Patents by Inventor Jason Higley

Jason Higley 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: 20200285001
    Abstract: A new fiber optic connector provides a smaller form factor by including two ferrule assemblies in a housing. The housing accepts a push-pull mechanism that allows for insertion and removal from a carrier as well as an adapter. The push-pull mechanism may also include a flexure member to return the push-pull mechanism. Polarity of the fiber optic connector may also be selected by use of the push-pull mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Jason Higley, Michael E. Hughes, Mitchell Cloud
  • Publication number: 20200284998
    Abstract: A new fiber optic connector provides a smaller form factor by including two ferrule assemblies in a housing. The housing accepts a push-pull mechanism that allows for insertion and removal from a carrier as well as an adapter. The push-pull mechanism may also include a flexure member to return the push-pull mechanism. Polarity of the fiber optic connector may also be selected by use of the push-pull mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Mitchell Cloud, Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10768377
    Abstract: A pin exchanger has protrusions from gripping elements that engage fiber optic guide pins. Guide beams on the pin exchanger provide a reference for aligning the guide pins and the pin exchanger with a fiber optic connector and a fiber optic ferrule. An adapter is also provided that has openings to receive the guide beams. The adapter is preferably installed in a field tool and together they engage the fiber optic connector, align the pin exchanger and move the guide pin holder to allow guide pins to be inserted or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig M. Conrad, Jason Higley
  • Publication number: 20200264384
    Abstract: A compliant adapter for fiber-optic connectors that are inserted into a cut-out in a panel include a main body extending between a first end and a second end and a compliant piece disposed at the second end of the main body that is movable between a relaxed position and a compressed position. The compliant adapter has a first opening area in the relaxed position and a smaller second opening area in the compressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Higley
  • Publication number: 20200241214
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly is mated with a bracket on a printed circuit board at one end and inserted into a backplane adapter that is adjacent a backplane. In particular a spring push in slidingly attached to the bracket and also to the housing of the fiber optic connector assembly. The housing of the fiber optic connector assembly insertable into the backplane adapter using passive alignment features. A fiber optic ferrule in the fiber optic connector assembly is biased in a forward direction by a spring in the spring push. At the same time the spring allows for movement of the spring push within the housing to allow for movement of the printed circuit board relative to the backplane adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Jason Higley, Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10725249
    Abstract: A guide pin for aligning fiber optic ferrules includes an elongated cylindrical element with a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis therethrough, and a diameter. The distal end has a configuration to be insertable into a first ferrule to align the fiber optic ferrules. The proximal end is configured to be inserted into and retained in a guide pin opening in a second ferrule, the guide pin opening in the second ferrule having a diameter, the proximal end of the elongated cylindrical element having a first portion having a profile that is related to an arc with radius equal to or smaller than the diameter of the guide pin opening and a second portion having a profile defined by a line associated with the arc, the second portion being proximal relative to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Darrell R. Childers
  • Publication number: 20200226550
    Abstract: A method of scheduling a meeting room is provided. The method comprising: receiving an attendee list including one or more attendees; obtaining an attendee detail for each attendee in response to the attendee list; determining a weighted ranking for each attendee in response to the attendee detail; obtaining an attendee schedule for each attendee; determining one or more optimal meeting times in response to the attendee schedule; determining a position for each attendee prior to each of the optimal meeting times; determining an optimal meeting location for each optimal meeting time in response to the weighted ranking for each attendee and the position for each attendee; obtaining a meeting room schedule for one or more meeting rooms located within a selected distance of the optimal meeting location at each optimal meeting time; and reserving one of the meeting rooms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Wilmann Gomez, Dang Nguyen, Ben Holm, Yuri Novozhenets, Maxim Rydkin
  • Patent number: 10712507
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector along with a tool allows for the changing of the polarity of the fiber optic connector. Keys may be installed in both the top and the bottom of the fiber optic connector, one in a first position and the other in a second position. Using the tool in one back-and-forth motion, the polarity of the fiber optic connector can be changed. The keys have a configuration that resist an incorrect insertion and provide better retention of the keys in the correct configuration due to a better retention force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Craig M. Conrad, Jason Higley, Jillcha F. Wakjira
  • Patent number: 10712506
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector along with a tool allows for the changing of the polarity of the fiber optic connector. Keys are installed in both the top and the bottom of the fiber optic connector, one in a first position and the other in a second position. Using the tool in one back-and-forth motion, the polarity of the fiber optic connector change be changed. The keys may be colored differently to identify the polarity of the fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: US Conec
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Craig M. Conrad, Jason Higley, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Myron W. Yount
  • Patent number: 10712510
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring and a guide pin retaining plate. The forward clamp portion and the rearward clamp portion move relative to one another to also move guide pin retaining plate from a first position to a second position to allow for the removal or insertion of guide pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Craig M. Conrad, Jason Higley, Jillcha F. Wakjira, Myron W. Yount
  • Patent number: 10703605
    Abstract: An elevator request authorization system is provided and includes a second server configured to grant an elevator use token upon request from a first server registerable with the second server for establishing secure communications between the second server and the first server. The first server is configured to be receptive of an elevator request relating to elevator usage by a user, to authenticate the user, to authorize the elevator usage by the user to which the elevator request relates, to request the elevator use token from the second server via the secure communications upon authentication and authorization and to deliver the elevator use token to the user upon receipt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley Armand Scoville, Yew Leong, Adam Kuenzi, Cesar Aguilar, Simantov Yousoufov, Yuri Novozhenets, Jason Higley
  • Publication number: 20200193753
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to at least one access point is provided. The method comprising: transmitting, using a requesting device, an access request to an access device; generating, using the access device, an authorization information request in response to the access request; generating an authorization request in response to the authorization information request; transmitting, using the requesting device, the authorization request to an authorization service; generating, using the authorization service, an authorization token in response to the authorization request; transmitting, using the authorization service, the authorization token to the requesting device; transmitting, using the requesting device, the authorization token to the access device; validating, using the access device, the authorization token; and adjusting, using the access device, at least one access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yuri Novozhenets, Jason Higley
  • Publication number: 20200175837
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a user is provided. The method comprising: receiving a reminder request from a first user device, the reminder request requesting an alarm to activate on the first user device when the first user device is within a selected distance of a second user device; detecting a first current position of the first user device; detecting a second current position of the second user device; determining a distance between the first current position and the second current position; determining whether the distance is less than or equal to the selected distance; and activating an alarm on the first user device when the distance is less than or equal to the selected distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Wilmann Gomez, Dang Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20200174458
    Abstract: A method of controlling a building system is provided. The method comprising: detecting a first current position of a user device; obtaining a building system list including building systems adjustable at the first current position; obtaining an action request list including action requests transmitted from the user device to the building system at the first current position; ranking the building systems on the building system list in response to the action request list; and transmitting a ranked building systems list to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Higley
  • Publication number: 20200168018
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to at least one access point along a path is provided. The method comprising: receiving a current position of a user of a user device; checking a schedule of the user of the user device; determining a next event in the schedule; determining an event destination of a next event in the schedule; determining a path from the current position to the event destination; determining an access device list of one or more access devices located on the path; transmitting a command to each access device when the user of the user device is located within a position boundary of the access device; and adjusting the access device when the command is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yuri Novozhenets, Dang Nguyen, Jason Higley, Wilmann Gomez, Ed Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10667277
    Abstract: A security server in a communication network determines a number of available channels for a plurality of mobile devices and allocates one channel of the available channels to one of the mobile devices based on at least one priority parameter. The security server further receives data including at least one of audio data and video data from the one mobile device over the one channel and transmits the audio data and/or video data to at least one different device configured to display the audio data and/or video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lenel Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Dagen, Jason Higley
  • Publication number: 20200150357
    Abstract: A new boot for a fiber optic connector has a ribbed back portion, a center portion, and a forward extending portion that can be used to insert and remove the fiber optic connector to receptacle. The ribbed back portion has grasping elements and is connected to the center portion. The center portion is removably connected to a crimp body that is in turn connected to the connector housing. The front extension is connected to the fiber optic connector and also provides a keying feature depending on the side of the fiber optic connector on which it is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Darrell R. Childers, Mitchell Cloud, Jillcha F. Wakjira
  • Publication number: 20190379555
    Abstract: A building management system includes a building system interface (24) configured to access a building system (20); an event service module (26) configured to access event data in the building system through the building system interface (24); a knowledge base (12) providing a model of the building system, the model including semantic descriptions of the event data, the semantic descriptions of the event data being arranged in an ontology; a semantic service module (30) in communication with the knowledge base (12); and a user interface (14) in communication with the semantic service module (30) and the event service module (26), the user interface (14) generating a user request to create an event filter having a filter criterion and report event data matching the filter criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Fabrizio Smith, Daniele Alessandrelli, Christos Sofronis, Alberto Ferrari, Jason Higley, Bhabani Sankar Nanda
  • Publication number: 20190288866
    Abstract: A building management system includes a building system interface configured to access a building system; a data service module configured to access building system data in the building system through the building system interface; a knowledge base providing a model of the building system, the model including semantic descriptions of the building system data, the semantic descriptions of the building system data being arranged in an ontology; a semantic service module in communication with the knowledge base; and a user interface in communication with the semantic service module and the data service module, the user interface generating a user access request to access building system data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Fabrizio Smith, Daniele Alessandrelli, Christos Sofronis, Alberto Ferrari, Jason Higley, Bhabani Sankar Nanda
  • Patent number: D888671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitchell Cloud, Jason Higley, Darrell R. Childers