Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Eppes

Thomas A. Eppes 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: 4465335
    Abstract: A method for constructing and the resulting structural configuration of an nput coupler for a concentric core optical fiber comprises removing the outer protective material of a concentric core optical fiber to expose the outer core back a predetermined distance from the end which includes the intermediate protective material or cladding and the inner core. A plurality of single core optical fibers are stripped so that their respective cores are exposed whereupon they are bonded to the exposed outer core by a transparent index matching epoxy, which bonding is located at the transition region where the exposed outer core begins and the outer cladding ends. The outer end of the concentric core fiber element including the intermediate protective material and the inner core is cleaved and at least one other single core optical element is cleaved and bonded in end to end abutting relationship with the inner core by transparent index matching epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas A. Eppes