Patents by Inventor Christophe Desard

Christophe Desard 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: 20200088964
    Abstract: An advanced port entry device for a telecommunication enclosure is described. The port entry device comprises a sealing body having an internal passageway extending from a first end of the sealing body to a second end of the sealing body that is configured to sealingly engage with a port of the telecommunication enclosure, wherein the sealing body has an internal, and a tray member extending from the first end of the sealing body wherein the tray member is configured to pass through the port so that it resides within the protected interior space of the telecommunication enclosure when the port entry device is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Donald Kent Larson, Zachary Michael Thompson, Gaetan Perrier
  • Publication number: 20200057221
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a sealing body (2) for sealing a telecommunication cable in a port entry device. The sealing body has a) a passageway for receiving a section of the cable, b) a base (31) forming a first axial portion of the passageway, and c) a segmented tubular wall (40, 41), elastically deformable and radially compressible, forming an adjacent second axial portion of the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventor: Christophe Desard
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9513451
    Abstract: Optical fiber distribution enclosure (1), comprising a housing base (40) and a housing cover (20), engageable with each other to form a housing of the enclosure (1), a slack fiber storage device (50), arranged within the housing when the housing base (40) and the housing cover (20) are engaged with each other, a tray holder (60), arranged within the housing when the housing base (40) and the housing cover (20) are engaged with each other, on which tray holder (60) one or more fiber-optic trays (70) can be mounted, characterized in that the housing base (40), the slack fiber storage device (50) and the tray holder (60) are integrally formed as one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Christophe Corbille, Patrick Drouard, Jesús Estrada, Guy J. Barthes, Christophe Desard
  • 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: 20150253528
    Abstract: Optical fibre distribution enclosure (1), comprising a housing base (40) and a housing cover (20), engageable with each other to form a housing of the enclosure (1), a slack fibre storage device (50), arranged within the housing when the housing base (40) and the housing cover (20) are engaged with each other, a tray holder (60), arranged within the housing when the housing base (40) and the housing cover (20) are engaged with each other, on which tray holder (60) one or more fibre-optic trays (70) can be mounted, characterized in that the housing base (40), the slack fibre storage device (50) and the tray holder (60) are integrally formed as one piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Christophe Corbille, Patrick Drouard, Jesús Estrada, Guy J. Barthes, Christophe Desard
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110164854
    Abstract: An enclosure (100) for distributing optical fibers for communications includes a housing to house at least one optical fiber from a distribution cable and at least one drop fiber and an extractable fiber organizer (130) disposable in the housing. The extractable fiber organizer includes at least one splice tray (151a, b) rotatably coupled to a fiber ramp (140), the fiber ramp being detachably disposed in the housing. A fiber slack storage unit is disposed within the housing, the fiber slack storage unit including a fiber slack storage tray (122) configured to spool fiber slack. The ramp is configured to receive a distribution fiber (106a, b) and a drop fiber (108) from the fiber slack storage unit and guide the optical fibers to the at least one splice tray. The enclosure with the extractable fiber organizer allows the installer or service technician to work on fiber splices in a comfortable position, especially for an enclosure located in a riser closet or underground chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Anthony Thepaut
  • Patent number: 7789718
    Abstract: A connection article is provided for a cable comprising at least one wire. The connection article comprises a holder, at least one connector arranged in the holder and having a first receiving opening for receiving a wire to be connected, and guiding means arranged in front of the first receiving opening of the at least one connector, the first receiving opening defining a cross section and the guiding means comprising at least one guiding passage extending through the guiding means and aligned with the first receiving opening of the at least one connector for guiding a wire into the first receiving opening of the connector. The at least one guiding passage comprises opposite distal and proximal ends, the proximal end facing towards and the distal end facing away from the first receiving opening of the at least one connector. The proximal end has a cross section not larger than the cross section of the first receiving opening of the at least one connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Didier Touillon, Yvonnick Marsac
  • Publication number: 20100092147
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable retention device includes a body having first and second opposing portions and a hinge disposed therebetween to retain an optical fiber cable when the optical fiber cable retention device is placed in a closed position. The first and second body portions are engageable with one another about the hinge. At least one of the first and second body portions includes a flexible wall portion configured to provide a retention force to an outer jacket of the fiber cable. At least one of the first and second body portions includes a strength member retention area having one or more structures configured to engage a strength member of the optical fiber cable. The optical fiber cable retention device also includes a latching mechanism to secure the device in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Tahsin Dilmen
  • Publication number: 20100022119
    Abstract: A connection article is provided for a cable comprising at least one wire. The connection article comprises a holder, at least one connector arranged in the holder and having a first receiving opening for receiving a wire to be connected, and guiding means arranged in front of the first receiving opening of the at least one connector, the first receiving opening defining a cross section and the guiding means comprising at least one guiding passage extending through the guiding means and aligned with the first receiving opening of the at least one connector for guiding a wire into the first receiving opening of the connector. The at least one guiding passage comprises opposite distal and proximal ends, the proximal end facing towards and the distal end facing away from the first receiving opening of the at least one connector. The proximal end has a cross section not larger than the cross section of the first receiving opening of the at least one connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Didier Touillon, Yvonnick Marsac
  • Patent number: 7141738
    Abstract: A re-enterable enclosure for a splice between cables, comprises two cover members with internal walls that are configured to form a cavity for enclosing the cable splice when the cover members are engaged with each other in a closed position. At least one of the cover members also has internal walls that are configured to define containment spaces which at least partly surround the cavity. In use, those containment spaces may contain sealant material. At least one internal wall in one cover member can telescope into a containment space in the other cover member so that, if sealant material is contained therein, it will be compressed when the cover members are engaged with each other in the closed position. By changing the containment spaces that are used to contain sealant material, different levels of protection against humidity can be provided for the cable splice in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yvonnick Marsac, Christophe Desard
  • Patent number: 7015394
    Abstract: A cable bushing intended to close off, in a sealed way, a space around a plurality of cables, comprises a first compression part (4) intended to be positioned towards the outside of a sleeve (47), a second compression part (6), offset in a longitudinal direction from the first compression part (4) and intended to be positioned toward the inside of the sleeve (47), a plurality of openings (8, 9, 11, 12) formed in the first compression part (4) and a plurality of corresponding openings (13, 14, 16, 17) formed in the second compression part (6), each of the said openings (8, 9, 11, 12) in the first compression part (4) being intended, together with the corresponding openings (13, 14, 16, 17) in the second compression part (6) for a respective cable to pass through, sealing means (7) located between the said first compression part (4) and the said second compression part (6), and compression means for moving the first compression part (4) and second compression part (6) towards one another in the longitudinal dir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Herve Brunet
  • Publication number: 20050167147
    Abstract: A re-enterable enclosure for a splice between cables, comprises two cover members with internal walls that are configured to form a cavity for enclosing the cable splice when the cover members are engaged with each other in a closed position. At least one of the cover members also has internal walls that are configured to define containment spaces which at least partly surround the cavity. In use, those containment spaces may contain sealant material. At least one internal wall in one cover member can telescope into a containment space in the other cover member so that, if sealant material is contained therein, it will be compressed when the cover members are engaged with each other in the closed position. By changing the containment spaces that are used to contain sealant material, different levels of protection against humidity can be provided for the cable splice in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Yvonnick Marsac, Christophe Desard
  • Publication number: 20040100028
    Abstract: A cable bushing intended to close off, in a sealed way, a space around a plurality of cables, comprises a first compression part (4) intended to be positioned towards the outside of a sleeve (47), a second compression part (6), offset in a longitudinal direction from the first compression part (4) and intended to be positioned toward the inside of the sleeve (47), a plurality of openings (8, 9, 11, 12) formed in the first compression part (4) and a plurality of corresponding openings (13, 14, 16, 17) formed in the second compression part (6), each of the said openings (8, 9, 11, 12) in the first compression part (4) being intended, together with the corresponding openings (13, 14, 16, 17) in the second compression part (6) for a respective cable to pass through, sealing means (7) located between the said first compression part (4) and the said second compression part (6), and compression means for moving the first compression part (4) and second compression part (6) towards one another in the longitudinal dir
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Herve Brunet
  • Patent number: 6368013
    Abstract: The invention concerns a joint, the ends of which (330) comprise means (333) which can be removably fitted into one another so that they can be mutually attached to or detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventor: Christophe Desard