Patents by Inventor Yut Loy Chan

Yut Loy Chan 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: 20190393958
    Abstract: A remote node includes a first node input, a second node input, and an optical switch. The optical switch includes a first switch input optically coupled to the first node input, a second switch input optically coupled to the second node input, a first switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input, and a second switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input. The remote node includes a photodiode optically coupled to the second switch output, and a capacitor electrically coupled to the photodiode and the optical switch. When the first switch input is switchably coupled to the first switch output, the second switch input is switchably coupled to the second switch output. Light received by the second switch input passes out the second switch output to the photodiode. The photodiode charges the capacitor to a threshold charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10516479
    Abstract: A remote node includes a first node input, a second node input, and an optical switch. The optical switch includes a first switch input optically coupled to the first node input, a second switch input optically coupled to the second node input, a first switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input, and a second switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input. The remote node includes a photodiode optically coupled to the second switch output, and a capacitor electrically coupled to the photodiode and the optical switch. When the first switch input is switchably coupled to the first switch output, the second switch input is switchably coupled to the second switch output. Light received by the second switch input passes out the second switch output to the photodiode. The photodiode charges the capacitor to a threshold charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10439722
    Abstract: A carrier office includes an optical line terminal, a first transmit-erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), and a second transmit-EDFA. The OLT is configured to transmit first and second optical signals. The first transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a first feeder fiber, and the first feeder fiber is optically coupled to a first remote node (RN). The first transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state. The second transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a second feeder fiber, and the second feeder fiber is optically coupled to a second RN. The second transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180323875
    Abstract: A carrier office includes an optical line terminal, a first transmit-erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), and a second transmit-EDFA. The OLT is configured to transmit first and second optical signals. The first transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a first feeder fiber, and the first feeder fiber is optically coupled to a first remote node (RN). The first transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state. The second transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a second feeder fiber, and the second feeder fiber is optically coupled to a second RN. The second transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10063944
    Abstract: A remote node includes a first node input, a second node input, and an optical switch. The optical switch includes a first switch input optically coupled to the first node input, a second switch input optically coupled to the second node input, a first switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input, and a second switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input. The remote node includes a photodiode optically coupled to the second switch output, and a capacitor electrically coupled to the photodiode and the optical switch. When the first switch input is switchably coupled to the first switch output, the second switch input is switchably coupled to the second switch output. Light received by the second switch input passes out the second switch output to the photodiode. The photodiode charges the capacitor to a threshold charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10050708
    Abstract: A carrier office includes an optical line terminal, a first transmit-erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), and a second transmit-EDFA. The OLT is configured to transmit first and second optical signals. The first transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a first feeder fiber, and the first feeder fiber is optically coupled to a first remote node (RN). The first transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state. The second transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a second feeder fiber, and the second feeder fiber is optically coupled to a second RN. The second transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180176666
    Abstract: A remote node includes a first node input, a second node input, and an optical switch. The optical switch includes a first switch input optically coupled to the first node input, a second switch input optically coupled to the second node input, a first switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input, and a second switch output switchably coupled to the first switch input or the second switch input. The remote node includes a photodiode optically coupled to the second switch output, and a capacitor electrically coupled to the photodiode and the optical switch. When the first switch input is switchably coupled to the first switch output, the second switch input is switchably coupled to the second switch output. Light received by the second switch input passes out the second switch output to the photodiode. The photodiode charges the capacitor to a threshold charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fung Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180175935
    Abstract: A carrier office includes an optical line terminal, a first transmit-erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), and a second transmit-EDFA. The OLT is configured to transmit first and second optical signals. The first transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a first feeder fiber, and the first feeder fiber is optically coupled to a first remote node (RN). The first transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state. The second transmit-EDFA is optically coupled to the OLT and a second feeder fiber, and the second feeder fiber is optically coupled to a second RN. The second transmit-EDFA is operable between a respective enabled state and a respective disabled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Google, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Du, Yut Loy Chan, Xiangjun Zhao, Changhong Joy Jiang, Cedric Fund Lam, Daoyi Wang, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9692546
    Abstract: A method of processing optical signals in a passive optical network includes receiving a first signal in a first optical spectrum, and receiving a second signal in a second optical spectrum. The second optical spectrum is different from the first optical spectrum. The method also includes multiplexing the first and second signals into a first multiplexed signal and outputting the first multiplexed signal. The method also includes receiving a second multiplexed signal, and demultiplexing the second multiplexed signal into a third signal and a fourth signal. The third signal is in the second optical spectrum and the fourth signal is in the first optical spectrum. The method also includes outputting the third and fourth signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Yut Loy Chan
  • Patent number: 9577752
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for a wirelessly-powered passive optical power meter device. In one aspect, an optical power meter device comprises a power circuit connected to one or more antennas, the circuit including an RF to DC converter that generates a DC power signal that provides a DC power source for the optical power meter from an RF signal received by the one or more antennas, a photodetector that generates a power measurement signal that measures the power of the optical input signal, and a communication circuit that is connected to the one or more antennas, the photodetector, and the power circuit that when powered by the DC power source generates a modulation signal that is responsive to the power measurement signal and that causes the one of the one or more antennas to convey the power measurement signal to a reader device that is transmitting the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Yut Loy Chan
  • Patent number: 9438339
    Abstract: A method for automatically detecting an infrared blaster or an infrared receiver includes detecting receipt of an infrared device by a media device. The media device has an internal infrared receiver and a processor. The method further includes determining if the infrared device is an infrared extender or an infrared blaster. When the infrared device is an infrared extender, the method includes disabling the internal infrared receiver and connecting the infrared device to the processor of the media device. When the infrared device is an infrared blaster, the method includes connecting the infrared device to the processor of the media device and not disabling the internal infrared receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yut Loy Chan, Michael Daniel Fuller
  • Patent number: 9369203
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for a wirelessly-powered passive optical power meter device. In one aspect, an optical power meter device comprises a power circuit connected to one or more antennas, the circuit including an RF to DC converter that generates a DC power signal that provides a DC power source for the optical power meter from an RF signal received by the one or more antennas, a photodetector that generates a power measurement signal that measures the power of the optical input signal, and a communication circuit that is connected to the one or more antennas, the photodetector, and the power circuit that when powered by the DC power source generates a modulation signal that is responsive to the power measurement signal and that causes the one of the one or more antennas to convey the power measurement signal to a reader device that is transmitting the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Yut Loy Chan
  • Publication number: 20160036551
    Abstract: A method of processing optical signals in a passive optical network includes receiving a first signal in a first optical spectrum, and receiving a second signal in a second optical spectrum. The second optical spectrum is different from the first optical spectrum. The method also includes multiplexing the first and second signals into a first multiplexed signal and outputting the first multiplexed signal. The method also includes receiving a second multiplexed signal, and demultiplexing the second multiplexed signal into a third signal and a fourth signal. The third signal is in the second optical spectrum and the fourth signal is in the first optical spectrum. The method also includes outputting the third and fourth signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Yut Loy Chan
  • Patent number: 9210357
    Abstract: A remote control for a set-top box is configured to communicate with the set-top box using first and second wavelengths. In one embodiment, the remote control automatically performs Bluetooth pairing with the set-top box when the remote control is in proximity to the set-top box and the user presses a button on the remote, such as a “Power” button or other designated button. The remote control may wirelessly transmit a unique ID to the set-top box for the pairing process using the first wavelength, such as infrared. When paired, the set-top box may accept commands from the remote control transmitted using the second wavelengths, e.g., Bluetooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ke Dong, Yut Loy Chan, Sherry Qianhong Moore
  • Patent number: 9197352
    Abstract: A method of processing optical signals in a passive optical network includes receiving a first signal in a first optical spectrum, and receiving a second signal in a second optical spectrum. The second optical spectrum is different from the first optical spectrum. The method also includes multiplexing the first and second signals into a first multiplexed signal and outputting the first multiplexed signal. The method also includes receiving a second multiplexed signal, and demultiplexing the second multiplexed signal into a third signal and a fourth signal. The third signal is in the second optical spectrum and the fourth signal is in the first optical spectrum. The method also includes outputting the third and fourth signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Yut Loy Chan
  • Patent number: 9178610
    Abstract: An optical communication device includes a transmitter having a transmitter port and a receiver having loopback and receiver ports. The transmitter transmits a first multiplexed signal in a first optical spectrum from the transmitter port. The receiver receives the first multiplexed signal in the loopback port and a second multiplexed signal in the receiver port. The second multiplexed signal is in a second optical spectrum different from the first optical spectrum. The receiver includes a demultiplexer in optical communication with the loopback port and the receiver port. The demultiplexer demultiplexes the first and second multiplexed signals received by the loopback and receiver ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yut Loy Chan, Pedram Zare Dashti
  • Patent number: 9001837
    Abstract: A local area network system that includes a residential gateway in wired communication with a remote service provider and multiple set top boxes in wired communication with the residential gateway. Each set top box includes a network extender having a wired connection to a residential gateway of a local area network, a media player in communication with the network extender, and at least one wireless transceiver in communication with the network extender. The media player includes a computing processor executing instructions to format a signal received from the network extender for use by a media device. Each set top box is configured as an access point for a local area network of the residential gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Tony Ong, Ke Dong, Steven Fong, Yut Loy Chan, Yifan Gao, Milo Steven Medin, Dov Shimon Zimring
  • Patent number: 8953942
    Abstract: A technique for providing time division multiplexing (“TDM”) and wavelength division multiplexing (“WDM”) communication services to customer premises (“CP”) over a passive optical network (“PON”) includes multiplexing a downstream TDM signal with downstream WDM signals onto a fiber trunk line coupled between a central office and a remote node (“RN”), separating the downstream WDM signals from the downstream TDM signal at the RN with a wavelength selective filter, power splitting the downstream TDM signal at the RN onto a plurality of fiber access lines as split TDM signals; and recombining each of the WDM signals with a corresponding one of the split TDM signals onto a corresponding one of the fiber access lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric F. Lam, Ryohei Urata, Hong Liu, Yut Loy Chan
  • Publication number: 20130230034
    Abstract: A local area network system that includes a residential gateway in wired communication with a remote service provider and multiple set top boxes in wired communication with the residential gateway. Each set top box includes a network extender having a wired connection to a residential gateway of a local area network, a media player in communication with the network extender, and at least one wireless transceiver in communication with the network extender. The media player includes a computing processor executing instructions to format a signal received from the network extender for use by a media device. Each set top box is configured as an access point for a local area network of the residential gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Tony Ong, Ke Dong, Steven Fong, Yut Loy Chan, Yifan Gao, Milo Steven Medin, Dov Shimon Zimring
  • Patent number: 8315266
    Abstract: A set top box including a network extender and a media player in communication with the network extender. The network extender is connectable to a residential gateway of a local area network through a wired connection. The media player includes a computing processor executing instructions to format a signal received from the network extender for use by a media device. The set top box also includes at least one wireless transceiver in communication with the network extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Fung Lam, Tony Ong, Ke Dong, Steven Fong, Yut Loy Chan, Yifan Gao, Milo Steven Medin, Dov Shimon Zimring