Patents by Inventor William Carl Hurley

William Carl Hurley 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: 10663683
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20190361185
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes a cable jacket forming a central bore, a plurality of subunits having subunit sheaths, and a furcation plug coupled to the cable jacket, wherein the cable jacket defines an outer surface of the optical communication cable on an upstream side of the furcation plug and the plurality of subunits extend beyond the central bore and are exposed on a downstream side of the furcation plug such that the subunit sheaths define the outer surface of the optical communication cable. A plurality of connectors are coupled to the downstream ends of the plurality of subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20190293891
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable includes a plurality of tight buffered optical fibers arranged substantially in parallel in a longitudinal direction and a clear backing material attached to the plurality of tight buffered optical fibers to form a fiber region and an extended region defined a portion of the backing material extending beyond the fiber region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: William Carl Hurley, Joseph Clinton Jensen, Kristine Alaina Johnson, Radawan Ripumaree
  • Patent number: 10409019
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes a plurality of subunits surrounded by an outer cable jacket, a furcation unit and optical connectors coupled to the end of each of the subunits. Each of the subunits includes an inner jacket, a plurality of optical fibers; and a tensile strength element. The first tensile strength element and the inner jackets of each subunits are coupled to the furcation unit, and the optical fibers and tensile strength elements of each subunit extend through the furcation unit without being coupled to the furcation unit. The subunit tensile strength element and optical fibers of each subunit are balanced such that both experience axial loading applied to the assembly and, under various loading conditions, the compression of the subunits is controlled and/or the axial loading of the optical fibers is limited to allow proper function of the optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: William Eric Caldwell, Terry Lee Ellis, William Carl Hurley, William Welch McCollough, Mark Tracy Paap
  • Patent number: 10393977
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable laver. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20190250348
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 10338332
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 10288828
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20190101715
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes a cable jacket and a plurality of optical fiber subunits surrounded by the cable jacket. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket and a plurality of optical fibers located within the subunit passage. Each optical fiber includes an outer polymer buffer coating, such as a tight buffer coating. The outer cable jacket and/or the outer polymer buffer coating of the optical fibers is formed from a halogen containing polymer material including a fire retardant material, and the subunit jacket is formed from a polyolefin polymer material including a fire retardant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 10180551
    Abstract: Fiber optic bundles include helically stranded subunit cables. The assemblies have small cross sections and low bend radii while maintaining acceptable attenuation losses. Binders can be omitted to improve ease of processing and installation. Helically stranding of the subunit cables allows ease of access to the individual cables during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Warren Welborn McAlpine, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 10156693
    Abstract: A multicore optical fiber with a reference section having a material defining a marked multicore glass optical fiber. The multicore fibers can be in groupings, for example, the groupings can be in the form of one of an optical fiber ribbon covered by a matrix, and a tight buffered cable. Fiber optic connectors can be assembled to the multicore optical fiber at either or both ends, and the colored portion can be associated with the optical fiber connector aligning the optical core elements with the optical connectors. The assembly can have at least one transceiver device with a transmit port and a receive port defining a two-way communication channel. Further aspects describe methods of manufacturing multicore fibers including application of curable coatings and reference sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Seldon David Benjamin, Kevin Wallace Bennett, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20180306992
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Publication number: 20180252885
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable laver. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Patent number: 10025053
    Abstract: An optical communication cable bundle is provided. The cable bundle includes a bundle jacket having an inner surface defining a bundle passage and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the cable bundle, and a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage and surrounded by the bundle jacket, each optical fiber subunit having a subunit jacket defining a subunit passage and a plurality of optical fibers located with the subunit passage. A thickness of the bundle jacket is less than a thickness of each of the subunit jackets and the bundle jacket is extruded tight around the subunit jackets to couple the subunits and the bundle jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 9977209
    Abstract: An optical communication cable is provided. The optical communication cable includes an outer cable layer and a plurality of optical fiber bundles surrounded by the outer cable layer. Each optical fiber bundle includes a bundle jacket surrounding a plurality of optical fiber subunits located within the bundle passage. The plurality of optical subunits are wrapped around each other within the bundle passage forming a wrapped pattern. Each optical fiber subunit includes a subunit jacket surrounding a elongate optical fiber located within the subunit passage. The cable jacket, bundle jacket and subunit jacket may be fire resistant, and strength strands of differing lengths may be located in the bundles and the subunits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Cory Fritz Guenter, Harold Edward Hudson, II, William Carl Hurley, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20180129010
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes a plurality of subunits surrounded by an outer cable jacket, a furcation unit and optical connectors coupled to the end of each of the subunits. Each of the subunits includes an inner jacket, a plurality of optical fibers; and a tensile strength element. The first tensile strength element and the inner jackets of each subunits are coupled to the furcation unit, and the optical fibers and tensile strength elements of each subunit extend through the furcation unit without being coupled to the furcation unit. The subunit tensile strength element and optical fibers of each subunit are balanced such that both experience axial loading applied to the assembly and, under various loading conditions, the compression of the subunits is controlled and/or the axial loading of the optical fibers is limited to allow proper function of the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: William Eric Caldwell, Terry Lee Ellis, William Carl Hurley, William Welch McCollough, Mark Tracy Paap
  • Patent number: 9891397
    Abstract: Multi-fiber, fiber optic cables and cable assemblies providing constrained optical fibers within an optical fiber sub-unit are disclosed. The optical fiber sub-unit(s) comprises optical fibers disposed adjacent a sub-unit strength member(s) within a sub-unit jacket. Movement of optical fibers within a sub-unit jacket can be constrained. In this manner, the optical fibers in an optical fiber sub-unit can be held together within the optical fiber sub-unit as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: William Carl Hurley, Wesley Allan Yates
  • Publication number: 20170269322
    Abstract: A multicore optical fiber with a reference section having a material defining a marked multicore glass optical fiber. The multicore fibers can be in groupings, for example, the groupings can be in the form of one of an optical fiber ribbon covered by a matrix, and a tight buffered cable. Fiber optic connectors can be assembled to the multicore optical fiber at either or both ends, and the colored portion can be associated with the optical fiber connector aligning the optical core elements with the optical connectors. The assembly can have at least one transceiver device with a transmit port and a receive port defining a two-way communication channel. Further aspects describe methods of manufacturing multicore fibers including application of curable coatings and reference sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Seldon David Benjamin, Kevin Wallace Bennett, Douglas LIewellyn Butler, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 9696513
    Abstract: A multicore optical fiber with a reference section having a material defining a marked multicore glass optical fiber. The multicore fibers can be in groupings, for example, the groupings can be in the form of one of an optical fiber ribbon covered by a matrix, and a tight buffered cable. Fiber optic connectors can be assembled to the multicore optical fiber at either or both ends, and the colored portion can be associated with the optical fiber connector aligning the optical core elements with the optical connectors. The assembly can have at least one transceiver device with a transmit port and a receive port defining a two-way communication channel. Further aspects describe methods of manufacturing multicore fibers including application of curable coatings and reference sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Wallace Bennett, Seldon David Benjamin, Douglas LLewellyn Butler, William Carl Hurley
  • Patent number: 9690062
    Abstract: A flame-retardant fiber optic cable includes core elements, a film surrounding the core elements, and a jacket surrounding the film. The core elements include one or more optical fibers and at least one tube surrounding the one or more optical fibers. The material composition of the film differs from the jacket and the film is relatively thin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: William Carl Hurley, Ravinder Kumar Kinnera, Warren Welborn McAlpine, Joel Laine Parker, Christopher Mark Quinn