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Frederick Diggle III, Steven Ryals: Compressible layer for fiber optic cable. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Merchant & Gould, March 21, 2006: US07016585 (143 worldwide citation)

A layered fiber optic cable having a compressible layer for protecting the fiber optic core from damaging displacement due to force from the freezing of trapped ambient water. As ambient water within a protective conduit freezes, the water expands, applying a force on the fiber optic cable within th ...


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Donald Smith, Steven Ryals: Integrated filter and modular jack for voice over digital subscriber line service. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Merchant & Gould, August 22, 2006: US07095849 (64 worldwide citation)

An integrated filter and modular jack for filtering a voice signal delivered over a digital subscriber line between a first communication circuit and a second communication circuit where the voice signal includes analog and digital portions. The modular filter jack includes a connector for receiving ...


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Steven Ryals, Frederick Diggle, Wilson Ryals: End assembly for tape rule. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Walters & Zimmerman, Geoff Butcliffe, Jennifer Medlin, August 23, 2005: US06931753 (25 worldwide citation)

An end assembly for a tape rule is disclosed. This end assembly has a hooking member for attachment to a free end of the tape rule. The hooking member includes a plate section, an elbow section, and an abutment section. The plate section is for longitudinal alignment along the free end of the tape r ...


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Steven Ryals, Geoffrey Sutcliffe: Wire protector and retainer. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 10, 2006: US07118318 (5 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for protecting and retaining a wire includes a molded body forming a passage adapted to receive and retain the wire between the molded body and a mounting structure. The apparatus also includes at least three apertures through the molded body where at least one aperture is positioned on ...


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Frederick James Diggle III, Steven Ryals: Light retainer. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 27, 2006: US07066615 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for receiving and retaining an independently powered light includes an elongated molded body having a first aperture extending through the length of the elongated molded body. The first aperture is further adapted to receive and retain the independently powered light. The elongated mold ...


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Steven Ryals, Wilson Ryals: Wire protector and related methods. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, March 1, 2005: US06861583 (2 worldwide citation)

A wire protector for protecting a wire during mounting of the wire on a mounting surface includes a retaining member configured to engage the wire. The retaining member includes a top portion and first and second arms extending generally perpendicularly from the top portion. Junctures between the to ...


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Steven Ryals, Wilson Ryals: Adaptive incoming call processing. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, August 2, 2011: US07991125 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods of processing incoming telephone calls include receiving an incoming telephone call from a caller, identifying the caller associated with the incoming telephone call, and processing the incoming call in response to a call handling rule generated in response to a menu selection made in a prev ...


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Steven Ryals, Frederick James Diggle III: Wire guide. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 9, 2006: US07040604 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for guiding wire into or out of a raceway includes a raceway attachment, a retainer and a wire guide. The wire guide is attached to the raceway attachment by the retainer. Further, the wire guide is capable of receiving and guiding the wire such that the wire does not contact an end of ...


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Frederick James Diggle III, Steven Ryals: Fish tape guide and method of using same. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 20, 2005: US06945515 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for guiding fish tape through a conduit includes a rounded head having an abutting end, a stabilizing skirt and an attachment mechanism. The stabilizing skirt is attached to the rounded head at the abutting end of the rounded head. In addition, the attachment mechanism is connected to t ...


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Donald Scott Smith, Steven Ryals: DSL tester. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, July 4, 2006: US07072448 (1 worldwide citation)

A device for detecting a transmission of at least one of a first communication signal and a second communication signal in a communication network is disclosed. The first communication signal is transmitted within a first frequency band, and the second communication signal is transmitted within a se ...