With Electrical Conductor In The Same Cable Patents (Class 385/101)
  • Patent number: 10333722
    Abstract: A telecommunications panel and associated system are disclosed. In one example, the panel includes a panel housing having a first side and a second side, one or more data connectors on the first side, and a power input signal connector on the first side. The panel includes one or more combined power output and data signal connectors on the second side, each of the combined power output and data signal connectors configured to electrically connect to a twisted pair cable and including a plurality of twisted pairs each having first and second wire contacts. The one or more twisted pairs are configured to carry a power signal as a direct current voltage difference between the first and second wire contacts, and the remaining twisted pairs from the plurality of twisted pairs are configured to carry differential data signals. The telecommunications panel is configured to selectably allow pairs of the remaining twisted pairs from the plurality of twisted pairs to cooperate to carry a power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Pepe, Steven Richard Bopp
  • Patent number: 10307138
    Abstract: A wave guide assembly for a control and diagnostic system for a machine includes a housing defining an exterior surface and an internal cavity extending between distal ends. At least one wave guide within the internal cavity defines a wave propagation passage for at least one wave form signal. At least one conductor within the internal cavity is separate from the wave guide. A control and diagnostic system for a machine and a gas turbine engine are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Heims, Ryan K. Snyder, Kurt J. Sobanski
  • Patent number: 10309639
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enhanced communication cables which may be configured for supporting at least two separate functions, including distribution of data signals and at least one other different function. An example enhanced cable may include an arrangement along at least a section of the cable, with that arrangement configured for supporting the at least one other different function. The other different function may include illumination. The cable may include or have a jacket configured to accommodate the arrangement, with the jacket being transparent or including transparent areas or openings corresponding to at least regions of the arrangement. The arrangement may include an illumination arrangement. The cable may include light guiding material configured for use in conjunction with the illumination arrangement. The cable may have leaky feeder structures, for use in support of the distribution of data signals function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventor: Daniel Wenger
  • Patent number: 10236625
    Abstract: A retention device includes a ruggedized electrical cable including a first electrical connector at a first end and a second electrical connector at a second end, and a cap including a threaded interior for removably capturing the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector, wherein the threaded interior is configured to screw onto a corresponding threaded surface comprising the exterior of the first end and the exterior of the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Cameron D. Magness, Lan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10228390
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved cable assembly for connecting an electrical test and measurement probe to a device under test. One end of the probe is connected to a device under test (“DUT”), while the other end is connected to the instrument through one or more cables. To prevent mechanical stresses to the probe-DUT interface caused by the cables' resistance to bending and twisting, embodiments of the improved cable assembly use one or more pliable spines to hold the cable assembly in position after it has been bent or twisted. This provides a more secure connection to the DUT and prevents damage to the probe-DUT interface. Each spine is anchored to the tip of the probe, and may be further secured by an outer housing or additional anchors. A flexible boot may surround the cable assembly and/or outer housing, further protecting the cables from damage. Alternatively, one or more spines may be placed inside the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. McGrath, Jr., David Thomas Engquist
  • Patent number: 10218441
    Abstract: Systems described herein provide antenna elements, each of which contains an antenna array and electronics, built into a fiber optic aerial cable to form a hybrid cable. The hybrid cable has a fiber buffer tube including one or more fiber cores, an outer sheath surrounding the fiber buffer tube, and a distributed array of antenna elements integrated along a length of the hybrid fiber optic cable. Each of the antenna elements includes an antenna and control electronics for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Roland W. Hicks, Jr., Glenn A. Wellbrock, Tiejun J. Xia
  • Patent number: 10215940
    Abstract: The specification relates to a fiber optic cable assembly. The fiber optic cable assembly includes: an outer jacket, the outer jacket being made from polyethylene; a pull material, the pull material being made from aramid and water blocking fibers; a push body, the push body being made from a rigid material so that the fiber optic cable assembly can be pushed without bending; and at least one fiber optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Christian A. Peterson, III, Barry Skolnick, Roman Krawczyk
  • Patent number: 10215939
    Abstract: A cable containing at least one optical fiber in a strength member and methods for manufacturing the strength member and cable are provided. A cable may include a cable core and armor wire strength members that surround the cable core. One of the armor wire strength members that surround the cable core contains an optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Varkey, Maria Grisanti, David Kim
  • Patent number: 10185111
    Abstract: A traceable cable assembly includes a traceable cable having at least one data transmission element, a jacket at least partially surrounding the data transmission element, and first and second tracing optical fibers extending along at least a portion of a length of the traceable cable. The traceable cable assembly also includes a connector provided at each end of the traceable cable. The first and second tracing optical fibers each have a light launch end and a light emission end. The light launch ends of the first and second tracing optical fibers each include a bend. The bend allows for launching of light into the light launch ends without disengaging the first or second connectors from corresponding connector receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Sebastian Bauco, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Ashley Wesley Jones, Jason Clay Lail, Eric Stephan ten Have
  • Patent number: 10170219
    Abstract: A load carrying bundle of elongate elements combined with a fiber optic cable for integration with an elongated structure to perform global strain monitoring using fiber optic strain sensors is described. The load carrying bundle is made up by a number of individual elongated strength elements, which individual elongated strength elements are laid in a helix around the, in the bundle, centrally located fiber optic cable sensor. The elongated strength elements are laid adjacent to each other enabling to perform both a protective enclosure of the fiber optic cable sensor and to provide frictional bonding between the fiber optic cable sensor and the elongated strength elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AKER SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventor: Peter M. Willemoës
  • Patent number: 10139583
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable includes: a cable main body including a core that includes optical fibers, at least a pair of tension members that face each other with the core interposed therebetween, and an inner sheath that covers the core and the tension members; a cylindrical outer sheath that accommodates the cable main body; a reinforcing sheet provided between the cable main body and the outer sheath; and a rip cord provided between the reinforcing sheet and the cable main body. The reinforcing sheet surrounds an entire circumference of the cable main body, the reinforcing sheet includes an overlapping portion in which portions of the reinforcing sheet overlap each other in a portion in a circumferential direction of the cable main body, and the reinforcing sheet is formed of a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ohno, Daiki Takeda, Ken Osato
  • Patent number: 10109880
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an electrochemical cell stack compression system may include an integral, hollow frame configured to contain a plurality of electrochemical cells arranged along an axis in a stack configuration. The frame may have a defined shape and may form a continuous border around a periphery of the electrochemical cell stack when inserted. The frame may be formed of a plurality of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Blanchet, Edward Domit, Duncan Lawrie
  • Patent number: 10102944
    Abstract: A multi-core cable for vehicles comprises two power lines, two signal lines, two electric wires, and a jacket. The two power lines are the same in size and material, each comprise an insulation layer composed of an inner layer and an outer layer, and are excellent in abrasion resistance and bending resistance. The two signal lines are the same in size and material and the two lines are twisted as a set to constitute a twisted pair of the signal lines. The two electric wires are the same in size and material and the two wires are twisted as a set to constitute a twisted pair of the electric wires. The two power lines, the twisted pair of the signal lines, and the twisted pair of the electric wires are integrally twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Kohori, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10061096
    Abstract: [Problem] The thickness on a ripcord in a circular optical cable is reduced, to improve workability. [Solution] An optical cable of the present invention includes: an optical fiber unit including optical fibers; a sheath, having a circular external form, configured to house the optical fiber unit in a housing portion; and two strength members embedded in the sheath; and two rip cords, wherein when a direction of connecting the two strength members sandwiching the housing portion is a first direction and a direction intersecting the first direction is a second direction, in a cross section of the optical cable, a cross-sectional shape of the housing portion has a dimension in the second direction greater than that in the first direction, and the two rip cords is disposed to sandwich the optical fiber unit such that a direction of connecting the two rip cords is in the second direction, in the cross section of the optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Takeda, Tomoaki Kaji, Satoru Shiobara, Masayoshi Yamanaka, Naoki Okada
  • Patent number: 10049786
    Abstract: An electric energy transmission tether for an airborne wind power station comprises an elastic core, a first layer of one or more electric conductors helically wound around the elastic core, an electric insulation layer surrounding the first layer of electric conductors, a second layer of one or more electric conductors helically wound around the electric insulation layer, and a load bearing layer surrounding the second layer of electric conductors, for absorbing tensile forces and radial pressure forces acting on the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Stefan Neuhold
  • Patent number: 9987793
    Abstract: A method for producing a panelling component for a motor vehicle. The method includes press-forming a fiber-reinforced load-bearing composite component; forming a film having a class-A surface; and joining the load-bearing composite component as a first layer and the film as a second layer via an adhesive as an interposed third layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Hofer, Wolfgang Passegger
  • Patent number: 9979479
    Abstract: A communications cable is disclosed. The cable includes a first circuit configured to receive electrical data signals from a data source via an input connector, and convert the electrical data signals into optical signals for transmission by way of one or more optical fibers. The cable includes a second circuit configured to convert the optical signals received via the one or more optical fibers back to electrical data signals for providing to a data sink via an output connector. The cable includes a third circuit for applying pre- and post-signal conditioning to bi-directional control data for transmission to and received from the data sink via wires. The cable includes a fourth circuit for applying pre- and post-signal conditioning to bi-directional control data for transmission to and received from the data source via wires. The pre- and post-signal conditioning compensate for capacitance and/or resistance effects on the signals introduced by the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: cosemi technologies, inc.
    Inventors: Devang Parekh, Nguyen X. Nguyen, Chien-Yu Kuo
  • Patent number: 9958627
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable including an optical fiber ribbon in a pipe, wherein the ribbon includes at least two optical fibers arranged side by side, and wherein at least two of the optical fibers are bonded intermittently along a length of the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Joseph Cignarale, Doug Baker, Yoshio Hashimoto, Ken Osato
  • Patent number: 9959953
    Abstract: An embodiment of a wellbore cable comprises a cable core, at least a first armor wire layer comprising a plurality of strength members and surrounding the cable core, and at least a second armor wire layer comprising a plurality of strength members surrounding the first armor wire layer, the second armor wire layer covering a predetermined percentage of the circumference of the first armor wire layer to prevent torque imbalance in the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Varkey, Sheng Chang, Vadim Protasov
  • Patent number: 9891376
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention enables each core in an end face to be readily identified by observation of either one end face, regardless of the presence or absence of a twist of a pertinent MCF and difference of ends. In a cross section of the MCF, a core group constellation has symmetry but each core in a core group is identifiable by breaking of all types of symmetry in a common cladding, defined by a combination of the core group constellation with the common cladding, or, by making the fiber ends distinguishable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Nagashima, Tetsuya Hayashi, Tetsuya Nakanishi, Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9871593
    Abstract: A remote radio head is provided. The remote radio head includes at least one integrated connection terminal for integrating and receiving at least one optical signal with at least one power source, a power supply unit which receives and supplies the power source by converting into an internal driving power source of a corresponding remote radio head, a photoelectric/electrooptic conversion unit for receiving and converting the optical signal into an electric signal, a framer for restoring the electric signal converted in the photoelectric/electrooptic conversion unit according to a preset signal demodulation format, a digital signal processing unit receives a signal outputted from the framer to adjust a waveform and a level in a digital level and a transmission and reception signal conversion module which converts a signal into a high-frequency transmission wireless signal, and amplifies the signal at a high power to output the signal to an antenna side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Duk-Yong Kim, Bea-Mook Jeong, Sang-Hyo Kang
  • Patent number: 9869822
    Abstract: A transition device for interconnecting a hybrid trunk cable and electronic equipment includes: an enclosure having first and second ends; a trunk power connector mounted to the first end of the enclosure; a trunk optical connector mounted to the first end of the enclosure; and a plurality of hybrid jumper cables exiting the second end of the enclosure, each of the hybrid jumper cables including at least two power conductors terminated with jumper power connectors and at least one optical fiber terminated with a jumper optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Nahid Islam
  • Patent number: 9813156
    Abstract: A hybrid service terminal for use in a passive fiber optic network comprises a plurality of optical fiber connectors, each coupled to a respective optical fiber for receiving downstream optical frames from an Optical Line Terminal (OLT); a plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors, each of the hybrid fiber/copper connectors coupled to a respective one of the plurality of optical fiber connectors; and a plurality of electrical connectors configured to receive electrical signals from a multi-line converter module over a respective one of a plurality of electrical conductors. One of the plurality of hybrid fiber/copper connectors is configured to provide the downstream optical frames to the multi-line converter module for conversion to the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity UK Limited, CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: David Brown, David Mather, Robert Neil Shaddock, William Atley Weeks, Joris Franckx, Jan Jozef Julia Maria Erreygers
  • Patent number: 9791651
    Abstract: New optical ground wire (OPGW) cable structures are proposed. These OPGW cables are designed to reduce or minimize the net magnetic field B?NET parallel to the direction {circumflex over (z)} of light propagation resulting from a lightning strike on the cable. A reduction in the net magnetic field B?NET parallel to the direction {circumflex over (z)} of light propagation yields a reduction in the amount and speed of state of polarization (SOP) rotation resulting from a lightning strike on the cable due to the Faraday effect. OPGW cables constructed according to these new OPGW cable structures fulfill their dual function to shield the high-voltage conductors from lightning strikes and to support coherent optical communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventor: David Raymond Doucet
  • Patent number: 9784937
    Abstract: A cable assembly with electrical conductors and fiber optic lines includes a hybrid cable, electrical tethers, a fiber optic tether, and a joining location thereof that includes a shielding unit establishing an electrical contact between shielding of the hybrid cable and shielding of the respective electrical tether cables. The shielding unit includes a central body of an conductive material surrounding the hybrid and tether cables at the joining location, where the central body is in electrical contact with the shielding of the hybrid cable and with the shielding of each electrical tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9788469
    Abstract: A shielded combined optical communication and conductor cable is provided. The cable includes a cable body having an inner surface defining a channel within the cable body. The cable includes an optical transmission element located within the channel and an electrical conducting element located within the channel. The cable includes an electromagnetic shield located within the channel and surrounding at least the electrical conducting element. The electromagnetic shield includes an elongate yarn strand or other strand material that supports a metal material that acts to limit electromagnetic fields from traversing across the electromagnetic shield. The strands may be unbraided and may be helically wrapped or longitudinally positioned within the cable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Gimblet, James Arthur Register, III
  • Patent number: 9746628
    Abstract: A plug connector for connecting optical fibers to an electrical receptacle connector includes a housing defining a cavity therein. At least one printed circuit board (PCB) is disposed in the housing cavity. The PCB includes one or more optoelectronic components disposed on its top surface and electrical contacts disposed proximate a mating edge of the PCB for mating with the receptacle connector. The electrical contacts are electrically connected to the one or more optoelectronic components. One or more optical fibers enter the housing cavity through a housing opening and are optically coupled to the optoelectronic components. A structure comprising a top surface is disposed within the housing cavity between the housing opening and the PCB. The plurality of the optical fibers extends over the top surface of the structure and over at least a portion of the top surface of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian M. Cole, Donald G. Doss, Terry L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9748021
    Abstract: A plurality of telecommunications connections are installed in a distribution network by connecting a series of distribution points using a multicore cable comprising a plurality of cores having a common enclosure, some of the cores carrying fiber tubes into which optical fiber may later be introduced, and other cores carrying an electrical power supply. One or more cores may be diverted from a longer cable run to serve a local distribution point by rupturing a web connecting the core to the rest of the cable, thus allowing the remaining cores to be uninterrupted at the point of divergence. An alternative embodiment intended for underground use provides for apertures to be opened in a protective sheath to expose the individual cores required to be diverted to a local distribution point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: John Andrew Warren, Malcolm Donald Campbell, Christopher Munnings, Christopher Fisk, Ian Hunter
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9739965
    Abstract: Provided is an optical fiber ribbon capable of concurrently ensuring mid-span access performance and cable production performance. The optical fiber ribbon 1 includes three or more optical fibers 2 arranged in parallel and connecting portions 3 connecting the adjacent optical fibers 2, the connecting portions 3 being formed intermittently in each of a ribbon longitudinal direction X and a ribbon width direction Y. The optical fiber ribbon 1 including the connecting portions 3 having split strength which is set in the range from 1.50 gf to 21.0 gf, contributes to exhibiting both the mid-span access performance and the cable production performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: FUJIKURA LTD., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuki Isaji, Yoshie Sajima, Ken Osato, Naoki Okada, Takashi Matsuzawa, Yukiko Take, Yusuke Yamada, Shinya Hamaguchi, Daisuke Kakuta, Hisaaki Nakane
  • Patent number: 9733444
    Abstract: A disclosed example embodiment includes a composite slickline cable having an optical fiber with optimized residual strain. The composite slickline cable includes a fiber reinforced polymer and at least one optical fiber disposed within the fiber reinforced polymer such that axial stress applied to the composite slickline cable is shared by the at least one optical fiber and the fiber reinforced polymer. In the axially unstressed state of the composite slickline cable, the at least one optical fiber has a residual strain between about ?1,000 microstrain and about 500 microstrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Joseph LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 9651742
    Abstract: A connector mating system that can enable the coupling and decoupling of electrical or optical communications channels, while in a deep, sub-oceanic, sea-floor environments, during which time the contacting interfaces of the said channels remain fully protected from the destructive effects of the said environment. The system features a Wet-Mate Connector (WMC) that provides a means for electrical, optical and hybrid interconnection within an extremely hostile environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: John R. Toth
  • Patent number: 9628898
    Abstract: An illuminable transmission cable includes an electrical conductor, a light-diffusing fiber having a glass core and a cladding, at least one of the glass core and a core-cladding interface having a plurality of scattering structures. The light-diffusing fiber is configured to optically couple with a light source which emits light into the light-diffusing fiber. The scattering structures are configured to scatter the emitted light and output the emitted light along at least a portion of a sidewall of the light-diffusing fiber. A light transmissive jacket surrounds the electrical conductor and the light-diffusing fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl Edgar Crossland, Michael Lucien Genier, Vineet Tyagi
  • Patent number: 9593573
    Abstract: A fiber optic slickline. The slickline includes fiber optic communication means without full downhole power transmitting capability. Nevertheless, the slickline is configured to accommodate an axial load up to, and in excess of 2,000 lbs. Downhole tools and tool assemblies are configured with opto-electronic interfacing features so as to remain electronically compatible while also taking advantage of fiber optic communications afforded over the slickline. The slickline and tools may be employed in logging and other downhole operations in a manner that provides real time communication with substantially reduced surface equipment expense in terms of footprint and power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kalim Ullah
  • Patent number: 9547146
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable including an inner guard layer surrounding a core containing at least one optical fiber; and an outer guard layer surrounding the inner guard layer; wherein the inner guard layer includes at least one metal tube with at least one optical fiber inside the tube; and wherein the outer guard layer includes at least one metal tube with at least one optical fiber inside the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Brian Herbst, Patrick E. Dobbins, Joseph Cignarale
  • Patent number: 9529172
    Abstract: A breakout cable includes a data-lane module comprising a plurality of data lanes configured to send and receive a plurality of data signals, a plurality of breakout modules, and a plurality cables. Each breakout module is associated with a data lane and each cable interfaces with the data-lane module and a corresponding data lane to send and receive the plurality of signals between the data-lane module and a corresponding breakout module at a nominal 25 Gbps or a nominal 100 Gbps. In various embodiments, the data-lane module connects to a host and each of the plurality of modules connects to one or more system(s) to enable host-to-system(s) communications and system(s)-to-host communications at a nominal 100 Gbps or a nominal 400 Gbps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Anthony E. Baker, Stephen J. Flint, Christian Savard
  • Patent number: 9529169
    Abstract: A cable that includes a first optical fiber in a center, a first layer with a plurality of metal wires and a stainless steel tube surrounding the first optical fiber, a second optical fiber inside the stainless steel tube, and a second layer with a plurality of metal wires surrounding the first layer, wherein the first optical fiber is directly exposed to the outside environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Brian Herbst
  • Patent number: 9502157
    Abstract: A power cable assembly device adapted to be arranged in the spaces between neighboring power cores of a power cable, includes an extruded profiled body made of a polymer material and adapted to the cross-sectional shape and elongation of the power cable, the profiled body including a chamber and defining a slit to the chamber, the chamber being adapted to receive a fiber optic cable via the slit. Substantially the whole surface of the profiled body inside the chamber, the surface of the profiled body defining the slit, and the surface of at least a region outside the profiled body extending from the slit and away from the slit is provided with a layer of semi-conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Peter Friberg, Flemming Krogh, Claes Sonesson
  • Patent number: 9482837
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes at least one optical fiber, at least one strength member, armor components, and a cable jacket. The cable jacket has a cavity with a generally rectangular cross-section with the armor components disposed on opposite sides of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Anne G. Bringuier, Julian L. Greenwood, III, David A. Seddon, Kimberly D. Slan, Kenneth D. Temple, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9472322
    Abstract: An electrical cable includes a cable jacket extending a length and having an internal passageway that extends along the length of the cable jacket. Twisted pairs of insulated electrical conductors extend within the internal passageway along the length of the cable jacket. Each twisted pair includes two insulated conductors twisted together in a helical manner. At least two optical fibers extend within the internal passageway along the length of the cable jacket. The optical fibers are independently held within the internal passageway of the cable jacket relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Herbert Virgil Congdon, II, Richard Walter Speer, Keith Wayne Hoover
  • Patent number: 9461424
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector, provided to connect with an electrical plug connector, includes a metal shell, an insulation housing and a conductive piece. The conductive piece is disposed at a tongue portion of the insulation housing and includes a contact portion, two laterally soldering portions and an abutting portion. The contact portion is disposed at a rear contact region of the tongue portion, the two laterally soldering portions are respectively extending from two sides of the contact portion, and the abutting portion is extending from the contact portion to attach on a base portion of the insulation ho thus abutting against an inner wall of the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Kao, Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Wen-Yu Wang, Wen-Hsien Tsai, Alan Robert MacDougall
  • Patent number: 9452790
    Abstract: A vehicle component (3, 11) for a motor vehicle body has at least one line (6, 7, 12, 13, 14) integrated in the vehicle component (3, 11). The vehicle component (3, 11) is formed from a fiber composite material and the at least one line (6, 7, 11, 12, 13) is laminated into the vehicle component (3, 11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Volker Peitz
  • Patent number: 9389383
    Abstract: A hybrid optical fiber cable is disclosed for supplying both signals and power. The hybrid optical fiber cable includes an inner jacket and an outer jacket. Multiple power supply lines and optical fiber signal lines are disposed within the inner jacket. The optical fiber signal lines are used only for transmitting video, data, voice, and/or control signals through the hybrid optical fiber cable. A grounding portion is also provided between the inner jacket and the outer jacket in order to provide a return current path for the hybrid optical fiber cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: David Z. Chen
  • Patent number: 9372069
    Abstract: A method of measuring the length of an electric cable, includes providing an electric cable having a cable length and including a cable neutral axis, and a fiber unit longitudinally extending along the cable and including an optical fiber arranged substantially along the neutral axis, wherein the optical fiber is mechanically coupled with the cable; injecting an optical signal into the optical fiber; detecting back-scattered light from the optical fiber responsive to the injected optical signal; analyzing the detected back-scattered light as a function of time so as to determine the length of the optical fiber, and deriving the cable length from the length of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventors: Bernd Knuepfer, Davide Sarchi
  • Patent number: 9354413
    Abstract: In some aspects, polymeric yarns and communications cables incorporating the same are provided herein. Additionally, in some aspects, methods of producing polymeric yarns and communications cables incorporating the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Cable Components Group, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Glew, David M. Braun
  • Patent number: 9304275
    Abstract: A breakout cable includes a polymer jacket and a plurality of micromodules enclosed within the jacket. Each micromodule has a plurality of bend resistant optical fibers and a polymer sheath comprising PVC surrounding the bend resistant optical fibers. Each of the plurality of bend resistant optical fibers is a multimode optical fiber including a glass cladding region surrounding and directly adjacent to a glass core region. The core region is a graded-index glass core region, where the refractive index of the core region has a profile having a parabolic or substantially curved shape. The cladding includes a first annular portion having a lesser refractive index relative to a second annular portion of the cladding. The first annular portion is interior to the second annular portion. The cladding is surrounded by a low modulus primary coating and a high modulus secondary coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Craig Miller Conrad, William Carl Hurley, David Henry Smith
  • Patent number: 9263614
    Abstract: In a fiber there is provided a fiber matrix material having a fiber length; and an array of isolated in-fiber filaments that extend the fiber length. The in-fiber filaments are disposed at a radius in a cross section of the fiber that is a location of a continuous filament material layer in a drawing preform of the fiber. As a result, there is provided a fiber matrix material having a fiber length; and a plurality of isolated fiber elements that are disposed in the fiber matrix, extending the fiber length, where the plurality is of a number greater than a number of isolated domains in a drawing preform of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daosheng Deng, Nicholas D. Orf, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Yoel Fink
  • Patent number: 9256032
    Abstract: A connector mating system that can enable the coupling and decoupling of electrical or optical communications channels, while in a deep, sub-oceanic, sea-floor environments, during which time the contacting interfaces of the said channels remain fully protected from the destructive effects of the said environment. The system features a Wet-Mate Connector (WMC) that provides a means for electrical, optical and hybrid interconnection within an extremely hostile environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Deeplinc, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Toth
  • Patent number: 9256041
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable comprises a plurality of optical fibers, tensile strength fibers that accommodate the plurality of optical fibers, and a sheath formed with a thermoplastic resin and covering the tensile strength resin. In this optical fiber cable, when a Young's modulus of the sheath at 0° C. is E [MPa], a cross-sectional area of the optical fiber cable is S [mm2] and an inner diameter of the sheath of the optical fiber cable is Di [mm], ES (0° C.) [N] which is the product of the Young's modulus E at 0° C. and the cross-sectional area S, and the inner diameter Di [mm] satisfy: ES ? ( 0 ? ° ? ? C .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Homma, Itaru Sakabe
  • Patent number: 9250220
    Abstract: A cable system is disclosed including a central cable; an inner membrane having a higher minimum bend radius than the central cable and surrounding the cable, thereby forming an inner chamber around the central cable, the inner chamber containing a gas or at least one chemical; and an outer membrane surrounding the inner membrane and forming an outer chamber around the inner chamber, the outer chamber comprising a gas or at least one chemical. When the minimum bend radius of the inner membrane is exceeded, the inner membrane fractures or breaks, and the gas or at least one chemical from the inner chamber enters the outer chamber to create a chemiluminescence reaction, color, or smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher P. Jones, Jonathan Lenchner, Nathan E. Masters, James A. Oravec, Rodrigo A. Rey