Patents by Inventor Brent D. Henley

Brent D. Henley 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).

  • Patent number: 10371903
    Abstract: A spacer to be used with a fiber optic connector includes a two portions with spring retaining members and a cross member extending between the first and second portions. The cross member has an extension extending from the cross member between the first portion and the second portion and away from a front face thereof. The spacer may also have retention pins to engage a fiber optic ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: US Conec Ltd
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Darrell R. Childers, Myron W. Yount, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Jason Higley, Brent D. Henley
  • Patent number: 10215932
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule with rear holes and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion to engage the rear face of the fiber optic ferrule, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring, and a guide pin retaining plate. The guide pin retaining plate is movable from a first position to a second position to allow for the removal or insertion of guide pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley, Joseph L. Graham
  • Publication number: 20180067269
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule with rear holes and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion to engage the rear face of the fiber optic ferrule, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring, and a guide pin retaining plate. The guide pin retaining plate is movable from a first position to a second position to allow for the removal or insertion of guide pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley, Joseph L. Graham
  • Patent number: 9817194
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule with rear holes and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion to engage the rear face of the fiber optic ferrule, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring, and a guide pin retaining plate. The guide pin retaining plate is movable from a first position to a second position to allow for the removal or insertion of guide pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley, Joseph L. Graham
  • Patent number: 9778425
    Abstract: A new pin keeper and a connector that uses the pin keeper allows for installation and removal of guide pins within the pin keeper and the fiber optic connector in the field. The pin keeper may have latches that are accessible to disengage from a guide pin to allow removal or a tool may be used to widen openings in the pin keeper to allow the guide pins to be inserted or removed. Alternatively, the guide pin may be rotated to engage or disengage the pin keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley
  • Publication number: 20170205589
    Abstract: A new pin keeper and a connector that uses the pin keeper allows for installation and removal of guide pins within the pin keeper and the fiber optic connector in the field. The pin keeper may have latches that are accessible to disengage from a guide pin to allow removal or a tool may be used to widen openings in the pin keeper to allow the guide pins to be inserted or removed. Alternatively, the guide pin may be rotated to engage or disengage the pin keeper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley
  • Publication number: 20170102505
    Abstract: A new pin keeper and a connector that uses the pin keeper allows for installation and removal of guide pins within the pin keeper and the fiber optic connector in the field. The pin keeper may have latches that are accessible to disengage from a guide pin to allow removal or a tool may be used to widen openings in the pin keeper to allow the guide pins to be inserted or removed. Alternatively, the guide pin may be rotated to engage or disengage the pin keeper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley
  • Publication number: 20170010422
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule with rear holes and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion to engage the rear face of the fiber optic ferrule, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring, and a guide pin retaining plate. The guide pin retaining plate is movable from a first position to a second position to allow for the removal or insertion of guide pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Myron W. Yount, Brent D. Henley, Joseph L. Graham