Patents by Inventor Ulrich Lutterkordt

Ulrich Lutterkordt 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: 9544049
    Abstract: Fiber network for interrogating fiber-optic sensors in a first Passive Optical Network (PON) and in a second PON, the fiber network comprising a test signal transceiver for emitting query signals and for receiving response signals, a first PON and a second PON. Each PON comprises a light source for generating telecommunication signals and a fiber-optic sensor. Each PON can transmit the telecommunication signals to a plurality of subscribers, and is optically connected to the test signal transceiver such that the query signals can be fed into the respective PON and propagate in the PON to the fiber-optic sensor, and such that the test signal transceiver can receive response signals from the fiber-optic sensor through the PON. The fiber network further comprises a query signal splitter, optically connected to the test signal transceiver and to the PONs such that it can feed a query signal into the PONs simultaneously, and such that it can feed response signals from the PONs into the test signal transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Johannes Fink, Manfred Bauer, Ulrich Lutterkordt, Michael Bake, Friedrich W. Denter, Manfred Stieglitz, Michael Mansholt
  • Publication number: 20150270895
    Abstract: Fibre network for interrogating fibre-optic sensors in a first Passive Optical Network (PON) and in a second PON, the fibre network comprising a test signal transceiver for emitting query signals and for receiving response signals, a first PON and a second PON. Each PON comprises a light source for generating telecommunication signals and a fibre-optic sensor. Each PON can transmit the telecommunication signals to a plurality of subscribers, and is optically connected to the test signal transceiver such that the query signals can be fed into the respective PON and propagate in the PON to the fibre-optic sensor, and such that the test signal transceiver can receive response signals from the fibre-optic sensor through the PON. The fibre network further comprises a query signal splitter, optically connected to the test signal transceiver and to the PONs such that it can feed a query signal into the PONs simultaneously, and such that it can feed response signals from the PONs into the test signal transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes Fink, Manfred Bauer, Ulrich Lutterkordt, Michael Bake, Friedrich W. Denter, Manfred Stieglitz, Michael Mansholt
  • Patent number: 8625951
    Abstract: The invention comprises a modular support system (7) for optical fiber trays (10) comprising: at least one central module (21) for supporting the optical fiber trays, the central module being adapted to be positioned side-by-side with a plurality of central modules supporting the optical fiber trays, wherein the central module further comprises a fixing structure (34, 35) for attaching at least one additional fiber management module (41, 51) to the central module. The invention further comprises a kit of parts for a modular support system for optical fiber trays as well as an optical fiber organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nelson Goncalves Pimentel, Ulrich Lutterkordt, Nico Kubinski
  • Publication number: 20130214662
    Abstract: The invention comprises a modular support system (7) for optical fiber trays (10) comprising: at least one central module (21) for supporting the optical fiber trays, the central module being adapted to be positioned side-by-side with a plurality of central modules supporting the optical fiber trays, wherein the central module further comprises a fixing structure (34, 35) for attaching at least one additional fiber management module (41, 51) to the central module. The invention further comprises a kit of parts for a modular support system for optical fiber trays as well as an optical fiber organizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nelson Goncalves Pimentel, Ulrich Lutterkordt, Nico Kubinski
  • Publication number: 20120189261
    Abstract: A connector module (15) for use in a telecommunications patch panel (1) comprises at least one front connector port (21) positioned to receive a patch cord incoming to the module from the front side of a patch panel; and a respective cable-attachment member (23) to which a cable, incoming to the module from the rear side of a patch panel, can be secured. The module (15), including its cable-attachment member (23) and any cable secured thereto, can be inserted into and withdrawn from the patch panel (1) from the front side of the panel. The module may further comprise a rear connector port (19) positioned to receive a cable incoming to module from the rear side of a patch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Friedrich W. Denter, Joerg Reinhardt, Nelson Goncalves Pimentel, Ulrich Lutterkordt