Patents by Inventor James R. Priest

James R. Priest 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: 8525031
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Patent number: 8406591
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, low profile flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Neptco JV, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20130034659
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, low profile flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Patent number: 8313833
    Abstract: Articles coated with a water-resistant coating that absorbs water to provide the water-resistant effect, and desorbs water when the coating is dried, and a method of providing water resistance and corrosion resistance to articles prepared with such coatings. The coating is formed by applying a composition comprising an aqueous solution of a superabsorbent water-soluble polymer precursor, optionally a viscosity modifying agent, and optionally a lubricant onto the surfaces of the article, and curing to form a coating comprising the superabsorbent polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Neptco JV, LLC
    Inventors: Martin C. Flautt, James R. Priest, David V. Stotler, Thomas P. Hager
  • Patent number: 8126303
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, low profile flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Neptco JV, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20090258555
    Abstract: Articles coated with a water-resistant coating that absorbs water to provide the water-resistant effect, and desorbs water when the coating is dried, and a method of providing water resistance and corrosion resistance to articles prepared with such coatings. The coating is formed by applying a composition comprising an aqueous solution of a superabsorbent water-soluble polymer precursor, optionally a viscosity modifying agent, and optionally a lubricant onto the surfaces of the article, and curing to form a coating comprising the superabsorbent polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Martin C. Flautt, James R. Priest, David V. Stotler, Thomas P. Hager
  • Patent number: 7491778
    Abstract: Articles coated with a water-resistant coating that absorbs water to provide the water-resistant effect, and desorbs water when the coating is dried, and a method of providing water resistance and corrosion resistance to articles prepared with such coatings. The coating is formed by applying a composition comprising an aqueous solution of a superabsorbent water-soluble polymer precursor, optionally a viscosity modifying agent, and optionally a lubricant onto the surfaces of the article, and curing to form a coating comprising the superabsorbent polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Martin C. Flautt, James R. Priest, David V. Stotler, Thomas P. Hager
  • Publication number: 20080310801
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, low profile flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20080310802
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20080280051
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, water-swellable, flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The water-swellable reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight, water-swellable and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Patent number: 7435909
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Patent number: 7180000
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, water-swellable, flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The water-swellable reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight, water-swellable and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Patent number: 6897382
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance flexible, rodent resistant reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Patent number: 6869004
    Abstract: The fiber feed assembly includes one or more dampening bars arranged between a fiber source and an intake assembly that guides the fiber into an elongated feed tube through which the fiber is transferred for additional processing. The spacing and orientation of the dampening bar(s) relative to both the fiber source and the intake assembly may adjusted to control the fiber tension and remove fiber loops before the fiber enters the feed tube to reduce fiber breakage and machine downtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: James R. Priest, Frederick R. Vees, Christopher S. Garrett, David V. Stotler
  • Patent number: 6849331
    Abstract: A string binder is disclosed which is useful for making reinforcing articles for use in the manufacture of molded composite articles. The string binder comprises a fibrous substrate with chemical treatment, applied thereto, comprising a polyester resin, a curing agent, a film former, and a thickener. Additionally, the string binder may be co-roved with one or more ends of a separate fibrous pre-form material to make a product suitable for use in various molding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin C. Flautt, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20040214943
    Abstract: Articles having superabsorbent, water-swellable polymers that absorbs water to provide the water-retention effect, and desorbs water when the coating is dried. The superabsorbent polymer is formed by applying an aqueous precursor composition including a an aqueous solution of a superabsorbent water-soluble polymer precursor, a binder, optionally a viscosity modifying agent, and optionally a lubricant onto the surfaces of the article, and curing to form a superabsorbent polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20040065457
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, water-swellable, flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The water-swellable reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight, water-swellable and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20040050584
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance flexible, rodent resistant reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20040050581
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance, low profile flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest
  • Publication number: 20040050580
    Abstract: A low cost, high performance flexible reinforcement member that can be used for both optical and copper communications cable. The reinforcement members made according to the preferred process are more rigid than known reinforcement members, but are less rigid than glass pultruded rods. Communications cables utilizing these members are lightweight and exhibit an improved combination of strength and flexibility compared to traditional communications cables. Further, these communication cables may then be installed into underground ducts using more economical and faster installation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman, James R. Priest