Plural (e.g., Data Bus) Patents (Class 385/24)
  • Patent number: 10886652
    Abstract: The present application relates to an FPC connector, comprising a first insulating layer, a first circuit layer comprising a plurality of conductive strips, and a second insulating layer, wherein the first circuit layer and the second insulating layer each has a forepart extending beyond a front end of the first insulating layer; the first circuit layer comprises a plurality of conductive strips having foreparts arranged in parallel at equal intervals, a metal layer is plated with or deposited on the foreparts of the first circuit layer, the metal layer and the foreparts of the first circuit layer constitute metal fingers; conductive strips on other circuit layers connect to the conductive strips of the layer by vias and metallic coating or deposition. A position located at a bottom of the FPC corresponding to the metal fingers is covered by a layer of reinforcing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN STARTEK ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dejun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10877219
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for periscope optical assemblies within interposers that include a bulk material having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side; a first optic defined in the bulk material at a first height in the bulk material along an axis extending between the first second sides; a second optic defined in the bulk material at a second height in the bulk material, different than the first height, along the axis; a first waveguide defined in the bulk material, extending from the first side to the first optic; a second waveguide defined in the bulk material, extending from the second optic to the second side; and a third waveguide defined in the bulk material, extending from the first optic to the second optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Traverso, Ashley J. Maker, Sandeep Razdan
  • Patent number: 10873411
    Abstract: A method of configuring an optical link with an optimized spectral efficiency and bit rate is provided. The method includes obtaining, by a controller of an optical network, a baseline configuration that includes a traffic mode that uses a predetermined channel spacing of a plurality of channels in a frequency spectrum. The plurality of channels are used for transmitting optical signals on an optical link in the optical network. The method further includes selecting three contiguous channels that include a center channel and two adjacent channels and while maintaining a performance parameter above or equal to a threshold value, moving the adjacent channels closer to the center channel and varying at least one transmission parameter, thereby reducing a spacing of the center channel. As such, a spectral frequency map is generated in which the channel spacing is reduced and an optical link is configured based on the spectral frequency map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Marenco, Claudio Crognale, Davide Sirtori
  • Patent number: 10866359
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit is provided that is adapted to compensate for an unintentional manufactured refractive index profile, such as a gradient, that arises due to manufacturing variance. The photonic integrated circuit including at least a thermal source and a spaced thermal sink to induce a thermal gradient in the photonic integrated circuit between the thermal source and the spaced thermal sink, the thermal gradient imparts an opposing thermal refractive index profile to correct for the manufactured refractive index profile. In some embodiments the photonic integrated circuit may be constructed with features that have an intentional structured refractive index profile that ensures any unintentional manufactured refractive index profile is correctable by the opposing thermal refractive index profile induced by the thermal source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dominic John Goodwill, Dritan Celo, Patrick Dumais
  • Patent number: 10838361
    Abstract: A Volume Bragg grating (VBG) is placed in the back of a collimating lens, the incident angle between exposure light beam and the Volume Bragg grating is equal to the Bragg angle of the Volume Bragg grating. A photodetector is placed in the ?1 grade transmission diffraction light path of the Volume Bragg grating which the exposure light beam is emitted to. The pinhole filter is moved back and forth along an optical axis and the reading of the photodetector is observed in real time. When the reading of the photodetector is maximum, fix the pinhole filter and keep the distance between the first pinhole filter and the first collimating lens a constant. The method for adjusting the self-collimation optical path is provided, using the Volume Bragg grating to detect the parallelism of self-collimation light and substituting for a traditional Moire pattern adjustment method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenlong Zou, Chaoming Li, Jianhong Wu, Xinrong Chen, Zhijian Cai, Quan Liu
  • Patent number: 10823926
    Abstract: Embodiment of present invention provide an optical interconnect apparatus. The apparatus includes an optical signal path; a first set of fibers attached to a first end of the optical signal path via a first wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) filter; and a second set of fibers attached to a second end of the optical signal path via a second WDM filter, wherein at least the first set of fibers is a ribbon fiber. Embodiment of present invention further provide an interconnected optical system that includes a first optical transport terminal having a first set of optical signal ports and a second optical transport terminal having a second set of optical signal ports, with the two sets of optical signal ports being interconnected by the optical interconnect apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Auxora (Shenzhen) Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghui Li, Yuan Liu, Haiquan Zhang, Xiaodong Huang
  • Patent number: 10823925
    Abstract: Embodiment of present invention provide an optical interconnect apparatus. The apparatus includes an optical signal path; a first set of fibers attached to a first end of the optical signal path via a first wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) filter; and a second set of fibers attached to a second end of the optical signal path via a second WDM filter, wherein at least the first set of fibers is a ribbon fiber. Embodiment of present invention further provide an interconnected optical system that includes a first optical transport terminal having a first set of optical signal ports and a second optical transport terminal having a second set of optical signal ports, with the two sets of optical signal ports being interconnected by the optical interconnect apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Auxora (Shenzhen) Inc
    Inventors: Jinghui Li, Yuan Liu, Haiquan Zhang, Xiaodong Huang
  • Patent number: 10803589
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing device in which an image processing section for configuring a pipeline by connecting a plurality of processing modules for performing predetermined processing on input image data in series performs image processing for each block obtained by dividing image data of one frame read from a data storage section via a data bus, wherein the image processing section includes an external input/output module incorporated into the pipeline as a processing module configured to perform processing different from processing of each of the processing modules and wherein the external input/output module is configured to directly transmit data from and to an external processing section outside the image processing section without involving the data bus at a position where the external input/output module is incorporated into the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10801891
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes a waveguide-based frequency-selective structure with one or more input ports and N1 output ports where N1 is 2 or more. If input signals in a pair of input signals are separated in frequency by an integer multiple of the structure's free spectral range, and one of the pair is routed onto one output port, the other in the pair is also routed onto that port. The apparatus also includes: N2 waveguides, where N2<=N1, each having an input port coupled to a corresponding one of the N1 output ports, and a waveguide output port; N3 frequency-selective elements where N3<=N2, each having an input port coupled to a corresponding one of the N2 waveguide output ports and an output surface from which optical emission occurs at an optical frequency-dependent angle; and an element receiving optical emission from the N3 output surfaces, detecting a corresponding intensity pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nexus Photonics LLC
    Inventor: Tin Komljenovic
  • Patent number: 10797817
    Abstract: Provided is an optical signal processing device that can operate simultaneously for a plurality of wavelength bands. The optical signal processing device includes a WDM coupler array including a plurality of WDM couplers for separating the C band and the L band for the respective ports; input/output port groups provided for the C band and the L band, respectively; a micro lens array; a diffraction grating; a lens; and a spatial light modulator arranged in this order. The spatial light modulator collects light at different positions for the respective wavelengths, thus allowing all wavelengths to be independently subjected to a phase modulation. Light subjected to the desired phase modulation by the spatial light modulator is reflected and is deflected to have an angle corresponding to any desired port of the input/output port group, and then is optically-coupled to an input/output port depending on the deflection angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Seno, Kenya Suzuki, Mitsumasa Nakajima, Keita Yamaguchi, Masashi Miyata, Takashi Goh, Toshikazu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10795170
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method includes receiving a first combined optical signal at an edge filter. The method further includes redirecting, at the edge filter, a second combined optical signal toward a first zigzag demultiplexer; and passing a third combined optical signal through the edge filter toward a light redirector based on wavelength. The method further includes redirecting the third combined optical signal toward a second zigzag demultiplexer. The method may further includes separating, at the first zigzag demultiplexer, the second combined optical signal into a first optical signal on a first optical path and a second optical signal on a second optical path based on wavelength. The method further includes separating, at the second zigzag demultiplexer, the third combined optical signal into a third optical signal on a third optical path and a fourth optical signal on a fourth optical path based on wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: II-VI Delaware Inc.
    Inventors: Tengda Du, Xiaojie Xu
  • Patent number: 10797801
    Abstract: An optical receiver with improved dynamic range may include at least one directional coupler having at least one input configured to couple to an optical fiber. The optical receiver may include a first signal path including a first photodetector coupled to an output of the at least one directional coupler, a first transimpedance amplifier (TIA) including an input coupled to the first photodetector, and an adder coupled to an output of the first TIA. The optical receiver may include a second signal path including a second photodetector coupled to an output of the at least one directional coupler, a second TIA including an input coupled to the second photodetector, and the adder coupled to an output of the second TIA. Further, the optical receiver may include an optical power sensing circuit coupled to at least one of the first TIA, the second TIA, and the adder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: II-VI Delaware Inc.
    Inventors: Gilles P. Denoyer, Dennis Pu, Homero Guimaraes, Faraz Monifi, Bryan Park, Daniel Mahgerefteh
  • Patent number: 10789009
    Abstract: A system and method for extending the path length of an electromagnetic wave signal traveling between apertures is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LyteLoop Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul Francis McManamon, Daniel Damaghi, Ohad Harlev, Armand Vedadi-Comte, Alan Eli Willner, Charles Rocco Palanzo, Ryan Justin Howard
  • Patent number: 10782206
    Abstract: Encircled flux compliant test apparatus are provided. A test apparatus includes an optical connector, and a light source, the light source operable to emit encircled flux compliant light. The test apparatus further includes a first collimator, and a beam splitter optically aligned with the first collimator. The test apparatus further includes a first optical fiber pigtail connected to the light source, and a second optical fiber pigtail connected between the optical connector and the first collimator. A first portion of the light emitted by the light source is transmitted from the first optical fiber pigtail by the beam splitter and first collimator to the second optical fiber pigtail, and from the second optical fiber pigtail to the optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Xiujiang Huang, Scott Prescott
  • Patent number: 10771179
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a node situated to receive an odd-number X of input/output communication branches extending from respective ports, each communication branch including two input/output fiber pairs, and a 2·X degree ROADM coupled to the two input/output fiber pairs of each of the X ports and configured to reduce a wavelength blocking of traffic through the node that is associated with the odd-number X. Methods of directing communication signals to and receiving communication signals from communication nodes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dominique Marcenac
  • Patent number: 10761278
    Abstract: An optical subassembly and an optical module are provided. The optical subassembly includes an optical transmitter, an optical receiver, an optical splitter, and an optical fiber stub. The optical transmitter is configured to transmit light from the optical transmitter to the optical fiber stub through the optical splitter. The optical splitter is configured to reflect light from the optical fiber stub to the optical receiver. An optical axis of the optical receiver and an optical axis of the optical fiber stub form an acute angle. An optical axis of the optical transmitter and the optical axis of the optical fiber stub also form an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Qifei Zheng, Haixiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10746933
    Abstract: A pump laser package may include an input fiber to send signal light on a first optical path inside a package, a source to send pump light on a second optical path inside the package, and an output fiber on a third optical path inside the package. The pump laser package may include a WDM filter inside the package to receive the signal light on the first optical path and send the signal light on the third optical path, and receive the pump light on the second optical path and send the pump light on the third optical path. The pump laser package may include an isolator inside the package to transmit the signal light in a first direction, and block the signal light in a second direction, or a photo-diode to receive a portion of the signal light sent on a fourth optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Lumentum Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yonghong Guo, Nicolas Guerin, Chang Xiao, Xia Hong
  • Patent number: 10718939
    Abstract: Presented is a method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for selectively switching optical paths. The apparatus includes a directing mirror for redirecting light from an incoming path to one of a plurality of input paths and redirecting the light from one of a plurality of output paths to an outgoing path, and a plurality of input mirrors, each one of the plurality of input mirrors operable for redirecting the light from one of the plurality of input paths to one of a plurality of transition paths. The apparatus includes a plurality of light modifying elements, each one of the light modifying elements in a corresponding transition path and a plurality of output mirrors, each one of the plurality of output mirrors operable for redirecting the light from one of the plurality of transition paths to one of a plurality of output paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Health & Science LLC
    Inventor: Jozef Sofka
  • Patent number: 10715676
    Abstract: A distributed sensor network that utilizes the cabling infrastructure installed for a Distributed Antenna System (“DAS”) to collect environmental data about a building. In this sensor network, an array of sensors are placed in line with the DAS communication cabling so that additional cabling is not required. The sensors use “out of band” frequencies or low level signaling so as to not interfere with the DAS signals to communicate the sensor data to the DAS head-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAFE-COM WIRELESS
    Inventor: Henry Wojtunik
  • Patent number: 10716240
    Abstract: Examples herein disclose a multi-channel apparatus include a first channel and a second channel. The first channel receives heated air from an electrical component. The first channel deflects the heated air from a posterior electrical component. The deflection of the heated air is caused by a curvature of an internal partition. The second channel, which is segmented from the first channel via the internal partition, provides cool air to the posterior electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David A. Moore, John Franz, Jonathon Hughes, Rahul V. Joshi, John Vijil
  • Patent number: 10700898
    Abstract: Communication devices, communication systems and communication methods that implement transmission lane information are disclosed. In one example, circuitry is configured to receive transmission lane information from each of a plurality of reception lanes and to generate physical lane correspondence information based on the received transmission lane information, wherein the transmission lane information identifies a plurality of transmission lanes of a device that transmitted the transmission lane information. The physical lane correspondence information indicates a correspondence relationship between the plurality of transmission lanes and the plurality of reception lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihisa Hyakudai
  • Patent number: 10690875
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to indexing cables for use in building fiber optic networks using an indexing architecture. In certain examples, fan-out structures (111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312) are used. Certain types of indexing cables have one or more branch cable sections at each end. Certain types of indexing cables have multiple interface cable sections at one or both ends. Interface multi-fiber connectors (104, 106, 104?, 106?, 204A, 204B, 206A, 206B, 304, 306) and branch multi-fiber connectors (108, 110) terminate ends of optical lines, the ends are separated into branch and interface sets with the branch sets having fewer optical lines than the respective interface sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventor: Olivier Hubert Daniel Yves Rousseaux
  • Patent number: 10673705
    Abstract: A regenerator system is provided for dynamic and asymmetric bandwidth capacity adjustment when exchanging data between a first remote network device and a second remote network device. The regenerator includes first and second couplers in communication with the first and second remote network devices, respectively, using a first communication medium that provides multiple communication channels, and at least one redirecting device operable to selectively configure at least one of the channels for either transmission of a signal from the first remote network device to the second remote network device, or transmission of the signal from the second remote network device to the first remote network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Peter B. Doerr
  • Patent number: 10666378
    Abstract: An intelligence-defined optical tunnel network system includes a first pod and a controller. The first pod includes multiple Optical Add-Drop Sub-systems (OADS) configured to transmit data between corresponding servers through ToR switches. First transmission modules of the OADSs are connected to each other in ring to form the first transmission ring. Second transmission modules of the OADSs are connected to each other in ring to form the second transmission ring. The controller is configured to set the ToR switches in order to build the optical tunnel from a first OADS to a second OADS on the second transmission ring by the second transmission modules if a disconnection occurs to the optical tunnel from the first OADS to the second OADS on the first transmission ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Maria Chi-Jui Yuang, Po-Lung Tien, Tien-Chien Lin
  • Patent number: 10649139
    Abstract: An optical waveguide structure includes a substrate and a core structure disposed on the substrate. The substrate includes a first waveguide region, a second waveguide region, and a transition region between the first waveguide region and the second waveguide region. The core structure includes first core segments arranged in a first direction and a second direction crossing the first direction on the transition region. The core structure includes second core segments arranged in the first direction and the second direction on the second waveguide region. The first direction and the second direction are parallel to a top surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Duk Jun Kim, Young-Ho Ko, Dong-Young Kim, Jong-Hoi Kim, Yongsoon Baek, Jung-Ho Song, Dong Hyo Lee, Byung-Seok Choi, Won Seok Han
  • Patent number: 10651943
    Abstract: A linearized electro-optic modulator includes a substrate comprising a first Mach Zehnder interferometer comprising a first and second optical waveguide and a second Mach Zehnder interferometer comprising a first and a second optical waveguide. A signal electrode is positioned on the substrate to receive a modulation signal. First and second ground electrodes are positioned on the substrate and are electrically connected to ground potential. The signal electrode and the first and second ground electrodes are positioned so that an electric field generated by the signal electrode modulates both the first and second Mach Zehnder interferometers to generate a first and a second linearized modulated optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Photonic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward I. Ackerman, Gary E. Betts, Charles H. Cox
  • Patent number: 10641965
    Abstract: An optical dispersion compensator integrated with a silicon photonics system including a first phase-shifter coupled to a second phase-shifter in parallel on the silicon substrate characterized in an athermal condition. The dispersion compensator further includes a third phase-shifter on the silicon substrate to the first phase-shifter and the second phase-shifter through two 2×2 splitters to form an optical loop. A second entry port of a first 2×2 splitter is for coupling with an input fiber and a second exit port of a second 2×2 splitter is for coupling with an output fiber. The optical loop is characterized by a total phase delay tunable via each of the first phase-shifter, the second phase-shifter, and the third phase-shifter such that a normal dispersion (>0) at a certain wavelength in the input fiber is substantially compensated and independent of temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Tu, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10634551
    Abstract: Reflectometric vibration measurement system to monitor multiphase flows in production wells or pipelines using multimode fibers comprising: —a sensing multimode optical fiber; —an optical source with at least one fiber output port, which generates optical pulses which are to be sent to the sensing fiber; —an optical receiver with at least one multimode fiber input port; —an optical device with at least 3 multimode fiber ports, in which one port is connected to the optical source, one port to the optical receiver, and one port to the sensing multimode fiber; —a system for processing the output signals from the optical receiver, further comprising more than one spatial mode filter. A process for reconfiguring an optical reflectometry system which has already been installed in a monitoring structure is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eni S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Galtarossa, Luca Palmieri, Massimo Zampato
  • Patent number: 10623108
    Abstract: A skew compensation apparatus and method. In an optical system that uses optical signals, skew may be generated as the optical signals are processed from an input optical signal to at least two electrical signals representative of the phase-differentiated optical signals. A compensation of the skew is provided by including an optical delay line in the path of the optical signal that does not suffer the skew (e.g., that serves as the time base for the skew measurement). The optical delay line introduces a delay Tskew equal to the delay suffered by the optical signal that is not taken as the time base. The two signals are thereby corrected for skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elenion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Akio Streshinsky, Ran Ding, Yang Liu, Ari Novack, Michael Hochberg, Alex Rylyakov
  • Patent number: 10620382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bend limiting structure for preventing a flexible optical circuit from being bent too sharply. More particularly, the invention involves adding a bend limiting layer or layers to the flexible optical circuit and/or any housing or other structure within which it is enclosed or to which it is attached. The bend-limiting layer may comprise a plurality of blocks arranged in a line or plane and joined by a flexible film that is thinner than the blocks, with the blocks positioned close enough to each other so that, if that plane of blocks is bent a predetermined amount, the edges of the blocks will interfere with each other and prevent the plane from being bent any further. The blocks may be resilient also to provide a less abrupt bend-limiting stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Commscope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: James Joseph Eberle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10615876
    Abstract: A controller area network (CAN) comprising a plurality of CAN nodes that communicate via a CAN bus that comprises a fiber optical network. The fiber optical network uses a single fiber and a single wavelength for transmit and receive, and comprises a passive reflective optical star. The reflective optical star comprises an optical mixing rod having a mirror at one end. The other end of the reflective optical star is optically coupled to the transmitters and receivers of a plurality of optical-electrical media converters by way of respective high-isolation optical Y-couplers. Each CAN node produces electrical signals (in accordance with the CAN message-based protocol) which are converted into optical pulses that are broadcast to the fiber optical network. Those optical pulses are then reflected back to all CAN nodes by the reflective optical star.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tuong K. Truong, Eric Y. Chan, Dennis G. Koshinz, Kim Quan Anh Nguyen, Barkhung Henry Pang, Sean M. Ramey, Timothy E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10598877
    Abstract: Active optical cable (AOC) includes at least one optical fiber constituting a signal transmission medium and a plurality of optical data transceivers disposed at separate connector ends of the AOC assembly. The AOC includes a common laser source in a common laser hub (CLH) providing a source optical signal to the optical data transceivers. The optical data transceivers modulate the source optical signal to form modulated optical data signals. In some scenarios described herein, the CLH is disposed at an intermediate location along a length of the AOC between the separate connector ends of the AOC. Further, a central processor can be provided in the CLH to facilitate consolidated data processing operations for the plurality of optical data transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PRECISION OPTICAL TRANSCEIVERS INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Benedett
  • Patent number: 10598854
    Abstract: Provided is a micro optical circuit including a first micro optical waveguide and a second micro optical waveguide with a boundary face therebetween, in which the height of the first and second micro optical waveguides is different from each other, and the side faces of the first micro optical waveguide are connected to the side faces of the second micro optical waveguide at first and second connection points in a plan view. An intersection between the boundary face and the center line equidistant from the two side faces of the second micro optical waveguide is present in a region between a first straight line and a second straight line in a plan view, the first straight line passing through the first and second connection points, the second straight line crossing the second micro optical waveguide so as not to cross the first micro optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Ishikura, Shinichi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10594109
    Abstract: A discrete wavelength tunable laser having an optical cavity which comprises: a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA); a demultiplexer (Demux) having a single input and a plurality of outputs, the Demux configured to receive the output of the SOA and to produce a plurality of fixed spectral passbands within the gain bandwidth of the SOA; one or more tunable distributed Bragg reflector(s) (DBR(s)) arranged to receive the outputs of the Demux, each tunable DBR configured to select a reflective spectral band within the gain bandwidth of the SOA upon application of a bias current; wherein the SOA forms the back end mirror of the optical cavity; the one or more tunable DBRs form the front end mirror of the optical cavity; and wherein the lasing channel of the discrete wavelength tunable laser is chosen by the overlap of the selected reflective spectral band of one of the one or more tunable DBRs with a fixed spectral passband of the Demux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rockley Photonics Limited
    Inventor: Aaron Zilkie
  • Patent number: 10595421
    Abstract: A portable operation device includes a first housing at least partially covering an inner space, a second housing at least partially covering the inner space, an electronic component disposed in the inner space, and a waterproof sheet fixedly held between the first housing and the second housing, wherein the first housing includes a first facing portion that faces the second housing, and the second housing includes a second facing portion that faces the first housing, and wherein the waterproof sheet is interposed between, and in contact with, the first facing portion and the second facing portion, and at least one of the first facing portion and the second facing portion has an uneven surface facing the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10591684
    Abstract: An optical coupling includes a body having a first surface which couples with a photonics integrated circuit and a second surface including an array of lenses integral with the body. The array of lenses couples to an optical fiber connector. The array of lenses may be a linear array. The body may be made of a polymer material, which may be optically cured. The photonics integrated circuit and the optical coupling may be used, for example, in a mobile phone. The optical coupling may be made by shaping curable material on a photonics integrated circuit into a body, and curing the body of curable material. The cured body includes the first surface in contact with the photonics integrated circuit and the second surface including the array of optical lenses to couple with the optical fiber connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Shaw
  • Patent number: 10586081
    Abstract: An optical storage device for storing data includes at least one optical waveguide for receiving an optical interrogation signal and providing a response to the optical interrogation signal and a plurality of optical elements arranged relative to the at least one optical waveguide. The plurality of optical elements are responsive to the optical interrogation signal provided through the at least one waveguide to return a prescribed data value through the at least one optical waveguide. The plurality of optical elements represent encoded data concerning a function of an optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Howard Austerlitz, Lewis Boyd
  • Patent number: 10578804
    Abstract: An apparatus (2) can comprise an optical slab (4) comprising a rigid substrate of substantially transmissive material. The apparatus (2) can also comprise a WDM multiplexer (6) to receive and combine a plurality of optical signals (14, 16 and 20) at different wavelengths to form a combined optical signal (24) in the optical slab (4) having an aggregate power. The apparatus can further comprise a broadcaster (28) to distribute the combined optical signal (24) from the optical slab (4) to each of a plurality of different optical receivers (30, 32 and 34) with a fraction of the aggregate power of the combined optical signal (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Georgios Panotopoulos, Michael Renne Ty Tan, Wayne Victor Sorin, David A. Fattal
  • Patent number: 10564359
    Abstract: Embodiment of present invention provide an optical interconnect apparatus. The apparatus includes an optical signal path; a first set of pigtail fibers attached to a first end of the optical signal path via a first wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) filter; and a second set of pigtail fibers attached to a second end of the optical signal path via a second WDM filter. Embodiment of present invention further provide an interconnected optical system that includes a first optical transport terminal having a first set of optical signal ports and a second optical transport terminal having a second set of optical signal ports, with the two sets of optical signal ports being interconnected by the optical interconnect apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Auxora (Shenzhen) Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghui Li, Yuan Liu, Haiquan Zhang, Xiaodong Huang
  • Patent number: 10564417
    Abstract: An optical aperture multiplier includes a first optical waveguide (10) having a rectangular cross-section and including partially reflecting surfaces (40) at an oblique angle to a direction of elongation of the waveguide. A second optical waveguide (20), also including partially reflecting surfaces (45) at an oblique angle, is optically coupled with the first optical waveguide (10). An image coupled into the first optical waveguide with an initial direction of propagation at an oblique coupling angle advances by four-fold internal reflection along the first optical waveguide, with a proportion of intensity of the image reflected at the partially reflecting surfaces so as to be coupled into the second optical waveguide, and then propagates through two-fold reflection within the second optical waveguide, with a proportion of intensity of the image reflected at the partially reflecting surfaces so as to be directed outwards from one of the parallel faces as a visible image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Lumus Ltd.
    Inventor: Yochay Danziger
  • Patent number: 10567105
    Abstract: In order to identify occupied bands in an optical transmitter with high accuracy, a band identifying circuit includes an optical intensity controller configured to change, by a prescribed level, an optical intensity of an optical signal outputted from a target-of-identification optical transmitter among a plurality of optical signals respectively outputted from a plurality of optical transmitters, constituting a wavelength-multiplexed optical signal, and having mutually different wavelengths, a spectrum acquisition circuit configured to measure an optical intensity of each wavelength of the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal and output a result of the measurement as a spectrum, and a band identifier configured to identify a band occupied by the target-of-identification optical transmitter, based on a change amount of the outputted spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Hara
  • Patent number: 10559941
    Abstract: A packaged transmitter device includes a base member comprising a planar part mounted with a thermoelectric cooler, a transmitter, and a coupling lens assembly, and an assembling part connected to one side of the planar part. The device further includes a circuit board bended to have a first end region and a second end region being raised to a higher level. The first end region disposed on a top surface of the planar part includes multiple electrical connection patches respectively connected to the thermoelectric and the transmitter. The second end region includes an electrical port for external connection. Additionally, the device includes a cover member disposed over the planar part. Furthermore, the device includes a cylindrical member installed to the assembling part for enclosing an isolator aligned to the coupling lens assembly along its axis and connected to a fiber to couple optical signal from the transmitter to the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: INPHI CORPORATION, LUXNET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Peng-Chih Li, Pi-Cheng Law
  • Patent number: 10551563
    Abstract: An optical guide comprising a core that has a entrance segment that is rectilinear in an entrance direction, an exit segment that is rectilinear in an exit direction, and a transition segment between the rectilinear entrance segment and the rectilinear exit segment. The exit direction is different from the entrance direction so that light propagates between the entrance segment and the exit segment in a propagation direction that has a bend having an interior side and an exterior side. The transition segment comprises a region with a pseudo-index gradient, this region having an interior edge on the interior side of the bend and an exterior edge on the exterior side of the bend. The region with the pseudo-index gradient comprises trenches formed in the core in order to make a refractive index decrease from the interior edge to the exterior edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Karim Hassan, Salim Boutami
  • Patent number: 10551162
    Abstract: Embodiments of a code modulated phased-array interferometer are described. In one embodiment, a code modulated phased-array interferometer includes a phased array having a plurality of receiver elements that receive a plurality of received signals. A code multiplexer multiplexes each of the plurality of received signals to generate a plurality of code multiplexed signals, and a combiner combines the plurality of code multiplexed signals into a combined signal. After other processing for signal reception, a code demultiplexer demultiplexes the combined baseband signal, and a complex correlator correlates unique pairs of baseband signals to generate a plurality of visibility products. Finally, the plurality of visibility products are transformed to generate an image. The concepts described herein may be relied upon to reconfigure or repurpose a phased-array receiver to achieve imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Brian Floyd, Vikas Chauhan, Kevin Greene
  • Patent number: 10551566
    Abstract: A method of preparing an optical connector located within a gap between a first optical assembly and a second optical assembly is provided. The optical connector includes a contrast layer having at least one cured bridge portion and at least one uncured portion formed from a first composition having a first refractive index (RI1). The method comprises applying a second composition having a second refractive index (RI2) on the contrast layer to form a second layer and mixing at least a portion of the second layer with the at least one uncured portion of the contrast layer to form at least one intermixed portion having a third refractive index (RI3), wherein R|1>R|3>RI2, and then curing the intermixed portion and optional second layer such that each one of the at least one cured bridge portions is surrounded by an intermixed portion and optional second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Chad Amb, Dale L. Jarzabkowski, Brandon W Swatowski, William K Weidner
  • Patent number: 10534189
    Abstract: Universal linear components are provided. In general, a P input and Q output wave combiner is connected to a Q input and R output wave mode synthesizer via Q amplitude and/or phase modulators. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are both linear, reciprocal and lossless. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented using waveguide technology. This device can provide any desired linear transformation of spatial modes between its inputs and its outputs. This capability can be generalized to any linear transformation by using representation converters to convert other quantities to spatial mode patterns. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are also useful separately, and can enable applications including self-adjusting mode coupling, optimal multi-mode communication, and add-drop capability in a multi-mode system. Control of the wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented with single-variable optimizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: David A. B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10536235
    Abstract: Systems and methods include, in a controller, responsive to a request to add one or more channels to a path in an optical network which has in-service channels, determining a plurality of logical control seams to split the path, wherein the path includes a plurality of optical sections and each logical control seam has a boundary at an associated optical section; determining controller speed for each of the plurality of logical control seams based on corresponding optical margin; and performing, for each of the plurality of logical control seams, control at the determined controller speed to add the one or more channels with the in-service channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Choudhury A. Al Sayeed, David W. Boertjes
  • Patent number: 10530472
    Abstract: A system and method for in-service optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) testing in optical communication systems. At least one OSNR test signal is combined onto an optical path with data channels. A receiver detects the received power of the OSNR test signal and provides output data representative of the OSNR of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SubCom, LLC
    Inventor: Lothar Moeller
  • Patent number: 10527795
    Abstract: An optical dispersion compensator integrated with a silicon photonics system including a first phase-shifter coupled to a second phase-shifter in parallel on the silicon substrate characterized in an athermal condition. The dispersion compensator further includes a third phase-shifter on the silicon substrate to the first phase-shifter and the second phase-shifter through two 2×2 splitters to form an optical loop. A second entry port of a first 2×2 splitter is for coupling with an input fiber and a second exit port of a second 2×2 splitter is for coupling with an output fiber. The optical loop is characterized by a total phase delay tunable via each of the first phase-shifter, the second phase-shifter, and the third phase-shifter such that a normal dispersion (>0) at a certain wavelength in the input fiber is substantially compensated and independent of temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Tu, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: RE48029
    Abstract: A WDM multiplexing/demultiplexing system includes a de-multiplexer configured to separate and guide light beams from an incident ray having a plurality of wavelengths to corresponding lenses on an optical device, a multiplexer configured to guide light beams from optical transmitters having various wavelengths through the corresponding lenses on the optical device and combine the light beams, a lens array including the corresponding lenses to receive and/or transmit the light beams from or to the de-multiplexer and multiplexer, and a light beam collimator configured to function with the multiplexer and de-multiplexer. The light beams received or transmitted by the light beam collimator and the light beams transmitted or received from or to the multiplexer and de-multiplexer are collinear. The light beam collimator and multiplexer/de-multiplexer can be easily positioned to predetermined or designed positions, thereby providing light beams output through the lenses in a plastic optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Source Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Cheng Chang, Emin Chou, Ken Kuo