Patents by Inventor Erwin Becker

Erwin Becker 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: 10371913
    Abstract: An enclosure (10) includes a base (38) defining a splice region (148) and a cover (40) coupled to the base (38) to move between a closed position and an open position. A plurality of ruggedized adapters (26) are on the cover (40), each adapter having an inner port (64) and an outer port (66). A removable module (32) is disposed on the cover (40), at least one input fiber (12) being routed from the splice region (148) of the base (38) to the removable module (32), wherein the at least one input fiber (12) is output from the module as a pigtail (28) having a connectorized end that is connected to an inner port (64) of a ruggedized adapter (26). A cable input location (16) receives an input cable (14/20) including at least one tube (138) surrounding at least one fiber (12) that carries the same signal as the at least one input fiber (12) being routed from the splice region (148) to the removable module (32). The input cable (14/20) is anchored to the base (38) at the cable input location (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Begium BVBA
    Inventors: Bart Mattie Claessens, Dirk Kempeneers, Erwin Beckers, Peter Claes, Emilie De Groe, Ronnie Rosa Georges Liefsoens, Roel Modest Willy Bryon, Thierry Janssens
  • Publication number: 20190120380
    Abstract: A seal (110) for a telecommunications enclosure (100) includes a first body (114) made of a first material. The first body (114) defines a port (112) and the port (112) defines a port axis (113). The first body (114) further includes a first axial face (122), an opposite second axial face (124), and a peripheral surface (126). The peripheral surface (126) surrounds the first body (114) between the first axial face (122) and second axial face (124), and the peripheral surface (126) further surrounds the port. The seal (110) also includes a second body (116) made of a second material. The second body (116) is disposed on at least the peripheral surface (126) of the first body (114). The second material is softer than the first material of the first body (114).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Dirk KEMPENEERS, Bart Mattie CLAESSENS, Emilie DE GROE, Erwin BECKERS, Frank DE BLICK, Robert VANHENTENRIJK, Amandus PIECK
  • Publication number: 20190107681
    Abstract: An enclosure (10) includes a base (38) defining a splice region (148) and a cover (40) coupled to the base (38) to move between a closed position and an open position. A plurality of ruggedized adapters (26) are on the cover (40), each adapter having an inner port (64) and an outer port (66). A removable module (32) is disposed on the cover (40), at least one input fiber (12) being routed from the splice region (148) of the base (38) to the removable module (32), wherein the at least one input fiber (12) is output from the module as a pigtail (28) having a connectorized end that is connected to an inner port (64) of a ruggedized adapter (26). A cable input location (16) receives an input cable (14/20) including at least one tube (138) surrounding at least one fiber (12) that carries the same signal as the at least one input fiber (12) being routed from the splice region (148) to the removable module (32). The input cable (14/20) is anchored to the base (38) at the cable input location (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Bart Mattie CLAESSENS, Dirk KEMPENEERS, Erwin BECKERS, Peter CLAES, Emilie DE GROE, Ronnie Rosa Georges LIEFSOENS, Roel Modest Willy BRYON, Thierry JANSSENS
  • Publication number: 20190101716
    Abstract: A fiber optic module includes a housing having a first major surface and an opposite second major surface. The module includes an input configured to receive at least one module input fiber. The module includes at least one connectorized pigtail output routed from the housing. The pigtail output is configured to carry a signal from at the at least one module input fiber entering the housing via the input. The module further includes at least one connector storage feature disposed on the first major surface of the housing. The connector storage feature is configured to receive and store the connectorized pigtail output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bart Mattie CLAESSENS, Erwin BECKERS, Jan OVERSTEYNS
  • Publication number: 20180329162
    Abstract: An optical splitter module (140) can be carried on a cover (120) of an enclosure (100) between a contoured surface (129) and a row of optical adapters (130). Output pigtails (165) from the splitter module (140) are routed to the optical adapters (130). In certain examples, a significantly longer input fiber (161) is routed from the splitter module (140) to a splice region (114) at a base (110) of the enclosure (100). Certain types of splitter modules (140) are mounted to the cover (120) at an angle relative to an insertion axis for a feeder cable (170). A certain type of splitter module (140) curves about a minor axis (A2) so that one major surface (142) has a concave curvature and another major surface (143) has a convex curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Bart Mattie CLAESSENS, Dirk KEMPENEERS, Erwin BECKERS
  • Patent number: 10031307
    Abstract: An optical splitter module (140) can be carried on a cover (120) of an enclosure (100) between a contoured surface (129) and a row of optical adapters (130). Output pigtails (165) from the splitter module (140) are routed to the optical adapters (130). In certain examples, a significantly longer input fiber (161) is routed from the splitter module (140) to a splice region (114) at a base (110) of the enclosure (100). Certain types of splitter modules (140) are mounted to the cover (120) at an angle relative to an insertion axis for a feeder cable (170). A certain type of splitter module (140) curves about a minor axis (A2) so that one major surface (142) has a concave curvature and another major surface (143) has a convex curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Bart Mattie Claessens, Dirk Kempeneers, Erwin Beckers
  • Publication number: 20170363831
    Abstract: A fiber management tray (10) is disclosed. The fiber management tray (10) can have a body (12) including a bottom wall (14) with side walls (16) extending outwardly from the bottom wall (14). The fiber management tray (10) can include a termination region (18) that has a first side (24) and a second side (26). The termination region (18) includes a termination panel (13) that holds connectors (20). The fiber management tray (10) can include a hinge area (56) for mounting said tray (10) to a tray tower (58) and a storage basket (32) located between the termination region (18) and the hinge area (56). The storage basket (32) can include a first pocket (44) that communicates with the second side (26) of the termination region (18) and an opposite second pocket (48) that communicates with the first side (24) of the termination region (18). The fiber management tray (10) can define at least one fiber routing path on each of the first and second pockets (44, 48) of the storage basket (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt CORNELISSEN, Erwin BECKERS, Robert VANHENTENRIJK, Conny VAN DE VELDE, Daniel Francois DAEMS
  • Publication number: 20170176701
    Abstract: An optical splitter module (140) can be carried on a cover (120) of an enclosure (100) between a contoured surface (129) and a row of optical adapters (130). Output pigtails (165) from the splitter module (140) are routed to the optical adapters (130). In certain examples, a significantly longer input fiber (161) is routed from the splitter module (140) to a splice region (114) at a base (110) of the enclosure (100). Certain types of splitter modules (140) are mounted to the cover (120) at an angle relative to an insertion axis for a feeder cable (170). A certain type of splitter module (140) curves about a minor axis (A2) so that one major surface (142) has a concave curvature and another major surface (143) has a convex curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Bart Mattie CLAESSENS, Dirk KEMPENEERS, Erwin BECKERS
  • Patent number: 4705605
    Abstract: A spinning nozzle plate having nozzle capillaries is produced by depositing a layer 11 of a material whose characteristics can be changed by high-energy radiation (resist material) on a galvanic electrode 12. After resist layer 11 is irradiated in a predetermined pattern and after resist material is selectively removed by a treatment which utilizes the different material characteristics resulting from the irradiation, columns of resist material remain on galvanic electrode 12 to serve as negatives 21 of the nozzle capillaries. A galvanic layer 31 which encloses the negatives 21 of the nozzle capillaries is then produced on the galvanic electrode 12. Then the galvanic layer 31 is levelled and the negatives 21 are removed, as is the galvanic electrode 12. The process is particularly useful for producing spinning nozzle plates having nozzle capillaries with profiles of a special shape, essentially if the cross-sectional dimensions of the nozzle capillaries are small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Peter Hagmann
  • Patent number: 4693791
    Abstract: A method for producing spinning nozzle plates having spinning nozzle channels employs a mold plate which contains mold channels corresponding to the spinning nozzle channels. The mold plate is initially connected with a galvanic electrode containing feed channels which communicate with the mold channels. Then negatives of the spinning nozzle channels are produced by filling the mold channels and the feed channels with an electrically insulating molding material and thereafter removing the mold plate, so that columns of molding material remain connected to the galvanic electrode. Finally, a galvanic layer enclosing the negatives of the spinning nozzle channels is produced, the galvanic layer is leveled, and the negatives as well as the remaining mold material are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Peter Hagmann
  • Patent number: 4661212
    Abstract: In order to produce a plurality of plate shaped metal bodies containing a microstructure from a single molding tool constituting a master for the bodies, a negative mold is formed by filling the recesses in the microstructure of the tool with electrically insulating material and fastening to the insulating material an electrically conductive material which contacts the end faces of the microstructure of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Kalrsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Peter Hagmann, Asim Maner, Dietrich Munchmeyer, Erwin Becker
  • Patent number: 4563251
    Abstract: A method for producing a multichannel plate containing metal dynodes and having a plurality of generally parallel channels for use in structures for amplifying or converting optical images or other two-dimensional signal patterns by secondary electron multiplication, which method includes:producing a negative mold of the plate by:(i) providing a body having at least the thickness of the plate to be produced and made of an electrically insulating material whose ability to be removed from the body is altered by exposure to a selected radiation;(ii) irradiating the body with the selected radiation in a pattern corresponding to the plate to be produced and in a manner to render portions of the body having the form of a grid surrounding the channels more easily removable than the remaining portions of the body; and(iii) removing the more easily removable portions of the body to leave columnar structures corresponding to the channels in the plate;depositing metal layers and intermediate layers alternatingly in the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Frank Becker
  • Patent number: 4563250
    Abstract: A method for producing a multichannel plate containing a plurality of generally parallel channels for use in structures for amplifying or converting optical images or other two-dimensional signal patterns by secondary electron multiplication, which method includes:producing a positive mold of the plate, by the steps of: (i) providing a body having the external shape of the plate to be produced and made of a material whose ability to be removed from the body is altered by exposure to a selected radiation; (ii) irradiating the body with the selected radiation in a pattern corresponding to the plate to be produced and in a manner to render the portions of the body corresponding to the channels more easily removable than the remaining portions of the body; and (iii) removing the more easily removable portions of the body;forming a metal negative mold, by the steps of: (i) attaching the positive mold to a metal electrode; (ii) electrolytically depositing metal on the electrode and in the openings created in the po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wolfgang Ehrfeld
  • Patent number: 4551157
    Abstract: A process for the separation of light additive gas at the end of and/or at the location of the change in stage sizes in a separating nozzle cascade which is operated with a mixture of gaseous or vaporous substances to be separated. The separation of the light additive gas is effected by using a separating nozzle stage. A double deflection separating nozzle is employed as the separating nozzle stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Wolfgang Fritz, Harald Steinhaus, Peter Bley
  • Patent number: 4541977
    Abstract: Method for producing a separating nozzle element including a separating body and terminal plates, for the separation of a gaseous or vaporous mixture, wherein the separating body comprises separating structures which penetrate the separating body and define separating chambers and gas conduits, and the terminal plates are provided with channels for the intake and discharge of gas streams. A mold layer is produced which contains negative outlines of the separating structures. Thereafter, the negative outlines of the mold layer are filled with a structure material which is compatible with the gaseous or vaporous mixture to be separated to form the separating structures. The mold layer containing the negative outlines of the separating structure is produced by shaping the mold layer from a reusable tool provided with the positive outlines of the separating structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wilhelm Bier, Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Dietrich Munchmeyer
  • Patent number: 4493753
    Abstract: A separating nozzle element composed of a separating body and two cover plates between which the body is interposed, the nozzle element being used for the separation of gaseous or vaporous mixtures, is produced by providing a layer of a material whose ability to be removed from the layer can be altered by irradiation, the thickness of the layer being approximately equal to the thickness of the separating body, irradiating the layer, starting at one surface, with radiation which has a penetration depth into the material of the layer which is less than the thickness of the layer, in a pattern corresponding to the cross section of the separating body structure, and removing from the layer material which is more easily removable as a result of the irradiation, to thereby permit the radiation to penetrate to greater distances from the one surface, while continuing the removal of material until the entire thickness of the layer has been subjected to radiation and removal, to form a mold of the separating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Becker, Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Dietrich Munchmeyer, Hans Betz, Anton Heuberger