Patents by Inventor Ricky Perry

Ricky Perry 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: 20240192083
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to using a loopback component to test a single fiber optic strand. For example, a method described herein can include generating a first optical beam of a first wavelength. The method can further include transmitting the first optical beam via a fiber optic fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Julie Lorentzen
  • Patent number: 12009866
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a first optical signal from a first optical network via a first port of the wavelength converter, receiving a second optical signal from a second optical network via a second port of the wavelength converter, modulating the first optical signal with the second light signal to generate a third optical signal, eliminating the first light signal from the third optical signal to generate a fourth optical signal, and transmitting the fourth optical signal through the second optical network. The first optical signal can include a first digital signal modulated onto a first light signal of a first wavelength, the second optical signal can include a second light signal can include a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and the fourth optical signal can include the first digital signal modulated onto the second light signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Kent McCammon
  • Patent number: 11996888
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, causing, by a processing system including a processor, a first optical signal to be conveyed within a first communication device from a first component of the first communication device to a second component of the first communication device via a first fiber including a first hollow core fiber, and causing, by the processing system, the first optical signal to be transmitted from the first communication device to a second communication device via a second fiber. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Abdellah Tazi
  • Publication number: 20240162961
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, via a fiber, first data from a first user equipment using a first secondary subcarrier included in a first plurality of secondary subcarriers, the first plurality of secondary subcarriers being included as part of a first primary subcarrier, and transmitting, via the fiber, second data to a second user equipment using a second secondary subcarrier included in a second plurality of secondary subcarriers, the second plurality of secondary subcarriers being included as part of a second primary subcarrier that is different from the first primary subcarrier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Stewart Barker
  • Publication number: 20240162986
    Abstract: An example apparatus may include an optical splitter apparatus that includes a dual mode fiber having a single mode fiber core embedded in a multi-mode fiber core, a plurality of single mode fibers, and a funnel waveguide coupling the dual mode fiber to the single mode fibers. The optical splitter apparatus may be for use in a passive optical network. The single mode fiber core may be for transmitting downstream optical signals, where the funnel waveguide distributes the downstream optical signals to the single mode fibers. In addition, the single mode fibers may transmit upstream optical signals, and the funnel waveguide may direct the upstream optical signals into the multi-mode fiber core. The optical splitter apparatus may have an asymmetric insertion loss ratio between the downstream optical signals received via the single mode fiber core and the upstream optical signals received via the single mode fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Stewart Barker, Julie Lorentzen
  • Publication number: 20240146438
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a housing that includes a first waveguide port and a second waveguide port, wherein the first waveguide port is configured for receiving an optical signal via a first optical waveguide optically coupled to the first waveguide port. The housing may include a passive optical processing module that is removably coupled to the housing and optically coupled to the first waveguide port. The passive optical processing module is configured to perform a prescribed function, e.g., filtering, upon the optical signal to obtain a processed optical signal without utilizing an electronic circuit. The second waveguide port is configured to transfer the processed optical signal to an optical waveguide external to the housing. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Stewart Barker
  • Patent number: 11923893
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device having an input port and multiple output ports adapted for connection to multiple passive optical network (PON) segments. The device includes an optical power splitting device in communication between the input port and the multiple output ports and adapted to provide divided portions of an optical signal received at the input port to the PON segments via the output ports. The device includes optical delay devices in optical communication between the optical power splitting device and at least a portion of the multiple output ports. The optical delay devices provide distinguishable delay values, that delay the divided portions of the optical signal, the distinguishable delay values facilitating associations of the PON segments to the output ports based on optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) measurements obtained via the input port. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ricky Perry
  • Publication number: 20240040394
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to placing edge hub equipment for virtual radio access networks based on resource availability and performance in advanced networks, such as a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. For example, a method described herein can include receiving a request to select, for deployment of hub equipment, between site locations, with the deployment of the hub equipment being to connect, in a fronthaul segment, radio unit equipment of the network at a radio location to a backhaul connection equipment. The method can further include, based on the request, the radio location, and the backhaul location, comparing a characteristic of the site locations. Further, the method can include responding to the request with a selected site location that was selected based on a result of the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Kartik Pandit, Ashima Mangla, Ricky Perry, Byoung-Jo Kim
  • Publication number: 20240027690
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to the use of fiber optic cables for communication. For example, a method described herein can include moving opposing members of a fiber optic securing clip from an open position to a closed position, wherein the opposing members are spaced apart to receive a first fiber optic strand comprising a bare end. The method can further include, based on the opposing members being in the closed position, securing the bare end of the first fiber optic strand within the fiber optic securing clip comprising optically coupling the first fiber optic strand to an end of a second fiber optic strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Julie Lorentzen
  • Publication number: 20240019633
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, applying a contaminant-mitigation technique to a chamber, wherein the chamber seats a first end of a first hollow core fiber (HCF) and a second end of a second HCF, cutting a first portion of the first end, resulting in a first exposed end, cutting a second portion of the second end, resulting in a second exposed end, and joining the first exposed end and the second exposed end to generate a single HCF. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Byoung-Jo J. Kim
  • Publication number: 20240014902
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, causing, by a processing system including a processor, a first optical signal to be conveyed within a first communication device from a first component of the first communication device to a second component of the first communication device via a first fiber including a first hollow core fiber, and causing, by the processing system, the first optical signal to be transmitted from the first communication device to a second communication device via a second fiber. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Abdellah Tazi
  • Publication number: 20230216593
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a first optical signal from a first optical network via a first port of the wavelength converter, receiving a second optical signal from a second optical network via a second port of the wavelength converter, modulating the first optical signal with the second light signal to generate a third optical signal, eliminating the first light signal from the third optical signal to generate a fourth optical signal, and transmitting the fourth optical signal through the second optical network. The first optical signal can include a first digital signal modulated onto a first light signal of a first wavelength, the second optical signal can include a second light signal can include a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and the fourth optical signal can include the first digital signal modulated onto the second light signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Kent McCammon
  • Publication number: 20230188209
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining distinct timing offsets between an input port and output ports of a multiport optical device. An optical signal is injected at an input port of the device to obtain output signals at the output ports, which are injected into downstream fibers. An optical multipath return signal is received via the input port of the device, including a combination of measured events including reflections, backscatter, or both. A number of similar events expected in the number of downstream optical fibers is calculated to obtain an expected multipath signature based on configuration data. Results of the optical multipath return signal are then compared to the expected multipath signature to obtain comparison results. One of the measured events is distinguished from the others based on the first comparison results and the distinct timing offsets. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ricky Perry
  • Patent number: 11626927
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a first optical signal from a first optical network via a first port of the wavelength converter, receiving a second optical signal from a second optical network via a second port of the wavelength converter, modulating the first optical signal with the second light signal to generate a third optical signal, eliminating the first light signal from the third optical signal to generate a fourth optical signal, and transmitting the fourth optical signal through the second optical network. The first optical signal can include a first digital signal modulated onto a first light signal of a first wavelength, the second optical signal can include a second light signal can include a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and the fourth optical signal can include the first digital signal modulated onto the second light signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Kent McCammon
  • Patent number: 11606139
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining distinct timing offsets between an input port and output ports of a multiport optical device. An optical signal is injected at an input port of the device to obtain output signals at the output ports, which are injected into downstream fibers. An optical multipath return signal is received via the input port of the device, including a combination of measured events including reflections, backscatter, or both. A number of similar events expected in the number of downstream optical fibers is calculated to obtain an expected multipath signature based on configuration data. Results of the optical multipath return signal are then compared to the expected multipath signature to obtain comparison results. One of the measured events is distinguished from the others based on the first comparison results and the distinct timing offsets. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ricky Perry
  • Publication number: 20230074322
    Abstract: A system may use a single fiber combining module (SFCM) that combines multiple wavelength channels of different optical technologies over a single fiber. In an example, a SFCM may include a original band (O-band) port, wherein the O-band passes signals at a first wavelength range; a XGS PON port, wherein the XGS-PON port passes signals at a second wavelength range; a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) port, wherein the DWDM port passes signals at a third wavelength range, wherein the first frequency range, the second frequency range, and the third wavelength range are different; and a common port connected with a fiber, the common port simultaneously combining signals from the O-band port, XGS-PON port, and the DWDM port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Abdellah Tazi
  • Publication number: 20230013084
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device having an input port and multiple output ports adapted for connection to multiple passive optical network (PON) segments. The device includes an optical power splitting device in communication between the input port and the multiple output ports and adapted to provide divided portions of an optical signal received at the input port to the PON segments via the output ports. The device includes optical delay devices in optical communication between the optical power splitting device and at least a portion of the multiple output ports. The optical delay devices provide distinguishable delay values, that delay the divided portions of the optical signal, the distinguishable delay values facilitating associations of the PON segments to the output ports based on optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) measurements obtained via the input port. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ricky Perry
  • Publication number: 20220286202
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining distinct timing offsets between an input port and output ports of a multiport optical device. An optical signal is injected at an input port of the device to obtain output signals at the output ports, which are injected into downstream fibers. An optical multipath return signal is received via the input port of the device, including a combination of measured events including reflections, backscatter, or both. A number of similar events expected in the number of downstream optical fibers is calculated to obtain an expected multipath signature based on configuration data. Results of the optical multipath return signal are then compared to the expected multipath signature to obtain comparison results. One of the measured events is distinguished from the others based on the first comparison results and the distinct timing offsets. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ricky Perry
  • Patent number: 11438088
    Abstract: A system may use a single fiber combining module (SFCM) that combines multiple wavelength channels of different optical technologies over a single fiber. In an example, a SFCM may include a original band (O-band) port, wherein the O-band passes signals at a first wavelength range; a XGS PON port, wherein the XGS-PON port passes signals at a second wavelength range; a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) port, wherein the DWDM port passes signals at a third wavelength range, wherein the first frequency range, the second frequency range, and the third wavelength range are different; and a common port connected with a fiber, the common port simultaneously combining signals from the O-band port, XGS-PON port, and the DWDM port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Abdellah Tazi
  • Publication number: 20220158747
    Abstract: A system may use a single fiber combining module (SFCM) that combines multiple wavelength channels of different optical technologies over a single fiber. In an example, a SFCM may include a gigabit passive optical network (GPON) port, wherein the GPON passes signals at a first wavelength range; a XGS PON port, wherein the XGS-PON port passes signals at a second wavelength range; a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) port, wherein the DWDM port passes signals at a third wavelength range, wherein the first frequency range, the second frequency range, and the third wavelength range are different; and a common port connected with a fiber, the common port simultaneously combining signals from the GPON port, XGS-PON port, and the DWDM port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Perry, Abdellah Tazi, Kent McCammon, Edward Walter