Patents by Inventor Brian T. Osborne

Brian T. Osborne 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: 20200002907
    Abstract: A modular landing port for use on a top of a building structure. The modular landing port includes a base portion. One or more landing module extend from the base portion. The one or more landing modules have a first end provide proximate the base portion and a second end spaced from the base portion. Each of the one or more landing modules have a landing/take-off zone proximate the second end and at least one loading/unloading zone proximate the first end. The landing/take-off zone and the at least one loading/unloading zone are configured to receive a vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Harry T. Osborne, Brian J. Smith, Jennifer M. Gangley, Teresa L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5596670
    Abstract: Optical cable enclosure for connecting a supply optical cable to a customer cable having respective storage regions for optical fibers of both cables and an interconnection region for the fibers. The optical fibers of the customer cable extend either to their storage region or to the interconnection region, guide members being positioned for change in direction from one region to the other. The paths of the optical fibers are controlled regardless of their destination to ensure no undue stresses are placed upon the fibers. This control is effected quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: George Debortoli, Brian T. Osborne, Helmut H. Lukas, Jaroslav M. Hvezda
  • Patent number: 5450272
    Abstract: A telecommunications shelf module is provided having electronic circuit packs and conductors extending from the circuit packs to an interface station for connection to conductors exterior of the pack, the module detachably mountable in a frame. The module preferably has a cooling arrangement included in its structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Adrianus P. Van Gaal, Joseph J. Lommen, Brian T. Osborne, Michael J. Coleman, Remo Contardo, Peter J. Kielstra
  • Patent number: 5071211
    Abstract: A planar connector holder for optical fibers having storage compartments for incoming fibers and a mounting region for connectors to outgoing fibers. Two storage compartments lie back-to-back on each side of a planar base of the holder, the compartments being interconnected for fiber to pass from compartment-to-compartment. The mounting region and the storage compartments are aligned from end-to-end of the holder. With connector mounts mounted in the mounting region, the mounts lie in planes common with the two storage compartments in a depth direction of the holder. Also included is a distribution frame and holder combination in which the holders are mounted in two banks with patch cords extending between the banks and selectively between connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: George Debortoli, Laurence A. J. Beaulieu, Brian T. Osborne
  • Patent number: 4911662
    Abstract: Termination shelf for telecommunications cable with mounting positions for conductor connector devices. The mounting positions are accessible from one side of the shelf for insertion of the connector devices. Also a guide is provided to enable a flexible transmission element to be inserted into the tray from the same side as for shelf insertion, the guide being shaped to guide the transmission element towards a remote side of the frame and then to guide the tramsmission element in the opposite direction through the mounting position. Frontal loading of the connector devices and of incoming conductors is thereby a use feature with the termination shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: George Debortoli, Laurence A. J. Beaulieu, Brian T. Osborne
  • Patent number: 4894024
    Abstract: A telecommunications wall outlet having a circuit assembly, i.e. a printed circuit or a resistor network within a housing. A modular jack and a connector are electrically connected together by the circuit assembly and are mounted upon it. Preferably, the housing wall and circuit assembly cooperate to hold the circuit assembly in position and the walls have provision for holding conductors in place as they are led from a wall into the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: George Debortoli, Brian T. Osborne
  • Patent number: 4406510
    Abstract: A retainer for a connector in cross-connect apparatus for telecommunications systems has a main body portion in which a connector fits, being retained by projections on a wall of the body portion which fit into recesses in the connector. The retainer has spaced pairs of legs at each end which fit over walls of a mounting member. Resilient guides between the legs enter slots in the walls to locate the retainer and a small rib or projection snaps into a hole in the wall to hold the retainer in position. A lid on the retainer snaps over the outer edge of the connector. Sealant is put in the bottom of the main body portion, and in the lid, to envelope the inner and outer edges of the connector and protect the terminal ends and conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: George Debortoli, Brian T. Osborne
  • Patent number: 4295703
    Abstract: A connector block for interconnecting two pluralities of wires fanned along the two opposite edges thereof is provided. The connector block has an elongate layered structure of three elements, a flat center element for supporting two staggered rows of flat, slotted electrical connectors, one on each surface thereof, and two insulating cover elements substantially coextensive, and compatible, with the center element, one on each side thereof and secured thereto for positively retaining the connectors in place. The center element is an insulator and has transversal slots in both of the opposite edges aligned with slots in the connectors for guiding and retaining wires to be inserted into the slots for establishing electrical contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: Brian T. Osborne
  • Patent number: 4278315
    Abstract: A modular system for interconnecting multiple insulated wires contained in a plurality of cables includes as basic elements: a module having a channel-like base member, two support members one each side of the channel for releasably supporting a plurality of connector blocks thereacross, a plurality of designation strips supported between said conductor blocks between said support members and split distribution rings for guiding cables and wires and acting as spacers between modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: Brian T. Osborne
  • Patent number: D271970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Benne Velsher, Brian T. Osborne