Patents Examined by Daniel Dobson
  • Patent number: 10218447
    Abstract: When a frequency deviation compensation amount is compensated for by use of frequency shift, a phase offset occurs between adjacent input blocks included in a plurality of input blocks as divided, with the result that an error occurs in a reconstructed bit sequence. A frequency deviation compensation system of the invention is characterized by comprising: a frequency deviation compensation means for compensating for a frequency deviation occurring in a signal by use of frequency shift; and a phase offset compensation means for compensating for a phase offset occurring, in the signal, due to the frequency shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisaku Ogasahara, Junichi Abe
  • Patent number: 10218454
    Abstract: A reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) includes a plurality of interconnected ROADM blocks. Each ROADM block includes an ingress switchable-gain amplifier, an output power detector coupled to an output of the ingress switchable gain amplifier, and a wavelength-selective switch coupled to the output of the ingress switchable gain amplifier. Each ROADM block includes a plurality of add/drop blocks coupled to the wavelength-selective switches of the plurality of ROADM blocks. The ROADM includes a controller configured to receive an indication of an output signal power from the output power detector and adjust gain and equalization parameters of the ingress switchable-gain amplifier based on the received indication of the output signal power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinayak Dangui, Vijayanand Vusirikala, Matthew Newland
  • Patent number: 10212498
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to improve flexibility of optical signal transmission between integrated circuit devices, and more specifically data utilization circuits. More specifically, the integrated circuit devices may include a data utilization circuit communicatively coupled to a field programmable optical array (FPOA). In some embodiments, the FPOA may convert an electrical signal received from the data utilization to an optical signal, route the optical signal to an optical channel, and multiplex the optical signal with other optical signals routed to the optical channel. Additionally or alternatively, the FPOA may de-multiplex a multiplexed optical signal based on wavelength, route an optical signal included in the multiplexed optical signal to an electrical channel, convert the optical signal into an electrical signal, and output the electrical signal to the data utilization circuit via an electrical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ALTERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mike Peng Li, Joel Martinez, Jon Long, Weiqi Ding, Sergey Yuryevich Shumarayev
  • Patent number: 10210447
    Abstract: A system for locating an asset can include a first visible light communication (VLC) device having a first controller, a first transceiver, and a first light source, where the first transceiver has a first range, where the first controller broadcasts, using the first transceiver, a first communication signal, where the first communication signal comprises an identification of the asset. The system can also include an asset communication device associated with the asset, where the asset communication device includes a second transceiver and a second controller, where the second transceiver has a second range, where the asset communication device is within the first range, where the second controller broadcasts, using the second transceiver, a second communication signal in response to the first communication signal, where the second communication signal comprises the identification of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10205887
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining information from a subject using a terminal device that includes an image sensor having a plurality of exposure line. The method includes setting an exposure time of the image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing the subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, obtaining identification information of the subject, and sending the identification information to a server. The method further includes obtaining reservation information related to the identification information from the server, the reservation information related to a content displayed by the subject, and displaying the reservation information on a display of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10197749
    Abstract: A BOSA device having an adjustable wavelength in two directions comprises a signal transmitter section and a signal receiver section, wherein the signal transmitter section sequentially includes a laser (1-1), a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) (3-1), a splitter (4-1), a data upload and download port (5-1), and a first TEC temperature control module (9-1) to control temperature of the laser (1-1) so as to adjust its output wavelength, and the signal receiver section sequentially includes a filter (7-1), a photo detector (8-1), and a receiving end driving device to change an angle of the filter (7-1) with respect to the optical path so as to make a passing wavelength of the filter adjustable. The first TEC temperature control module (9-1) controls temperature of the laser (1-1), and the receiving end driving device drives the filter (7-1) to change an angle of the filter with respect to the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaping Lu, Zhenfeng Xue, Yongan Fu, Liping Sun, Jun Zhang, Lijuan Wang, Wenjuan He
  • Patent number: 10200131
    Abstract: A method of operating a BPSK modulator includes receiving an RF signal at the BPSK modulator and splitting the RF signal into a first portion and a second portion that is inverted with respect to the first portion. The method also includes receiving the first portion at a first arm of the BPSK modulator, receiving the second portion at a second arm of the BPSK modulator, applying a first tone to the first arm of the BPSK modulator, and applying a second tone to the second arm of the BPSK modulator. The method further includes measuring a power associated with an output of the BPSK modulator and adjusting a phase applied to at least one of the first arm of the BPSK modulator or the second arm of the BPSK modulator in response to the measured power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Skorpios Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Krasulick, Timothy Creazzo, Kalpit Jha, Elton Marchena, Amit Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10200146
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a data transmission method including: receiving a first-mode optical signal from a first port corresponding to a first port number; converting, according to a correspondence between the first port number and a first mode group number, the received first-mode optical signal into a second-mode optical signal carried in a first mode group identified by the first mode group number, where the second-mode optical signal carried in the first mode group identified by the first mode group number includes an optical signal in one or more modes; and outputting the second-mode optical signal obtained by means of conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinrong Yin, Weiyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10187149
    Abstract: Per-port performance optimization may be provided. First, performance data may be received corresponding to each of a plurality of ports. Then it may be determined that performance of at least one of the plurality of ports can be improved based on the received performance data corresponding to the least one of the plurality of ports. Next, in response to determining that the performance of the at least one of the plurality of ports can be improved, at least one of a plurality of components may be adjusted corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of ports to improve performance of the least one of the plurality of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Huang Ping, John Alexander Ritchie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10187147
    Abstract: A signal decoding method which enables communication between various devices is disclosed according to one aspect. The signal decoding method includes: a step SF1 of determining whether or not a Datapart length that is a bit length of a data part included in a packet of a visible light signal is an eight bit; and a step SF2 of decoding the data part according to a result of the determination of the Datapart length, and, in step SF2, the decoding is performed according to LSB first when it is determined in step SF1 that the Datapart length is not an eight-bit length, and the decoding is performed according to MSB first when it is determined in step SF1 that the Datapart length is the eight-bit length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10165192
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor of a customer terminal so that, in an image obtained by capturing the subject, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image. The method further includes sending the identification information to a server, obtaining a menu listing a product of the store from the server, displaying the menu on a display of the terminal, and sending product information of the product that is selected by the customer and payment information of the customer to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Tsutomu Mukai, Hidehiko Shin, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10153836
    Abstract: A processing apparatus for processing a workpiece includes: a chuck table that holds the workpiece; a processing unit that processes the workpiece held by the chuck table; a controller that controls the chuck table and the processing unit; an input section that inputs a processing condition to the controller; a storage section that stores the processing condition inputted to the input section; and an infrared transmission/reception unit that transfers apparatus information between the processing apparatus and another processing apparatus by infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10153841
    Abstract: Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Rajeshkannan Palanisamy, David Robert Peters, Eric Michael Sadowski, Michael Sauer, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 10135544
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) photonic spectrometer may include a laser and a receiver branch including an optical modulator optically coupled to the laser and configured to modulate laser light based upon a radio frequency (RF) input signal, and an optical bandpass filter optically coupled to the optical modulator. The spectrometer may further include optical comb branches optically coupled to the laser and each including a frequency comb generator coupled to a respective RF reference signal, with the RF reference signals having different frequencies associated therewith. Furthermore, an output stage may be configured to determine a frequency of the RF input signal based upon outputs of the receiver branch and the optical comb branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony C. Klee, Charles F. Middleton, John Richard DeSalvo
  • Patent number: 10129135
    Abstract: A flow of packets is communicated through a data center. The data center includes multiple racks, where each rack includes multiple network devices. A group of packets of the flow is received onto an integrated circuit located in a first network device. The integrated circuit includes a neural network. The neural network analyzes the group of packets and in response outputs a neural network output value. The neural network output value is used to determine how the packets of the flow are to be output from a second network device. In one example, each packet of the flow output by the first network device is output along with a tag. The tag is indicative of the neural network output value. The second device uses the tag to determine which output port located on the second device is to be used to output each of the packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Netronome Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicolaas J. Viljoen
  • Patent number: 10122442
    Abstract: A test and measurement system is disclosed. The system includes a data store with a data description of a received in-phase (I) quadrature (Q) symbol. The received IQ symbol is received from a transmitter associated with impairments, and the received IQ symbol is modified from a corresponding ideal IQ symbol by the impairments. A computer processor is coupled to the data store and generates an Error-Vector Magnitude (EVM) function that describes a difference between the received IQ symbol and the ideal IQ symbol in terms of a plurality of impairment parameters indicating the impairments. The processor then determines values for the impairment parameters that quantify the impairments. The values are determined by selection of values for the impairment parameters that minimize the EVM function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Jacobs, Robert A. Marsland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10120101
    Abstract: An optical link including an optical computing device having an integrated computational element (ICE), and a method for using the device to perform a remote measurement of a characteristic of a sample with the optical computing device are provided. The optical computing device provides an optical computing signal proportional to a characteristic of a sample from an interacted light provided to the ICE. The device includes an optical transducer to provide a modulating signal based on the optical computing signal and a modulator to modulate a first portion of a transmission light in an optical waveguide based on the modulating signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew Barfoot, Tasneem Ammar Mandviwala, Etienne M. Samson
  • Patent number: 10122462
    Abstract: A transport apparatus includes: a client signal transceiving unit which transceives a client signal; a line signal transceiving unit which performs electric-optic conversion on a line signal to be transmitted, transmits an optical line signal, performs optic-electric conversion on a received line signal, and outputs an electrical line signal; and a plurality of signal processing units which perform signal processing on the client signal to generate the line signal to be transmitted and perform signal processing on the electrical line signal to generate the client signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Ohara, Kei Kitamura, Yoshiaki Kisaka, Shigeki Aisawa, Masahiro Suzuki, Etsushi Yamazaki, Tomoyoshi Kataoka, Masahito Tomizawa, Yoshiaki Yamada, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Akira Hirano
  • Patent number: 10123101
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclose a communication method which includes: receiving, by the optical network unit (ONU) by using the first port or the second port, a wavelength switching request message delivered by the optical line terminal (OLT), where the wavelength switching request message carries second wavelength channel information and port information that is of the second port; switching, by the ONU, an operating wavelength channel of an optical module connected to the second port from a first wavelength channel to a second wavelength channel corresponding to the second wavelength channel information; and sending, by the ONU, a wavelength switching complete message to the OLT by using the first port. According to the communication method provided in embodiments of the present invention, quick wavelength switching is performed based on the second port, so that a service is not interrupted in a wavelength switching process, and user experience is better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhicheng Ye, Shengping Li, Bo Gao
  • Patent number: 10122474
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cascade type power conversion device and a communication system for the same. Each phase of the cascade type power conversion device comprises a plurality of power modules connected in series and a communication system. The communication system comprises a plurality of low voltage communication units and a plurality of optical fibers. The plurality of low voltage communication units are connected in series and disposed in the plurality of power modules, respectively. And the plurality of optical fibers are connected between the low voltage communication units and a master control system of the cascade type power conversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Wang, Daiping Zhou, Yongqiang Lang, Wenjiang Zhao