Patents by Inventor Charles Joyner

Charles Joyner 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: 9789006
    Abstract: A pressure bandage comprising an elastic band having a first end comprising a pocket member and a second end that is removably attachable to the first end. An inflatable bladder is placed in the pocket member and provides a substantially uniform pressure over a wound area when the band is placed on a patient and the bladder is inflated. The bladder is connected to a tube element which is used to inflate the bladder to the desired pressure. The elastic band may include a shoulder strap and may wrap over a patient's shoulder, across the patient's chest, and under the patient's opposite arm. The bottom side of the elastic band (facing the patient) may be made of a soft, absorptive material, and the bottom side of the pocket member may include an expandable mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac EP Education and Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: Charles A. Joyner
  • Publication number: 20160095755
    Abstract: A pressure bandage comprising an elastic band having a first end comprising a pocket member and a second end that is removably attachable to the first end. An inflatable bladder is placed in the pocket member and provides a substantially uniform pressure over a wound area when the band is placed on a patient and the bladder is inflated. The bladder is connected to a tube element which is used to inflate the bladder to the desired pressure. The elastic band may include a shoulder strap and may wrap over a patient's shoulder, across the patient's chest, and under the patient's opposite arm. The bottom side of the elastic band (facing the patient) may be made of a soft, absorptive material, and the bottom side of the pocket member may include an expandable mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: Charles A. Joyner
  • Publication number: 20090034976
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are described in which correlated virtual data streams are managed within an optical network connection. In certain embodiments of the invention, a client signal is allocated across a plurality of transport wavelength channels according to various transposition methods. The assignment of portions of the client signal to corresponding wavelengths may depend on various factors including channel utilization within the transport network and skew characteristics between particular wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Edward Sprague, Charles Joyner
  • Publication number: 20080044128
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred Kish, David Welch, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Andrew Dentai, Damien Lambert, Masaki Kato, Sheila Hurtt, Randal Salvatore, Mehrdad Ziari, Vincent Dominic
  • Publication number: 20080031626
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Ting-Kuang Chiang, Robert Grencavich, Vinh Nguyen, Donald Pavinski, Marco Sosa
  • Publication number: 20080025726
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Marco Sosa
  • Publication number: 20080013881
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew Perkins
  • Publication number: 20070248299
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew Perkins
  • Publication number: 20070242919
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew Perkins
  • Publication number: 20070242918
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew Perkins
  • Publication number: 20070183738
    Abstract: Monolithic photonic integrated circuits (PICs) utilize forward error correction (FEC) joint encoder or plural encoders or a joint decoder or plural decoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20070183737
    Abstract: A monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) chip includes a plurality of optical signal channels together with other active elements integrated on a semiconductor chip, which chips further include a wavelength selective decombiner comprising a supergrating or an Echelle grating which provides for a more compact chip compared to an integrated on-chip arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) functioning as a wavelength selective decombiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Charles Joyner
  • Publication number: 20070172169
    Abstract: An optical transmitter comprises a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) chip that includes an array of modulated sources formed on the PIC chip and having different operating wavelengths approximating a standardized wavelength grid and providing signal outputs of different wavelengths. A wavelength selective combiner is formed on the PIC chip having a wavelength grid passband response approximating the wavelength grid of the standardized wavelength grid. The signal outputs of the modulated sources optically coupled to inputs of the wavelength selective combiner to produce a combined signal output from the combiner. A first wavelength tuning element coupled to each of the modulated sources and a second wavelength tuning element coupled to the wavelength selective combiner. A wavelength monitoring unit is coupled to the wavelength selective combiner to sample the combined signal output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred Kish, Charles Joyner, David Welch, Robert Taylor, Alan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20070086702
    Abstract: A monolithic optical transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TXPIC) comprises a plurality of integrated modulated sources which, when all operated at constant current, display a power output that varies as a function of array position similar to a quadratic-shaped curve and, further, forming an array of signal channels each having a different wavelength output. An optical combiner/decombiner is integrated in the circuit and has at least one free space region with a plurality of ordered bands along its edge where the zero order band is substantially at a longitudinal centerline of the free space region and where, on either side of this band, is a first order band followed by additional higher order bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Mark Missey
  • Publication number: 20070019901
    Abstract: A method of tuning optical components integrated on a monolithic semiconductor chip having a plurality of first optical components integrated on the chip with each fabricated to approximate an emission wavelength along a given wavelength grid and together forming a first optical component wavelength grid. A second optical component is integrated on the chip with and optically coupled to the group of first optical components. The second optical component has a second optical component wavelength grid approximating the given wavelength grid where at least one emission peak along the second optical component wavelength grid is within an acceptable wavelength tolerance range of a particular first optical component of the first optical component wavelength grid but not the same as a corresponding emission wavelength of a particular first optical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Kish, Charles Joyner, David Welch, Robert Taylor, Alan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20070014509
    Abstract: An optical transmitter comprises an array of modulated sources having different operating wavelengths approximating a standardized wavelength grid and providing signal outputs of different wavelengths. Signal outputs of the modulated sources are optically coupled to inputs of the wavelength selective combiner to produce a combined signal output from the combiner. The wavelength selective combiner has a wavelength grid passband response approximating the wavelength grid of the standardized wavelength grid. A first wavelength tuning element is coupled to each of the modulated sources and a second wavelength tuning element is coupled to the wavelength selective combiner. A wavelength monitoring unit is coupled to receive a sampled portion the combined signal output from the wavelength selective combiner. A wavelength control system is coupled to the first and second wavelength tuning elements and to the wavelength monitoring unit to receive the sampled portion of the combined signal output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred Kish, Charles Joyner, David Welch, Robert Taylor, Alan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20060228067
    Abstract: A monolithic photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip where the active waveguide cores of the modulated sources of the PIC are multiple quantum wells (MQWs) and the passive waveguide cores of an optical combiner are a bulk layer or material. The cores of the waveguide cores may be a quaternary such as InGaAsP or InAlGaAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Joyner, Fred Kish, Frank Peters, Atul Mathur, David Welch, Andrew Dentai, Damien Lambert, Richard Schneider, Mark Missey
  • Publication number: 20060182441
    Abstract: A method and apparatus operates an array of laser sources as an integrated array on a single substrate or as integrated in an optical transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) maintaining the emission wavelengths of such integrated laser sources at their targeted emission wavelengths or at least to more approximate their desired respective emission wavelengths. Wavelength changing elements may accompany the laser sources to bring about the change in their operational or emission wavelength to be corrected to or toward the desired or target emission wavelength. The wavelength changing elements may be comprise of temperature changing elements, current and voltage changing elements or bandgap changing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Kish, Charles Joyner, David Welch, Robert Taylor, Alan Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20060140574
    Abstract: Cleaved grooves, also referred to herein as “cleave streets”, are formed exclusively in a wafer passivation layer overlaying a wafer to provide for correctly aligned and sharp cleaves prior to singulation of the wafer into separate die or chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Joyner, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Frank Peters, Mehradad Ziari, Fred Kish
  • Publication number: 20060138433
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit that includes a plurality of active and passive components on a substrate where one of the components is an optical combiner/decombiner having at least one free space coupler region and a plurality of longitudinal ridge waveguides each extending in the circuit from a first region of the waveguide and coupled at a second region of the waveguide at the free space coupler region. A first dielectric layer formed over the ridge waveguides and the free space coupler region. The first dielectric layer monotonically increases in cross-sectional thickness from the waveguide first region to the second region to reduce signal insertion losses in transitioning from the ridge waveguides to the free space coupler region. The first dielectric layer may be covered with a second passivation layer. The first dielectric layer may be SiOx, SiNx or SixONy and the second passivation layer may be BCB, ZnS or ZnSe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Joyner, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish