Patents by Inventor John P. Hill

John P. Hill 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: 10816745
    Abstract: An optical fiber pedestal box comprises a pedestal having a rail and an optical fiber box configured to mount to the pedestal. The optical fiber box is restricted in movement by at least one cable and the pedestal is configured to slide relative to the optical fiber box to accommodate cables moving because of ground heaving during freezing and thawing. The optical fiber pedestal box may be configured to receive different sizes and types of optical fiber cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Todd M. Bade, Walter E. Power, II
  • Publication number: 20200278513
    Abstract: A latchless adapter comprising an adapter frame, a ferrule positioning portion, and a spring clip located on an exterior of the adapter frame and configured to couple the latchless adapter to an external frame. The ferrule positioning portion may separate the interior of the latchless adapter into two compartments configured to receive respective connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Walter E. Power, II
  • Publication number: 20200257059
    Abstract: A pre-terminated end of a fiber optic cable has a protective cap that protects the optical fiber and the ferrule assembly at the terminal end. The protective cap has an attachment feature enabling a pull cord to attach to the protective cap. The protective cap has a body including an exterior surface and a receptacle formed in the body and configured to receive a portion of the fiber optic cable, and the attachment feature. The attachment feature includes a cavity formed in a tip of the body and at least two openings formed in the exterior surface of the body and connected to the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Daniel J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200209499
    Abstract: A panel for storing a length of cable has a housing and a support assembly positioned in the housing and moveable with respect to the housing. The housing defines a housing space for storing the length of cable. The housing space is accessible through an opening. The support assembly is slidable through the opening between a stowed position inside of the housing space and a released position in which the support assembly is at least partially outside of the housing space. The support assembly has a pair of support rods that extend generally parallel to each other and are spaced by a distance, and a bracket connected to first ends of the support rods such that the support rods extend from the bracket and each have second ends that are free ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Todd M. Bade, Brock A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20200103608
    Abstract: A sealed terminal has a housing, a cover, a splice tray, an adapter plate, and a splice chip. The cover is connected to the housing to close an interior compartment and has input ports for receiving one or more cables and an output adapter module having a plurality of distribution ports. The splice tray is positioned in the interior compartment and has one or more cable retainers configured to route the one or more cables within the interior compartment. The adapter plate is connected to the splice tray and has a plurality of adapters for connecting the one or more cables to the distribution ports. The splice chip is connected to the splice tray and has a plurality of slots for receiving and routing the one or more cables. The housing includes a radiused wall for routing the cables within the interior compartment without bending the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Daniel J. Johnson, Randy T. VanHorn, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10606006
    Abstract: Fiber distribution systems, terminals and tap boxes that provide a reconfigurable and expandable system of hardened connections. A terminal may include at least one feeder port and a plurality of distribution ports, each of the at least one feeder port and the plurality of distribution ports being sealable ports configured to receive one of a duct and a connector, where the connector is configured to interface with a drop type cable. The terminal may include an expandable module configured to receive a splitter and a tap box having at least one sealable port configured to receive one of a duct or a connector. The tap box can include at least one fiber storage. The terminal may be configured to receive a fiber through the feeder port and to output a plurality of fibers through the plurality of distribution ports, at least one fiber of the plurality of fibers being received by a tap box mounted at a user location, through at least one sealed port, the tap box further comprising at least one slack fiber storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Walter E. Power, II, Randy T. VanHorn
  • Publication number: 20190369347
    Abstract: An optical fiber pedestal box comprises a pedestal having a rail and an optical fiber box configured to mount to the pedestal. The optical fiber box is restricted in movement by at least one cable and the pedestal is configured to slide relative to the optical fiber box to accommodate cables moving because of ground heaving during freezing and thawing. The optical fiber pedestal box may be configured to receive different sizes and types of optical fiber cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Todd M. Bade, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10495834
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II
  • Publication number: 20190361183
    Abstract: An aerial terminal for optical fiber communication comprises at least one feeder port and a plurality of distribution ports, each distribution port comprising a flexible port having a seal, a press-in element and a clip, the aerial terminal being configured to receive a fiber through the at least one feeder port and to output a plurality of fibers through the plurality of distribution ports. Embodiments may comprise stackable loose tube fiber splice chips having a plurality of lower slots and a plurality of upper slots stacked on the plurality of lower slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: John P. Hill, William Cruzen
  • Publication number: 20190346644
    Abstract: An optical fiber distribution cabinet comprising a housing having a front opening for accessing an interior of the cabinet, a high density distribution field including a bulkhead having a plurality of faceplates configured to receive a plurality of high density adapters, and a staging area configured to receive a staging plate including a frame having a plurality of pins configured to couple to latchless adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10444458
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II
  • Publication number: 20190249729
    Abstract: Various embodiments of aircraft brake assembly structures are provided for achieving noise reduction during braking activity. In certain embodiments of the invention, the actual application of force to the pressure plate is regulated such that a different number of actuator pistons are used during low-energy stops than during high-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the pressure plate or endplate is augmented as to surface area in some instances and as to a taper angle in others, again to achieve a desired increase in effective pressure application during low-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the stator and/or rotor disks are characterized by slots to break up the propagation of noise waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Hill, Michael J. Suponcic, Jamie B. Clason, Matthew E. Eplin, Michael B. Eccles, John M. Hall, Kurt Burkhalter, Mark P. Dyko, Dene W. Glaznieks, Dana J. Fehr
  • Publication number: 20190212514
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10316908
    Abstract: Various embodiments of aircraft brake assembly structures are provided for achieving noise reduction during braking activity. In certain embodiments of the invention, the actual application of force to the pressure plate is regulated such that a different number of actuator pistons are used during low-energy stops than during high-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the pressure plate or endplate is augmented as to surface area in some instances and as to a taper angle in others, again to achieve a desired increase in effective pressure application during low-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the stator and/or rotor disks are characterized by slots to break up the propagation of noise waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MEGGITT AIRCRAFT BRAKING SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James L. Hill, Michael J. Suponcic, Jamie B. Clason, Matthew E. Eplin, Michael B. Eccles, John M. Hall, Kurt Burkhalter, Mark P. Dyko, Dene W. Glaznieks, Dana J. Fehr
  • Patent number: 10281673
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10209469
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and apparatuses for an optical fiber management system. One embodiment of an optical fiber management system includes a cabinet comprising a system of building blocks that make up a rail-mounting system and an optical fiber management apparatus housed within one of the building blocks. The optical fiber management apparatus can comprise a housing, an adaptor plate resiliently connected to the housing, a splice tray, a housing cover, a radius limiter, and a base configured for integrated slack storage of at least one of buffer tube and ribbon cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Walter E. Power, II, Randy T. VanHorn
  • Publication number: 20180306993
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and apparatuses for an optical fiber management system. One embodiment of an optical fiber management system includes a cabinet comprising a system of building blocks that make up a rail-mounting system and an optical fiber management apparatus housed within one of the building blocks. The optical fiber management apparatus can comprise a housing, an adaptor plate resiliently connected to the housing, a splice tray, a housing cover, a radius limiter, and a base configured for integrated slack storage of at least one of buffer tube and ribbon cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Walter E. Power, II, Randy T. VanHorn
  • Publication number: 20180306998
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II
  • Patent number: 10031304
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and apparatuses for an optical fiber management system. One embodiment of an optical fiber management system includes a cabinet comprising a system of building blocks that make up a rail-mounting system and an optical fiber management apparatus housed within one of the building blocks. The optical fiber management apparatus can comprise a housing, an adaptor plate resiliently connected to the housing, a splice tray, a housing cover, a radius limiter, and a base configured for integrated slack storage of at least one of buffer tube and ribbon cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Walter E. Power, II, Randy T. VanHorn
  • Patent number: 10012814
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes devices and systems for optical fiber management. One embodiment includes a device comprising an integrated separation surface separating an upper level of storage and a lower level of storage and an integrated adapter plate comprising a number of optical connectors and arranged at a first angle with respect to a floor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, Randy T. VanHorn, Joshua J. Povlitzki, Walter E. Power, II