Patents by Inventor John W. Beatty

John W. Beatty 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: 8768125
    Abstract: A guide pin for mating multi-fiber optical ferrules includes a first end, a second end and a flexile feature adjacent to the second end. The first end has a first end width and the second end has a first engagement width and may change to a second engagement width while engaging a guide pin bore in a ferrule. The change in width permits the guide pin to engage and axially align with guide pin bores of varying diameters to achieve reliable optical mating of optical wave guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: John W Beatty, Dennis Michael Knecht, Christopher Paul Lewallen, James Phillip Luther, Wesley Allan Yates
  • Publication number: 20110262075
    Abstract: A guide pin for mating multi-fiber optical ferrules includes a first end, a second end and a flexile feature adjacent to the second end. The first end has a first end width and the second end has a first engagement width and may change to a second engagement width while engaging a guide pin bore in a ferrule. The change in width permits the guide pin to engage and axially align with guide pin bores of varying diameters to achieve reliable optical mating of optical wave guides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: John W. Beatty, Dennis Michael Knecht, Christopher Paul Lewallen, James Phillip Luther, Wesley Allan Yates
  • Patent number: 6712524
    Abstract: A dust cap is provided that includes a translucent end member that permits optical communication while the dust cap remains mounted upon a ferrule. The dust cap includes a sleeve having an open first end and an opposed second end that is closed by the translucent end member. The end member can also include a lens to facilitate optical communication. A medial portion of the sleeve can also define an internal chamfer that extends radially inward for engaging the ferrule such that the front face of the ferrule is spaced from the second end of the sleeve, thereby preventing contaminants from being transferred from the second end of the sleeve to the polished front face of the ferrule. The dust cap can also define a groove extending lengthwise through only a portion of the sleeve, i.e., from the first end of the sleeve to a medial portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: John W. Beatty, Dennis M. Knecht, James R. Merriken
  • Publication number: 20030123812
    Abstract: A dust cap is provided that includes a translucent end member that permits optical communication while the dust cap remains mounted upon a ferrule. The dust cap includes a sleeve having an open first end and an opposed second end that is closed by the translucent end member. The end member can also include a lens to facilitate optical communication. A medial portion of the sleeve can also define an internal chamfer that extends radially inward for engaging the ferrule such that the front face of the ferrule is spaced from the second end of the sleeve, thereby preventing contaminants from being transferred from the second end of the sleeve to the polished front face of the ferrule. The dust cap can also define a groove extending lengthwise through only a portion of the sleeve, i.e., from the first end of the sleeve to a medial portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: John W. Beatty, Dennis M. Knecht, James R. Merriken
  • Patent number: 6554485
    Abstract: A dust cap is provided that includes a translucent end member that permits optical communication while the dust cap remains mounted upon a ferrule. The dust cap includes a sleeve having an open first end and an opposed second end that is closed by the translucent end member. The end member can also include a lens to facilitate optical communication. A medial portion of the sleeve can also define an internal chamfer that extends radially inward for engaging the ferrule such that the front face of the ferrule is spaced from the second end of the sleeve, thereby preventing contaminants from being transferred from the second end of the sleeve to the polished front face of the ferrule. The dust cap can also define a groove extending lengthwise through only a portion of the sleeve, i.e., from the first end of the sleeve to a medial portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: John W. Beatty, Dennis M. Knecht, James R. Merriken