Patents by Inventor Scott Chastain

Scott Chastain 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: 20080080820
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable having a locating element and extending from a distribution enclosure to a premise is provided. The optic fiber cable includes a core having at least one optical fiber transmission medium disposed within a tubular member that has a jacket system disposed thereabout. A longitudinally extending detectable element is provided that does not function as a communications cable and that is detachably connected to said tubular member by the jacket system which is also disposed about the detectable element so as to define a web between the tubular member and the detectable element. The detectable element terminates before at least one of the distribution enclosure or the premise. The web defines a notch between the tubular member and the detectable element which serves as a shear plane to facilitate the propagation of a tear between the tubular member and the detectable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Scott Chastain, Stephen Stokes, George Mackie
  • Publication number: 20060029340
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dielectric optical fiber cable which is capable of being remotely detected while buried. Specifically, this invention incorporates a detectable and easily removable locating element which is attached to the optical fiber cable by a web defined by the jacket extending over both the optical fiber cable and the locating element. The web allows for the locating strand to be easily removed once separation of the locating element from the optical fiber cable is initiated. The web is designed to allow the initial tear to propagate into a precise longitudinal tear along a predetermined length of the optical fiber cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Andrews, Scott Chastain, Stephen Stokes, George Mackie
  • Publication number: 20050147363
    Abstract: An air blown fiber tube cable having improved thermal stability in contrast to conventional air blown fiber (ABF) tube cables and within which one or more air blown optical fiber units can be installed. The air blown fiber tube is formed from a cross-linked polyolefin (preferably cross-linked high density polyethylene) comprising at least one non-polymer filler material having a coefficient of thermal expansion less than the coefficient of thermal expansion of said tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Scott Chastain, Terri Dixon, Glenn Gregrich, Keith Quistorff, Brett Schultz
  • Patent number: 6016346
    Abstract: The invention provides a speakerphone having a low-profile housing having an upward-oriented speaker on an upper surface of the housing and a downward-oriented microphone on a lower surface of the housing. The lower surface of the housing is domed, for example, a parabolic dome, enabling a low opening distance between the housing and a support surface on which the speakerphone rests, in turn, enabling a low housing profile. The speaker is retained by an elastic rubber cup member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: 3Com Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen P. Rittmueller, Frank J. Annerino, Mark R. Dreher, Scott A. Chastain