Patents Examined by K Cyrus Kianni
  • Patent number: 8116603
    Abstract: Low-loss waveguide structures may comprise a multimode waveguide supporting a periodic light intensity pattern, and attachments disposed at the waveguide adjacent low-intensity regions of the light intensity pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Milos Popovic
  • Patent number: 8107782
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the creation of optical waveguiding devices from standard optical fibers by the creation of zones of permanently altered refractive index characteristics therein. A high intensity femtosecond laser beam is focused at a predetermined target region in the fiber so as to soften the glass material at the target region. After aligning the focal region with the target region in the fiber there will be relative movement between the focal region and the fiber, which has the effect of sweeping the focal region across the fiber in a predetermined path, so as to create a secondary waveguide path. A portion of the light traveling along the core is removed from the core along the secondary waveguide path such that the device can be utilized as an attenuator, an optical tap, or a polarimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: OZ Optics Ltd, Femtonics Corporation
    Inventors: Omur M. Sezerman, Kenneth O. Hill, Garland Best, Dwayne R. J. Miller, Michael Armstrong, Shujie Lin
  • Patent number: 8103135
    Abstract: A sensor system for use in a well bore includes a metal-clad fiber-optic cable, the fiber optic cable include one or more Bragg gratings, and each Bragg grating is configured such that a value or change in a physical parameter to be measured results in a measurable value or change in the Bragg grating. The sensor system is included in a tool moveable through a drill string. The Bragg gratings are subjected to a strain related to the well bore's pressure, such that the pressure can be determined from the characteristics of the Bragg grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Philip Head
  • Patent number: 8092100
    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: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ilsin Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Seop Song, Sang Chul Jun, Young Bae Seo
  • Patent number: 8090233
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the creation of optical waveguiding devices from standard optical fibers by the creation of zones of permanently altered refractive index characteristics therein. A high intensity femtosecond laser beam is focused at a predetermined target region in the fiber so as to soften the glass material at the target region. After aligning the focal region with the target region in the fiber there will be relative movement between the focal region and the fiber, which has the effect of sweeping the focal region across the fiber in a predetermined path, so as to create a secondary waveguide path. A portion of the light traveling along the core is removed from the core along the secondary waveguide path such that the device can be utilized as an attenuator, an optical tap, or a polarimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignees: OZ Optics Ltd, Femtonics Corporation
    Inventors: Omur M. Sezerman, Kenneth O. Hill, Garland Best, Dwayne R. J. Miller, Michael Armstrong, Shujie Lin
  • Patent number: 8089571
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate (12) includes a substrate, a TFT (24) formed on the substrate, a storage capacitor element (20) formed on the substrate, an interlayer insulating film covering the storage capacitor element (20), and a pixel electrode (21) formed on the interlayer insulating film. The storage capacitor element (20) includes a storage capacitor line (27), an insulating film formed on the storage capacitor line (27), and two or more storage capacitor electrodes (25a, 25b, 25c) opposed to the storage capacitor line (27) with the insulating film interposed therebetween. The two or more storage capacitor electrodes (25a, 25b, 25c) are electrically connected via associated contact holes (26a, 26b, 26c) formed in the interlayer insulating film to the pixel electrode (21) and electrically continuous with a drain electrode of the TFT (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshifumi Yagi, Tomoki Noda, Toshihide Tsubata, Masanori Takeuchi, Kenji Enda
  • Patent number: 8087834
    Abstract: A connection member (21), which electrically connects a package (14) on which an optical element that converts an electric signal to an optical signal or converts an optical signal to an electric signal and at least one end portion including an incident/releasing port for an optical signal of an optical waveguide (11) that is optically coupled with the optical element to transmit the optical signal are mounted, and a second substrate (2) to each other, is provided with a holding unit having elasticity, which holds the package (14), and a connection unit that is connected to the substrate (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tanaka, Akihiko Sano, Toshiaki Okuno, Yoshihisa Ishida, Akira Enami, Hiroshi Sameshima, Naru Yasuda, Hayami Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8081263
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a plurality of gate lines, a data line intersecting the plurality of gate lines; a first pixel unit connected with a n-th gate line of the plurality of gate lines and the data line. A second pixel unit connected with a (n+1)-th gate line of the plurality of gate lines; and a coupling capacitor disposed between the first pixel unit and the second pixel unit, wherein the first pixel unit comprises a first liquid crystal capacitor and a first thin film transistor (TFT), the second pixel unit comprises a second liquid crystal capacitor and a second thin film transistor (TFT), and a source electrode and a drain electrode of the second TFT are connected with both electrodes of the coupling capacitor, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-ran You, Yoon-sung Um, Jae-jin Lyu, Seung-beom Park, Jin-won Park, Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8081269
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal display panel, a liquid crystal display protection panel set above the liquid crystal display panel so as to protect a display surface of the liquid crystal display panel, the liquid crystal display protection panel being warped with its central portion being protruded, and a frame supporting the liquid crystal display panel and the liquid crystal display protection panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Haruyoshi Yada, Miyuki Kazama, Toshifumi Tanida, Nariyasu Hayakawa, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Itoh
  • Patent number: 8081273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method of manufacturing the same. In the present invention, a wire grid polarizing pattern is formed on at least one of thin film transistor and color filter substrates in a manufacturing process thereof. According to the present invention, the thickness of an LCD panel can be reduced as compared with a method of attaching an existing polarizer to an LCD panel, and the wire grid polarizing pattern can be built in an LCD panel without increasing the number of masking processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Ho Choo, Yang Suk Ahn, Yeong Hee Yu
  • Patent number: 8068193
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal display device including a back light in which an electrode support member can be reliably arranged on the base side without concern for thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignees: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Azuma, Masaki Tsubokura, Shimon Itakura, Shiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 8059237
    Abstract: A display panel for a LCD device includes a substrate, a plurality of thin film transistors formed on the substrate, a passivation layer formed on the thin film transistors, a plurality of reflective patterns formed on the passivation layer, transparent electrodes formed on the reflective patterns, and reflective films formed on the transparent electrode. The reflective patterns and the reflective films are formed in a reflective area of the passivation layer. The reflective patterns are formed by position transition of two polymer films having different polarities. The display panel having the reflective patterns increase light reflectance and reduce cost for manufacturing an LCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 8057107
    Abstract: An adapter couples a length of optical fiber to a hollow probe and to an optical coherence tomography instrument. The length of optical fiber may be greater than the length of the adapter itself. The optical fiber is fixed to an optical coupler at a proximal end of the adapter and may be maintained in a curved configuration by features located in an internal cavity of the adapter. An optical fiber advance mechanism be used to advance and/or retract the length of optical fiber to align it within the hollow probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Brooks H. Rohlen
  • Patent number: 8059922
    Abstract: A micro-ring configured to selectively detect or modulate optical energy includes at least one annular optical cavity; at least two electrodes disposed about the optical cavity configured to generate an electrical field in the at least one optical cavity; and an optically active layer optically coupled to the at least one optical cavity. A method of manipulating optical energy within a waveguide includes optically coupling at least one annular optical cavity with the waveguide; and selectively controlling an electrical field in the at least one annular optical cavity to modulate optical energy from the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Fattal, Charles M. Santori, Raymond G. Beausoleil, Marco Fiorentino, Theodore I. Kamins
  • Patent number: 8052335
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel ejector apparatus for pluggable transceivers, such as transceivers defined by multi-source agreements (MSAs) including SFP, SFP+, XFP, and the like. The ejector apparatus utilizes a shrouded design where the ejector apparatus encapsulates the top, sides, and bottom of a pluggable transceiver thereby allowing an operator to grasp any side of the ejector apparatus to actuate engagement prongs. In keeping with MSA guidelines, the ejector apparatus utilizes prongs to disengage a locking mechanism in order for the kick out springs to release the module. Advantageously, the ejector apparatus enables high density placement of corresponding transceivers, allows access from all sides of the transceiver for ejection, and allows cables to remain connected to the transceiver during ejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Rebecca Anne Kasbeer-Betty, Basil Oscar Perez
  • Patent number: 8050525
    Abstract: An integrated DWDM transmitter apparatus includes a silica-on-silicon substrate which includes a silica layer and a silicon layer. A plurality of input waveguides and a plurality of gratings are provided within the silica layer. Each of the plurality of gratings is coupled to a corresponding one of the input waveguides. An arrayed waveguide grating within the silica layer is coupled to the plurality of input waveguides, and at least an output waveguide within the silica layer are coupled to the arrayed waveguide grating. The transmitter also includes a plurality of lasers disposed in a recessed region of the silica-on-silicon substrate, and each of the lasers is optically coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of input waveguides. The integrated transmitter also includes plurality of photodiodes, each of the plurality of photodiodes overlying a corresponding one of the plurality of grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Andy Shen, Yu Sheng Bai
  • Patent number: 8040453
    Abstract: A pixel module comprising a first transistor, a second transistor, and a connection line is disclosed. The first transistor is coupled to a first gate line, a source line, and a first drain line. The second transistor is coupled to a second gate line, the source line, and a second drain line. The connection line overlaps and isolates the first and the second drain lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Yeong-Feng Wang, Chih-Liang Liao, Tien-Chun Huang, Yi-Wei Lee
  • Patent number: 8035789
    Abstract: A mounting structure includes a substrate, a first terminal, a first flexible circuit board, and a second terminal. The first terminal is arranged in a first region of a first face of the substrate. The first flexible circuit board is connected to the first terminal through an anisotropic conductive film. The second terminal is arranged in a second region of a second face, which is a rear face relative to the first face of the substrate, wherein the second region does not overlap the first region in plan view. A region of the second face of the substrate, which overlaps the first region in plan view, is formed to be a smooth face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8031990
    Abstract: A variety of structures, methods, systems, and configurations can support plasmons for multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John Brian Pendry, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8025444
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical module comprising, an optical waveguide on the upper side of a substrate; a cutout with at least two slant surfaces, passing at least the core of the optical waveguide; and a film-filter above the cutout. Constructions of bi-directional multi-wavelength optical transmitter-receiver assembly using the optical module as a unit element are also provided in variety on a planar substrate. According to this invention, a bi-directional multi-wavelength transmitter-receiver, which is compact, reliable, excellent in the optical performance and simple in the alignments between the composing elements, can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jun Seok Choi, Hyung Jong Lee