Patents by Inventor Jason Blain Stark

Jason Blain Stark 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: 9020344
    Abstract: A unified network and elements thereof, including a switch fabric, is provided. The switch fabric may include a plurality of transport elements and a first signal-communication media. The transport elements may be adapted to communicatively couple and to communicate, via the first signal-communication media, transport signals adapted for communication among any of the plurality of transport elements. At least one transport element may be further adapted to communicate, via a second signal-communication media, signals and/or sets of signal originating from and/or terminating to one or more network nodes. Each of the electrical signals may be formatted in accordance with a protocol for electrical signals. And one or more of the transport signals may include the electrical signals in adapted form. Additionally and/or alternatively, one or more of the transport signals may be formed from, or as a function of, the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Zephyr Photonics
    Inventor: Jason Blain Stark
  • Patent number: 8904258
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to binary block transmission codes for high-speed network transmissions. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to bounded-disparity run-length-limited forward error correction codes and methods of constructing and utilizing same. In one embodiment, a method for generating binary block bounded-disparity run-length-limited forward error correction transmission codes comprises selecting an existing base code, deriving a sub-code from the existing base code, having properties indicated by disparity bound, run-length limit and minimum distance, ascertaining a plurality of codewords and control characters from within the sub-code, encoding Messages to be transmitted with at least one codeword from the plurality of codewords, transmitting codewords from a transmitter to a receiver, and decoding the codewords into Messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zephyr Photonics
    Inventor: Jason Blain Stark
  • Publication number: 20120060070
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to binary block transmission codes for high-speed network transmissions. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to bounded-disparity run-length-limited forward error correction codes and methods of constructing and utilizing same. In one embodiment, a method for generating binary block bounded-disparity run-length-limited forward error correction transmission codes comprises selecting an existing base code, deriving a sub-code from the existing base code, having properties indicated by disparity bound, run-length limit and minimum distance, ascertaining a plurality of codewords and control characters from within the sub-code, encoding Messages to be transmitted with at least one codeword from the plurality of codewords, transmitting codewords from a transmitter to a receiver, and decoding the codewords into Messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Defense Photonics Group, Inc.
    Inventor: JASON BLAIN STARK
  • Publication number: 20110236019
    Abstract: A unified network and elements thereof, including a switch fabric, is provided. The switch fabric may include a plurality of transport elements and a first signal-communication media. The transport elements may be adapted to communicatively couple and to communicate, via the first signal-communication media, transport signals adapted for communication among any of the plurality of transport elements. At least one transport element may be further adapted to communicate, via a second signal-communication media, signals and/or sets of signal originating from and/or terminating to one or more network nodes. Each of the electrical signals may be formatted in accordance with a protocol for electrical signals. And one or more of the transport signals may include the electrical signals in adapted form. Additionally and/or alternatively, one or more of the transport signals may be formed from, or as a function of, the electrical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: DEFENSE PHOTONICS GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Blain Stark
  • Patent number: 7515797
    Abstract: An optical cable harness assembly and method are provided. The optical cable harness assembly includes at least one optical cable harness having a termination end; at least one electrical connector having connector pins; and at least one active connector conversion unit coupled between the termination end of the optical harness cable and the electrical connector. A method for retrofitting an optical harness assembly into an existing platform is disclosed. The method includes removing a legacy wiring harness; installing an optical harness assembly having electrical connectors and an active connector conversion unit; and testing the compatibility of connector pins of the electrical connector to the active connector conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Defense Photonics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain Stark, Gadi Lenz, Bradley Scott Jackson
  • Patent number: 7515798
    Abstract: An optical harness assembly and method are provided. The optical harness assembly includes at least one optical harness cable having a termination end; at least one electrical connector having connector pins; and at least one active connector conversion unit coupled between the termination end of the optical harness cable and the electrical connector. The method includes: identifying electrical signals present on each pin of each electrical connector presentation; programmatically adjusting an interface based on the identified electrical signals present; and mapping the electrical connector signals to digital signals. The method may further include: providing a personality adaptor coupled between the electrical connector pin outs and signal conditioners; configuring the personality adaptor based on the identified electrical signals present on each pin out of each electrical connector presentation; and providing configured electrical connector presentation signals to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Defense Photonics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain Stark, Gadi Lenz, Bradley Scott Jackson
  • Publication number: 20080187270
    Abstract: An optical cable harness assembly and method are provided. The optical cable harness assembly includes at least one optical cable harness having a termination end; at least one electrical connector having connector pins; and at least one active connector conversion unit coupled between the termination end of the optical harness cable and the electrical connector. A method for retrofitting an optical harness assembly into an existing platform is disclosed. The method includes removing a legacy wiring harness; installing an optical harness assembly having electrical connectors and an active connector conversion unit; and testing the compatibility of connector pins of the electrical connector to the active connector conversion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Defense Photonics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain Stark, Gadi Lenz, Bradley Scott Jackson
  • Publication number: 20080189508
    Abstract: An optical harness assembly and method are provided. The optical harness assembly includes at least one optical harness cable having a termination end; at least one electrical connector having connector pins; and at least one active connector conversion unit coupled between the termination end of the optical harness cable and the electrical connector. The method includes: identifying electrical signals present on each pin of each electrical connector presentation; programmatically adjusting an interface based on the identified electrical signals present; and mapping the electrical connector signals to digital signals. The method may further include: providing a personality adaptor coupled between the electrical connector pin outs and signal conditioners; configuring the personality adaptor based on the identified electrical signals present on each pin out of each electrical connector presentation; and providing configured electrical connector presentation signals to the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Defense Photonics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain Stark, Gadi Lenz, Bradley Scott Jackson
  • Patent number: 7362936
    Abstract: An optical harness assembly and method are provided. The optical harness assembly includes at least one optical harness cable having a termination end; at least one electrical connector having connector pins; and at least one active connector conversion unit coupled between the termination end of the optical harness cable and the electrical connector. A method for retrofitting an optical harness assembly into an existing platform is disclosed. The method includes removing a legacy wiring harness; installing an optical harness assembly having electrical connectors and an active connector conversion unit; and testing the compatibility of connector pins of the electrical connector to the active connector conversion unit. In another embodiment the method includes: identifying electrical signals present on each pin of each electrical connector presentation; programmatically adjusting an interface based on the identified electrical signals present; and mapping the electrical connector signals to digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Defense Photonics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blain Stark, Gadi Lenz, Bradley Scott Jackson
  • Patent number: 6704519
    Abstract: An optical transmission system is formed to include an optical phase conjugator at alternate repeater sites to minimize the presence of four-wave mixing and other Kerr effect nonlinearities in systems using optical fiber transmission paths (particularly in systems using DWDM and launching relatively high power signals into the low dispersion fiber). Raman gain is included in each fiber span (or in alternate fiber spans) so as to provide a “negative absorption” along the length of the fiber and thereby provide for essentially symmetrical power distribution along the length of each span, where the presence of such a symmetric,power distribution on each side of an optical phase conjugator has been found to significantly improve its performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Igal M. Brener, Benny Peter Mikkelsen, Karsten Rottwitt, Jason Blain Stark
  • Patent number: 6542276
    Abstract: A method for increasing the spectral efficiency of a transmitted signal. The signal includes a sequence of symbols selected from a set of symbols with each of the symbols having an associated numerical value. A symbol is output from the sequences symbols. A spectral sum is determined by summing the numerical values of all the symbols that have been previously output. A first sum is calculated by adding the numerical value of the next symbol to be output to the spectral sum. A second sum is calculated by subtracting the numerical value of the next symbol to the output from the spectral sum. The next symbol will be output with the positive phase if the first sum is less than the second sum. The next symbol will be output with the negative phase if the first sum is greater than the second sum. If the first sum equals the second sum the next symbol is output with either a positive phase or negative phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, James Emery Mazo, Jason Blain Stark
  • Patent number: 6141127
    Abstract: A high-capacity, chirped-pulse wavelength-division multiplexed communications apparatus and method in which a chirped-pulse, wavelength-division multiplexed signal is further optically multiplexed thereby enhancing bit rates per channel. A multifrequency optical source for supplying an optical signal having a number of wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) channels; a power splitter for splitting the optical signal from the multifrequency source into a number of signals; a number of time delay lines, for delaying each one of the signals independently; a number of data encoding modulators for modulating each one of the delayed signals; and a power combiner for combining the number of delayed, modulated signals into a single signal such that the multifrequency optical source signal is multiplexed by a desired amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Boivin, Wayne Harvey Knox, Martin C. Nuss, Jason Blain Stark
  • Patent number: 6028685
    Abstract: Providing a common broadcast channel in a WDM (wavelength division multiplexed) system is accomplished by applying a pulsed light source to a dispersive delay line, and also applying the light source to each of M delay lines, such that the Mth delay line has a delay of (M-1) time slots, where M is a nonnegative integer representing the number of time slots to be provided for the broadcast channel. The dispersive delay line spreads the spectrum of the pulsed light source across the desired bandwidth of the WDM system to provide a wide-spectrum signal, and this wide-spectrum signal may then be modulated to provide a plurality of WDM channels. The M delay lines provide delayed pulses that may be modulated to provide a common broadcast channel for reception on a plurality of WDM receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Elisa A. Caridi, Jason Blain Stark
  • Patent number: 5912749
    Abstract: A unique time slot is assigned to each of a plurality of wavelengths emitted by a single, centralized wavelength division multiplexed optical source to provide a "bit interleaved" WDM signal. In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, the thus-developed bit-interleaved WDM signal is replicated in cascaded stages of amplification and power splitting before data is encoded for respective frequency dependent receivers as, for example, a plurality of passive optical networks. Because the output of the optical source need not be encoded with data for the respective receivers until after many stages of splitting and amplification, a small number of time division multiplexing (TDM) modulators synchronized to the source may be used to deliver data to potentially tens of thousands of subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Eric Harstead, Wayne Harvey Knox, Martin C. Nuss, Jason Blain Stark