Patents by Inventor David Wesley Chiasson

David Wesley Chiasson 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: 10684434
    Abstract: A flexible optical ribbon and associated systems and methods of manufacturing are provided. The ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements and an inner layer comprising a cross-linked polymer material and an outer surface. The outer surface of the inner layer includes first areas having first concentrations of uncrosslinked polymer material and second areas having second concentrations of uncrosslinked polymer material. The first concentrations are greater than the second concentrations. The ribbon includes an outer polymer layer having an inner surface interfacing with the outer surface of the inner layer. The outer polymer layer has a higher level of bonding to the inner layer at the first areas than at the second areas due to the ability of the outer polymer material to bond or crosslink with the larger numbers of uncrosslinked polymer material in the first areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Julie Ann Chalk, David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Patent number: 10683610
    Abstract: A cable-stranding apparatus includes a stationary guide, a motor, a driven guide, and a controller electrically coupled to the motor. The stationary guide is configured to guide strand elements in a spaced-apart configuration and to pass a core member. The motor is operatively associated with a guide driver. The driven guide is disposed at least partially within the guide driver so as to rotate therewith. The driven guide is configured to receive the strand elements from the stationary guide, individually guide the strand elements received from the stationary guide, and to further pass the core member. The controller is electrically coupled to the motor and configured to control the rotational speed and direction of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Craig Miller Conrad, Jonathan Edward Moon, Mark Wade Petersen, David Henry Smith
  • Patent number: 10663681
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon and a related cable are provided. The ribbon includes a first group of at least one optical fiber and a second group of at least two optical fibers coupled together. The ribbon includes a first hinge coupling the first group to the second group. The hinge allows movement of the first group and the second group of optical fibers relative to each other such that the ribbon is moveable between an aligned position and a collapsed position. The number of optical fibers in the first group is less than the number of optical fibers in second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Christopher Mark Quinn, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare, Kenneth Darrell Temple, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10613288
    Abstract: Cables are constructed with embedded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of polymer material coextruded in the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, David Wesley Chiasson, Randall Dwaine Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20190369343
    Abstract: A flexible optical ribbon and associated systems and methods of manufacturing are provided. The ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements and an inner layer comprising a cross-linked polymer material and an outer surface. The outer surface of the inner layer includes first areas having first concentrations of uncrosslinked polymer material and second areas having second concentrations of uncrosslinked polymer material. The first concentrations are greater than the second concentrations. The ribbon includes an outer polymer layer having an inner surface interfacing with the outer surface of the inner layer. The outer polymer layer has a higher level of bonding to the inner layer at the first areas than at the second areas due to the ability of the outer polymer material to bond or crosslink with the larger numbers of uncrosslinked polymer material in the first areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Julie Ann Chalk, David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20190331869
    Abstract: A rollable optical fiber ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements, wherein each optical transmission element includes an optical core surrounded by a cladding of a different refractive index than the optical core, the cladding surrounded by a fiber coating layer, the fiber coating layer having an inner surface contacting the cladding and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the optical transmission elements; and a coupling element coupled to and supporting the plurality of optical transmission elements in an array. The coupling element forms a chevron pattern and is formed from a flexible polymeric material such that the plurality of optical transmission elements are reversibly movable from an unrolled position in which the plurality of optical transmission elements are substantially aligned with each other to a rolled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Publication number: 20190293886
    Abstract: A flexible optical ribbon and associated method is provided. The ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements and a polymeric ribbon body surrounding the plurality of optical transmission elements. The ribbon body includes a plurality of recesses formed in the ribbon body, and each recess has a depth extending from the first major surface toward the plurality of optical transmission elements and a length extending along the ribbon body between a first recess end and a second recess end. The first recess end is defined by a concave curved surface of the polymeric ribbon body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Patent number: 10409017
    Abstract: A flexible optical ribbon and associated systems and methods of manufacturing are provided. The ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements and an inner layer comprising a cross-linked polymer material and an outer surface. The outer surface of the inner layer includes first areas having first concentrations of uncrosslinked polymer material and second areas having second concentrations of uncrosslinked polymer material. The first concentrations are greater than the second concentrations. The ribbon includes an outer polymer layer having an inner surface interfacing with the outer surface of the inner layer. The outer polymer layer has a higher level of bonding to the inner layer at the first areas than at the second areas due to the ability of the outer polymer material to bond or crosslink with the larger numbers of uncrosslinked polymer material in the first areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak, Julie Ann Chalk, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20190258015
    Abstract: Cables are constructed with embedded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of polymer material coextruded in the cable jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, David Wesley Chiasson, Randall Dwaine Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10379306
    Abstract: A rollable optical fiber ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements, wherein each optical transmission element includes an optical core surrounded by a cladding of a different refractive index than the optical core, the cladding surrounded by a fiber coating layer, the fiber coating layer having an inner surface contacting the cladding and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the optical transmission elements; and a coupling element coupled to and supporting the plurality of optical transmission elements in an array. The coupling element forms a chevron pattern and is formed from a flexible polymeric material such that the plurality of optical transmission elements are reversibly movable from an unrolled position in which the plurality of optical transmission elements are substantially aligned with each other to a rolled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Patent number: 10330876
    Abstract: A flexible optical ribbon and associated method is provided. The ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements and a polymeric ribbon body surrounding the plurality of optical transmission elements. The ribbon body includes a plurality of recesses formed in the ribbon body, and each recess has a depth extending from the first major surface toward the plurality of optical transmission elements and a length extending along the ribbon body between a first recess end and a second recess end. The first recess end is defined by a concave curved surface of the polymeric ribbon body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Publication number: 20190179094
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon and a related cable are provided. The ribbon includes a first group of at least one optical fiber and a second group of at least two optical fibers coupled together. The ribbon includes a first hinge coupling the first group to the second group. The hinge allows movement of the first group and the second group of optical fibers relative to each other such that the ribbon is moveable between an aligned position and a collapsed position. The number of optical fibers in the first group is less than the number of optical fibers in second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David Wesley Chiasson, Christopher Mark Quinn, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare, Kenneth Darrell Temple, JR.
  • Patent number: 10317635
    Abstract: An optical communication cable and related systems and methods are provided. The optical cable includes a plurality of wrapped core elements, and the outer surfaces of adjacent wrapped core elements are joined together by discrete bond sections. The discrete bonds sections may be structures such as laser welds, ultrasonic welds, or adhesive material. The discrete bonds hold the wrapped core elements together in the wrapped pattern, such as an SZ stranding pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, Joel Patrick Carberry, David Wesley Chiasson, Anping Liu, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Patent number: 10302891
    Abstract: Cables are constructed with embedded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of polymer material coextruded in the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, David Wesley Chiasson, Randall Dwaine Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10133018
    Abstract: A crush resistant, kink resistant optical cable including crush resistant, kink resistant optical fiber buffer tubes and systems and method for making the same are provided. The buffer tubes include a depression pattern formed along the outer surface of the buffer tube. The depression pattern provides areas of decreased thickness in the buffer tube facilitating flexibility and kink resistance. The system and method relates to laser ablation for forming the depression pattern in the buffer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Joel Patrick Carberry, David Wesley Chiasson, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Anping Liu, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Publication number: 20180329168
    Abstract: Cables are constructed with embedded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of polymer material coextruded in the cable jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, David Wesley Chiasson, Randall Dwaine Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10078195
    Abstract: Cables are constructed with embedded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of polymer material coextruded in the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, David Wesley Chiasson, Randall Dwaine Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20180252883
    Abstract: An optical communication cable and related systems and methods are provided. The optical cable includes a plurality of wrapped core elements, and the outer surfaces of adjacent wrapped core elements are joined together by discrete bond sections. The discrete bonds sections may be structures such as laser welds, ultrasonic welds, or adhesive material. The discrete bonds hold the wrapped core elements together in the wrapped pattern, such as an SZ stranding pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, Joel Patrick Carberry, David Wesley Chiasson, Anping Liu, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Publication number: 20180149821
    Abstract: A rollable optical fiber ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements, wherein each optical transmission element includes an optical core surrounded by a cladding of a different refractive index than the optical core, the cladding surrounded by a fiber coating layer, the fiber coating layer having an inner surface contacting the cladding and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the optical transmission elements; and a coupling element coupled to and supporting the plurality of optical transmission elements in an array. The coupling element forms a chevron pattern and is formed from a flexible polymeric material such that the plurality of optical transmission elements are reversibly movable from an unrolled position in which the plurality of optical transmission elements are substantially aligned with each other to a rolled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, David Wesley Chiasson, Barada Kanta Nayak
  • Patent number: 9977207
    Abstract: An optical communication cable and related systems and methods are provided. The optical cable includes a plurality of wrapped core elements, and the outer surfaces of adjacent wrapped core elements are joined together by discrete bond sections. The discrete bonds sections may be structures such as laser welds, ultrasonic welds, or adhesive material. The discrete bonds hold the wrapped core elements together in the wrapped pattern, such as an SZ stranding pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Anne Germaine Bringuier, Joel Patrick Carberry, David Wesley Chiasson, Anping Liu, Barada Kanta Nayak