Patents Examined by Daniel G Dobson
  • Patent number: 10965377
    Abstract: Thermal tuning and quadrature control of opto-electronic devices using active extinction ratio tracking is proved by phase shifting, via a first phase shifter, a first optical signal carried on a first arm of an interferometer relative to a second optical signal carried on a second arm of the interferometer; combining the first optical signal with the second optical signal as an output signal; detecting a peak value in the output signal; and adjusting a relative phase offset imparted by the first phase shifter on the first optical signal relative to the second optical signal, based on the peak value, to increase an amplitude of the peak value. In various embodiments, the peak value is increased over time to maximize an extinction ratio of the optoelectronic device and maintain the extinction ratio in a maximized state during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig S. Appel, Romesh Kumar Nandwana, Sanjay Sunder, Kadaba Lakshmikumar
  • Patent number: 10951314
    Abstract: A resource allocation method is provided for a non-orthogonal multiple access distribution of access network users communicatively coupled to a single transport medium. The method includes steps of allocating a first frequency and time domain resource to a first user and a second frequency and time domain resource to a second user of the access network users, obtaining channel information regarding a particular communication channel of the access network for which resources are allocated, grouping the first user with the second user based on an overlap of the first frequency and time domain resource with the second frequency and time domain resource, and assigning the first user to a different power allocation resource than the second user within the frequency and time domain overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Cheng, Luis Alberto Campos, Jing Wang, Zhensheng Jia
  • Patent number: 10944483
    Abstract: A reflection-type coherent optical communication system combined with unidirectional optical signal amplification, comprises a polarization controller, a polarization beam splitter, a polarization maintaining optical circulator, an In-line polarizer, an optical modulator, a photoelectric converter, an electrical comparator, an optical amplifier, a laser, a coupler, a reflection end and a coherent receiver. A light source is disposed at a receiving end, and the laser emits an optical carrier. The optical carrier is transmitted through the coupler and an optical fiber. Thereafter, the polarization state of the optical carrier is controlled by two ways, the optical carrier passes through the polarization controller in a first way, and two beams of light are output by the polarization beam splitter. A beam of light with high-power is modulated through a first branch, and the modulation signal is returned along an original optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Inventors: Shuqiang Chen, Shiwen Jin, Yuanyuan Jiang, Miao Yan
  • Patent number: 10938479
    Abstract: An optical transceiver system includes an optical transceiver chassis having a cable connector, a laser subsystem, and a laser shield system that is adjacent the cable connector. The laser shield system blocks a laser emitted by the laser subsystem when no cable is connected to the cable connector. In response to engagement with a transceiver connector on a cable, the laser shield system moves in order to allow the transceiver connector to connect to the cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Victor Teeter, Shree Rathinasamy
  • Patent number: 10917267
    Abstract: Methods and systems for split voltage domain receiver circuits are disclosed and may include amplifying complementary received signals in a plurality of partial voltage domains. The signals may be combined into a single differential signal in a single voltage domain. Each of the partial voltage domains may be offset by a DC voltage from the other partial voltage domains. The sum of the partial domains may be equal to a supply voltage of the integrated circuit. The complementary signals may be received from a photodiode. The amplified received signals may be amplified via stacked common source amplifiers, common emitter amplifiers, or stacked inverters. The amplified received signals may be DC coupled prior to combining. The complementary received signals may be amplified and combined via cascode amplifiers. The voltage domains may be stacked, and may be controlled via feedback loops. The photodetector may be integrated in the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Luxtera LLC
    Inventor: Brian Welch
  • Patent number: 10911147
    Abstract: A system for data transmission has a transmitter and a receiver connected by an optical channel. The transmitter has a transmitter laser and a transmitter-side electroabsorption modulator with an optical output. An electrical data input of the transmitter is connected to an electrical modulation terminal of the transmitter-side electroabsorption modulator. The receiver has a receiver laser and a receiver-side electroabsorption modulator with an optical output forming the input of the receiver. An electrical data output of the receiver is connected to the electrical modulation terminal of the receiver-side electroabsorption modulator. The transmitter and receiver lasers are detunable by specification of a physical variable, each provided by a respective control unit. The control units are synchronized and they specify the same signal at their outputs for establishing the physical variable for establishing the laser frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Schrenk
  • Patent number: 10911155
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples, are optical devices, systems, and machine-readable mediums that send and receive multiple streams of data across a same optical communication path (e.g., a same fiber optic fiber) with a same wavelength using different light sources transmitting at different power levels—thereby increasing the bandwidth of each optical communication path. Each light source corresponding to each stream transmits at a same frequency and on the same optical communication path using a different power level. The receiver differentiates the data for each stream by applying one or more detection models to the photon counts observed at the receiver to determine likely bit assignments for each stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Amer Aref Hassan
  • Patent number: 10903907
    Abstract: A system including optical devices is provided. The system includes a first substrate and a first device for optical communication. The first device has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first side contiguous with the first surface and the second surface. Moreover, the first side is smaller than one of the first surface and the second surface in terms of area. The first device is attached at the first side thereof to the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Chang-Yu Lin, Cheng-Yuan Kung, Hung-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 10903910
    Abstract: A method includes modulating a digital signal via pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) and applying Nyquist shaping to the digital signal to generate a filtered digital signal. The method also includes converting the filtered digital signal into an analog signal and transmitting the analog signal in an optical communication channel via a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Yue, Qiang Wang, Zhen Qu, Xiao Han
  • Patent number: 10903904
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for configuring a communications network. In disclosed embodiments, for a communication network comprising fiber optic cables connected by switches and transceiver-transponders, a graph representing the communication network can be obtained with edges representing the fiber optic cables, and nodes representing the switches and transceiver-transponders. A set of service links can be determined for a path in the communication network based on a set of demands for the path. Each service link can represent data transmission by one of the transceiver-transponders through one or more of the fiber optic cables connected by zero or more of the switches. Sets of service links can be iteratively selected for progressively longer initial segments of the path. When the initial segment comprises the path, the set of service links for the initial segment can be selected as the set of service links for the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ECI Telecom Ltd.
    Inventors: Shirel Ezra, Inbal Hecht, Efraim Gelman
  • Patent number: 10897313
    Abstract: An RF signal to be carried by an optical link is modulated onto two optical beams. The modulators are tuned differently so that the distortion products carried on one beam are relatively larger compared to the fundamental compared with other beam. One of the beams is optically upconverted by the appropriate Brillouin shift frequency and the two beams counter-propagated through an optical waveguide in order to create a Brillouin grating. The grating acts to separate the distortion products from the fundamental so as to provide at an output of the link a signal in which the distortion products are insignificant is not absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LEONARDO MW LTD
    Inventors: Ian Flint, Mohammed Alom, Shyqyri Haxha
  • Patent number: 10897307
    Abstract: A data communication systems including a main channel that includes means for sending a signal, means for transmitting the signal and means for receiving the signal, the sending means sending signals at a known frequency. The communication system includes a stand-by channel that includes the following devices: a device for temporarily stopping the sent signal at instants known as stopping instants for a constant length of time that corresponds to the sending of a first determined number of sent signals, the stopping instants corresponding to temporal coding of a stand-by signal; a device for summing the amplitudes of the received signals, the summing being carried out on a second determined number of received signals; a device for temporally determining the instants corresponding to the minima of the summed signal, the determined instants having the same temporal coding as the stopping instants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Pascal Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10892845
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a free space CWDM MUX/DEMUX for integration with a grating coupler based silicon platform may include an optical assembly coupled to a photonic chip. The optical assembly includes a lens array on the top surface of the chip, an angled mirror, a transparent spacer, and a plurality of thin film filters. The optical assembly may receive an input optical signal comprising a plurality of optical signals at different wavelengths via an optical fiber coupled to the optical assembly, communicate the plurality of optical signals through the transparent spacer, pass a first of the plurality of optical signals through a corresponding one of the plurality of thin film filters while reflecting others of the plurality of optical signals back into the transparent spacer, and reflect the others of the plurality of signals towards a second of the plurality of thin film filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Luxtera, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Peterson, Subal Sahni, Peter De Dobbelaere
  • Patent number: 10887676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optically initiated information collection for network connected devices are provided. In one embodiment, a device comprises: at least one service port to connect a cable to the device; an optical information interface comprising: an optical information interface management function executed by a processor coupled to a memory; an optical information interface database that stores information associated with the device; and an optical emitter controller in communication with the optical information interface management function; wherein the optical information interface management function receives from the optical information interface database a set of information selected for optical broadcast; and wherein the optical emitter controller varies an optical output of at least one optical emitter to modulate the set of information selected for optical broadcast onto an optical signal generated by the at least one optical emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Polland, Joseph C. Coffey
  • Patent number: 10887528
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10887885
    Abstract: Multiple application devices (such as multiple application modules (MAMs) and multiple application units (MAUs)) for providing services in wireless distribution systems (WDSs) are disclosed. The multiple application devices are wireless telecommunication circuitry associated with wireless distribution components in a WDS. By associating multiple application devices into components of a WDS, network services, and applications within the WDS can be provided. The WDS may comprise a central unit, a plurality of remote units, and a plurality of multiple application devices associated with at least one of the central unit and at least one of the remote units. Each of the plurality of multiple application devices comprises at least one multiple applications processor, is connected to at least one other of the plurality of multiple application devices, and is configured to coordinate with one other multiple application device of the plurality of multiple application devices to provide a user requested service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Aravind Chamarti
  • Patent number: 10887017
    Abstract: A multi-range communication system is provided that can be expanded to support communications using both RF signals and millimeter wave signals without having to install entirely new systems to support communication of the signals. The communication system can use one or more shared optical fibers to simultaneously communicate both RF signals and millimeter wave signals in different ranges between network devices and mobile devices. The communication system permits the co-location of components for the communication system for the different ranges, which can result in substantially similar coverage areas for each of the ranges supported by the communication system. In addition, the corresponding equipment used for communicating signals in each of the ranges can be powered from a common DC power source. The supplied power can be configured for each piece of equipment, and corresponding range, such that the substantially similar coverage areas are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Zinwave, Ltd.
    Inventors: Slavko Djukic, James Martin
  • Patent number: 10862586
    Abstract: An optical receiver for use in free space communication from a transmitter to the optical receiver is configured for receiving optical signals from the transmitter. The optical receiver includes optics for collecting the optical signals, a demodulator for converting the optical signals so collected into a data stream, a signal processing unit for processing the data stream into an analog signal, and an analog-to-digital converter for converting the analog signal into a digital output. The demodulator includes a plurality of apertures and at least one Fabry-Perot etalon, through which at least a portion of the optical signals is transmitted. The demodulator also includes at least one phase detection region for detecting at least the portion of the optical signals transmitted through the at least one Fabry-Perot etalon to form a phase signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BridgeComm, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Searcy, Barry Matsumori, Michael Morton Morrell, James Pete Tucker, Ethan Earl Becker
  • Patent number: 10848840
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a signal from a first line, a signal processing circuit configured to perform descrambling processing on the received signal, detect a control signal from the descrambled signal, generate a signal in which an idle signal in accordance with a difference amount between a communication capacity of a second line as a transmission destination and a communication capacity of the first line is inserted in a position where the control signal is detected, and perform scrambling processing on the generated signal, and a transmitter configured to output the scrambled signal to the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Tochio, Toru Katagiri, Hiroshi Tomonaga
  • Patent number: 10833773
    Abstract: Methods and systems for waveguide delay based equalization with optical splitting in optical communication may include an optoelectronic circuit comprising an input waveguide, a directional coupler, an optical delay, photodetectors, a current mirror, and a transimpedance amplifier. The optoelectronic circuit may receive an input optical signal via the input waveguide, split the input optical signal into first and second output signals using the directional coupler, delay the first output signal using the optical delay, convert the delayed first output signal to a first electrical signal using a first photodetector, convert the second output signal to a second electrical signal using a second photodetector, amplify the second electrical signal using the current mirror, and sum the first and second electrical signals at inputs of the transimpedance amplifier to generate an output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Luxtera, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Pang, Joseph Balardeta