less than 200 MPa, and the layer of the tube acts as a compliant cushioning layer at least partially contacting and surrounding an outer surface of the optical fiber when radially directed forces are applied to the outer surface of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Manuela Ocampo, Richard Curwood Peterson, David Alan Seddon, Pushkar Tandon, Brandon Robert Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180059336
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Patent number: 9829664
    Abstract: An crush resistant optical cable and/or crush resistant optical fiber buffer tube are provided. The cable generally includes a tube having at least one layer formed from a first material and an optical fiber located within a channel of the first tube. The buffer tube is configured to protect optical fibers from crush or impact events through a cushioning action. For example, the first material may be a polymer material having modulus of elasticity of less than 200 MPa, and the layer of the tube acts as a compliant cushioning layer at least partially contacting and surrounding an outer surface of the optical fiber when radially directed forces are applied to the outer surface of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Manuela Ocampo, Richard Curwood Peterson, David Alan Seddon, Pushkar Tandon, Brandon Robert Williamson
  • Publication number: 20170146756
    Abstract: An crush resistant optical cable and/or crush resistant optical fiber buffer tube are provided. The cable generally includes a tube having at least one layer formed from a first material and an optical fiber located within a channel of the first tube. The buffer tube is configured to protect optical fibers from crush or impact events through a cushioning action. For example, the first material may be a polymer material having modulus of elasticity of less than 200 MPa, and the layer of the tube acts as a compliant cushioning layer at least partially contacting and surrounding an outer surface of the optical fiber when radially directed forces are applied to the outer surface of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Manuela Ocampo, Richard Curwood Peterson, David Alan Seddon, Pushkar Tandon, Brandon Robert Williamson
  • Patent number: 9581768
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Publication number: 20170052328
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Patent number: 9435953
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical communication cable is provided. The cable includes a core element located in a cable jacket. The core element includes a buffer tube having an outer surface, an inner surface and a channel defined by the inner surface of the first tube. The core element includes an optical fiber located within the channel of the buffer tube and a color layer formed from a surface-deposited colorant material applied to the outer surface of the buffer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Timothy Leonard Hunt, Michael Anthony Lockee, Eric John Mozdy
  • Patent number: 9411114
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, loose-tube fiber optic cables may include a cable core and a jacket. The cable core may include a buffer tube and an optical fiber and the optical fiber may be positioned within the buffer tube. At least a portion of the buffer tube by include a first phase that includes a first polymer and a second phase that includes a second polymer, where the first polymer and the second polymer are different chemical compositions. The first phase and second phase may be disposed in at least a partially co-continuous microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Brandon Robert Williamson
  • Patent number: 9272947
    Abstract: Durable antireflective coatings and glass articles having such coatings are described herein. The antireflective coatings generally include a layer of nominally hexagonally packed nanoparticles that are partially embedded either in a surface of the glass article or in a binder that is on the surface of the glass article. Methods of making the antireflective coatings or layers and glass articles having such antireflective layers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Mark Alejandro Quesada, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Publication number: 20160054531
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The cable includes a cable sheath including an inner surface defining a channel within the cable sheath and a plurality of buffer tubes located in the channel of the cable sheath. Each buffer tube including an outer surface, an inner surface and a channel defined by the inner surface of the buffer tube. The cable includes a plurality of optical fibers located within the channel of each buffer tube. The cable includes a friction structure located on at least one of the inner surface of the sheath and the outer surfaces of each of the plurality of buffer tubes and the friction created by the friction structure provides resistance to cable deformation under loading, such as crush loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Anne Germaine Bringuier, Jason Clay Lail, Andrey Nikolayevich Levandovskiy
  • Publication number: 20150370023
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, loose-tube fiber optic cables may include a cable core and a jacket. The cable core may include a buffer tube and an optical fiber and the optical fiber may be positioned within the buffer tube. At least a portion of the buffer tube by include a first phase that includes a first polymer and a second phase that includes a second polymer, where the first polymer and the second polymer are different chemical compositions. The first phase and second phase may be disposed in at least a partially co-continuous microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Brandon Robert Williamson