Patents Examined by K Cyrus Kianni
  • Patent number: 8931965
    Abstract: An optical connector includes an insulative housing, an optical module movably retained on the insulative housing, and a spring being assembled between the insulative housing and the optical module along a front to back direction. The optical module has a hemispheric projection at a rear side thereof. The spring has a first end positioned on the insulative housing and a second end ringing on the projection and resisting against a hemispheric surface of the projection. The second end moves on the hemispheric surface of the projection when the spring is compressed to move upwardly or laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Jia-Yong He, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 8896778
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a liquid crystal display device including a thin film transistor with high electric characteristics and high reliability. As for a liquid crystal display device including an inverted staggered thin film transistor of a channel stop type, the inverted staggered thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating film over the gate electrode, a microcrystalline semiconductor film including a channel formation region over the gate insulating film, a buffer layer over the microcrystalline semiconductor film, and a channel protective layer which is formed over the buffer layer so as to overlap with the channel formation region of the microcrystalline semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8705901
    Abstract: A method for making a polarization rotator includes the steps of forming a structure including a semiconductor substrate and a mesa part, forming a first semiconductor layer on a main surface of the semiconductor substrate and around the mesa part, forming a second semiconductor layer on the first semiconductor layer, forming a semiconductor laminate by forming a third semiconductor layer on the second semiconductor layer, forming a mask layer on the third semiconductor layer, forming a mesa including a first semiconductor core by etching the semiconductor laminate, and forming a first semiconductor cladding by forming a fourth semiconductor layer around the mesa. The first semiconductor core and the first semiconductor cladding form a polarization rotating unit. An inclined surface of a mesa-part-adjacent portion extends in a second direction forming an acute angle with the main surface. An inclined portion of the second semiconductor layer extends in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chie Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8690459
    Abstract: A protect cap for an optical fiber adapter according to the present disclosure is provided. The protect cap includes a casing defining a passage for receiving the optical fiber adapter, a pair of supporting lugs formed on the casing, a covering lid, and a pair of supporting arms extending from the covering lid. Each of the supporting lugs defines a shaft hole. Each of the supporting arms is provided with a shaft, wherein the shafts are positioned in the shaft holes, respectively such that the covering lid is pivotally connected to the casing. A first protrusion is formed on one of the shafts and a second protrusion is formed on an inner surface of one of the shaft holes. When the shafts are rotated to bring the first protrusion into contact with the second protrusion, the covering lid is kept in an open position with respect to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ezontek Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung An Lin, Sung Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8692968
    Abstract: Provided are a chip component mounting structure and a chip component mounting method, wherein when a plurality of chip components having different heights are mounted on a substrate via an anisotropic conductive film, position gaps which occur when the chip components are pressure-bonded to the substrate are prevented, and the chip components can be accurately mounted to the substrate at target positions; and a liquid crystal display device provided with the substrate. In the chip component mounting structure, a position fixing resin (4) for maintaining the orientation of chip components (2) which are pressure-bonded to a substrate (1) via an anisotropic conductive film (7) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8678673
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of optical USB thin card is disclosed, which includes a substrate, having a space formed inside its packaging layer; a seat, disposed at a position on the substrate while forming an opening on the substrate; a plurality of first contact elements, each being disposed on the seat to be used for connecting electrically with an external device; a plurality of second contact elements, each being disposed on the seat to be used for connecting electrically with an external device; and bidirectional optical transmission module, having a plurality of optical fiber, disposed inside an accommodation space formed by the enclosure of the seat and the substrate; a micro control unit, for processing signals, data and commands of the optical USB thin card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chien-Hong Lin, Yuan-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8666216
    Abstract: A telecommunications infrastructure includes first and second trough members for routing signal-carrying fibers. Coupling members may be used to adjustably couple a first trough member arranged alongside a second trough member together. Coupling members may also be used to adjustably couple a first trough member together with a second trough member terminating at the first trough member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Dean Takisaki, Paul A. Knight, Steven W. Ellison
  • Patent number: 8634683
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical waveguide device, includes obtaining an optical waveguide by forming sequentially a first cladding layer, a core layer, and a second cladding layer on a substrate, forming a groove portion including a light path conversion inclined surface and a sidewall surface which intersects with it, and the groove portion dividing the second cladding layer and the core layer, on both end sides of the optical waveguide respectively, forming selectively a metal layer on the light path conversion inclined surface and the sidewall surface of the groove portion, forming a protection insulating layer sealing the metal layer on the optical waveguide, and obtaining a light path conversion mirror that the metal layer is formed on the light path conversion inclined surface, by forming a concave portion which penetrates the core layer from the protection insulating layer to remove the metal layer formed on the sidewall surface of the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 8611713
    Abstract: An optical cable includes an optical fiber, a primary coating coated on the optical fiber, and an outer coating coated on the primary coating. The optical cable is spiral, and can be compressed or stretched. The outer coating comprises about 40 to 70 weight percent of caoutchouc, about 20 to 50 weight percent of neoprene, about 0 to 6 weight percent of magnesium oxide, about 0 to 6 weight percent of zinc oxide, and about 0 to 6 weight percent of vulcanization accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Thun Lin
  • Patent number: 8582046
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a light guide plate guiding light, light sources disposed adjacent to at least one side of the light guide plate, and a lower receptacle. The lower receptacle includes a bottom plate on which the light guide plate and the light sources are disposed, a lower receptacle side wall extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate and from an edge of the bottom plate, and an upper plate extended from the lower receptacle side wall and substantially parallel to the bottom plate. The upper plate does not overlap the light guide plate in a plan view of the liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeoung-Gwen Lee
  • Patent number: 8509587
    Abstract: A portable optical fiber processing apparatus is disclosed. The portable optical fiber processing apparatus of the present invention includes a base (1), which provides a space in which components are installed, and a sheathing stripping unit (10), which is provided on the base and strips sheathing from an optical fiber (R). The apparatus further includes an optical fiber cutting unit (40), which is provided on the base and cuts a portion of the optical fiber, from which the sheathing has been stripped, using a sliding cutter (43) in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber, and a welding unit (50), which is provided on the base and welds junction portions of two optical fibers. The present invention is characterized in that a process of stripping sheathing from an optical fiber and cutting, cleaning and welding processes can be conducted using a single apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Ilsin Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Seop Song, Sang Chul Jun, Young Bae Seo
  • Patent number: 8463081
    Abstract: An optical phase modulator having a reduced time drift of an electro-optical response is disclosed. An optical waveguide exhibiting the electro-optic effect includes two serially coupled portions having opposite time drifts of magnitudes of their respective electro-optical responses. As a result, a time drift of an overall electro-optical response of the optical phase modulator is lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Karl Kissa
  • Patent number: 8447153
    Abstract: A low inductance structure for improving the integrity of data signals carried in an optical subassembly is disclosed. In one embodiment the optical subassembly comprises a housing containing a lens assembly and an optical isolator. The optical subassembly further includes an optoelectronic package having a base defining a mounting surface that cooperates with a cap to define a hermetic enclosure. First and second signal leads of the subassembly include ends that extend into the hermetic enclosure. A submount is disposed on the base mounting surface. A low inductance structure is integrally formed with the submount and includes a dielectric body interposed between the first and second leads. The body includes shaped edges and conductive pad structures in electrical communication with conductive traces disposed on the submount. Each pad structure is also in electrical communication with a respective one of the first and second signal leads via a plurality of wirebonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Darin James Douma, The 'Linh Nguyen, Hongyu Deng, Martin Kalberer, Maziar Amirkiai
  • Patent number: 8437583
    Abstract: An optical module having a flexible substrate having, even after actual manufacturing steps, excellent transmission characteristics of high-frequency signals and an advantage that electromagnetic field radiation is reduced even when it is connected with a package. The flexible substrate used in external connection of the package of the optical module uses a flexible substrate having a coplanar line to which a lead pin is fixedly attached, a grounded coplanar line which is in contact with the coplanar region, and a microstrip line which is in contact with the grounded coplanar line. The flexible substrate has an electrode layout in which an electromagnetic field component of a surface ground line and a signal line is more dominant than an electromagnetic field component of a back-surface ground line and the signal line in a region of the coplanar line adjacent to the grounded coplanar line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Takuma Ban
  • Patent number: 8432506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device and methods for repairing defects in the same. The liquid crystal display includes a display driver, an active area of the display panel, and a first signal line. The first signal line, connected to the display driver and the active area, has a defect. A repair line is disposed above the first signal line between the display driver and the active area, wherein the repair line and the first signal line have at least two overlaps without electrical connection there between. The repair line is continuous between two overlaps which are located at the two sides of the defect. Then the repair line and the first signal line are shorted at the two overlaps. And the first signal line is cut at the locations between the defect and the two overlaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Qian
  • Patent number: 8428399
    Abstract: An optical module including a first optical coupler; a second optical coupler; a first optical waveguide; a second optical waveguide; a first electrode provided on the first optical waveguide; a second electrode provided on the second optical waveguide; a short electrode shorter than the first and second electrodes and provided on the second optical waveguide; and a first high-frequency connector and a second high-frequency connector; wherein, the short electrode provided on the second optical waveguide is coupled to the second high-frequency connector; and the first electrode provided on the first optical waveguide is coupled to the first high-frequency connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Kazumasa Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 8427594
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: a first substrate and a second substrate disposed opposite the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first and second substrates and including liquid crystal molecules; a gate line which transmits a gate signal; first and second data lines which respectively transmit first and second data voltages, the first and second data voltages having opposite polarities; a first switching element connected to the gate line and the first data line; a second switching element connected to the gate line and the second data line; a first subpixel electrode connected to the first switching element; and a second subpixel electrode connected to the second switching element. The first and second subpixel electrodes overlap portions of the first and second data lines. The first and second subpixel electrodes include first and second branches, respectively, which are alternately arranged between the first and second data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Woon Kim, Hee-Seop Kim, Hyang-Yul Kim, Joo-Nyung Jang, Chong-Chul Chai, Mee-Hye Jung, Hwa-Sung Woo, Cheol Shin, Dong-Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 8428401
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide for on-chip optical waveguides, methods of making on-chip optical waveguides, and devices including such on-chip optical waveguides. A dielectric layer formed from, e.g., transparent spacer dielectric material, forms a waveguide core and can be surrounded or substantially surrounded by a metal cladding layer. The metal cladding layer can be formed in the chip using backend metallization techniques, e.g., Damascene processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Lars Tilly
  • Patent number: 8427620
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device of IPS mode includes an array of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern by crossing a plurality of video signal lines and a plurality of scanning signal lines each other. Each of the pixels is provided with at least a switching element. A transparent insulating film is provided on both signal lines, and a plurality of pixel electrodes, common electrodes and common lines are provided on the transparent insulating film. The common lines are formed in a grid-shaped pattern such that a first group of the common lines is made of a first conductor having lower reflectivity against optical light than that of metal while a second group of the common lines is made of a second conductor including a metal layer such that the first group and the second group are crossing each other along the video signal lines and the scanning signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soichi Saito, Shinya Niioka, Masayuki Jumonji, Hiroshi Tanabe, Masamichi Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8421936
    Abstract: A display panel including a first capacitor and a second capacitor is disclosed. The first and second capacitors boost a second driving voltage from a driving chip and apply the boosted second driving voltage to the driving chip. The driving chip receives the boosted second driving voltage and outputs a first driving voltage to drive the display panel. Thus, the display panel does not require any additional capacitor for boosting the second driving voltage, thereby reducing a thickness and a manufacturing cost of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Jeon, Hyung-Guel Kim