Patents by Inventor Dale Alan Webb

Dale Alan Webb 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: 10153841
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 10128951
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system (IDAS) to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). A microprocessor-based control system or systems may also be employed. The control systems may include one or more microprocessors or microcontrollers in one or more of the components of the system that execute software instructions to control the various components and provide various features for the optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Allen Casterline, Steven Casey Kapp, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Eric Michael Sadowski, Dale Alan Webb, Michael Brian Webb
  • Publication number: 20180131441
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Publication number: 20180059162
    Abstract: A machine vision system for identifying optical fibers is provided that includes a support plate supporting one or more optical fibers. The one or more optical fibers each include a jacket. A light source is configured to emit light onto the one or more optical fibers. An imager is positioned above the light source. The imager is configured to receive reflected light from the light emitted onto the one or more optical fibers. A display system is configured to receive a signal from the imager and display an augmented image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: PHILIP ROBERT LEBLANC, Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 9900097
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 9835442
    Abstract: A method for determining a shape of a substantially cylindrical specular reflective surface includes the step of obtaining calibration data and the step of obtaining target data about a target structure. The method further includes the step of defining a target line from the target data, where the target line represents a feature of the target structure and the step of capturing a reflected image of the target structure in the specular reflective surface. The method further includes the step of obtaining reflected data from the reflected image and the step of defining a reflected line from the reflected data, where the reflected line represents a reflection of the feature of the target structure. The method also includes the step of determining a correspondence between the target line and the reflected line and using the correspondence and the calibration data to determine the shape of the specular reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Buono, Sergey Y Potapenko, Nicholas Leon Susch, Dale Alan Webb
  • Publication number: 20170237494
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 9673904
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 9652709
    Abstract: Protocols, systems, and methods are disclosed for two or more RFID tags to communicate with each other and a device using direct connections. A disclosed system includes a first RFID tag, a second RFID tag, and a device. The first and second RFID tags are configured to mate to each other and directly exchange information. The second RFID tag is further configured to directly exchange information with the device such that information received directly at the second RFID tag from the first RFID tag may then be directly exchanged with the device. The first RFID tag may send a first tag identification directly from the first RFID tag to the second RFID tag. The second RFID tag may then send a first acknowledgement to the first RFID tag if the first tag identification was correctly received by the second RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Fiber Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Downie, James Scott Sutherland, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting
  • Patent number: 9652707
    Abstract: Protocols, systems, and methods are disclosed for two or more RFID tags to communicate with each other using direct connections, wherein the two or more RFID tags are configured to mate and directly exchange identification information. A disclosed method includes detecting that a first RFID tag is connected to a second RFID tag. A first message comprising a first tag identification is sent directly from the first RFID tag to the second RFID tag, and the first RFID tag receives a first acknowledgement from the second RFID tag if the first tag identification was correctly received. A second message comprising a second tag identification may be sent directly from the second RFID tag to the first RFID tag and a second acknowledgement may be received from the first RFID tag if the second tag identification was correctly received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Fiber Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Downie, Leo Nederlof, James Scott Sutherland, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting
  • Patent number: 9652708
    Abstract: Protocols, systems, and methods are disclosed for at least one RFID tag and a device, to communicate with each other using direct connections, wherein the at least one RFID tag and the device are configured to mate and directly exchange identification information. A message comprising a tag identification may be sent directly from the RFID tag to the device, and the RFID tag may receive a first acknowledgement from the device if the first tag identification was correctly received. A connection may be detected between the RFID tag and the device prior to directly exchanging information. The exchange of information may include sending data from the device to the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Fiber Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Downie, James Scott Sutherland, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting
  • Publication number: 20170047998
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Publication number: 20160290791
    Abstract: A method for determining a shape of a substantially cylindrical specular reflective surface includes the step of obtaining calibration data and the step of obtaining target data about a target structure. The method further includes the step of defining a target line from the target data, where the target line represents a feature of the target structure and the step of capturing a reflected image of the target structure in the specular reflective surface. The method further includes the step of obtaining reflected data from the reflected image and the step of defining a reflected line from the reflected data, where the reflected line represents a reflection of the feature of the target structure. The method also includes the step of determining a correspondence between the target line and the reflected line and using the correspondence and the calibration data to determine the shape of the specular reflective surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Buono, Sergey Y. Potapenko, Nicholas Leon Susch, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 9159012
    Abstract: A passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) system has an RFID reader that communicates with and provides power to an RFID tag. The RFID tag has an RFID integrated circuit chip that contains a memory device for storing information to be transmitted to the RFID reader, and energy storage device that stores energy for powering the integrated circuit chip. In the event that the RFID tag is activated during periods when the RFID integrated circuit chip is not receiving sufficient energy from the RFID reader, then either an energy storage device is provided to allow the activation event to be recorded at the RFID integrated circuit chip, or a memory device is provided that senses and records the activation event and communicates this activation event once power has been restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John David Downie, James Scott Sutherland, Bradley R Thurow, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting
  • Patent number: 9112611
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system (IDAS) to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Publication number: 20140153919
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system (IDAS) to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). A microprocessor-based control system or systems may also be employed. The control systems may include one or more microprocessors or microcontrollers in one or more of the components of the system that execute software instructions to control the various components and provide various features for the optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Allen Casterline, Steven Casey Kapp, Rajeshannan Palanisamy, Eric Michael Sadowski, Dale Alan Webb, Michael Brian Webb
  • Publication number: 20130272696
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system (IDAS) to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Publication number: 20120326844
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag event occurrence detection, generation, and monitoring. Related components, RFID readers, systems, and methods are also disclosed. The RFID tags are configured to sense an event(s) that occurred in the RFID tag or in proximity thereto. In response, the RFID tags are configured to set an event occurrence indicator(s) in a memory of the RFID tag indicating the occurrence of the sensed event(s). A RFID reader is configured to perform a query of a population of RFID tags in communication range to detect which RFID tags have a set event occurrence indicator(s), so a RFID reader can then specifically communiate with RFID tags that experienced an event(s) to request and service the event(s) type without having to perform those same operations for the entire RFID tag population. The RFID reader can be configured to take desired actions based on detection of events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Vincent B. Blaignan, James Patrick Trice, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting
  • Publication number: 20120274452
    Abstract: Radio frequency (RF)-enabled latches and related components, assemblies, systems, and methods are disclosed that affect control of mating and/or demating of components. In one embodiment, a component is provided that includes a body configured to be mated to a second component to establish a connection. A latch is disposed in the body and configured to either affect demating of the body from the second component or mating of the body to the second component, when the latch is not actuated. A transponder disposed in the body can be configured to actuate the latch to either affect demating of the body from the second component or mating of the body to the second component. The transponder can also be configured to actuate the latch based on the identification information of the second transponder received through the communication connection or lack of receiving identification information from a second transponder or reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Aravind Chamarti, John David Downie, Keith Allen Hoover, James Scott Sutherland, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting
  • Patent number: 8264366
    Abstract: Components having one or more sensors adapted to provide sensor data relating to a condition(s) of the component are disclosed. The component is adapted to communicate with another mating component to associate sensor data with identity information of the mating component. The sensor and identity information can be communicated remotely including via radio-frequency communications employing RF identification devices (RFIDs). Location of the mating component can be determined using the identity information of the mating component. In this manner, the sensor data can be associated with the location of the mating component using the identity information in a “component-to-component” configuration to provide location-specific sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Aravind Chamarti, John David Downie, James Scott Sutherland, Richard Edward Wagner, Dale Alan Webb, Matthew Scott Whiting