Patents Examined by Hoang Tran
  • Patent number: 10031354
    Abstract: An active-control optical resonator includes an oxide layer; a ring resonator arranged in a loop and positioned on the oxide layer; a tangential optical waveguide optically coupled to the ring resonator; a translatable body configured to selectively move into an evanescent field region of the ring resonator; a first electrode positioned on the translatable body, the first electrode comprising indium tin oxide; and a second electrode positioned between the oxide layer and the ring resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sonny Vo, Zhihong Huang, Chin-Hui Chen, Jason Scott Pelc, Marco Fiorentino
  • Patent number: 10025123
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to various hybrid phononic-photonic waveguide structures that can exhibit nonlinear behavior associated with traveling-wave forward stimulated Brillouin scattering (forward-SBS). The various structures can simultaneously guide photons and phonons in a suspended membrane. By utilizing a suspended membrane, a substrate pathway can be eliminated for loss of phonons that suppresses SBS in conventional silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguides. Consequently, forward-SBS nonlinear susceptibilities are achievable at about 3000 times greater than achievable with a conventional waveguide system. Owing to the strong phonon-photon coupling achievable with the various embodiments, potential application for the various embodiments presented herein cover a range of radiofrequency (RF) and photonic signal processing applications. Further, the various embodiments presented herein are applicable to applications operating over a wide bandwidth, e.g. 100 MHz to 50 GHz or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Thomas Rakich, Heedeuk Shin, Ryan Camacho, Jonathan Albert Cox, Robert L. Jarecki, Jr., Wenjun Qiu, Zheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9964717
    Abstract: Device and method are provided to align and bond a lens array to a PD array with high precision, which can implement aligning and bonding of the lens array automatically. A telescopic rod of the stepping actuator is adjusted until photosensitive areas of the PD array form a clear image on the image acquisition CCD through the lens array, an adjusted distance h1 of the telescopic rod is recorded, and a position coordinate (xn, yn) of center of each circular photosensitive area in the image may be obtained, and a slope k1 of a line connecting the centers of the photosensitive areas is calculated. The telescopic rod is adjusted again, and a slope k2 of a line connecting the centers of the apertures of the lens array is calculated. Based on calculated values ?xn, ?yn, arctan(k1)?arctan(k2), the high-resolution adjustment stage is adjusted to adjust position of the lens array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuan Shi, Huali Xi, Xiong Jiang, Xuerui Liang, Hualin Yin, Weidong Ma
  • Patent number: 9964834
    Abstract: In a high power optical system, a thermal waveguide including an optical material having an index of refraction sensitive to changes in temperature, the rectangular optical material having a first dimension and a second dimension in a horizontal plane and a third dimension in a vertical plane, the third dimension being approximately ten times smaller than the first and second dimension, at least one heat sink thermally coupled to the optical material to establish a one-dimensional thermal gradient across the third dimension of the optical material, the thermal gradient having a parabolic profile across the rectangular optical material, and wherein the optical material is configured to act as a waveguide when a laser beam having a power of greater than one watt is incident upon the optical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Physical Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter F. Moulton
  • Patent number: 9952395
    Abstract: An optical cable and method for forming an optical cable is provided. The cable includes a cable jacket including an inner surface defining a channel and an outer surface and also includes a plurality of optical fibers located within the channel. The cable includes a seam within the cable jacket that couples together opposing longitudinal edges of a wrapped thermoplastic sheet which forms the cable jacket and maintains the cable jacket in the wrapped configuration around the plurality of optical fibers. The method includes forming an outer cable jacket by wrapping a sheet of thermoplastic material around a plurality of optical core elements. The method includes melting together portions of thermoplastic material of opposing longitudinal edges of the wrapped sheet such that a seam is formed holding the sheet of thermoplastic material in the wrapped configuration around the core elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Sebastian Bauco
  • Patent number: 9946038
    Abstract: A cable tracing type jumper cable include a first electrical connector including an insulative holder shell, a pin block and a connection block at two opposite ends of the insulative holder shell and a first circuit board with a light-emitting device mounted in the connection block, a lead wire set connected with one end thereof to the first electrical connector and including multiple optical fibers, and second electrical connectors connected to an opposite end of the lead wire set each including a lower insulative holder shell, a second circuit board with a light-emitting device mounted in the lower insulative holder shell and electrical plugs mounted in one end of the lower insulative holder shell opposite to the lead wire set. When a voltage is applied to the lead wire set, the light-emitting devices in the first and second electrical connectors are electrically conducted to emit light for tracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 9904010
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a PIOS with a high extinction ratio based on slab PhCs which comprises an upper slab PhC and a lower slab PhC connected as a whole; the upper slab PhC is a first square-lattice slab PhC, the unit cell of the first square-lattice slab PhC includes a high-refractive-index rotating square pillar, a single first flat dielectric pillar and a background dielectric; the first flat dielectric pillar includes a high-refractive-index dielectric pipe and a low-refractive-index dielectric, or a high-refractive-index flat films, or a low-refractive-index dielectric; the lower slab PhC is a second square-lattice slab PhC with a complete bandgap, the unit cell of said second square-lattice slab PhC includes a high-refractive-index rotating square pillar, a single second flat dielectric pillar and a background dielectric is a low-refractive-index dielectric; and an normalized frequency of the optical switch is 0.41 to 0.4167.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Zhengbiao Ouyang
  • Patent number: 9885839
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system and method for cleaning an end face of a bare optical fiber (100). The system and methods include inserting the end face of the bare optical fiber (100) through a layer of material (500) that includes electrospun fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Jan Watte, Stefano Beri, Danny Willy August Verheyden, Sangram Keshari Samal, Ana Margarida Doamaral Cardoso Dos Santos, Peter Martha Dubruel, Ana Nedelcheva Hristova
  • Patent number: 9885841
    Abstract: Fiber optic connectors and adapters may be automatically secured and released via a management system. Such automation may inhibit accidental and/or unauthorized insertion of fiber optic connectors into adapter ports. The automation also may inhibit accidental and/or unauthorized removal of the fiber optic connectors from the adapter ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Pepe, Joseph C. Coffey
  • Patent number: 9880355
    Abstract: The present relates to a spatially modulated cladding mode stripper and to an optical fiber comprising a spatially modulated cladding mode stripper. The spatially modulated cladding mode stripper comprises a series of alternating high cladding light extracting regions and low cladding light extracting regions located along a portion of a cladding to modulate extracting of cladding light therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Marc-André Lapointe, Serge Doucet, Jean-Noel Maran
  • Patent number: 9880403
    Abstract: A non-reciprocal device incorporating metamaterials which exhibit non-reciprocity through angular momentum biasing. The metamaterial, such as a ring resonator, is angular-momentum biased. This is achieved by applying a suitable mechanical or spatio-temporal modulation to resonant inclusions of the metamaterial, thereby producing strong non-reciprocity. In this manner, non-reciprocity can be produced without requiring the use of large and bulky magnets to produce a static magnetic field. The metamaterials of the present invention can be realized by semiconducting and/or metallic materials which are widely used in integrated circuit technology, and therefore, contrary to magneto-optical materials, can be easily integrated into the non-reciprocal devices and large microwave or optical systems. The metamaterials of the present invention can be compact at various frequencies due to the enhanced wave-matter interaction in the constituent resonant inclusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Andrea Alu, Dimitrios Sounas, Nicholas Estep
  • Patent number: 9877407
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include at least one physical extension handle that connects to at least one ejector that facilitates securing a line card to a chassis of a telecommunications system and ejecting the line card from the chassis of the telecommunications system. The physical extension handle may, when connected to the ejector, extend the ejector such that a user is able to access the ejector by way of the physical extension handle to secure the line card to or eject the line card from the chassis of the telecommunications system using the physical extension handle. Additionally or alternatively, the physical extension handle may facilitate physically supporting one or more communication cables connected to the line card in a horizontal orientation such that the communication cables avoid hanging down vertically directly from the chassis. Various other apparatuses and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry K. Sim, Ken R. Weber, Mahesh Nagarajan, Brian J. Ray, Adolpho Gonzalez, Alex Brown, Tark Abed
  • Patent number: 9829655
    Abstract: A communication connector including a connector housing configured to hold at least one of optical fibers or electrical contacts. The connector housing has an engagement face that is configured to interface with a mating connector. The communication connector also includes a movable member that is held by the connector housing and that includes a magnetic material. The movable member is permitted to move toward and engage the mating connector when the movable member is magnetically drawn toward the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: David Donald Erdman, Alan E. Plotts
  • Patent number: 9816304
    Abstract: A double jointed hinge mechanism for pivotally coupling a door to a telecommunications chassis includes an first hinge arm configured to be non-rotatably attached to the chassis, a second hinge arm non-rotatably attached to the door, and a third hinge arm pivotally attached to the first and second hinge arms. The hinge mechanism is configured such that the door can be placed in a first open position and a second open position through rotation about first and second rotational axes. In the first open position, the door is in a generally horizontal position and below the first rotational axis. In the second open position, the door is in a generally vertical position and forward of a vertical plane defined by the first rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Wells, Rodney C. Schoenfelder
  • Patent number: 9810844
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure may include an apparatus having an optical waveguide. The optical waveguide may have a distal end surface non-normal to a longitudinal centerline of a distal end portion of the optical waveguide, wherein the distal end surface may define a portion of an interface configured to redirect electromagnetic radiation propagated from within the optical waveguide and incident on the portion of the interface to a direction offset from the longitudinal centerline. The apparatus may further include a capillary component which may have a first portion of an inner surface heat-fused to a portion of an outer surface of the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Reever
  • Patent number: 9798089
    Abstract: Fiber optic connector assemblies and method for assembling the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic connector assembly includes an optical fiber having an inner glass region, a polymer layer surrounding the inner glass region, and a windowed portion, wherein the inner glass region is exposed at the windowed portion. The fiber optic connector assembly further includes a connector body having a demarcation region at a first end, wherein the optical fiber is disposed within the connector body such that at least a portion of the windowed portion is positioned in the demarcation region, and the optical fiber is adhered to the connector body at the windowed portion. In another embodiment, the demarcation region includes an opening in the outer jacket that exposes the at least a portion of the windowed portion of the plurality of optical fibers and the optical fibers are adhered to a portion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Micah Colen Isenhour, Dennis Michael Knecht, James Phillip Luther, Reginald Roberts
  • Patent number: 9791626
    Abstract: Disclosed are a light transmitting substrate, an array substrate, a color filter substrate and a display device. The light transmitting substrate includes a substrate body (10) comprising at least one intensifier layer (11) and at least one micro-ring resonate structure with a gain located in the intensifier layer (11). By arranging micro-ring resonate structure(s) with a gain in the substrate body (10), the light incident on the substrate is intensified upon passing through the micro-ring resonate structure so as to increase the intensity of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: He Feng, Hongjiang Wu, Sikai Zhang, Changgang Huang
  • Patent number: 9791618
    Abstract: A hollow-core waveguide structure for guiding an electromagnetic signal, comprising: a core material comprising a predetermined refractive index; and a cladding structure disposed about the core material, wherein the cladding structure has a refractive index that is less than unity; wherein the cladding structure comprises an Epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) metamaterial. The core material comprises air or the like. The cladding structure comprises one of substantially planar sheets disposed about the core material and a substantially tubular structure disposed about the core material. Optionally, the ENZ metamaterial comprises a plurality of nanostructures disposed in a host medium. The plurality of nanostructures comprise a transparent conducting oxide. Alternatively, the cladding structure is manufactured via a self-assembly method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Inventors: Hossein Alisafaee, Michael Fiddy
  • Patent number: 9782814
    Abstract: A composite structure includes a base and an auxiliary portion of dissimilar materials. The auxiliary portion is shaped by stamping. As the auxiliary portion is stamped, it interlocks with the base, and at the same time forming a desired structured feature on the auxiliary portion, such as a structured reflective surface, an alignment feature, etc. With this approach, relatively less critical structured features can be shaped on the bulk of the base with less effort to maintain a relatively larger tolerance, while the relatively more critical structured features on the auxiliary portion are more precisely shaped with further considerations to define dimensions, geometries and/or finishes at relatively smaller tolerances. The auxiliary portion may include a composite structure of two dissimilar materials associated with different properties for stamping different structured features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Shuhe Li, Robert Ryan Vallance, Michael K. Barnoski, Yongsheng Zhao, Matthew Gean, Tewodros Mengesha, Rand D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: 9780530
    Abstract: Provided is a butt-jointed (BJ) semiconductor integrated optical device having a high manufacturing yield. A semiconductor integrated optical device, which is configured such that, on a semiconductor substrate, a first semiconductor optical element including an active layer and a second semiconductor optical element including a waveguide layer are butt-jointed to each other with their optical axes being aligned with each other, includes: a semiconductor regrowth layer including at least one of a diffraction grating layer or an etching stop layer, which is formed by one epitaxial growth across an entire surface above the active layer and the waveguide layer; and a cladding layer formed above the semiconductor regrowth layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: OCLARO JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Koichiro Adachi, Takanori Suzuki, Yasushi Sakuma, Kazuhiko Naoe, Akira Nakanishi