Patents by Inventor Arden Jeantilus

Arden Jeantilus has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7024090
    Abstract: A fiber optic array (90) is provided having fibers (24) positioned at a selected angle relative to the output face of the array. The array includes first (20) and second (30) substrates each of which has a plurality of fiber passageways extending therethrough. The substrates are positioned relative to one another such that each passageway (22) of the first substrate is registered to a respective passageway (32) of the second substrate. An optical fiber is disposed in each pair of registered passageways. The passageways are dimensioned to permit the optical fiber disposed therein to be positioned at a range of angles relative to the output face of the array. The first and second substrates are moved relative to one another to select an angle from the range of angles at which the fibers are oriented relative to the output face of the array. A method for fabricating such a fiber optic array is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Shipley Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Arden Jeantilus, David W. Sherrer
  • Patent number: 6865324
    Abstract: A waveguide array is provided for use in optical systems requiring a two-dimensional array of waveguides. The two-dimensional array comprises a first one-dimensional array which includes a plurality of optical waveguides and at least one registration feature. The two-dimensional array also comprises a second one-dimensional array having a plurality of optical waveguides and comprising at least one detent disposed in communication with the registration feature. The detent and registration feature are provided in respective locations of the first and second one-dimensional arrays so that the conjoined first and second one-dimensional arrays provide a two-dimensional array of waveguides. In a particular configuration of the two-dimensional array, the waveguides comprise optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Shipley Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Arden Jeantilus, Dan A. Steinberg
  • Patent number: 6839474
    Abstract: An optical assembly which allows for passive alignment of the various elements is described. A substrate with a cut out portion and an upper surface is utilized as a mount for an optical array and an imaging assembly. The optical array, which preferably includes a plurality of optical fibers is positioned on V-grooves located on the upper surface. The imaging assembly, which preferably includes a plurality of lenses, such as GRIN lenses, is lowered at least partially into the cut-out portion. The optical fibers are optically coupled with said lenses. A waveguide, having a plurality of waveguide cores within a cladding, may further be optically coupled with the lenses, or alternatively, directly to the optical fibers. An integrated optic chip may also be affixed to the substrate or mounted on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Shipley Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dan A. Steinberg, David W. Sherrer, Mindaugas F. Dautartas, Arden Jeantilus
  • Publication number: 20030075790
    Abstract: An optical connector system is disclosed which utilizes a pair of substrates having optical elements associated therewith. Fiducial features in conjunction with alignment members are further utilized to provide for a greater alignment of the optical elements. Methods for forming the optical connector system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Dan A. Steinberg, Arden Jeantilus
  • Publication number: 20020196998
    Abstract: An optical assembly which allows for passive alignment of the various elements is described. A substrate with a cut out portion and an upper surface is utilized as a mount for an optical array and an imaging assembly. The optical array, which preferably includes a plurality of optical fibers is positioned on V-grooves located on the upper surface. The imaging assembly, which preferably includes a plurality of lenses, such as GRIN lenses, is lowered at least partially into the cut-out portion. The optical fibers are optically coupled with said lenses. A waveguide, having a plurality of waveguide cores within a cladding, may further be optically coupled with the lenses, or alternatively, directly to the optical fibers. An integrated optic chip may also be affixed to the substrate or mounted on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Dan A. Steinberg, David W. Sherrer, Mindaugas F. Dautartas, Arden Jeantilus