Patents Examined by Hung Lam
  • Patent number: 10261349
    Abstract: An optical module includes a substrate and terminals. The substrate has: a first planar part having first through holes into which the terminals are inserted respectively; a second planar part that opposes the first planar part as a result of the substrate being folded and has second through holes into which the terminals are inserted respectively; at least one first land part that is formed on the first planar part around at least one of the first through holes and that is connected to at least one of the terminals inserted through the first through hole; and at least one second land part that is formed on the second planar part around at least one of the second through holes into which another one of the terminals not being connected to the first land part is inserted and that is connected to the terminal inserted through the second through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10254536
    Abstract: A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system. The display subsystem comprises a planar waveguide apparatus, and an optical fiber having a distal tip affixed relative to the planar waveguide apparatus, and an aperture proximal to the distal tip. The display subsystem further comprises at least one light source coupled the optical fiber and configured for emitting light from the aperture of the optical fiber, and a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted to the drive assembly. The mechanical drive assembly is configured for displacing the aperture of the optical fiber in accordance with a scan pattern. The display subsystem further comprises an optical waveguide input apparatus configured for directing the light from the aperture of the optical fiber down the planar waveguide apparatus, such that the planar waveguide apparatus displays one or more image frames to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Ivan L. Yeoh, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Aaron Mark Schuelke
  • Patent number: 10247886
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable slack management module includes a base defining a first cable management spool, an outer face of which is configured to contact cables when cables are pulled away from the base and a second cable management spool, within which the first cable management spool is located. An inner face of the second cable management spool is configured to contact cables when cables are in a relaxed, non-pulled state. The fiber optic cable slack management module defines a cable exit adjacent the first cable management spool and defined at least partially by the inner face of the second cable management spool, the cable exit defined by a channel positioned between the first and second cable management spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paula Rudenick, Brent Campbell, James J. Solheid, Duane R. Sand
  • Patent number: 10241262
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes a glass fiber and a coating resin layer with which the glass fiber is covered, wherein the coating resin layer includes tin and a cured ultraviolet curable resin composition containing 2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyldiphenyl phosphine as a photoinitiator, a percentage of uncured components having a molecular weight of 1000 or less included in the coating resin layer is 15% by mass or less, and a fraction of an amount of a phosphorus-tin complex with respect to an amount of hydrocarbon on the surface of coating resin layer is 1000 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Iwaguchi, Masuo Iida, Takashi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10232614
    Abstract: An inkjet head including a flow path unit and a plurality of actuator units, each of the plurality of actuator units has a parallelogram shape defined by two sets of opposing sides, which is substantially parallel to a first direction and a second direction intersecting with each other along a plane, the side of the actuator unit parallel to the second direction is substantially parallel to that of an adjacent actuator unit and is shifted from that of the adjacent actuator unit in the second direction, the plurality of actuator units are inclined with respect to two contour lines of a flow path unit, the two contour lines being parallel with each other and extending in a longitudinal direction of the flow path unit, and centers of gravity of contours of the plurality of actuator units are arranged on substantially one straight line which is parallel to the contour lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsuo Sakaida
  • Patent number: 10228517
    Abstract: An optical device includes an optical port array, an optical arrangement, a dispersion element, a focusing element and a programmable optical phase modulator. The optical port array has at least one optical input port for receiving an optical beam and a plurality of optical output ports. The optical arrangement allows optical coupling between the input port and each of the output ports and prevents optical coupling between any one of the plurality of optical output ports and any other of the plurality of optical output ports. The dispersion element receives the optical beam from the input port after traversing the optical arrangement and spatially separates the optical beam into a plurality of wavelength components. The focusing element focuses the plurality of wavelength components. The programmable optical phase modulator receives the focused plurality of wavelength components and steers them to a selected one of the optical outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nistica, Inc.
    Inventors: Jefferson L. Wagener, Carl Edmund Soccolich, Takaaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10216061
    Abstract: A contact image sensor comprises: a light source providing a collimated beam; a detector and a switchable grating array comprising first and second transparent substrates sandwiching an array of switchable grating elements with transparent electrodes applied to said substrates, said substrates together providing a total internal reflection light guide. A first transmission grating layer overlays said first substrate. A second transmission grating layer overlays said second substrate. A quarter wavelength retarder layer overlays said second transmission grating layer. A platen overlays said quarter wavelength retarder layer; a polarization-rotating reflecting layer overlaying said first transmission grating layer. An input coupler for directing light from said light source into said light guide and an output coupler for extracting light out of said light guide towards said detector are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DigiLens, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo Popovich, Jonathan David Waldern
  • Patent number: 10209459
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a type of optical fiber connector, comprising: an external shell; an internal shell, installed within said external shell; an inserted core component, contained within said internal shell and comprising an inserted core and a length of optical fiber pre-installed within said inserted core; and a spring, contained within said internal shell and located behind said inserted core, and being for exerting a pre-set axial force on said inserted core. Said internal shell includes a front part and a rear part; said rear part is assembled on said front part. Additionally, said spring is compressed between said rear part and said inserted core. In the present invention, the rear part can act as a retainer for the compressed spring and can also be for securing the Kevlar fiber extension tube of the optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liming Wang, Guanpeng Hu, Youfeng Lu
  • Patent number: 10203466
    Abstract: A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules, a trough projecting from the body portion and configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules, and a cover pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Gil Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10203461
    Abstract: A method includes forming a coating that covers at least part of a conduction substrate, where the conduction substrate is configured to transport thermal energy. The method also includes forming at least part of an optical waveguide on the coating. The optical waveguide includes multiple cladding layers and a core, and the optical waveguide is configured to transport optical signals. The conduction substrate, the coating, and the optical waveguide form an integrated monolithic waveguide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Roy Zamudio, Makan Mohageg
  • Patent number: 10189975
    Abstract: A cable fill composition for an optical fiber cable, said cable fill composition comprising (i) a Fischer-Tropsch derived base oil; and (ii) a thickening system, wherein the thickening system comprises at least one block copolymer. The cable fill composition of the present invention provides improvements in rheological characteristics, low temperature properties, and colour stability properties, as well as minimizing the levels of additives such as antioxidants and pour point depressants which need to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Joerg Friedel
  • Patent number: 10193632
    Abstract: Techniques related to optical devices including a high contrast grating (HCG) lens are described herein. In an example, an optical device includes a transparent substrate. A laser emitter or detector at a first side of the transparent substrate to emit or detect a laser light transmitted via the transparent substrate. A HCG lens is at a second side of the transparent substrate to transmit and refract the laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Wayne Victor Sorin, Michael Renne Ty Tan, David A. Fattal, Sagi Varghese Mathai
  • Patent number: 10191191
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for diffractive waveplate lens and mirror systems allowing electronically focusing light at different focal planes. The system can be incorporated into a variety of optical schemes for providing electrical control of transmission. In another embodiment, the system comprises diffractive waveplate of different functionality to provide a system for controlling not only focusing but other propagation properties of light including direction, phase profile, and intensity distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co., The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nelson V. Tabirian, Svetlana V. Serak, Olena Uskova, David E. Roberts, Anna Tabirian, Diane M. Steeves, Brian R. Kimball
  • Patent number: 10185084
    Abstract: Layered glass structures and fabrication methods are described. The methods include depositing soot on a dense glass substrate to form a composite structure and sintering the composite structure to form a layered glass structure. The dense glass substrate may be derived from an optical fiber preform that has been modified to include a planar surface. The composite structure may include one or more soot layers. The layered glass structure may be formed by combining multiple composite structures to form a stack, followed by sintering and fusing the stack. The layered glass structure may further be heated to softening and drawn to control linear dimensions. The layered glass structure or drawn layered glass structure may be configured as a planar waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Matthew John Dejneka, Daniel Warren Hawtof, Dale Robert Powers, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 10187577
    Abstract: A mobile device including a camera; a memory; a wireless communication processor; a display configured to display a preview captured by the camera and at least one or more selectable options; and a controller configured to change at least one or more factors among camera setting information according to a selected specific option from the at least one or more selectable options with reference to the memory, store a specific preview captured based on the changed factor in the memory, and transmit image data corresponding to the specific preview and the camera setting information used for capturing the specific preview via the wireless communication processor to an external mobile device in response to reception of a command for sharing the specific preview stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeho Choi, Hojae Jung, Jisun Lee
  • Patent number: 10154206
    Abstract: A monitoring camera can make communication with a client apparatus through an IP network. The monitoring camera includes an image capturing unit that captures an image of an object, a compressing and encoding unit that overlays overlay information on the captured image, and a communication unit that transmits transparency information indicative of whether or not a transparency can be set for each of a first portion and a second portion of the overlay information, which is overlaid by the compressing and encoding unit, to the client apparatus via the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuuji Nagaike
  • Patent number: 10151873
    Abstract: An optical fiber with ultra-low attenuation and bend insensitivity includes a core layer and cladding layers. The cladding layers have an inner cladding layer surrounding the core layer, a trench cladding layer surrounding the inner cladding layer, an auxiliary outer cladding layer surrounding the trench cladding layer, and an outer cladding layer surrounding the auxiliary outer cladding layer. The core layer has a radius of 3.0-3.9 ?m, and a relative refractive index difference of ?0.04% to 0.12%. The inner cladding layer has a radius of 8-14 ?m, and a relative refractive index difference of about ?0.35% to ?0.10%. The trench cladding layer has a radius of about 14-20 ?m, and a relative refractive index difference of about ?0.6% to ?0.2%. The auxiliary outer cladding layer has a radius of about 35-50 ?m, and a relative refractive index difference of about ?0.4% to ?0.15%. The outer cladding layer is a pure silicon-dioxide glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: YANGTZE OPTICAL FIBRE CABLE JOINT STOCK LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Jihong Zhu, Lei Zhang, Shengya Long, Jun Wu, Liang Al, Ruichun Wang
  • Patent number: 10154212
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photodiode having a first electrode and a second electrode, a first transistor that controls electrical connection between the first electrode and a first wiring line through which first voltage is supplied, and a second transistor that controls electrical connection between the first electrode and a second wiring line through which second voltage different from the first voltage is supplied, and voltage at the second electrode is read with the first transistor and the second transistor turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Koide, Mitsutoshi Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10148353
    Abstract: An optical cable signaling system includes an optical cable and an endpoint device that is connected to the optical cable. An optical cable signaling device is provided in the optical cable signaling system for signaling using the optical cable, and includes a first optical cable manipulation subsystem and a second optical cable manipulation subsystem. An optical cable signaling actuator on the optical cable signaling device is configured to move the first optical cable manipulation subsystem relative to the second optical cable manipulation subsystem to physically manipulate the optical cable such that a parameter of an optical signal transmitted through the optical cable changes. An optical cable signaling engine in the optical cable signaling device is configured to actuate the optical cable signaling actuator to communicate information to the endpoint device via changes in the parameter of the optical signal transmitted through the optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Marimuthu Sakthivel, Shubhang Chaudhary, Joseph LaSalle White, Vinay Sawal
  • Patent number: 10139577
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an adapter, a housing, a ferrule, and a sensor. The housing is received by the adapter and has a bore. The ferrule is translatable within the bore of the housing. The sensor is mounted on the housing or on the adapter. The sensor is configured for detecting translation of the ferrule. An electrical characteristic of the sensor changes to indicate translation of the ferrule to a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu, Chi Kong Paul Ng