Patents by Inventor Julian S. Mullaney

Julian S. Mullaney 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: 10393986
    Abstract: Installing a fiber distribution system in a building having multiple floors includes routing a feed fiber to a first enclosure located at one of the floors of the building; disposing pre-connectorized ends of distribution fibers within the first enclosure; routing optical ferrules, which terminate second ends of the distribution fibers without connector bodies, through the building via a sheath; accessing the optical ferrules of the distribution fibers at respective floors; attaching connector bodies around the optical ferrules; and disposing the connector bodies within fiber distribution terminals at the appropriate floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Julian S. Mullaney
  • Publication number: 20190250338
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly. The second sub-assembly interlocks with the first sub-assembly to inhibit relative axial movement therebetween. Example first sub-assemblies include a ferrule, a hub, and a strain-relief sleeve that mount to an optical fiber. Example second sub-assemblies include a mounting block; and an outer connector housing forming a plug portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico
  • Publication number: 20190219785
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a cable sealing structure comprising a cable sealing body including a gel and methods of making anisotropic behavior in cable sealing structures made with a dry silicone gel. In one aspect, various three-dimensional printing techniques are used to make a cable sealing structure that includes a gel. The cable sealing body has a construction that elastically deforms to apply an elastic spring load to the gel. The cable sealing body has a construction with anisotropic deformation characteristics that allows the cable sealing body to be less deformable in one direction than in others. The cable sealing structure can be utilized to seal fiber optic cables more uniformly while limiting the potential of leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christiaan RADELET, Thierry Mike DECLERCK, Gary Williams ADAMS, Matthew Peter GALLA, Roel Modest Willy BRYON, Dirk KEMPENEERS, Robert VANHENTENRIJK, Danny Willy August VERHEYDEN, David Thomas BROWN, Michael MARIS, Julian S. MULLANEY, Valja EVERAERT, Hans BOLS
  • Patent number: 10215930
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly. The second sub-assembly interlocks with the first sub-assembly to inhibit relative axial movement therebetween. Example first sub-assemblies include a ferrule, a hub, and a strain-relief sleeve that mount to an optical fiber. Example second sub-assemblies include a mounting block; and an outer connector housing forming a plug portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico
  • Publication number: 20180329149
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly. The second sub-assembly interlocks with the first sub-assembly to inhibit relative axial movement therebetween. Example first sub-assemblies include a ferrule, a hub, and a strain-relief sleeve that mount to an optical fiber. Example second sub-assemblies include a mounting block; and an outer connector housing forming a plug portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico
  • Patent number: 10058001
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, apparatuses, and systems are provided for a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. The methods comprise providing (a) a base polymer having at least one functional group capable of crosslinking, (b) a functionalized extender, and (c) heat, and reacting the base polymer and functionalized extender in the presence of the heat to form the hybrid thermoplastic gel. The gel composition may comprise 5-40 wt % of a base polymer, 60-95 wt % of a functionalized extender, and 0-10 wt % of a crosslinker. A closure or interconnect system may comprise a housing, a cable, and a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. A telecommunications apparatus may comprise a telecommunications component and a sealant that forms a seal with the telecommunications component. The sealant may comprise a sealant material having a first range of elongation followed by a second range of elongation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary W. Adams, Julian S. Mullaney, Michael A. Oar
  • Publication number: 20180134512
    Abstract: Packaged dispensers mountable to optical network terminals (ONT) are disclosed. In some examples, the dispensers include coreless wound coils and excess storage areas. Additionally, fiber optic cable distribution systems and methods thereof utilizing the disclosed coreless wound coils are further disclosed. In one example, a length of telecommunications cable is wound into a coreless coil that includes a plurality of winding separators at least partially embedded within the coil, wherein the length of telecommunications cable alternately passes on one of the first and second sides of one winding separator and on the other of the first and second sides of an adjacent winding separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric E. Alston, William Alan Carrico, Erik J. Gronvall, Kathleen Terryll
  • Publication number: 20180136429
    Abstract: A telecommunications cable jacket insertion system operates to insert a telecommunication cable into a jacket after the jacket has been separately extruded. The system includes a jacket having structures for easily inserting a cable therein over a long distance in a field location. The system can further include a tool for facilitating the insertion of the cable into the jacket. Further, a cabling system includes a cable assembly that is disaggregated into a robust outer jacketing portion and a manageable fiber optic cable portion. For regions of a cable installation where a robust cable construction is desired, the manageable fiber optic cable portion is sheathed or otherwise contained within the robust outer jacketing portion. For regions of a cable installation where a robust cable construction is not needed, the manageable fiber optic cable portion extends beyond or outside of the robust outer jacketing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Emmanuel ALSTON, Julian S. MULLANEY, William Alan CARRICO
  • Patent number: 9939591
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly. The second sub-assembly interlocks with the first sub-assembly to inhibit relative axial movement therebetween. Example first sub-assemblies include a ferrule, a hub, and a strain-relief sleeve that mount to an optical fiber. Example second sub-assemblies include a mounting block; and an outer connector housing forming a plug portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico
  • Patent number: 9927592
    Abstract: An enclosure system for receiving a cable includes an enclosure having an inner chamber and an open position exposing the inner chamber and a closed position covering the inner chamber. A cable receiving port in a wall of the enclosure extends along a longitudinal axis from outside of the enclosure into the inner chamber. The cable receiving port is configured to receive a cable therein when the cable is advanced axially into the port without rotation of the cable when the enclosure is in the closed position. A mating member is associated with the cable receiving port that limits rotation of the cable when the cable is advanced axially into the port. An axial retention member is associated with the cable receiving port that limits axial movement of the cable out of the port when the cable is advanced axially into the port to a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Roy Keller Thompson, Thomas Ross Marmon, Julian S. Mullaney, William Alan Carrico, Barry Wayne Allen
  • Publication number: 20180052293
    Abstract: A hybrid conduit assembly is disclosed. In one aspect, the hybrid includes an outer jacket with a first side portion housing a first conductor, a second side portion housing a second conductor, and a hollow central conduit portion. The hybrid conduit assembly further includes a first connector assembly defining a central passageway and including first and second electrical connectors that are respectively connected to the first and second conductors. The connector assembly is configured such that it can be connected with other similarly configured connector assemblies such that a hybrid conduit system can be built that has a continuous passageway for the later installation of an optical fiber cable and that has that has interconnected conductors to deliver power from a power source located proximate a first end of the conduit system to an end use device proximate another end of the conduit system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. MULLANEY, Eric Emmanuel ALSTON, William Alan CARRICO, Eric Ryan CHAPPELL
  • Publication number: 20170363832
    Abstract: Installing a fiber distribution system in a building having multiple floors includes routing a feed fiber to a first enclosure located at one of the floors of the building; disposing pre-connectorized ends of distribution fibers within the first enclosure; routing optical ferrules, which terminate second ends of the distribution fibers without connector bodies, through the building via a sheath; accessing the optical ferrules of the distribution fibers at respective floors; attaching connector bodies around the optical ferrules; and disposing the connector bodies within fiber distribution terminals at the appropriate floors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Julian S. MULLANEY
  • Patent number: 9802786
    Abstract: Packaged dispensers mountable to optical network terminals (ONT) are disclosed. In some examples, the dispensers include coreless wound coils and excess storage areas. Additionally, fiber optic cable distribution systems and methods thereof utilizing the disclosed coreless wound coils are further disclosed. In one example, a length of telecommunications cable is wound into a coreless coil that includes a plurality of winding separators at least partially embedded within the coil, wherein the length of telecommunications cable alternately passes on one of the first and second sides of one winding separator and on the other of the first and second sides of an adjacent winding separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric E. Alston, William Alan Carrico, Erik J. Gronvall, Kathleen Terryll
  • Publication number: 20170311468
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, apparatuses, and systems are provided for a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. The methods comprise providing (a) a base polymer having at least one functional group capable of crosslinking, (b) a functionalized extender, and (c) heat, and reacting the base polymer and functionalized extender in the presence of the heat to form the hybrid thermoplastic gel. The gel composition may comprise 5-40 wt % of a base polymer, 60-95 wt % of a functionalized extender, and 0-10 wt % of a crosslinker. A closure or interconnect system may comprise a housing, a cable, and a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. A telecommunications apparatus may comprise a telecommunications component and a sealant that forms a seal with the telecommunications component. The sealant may comprise a sealant material having a first range of elongation followed by a second range of elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gary W. Adams, Julian S. Mullaney, Michael A. Oar
  • Patent number: 9736957
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, apparatuses, and systems are provided for a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. The methods comprise providing (a) a base polymer having at least one functional group capable of crosslinking, (b) a functionalized extender, and (c) heat, and reacting the base polymer and functionalized extender in the presence of the heat to form the hybrid thermoplastic gel. The gel composition may comprise 5-40 wt % of a base polymer, 60-95 wt % of a functionalized extender, and 0-10 wt % of a crosslinker. A closure or interconnect system may comprise a housing, a cable, and a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. A telecommunications apparatus may comprise a telecommunications component and a sealant that forms a seal with the telecommunications component. The sealant may comprise a sealant material having a first range of elongation followed by a second range of elongation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary W. Adams, Julian S. Mullaney, Michael A. Oar
  • Patent number: 9684145
    Abstract: Installing a fiber distribution system in a building having multiple floors includes routing a feed fiber to a first enclosure located at one of the floors of the building; disposing pre-connectorized ends of distribution fibers within the first enclosure; routing optical ferrules, which terminate second ends of the distribution fibers without connector bodies, through the building via a sheath; accessing the optical ferrules of the distribution fibers at respective floors; attaching connector bodies around the optical ferrules; and disposing the connector bodies within fiber distribution terminals at the appropriate floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Julian S. Mullaney
  • Publication number: 20170068065
    Abstract: An enclosure system for receiving a cable includes an enclosure having an inner chamber and an open position exposing the inner chamber and a closed position covering the inner chamber. A cable receiving port in a wall of the enclosure extends along a longitudinal axis from outside of the enclosure into the inner chamber. The cable receiving port is configured to receive a cable therein when the cable is advanced axially into the port without rotation of the cable when the enclosure is in the closed position. A mating member is associated with the cable receiving port that limits rotation of the cable when the cable is advanced axially into the port. An axial retention member is associated with the cable receiving port that limits axial movement of the cable out of the port when the cable is advanced axially into the port to a lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Roy Keller Thompson, Thomas Ross Marmon, Julian S. Mullaney, William Alan Carrico, Barry Wayne Allen
  • Publication number: 20170052325
    Abstract: An optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly. The second sub-assembly interlocks with the first sub-assembly to inhibit relative axial movement therebetween. Example first sub-assemblies include a ferrule, a hub, and a strain-relief sleeve that mount to an optical fiber. Example second sub-assemblies include a mounting block; and an outer connector housing forming a plug portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico
  • Patent number: 9450393
    Abstract: An enclosure system for receiving a cable includes an enclosure having an inner chamber and an open position exposing the inner chamber and a closed position covering the inner chamber. A cable receiving port in a wall of the enclosure extends along a longitudinal axis from outside of the enclosure into the inner chamber. The cable receiving port is configured to receive a cable therein when the cable is advanced axially into the port without rotation of the cable when the enclosure is in the closed position. A mating member is associated with the cable receiving port that limits rotation of the cable when the cable is advanced axially into the port. An axial retention member is associated with the cable receiving port that limits axial movement of the cable out of the port when the cable is advanced axially into the port to a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Roy Keller Thompson, Thomas Ross Marmon, Julian S. Mullaney, William Alan Carrico, Barry Wayne Allen
  • Patent number: RE46547
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a cable sealing assembly for providing an environmental seal about a cable includes a housing, a flowable cable sealant and a compression feature. The housing includes first and second housing parts. The first housing part defines a cable passage to receive a cable having a lengthwise cable axis. The cable sealant is disposed in the cable passage. The compression feature forms at least a part of the second housing part and is movable in an installation direction between a ready position and an installed position. The compression feature is shaped and configured to force the cable sealant to flow about the cable in a direction transverse to the cable axis to circumferentially surround a portion of the cable when the compression feature is moved from the ready position to the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, James Bert Powell, William Alan Carrico, Christopher Alan Hastings