Patents by Inventor Scott Denton

Scott Denton 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: 10439725
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a signal for the local control system at a low frequency and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at a high frequency and an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) signal at an intermediate frequency. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the OCSi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver. The communicated modulated signal and the optical data signal may be detected utilizing a photodetector in the second transceiver. The detected optical signal may be demodulated, and an optical power of the optical data signal may be configured based on the demodulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianlorenzo Masini, Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20190305731
    Abstract: Methods and systems for process and temperature compensation in a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and configurable impedances is disclosed and may include a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, a third TIA, and a control loop. The first TIA comprises a fixed feedback resistance and the second and third TIAs each comprise a configurable feedback impedance. The system may comprise a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and with an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs. The circuit may be operable to configure a gain level of the first TIA based on the fixed feedback resistance and a reference current applied at an input to the first TIA, and configure a gain level of the second and third TIAs based on a control voltage generated by the gain stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 10348459
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optoelectronic built-in self-test (BIST) system for silicon photonics optical transceivers are disclosed and may include, in an optoelectronic transceiver having a transmit (Tx) path and a receive (Rx) path, where the Rx path includes a main Rx path and a BIST loopback path: generating a pseudo-random bit sequence (PRBS) signal, generating an optical signal in the Tx path by applying the PRBS signal to a modulator, communicating the optical signal to the BIST loopback path and converting to an electrical signal utilizing a photodetector, the photodetector being a replica of a photodetector in the main Rx path, and assessing the performance of the Tx and Rx paths by extracting a PRBS signal from the electrical signal. The transceiver may be a single complementary-metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die or in two CMOS die, where a first comprises electronic devices and a second comprises optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Gloeckner, Subal Sahni, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Stefan Barabas, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 10312866
    Abstract: Methods and systems for process and temperature compensation in a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, a third TIA, and a control loop. The first TIA comprises a fixed feedback resistance and the second and third TIAs each comprise a configurable feedback impedance. The control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and with an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs. The circuit may be operable to configure a gain level of the first TIA based on the fixed feedback resistance and a reference current applied at an input to the first TIA, and configure a gain level of the second and third TIAs based on a control voltage generated by the gain stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20190109572
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include, in a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, and a third TIA, each comprising a configurable feedback impedance, and a control loop, where the control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs: configuring a gain level of the first TIA by configuring its feedback impedance, configuring a gain level of the third TIA by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first TIA, and amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third TIA. The reference current may generate a reference voltage at one of the inputs of the gain stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 10226902
    Abstract: A flow medium for distributing a resin in vacuum assisted resin transfer molding processes for manufacturing long, thick and more complex composite parts comprises a flow channel encapsulated by a layer of fibrous material, which provides a high volume flow of resin distributed in a timely manner in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LOW & BONAR B.V.
    Inventors: Lori Curtiss Hascher, James Emory Mathis, II, Jeffrey Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20180356655
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a distributed Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) with an integrated feed forward equalizer (FFE) may include a photonic chip comprising an optical modulator having diode drivers, local voltage domain splitters, and delay elements, where each is distributed along a length of the optical modulator. Outputs of the delay elements may be coupled to inputs of the local domain splitters, and outputs of the local voltage domain splitters may be coupled to inputs of the diode drivers. A feed forward equalization (FFE) module comprising a configurable delay element with inverted outputs coupled to one of the delay elements along the length of the modulator, may be coupled to a local voltage domain splitter. An input electrical signal may be received and delayed using the delay elements and coupled to the local domain splitters, and input electrical signals for the diode drivers may be generated using the local domain splitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Welch, Scott Denton, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang
  • Patent number: 10141904
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include, in a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, and a third TIA, each comprising a configurable feedback impedance, and a control loop, where the control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs: configuring a gain level of the first TIA by configuring its feedback impedance, configuring a gain level of the third TIA by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first TIA, and amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third TIA. The reference current may generate a reference voltage at one of the inputs of the gain stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20180241517
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optoelectronic built-in self-test (BIST) system for silicon photonics optical transceivers are disclosed and may include, in an optoelectronic transceiver having a transmit (Tx) path and a receive (Rx) path, where the Rx path includes a main Rx path and a BIST loopback path: generating a pseudo-random bit sequence (PRBS) signal, generating an optical signal in the Tx path by applying the PRBS signal to a modulator, communicating the optical signal to the BIST loopback path and converting to an electrical signal utilizing a photodetector, the photodetector being a replica of a photodetector in the main Rx path, and assessing the performance of the Tx and Rx paths by extracting a PRBS signal from the electrical signal. The transceiver may be a single complementary-metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die or in two CMOS die, where a first comprises electronic devices and a second comprises optical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Steffen Gloeckner, Subal Sahni, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Stefan Barabas, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20180219630
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a signal for the local control system at a low frequency and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at a high frequency and an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) signal at an intermediate frequency. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the OCSi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver. The communicated modulated signal and the optical data signal may be detected utilizing a photodetector in the second transceiver. The detected optical signal may be demodulated, and an optical power of the optical data signal may be configured based on the demodulated signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Gianlorenzo Masini, Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 9960888
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optoelectronic built-in self-test (BIST) system for silicon photonics optical transceivers are disclosed and may include, in an optoelectronic transceiver having a transmit (Tx) path and a receive (Rx) path, where the Rx path includes a main Rx path and a BIST loopback path: generating a pseudo-random bit sequence (PRBS) signal, generating an optical signal in the Tx path by applying the PRBS signal to a modulator, communicating the optical signal to the BIST loopback path and converting to an electrical signal utilizing a photodetector, the photodetector being a replica of a photodetector in the main Rx path, and assessing the performance of the Tx and Rx paths by extracting a PRBS signal from the electrical signal. The transceiver may be a single complementary-metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die or in two CMOS die, where a first comprises electronic devices and a second comprises optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Gloeckner, Subal Sahni, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 9929811
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a control signal for the local control system at a low frequency and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at a high frequency and an optical service signal for an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) at an intermediate frequency. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the OCSi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver. The communicated modulated signal and the optical data signal may be detected utilizing a photodetector in the second transceiver. The detected optical signal may be demodulated, and an optical power of the optical data signal may be configured based on the demodulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gianlorenzo Masini, Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20180026597
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include, in a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, and a third TIA, each comprising a configurable feedback impedance, and a control loop, where the control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs: configuring a gain level of the first TIA by configuring its feedback impedance, configuring a gain level of the third TIA by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first TIA, and amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third TIA. The reference current may generate a reference voltage at one of the inputs of the gain stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 9768747
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include, in a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, and a third TIA, each comprising a configurable feedback impedance, and a control loop, where the control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs: configuring a gain level of the first TIA by configuring its feedback impedance, configuring a gain level of the third TIA by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first TIA, and amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third TIA. The reference current may generate a reference voltage at one of the inputs of the gain stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20170026124
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a control signal for the local control system at a low frequency and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at a high frequency and an optical service signal for an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) at an intermediate frequency. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the OCSi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver. The communicated modulated signal and the optical data signal may be detected utilizing a photodetector in the second transceiver. The detected optical signal may be demodulated, and an optical power of the optical data signal may be configured based on the demodulated signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Gianlorenzo Masini, Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20160348354
    Abstract: A ventilation system and a method for producing the ventilation system are provided. The ventilation system includes an air vent including an entangled core and a separation layer formed on a side of the entangled core. The entangled core includes air space. A method for producing the ventilation system includes bonding the entangled core to a surface of the separation layer to form an air vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: BONAR INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Denton, Lori Curtiss HASCHER, Allan WINGFIELD
  • Patent number: 9467227
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a control signal for the local control system at frequencies <10 Hz and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at frequencies >10 kHz and an optical service signal for an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) at intermediate frequencies between 10 Hz and 10 kHz. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the OCSi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver. The communicated modulated signal and the optical data signal may be detected utilizing a photodetector in the second transceiver. The detected optical signal may be demodulated, and an optical power of the optical data signal may be configured based on the demodulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Gianlorenzo Masini, Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20160211807
    Abstract: Methods and systems for process and temperature compensation in a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, a third TIA, and a control loop. The first TIA comprises a fixed feedback resistance and the second and third TIAs each comprise a configurable feedback impedance. The control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and with an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs. The circuit may be operable to configure a gain level of the first TIA based on the fixed feedback resistance and a reference current applied at an input to the first TIA, and configure a gain level of the second and third TIAs based on a control voltage generated by the gain stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20160211818
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurate gain adjustment of a transimpedance amplifier using a dual replica and servo loop is disclosed and may include, in a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) circuit comprising a first TIA, a second TIA, and a third TIA, each comprising a configurable feedback impedance, and a control loop, where the control loop comprises a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and an output coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs: configuring a gain level of the first TIA by configuring its feedback impedance, configuring a gain level of the third TIA by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first TIA, and amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third TIA. The reference current may generate a reference voltage at one of the inputs of the gain stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Barabas, Joseph Balardeta, Simon Pang, Scott Denton
  • Publication number: 20160182151
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a control signal for the local control system at frequencies <10 Hz and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at frequencies >10 kHz and an optical service signal for an Optical Connection Service interface (OCSi) at intermediate frequencies between 10 Hz and 10 kHz. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the OCSi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver. The communicated modulated signal and the optical data signal may be detected utilizing a photodetector in the second transceiver. The detected optical signal may be demodulated, and an optical power of the optical data signal may be configured based on the demodulated signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Gianlorenzo Masini, Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton