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Jean Florent Campion, Jacques Goudeau, Jean Francois Chariot, Christelle Lavallade: Method of manufacturing a silica powder. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, June 6, 2000: US06071487 (8 worldwide citation)

In the method, a suspension of silica particles in water is provided, the suspension is gelled, the resulting gel is dried under microwaves, the dried gel is fractioned into silica granules having a diameter lying in the range 10 .mu.m to 1000 .mu.m, having an apparent density of about 0.5 g/cm.sup. ...


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Jacques Goudeau, Pierre Ripoche, Patrick Humbert: Plasma overcladding process and apparatus having multiple plasma torches. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, April 10, 2001: US06215092 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and associated apparatus for increasing the over cladding rate in perform production while maintaining the integrity of the glass quality of the cladding. The method and apparatus are designed to utilize the full capacity of the generator to thereby improve the overall deposition speed with ...


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Jean Guy Fitoussi, Jacques Goudeau, Michel Cornebois: Method of manufacturing an optical fiber using a preform obtained by collapsing a tube. Societe Anonyme dite Compagnie Generale D Electricite, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 26, 1989: US04869743 (5 worldwide citation)

In order to manufacture a fiber by drawing a preform, said preform is made by collapsing a thick-walled silica tube having a reduced pressure established therein and heated in successive passes. The tube is prevented from ovalizing by beginning each pass with a portion bearing against a coaxial inte ...


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Patrick Humbert, Pierre Ripoche, Joël Landi, Jacques Goudeau: Apparatus for supporting a preform having a supporting core. Draka Comteq, Sughrue Mion Pllc, November 6, 2007: US07290408 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to apparatus for supporting a preform manufactured in an installation for manufacturing or building up preforms having supporting cores, said installation including at least rotation means having a horizontal axis of rotation and two mounting points between which the supporting ...


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Patrick Humbert, Pierre Ripoche, Joël Landi, Jacques Goudeau: Apparatus for controlling the sag of a preform in an installation. Alcatel Fibres Optiques, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, March 6, 2001: US06196028 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to apparatus for supporting a preform manufactured in an installation for manufacturing or building up preforms having supporting cores, said installation including at least rotation means having a horizontal axis of rotation and two mounting points between which the supporting ...


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Jacques Goudeau, Henri Marc Michaud, Jean Philippe Francois, Thierry Auvray, Michel Hertz, Patrick McKenzie: Fiber-drawing furnace for drawing down an optical-fiber preform into an optical fiber. Alcatel Alsthom Compagnie Generale D Electricite, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, December 8, 1998: US05848093 (3 worldwide citation)

The fiber-drawing furnace includes a graphite tube positioned vertically, heated by induction, and subjected internally to an inert atmosphere, said tube internally defining a fiber-drawing chamber. In the furnace said graphite tube is a double-walled tube having an inner wall and an outer wall, its ...


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Jean Florent Campion, Jacques Goudeau, Helene Jameron: Method of separating and glazing an optical fiber preform. Alcatel Fibres Optiques, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, November 9, 1999: US05979189 (2 worldwide citation)

The method of manufacturing a preform having a supporting core by effecting successive passes with a plasma torch while material is being supplied, and by effecting at least one glazing step with the plasma torch and without material being supplied includes:


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Jacques Goudeau, Roger Charlton, Daniel G Fletcher: Process for online spheroidization of quartz and silica particles. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas Pllc, April 17, 2003: US20030070452-A1

A preform overcladding device is provided. The preform overcladding device includes an injector for providing particles having a predetermined material, and a preheater for preheating the particles provided by the injector. The preform overcladding device also includes a heater for heating and depos ...


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Olivier Schuepbach, Jacques Goudeau, Sandrine Francois: Plastic fiber optic with gradient index and method. Sofer & Haroun, August 7, 2008: US20080187275-A1

The present invention relates to a perfluorinated plastic graded-index optical fiber 51, including a core 52 of fluorinated polymer doped with a fluorinated compound, an optical cladding 53 in fluorinated polymer with an index less than that of said core 52, surrounding said core 52, as well as a st ...


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Jacques Goudeau, Pierre Ripoche, Patrick Humbert: Process and apparatus for producing optical fiber preform by plasma deposition. Alcatel, wang panbin, June 19, 2002: CN00808626

A method and apparatus for increasing the overcladding rate in optical fiber preform production while maintaining the integrity of the cladding glass quality. Two plasma torches are used, instead of just one, that are driven by the same power generator. The process includes the steps of supporting t ...