Fiber Bundle Plate Patents (Class 385/120)
  • Patent number: 10884196
    Abstract: A multi-fiber cable assembly includes an optical connector and a cable. The optical connector includes a connector body; an optical ferrule body, and alignment elements. The optical ferrule body has an end face defining a plurality of alignment openings arranged in rows and has a plurality of buckling chambers. Each buckling chamber is aligned with one of the rows of the alignment openings. The optical fibers of the cable have bare portions secured at a first end of the optical ferrule body using rigid epoxy. Each of the optical fibers is routed through one of the buckling chambers to one of the alignment holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yu Lu, Steven C. Zimmel, Gregory J. Schaible
  • Patent number: 10802211
    Abstract: In an FOP 1, a glass body 8 is configured by including antimicrobial glass portions 10 made of antimicrobial glass containing Ag2O. Here, the glass containing silver does not have chemical durability, so that it has properties to easily emit Ag ions due to moisture. Ag ions have an excellent antimicrobial effect. Therefore, by configuring the glass body 8 to include the antimicrobial glass portions 10 containing Ag2O, the glass body 8 can obtain a sterilization effect due to the action of Ag ions. Therefore, the FOP 1 can be provided with antimicrobial activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS, K.K.
    Inventor: Takeo Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10769979
    Abstract: A pixel arrangement structure includes a plurality of circular pixels. The plurality of circular pixels include a center pixel and a plurality of peripheral pixels located around the center pixel. Some of the plurality of peripheral pixels distributed on a same circumference with the center pixel as a center constitute a first pixel group, so as to form a plurality of first pixel groups on different circumferences respectively. Radiuses of circumferences of the plurality of first pixel groups respectively located on different circumferences gradually increase in a direction away from the center pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiqi Chen, Ni Jiang, Bo Shi, Yin Deng
  • Patent number: 10591660
    Abstract: Wide-area solid-state illumination devices and systems employing a thin and flexible sheet of an optically transmissive material having at least one broad-area surface patterned with light scattering surface microstructures such as microdots of a non-absorbing UV curable ink. Light is input into the thin and flexible sheet using a number of compact solid-state light sources, such as LEDs, optically coupled to one or more edges or to one or two of the broad-area surfaces defining the thin and flexible sheet. Each surface microstructure forms a semi-opaque layer that extracts light from the thin and flexible sheet and causes light emission from both opposing broad-area surfaces of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SVV TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Sergiy Vasylyev, Mykola Masalitin
  • Patent number: 10529659
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices having one or more vias filled with a transparent and electrically conductive material are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor die stacked over a second semiconductor die. The first semiconductor die can include at least one via that is axially aligned with a corresponding via of the second semiconductor die. The vias of the first and second semiconductor dies can be filled with a transparent and electrically conductive material that both electrically and optically couples the first and second semiconductor dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nakano, Mark E. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10520685
    Abstract: Provided is an optical connector configured to be able to prevent a load caused by a bending stress of a protective boot from being concentrated on each of locking projections of a spring push on both right and left sides at the head thereof, thereby improving bending performance. At least a pair of locking holes (2b) and locking projections (6b) are respectively provided behind a locking hole (2a) at the front of a housing (2) and a locking projection (6a) at the head of a spring push (6) in such a manner as to distribute a load applied to the locking projection (6a) at the head of the spring push (6) with the aid of the rear locking projection (6b) at the rear thereof when an optical fiber cable (3b) is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SANWA DENKI KOGYO CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10520610
    Abstract: A composite scintillator includes a matrix material and pieces of at least one scintillator material embedded in the matrix material. The scintillator material is (a) inorganic single-crystalline or ceramic, (b) organic plastic, or (c) glassy; and the embedded scintillator material scintillates in response to at least one of gamma-ray and neutron irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CapeSym, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Lam, John C. Fiala, Shariar Motakef
  • Patent number: 10495820
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for clamping optical fibers to a photonic chip. Some embodiments include a transparent second plate; a grooved first plate; and a plurality of optical fibers held between the first plate and the second plate, wherein each optical fiber has a core, a cladding layer, and an end facet that reflects light from the core through a first region of the cladding layer and out of the respective optical fiber and through the transparent second plate. The first region has a higher index of refraction than the first cladding layer surrounding the first region. Some embodiments include a method for making the apparatus. Some embodiments include a method for using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Whaley
  • Patent number: 10403464
    Abstract: The invention provides a gain device having a plurality of channels having a polygonal shape with four or more sides. The invention also provides a method for producing microchannel plates (MCPs) having the steps of providing a pre-polymer; and directing a laser over the pre-polymer into a pre-determined pattern. Also provided is method for efficiently 3D printing an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. Wagner, Michael J. Pellin, Howard Nicholson, Lei Xia, Jingbo Wang, Junqi Xie, Anil U. Mane, Jeffrey W. Elam
  • Patent number: 10345517
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) including an electronic display. The electronic display is configured to output image light. The electronic display includes a display panel including a surface configured to emit image light, and a fiber optic taper. The fiber optic taper includes a mounting surface and a display surface. The mounting surface is formed to, and affixed to, the surface of the display panel to receive the image light from the display panel. The display surface has a shape configured to output the image light corrected for optical distortion in the image light received from the cylindrically curved display panel. The HMD includes an optics block configured to optically direct the corrected image light to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of an eye of a user of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Evan M. Richards
  • Patent number: 10326952
    Abstract: In one application, an imaging device includes an image sensor having an array of pixels, and a mask coupled with the image sensor. The mask is configured to darken a plurality of isolated pixels or groups of pixels interspersed within the array of pixels. The imaging device also includes a processor coupled with the image sensor and configured to receive image data from the image sensor, and determine a dark current fixed pattern noise based on the image data received from the plurality of darkened pixels or groups of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Boaz Ran, Steve Swihart, Evan Thrush, Itay Barak
  • Patent number: 10209441
    Abstract: In an FOP 1, a glass body 8 is configured by including antimicrobial glass portions 10 made of antimicrobial glass containing Ag2O. Here, the glass containing silver does not have chemical durability, so that it has properties to easily emit Ag ions due to moisture. Ag ions have an excellent antimicrobial effect. Therefore, by configuring the glass body 8 to include the antimicrobial glass portions 10 containing Ag2O, the glass body 8 can obtain a sterilization effect due to the action of Ag ions. Therefore, the FOP 1 can be provided with antimicrobial activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Takeo Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10007139
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display module includes first and second polarizing plates, and a liquid crystal panel between the polarizing plates. The second polarizing plate comprises an optical film on a polarizer. The optical film comprises a high refractive index pattern layer having at least one engraved pattern, and a low refractive index pattern layer having a filling pattern that fills at least a portion of the engraved pattern. The high refractive index pattern layer has a higher refractive index than the low refractive index pattern layer. The optical film is disposed such that light emitted from the liquid crystal panel will enter the low refractive index pattern layer and then be emitted through the high refractive index pattern layer. A liquid crystal display includes the liquid crystal display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Oh, Seong Hoon Lee, Jeong Ho Lee, Young Hyun Ju, Sang Cheon Park
  • Patent number: 9983310
    Abstract: A position measurement apparatus includes a measurement head, a controller and a light transmission section. The measurement head includes a light projecting lens and a light receiving lens. The controller includes a light emitting section, a light emission circuit controlling the light emitting section, a light receiving section, and a pixel data processing circuit detecting a position of light received in the light receiving section, and outputting positional information to a calculation section calculating a position of an object to be measured. The light transmission section includes an optical fiber transmitting light from the light emitting section to the light projecting lens, and an image fiber with incidence and emission end faces, in which end faces of plural cores are two-dimensionally arrayed in the incidence end face and the emission end face, the image fiber transmitting light converged by the light receiving lens to the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Miki
  • Patent number: 9958626
    Abstract: Multi-core fibers are optical fibers each of which has a circular cross section. In each of the multi-core fibers, a plurality of cores are arranged at a prescribed interval, the peripheries thereof are covered by a cladding, and a resin coating is formed on the outer periphery of the cladding. In a cross section of this optical fiber ribbon, said cross section being orthogonal to the length direction, the multi-core fibers are arranged such that the cores of all of the multi-core fibers are all arranged in the same direction. The multi-core fibers are arranged such that central lines of the respective multi-core fibers, said central lines respectively linking three of the cores, all face the thickness direction of the optical fiber ribbon. Furthermore, in the optical fiber ribbon, the arrangement of the cores is substantially constant along the entire length of the optical fiber ribbon in the length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Kokura
  • Patent number: 9612414
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to devices and methods involving optoelectronic subassemblies. In some aspects, the disclosed devices and methods may relate to a multi-channel optoelectronic subassembly including a multi-channel header subassembly with a plurality of optoelectronic transducers on a substrate, a housing defining a housing cavity and including an optically transmissive portion, a ferrule assembly retaining optical fibers and an alignment sleeve with a sleeve cavity sized and shaped to receive the ferrule assembly. At least one of the optoelectronic transducers may be configured to transmit and/or receive optical signals corresponding to one channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maziar Amirkiai, Mark Donovan, Hongyu Deng
  • Patent number: 9573385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser based printing apparatus (100) using laser light sources (111, 112, 113, 402, 404, 406, 604, 606, 808, 810) for supplying energy to a target object (120) to form an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Holger Moench, Stephan Gronenborn, Armand Pruijmboom
  • Patent number: 9507074
    Abstract: A light guide module includes a light guide plate and a gradient index lens. The light guide plate has a light output surface and a light incident surface. The light incident surface is connected to the light output surface. The gradient index lens has a first surface, a second surface and a third surface. The first surface and the second surface are connected to the third surface. The first surface of the gradient index lens is attached to the light output surface. Multiple internal refractive indexes of the gradient index lens are increased gradually from the first surface to the second surface. A minimum refractive index of the multiple internal refractive indexes is less than a refractive index of the light guide plate. The incident light is refracted multiple times within the gradient index lens, and totally reflected back to the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Yan-Fei Zhu, Chih-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 9366812
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a frame, and a light guide member. The display panel includes a display surface configured for displaying an image. The frame is located adjacent to edges of the display surface. The light guide member includes a plurality of optical fibers arranged in an array. Each optical fiber includes a light incident end and a light emitting end opposite to the light incident end. The light incident ends of the plurality of optical fibers form a light incident surface only covering the display surface, and the light emitting ends of the plurality of optical fibers form a light emitting surface completely covering the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po-Chou Chen
  • Patent number: 9348090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical coupling element to optically couple optical elements of different kinds to each other, which is provided with a plurality of cores. In the optical coupling element a first end and a second end opposed thereto are different in at least either of a core array and a core interval. The optical coupling element has a bent shape of at least a part of the optical coupling element itself including the cores, so that a light input/output direction at the first end is different from a light input/output direction at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke Sasaoka, Takashi Sasaki, Akira Inoue
  • Patent number: 9256023
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module and a liquid crystal display device using the backlight module. The backlight module includes a backplane (2), a light guide plate (4) arranged in the backplane (2), a backlight source (6) arranged in the backplane (2) at one side of the light guide plate (4), a light shielding film (8) mounted on the light guide plate (4) and the backplane (2) and located above the backlight source (6), and an optic film assembly (10) arranged on the light shielding film (8) and the light guide plate (4). The light shielding film (8) has an end fixedly connected to an upper surface of the light guide plate (4) and an opposite end fixedly connected to the backplane (2). The present invention provides an arrangement of a light shielding film above the backlight source to effectively prevent light leaking and enhance the optic quality of the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jianyu Chang
  • Patent number: 9232571
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a flexible display panel, a plurality of supports on a first surface of the flexible display panel, the plurality of supports being spaced apart from each other, and an actuator on the first surface of the flexible display panel, the actuator being between the supports. The actuator includes an electroactive polymer layer, and a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer that are respectively arranged on an upper surface and a lower surface of the electroactive polymer layer, and the actuator having a property such that when a voltage is applied to the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, an area of the electroactive polymer layer is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Joon Ahn, Katsumasa Yoshii, Jong-In Baek, Dae-Sung Choi, Yong-Seok Yeo, Ki-Seo Kim
  • Patent number: 9213429
    Abstract: A touch display module and an assembly method thereof are provided. The touch display module includes a backlight module, a cover plate, a display panel, a touch panel, a first adhesive layer, a second adhesive layer, a third adhesive layer and a fourth adhesive layer. The cover plate and the backlight module are disposed oppositely. The display panel is disposed between the backlight module and the cover plate. The touch panel is disposed between the display panel and the cover plate. The first adhesive layer covers around the backlight module, the display panel and the touch panel and a back portion of the backlight module. The second adhesive layer is disposed between the backlight module and the display panel. The third adhesive layer is disposed between the display panel and the touch panel. The fourth adhesive layer is disposed between the touch panel and the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, LTD.
    Inventors: Shao-Keng Huang, Sheng-Hui Chang, Yu-Cheng Tung, Ming-Tan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9176340
    Abstract: A fiber optic face plate for a display. The display includes a light source, a transparent cover, a diffuser, a brightness enhancement film, and the fiber optic face plate. The fiber optic face plate allows light to be transmitted through the fiber optic face plate based on the light being incident on the fiber optic face plate within an angular region defined by an acceptance cone. The fiber optic face plate absorbs light based on the light being incident on the fiber optic face plate outside the angular region defined by the acceptance cone. A top angular extent of the acceptance cone is positioned at a positive angle from a fiber optic face plate normal and a bottom angular extent of the acceptance cone is positioned at a negative angle from the fiber optic face plate normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Khanjer Mahdi, Thomas G. Fiske
  • Patent number: 9098136
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device includes a substrate, a pixel unit formed over the substrate and including a plurality of sub-pixels, and a non-pixel unit immediately neighboring the pixel unit. The pixel unit has an octagonal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9086545
    Abstract: An optical fiber clamp and fabrication method thereof are disclosed. The optical fiber clamp includes one or more clamp units. Each clamp unit includes a clamp body formed of silicon, a guide hole formed under a top surface of the clamp body, the guide hole having an upper diameter greater than a lower diameter of the guide hole and having an inclined sidewall; and a locating hole connected to and extends downward from a bottom of the guide hole through the clamp body, the locating hole having an upper diameter equal to a lower diameter of the locating hole and smaller than the lower diameter of the guide hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HUA HONG NEC ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 9064677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an MCP with sufficient physical strength and high detection efficiency. The MCP has a double cladding structure composed of first cladding glasses each of which has a through hole serving as a channel, and a second cladding glass having a high acid resistance and employing a honeycomb structure. In an entrance end face each first cladding glass has a tapered opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Uchiyama, Yusuke Hayase, Tetsuya Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9057874
    Abstract: A method to select a feature in a view in front of a vehicle includes monitoring the view in front of the vehicle visible through a graphic projection display, monitoring a user input to the graphic projection display, determining the selected feature based upon the monitored view and the monitored user input, determining a registered graphic representing the selected feature for display upon the graphic projection display, and displaying the registered graphic upon the graphic projection display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, Joseph F. Szczerba, Dehua Cui
  • Patent number: 9020315
    Abstract: Provided is an optical sheet capable of exhibiting superior optical function, and a high-quality backlight unit using the same. The optical sheet includes a transparent substrate layer, and an optical function layer having a plurality of fibers protruding from one surface side of the substrate layer. The optical function layer preferably includes an adhesive portion joining the plurality of fibers to the substrate layer. The adhesive portion is preferably laminated entirely on the one surface side of the substrate layer. The adhesive portion is preferably formed from acryl emulsion adhesives. The refractive index of the fiber is preferably no less than 1.3 and no greater than 1.8. The density of the fiber per unit area in the plane direction of the substrate layer is preferably no less than 100 fibers/cm2 and no greater than 5000 fibers/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Keiwa Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 9017793
    Abstract: A light diffusion sheet usable, for example, in backlight units, includes a transparent substrate layer, and a light diffusion layer overlaid on a front face of the substrate layer. The light diffusion layer includes resin beads and a resin binder, the resin beads being provided as monodisperse beads having a mean particle size of 1.5 ?m or greater and 5 ?m or less. A weight ratio of the monodisperse beads to the binder is 2.5 or greater and 3 or less, and an amount of the overlaid light diffusion layer is 3 g/m2 or greater and 10 g/m2 or less. An acrylic resin may be used as the substrate polymer of the monodisperse beads and binder. A coefficient of variation of particle size distribution of the monodisperse beads is preferably equal to or less than 0.2. Advantageously, a gravure coating method is employed for forming the light diffusion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Jiro Corporate Plan Inc.
    Inventor: Minoru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20150043876
    Abstract: An optical fiber with image enhancement is provided with, in combination an elongated optical fiber unit including an image input surface on a bottom, an image output surface on a top, and a light guide member between the image input surface and the image output surface. The elongated optical fiber unit is a triangular sectional structure having a vertical surface and an inclined surface, and length of the image output surface is greater than that of the image input surface. The elongated optical fiber unit is configured to seamlessly fasten in a joining portion of two rectangular panels so that light is configured to pass through the image input surface, the light guide member, and the image output surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: LUKE LU, YU-PING TSAI
  • Publication number: 20150016791
    Abstract: A multi-core optical fiber ribbon easily optically connected to another optical component is provided. A multi-core optical fiber ribbon 1 includes a plurality of multi-core optical fibers 10 arranged parallel to one another and a common resin 20, with which the plurality of multi-core optical fibers 10 are collectively coated. A core arrangement direction in which plurality of cores in each of the plurality of multi-core optical fibers 10 are arranged is parallel to or perpendicular to the fiber arrangement direction in which the plurality of multi-core optical fibers 10 are arranged at least at both ends of the multi-core optical fiber ribbon 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Takuji Nagashima, Toshiki Taru, Eisuke Sasaoka
  • Patent number: 8847915
    Abstract: An optical finger navigation device and method for making the device uses a light pipe array lens, which includes an array of light pipes formed in a monolithic block of material. The light pipe array lens is configured to function similarly to a fiber bundle lens to transmit light through the lens using the light pipes in the monolithic block of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy James Orsley, Robert Guy Ritter
  • Publication number: 20140263984
    Abstract: An indexing signal detection module is configured to index one or more signal detectors past each of a plurality of sources of detectable signal emissions to detect or measure a signal emitted by each source. A plurality of signal transmission conduits transmit signal emitted by the sources from a first end of each conduit to a second end of each conduit where the signal may be detected by a signal detector. A conduit reformatter is configured to secure the first ends of the respective signal transmission conduits in a first spatial arrangement corresponding to a spatial arrangement of the signal emission sources and to secure the second ends of the respective signal transmission conduits in a second spatial arrangement different from the first spatial arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Norbert D. HAGEN, David OPALSKY
  • Publication number: 20140161403
    Abstract: An optical fiber carrier is provided, for routing given optical fibers from a bundle of the given optical fibers, the given optical fibers having a given minimum bend radius, the optical fiber carrier comprising: a planar surface comprising vertical edges; downwards curved rungs projecting from the planar surface and vertically aligned between the vertical edges, each of the downwards curved rungs peaking in an upward direction, and comprising a respective radius that is greater than or equal to the given minimum bend radius; and exit conduits located at the vertical edges, respective exit conduits located between respective adjacent downwards curved rungs, the downwards curved rungs and the exit conduits for routing an excess of each of the given optical fibers from the bundle, guided by one or more of the downwards curved rungs, and through one of the exit conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis MILNE, Michael BISHOP
  • Patent number: 8729581
    Abstract: A device to emit light includes a light emitting diode (LED) die and a light guide coupled to the LED die. The light guide includes a first material having a first index of refraction with a plurality of apertures arranged in a grid. A second material having a second index of refraction that is larger than the first index of refraction fills the plurality of apertures. Each aperture extends from a first end adjacent the LED die to a larger second end. The first end may be a circle of approximately 1 to 2 ?m in diameter. The distance between the first and second ends may be from approximately 10 to 20 ?m. Each aperture may be in the form of a frustrated cone having an included angle between the sides from approximately 3 to 7 degrees. The light guide may be formed on a transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Tsai
  • Patent number: 8724948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for terminating optical fiber bundles, wherein the fiber bundle is inserted into a sleeve which is filled with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Hubertus Russert, Werner Sklarek
  • Patent number: 8712201
    Abstract: An optic assembly is provided, that assembly comprising: a bullet collection lens; a plurality of fiber optic fiber bundles; and those fiber optic bundles being parallel to a central channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Choiniere, Chris M. Bower, James R. Lynch, III, Carl Alan Way, Marcus Hatch
  • Patent number: 8672487
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an instrument panel that includes a display opening, where the instrument panel is located in a first plane; a circuit board located inside the electronic device, where the circuit board includes a display device that includes a display area, and where the display area is located in a second plane that is different from the first plane; and a waveguide that couples the display area to the display opening and guides light, and/or an image displayed in the display area, from the display area to the display opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Hogan Lew
  • Publication number: 20130242598
    Abstract: Provided is an optical sheet capable of exhibiting superior optical function, and a high-quality backlight unit using the same. The optical sheet includes a transparent substrate layer, and an optical function layer having a plurality of fibers protruding from one surface side of the substrate layer. The optical function layer preferably includes an adhesive portion joining the plurality of fibers to the substrate layer. The adhesive portion is preferably laminated entirely on the one surface side of the substrate layer. The adhesive portion is preferably formed from acryl emulsion adhesives. The refractive index of the fiber is preferably no less than 1.3 and no greater than 1.8. The density of the fiber per unit area in the plane direction of the substrate layer is preferably no less than 100 fibers/cm2 and no greater than 5000 fibers/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Takahiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8538217
    Abstract: A lighting system for generating an illumination product comprises an excitation source, blue/UV LED, operable to generate excitation radiation and a remotely located phosphor, photo luminescent material. Excitation radiation is guided from the excitation source to the phosphor by a waveguiding medium, the waveguiding medium being configured such that the distance the radiation travels from the excitation source to the phosphor layer is at least one centimeter in length. The UV/blue excitation source provides excitation radiation to the phosphor(s), causing the phosphor(s) to photo luminesce, and it may also provide a component of the final illumination product. The configuration of the waveguide allows a greater flexibility in lighting system configurations, such as hanging lighting fixtures, desk lighting fixtures, floor standing lighting fixtures, desk lamps, track lighting, spot lighting, accent lighting, lighting panels, inspection lamps and endoscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Intematix Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Qun Li
  • Publication number: 20130161535
    Abstract: An optical fiber phosphor screen including a thin film phosphor layer and an optical fiber faceplate, allowing interfering light in a cladding of the optical fibers to be reduced. The phosphor screen includes an angular filter including at least one layer arranged between the thin film phosphor layer and the optical fiber faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: PHOTONIS FRANCE
    Inventors: Gert Nuetzel, Pascal Lavoute, Christophe Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8391659
    Abstract: A method of processing a plurality of optical components simultaneously includes providing a plate structure with first and second opposed plate faces and a plurality of the optical components retained within a sacrificial matrix material. Each optical component includes first and second component faces coinciding with, respectively, the first and second plate faces The matrix and optical-component materials are selected such that the former is soluble in a solvent in which the latter is relatively insoluble. A portion of the matrix material is dissolved is order to recess the matrix relative to at least the first component faces. With a remainder of the matrix retaining the components in their initial spatial relationships, a single, continuous substrate is adhered to a plurality of the first component faces protruding relative to the matrix. The remainder of the matrix material is then dissolved such that the substrate to which the first component faces are adhered retains the optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventor: David Filkins
  • Publication number: 20130028563
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon includes: a plurality of optical fibers arranged in parallel; and a tape material covering the plurality of optical fibers into a tape, in which the plurality of optical fibers are coated respectively with translucent color layers of different colors, and in at least two of the plurality of optical fibers, markings for identifying the optical fiber ribbon are provided at a same position in a longitudinal direction of the optical fiber ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: FUJIKURA LTD.
  • Patent number: 8358892
    Abstract: Optical elements (light sources 16 or photodetectors 18) are arranged in a two-dimensional array, and the relative positional relationship between the optical elements and optical waveguides 12 is defined such that optical waveguides 12 extend between the optical elements in the two-dimensional array substantially parallel to substrate 19 for increased parallelism. Micromirrors 15 are disposed in respective optical waveguides 12 to bend light beams through 90 degrees to realize a highly efficient optical coupling between the optical elements and optical waveguides 12. The optical waveguides are stacked in multiple stages, and light beams are lead to the optical waveguides in the multiple stacks through micromirrors 15 across the stacked plane of the optical waveguides, thereby realizing parallel connection between the two-dimensional array of optical elements and a two-dimensional array of optical waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mikio Oda, Hikaru Kouta, Kaichirou Nakano, Hisaya Takahashi, Kohroh Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8335419
    Abstract: An optical component includes at least one light-guiding element with a side surface extending between incident and emission faces between which light that is introduced into the incident face can propagate by internal reflection. Disposed over at least a portion of the side surface of at least one of the at least one light-guiding elements is an extramural absorption material that is configured to selectively absorb “stray light” that enters the incident face of the light-guiding element, but which exists through the side surface instead of the emission face. The absorption material is fabricated, at least in part, from an electro-chromic material exhibiting a translucency that is selectively adjustable in response to changes in at least one of (i) electrical current applied through at least a portion of the absorption material and (ii) an electrical potential difference applied between disparate locations within the absorption material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Tabor
  • Patent number: 8331749
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an instrument panel that includes a display opening, where the instrument panel is located in a first plane; a circuit board located inside the electronic device, where the circuit board includes a display device that includes a display area, and where the display area is located in a second plane that is different from the first plane; and a waveguide that couples the display area to the display opening and guides light, and/or an image displayed in the display area, from the display area to the display opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Hogan Lew
  • Patent number: 8314814
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an imaging system includes a processing system and a display generator. The processing system is operable to process a signal received from a camera to yield foveal data for a foveal display region and outer data for an outer display region. The outer data have a reduced pixel density with respect to the pixel density of the foveal data. The display generator is operable to generate the foveal display region from the foveal data according to a 1:n mapping ratio, and generate the outer display region from the outer data according to a 1:m mapping ratio, where m is greater than n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Robert C. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8310727
    Abstract: A method to generate random and density controllable dot patterns on an optical device includes steps of dividing a 2D domain into multiple cell units; determining dot density in each cell; creating at random initial location of dots in each cell; solving the force operation cut radius of the dot; setting up a residual force; solving the force control parameter in the cell; performing the force operation for the cell; making the dots in the cell to achieve balanced positions after repeated operation; completing the generation of a dot pattern within a 2D domain; and transferring the dot pattern to the optical device by a transfer printing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Cheng-Tai Lee, Jee-Gong Chang, Chi-Chuan Hwang
  • Publication number: 20120281956
    Abstract: A positron emission tomography scanner system that includes detector modules arranged adjacent to one another to form a cylindrical detector ring. Each of the detector modules includes an array of scintillation crystal elements, a plurality of photosensors arranged to cover the array of crystal elements and configured to receive light emitted from the array of crystal elements, and a fiber optics plate arranged between the array of scintillation crystal elements and the plurality of photosensors, the fiber optics plate including a plurality of fibers configured to guide the light emitted from the scintillation crystal to the plurality of photosensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Daniel GAGNON, Kent Burr