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  • Hickory, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Greensboro, NC
  • 4921 Elmhurst Dr NE, Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 256-3567

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Position: Professional/Technical

Education

Degree: Graduate or professional degree

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Director At Corning

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Position:
Director at corning
Location:
Hickory/Lenoir, North Carolina Area
Industry:
Telecommunications
Work:
corning
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Dennis Knecht

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Location:
Hickory/Lenoir, North Carolina Area
Industry:
Construction
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Dennis Knecht

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United States
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Publications

Us Patents

Multifiber Ferrule Defining Alignment Holes Having A Tapered Lead-In Portion

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US Patent:
6350062, Feb 26, 2002
Filed:
May 7, 1999
Appl. No.:
09/307530
Inventors:
Dennis M. Knecht - Hickory NC
Joel C. Rosson - Hickory NC
Markus A. Giebel - Hickory NC
James P. Luther - Hickory NC
Karl M. Wagner - Hickory NC
Assignee:
Corning Cable Systems LLC - Hickory NC
International Classification:
G02B 636
US Classification:
385 84, 385 59, 385 60, 385 65
Abstract:
A multifiber ferrule is provided that includes a ferrule body that defines at least one elongate hole opening through the front face of the ferrule body that, in turn, includes a lead-in portion proximate the front face for guiding the respective alignment member into the elongate hole. The ferrule body at least partially defines one or more elongate holes, such as a guide pin hole or an alignment groove, each having a longitudinal axis extending therethrough. Each elongate hole includes the lead-in portion proximate the front face and an adjacent alignment portion. The lead-in portion expands radially outward from the longitudinal axis in a direction extending from the adjacent alignment portion to the front face of the ferrule body. As such, the opening of the lead-in portion through the front face of the ferrule body is larger in lateral cross-section than the opening of the lead-in portion into the adjacent alignment portion. The lead-in portion is therefore capable of guiding the respective alignment member into the adjacent alignment portion that, in turn, is sized to snugly receive the alignment member, thereby serving to properly align the ferrule with the alignment members.

Ferrules With Complimentary Mating Geometry And Related Fiber Optic Connectors

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US Patent:
20130136398, May 30, 2013
Filed:
Jan 28, 2013
Appl. No.:
13/751280
Inventors:
Micah Colen Isenhour - Lincolnton NC,
Dennis Michael Knecht - Hickory NC,
James Phillip Luther - Hickory NC,
Thomas Theuerkorn - Hickory NC,
International Classification:
G02B 6/36
G02B 6/38
US Classification:
385 71, 385 78, 385 79, 29592
Abstract:
Optical fiber ferrules with complementary mating geometry that are suitable for making optical connections are disclosed along with fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies using the same. In one embodiment, the fiber optic ferrule includes a body having a plurality of optical pathways and a mating geometry that has at least one guide pin that is monolithically formed in the body of the fiber optic ferrule and at least one spring retention feature disposed on a rear portion of the ferrule. The ferrule reduces the number of parts required for a fiber optic connector and allows quick and easy assembly. The disclosure is also directed to fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies using the ferrule.

Field-Installable Fiber Optic Connectors And Related Cable Assemblies

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US Patent:
20130259433, Oct 3, 2013
Filed:
May 24, 2013
Appl. No.:
13/902059
Inventors:
Dennis Michael Knecht - Hickory NC,
James Phillip Luther - Hickory NC,
International Classification:
G02B 6/255
US Classification:
385 97, 385137
Abstract:
Field-installable mechanical splice connectors for making optical and/or electrical connections in the field are disclosed. One embodiment is a mechanical splice connector having an optical portion that includes at least one lens. The connector also includes a mechanical retention component for securing at least one optical field fiber to the at least one body.

Field-Installable Fiber Optic Connectors And Related Cable Assemblies

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US Patent:
20130259428, Oct 3, 2013
Filed:
May 24, 2013
Appl. No.:
13/902039
Inventors:
Dennis Michael Knecht - Hickory NC,
James Phillip Luther - Hickory NC,
International Classification:
G02B 6/24
US Classification:
385 78, 385 77
Abstract:
Field-installable mechanical splice connectors for making optical and/or electrical connections in the field are disclosed. One embodiment is a hybrid mechanical splice connector having an electrical portion and an optical portion that includes at least one electrical contact, a shell, and at least one body for receiving at least one field optical fiber and securing the electrical contact. The connector includes a mechanical retention component for securing at least one optical field fiber to the at least one body. Another embodiment is directed to a mechanical splice connector having at least one body for receiving at least one field optical fiber, a mechanical retention component for securing at least one optical field fiber to the at least one body, and at least one lens attached to the at least one body.

Simplified Fiber Optic Connectors Having Lenses And Method For Making The Same

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US Patent:
20130251315, Sep 26, 2013
Filed:
Mar 7, 2013
Appl. No.:
13/788707
Inventors:
Dennis Michael Knecht - Hickory NC,
James Phillip Luther - Hickory NC,
International Classification:
G02B 6/42
G02B 6/40
US Classification:
385 93, 29600
Abstract:
Disclosed are optical connectors having lenses along with methods for making the same. In one embodiment, the optical connector includes a fiber body having a front portion with a plurality of fiber guides, and a connector body having a plurality of connector body fiber guides that lead to a plurality of lenses at a front portion of the connector body. The fiber body attaches to the connector body and may align a plurality of optical fibers to the lenses at the front portion of the connector body. One embodiment has the fiber body configured as a crimp body with a barrel at a rear portion for attaching a fiber optic cable.

Ferrules Having Optical Pathways And Fiber Optic Connectors Using Same

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US Patent:
20130251309, Sep 26, 2013
Filed:
May 6, 2013
Appl. No.:
13/887878
Inventors:
Davide Domenico Fortusini - Ithaca NY,
Micah Colen Isenhour - Lincolnton NC,
Dennis Michael Knecht - Hickory NC,
James Phillip Luther - Hickory NC,
Assignee:
Corning Cable Systems LLC - Hickory NC
International Classification:
G02B 6/38
US Classification:
385 60, 385 78
Abstract:
Plug and receptacle ferrules, and fiber optic plug and receptacle connectors that use the plug and receptacle ferrules are disclosed. Connector assemblies formed by mating the plug and receptacle connectors are also disclosed. The fiber optic connectors and connector assemblies are suitable for use with commercial electronic devices and provide either an optical connection, or both electrical and optical connections. The plug ferrule includes an open section over which light converges are diverges. The receptacle ferrule includes a receptacle optical pathway having a substantially right angle bend formed by a mirror. The plug ferrule has a plug optical pathway that interfaces with the receptacle optical pathway at a solid-solid interface that serves to substantially expel any liquid from the interface.

Methods Of Reducing And/Or Avoiding Fiber Ordering In A Connectorized Multi-Fiber, Fiber Optic Cable System, And Related Fiber Optic Cables And Assemblies

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US Patent:
20130156377, Jun 20, 2013
Filed:
Dec 19, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/330072
Inventors:
Jeffery A. DeMeritt - Painted Post NY,
Micah C. Isenhour - Lincolnton NC,
Dennis M. Knecht - Hickory NC,
James P. Luther - Hickory NC,
James S. Sutherland - Corning NY,
International Classification:
G02B 6/38
G02B 6/26
US Classification:
385 59, 264 125
Abstract:
Methods of reducing and/or avoiding fiber ordering during preparations of a multi-fiber, fiber optic cable to provide a connectorized multi-fiber, fiber optic cable system, and related fiber optic cables and assemblies are also disclosed. The embodiments disclosed herein allow for a section of a multi-fiber, fiber optic cable to be prepared to form two or more connectorized fiber optic cables as part of a multi-fiber cable system without requiring specific fiber ordering in the fiber optic connectors. The natural ordering of the optical fibers in the fiber optic cable is fixed in place in at least one section of the fiber optic cable before the optical fibers are cut to form adjacent fiber optic connectors in the cable system. Thus, the fiber ordering between adjacent fiber optic connectors in the cable system will be the same even though the fiber ordering of the optical fibers was random during cable preparations.

Ferrules With Complimentary Mating Geometry And Related Fiber Optic Connectors

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US Patent:
20130142489, Jun 6, 2013
Filed:
Jan 28, 2013
Appl. No.:
13/751272
Inventors:
Micah Colen Isenhour - Lincolnton NC,
Dennis Michael Knecht - Hickory NC,
James Phillip Luther - Hickory NC,
Thomas Theuerkorn - Hickory NC,
International Classification:
G02B 6/36
US Classification:
385 79, 385 78, 29874
Abstract:
Optical fiber ferrules with complementary mating geometry that are suitable for making optical connections are disclosed along with fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies using the same. In one embodiment, the fiber optic ferrule includes a body having a plurality of optical pathways and a mating geometry that includes at least one slot monolithically formed in the body of the fiber optic ferrule. The slot of the ferrule permits a relatively high number of mating/unmating cycles without generating excessive wear and debris, thereby making it suitable for consumer electronic devices or the like. The disclosure is also directed to fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies using the ferrule.
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