Patents by Inventor James Henry Faler

James Henry Faler 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: 10882777
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fiber preform includes the steps: igniting a burner having a fume tube assembly to produce a first spray size of silicon dioxide particles; depositing the silicon dioxide particles on a core cane to produce a soot blank; and adjusting an effective diameter of an aperture of the fume tube assembly to produce a second spray size of the silicon dioxide particles. The second spray size is larger than the first spray size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Dale Robert Powers, Fei Xia, Chunfeng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200116353
    Abstract: An oxidizer head assembly includes a head body defining an inlet flange, an outlet flange, and a wall, where the inlet flange, the outlet flange, and the wall define a cavity positioned between the inlet flange and the outlet flange, a plurality of nozzles extending through the cavity, a fuel inlet in communication with the plurality of nozzles, where a fuel passes through the fuel inlet and the plurality of nozzles, a shield gas inlet in communication with the cavity, and a porous diffuser plate extending across the outlet opening, the porous diffuser plate including apertures for the plurality of nozzles and a plurality of pores, where a shield gas passes through the shield gas inlet, through the cavity, and through the plurality of pores of the porous diffuser plate around the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Michael Kevin Gilgo, Kenneth James Kelmer, Amanda N Rand
  • Publication number: 20180265394
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fiber preform includes the steps: igniting a burner having a fume tube assembly to produce a first spray size of silicon dioxide particles; depositing the silicon dioxide particles on a core cane to produce a soot blank; and adjusting an effective diameter of an aperture of the fume tube assembly to produce a second spray size of the silicon dioxide particles. The second spray size is larger than the first spray size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Dale Robert Powers, Fei Xia, Chunfeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 8573008
    Abstract: An optical fiber production system and method are provided for producing optical fiber. An optical fiber is drawn from a preform in a furnace and passes through a treatment device under a reduced pressure in the range of 0.01 to 0.80 atm. The treatment device cools the bare optical fiber as it cools to a temperature in the range of at least 1,600° C. to 1,300° C. A non-contact fiber centering device is located near an exit of the treatment device to provide centering of the optical fiber as it exits the treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Andrey V Filippov, Robert C Moore, Bruce Warren Reding
  • Patent number: 8541064
    Abstract: A method for producing a coated optical fiber may include drawing an optical fiber from a draw furnace along a first vertical pathway. The optical fiber may then be routed through at least one fluid bearing thereby redirecting the optical fiber along a second vertical pathway. Thereafter, a thermoplastic coating may be applied to the optical fiber with a thermoplastic coating system. The optical fiber may then be wound onto a fiber storage spool with a fiber take-up system. The fiber take-up system may be space apart from the thermoplastic coating system such that the thermoplastic coating may be cooled before the optical fiber is wound onto the fiber storage spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Bruce Warren Reding, Bradley Kent Shepard, David Andrew Tucker
  • Patent number: 8528368
    Abstract: Methods for producing a coated optical fiber may include drawing an optical fiber from a draw furnace along a first pathway and redirecting the optical fiber along a second, different pathway which is non-parallel with the first pathway. The optical fiber may be coated as it travels along the second pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Andrey V. Filippov, Bruce Warren Reding, Bradley Kent Shepard, David Andrew Tucker
  • Publication number: 20110289979
    Abstract: An optical fiber production system and method are provided for producing optical fiber. An optical fiber is drawn from a preform in a furnace and passes through a treatment device under a reduced pressure in the range of 0.01 to 0.80 atm. The treatment device cools the bare optical fiber as it cools to a temperature in the range of at least 1,600° C. to 1,300° C. A non-contact fiber centering device is located near an exit of the treatment device to provide centering of the optical fiber as it exits the treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Andrey V. Filippov, Robert C. Moore, Bruce Warren Reding
  • Patent number: 7937971
    Abstract: Methods for producing optical fibers along nonlinear paths include incorporating fluid bearings. An optical fiber is drawn from a preform along a first pathway, contacted with a region of fluid cushion of a fluid bearing, and redirected along a second pathway as the fiber is drawn across said region of fluid cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Joseph Costello, III, James Henry Faler, Andrey V Filippov, Steven Joseph Gregorski, Bruce Warren Reding, John Christopher Thomas
  • Publication number: 20100281922
    Abstract: Methods for producing optical fibers along nonlinear paths include incorporating fluid bearings. An optical fiber is drawn from a preform along a first pathway, contacted with a region of fluid cushion of a fluid bearing, and redirected along a second pathway as the fiber is drawn across said region of fluid cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: John Joseph Costello, III, James Henry Faler, Andrey V. Filippov, Steven Joseph Gregorski, Bruce Warren Reding, John Christopher Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090297722
    Abstract: A method for producing a coated optical fiber may include drawing an optical fiber from a draw furnace along a first vertical pathway. The optical fiber may then be routed through at least one fluid bearing thereby redirecting the optical fiber along a second vertical pathway. Thereafter, a thermoplastic coating may be applied to the optical fiber with a thermoplastic coating system. The optical fiber may then be wound onto a fiber storage spool with a fiber take-up system. The fiber take-up system may be space apart from the thermoplastic coating system such that the thermoplastic coating may be cooled before the optical fiber is wound onto the fiber storage spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Bruce Warren Reding, Bradley Kent Shepard, David Andrew Tucker
  • Publication number: 20090158779
    Abstract: Methods for producing a coated optical fiber may include drawing an optical fiber from a draw furnace along a first pathway and redirecting the optical fiber along a second, different pathway which is non-parallel with the first pathway. The optical fiber may be coated as it travels along the second pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Andrey V. Filippov, Bruce Warren Reding, Bradley Kent Shepard, David Andrew Tucker