Patents by Inventor Peter W. Cornish

Peter W. Cornish 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: 5321710
    Abstract: A predistortion circuit reduces composite second order intermodulation distortion products inherently generated by a laser diode. A radio frequency signal is split into a primary and secondary signal, and the secondary signal is amplified by an amplifier biased at a starvation current level so as to produce intermodulation distortion products having an amplitude relatively large compared to an amplitude of a fundamental generated by the amplifier. The amplitude and phase of composite second order intermodulation distortion products generated by the amplifier are adjusted so as to substantially match those inherently generated by the laser diode by the primary electrical signal, with the products being about out of phase relative to those generated by the laser in response to the primary signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Raynet Corporation
    Inventors: Peter W. Cornish, Barry Duncan
  • Patent number: 5126870
    Abstract: A linear optical broadband signal generator includes primary and secondary optical modulators whose outputs are combined so as to minimize intermodulation distortion of a modulated optical signal. A constant amplitude optical signal is split differentially so as to create primary and secondary power levels, the primary and secondary power levels being inputted into the primary and secondary modulators. An electrical input to one of the modulators is differentially attenuated so as to reduce third order modulation products when modulated outputs of the modulators are combined. In addition, the total modulated optical output power is maximized by adjustment to one of the outputs of one of the modulators so that its phase is more in line with a phase of the output of the other modulator so as to maximize first order products of the combined output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Raynet Corporation
    Inventors: Richard M. Murphy, Peter W. Cornish, Gregory S. Maurer