Patents Assigned to Fujikura Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220311519
    Abstract: A transmitter includes: a substrate; a signal source disposed on the substrate; an electrical-to-optical (E/O) converter disposed on the substrate and that converts an electrical signal outputted from the signal source into an optical signal; an optical cable that carries the optical signal; and an optical connector disposed at an end of the optical cable. The electrical signal is inputted into the E/O converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Arai
  • Publication number: 20220303011
    Abstract: A transmitter includes: a first substrate; a signal source disposed on the first substrate; a second substrate different from the first substrate; an electrical-to-optical (E/O) converter disposed on the second substrate and that converts an electrical signal outputted from the signal source into an optical signal; an optical cable that carries the optical signal; and an optical connector disposed at an end of the optical cable. The electrical signal is inputted into the E/O converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Arai
  • Publication number: 20220302666
    Abstract: A beam quality control device includes an optical fiber, a stress-applying portion, and a temperature controller. The optical fiber has a core and a cladding that surrounds an outer peripheral surface of the core. The stress-applying portion is in surface-contact with at least a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the optical fiber. The stress-applying portion has a coefficient of thermal expansion of the stress-applying portion that is different from a coefficient of thermal expansion of the cladding. The temperature controller controls a temperature of the stress-applying portion. The stress-applying portion contracts or expands due to the temperature being changed by the temperature controller such that a distribution of external force applied by the stress-applying portion to the cladding becomes non-uniform in a peripheral direction of the cladding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu Harumi
  • Patent number: 11450957
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes, a beamforming antenna, a storage that stores a plurality of optimized beam tables in which a peak direction of an array factor corresponding to each antenna weight vector are non-uniformly distributed in an angular space, the respective plurality of optimized beam tables is optimized in different directions, and a beamformer that sets a beam pattern of the beamforming antenna based on an antenna weight vector constituting one optimized beam table selected from the plurality of optimized beam tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Sakuma
  • Patent number: 11451011
    Abstract: A laser module includes: an optical fiber; a plurality of semiconductor laser devices that includes a first semiconductor laser device and a second semiconductor laser device; a condenser lens that condenses laser beams emitted from the plurality of semiconductor laser devices and optically couples the laser beams to the optical fiber; a first terminal that supplies a first drive current to the first semiconductor laser device; and a second terminal that supplies a second drive current that to the second semiconductor laser device. The second drive current is smaller than the first drive current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Yohei Kasai
  • Patent number: 11451006
    Abstract: A fiber laser device includes: an amplifying fiber; a delivery fiber in which laser light that has been outputted from the amplifying fiber is guided; and a Raman filter that reflects part of Raman scattered light that is generated by stimulated Raman scattering caused to the laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11448834
    Abstract: A ferrule structure includes: a ferrule body including a body-side guide hole for insertion of a guide pin, and a holding hole that holds light guide members forming light guides; a lens plate including a plate-side guide hole for insertion of the guide pin, and a lens array that includes lenses aligned to the light guides; and a recessed part in an end part of at least one of the body-side guide hole and the plate-side guide hole on an adhesion surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nakama, Hirotaka Asada
  • Publication number: 20220291444
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes a glass portion, a primary coating layer, and a secondary coating layer. In the optical fiber, a value of microbend loss characteristic factor F?BL_G?? is 6.1 ([GPa?1·?m?2.5/rad8]·10?12) or less when represented by F?BL_G??=F?BL_G×F?BL_??, where F?BL_G is geometry microbend loss characteristic and F?BL_?? is optical microbend loss characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Maruyama, Kenji Yamashiro
  • Publication number: 20220291452
    Abstract: A method for aligning multicore fiberS that has three or more cores disposed on a circumference centered on a central axis of a clad includes: capturing a first set of images of side surfaces of each of the pair of multicore fibers before and after rotating each of the pair of multicore fibers by P° a number of times (N) rounded up so that N=360/P; determining, for each of the pair of multicore fibers, a similarity between an image of the first set of images before a rotation by P° and an image of the first set of images after the rotation by P° for each of the N times the multicore fiber is rotated by P°; determining specific relative rotation positions of the pair of multicore fibers in which a cross-correlation becomes highest; and rotating at least one of the pair of multicore fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Ohzeki, Katsuhiro Takenaga
  • Publication number: 20220294188
    Abstract: A semiconductor optical element includes: a first conductivity type semiconductor substrate; and a laminated body disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor substrate. The laminated body includes, in the following order from a side of the first conductivity type semiconductor substrate: a first conductivity type semiconductor layer; an active layer; a second conductivity type semiconductor layer; and a second conductivity type contact layer. The second conductivity type semiconductor layer includes: a carbon-doped semiconductor layer in which carbon is doped as a dopant in a compound semiconductor; and a group 2 element-doped semiconductor layer in which a group 2 element is doped as a dopant in a compound semiconductor. The carbon-doped semiconductor layer is disposed at a position closer to the active layer than the group 2 element-doped semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: Fujikura Ltd., OPTOENEGY Inc.
    Inventors: Rintaro Morohashi, Ryozaburo Nogawa, Tomoaki Koui, Yumi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220285051
    Abstract: An oxide superconducting wire includes a superconductor laminate including an oxide superconducting layer on at least one surface of a base material, and a plating layer which is included in a stabilizing layer of the superconductor laminate and formed by plating. A surface roughness Ra of the plating layer is 1.0 ?m or more and 2.0 ?m or less. An entire average crystal grain size of the plating layer is 0.86 ?m or more and 3.05 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Naonori Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220283382
    Abstract: A fixing member includes: a base portion configured to be fixed to a housing of an optical connector; and a tubular portion that projects from the base portion in a direction away from the housing in a state where the base portion is fixed to the housing. The tubular portion is configured to cause an optical fiber to be inserted therethrough. The tubular portion includes a protrusion on an outer peripheral surface. The protrusion is configured to be inserted into a mesh hole of a mesh-like protective tube that protects the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Mitobe, Shuhei Kanno
  • Publication number: 20220285903
    Abstract: An optical amplification apparatus includes a first amplification optical fiber, a second amplification optical fiber, a first pumping light source, and a second pumping light source. The first amplification optical fiber includes a first core and a first cladding layer. The first core is doped with an active element using a first active element doping concentration distribution. The first cladding layer is disposed out of the first core and has a refractive index lower than the refractive index of the first core. The second amplification optical fiber is connected to the first amplification optical fiber in a longitudinal direction of the first amplification optical fiber. The second amplification optical fiber includes a second core and a second cladding layer. The second core is doped with active element using a second active element doping concentration distribution that is different from the first active element doping concentration distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kusaka, Masahiro Kashiwagi
  • Publication number: 20220281708
    Abstract: An elongated-object drum includes: a drum on which an elongated object is wound; and a management module that is attached to the drum and comprises: an acceleration sensor that detects acceleration of the drum, a computation device that performs computation based on a detection result from the acceleration sensor, and a storage device that stores a computation result obtained by the computation device based on the detection result from the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Mizuki Isaji, Koji Tomikawa, Ken Osato
  • Publication number: 20220285812
    Abstract: This invention reduces, in a type of bandpass filter that is called a strip-line filter or a microstrip filter, a variation in filter characteristics that can occur in a case where the design of the first line and the second line is changed. The bandpass filter (filter 10) includes a ground conductor layer, n resonators (141 to 146), and first and second lines (lines 151, 152), wherein the first and second lines (lines 151, 152) are respectively connected to a third side (side R13) of a first resonator (resonator 141) and a seventh side (side R63) of an n-th resonator, a gap (G1) is provided in an area of a fourth side (side R14) which area is close to a second resonator (resonator 142), and a gap (G6) is provided in an area of an eighth side (side R64) which area is close to an n?1-th resonator (resonator 145).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20220285811
    Abstract: Deterioration is reduced in filter characteristics in a type of bandpass filter that is called a strip-line filter or a microstrip filter. A bandpass filter (filter 10) includes a ground conductor layer (12), a plurality of resonators (141 to 146) arranged in a layer spaced from the ground conductor layer (12), a first line (line 151) connected to a first-pole resonator (141) and a second line (line 152) connected to a last-pole resonator (146), wherein a direction in which the first line (line 151) is drawn out from the first-pole resonator (141) and a direction in which the second line (line 152) is drawn out from the last-pole resonator (146) are opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11435532
    Abstract: An optical connector includes: a ferrule that holds a tip of an optical fiber; a housing that houses the ferrule; a coupling that releases a latched state of the optical connector by moving to a rear side of the optical connector with respect to the housing; and a tab member that includes an operation section disposed farther toward the rear side of the optical connector than the coupling, and that causes the coupling to move to the rear side of the optical connector with respect to the housing when the operation section is pulled. The tab member is latched from the inside of the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Fujita
  • Patent number: 11438050
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a first wireless communication device and a server communicably connected to the first wireless communication device. The server accumulates a plurality of optimized beam table, and selects therefrom an optimized beam table to be used by the first wireless communication device, and, the first wireless communication device obtains the optimized beam table selected by the server by communicating with the server, and performs a wireless communication using the obtained optimized beam table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20220276732
    Abstract: A sensor device 1A includes: an insulating substrate 11; a touch sensor TS that includes a sensor electrode 12 disposed on a first surface 15a disposed on an operation surface side; a shield electrode 131 disposed on the first surface 15a; and a detecting electrode 14 facing the shield electrode 131 and disposed on a second surface 15b different from the first surface 15a. The first surface 15a is located closer to the operation surface than the second surface 15b, the shield electrode 131 and the detecting electrode 14 constitute a pressure-sensitive sensor that detects a change in capacitance value caused by approaching of the shield electrode 131 and the detecting electrode 14, and the shield electrode 131 blocks capacitive coupling between an operator FIN and the detecting electrode 14 caused by approaching of the operator FIN to the operation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Eriko Hayashi, Makoto Takamatsu, Yasuyuki Tachikawa, Takashi Kameshima
  • Patent number: D964292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asada, Shigeo Takahashi