Patents by Inventor Terry L. Ellis

Terry L. Ellis 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: 6853783
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon having a first subunit and a second subunit. The first and second subunits including a plurality of respective optical fibers being connected by respective primary matrices. The first and second subunits being generally aligned along a plane with a secondary matrix contacting portions of the first and second subunits. The secondary matrix having at least one end portion and at least one medial portion. The at least one medial portion and the at least one end portion of the secondary matrix are separated by a gap along at least a portion of the longitudinal axis, thereby defining a preferential tear portion. In other embodiments, the at least one medial portion is recessed relative to the at least one end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: David W. Chiasson, Carl M. Whisnant, Jr., Craig M. Conrad, Karen E. Williams, Rodney D. Cline, Terry L. Ellis, Bradley J. Blazer
  • Publication number: 20040170364
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon having a first subunit and a second subunit. The first and second subunits including a plurality of respective optical fibers being connected by respective primary matrices. The first and second subunits being generally aligned along a plane with a secondary matrix contacting portions of the first and second subunits. The secondary matrix having at least one end portion and at least one medial portion. The at least one medial portion and the at least one end portion of the secondary matrix are separated by a gap along at least a portion of the longitudinal axis, thereby defining a preferential tear portion. In other embodiments, the at least one medial portion is recessed relative to the at least one end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: David W. Chiasson, Carl M. Whisnant, Craig M. Conrad, Karen E. Williams, Rodney D. Cline, Terry L. Ellis, Bradley J. Blazer