Patents by Inventor Kenneth P. Snowdon

Kenneth P. Snowdon 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: 7477850
    Abstract: An optical transmission system comprises an electrical source and an electrical-to-optical converter. The electrical source is adapted to provide an electrical signal at an output thereof. The electrical-to-optical converter has an input coupled to the output of the electrical source and is operative to convert the electrical signal to a corresponding output optical signal. The electrical source comprises a pre-emphasis circuit or other electrical signal equalization circuitry configurable to control a waveform of the electrical signal so as to produce a desired level of jitter in the output optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Agere Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Scoggins, James A. Siulinski, Kenneth P. Snowdon