Patents by Inventor Clint L. Schow

Clint L. Schow 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: 10687126
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bias control in an optical switch fabric include monitoring optical power at outputs of a plurality of switch elements in an N×N switch fabric that has N inputs, N outputs, and M?2 stages, each switch element having a respective unique radio frequency tone. A bias control of each of the plurality of switch elements is adjusted. It is determined whether the optical power at the outputs of each respective switch element after bias control adjustment conform more closely to a predetermined criterion relative to the monitored optical power at the outputs of the respective switch element prior to adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Daniel M. Kuchta, Benjamin G. Lee, Alexander Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Patent number: 10663770
    Abstract: A device and method of optical equalization using an optical modulator is provided. An electrical modulation signal is split into a first modulation signal and a second modulation signal. The second modulation signal is delayed relative to the first modulation signal. An amplitude of the second modulation signal is attenuated relative to the first modulation signal. The first modulation signal is applied to a first waveguide segment of the optical modulator. The second modulation signal that is delayed and attenuated relative to the first modulation signal is applied to a second waveguide segment of the optical modulator. Both the applied first and second modulation signals generate a feed-forward equalized optical signal that is recombined in the optical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Tam N. Huynh, Benjamin G. Lee, Jonathan E. Proesel, Renato Rimolo-Donadio, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Publication number: 20200137467
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bias control in an optical switch fabric include monitoring optical power at outputs of a plurality of switch elements in an N×N switch fabric that has N inputs, N outputs, and M?2 stages, each switch element having a respective unique radio frequency tone. A bias control of each of the plurality of switch elements is adjusted. It is determined whether the optical power at the outputs of each respective switch element after bias control adjustment conform more closely to a predetermined criterion relative to the monitored optical power at the outputs of the respective switch element prior to adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Daniel M. Kuchta, Benjamin G. Lee, Alexander Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Patent number: 10484125
    Abstract: A communication system includes first and second devices. The first device includes a first transmitter and a first receiver. The first transmitter transmits one data of a first type using one or more first channels over a first communication link to the second device. The first receiver receives one data of a second type, from the second device, using one or more second channels over the first communication link. The second device includes a second transmitter and a second receiver. The second receiver receives the one data of the first type using the one or more first channels over the first communication link, and to generate the one data of the second type based on the one data of the first type. The second transmitter transmits the one data of the second type using one or more second channels over the first communication link to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan F. Benner, Douglas M. Freimuth, Benjamin G. Lee, Fabrizio Petrini, Laurent Schares, Clint L. Schow, Mehmet Soyuer
  • Publication number: 20190158210
    Abstract: A communication system includes first and second devices. The first device includes a first transmitter and a first receiver. The first transmitter transmits one data of a first type using one or more first channels over a first communication link to the second device. The first receiver receives one data of a second type, from the second device, using one or more second channels over the first communication link. The second device includes a second transmitter and a second receiver. The second receiver receives said one data of the first type using the one or more first channels over the first communication link, and to generate said one data of the second type based on said one data of the first type. The second transmitter transmits said one data of the second type using one or more second channels over the first communication link to the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Alan F. Benner, Douglas M. Freimuth, Benjamin G. Lee, Fabrizio Petrini, Laurent Schares, Clint L. Schow, Mehmet Soyuer
  • Patent number: 10148386
    Abstract: A communication system includes first and second devices. The first device includes a first transmitter and a first receiver. The first transmitter transmits one data of a first type using one or more first channels over a first communication link to the second device. The first receiver receives one data of a second type, from the second device, using one or more second channels over the first communication link. The second device includes a second transmitter and a second receiver. The second receiver receives the one data of the first type using the one or more first channels over the first communication link, and to generate the one data of the second type based on the one data of the first type. The second transmitter transmits the one data of the second type using one or more second channels over the first communication link to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan F. Benner, Douglas M. Freimuth, Benjamin G. Lee, Fabrizio Petrini, Laurent Schares, Clint L. Schow, Mehmet Soyuer
  • Patent number: 10148356
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data between a first device and a second device over a communication link includes transmitting, by the first device, data of a first type using one or more first channels, receiving, by the second device, the data of the first type from the first device using the one or more first channels, generating, by the second device, data of a second type based on the data of the first type, and transmitting, by the second device, the generated data of the second type using one or more second channels. The data of the first type and the data of the second type are different. The one or more second channels are channels dedicated to transmit the data of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan F. Benner, Douglas M. Freimuth, Benjamin G. Lee, Fabrizio Petrini, Laurent Schares, Clint L. Schow, Mehmet Soyuer
  • Patent number: 10120210
    Abstract: A device and method of optical equalization using an optical modulator is provided. An electrical modulation signal is split into a first modulation signal and a second modulation signal. The second modulation signal is delayed relative to the first modulation signal. An amplitude of the second modulation signal is attenuated relative to the first modulation signal. The first modulation signal is applied to a first waveguide segment of the optical modulator. The second modulation signal that is delayed and attenuated relative to the first modulation signal is applied to a second waveguide segment of the optical modulator. Both the applied first and second modulation signals generate a feed-forward equalized optical signal that is recombined in the optical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Tam N. Huynh, Benjamin G. Lee, Jonathan E. Proesel, Renato Rimolo-Donadio, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Publication number: 20180292682
    Abstract: A device and method of optical equalization using an optical modulator is provided. An electrical modulation signal is split into a first modulation signal and a second modulation signal. The second modulation signal is delayed relative to the first modulation signal. An amplitude of the second modulation signal is attenuated relative to the first modulation signal. The first modulation signal is applied to a first waveguide segment of the optical modulator. The second modulation signal that is delayed and attenuated relative to the first modulation signal is applied to a second waveguide segment of the optical modulator. Both the applied first and second modulation signals generate a feed-forward equalized optical signal that is recombined in the optical domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Tam N. Huynh, Benjamin G. Lee, Jonathan E. Proesel, Renato Rimolo-Donadio, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Patent number: 10084619
    Abstract: A method and system of optical communication are provided. An optical modulator device includes a first and a second waveguide segment, and is configured to modulate an incident optical signal. A first feed-forward equalization (FFE) circuit including an inner first tap and an inner second tap, is configured to equalize the first waveguide segment. A second FFE circuit including a first inner tap and a second inner tap, is configured to equalize the second waveguide segment. An FFE recombination of the first inner tap and the second inner tap of the first and second FFE circuits, is in the electrical domain, respectively. An FFE recombination of the first and second modulation signals, operative to equalize a combination of the first second waveguide segments, is in the optical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Tam N. Huynh, Benjamin G. Lee, Jonathan E. Proesel, Renato Rimolo-Donadio, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Patent number: 10057665
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bias control in an optical switch fabric include monitoring optical power at outputs of a plurality of switch elements in an N×N switch fabric that has N inputs, N outputs, and M?2 stages. A bias control of a first of the plurality of switch elements is adjusted. It is determined whether the optical power at the outputs of the first switch element after bias control adjustment conform more closely to a predetermined criterion relative to the monitored optical power at the outputs of the first switch element prior to adjustment. The adjusting and determining steps are repeated for each of the remainder of the plurality of switch elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Daniel M. Kuchta, Benjamin G. Lee, Alexander Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Publication number: 20180083706
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data between a first device and a second device over a communication link includes transmitting, by the first device, data of a first type using one or more first channels, receiving, by the second device, said data of the first type from the first device using the one or more first channels, generating, by the second device, data of a second type based on said data of the first type, and transmitting, by the second device, said generated data of the second type using one or more second channels. Said data of the first type and said data of the second type are different. The one or more second channels are channels dedicated to transmit said data of the second type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alan F. Benner, Douglas M. Freimuth, Benjamin G. Lee, Fabrizio Petrini, Laurent Schares, Clint L. Schow, Mehmet Soyuer
  • Publication number: 20180083727
    Abstract: A communication system includes first and second devices. The first device includes a first transmitter and a first receiver. The first transmitter transmits one data of a first type using one or more first channels over a first communication link to the second device. The first receiver receives one data of a second type, from the second device, using one or more second channels over the first communication link. The second device includes a second transmitter and a second receiver. The second receiver receives said one data of the first type using the one or more first channels over the first communication link, and to generate said one data of the second type based on said one data of the first type. The second transmitter transmits said one data of the second type using one or more second channels over the first communication link to the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alan F. Benner, Douglas M. Freimuth, Benjamin G. Lee, Fabrizio Petrini, Laurent Schares, Clint L. Schow, Mehmet Soyuer
  • Publication number: 20170351122
    Abstract: A device and method of optical equalization using an optical modulator is provided. An electrical modulation signal is split into a first modulation signal and a second modulation signal. The second modulation signal is delayed relative to the first modulation signal. An amplitude of the second modulation signal is attenuated relative to the first modulation signal. The first modulation signal is applied to a first waveguide segment of the optical modulator. The second modulation signal that is delayed and attenuated relative to the first modulation signal is applied to a second waveguide segment of the optical modulator. Both the applied first and second modulation signals generate a feed-forward equalized optical signal that is recombined in the optical domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Tam N. Huynh, Benjamin G. Lee, Jonathan E. Proesel, Renato Rimolo-Donadio, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Publication number: 20170353333
    Abstract: A method and system of optical communication are provided. An optical modulator device includes a first and a second waveguide segment, and is configured to modulate an incident optical signal. A first feed-forward equalization (FFE) circuit including an inner first tap and an inner second tap, is configured to equalize the first waveguide segment. A second FFE circuit including a first inner tap and a second inner tap, is configured to equalize the second waveguide segment. An FFE recombination of the first inner tap and the second inner tap of the first and second FFE circuits, is in the electrical domain, respectively. An FFE recombination of the first and second modulation signals, operative to equalize a combination of the first second waveguide segments, is in the optical domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Tam N. Huynh, Benjamin G. Lee, Jonathan E. Proesel, Renato Rimolo-Donadio, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Patent number: 9817193
    Abstract: An optoelectronic integrated circuit for coupling light to or from an optical waveguide formed in an optical device layer in a near-normal angle to that layer. In an embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a semiconductor body including a metal-dielectric stack, an optical device layer, a buried oxide layer and a semiconductor substrate arranged in series between first and second opposite sides of the semiconductor body. At least one optical waveguide is formed in the optical device layer for guiding light in a defined plane in that device layer. Diffractive coupling elements are disposed in the optical device layer to couple light from the waveguide toward the second surface of the semiconductor body at a near-normal angle to the defined plane in the optical device layer. In an embodiment, an optical fiber is positioned against the semiconductor body for receiving the light from the coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fuad Doany, Benjamin G. Lee, Clint L. Schow
  • Publication number: 20170261704
    Abstract: An optoelectronic integrated circuit for coupling light to or from an optical waveguide formed in an optical device layer in a near-normal angle to that layer. In an embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a semiconductor body including a metal-dielectric stack, an optical device layer, a buried oxide layer and a semiconductor substrate arranged in series between first and second opposite sides of the semiconductor body. At least one optical waveguide is formed in the optical device layer for guiding light in a defined plane in that device layer. Diffractive coupling elements are disposed in the optical device layer to couple light from the waveguide toward the second surface of the semiconductor body at a near-normal angle to the defined plane in the optical device layer. In an embodiment, an optical fiber is positioned against the semiconductor body for receiving the light from the coupling elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Fuad Doany, Benjamin G. Lee, Clint L. Schow
  • Publication number: 20170238075
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bias control in an optical switch fabric include monitoring optical power at outputs of a plurality of switch elements in an N×N switch fabric that has N inputs, N outputs, and M?2 stages. A bias control of a first of the plurality of switch elements is adjusted. It is determined whether the optical power at the outputs of the first switch element after bias control adjustment conform more closely to a predetermined criterion relative to the monitored optical power at the outputs of the first switch element prior to adjustment. The adjusting and determining steps are repeated for each of the remainder of the plurality of switch elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Daniel M. Kuchta, Benjamin G. Lee, Alexander Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow
  • Patent number: 9735879
    Abstract: Methods an systems for low-power transmission include biasing an emitter in a non-linear operating range of the emitter near a threshold current of the emitter. A data signal is distorted to add a precursor pulse to a rising edge of a data waveform to quickly bring the emitter into a linear operating range. The distorted data signal is transmitted at the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuad E. Doany, Daniel M. Kuchta, Jonathan E. Proesel, Alexander V. Rylyakov, Clint L. Schow, Marc A. Taubenblatt
  • Patent number: 9671563
    Abstract: An optoelectronic integrated circuit for coupling light to or from an optical waveguide formed in an optical device layer in a near-normal angle to that layer. In an embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a semiconductor body including a metal-dielectric stack, an optical device layer, a buried oxide layer and a semiconductor substrate arranged in series between first and second opposite sides of the semiconductor body. At least one optical waveguide is formed in the optical device layer for guiding light in a defined plane in that device layer. Diffractive coupling elements are disposed in the optical device layer to couple light from the waveguide toward the second surface of the semiconductor body at a near-normal angle to the defined plane in the optical device layer. In an embodiment, an optical fiber is positioned against the semiconductor body for receiving the light from the coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fuad Doany, Benjamin G. Lee, Clint L. Schow