Patents by Inventor Edward Bortolini

Edward Bortolini 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: 7356258
    Abstract: Apparatus for diversely routing optical wavelengths across a point-to-point subnetwork. An optical network includes a first optical ring having at least first, second, and third nodes adjacently positioned; a second optical ring having at least fourth, fifth, and sixth nodes adjacently positioned, pairs of optical fibers link the adjacent nodes; a point-to-point subnetwork having at least first, second, third, and fourth optical fibers optically coupling the first and second optical rings. The first node is configured to route working bands across the first optical fiber to the fifth node and to route a copy of the working bands to the second node. The second node is configured to route either the copy of the working bands or a select subset of the copy of the working bands across the third optical fiber to the fourth node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Network Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Weverka, S. Christopher Alaimo, Dirk Barthel, Edward Bortolini, Rainer Robert Iraschko, George David Morley, {grave over (D)}emetrios Stamatelakis
  • Publication number: 20070086781
    Abstract: Bidirectional wavelength cross connects include a plurality of ports, each configured to receive an input optical signals, each input optical signal having a plurality of spectral bands. At least one of the plurality of ports is disposed to simultaneously transmit an output optical signal having at least one of the spectral bands. A plurality of wavelength routing elements are configured to selectively route input optical signal spectral bands to output optical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Bortolini, Dirk Barthel, Robert Weverka, Samuel Weaver, Paulo Silveira