Patents Examined by Ryan Lepisto
  • Patent number: 10288868
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus, systems, methods of making, and methods of using a configuration in an optical arrangement for forward viewing spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) probe can be provided. For example, the probe can comprise a light focusing component, a light guiding component, a light reflecting component, and a grating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: CANON U.S.A., INC., THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guillermo J. Tearney, Dongkyun Kang, Mitsuhiro Ikuta, Kenji Yamazoe, Anderson Thi Mach, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Patent number: 10281746
    Abstract: An optical transmitter includes a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) coupled to an input end of a first optical waveguide. An end of the first optical waveguide provides a transmitter output for the optical transmitter. Moreover, a section of the first optical waveguide between the input end and the output end is optically coupled to a ring modulator that modulates an optical signal based on an electrical input signal. A passive ring filter (or a 1×N silicon-photonic switch and a bank of band reflectors) is connected to provide a mirror that reflects light received from the second optical waveguide back toward the RSOA to form a lasing cavity. Moreover, the ring modulator and the passive ring filter have different sizes, which causes a Vernier effect that provides a large wavelength tuning range for the lasing cavity in response to tuning the ring modulator and the passive ring filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Xuezhe Zheng, Ying Luo, Jin Yao, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10274675
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for photonic communication and photonic addressing are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a plurality of photonic sources, a plurality of memory die, a logic die. Each of the plurality of photonic sources provides a photonic signal of a different wavelength and are provided to a first photonic path. Each memory die of the plurality of memory die includes a photonic modulation circuit coupled to the first photonic path, and further includes a photonic detector circuit coupled to a second photonic path. Each memory die of the plurality of memory die is associated with and addressed by a respective wavelength of a photonic signal. The logic die is coupled to the first and second photonic paths, and includes a plurality of photonic circuits. Each of the photonic circuits of the plurality of photonic circuits is associated with a respective wavelength of a photonic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Sion Quinlan
  • Patent number: 10274758
    Abstract: Examples of an apparatus are disclosed. In some examples, an apparatus may comprise a first waveguide configured to propagate light originated from a light source, a first modulator coupled with the first waveguide, and a first sensor coupled with the first modulator. The apparatus may further comprise a second waveguide coupled with the first waveguide to form a propagation path for the light between the light source and a receiver device, a second modulator coupled with the second waveguide, and a second sensor coupled with the second modulator. The first modulator is configured to modulate the light propagating in the first waveguide based on sensor data from the first sensor, and the second modulator is configured to modulate the light propagating in the second waveguide based on sensor data from the second sensor, to enable the receiver device to obtain the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Xinqiao Liu
  • Patent number: 10274692
    Abstract: An optical termination module (50) comprises a fixed part (60) to be attached to a mounting member (108) of an electric cabinet (100) and a movable part (70) rotatably attached to the fixed part (60) to move relative to the fixed part (60) about a rotation axis (X-X) between a first position and a second position. The fixed part (60) has a bottom surface (61a) with an inlet opening (61b) configured to receive an optical drop cable (1) and the movable part (70) has a bottom surface (71a) with one or more outlet openings (71b) configured to receive respective one or more optical customer cables (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Abbiati, Arnaud Le Dissez
  • Patent number: 10274808
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for in situ reconfigurable quasi-phase matching field-programmable nonlinear photonics that is reliably reconfigurable and maintains nonlinear conversion efficiency is presented. Devices include a ferroelectric waveguide susceptible to light-assisted poling; (UV-transparent) first electrode(s); one or more UV illumination sources; at least a second electrode; and a substrate. Reconfiguring the hybrid electronic/photonic field programmable array device includes selecting a device type; selecting parameters for the device; determining per-electrode voltages for the device; determining timing values for reconfiguring the device; initiating illumination of the device; applying per-electrode voltages of the device; terminating per-electrode voltages according to the timing values; and terminating illumination according to the timing values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Mackenzie A. Van Camp
  • Patent number: 10267987
    Abstract: Light emitters are made of one or more cladded flat optical fibers having opposite flat sides and disruptions along at least a portion of the length of the fibers to cause light entering at least one end to be emitted from at least one side. The ends of the flat optical fibers may have substantially the same thickness as a light source and a width substantially equal to or substantially greater than the width of the light source for ease of optically coupling one or more such light sources to the flat optical fiber ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lumitex, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Page, Brian M. Spahnie
  • Patent number: 10268012
    Abstract: A closure (100) facilitates upgrading a network to extend optical fibers closer to, or all the way to, the subscribers by facilitating the transition between optical signals to electrical signals. The closure includes a base (110) and a cover (120) defining an interior; and a circuit board (130) disposed within the interior. A management tray (140) can be coupled to the base. The circuit board (130) includes the optoelectronic circuitry. The management tray (140) includes a platform (141) disposed between the circuit board (130) and the cover (120). Various types of fiber and electrical cable sub-assemblies (160) can be received at a port (113) defined in the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity UK Limited, CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Eddy Luc Cams, Nicolas De Jaegere, Patrick Jacques Ann Diepstraten, Ian Miles Standish
  • Patent number: 10268013
    Abstract: A high density fiber enclosure system includes a chassis, cassette trays, an optional unification clip, cassettes, and an optional trunk cable management system. The chassis, cassette trays, and cassettes are configured such that individual cassettes may be installed, removed, and otherwise positioned for easy access by a user. The unification clip allows two adjacent cassette trays to be connected to one other such that cassette trays move as one unit. The trunk cable management system is designed to organize trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs as well as relieve strain on the trunk cables and trunk cable furcation legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry A. Wiltjer, Shaun P. Brouwer, Gregory L. Kuffel, Joel D. Kwasny, Kai C. Lui, Benjamin S. Novak, Joseph E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10267986
    Abstract: An optical fiber plate manufacturing apparatus using vibration, includes: an optical fiber supply unit configured to supply an optical fiber; an optical fiber cutting unit configured to cut the optical fiber, supplied from the optical fiber supply unit, to a preset size; an optical fiber storage case configured to collect and store optical fibers, cut to the preset size, in a predetermined direction; and an optical fiber arranging unit configured to arrange the optical fibers, stored in the optical fiber storage case, using vibration so as to minimize a gap between the optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOVIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Ha Lee, In Soo Jeon, Young Tae Jeong, In Suk Lee, Seung Hwan Hang, Jae Min Kim, Gi Yun Eom
  • Patent number: 10261274
    Abstract: An optical fiber connection unit able to efficiently remove heat generated in the optical fiber connection unit. The optical fiber connection unit includes a closed circulation path, through which coolant for eliminating heat generated in the optical fiber connection unit by a laser beam propagating through the optical fiber connection unit circulates, and a coolant circulation device for causing the coolant to flow and circulate in the circulation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Izumi
  • Patent number: 10254625
    Abstract: An optical signal processing device with a transponder aggregator function by which theoretical loss is not increased even if the number of necessary transponders is increased. Optical signals inputted from input ports are inputted to a PLC. The PLC has SBTs. The input ports are connected to the input-end SBT, and a plane wave is outputted from an output end of the PLC to the space side at an angle different for each input port. Optical signals outputted by the PLC are changed in their optical paths on the x-z plane by a cylindrical lens (Lsp) designed to refract optical signals in the x-axis direction, and are reflected by an LCOS at different regions corresponding to the positions of the input port. The reflected optical signals are incident on the output-end SBTs on the PLC, and are outputted to output ports via demultiplex parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Kenya Suzuki, Kei Kuwabara, Yuichi Higuchi, Mitsumasa Nakajima, Yuichiro Ikuma, Osamu Moriwaki, Tetsuo Takahashi, Naoki Ooba, Yuzo Ishii
  • Patent number: 10247887
    Abstract: A fiber optic adapter block is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter block includes at least three fiber optic adapters provided in a stacked arrangement extending widthwise in a longitudinal direction, wherein every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters is staggered in a front to back direction with respect to an adjacent adapter such that front ends of the every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters are aligned at a first depth and a front end of the adjacent adapter is at a second depth that is different than the first depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Holmberg
  • Patent number: 10247892
    Abstract: A transceiver module having a partitioned housing, e.g., a bifurcated or multi-segment housing, is disclosed that allows coupling and alignment of a TOSA arrangement and ROSA arrangement in separate respective portions in order to minimize or otherwise reduce component damage and rework iterations during manufacturing and repair. Technicians may thus perform at least partial assembly and testing of each optical subassembly arrangement in parallel and in relative isolation without necessarily interrupting and/or waiting on completion of the other. In a general sense, each separate portion of the partitioned housing provides a dedicated workspace of about equal dimension for coupling of subassembly components. Each separate portion may lie flat on a tabletop, for instance, which may further simplify manufacturing processes and provide a wide-range of acceptance angles for performing soldering, welding, insertion and coupling of components, visual inspection, fiber routing, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai-Sheng Lin, Hsiu-Che Wang, I-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 10241281
    Abstract: An optical connector includes: a ferrule that has a brim part; an elastic member that presses the ferrule; a housing that houses the ferrule retractably, and the housing has a protrusion that contacts the brim part of the ferrule, which is pressed by the elastic member in which the protrusion prevents the ferrule from falling out forward; and a regulating part that regulates a rear side limiting position of the ferrule. An interval from a position of the ferrule to the rear side limiting position when the connector is connected is smaller than a retraction amount that the ferrule has retracted when the connector is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Takahito Otomitsu
  • Patent number: 10241379
    Abstract: In photonic integrated circuits implemented in silicon-on-insulator substrates, non-conductive channels formed, in accordance with various embodiments, in the silicon device layer and/or the silicon handle of the substrate in regions underneath radio-frequency transmission lines of photonic devices can provide breaks in parasitic conductive layers of the substrate, thereby reducing radio-frequency substrate losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Aurrion, Inc.
    Inventors: John Parker, Gregory Alan Fish, Brian R. Koch
  • Patent number: 10243661
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first and second VCSEL, each with an integrated lens. The VCSELs emit a first light beam having first optical modes at first wavelengths and a second light beam having second optical modes at second wavelengths. The apparatus also has an optical block with a first and second surface, a mirror coupled to the second surface, and a wavelength-selective filter coupled to the first surface. The first integrated lens mode matches the first beam to the optical block, and the second integrated lens mode matches the second beam to the optical block such that the first beam and second beam each have substantially a beam waist with a beam waist dimension at the first and second input region, respectively. An exit beam that includes light from the first beam and the second beam is output from the second surface of the optical block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Wayne Sorin, Michael Renne Ty Tan, Sagi V Mathai, Georgios Panotopoulos, Paul K Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10241272
    Abstract: An optical fiber is inserted into an inside portion of a hollow tube of an insert and guides light emitted from a light source. A base end section includes an optical fiber insertion part used for inserting the optical fiber. An optical fiber fixing member fixes the optical fiber at a position spaced from a distal end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber insertion part has a first portion into which the optical fiber fixing member is inserted. The first portion has at least three protrusions protruding toward the center at positions spaced from each other in a circumferential direction. A size of the optical fiber fixing member in a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction into the first portion is larger than that of an inside portion of the first portion, and the optical fiber fixing member is harder than the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kaku Irisawa
  • Patent number: 10228510
    Abstract: The invention concerns a Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) a method of its production and a supercontinuum light source comprising such PCF. The PCF has a longitudinal axis and comprises a core extending along the length of said longitudinal axis and a cladding region surrounding the core. At least the cladding region comprises a plurality of microstructures in the form of inclusions extending along the longitudinal axis of the PCF in at least a microstructured length section. In at least a degradation resistant length section of the microstructured length section the PCF comprises hydrogen and/or deuterium. In at least the degradation resistant length section the PCF further comprises a main coating surrounding the cladding region, which main coating is hermetic for the hydrogen and/or deuterium at a temperature below Th, wherein Th is at least about 50° C., preferably 50° C.<Th<250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NKT PHOTONICS A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold, Casper Laur Byg, Christian Jakobsen, Jens Kristian Lyngsøe, Kim G. Jespersen, Jeppe Johansen, Martin Dybendal Maack, Martin Erland Vestergaard Pedersen, Carsten L. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10226123
    Abstract: A drawer slide having first and second rails interconnected by a center rail. The center rail includes a spool configured to provide half-speed travel of the center rail relative to the travel of the first rail. The drawer slide is configured for use with a drawer assembly having a drawer and a chassis. The drawer assembly further includes a radius limiter secured to the center rail. The radius limiter travels at half-speed relative to the drawer. The radius limiter also automatically rotates relative to the travel of the drawer. The chassis includes sides including threaded backing plates, and mounting brackets. The mounting brackets include tri-lobed holes for receipt of a reciprocally shaped washer and a fastener for mounting the brackets to the chassis sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen M. Barnes, Justin R. Horton, Thomas C. Tinucci, Thomas L. Barnes