Patents by Inventor Harold Edward Hudson, II

Harold Edward Hudson, II 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: 10663683
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20190361185
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes a cable jacket forming a central bore, a plurality of subunits having subunit sheaths, and a furcation plug coupled to the cable jacket, wherein the cable jacket defines an outer surface of the optical communication cable on an upstream side of the furcation plug and the plurality of subunits extend beyond the central bore and are exposed on a downstream side of the furcation plug such that the subunit sheaths define the outer surface of the optical communication cable. A plurality of connectors are coupled to the downstream ends of the plurality of subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Patent number: 10393977
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable laver. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20190250348
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 10338332
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 10288828
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20190101715
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes a cable jacket and a plurality of optical fiber subunits surrounded by the cable jacket. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket and a plurality of optical fibers located within the subunit passage. Each optical fiber includes an outer polymer buffer coating, such as a tight buffer coating. The outer cable jacket and/or the outer polymer buffer coating of the optical fibers is formed from a halogen containing polymer material including a fire retardant material, and the subunit jacket is formed from a polyolefin polymer material including a fire retardant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 10180551
    Abstract: Fiber optic bundles include helically stranded subunit cables. The assemblies have small cross sections and low bend radii while maintaining acceptable attenuation losses. Binders can be omitted to improve ease of processing and installation. Helically stranding of the subunit cables allows ease of access to the individual cables during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Warren Welborn McAlpine, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20180306992
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20180252885
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable laver. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Patent number: 10025053
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 9977209
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable layer. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20170146759
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable layer. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Patent number: 9581779
    Abstract: A rugged optical micromodule cable is provided. The cable includes a composite cable jacket including a first cable jacket layer formed from a first material and a second cable jacket layer formed from a second material. The first cable jacket layer provides at least 10% of the thickness of the cable jacket and the second cable jacket layer provides at least 10% of the thickness of the cable jacket. The first material is different than the second material, and each material provides different physical properties to the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20170052337
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 9557503
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable layer. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Patent number: 9557510
    Abstract: A rugged micromodule cable includes central strength yarns, micromodules stranded around the central strength yarns, additional strength yarns positioned around the stranded micromodules, and a jacket of polymeric material surrounding the additional strength yarns. The micromodules each include sheathing surrounding a plurality of optical fibers. The strand profile of the micromodules is tight, having an average lay length of less than 250 mm, and the sheathing is thin-walled, having an average thickness of less than about 200 micrometers. The strand of the micromodules, the positioning of the additional strength yarns, and bonding between the additional strength yarns and the jacket mitigate lengthwise movement of the optical fibers in the rugged micromodule cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20160266342
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The bundle includes a bundle jacket and a plurality of optical fiber subunits surrounded by the bundle jacket. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. The thickness of the bundle jacket may be less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets. The tensile strength of the bundle jacket may be less than the tensile strength of the subunit jacket, and the tear strength of the outermost bundle layer may be less than the tear strength of the subunit jacket. The subunit jacket may be formed from a fire resistant material that has an oxygen limiting index that is greater than an oxygen limiting index of the material of the bundle jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Terry Lee Ellis, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Wesley Brian Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20160041354
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable layer. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20150370026
    Abstract: A rugged optical micromodule cable is provided. The cable includes a composite cable jacket including a first cable jacket layer formed from a first material and a second cable jacket layer formed from a second material. The first cable jacket layer provides at least 10% of the thickness of the cable jacket and the second cable jacket layer provides at least 10% of the thickness of the cable jacket. The first material is different than the second material, and each material provides different physical properties to the cable jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley