Patents by Inventor James A. Register

James A. Register 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).

  • Publication number: 20190023934
    Abstract: A coating composition having excellent damage tolerance. The coating composition includes a binder system comprising at least a fluoropolymer, optionally, one or more other resin components, a crosslinking component and at least one inorganic filler and organic filler. Coated articles with the coating composition applied to at least a portion of a surface thereof are also provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: James A. REGISTER, Dawn Michelle LIEU, Gregory B. HAYES, Jade MUNS
  • Patent number: 8885999
    Abstract: Methods of controlling the position of an optical fiber having a minimum bend radius within an optical fiber channel in a fiber optic cable having a small footprint are disclosed. The position of the optical fibers is controlled so that the fiber is not bent at a radius below its minimum bend radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Reginald Roberts, James A. Register, III
  • Patent number: 8693831
    Abstract: A cable includes a channel with an aspect ratio that houses optical fibers therein. The cable includes first and second stranded conductors on opposing sides of the channel. The channel is arranged with respect to the stranded conductors so that the fibers assume low strain positions in the channel when the cable is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: James A. Register, III, Reginald Roberts, Randall D. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8524825
    Abstract: A composition for forming a peelable coating, the composition comprising an aqueous carrier, a water-dispersible polyvinyl butyral, and an acrylic latex compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Register, Ted R. Best
  • Patent number: 8463095
    Abstract: Cables have dielectric armor with an armor profile that resembles conventional metal armored cable. The dielectric armor provides additional crush and impact resistance for the optical fibers and/or fiber optic assembly therein. The armored cables recover substantially from deformation caused by crush loads. Additionally, the armored fiber optic assemblies can have any suitable flame and/or smoke rating for meeting the requirements of the intended space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. Bohler, Julian L. Greenwood, III, Keith A. Greer, Wesley B. Nicholson, James A. Register, III, Kimberly D. Slan
  • Patent number: 8447154
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable having optical fibers such as a microstructured bend performance optical fibers disposed within a protective covering. The protective covering is highly flexible and the fiber optic cable has extremely low delta attenuation when aggressively bent compared with the conventional fiber optic cable designs. Other variations of the present invention include a connector attached to the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Cory Guenter, James Register, III, Todd Rhyne
  • Patent number: 8428407
    Abstract: A fiber optic jumper cable having a central axis includes a bend-resistant multimode optical fiber generally arranged along the central axis. A tensile-strength layer surrounds the bend-resistant optical fiber. A protective cover surrounds the tensile-strength layer and has an outside diameter DO in the range 1.6 mm?DO?4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventor: James A. Register, III
  • Patent number: 8335417
    Abstract: A crush-resistant fiber optic cable is disclosed, wherein the cable includes a plurality of bend-resistant multimode optical fibers. The fibers are generally arranged longitudinally about a central axis, with no strength member arranged along the central axis. A tensile-strength layer surrounds the plurality of bend-resistant optical fibers. A protective cover surrounds the tensile-strength layer and has an outside diameter DO in the range 3 mm?DO?5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventor: James A. Register, III
  • Publication number: 20120315004
    Abstract: A cable includes a channel with an aspect ratio that houses optical fibers therein. The cable includes first and second stranded conductors on opposing sides of the channel. The channel is arranged with respect to the stranded conductors so that the fibers assume low strain positions in the channel when the cable is bent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: James A. Register, III, Reginald Roberts, Randall D. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8331748
    Abstract: Armored fiber optic assemblies and methods are disclosed that include a dielectric armor and at least one bend-resistant multimode optical fiber. The dielectric armor has an armor profile, thereby resembling conventional metal armored cable to the craft. The dielectric armor provides additional crush and impact resistance and the like for the optical fibers and/or fiber optic assembly therein. The dielectric armor is advantageous to the craft since it provides the desired mechanical performance without requiring the time and expense of grounding like conventional metal armored cables. Additionally, the armored fiber optic assemblies can have any suitable flame and/or smoke rating for meeting the requirements of the intended space. The use of at least one bend-resistant multimode optical fiber allows for improved bend performance for the armored fiber optic assemblies, allowing for tighter cable routing as compared to armored fiber optic assemblies having conventional multimode optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventor: James A. Register, III
  • Publication number: 20110229097
    Abstract: Methods of controlling the position of an optical fiber having a minimum bend radius within an optical fiber channel in a fiber optic cable having a small footprint are disclosed. The position of the optical fibers is controlled so that the fiber is not bent at a radius below its minimum bend radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Reginald Roberts, James A. Register, III
  • Patent number: 7995885
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable having at least one optical fiber such as a micro structured bend performance optical fiber disposed within a protective covering. The protective covering is highly flexible and the fiber optic cable has extremely low delta attenuation when aggressively bent compared with the conventional fiber optic cable designs. By way of example, the delta attenuation of one fiber optic cable design is about 0.33 dB or less when wrapped 3 turns about a 7.5 millimeter mandrel at a reference wavelength of 1625 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventor: James A. Register
  • Publication number: 20110135259
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable having optical fibers such as a microstructured bend performance optical fibers disposed within a protective covering. The protective covering is highly flexible and the fiber optic cable has extremely low delta attenuation when aggressively bent compared with the conventional fiber optic cable designs. Other variations of the present invention include a connector attached to the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Cory Guenter, James Register, III, Todd Rhyne
  • Publication number: 20110091173
    Abstract: A fiber optic jumper cable having a central axis includes a bend-resistant multimode optical fiber generally arranged along the central axis. A tensile-strength layer surrounds the bend-resistant optical fiber. A protective cover surrounds the tensile-strength layer and has an outside diameter DO in the range 1.6 mm?DO?4 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: James A. Register, III
  • Publication number: 20110075980
    Abstract: Armored fiber optic assemblies and methods are disclosed that include a dielectric armor and at least one bend-resistant multimode optical fiber. The dielectric armor has an armor profile, thereby resembling conventional metal armored cable to the craft. The dielectric armor provides additional crush and impact resistance and the like for the optical fibers and/or fiber optic assembly therein. The dielectric armor is advantageous to the craft since it provides the desired mechanical performance without requiring the time and expense of grounding like conventional metal armored cables. Additionally, the armored fiber optic assemblies can have any suitable flame and/or smoke rating for meeting the requirements of the intended space. The use of at least one bend-resistant multimode optical fiber allows for improved bend performance for the armored fiber optic assemblies, allowing for tighter cable routing as compared to armored fiber optic assemblies having conventional multimode optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: James A. Register, III
  • Publication number: 20110075977
    Abstract: A crush-resistant fiber optic cable is disclosed, wherein the cable includes a plurality of bend-resistant multimode optical fibers. The fibers are generally arranged longitudinally about a central axis, with no strength member arranged along the central axis. A tensile-strength layer surrounds the plurality of bend-resistant optical fibers. A protective cover surrounds the tensile-strength layer and has an outside diameter DO in the range 3 mm?DO?5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: James A. Register, III
  • Publication number: 20110034618
    Abstract: A composition for forming a peelable coating, the composition comprising an aqueous carrier, a water-dispersible polyvinyl butyral, and an acrylic latex compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Register, Ted R. Best
  • Publication number: 20100260459
    Abstract: Cables have dielectric armor with an armor profile that resembles conventional metal armored cable. The dielectric armor provides additional crush and impact resistance for the optical fibers and/or fiber optic assembly therein. The armored cables recover substantially from deformation caused by crush loads. Additionally, the armored fiber optic assemblies can have any suitable flame and/or smoke rating for meeting the requirements of the intended space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Gregory B. Bohler, Julian L. Greenwood, III, Keith A. Greer, Wesley B. Nicholson, James A. Register, III, Kimberly D. Slan
  • Publication number: 20100178016
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable having at least one optical fiber such as a micro structured bend performance optical fiber disposed within a protective covering. The protective covering is highly flexible and the fiber optic cable has extremely low delta attenuation when aggressively bent compared with the conventional fiber optic cable designs. By way of example, the delta attenuation of one fiber optic cable design is about 0.33 dB or less when wrapped 3 turns about a 7.5 millimeter mandrel at a reference wavelength of 1625 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: James A. Register
  • Patent number: 7668427
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable having at least one optical fiber such as a microstructured bend performance optical fiber disposed within a protective covering. The protective covering is highly flexible and the fiber optic cable has extremely low delta attenuation when aggressively bent compared with the conventional fiber optic cable designs. By way of example, the delta attenuation of one fiber optic cable design is about 0.33 dB or less when wrapped 3 turns about a 7.5 millimeter mandrel at a reference wavelength of 1625 nanometers. Other variations of the present invention include a connector attached to the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventor: James A. Register