Patents by Inventor Christine B. Bund

Christine B. Bund 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: 10830967
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector for external connection to a telecommunications enclosure is described herein. The optical fiber connector has an assembly base having a first end and a second end, an optical connection portion disposed partially within the first end of the assembly base and a strain relief assembly disposed on the second end of the assembly base. The assembly base includes a body portion and a release portion which defines a release mechanism that causes the release portion to move relative to the body portion. The release portion includes at least one cam that is configured to release or disengage the at least one latch element when the release portion moves with respect to the body portion so that the optical fiber connector can be removed from the port of the telecommunication enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Nelson Goncalves Pimentel, Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Patent number: 10324263
    Abstract: A telecommunication enclosure is described herein wherein the telecommunications enclosure is configured for making an external optical connection. The enclosure includes a base having at least one port having an integral exterior section disposed around the port outside of the enclosure and an optical coupling disposed at least partially within the port. The optical coupling has a first connector housing disposed within the exterior section of the port and a second connector housing disposed within the interior of the telecommunication enclosure. In an exemplary aspect, the optical coupling is secured directly within the port of the telecommunication enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20190041588
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a field installable optical fiber connector for fibers optic cables with rigid strength members. In particular, the exemplary optical fiber connector includes a clamping member disposed within the connector that engages with and secures the rigid strength members of the optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20180259721
    Abstract: A telecommunication enclosure is described herein wherein the telecommunications enclosure is configured for making an external optical connection. The enclosure includes a base having at least one port having an integral exterior section disposed around the port outside of the enclosure and an optical coupling disposed at least partially within the port. The optical coupling has a first connector housing disposed within the exterior section of the port and a second connector housing disposed within the interior of the telecommunication enclosure. In an exemplary aspect, the optical coupling is secured directly within the port of the telecommunication enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20180224610
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector for external connection to a telecommunications enclosure is described herein. The optical fiber connector has an assembly base having a first end and a second end, an optical connection portion disposed partially within the first end of the assembly base and a strain relief assembly disposed on the second end of the assembly base. The assembly base includes a body portion and a release portion which defines a release mechanism that causes the release portion to move relative to the body portion. The release portion includes at least one cam that is configured to release or disengage the at least one latch element when the release portion moves with respect to the body portion so that the optical fiber connector can be removed from the port of the telecommunication enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Nelson Goncalves Pimentel, Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Patent number: 9983366
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector includes a housing configured to mate with a receptacle, a collar body that includes a fiber stub and a mechanical splice device, a backbone to retain the collar body within the housing, and a boot. The backbone includes at least one guide channel to facilitate wrapping strength members of an optical fiber cable around the backbone and a cable jacket clamping portion to clamp the cable jacket of the cable. The boot actuates the cable jacket clamping portion of the backbone upon attachment to the backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Donald K. Larson, Wesley A. Raider
  • Patent number: 9977198
    Abstract: A telecommunication enclosure (400) is described herein wherein the telecommunications enclosure (400) is configured for making an external optical connection. The enclosure includes a base (410) having at least one port (420) having an integral exterior section (421) disposed around the port (420) outside of the enclosure (400) and an optical coupling (450) disposed at least partially within the port (420). The optical coupling (450) has a first connector housing (455) disposed within the exterior section of the port (420) and a second connector housing (465) disposed within the interior of the telecommunication enclosure (400). In an exemplary aspect, the optical coupling (450) is secured directly within the port (420) of the telecommunication enclosure (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20170336576
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector includes a housing configured to mate with a receptacle, a collar body that includes a fiber stub and a mechanical splice device, a backbone to retain the collar body within the housing, and a boot. The backbone includes at least one guide channel to facilitate wrapping strength members of an optical fiber cable around the backbone and a cable jacket clamping portion to clamp the cable jacket of the cable. The boot actuates the cable jacket clamping portion of the backbone upon attachment to the backbone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Christine B. BUND, Donald K. LARSON, Wesley A. RAIDER
  • Patent number: 9638871
    Abstract: A method of terminating an optical fiber drop cable with an optical fiber connector and said optical fiber connector are described herein wherein said optical fiber connector can be inserted into a port structure of a telecommunication enclosure to provide an environmentally sealed connection. The exemplary connector has a main body with an interior passageway extending from a first end to a second end of the main body and a compressible portion at the second end of the main body, a compression member attachable to the second end of the optical fiber connector over the compressible portion, an optical connection portion disposed at least partially within the interior, and an outer housing disposed over the connection portion wherein the outer housing has an external shape mateable with a standard format optical coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Guy J. Barthes, Denis Dupont, Christophe Desard, Herve Brunet, Enrique Frutos Fernández, Susana Lallena, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20160154184
    Abstract: A method of terminating an optical fiber drop cable with an optical fiber connector and said optical fiber connector are described herein wherein said optical fiber connector can be inserted into a port structure of a telecommunication enclosure to provide an environmentally sealed connection. The exemplary connector has a main body with an interior passageway extending from a first end to a second end of the main body and a compressible portion at the second end of the main body, a compression member attachable to the second end of the optical fiber connector over the compressible portion, an optical connection portion disposed at least to partially within the interior, and an outer housing disposed over the connection portion wherein the outer housing has an external shape mateable with a standard format optical coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Guy J. Barthes, Denis Dupont, Christophe Desard, Herve Brunet, Enrique Frutos Fernández, Susana Lallena, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20160139346
    Abstract: A telecommunication enclosure (400) is described herein wherein the telecommunications enclosure (400) is configured for making an external optical connection. The enclosure includes a base (410) having at least one port (420) having an integral exterior section (421) disposed around the port (420) outside of the enclosure (400) and an optical coupling (450) disposed at least partially within the port (420). The optical coupling (450) has a first connector housing (455) disposed within the exterior section of the port (420) and a second connector housing (465) disposed within the interior of the telecommunication enclosure (400). In an exemplary aspect, the optical coupling (450) is secured directly within the port (420) of the telecommunication enclosure (400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20160131857
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector for external connection to a telecommunications enclosure is described herein. The optical fiber connector has an assembly base having a first end and a second end, an optical connection portion disposed partially within the first end of the assembly base and a strain relief assembly disposed on the second end of the assembly base. The assembly base includes a body portion and a release portion which defines a release mechanism that causes the release portion to move relative to the body portion. The release portion includes at least one cam that is configured to release or disengage the at least one latch element when the release portion moves with respect to the body portion so that the optical fiber connector can be removed from the port of the telecommunication enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Nelson Goncalves Pimentel, Christine B. Bund, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20140355936
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector is described herein for inserting a telecommunication cable into a telecommunication enclosure in order to make an optical connection when the connector is inserted into a port structure of a telecommunication enclosure. The exemplary connector has a main body with an interior passageway extending from a first end to a second end of the main body and a compressible portion at the second end of the main body, a compression member attachable to the second end of the optical fiber connector over the compressible portion, a optical connection portion disposed at least partially within the interior, and an outer housing disposed over the connection portion wherein the outer housing has an external shape mateable with a standard format optical coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Guy J. Barthes, Denis Dupont, Christophe Desard, Herve Brunet, Enrique Frutos Fernández, Susana Lallena, Johann G. Hajok
  • Patent number: 8512067
    Abstract: A termination strip (1) for a telecommunications module comprising at least one pair of contact elements (50) arranged side-by-side, each terminating in contacts (13) on opposed longitudinal sides (9, 10) of the strip for connection to a wire pair of a telecommunications cable. Each contact element comprises: (i) two end regions (52) that terminate in contacts on respective longitudinal sides of the termination strip and are substantially aligned with one another along the longitudinal axis of the contact element, and (ii) a narrower central region (51) between the end regions, located substantially on one side of the longitudinal axis. One of the end regions comprises a resilient contact region (53) extending from the end region substantially on the other side of the longitudinal axis and engageable by an external component inserted into the termination strip from one of the opposed longitudinal sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Friedrich W. Denter, Christine B. Bund, Hans-Dieter Otto, Wolfgang Edelmann, Guenter Szymanski
  • Publication number: 20120094546
    Abstract: A telecommunications module comprises a termination strip (1) having two rows of contacts (13) along a first side (9) of the strip and two rows of contacts along an opposed second side (10) of the strip, and a mounting mechanism (15) at each end of the strip by which the strip is removably-mounted on a carrier (3) with a selected one of the first and second sides (9, 10) accessible for making connections to contacts on that side. At least one of the mounting mechanisms (15) is engageable in an opening (11A, 46) in the carrier whereby the strip can be mounted on the carrier in one orientation only with the first side (9) accessible, and in only one orientation with the second side (10) accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Hans-Dieter Otto, Dietrich Schlueter, Friedrich W. Denter
  • Publication number: 20120088414
    Abstract: A termination strip (1) for a telecommunications system comprises two opposed rows of contacts (13) along a first side (9) of the strip and two opposed rows of contacts (13) along an opposed second side (10) of the strip, a mounting mechanism (15) at each end of the strip by which the strip can be removably-mounted on a carrier (3) with the contacts on the first side accessible for connecting wires therewith. The termination strip also comprises wire-guiding elements (24, 29) on the exterior of the strip shaped to permit wires (30) connected to contacts on the first side to be held at one end, at least, of the strip thereby enabling the strip to be removed from the carrier, rotated about a central axis extending between the ends of the strip, and repositioned on the carrier with the contacts on the second side accessible for connecting wires therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Friedrich W. Denter, Wolfgang Edelmann, Christine B. Bund, Guenter Szymanski, Johann G. Hajok
  • Publication number: 20120077363
    Abstract: A termination strip (1) for a telecommunications module comprising at least one pair of contact elements (50) arranged side-by-side, each terminating in contacts (13) on opposed longitudinal sides (9, 10) of the strip for connection to a wire pair of a telecommunications cable. Each contact element comprises: (i) two end regions (52) that terminate in contacts on respective longitudinal sides of the termination strip and are substantially aligned with one another along the longitudinal axis of the contact element, and (ii) a narrower central region (51) between the end regions, located substantially on one side of the longitudinal axis. One of the end regions comprises a resilient contact region (53) extending from the end region substantially on the other side of the longitudinal axis and engageable by an external component inserted into the termination strip from one of the opposed longitudinal sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Friedrich W. Denter, Christine B. Bund, Hans-Dieter Otto, Wolfgang Edelmann, Guenter Szymanski
  • Publication number: 20100130057
    Abstract: Telecommunication assembly 1 comprising termination modules 21 having electrical contacts for connecting wires, an outer frame 2 and at least one inner frame 4 for carrying a predetermined number of termination modules 21, the inner frame 4 is detachably fixed at the outer frame 2 wherein thin inner and the outer frame enclose a space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Dietrich Schluter, Christine B. Bund
  • Publication number: 20100086125
    Abstract: Telecommunication assembly comprising a carrier system (2, 7) for carrying several components of the telecommunication assembly (1), at least one termination module (15) that is detachably attached to the telecommunication assembly (1), wherein the termination module (15) comprises contacts (16) on the front side for connecting wires to the termination module (15), and contacts on the rear side and at least one wire guide housing (18) for guiding wires to the contacts (16) of the termination module (15), wherein the wire guide housing (18) is pivotally mounted at the carrier system (2, 7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Friedrich Wilhelm Denter, Christine B. Bund
  • Publication number: 20100061523
    Abstract: A switch module (10) in a distribution point, such as an MDF or a remote cabinet, in the field of telecommunications, has a plurality of paired contacts and a remotely controllable switch. At least one pair of in contacts (14) may be adapted to transmit an incoming signal. At least one first pair of service contacts (16.1) may be adapted to transmit a POTS, DSL or combined signal, and at least one further pair of service contacts (16.2, 16.3, 16.4) may be adapted to transmit a POTS, DSL, test, monitoring or combined signal. The number of pairs of in contacts (14) is less than the number of pairs of service contacts (16.1 to 16.4). The remotely controllable switch (12) may be adapted to selectively connect the contacts (14) with the service contacts (16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 16.4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Christine B. Bund, Friedrich Wilhelm Denter, Michael Mansholt, Douglas J. Denne