Miscellaneous Patents (Class 385/147)
  • Patent number: 11137287
    Abstract: Systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms and/or apparatus configured to provide a compressive spectral imager for estimating a spectral image of a rotating scene such as a target scene as viewed from a spinning munition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gonzalo R. Arce, Chen Fu, Michael L. Don
  • Patent number: 11092756
    Abstract: Ingress protected connectors used outdoors are mated with and within an adapter. To aid in mating an orientation finger is provided as part of the proximal end of the ingress protected connector. Within the ingress protected connector is a fiber optic connector being protected from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 11088356
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a display apparatus, the method includes: providing a first mother substrate; forming, on the first mother substrate, a pixel layer comprising a light-emitting device; providing a second mother substrate; forming, on the second mother substrate, a diffraction pattern layer configured to diffract light emitted from the light-emitting device; forming a bonded substrate structure by bonding the first mother substrate, on which the pixel layer is formed, and the second mother substrate, on which the diffraction pattern layer is formed; forming, by cutting the bonded substrate structure, a plurality of unit substrate structures each comprising a first substrate on which the pixel layer is formed and a second substrate on which the diffraction pattern layer is formed; forming a protection member on the diffraction pattern layer; and removing a foreign material on the diffraction pattern layer with the protection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woongsik Kim, Taewook Kang, Jeongmin Park, Hyeyong Chu, Hoon Kang, Hyunju Kang, Janghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11066551
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a film is described comprising a mixture of semicrystalline polylactic acid polymer; polyvinyl acetate polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) midpoint as measured by differential scanning calorimetry of at least 25° C.; and plasticizer; wherein the film is oriented. In another embodiment, a film is described comprising a mixture comprising semicrystalline polylactic acid polymer, polymer having a midpoint Tg as measured by differential scanning calorimetry of at least 25° C., and plasticizer; wherein the mixture exhibits a single midpoint Tg and the single midpoint Tg ranges from 40° C. to 65° C.; and wherein the film is oriented and the oriented film exhibits a higher midpoint Tg ranging from 40° C. to 65° C. and a lower midpoint Tg ranging from 5 to 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William W. Merrill, Jeffrey P. Kalish, Pamela A. Percha, Derek J. Dehn, Bradley L. Givot, Ignatius A. Kadoma
  • Patent number: 11070292
    Abstract: Systems and methods for achieving full duplex bidirectional transmission across coaxial cable in a hybrid fiber-coaxial cable TV network. Some preferred systems and method will attenuate reflections propagated within the coaxial cable. Other preferred systems may echo-cancel reflections propagated within the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesh G. Mutalik, John Ulm, Marcel F. Schemmann
  • Patent number: 11047671
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for directed to duplex imaging techniques for combining high-resolution surface images obtained with a Scanning Fiber Endoscope (SFE), and high-resolution penetrating OCT images obtained through Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), from a SFE, and interleaving frames to improve resolution and identify below surface information of biological structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: VERAVANTI INC.
    Inventors: Gerald McMorrow, Jongtae Yuk
  • Patent number: 11041995
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector includes a ferrule holder configured to receive a ferrule that terminates an optical fiber cable, a connector sub-assembly configured to receive an optical fiber cable and to hold the ferrule holder, a connector body configured to hold the connector sub-assembly, a shroud configured to encircle the connector body, and a housing configured to encircle a portion of the shroud. The connector body is configured to include a first mating member and a second mating member. The first mating member is configured to include a cantilevered flange, and the second mating member is configured to include a groove on an inner surface of the second mating member. The cantilevered flange is configured to engage with the groove to securely fasten the first mating member with the second mating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: William Crawford, Peter Carapella, Noah Montena, Tom Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10989596
    Abstract: A subject identification device includes: an illuminator configured to generate illumination light including components at a plurality of wavelength bands, each of the components having a characteristic in accordance with a respective one of settings; an imager configured to generate an image signal by capturing light from a subject under the illumination light having the illumination characteristic; and a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to: define an illumination characteristic of the illumination light; analyze the image signal to acquire spectral information of the subject; and cross check the spectral information of the subject with subject identification information in order to identify the subject. When the subject is not identified, the processor is configured to define another illumination characteristic that causes spectral information of potentials for the subject to be identified, and subsequently each of the imager and the processor performs a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuji Horie, Masanori Mitsui, Joji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10983270
    Abstract: An intravascular or other 2D or 3D imaging apparatus can include a minimally-invasive distal imaging guidewire portion. A plurality of thin optical fibers can be circumferentially distributed about a cylindrical guidewire core, such as in an spiral-wound or otherwise attached optical fiber ribbon. A low refractive index coating, high numerical aperture (NA) fiber, or other technique can be used to overcome challenges of using extremely thin optical fibers. Coating and ribbonizing techniques are described. Also described are non-uniform refractive index peak amplitudes or wavelengths techniques for FBG writing, using a depressed index optical cladding, chirping, a self-aligned connector, optical fiber routing and alignment techniques for a system connector, and an adapter for connecting to standard optical fiber coupling connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Phyzhon Health foc.
    Inventors: Diana Margaret Tasker, Michael J. Eberle, Howard Neil Rourke
  • Patent number: 10978571
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to techniques for forming a self-aligned contact liner using metal-insulator transition materials. The self-aligned contact architecture described herein prevents a short between the gate and the source/drain, even when the self-aligned contact (SAC) cap has eroded to the point where the gate is exposed. In a non-limiting embodiment of the invention, a dielectric cap is formed over a conductive gate. A source or drain region is formed adjacent to the conductive gate. A dielectric liner is formed over the dielectric cap and the source or drain region such that a first portion of the dielectric liner is on a surface of the source or drain region. The dielectric liner includes a metal-insulator transition material. The first portion of the dielectric liner is metalized via germanium oxide sublimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Choonghyun Lee, Kangguo Cheng, Juntao Li, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 10969587
    Abstract: Compact and low mass augmented and fully virtual head mounted display designs are disclosed. The disclosed displays employ a display located between the eye and the main optical element of the head mounted display. These designs additionally afford the ability to support augmented reality displays because the user can see both the virtual image from the display and the real world if desired. The designs use semi-transparent displays where either the display emits circularly polarized light or the displays which emits light from one surface or the view of the display directly from the eye is obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fakespace Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian E. McDowall, Mark T. Bolas
  • Patent number: 10962469
    Abstract: A miniaturized microsystem device including at least one of electrical, optical and mechanical components in a hermetically or non-hermetically sealed housing with respect to air humidity or encapsulated, which contains a desiccant. The humidity-dependent lifetime of the arrangement is determined by measuring the absorptivity of the desiccant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG
    Inventors: Linda Rudmann, Michael Langenmair, Juan Sebastian Ordonez, Thomas Stieglitz
  • Patent number: 10960090
    Abstract: A general illumination lighting system and/or at least one targeted surface illumination lighting system. The general illumination lighting system including a general illuminating light source configured to generate light toward one or more surfaces or materials to inactivate one or more pathogens on the one or more surfaces or materials. The at least one targeted surface illumination lighting system including one or more targeted surface illuminating light sources that are integrated into or coupled to a plurality of devices, equipment, or fixtures. The one or more targeted surface illuminating light sources configured to generate targeted light toward one or more surfaces of the devices, equipment, or fixtures to inactivate one or more pathogens on the one or more surfaces. The light from the general illuminating light source and the one or more targeted surface illuminating light source including an inactivating portion having wavelengths in a range of 280 to 380 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Clynne, Gary Robert Allen, Kevin Jeffrey Benner, Kevin James Vick, Erik Leeming Kvam, Jonathan Alan Murray
  • Patent number: 10948670
    Abstract: An optical module for transmitting an optical signal may include a circuit board on which electronic components are disposed, a high-frequency component that is disposed on a main surface of the circuit board and operates at a frequency equal to or higher than a predetermined reference value according to a frequency of the optical signal, a low-frequency component that is disposed on another main surface of the circuit board so as to overlap at least partly with the high-frequency component in a plan view and operates at a frequency less than the reference value, and an electromagnetic wave absorber that is disposed on an upper surface of the low-frequency component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachiko Mizuseki, Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 10928583
    Abstract: A multilayer assembly for an electronic device includes a substrate film configured to accommodate electronics on at least first side thereof, a number of light sources on the first side of the substrate film and configured to emit light of predetermined frequency or frequency band, a plastic lightguide layer molded onto the first side of the substrate film and at least partially embedding the light sources, the plastic lightguide layer being of optically at least translucent material, and a masking layer provided on the outer surface of the plastic lightguide layer, wherein the masking layer defines a window for letting light emitted by the embedded light sources and propagated within the plastic lightguide layer to pass through the masking layer towards the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Antti Keränen, Mikko Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 10928566
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an infrared reflective coating for use on an electronic device. More specifically, the infrared reflective includes an array of polymer structures spaced and sized in such a manner as to reflect infrared light. Thus, when the coating is placed on one or more surfaces or components of the electronic device, that surface or component reflects infrared light and the heat associated with the infrared light instead of absorbing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10913225
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical fiber, in which a coating is provided on a bare optical fiber, includes winding the optical fiber around a bobbin such that a strain sensing coefficient T?/KL is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 973, and a one-layer strain ?n is greater than or equal to 0.01.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Okada
  • Patent number: 10908355
    Abstract: A wave plate comprising: a prism member having an entrance surface for receiving a terahertz wave T, and an exit surface for emitting the terahertz wave T received by the entrance surface; wherein the prism member is constituted by a plurality of waveguide regions having: a partial entrance surface for receiving a part of the terahertz wave T, a plurality of total reflection surfaces for totally reflecting the terahertz wave T from the partial entrance surface, and a partial exit surface for emitting the terahertz wave T totally reflected from the total reflection surfaces; and each of the partial entrance surfaces combine to constitute the entrance surface of the prism member, and each of the partial exit surfaces combine to constitute the exit surface of the prism member, by stacking waveguide regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawada, Takashi Yasuda, Atsushi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10871619
    Abstract: A cassette with a first and second end. Each end may have a plural of receptacles capable of accepting one or more connector types. The cassette may have a pair of latches on opposing sides, or a latch and flange to secure cassette within a panel or support structure. The cassette is configured to accept a first connector type on the first side and a second connector type on the second side of the cassette, so the first and second connector are opposing and in communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Ninomiya, Benjamin Lee, Kim Man Wong, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10863104
    Abstract: An endoscope system of the present invention includes: a first illumination unit that emits first illumination light for imaging two sets of image information about a subject at different depths; a second illumination unit that emits second illumination light having a wide band covering a visible band from a position different from the position of the first illumination light; an imaging unit that images a first illumination image and a second illumination image of the subject that is illuminated with the first illumination light and the second illumination light; a separation processing unit that separates the two sets of image information from the first illumination image; and a separated-image generating unit that generates two separated images by processing the second illumination image using the two sets of image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Matsumoto, Sho Shinji, Kenji Urushibata, Hiroyuki Kubo, Tetsuhiro Oka
  • Patent number: 10818464
    Abstract: An external grid-controlled hot cathode array electron gun, including an insulated cathode base, a filament, a plurality of hot cathode emission elements, and a grid-controlled structure is disclosed. In one aspect, the grid-controlled structure includes an insulated grid-controlled structure body and a plurality of through holes. One side of the grid-controlled structure body abuts against the cathode base to clamp the filament between the grid-controlled structure body and the cathode base and the plurality of hot cathode emission elements are inserted into the plurality of through holes respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Nuctech Company Limited, Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Wenhui Huang, Qingxiu Jin, Cong Xu, Luming Zhang, Donghai Liu, Cheng Song, Peidong Wu, Qun Luo, Chengjun Tan, Shuo Wang
  • Patent number: 10816853
    Abstract: A backlight module is provided. The backlight module includes a substrate; a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on the substrate; an optical film disposed on the plurality of light emitting elements; a plurality of light mixing microstructures disposed on the optical film, positions of the light mixing microstructures corresponding to positions of the plurality of light emitting elements; and a plurality of concentrating microstructures correspondingly disposed on the plurality of light mixing microstructures, wherein positions of the plurality of concentrating microstructures correspond to the positions of the plurality of light emitting elements. A liquid crystal display (LCD) device including the backlight module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 10803008
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides flexible coupling of processor modules. An exemplary computing device, according to an embodiment of the present disclosure, can include a processor module with a plurality of processors and a plurality of module output ports associated with each processor. Each of the processors can include a plurality of chip communication channels (CCCs). The CCCs can be coupled to the module output ports of a first processor and can be coupled to other processors in the plurality of processors. The present disclosure additionally provides for a local mode or cooperative mode configuration. A local mode provides for a four-way connection between four processors and a cooperative mode provides for an eight-way connection between eight processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Le-Sheng Chou, Tien-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 10799086
    Abstract: The light source device for an endoscope includes a plurality of light sources that emits light with different wavelengths, a light path integration part that integrates light paths of the light, a light path unit on which the integrated light is incident, a photodetector that receives a portion of the light until the light paths are integrated by the light path integration part to obtain information on a light quantity, and a light source controller that adjusts the light quantity of the light based on a light quantity measurement signal generated by the photodetector. The light path unit includes a light guide part that has a homogenizing function to receive the integrated light from the light path integration part, and a light collecting part that collects light passing through the light guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10797104
    Abstract: A display substrate, a display panel, and a display device. The display substrate includes multiple pixel units arranged in an array manner. At least one of pixel unit includes a first electrode. Each first electrode includes a first electrode body, a first electrostriction layer connected to the first electrode body, and a first drive electrode electrically connected to the first electrostriction layer. The first electrostriction layer is configured to be expanded and shrunk with an electrical signal of the first drive electrode and to drive the first electrode body to be expanded and shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shumeng Sun, Minghui Zhang, Inho Park, Weitao Chen
  • Patent number: 10775579
    Abstract: A cassette with a first and second end. Each end may have a plural of receptacles capable of accepting one or more connector types. The cassette may have a pair of latches on opposing sides, or a latch and flange to secure cassette within a panel or support structure. The cassette is configured to accept a first connector type on the first side and a second connector type on the second side of the cassette, so the first and second connector are opposing and in communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Ninomiya, Benjamin Lee, Kim Man Wong, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10777611
    Abstract: To provide an imaging device that is able to have both excellent pixel characteristics and a great power generation amount. An imaging device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a semiconductor substrate that includes one surface to be a light entering surface and another surface opposed to the one surface; an imaging unit that is provided in the semiconductor substrate and includes a plurality of sensor pixels that performs photoelectric conversion; and an electric power generating unit that is provided around the imaging unit of the semiconductor substrate and performs photoelectric conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Hanzawa
  • Patent number: 10766413
    Abstract: A light guide for a light system of a vehicle and a method of forming the light guide are disclosed herein. The light system comprises the light guide, a light source proximate the guide, and a receiving feature coupled to the vehicle. The light guide comprises a core portion having a light transmissive body, a reflective portion, an absorptive portion, and an attachment feature. The reflective portion is disposed about the core portion along the length of the body. The absorptive portion is disposed about the reflective portion along the length of the reflective portion. The attachment feature extends outwardly from the absorptive portion and is configured to be engaged with the receiving feature coupled to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana R. Vemulapati, Steven J. Antilla, Jason Robert Emrich
  • Patent number: 10754412
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic device with added capabilities of preventing power supplying to an external device, and a controlling method for the electronic device. The electronic device includes: a connector capable of being connected to an external device and capable of allowing power supply to the external device; and a controlling unit configured to, in a stage before determining whether the external device has a predetermined functionality, notify the external device with information indicating first power, in a form of information indicating a power capable of being supplied to the external device. The controlling unit is also configured to, after determining that the external device has the predetermined functionality, notify the external device of information indicating second power, which is higher than the first power, in a form of information indicating a power capable of being supplied to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakazu Nakadokoro
  • Patent number: 10739521
    Abstract: A microwave waveguide switch that can route electromagnetic radiation by switching one or more first waveguides into one or more second waveguides. The device utilizes a stacked moveable routing component comprising multiple different routing configurations in a single stack. An external actuator moves the stack in such a way as to align different ports with different signal waveguides thereby achieving different routing states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: XIDAS INC.
    Inventor: Mark Bachman
  • Patent number: 10735839
    Abstract: Disclosed is a line card chassis which includes line card units, optical electrical conversion units and optical fiber interface units. The optical-electrical conversion unit has an onboard optical assembly module used for mutual conversion between an optical signal and an electrical signal; an electrical signal interface of the onboard optical assembly module is connected to the line card unit through an electrical connector, and an optical signal interface of the onboard optical assembly module is connected to the optical fiber interface unit through an optical connector; and the optical fiber interface unit couples the optical signal to a cluster interface of a panel on a router through an optical fiber, and the cluster interface is to concatenate different chassis in the router. Also disclosed is a multi-chassis cluster router and a packet processing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu Yang
  • Patent number: 10732350
    Abstract: A plasmonic device comprising an odd number of at least three input waveguides and at least one output waveguide is disclosed. In one aspect, the waveguides are adapted for guiding a surface plasmon polariton wave and the input waveguides are connected to the output waveguide at a waveguide junction. The inserted SPP waves have a phase at the waveguide junction which is either a first phase or a second phase. The second phase is shifted over ? with regard to the first phase and a combined SPP wave at the waveguide junction has a resulting phase wherein the dimensions of the waveguides are such that for different combinations of phases of the inserted waves the combined waves are phase aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: IMEC vzw, Katholiek Universiteit Leuven
    Inventors: Odysseas Zografos, Francky Catthoor, Sourav Dutta, Azad Naeemi
  • Patent number: 10725234
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a light guide plate through which light from the light source travels, an optical sheet providing an optical effect to light that exits the light guide plate, a display panel displaying an image upon receiving the light from the optical sheet, a frame in which the light guide plate and the optical sheet are arranged, and a fixing tape with which a peripheral edge of the optical sheet and a peripheral edge of the display panel or a peripheral edge of the frame and the peripheral edge of the display panel are bonded to each other. The fixing tape has a notched portion through which an inner peripheral edge and an outer peripheral edge of the fixing tape are communicated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Tobi
  • Patent number: 10725248
    Abstract: A fiber optic adapter for mating a multi-fiber optic ferrule connector and a multi-fiber optic connector. An engagement device may be integrated or molded as part of adapter receptacle at either end. The engagement device secures the multi-fiber connector. The adapter may be two-piece with a first portion detachable from a second portion, the first portion housing one or more integrated engagement devices and the second portion housing one or more replaceable engagement devices, or a receptacle configured to secure a latch configured on an outer housing of a connector. Receptacle may further contain a plural of engagement devices formed as a unitary engagement device. The receptacle has a gap configured to accept the integrated engagement device. A ferrule flange assembly configured to front load into a connector housing. A connector housing with a top and a bottom stabilizer for the fiber optic connector with an adapter port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Man Wong, Siu Kei Ma, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10696226
    Abstract: Vehicles and methods for providing visual assistance to a driver during low ambient light conditions are provided. The vehicle includes at least one headlight, a visible light detection system configured to output a vision signal, a heads-up display configured to generate one or more images, one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors. The vision signal is indicative of an area illuminated by visible light generated by the at least one headlight. The memory modules store machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to receive an object signal representing a three-dimensional representation of an environment located in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Thor Lewis
  • Patent number: 10666928
    Abstract: An optical imaging system utilizes a three-dimensional (3D) light scanner to capture topography information, color reflectance information, and fluorescence information of a target object being imaged, such as a surgical patient. The system also utilizes the topography information of the target object to perform an image mapping process to project the captured fluorescence or other intraoperative images back onto the target object with enhanced definition or sharpness. Additionally, the system utilizes the topography information of the target object to co-register two or more images, such as a color image of the target object with a fluorescence image for presentation on a display or for projection back onto the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10623101
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10612754
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light-emitting device includes: providing a base including a first depressed portion and a second depressed portion both upwardly opening; and positioning and mounting at least one semiconductor laser element on or above the base based on a predetermined point on a line connecting the first depressed portion and the second depressed portion in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kiyota, Eiichiro Okahisa
  • Patent number: 10564378
    Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Terry Lee Cooke, David Lee Dean, Jr., Harley Joseph Staber, Kevin Lee Strause, Alan William Ugolini
  • Patent number: 10565742
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an image processing method and apparatus. The method comprises the steps of: counting the number of pixels distributing in different brightness values in the target image; determining an initial central brightness value that maximum numbers of pixels have and determining an average brightness value of the target image; and adjusting a quantity distribution of the pixels in the target image at different brightness values, so as to make a new central brightness values that maximum number of pixels have closer to the average brightness value than the initial central brightness value, and to expand a range of pixel brightness values having preset brightness thresholds in which the new central brightness value is included. The present invention discloses an image processing method and apparatus, which enlarges the range around the central brightness value and adjusts the brightness distribution of the image to enhance the details of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuchao Zeng, Tai-jiun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10566317
    Abstract: This application describes a light emitting device, an assembly of light emitting devices, a display comprising assemblies of light emitting devices, and methods of fabricating same. The light emitting device comprises a transistor, an LED that at least partially overlies the transistor, a reflector layer disposed between the LED and transistor, and conductive wires that connect electrically the transistor to the LED. The assembly comprises a plurality of light emitting devices, and the display comprises a plurality of assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Black Peak LLC
    Inventor: Scott Brad Herner
  • Patent number: 10567714
    Abstract: Methods, systems and components are disclosed relating to the exclusive optical addressing of information for image display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Robert J. Atmur
  • Patent number: 10558004
    Abstract: An optical transceiver which is inserted and ejected with respect to a cage is disclosed. The optical transceiver comprises a slider, a housing supporting the slider to slid the slider along the first direction, and a latch rotating along a second direction intersecting with the first direction at the center of a shaft. The latch has a first face engaging the cage and a second face locking the slider, and is supported by the housing. The latch controls the rotating by locking the second face to the slider when the slider is in a first position, and uncontrols the rotating when the slider is in a second position farther than the first position ejected a direction. A position of the shaft is the same position as a position of the first face or more than a position ejected in case of locking the second face to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Hino
  • Patent number: 10551565
    Abstract: A passive optical network includes one or more multi-service terminals each having a housing and a plurality of ruggedized plug-receiving distribution ports accessible from outside the housing. The multi-service terminals also each include an optical power splitter or wave division multiplexer for splitting an optical signal and directing the split signal to the plug-receiving distribution ports. Some of the multi-service terminals provide a different power split ratio from others of the multi-service terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Douglas F. Dowling
  • Patent number: 10543534
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for producing quantum particles (e.g., quantum dots) having a uniform size by vaporization of molten precursor droplets. More particularly, the present technology produces quantum dots by melting or liquefying solid and substantially pure precursor materials followed by production of uniformly sized droplets of molten precursor by use of a droplet maker into a microwave generated plasma torch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMASTAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Kamal Hadidi, Gregory Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10541267
    Abstract: A light-emitting assembly is provided in different embodiments. The light-emitting assembly comprises: a substrate (22); first light-emitting components (31) arranged on the substrate (22) along a first line and emitting first light of a first colour; second light-emitting components (33) arranged on the substrate (22) along a second line and emitting second light of a second colour, wherein the first line runs laterally next to the second line; and multiple optical waveguides (44) for guiding the light, which are arranged over the light-emitting components (31, 33), extend in the direction from the first line to the second line, and cross the first line and the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventor: Farhang Ghasemi Afshar
  • Patent number: 10530307
    Abstract: One embodiment describes a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) system. The system includes a transistor arranged between an input node and an output node to set an amplitude of an output voltage at the output node based on an amplitude of an input current signal provided at the input node. The system also includes a negative feedback transformer coupled to the transistor to provide a negative feedback gain with respect to the output voltage to substantially increase transconductance of the transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Cheng Li, Zhihong Huang
  • Patent number: 10530481
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10519061
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for producing glass articles by hot-melt processing techniques. The methods involve the use of arsenic-free chalcogenide glasses. Despite the absence of arsenic, the chalcogenide glasses have low characteristic temperatures and are stable against crystallization. The low characteristic temperatures render the glasses capable of being hot-melt processed using conventional equipment. The glasses disclosed herein are suitable for the fabrication of optical devices, including but not limited to IR-transmitting optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Gardiner Aitken, Stephen Charles Currie
  • Patent number: RE47829
    Abstract: A light guide member has a transmitting/reflecting portion transmitting and reflecting light that is emitted from a light source, to enter one end of the light guide member in a longitudinal direction, and be guided to the other end of the light guide member so that the light is applied to: a position between the developing roller and the transfer roller on the image carrier on a downstream side in the traveling direction of the transfer target member; and a position between the transfer roller and the cleaning portion on the image carrier on an upstream side in the traveling direction of the transfer target member. Furthermore, the light guide member has a convex portion having an arc-shaped cross section and being formed outward at a position opposing the transmitting/reflecting portion in a part of a predetermined specific region at one end or both ends in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke Saito, Hironobu Oi, Jun Nakai, Yoshinori Nakamura