Patents by Inventor Kevin Scott Paschal

Kevin Scott Paschal 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: 6498881
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon in which the location of a particular fiber contained in the ribbon can be easily identified in the field. The optical fiber ribbon includes a plurality of optical fibers arranged in parallel with and adjacent one another, and a ribbon matrix bonded to the outer coatings and encasing the plurality of optical fibers, wherein the ribbon matrix includes indicia on an outside thereof for directionally identifying a particular one of the optical fibers. According to a first aspect of the invention, the indicia includes triangle, with an apex of the triangle pointing in the direction of the particular fiber. Alternatively, according to a second aspect of the invention, the indicia includes an arrow pointing in the direction of the particular fiber. The indicia is preferably repeated at regular intervals along the length of the ribbon to allow the particular fiber to be identified along the entire length of the ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Justin Thompson, Kevin Scott Paschal, Allen Griser, Curtis John Hutton, Rob Greer
  • Patent number: 6483972
    Abstract: A splittable optical-fiber ribbon product that includes at least two sub-unit ribbons each having a plurality of optical fibers encapsulated in a matrix material. The sub-units are disposed adjacent to one another, and are attached to one another by an adhesion matrix material which does not fully encapsulate both of the sub-units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Justin Thompson, Kevin Scott Paschal