Patents Examined by Brian Healy
  • Patent number: 8577194
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Sicari, Anthony J. Christopher, Stavros Dariotis, Bruce S. Belanger
  • Patent number: 8509581
    Abstract: An embodiment of an apparatus includes an optical fiber for which a complete orthogonal basis of propagating modes at an optical telecommunication frequency includes ones of the propagating modes with different angular momenta. The optical fiber has a tubular optical core and an outer optical cladding in contact with and surrounding the tubular optical core. The tubular optical core has a larger refractive index than the optical cladding. The tubular optical core is configured such that those of the propagating modes whose angular momenta have the lowest magnitude for the propagating modes have substantially the same radial intensity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Peter J. Winzer, Christopher Richard Doerr
  • Patent number: 8503845
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an optical fiber having a plurality of optical cores therein. Each optical core is located lateral in the optical fiber to the remaining one or more optical cores and is able to support a number of propagating optical modes at telecommunications wavelengths. Each number is less than seventy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Peter J. Winzer, Christopher Richard Doerr
  • Patent number: 8498504
    Abstract: An integrated optical transmission board in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes: a first optical transmission board having a first optical transmission line; a second optical transmission board having a second optical transmission line; and an optical coupling structure which is disposed between the first optical transmission board and the second optical transmission board and has a third optical transmission line for providing optical connection between the first optical transmission line and the second optical transmission line. The first optical transmission board further has a first engagement portion provided in an area thereof opposed to the optical coupling structure. The optical coupling structure further has a second engagement portion provided in an area thereof opposed to the first optical transmission board so as to make engagement with the first engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsubara, Keiko Oda
  • Patent number: 8494324
    Abstract: A wire or optical fiber cable configured for electronic devices, including at least one wire or optical fiber; at least one inner layer surrounding a portion of the at least one wire or optical fiber; at least one outer layer surrounding a portion of the at least one inner layer; and at least one internal sipe separating at least a part of one outer layer and at least a part of one inner layer. The internal sipe is formed by at least a portion of an inner surface of the outer layer and at least a portion of an outer surface of the inner layer; and the inner and outer surface portions forming the internal sipe oppose each other and can move relative to each other in a sliding motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Frampton E. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8488071
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, pads, and first and second flexible circuit boards. The first substrate includes a first insulating substrate, a first resistance layer formed on the first insulating substrate, and first and second signal lines formed on the first insulating substrate. The second substrate faces the first substrate and includes a second insulating substrate, a second resistance layer formed on the second insulating substrate, and third and fourth signal lines formed on the second insulating substrate. The pads comprise a first pad connected to the first signal line, a second pad connected to the second signal line, a third pad connected to the third signal line, and a fourth pad connected to the fourth signal line. The first flexible circuit board is connected to two of the pads and the second flexible circuit board is connected to the other two pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-ho Kim, Dong-jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 8488937
    Abstract: A light distribution assembly includes a housing having a longitudinal length and having one or more light sources mounted to the housing. The light distribution assembly also includes a coupler section having a body extending from the housing along a longitudinal axis between a light entry end and a light exit end. The light entry end has a major axis extending in a first direction and the light exit end has a major axis extending in a second direction, wherein the coupler section is shaped such that the body is rotated about the longitudinal axis of the coupler section so that first direction is approximately perpendicular relative to the second direction. One or more light pipes are attached to the light exit end of the coupler section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Canada, ULC
    Inventors: Dragos N. Luca, Zoran Krnetic
  • Patent number: 8489835
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to conduct data transfer or data copying between a plurality of storage systems, without affecting the host computer of the storage systems. Two or more auxiliary storage systems 100B, 100C are connected to a primary storage system 100A connected to a host device 180. The auxiliary storage systems 100B, 100C read journals of data update from the primary storage system 100A at respective independent timings, save the journals in prescribed logical volumes JNL 2, JNL 3, produce copying of the data present in the primary storage system 100A based on the journals present in the logical volumes JNL 2, JNL 3 at the independent timings, and save the copies in auxiliary logical volumes COPY 1, COPY 3. The primary storage system 100A holds the journals till both auxiliary storage systems 100B, 100C read the journals and restore. The timing of journal read can be controlled according to the journal quantity, processing load, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naohisa Kasako
  • Patent number: 8483529
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed relating to dispersion devices that include a slot waveguide coupled with another waveguide such as a strip waveguide. For example, one or more structural parameters can be obtained for a dispersion device, including a slot waveguide coupled to a strip waveguide, to cause the dispersion device to produce dispersion, having a dispersion profile, for an electromagnetic wave propagated through the dispersion device, the one or more structural parameters including one or more of a slot thickness for a slot of the slot waveguide or a spacing thickness between the slot waveguide and the other waveguide; and making the dispersion device, including the slot waveguide and the other waveguide, according to the structural parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Lin Zhang, Yang Yue, Alan E. Willner
  • Patent number: 8483532
    Abstract: A plastic-cladding optical fiber is provided. The plastic-cladding optical fiber is provided includes: a core layer made of quartz glass; and a cladding layer formed by hardening a curable resin composition over a periphery of the core layer. Adhesion between the core layer and the cladding layer ranges 1.5 g/mm to 4.0 g/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sohma, Takashi Takada, Itaru Sakabe
  • Patent number: 8482713
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with display structures such as glass and polymer layers in a liquid crystal display. The glass layers may serve as substrates for components such as a color filter layer and thin-film transistor layer. The polymer layers may include films such as a polarizer film and other optical films. During fabrication of a display, the polymer layers and glass layers may be laminated to one another. Portions of the polymer layers may extend past the edges of the glass layers. Laser cutting techniques may be used to trim away excess portions of the polymer layer that do not overlap underlying portions of the glass layers. Laser cutting may involve application of an adjustable infrared laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Qi, Wayne H. Fu, Chenhui Wang, Kuanying Lin, Nathan K. Gupta, Victor H. Yin
  • Patent number: 8482704
    Abstract: Provided are an LCD device that can control a viewing angle freely and a manufacturing method thereof. The LCD device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and an LC layer interposed between the first and second substrates. The LCD device further includes red, green, blue, and viewing angle controlling subpixels. These subpixels are driven in a VA mode. The red, green, and blue subpixels have a transflective structure. The viewing angle controlling subpixel has a transmissive or transflective structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Jin, Hyung Seok Jang, Tae Han Kim
  • Patent number: 8480312
    Abstract: A fiber optic and electrical connection system includes a fiber optic cable, a ruggedized fiber optic connector, a ruggedized fiber optic adapter, and a fiber optic enclosure. The cable includes one or more electrically conducting strength members. The connector, the adapter, and the enclosure each have one or more electrical conductors. The cable is terminated by the connector with the conductors of the connector in electrical communication with the strength members. The conductors of the connector electrically contact the conductors of the adapter when the connector and the adapter are mechanically connected. And, the conductors of the adapter electrically contact the conductors of the enclosure when the adapter is mounted on the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu
  • Patent number: 8475055
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a connector for simultaneously connecting optical fibers and copper conductors, comprising two connector parts (11, 12) which can be fitted together, a first connector part (11) being assigned to a tether cable (13), in which first optical fibers, branched off from a riser cable (14) by means of a furcation adapter, and first copper conductors, likewise branched off from a riser cable (14), are run, a second connector part (12) being assigned to a distribution cable (15), in which second optical fibers and second copper conductors are run, it being possible for the first optical fibers and the second optical fibers as well as the first copper conductors and the second copper conductors to be connected by fitting the two connector parts (11, 12) together, and a hollow-like cutout with a contour that is adapted to the contour of the riser cable (14) being respectively formed both on an underside of a housing of the first connector part (11) and on an underside of a housing of the secon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomasz A. Ciechomski, Joanna M. Polus, Tadeusz M. Tenderenda
  • Patent number: 8478097
    Abstract: Various embodiments include photonic bandgap fibers (PBGF). Some PBGF embodiments have a hollow core (HC) and may have a square lattice (SQL). In various embodiments, SQL PBGF can have a cladding region including 2-10 layers of air-holes. In various embodiments, an HC SQL PBGF can be configured to provide a relative wavelength transmission window ??/?c larger than about 0.35 and a minimum transmission loss in a range from about 70 dB/km to about 0.1 dB/km. In some embodiments, the HC SQL PBGF can be a polarization maintaining fiber. Methods of fabricating PBGF are also disclosed along with some examples of fabricated fibers. Various applications of PBGF are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: IMRA America, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Dong, Brian K. Thomas, Shigeru Suzuki, Libin Fu
  • Patent number: 8478096
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: kSARIA Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Sicari, Anthony J. Christopher, Stavros Dariotis, Bruce S. Belanger
  • Patent number: 8478086
    Abstract: An apparatus for imaging light from a plurality of laser diodes (504) onto a multi-channel light valve (6) includes a plurality of laser diodes each coupled to at least one fiber waveguide (508). A planar lightwave circuit (408) is coupled to at least one waveguide on a first side (508), and to the multi-planar light valve (6) on a second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Ruizhi Zheng
  • Patent number: 8471990
    Abstract: A pixel structure electrically connected to a scan line and a data line is provided. The pixel structure includes an active device and a pixel electrode, wherein the active device is electrically connected to the scan line and the data line, and the pixel electrode is electrically connected to the active device. The pixel electrode has a plurality of strip-shaped slit groups. Each of the strip-shaped slit groups includes a plurality of strip-shaped slits whose extending directions are substantially parallel to each other, and contours of at least parts of the strip-shaped slits are non-isosceles trapezoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kung-Ching Chu, Te-Wei Chan, Cheng-Han Tsao, Sheng-Ju Ho, Chung-Yi Chiu
  • Patent number: 8469609
    Abstract: A heat transferring mechanism of an optical transceiver is disclosed. The optical transceiver includes a metal cover, a OSA that generate heat, and a heat conductor. The OSA has the heat transferring surface extending to a direction intersecting, or substantially in perpendicular, to the longitudinal direction of the optical transceiver. The heat conductor, which is formed only by cutting and bending of metal plate, includes a contact plate and the transfer plate in thermally contact to a heat transferring surface of the OSA and an inner surface of the metal cover to form an effective heat transferring path from the OSA to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniyuki Ishii, Hiromi Kurashima
  • Patent number: 8472765
    Abstract: An all-fiber combiner device is described for combining multiple high power inputs, such as high power laser inputs. The device includes a first tapered fiber section made from fibers that allow for efficient size reduction of the optical signals. The output of the first tapered fiber section may then be coupled to a multimode output fiber for delivery of the combined power beam. Alternately, the first tapered section can be coupled to a second, multimode, tapered section, which provides further size reduction of the core for splicing into a final output fiber, while adding cladding to the main fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: OFS Fitel, LLC
    Inventors: William R Holland, Thierry F Taunay