Patents by Inventor Sean Patrick Adam

Sean Patrick Adam 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: 20190219479
    Abstract: An optical fiber test apparatus includes an optical power meter operable to detect light at a predetermined wavelength, and a laser source operable to generate a visible laser beam. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes an optical fiber extending between a first end and a second end, and a diplexer which includes a first optical connector and is coupled to the optical power meter, the laser source, and the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes a second optical connector coupled to the second end of the optical fiber and including a test port. The diplexer is operable to transmit light at the predetermined wavelength from the second optical connector to the optical power meter and transmit the visible laser beam from the laser source to the second optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Dale Channing Eddy, Scott Prescott
  • Patent number: 10313006
    Abstract: A method of tracing a complete span of a fiber includes inferring a reference point on the fiber based on a measured length of the fiber, setting a pulse width and a measurement range based on the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a master unit, attached to one end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a slave unit, attached to an opposite end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, cropping the collected traces captured by the master unit and the slave unit past the inferred reference point, inverting a slope of the trace of the slave unit using measurement loss information and combining the trace of the master unit and the trace of the slave unit, with the inverted slope, to obtain a complete and accurate trace of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Prescott, Sean Patrick Adam
  • Patent number: 10241002
    Abstract: An optical fiber test apparatus includes an optical power meter operable to detect light at a predetermined wavelength, and a laser source operable to generate a visible laser beam. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes an optical fiber extending between a first end and a second end, and a diplexer which includes a first optical connector and is coupled to the optical power meter, the laser source, and the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes a second optical connector coupled to the second end of the optical fiber and including a test port. The diplexer is operable to transmit light at the predetermined wavelength from the second optical connector to the optical power meter and transmit the visible laser beam from the laser source to the second optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Dale Channing Eddy, Scott Prescott
  • Publication number: 20180172552
    Abstract: An optical fiber test apparatus includes an optical power meter operable to detect light at a predetermined wavelength, and a laser source operable to generate a visible laser beam. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes an optical fiber extending between a first end and a second end, and a diplexer which includes a first optical connector and is coupled to the optical power meter, the laser source, and the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes a second optical connector coupled to the second end of the optical fiber and including a test port. The diplexer is operable to transmit light at the predetermined wavelength from the second optical connector to the optical power meter and transmit the visible laser beam from the laser source to the second optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Dale Channing Eddy, Scott Prescott
  • Publication number: 20180149556
    Abstract: An optical fiber test apparatus includes an optical power meter operable to detect light at a predetermined wavelength, and a laser source operable to generate a visible laser beam. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes an optical connector comprising a test port, and an optical fiber extending between a first end and a second end and coupled at the second end to the optical connector. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes a coupling device, the coupling device coupled to the optical power meter, the laser source, and the first end of the optical fiber. The coupling device is operable to transmit light at the predetermined wavelength from the optical connector to the optical power meter and transmit the visible laser beam from the laser source to the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Seán Patrick Adam, Dale Chan ning Eddy, Scott Prescott
  • Publication number: 20180152240
    Abstract: A method of tracing a complete span of a fiber includes inferring a reference point on the fiber based on a measured length of the fiber, setting a pulse width and a measurement range based on the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a master unit, attached to one end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a slave unit, attached to an opposite end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, cropping the collected traces captured by the master unit and the slave unit past the inferred reference point, inverting a slope of the trace of the slave unit using measurement loss information and combining the trace of the master unit and the trace of the slave unit, with the inverted slope, to obtain a complete and accurate trace of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Scott H. Prescott, Sean Patrick Adam
  • Publication number: 20180109599
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method of connecting a first device comprising a processor and an application and a second device comprising a processor and an application, a distributed architecture system for facilitating modular communication between a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices, and a computer readable medium storing a program for causing a processor to connect a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Joseph Fitzgerald, Scott Prescott, Michael John Leighton
  • Patent number: 9900086
    Abstract: A method of tracing a complete span of a fiber includes inferring a reference point on the fiber based on a measured length of the fiber, setting a pulse width and a measurement range based on the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a master unit, attached to one end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a slave unit, attached to an opposite end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, cropping the collected traces captured by the master unit and the slave unit past the inferred reference point, inverting a slope of the trace of the slave unit using measurement loss information and combining the trace of the master unit and the trace of the slave unit, with the inverted slope, to obtain a complete and accurate trace of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Prescott, Sean Patrick Adam
  • Patent number: 9880069
    Abstract: An optical fiber test apparatus includes an optical power meter operable to detect light at a predetermined wavelength, and a laser source operable to generate a visible laser beam. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes an optical fiber extending between a first end and a second end, and a diplexer which includes a first optical connector and is coupled to the optical power meter, the laser source, and the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber test apparatus further includes a second optical connector coupled to the second end of the optical fiber and including a test port. The diplexer is operable to transmit light at the predetermined wavelength from the second optical connector to the optical power meter and transmit the visible laser beam from the laser source to the second optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Dale Channing Eddy, Scott Prescott
  • Patent number: 9882963
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method of connecting a first device comprising a processor and an application and a second device comprising a processor and an application, a distributed architecture system for facilitating modular communication between a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices, and a computer readable medium storing a program for causing a processor to connect a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Joseph Fitzgerald, Scott Prescott, Michael John Leighton
  • Patent number: 9515726
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method, an apparatus, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a program for measuring characteristics of a WDM system. The method may include obtaining channel characteristics of a channel, calculating a Health Factor of a channel using the characteristics, and displaying the Health Factor and characteristics of a channel on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Joseph Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Alexander Harding, Scott Prescott
  • Publication number: 20160344473
    Abstract: A method of tracing a complete span of a fiber includes inferring a reference point on the fiber based on a measured length of the fiber, setting a pulse width and a measurement range based on the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a master unit, attached to one end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, shooting a fiber from a slave unit, attached to an opposite end of the fiber, to collect trace past the inferred reference point, cropping the collected traces captured by the master unit and the slave unit past the inferred reference point, inverting a slope of the trace of the slave unit using measurement loss information and combining the trace of the master unit and the trace of the slave unit, with the inverted slope, to obtain a complete and accurate trace of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Scott H. PRESCOTT, Sean Patrick ADAM
  • Publication number: 20160274312
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure relates to a fiber optic cleaning pad for cleaning the end-face of an optical fiber. The cleaning pad includes a base for support and a fiber optic cleaning area for cleaning the end-face. The cleaning pad includes a mounting attachment to attach the cleaning pad to an object, such as a person or clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, D. Dane Krampitz, Ellis C N G Delglyn, Lee H. Kellet
  • Publication number: 20160269106
    Abstract: A method of conducting wireless fiber inspection includes obtaining a video stream from an inspection probe and transmitting the video stream over a Wi-Fi network. The method further includes creating the Wi-Fi network using a Wi-Fi hotspot, performing image analysis on the obtained video stream, and transmitting the image analysis along with the video stream over the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Sean Patrick ADAM, Joseph FITZGERALD
  • Publication number: 20160003892
    Abstract: System and methods can execute processes in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. For example, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform. Functionality can be implemented on the platform such that functions are only added, and that existing links to functions are not broken, ensuring continued test system operation when new software, hardware and/or features are added to the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Barry Edward Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Paulo Mendes, Carlos Heil
  • Publication number: 20150304397
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method of connecting a first device comprising a processor and an application and a second device comprising a processor and an application, a distributed architecture system for facilitating modular communication between a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices, and a computer readable medium storing a program for causing a processor to connect a plurality of applications, a plurality of devices, and a plurality of applications and devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Sean Patrick ADAM
  • Publication number: 20150215037
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method, an apparatus, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a program for measuring characteristics of a WDM system. The method may include obtaining channel characteristics of a channel, calculating a Health Factor of a channel using the characteristics, and displaying the Health Factor and characteristics of a channel on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Adam, Joseph Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Alexander Harding, Scott Prescott
  • Patent number: 9032384
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bin1 ATE, LLC
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Patent number: 8442795
    Abstract: Test systems and methodologies are provided and may include platforms for developing test programs for automated testing. In one example, tester and instruments are isolated from the tester OS, permitting any OS to be used. In another, a user layer is isolated from the physical layer, permitting hardware-independent development and usability among different tester platforms. In another, test program execution is isolated from a tester platform OS, permitting test program function independent from tester platform. In another embodiment, functions are only added, existing links to functions are not broken, ensuring continued operation with new software, hardware and/or features. Systems may be non-deterministic. In one example, the non-deterministic computer is required to execute computer instructions within a constant execution time. A deterministic engine, may be used to wait a variable amount of time to ensure constant execution time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Bin1 ATE, LLC
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes
  • Patent number: 8065663
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be used. In another example implementation, a user layer of the platform is isolated from the physical layer of the architecture, permitting hardware-independent test programs that can be created and used among different testers having different test hardware and software. In yet another implementation, execution of a test program is isolated from a tester platform operating system, permitting the test program to function independent from the tester platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Bin1 Ate, LLC
    Inventors: Barry E. Blancha, Leszek Janusz Lechowicz, Stephen S. Helm, Sean Patrick Adam, Jorge Camargo, Carlos Heil, Paulo Mendes