Patents by Inventor Wayne M. Kachmar

Wayne M. Kachmar 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: 20190243076
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector, defining a longitudinal bore extending through the connector and having a first end region and a second end region, includes a ferrule assembly, having an optical fiber extending through the connector, at least partially disposed in the longitudinal bore at the first end region, a tube, defining a passage and having a first end portion disposed in the longitudinal bore at the second end region and a second end region, and a spring disposed in the bore between the ferrule assembly and the tube. The carrier includes a cable end and a connector end engaged with the connector, a termination region disposed between the connector end and the cable end, a fiber support region disposed between the connector end and the termination region, and a take-up region disposed between the connector end and the fiber support region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Publication number: 20190196103
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector has first and second ends and a terminated fiber. The fiber defines a first end adjacent the first end of the connector and a second end protruding out of the second end of the connector. A carrier having a connector end and an opposite cable end is engaged with the connector. An alignment structure on the carrier includes a first end, a second end, and a throughhole and also a cutaway extending perpendicularly to and communicating with the throughhole. The fiber is positioned within at least a portion of the throughhole with the second end located within the cutaway. A window is within the cutaway over the second end of the fiber for visually inspecting the alignment of the second end of the fiber with an end of another fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jarrod Scadden, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, Wayne M. Kachmar, Jeff Bearwald, Alan Shores
  • Publication number: 20190187398
    Abstract: A flat drop cable has notches or other structures for enhancing the stripability of the jacket from the a core of the flat drop cable. The notches can have an angled configuration with surfaces that converge as the notch extends into the jacket. Inner edges of the notches can be positioned along a tear path that intersects the core of the flat drop cable. For example, the notches can be offset from a minor axis of the flat drop cable a sufficient distance such that the notches are positioned outside a central boundary region that extends tangent to sides of the core and parallel to the minor axis of the flat drop cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicants: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, COMMSCOPE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD., COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD., ADC COMMUNICATIONS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Aly FAHD, Wayne M. KACHMAR, Steven James DICK, Paul David HUBBARD, Wei FU, Dong XU
  • Publication number: 20190173581
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location. The fiber optic network further includes a cabling arrangement including a first signal line that extends from the drop terminal to the optical network terminal, a second signal line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver, and a power line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu, Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Publication number: 20190139679
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 10175429
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector, defining a longitudinal bore extending through the connector and having a first end region and a second end region, includes a ferrule assembly, having an optical fiber extending through the connector, at least partially disposed in the longitudinal bore at the first end region, a tube, defining a passage and having a first end portion disposed in the longitudinal bore at the second end region and a second end region, and a spring disposed in the bore between the ferrule assembly and the tube. The carrier includes a cable end and a connector end engaged with the connector, a termination region disposed between the connector end and the cable end, a fiber support region disposed between the connector end and the termination region, and a take-up region disposed between the connector end and the fiber support region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Publication number: 20180372974
    Abstract: A power and optical fiber interface system includes a housing having an interior. A cable inlet is configured to receive a hybrid cable having an electrical conductor and an optical fiber. An insulation displacement connector (IDC) is situated in the interior of the housing configured to electrically terminate the conductor, and a cable outlet is configured to receive an output cable that is connectable to the IDC and configured to output signals received via the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. HUEGERICH, Wayne M. KACHMAR, Robert Charles FLAIG, Dwight Andrew BRETZ
  • Patent number: 10163548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 10162113
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector has first and second ends and a terminated fiber. The fiber defines a first end adjacent the first end of the connector and a second end protruding out of the second end of the connector. A carrier having a connector end and an opposite cable end is engaged with the connector. An alignment structure on the carrier includes a first end, a second end, and a throughhole and also a cutaway extending perpendicularly to and communicating with the throughhole. The fiber is positioned within at least a portion of the throughhole with the second end located within the cutaway. A window is within the cutaway over the second end of the fiber for visually inspecting the alignment of the second end of the fiber with an end of another fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jarrod Scadden, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, Wayne M. Kachmar, Jeff Bearwald, Alan Shores
  • Patent number: 10151899
    Abstract: A flat drop cable has notches or other structures for enhancing the stripability of the jacket from the a core of the flat drop cable. The notches can have an angled configuration with surfaces that converge as the notch extends into the jacket. Inner edges of the notches can be positioned along a tear path that intersects the core of the flat drop cable. For example, the notches can be offset from a minor axis of the flat drop cable a sufficient distance such that the notches are positioned outside a central boundary region that extends tangent to sides of the core and parallel to the minor axis of the flat drop cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, COMMSCOPE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD., COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY AUSTRALIA PYT LTD., ADC COMMUNICATIONS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
    Inventors: Aly Fahd, Wayne M. Kachmar, Steven James Dick, Paul David Hubbard, Wei Fu, Dong Xu
  • Patent number: 10135534
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location. The fiber optic network further includes a cabling arrangement including a first signal line that extends from the drop terminal to the optical network terminal, a second signal line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver, and a power line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu, Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Publication number: 20180252886
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, a strength layer surrounding the optical fiber, and an outer jacket surrounding the strength layer. The strength layer includes a matrix material in which is integrated a plurality of reinforcing fibers. A fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, a strength layer, a first electrical conductor affixed to an outer surface of the strength layer, a second electrical conductor affixed to the outer surface of the strength layer, and an outer jacket. The strength layer includes a polymeric material in which is embedded a plurality of reinforcing fibers. A method of manufacturing a fiber optic cable includes mixing a base material in an extruder. A strength layer is formed about an optical fiber. The strength layer includes a polymeric film with embedded reinforcing fibers disposed in the film. The base material is extruded through an extrusion die to form an outer jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Patent number: 9977208
    Abstract: A power and optical fiber interface system includes a housing having an interior. A cable inlet is configured to receive a hybrid cable having an electrical conductor and an optical fiber. An insulation displacement connector (IDC) is situated in the interior of the housing configured to electrically terminate the conductor, and a cable outlet is configured to receive an output cable that is connectable to the IDC and configured to output signals received via the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Huegerich, Wayne M. Kachmar, Robert Charles Flaig, Dwight Andrew Bretz
  • Publication number: 20180061529
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9893813
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location. The fiber optic network further includes a cabling arrangement including a first signal line that extends from the drop terminal to the optical network terminal, a second signal line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver, and a power line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu, Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Patent number: 9893811
    Abstract: A ferrule for a fiber optic connector includes: a main body extending from a first end to a second end, the main body defining a bore extending from the first end to the second end; an end surface at the second end of the main body; and a raised portion on the end surface, the raised portion extending from the second end and surrounding the bore; wherein an optical fiber is configured to be positioned within the bore of the main body; and wherein the end surface is configured to be polished to remove the raised portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Eric Ryan Chappell, Thomas P. Huegerich, Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Publication number: 20180017733
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector has first and second ends and a terminated fiber. The fiber defines a first end adjacent the first end of the connector and a second end protruding out of the second end of the connector. A carrier having a connector end and an opposite cable end is engaged with the connector. An alignment structure on the carrier includes a first end, a second end, and a throughhole and also a cutaway extending perpendicularly to and communicating with the throughhole. The fiber is positioned within at least a portion of the throughhole with the second end located within the cutaway. A window is within the cutaway over the second end of the fiber for visually inspecting the alignment of the second end of the fiber with an end of another fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jarrod Scadden, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, Wayne M. Kachmar, Jeff Bearwald, Alan Shores
  • Patent number: 9837186
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid cable having a jacket with a central portion positioned between left and right portions. The central portion contains at least one optical fiber and the left and right portions contain electrical conductors. The left and right portions can be manually torn from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, Aly Fahd, Kenneth Christopher Nardone, Wagner da Silva Aguiar, William J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20170272168
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location. The fiber optic network further includes a cabling arrangement including a first signal line that extends from the drop terminal to the optical network terminal, a second signal line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver, and a power line that extends from the optical network terminal to the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu, Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Patent number: 9739966
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, a strength layer assembly disposed adjacent to the optical fiber and an outer jacket surrounding the strength layer assembly. The strength layer assembly includes a strength layer, an outer layer and an inner layer. The strength layer includes a binder and a plurality of reinforcing fibers embedded within the binder. The strength layer has a first surface and an oppositely disposed second surface. The outer layer is disposed adjacent to the first surface of the strength layer. The inner layer is disposed adjacent to the second surface of the strength layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Wayne M. Kachmar