Particular Temperature Control Patents (Class 372/34)
  • Patent number: 11320610
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a cold plate comprising a first side and a second side, a photonic integrated circuit connected to a substrate positioned on the second side of the cold plate, and an optical path extending through the cold plate and optically coupled to the photonic integrated circuit for transmitting an optical signal between the photonic integrated circuit and the first side of the cold plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Richard Goergen, Ashley Julia Maker Erickson
  • Patent number: 11322903
    Abstract: A solid state laser apparatus includes a plurality of cold heads, a cooling apparatus, laser media and a seed light source. The cooling apparatus is configured to cool the plurality of cold heads. The laser media are arranged in contact with each of the plurality of cold heads, and configured to amplify a first laser beam and reflect the first laser beam. The seed light source is configured to irradiate a first laser medium of the laser media with the first laser beam. The first laser medium is arranged on a first of the cold heads. The laser media are configured to reflect the first laser beam irradiated to the first laser medium to a second laser medium of the laser media. The second laser medium is arranged on a second of the cold heads. The cold heads are configured to cool the laser media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Hamamoto, Ryuichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11316321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for a laser based light source using a combination of laser diode or waveguide gain element excitation source based on gallium and nitrogen containing materials and wavelength conversion phosphor materials designed for inherent safety. In this invention a violet, blue, or other wavelength laser diode source based on gallium and nitrogen materials is closely integrated with phosphor materials, such as yellow phosphors, to form a compact, high-brightness, and highly-efficient, light source with closed loop design features to yield the light source as an eye safe light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Raring, Paul Rudy, Steve DenBaars, Troy Trottier
  • Patent number: 11256048
    Abstract: A transistor outline package is provided that includes a header with a mounting area for an optoelectronic component. The header has a signal pin disposed in a feedthrough. The feedthrough is filled with an insulating material made of glass and/or glass ceramic. The feedthrough has a recessed area on at least one side that is not completely filled up with the insulating material. The recessed area defines a cavity at least partially around the signal pin and the signal pin has an enlarged portion in the recessed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Artit Aowudomsuk, Kenneth Tan, Karsten Droegemueller
  • Patent number: 11226459
    Abstract: Described herein is an integrated photonics device including a light emitter, integrated edge outcoupler(s), optics, and a detector array. The device can include a hermetically sealed enclosure. The hermetic seal can reduce the amount of moisture and/or contamination that may affect the measurement, analysis, and/or the function of the individual components within the sealed enclosure. Additionally or alternatively, the hermetic seal can be used to protect the components within the enclosure from environmental contamination induced during the manufacturing, packaging, and/or shipping process. The outcoupler(s) can be formed by creating one or more pockets in the layers of a die. Outcoupler material can be formed in the pocket and, optionally, subsequent layers can be deposited on top. The edge of the die can be polished until a targeted polish plane is achieved. Once the outcoupler is formed, the die can be flipped over and other components can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Michael J. Bishop, Vijay M. Iyer, Jason S. Pelc, Mario J. Costello
  • Patent number: 11228159
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser device includes first heat radiator (10) having first flow path (11) and second flow path (12) inside to allow a flow of a refrigerant and second heat radiator (20) put in contact with an upper surface of the first heat radiator. The first flow path and the second flow path are independent of each other. The second heat radiator includes an insulating member that internally has third flow path (23) communicating with first flow path (11). The semiconductor laser device further includes lower electrode block (60) disposed on a portion of an upper surface of the second heat radiator, submount (30) being made of a conductive material and being disposed on a remainder of the upper surface of second heat radiator (20), semiconductor laser element (40) disposed on an upper surface of submount (30), and upper electrode block (61) disposed such that submount (30) and semiconductor laser element (40) are clamped between the upper electrode block and second heat radiator (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji Oomori, Kouki Tsumura, Teruaki Kasai
  • Patent number: 11220185
    Abstract: A battery monitoring device includes temperature detectors that detect respective temperatures of battery elements in a battery of an electric vehicle. The temperature detectors each include first and second detection circuits, a comparator circuit, and first and second output terminals. The first detection circuit detects a temperature in a first temperature range and generates a first detection signal. The second detection circuit detects a temperature in a second temperature range and generates a second detection signal. The comparator circuit compares a detection output signal with a threshold and generates a flag signal indicative of the presence or absence of an abnormal event. The detection output signal and the flag signal are outputted through a first output terminal and a second output terminal, respectively. Each of the temperature detectors switches the detection output signal between the first detection signal and the second detection signal on the basis of the flag signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Sato
  • Patent number: 11217572
    Abstract: The light source device includes a substrate, a light emitting unit mounted on the substrate, a frame disposed on the substrate, a metal shield fixed to an inner side of the frame and electrically coupled to the substrate, a light permeable member disposed on the frame, a cover plate disposed on the light permeable member and fixed to the frame, a detection unit electrically coupled to the substrate, and an uplift block that provides for the substrate to be disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (CHANGZHOU) CO., LTD., LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Wei Tsai, Jui-Lin Tsai, Chia-Cheng Wu, You-Chen Yu, Chien-Tien Wang, Tai-Wen Tsai, Pai-Hao Chang, Shu-Hua Yang, Yu-Hung Su
  • Patent number: 11171727
    Abstract: A package for an optical receiver module is disclosed. The package includes a housing having electrically conductive walls including a rear wall and a pair of side walls, and a feed-through provided in the rear wall. The feed-through includes an internal portion having an upper rear face and a lower rear face, and an external portion protruding from the upper rear face and the lower rear face outwardly and having a top face and/or a back face continuous to the upper rear face and/or the lower rear face of the internal portion, a first top face, a second back face, and a pair of side faces, the rear face and the side faces connecting the first top face with the second back face, the first top face including DC lines, the second back face including transmission lines, and the transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Mii, Hiroshi Hara
  • Patent number: 11171466
    Abstract: An on-chip wavelength locker may include an optical waveguide splitter to split an input optical signal received from a laser. The on-chip wavelength locker may include a plurality of integrated periodic optical elements, each to receive a respective portion of the input optical signal after splitting of the input optical signal by the optical waveguide splitter, and provide, based on the respective portion of the input optical signal, a respective periodic output optical signal of a plurality of periodic output optical signals. Each periodic output optical signal, of the plurality of periodic output optical signals, may be phase shifted with respect to other periodic output optical signals of the plurality of periodic output optical signals. The on-chip wavelength locker may include a plurality of integrated photodiodes to receive the plurality of periodic output optical signals in association with wavelength locking the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Operations LLC
    Inventors: John M. Heaton, Konstantin Petrovich Petrov
  • Patent number: 11095084
    Abstract: In various embodiments, laser resonator modules produce output beams via manipulation of input beams on opposite sides of the module. The input beams are emitted by one or more beam emitters that may be cooled using a liquid coolant cavity. The liquid coolant cavity may be isolated from optical elements utilized to manipulate the input beams, at least in part, by an isolation wall protruding from the base plate of the resonator module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Sauter, Bryan Lochman, Bien Chann
  • Patent number: 11088506
    Abstract: An optical refrigeration system that includes a heatlink that is formed by textured crystals that are matched in coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) to the yttrium lithium fluoride (YLF) cooling crystal, and shaped in geometries that result in very low heat producing losses (HPL). The optical refrigeration system may further include a mirror that is made of a semiconductor-material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Alexander Robert Albrecht, Junwei Meng
  • Patent number: 11060907
    Abstract: An optical module includes a base member, a red semiconductor laser, a green semiconductor laser, a blue semiconductor laser, a first light receiving device having a first light receiving face that receives backward red light emitted from the red semiconductor laser, a second light receiving device having a second light receiving face that receives backward green light emitted from the green semiconductor laser, a third light receiving device having a third light receiving face that receives backward blue light emitted from the blue semiconductor laser, wherein the first light receiving face, the second light receiving face, and the third light receiving face are inclined relative to planes perpendicular to optical axes of the backward red light, the backward green light, and the backward blue light, respectively, to reduce the likelihood of occurrence of stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiromi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 11018474
    Abstract: An optical transmitter and a method for driving the optical transmitter include emitting an optical signal using a laser having a lasing cavity with a first section and a second section, performing, using a first heater thermally coupled to the first section, a first temperature control on the first section using a first control signal, and performing, using a second heater thermally coupled to the second section, a second temperature control on the second section using a second control signal. The first temperature control is independent from the second temperature control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OPTELLA INC.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Lee, Jaeho Song
  • Patent number: 10965084
    Abstract: A planar waveguide laser crystal assembly includes an optical bench and a laser crystal mount mounted on the optical bench. The laser crystal mount includes an upper housing having an interior horizontal surface and an exterior horizontal, a lower housing coupled to the upper housing and having an interior horizontal surface and an exterior horizontal surface, and a cavity defined between the interior horizontal surfaces of the upper and lower housings. A laser crystal is mounted in the cavity of the laser crystal mount. Each of the exterior horizontal surfaces of the upper and lower housings is oriented parallel to a length of the laser crystal. The laser crystal assembly further includes a heat dissipating structure thermally coupled to at least one of the exterior horizontal surfaces of the upper and lower housings to dissipate heat transferred from the laser crystal mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Tartaglia, Jesse William Fisher, Andrew Jonathan Gleason, Ezra Takara, Joel R. Blum, Luke L. Wieczorek, Ross Hartman, Samuel David Field, Zachary William Prezkuta, Robert Andrew Sims, Micah Boyd
  • Patent number: 10943608
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a slider configured to facilitate heat assisted magnetic recording. The slider comprises a plurality of bond pads including a first electrical bond pad, a second electrical bond pad, and a ground pad. A laser diode comprises an anode coupled to the first electrical bond pad and a cathode coupled to the second electrical bond pad. The laser diode is operable in a non-lasing state and a lasing state. A heater is coupled between the ground pad and at least one of the anode and cathode of the laser diode. The heater is configured to generate heat for heating the laser diode during the non-lasing state and the lasing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: James Gary Wessel
  • Patent number: 10892598
    Abstract: A packaged transmitter device includes a base member comprising a planar part mounted with a thermoelectric cooler, a transmitter, and a coupling lens assembly, and an assembling part connected to one side of the planar part. The device further includes a circuit board bended to have a first end region and a second end region being raised to a higher level. The first end region disposed on a top surface of the planar part includes multiple electrical connection patches respectively connected to the thermoelectric and the transmitter. The second end region includes an electrical port for external connection. Additionally, the device includes a cover member disposed over the planar part. Furthermore, the device includes a cylindrical member installed to the assembling part for enclosing an isolator aligned to the coupling lens assembly along its axis and connected to a fiber to couple optical signal from the transmitter to the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: INPHI CORPORATION, Luxnet Corporation
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Peng-Chih Li, Pi-Cheng Law
  • Patent number: 10886699
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing SWaP in combinations of laser diode drivers (LDDs) and diode laser pump modules (DPMs) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Science Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aland K. Chin, Richard H. Chin, Mehmet Dogan, Jonah H. Jacob
  • Patent number: 10862268
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a semiconductor laser part formed on the substrate and having an active layer with an uniform composition and a first ridge structure, and an adjacent part formed on the substrate, having a core layer with an uniform composition and a second ridge structure, and being an optical modulator or an optical waveguide which is in contact with the semiconductor laser part, wherein the first ridge structure is largest in width at a first contact part which is in contact with the second ridge structure, and the second ridge structure is largest in width at a second contact part which is in contact with the first ridge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10840671
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a semiconductor laser device utilizing a monocrystalline SiC substrate that is capable of assuring a sufficient heat dissipation property. The semiconductor laser device comprises: a monocrystalline SiC substrate having an electrical conductivity, the substrate having a first surface and a second surface; and a semiconductor laser chip (LD chip) arranged on the first surface. Also, the semiconductor laser device may comprise an insulating film arranged at a side of the first surface of the SiC substrate and configured to insulate a first electric conductive layer onto which the semiconductor laser chip is mounted and an electric conductive member (a second electric conductive layer and a heatsink portion) to be joined to a side of the second surface of the SiC substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Hagimoto, Susumu Sorimachi, Tomonobu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10814431
    Abstract: A device and a method for laser-inducing cavitation strengthening with multi-system automatic coordination work. The device comprises a plurality of systems, including a clamping system, a lifting system, an imaging system, a computer control system, a laser system and an energy density amplifying system, etc. The device for laser-inducing cavitation strengthening comprises a laser cavitation device and a fixing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGSU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xudong Ren, Shouqi Yuan, Chengya Zuo, Yanqun Tong, Deshun Wang, Kun Wu, Jiaxing Lu, Hao He, Rui Zhou, Jie Wang
  • Patent number: 10732265
    Abstract: An optical illuminator assembly such as an integrated module can provide an illumination source for use in applications such as optical detection. A peak output power of the module can be enhanced as compared to other approaches, such as by one or more of controlling parasitic effects along an electrical pathway used to drive an optical emitter circuit included as a portion of the module, or by providing thermal management including establishing thermal conduction pathways through opposite surfaces of an optical emitter circuit such as an integrated circuit die comprising a solid-state optical emitter. Control schemes can be used that power various cells or functional blocks of the optical emitter independently. Thermal regulation can be provided by an active heat transfer element such as a thermoelectric cooler (TEC). An optical illuminator assembly can be optically coupled to a beam-steering device or other elements, such as using a self-aligning mechanical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnan Ramaswamy Parameswaran, Xu Tang, Ying-Ju Wang, Weidong Wang, David Bolognia, Scott Robert Davis, Christophe Antoine, Brian Hall
  • Patent number: 10673203
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods of assembling projectors, and more particularly, to methods of aligning laser diodes in laser projectors. Implementations of the present disclosure include positioning an alignment beam and a photodetector in an optical path of the projector. The alignment beam propagates from an alignment light source through a location where a laser diode is to be mounted. A laser diode is then initially positioned in the optical path with a laser cavity of the diode acting as a passive waveguide during the assembly process. The laser diode is then fixed in place at a position and, or, an orientation that corresponds to light from the alignment beam passing through a laser cavity of the diode to be aligned and registering at least a minimum threshold value of a measure at the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Raymond Dykaar
  • Patent number: 10651621
    Abstract: A laser apparatus includes a heat transfer device having a cooling fin at a temperature lower than that of a heat radiation jacket, and a cooling fan. A controller controls the cooling fan so as to be stopped when temperature detected by a temperature sensor is lower than a temperature reference value and humidity detected by a humidity sensor is higher than a humidity reference value. The controller controls the cooling fan so as to be driven when temperature detected by the temperature sensor is higher than the temperature reference value and humidity detected by the humidity sensor is lower than the humidity reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 10637203
    Abstract: A laser device may include a chamber accommodating a pair of discharge electrodes, a grating provided outside the chamber, first beam-expanding optics provided between the chamber and the grating and configured to expand a beam width of light outputted from the chamber at least in a first direction perpendicular to a direction of discharge between the pair of discharge electrodes, and second beam-expanding optics having a plurality of prisms provided between the chamber and the grating, the second beam-expanding optics being configured to expand a beam width of light outputted from the chamber at least in a second direction parallel to the direction of discharge between the pair of discharge electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10619518
    Abstract: A self-powered laser system for discharging high energy light beams is disclosed. The laser system includes a laser unit, a power unit, and an exhaust system. The laser unit is capable of discharging beams in multiple directions. The exhaust system directs exhaust gasses discharged from the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Eifert
  • Patent number: 10581215
    Abstract: A laser light generator is configured to generate one or more wavelengths of continuous wave laser light. The laser light generator is configured to collectively and simultaneously transmit each of the wavelengths of continuous wave laser light through an optical output of the laser light generator as a laser light supply. An optical fiber is connected to receive the laser light supply from the optical output of the laser light generator. An optical distribution network has an optical input connected to receive the laser light supply from the optical fiber. The optical distribution network is configured to transmit the laser light supply to each of one or more optical transceivers and/or optical sensors. The laser light generator is physically separate from each of the one or more optical transceivers and/or optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ayar Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Milos Popovic, Rajeev Ram, Vladimir Stojanovic, Chen Sun, Mark Taylor Wade, Alexandra Carroll Wright
  • Patent number: 10535979
    Abstract: Methods for driving a tunable laser with integrated tuning elements are disclosed. The methods can include modulating the tuning current and laser injection current such that the laser emission wavelength and output power are independently controllable. In some examples, the tuning current and laser injection current are modulated simultaneously and a wider tuning range can result. In some examples, one or both of these currents is sinusoidally modulated. In some examples, a constant output power can be achieved while tuning the emission wavelength. In some examples, the output power and tuning can follow a linear relationship. In some examples, injection current and tuning element drive waveforms necessary to achieve targeted output power and tuning waveforms can be achieved through optimization based on goodness of fit values between the targeted and actual output power and tuning waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ross M. Audet, Mark Alan Arbore, Alfredo Bismuto, Yves Bidaux, Antoine Jean André Müller
  • Patent number: 10530112
    Abstract: Provided is a solid-state laser device in which a linear resonator including an output mirror and a rear mirror, a laser rod, and optical members are provided on a common base and are contained in a housing having the base as a portion. A holding part is provided to hold an excitation light source that extends parallel to the laser rod on a side of the laser rod opposite to the base. The optical members including a Q-switch are disposed between the laser rod and the rear mirror. An upper end position of the output mirror is at a position lower than a lower end position of the excitation light source held by the holding part, with the base as a reference. The holding part holds the excitation light source so as to be capable of being inserted and extracted with respect to the output mirror side in a longitudinal direction of the excitation light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Ishii, Takatsugu Wada, Keiji Tsubota
  • Patent number: 10508803
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for cooling a digital micromirror device are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a digital micromirror device (DMD), a housing coupled to the DMD, wherein a first side of the housing is coupled to a bottom of the DMD and a cooling block coupled to a second side of the housing that is opposite the first side. The cooling block includes a plate that includes a plurality of openings, a diaphragm coupled to the plate, an air inlet to generate an airflow across the plate, wherein the diaphragm creates a force to move the airflow in a direction that is perpendicular to a direction of the airflow towards the second side of the housing, and an air outlet to collect the airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Francisco Zirilli
  • Patent number: 10511134
    Abstract: A laser system for generating a series of laser pulses comprising a laser generator that supplies an injection pulse to an amplifier; said amplifier comprising: a gain medium enclosed between a first mirror and a second, output, mirror opposite to said first mirror; and an optical switch set in the proximity of said first mirror; said laser system being characterized in that said amplifier is an unstable laser resonator and said injection pulse is supplied to said laser resonator in synchronism with opening of said optical switch; said series of laser pulses comprises at least one pulse having a duration shorter than or equal to 2 ns and an energy higher than 100 mJ and at least three times higher than the energy of any other pulse of said series of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA SYSTEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Tagliaferri, Fabio Paleari, Fabio Cannone, Luca Cerri
  • Patent number: 10475967
    Abstract: Wavelength converters (103) with improved thermal conductivity are described. In some embodiments the wavelength converters include a thermally conductive component (204, 206) and a wavelength conversion material (205) mixed with or dispersed in the thermally conductive component. The wavelength conversion material (205) includes non-agglomerated quantum dots. The presence of the thermally conductive component may facilitate removal of heat from the wavelength converter, potentially reducing the impact of elevated temperature on the performance of the wavelength conversion material therein. Methods of making such wavelength converters and lighting devices including such wavelength converters are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Maria Anc, Mark Hannah
  • Patent number: 10468939
    Abstract: A liquid coolant sleeve fixing device for fixing the cylindrical liquid coolant sleeve in a radially interior part of a housing is disclosed. The coolant sleeve fixing device includes a bolt for fixing the liquid coolant sleeve and the housing, and an axial installation hole disposed on an axial side of the housing and used for installing the bolt. The fixing device also includes a recess disposed on an axial side of the liquid coolant sleeve, and a press plate of a shape which fits the recess, the quantity of the press plate being the same as the quantity of the recess. A radially inner side part of the press plate presses against the interior of the recess. The press plate is fixed to the housing by means of the bolt and installation hole, thereby fixing the liquid coolant sleeve in the radially interior part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Shanguo Fang, Markus Wagenbret, Zhenhua Wu
  • Patent number: 10447389
    Abstract: Methods according to the disclosure include methods for managing data flow in an optical communications system having a plurality of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). The method generally includes determining whether operation of the system exceeds a thermal threshold for a thermal parameter of the system, and switching from a first data bandwidth to a second data bandwidth when the thermal threshold is exceeded. Operation at the second data bandwidth further includes determining whether further operation of the system demands the first data bandwidth, and resuming operation of the system at the first data bandwidth only when the thermal parameter during operation at the second data bandwidth does not exceed the thermal threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hayden C. Cranford, Jr., Jonathan E. Proesel, Rashmi R. Bindu
  • Patent number: 10360820
    Abstract: An apparatus implements a process to enhance message privacy and includes memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor accesses a plain-text message in binary computer code; utilizes a key aligned with a first segment of the plain-text message; utilizes the “one” bits of the key to point to tapped bits in the first segment; removes each tapped bit and places them into a new block; shifts the remaining bits in the first segment rightward (or leftward) and creates a ciphered message by three steps: filling the empty spaces in the message block with the tapped bits; adding the tapped bits as a second block after the first segment; and inserting the tapped bits into a second block of the plain-text message displacing bits located at an end of the second block and then moving those displaced bits into the empty bit spaces in the first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Shahriar Pourazin
  • Patent number: 10338461
    Abstract: A light-emitting device (1) and a related light source system. The light-emitting device (1) comprises a laser light source (11, 21, 31) and a light collecting system (12, 22). The laser light source (11, 21, 31) comprises a first laser array (111, 211, 311) and a second laser array (112, 212, 312) for respectively generating a first light and a second light with different wavelength ranges. The light collecting system (12, 22) is used for collecting the light emitted from the laser light source arrays. The ratio of the divergence angle of the collected second light to that of the first light is less than or equal to a predetermined value. The predetermined value is 0.7. The light-emitting device (1) is capable of generating two kinds of light beams with different etendues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: APPOTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Haixiong Hou
  • Patent number: 10326249
    Abstract: A compact laser is provided for in accordance with an exemplary embodiment in the present disclosure includes a compact resonator structure using a non-planar geometry of bulk components. The laser includes a preferred rotational direction of lasing modes and employs bulk components for establishing the preferred rotational direction of lasing modes within resonator. In some embodiments, the preferred rotational direction of lasing modes is established using a reflective element that is outside the resonator structure. In some embodiments, the reflective element induces polarization shifts in the reflected light that are compensated for by a wave plate, which may be outside the resonator structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Arete Associates
    Inventor: James Thomas Murray
  • Patent number: 10312662
    Abstract: To provide an optical module whose power consumption in an ambient temperature range is reduced, and an optical transmission equipment. The optical module includes: a housing; a box type optical subassembly including a bottom portion serving as a heat dissipation face; and a heat conductive member disposed between the bottom portion of the optical subassembly and a bottom portion of the housing. The optical subassembly includes one or a plurality of optical semiconductor devices, and a temperature controller on which the one or plurality of optical semiconductor devices are mounted and which is placed on an inner bottom portion of the optical subassembly. The heat conductive member is disposed only at a portion of the bottom portion of the optical subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Sato, Keiichi Murakami, Koki Sato
  • Patent number: 10224693
    Abstract: A first contact surface of a semiconductor laser chip can be formed to a target surface roughness selected to have a maximum peak to valley height that is substantially smaller than a barrier layer thickness. A barrier layer that includes a non-metallic, electrically-conducting compound and that has the barrier layer thickness can be applied to the first contact surface, and the semiconductor laser chip can be soldered to a carrier mounting along the first contact surface using a solder composition by heating the soldering composition to less than a threshold temperature at which dissolution of the barrier layer into the soldering composition occurs. Related systems, methods, articles of manufacture, and the like are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SpectraSensors, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Feitisch, Gabi Neubauer, Mathias Schrempel
  • Patent number: 10218145
    Abstract: A vortex laser generation device in a degenerate cavity with a spiral phase element and a vortex laser generation method are provided. The vortex laser generation device has a degenerate cavity, and the degenerate cavity has a resonator mirror, a gain medium, an optical element, and an output coupler. The off-axis beams are formed in multiple pass transverse modes to resonate by disposing an optical element in the degenerate cavity, so that a vortex laser with orbital angular momentum can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuan-Yao Lin, Yen-Yin Lin, Shou-Tai Lin, An-Chung Chiang
  • Patent number: 10211600
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rotating chalcogenide gain media ring to provide un-precedented power generation with minimal thermal lensing for CW lasing in the mid-IR spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Igor Moskalev
  • Patent number: 10211597
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser resonator configured to generate a laser beam includes a gain medium layer including a semiconductor material and comprising at least one protrusion formed by at least one trench to protrude in an upper portion of the gain medium layer. In the semiconductor laser resonator, the at least one protrusion is configured to confine the laser beam as a standing wave in the at least one protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chanwook Baik, Hyochul Kim, Yeonsang Park
  • Patent number: 10199797
    Abstract: A light-emitting element module includes: a Peltier device; a light-emitting element that is disposed on the Peltier device; and a package that accommodates the Peltier device and the light-emitting element, the package including a base on which the Peltier device is disposed and a lid joined to the base and. When Ts is external temperature of the package, Tv is temperature of the light-emitting element, Tc1 is temperature of the base, and Tc2 is temperature of the lid, Ts<Tc2<Tc1 is satisfied in a case of Tv<Ts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Maki, Tsunenori Shibata, Koji Chindo
  • Patent number: 10191023
    Abstract: A sensor unit (10) for detecting a gas is configured with a pressure-tight measuring channel (11), with a gas inlet (12) for introducing the gas into the measuring channel, with a gas outlet (13) for removing the gas from the measuring channel, and with a pump unit (14) for evacuating the measuring channel. The measuring channel has a gas sensor (15) for detecting the gas and a heating unit (16) for heating the gas sensor. The sensor unit (10) is configured to be operated in a measuring mode and in a regeneration mode. The measuring channel (11) is evacuated and the gas sensor (15) is heated in the regeneration mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bäther, Björn Raupers, Stefan Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10162199
    Abstract: An optical transmitter includes a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) coupled to an input end of a first optical waveguide. An end of the first optical waveguide provides a transmitter output for the optical transmitter. Moreover, a section of the first optical waveguide between the input end and the output end is optically coupled to a ring modulator that modulates an optical signal based on an electrical input signal. A passive ring filter (or a 1×N silicon-photonic switch and a bank of band reflectors) is connected to provide a mirror that reflects light received from the second optical waveguide back toward the RSOA to form a lasing cavity. Moreover, the ring modulator and the passive ring filter have different sizes, which causes a Vernier effect that provides a large wavelength tuning range for the lasing cavity in response to tuning the ring modulator and the passive ring filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Xuezhe Zheng, Ying Luo, Jin Yao, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10158207
    Abstract: A method for the recovery of energy from a laser machining system and a device for performing the same, in which the method includes operating the laser machining system and generating thermal energy having a maximum temperature Tmax, removing at least a portion of the thermal energy, and recirculating the at least a portion of the thermal energy to the laser machining system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Eberhard Wahl, Karel Vincke, Matthias Himmelsbach
  • Patent number: 10115659
    Abstract: A solution for packaging a two terminal device, such as a light emitting diode, is provided. In one embodiment, a method of packaging a two terminal device includes: patterning a metal sheet to include a plurality of openings; bonding at least one two terminal device to the metal sheet, wherein a first opening corresponds to a distance between a first contact and a second contact of the at least one two terminal device; and cutting the metal sheet around each of the least one two terminal device, wherein the metal sheet forms a first electrode to the first contact and a second electrode to the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri Bilenko, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 10109812
    Abstract: An energy conversion device comprises an apparatus and a method for employing energy from an electron- and, optionally, photon-containing energy wave that is induced in one or more aggregated molecular ensembles. Emission is stimulated from the ensembles by a wide variety of energy inputs, and energy derived from this electron and/or photon energy wave is useful for modulation of signals in circuits; performing chemical reduction reactions; and performing as an energy conversion device, e.g., as a photovoltaic energy converter. Although differing from a laser by virtue its production of, inter alia, a charge transfer rather than merely light, the device of the invention can be employed in virtually all of the same fields in which a laser is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Edward J. Britt, Reay S. Dick, W. Todd Wipke
  • Patent number: 10096537
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to heat transfer arrays, cold plates including heat transfer arrays along with inlets and outlets, and thermal management systems including cold-plates, pumps and heat exchangers. These devices and systems may be used to provide thermal management or cooling of semiconductor devices and particularly such devices that produce high heat concentrations. The heat transfer arrays may include microjets, microchannels, fins, and even integrated microjets and fins. Other embodiments of the invention are directed to heat spreaders (e.g. heat pipes or vapor chambers) that provide enhanced thermal management via enhanced wicking structures and/or vapor creation and flow structures. Other embodiments provide enhanced methods for making such arrays and spreaders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chen, Will J. Tan
  • Patent number: 10084284
    Abstract: Laser with extended mode-hop free spectral tuning ranges and methods for manufacturing such lasers are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes providing a light emitting device, the light emitting device comprising a gain region and a first wavelength selection region and mounting the light emitting device on a thermally conductive carrier such that the gain region is mounted on a first carrier surface and the first wavelength selection region is arranged over and spaced apart from a second carrier surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Photodigm, Inc.
    Inventors: Preston P. Young, Annie Xiang