Patents by Inventor Pushkar Tandon

Pushkar Tandon 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).

  • Publication number: 20220317367
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an optical fiber transmission link, includes a length of dispersion compensating fiber (DCF), the dispersion compensating fiber coupled to a length of single-mode fiber (SMF) having a zero dispersion wavelength of 1300 nm to 1324 nm; wherein the optical fiber transmission link comprising the dispersion compensating fiber coupled to the single-mode fiber and operating at wavelengths between 1265 nm and 1375 nm increases maximum link lengths of the optical fiber transmission link by more than 60% as compared to the link length of the optical fiber transmission link with the single-mode fiber only; and wherein the maximum link length is calculated from the maximum allowed positive and negative accumulated dispersion at wavelengths between 1265 nm and 1375 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Pushkar Tandon, Sergey Yurevich Ten
  • Patent number: 11458464
    Abstract: A particulate filter having a porous ceramic honeycomb structure with a first end, a second end, and a plurality of walls having wall surfaces defining a plurality of inner channels. Filtration material deposits are disposed on one or more of the wall surfaces of the honeycomb body. The highly porous deposits provide durable high clean filtration efficiency with small impact on pressure drop through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Thorsten Rolf Boger, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Thomas Jean Glasson, Dale Robert Powers, Pushkar Tandon, Jianguo Wang, Huiqing Wu, Xinfeng Xing
  • Publication number: 20220291445
    Abstract: The disclosure provides optical fibers that exhibit low macrobend loss at 1550 nm at bend diameters between 10 mm and 40 mm. The relative refractive index profile of the fibers includes a trench cladding region with small depth, large width and a trench volume configured to minimize macrobend loss at large and small bend diameters. The optical fiber includes an outer cladding region that surrounds and is directly adjacent to the trench cladding region and an optional offset cladding region between the trench cladding region and the core region. In some embodiments, the trench cladding region has a relative refractive index that decreases monotonically from the inner radius to the outer radius. The monotonic decrease in relative refractive index may have a constant slope. The low macrobend loss at large and small diameters makes the optical fibers well suited for space-constrained deployment environments, such as data centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11440839
    Abstract: An optical fiber coating apparatus that provides increased gyre stability and reduced gyre strength, thereby providing a more reliable coating application process during fiber drawing includes a cone-only coating die having a conical entrance portion with a tapered wall angled at a half angle ?, wherein 2°???25°, and a cone height L1 less than 2.2 mm, and a cylindrical portion having an inner diameter of d2, wherein 0.1 mm?d2?0.5 mm and a cylindrical height of L2, wherein 0.05 mm?L2?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sumitava De, Robert Clark Moore, Douglas Gregg Neilson, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20220283363
    Abstract: A single mode optical fiber including a core region doped with an alkali metal. The optical fiber has a total attenuation at 1550 nm of about 0.155 dB/km or less such that extrinsic absorption in the optical fiber contributes to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20220283362
    Abstract: A multicore optical fiber includes an inner glass region having a plurality of core regions surrounded by a common outer cladding, the inner glass region further having at least one marker and an outer diameter in the range of 120 microns and 130 microns, wherein each core region is comprised of a germania-doped silica core and a fluorine-doped silica trench, wherein the trench volume of the fluorine-doped silica trench is greater than 50% ? microns2. The fiber has an outer coating layer surrounding the inner glass region, the outer coating layer having a primary coating layer and a secondary coating layer with a diameter of the secondary coating layer equal to or less than 200 microns, wherein each core region has a mode field diameter greater than 8.2 microns at 1310 nm, a cable cutoff wavelength of less than 1260 nm, and zero dispersion wavelength of less than 1335 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Wallace Bennett, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20220269022
    Abstract: A rollable optical fiber ribbon utilizing low attenuation, bend insensitive fibers and cables incorporating such rollable ribbons are provided. The optical fibers are supported by a ribbon body, and the ribbon body is formed from a flexible material such that the optical fibers are reversibly movable from an unrolled position to a rolled position. The optical fibers have a large mode filed diameter, such as ?9 microns at 1310 nm facilitating low attenuation splicing/connectorization. The optical fibers are also highly bend insensitive, such as having a macrobend loss of ?0.5 dB/turn at 1550 nm for a mandrel diameter of 15 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11407682
    Abstract: An optical fiber draw system and method of coating an optical fiber. The system includes a furnace for heating an optical fiber preform, a draw assembly for drawing the optical fiber at a draw speed greater than 50 meters per second, a first coating applicator for applying a first coating onto the fiber, and a first curing assembly comprising a first plurality of light sources comprising light-emitting diodes for partially curing the first coating. The optical fiber draw system also includes a second coating applicator for applying a second coating onto the fiber on top of the first coating, and a second curing system comprising a second plurality of light sources for curing the second coating, wherein the first coating is further cured in the range of 15-50 percent after leaving the first curing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Pushkar Tandon, Ruchi Tandon
  • Patent number: 11401197
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fiber preform includes: flowing a silicon halide and an oxidizer inside of a substrate tube, wherein a molar ratio of the silicon halide to the oxidizer is from about 1.5 to about 5.0; applying a plasma to the substrate tube to heat the substrate tube to a temperature of from about 1000° C. to about 1700° C.; and depositing silica glass comprising a halogen inside the substrate tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Bruce Dawes, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11360280
    Abstract: A rollable optical fiber ribbon utilizing low attenuation, bend insensitive fibers and cables incorporating such rollable ribbons are provided. The optical fibers are supported by a ribbon body, and the ribbon body is formed from a flexible material such that the optical fibers are reversibly movable from an unrolled position to a rolled position. The optical fibers have a large mode filed diameter, such as ?9 microns at 1310 nm facilitating low attenuation splicing/connectorization. The optical fibers are also highly bend insensitive, such as having a macrobend loss of ?0.5 dB/turn at 1550 nm for a mandrel diameter of 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11327242
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process by which an optical fiber is terminated with a ferrule to form an optical fiber connector assembly. The ferrule is heated at a heating temperature whereby the ferrule bore (and ferrule microhole) expands. The optical fiber is then inserted into the ferrule microhole. The ferrule then contracts when heat is no longer applied resulting in an interference fit between the optical fiber and the ferrule microhole based on the dimensions of the optical fiber and the ferrule microhole. The interference fit yields certain optical fiber characteristics within the optical fiber connector assembly. The present disclosure also relates to an optical fiber having an outer cladding comprising titania-doped silica and the resulting optical fiber characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Robertson Bickham, Mark Alan McDermott, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20220137289
    Abstract: A optical fiber comprising a central core region having an outer radius r1 of 3 ?m to 7 ?m, and a maximum refractive index ?1 of 0.25% to 0.5% and an alpha (a) profile of 1 to 20; a cladding region comprising (i) a first inner cladding region surrounding the core, having a refractive index ?2 of ?0.25% to 0.05% and a radius r2 of 6 ?m to 15 ?m, (ii) a second inner cladding region, surrounding the first inner cladding region, having a refractive index ?3 of ?0.1% to 0.2% and a radius r3 of 7 ?m to 15 ?m, and (iii) an outer cladding region, surrounding the second inner cladding region, having a refractive index ?4 between ?0.05% to 0.1%; wherein the optical fiber exhibits a cable cutoff of less than 1260 nm, a mode field diameter at 1310 nm of greater than 8.2 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Hao Dong, Kangmei Li, Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon, Scott Robertson Bickham
  • Patent number: 11320594
    Abstract: An optical system comprising: an optical assembly having a first optical surface and a rear optical surface, said optical assembly comprising at least three optical elements; an optical fiber comprising a core portion with a mode field diameter (MFD) expanded region optically coupled to the rear optical surface of the optical assembly, the optical fiber comprising a core region doped with chlorine in a concentration greater than 0.5 wt %, wherein the MFD expanded region is less than 5 cm in length, and has MFD at the fiber end coupled to the optical assembly that is a least 20% greater than the MFD at other end of the optical fiber; an optical signal source coupled to first optical surface of the optical assembly, such that the optical signal provided by the optical signal source is routed along an optical path formed by the optical assembly to the mode field diameter expanded region of said optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dong Gui, Pushkar Tandon, Qijun Xiao
  • Publication number: 20220126230
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure includes intersecting porous walls extending in an axial direction between an inlet end and an outlet end of the honeycomb structure, the intersecting porous walls forming a matrix of repeating unit cells arranged in a repeating pattern. The repeating unit cells comprise: three or four channels, each channel formed by four walls, wherein the three or four channels comprise more inlet channels than outlet channels, at least one wall of an inlet channel or an outlet channel is intersected midwall by a wall, an area of an outlet channel is equal to or less than an area of any of the inlet channels, and continuous line segments extending along walls of at least three repeating unit cells. Other plugged honeycomb structures, plugged honeycomb bodies, honeycomb extrusion dies, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11307350
    Abstract: The single mode optical fiber disclosed herein has a core, an inner cladding, a trench and an outer cladding, along with a non-glass protective coating. The refractive index profile of the optical fiber is such that the optical fiber has relatively low bend loss at both small and large bend diameters. The relative refractive indices of the inner cladding, trench and outer cladding are such that a tunneling point that arises during bending is pushed out beyond the trench and thus sufficiently far away from the core so that bending losses for both small and large radius bends are relatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Ming-Jun Li, Snigdharaj Kumar Mishra, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20220098084
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fiber preform includes flowing a precursor stream through a burner toward a substrate, the precursor stream comprising a glass precursor gas and a carrier gas, the carrier gas having a kinematic viscosity at 2000 K of greater than 5 cm2/sec and a ratio of heat capacity to universal gas constant (Cp/R) 2000 K of less than 4; flowing an inflammable gas through the burner; pyrogenically forming glass particles from the glass precursor gas, the pyrogenically forming comprising combusting the inflammable gas; flowing a shield gas through the burner, the shield gas flowing between the precursor stream and the inflammable gas, the shield gas having a kinematic viscosity at 2000 K of greater than 5 cm2/sec and a ratio of heat capacity to universal gas constant (Cp/R) at 2000 K of less than 4; and depositing the glass particles onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Dale Robert Powers, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11287568
    Abstract: The wideband multimode co-doped optical fiber has a silica core co-doped with GeO2 and Al2O3. The GeO2 concentration is maximum at the fiber centerline and monotonically decreases radially out to the core radius. The Al2O3 concentration is minimum at the centerline and monotonically increases radially out to maximum concentration at the core radius. The cladding has an inner cladding region of relative refractive index ?2, an intermediate cladding region having a relative refractive index ?3, and an outer cladding region having a relative refractive index ?4, wherein ?3<?2, ?4. The optical fiber has a bandwidth BW?5 GHz·km with a peak wavelength ?P within a wavelength range of 800 nm to 1200 nm and over a wavelength band ?? of at least 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11287567
    Abstract: Optical fibers having a large effective area and a low cutoff wavelength are disclosed. Three main embodiments of the optical fiber allow for single-mode operation at wavelengths greater than 980 nm, and have a large effective area with low bend losses and low dispersion at 1310 nm. The large effective area optical fiber is expected to be particularly useful for data center applications due to its ability to efficiently optically couple with VCSELs and photonic integrated devices. Integrated systems and optical communication systems that employ the optical fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott Robertson Bickham, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Snigdharaj Kumar Mishra, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11280967
    Abstract: A method of terminating an optical fiber having an inner core with a fiber optic connector including a ferrule having a micro-bore and an end face with a mating location is disclosed. The method includes determining a bore bearing angle of a bore offset of the micro-bore in the ferrule; determining a core bearing angle of a core offset of the inner core in the optical fiber; orienting the ferrule and the optical fiber relative to each other to minimize the distance between the inner core and the mating location; heating the ferrule to an processing temperature above room temperature; and coupling the optical fiber to the micro-bore of the ferrule. The size of the micro-bores and optical fibers may be selected to maximize the number of interference fits in a population of ferrules and optical fibers while minimizing failed fittings between the ferrules and optical fibers in the populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Raisa Rose Boben, Woraphat Dockchoorung, Riley Saunders Freeland, Klaus Hartkorn, Mark Alan McDermott, Aislin Karina Sullivan, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20220066090
    Abstract: A multicore optical fiber comprising: a depressed index common-cladding region having a refractive index ?cc; and a plurality of core portions disposed within the depressed index common-cladding region, wherein each core portion comprises: a central axis, a core region comprising a relative refractive index ?1, an inner-cladding region encircling and directly contacting the core region comprising a relative refractive index ?2, a trench region encircling and directly contacting the inner cladding region comprising a relative refractive index ?3, and an outer-cladding region encircling and directly contacting the trench region comprising a relative refractive index ?4, wherein the refractive index of the depressed index common-cladding region ?cc is less than the refractive index of the outer-cladding region ?4, and wherein a difference between the refractive index of the depressed index common-cladding region ?cc and the refractive index of the first outer-cladding region ?4 is greater than 0.05% ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Pushkar Tandon