Miscellaneous Patents (Class 385/147)
  • Patent number: 10315394
    Abstract: The substrate for surface protective sheet of the present invention is a substrate for surface protective sheet including a support film and an antistatic layer provided on one face of the support film, wherein a stress relaxation rate of the substrate for surface protective sheet is 60% or more; the antistatic layer is one formed by curing an antistatic layer-forming composition containing a curing component and a metal filler; and the content of a metal filler is 55 mass % or more relative to the total mass of the curing component and the metal filler, and the curing component includes a urethane acrylate oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Fuse, Kazuyuki Tamura, Shigeto Okuji
  • Patent number: 10295763
    Abstract: Techniques for flexible coupling between an optical coupling receptacle/port of an optical transceiver housing and optical components within the same are disposed. In an embodiment, an optical transceiver housing includes an intermediate fiber with a first end optically coupled to an optical coupling port and a second end optically coupled to a multiplexer/de-multiplexer device, e.g., an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) device, PLC splitter, and so on. The intermediate fiber may be routed in the transceiver housing in a manner that and the radius of the bends may be optimized to reduce fiber bending losses. The techniques herein are equally applicable to both ROSA and TOSA modules and may be utilized to achieve flexible coupling for multi-channel transceiver devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: I-Lung Ho, Luohan Peng, Kai-Sheng Lin, Elsie Marentes
  • Patent number: 10295749
    Abstract: A photonic assembly includes an optical die including a suspended membrane structure arranged thereon. A cavity is arranged beneath the suspended membrane structure. An optical interconnect structure is arranged on the optical die. The photonic assembly also includes an optical adhesive arranged on the optical die in contact with the optical interconnect structure. The optical adhesive is arranged beneath the suspended membrane structure to at least partially fill the cavity beneath the suspended membrane structure. The photonic assembly also includes a structural adhesive arranged on the optical die adjacent to the optical adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barnim Alexander Janta-Polczynski, Elaine Cyr, Tymon Barwicz, Nicolas Boyer, Richard D. Langlois, Paul Francis Fortier
  • Patent number: 10274689
    Abstract: An optical regroup cable is provided for a fixed optical cross connect. The cable may include holders for supporting the fibers within the cable and to group the fibers into two bundles. The bundles are arranged so that relative positions of two bundle ends at a first end of the cable are different from relative positions of two bundle ends at a second end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Lijie Qiao
  • Patent number: 10252176
    Abstract: A toy is disclosed. The toy includes a toy building block, a snap-together electronic toy, and an adapter. The toy building block includes a first building block mating member. The snap-together electronic toy includes a first snap-fitting member. The adapter is configured to connect the toy building block to the snap-together electronic toy. The adapter includes a second building block mating member which is configured to mate with the first building block mating member of the toy building block, and a second snap-fitting member which is configured to mate with the first snap-fitting member of the snap-together electronic toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ELENCO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Joseph Cecchin, Marc C. Lehner, Alexander R. Matz
  • Patent number: 10215799
    Abstract: A sensing system includes circuitry having a diagnostic interface for a powered sensor. Responsive to sensing signals, the circuitry is operable to produce a DC level that is defined by operating or fault conditions. The fault conditions include an open voltage supply, an open sensor power return signal, open communication signal(s), series resistance in a communication signal, fault resistance to ground on the communication signal and fault resistance to a voltage source on the communication signal. The circuitry includes a fault tolerant interface between a wire harness at an output of the powered sensor and a digital input port of a microprocessor for the purpose of un-ambiguous fault detection when distortion of sensor information occurs or when loss of sensor information occurs, and wherein the microprocessor diagnoses a fault as defined by the DC level of the analog signal monitored at the communication signal input to the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Roger T. Douglas, Qi Tao
  • Patent number: 10211749
    Abstract: A data processing device in a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system is provided. The data processing device includes a measurement module measuring a voltage or current for one or more points in the HVDC system; a data processing unit generating measurement data units using measurement values measured at the measurement module; and a communication module using wavelength division multiplexing to transmit the measurement data units to the outside through one optical fiber, wherein the optical fiber includes a plurality of cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Hwan Park, Ming Sheng, Iwa Kartiwa
  • Patent number: 10204594
    Abstract: A transparent display panel includes a transparent display structure and a light transmittance adjusting structure. The transparent display structure includes a display region and a transmittance region. The light transmittance adjusting structure is located over or under the transparent display structure. The light transmittance adjusting structure includes a volume changeable material of which a volume is changed in response to intensity of incident light or a photochromic material of which a coloring degree is changed in response to the intensity of incident light. The transparent display panel effectively improves quality of an image displayed on the transparent display panel by maintaining or adjusting a contrast ratio of the image according to the intensity of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Sun Kim, Jae-Joong Kwon, Young-Jun Seo
  • Patent number: 10183227
    Abstract: An electronic building block set with a metal layer on the outer surface of each building block includes a main and an auxiliary building block. The top of the main building block includes plural main hollow posts, each with a main sensing contact, and has a main metal layer on the outer surface. The main sensing contacts and the main metal layer are electrically connected to opposite-polarity main electrode circuits respectively. The bottom of the auxiliary building block includes a first sensing element and has an auxiliary metal layer on the outer surface. The first sensing element and the auxiliary metal layer are electrically connected to opposite-polarity auxiliary electrode circuits respectively. When the building blocks are engaged, the first sensing element is electrically connected to the corresponding main sensing contact, and the auxiliary metal layer, to the main metal layer to enable electricity or signal transmission between the building blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10175829
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a transparent body for use in a touch screen panel is provided. The process includes depositing a first transparent layer stack over a first side of a transparent substrate, wherein said first transparent layer stack is selected from the group consisting of: a layer stack, wherein the layer stack includes a first dielectric film with a gradient refractive index from a first refractive index to a second refractive index, and a layer stack, wherein the layer stack includes at least a first dielectric film with a first refractive index and a second dielectric film with a second refractive index different from the first refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Werner Zilbauer
  • Patent number: 10132999
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method of forming an optical coupler system. The method includes forming at least one waveguide over a substrate, and forming a sacrificial optical coupler in a first region over the substrate. The method further includes configuring the sacrificial optical coupler to couple optical signals to or from the at least one waveguide, and forming a v-groove in the first region over the substrate, wherein forming the v-groove includes removing the sacrificial optical coupler from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. J. Green, Jens Hofrichter, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10124602
    Abstract: The object of the invention is the provision of apparatuses and methods for maskless direct printing of continuous films or discreet structures on a substrate using aerodynamic focusing. The method uses an interchangeable and variable aerodynamic lens system and an annularly flowing sheath gas to produce a highly collimated micrometer-size stream of aerosolized droplets. The lens system is comprised of a multi-orifice lens or a single-orifice lens or lenses coupled to a converging fluid dispense nozzle. A combined annular sheath and aerosol flow is propagated through at least two orifices. A liquid atomizer with temperature control, variable continuous or pulsed excitation, and constant or variable frequency, is used to produce an aerosol size distribution that overlaps the functional range of the aerodynamic lens system. The combined flow through the lens system produces a narrow, highly stable subsonic jet that remains collimated for as much as one centimeter beyond the orifice of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Integrated Deposition Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcelino Essien
  • Patent number: 10054735
    Abstract: We provide methods and apparatus for preparing crystalline-clad and crystalline core optical fibers with minimal or no breakage by minimizing the influence of thermal stress during a liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) process as well as the fiber with precisely controlled number of modes propagated in the crystalline cladding and crystalline core fiber via precisely controlling the diameter of crystalline fiber core with under-saturated LPE flux. The resulting crystalline cladding and crystalline core optical fibers are also reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: The Penn State Research Foundation, General Opto Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Shizhuo Yin, Fang Luo
  • Patent number: 10054286
    Abstract: An optical transformer includes: an optomechanical member configured: to receive incident light; and to produce primary light from the incident light including an initial propagation that includes a nonlinear scan; and a lens configured: to receive the primary light from the optomechanical member; to linearize the nonlinear scan; and to produce secondary light including a final propagation that comprises a linear scan, such that the optical transformer is configured to transform the nonlinear scan of the primary light to the linear scan of the secondary light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, THE NATIONAL INSITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Christopher M. Brown, John T. Melcher, Stephan J. Stranick
  • Patent number: 10047917
    Abstract: A light-emitting module including a light emitting component, a heat dissipation element, and a light-converting component is provided. The light-emitting component is adapted to emit a light beam. The heat dissipation element is disposed at one side of the light-emitting component, wherein the heat dissipation element has a light through hole and the light through hole is located at a transmission path of the light beam. The light-converting component is connected to the heat dissipation element and covers the light through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PlayNitride Inc.
    Inventors: Yun-Li Li, Gwo-Jiun Sheu, Kuan-Yung Liao, Po-Jen Su, Jun-Yu Lin, Sheng-Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10025078
    Abstract: An edge-curing device may comprise a cylindrical lens, a linear array of light-emitting elements, and an aperture, each aligned symmetrically about a longitudinal plane in a housing, wherein the cylindrical lens is positioned between the linear array of light-emitting elements and the aperture, the aperture spans the length of the cylindrical lens and is positioned directly adjacent to an emitting face of the cylindrical lens, and light emitted from the linear array of light-emitting elements and passing through the cylindrical lens is emitted from the emitting face and focused by the aperture within a beam width centered about the longitudinal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Childers
  • Patent number: 10021306
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an input unit which inputs ordinary frames in a state in which an object is irradiated with ordinary light, and a special frame in a state in which the object is irradiated with special light, which are imaged consecutively at a predetermined ratio according to a predetermined frame period; a detection unit which detects motion vectors of the object from a plurality of the ordinary frames with different imaging timing; a motion correction unit which subjects the special frame to motion correction corresponding to the imaging timing of the ordinary frames based on the detected motion vectors; and a compositing unit which subjects the ordinary frames to an image compositing process based on the special frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisakazu Shiraki
  • Patent number: 10012807
    Abstract: A device for coupling optical signals into at least one waveguide, wherein the device comprises at least one send-site circuit, which based on incoming signals from send-site terminal contacts actuates at least one electro-optical converter, which sends out the optical signals in the direction of the axis of the waveguide, in such a way that the manufacturing expenses are low. The electro-optical converter is incorporated, in particular embedded, in at least one send-site receptacle/alignment module, the send-site receptacle/alignment module comprises at least one groove- or trough-shaped depression for aligning the waveguide in relation to the electro-optical converter, and the send-site receptacle/alignment module is, in an essentially form-fit and/or force-fit manner, incorporated, in particular fitted, in a recess provided in a send-site substrate. The corresponding is true for a device for decoupling optical signals from at least one waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Silicon Line GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Hoeltke, Martin Groepl
  • Patent number: 9995875
    Abstract: We provide methods and apparatus for preparing crystalline-clad and crystalline core optical fibers with minimal or no breakage by minimizing the influence of thermal stress during a liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) process as well as the fiber with precisely controlled number of modes propagated in the crystalline cladding and crystalline core fiber via precisely controlling the diameter of crystalline fiber core with under-saturated LPE flux. The resulting crystalline cladding and crystalline core optical fibers are also reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: The Penn State Research Foundation, General Opto Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Shizhuo Yin, Fang Luo
  • Patent number: 9989698
    Abstract: A light pipe includes a plurality of light guide units, and a connection unit that integrally connects the plurality of light guide units, the connection unit including a light interference suppression hole formed between the light guide units adjacent to each other, the light interference suppression hole including at least one surface that satisfies a total reflection condition of light entering the light interference suppression hole from the connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahisa Yoshizumi, Chiyu Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 9983364
    Abstract: An interferometric measurement method aims at calculating angular misalignment between fiber and ferrule axes for single fiber ferrules. The misalignment is measured by scanning side surface of reference fiber inserted into the ferrule and side surface of the ferrule. For single fiber connectors and ferrules, the method also aims at calculating fiber core concentricity and ferrule circularity and for single fiber connectors, end face angle of polish. The concentricity, the circularity and the angle of polish are measured by scanning side surface of the ferrule and end face of the connector or ferrule. Interferometric data from the side surfaces of the reference fiber and the ferrule, or from the end face of the connector or ferrule and the side surface of the ferrule, is gathered during one scanning session—either one simultaneous scan or several scans without moving or re-inserting the connector or ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sumix Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Towfiq, Anton Korniienko, Yurii Yenko
  • Patent number: 9972509
    Abstract: An anti-plasma adhesive tape utilized for manufacturing a semiconductor package includes a substrate; and an adhesive layer formed on the substrate, wherein the adhesive layer is selected from a group composed of acrylic adhesive, light-curable resin and photoinitiator. The anti-plasma adhesive tape is attached to a backside of a lead frame of the semiconductor package before a plasma-cleaning process and removed from the lead frame after a molding process. After the anti-plasma adhesive tape is cured by irradiating an energy ray and removed from the lead frame, there is no residual adhesive left on a molding compound of the semiconductor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WIN Semiconductors Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Kuo, Chih-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 9961336
    Abstract: Multi-layer display of content on a flexible display is provided. A roll profile of a rolled transparent flexible display is detected, the rolled transparent flexible display forming a plurality of overlapping display layers of the transparent flexible display. Content is then displayed on the plurality of overlapping display layers, where different portions of the content are displayed on different display layers of the plurality of display layers to present the content as three-dimensional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9942367
    Abstract: Provided herein are an electronic device and a method for controlling the electronic device, the electronic device including a display including a main display area arranged on a front surface of the electronic device and a sub display area that extends from one side of the main display area and arranged on at least one area of a rear surface of the electronic device; a receiver including audio output circuitry configured to output audio received from an external terminal; a display antenna located on one or more of the main display area and the sub display area, and configured to perform communication with an external terminal; and a processor configured to control the display antenna based on a network state or a type of an application being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-sun Lee, Youn-ho Choi
  • Patent number: 9922850
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate treating apparatus which includes a treating container having a treating space therein and including a plurality of collecting vessels surrounding the treating space and provided such that inlets for inputting a fluid in the treating space are vertically stacked on each other, a support unit supporting a substrate in the treating space, a solution supply unit supplying a treating solution to the substrate supported by the support unit, and elevation units respectively joined with the collecting vessels and lifting up and down the collecting vessels. Each of the elevation units includes a base having a ring shape and joined with a corresponding collecting vessel, an elevation load joined with the base, and a driver lifting up and down the elevation load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Oh Jin Kwon, Seong-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9918076
    Abstract: Multi-layer display of content on a flexible display is provided. A roll profile of a rolled transparent flexible display is detected, the rolled transparent flexible display forming a plurality of overlapping display layers of the transparent flexible display. Content is then displayed on the plurality of overlapping display layers, where different portions of the content are displayed on different display layers of the plurality of display layers to present the content as three-dimensional content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9907616
    Abstract: A system for use in TFL lithotripsy procedures uses a silica trunk fiber semi-permanently mounted in an endoscope and includes a detachable and replaceable wave guide treatment tip, including hollow wave guides and fiber tips. The system provides for ready removal and replacement of wave guides damaged during lithotripsy. The trunk fiber in the endoscope tube is of diameter ?200 ?m, suitable for use in the lower pole of the kidney, and should be useful over-and-over with only the detachable wave guide removed and replaced, whether during a single procedure or for multiple procedures on different patients in which the endoscope tube and trunk fiber are sterilized between patients. Multiple connector assemblies are provided for optical coupling contact between the detachable wave guide and trunk fiber and include a gap for dissipation of heat between the trunk fiber and the wave guide when in optically coupling contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, The Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
    Inventors: Nathaniel Michael Fried, Richard Leious Blackmon, Pierce Butler Irby, III, Thomas Clifton Hutchens
  • Patent number: 9910229
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical module configured to be provided to an end part of an optical cable. The optical module includes: a housing wherein, when the optical module side as viewed from the optical cable is defined as the front side and the opposite side therefrom is defined as the rear side, a front-side section of the housing is configured to be inserted into a cage, and a boot for protecting the optical cable extends from the rear side of the housing; a latch-releasing part attached slidably in the front/rear direction to the housing, the latch-releasing part having a projection for releasing a latched state established by a catch on the cage; a tab for pulling the latch-releasing part toward the rear to cause the projection to release the latched state established by the catch on the cage; and a push part that is to be pressed by an operator until the latched state is established, the push part having a rear end surface located more toward the rear than the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Mori, Yu Takahashi, Susumu Okabe
  • Patent number: 9903816
    Abstract: A sensor and methods of making a sensor are disclosed. The sensor may include a substrate, an optical source, an optical detector, a plurality of optical cavities in the substrate or in a layer structure over the substrate, where the plurality of optical cavities may be arranged in an optical path between the optical source and the optical detector, and a processing circuit coupled to the optical detector and configured to receive a signal representing an optical signal received by the optical detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Jonathan Silvano de Sousa, Thomas Grille, Ursula Hedenig, Thomas Neidhart, Peter Irsigler, Vijaye Kumar Rajaraman
  • Patent number: 9893803
    Abstract: In an example, the present invention includes an integrated system on chip device. At least a pair of laser devices are associated with a channel and coupled to a switch to select one of the pair of laser devices to be coupled to an optical multiplexer to provide for a redundant laser device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 9869823
    Abstract: A connector interface includes: a first connector having an outer body with a first bearing surface facing in a first axial direction; a second connector having an outer body with a second bearing surface facing in a second axial direction opposite the first axial direction; a resilient sealing element disposed between the first and second bearing surfaces; and a coupling nut associated with the first connector and configured to engage a feature on the second connector. Rotation of the coupling nut relative to the first and second connectors draws the first and second bearing surfaces toward each other to compress the sealing element such that the sealing element bulges radially outwardly to engage an inner surface of the coupling nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies
    Inventor: Adam V. Broughton
  • Patent number: 9853084
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an image sensor device includes, in a first manufacturing facility, forming a first set of patterned silicon, metal, and insulating layers on a glass substrate, forming an electrical and mechanical protection layer over the first set of patterned silicon, metal, and insulating layers, and, in a second manufacturing facility, removing the electrical and mechanical protection layer, forming a second set of patterned silicon, metal, and insulating layers over the first set of patterned silicon, metal, and insulating layers, forming a plurality of photosensors in communication with at least the second set of patterned silicon, metal, and insulating layers to form an unpassivated image sensor device, and forming a passivation layer over the unpassivated image sensor device. The materials used in the first set of layers and second set of layers can be completely or partially different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: DPIX, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Caris, Shawn Michael O'Rourke, Byung-Kyu Park, Brian Rees
  • Patent number: 9835795
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microstructured optical fiber for generating supercontinuum light. The optical fiber comprises a core and a cladding region surrounding the core. The optical fiber comprises a first fiber length section, a second fiber length section as well as an intermediate fiber length section between said first and second fiber length sections. The first fiber length section has a core with a first characteristic core diameter larger than about 7 ?m. The second fiber length section has a core with a second characteristic core diameter, smaller than said first characteristic core diameter. The intermediate length section of the optical fiber comprises a core which is tapered from said first characteristic core diameter to said second characteristic core diameter over a tapered length. The invention also relates to a supercontinuum light source comprising an optical fiber according to the invention and a pump light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NKT PHOTONICS A/S
    Inventors: Carsten L. Thomsen, Thomas T. Alkeskjold, Erik B. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9828544
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a composite film and a fabrication method thereof, a photoelectric element and a photoelectric apparatus. The fabrication method of the composite film includes: preparing a polyfluorene-based compound solution, wherein the polyfluorene-based compound solution includes polyfluorene or polyfluorene derivatives; preparing a quantum dot solution; mixing the polyfluorene-based compound solution and the quantum dot solution together to prepare a mixed solution; removing a solvent in the mixed solution to prepare the composite film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jingxia Gu, Chen Tang
  • Patent number: 9822259
    Abstract: A composition including a compound containing a carbon-carbon double bond obtained by reacting (A) a polyisocyanate which is a trimer of diisocyanate, with (B) a compound having an active hydrogen, wherein component (B) includes (B1) a perfluoropolyether having an active hydrogen, and (B2) a monomer having an active hydrogen and at least two groups having a carbon-carbon double bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Saya Nii, Kakeru Hanabusa, Kensuke Mohara
  • Patent number: 9804346
    Abstract: A receptacle-collimator assembly and a multi-wavelength optical receiver module. The receptacle-collimator assembly includes a receptacle configured to receive a wavelength-multiplexed optical signal; and a collimator integrated with the receptacle and configured to generate a collimated beam signal from a multi-wavelength optical signal received from the receptacle and output the beam signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sae Kyoung Kang, Joon Ki Lee, Joon Young Huh, Jie Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 9798096
    Abstract: An adapter block assembly includes at least one adapter block; a circuit board; a first contact set; and a second contact set. The contact sets are disposed at apertures defined in the adapter block and rotated 180° from each other. Each adapter block includes first and second latching arrangements that retain separately manufactured alignment arrangements against movement along the passages. The first latching arrangements include latching arms disposed at the apertures. The second latching arms include ramps and stops disposed opposite the apertures. Optical connectors suitable for plugging into the adapter block include an outer housing having an area of increased thickness of hold a storage device and an inner housing with a channel to accommodate the area of increased thickness of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Bruce Ogren, Rod Schoenfelder, Christopher Charles Taylor, Steven J. Brandt
  • Patent number: 9798095
    Abstract: A connector housing includes a housing including a front end portion, a base end portion having end opening, and an inner cavity portion extending from the front end portion to the base end portion and formed such that a front portion of a flexible optical waveguide having band shape is inserted from the end opening into the cavity to the front end portion. The cavity has a length that extends in longitudinal direction of the waveguide, a width that extends in width direction of the waveguide, and a height that extends in thickness direction of the waveguide, and the housing has a pair of walls forming a pair of inner surfaces facing each other in the cavity such that the inner surfaces is gradually increasing a separation distance between the inner surfaces in the thickness direction of the waveguide toward base end side of the housing at the end opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fujiwara, Sho Kubota
  • Patent number: 9766551
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, a method of patterning can include dividing an image into a set of frame sections; determining a tip pattern for a respective portion of an image to be patterned by each tip of the tip array in each frame section of the set of frame sections; disposing the tip array in a patterning position in a first location of the substrate corresponding to a location of the substrate in which the first frame section in the set of frame sections is to be patterned; projecting a first pattern of radiation onto the tip array to selectively irradiate one or more tips of the tip array and pattern the substrate, wherein the first pattern of radiation corresponds to a tip pattern for the first frame section; disposing the tip array in a patterning position in a second location of the substrate corresponding to a location of the substrate in which the second frame section in the set of frame sections is to be patterned; projecting a second pattern of radiation onto the tip array
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chad A. Mirkin, Xing Liao, Keith A. Brown, Guoliang Liu, Abrin L. Schmucker, Shu He, Wooyoung Shim, Daniel J. Eichelsdoerfer, Boris Rasin
  • Patent number: 9759874
    Abstract: A communications connection system includes an SC fiber optic connector including a storage device having memory configured to store physical layer information. The storage device also includes at least one contact member that is electrically connected to the memory. The communications connection system also includes a fiber optic adapter module having one or more media reading interfaces. Each media reading interface is configured to read physical layer information stored on one of the fiber optic connectors received at the adapter module. Certain types of media reading interfaces extend between an internal passage of the adapter module and an external surface of the adapter module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Cyle D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 9716318
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are exemplary embodiments of multilayer printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) that integrally define or include patch antenna radiating elements. The radiating elements may be defined or formed from electrically-conductive layers of the PCBAs. Also disclosed herein are exemplary embodiments of antenna assemblies, systems, or modules comprising such multilayer PCBAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Shirley, David A. Swartwood, Gary Keith Reed
  • Patent number: 9692205
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser module includes: a semiconductor laser element emitting a laser light; an optical fiber, into which the laser light emitted from the semiconductor laser element is incident, guiding the laser light; and an optical-fiber-holding unit having a fixing agent and holding the optical fiber, the fixing agent being for fixing the optical fiber. The fixing agent is provided at an area in which a power of a leakage light of the laser light having been incident into the optical fiber and then emitted to outside the optical fiber is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsuyama, Naoki Hayamizu, Toshio Kimura, Jun Miyokawa, Yuta Ishige
  • Patent number: 9677721
    Abstract: The disclosure of the present application includes a light pipe assembly having a light pipe with a proximal end, an opposing distal end, a length between the proximal end and the distal end, and a surface, the surface having an emitting portion and an overlay portion, where the light pipe is a material capable of transmitting light with a first refractive index; and a reflective secondary surface having a second refractive index and a width, the reflective secondary surface positioned adjacent the overlay portion of the light pipe, where the first refractive index is greater than the refractive index of air, and the second refractive index is greater than the first refractive index. In at least one embodiment, the reflective secondary surface is a non-metallic material capable of reflecting light. In at least one embodiment, the width of the reflective secondary surface varies along the length of the light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Flex-N-Gate Advanced Product Development, LLC
    Inventors: Ronie George, James R. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9647342
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a modular feed assembly for an antenna has (i) a hub adapter for mounting the feed assembly onto the antenna hub and (ii) a distinct waveguide transition configured to be selectively mated to the hub adapter. By providing a modular design, the hub adapter can be selectively used with different waveguide transitions having different frequency characteristics to form feed assemblies for different antennas having different operating frequency ranges. The hub adapter and each waveguide transition have timing features that limit the rotation orientation between the two components to, for example, horizontal and vertical polarizations that are 90 degrees apart. The hub adapter has a resilient compression element that forms an annular seal between the hub adapter and a mated waveguide transition to inhibit RF leakage and keep the two components in place. The hub adapter has openings that allow the compression element to be formed in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Alastair D. Wright
  • Patent number: 9571224
    Abstract: An apparatus which transmits data and control information which indicates at least one of a demodulation method and a decoding method of the data using an optical signal, includes: a modulator configured to perform modulation in which a rate of change of a polarization state of light is changed according to the control information, and modulation in which a characteristic of light which is different from the rate of change of the polarization state is changed in accordance with the data; and an emitting section configured to emit light, on which modulation is performed using the modulator, to another communication apparatus via a free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takahito Tanimura
  • Patent number: 9562844
    Abstract: Sensing systems include a tube defining a Fabry-Perot cavity and an optical fiber including a distal end disposed within the Fabry-Perot cavity and a proximal end. A corrodible material caps the Fabry-Perot cavity. Devices for sensing corrosion of downhole equipment include an optical fiber with a corrodible material disposed over a distal end of the optical fiber. Systems for sensing a condition in equipment include an optical fiber with a fiber Bragg grating proximate a distal end thereof and a mass of sensor material coupled to the distal end of the optical fiber. The mass of sensor material is suspended from above the fiber Bragg grating. Other systems for sensing a condition in a wellbore include an optical fiber and a plurality of fiber Bragg gratings along a length thereof. A plurality of sensor materials are coupled to the optical fiber and surround respective fiber Bragg gratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Anusha Chilukuri, Othon R. Monteiro
  • Patent number: 9547350
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to determining whether power is supplied at a power level to a network powered device. A network connector can be used to provide power and communications to the network powered device. The network powered device can represent itself to power sourcing equipment as a device using power at the power level. An indicator indicates whether power is supplied at the power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas J Flynn, Robert C Brooks, Michael R Durham
  • Patent number: 9524199
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for managing operation of an electronic device based on the connection(s) of hardware module(s) to the electronic drive via a support housing. According to certain aspects, the electronic device may activate and identify a hardware module that is connected to a controlling position of the support housing. The electronic device may identify a function associated with the hardware module, where the function may be a built-in function of the hardware module itself or of the electronic device. The electronic device may accordingly activate the identified function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric Liu, Yoshimichi Matsuoka, Jason Chua
  • Patent number: 9489448
    Abstract: A network's evolution is characterized by graph evolution rules. A graph, formed by merging multiple graphs representing the multiple snapshots of the network, that represents an evolutionary network is mined to identify evolutional patterns of the network. A pattern is selected from the identified patterns. Graph evolution rules are generated using identified evolutional patterns. The generated graph evolution rules represent the evolutional patterns of the network, the rules indicating that any occurrence of a child pattern of the selected pattern implies a corresponding occurrence of the selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Francesco Bonchi, Aristides Gionis, Michele Berlingerio, Bjorn Bringmann
  • Patent number: 9462992
    Abstract: A radiation imaging system comprises: a radiation imaging apparatus; an entry apparatus which is associated with a radiation generator; wherein the entry apparatus is configured, in response to a request received from the radiation imaging apparatus via a close proximity wireless communication connection, to send information to the radiation imaging apparatus via the close proximity wireless communication connection for connecting the radiation imaging apparatus to a wireless LAN; wherein the close proximity wireless communication connection has a communication range shorter than that of a wireless LAN; and a control unit for controlling the radiation generator and the radiation imaging apparatus, which has connected to the wireless LAN based on the information which has been sent from the entry apparatus via the close proximity wireless communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirohide Tachikawa, Tadahiko Iijima