Plural (e.g., Data Bus) Patents (Class 385/24)
  • Patent number: 10371889
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system for receiving first optical power signals via an optical fiber connected with a light source of a network device, converting the first optical power signals to electrical energy utilizing an optical power converter where the electrical energy is utilized as power by the system, and transmitting or receiving electromagnetic waves that propagate along a transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and wherein the electromagnetic waves convey data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Patent number: 10345497
    Abstract: An optical element includes a lens component and a filter. The lens component has first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh surfaces disposed around and parallel to a reference axis. The lens component further has spaced apart first and second collimating units formed on the first surface, and a third collimating unit formed on the second surface. The second collimating unit is located between the first and third collimating units. The third surface is formed with a groove defined by the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh surfaces. The filter is disposed on the third surface, covers the groove, and has a first side surface facing the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh surfaces, and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FORWARD OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huai-An Wu, Wei Shen, Yuan-Lin Lee
  • Patent number: 10338318
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe planar lightwave circuit systems, methods and structures including a resonant mirror assembly having cascaded resonators that provide or otherwise facilitate the control of the transmissivity/reflectivity of a planar lightwave circuit (PLC)—or portion thereof—over a range of 0% to substantially 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LioniX International BV
    Inventors: Ruud Oldenbeuving, Chris Roeloffzen, Roelof Timens, Ilka Dove
  • Patent number: 10324264
    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: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Precision Integrated Photonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Benedett
  • Patent number: 10320477
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic discovery of an optical cable route. The method comprises: a light source power meter automatically monitoring an attenuation value of an optical cable fiber core, the optical cable fiber core being configured in an optical cable route; when the power meter generates an alarm, determining a level of the optical power alarm and reporting the alarm condition of the optical cable route in real time; and a drive automatically searching for available optical cable routes to provide options of available optical cable routes for real-time allocation of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shizhan Yu, Quanzhong Zhang, Falong Liu, Qing Luo, Zhizhu Zhou, Jiekui Yu
  • Patent number: 10320515
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe apparatuses, optical systems, and methods for utilizing a dynamically reconfigurable optical transmitter. A laser array outputs a plurality of laser signals (which may further be modulated based on electrical signals), each of the plurality of laser signals having a wavelength, wherein the wavelength of each of the plurality of laser signals is tunable based on other electrical signals. An optical router receives the plurality of (modulated) laser signals at input ports and outputs the plurality of received (modulated) laser signals to one or more output ports based on the tuned wavelength of each of the plurality of received laser signals. This reconfigurable transmitter enables dynamic bandwidth allocation for multiple destinations via the tuning of the laser wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Koch, Daniel Sparacin, Alexander W. Fang
  • Patent number: 10313023
    Abstract: A component for a quantum communication system, the component comprising: an input section and a decoder section, the input section comprising n waveguides, where n is an integer of at least 2, the decoder section comprising m decoders, where m is an integer of at least 2, each decoder comprising at least one waveguide, the input section and the decoder section being provided on a single substrate such that the waveguides are continuous and integrated between the input section and the decoder section, the waveguides of the input section and the decoder section being arranged such that light pulses enter the waveguides of the decoder section via the waveguides of the input section and the m decoders operate in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Taofiq Paraiso, Marco Lucamarini, Zhiliang Yuan, Andrew James Shields
  • Patent number: 10311644
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional augmented reality (AR) world is a version of our “real” physical world augmented with virtual 3D objects that may be experienced by a user, such as someone who “sees” the virtual 3D objects through a smartphone or special eyewear. A shared 3D AR world is one in which multiple individuals can simultaneously experience the same augmented reality, even if they are not using the same devices. The shared 3D AR world is created by obtaining and synthesizing sensory and other inputs from various devices in use by different users, and providing augmented outputs adapted to different devices. The synthesis of a wide range of inputs allows the augmented reality effects to be realistic. The augmented reality effects may be pre-rendered by a cloud-based server to reduce the computational burden on user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 10305595
    Abstract: The disclosures provide a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving interface signals of a distributed base station. At least one channel of Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) signals of a distributed base station are encapsulated into optical transport unit x (OTUx) signals in a frame structure of OTUx by adopting Generic Mapping Procedure (GMP) mapping scheme, wherein the x represents a transmission capacity and wherein the OTUx is adopted for providing a bandwidth required by the at least one channel of CPRI signals, and then the OTUx signals that bear the at least one channel of CPRI signals are sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jingxin Tan, Xin Xiao, Zhiyong Huang, Chaoyang Li, Binghua Zhang, Wei Du, Hanguo Li
  • Patent number: 10298321
    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: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUBCOM, LLC
    Inventor: Lothar Moeller
  • Patent number: 10288480
    Abstract: An optical filter for an optical data transmission system, including a substrate; a first and a second reflective structure which are spaced apart from each other such that they form a Fabry-Perot cavity, and at least one optical waveguide formed on or in the substrate, via which light can be coupled into the Fabry-Perot cavity and/or out of the Fabry-Perot cavity. The Fabry-Perot cavity formed by the first and the second reflective structure at least partly is a free-beam cavity, and the waveguide is an integrated waveguide which is formed by one or more layers arranged on the substrate, and the first and the second reflective structure are at least partly arranged in a cutout of the substrate or adjoin the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Martin Schell, Magnus Happach
  • Patent number: 10288811
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to an optical switching device wherein a racetrack resonant structure is positioned to determine a frequency passband by coupling. In some examples, a first waveguide receives an input light signal. A second waveguide is positioned to enable the input light signal to couple between the first waveguide and the second waveguide through a first coupling gap. The racetrack resonant structure is positioned adjacent to the first coupling gap to enable the input light signal to couple between one of the first waveguide and the second waveguide and the racetrack resonant structure through a second coupling gap. Thus, the racetrack resonant structure is to determine the frequency passband such that a first portion of the input light signal that coincides with the frequency passband is output by the first waveguide, and a second portion of the input light signal that does not coincide with the frequency passband is output by the second waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Kielpinski, Shuren Hu, Mir Ashkan Seyedi, Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Gabriel Joel Mendoza, Jason Pelc
  • Patent number: 10240980
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a spectral image includes a filter to receive incident light. The filter has a variable refractive index. The apparatus also includes a modulator, operably coupled to the filter, to modulate the variable refractive index of the filter so as to generate a plurality of optical patterns from the incident light. The plurality of optical patterns represents the spectral image and each optical pattern in the plurality of optical patterns corresponds to a different modulation of the variable refractive index. The apparatus further includes a detector, in optical communication with the filter, to detect the plurality of optical patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Juejun Hu, Tian Gu, Kazumi Wada, Anuradha Murthy Agarwal, Lionel Cooper Kimerling, Derek Matthew Kita, Junying Li, Fleur Jacolien Fok
  • Patent number: 10241721
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device include an image processing section including a pipeline in which a plurality of processing modules is connected in series, each processing modules being configured to perform a predetermined process on input data, and the image processing section performing pipeline processing by the processing modules sequentially performing the process. Each of the processing modules includes a data buffer configured to temporarily store the data in unit of processing, and a control section configured to determine whether or not to store the data in the data buffer on the basis of a state of a data flow in the pipeline processing and a state of the data stored in the data buffer, and to select a path within the processing module by which the data is transferred on the basis of a determination result, and to control an operation of the data buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakazono, Akira Ueno
  • Patent number: 10243661
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first and second VCSEL, each with an integrated lens. The VCSELs emit a first light beam having first optical modes at first wavelengths and a second light beam having second optical modes at second wavelengths. The apparatus also has an optical block with a first and second surface, a mirror coupled to the second surface, and a wavelength-selective filter coupled to the first surface. The first integrated lens mode matches the first beam to the optical block, and the second integrated lens mode matches the second beam to the optical block such that the first beam and second beam each have substantially a beam waist with a beam waist dimension at the first and second input region, respectively. An exit beam that includes light from the first beam and the second beam is output from the second surface of the optical block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Wayne Sorin, Michael Renne Ty Tan, Sagi V Mathai, Georgios Panotopoulos, Paul K Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10235314
    Abstract: A storage system including a hardware module slot, configured to mechanically accommodate a first hardware module. The hardware module slot includes a hardware module data connector configured to electrically interface with the first hardware module inserted into the hardware module slot. The storage system further includes a fabric that includes a first switch. The first switch includes a first protocol interface to the hardware module data connector and is configured to enable first protocol communications between the first hardware module and a second hardware module. The fabric also includes a second switch that includes a second protocol interface to the hardware module data connector and is configured to enable second protocol communications between the first hardware module and the second hardware module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Fricker
  • Patent number: 10234666
    Abstract: The specification relates to a microscopy system. The microscopy system includes a first laser emitting a first laser pulse, the first laser pulse being a pump beam; a second laser emitting a second laser pulse, the second laser pulse being a probe beam; time delay components for delaying the probe beam, wherein the time delay components delay the probe beam by 0.3 ps to 5 ns relative to the pump beam; an optical device for combining the pump beam and the delayed probe beam into a combined laser pulse, the combined laser pulse having a reduced focal spot size; a galvanometer scanning system for delivering the combined laser pulse to a focal spot in a focal plane, wherein the reduced focal spot size of the combined laser pulse initiates a stimulated emission of a targeted molecule, the stimulated emission having dipole-like backscatter, and a detector for detecting the dipole-like backscatter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Robert David Frankel
  • Patent number: 10234113
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, lighting systems include flexible light sheets and one or more sealed regions containing light-emitting elements, the sealed regions defined by seals between a top housing and a bottom housing and/or the light sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Paul Palfreyman
  • Patent number: 10234632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to optical coupling systems that employ a multicore optical fiber. The system can be employed with two multicore optical fibers or with a single multicore optical fiber for use with an optical device. In particular, the system includes connectors having a lens assembly configured to relay optical signals and a ferrule to position the lens assembly. Additional details for making and using such systems are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Arthur Keeler, Darwin K. Serkland, Kent M. Geib
  • Patent number: 10230456
    Abstract: In general, a branching configuration used in a wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical communication system, consistent with an embodiment of the present disclosure, includes a branch path with two or more optical paths cross-coupled to each other to provide redundant add and/or drop channel wavelengths to a branch terminal on each cross-coupled path. Accordingly, a fault condition affecting some of the cross-coupled optical paths may occur physically downstream from the cross-coupling, e.g., within a subsea umbilical cable or associated termination equipment. However, so long as at least one of the cross-coupled optical paths remains operational, then branch terminal equipment in the branch terminal may continue to receive channel wavelengths associated with a faulted optical path via an operational optical path by virtue of cross-coupling. Thus, the cross-coupled configuration reduces or otherwise eliminates the necessity of allocating spare optical paths within the subsea umbilical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SubCom, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Thomas, Adnan Akhtar, Haifeng Li
  • Patent number: 10230472
    Abstract: A system and method including polarization modulation of supervisory signals for reducing interference with data signals in a wavelength division multiplexed optical communication system. At least one supervisory signal for monitoring a transmission path and/or elements coupled to the transmission path is fast polarization modulated and launched with data signals onto the path. Polarization modulating of the supervisory signal reduces impact of the supervisory signal on the data signals and improves system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SubCom, LLC
    Inventors: Lothar Moeller, Bamdad Bakhshi
  • Patent number: 10225022
    Abstract: An electro-optical sensor comprises an optical input configured to receive an optical carrier via an upstream fiber. The electro-optical sensor also includes an optical modulator configured to modulate an electrical signal onto the optical carrier to create an optical signal. The electro-optical sensor further includes an optical output configured to transmit the optical signal via a downstream fiber. The electro-optical sensor employs a variation output configured to transmit variation data indicating variation in the received optical carrier to support compensation for corresponding variation in the optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Booman, Michael J. Mende, Daniel G. Knierim
  • Patent number: 10222566
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) coupled to a substrate may be aligned with receptacles having guide pin structures configured to receive guide pins attached to a fiber assembly. The receptacles may be affixed to a surface of the substrate and/or the PIC to permit the fiber assembly to be removed during a solder reflow process while maintaining the alignment of the fiber assembly to the PIC when reconnected following the solder reflow process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acacia Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Doerr, Long Chen
  • Patent number: 10218435
    Abstract: A downhole tool apparatus is disclosed that includes an input fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optic modulator. The input fiber optic cable propagates first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams. The electro-optic modulator modulates the first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams in response to a measurement data stream (e.g., telemetry data). A single light beam comprising the modulated first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams is propagated over an output fiber optic cable so that the modulated first and the second actively orthogonally polarized light beams propagate the same data through the output fiber optic cable. Recovery circuitry coupled to the single light beam is then used to detect, demodulate, and decode the original measurement data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services
    Inventors: Daniel Joshua Stark, David Andrew Barfoot, Wei Zhang, Neerja Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10200145
    Abstract: A flexible grid optical transceiver communicatively coupled to an optical network includes a coherent optical transmitter configured to generate a transmit signal at a first frequency/wavelength center and spanning a first one or more bins of optical spectrum; and a coherent optical receiver configured to receive a receive signal at a second frequency/wavelength center and spanning a second one or more bins of optical spectrum, wherein a size of each of the first one or more of bins and the second one or more of bins is based on a required roll off of a wavelength selective component in the optical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Boertjes, Michel Belanger
  • Patent number: 10193547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a driver system that can include an optical power based isolated power supply. The driver system can include an optical receiver that can be in communication with an optical transmitter to receive an optical signal. The optical receiver can be configured to convert the optical signal to a drive signal having a determined drive strength. The driver system can further include a driving circuit that can be configured to drive an input of the transistor device based on the drive signal according to a control signal defining an on-time and off-time for the driving circuit over a time interval. In some examples, the driver system can be integrated with a protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jin Wang, He Li, Xuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10185091
    Abstract: To provide a multiplexer that makes it possible to achieve a reduction in size and that minimizes the influence of the expansion of laser light on a multiplexing unit. A multiplexer is provided with a plurality of waveguides, multiplexing units that are provided at an intermediate location within the waveguides, and laser light sources, wherein: the first multiplexing unit is arranged at a position that is closest to the laser light sources; and the laser light sources that have an optical axis at a position that is separated from the transmission axis of the visible light that is introduced into the first multiplexing unit are arranged so that the optical axis is inclined with respect to the transmission axis and the outer periphery of laser light that expands at a predetermined expansion angle passes in front of the first multiplexing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION UNIVERSITY OF FUKUI
    Inventors: Toshio Katsuyama, Akira Nakao
  • Patent number: 10151883
    Abstract: An optical coupling device can include a first birefringent layer having opposing first and second surfaces. The first birefringent layer can split incident light received at the first surface into first and second beams. The first and second beams can have respective polarization orientations that are orthogonal to each other. The first birefringent layer can propagate the first and second beams along respective first and second paths within the first birefringent layer to the second surface. The first and second beams can be spatially separated at the second surface. A redirection layer facing the second surface of the first birefringent layer can include first and second grating couplers configured to respectively redirect the first and second beams to propagate within the redirection layer as respective third and fourth beams. In some examples, the third and fourth beams can have respective polarization orientations that are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Bauters, Jonathan Edgar Roth
  • Patent number: 10126629
    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: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Tu, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Masaki Kato
  • Patent number: 10113999
    Abstract: A device for detecting a substance includes a light source arranged to emit a light signal through a sample cell, wherein the sample cell is arranged to temporally house a sample compound having a portion of the substance, and an optical processing module arranged to detect the light signal emitted through the sample cell to identify physical attributes of the light signal altered by the sample compound, wherein the physical attributes of the light signal altered by the sample compound is processed so as to detect the substance within the sample compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Zhi Ning, Ka Lok Chan, Dane Westerdahl, Ka Chun Wong
  • Patent number: 10110314
    Abstract: There is described a transmitter device for transmitting an optical signal in the form of a plurality of subcarrier channels having different wavelengths. The device comprises first and second optical carrier emitters for emitting light in first and second subcarriers at first and second frequencies or polarizations respectively. First and second modulators are provided for modulating the first and second subcarriers with first and second modulation signals. An interleaver is provided for interleaving the first and second modulated subcarriers into the optical signal. First and second digital signal processing units are configured to pre-emphasize the first and second modulation signals to compensate for a wavelength-dependent power transfer function of the interleaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OCLARO TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Griffin
  • Patent number: 10101855
    Abstract: There are provided an optical waveguide including cores arranged in a lattice form in which intersection loss is further reduced where, at each intersection of the cores including first and second cores extending in two intersecting directions, the first core is separated by the second core and a gap is formed between the second core and each of the end portions of the first core, and a position sensor using the same. The position sensor includes an optical waveguide including cores arranged in a lattice form. At each intersection of the cores including first and second cores extending in two intersecting directions, the first core is separated by the second core, and a gap is formed between the second core and each of the end portions of the first core. The width of the end portions of the first core is greater than the width of the second core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Yoshioka, Yusuke Shimizu, Naoki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10097305
    Abstract: The present application discloses an add/drop multiplexer, including a first line board and a tributary board, where the first line board includes at least a first interface and a second interface, the first interface is disposed between the tributary board and the first line board, and the second interface is disposed on a network side of the first line board; the first line board is configured to output a first signal received from a first link through the second interface; the first line board is configured to output a second signal received from the first link to the tributary board through the first interface; and the first line board is configured to receive a third signal from the tributary board through the first interface, and input the third signal into the first link. An inter-board interface on a link is effectively eliminated, thereby improving a link bandwidth of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Xiang
  • Patent number: 10090934
    Abstract: An optical receiver module that receives a wavelength-multiplexed optical signal is disclosed. The optical receiver module includes a first lens, an optical de-multiplexer, second lenses, and photodiodes. The first lens forms a beam waist of the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal output therefrom. The optical de-multiplexer de-multiplexes the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal into optical signals depending on wavelengths thereof and is installed so as to make optical paths for respective optical signals different from each other. The second lenses concentrate the optical signals onto the respective photodiodes. In the optical receiver module, the beam waist of the wavelength-multiplexed optical signal is set in a halfway between a longest path and a shortest path from the first lens to the second lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hara, Masanobu Kawamura, Takahiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10075245
    Abstract: An optical receiver includes a cascade of optical filtering elements, each of which selects spectral components from incoming optical signals at a wavelengths aligned to filter passbands. The selected spectral components may be optically combined to form k pairs of intermediary signals, where k=log2(M). By comparing the k pairs of intermediary signals, k bits of a digital signal representing the incident signal may be generated. The filtering elements may be configured to perform demultiplexing and demodulation simultaneously, increasing functionality and reducing excess losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: David O. Caplan, Michael R. Watts, Zhan Su
  • Patent number: 10067293
    Abstract: Unlike most MEMS device configurations which simply switch between two positions in many optical devices the state of a MEMS mirror is important in all transition positions. It may determine the characteristics of an optical delay line system and by that an optical coherence tomography system in one application and in another the number of wavelength channels and the dynamic wavelength switching capabilities in the other. The role of the MEMS is essential and it is responsible for altering the paths of the different wavelengths in either device. It would be beneficial to improve the performance of such MEMS and thereby the performance of the optical components and optical systems they form part of. The inventors have established improvements to the design and implementation of such MEMS mirrors as well as optical waveguide technologies to in-plane optical processing as well as the mid infrared for optical spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Transfert Plus, Societe en Commandite
    Inventors: Michael Menard, Frederic Nabki, Mohamed Rahim, Jonathan Briere, Philippe-Olivier Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 10061092
    Abstract: A semiconductor laser module includes a package; a plurality of semiconductor laser elements provided in the package; a member having a plurality of mounting surfaces on which the semiconductor laser elements are mounted, the mounting surfaces being separated from a bottom surface of the package by respective distances, the distances being gradually different from each other in a manner that the mounting surfaces as a whole form a step-like form; a plurality of lenses collimating respective laser beams emitted from the semiconductor laser elements; a plurality of reflection mirrors reflecting the respective laser beams; a condenser lens unit condensing the laser beams; an optical fiber where the optical beams condensed by the condenser lenses are optically coupled; and an optical filter disposed on optical lines of the respective laser beams reflected by the reflection mirrors and reflecting light having wavelengths different from the wavelengths of the laser beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ishige, Naoki Hayamizu, Etsuji Katayama, Toshio Kimura
  • Patent number: 10054738
    Abstract: A technique that does not increase the circuit size, does not make the circuit design and manufacturing difficult, and can reduce insertion loss when light enters from a slab waveguide toward an arrayed waveguide or when the light enters from the arrayed waveguide toward the slab waveguide. An optical waveguide provided with a slab waveguide in which a grating is formed therein at a distance from an end, and an arrayed waveguide whose end is connected to an end of the slab waveguide at a position where a constructive interference portion of a self-image of the grating is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NTT ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Morita, Kazumi Shimizu, Kouji Kawashima, Tomoharu Niitsu
  • Patent number: 10057129
    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: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Brennan Doerr
  • Patent number: 10048443
    Abstract: A multimode interference (MMI) coupler with an MMI region of curved edges, and a method of design and manufacturing by using a computerized optimization algorithm to determine a favorable set of segment widths for the MMI region for a predefined set of coupler design parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Elenion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yangjin Ma, Michael J. Hochberg
  • Patent number: 10050717
    Abstract: A multi-stage interferometer circuit of the present invention includes: a multiplexing port; (N?1) stages of lattice type two-beam interferometers, wherein each stage includes a two-beam delay circuit having a path length difference of an integral multiple of M·? L/2, and wherein the two-beam delay circuit of the lattice type two-beam interferometer of the first stage is connected to the multiplexing port; an M-beam interferometer including: two sets of 1×(M/2) optical couplers connected to the first optical coupler of the lattice type two-beam interferometer at the final stage; an M-array delay circuit, each delay circuit of which has a delay length different from each other by ?L; and M×M optical couplers; and M demultiplexing ports, wherein one or more transversal filters are arranged inside the multi-stage interferometer circuit so that the light guided between the demultiplexing port and the multiplexing ports passes therethrough at least once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Goh, Mikitaka Itoh, Kiyofumi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10042119
    Abstract: An optical beam splitter is presented whereby more than one incoming substantially collimated beam of light is combined into a common light path and subsequently the combined beam is divided into multiple outgoing beams of light. Another configuration of the cascade beam splitter is whereby a single incoming beam of substantially collimated light is divided, in a cascade, into multiple outgoing beams of light of lower power. A cascade beam splitter can be used to divide a single incoming substantially collimated beam of light into multiple outgoing beams of light. The connectors at which light enters or exits the beam splitter device can be made to allow free-space substantially collimated light propagation and can include optical and optomechanical elements for the purpose of collimating the incoming beam(s) or aligning and focusing the outgoing beams onto the core of a single mode or a multimode fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Hendrik van Gorsel, Loling Song
  • Patent number: 10042116
    Abstract: An arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) device for use in an optical transceiver is disclosed, and can de-multiplex an optical signal into N number of channel wavelengths. The AWG device can include an AWG chip, with the AWG chip providing a planar lightwave (PLC) circuit configured to de-multiplex channel wavelengths and launch the same into output waveguides. A region of the AWG chip may be tapered such that light traveling via the output waveguides encounters an angled surface of the tapered region and reflects towards an output interface region of the AWG chip. Thus detector devices may optically couple to the output interface region of the AWG chip directly, and can avoid losses introduced by other approaches which couple an output of an AWG to detectors by way of a fiber array or other intermediate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: I-Lung Ho, Zhengyu Miao, Qin Li
  • Patent number: 10036904
    Abstract: An integrated differential Electro-Absorption Modulator (EAM) device. The device includes a substrate, an electrical driver, and two EAM modules. The electrical driver circuit is configured overlying the substrate member and has one output electrically coupled to the first EAM module and the other output electrically coupled to the second EAM module. The first and second EAM modules have a first and a second output, respectively. A beam splitter can be configured to split an optical input into two optical outputs, each of which can be optically coupled to the optical inputs of the first and second EAM modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10034069
    Abstract: An optoelectronic switch for switching a signal from an input device to an output device includes a plurality of switch modules, each connected or connectable to an optical interconnecting region, wherein: each switch module is configured to output a WDM output signal to the optical interconnecting region, and the optoelectronic switch further includes one or more MZI routers, each configured to direct the WDM output signal from its source switch module towards its destination switch module, wherein the one or more MZI routers are located either on each of the switch modules, or in the interconnecting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Rockley Photonics Limited
    Inventor: Andrew George Rickman
  • Patent number: 10025057
    Abstract: An optical cross-connect component is disclosed. The optical cross-connect component includes an optical fiber group having m×n optical fibers, one ends and the other ends of the m×n optical fibers being arranged in a matrix of m rows×n columns, a plurality of first connectors housing the one ends of the optical fiber group, and a plurality of second connectors housing the other ends of the optical fiber group. The m×n optical fibers are housed in any of the plurality of first connectors, and one first connector collectively houses therein n optical fibers arranged in at least any one row of the m rows. The m×n optical fibers are housed in any of the plurality of second connectors, and one second connector collectively houses therein m optical fibers arranged in at least any one column of the n columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Sano, Hiroo Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10018787
    Abstract: A wavelength division multiplexing and demultiplexing (WDM) assembly is provided that is also capable of performing bidirectional communications. The WDM assembly comprises a WDM module and an adapter for use with the WDM module. The adapter has first and second receptacles in front and back ends thereof, respectively, that are configured to mate with a multi-fiber (MF) connector and with the WDM module, respectively. The MF connector holds ends of M optical fibers and the WDM module has M lenses. The WDM module holds ends of N optical fibers, where N is equal to or greater than 2M. When the MF connector and the WDM module are mated with the first and second receptacles, respectively, the ends of the M optical fibers held in the MF connector are in optical alignment with M lenses, respectively, disposed in the WDM module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Tak Kui Wang, Chung-Yi Su
  • Patent number: 10007065
    Abstract: An example device includes a first semiconductor component comprising at least two lasers to emit light at a first wavelength; a second semiconductor component comprising at least two lasers to emit light at a second wavelength, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength; and an optical multiplexer to receive light from two lasers at the first wavelength and light from two lasers at the second wavelength. The optical multiplexer component includes a first output interface to couple light from one laser at the first wavelength and light from one laser at the second wavelength to a first optical fiber, and a second output interface to couple light from one laser at the first wavelength and light from one laser at the second wavelength beams to a second optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Michael Renne Ty Tan, Sagi Varghese Mathai, Georgios Panotopoulos, Paul Kessler Rosenberg, Wayne Victor Sorin
  • Patent number: 10008825
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an optical module. In the optical module, emitters of a first PNP type triode and a second PNP type triode connected with a power source are high-level always, when a bias pin of a laser transmitter driver chip is high-level, bases of the two PNP type triodes are both high-level and in an OFF state, no current flows to the bias pin and a laser transmitter, and the laser transmitter does not emit light; when the bias pin of the laser transmitter driver chip is low-level, the bases of the two PNP type triodes are both low-level and in an ON state, the current flows to the bias pin and flows from a positive terminal of the laser transmitter, and the laser transmitter emits light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Co., Ltd., Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongping Yan, Dengshan Xue, Qisheng Zhao, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 9995896
    Abstract: Provided is an optical fiber ribbon capable of achieving higher density and reduction in diameter and accurately placing optical fibers in V-shape grooves in a fusion machine without failure. The optical fiber ribbon 1 includes three or more of optical fibers 2 arranged in parallel and connecting portions 3 connecting adjacent two optical fibers 2 together, the connecting portions 3 being intermittently provided in each of a ribbon longitudinal direction and a ribbon width direction. The connecting portions 3 are each formed in such a manner as to fill resin into a gap S formed between adjacent two optical fibers 2, and both surfaces of the respective connecting portions 3 are each formed into a recess having a concave shape curved toward a center of the gap S to separate from lines 4,5 each connecting contact points of the optical fibers 2 when being placed on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: FUJIKURA LTD., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Namazue, Ken Osato, Naoki Okada, Yusuke Yamada, Daisuke Kakuta, Hisaaki Nakane, Shinya Hamaguchi