Patents Examined by Abbas H Alagheband
  • Patent number: 10498443
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating social communication are disclosed. A system includes a first portable social client including an encoder configured to associate identity information with an optical signal pattern, and an optical signal transmitter configured to broadcast the optical signal pattern in a series of pulses in a non-visible light spectrum, and a second portable social client including an optical signal receiver configured to receive the optical signal pattern in the non-visible light spectrum, and a decoder configured to access the identity information associated with the optical signal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Chad Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10491308
    Abstract: An optical signal processing method and a coherent receiver, wherein an in-phase signal XI in a first polarization direction and an in-phase signal YI in a second polarization direction are added up to obtain a signal I; a quadrature signal XQ in the first polarization direction and a quadrature signal YQ in the second polarization direction are added up to obtain a signal Q; and quantization, combination, and digital signal processing are performed on the I and the Q. After summation, two signals need to be quantized. Therefore, a quantity of ADCs is reduced by half. In addition, because power consumption of a summation component is less than that of an ADS, power consumption of optical signal processing can be reduced. In addition, because there is a preset value, the summation may be performed after phase-inversion is performed on one analog signal, thereby avoiding a signal loss caused by the summation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Enbo Zhou, Yuanjun Liang, Tianjian Zuo, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10491309
    Abstract: A multi-rate, burst-mode, photon-counting receiver can communicate at data rates up to 10.416 Mb/s over a 30-foot water channel. With added attenuation, the maximum link loss is 97.1 dB at ?=517 nm. In clear ocean water, this equates to link distances up to 148 meters. For ?=470 nm, the achievable link distance in clear ocean water is 450 meters. The receiver incorporates soft-decision forward error correction (FEC) that supports multiple code rates to achieve error-free performance. A burst-mode receiver architecture provides robust performance with respect to unpredictable channel obstructions. The receiver can detect the data rate on-the-fly and adapts to changing levels of signal and background light. The receiver updates its phase alignment and channel estimates every frame, allowing for rapid changes in water quality as well as motion between transmitter and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hemonth Rao, Andrew Fletcher, Scott Hamilton, Nicholas Hardy, Marvin Scheinbart
  • Patent number: 10469194
    Abstract: A system for delivering multiple passive optical network services is disclosed. The system includes a first optical transmission service comprising a common wavelength pair routed from a source to each of a plurality of subscribers. The system further includes a second optical transmission service comprising a plurality of unique wavelength pairs, where each of the unique wavelength pairs is routed from the source to a subscriber among the plurality of subscribers. The system delivers the first optical transmission service and the second optical transmission service to the subscriber on a single optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Zimmel, Timothy G. Badar, Trevor D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10469166
    Abstract: Circuitry of a fiber node which is configured to couple to an optical link and an electrical link may comprise an electrical-to-optical conversion circuit for transmitting on the optical link. The circuitry may be operable to receive signals via the optical link. The circuitry may select between or among different configurations of the electrical-to-optical conversion circuit based on the signals received via the optical link. The signals received via the optical link may be intended for one or more gateways served by the fiber node or may be dedicated signals intended for configuration of the circuitry. The circuitry may be operable to generate feedback and insert the feedback into a datastream received from one or more gateways via the electrical link prior to transmitting the datastream onto the optical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 10469161
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein provide fast recovery of a network signal path by, in the event of a failure or unacceptable degradation in a signal in the original network path, diverting the optical signal passing through the network to a preselected bypass optical path which is maintained in a warm or operational state. The optical elements on the bypass optical path are available network resources which may, during part or all of the time the bypass path is designated for a node in the primary optical path, be in use to transmit other optical signals in the network. By maintaining the resources in the designated bypass path in a warm or operating state, fast rerouting and recovery of an interrupted signal is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Martinelli, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Gabriele M. Galimberti
  • Patent number: 10469167
    Abstract: An optical communication system includes a signal processing apparatus and a wireless apparatus between which functions of a base station are divided, wherein a periodic symbol sequence including a cyclic prefix appended to a signal of a predetermined size to which an IFFT (Inverse Fast Fourier Transform) has been applied is transmitted between the signal processing apparatus and the wireless apparatus by means of digital RoF (Radio over Fiber) transmission, the signal processing apparatus and the wireless apparatus each include a transmission unit and a reception unit, the transmission unit includes: a compression size determination unit that acquires symbol information relating to a starting position of the symbol sequence and lengths of symbols constituting the symbol sequence, and that determines, based on the acquired symbol information, a compression size for each of symbols that are to be compressed; and a compression unit that compresses the symbol sequence in units of determined compression sizes, an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naotaka Shibata, Shigeru Kuwano, Yutaka Kamamoto, Takehiro Moriya, Jun Terada
  • Patent number: 10469162
    Abstract: A detection device is provided with a light-receiving module configured to output an electrical signal according to a power of an input light received at a light-receiving surface, an optical lens configured to collimate and guide to the light-receiving surface the input light from the outside, and at least one condensing unit that is provided in a path of the input light between the optical lens and the light-receiving surface and configured to decrease a beam diameter of the input light at the light-receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Santec Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuki Sakurai, Naoyuki Mekada
  • Patent number: 10461862
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a subsea fiber optical termination module for deployment in a subsea environment, includes at least one fiber optical termination unit for terminating a fiber optical cable, the fiber optical cable including a plurality of optical fibers. Further, the subsea fiber optical termination module includes one or more optical connectors and at least one connecting tube, each connecting tube containing one or more of the plurality of optical fibers and connecting one or more of the plurality of optical fibers from the high-pressure section to the at least one optical connector. The subsea fiber optical termination module includes a support structure including at least one recess and at least one support element, the at least one recess accommodating the at least one optical connector and the at least one support element being configured to connect the at least one fiber optical termination unit to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Trond Holger Villmark
  • Patent number: 10461873
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for switching optical data units (ODUs) and Internet Protocol (IP) packets as Ethernet packets in an optical transport network (OTN), IP, and Ethernet switching system. The OTN, IP, and Ethernet switching system may include an Ethernet fabric having a set of M Ethernet switches each including a set of N switch ports, and a set of N input/output (IO) devices each including a set of W IO ports, a set of M Ethernet ports, an IO side packet processor (IOSP), and a fabric side packet processor (FSP). Each Ethernet switch may establish switch queues. Each IO device may establish a set of M hierarchical virtual output queues each including a set of N ingress-IOSP queues and ingress-virtual output queues, a set of W egress-IOSP queues, a set of M ingress-FSP queues, and a set of N hierarchical virtual input queues each including a set of N egress-FSP queues and egress-virtual input queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Biaodong Cai, Richard Dunsmore
  • Patent number: 10461879
    Abstract: An optical transmission device includes: a first optical amplifier, a WSS (wavelength selective switch), a second optical amplifier and a controller. The first optical amplifier amplifies a received WDM (wavelength division multiplexed) optical signal. The WSS controls optical powers of respective channels multiplexed in the WDM optical signal that is amplified by the first optical amplifier. The second optical amplifier amplifies the WDM optical signal output from the WSS. The controller controls a gain of the first optical amplifier based on initial setting information. The controller corrects the gain of the first optical amplifier such that an average optical power of a plurality of channels multiplexed in the WDM optical signal that is amplified by the first optical amplifier approaches a target level after a specified period of time has elapsed from when the gain of the first optical amplifier is controlled based on the initial setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Yuki, Atsushi Kiyama
  • Patent number: 10448129
    Abstract: An optically-switch data network includes an optical data bus, an optical wavelength bus, and multiple nodes connected by the optical data bus and the optical wavelength bus. A first node determines that it has communication information to transmit to a second node, and determines if a first subscription signal is present on the optical wavelength bus. The first subscription signal includes a target frequency. If the first subscription signal is not present on the optical wavelength bus, the first node injects an optical communication signal onto the optical data bus. The optical communication signal includes the communication information and a carrier wave. The carrier wave includes the target frequency. The second node receives the optical communication signal using the optical data bus. If the first subscription signal is present on the optical wavelength bus, injection of the optical communication signal onto the optical data bus is postponed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Roshmere, Inc.
    Inventor: Ping-Piu Kuo
  • Patent number: 10432315
    Abstract: One example includes an optical transmitter system. The system includes a waveguide to receive and propagate an optical signal. The system also includes a ring modulation system comprising a ring resonator that is optically coupled to the waveguide and is to resonate a given wavelength of the optical signal in response to an input data signal that is provided to a modulation amplifier to provide carrier injection to change a refractive index of the ring resonator to resonate the given wavelength of the optical signal to modulate the optical signal. The system further includes a tuning controller associated with the ring modulation system. The tuning controller can implement iterative feedback tuning of the ring modulation system based on a relative amplitude of an optical intensity of the given wavelength in the ring resonator and a variable reference amplitude to substantially stabilize the ring resonator with respect to the given wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Janet Chen, Cheng Li, Marco Fiorentino, Raymond G Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 10425162
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provides a deterministic scrambler (1) arranged in a multimode optical fiber (130) for scrambling light, the light comprising a set of optical signals propagated in said multimode optical fiber according to a set of propagation modes, each propagation mode being associated with a power value, wherein the scrambler is configured to determine a permutation of said propagation modes depending on the power values associated with said propagation modes, the scrambler being configured to redistribute the optical signals according to said permutation of the propagation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
    Inventors: Ghaya Rekaya Ben-Othman, Yves Jaouen, El-Mehdi Amhoud
  • Patent number: 10419110
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for monitoring OSNR system margin in optical networks which relies on the relationship that exists between the OSNR value and the ESNR value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ECI TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: David Jimmy Dahan, David Jacobian
  • Patent number: 10411812
    Abstract: An optical interconnect computing module having free space optical interconnects that form communication links with other systems with like optical interconnects and with computer blades contained within the computing module. The computing module adapts to changes in the position and orientation and other factors of the optical interconnects. The optical interconnects utilize solid-state electronic and optoelectronic components and optical components. The ability to adapt is controlled by an algorithm implemented in software, firmware and logic circuits. Computing modules within an equipment rack and between equipment racks as well as blades contained within a computing module may experience changes in position and orientation due to installation misalignment, servicing of equipment, vibrations, floor sagging, thermal expansion and contraction, earthquakes, line-of-sight obstructions, manufacturing imperfections and other sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Forrest I Rose
  • Patent number: 10409011
    Abstract: A detection device for detecting a power of an input light is provided with a light-receiving module that outputs an electrical signal according to a power of an input light received at a light-receiving surface and an optical system that collimates and guides to the light-receiving surface the input light from the outside. Moreover, this detection device is provided with a structure that decreases an incidence angle of the input light at an interface between the optical system and the light-receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Santec Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuki Sakurai, Shinichiro Asada
  • Patent number: 10404380
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide a compensation apparatus for an offset drift, a received signal recovery apparatus and a receiver, in which estimation and compensation of an offset drift are directly performed at a receiver end, with no need of extra provision of an offset control circuit at a transmitter end, so that the system is simple in structure, applicable to various modulation formats, wide in applicability, and is able to meet demands for high-order modulation formats. And furthermore, by equalizing a received signal and performing phase recovery on a frequency difference and phase noises, information on offset points of a modulator of the transmitter end may be accurately separated, thereby accurately compensating for the offset drift of the modulator of the transmitter end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yangyang Fan, Zhenning Tao
  • Patent number: 10401579
    Abstract: A detection device for detecting a power of an input light is provided with a light-receiving module that outputs an electrical signal according to a power of an input light received at a light-receiving surface and an optical system that collimates and guides to the light-receiving surface the input light from the outside. Moreover, this detection device is provided with a structure that decreases an incidence angle of the input light at an interface between the optical system and the light-receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Santec Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuki Sakurai, Shinichiro Asada
  • Patent number: 10397091
    Abstract: At a first optical node of an optical communications system, during a signal initialization phase, a first optical pattern is received that includes a prefix indicating a beginning of a signal, a first word, and a first working signal for verifying stability of a connection between the first optical node and a second optical node of the optical communications system. A second optical pattern is transmitted that includes the prefix, a second word different from the first word, and the first working signal. A third optical pattern including the prefix, the first word, and a second working signal is received. Based on determining that a duration of the second working signal is greater than a duration of the first working signal plus a predetermined time, the first optical node determines that the second optical node is an adjacent node of the first optical node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Luca Gumier, Stefano Piciaccia, Mauro Brunella