Patents Assigned to JDS Uniphase Corporation
  • Patent number: 8774565
    Abstract: An electro-optic device is disclosed, in which an RF signal electrode is used as a bias ground electrode. Thus, for Z-cut lithium niobate electro-optic crystals, there is no need to place a buried bias electrode under the RF signal electrode and over the optical waveguide. As a result, both optical and the RF wave propagation losses are reduced. In another embodiment, a buried bias electrode is placed over the optical waveguide between two buffer layers having a different electrical conductivity. The buffer layer underneath the buried bias electrode has a larger electrical conductivity than the buffer layer above the buried bias electrode. The buffer layer underneath the buried bias electrode reduces the optical loss penalty due to the buried bias electrode located above the optical waveguide, while the buffer layer above the bias electrode reduces leakage currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Kissa, Allen T. Hall
  • Patent number: 8769152
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to a network diagnostic component or device that is placed in-line between a first and second node. The diagnostic component or device is used to compress pre-specified Dwords of a network data stream. For example, the first node may communicate with the second node using a network data stream that includes a first component and a pre-specified component. In some embodiments, the network data stream may be of the SAS/SATA protocol. The network diagnostic component may receive the network data signal and associate the pre-specified component with an identifier that is represents the pre-specified component. The first component and the identifier representing the pre-specified component may then be recorded in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Gentieu, Geoffrey T. Hibbert, Andrew J. Milne, Roumel R. Garcia
  • Patent number: 8762076
    Abstract: Probe configuration is achieved in a measurement system in which probes are given possible configuration data depending upon conditions in an area relevant to the area of the probe. The possible probe configurations include global boundaries, such as time, and each probe then, based upon the possible configurations, selects a configuration. In one embodiment, the probe may interact with a central processor to further define the probe configuration. In one embodiment, probes may communicate with other probes, both to help define their operating environment and to optionally provide configuration data to another probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn R. Engel, Glen L. Purdy, Jr., Jerry J. Liu
  • Patent number: 8762088
    Abstract: Systems and methods for quantifying the suitability of a coax network segment to support MoCA communications, comprising: transmitting a test signal associated with MoCA communications through the segment's first end; receiving the test signal through the segment's second end; determining a response function; determining a channel degradation reference based on the highest power level of the response function and a predetermined reference; calculating subcarrier degradation for each MoCA subcarrier, in accordance with the difference between the channel degradation reference and the subcarrier response function; and quantifying the suitability of the segment to support MoCA communications from the first end to the second end in accordance with the subcarrier degradation of all subcarriers in the response function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory W. Massey, Daniel K. Chappell, Richard Earl Jones, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8761554
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength selective switch, which includes: an input/output unit; a dispersive portion; a condensing optical system; and the deflection portion. The input/output unit has input/output ports. The dispersive portion disperses signal light incident from the input/output ports. The condensing optical system condenses a plurality of signal light beams dispersed by the dispersive portion. The deflection portion has a plurality of deflection elements. The deflection elements deflect, along a second direction, the signal light beams condensed by the condensing optical system. In the condensing optical system, the aberration amount of the meridional component in a sagittal coma aberration remains substantially constant irrespective of an angle formed between the optical axis of the condensing optical system and a signal light beam incident on the condensing optical system from the input/output portion, at an incident position of the incident signal light beam at a certain height in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Matsumoto, Satoshi Watanabe, Toshiro Okamura, Takeshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8742251
    Abstract: The invention provides a photovoltaic power converter that includes a plurality of spatially separated device segments supported by a substrate, wherein the device segments are arranged in a circular pattern wherein a first group of the device segments consisting of one or more of the device segments is centrally positioned and is surrounded by a second group of the device segments comprising at least two device segments and wherein two or more of the plurality of the device segments are connected in series for developing a voltage when radiation of selected wavelengths is incident on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Jan-Gustav Werthen, Qiang Liu, Seniwati Widjaja, Ta-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 8737778
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electro-static variable optical attenuator suitable for use in a small form factor pluggable module. A short cladding suppressing fiber, such as a double clad optical fiber, dissipates attenuated light coupled to the cladding to reduce modal interference in the output light, while also reducing PDL and WDL introduced by the off set attenuation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Zhongjian Wang, Michael Ayliffe, Qinrong Yu, Niki Liu, Rongtang Fan
  • Patent number: 8732604
    Abstract: A test device is disclosed having a display and a graphical user interface (GUI) that provides guidance to a user by displaying first and second icons for representing first and second actions to be taken by the test device upon selecting the first and the second icons, respectively, by the user. To provide the guidance to the user, the second icon has graphical features indicative of the current status of the first action. For cases where the first action is a test that failed, the second action is highlighted thereby guiding the user to take the second action in response to the failed test. At least one of the graphical features of the second icon is indicative of whether the second icon is currently selectable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Okamoto, Ben Maxson
  • Patent number: 8726806
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a magnetic rotatable roller with a smooth even outer surface for aligning magnetic flakes in a carrier, such as an ink vehicle or a paint vehicle to create optically variable images in a high-speed, linear printing operation. Images can provide security features on high-value documents, such as bank notes. Magnetic flakes in the ink are aligned using magnetic portions of the roller, that can be formed by permanent magnets embedded in a non-magnetic roller body, or selectively magnetized portions of a flexible magnetic cover of the roller. In some embodiments, the roller is assembled for a plurality of interchangeable sections, which can include spinning magnets. Selected orientation of the magnetic pigment flakes can achieve a variety of illusive optical effects that are useful for decorative or security applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Jay M. Holman, Paul G. Coombs, Charles T. Markantes, Roger W. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8727567
    Abstract: A reflector is mounted to an outer perimeter of a heat sink holding at least one edge-emitting semiconductor chip, for example a laser diode. The reflector has a shape suitable for gathering light emitted by the laser diodes and redirecting the light in an upward direction away from the heat sink. The reflector can be overmolded onto the heat sink. The reflector can operate by total internal reflection, so that no additional reflector coating step is required. Injection molding of the reflectors onto the heat sink holding the laser diodes enables mass production of powerful yet inexpensive laser light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: An-Chun Tien, James Yonghong Guo, Vincent V. Wong, Jay A. Skidmore
  • Patent number: 8731400
    Abstract: A tunable optical filter is configured to take point measurements at a few optical frequencies per frequency channel of a DWDM optical network. The measurement frequencies are shifted by pre-determined amounts relative to the optical frequency channel being characterized. Since the spectral shape of the tunable optical filter is known, the center optical frequency, the modulation bandwidth, and the total optical power of the channel can be obtained from as few as three optical measurements. The center optical frequency and the total optical power can be continuously monitored by providing a tunable filter stage coupled to an interleaver stage, and computing a ratio and a weighted sum the optical signals at the two outputs of the interleaver stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Jinxi Shen, David R. Walker, Leonid Frenkel, Yu Zhang, Barthelemy Fondeur, Vlatko Milinkovic, Yimin Hua
  • Publication number: 20140133045
    Abstract: A non-dichroic omnidirectional structural color multilayer structure. The non-dichroic omnidirectional structural color multilayer structure has an absorbing layer, a first layer extending across the absorbing layer, and a second layer extending across the first layer. The multilayer structure can reflect a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation that has a width of less than 500 nanometers and a center wavelength shift of less than 200 nanometers when the multilayer structure is viewed from angles between 0 and 45 degrees. In addition, the absorbing layer can block electromagnetic radiation reflected off of a surface that is proximate to the multilayer structure and thereby afford for a “pure” color that is not contaminated by reflected light from surrounding surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: JDS Uniphase Corporation, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Debasish Banerjee, Minjuan Zhang, Paul Thomas Kohlmann, Masahiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 8724681
    Abstract: Ingress noise labeling tags are coupled into the signal path at various nodes of a cable network. The tags imprint a unique electric signature into a local ingress noise, making the noise identifiable at the headend of the network. In one embodiment, tags do not require external control signals to operate, the electrical response of the tags being determined by present and/or past magnitudes of the return path signal. Such tags can be made entirely passive, not requiring a control signal or an external source of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Maxson, Walter Miller
  • Patent number: 8718121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test device and a method enabling automatic detection of an imbalance in a power level of a channel. The test device includes a tuner, a power-level measurement system, and an evaluation unit. According to the method, a test channel is selected from a plurality of channels, by means of the tuner. A power level of the test channel and a total power level of the plurality of channels are measured, by means of the power-level measurement system. A ratio of the total power level of the plurality of channels to the power level of the test channel is then evaluated, by means of the evaluation unit, to detect an imbalance in a power level of the test channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Adam A. Nowotarski, Pingnan Shi, Walter Miller, Gregory W. Massey
  • Patent number: 8705960
    Abstract: An M×N wavelength-selective switch (WSS) is provided. M input ports launch M input beams towards a wavelength-dispersing system, which disperses the M input beams into M×K sub-beams at K wavelength bands. A redirecting system redirects the M×K sub-beams towards a first 1×K switching array, which selects K sub-beams from the M×K sub-beams. The redirecting system blocks the (M?1)×K non-selected sub-beams, but re-images the K selected sub-beams onto a second 1×K switching array by means of at least one relaying element having optical power. The second 1×K switching array routes the K selected sub-beams to N output ports. The redirecting system redirects the K selected sub-beams towards the wavelength-dispersing system, which combines any selected sub-beams that are routed to a same output port. The N output ports then output the K selected sub-beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Colbourne
  • Patent number: 8705395
    Abstract: A method of monitoring packet traffic is provided. The method includes: at a first access point, capturing portions of traffic packets passing therethrough separated by time intervals; encapsulating the portions of traffic packets thereby forming encapsulated packets and adding timestamps to the encapsulated packets so as to preserve the portions of traffic packets and information related to the time intervals; transmitting the encapsulated packets over a network; decapsulating the encapsulated packets so as to obtain replay packets and the capture timestamps, wherein the replay packets include the portions of the traffic packets; and, transmitting the replay packets separated by the time intervals, wherein the timestamps are used to reproduce the time intervals so as to imitate the traffic packets passing through the first access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Alistair Scott, Sam Bauer, Michael Stevens
  • Patent number: 8699125
    Abstract: A reconfigurable optical amplifier is formed of a plurality of optical switches and a plurality of fiber amplifier sections to provide a switchable amplifying network. A variable pump splitter provides pump light from an optical pump source to two or more fiber amplifier sections. The optical switches and variable pump splitters are formed in a planar lightwave circuit, which may further include pump WDM combiners, variable optical attenuators, tap couplers and other optical components, and to which monitoring photodiodes and the fiber amplifier sections are coupled. A same PLC can be used for a wide variety of reconfigurable optical amplifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Maxim Bolshtyansky, Gregory Cowle
  • Patent number: 8699024
    Abstract: A tunable optical filter is disclosed having an input port, a beam translator for translating input and output optical beams, an element having optical power for collimating the translated beam, a reflective wavelength dispersive element, and an output port. The beam translator can include a tiltable MEMS mirror coupled to an angle-to-offset optical element. An output port can be extended into a plurality of egress ports, each receiving a fraction of the scanned optical spectrum. A multi-path scanning optical spectrometer can be used as an optical channel monitor for monitoring performance of a wavelength selective switch, or for other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Colbourne, Shane H. Woodside, Oleg Bouevitch
  • Patent number: 8693350
    Abstract: BGP Route Recorder (BRR) captures and dumps Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) messages received from BGP peers. Passive links are established between the BRR and BGP peers. All incoming and outgoing BGP messages are recorded and timestamped. Rather than tear down BGP peering sessions when errors are encountered, error conditions are recorded, and the BRR may be configured to maintain links across selected BGP errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Lance Tatman
  • Patent number: 8693512
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for referencing an optical frequency of a tunable laser. Light from a reference laser and the tunable laser is injected into a length of an optical waveguide from opposite ends thereof. When the optical frequency of the tunable laser is swept, SBS induced positive and negative peaks in the optical power of light transmitted through the waveguide are used to provide an accurate frequency change reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent Lecoeuche