Patents Examined by Daniel Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 10809465
    Abstract: A telecommunications module defines an interior with separate right and left chambers. An optical component is housed within the left chamber. Signal input and output locations are exposed to the right chamber. The right chamber allows excess fiber to accumulate without bending in a radius smaller than a minimum bend radius. A dual-layered cable management structure is positioned within the right chamber that defines a lower cable-wrapping level and a separate upper cable-wrapping level. The upper cable-wrapping level is defined by a removable cable retainer mounted on a spool defining the lower-cable wrapping level. Cabling carrying the input and output signals are passed between the right and left chambers before and after being processed by the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kristofer Bolster, Soutsada Vongseng
  • Patent number: 10809479
    Abstract: A reversible fiber optic cassette for mounting with other like cassettes in a rack comprising a cassette receiving tray, the tray comprising a plurality of cassette engaging features on an upper surface is disclosed. The cassette comprises N duplex pairs of optic fiber receptacles arranged along a front thereof, a multifiber receptacle on a back thereof and 2*N optic fiber segments each between a respective one of the optic fiber receptacles and the multifiber receptacle, N discrete port identifiers on a first surface thereof and N discrete port identifiers on a second surface opposite the first surface. The first set of N identifiers is the same as the second set of N identifiers and for M between 1 to N, an Mth port identifier of the first set and an (N-M+1)th port identifier of the second set is adjacent an Mth one of the duplex pairs of optic fiber receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Dwayne Crawford, Olivier Kedzierski
  • Patent number: 10809594
    Abstract: A visible-to-ultraviolet band optical frequency converter. The processing period of a nonlinear optical crystal is controlled to provide an additional period phase to meet a phase matching condition so as to realize effective optical frequency conversion. The additional period phase is characterized in that phase gratings periodically arranged according to different refractive indexes are formed in the crystal through technologies, including laser micro-processing, ion etching and the like, a nonlinear frequency conversion inverse process is avoided through the periodic structure damage of the crystals in the phase gratings and an additional period phase is provided, phase mismatch caused by the insufficient double refraction of the nonlinear optical crystal is avoided, and efficient frequency doubling or sum frequency output is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10806329
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a device comprise a sheath, a first light-guiding component, a second light-guiding component, an optical-focusing component, and an optical-correction component. The second light-guiding component and the optical-focusing component are aligned on an optical axis. Also, the optical-correction component does not directly contact the optical-focusing component, and the optical-correction component is not positioned on the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Badr Elmaanaoui, Tzu-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 10809449
    Abstract: A waveguide and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the waveguide includes a waveguide tube and a light-shielding film disposed on a cutsurface of the rim side of the waveguide tube. The light-shielding film has a thickness of 2 to 120 ?m, an optical density (OD) of 0.01 to 0.7 on the basis of a light-shielding film thickness of 1.0 ?m, and a hardness of 3H or more in accordance with ASTM D3363 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Areum Kim, Jaehyun Yoo, Sungeun Park, Joonhyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10809464
    Abstract: A optical fiber connecting device includes a hollow main body, balls, a sleeve ring, and a dust-proof sleeve. An hollow insertion portion of the hollow main body has a receiving recess and ball holes. The balls are received in the ball holes. The sleeve ring is sleeved around the receiving recess and has through holes respectively aligned with the ball holes. Each balls partially protrudes from one of the through holes. The dust-proof sleeve is removably sleeved around the hollow inserting portion and has an inner groove. The balls is engaged with the inner groove to retain the dust-proof sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Fiber Optic Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ling-Hua Zhu, Xing-Fu Mo, Jinan Zhou, Anh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10802220
    Abstract: An integrated optical beam steering system is configured in three stages to provide beam steering for image light from an imager (e.g., laser, light emitting diode, or other light source) to downstream elements in a display system such as an exit pupil expander (EPE) in a mixed-reality computing device. The first stage includes a multi-level cascaded array of optical switches that are configurable to spatially route image light over a first dimension of a two-dimensional (2D) field of view (FOV) of the display system. The second waveguiding stage transfers the image light along preformed waveguides to a collimator in the third stage which is configured to collimate the image light along the first dimension of the FOV (e.g., horizontal). The waveguiding and collimating stages may be implemented using lightweight photonic crystal nanostructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Owen Miller, Kai Zang, Wyatt Owen Davis, Mohammadamin Eftekhar
  • Patent number: 10802234
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coated conductor. The coated conductor includes a conductor and a coating on the conductor. The coating includes (i) an annular wall composed of a polymeric material, the annular wall surrounding at least a portion of the conductor; (ii) a plurality of channels extending along a length of an outer surface of the annular wall; and (iii) a slip material located in the channels, the slip material forming a capillary structure in the channels, and the capillary structures protruding radially outward from the annular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Chester J. Kmiec, Wenyi Huang, Thomas J. Parsons
  • Patent number: 10795078
    Abstract: In one example, an optical device may include a waveguide having a core index of refraction that decreases along a length of the waveguide and an edge index of refraction of the waveguide that is constant along the length of the waveguide. The central rays of the optical signals travelling through the waveguide may be refracted towards higher radii while the outer rays propagate unaffected. The optical device may decrease dispersion of the optical signals travelling through an optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: II-VI Delaware Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Landry, Timo Gray, Jason O'Daniel
  • Patent number: 10795086
    Abstract: A photonic adaptor has a first face side to couple the photonic adaptor to an optical connector and a second face side to couple the photonic adaptor to an optoelectronic substrate. The photonic adaptor comprises a plurality of optical fibers being arranged between the first face side and the second face side of the photonic adaptor. The photonic adaptor comprises at least one alignment pin projecting out of at least the first face side of the photonic adaptor. The at least one alignment pin is configured to be inserted in the optical connector to align optical fibers of an optical cable to the optical fibers of the photonic adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Matiss, James Scott Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10788630
    Abstract: Technologies for blind mating of optical connectors in a rack of a data center are disclosed. In the illustrative embodiment, a sled can be slid into a rack and an optical connector on the sled will blindly mate with a corresponding optical connector on the rack. The illustrative optical connector on the sled includes two guide post receivers which mate with corresponding guide posts on the optical connector on the rack such that, when mated, optical fibers of the optical connector on the rack will be aligned and optically coupled with corresponding optical fibers on the optical connector of the sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Adiletta, Aaron Gorius, Myles Wilde, Michael T. Crocker
  • Patent number: 10788613
    Abstract: A planar lighting device according to an embodiment includes a light guide plate and a reflecting member. The light guide plate has an incident surface that receives light output from a light source and an output surface that outputs the light received by the incident surface. The reflecting member faces an end surface opposite to the incident surface of the light guide plate and reflects light leaking from the end surface. A plurality of first prisms are formed on an opposite surface opposite to the output surface-of the light guide plate to be away from the output surface stepwise from the incident surface to the end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Taku Yamada, Koji Sakai, Kenta Oishi
  • Patent number: 10788631
    Abstract: This disclosure relate to power control of an optical module. In one implementation, an optical module is disclosed. The optical module comprises a first edge connector pin, a microcontroller unit (MCU), and a power supply control unit disposed on a circuit board, wherein the first edge connector pin is configured to receive a control signal sent by a main-unit device during power up of the optical module; the MCU is electrically connected to the first edge connector pin and the power supply control unit, and is configured to read the control signal using the first edge connector pin, and when the control signal is a first-type control signal, send a corresponding type indication information to the power supply control unit; and the power supply control unit is configured to receive the type indication information sent by the MCU, and stop, according to the type indication information, supplying power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Co., Ltd., Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Long Zheng
  • Patent number: 10782489
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector comprising a fusion assembly for strengthening a splice point. The fusion assembly comprises an elongate mechanical support positioned adjacent the splice point and snugly encased by a flexible tube. In one embodiment, a meltable adhesive in the form of a hollow tube is positioned over the splice point and the flexible tube comprises a heat shrinkable material. In another embodiment, the mechanical support is an elongate plate having a concave surface positioned adjacent the splice point and a C shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Bruno Chabot, David Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10782589
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion apparatus includes a multiplexer-demultiplexer configured to include a first port, a second port, and a third port, a looped non-linear optical medium including one end that is optically connected to the second port of the multiplexer-demultiplexer, another end that is optically connected to the third port of the multiplexer-demultiplexer, and a main axis that rotates by 90 degrees between the second port and the third port, a first filter configured to be inserted into the non-linear optical medium, and remove stimulated Brillouin backscattered light that is bidirectionally generated in the non-linear optical medium, and a second filter configured to take out, from output light that is multiplexed in the multiplexer-demultiplexer after propagating through the non-linear optical medium and is outputted from the first port, conversion light having a third frequency different from the frequencies of a signal light and an excitation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoaki Takeyama, Ichiro Nakajima, Yoshitaka Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10782477
    Abstract: An optical fiber that includes an up taper section such that a predetermined length of the distal end of the optical fiber has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the optical fiber at a proximal end. A portion of the optical fiber is heated to include an up taper section between the distal and proximal ends of the topical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Van Zuylen
  • Patent number: 10775611
    Abstract: A fiber scanning system includes an actuator configured to have an actuator natural frequency, and a fiber optic scanning element coupled to the actuator. The fiber optic scanning element is configured to have a fiber natural frequency that is within a threshold of the actuator natural frequency, such that a displacement gain of the fiber optic scanning element as a function of operating frequency exhibits a first peak value at a first resonance frequency less than the fiber natural frequency, and a second peak value at a second resonance frequency greater than the fiber natural frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Alejandro Lopez, William K. Jones, Jr., Andrew C. Duenner
  • Patent number: 10775557
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes an outer diameter less than 220 ?m, a glass fiber that includes a glass core and a glass cladding, a primary coating, and a secondary coating. The glass cladding surrounds and is in direct contact with the glass core. The primary coating surrounds and is in direct contact with the glass fiber. The primary coating can have a Young's modulus less than 0.5 MPa and a thickness less than 30.0 ?m. The secondary coating surrounds and is in direct contact with the primary coating. The secondary coating can have a thickness less than 27.5 m. A pullout force of the optical fiber can be less than a predetermined threshold when in an as-drawn state. The pullout force may increase by less than a factor of 2.0 upon aging the primary and secondary coatings on the glass fiber for at least 60 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Ching-Kee Chien, Pushkar Tandon, Ruchi Tandon
  • Patent number: 10767974
    Abstract: A wavelength detection system may include one or more wavelength detection stages configured to receive at least a portion of an input light signal, where each stage may include a splitter to split a portion of the input light signal into two arms, a 90-degree optical hybrid, and two differential detectors configured to generate I-channel and Q-channel differential signals based on the outputs from the 90-degree optical hybrid. Further, a free spectral range is associated with an optical path length difference between the two arms of each stage. The system may further include a logic device to receive at least one set of detection signals including I and Q channel differential signals associated with different free spectral ranges and determine the wavelength of the input light signal based on an arctangent of a ratio of the Q-channel and I-channel differential signals for at least one set of detection signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenlu Chen, Oliver S. King
  • Patent number: 10768454
    Abstract: Provided is a device for modulating or switching an optical signal, comprising a first ring waveguide made of a first material with at least one p-n or p-i-n junction, and a second ring waveguide arranged axially opposite the first ring waveguide. The second ring waveguide is made of a second material that has a thermo-optic coefficient lower than the thermo-optic coefficient of the first material. The first ring waveguide is a sub-wavelength network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Quentin Wilmart, Karim Hassan, André Myko