Patents by Inventor Edward B. Lurie

Edward B. Lurie 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: 10663679
    Abstract: An assembly tool for terminating an optical fiber with an optical fiber connector comprises a base having a connector cradle to hold said connector, a buffer clamp activation shuttle slideably disposed on the base to push a sleeve over a buffer clamp of the connector, and an activation mechanism pivotally mounted to the base. The activation mechanism includes an actuation lever to press a securing cap over a mechanical element in the connector, and a drive shaft coupled to the actuation lever. Moving the actuation lever from a first position to a second position activates the buffer clamp activation shuttle and presses the securing cap over the mechanical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Sawicki, Edward B. Lurie, Lindsey K. Lewallen, Victor J. Borer, Joseph M. Van Allen
  • Patent number: 10502919
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Publication number: 20180299633
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Patent number: 10001619
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Publication number: 20180081130
    Abstract: An assembly tool for terminating an optical fiber with an optical fiber connector comprises a base having a connector cradle to hold said connector, a buffer clamp activation shuttle slideably disposed on the base to push a sleeve over a buffer clamp of the connector, and an activation mechanism pivotally mounted to the base. The activation mechanism includes an actuation lever to press a securing cap over a mechanical element in the connector, and a drive shaft coupled to the actuation lever. Moving the actuation lever from a first position to a second position activates the buffer clamp activation shuttle and presses the securing cap over the mechanical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph C. Sawicki, Edward B. Lurie, Lindsey K. Lewallen, Victor J. Borer, Joseph M. Van Allen
  • Publication number: 20170261716
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Publication number: 20140299645
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a device to cleave an optical fiber is provided. The device includes a base and a cover that is rotatably connected to the base. The base has a work surface and a mandrel disposed in the base and extending above the work surface. An optical fiber can be bent over a radiused surface of the mandrel and tensioned prior to cleaving. A shuttle is disposed in the cover over the mandrel, wherein the shuttle includes a flexible abrasive material that is configured to contact the optical fiber and create a flaw on a top surface of the optical fiber to initiate a crack in the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward B. LURIE, William G. ALLEN, Zachary M. THOMPSON, Daniel H. HENDERSON, Ronald P. PEPIN, David GONZALEZ, Viktor HEINZ
  • Patent number: 8292699
    Abstract: A polishing apparatus is provided for polishing an optical fiber connector. The optical fiber connector includes a connector housing and a ferrule. The polishing apparatus includes a mount to receive and hold the optical connector and a base to support the mount. The base further includes a dispenser portion. The polishing apparatus further includes a polishing strip dispensable by the dispensing portion of the base. The polishing strip has a portion thereof extending through a passageway formed in the mount, where a first surface of the polishing strip is disposed proximate to an end face of the ferrule of the optical connector disposed in the mount. In an exemplary aspect, the polishing strip comprises one or more polishing media disposed on a backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James R. Bylander, Gordon Wiegand, Edward B. Lurie
  • Publication number: 20100029180
    Abstract: A polishing apparatus is provided for polishing an optical fiber connector. The optical fiber connector includes a connector housing and a ferrule. The polishing apparatus includes a mount to receive and hold the optical connector and a base to support the mount. The base further includes a dispenser portion. The polishing apparatus further includes a polishing strip dispensable by the dispensing portion of the base. The polishing strip has a portion thereof extending through a passageway formed in the mount, where a first surface of the polishing strip is disposed proximate to an end face of the ferrule of the optical connector disposed in the mount. In an exemplary aspect, the polishing strip comprises one or more polishing media disposed on a backing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: James R. Bylander, Gordon Wiegand, Edward B. Lurie
  • Patent number: 7255486
    Abstract: A load adapter and method for terminating an optical fiber in a small form factor connector having a ferrule portion and a barrel portion that include a pre-loaded thermoplastic adhesive material, and a housing. The load adapter includes a thermally conductive body having a base section and a connector mounting section extending axially therefrom. The base section is adapted to be inserted/placed in an oven port of a portable heat source. The connector mounting section has a substantially cylindrical shape adapted to surround a substantial portion of the small form factor connector housing and includes at least one slot. The connector mounting section includes a mount adapted to receive the small form factor connector. The mount includes a stem having a substantially cylindrical structure adapted to slidably receive the ferrule portion of the small form factor connector, where an end of a received ferrule portion of the small form factor connector extends beyond an edge of an inner wall of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Cox, Edward B. Lurie, Eric M. Morgan, David S. Hardcastle
  • Patent number: 7149402
    Abstract: A device is provided for manipulating a load adapter for terminating an optical fiber in a connector having a ferrule portion and a barrel portion that can include a pre-loaded thermoplastic or thermoset adhesive material. The device comprises a body having a handle, a first arm extending from the handle, and a second arm extending from the handle. The first arm includes a first gripping portion adapted to grip a portion of the load adapter. The second arm includes a second gripping portion that is adapted to grip a portion of an optical fiber cable and that is axially displaced from the first gripping portion by a predetermined distance. At least one of the first and second arms is movable relative to the other arm. A method of terminating an optical fiber in a connector having a ferrule portion and a barrel portion that include a pre-loaded thermoplastic adhesive material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Cox, Edward B. Lurie
  • Patent number: 7147384
    Abstract: A optical connector for terminating an optical fiber comprises a housing configured to mate with an LC receptacle. The housing comprises a polymer material that does not deform when exposed to temperatures of at least 210° C. The optical connector further includes a ferrule assembly. The ferrule assembly includes a ferrule portion and a barrel portion. The ferrule assembly is preloaded with a thermoplastic adhesive material. The thermoplastic material can be a polyamide-based hot melt adhesive. The thermoplastic mater can be an ultra high temperature hot melt adhesive. These optical connectors can be terminated in the field in a short amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David S. Hardcastle, Eric M. Morgan, Edward B. Lurie, Janet A. Kling
  • Patent number: 7108431
    Abstract: This invention relates to a ferrule for use in a fiber optic connector. The ferrule has front and rear faces and comprises (a) a passage being disposed inside the ferrule and having first and second ends, the passage having dimensions defined by the following formulas: (n*a)?H?(n+1)*a X?W?X+b where “W” is the passage width, “H” is the passage height, “X” is the measured with of a fiber optic ribbon, “n” is the number of fiber optic ribbons and n>1, “a” is the fiber optic ribbon thickness and “b” is the fiber pitch on a (b) a plurality of tapered channels disposed between the second end of the passage to said front face of the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lizhang Yang, Larry R. Cox, Harry A. Loder, Edward B. Lurie
  • Patent number: 7001081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber optic cable assembly including a connector subassembly having a fiber optic cable terminated in a connector, the fiber optic cable having a minimum bend radius; and a strain relief boot attached to the connector subassembly, the strain relief boot having a core portion, a flexible extension with a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end extending from the core portion. The flexible extension retains at least a portion of the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Cox, Harry A. Loder, Edward B. Lurie, Mark D. Matthies
  • Patent number: 6973242
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for guiding at least one fiber optic ribbons into a ferule. The ferrule has front and rear faces, a longitudinal axis and at least one guide pin channel disposed parallel to the longitudinal axis. The apparatus comprises: (a) a cover; and (b) a base having first and second surfaces and comprising (i) a channel spanning from the first to the second surface, the channel being defined by a Cartesian coordinate system x, y, and z and having an x-dimension that coincides with the width of the fiber optic ribbon, and (ii) means for aligning said apparatus with said ferrule. When the cover is disposed on the base, a pocket is formed between the cover and the base. The height of the pocket coincides with the cumulative thickness of the number of fiber optic ribbons used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lizhang Yang, Edward B. Lurie
  • Patent number: 6850684
    Abstract: A three dimensional optical circuit featuring an optical manifold for organizing, guiding and protecting individual optical fibers is shown. One aspect of the present invention is a three dimensional manifold which may be constructed using a rapid prototyping process such as, but not limited to, stereolithography (“SLA”), fused deposition modeling (“FDM”), selective laser sintering (“SLS”), and the like. The manifold has a number of input openings in a first ordered arrangement at one end connected by passageways to a number of output openings in a second ordered arrangement at the opposite end. A plurality of optical fibers may be directed through the passageways of the manifold to produce a three dimensional optical circuit such as a shuffle. Moreover, the optical manifold may be used in conjunction with a number of connections or terminations to form a various optical modules. These modules may be configured for rack mounting within enclosures for electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Simmons, Curtis L. Shoemaker, Kenneth L. Kornele, Harry A. Loder, Edward B. Lurie, Marion A. Casserberg
  • Patent number: 6832032
    Abstract: A three dimensional optical circuit featuring an optical manifold for organizing, guiding and protecting individual optical fibers is shown. One aspect of the present invention is a three dimensional manifold which may be constructed using a rapid prototyping process such as, but not limited to, stereolithography (“SLA”), fused deposition modeling (“FDM”), selective laser sintering (“SLS”), and the like. The manifold has a number of input openings in a first ordered arrangement at one end connected by passageways to a number of output openings in a second ordered arrangement at the opposite end. A plurality of optical fibers may be directed through the passageways of the manifold to produce a three dimensional optical circuit such as a shuffle. Moreover, the optical manifold may be used in conjunction with a number of connections or terminations to form a various optical modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Simmons, Curtis L. Shoemaker, Kenneth L. Kornele, Harry A. Loder, Edward B. Lurie
  • Publication number: 20040234209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber optic cable assembly comprising (a) a connector subassembly comprising a fiber optic cable terminated in a connector, the fiber optic cable having a minimum bend radius; and (b) a strain relief boot attached to the connector subassembly, the strain relief boot comprising a core portion, a flexible extension having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end extending from the core portion, and a means for retaining at least a portion of the fiber optic cable which is disposed along the flexible extension. The flexible extension does not have a predetermined bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Larry R. Cox, Harry A. Loder, Edward B. Lurie, Mark D. Matthies
  • Publication number: 20040208456
    Abstract: This invention relates to a ferrule for use in a fiber optic connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lizhang Yang, Larry R. Cox, Harry A. Loder, Edward B. Lurie
  • Publication number: 20040208455
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for guiding at least one fiber optic ribbons into a ferule. The ferrule has front and rear faces, a longitudinal axis and at least one guide pin channel disposed parallel to the longitudinal axis. The apparatus comprises: (a) a cover; and (b) a base having first and second surfaces and comprising (i) a channel spanning from the first to the second surface, the channel being defined by a Cartesian coordinate system x, y, and z and having an x-dimension that coincides with the width of the fiber optic ribbon, and (ii) means for aligning said apparatus with said ferrule. When the cover is disposed on the base, a pocket is formed between the cover and the base. The height of the pocket coincides with the cumulative thickness of the number of fiber optic ribbons used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lizhang Yang, Edward B. Lurie