Patents Examined by Mina Shalaby
  • Patent number: 10187160
    Abstract: An optical receiver is provided. The optical receiver includes a fiber support structure located on a front side of a back plate. The fiber support structure supports and guides a plurality of scintillating fibers in a spiral arrangement extending from a back orifice through the back plate. A central guide located around the back orifice is adapted to gather and collect the plurality of scintillating fibers from their disperse spiral arrangement on the fiber support structure and direct them through the back orifice as a bundle into a photo detector located behind the back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Penguin Automated Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Baiden
  • Patent number: 10187159
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical source comprising a laser, a first optical power splitter, phase changing equipment, polarisation state setting equipment, a polarisation beam coupler and an output. The laser is configured to generate an optical signal. The first optical power splitter is configured to split the optical signal into a first optical signal and a second optical signal. The phase changing equipment is configured to change the phase of at least one of the first optical signal and the second optical signal such that the first optical signal has a first phase and the second optical signal has a second phase different from the first phase by a preselected phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fabio Cavaliere, Antonio D'Errico, Luca Giorgi
  • Patent number: 10187143
    Abstract: In an example, the present invention includes an integrated system-on-chip device. The device is configured on a single silicon substrate member. The device has a data input/output interface provided on the substrate member. The device has an input/output block provided on the substrate member and coupled to the data input/output interface. The device has a signal processing block provided on the substrate member and coupled to the input/output block. The device has a driver module provided on the substrate member and coupled to the signal processing block. In an example, the device has a driver interface provided on the substrate member and coupled to the driver module and configured to be coupled to a silicon photonics device. In an example, a control block is configured to receive and send instruction(s) in a digital format to the communication block and is configured to receive and send signals in an analog format to communicate with the silicon photonics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10187710
    Abstract: In an example, the present invention includes an integrated system on chip device. The device has a data input/output interface provided on the substrate member and configured for a predefined data rate and protocol. In an example, the data input/output interface is configured for number of lanes numbered from four to one hundred and fifty. In an example, the SerDes block is configured to convert a first data stream of N into a second data stream of M such that each of the first data stream having a first predefined data rate at a first clock rate and each of the second data stream having a second predefined data rate at a second clock rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10187157
    Abstract: To provide an optical transmitter module with simplified control of a voltage to be applied to an optical modulator. An optical transmitter module includes a semiconductor laser for irradiating a laser beam; a demultiplexer for branching the laser beam to output branched light beams; optical modulators for modulating an optical amplitude of each of the branched light beams into a first optical amplitude or a second optical amplitude, depending on an input level at two levels; and a multiplexer for multiplexing output light beams from the optical modulators. The optical transmitter module may include optical waveguides for connecting the optical modulators and the multiplexer, and the optical waveguides may include a first optical waveguide for causing a first phase difference and a second optical waveguide for causing a second phase difference different from the first phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Kouji Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10187158
    Abstract: Provided is an optical communication system capable of suppressing the deterioration of an intensity waveform of an optical intensity modulated signal subjected to transformation using SSB modulation and improving a bit error ratio and a receiver sensitivity of the optical intensity modulated signal. The optical communication system includes: an optical transmitter section including: a single-side band modulation circuit configured to subject a double-side band modulated signal to generate a single-side band modulated signal; a correction circuit configured to correct an intensity of the single-side band modulated signal so that the intensity of the single-side band modulated signal becomes closer to an intensity of the double-side band modulated signal; and an optical IQ modulator configured to output an optical modulated signal; and an optical receiver section configured to receive the optical modulated signal to directly detect an intensity component of the optical modulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: OCLARO JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10181898
    Abstract: In example implementations, an optical gate is provided. The optical gate receives at least one optical signal via a waveguide of an optical memory gate. The optical gate compares a wavelength of the at least one optical signal to a resonant wavelength associated with a resonator. When the wavelength of the at least one optical signal matches the resonant wavelength, a value that is stored in the resonator is read out via the at least one optical signal. Then, the at least one optical signal with the value that is read out is transmitted out of the optical gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Nikolas A. Tezak, David Kielpinski, Jason Pelc, Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Ranojoy Bose, Raymond G. Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 10181903
    Abstract: Optical communication using optical resonators with noise margins is disclosed. A representative system includes an optical fiber for transmitting optical signals, a receiver configured to receive the optical signals, and a plurality of optical resonators optically connecting the optical fiber to the receiver. The individual optical resonators can have peak sensitivities at mutually different wavelengths of light. In some embodiments the optical resonators can be Q-switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Taylor, Narsing Vijayrao
  • Patent number: 10182276
    Abstract: A method and management node for deciding ports suitable to be communicatively connected to each other in a communications network. The communications network comprises an available port communicatively connected to the communications network, and a discovered port that is discovered as being communicatively connected to the communications network. The management node obtains Information associating at least the available port and the discovered port with respective one or more attributes and with a respective attribute identifier identifying the respective one or more attributes. The management node receives, from a port discovering network node, a message comprising the attribute identifier associated with the discovered port. The management node decides that the available port is suitable to be communicatively connected with the discovered port based on that the respective one or more attributes are considered matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Dahlfort, Kim Laraqui, Christopher Price, Ming Xia
  • Patent number: 10181827
    Abstract: A transimpedance amplifier (TIA) structure includes an input node with a variable inductance component serving to reduce variation in peak amplitude over different gain conditions. According to certain embodiments, an inductor at the TIA input has a first node in communication with a Field Effect Transistor (FET) drain, and a second node in communication with the FET source. A control voltage applied to the FET gate effectively controls the input inductance by adding a variable impedance across the inductor. Under low gain conditions, lowering of inductance afforded by the control voltage applied to the FET reduces voltage peaking. TIAs in accordance with embodiments may be particularly suited to operate over a wide dynamic range to amplify incoming electrical signals received from a photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tom Broekaert
  • Patent number: 10181942
    Abstract: An optical signal generation device in an optical communication system includes a control signal manager that outputs the number of information sequences and control signals, a timing manager that outputs a timing signal, signal multiplexers that generate multiplexed signal sequences by multiplexing in a time-division manner transmission information sequences and the control signals, pulse converters that convert the multiplexed signal sequences to pulse signal sequences, and transmission processing units that send transmission signal sequences whose intensities correspond to values of the pulse signal sequences. Each control signal includes an identification signal allowing each transmission information sequence to be identified, the timing signals change their values on a cycle of the minimum pulse width of the pulse signal sequences, and time positions at which values of the N timing signals vary are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masataka Imao
  • Patent number: 10181921
    Abstract: A framer in a transmission device that allocates time slots of an optical channel to a logical path, divides client signals received via the logical path to the time slots allocated to the logical path, and transmits the client signals by a plurality of optical subcarriers using optical wavelengths correlated with the time slots includes: a time slot allocating unit configured to perform a process of reducing a transmission band of the logical path when some of the optical wavelengths are unavailable and changing the time slots allocated to the logical path depending on the reduced transmission band to avoid using the time slots corresponding to the unavailable optical wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yokota, Takafumi Hamano, Takashi Kotanigawa, Kaoru Arai, Kei Kitamura, Hideki Maeda, Yoshiaki Yamada, Takuya Ohara, Kengo Shintaku
  • Patent number: 10181920
    Abstract: An ethernet-based communication system is provided. The communication system comprises: a first unit configured to generate a reference clock signal by using an input first ethernet signal, multiplex the first ethernet signal and a second ethernet signal in response to the reference clock signal, and output the multiplexed ethernet signals; a second unit configured to generate the reference clock signal by using the multiplexed ethernet signals, separate the second ethernet signal from the multiplexed ethernet signals in response to the reference clock signal, and output the first ethernet signal; and a transmission medium for connecting the first and second units and transmitting the multiplexed ethernet signals from the first unit to the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SOLiD, INC.
    Inventor: Bum Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10181909
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to optical wireless architecture. More particularly, certain embodiments of the invention pertain to a novel method and apparatus to generate millimeter-wave signals with simple and/or low cost architecture. Simple millimeter-wave generation and dispersion-tolerant transmission is based on photonic mixing of two free-running lightwaves and self-mixing down-conversion. More particularly, heterodyne mixing of two free run lightwaves is achieved, wherein one lightwave is modulated by an external modulator driven by electrical data as one of the side-bands of a millimeter-wave signal. Optical to electrical conversion is performed and the millimeter-wave signal is broadcasted by a high-frequency antenna to a receiving side having a local oscillator with self-mixing architecture to down-convert the radio frequency to its baseband form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: ZTE CORPORATION (CHINA), ZTE (USA) Inc.
    Inventor: Jianjun Yu
  • Patent number: 10181968
    Abstract: A system and method for backchannel closed loop feedback for channel equalization over Ethernet. Closed loop backchannel feedback for real-time transmitter adaptive equalization is provided for a pair of non-ideal duplex communication channels. The real-time transmitter adaptive equalization enables use of low cost relaxed specification transmitter modules at high data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert John Stone, Howard Frazier
  • Patent number: 10090960
    Abstract: The prevent invention relates to a method, an apparatus, and a system for processing a flexible-rate signal. The method includes encapsulating a signal from a client side to n optical channel data unit ODU signals, and encapsulating the n ODU signals to a flexible optical channel transport unit OTU signal, where a nominal bit rate of the flexible OTU signal varies according to a value of n and the n is an integer greater than or equal to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiyi Cao
  • Patent number: 10069567
    Abstract: An optical receiver receives signal light obtained by superimposing a second signal to a first signal according to a predetermined superimposition pattern. In the optical receiver, a tunable optical filter allows a part of a spectrum of the received light to pass, and a photodetector converts the transmission light into an electrical signal. A filter controller controls a center transmittance frequency of the tunable optical filter in response to a superimposed period and a non-superimposed period of the second signal identified based on the electrical signal. A superimposed signal detector detects the second signal based on the electrical signal obtained in response to the control of the tunable optical filter during the superimposed period. An optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) calculator calculates an OSNR of the signal light based on the electrical signal obtained in response to the control of the tunable optical filter during the non-superimposed period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Goji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10063946
    Abstract: A transponder includes a multiplexing section, optical transmitters, optical receivers, an extracting section, and a warning monitor section, wherein the extracting section includes a first signal extracting unit for extracting reception data, a second signal extracting unit for extracting reception data, and a reception signal switching section. When carrier signals are in a link-establishable state, the reception signal switching section supplies reception electric signals generated by the optical receivers to the first signal extracting unit and outputs the reception data. When a carrier signal is in a non-link-establishable state, the reception signal switching section supplies a reception electric signal generated by an optical receiver using a carrier signal in the link-establishable state to the second signal extracting unit and outputs the reception data extracted by the second signal extracting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Mamiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10063314
    Abstract: An optical time domain reflectometer and a method for detecting an optical fiber are disclosed. In an embodiment the optical time domain reflectometer includes: a service signal generator, a signal coupler connected to the service signal generator, an electro-optical modulator connected to the signal coupler, a transmitter connected to the electro-optical modulator, a photoelectric detector connected to the transmitter, and an analog to digital converter connected to the photoelectric detector. The optical time domain reflectometer further includes: a digital signal processor, connected to the service signal generator, the signal coupler, and the analog to digital converter, and configured to generate compensation data and a PN code sequence, receive a sampled signal sent by the analog to digital converter, and calculate a first optical fiber function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Luo, Yansui Huang, Ning Deng
  • Patent number: 10050701
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus including: a macrobending injected-light modulation and control module, configured to modulate an injected optical signal according to a port identifier of each first port and inject the injected optical signal to an optical fiber connected to the first port; a macrobending signal detection module, configured to receive a received optical signal at a second port of an optical transmission path; a phase-locked detection module, electrically connected to the macrobending injected-light modulation and control module and the macrobending signal detection module, and configured to: when an injected optical signal that is injected by the macrobending injected-light modulation and control module to an optical fiber is consistent with a received optical signal that is acquired by the macrobending signal detection module, acquire and output port identifiers of a first port and a second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianmin Gong, Jun Huang, Jun Zhao