Patents by Inventor Michael J. Franklin

Michael J. Franklin 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: 10299553
    Abstract: An accessory case that can be used for protecting a separate portable electronic device may include a structural shell configured to contain the electronic device, a camera opening to align with a camera on the electronic device, and a button cover that can be used for actuating a button on the electronic device. The structural shell can include an outer layer, an internal layer, and a microfiber lining. The camera opening can include a chamfered or angled edge that reduces the effects of camera flash on the camera. The button cover can include an outer button cover component that is coupled to the outer layer. The outer button cover component, which may be anodized aluminum, can be a different material than the outer layer, which may include leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Hoover, Jeremy C. Franklin, Chad J. Miller, Candace A. Marbury, Heidi Williamson, Kristine S. Tom, Michael B. Velez
  • Patent number: 10146023
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20180081140
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20170131507
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 9442267
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. Each drawer assembly defines a storage interior and a first cable access entry to permit optical fiber cables to enter into the storage interior. A cable radius limiter is slidably mounted relative to the drawer assembly, the cable radius limiter defining a curved cable trough. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20150286025
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 8489597
    Abstract: A method for encoding XML tree data that includes the step of encoding the semi-structured data into strings of arbitrary length in a way that maintains non-structural and structural information about the XML data, and enables indexing the encoded XML data in a way that facilitates efficient search and browsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Ori Software Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Shadmon, Neal Sample, Brian Cooper, Michael J. Franklin
  • Publication number: 20120076466
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, lnc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20120047186
    Abstract: A method for encoding XML tree data that includes the step of encoding the semi-structured data into strings of arbitrary length in a way that maintains non-structural and structural information about the XML data, and enables indexing the encoded XML data in a way that facilitates efficient search and browsing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: ORI SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe SHADMON, Neal Sample, Brian Cooper, Michael J. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8078029
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 8065308
    Abstract: A method for encoding XML tree data that includes the step of encoding the semi-structured data into strings of arbitrary length in a way that maintains non-structural and structural information about the XML data, and enables indexing the encoded XML data in a way that facilitates efficient search and browsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ori Software Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Shadmon, Neal Sample, Brian Cooper, Michael J. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8007276
    Abstract: A fiber treatment oven having slots for the fibers to pass through and adjustable gates located proximate the slots. The gates may be connected via a linkage that allows movement of many gates at once and may be connected so that individual gates may be adjusted as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Despatch Industries Limited
    Inventors: Hans L. Melgaard, Michael J. Franklin
  • Publication number: 20100202744
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 7664362
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20090253091
    Abstract: A fiber treatment oven having slots for the fibers to pass through and adjustable gates located proximate the slots. The gates may be connected via a linkage that allows movement of many gates at once and may be connected so that individual gates may be adjusted as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Hans L. Melgaard, Michael J. Franklin
  • Publication number: 20090180749
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 7480438
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20080267573
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Patent number: 7373071
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20070284413
    Abstract: A heat shield assembly for use in soldering, brazing, or welding applications, and more specifically in plumbing, refrigeration, or air conditioning systems where it is desirable to shield a temperature sensitive component from the heat source used to perform a soldering, brazing, or welding operation. An additional use for the heat shield assembly is to prevent bursts of steam or water vapor, emanating from a water soaked rag that has been wrapped around a temperature sensitive component in order to cool the component, from extinguishing the heating torch used to perform the soldering, brazing or welding operation. The heat shield assembly has a plurality of segments interconnected in a manner to allow each segment to move independently of its adjacent segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Michael J. Franklin