Patents by Inventor Kenneth Christopher Nardone

Kenneth Christopher Nardone 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: 20190139679
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 10163548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20180061529
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9837186
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20170192189
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable which comprises at least one subassembly. Each subassembly comprises 1 to 12 optical fibers, a plurality of yarn strength members free halogens, and a first jacket free of any halogens and having a thickness of between about 0.254 to about 0.305 mm. The first jacket surrounds and completely encases the 1 to 12 optical fibers and the plurality of yarn strength members to form the subassembly. The first jacket is manufactured from a material which has a limiting oxygen index (LOI) of at least 40 and a shrinkage of the first jacket being no greater than about 3.5%. The fiber optic cable has a crush resistance of at least 35 N/cm, allows less than a 0.4 db/km increase of optical attenuation from ?20 to 70 C and meets requirements according to each of IEC 60332-3-24 (Flame Spread), IEC 61034-2 (Low smoke), and IEC 60754-1&2 (non-Halogen); and the fiber optic cable has a flexural modulus of about 40,000 psi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Eduardo Denis Garza GONZALEZ, Henrick Jason RICE, Kenneth Christopher NARDONE, Jim HARDY
  • Patent number: 9696510
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable which comprises at least one subassembly. Each subassembly comprises 1 to 12 optical fibers, a plurality of yarn strength members free halogens, and a first jacket free of any halogens and having a thickness of between about 0.254 to about 0.305 mm. The first jacket surrounds and completely encases the 1 to 12 optical fibers and the plurality of yarn strength members to form the subassembly. The first jacket is manufactured from a material which has a limiting oxygen index (LOI) of at least 40 and a shrinkage of the first jacket being no greater than about 3.5%. The fiber optic cable has a crush resistance of at least 35N/cm, allows less than a 0.4 db/km increase of optical attenuation from ?20 to 70 C and meets requirements according to each of IEC 60332-3-24 (Flame Spread), IEC 61034-2 (Low smoke), and IEC 60754-1&2 (non-Halogen); and the fiber optic cable has a flexural modulus of about 40,000 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable America Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Denis Garza Gonzalez, Henrick Jason Rice, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Jim Hardy
  • Patent number: 9472314
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20160300643
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 8640329
    Abstract: A tool includes a base with first and second ends and sides. First, second, and third openings extend from the first end. A slot in the first side communicates with the first opening for receiving a cutting tool. Another slot communicates with the second opening for receiving a marking tool. The third opening forms a stop surface. A recess in the first side and in the second end defines a platform. A channel extends from the third opening thereacross to second end. Two pins project on opposite sides of the channel. The base includes a stationary portion on which the pins are located and a pivotal portion defining the second end. The stationary portion defines a supplemental end surface facing parallel to second end. A cutout aligned with the cable channel extends from the platform to the second side and from the supplemental end surface into the stationary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wagner Da Silva Aguiar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone
  • Patent number: 8090234
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cable anchoring device for anchoring a fiber optic cable to a building, wall, pole or other structure. The cable anchoring device includes a spool component about which the fiber optic cable is wrapped at least two times. The cable anchoring device also includes a clamping component that cooperates with the spool component to anchor the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Marcouiller, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Chad James Sjodin
  • Patent number: 7873249
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, a strength layer surrounding the optical fiber, and a jacket assembly surrounding the strength layer. The jacket assembly includes a foam. A method for manufacturing a fiber optic cable includes mixing a base material, a chemical foaming agent and a shrinkage reduction material into a mixture in an extruder. The mixture is heated so that the base material and the chemical foaming agent form a foam with shrinkage reduction material embedded into the foam. An optical fiber and strength layer are fed into a crosshead. The mixture is extruded around the optical fiber and the strength layer to form a jacket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Ronald J. Kleckowski
  • Publication number: 20100058581
    Abstract: A preparation tool includes a base with first and second ends and first and second major sides. A first cable insertion opening extends from the first end toward the second end. A first slot in the first major side communicates with the first opening for receiving a jacket cutting tool. A second insertion opening extends from the first end toward the second end. A second slot in the first major side communicates with the second opening for receiving a marking tool. A third cable insertion opening extends from the first end toward the second end and forms a stop surface therein. A recess formed in the first major side and in the second end defines a platform. A cable channel extends from the third insertion opening across the platform to the second end. Two pins project from the platform on opposite sides of the channel. The base includes a stationary portion and a pivotal portion. The pins are located on the stationary portion. The movable portion defines the second end of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Wagner da Silva Aguiar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone
  • Publication number: 20090324180
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, a strength layer surrounding the optical fiber, and a jacket assembly surrounding the strength layer. The jacket assembly includes a foam. A method for manufacturing a fiber optic cable includes mixing a base material, a chemical foaming agent and a shrinkage reduction material into a mixture in an extruder. The mixture is heated so that the base material and the chemical foaming agent form a foam with shrinkage reduction material embedded into the foam. An optical fiber and strength layer are fed into a crosshead. The mixture is extruded around the optical fiber and the strength layer to form a jacket assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Ronald J. Kleckowski
  • Publication number: 20090317046
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cable anchoring device for anchoring a fiber optic cable to a building, wall, pole or other structure. The cable anchoring device includes a spool component about which the fiber optic cable is wrapped at least two times. The cable anchoring device also includes a clamping component that cooperates with the spool component to anchor the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Marcouiller, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Chad James Sjodin