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04/10/14
20140100462
 Polarization scrambling for intra-body fiber optic sensor patent thumbnailPolarization scrambling for intra-body fiber optic sensor
In an example, an optical system can include a polarization scrambler coupleable to a tunable first optical source configured to generate a coherent optical output. The system can include an intra-body optical sensor such as a an intravascularly-deliverable optical fiber transducer, configured to be coupled to the tunable first optical source through the polarization scrambler, the polarization scrambler configured to vary a polarization state of the optical energy provided by the tunable first optical source, the intravascularly-deliverable optical fiber transducer configured to reflect a portion of the optical energy modulated in response to a vibration, pressure, or strain.
04/10/14
20140099116
 Resource-efficient digital chromatic dispersioin compensation in fiber optical communication using spectral-shaping subcarrier modulation patent thumbnailResource-efficient digital chromatic dispersioin compensation in fiber optical communication using spectral-shaping subcarrier modulation
An optical receiver comprising a frontend configured to receive an optical signal and convert the optical signal into a plurality of digital electrical signals comprising a plurality of spectrally shaped subcarrier signals carrying symbol mapped data information, and a digital signal processor (dsp) unit coupled to the frontend and configured to receive the digital signals from the frontend, demulitplex the digital signals into the subcarrier signals, and compensate chromatic dispersion (cd) for each of the subcarrier signals by applying an equalizer, wherein each of the subcarrier signals is associated with a unique tone frequency and a unique spectral shape. Also disclosed is an optical transmitter comprising a digital signal processor (dsp) unit configured to map data symbols onto a plurality of electrical subcarrier signals that are non-overlapping and spectrally shaped in a frequency domain..
04/10/14
20140099061
 Reconfigurable fiber optic cable assemblies and optical connectors patent thumbnailReconfigurable fiber optic cable assemblies and optical connectors
Reconfigurable fiber optic cable assemblies and optical connectors are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a fiber optic cable assembly includes an optical cable having a connector end and a plurality of optical fibers, a connector housing wherein the plurality of optical fibers are disposed within the connector housing, and an optical interface to which the plurality of optical fibers is optically coupled.
04/10/14
20140099059
 Compact optical package made with planar structures patent thumbnailCompact optical package made with planar structures
A device structure and system for connecting optical waveguides to optical transmit and receive components is described. The structure is made of two parts.
04/10/14
20140099058
 Fiber trays, fiber optical modules, and methods of processing optical fibers patent thumbnailFiber trays, fiber optical modules, and methods of processing optical fibers
Fiber trays and fiber optic modules and assemblies using the same are disclosed, wherein optical fibers are secured to a fiber tray that is then secured to a body of the fiber module. The body defines a plurality of lenses that reflect light using a total-internal-reflection surface to direct light to active optical components.
04/10/14
20140098372
 Interferometric sensing apparatus including adjustable coupling and associated methods patent thumbnailInterferometric sensing apparatus including adjustable coupling and associated methods
A sensing apparatus comprises an excitation source configured to induce waves in a target, and a fiber optic interferometer configured to sense the induced waves in the target. The fiber optic interferometer comprises a probe segment having a probe segment end, and an adjustable coupler configured to permit setting a gap between the probe segment end and the target.
04/03/14
20140093690
 Method and apparatus for lithographic manufacture of multi-component polymeric fiber plates patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for lithographic manufacture of multi-component polymeric fiber plates
Embodiments of the invention relate to microfabrication of three dimensional polymeric structures incorporating a large number of identical elements each having one or more materials. In specific embodiments, the structures are large area fiber optic plates and associated structures, wherein the fibers are precisely located relative to each other and can serve as optical readout, such as optical readout for high density microarrays of biomaterial and other chemicals or pharmaceuticals.
04/03/14
20140093215
 Water incursion resistant cable using spaced plugs patent thumbnailWater incursion resistant cable using spaced plugs
A fiber optic cable comprises a jacket defining an outer peripheral surface and a radial thickness terminating at an inner periphery defining a surface, a multiplicity of optical fibers which are enclosed by and extend longitudinally through the jacket within the volume defined by the inner periphery of the jacket, and a plurality of plugs longitudinally spaced within the jacket, where each of the plugs envelops the optical fibers along a fixed longitudinal extent while being closely adjacent he surface defined by the inner periphery of the jacket. The system may further comprise the plugs being of a silicone-based material, and absorbent material disposed within the jacket between the plugs..
04/03/14
20140093212
 Molded ferrules for optical fibers patent thumbnailMolded ferrules for optical fibers
A method of manufacturing fiber optic connectors includes precision molding optical ferrule assemblies around optical fibers for use in the connectors. The optical ferrule assemblies are over-molded in two-parts: a ferrule and a hub.
04/03/14
20140093210
 Fiber optic connector assembly patent thumbnailFiber optic connector assembly
A fiber optic connector assembly includes a first electrically insulating body having a contact hole and a guide hole both formed in the first insulating body. A first fiber optic adapter is mounted in the contact hole of the first insulating body.
04/03/14
20140093203
Single-fiber bi-directional optical transceiver
A single-fiber bi-directional optical transceiver includes a laser diode, a photodiode, a splitter, a band filter between the splitter and the photodiode, a fiber optic connector, a first coupling lens between the laser diode and the splitter, a second coupling lens between the splitter and the fiber optic connector, and a shield plate having a run-through hole therein. The laser diode, the first coupling lens, the splitter, the second coupling lens and the fiber optic connector are coaxial and/or in series, and the photodiode, the band filter and the reflection path of the splitter are coaxial and/or in series.
04/03/14
20140092375
Monitoring and management for energy storage devices
A monitoring and management system (mms) includes one or more fiber optic cables arranged within or on portions of an energy storage device. Each fiber optic cable includes multiple optical sensors.
04/03/14
20140091929
Systems and methods for secure alarmed armored protective distribution systems and management
A fiber optic network has alarmed fiber optic lines in the cables connecting a secured junction box to plural user lock boxes. An outgoing alarm line and return alarm line in each cable connect the junction box to each user box.
04/03/14
20140090474
Long distance optical fiber sensing system and method
A long-distance fiber optic monitoring system having a sensing unit and an analyzer that is remotely located from the sensing unit is provided. The sensing unit comprises a source of optical energy for injecting optical energy into the fiber optical cable and an optical detector configured to detect an optical return signal from the optical fiber.
03/27/14
20140088614
Force sensor temperature compensation
A force sensor apparatus includes a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each of the plurality of radial ribs. The strain gauges comprise a negative thermo-optic coefficient optical fiber material.
03/27/14
20140088571
Novel devices for effective and uniform shrinkage of tissues and their unique methods of use
A fiber optical device suitable for treating a wide variety of medical conditions that involve shrinking or tightening of cartilaginous tissue, connective tissue, or muscle tissue comprises an optical fiber capable of laser energy delivery to a predetermined tissue site along with a biocompatible cooling fluid. Illustrative treatable medical conditions are female and male unitary incontinence, female stress urinary incontinence, gastro esophageal reflux disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, fecal incontinence, and the like.
03/27/14
20140088371
Illuminated suction apparatus
An illuminated suction apparatus including a hand-held surgical device combining a high-performance non-fiber optic optical waveguide with suction. This device is useful in a wide array of surgical procedures including open and minimally invasive orthopedics..
03/27/14
20140086578
Multimode optical fiber systems with adjustable chromatic modal dispersion compensation
Multimode optical fiber systems with adjustable chromatic modal dispersion compensation are disclosed, wherein the system includes a vcsel light source and primary and secondary optically coupled multimode optical fibers. Because the vcsel light source has a wavelength spectrum that radially varies, its use with the primary multimode optical fiber creates chromatic modal dispersion that reduces bandwidth.
03/27/14
20140086577
Multimode optical fiber systems with adjustable chromatic modal dispersion compensation
Multimode optical fiber systems with adjustable chromatic modal dispersion compensation are disclosed, wherein the system includes a vcsel light source and primary and secondary optically coupled multimode optical fibers. Because the vcsel light source has a wavelength spectrum that radially varies, its use with the primary multimode optical fiber creates chromatic modal dispersion that reduces bandwidth.
03/27/14
20140086545
Slidable fiber optic connection module with cable slack management
A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction.
03/27/14
20140086543
Binder film for a fiber optic cable
A fiber optic cable includes a core and a binder film surrounding the core. The core includes a central strength member and core elements, such as buffer tubes containing optical fibers, where the core elements are stranded around the central strength member in a pattern of stranding including reversals in lay direction of the core elements.
03/27/14
20140086534
Ruggedized multi-fiber fiber optic connector with sealed dust cap
A fiber optic connector and fiber optic cable assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a fiber optic cable having a plurality of optical fibers.
03/27/14
20140082913
Insertion and removal tool for a fiber optic ferrule alignment sleeve
A tool is disclosed. The tool is for inserting a ferrule alignment sleeve within a sleeve mount of a fiber optic adapter, wherein the sleeve mount defines an axial bore and radially inwardly extending fingers for retaining the ferrule alignment sleeve therewithin.
03/20/14
20140079406
Frame formatting for high rate optical communications
Methods, systems, and devices are described for formatting of data streams to be transmitted over fiber optic channels, and for processing received optical signals. A data transmission device may include a digital coding and modulation module that encodes a digital data stream, inserts unique words into the digital data stream, and modulates the encoded data stream and unique words onto optical channels for transmission over an optical fiber.
03/20/14
20140079400
Fiber optic data networks that simultaneously carry network data and control signals over the same fiber optic links and related methods and apparatus
Fiber optic data networks have a first network device that has a first optical transmitter that is configured to transmit an optical signal having a first wavelength. A fiber optic communications channel provides a data connection between the first network device and a second network device.
03/20/14
20140079398
Architecture to communicate with standard hybrid fiber coaxial rf signals over a passive optical network (hfc pon)
One or more overlay wavelengths are applied to a gpon architecture to provide sufficient, cost-effective forward bandwidth per home for targeted, unique narrowcast services to allow traditional hfc operators to use a pon architecture with their existing hfc equipment. A separate return path capability using a separate coaxial cable with rf signals to the gpon may also be used.
03/20/14
20140079366
Platforms and systems for fiber optic cable attachment
Platforms for connecting fiber optic cable assemblies to fiber optic equipment using a universal footprint are disclosed. In one embodiment, a platform for connecting at least one fiber optic cable assembly to fiber optic equipment includes a coupling surface having at least one cable engagement feature, wherein the at least one cable engagement feature is configured to couple the at least one fiber optic cable assembly to the coupling surface, and a plurality of plate engagement features configured to be removably coupled to a plurality of equipment engagement features positioned on the fiber optic equipment.
03/20/14
20140079364
Braided fiber optic cross-connect switches
This invention discloses a highly scalable and modular automated optical cross connect switch comprised of large numbers of densely packed fiber strands suspended within a common volume. In particular, apparatus and methods enabling programmable interconnection of large numbers of optical fibers (100's-1000's) having structured and coherent braid representations are provided..
03/20/14
20140079360
Nanotube fiber optic cable
A fiber optic cable is disclosed that includes an optic fiber contained within a nanotube. A graphene layer covers an end-surface of the optic fiber for wear protection..
03/20/14
20140078773
Illuminated vest
An illuminated vest comprises an enclosure including a light-emitting diode and control electronics that control the light emitting diode. Coupled to the enclosure is a belt made of passive material.
03/20/14
20140078507
Devices and methods for measuring light
The invention features devices and methods for collecting and measuring light from external light sources. In general, the devices of the invention feature a light diffusing element, e.g., as a component of a light collector, connected by a light conducting conduit, e.g., a fiber optic cable, to a light measuring device, e.g., a spectrometer.
03/20/14
20140077072
Optics sensor structure for detecting water or oil leakage inside a conservator having a bladder or membrane
Optical sensor structure senses the presence of liquid in a sealed conservator tank. The sensor structure includes a sensor head having a body with first and second opposing ends, a plurality of perforations through the body and spaced between the first and second ends, and a mirror disposed at the second end.
03/20/14
20140077042
Fiber optic cable protection in a mining system
A chain link assembly, a cable chain assembly and a mining system. The cable handler individual links may include an enclosed section for the fiber optic cable separate from other services for the machine.
03/13/14
20140075297
3d visualization and management of reservoir monitoring data
Data collected during reservoir monitoring may include fiber optic measurements utilizing a distributed sensing system. Downhole monitoring with the distributed sensing system may generate large amounts of data.
03/13/14
20140072269
Managed connectivity in fiber optic systems and methods thereof
A fiber optic connector arrangement includes a printed circuit board coupled to a connector housing. The printed circuit board includes a memory storage device that is configured to store physical layer information pertaining to the fiber optic connector arrangement.
03/13/14
20140072261
Docking stations, electronic devices, and fiber optic cable assemblies having a magnetic optical connection
Docking stations, electronic devices, fiber optic cable assemblies, and display devices incorporating optical connections including a magnetic coupling portion are disclosed. One embodiment of the disclosure relates to a docking station for an electronic device having a major surface.
03/13/14
20140070792
Handheld fiber optic current and voltage monitor for high voltage applications
A handheld fiber optic current and voltage monitor for applications in high voltage environment. A light source generates constant optical signal that is split by a fiber optic splitter into two paths.
03/13/14
20140069979
Fiber cleaving tool
The present invention is directed to a fiber cleaving tool that cleaves a fiber optic cable flush with the ferrule's end face. The fiber cleaving tool has a tool body with a tensioning mechanism and a cleaving mechanism.
03/13/14
20140069897
Color sensing for laser decoating
A coating removal apparatus utilizing a common optics path to provide laser pulses to a coated surface and to direct a light illumination reflected from the coated surface to a photosensitive detector and analyzer. The apparatus is an integrated device including a laser source, a beam splitter, scanning optics, a waste removal apparatus, one or more light illuminators, a photosensitive detector, a comparator, and a control logic circuit.
03/13/14
20140068913
Tuned fiber optic connectors
A method of tuning a fiber optic connector includes: assembling the fiber optic connector to a partially assembled state; tuning the fiber optic connector in the partially assembled state; assembling the fiber optic connector to an assembled state; and tuning the fiber optic connector in the assembled state.. .
03/06/14
20140066723
White coherent laser light launched into nano fibers for surgical illumination
Disclosed is an exemplary surgical illumination system that includes a first laser configured to emit a first light beam having a first spectral range, and an illumination probe optically connectable to the first laser. The first laser may be configured as a supercontinuum laser.
03/06/14
20140066712
Endoscope with distal tip having encased optical components and display orientation capabilities
An apparatus according to one embodiment includes an endoscope tip including a housing that is monolithically formed of a transparent material. At least one optical component is at least partially encased within the housing.
03/06/14
20140064731
Fiber optic terminals, systems, and methods for network service management
Fiber optic terminals, systems, and methods for providing differentiated network services to subscribers of a fiber optic network are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic terminals and methods are disclosed for providing more than one network service to subscribers supported by the same fiber optic terminal.
03/06/14
20140064690
Adapter pack with removable sleeves
A sleeve for an adapter pack includes: a main body; a first axial bore on the main body sized to receive a portion of a first fiber optic connector; a second axial bore on the main body sized to receive a portion of a second fiber optic connector so that a connection is made between the first fiber optic connector and the second fiber optic connector; a first arm extending from the main body; and a second arm extending from the main body, the second arm extending in a direction opposing the first arm. The first and second arms are compressible towards one another as the sleeve is introduced into the adapter pack.
03/06/14
20140064679
Hybrid fiber optic cable systems
Hybrid fiber optic cables including one or more electrical coaxial subassembly allowing for fiber movement to reduce attenuation during bending are disclosed. Related connectorized cables and systems are also disclosed.
03/06/14
20140064671
Female hardened optical connectors for use with hybrid receptacle
A female hardened fiber optic connector for terminating an end of a fiber optic cable that is suitable for making an optical connection with another hardened cable assembly and cable assemblies using the same are disclosed. The female hardened fiber optic connector includes a connector assembly, a crimp body, and a shroud.
03/06/14
20140064665
Fiber optic connector, fiber optic connector and cable assembly, and methods for manufacturing
A fiber optic cable and connector assembly including a fiber optic connector mounted at the end of a fiber optic cable. The fiber optic connector includes a ferrule assembly including a stub fiber supported within a ferrule.
03/06/14
20140064664
Pivoting fiber optic cable connection device
A pivotable cable connection device for a pair of fiber optic connectors includes a carriage and a housing. The carriage includes a body defining a hub pin receiver and an actuator pin slot.
03/06/14
20140064329
Monitoring movement in fluid-containing environment via variable heating
A geohydrology monitoring system is disclosed. In one example, the system includes a heating mechanism assembly including an array of heating elements disposed longitudinally within a fluid-containing environment so that portions of the heating mechanism assembly are at different positions lengthwise within the fluid-containing environment.
03/06/14
20140064028
Detection of seismic signals using fiber optic distributed sensors
A fiber optic distributed vibration system for detecting seismic signals in an earth formation is provided. The system includes a fiber optic cable deployed in a borehole that extends into the earth formation and which is configured to react along its length to a seismic wave incident on the fiber optic cable from outside the borehole.


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