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new patent Telecommunications cabling system
a telecommunications cable jacket insertion system operates to insert a telecommunication cable into a jacket after the jacket has been separately extruded. The system includes a jacket having structures for easily inserting a cable therein over a long distance in a field location.
Commscope Technologies Llc


new patent Mid-span clamp for aerial fiber optical cable system
a mid-span optical fiber cable support system is provided. The system includes a mid-span clamp system engaging a main span cable to support a mid-span later drop cable run.
Corning Research & Development Corporation


new patent Strain relief assembly for a fiber optic connector
a strain relief assembly for a fiber optic connector includes a support having a front end, a back end, and an internal cavity extending between the front end and the back end. The strain relief assembly also includes a boot extending over at least a portion of the support and rearwardly from the back end.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


new patent Fiber optic network architecture
the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network architecture that uses a factory manufactured break-out cable as a backbone for supporting a chain or chains of indexing optical components that branch outwardly from the factory manufactured break-out cable so as to extend the reach of a fiber optic network.. .
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba


new patent Long push pull sleeve indicating orientation
an outer housing on a fiber optic connector allows for easier grasping to insert and remove a fiber optic connector, and in particular, in high density applications. The outer housing extends beyond a rear end of an inner housing.
Us Conec, Ltd


new patent Stepped ferrule seating in an mtp inner housing
a fiber optic ferrule and a fiber optic connector housing make contact only along two sides of the fiber optic ferrule when in an unmated condition. One of the fiber optic ferrule and the fiber optic connector housing have been modified such that only two of the surfaces engage one another.
Us Conec, Ltd.


new patent Optical sensor device, sensor apparatus and cable comprising such device
the invention relates to an optical sensor device comprising a reference body, an optical fiber including an intrinsic fiber optic sensor, and a hydraulic transmission system. The hydraulic transmission system is connected to the reference body such that an input portion and an output portion are movable with respect to the reference body.
Fugro Technology B.v.


new patent Methods for detecting target analytes and enzymatic reactions
a microsphere-based analytic chemistry system and method for making the same is disclosed in which microspheres or particles carrying bioactive agents may be combined randomly or in ordered fashion and dispersed on a substrate to form an array while maintaining the ability to identify the location of bioactive agents and particles within the array using an optically interrogatable, optical signature encoding scheme. A wide variety of modified substrates may be employed which provide either discrete or non-discrete sites for accommodating the microspheres in either random or patterned distributions.
Trustees Of Tufts College


new patent High sensitivity fiber optic based detection
a detection system for measuring one or more conditions within a predetermined area includes a fiber harness having at least one fiber optic cable for transmitting light. The at least one fiber optic cable defines a node arranged to measure the condition.
Kidde Technologies, Inc.


new patent High sensitivity fiber optic based detection
a detection system for measuring the presence of one or more conditions in a predetermined area includes a fiber harness having at least one fiber optic cable for transmitting light. The at least one fiber optic cable defines a node arranged to measure the one or more conditions.
Kidde Technologies, Inc.


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Fiber optic based smoke and/or overheat detection and monitoring for aircraft

a method of monitoring smoke, fire, and temperature conditions includes transmitting light through a first fiber optic cable, the fiber optic cable terminating at a node disposed to monitor a smoke or fire condition at one or more predetermined areas, transmitting light along a second fiber optic cable, the second fiber optic cable arranged to monitor a temperature condition at one or more predetermined areas, receiving scattered light from the first fiber optic cable and/or the second fiber optic cable at a control system, and analyzing the scattered light to determine at least one of the presence and magnitude of smoke, fire and/or a temperature condition along the fiber harness or at the node.. .
Kidde Technologies, Inc.

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Integration of fiber optic sensors into sleeve

systems and methods are provided for monitoring industrial equipment in operational state or subsequent to repair. In addition, systems and methods are provided for detection and diagnostics of equipment failure in order to inform of a cause of the failure and the timing of the failure.
Lloyd's Register Americas, Inc.

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Fiber optic sensor and methods for highly-sensitive detection of strain in large frequency range

an in-line fiber-optic sensing element, a system, and methods for detecting strain using a fiber optic sensor are described that include using at least two chirped grating structures. In an implementation, an in-line fiber-optic sensing element that employs example techniques in accordance with the present disclosure includes an optically transmissive fiber including a core and an outer layer; a fabry-perot cavity defined by a portion of the optically transmissive fiber and two chirped fiber-bragg grating structures, where the two chirped grating structures are separated and are configured to reflect light..
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Neberaska

new patent

Fiber optic cable having low thermal strain and methods of manufacturing the same

a polymer composition is provided. The polymer composition includes a polyolefin, at least 30% by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer, and a filler material.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

new patent

Coreless wound coil dispenser with optional cable storage for an optical terminal network

packaged dispensers mountable to optical network terminals (ont) are disclosed. In some examples, the dispensers include coreless wound coils and excess storage areas.
Commscope Technologies Llc

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Scintillation array apparatus and use thereof

a scintillation material is longitudinally packaged in a circumferentially surrounding sheath, where the sheath has a lower index of refraction than the scintillation material, to form a scintillation optic or scintillation fiber optic. The scintillation material yields secondary photons upon passage of a charged particle beam, such as a positively charged residual particle beam having transmitted through a sample.

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Illuminated dental instrument assemblies and components for use within illuminated dental instrument assemblies

illuminated dental instrument assemblies (e.g., illuminated dental mirrors, illuminated dental wedges, trans-illumination dental instrument, illuminated dental bite blocks, etc.) are provided. The illuminated dental instrument assemblies may be adapted to be periodically sterilized.

Methods and systems for reducing optical beat interference via polarization diversity in fttx networks

methods of reducing optical beat interference in a fiber optic network are provided. The optical fiber network may have a plurality of optical network units that communicate with a shared receiver.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Fiber optic spool drawer with translatable and/or removable drawer for deployment of fiber optic cable

embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a fiber optic spool drawer with a translatable and/or removable drawer for deployment of fiber optic cable. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the fiber optic spool drawer includes a housing with a translatable drawer and a rotatable spool disposed within an interior area of the housing.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Adapter plate for fiber optic module

an adapter plate for use with a telecommunications module that is configured to be slidably inserted into a first type of telecommunications chassis comprises a body configured to be mounted to the telecommunications module. The body of the adapter plate includes structure for mounting the telecommunications module to a second type of telecommunications chassis that is different than the first type of telecommunications chassis, wherein the telecommunications module is not configured to be mounted to the second type of telecommunications chassis without the adapter plate..
Commscope Technologies Llc

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.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management

a fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management is disclosed herein. The terminal rack mount is configured to be mounted in a remote terminal to facilitate fiber management of fiber optic cables routed from fiber optic equipment.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connector holder and method

a fiber optic connector holder is sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector assemblies with adjustable polarity

connector assemblies having an adjustable polarity are described. A connector assembly comprises a frame comprising a single housing having top and bottom frame components, first and second plug frames located within the housing, a first ferrule located in the first plug frame, a second ferrule located in the second plug frame, and a latch component attached to the top or bottom frame component, the latch component having at least one compression element.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Reversible polarity mpo fiber optic connector

a multi-fiber, fiber optic connector is provided having a housing having a first end for receiving a multi-fiber fiber optic cable and a second end having openings for the fibers from the cable. First and second keys for setting the polarity of the fibers within the connector located on opposing sides of the connector.
Nexans

Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure

a fiber optic adapter is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter includes a main body configured to receive a first fiber optic connector through a first end and a second fiber optic connector through a second end for mating with the first fiber optic connector.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Free-space optical collimator

in various embodiments, free-space optical collimator and multi-channel wavelength division multiplexers including free-space optical collimators are provided. In one embodiment, for example, a free-space optical collimator includes a base having a length, a generally flat bottom surface and a top surface.
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.

Fiber optic distribution network employing fiber optic distribution assemblies of the same type, and related devices, components, and methods

a fiber optic distribution assembly includes a plurality of fiber optic connectors, each having a plurality of ports arranged in the same predetermined port configuration. The predetermined port configuration has a plurality of port positions.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Wireless lighted animal restraint for illuminating an entire length of the restraint

an illuminated animal restraint includes an elongated leash which has a housing having a selectively enabled wireless lighting assembly. The wireless lighting assembly has a light source connected via a wireless connection to a light transmitting member extending through said tube thereby illuminating the entire length and all sides of the leash.
Nitey Leash, Llc

Wavelength division multiplexing module

a telecommunications module includes an optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer configured to demultiplex a first optical signal input into the telecommunications module into a plurality of different wavelengths, a fiber optic splitter configured to split a second optical signal input into the telecommunication module into a plurality of optical signals, and a plurality of optical add/drop filters, each of the optical add/drop filters configured to combine one of the optical signals that has been split by the fiber optic splitter and one of the wavelengths that has been demultiplexed by the optical wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer into a combination output signal that is output from the telecommunications module.. .
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic drop cable assembly

a fiber optic drop cable assembly is disclosed. The fiber optic drop cable assembly includes a fiber optic cable having an unsplit length, with a first split length and a second split length branching from the unsplit length.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure

a fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector with fiber end protection

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connector including a connector body having a front end and a rear end. A shutter is mounted at the front end of the connector body.
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba

Fiber optic guide pin changer and field tool with adapter

a pin exchanger has protrusions from gripping elements that engage fiber optic guide pins. Guide beams on the pin exchanger provide a reference for aligning the guide pins and the pin exchanger with a fiber optic connector and a fiber optic ferrule.
Us Conec, Ltd

Mechanical fiber switch

a switch for selectively coupling light from two input fibers to a selected two of plurality of output optical fibers. The switch was designed to handle standard fiber optical connectors which have been polished and meet the specifications for the optical performance.
Nu Visions International, Inc.

Systems and methods for scour monitoring with fiber optic sensors

a scour monitoring system may provide a housing that is separated into multiple segments that are fluidically isolated from each other. The scour monitoring system may be position adjacent to a structure to be monitored for bridge scouring.
University Of Houston System

Bundle entry weave for lighting modules

a fiber optic lighting module is disclosed that includes a set of fiber optic light panels wherein the optical fibers extending from a first fiber panel are interwoven with the optical fibers extending from a second fiber panel.. .
Valeo North America, Inc.

Application of depth derivative of distributed temperature survey (dts) to identify fluid level as a tool of down hole pressure control

a method for using the depth derivative of distributed temperature sensing data to identify fluid levels as a tool of downhole pressure control comprises providing a fiber optic based distributed temperature sensing measurement system through a production region; gathering the temperatures through the production region as a function of the depth in the subsurface well and as a function of the elapsed time; calculating from the gathered data the depth derivative of the temperature changes as a function of depth in the subsurface well and of the elapsed time; and displaying the depth derivative data for analysis of the fluid levels to identify fluid levels.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Laser firing head for perforating gun

in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for triggering detonation of a perforating gun via optical signals are provided. An improved laser firing head may be used with an optical cable (e.g., fiber optic cable) run through the wellbore to trigger detonation of a perforating gun in response to an optical signal.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Methods and systems for fiber optic communication

the present invention relates in general to communication systems, and more specifically towards methods, systems, and devices that help improve transmission rates and spectral efficiency of intensity modulated (im) or power modulated channels utilizing multi-level pulse amplitude modulation pam-m. In an embodiment, the present invention used an iterative algorithm to open the eyes of an eye diagram in a relatively short number of steps.
Panduit Corp.

Methods and systems for distributing fiber optic telecommunications services to local area

a fiber optic drop terminal assembly includes a housing, a spool and a fiber optic distribution cable. The housing has a first exterior surface and an oppositely disposed second exterior surface.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector and assembling the same

the present invention discloses a fiber optic connector comprising a housing, a spring, a ferrule assembly and a crimping seat. Before being inserted into the housing, the ferrule assembly is pre-assembled into the crimping seat in a manner of being movable relative to the crimping seat.
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distribution Co., Ltd.

Method for pre and post image association in fiber optic inspection

a fiber optic connector inspection display system including: a input unit which receives fiber end-face images; a display mode election unit which allows a user to select at least one of an image capture mode or an image review mode; a capturing unit which captures the fiber end-face images; a storing unit which stores the captured images as a first still image and a second still image; a display unit which displays the received fiber end-face images from the input unit or the stored first and second still images, and a control unit which stores each of the first and second still images with a user defined identification label, and the control unit may further label the each of the first and second still images with a preset image pair mode label if the user selects a preset image pair mode.. .
Afl Telecommunications Llc

Sterile dental setup pack

a system and method for forming a sterile dental pack is disclosed. The method includes preparing a first wrap and a second wrap; arranging a plurality of dental disposable supplies on the first wrap; and wrapping the plurality of dental disposable supplies within the first wrap and the second wrap to form an airtight container.

Fiber optic connection assembly

a fiber optic connection assembly for fiber to the home, comprising: a fan-out member; a multi-fiber optical cable having a first end introduced into the fan-out member and a second end extending out of the fan-out member; a multi-fiber optic connector connected to the second end of the multi-fiber optical cable; a plurality of single-fiber optical cables each having a first end introduced into the fan-out member and spliced with a respective one of fibers of the multi-fiber optical cable and a second end extending out of the fan-out member; and a plurality of single-fiber optic connectors connected to the second ends of the single-fiber optical cables, respectively; a plurality of first fiber optic adapters mated with the plurality of single-fiber optic connectors, respectively; and a plurality of outer shields each constructed to receive the connector and the adapter of a respective single-fiber optical cable therein, wherein the outer shield is hermetically fitted on the connector and the adapter of the respective single-fiber optical cable to form a sealed inner chamber so as to prevent moisture or water from entering into the inner chamber.. .
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distribution Co., Ltd.

Dust caps having coding system for facilitating installing a fiber optic network

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network including first and second optical components desired to be optically coupled together, and third and fourth optical components desired to be couple together. The first and second optical components include first and second de-mateable connection locations having dust caps with first coordinated indicia.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Mechanical interface between a fiber optic cable and a fiber optic connector

a fiber optic connector and cable assembly includes a cable and a fiber optic connector. The connector has a main connector body, a ferrule, a spring for biasing the ferrule, and a spring push for retaining the spring within the main connector body.
Commscope Technologies Llc

System and seismic imaging using fiber optic sensing systems

a system for performing seismic surveys may include devices to attach fiber-optic cables and/or sensors to existing subsea infrastructure, as well as devices for recording seismic data at the fiber-optic cables/sensors attached to or incorporated within existing infrastructure. A method for seismic imaging of a subsurface volume of interest may include recording seismic data using fiber-optic cables attached to existing subsea infrastructure, processing the seismic data to create processed seismic data, and generating seismic images/attributes of the subsurface volume of interest from the processed seismic data.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

Remote lidar with coherent fiber optic image bundle

optical time-of-flight detector arrays are costly and therefore enhancing their utilization (e.g. Angular coverage range) is desirable.

Fiber optic cable assembly

a cable assembly includes a distribution cable, a tether cable, and a network access point (nap) assembly having a cavity defined therein. The distribution cable includes optical fibers and the tether cable includes an optical fiber.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Phase modulator for fiber-optic gyroscopes controlled in a zero-mean manner and a fiber-optic gyroscope

the invention relates to a control system (100) for a fiber optic gryoscope, comprising a phase modulator (110) for modulating a phase of a light signal (115) and a control unit (120) for producing a control signal (125), by the value of which the phase is modulated and which is fed to the phase modulator (110). The control signal changes statistically and does not have an average value..
Northrop Grumman Litef Gmbh

Fiber optic lighting device with plural light inputs

in one embodiment, a lighting device for a vehicle includes a first light source configured to generate first light, and a second light source configured to generate second light. A fiber optic light panel is optically coupled to the first and second light sources and includes a plurality of optical fibers each configured to emit light along a respective length of the optical fiber.
Valeo North America, Inc.

Method of making optical fibers with multiple openings

a method of making an optical fiber with multiple openings comprising the steps of fabricating an extrusion die using additive manufacturing such that the extrusion die has a plurality of channels that combine inside the die into another set of channels, extruding a glass, forming a fiber optic preform having a plurality of longitudinal openings that run the entire length, attaching a barrier layer for pressure application, and stretching the preform into an optical fiber with multiple openings. An extrusion die comprising an additive manufactured material, having a proximal side having openings and having a distal side having openings, wherein the openings of the proximal side are of feed channels, wherein the openings of the distal side are of forming channels, and wherein in side the body of the die, two of the feed channels combine the forming channels..
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Software-based fabric enablement

a first fabric abstraction layer couples to a data link layer and a physical layer of a network fabric device. The network fabric device is connected to other network elements within a network via at least one network connection, such as a fiber optic connection.
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc

Pressure sensitive stylus

in one implementation, a pressure sensitive stylus may receive, at a controller, drawing area coordinates, a stroke pressure from a voltage generated by a piezoelectric crystal, and a stylus coordinate direction from a plurality of fiber optic sensors, determine a drawing area from a wireless signal frequency corresponding to the drawing area coordinates, determine a drawing mode of a stylus stroke, wherein the drawing mode includes a stylus coordinate direction and a stylus stroke type, and transmit the drawing area and the stylus stroke.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

De-rotating mechanism for off-axis fiber optic rotary joint

the current invention is to disclose a de-rotating mechanism for off-axis fiber optic rotary joints. Dove prism is a de-rotating mechanism and is widely used for on-axis fiber optic rotary joints.
Princetel, Inc.

Field access terminal system

an optical communication cable and related systems and methods are provided. A method for field terminating an optical fiber of a fiber optic distribution cable includes accessing at least one of a plurality of optical fibers of the distribution cable by creating an access location in the distribution cable, inserting a cutting tool through the access location such that the cutting tool extends longitudinally past the access location a predetermined distance, terminating the at least one of the plurality of optical fibers at the predetermined distance, removing at least a portion of the at least one terminated optical fiber through the access location, and inserting the portion of the at least one terminated optical fiber through a furcation tube premounted on a small access closure device..
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Extending a range of an optical fiber distributed sensing system

embodiments are directed to a distributed temperature sensing system. The system includes a first fiber optic cable and a second fiber optic cable.
Ofs Fitel, Llc

Downhole fiber optic hydrophone

methods, systems, devices, and products for acoustic detection in a borehole. Apparatus embodiments comprise an acoustic sensor including: a pressure transducer comprising a flexing member attached to an optical medium, the transducer configured to convert a low-amplitude, high-frequency acoustic pressure signal within a nominal borehole pressure incident on the transducer to an alternating strain on the optical medium along an axis of the medium via movement of the flexing member while suppressing conversion of low-frequency signals and constant pressure into strain of the optical medium, the acoustic pressure signal propagated via a downhole fluid coupled with the transducer; and a detector configured to generate acoustic measurement information responsive to received electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the medium along the axis, the at least one optical property of the medium being responsive to the alternating strain on the medium such that the electromagnetic radiation received by the detector represents the acoustic signal..
Baker Hughes Incorporated

Force sensor temperature compensation

a force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each rib of the plurality of radial ribs. A proximal end of the tube portion is operably couplable to a shaft of a surgical instrument that is operably couplable to a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, and a distal end of the tube portion is proximally couplable to a wrist joint coupled to an end effector.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Subsea power-over-fiber can bus converter

messages on controller area network (can) buses are communicated over subsea links to subsea devices that also require electrical power to function. These subsea devices may be disposed kilometers away from the signal source where electrical signal and power transmission is impractical.
Teledyne Instruments, Inc.

Subsea fiber optical termination module

in an embodiment, a subsea fiber optical termination module for deployment in a subsea environment, includes at least one fiber optical termination unit for terminating a fiber optical cable, the fiber optical cable including a plurality of optical fibers. Further, the subsea fiber optical termination module includes one or more optical connectors and at least one connecting tube, each connecting tube containing one or more of the plurality of optical fibers and connecting one or more of the plurality of optical fibers from the high-pressure section to the at least one optical connector.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Fiber blocking kits

fiber blocking apparatuses couple to an outside fiber optic cable and include a damping unit that prevents damaging (e.g., micro-fracturing) optical fibers received from the outside fiber optic cable and blocks a gelatinous element from advancing out of the outside fiber optic cable. The fiber blocking apparatuses include a view port providing visibility of a routing of the optical fibers in the fiber blocking apparatuses..
Telect, Inc.

Parking door assemblies for use with fiber distribution hubs and methods of installing parking door assemblies

a fiber distribution hub includes an exterior cabinet housing, a cabinet door, a distribution panel, and a parking door assembly. The distribution panel located in a cable holding volume defined by the exterior cabinet housing includes a fiber distribution field formed of connector adapters that provide a connection between feeder cables and distribution cables.
Corning Research & Development Corporation

Duplex clip assembly for fiber optic connectors

a duplex clip assembly for lc fiber optic plug connectors has a duplex housing, a crimp sleeve, and a housing cover. The duplex housing retains a portion of each fiber optic plug connector such as to allow each fiber optic plug connector to rotate relative to the duplex housing.
Panduit Corp.

Low cost hardened fiber optic connection system

the present disclosure relates to a ruggedized/hardened fiber optic connection system designed to reduce cost. In one example, selected features of a fiber optic adapter are integrated with a wall (24) of an enclosure (22).
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba

Fiber optic cable assembly

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic cable arrangement including a plurality of fiber optic cables. At a central section of the fiber optic cable arrangement, the fiber optic cables are arranged in a core and are protected by an outer split sleeve.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Spring push and push-pull tab for tightly spaced fiber optic connectors

a spring push for a fiber optic connector includes an engagement member having a slot to receive a handle that also engages a distal portion of the engagement number. The spring push, along with the handle, allows for fiber optic connectors to be installed and removed from adapters in high density applications.
Us Conec, Ltd

Mount for fiber optic crossbow sight

a mount for a crossbow adjustable multiple fiber optic sight with a sight housing and having a plurality of adjustable sight pins. A graduated elevation scale is secured to the sight housing and a graduated slide scale with adjustable clamps is secured to the graduated elevation scale.

Cellular backhaul coverage algorithms

systems and methods for designing cellular backhaul networks are disclosed. The system can include an adaptive graph minimum spanning tree (ag-mst) algorithm to identify and connect stranded cellular sites at minimum cost.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

System and method to add alien wavelength channels to optical line system

systems, methods, and devices for adding an alien or native wavelength optical signal to a fiber optic line. A portion of a spectrum of the fiber optic line corresponding to the optical signal is blocked with a wavelength selective switch (wss).
Infinera Corporation

Dual wavelenth optical time domain reflectometer systems and methods embedded in a wdm system

systems and methods using a bi-directional optical time domain reflectometer (otdr) to monitor a fiber optic communication system including a first node and a second node. The systems and methods include performing a first otdr measurement at a first otdr wavelength at the first node on a first fiber; performing a second otdr measurement at a second otdr wavelength at the second node on the first fiber; and utilizing the first otdr measurement and the second otdr measurement for event detection on the first fiber..
Ciena Corporation

Indexing terminal arrangement

an indexing terminal arrangement includes a terminal housing that receives an input cable; an optical power splitter disposed within the interior of the terminal housing; a first multi-fiber optical adapter coupled to the terminal housing; a first single-fiber optical adapter coupled to the terminal housing; and a pass-through multi-fiber optical adapter coupled to the terminal housing. Split optical signals are provided to the first multi-fiber optical adapter and the first single-fiber optical adapter.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic wire splice enclosure

a system and method for securely holding a fiber optic cable splice in place and for creating a watertight splice by encapsulating two or more fiber optic cables having one or more spliced fiber optic strands in an enclosure with an encapsulant to create a permanent, watertight, fiber-optic splicing system and method.. .
Uraseal, Inc.

Single thread fiber optic transmission

a system for managing multiple transmissions over a single fiber optic thread at an oilfield. The system includes surface equipment and a downhole device coupled to the equipment by way of the fiber optic thread.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Frequency comb for downhole chemical sensing

the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for analyzing fluids. The method for analyzing a chemical sample within a wellbore, contained within an interrogation device, may comprise broadcasting a coherent light from a frequency comb module, directing the coherent light through a fiber optic line to the interrogation device, irradiating the chemical sample with the coherent light, capturing light resulting from the irradiation of the chemical sample, and producing a spectrum resulting from the captured light from the chemical sample.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Electrically conductive fiber optic slickline for coiled tubing operations

a slickline that includes both electrically conductive and fiber optic capacity. The slickline includes a fiber optic thread or bundle of threads disposed in a support tube and surrounded by an electrically conductive member such as tightly wound copper threads.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Method and rapid sterilization of a room

methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser to generate a pulsed laser beam; using a robotic arm to direct the pulsed laser beam to a scattering optical element and to change the position of the scattering optical element; and using the scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated.

Phototherapy devices and methods

the present disclosure relates to a phototherapy device that can deliver light to tissues to activate photoactive agents that have been applied to the tissues or that are included within a fiber optic tip member of the device which may be coupled to a light source using a sleeve. The present disclosure also relates to methods of phototherapy using the phototherapy device such as anti-bactericidal treatment, anti-fungal treatment, anti-parasitic treatment, anti-viral treatment..
Klox Technologies Inc.

Photonic switches, photonic switching fabrics and methods for data centers

data center interconnections, which encompass wscs as well as traditional data centers, have become both a bottleneck and a cost/power issue for cloud computing providers, cloud service providers and the users of the cloud generally. Fiber optic technologies already play critical roles in data center operations and will increasingly in the future.
Aeponyx Inc.

Method for monitoring environmental states of a microscope sample with an electron microscope sample holder

an apparatus and a method for measuring and monitoring the properties of a fluid, for example, pressure, temperature, and chemical properties, within a sample holder for an electron microscope. The apparatus includes at least one fiber optic sensor used for measuring temperature and/or pressure and/or ph positioned in proximity of the sample..
Protochips, Inc.

Fiber optic ferrule with rear holes to align a guide pin clamp with field changeable guide pins

a fiber optic ferrule with rear holes and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion to engage the rear face of the fiber optic ferrule, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring, and a guide pin retaining plate.
Us Conec, Ltd.

Fiber optic sensing of tool strain or tool angle

a hinged tool includes a first member; a second member pivotally connected to the first member at a pivot; and an optical fiber. The optical fiber is fixed to the first member at a load application region and fixed to at least one of the pivot and the second member at a location such that the optical fiber bends when the first member and the second member are pivoted with respect to one another.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Mri-compatible cryocatheters and system

a system and device for cryoablation of tissue that is suitable for use within an mri environment. The device may include an elongate body, a treatment element at the distal portion of the elongate body, and one or more pull fibers.
Medtronic Cryocath Lp

Single-chip transceiver with electronic dispersion compensation for coherent optical channels

a transceiver for fiber optic communications. The transceiver can include a transmitter module having a transmitter host interface configured to receive an input host signal; a transmitter framer configured to frame the input host signal and to generate a framed host signal; and a transmitter coder configured to encode the framed host signal to generate an encoded host signal for transmission over a communication channel.
Inphi Corporation

Fiber optic switching network using a wideband comb laser

a fiber optic switching network includes a comb laser source that provides laser light at a plurality of wavelengths on a single optical fiber. Light from the comb laser source is directed into different optical fibers by a demultiplexer such as an arrayed waveguide grating (awg) or cyclic awg.
Facebook, Inc.

Low-power fiber optic transceiver

the present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for low-power optical transceivers. In one embodiment, a low-power optical transceiver may include a microcontroller and an optical receiver and an optical transmitter in communication with and controlled by the microcontroller.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

Optical communication module

an optic module for use with a host is disclosed that includes a port configured to accept an optical connector connected to fiber optic cables which carry optic signals. A receiver module is configured to receive an incoming optic signal and convert the received optic signal to a received electrical signal while a transimpedance amplifier amplifies the received electrical signal.
Macom Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.

Device for distributing hybrid trunk cable

a transition assembly for a hybrid trunk cable includes: a hybrid trunk cable comprising a plurality of power conductors and a plurality of optical fibers surrounded by a jacket; a transition cup having a cavity, the hybrid trunk cable entering a first end of the transition cup; a plurality of power cords exiting a second end of the transition cup, each of the power cords electrically connected to a respective power conductor; a plurality of fiber optic cords exiting the second end of the transition cup, each of the fiber optic cords optically connected to a respective optical fiber; and a weather-resistant material residing in the cavity of the transition cup to protect the power cords and the fiber optic cords within the cavity.. .
Commscope Technologies Llc

Tubing for equalizing lengths of fiber optic ribbons of a ribbon stack in distribution frames/cabinets/trays

a system (90) for routing a stack of fiber optic ribbons (100) includes a fiber optic cable (50) and a fiber guide tube (300). The fiber optic cable (50) includes a jacket (54) and a ribbon stack (110).
Commscope Technologies Llc

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.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Splice-on optical connector for outside plant drop cable

a connector assembly for a fiber optic cable comprises a multi-part inner housing adapted to support an optical fiber splice connection structure. A cable clamp is located at a proximal end of the inner housing and is adapted to engage an outer sheath of a fiber optic cable.
Afl Telecommunications Llc

Fiber optic connector sub-assemblies including a bonding agent, along with related methods

a fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Expanded beam fiber optic connector, and cable assembly, and methods for manufacturing

a fiber optic cable and connector assembly is disclosed. In one aspect, the assembly includes a cable optical fiber, an optical fiber stub and a beam expanding fiber segment optically coupled between the cable optical fiber and the optical fiber stub.
Commscope Asia Holdings B.v.

Methods and devices for cleaving optical fibers

methods for cleaving an optical fiber that extends from a ferrule are provided herein. The ferrule can be aligned on a first side of a scribe wire and an unconstrained end of the optical fiber on a second side of the scribe wire.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

System and optical frequency domain reflectometer

systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable mitigation of the effects of birefringence in optical frequency domain reflectometer (ofdr) sensing fiber. Various embodiments enable the measurement of the polarization state of the light in a sensing fiber throughout the entire sensing cable in a highly distributed manner typical of ofdr systems.
United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of Nasa

Multifiber interrogation with reflectometry techniques

a system and method for simultaneously addressing multiple parallel distributed fiber optic sensors using a single interrogation instrument is disclosed. One or more of the fiber optic sensors are provided with a non-reflective delay element to prevent an overlap in time between backscatter returns from the distributed fiber optic sensors, thereby allowing the backscatter returns from each sensor to be distinguished based on round-trip transit time..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Devices, systems, and methods for checking the continuity of at least one splice within a fiber optic connector

a system includes a plurality of different types of fiber optic connectors each having at least one stub optical fiber configured to be spliced to at least one cable optical fiber. The system also includes a tool configured to: a) receive and detect the different types of fiber optic connectors; and b) set a threshold value for an acceptable indication of continuity for at least one splice between the at least one stub optical fiber and the at least one cable optical fiber based on which type of the fiber optic connector is received and detected..
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connector termination tool

a tool for testing the termination of optical connectors has a housing, a cradle attached to the housing, and a cover removeably attached to the cradle. The cradle is configured to restrain a fiber optic connector and the cover is configured to at least partially block ambient light from reaching the fiber optic connector.
Panduit Corp.

Fishing system

in one embodiment, an intelligent fishing system is provided to enable more accurate fishing in different water types and conditions. The system includes a fishing rod having a reel, the reel comprising at least a portion of a fiber optic cable, and a first device connected at or near a first end of the fiber optic cable, the first device having a controller and at least one camera.

Connecting mid-board optical modules

a clip connects two ferrules together, without a housing, to form a fiber optic connection. The clip has proximal and distal ends which define, and the clip has arms extending along the longitudinal axis to hold a cable-side ferrule in connection with fixed ferrule connected to a photonic module or die.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and system for determining downhole optical fiber orientation and/or location

a probe is provided that contacts the inner surface of the casing or other production tubing and imparts energy to the surface at the contact point, for example as heat energy or mechanical energy. Energy is imparted around the circumference of the casing, and a fiber optic distributed sensor located on the outer surface of the casing is used to measure and record the energy that it receives whilst the probe is moved to impart energy around the circumference.
Silixa Ltd.

Two-port high isolation filter

an optical signal isolation device comprising a common port, an isolated diagnostic port, an integrated circulator comprising an input circulator fiber, an output circulator fiber, and a fiber-to-fiber optical coupler configured to couple an isolated optical signal propagating along the input circulator fiber to the output circulator fiber for propagation along the output circulator fiber, a multi-fiber alignment body that secures at least portions of each of the multi-signal fiber, the isolated diagnostic signal fiber, the input circulator fiber, and the output circulator fiber, and a wavelength-selective optical assembly including an optical signal filter, fiber-to-filter focusing optics, and a communications signal reflector. The integrated circulator and the wavelength selective optical assembly are configured such that the communications component is retro-reflected back to the common port and the diagnostic component is passes out of the isolated diagnostic port..
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.

Method and logging transient events of an optical fiber span within a fiber optic system

a method and apparatus for logging transient events of an optical fiber span within a fiber optic system, the method comprising the steps of sampling measured values of at least one signal parameter of an optical signal transported through said optical fiber span, ofs; processing the sampled measurement values to detect an occurrence of a transient event during transport of the optical signal through said optical fiber span, ofs; and providing each detected transient event with a time stamp for correlation with other monitored events within said fiber optic system.. .
Adva Optical Networking Se

Methods and systems for providing a fiber optic cable network testing platform

in embodiments, methods and systems for implementing fiber optic cable network testing using a fiber optic cable network testing platform are provided. A fiber optic cable network testing adapter assembly comprises an attachment and a port.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Current-controlled cmos logic family

various circuit techniques for implementing ultra high speed circuits use current-controlled cmos (c3mos) logic fabricated in conventional cmos process technology. An entire family of logic elements including inverter/buffers, level shifters, nand, nor, xor gates, latches, flip-flops and the like are implemented using c3mos techniques.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd .

Flexible cable interface device

a device for securing fiber optic cables to telecommunications equipment. The device includes a cable receiver for receiving fiber optic cables, a mounting base for mounting to telecommunications equipment, and a neck extending between the cable receiver and the mounting base.
Commscope Asia Holdings B.v.

Device and sealing multiport splitters

a sealed multiport splitter device and method are disclosed. The fiber optic multiport comprises housing with an interior defining a first chamber and an adjacent second chamber.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Connectors for composite fiber optic/coaxial cables and related connectorized cables and methods

a connector for a composite communications cable includes a connector body, a contact post mounted within the connector body, a compression sleeve that is received within a rear end of the connector body and an optical fiber passage at a front end of the connector.. .
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Fiber optic system for measuring a multiphase flow

the present invention provides a system for measuring a multiphase flow. Fibre optic probes are arranged around a pipe (109) where a multiphase flow passes through for obtaining information about the flow.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad

Seismic investigations using seismic sensor

systems capable of seismically investigating the earth can include seismic sources and a disposable seismic sensor such as a fiber optic seismic sensor included within a drill string. The fiber optic seismic sensor can include a plurality of fiber bragg gratings.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

All-fiber phase-modulated fiber optic sensor and phased array

a fiber optical sensor and methods for sensing a physical quantity such as rotation using the same. The sensor has an optical fiber supporting propagation of light that is configured as an interferometer.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Lighted soft top for a sport utility vehicle or utility task vehicle

a soft top assembly for suv/utv vehicles having connected thereto at least one lighting source, such as a fixed light emitting diode lighting device, a rope/flexible light emitting diode lighting device, a solid fiber optic lighting device, to illuminate the interior of the vehicle. The lighting device has at least one water resistant housing that is low profile.
Bestop, Inc.

High-speed optical communications system

a receiver for fiber optic communications.. .
Inphi Corporation

Downhole fiber optic quadrature modulation

a system for downhole fiber optic quadrature modulation. A system located at the surface generates a coherent laser light at a surface location, splits the coherent laser light at the surface location, and outputs the part of the signal to a modulation unit located at a downhole location.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Methods and devices for evaluating optical fiber splices

embodiments of the present invention provide an improved method of determining splice losses of mechanically terminated optical connectors in the field, without the need of terminating both sides of the fiber link. Embodiments of the present invention also provide means for improving the quality of mechanical splices as utilized in pre-polished fiber optic connectors for terminating single-mode and multimode optical fibers in the field..
Panduit Corp.

Fiber optic nuclear magnetic resonance sensor

various embodiments include a fiber optic nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) sensor tool device and systems. One such tool includes a permanent magnet that generates a static magnetic field.
Halliburton Engergy Services, Inc.

Fiber optic light source

a fiber optic light source in which input light with short and narrow band wavelength is converted/transformed into multi-band visible white light with high intensity output power is provided. The new light source comprises at least one homogenizing light guide element, and at least one photoluminescence element.
Biolitec Unternehmensbeteiligungs Ii Ag

Autonomous inspection system

systems, methods and computer readable media for autonomous robotic inspection are described. A system can include a robot having one or more processors, a memory device, one or more sensors, a communications interface and a locomotion subsystem.

Device and methods for use in removal of bio-film and treatment of halitosis

a device for removal of bio-film without cutting or injury to tissue is provided which is an elongated, thin and flexible member which encases a fiber optic piece and having a downward curved section at or near one end. The fiber optic protrudes from the end of the member and is covered by a diffuser to create a light emitting head, which can be used to direct light energy to a selected treatment site.

Sealed fiber optic/electrical distribution device

a fiber optic/electrical distribution device having a housing defining an interior volume is disclosed. An electrical cable port extends into the interior volume and is accessible externally from the housing, wherein the electrical cable port is sealed to prevent ingress of dust and water into the interior volume.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic cable demarcations inhibiting movement of optical fibers relative to strength members, and related assemblies and methods

fiber optic cable demarcations inhibiting movements of optical fibers relative to strength members, and related cable assemblies and methods, are disclosed. By bonding optical fibers to strength members with a bonding agent received into at least one cavity, a demarcation may be formed inside the cable jacket at a cable jacket interface.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connectors and sub-assemblies with strength member retention

the disclosure relates to a fiber optic connectors and sub-assemblies having a retention body for connectorizing a fiber optic cable along with fiber optic connectors and methods'therefor. In one embodiment, the sub-assembly comprises a cable lock comprises a cable channel for receiving a fiber optic cable therethrough, and at least one strength member engagement surface.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connector assemblies with rotatable pivot arm

fiber optic connector assemblies and subassembly are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic connector subassembly includes a body and a pivot arm.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optical connector

a fiber optical connector comprises at least one fiber optical connector and a receptacle. The least one fiber optical connector comprises an outer housing, an inner housing, a plurality of ferrules, a plurality of compressible springs, a plurality of optical fibers, a supporting seat and a rear supporting assembly.
Molex, Llc

Indoor hybrid connectivity system for providing both electrical power and fiber optic service

a hybrid optical and electrical connection system includes a fiber optic connector; and a connector contact holder. The connector includes a connector body defining a forward plug end, a ferrule, a spring that biases the ferrule in a forward direction, and a rear piece that retains the spring within the connector body.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Ruggedized fiber optic connectors and connection systems

example fiber optic connector systems have rugged, robust designs that are environmentally sealed and that are relatively easy to install and uninstall in the field. Some connector systems can be configured in the field to be compatible with different styles of fiber optic adapters.
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba

System and calibrating downhole fiber-optic well measurements

a system is described for calibrating fiber optic well measurements including a fiber optic waveguide disposed proximal to a wellbore, a sensor coupled to the fiber optic waveguide, the sensor configured to record a plurality of signals detected by the waveguide, and a computer system configured to calibrate the signals from the waveguide by filtering out one or more background acoustic responses from the plurality of signals. A method for calibrating the signals is also described..
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

Distributed fiber optic chemical sensor and method

disclosed is a design for distributed optic fiber sensors and a corresponding method for sensing chemical concentrations with distributed fiber optic sensors, which utilizes segments of optical fiber which incorporate multiple sensing locations along the fiber. The distributed sensors incorporated into the optic fiber generate signals which are simultaneously detected and combined to produce a resultant signal with the effective optic fiber sensor length equal to that of the corresponding fiber segment..
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.

Fiber optic distributed acoustic sensor omnidirectional antenna for use in downhole and marine applications

an example omnidirectional sensing system may include a fiber optic cable wrapped around a sphere or spheroid in no preferred direction. The wrapped fiber optic cable may make the system more receptive to acoustic disturbances and increase the fidelity of the sensor in the area of the sphere or spheroid.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Systems and methods for monitoring the amplification of dna

a system and method for amplifying and detecting nucleic acids are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes: a microfluidic device comprising a channel for receiving a sample of solution containing real-time pcr reagents; a temperature control system configured to cycle the temperature of the sample; an excitation source for illuminating the sample; a fiber optic probe comprising (i) an optical fiber having a distal end and a proximal end and (ii) a probe head connected to the distal end of the optical fiber and positioned between the distal end of the optical fiber and the channel; and a detector configured to detect emissions exiting the proximal end of the optical fiber..
Canon U.s. Life Sciences, Inc.

Tunable color-temperature white light source

a system for medical diagnosis includes a fiber optic cable and a plurality of light emitters optically coupled to a first end of the fiber optic cable. Each light emitter in the plurality of light emitters emits a distinct bandwidth of light.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Computing device for high speed optical data switching

embodiments of a computing device and optical data switching circuitry are generally described herein. A processing element of the optical data switching circuitry may generate a plurality of optical data signals, and may send the optical data signals to an optical switch of the optical data switching circuitry.
Raytheon Company

Fiber optic connector with fiber end protection

the present disclosure relates to fiber optic connection systems including fiber optic connector having retractable noses for protecting bare fiber ends of ferrule-less connectors. In certain examples, the retractable noses are used in combination with protective shutters.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Multi-fiber optical sensor for icing

apparatus and associated methods relate to sampling a large volume of a cloud atmosphere so as to obtain a large signal response from even a sparse distribution of water droplets in the cloud atmosphere. Such a volume can be probed by projecting an uncollimated optical beam into the cloud atmosphere and sampling the signal backscattered from the water droplets located within the probed volume.
Rosemount Aerospace Inc.

Immersion refractometer

a device for measuring the absolute value of the refractive index of a liquid by immersion uses the optical properties of a cylindrical waveguide with a solid core and normal angle of incidence of the light source. The device consists of a transparent tube forming the enclosure of the waveguide, impervious to the surrounding liquid and partially filled with a transparent solid or liquid material of appropriate index of refraction, a fiber optic means of inputting light via a led or laser and fiber optic means of coupling emerging light to a photodetector.

Fiber optic light panel having aesthetic appearance in an unlit state

alighting device for a vehicle includes a light source for generating light, and a lighting panel having a light emitting side and a light reflecting side opposing the light emitting side. The lighting panel includes an optical fiber layer having a plurality of optical fibers each configured to emit the light along a length of the optical fiber.
Valeo North America, Inc.

Multi-layered coiled tubing designs with integrated electrical and fiber optic components

a multi-layer coiled tube is provided. The multi-layer coiled tube may include an inner coiled tube.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Carbon fiber based tubing encapsulated cable

tubing encapsulated cable consists of one or more electrical conductors and possibly one or more fiber optic cables sheathed in a corrosion resistant metallic alloy. However, pumping during the installation of tubing encapsulated cable is required to overcome the capstan effect of the tubing encapsulate cable inside the coil tubing as the tubing encapsulated cable travels through the coiled up wraps of coil tubing.
Trican Well Service, Ltd.

Snap clip fastener assembly

improved fastener assemblies and related methods of use are provided. The present disclosure provides improved fastener assemblies configured to mount to patching systems and/or enclosures for media connections (e.g., copper-based and/or fiber optic connections), and related methods of use.
Ortronics, Inc.

Joint space-time and fec coding in multi-mode fiber optical transmission systems

a space-time encoder (24) configured to determine a codeword matrix by applying a space-time code to said set of modulated symbols.. .

Active optical cable for wearable device display

an active optical cable (aoc) for a helmet mounted display (hmd) or goggles includes a transceiver module having a rigid-flex or flex connector packaging to physically couple with an electrical data interface of the hmd or goggles. The transceiver module includes one or more media converters to receive electrical data of multiple formats from the hmd or googles and convert the received electrical data to a common format, and an optical engine communicatively coupled to the one or more media converters to output the converted electrical data as optical data.
Inneos Llc

Multi-fiber fiber optic connector

a fiber optic cable assembly includes a fiber optic cable and a fiber optic connector. The cable includes a jacket having an elongated transverse cross-sectional profile that defines a major axis and a minor axis.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Separable infinite rotation fiber optic and slip ring rotary joint for suspension arm

a suspension arm assembly including at least two members relatively rotatable about each other at a joint, with at least one of the joints comprising an infinite rotation joint. The infinite rotation joint allows the members at the infinite rotation joint to have unlimited rotation relative to one another.

Field terminable fiber optic connector assembly

a fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector has first and second ends and a terminated fiber.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic light panel with homogeneous light output

an optical mixer for a vehicle lighting device having a light source and an optical fiber panel that inputs light from the light source. The optical mixer includes a light input face configuration to input light from the light source, and a light output face configured to output light to the input to panel.
Valeo North America, Inc.

Dual direction fiber optic cassette system and fiber optic cassette with removable standalone adaptor plate

an optic fiber system for mounting in a rack, cassette and front plate are disclosed. A fiber optic cassette receives a pair of opposed rails on opposite inner surfaces of a housing.
Belden Canada Inc.

Fiber distribution device

a fiber distribution device includes a swing frame chassis pivotally mounted to a support structure. At least a first optical splitter module is mounted to the swing frame chassis.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector

a fiber optic connector comprising a fusion assembly for strengthening a splice point. The fusion assembly comprises an elongate mechanical support positioned adjacent the splice point and snugly encased by a flexible tube.
Belden Canada Inc.

Pushable multi-fiber connector

multi-fiber, fiber optic cable assemblies may be configured so that the terminal ends of the cables have pre-assembled back-post assemblies that include pre-assembled ferrules, such as mpo ferrules that meet the requisite tolerances needed for fiber optic transmissions. To protect the pre-assembled components from damage prior to and during installation, pre-assembled components may be enclosed within a protective housing.
Clearfield, Inc.

Fiber optic end-face transparent protector system and method

a protective assembly method using a transparent layer within the fiber interconnect system aids in optical coupling by preventing an air gap from forming between the fiber cores within a connector. A thin transparent film (or with adhesive) is placed over the fiber end-faces at the connector interface, the film having characteristics which allows it to conform to the fiber end and minimize coupling loss between fibers.
Ultra Communications, Inc.

Apparatus for and terminating a multi-fiber ferrule

an apparatus allows a plurality of optical fibers to be held together during the termination process. A handling device holds the optical fibers while a cleaving device allows for consistent cleaving of the optical fibers to ensure the ends are cleaved consistently.
Us Conec, Ltd.

Fiber optic sensor, manufacturing method thereof, and vibroscope using same

the present invention relates to a fiber optic sensor, a method of manufacturing the same, and a vibroscope using the same. A fiber optic sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an optical cable; an optical fiber taken out of the optical cable and provided with a fiber bragg grating (fbg); a mold housing as a case into or to which the optical cable and the optical fiber are partially inserted and fixed, the mold housing including an optical cable accommodation groove to accommodate the optical cable, an optical fiber accommodation hole extending from the optical cable accommodation groove to accommodate the optical fiber, and a coating agent introduction hole communicated with the optical fiber accommodation hole so as to allow fluid to flow therebetween from an outer side of the mold housing so that a liquid-type coating agent permeates via the optical fiber accommodation hole; and a coating layer filling the optical fiber accommodation hole and the coating agent introduction hole and formed on an outer circumference of the optical fiber including the fbg and a surface of the mold housing..

Polyolefin compounds for cable coatings

polymeric compositions comprising a blend of high-density polyethylene (“hdpe”) with ethylene vinyl acetate (“eva”), and optionally with a carbon black and/or one or more other additives, where the polymeric compositions have certain melt-index and vinyl-acetate-content ranges to improve melt strength and processability. Such polymeric compositions can be employed in manufacturing coated conductors, such as fiber optic cables..
Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Llc

Self biased dual mode differential cmos tia for 400g fiber optic links

a transimpedance amplifier (tia) device. The device includes a photodiode coupled to a differential tia with a first and second tia, which is followed by a level shifting/differential amplifier (ls/da).
Inphi Corporation

Laparoscopic instrument holders for surgical simulation and training

innovative instrument holders used for minimally invasive surgical simulation and training are disclosed when used in conjunction with a smartphone, tablet or mini-tablet computer enabling visualization of the surgical field. The surgical field used with these instrument holders can include animal models, physical models, and both virtual and augmented reality models.

Fiber optic cables with access features and methods of making fiber optic cables

cables are constructed with extruded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of material in the cable jacket..
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Modular fiber optic tray

the present invention provides modular trays having cutout features that are configured to engage with a mounting feature of one or more removable rails. The removable rails may be removeably secured to a tray body in a plurality of positions to allow a user to install or uninstall rails to support different sized fiber optic modules.
Panduit Corp.

Structures and thermal management in active optical cable (aoc) assemblies

disclosed are structures and methods for active optic cable (aoc) assembly having improved thermal characteristics. In one embodiment, an aoc assembly includes a fiber optic cable having a first end attached to a connector with a thermal insert attached to the housing for dissipating heat from the connector.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Kind of low magnetic sensitivity pm-pcf based on mechanical buffer

the low magnetic sensitivity pm-pcf based on mechanical buffer is obtained by adding buffer structures in the cladding layer of the photonic crystal fiber. In the center of the fiber, the core region contains at least 3 layers of air-holes, enclosed by the cladding layer.
Beihang University

Multiplexed fiber sensor

some embodiments are directed to a multiplexed fiber sensor for a fiber optic hydrophone array, including a signal receiver configured to receive a signal from the fiber optic hydrophone sensor array and an interferometer. The interferometer is configured to produce a first signal component and a second signal component from the signal received from the hydrophone array, and also provided with a first polarisation controller configured to control the polarisation of the first signal component and a second polarisation controller configured to control the polarisation of the second signal component.
Qinetiq Limited

Optical fibre sensor

a fiber optic sensor for detecting an excitation in proximity to a fiber optic assembly, the excitation inducing a modulation of the phase of an optical signal propagating in the fiber optic assembly, the sensor comprises: a laser assembly emitting at least one laser beam; a fiber optic assembly; an optical system configured to: inject at least one portion of the laser beam; generate at least one laser signal beam issued from the laser beam injected into and propagated in the fiber assembly; generate at least one reference beam from the laser beam or the signal beam; produce at least one interference zone corresponding to the interference between a portion of the reference beam and a portion of the interference signal beam corresponding to the interference between a portion of the reference beam and a portion of the signal beam; a digital holography assembly comprising: a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator; a video camera configured to receive the interference zone and to transcribe it electrically to the liquid-crystal spatial light modulator in order to create thereon a phase hologram corresponding thereto; at least one optical detector configured to detect an output optical signal beam.. .
Universite Nice Sophia-antipolis

Computer network planning

the disclosure is directed to a network planning tool for planning a topology of a computer network, e.g., for provisioning network capacity. The network planning tool evaluates various factors, e.g., demand projections between a pair of nodes, existing network topology, existing circuits, failure scenarios, and other constraints, and generates a set of circuits that satisfies various demand projections.
Facebook, Inc.

Fiber optic telecommunications card with energy level monitoring

a transceiver card for a telecommunications box for transmitting data over a first optical fiber and receiving data over a second optical fiber. The card has transmitter for transmitting data over the first optical fiber, the transmitter having a laser and a modulator, a fiber output optically connected to the laser for connecting the first optical fiber to the card, a fiber input for connecting the second optical fiber to the card, a receiver optically connected to the fiber input for receiving data from the second optical fiber, and an otdr optically connected between the transmitter and the fiber output or between the receiver and the fiber input.
Oyster Optics, Llc

Fiber optic terminal enclosure

a terminal enclosure with a terminal base with a hole; a terminal lid with an adapter mounting face and a mounting hole in the mounting face; a right angle transition body with first and second ends; an adapter which passes through the mounting hole and is mounted to the mounting face; and a fiber optic cable, attached to the second end of the right angle transition body, with an optical fiber with a connector at one end. The mounting face is formed at an angle α, between 0 and 180 degrees, from a plane formed where the terminal lid and base meet.
Afl Telecommunications Llc

Fiber optic cable slack management module

a fiber optic cable slack management module includes a base defining a first cable management spool, an outer face of which is configured to contact cables when cables are pulled away from the base and a second cable management spool, within which the first cable management spool is located. An inner face of the second cable management spool is configured to contact cables when cables are in a relaxed, non-pulled state.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Multi-directional optical receiver and method

aspects and embodiments are generally directed to optical systems, receivers, and methods. In one example, an optical receiver includes a plurality of fused fiber optic bundles, at least a first fused fiber optic bundle of the plurality of fused fiber optic bundles positioned to collect optical radiation from a scene, a multi-mode fiber optic cable coupled to each fused fiber optic bundle of the plurality of fused fiber optic bundles, the multi-mode fiber optic cable configured to propagate the collected optical radiation from each of the plurality of fused fiber optic bundles along a length of the multi-mode fiber optic cable, and a photo-detector coupled to the multi-mode fiber optic cable and configured to receive the collected optical radiation.
Raytheon Company

Fiber optic streamer monitoring

a method includes collecting spectral data from fiber bragg grating sensors distributed at locations along a fiber optic component positioned along a streamer; and analyzing the spectral data to produce measurements of bend of an axis of the streamer proximate the locations. A streamer monitoring system includes: a fiber optic component positioned along a streamer; a plurality of fiber bragg grating sensors distributed at locations along the fiber optic component; a light source optically coupled to the fiber optic component and configured to interrogate the fiber bragg grating sensors; a photodetector optically coupled to the fiber optic component and configured to collect spectral data from the interrogated fiber bragg grating sensors; and a spectral analyzer in communication with the photodetector and configured to analyze the spectral data to produce measurements of bend of an axis of the streamer proximate the locations along the fiber optic component..
Pgs Geophysical As

Fiber optic weight sensor optimization for landing gear

a measuring system and method that computes and analyzes sensor data fused with multiple mechanical and thermally induced strain measurements is provided. Further, the measuring system and method realizes physics-based relations between sensor readings due to mechanical and thermal sources by optimally de-coupling a total strain into its mechanical and thermal components.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Detecting broadside acoustic signals with a fiber optical distributed acoustic sensing (das) assembly

a distributed fiber optic acoustic sensing system comprises an elongate body having an outer surface, an optical fiber disposed on the outer surface at a first predetermined wrap angle, and light transmitting and receiving means optically connected to the fiber for. The elongate body may include at least one substantially flat face, and/or a layer of swellable elastomer surrounding the body, and/or an outer elastomeric tube surrounding the elastomer layer.
Shell Oil Company

Electro-optical phase modulator having stitched-in vacuum stable waveguide with minimized conductivity contrast

a y-branch dual electro-optical phase modulator (ybdpm) has a stitched-in zinc oxide diffused waveguide. It is more vacuum stable and has higher resistance to photorefractive damage than currently used ti-diffused waveguides.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Direct laser ice penetration system

an optically powered system for rapid, focused heating and melting of water ice. The optical wavelength is chosen to fall in a range where transmissivity through liquid water is higher than through ice.
Stone Aerospace, Inc.

Integrated optical circulator apparatus, method, and applications

an optical circulator is a device that routes optical pulses from port to port in a predetermined manner, e.g. In a 3-port optical circulator, optical pulses entering port 1 are routed out of port 2, while optical pulses entering port 2 exit out of port 3 and optical pulses fed into port 3 exit out of port 3.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Connector system with interchangeable connector modules for optical fibers, electrical conductors, or both

a modular connector system for various types of different fiber optic and/or electrical connectors may include a connector having a housing configured to accommodate various different configurations of inserts that are configured to hold different types of either fiber optic connector, electrical connectors, or a combination of fiber optic and electrical connectors.. .
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Field replaceable modular optical interconnect unit with optical module for datacenter switch system

apparatuses, systems, and methods of assembly are described that provide mechanisms for integrating an optical module (e.g., an mbom) into a main switch system to allow the optical module to be replaced without having to replace other components of the main switch system. The field replaceable modular optical interconnect unit includes a housing, a printed circuit board assembly supported within the housing, an optical module supported on the printed circuit board assembly that converts between optical signals and electrical signals for transmitting or receiving optical signals through a fiber optic cable, a board-to-board connector on a rear panel of the housing that enables electrical signals to be transmitted between the printed circuit board assembly and a main switch system box, and an external connector on a front panel of the housing that can engage an external optical fiber for transmitting optical signals between the optical module and an external component..
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Multi-fiber optic connector with pivotally-aligned ferrule

a multi-fiber connector (40) that promotes physical contact with a communicating multi-fiber connector. The multi-fiber connector (40) has a connector body (44) with a front end (47) and a back end (49).
Commscope Asia Holdings B.v.

Steerable medical device, and use of a pull wire ring therein

the invention addresses the problem of limited functionality of the distal end of a steerable medical device due to the presence of the pull wire ring in the distal end portion. It relates to a steerable medical device (1) comprising a pull wire ring (100a-e) for imparting a bending movement on the steerable medical device.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Temporary tubes and a system for placing same in a patient

a temporary tube placement system includes a tube having a proximal end and a distal end, a camera supported by the tube at the distal end, a plurality of fiber optic filaments through which light from a light source travels from the proximal end to the distal end, a screen for displaying images from the camera, and a power source electrically attached to the camera and the light source. The enteral tube includes a tube having a distal end portion for placement within a patient and a proximal end portion and a lumen increasing in cross section from the proximal end portion toward the distal end portion along at least a portion of the tube..
Werd, Llc

Cross-polarized control channels for loading fiber optic transport systems

a method of loading a fiber optic transport system includes adding one or more control channels to an optical fiber having one or more channels, wherein each of the control channels comprises a pair of signals that are cross-polarized and each of the pair of signals is at a different frequency from one another; measuring optical power on the optical fiber; and adjusting optical power of the one or more control channels based on the measured optical power.. .
Ciena Corporation

Fiber-optic cable and manufacture

a fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber element including a core and cladding layer. A strength member layer is positioned over the optical fiber element and includes a layer of fiber elements composed of at least 25% high temperature fiber material.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.

Connector with trigger locking feature, and cable assemblies and methods including the same

a fiber optic connector includes a connector sub-assembly having a connector body, a latch arm extending outwardly and rearwardly from a portion of the connector body, a housing in which a rear portion of the connector sub-assembly is received, and a trigger extending outwardly from the housing and over the end of the latch arm. An end of the latch arm can be depressed toward the connector body, and the trigger is configured to flex toward the housing to depress the latch arm.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

System, adjusting a flame scanner

a flame scanner includes a lens barrel assembly defining a generally hollow body having a first end and a second end, and an opening formed in the first end, a lens positioned adjacent to the second end, and a fiber optic cable receivable through the opening in the first end, the fiber optic cable having a distal end. A field of view of the flame scanner is selectively adjustable by varying a position of the distal end of the fiber optic cable with respect to the lens..
General Electric Technology Gmbh

Distributed fiber optic acoustic detection device

a distributed fiber optic acoustic detection device employs a novel distributed acoustic detection method using a phase noise cancelling distributed acoustic sensing (pnc-das) technique.. .
Neubrex Co., Ltd.

Wet mate fiber optic connector

a wet mate optical connector in combination with a wave division multiplexer, there being a plurality of input fiber optic cables on an input side of the multiplexer and a fiber optic cable on an output side of the multiplexer connected for providing multiplexed optical signals from the input cables to the wet mate connector.. .
Ge Oil & Gas Uk Limited

Passive fiber optic butt coupling using a semiconductor etched feature

embodiments herein include an optical system that passively aligns a fiber array connector (fac) to a waveguide in a photonic chip. A substrate of the fac is machined or etched to include multiple grooves along a common axis or plane to hold optical waveguides, or more specifically, the fibers of the optical cables in the fac.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Optoelectronic module management platform

an optoelectronic module management system includes a network connection communicatively coupled to an optoelectronic module, a memory, and a processing device operatively coupled to the memory. The processing device is configured to perform or control performance of operations that include identify the optoelectronic module via a management network.
Finisar Corporation

Fiber optic assemblies for tapping live optical fibers in fiber optic networks employing wdm technology

a fiber optic assembly for supporting optical connections in a fiber optic network employing parallel optical configurations is described. In one embodiment, the fiber optic assembly includes at least two live multi-fiber components and at least one tap multi-fiber component.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Few-mode fiber endoscope

disclosed herein are configurations for few-mode fiber optical endoscope systems employing distal optics and few-mode, double-clad or other optical fiber wherein the systems directing an optical beam to a sample via the optical fiber; collecting light backscattered from the sample; direct the backscattered light to a detector via the optical fiber; and detect the backscattered light; wherein the directed optical beam is single mode and the collected light is one or more higher order modes.. .

Fiber optic connection inspection apparatus and method

a fiber optic connection inspection apparatus and method includes an adapter housing fitted to a video microscope camera configured to observe and records images of a direct contact and expanded beam fiber optic connector assemblies. The adapter housing is configured to rotatably connect the camera for 360 degree rotation about a longitudinal axis of the adapter housing, assuring inspection of a larger field of view.

Fiber optic cable packaging arrangement

a fiber optic enclosure assembly is disclosed herein. The assembly includes a fiber optic enclosure defining connection locations, a fiber optic cable extending from the connection locations of the fiber optic enclosure, and a covering defining a first axial end and a second axial end, the covering defining a throughhole extending from the first axial end to the second axial end, the throughhole extending along a central longitudinal axis of the covering, the covering defining a first cavity for receiving the fiber optic enclosure.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Tri-post cabinet with dual entry doors

a modular fiber optic cabinet system comprises a fiber optic cabinet and a transition skirt. The fiber optic cabinet comprises a cabinet top support portion, a cabinet bottom support portion, a pair of cabinet sidewalls extending therebetween, and a pair of downwardly extending cabinet flange portions.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Methods for forming connectorized fiber optic cabling

a connectorized fiber optic cabling assembly includes a loose tube fiber optic cable and a connector assembly. The cable has a termination end and includes: an optical fiber bundle including a plurality of optical fibers; at least one strength member, and a jacket surrounding the optical fiber bundle and the at least one strength member.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Tunable fiber optic connector

a fiber optic connector having a ferrule extending along a longitudinal axis and a ferrule holder from which the ferrule extends. The fiber optic connector also includes a housing having a housing body in which the ferrule holder is received and a housing cap configured to be attached to the housing body.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic adapter with enhanced alignment

a fiber-optic adapter with enhanced alignment is described. The adapter has two opposing housing halves and two opposing floating connector latches.
Panduit Corp.

Hardened fiber optic connector with pre-compressed spring

a fiber optic connector is disclosed that includes a plug body having a plug end and a connector core that mounts within the plug body. The connector core includes a ferrule subassembly including a ferrule, a ferrule hub that attaches to the ferrule, a spring holder and a connector spring.
Commscope Asia Holdings B. V.

Duplex mini lc connector

a fiber optic connector may include a body, a first fiber ferrule, and a second fiber ferrule. The first fiber ferrule may extend in a length direction of the body from a module-side end of the body.
Finisar Corporation

Curved electronic display element

a head-mounted display (hmd) including an electronic display. The electronic display is configured to output image light.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Optic fibres and fibre optic sensing

fiber optic cables with improved performance for use in distributed sensing, for instance in distributed acoustic sensors, are disclosed. In one embodiment a fiber optic cable (210) comprises a core (208) and cladding (206) disposed within a buffer material (202) surrounded by a jacket (204) and arranged so that the core is offset from the center of the cable.
Optasense Holdings Limited

Methods and systems employing fiber optic sensors for ranging

a system includes a drillstring with an electromagnetic (em) transmitter in a first borehole. The system also includes at least one fiber optic sensor deployed in a second borehole.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Fiber optic module and chassis

a telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of modules removably mounted within the chassis. The modules include one or more fiber optic signal input locations.
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distribution Co. , Ltd.

Apparatus and remotely engaging and disengaging a connector

an apparatus is provided that remotely manipulates a detachable device such a connector for a fiber optic connector. This apparatus comprising: a connector having two parts and a latch which are configured to engage and latch together in an engaged position when pressed in a direction of engagement.
Canon U.s.a., Inc.

Fiber optic connector

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connector and cable assembly. The fiber optic connector includes a connector body and ferrule assembly mounted in the connector body.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Optical fiber connection system

an optical fiber connection system includes a first and a second optical fiber, each with end portions that are terminated by a first and a second fiber optic connector, respectively. A fiber optic adapter connects the first and the second fiber optic connectors.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Apparatus and methods for furcating fiber optic cables

methods and apparatus for furcating fiber optic cables are provided. In some embodiments, a molded furcation tube array is generated by compressing rearward end portions of a plurality of furcation tubes together, and heating at least a portion of the rearward end portions to form a molded portion of the furcation tube array.
Afl Ig Llc

Through-casing fiber optic magnetic induction system for formation monitoring

a through-casing formation monitoring system may include a casing string positioned within a wellbore, a power source electrically coupled to a first transmitter configured to produce a magnetic field, a magnetic induction sensor positioned within the casing string such that the magnetic induction sensor allows a continued operation of the wellbore, a fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optical transducer within the magnetic induction sensor, and an optical interrogation system configured to receive measurements from the magnetic induction sensor via the fiber optic cable.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

System and device tracking via magnetic resonance imaging with light-modulated magnetic susceptibility markers

described here are systems and methods for using a laser-induced demagnetization of magnetic particles disbursed in a tracking marker to generate variable susceptibility effects that can be imaged with magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”). As one example, laser power is delivered to nickel particles using fiber optics.
Sunnybrook Research Institute

Optical health monitoring for aircraft overheat and fire detection systems

overheat and fire detection for aircraft systems includes an optical controller and a fiber optic loop extending from the optical controller. The fiber optic loop extends through one or more zones of the aircraft.
Kidde Technologies, Inc.

Aircraft overheat detection using optical fiber technology for system health monitoring

overheat and fire detection for aircraft systems includes an optical controller and a fiber optic loop extending from the optical controller. The fiber optic loop extends through one or more zones of the aircraft.
Kidde Technologies, Inc.

Optical health monitoring for aircraft overheat and fire detection

overheat and fire detection for aircraft systems includes an optical controller and a fiber optic loop extending from the optical controller. The fiber optic loop extends through one or more zones of the aircraft.
Kidde Technologies, Inc.

Optical health monitoring for aircraft overheat and fire detection systems

overheat and fire detection for aircraft systems includes an optical controller and a fiber optic loop extending from the optical controller. The fiber optic loop extends through one or more zones of the aircraft.
Kidde Technologies, Inc.

System and performing high-speed communications over fiber optical networks

processing a received optical signal in an optical communication network includes equalizing a received optical signal to provide an equalized signal, demodulating the equalized signal according to an m-ary modulation format to provide a demodulated signal, decoding the demodulated signal according to an inner code to provide an inner-decoded signal, and decoding the inner-decoded signal according to an outer code. Other aspects include other features such as equalizing an optical channel including storing channel characteristics for the optical channel associated with a client, loading the stored channel characteristics during a waiting period between bursts on the channel, and equalizing a received burst from the client using the loaded channel characteristics..
Walters Gardens, Inc.

Fiber optic light intensity encryption

a fiber optic light intensity encryption method is provided. The method includes determining light intensities associated with multi-frequency light pulses emitted by a laser transmitter apparatus in response to an encryptions process.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method for characterizing performance of a multimode fiber optical link and corresponding methods for fabricating a multimode optical fiber link showing improved performance and for improving performance of a multimode optical fiber link

disclosed is a method of characterizing a multimode optical fiber link including a light source and two or more multimode fibers. The method includes a step of characterizing each of said multimode fibers using a measurement of the dispersion modal delay (dmd) for each of said multimode fibers, and delivering, for each of said multimode fibers, at least three fiber characteristic curves as a function of a radial offset value r; a step of characterizing the light source by at least three source characteristic curves showing at least three parameters of the source as a function of a fiber radius r and obtained by a technique similar to the dmd measurement; and a step of computing an effective bandwidth (eb) of the link, comprising calculating a transfer function using both each of said source characteristic curves and each of said at least three fiber characteristic curves for each of said multimode fibers..
Draka Comteq B.v.

Two-sided optical fiber management tray and use

an arrangement for a fiber optic distribution network includes a fiber management tray having a first major side and an opposite second major side. The arrangement also includes a fiber optic cable including optical fibers.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic ferrule with improved ability to achieve ferrule mating plane contact

a fiber optic ferrule includes on a rear surface thereof a pair of spring pads, each of the pair of spring pads having an engagement surface facing away from the fiber optic ferrule to engage a spring to eliminate off-axis moments. A fiber optic connector is also provided that uses the fiber optic ferrule.
Us Conec, Ltd

All fiber temperature and air density sensor

air property measurement (e.g., air temperature, air density, etc.) sensors may take the form of an all-fiber-optic device employing rotational raman light detection and ranging technology. Not only do the fiber optic devices described herein require no moving parts, but also these devices may be compact in design and require less power to operate as compared to conventional apparatus.
Rd2, Llc

Methods and systems employing fiber optic sensors for electromagnetic cross-well telemetry

a system includes a drillstring with an electromagnetic (em) transmitter in a first borehole. The system also includes at least one fiber optic sensor deployed in a second borehole.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Method and performing retro peritoneal dissection

the foregoing application describes a system and method of performing a minimally invasive surgical operation. More specifically, the invention involves the use of disposable cannula and slender dilators of variable lengths, which incorporate a source of illumination to carry light to a surgical site and video capabilities for capturing and displaying images from a cmos or ccd camera device.

Methods and systems for providing a fiber optic cable network testing platform

in embodiments, methods and systems for implementing fiber optic cable network testing using a fiber optic cable network testing platform are provided. A fiber optic cable network testing adapter assembly comprises an attachment and a port.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Fog drone fleet orchestrator

embodiments herein describe a fog drone that selects, organizes, monitors, and controls a plurality of drones in a fleet. The fog drone receives a job to be completed from a dispatcher and identifies the resources for accomplishing the job such as the amount of material (e.g., fiber optic cable) or the type of drones (e.g., drones with rf antennas or digging implements) needed to execute the job.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Telecommunications terminal with removable modules

a fiber optic terminal includes an enclosure defining an interior space having a plurality module holders and at least one module removably positioned in one of the plurality of module holders. Each removable module may include at least one input adapter and a plurality of output adapters.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Hardened fiber optic connectors having a mechanical splice connector assembly

hardened fiber optic connectors having a mechanical splice assembly are disclosed. The mechanical splice assembly is attached to a first end of an optical waveguide such as an optical fiber of a fiber optic cable by way of a stub optical fiber, thereby connectorizing the hardened connector.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Health monitoring toilet system

a health monitoring toilet system collects urine in a toilet system which may resemble a traditional water toilet. The toilet system may include a urine capture basin for collecting urine as a user urinates as with a traditional toilet.

Dual purpose optical test instrument

one or more embodiments are directed to optical test instruments, such as fiber optic inspection scopes and optical power meters, for testing optical communication links, such as fiber optic connectors. The optical test instruments include a single test port that is able to operate in two modes of operation.
Fluke Corporation

Through-casing fiber optic electrical system for formation monitoring

a through-casing formation monitoring system may include a casing string positioned within a wellbore, a power source electrically coupled to the casing string, a voltage sensor electrically coupled to an inner surface of the casing string such that the voltage sensor allows a continued operation of the wellbore, a fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optical transducer within the voltage sensor, and an optical interrogation system configured to measure an electric potential applied to the electro-optical transducer via the fiber optic cable.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Stubbed terminal housing for communications vault or pedestal

a stubbed terminal housing for fiber optic cable management in a utility vault or pedestal housing having a body portion, a cavity within the body portion, a plurality of fiber optic fiber ports extending from the body portion for entry and exiting of fiber optic fibers, and a mounting portion extending from the body portion for attaching the stubbed terminal housing to the utility vault or pedestal housing.. .

Pushable fiber optic cable for small ducts

a fiber optic cable includes a jacket having an outside diameter and an inside diameter, the inside diameter defining a central bore having a centerline, a pair of tightly buffered optical fibers extending longitudinally through the central bore, and a pair of strength members extending longitudinally through the central bore, wherein the optical fibers and the strength members are un-stranded and arranged such that each one of the optical fibers is diametrically opposed from the other optical fiber and abutting the pair of strength members.. .

Optical fibers and methods associated therewith

embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the field of fiber optics, and more specifically to apparatuses, methods, and/or systems associated with testing fiber optic transmitters. In an embodiment, the present invention is an apparatus comprising a laser optimized multimode fiber having near minimally compliant effective modal bandwidth, near maximum channel length, and α-profile that produces an r-mmf dmd slope..

System and methods using fiber optics in coiled tubing

apparatus having a fiber optic tether disposed in coiled tubing for communicating information between downhole tools and sensors and surface equipment and methods of operating such equipment. Wellbore operations performed using the fiber optic enabled coiled tubing apparatus includes transmitting control signals from the surface equipment to the downhole equipment over the fiber optic tether, transmitting information gathered from at least one downhole sensor to the surface equipment over the fiber optic tether, or collecting information by measuring an optical property observed on the fiber optic tether.

Self aligning fiber optic beam shaping system

a beam-shaping optical system includes a sheath defining a central cavity having an inner wall, an optical fiber positioned within the cavity and engaged with the inner wall of the sheath, and a beam-shaping insert positioned within the sheath and engaged with the inner wall of the sheath. The beam-shaping insert includes a beam-shaping element with a reflective element aligned with an optical axis of the optical fiber.

Analyzing optical networks

in one embodiment, a system for analyzing optical networks includes a network analyzer optically coupled to a fiber optic network. The network analyzer may transmit a test signal to the fiber optic network, receive a reflected signal in response to transmitting the test signal, wherein the reflected signal is generated in response to the test signal interacting with a defect of the fiber optic network.
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Fiber optic cables with extruded access features and methods of making fiber optic cables

cables are constructed with embedded discontinuities in the cable jacket that allow the jacket to be torn to provide access to the cable core. The discontinuities can be longitudinally extending strips of polymer material coextruded in the cable jacket..
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Polarity changeable lc duplex adapter

a multi-polarity fiber optic adapter is configured to provide a plurality of connector polarity options. The adapter includes a housing and a plurality of ports, each port configured to receive and establish an optical connection with a ferrule of a fiber optic connector.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Trunk gland adapters and related trunk gland units and methods of connecting trunk cables to fiber optic enclosures

trunk gland adapters include an adapter body having an internal bore that is sized to receive a trunk cable gland so that a front end of the trunk cable gland extends through a front opening of the internal bore and a plurality of attachment clips that are configured to releasably attach the adapter body to a mounting aperture in a wall of a fiber optic enclosure. Related trunk gland units and methods of routing a trunk cable into an enclosure are also disclosed..
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Hybrid electrical optical connector with spring-loaded electrical contacts at a contact face

a hybrid fiber optic/electrical connector including a connector body (111) having a front end (112) and a back end (113); a ferrule (510) mounted at the front end of the connector body, the ferrule including a depth that extends from a front end (171) to a rear end (173) of the ferrule; a spring (129) for biasing the ferrule (510) in a forward direction relative to the connector body (111); a plurality of optical fibers (175) supported by the ferrule (510), the optical fibers having end faces (106) accessible at the front end (171) of the ferrule; and electrical conductors (179) supported by the ferrule (510), the electrical conductors including spring-loaded contacts (163) accessible at the front end (171) of the ferrule.. .
Commscope Asia Holdings B.v.

Fiber optic plate and producing the same

in an fop 1, a glass body 8 is configured by including antimicrobial glass portions 10 made of antimicrobial glass containing ag2o. Here, the glass containing silver does not have chemical durability, so that it has properties to easily emit ag ions due to moisture.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

Dynamic expansion of a distance measuring device having a variable optical attenuation element in the transmitting channel

a measuring device, in particular a tachymeter, laser scanner, profiler, or laser tracker, having an electronic laser distance measuring module, which comprises an optical transmitting channel having a transmitting unit and an optical receiving channel having a receiving unit for laser measuring radiation, wherein the beam guiding in the electronic laser distance measuring module is implemented by means of fiber optics, and wherein a settable attenuation unit based on an optically active crystal for attenuating the laser measuring radiation generated by the transmitting unit is provided in the optical transmitting channel.. .
Hexagon Technology Genter Gmbh

Fiber optic personnel safety systems and methods of using the same

a personnel monitoring system. The personnel monitoring system includes a host node having an optical source for generating optical signals, and an optical receiver.
Avalon Sciences Ltd

Remote probe for optical measuring machine

a probe for an optical measurement system includes a probe body arranged to be adjustably mounted in a measuring machine for optically measuring a test object. A single mode fiber optically coupled within the probe body transmits a source beam having an instantaneous or sequentially established bandwidth spanning a range of wavelengths to the probe body and also transmits a measurement beam from the probe body toward a detector.
Quality Vision International, Inc.

Stackable fiber optic transmitter/receiver modules

an apparatus in one embodiment comprises a first stackable transmitter/receiver module. The first stackable transmitter/receiver module comprises a housing having first and second ends and multiple sides between the first and second ends, a first signal connector arranged at the first end of the housing, a second signal connector arranged at the second end of the housing, and one or more sets of interconnects arranged on respective ones of the sides of the housing.

Retractable fiber optic reel assembly

a fiber optic retractable cord reel assembly is disclosed. The fiber optic cord reel assembly includes a continuous fiber optic cord with a retractable end enclosed in a shroud and a stationary end exposed from the shroud.

Push-pull type fiber optic connector assembly

a push-pull type fiber optic connector assembly includes a fiber optic connector connectable to fiber optic adapter and including connector housing, latch having elastic arm extended from top of connector housing for locking connector housing to fiber optic adapter, recessed portion located at bottom side relative to latch, pressure rod extended from recessed portion, fiber ferrule mounted in cable passage inside connector housing, connector sub assembly mounted in connector housing to hold fiber ferrule and fiber optic cable having fiber core inserted through fiber ferrule, and operating handle including sliding cap movably capped on connector housing, push member having push arm forwardly extended from sliding cap, cam located at one side of push arm and inserted into recessed portion of fiber optic connector, and handle shaft extended from sliding cap to pull sliding cap backwards in forcing down wedge-shaped pressure rod for disengaging fiber optic connector from fiber optic adapter.. .

Methods and systems for distributing fiber optic telecommunications services to local area

a fiber optic drop terminal assembly includes a housing, a spool and a fiber optic distribution cable. The housing has a first exterior surface and an oppositely disposed second exterior surface.

Method and auto correcting the distributed temperature sensing system

system and method for correcting the potential errors occurring in a fiber optic temperature measurement system are disclosed. In one respect, a dual light sources configuration is provided.

Methods and apparatuses for forming fibrous tubes

embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses and methods for fabricating tubular structures from a combination of fibrous materials for use in, for example, tissue engineering scaffold applications. These materials may also be useful in other biological or non-biological applications in which such tubular fibrous structures may be applicable, examples including conventional medical devices, filters, fiber optics, cable wraps, geotextiles, batteries, fuel cells, armor, and other diverse applications..

Cable guide for fiber optic cables

a fiber optic cable guide may have an elongated base member that is curved along at least a portion of its length to define and limit the amount of curvature to be applied to a portion of a fiber optic cable while also defining the angular offset applied to the cable. The guide may be releasably attachable to a cable, and may include a cable retention member at each end of the base member that retains the cable with the guide..
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Hardened fiber optic connector

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connector for use with a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector includes a connector housing having an end defining a plug portion.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Duplex fiber optic components suitable for polarity reversal

embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for a fiber optic connector assembly configured for polarity reversal in accordance with some embodiments. An assembly may include a housing to receive a fiber optic cable, at least one back post connected with the housing, a ferrule including at least an optical fiber of the fiber optic cable, insertable into the back post, and a connector component comprising a front housing.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Fiber optic connector

a fiber optic connector assembly incorporates features that improve structural rigidity and the integrity of transmitted signals. These features also allow the connector assembly to be accessed easily in high density connectivity environments.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Polarity identification for polarity reversing duplex unibody connectors

a fiber optic connector assembly incorporates features that improve structural rigidity and the integrity of transmitted signals. These features also facilitate a technique for reversing polarity of the connector assembly with little or no risk of twisting the optical fibers and without requiring the housing assembly to be disassembled.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Managed fiber connectivity systems

a communications connection system includes an adapter module defining at least first and second ports and at least one media reading interface mounted at one of the ports. The first adapter module is configured to receive a fiber optic connector at each port.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Multilink Inc.

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Diode laser packages with flared laser oscillator waveguides

a high brightness diode laser package includes a plurality of flared laser oscillator waveguides arranged on a stepped surface to emit respective laser beams in one or more emission directions, a plurality of optical components situated to receive the laser beams from the plurality of flared laser oscillator waveguides and to provide the beams in a closely packed relationship, and an optical fiber optically coupled to the closely packed beams for coupling the laser beams out of the diode laser package.. .
Nlight, Inc.

Fiber optic cable deployment assemblies, systems, and methods

an assembly for deploying fiber optic cable includes a housing defining a cavity and comprising a wall. The wall defines an opening allowing a fiber optic cable to pass.
Opterna Technology Limited

Cable termination assembly and connectors

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connector assembly having a fiber optic connector including a main connector body and a rear insert secured within a rear cable termination end of the main connector body. The fiber optic connector assembly has a fiber optic cable that includes an optical fiber, a strength layer and an outer jacket.
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba

Optical fiber connector with changeable gender

a multi-fiber, fiber optic connector is interchangeable between a male connector and a female connector by including a pin retainer having a releasable retention device configured to lock the pins in place within the retainer. The retention device may be opened, for example, with a release tool, to free the retention pins for removal of the pins.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic connector with polarity change

a fiber optic connector includes a boot receiving an optical fiber; a connector body for receiving the optical fiber and terminating the optical fiber; and a latch coupled to the connector body, the latch for engaging an adapter for receiving the fiber optic connector, the latch repositionable relative to the connector body to enable polarity change of the fiber optic connector without changing a relative position of the connector body and the optical fiber.. .
The Siemon Company

Optic fiber connection for a force sensing instrument

in one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a housing linkable with a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, a shaft operably coupled to the housing, a force transducer on a distal end of the shaft, and a plurality of fiber optic strain gauges on the force transducer. In one example, the plurality of strain gauges are operably coupled to a fiber optic splitter or an arrayed waveguide grating (awg) multiplexer.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Telecommunications module

a cable boot is mounted to a telecommunications module housing an optical component, wherein the cable boot extends outwardly from the module. The cable boot is mounted by axially passing the cable boot over a plurality of cables carrying fiber optic signals leading to the optical component, axially passing a portion of the cable boot through a cutout defined on a main housing of the telecommunications module, placing a boot retainer over the boot in a direction transverse to the axial direction to capture the flexible boot against movement both in the axial direction and the transverse direction, and mounting a cover on the main housing to capture the boot retainer against the main housing..
Commscope Technologies Llc

Method and spectrally broadening radiation

a spectrally broadened radiation apparatus, including a laser configured to emit, through an output of the laser, radiation substantially only in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, the radiation having a nominal wavelength, and an optical fiber optically coupled to the output of the laser, the optical fiber having an input to receive the radiation from the laser and having an output to provide spectrally broadened output radiation, the optical fiber configured to spectrally broaden the radiation from the laser to a spectral width of at least 0.5 nm around the nominal wavelength.. .
Asml Holding N.v.

Smart subsea pipeline with conduits

pipeline segments can contain cables, such as communication cables (e.g., fiber optic cables) within insulation material surrounding the pipeline segments. Cables can be embedded within the insulation material, run through conduits embedded within the insulation material, placed in channels formed in the insulation material, or otherwise.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Fiber optic wall jack

aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate generally to fiber wall jacks including connector covers for protecting mating fiber optic connectors or adapters that prevent light emissions from the fiber-optics of the connectors when the adapter is open (i.e., when no mating connector is inserted). The connector covers providing protection of the open end from environmental contamination..
Commscope Technologies Llc

Duplex fiber optic connector plug

a duplex fiber optic connector plug includes at least one fiber optic connector, a first casing, a second casing and a release lever. The release lever is axially coupled to a surface of the first casing and has an end coupled to a release bracket of the fiber optic connector to form a seesaw design.
Jyh Eng Technology Co., Ltd.

Optical fiber alignment device and method

a fiber optic alignment device includes a first and a second alignment block and a first and a second gel block. A fiber passage extends from a first end to a second end of the fiber optic alignment device.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Apparatus for and terminating a multi-fiber ferrule

an apparatus allows a plurality of optical fibers to be held together during the termination process. A handling device holds the optical fibers while a cleaving device allows for consistent cleaving of the optical fibers to ensure the ends are cleaved consistently.
Us Conec, Ltd

Optical circulators integrated into transceivers

an optical circulator integrated into a transceiver for bi-directional communication may include a core configured to pass a transmission signal in a transmit direction and a received signal in a receive direction. The optical circulator may include an input port optically coupled to the core.
Finisar Corporation

Microseismic monitoring with fiber-optic noise mapping

the combination of one or more 3-component microseismic sensors deployed into a wellbore adjacent a microseismic event and a linear array of distributed fiber optic acoustic sensors deployed uphole thereof provides two sets of data for establishing noise-free signals for locating the microseismic event in the formation about the wellbore. The distributed fiber optic signals monitor noise transmitted along coiled tubing used to pump a completion operation or as a result of the fluid flowing through the casing or coiled tubing, or along wireline used to deploy the microseismic sensors.
Kobold Corporation

Smart subsea pipeline with channels

pipeline segments can contain cables, such as communication cables (e.g., fiber optic cables) within insulation material surrounding the pipeline segments. Cables can be embedded within the insulation material, run through conduits embedded within the insulation material, placed in channels formed in the insulation material, or otherwise.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Method for developing oil and gas fields using high-power laser radiation for more complete oil and gas extraction

a system for extracting oil and gas includes at least one drilling rod having an elongated body and a working head positioned at the distal end of the elongated body, wherein the working head has a proximal end and a distal end, a first mechanical drilling device positioned at the distal end of the working head, a second mechanical drilling device position at the proximal end of the working head, a central laser emitter positioned at the distal end of the working head, at least one lateral emitter positioned on a side wall of the working head between the distal end and the proximal end, a fiber optic cable positioned within a lumen of the elongated body and coupled to the central laser emitter and the at least one lateral emitter, and a laser source coupled to and supplying a laser beam to the fiber optic cable.. .

Reel rotation device for use with fiber optic cable storage reel

a device for rotating a reel of fiber optic cable comprising an elongated l-shaped frame with a first side for supporting a reel in its vertical position and a second side for supporting a reel in its horizontal position. Each of the first and the second sides may be supported by casters.
Afl Telecommunications Llc

Methods and asymmetric distribution of mixed content via a network

methods and apparatus for asymmetric distribution of mixed content via a network. Current optical fiber-based access network technologies are multiplexed onto the same fiber for delivery via a common optical distribution network (odn).
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for integrating wireless technology into a fiber optic network

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Compensation of nonlinear impairment in fiber optic links by including distributed variations of waveguide dispersive properties

the invention relates to the aspects of implementation of compensation, or equalization devices aimed at nonlinear impairment mitigation in fiber optic communication systems by means of including the spatially varying dispersive characteristics, or parameters of the underlying waveguides and their potential performance improvement from utilization of those parameters.. .

Electronic dispersion compensation methods and implementations using rlc filter synthesis

a method and apparatus for compensating optical dispersion over an optical fiber are provided in fiber optic communications to increase a transmission distance by overcoming the optical dispersion caused by wavelength changes of light sources and dispersion effects of a fiber. In one implementation, the present technology may be implemented in the form of a rlc passive microwave filter with no extra power consumption.
Oe Solutions America, Inc.

Gigabit ethernet analyzer for optical time domain reflectometer

this invention relates to a fiber optic fiber testing device presented in an app that compares three fiber link parameters against a table of specifications required in order for that fiber to transmit data at a particular speed. The invention presents a convenient ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ result for each parameter tested that immediately verifies whether the fiber being tested will meet the minimum basic criteria for transmission of data at a particular bandwidth speed, in accordance with that particular fiber manufacturer's specifications..

Multicore optical fibers and methods of manufacturing the same

a multicore optical fiber with a reference section having a material defining a marked multicore glass optical fiber. The multicore fibers can be in groupings, for example, the groupings can be in the form of one of an optical fiber ribbon covered by a matrix, and a tight buffered cable.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Panel-mountable fiber optic cable feedthrough

a novel panel-mountable fiber optic cable feedthrough is described that has two main body parts that can be brought together around single or multiple fiber optic cables and secured in place to prevent slippage of the cable(s). Use of two such main body parts that split along a plane that passes through the axis of the fiber optic cable(s) allows joining the two main parts at any position along the cable(s) without the need to thread the cable(s) through a one or more pre-formed cylindrical cavities in the body of the feedthrough.

Fiber optic cable module holder

a holder for a plurality of fiber optic cable modules. The holder may includes a tray, wherein the tray is movably positionable in a chassis; and a plurality of mounts coupled to the tray, each mount configured to releasably retain a module of a plurality of various types of modules relative to the tray..
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Slim line tactical fiber optic cable

the invention relates to a fiber optic cable for information transmission, comprised of multiple buffered optical fibers surrounded by aramid yarn within a thermoplastic jacket, produced using a tpe hytrel buffer, manufactured using a pressure tooling extrusion process. This hytrel buffering allows for the production of a cable that has a one-third smaller diameter compared to standard pvc buffered distribution cable.

Fiber optic ferrule assembly and manufacturing the same

a fiber optic ferrule assembly is provided, which comprises a ferrule and an optical fiber received in the ferrule. The ferrule and the optical fiber are directly joined together, so as to fix the optical fiber in the ferrule.
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distuibution Co., Ltd.

Fiber optic diffraction grating

the present invention is directed to an optical fiber grating having a core, that is capable of controlling the light signal transmission therethrough by causing at least one of: at least one spectral peak, and/or at least one spectral dip in its core light transmission spectrum, corresponding to at least one predetermined wavelength. The inventive optical fiber diffraction grating comprises at least one longitudinally positioned structural element of a predetermined geometric profile and that is configured for diffracting a portion of the transmitted light signal at at least one predefined wavelength thereof, from at least one core mode into at least one of: at least one cladding mode and/or at least one radiating mode.
Chiral Photonics, Inc.

Three/four dimensional data management and imaging for big oilfield data

oilfield and wellbore data may include geophone data (seismic) and airborne surveys such as microseep data, as well as fiber optic measurements collected utilizing a distributed sensing system. Continuous monitoring of various oilfield and wellbore properties, such as temperature, pressure, bragg gradient, acoustic, and strain, and the like, may generate a large volume of data, possibly spanning into several terabytes.
Petrabytes Inc.

Detection of strain in fiber optics cables induced by narrow-band signals

a method may include transmitting a narrowband signal into a formation using a transmitter located in a wellbore. The narrowband signal is modified by passage of through the formation and the formation reflects at least a portion of the narrowband signal back to the wellbore resulting in a modified narrowband signal having a first frequency.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Low etendue light source for fiber optic sensors in high temperature environments

a fiber optic sensor to determine a property in an environment with a temperature exceeding 150 degrees celsius includes a light source to emit broadband light, an etendue of the light source being less than 1000 square micro meter-steradians (μm2 sr), and an optical fiber to carry incident light based on the broadband light and a reflection resulting from the incident light. A photodetector detects a resultant light based on the reflection and outputs an electrical signal, and a processor processes the electrical signal from the photodetector to determine the property..

Optoelectronic transducer with integrally mounted thermoelectric cooler

an apparatus and method of assembly are described that provide improved mechanisms for cooling an optoelectronic transducer in a fiber optic system. The apparatus includes a thermoelectric cooler (tec) secured to the optoelectronic transducer for removing heat from the optoelectronic transducer in response to instructions from a tec driver, as well as a microcontroller electrically connected to the tec driver for monitoring temperature and communicating with the tec driver to selectively activate and deactivate the tec at least partially based on the monitored temperature and/or other measured/detected data to effect a more efficient cooling mechanism for optoelectronic transducers, such as vcsels.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

Optical fiber connector assembly

a crimp connector is disclosed for enhancing pull-retention of a fiber optic cable in a fiber optic connector assembly housing. The connector has a flange for engaging with the housing and crimp member for engaging with the cable..
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic connectors having a ferrule with an integral ferrule insertion stop

a ferrule-based fiber optic connectors having a connector assembly with a ferrule having an integral ferrule insertion stop for limiting the insertion of the ferrule into a ferrule sleeve are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic connector comprising a connector assembly, a connector sleeve assembly and a female coupling housing.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Ferrule-based fiber optic connectors with ferrule retraction balancing using axial gap geometry

ferrule-based fiber optic connectors having a ferrule-retraction balancing characteristic are disclosed. An example fiber optic connector includes a connector assembly and a connector sleeve assembly.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Ferrule-based fiber optic connectors with ferrule retraction balancing

a ferrule-based fiber optic connectors having a ferrule retraction balancing characteristic for preserving optical performance are disclosed. The fiber optic connector comprises a connector assembly, a connector sleeve assembly and a balancing resilient member.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Retrofit cover for fiber optic cable connection

a cover for a fiber optic cable connection includes a cap portion having a first housing portion having a first housing wall, a second housing portion having a second housing wall, and a coupler portion that couples the first housing portion and the second housing portion in a closed position. The first housing wall and the second housing wall define a housing opening.
Preformed Line Productions Co.

Das for well ranging

using distributed acoustic sensing (das) fiber optic cable for borehole surveying and/or well ranging.. .
Conocophillips Company

Optical ferrule for multi-fiber cable and hardened multi-fiber optic connector therefore

a multi-fiber cable assembly includes an optical connector and a cable. The optical connector includes a connector body; an optical ferrule body, and alignment elements.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Optical fiber connector with changeable polarity

a multi-fiber, fiber optic connector may include a reversible keying arrangement for determining the orientation for plugging the connector into an adapter to thereby allow for a change in polarity of the connection to be made on site. The connector housing may be configured to engage with a removable key that may be engaged with the housing in at least two different locations to provide the plug-in orientation, or the housing may have slidably displaceable keys movable between multiple positions on the housing..
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Methods and devices for preventing contamination of fiber optic connectors

a dust cap for use with a fiber optic connector. The connector has a ferrule comprising an optical fiber.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Direct cooling platform with vapor compression refrigeration cycle and applications thereof

a direct refrigeration cooling platform can cool high heat density sources such as leds, ic chip, power amplifiers and laser diodes. The platform utilizes a combination of technologies from a water cooled cold plate design and a vapor compression refrigeration system.

Integrated seismic monitoring system and method

an integrated seismic system and method for monitoring seismic parameters of a subsurface structure is provided. The integrated seismic system includes a base station; a plurality of mobile satellite nodes, each of the plurality of mobile satellite nodes having sensor stations for collecting seismic data from the subsurface structure; and a fiber optic cable extending from the base station to the plurality of mobile satellite nodes and operatively linking the plurality of mobile satellite nodes and the sensor stations; the base station comprising: a light source for sending a light through the fiber optic cable, the light being distributed to the sensor stations and, in the sensor stations, experiencing a change or phase shift related to a physical property being measured; and a seismic acquisition unit for receiving seismic signals from the plurality of mobile satellite nodes via the fiber optic cable and generating seismic parameters therefrom..
Shell Oil Company

Flexible substrate fiber optic sensing mat for distributed acoustic sensing

a prefabricated mat-like structure having lengths of fiber mounted thereon or therein in a predetermined deployment pattern that provides a high spatial density of fiber to give increased spatial sensing resolution is described. The prefabricated mat-like structures may be very easily deployed by being placed against and/or wrapped around an object to be monitored, typically being fastened in place by clamps or the like.
Silixa Ltd.

Damped fiber optic accelerometers, sensors, and sensor assemblies, and methods of assembling the same

a fiber optic sensor is provided. The fiber optic sensor includes: a fixed portion configured to be secured to a body of interest; a moveable portion; a spring member positioned at least partially between the fixed portion and the moveable portion; an optical fiber wound in contact with the fixed portion and the moveable portion such that the optical fiber spans at least a portion of the spring; and an elastomeric material provided in contact with at least one of the fixed portion, the moveable portion, the spring member, the body of interest, and the optical fiber..
Avalon Sciences, Ltd

Fiber optic magneto-responsive sensor assembly

a sensor assembly for passive detections of downhole well features. Embodiments include a casing collar locator assembly that utilizes fiber optics in combination with a magneto-responsive sensor to detect casing collars and provide real-time location information in a well.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Video capture, processing, calibration, computational fiber artifact removal, and light-field pipeline

an image capture system includes a plurality of image sensors arranged in a pattern such that gaps exist between adjacent image sensors of the plurality of image sensors. Each of the image sensors may be configured to capture sensor image data.
Lytro, Inc.

Strain relief device for a fiber optic connector

a fiber optic connector is described herein. The fiber optic connector includes a ferrule for supporting at least one optical fiber of a fiber optic cable, a ferrule holder from which the ferrule extends, a housing in which the ferrule holder is received, and a strain relief device at least partially located within the housing.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition method

an image acquisition apparatus includes a fiber optic member including optical fibers, and transmitting an optical image from an input end face to an output end face, an imaging device including pixels, imaging the optical image from the output end face, and outputting an image, and an image processing device performing flat field correction of a fixed pattern noise for the image from the imaging device. The image processing device sets a first switching point of the correction on the basis of a noise peak point, performs the flat field correction in a case where output intensity from an object pixel of the image is lower than first switching intensity at the first switching point, and does not perform the correction in a case where the output intensity is higher than the first switching intensity..
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

Enhanced acoustic sensing system

a system and method for enhanced acoustic sensing of signals in a pipe using a fiber optic sensing cable that can be interrogated by distributed acoustic sensing (das) systems wherein a crescent shaped metallic device is used for attaching to the exterior of the pipe, the crescent shaped metallic device having the one or more fiber optic sensing cables embedded within an upper part of the crescent shaped device, and the crescent shaped metallic device may have one or more cavities or channels that may be empty or partially or completely filled with acoustic filters.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

Manufacturing enhanced acoustic sensing system

a method for making a crescent shaped metallic device for attaching to the exterior of the pipe to provide intimate contact for an enhanced acoustic sensing system using a fiber optic sensing cable that can be interrogated by distributed acoustic sensing (das) systems wherein the crescent shaped metallic device is used for attaching to the exterior of the pipe and the method of making includes the use of additive layer-wise manufacturing.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

Mini-fluidics cassette for colorimetric nutrient analysis and a using same

a mini-fluidics cassette, for detection of at least one analyte in a sample, comprising, at least one sample inlet port, at least one reagent inlet port, at least one outlet port, at least one channel extending between said at least one sample inlet port and said at least one outlet port, at least one insertion port for a fiber optic cable light source, at least one insertion port for a fiber optic cable spectrophotometer distant said at least one insertion port for a fiber optic cable light source, wherein said at least one insertion port for a fiber optic cable light source and said at least one insertion port for a fiber optic cable spectrophotometer forms part of the at least one channel, and is proximate said at least one outlet port and forms at least one reading cell/path length for light from said fiber optic cable light source to said fiber optic cable spectrophotometer port.. .
Narwhal Analytical Corporation (ontario Corporation Number 002408580)

Fiber bragg grating multi-point pressure sensing guidewire with birefringent component

a system and method are presented for detecting and measuring pressure within a region of a body lumen or vessel. The pressure sensing system includes a light source for transmitting light through a pathway of polarization maintaining fiber optic wire.
Lake Region Medical, Inc.

System and a subscriber-powered network element

a system for powering a network element of a fiber optic wide area network is disclosed. When communication data is transferred between a central office (co) and a subscriber terminal using a network element to convert optical to electrical (o-e) and electrical to optical (e-o) signals between a fiber from the central office and twisted wire pair, coaxial cable or ethernet cable transmission lines from the subscriber terminal, techniques related to local powering of a network element or drop site by the subscriber terminal or subscriber premise remote powering device are provided.

Optical fiber distribution system

a cable mount for fixing a strength member of a fiber optic cable to a fixture includes a front end, a rear end, and a longitudinal channel therebetween, the channel defined by upper and lower transverse walls and a vertical divider wall. The channel receives a portion of the cable.
Adc Czech Republic S.r.o.

Fiber optic enclosure with external cable spool

a fiber optic telecommunications device includes an enclosure defining an interior. A first fiber optic adapter is provided at the enclosure.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Slidable fiber optic connection module with cable slack management

a fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module. The fiber optic module includes a main housing portion defining fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame and a cable management portion for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame.
Commscope Technologies Llc

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.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic closure

a fiber optic communications arrangement includes a closure with an interior volume; the closure including at least one cable through-port in communication with the interior volume; and an expansion component attached to an exterior portion of the closure and having an interior region in communication with the closure interior volume. The expansion component includes ruggedized fiber optic adapters mounted thereto.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic cassette, system, and method

a fiber optic cassette including a body defining a front and an opposite rear and an enclosed interior. A cable entry location is defined in the body for a cable to enter the interior of the cassette.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic module and system including rear connectors

a telecommunications assembly including a housing and a plurality of modules mounted within the housing. The modules includes a rear face in which is mounted at least one fiber optic connector.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Wall box adapted to be mounted at a mid-span access location of a telecommunications cable

a wall box includes an enclosure having a base and a cover connected to the base. The base and the cover enclose an interior region.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Dust caps having coding system for facilitating installing a fiber optic network

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network including first and second optical components desired to be optically coupled together, and third and fourth optical components desired to be couple together. The first and second optical components include first and second de-mateable connection locations having dust caps with first coordinated indicia.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Optical fiber connector assembly

optical fiber connector assembly for a fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber having an end portion terminated with a ferrule. The optical fiber connector assembly includes: a sleeve configured to at least partially house the end portion of the optical fiber terminated with the ferrule; a connector including a body extending lengthwise and having an internal passageway for the sleeve, the body having a distal portion, configured to house the sleeve and to mate with a corresponding receptacle, and a proximal portion configured to be coupled to an end portion of the fiber optic cable, the proximal portion having on its lateral surface at least one aperture; and a crimping element adapted to couple the proximal portion of the body to the end portion of the fiber optic cable at the at least one aperture.
Prysmian S.p.a.

Strain relief boot and fiber optic cable assembly including the same

a strain relief boot and a fiber optic cable assembly are described. The strain relief boot has a first conduit made of at least a first material.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Connector for multiple core optical fiber

a fiber optic plug, suitable for multi-core fiber (mcf), is structured to hold satellite cores of the mcf in a precise angular positions so as to attain suitable alignment with satellite cores of a mating connector. The plug includes features to permit a ferrule holding the mcf to move longitudinally relative to the connector's housing, so that a spring may control a mating force to an abutting ferrule of a mating connector.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Fiber optic adapter assembly

a fiber optic adapter assembly is provided with a floating adapter module. The adapter assembly includes a housing, an adapter module, and a single biasing member disposed in the housing and concentrically aligned with the adapter module.
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba

Temperature measurement of fiber optics by means of thermal induced fluorescence

a method for temperature measurement includes measuring intensities of two adjacent wavelengths emitted from a heated optical fiber and calculating the thermal population distribution between associated energy levels.. .
Soreq Nuclear Research Center

Fiber optic manufacturing in space

aspects of the embodiments are directed to systems and methods for forming an optical fiber in a low gravity environment, and an optical fiber formed in a low gravity environment. The system can include a preform holder configured to secure a preform; a heating element secured to a heating element stage and residing adjacent the preform holder; a heating element stage motor configured to move the heating element stage; a tension sensor; a spool; a spool tension motor coupled to the spool and configured to rotate the spool; and a control system communicably coupled to the heating element stage motor and the spool tension motor and configured to control the movement of the heating element stage based on a rotational speed of the spool.
Foms Inc.

Endo-optic illuminator

an endo-optic illuminator has a compartment, a divider within the compartment, and a fiber optic cable in optical communication with the divider and with the light source of a microscope. The fiber optic cable transmits the light through its length.

Fiber optic connector with dual multi-fiber ferrules, and cable assemblies and systems including the same

a fiber optic connector includes first and second ferrules arranged next to each other. The first and second ferrules each have a plurality of bores configured to support respective optical fibers.
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc

Electronic sensor apparatus, methods, and systems

a down-hole apparatus comprises a unitary seamless section defining a chamber, a clamping section to engage a fiber optic cable, actuator electronics enclosed in the chamber, and an actuator to acoustically couple the actuator electronics to the fiber optic cable. The apparatus can include a temperature sensor, a microphone, or a geophone, enclosed by the chamber.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Fibet optic pulsed polarimetry

this disclosure is directed to fiber optic pulsed polarimeters based on either streak camera or photodiode detection using a backscatter tailored optical fiber and the polarization optical time domain reflectometry technique for conducting remote diagnostic measurements of inducing fields along the fiber. The backscatter tailored optical fiber comprises a single mode fiber with an array of fiber bragg gratings written to produce a predetermined distribution of backscatter signal in intensity and spectral content in response to a pulse propagating along the array.

Smart subsea pipeline

pipeline segments can contain cables, such as communication cables (e.g., fiber optic cables) within insulation material surrounding the pipeline segments. Cables can be embedded within the insulation material, run through conduits embedded within the insulation material, placed in channels formed in the insulation material, or otherwise.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Phototherapy sleep mask

a phototherapy mask adapted to fit over the eye area of the user. The mask comprises a plurality of semiconductor light sources such as, but not limited to, light-emitting diodes (leds) or laser diodes, fiber optics, full spectrum light sources, rgb leds, piezo transducers, vibrational transducers (ultrasonic or otherwise), or a combination thereof, that provide therapeutic and rejuvenating effects to human tissue.

Multi-modal fiber optic probe and spectroscopy system

a fiber-optic probe for multi-modal characterization of a tissue. The fiber optic probe may comprise a first group of fibers associated with a first modality of light.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Dynamically-distributable multiple-output pump for fiber optic amplifier

a multiple-output laser component is described with a plurality of diode lasers in a common package, each of the diode lasers having distinct electrical control and optically coupled to a distinct output fiber, the component configured such that up to a maximum total output power can be selectively and dynamically partitioned among said diode lasers. The dynamic allocation can be based on demand for laser power in a fiber optic coupled to each diode laser.
Neophotonics Corporation

High-power low-resistance electromechanical cable

a high-power low-resistance electromechanical cable constructed of a conductor core comprising a plurality of conductors surrounded by an outer insulating jacket. Each conductor has a center conductor element surrounded by a plurality of copper wires, wherein the plurality of copper wires is compacted to have a non-circular cross-section.
Wireco Worldgroup Inc.

Connecting mid-board optical modules

a system for connecting a fiber optic cable to a laminate has a clip which attaches to a cover on the circuit board. The clip supports ferrules which are connected to a photonic device on the board.
International Business Machines Corporation

Optical fiber connector assembly

optical fiber connector assembly for a fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber having an end portion terminated with a ferrule and rod members. The optical fiber connector assembly includes: a ferrule holder configured to hold the end portion of the optical fiber, the ferrule and the rod members; a connector having an internal passageway for housing the ferrule holder; a locking member extending lengthwise and having an internal passageway for the end portion of the fiber optic cable.
Prysmian S.p.a.

Fiber optic hybrid adapter and connector assemblies

fiber optic connection assemblies that may include hybrid adapters and connector assemblies are generally described. The hybrid adapter may be configured to connect a first connector type and a second connector type, the first connector type being different from the second connector type.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic sensing for variable area fan nozzles

a control system for a variable area fan nozzle (vafn) having a plurality of petals is disclosed. The control system may include at least one fiber optic shape sensor extending along at least one of the plurality of petals, and a light source operatively connected to the at least one fiber optic shape sensor.
The Boeing Company

Method and rapid sterilization of a room

methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser positioned within a housing to generate a pulsed laser beam; and intercepting the pulsed laser beam with a scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam outside the housing to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated.

Orthogonally redundant sensor systems and methods

a continuous glucose monitoring system may include a hand-held monitor, a transmitter, an insulin pump, and an orthogonally redundant glucose sensor, which may comprise an optical glucose sensor and a non-optical glucose sensor. The former may be a fiber optical sensor, including a competitive glucose binding affinity assay with a glucose analog and a fluorophore-labeled glucose receptor, which is interrogated by an optical interrogating system, e.g., a stacked planar integrated optical system.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Vital signs fiber optic sensor systems and methods

an intensity-based, micro-bending optical fiber sensor is disclosed herein, which is configured to acquire clean, stable, and reliable vital sign signals. Related systems and methods for vital sign monitoring are also provided herein.
Shenzhen Darma Technology Co., Ltd.

Vital signs fiber optic sensor systems and methods

an intensity-based, micro-bending optical fiber sensor is disclosed herein, which is configured to acquire clean, stable, and reliable vital sign signals. Related systems and methods for vital sign monitoring are also provided herein.
Shenzhen Darma Technology Co., Ltd.

Double fiber optic mode adapter

an exemplary embodiment of the disclosure provides a double fiber optic mode adapter including: a fiber core having a variable core diameter; a fiber cladding having a variable cladding size; a first input interface corresponding to a first core diameter and a first cladding size; a second input interface corresponding to a second core diameter and a second cladding size; a thermally-tapered region wherein the variable core diameter of the fiber core transitions from the first core diameter to the second core diameter and the variable cladding size of the fiber cladding transitions from the first cladding size to a third cladding size; and an etched tapered region wherein the variable core diameter of the fiber core is constant and the variable cladding size of the fiber cladding transitions from the third cladding size to the second cladding size. .
Optical Engines, Inc.

Mini-automation controller

systems and methods for controlling lab equipment such as transmitters are provided that includes a mini automation controller (mac). The system provides a control system, user interface, and interfaces, including network interfaces usable for interfacing equipment, mac, and user interfaces over a network, which provide a variety of functions including automation and monitoring of transmission sequences and receiver events.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Fiber indexing systems

the present disclosure relates to systems and method for deploying a fiber optic network. Distribution devices are used to index fibers within the system to ensure that live fibers are provided at output locations throughout the system.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Reduced-profile data transmission element connectors, adapters, and connection assemblies thereof

reduced-profile connection components are described. The reduced-profile connection components are configured to connect various data transmission elements, including cables, network devices, and computing devices.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Connector housing for securing an optical cable and methods of use and manufacture thereof

various connector housings for securing an optical cable, as well as methods of use and manufacture thereof are disclosed. A single-piece unitary connector housing body may include a first opening formed in a first end of the housing body, a second opening formed in a second end of the housing body, a bore through the housing body extending from the first opening to the second opening, and a back post surrounding the second opening.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic connector and fiber optic cable assembly with fiber optic cable anchored to boot of fiber optic connector

a fiber optic connector and cable assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a fiber optic connector and a fiber optic cable.
Te Connectivity Nederland B.v.

Optical fiber connector and assembling the same on site

the present disclosure provides an optical fiber connector, comprising an integrated ferrule assembly and an integrated outer housing assembly, the ferrule assembly being adapted to be fitted into the housing assembly. The ferrule assembly at least comprises an inner housing, a spring, a multi-hole ferrule, a multi-fiber optical cable, a sleeve and a thermal shrinkable tube.
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distribution Co., Ltd.

Simplified fiber optic connectors having lenses and making the same

disclosed are optical connectors having lenses along with methods for making the same. In one embodiment, the optical connector includes a fiber body having a front portion with a plurality of fiber guides, and a connector body having a plurality of connector body fiber guides that lead to a plurality of lenses at a front portion of the connector body.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic terminus adapter

a fiber optic adapter including a housing, a deflectable member and a locking member. The housing has a longitudinal passage extending between a first opening at a first end of the housing and a second opening at a second end of the housing, and the housing is sized to fit within a fiber optic receptacle.
Cotsworks, Llc

A borehole sensing seismic fiber optic tool

a borehole seismic sensing fiber optic tool comprises a fiber optic cable to be lowered in a borehole and at least one resonator array disposed on the fiber optic cable. Each array comprises at least one active element having resonance self-frequency in a range of frequencies of seismic waves to be measured..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Implementation of the focal plane 2d apd array for hyperion lidar system

aspects of the disclosure are related to a lidar device, comprising: a vibrating fiber optic cantilever system on a transmit (tx) path; and a two-dimensional (2d) light sensor array on a receive (rx) path.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated

Optical fibre interferometric system

disclosed is an optical fiber interferometric system including a light source (1), a fiber optic coil (8), a coil splitter (3), a photodetector (2), and a polarization filtering unit. According to an embodiment, the polarization filtering unit includes a first waveguide polarizer (51), at least one second thin-plate polarizer (52) and an optical waveguide section (12), the at least one second polarizer (52) being disposed in the rayleigh zone between a first waveguide end (21) of the first polarizer (51) and a second waveguide end (22) of the optical waveguide section (12)..
Ixblue

Fiber optic coiled tubing telemetry assembly

a system for use in carrying out downhole coiled tubing applications with two-way telemetry over a single fiber optic thread. The system includes uphole and downhole assemblies each having unique couplers.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Triaxial fiber optic force sensing catheter

a fiber optic force sensing assembly for detecting forces imparted at a distal end of a catheter assembly. The structural member may include segments adjacent each other in a serial arrangement, with gaps located between adjacent segments that are bridged by flexures.
St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à R.l.

Laser shaving

a device configured to cut hair using laser light includes a handle portion and a shaving portion. The handle portion includes a battery and a laser light source.

Laser shaving

a device configured to cut hair using laser light includes a handle portion and a shaving portion. The handle portion includes a battery and a laser light source.

A smartphone endoscope system

a smartphone endoscope system includes a smartphone with first and second imaging sensors, and an imaging optics attachment. The imaging optics attachment includes a first and second imaging apparatus, the first imaging apparatus including a first light source, a beam splitter, an objective lens, and a fiber optic imaging bundle, wherein the fiber optic imaging bundle delivers excitation light to a target which emits a fluorescence emission and a reflectance emission both collected by the fiber optic imaging bundle and transmitted to the first imaging sensor.

Fiber optic connector and pin keeper with field changeable guide pins

a new pin keeper and a connector that uses the pin keeper allows for installation and removal of guide pins within the pin keeper and the fiber optic connector in the field. The pin keeper may have latches that are accessible to disengage from a guide pin to allow removal or a tool may be used to widen openings in the pin keeper to allow the guide pins to be inserted or removed.
Klemm+sohn Gmbh & Co. Kg

Optical transceiver device

an optical transceiver device includes a baseplate including a set position for mounting an optical element, an alignment plate including a mounting unit, a first and a second reference hole. The device includes an optical-fiber fixing block configured to fixedly mount at least one of a lens unit and an optical fiber optically linked with the optical element and to include a first and a second post, and a housing for enclosing the optical-fiber fixing block and alignment plate.
Optomind Inc.

Narrow width adapters and connectors with spring loaded remote release

narrow width fiber optic connectors having spring loaded remote release mechanisms to facilitate access and usage of the connectors in high density arrays. A narrow width fiber optic connector comprises a multi-fiber connector, wherein a width of said narrow width fiber optic connector is less than about 12.4mm, a housing configured to hold the multi-fiber connector and further comprising a connector recess, and a pull tab having a ramp area configured to disengage a latch of one of an adapter and an sfp from said connector recess.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic connector with small profile, and cable assemblies, systems, and methods including the same

a fiber optic connector includes at least one ferrule configured to support at least one optical fiber, an inner connector body having a front end from which the at least one ferrule extends, a latch arm extending outwardly from the inner connector body, and a handle. The handle has a housing portion in which the inner connector body is at least partially received and a grip portion extending rearwardly from the housing portion.
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.

Fiber optic connector assemblies with adjustable polarity

connector assemblies having an adjustable polarity are described. For example, at least two ferrules may be arranged in a housing of the connector assembly within independent frame plugs in a certain polarity.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Polarity changeable lc duplex adapter

a multi-polarity fiber optic adapter is configured to provide a plurality of connector polarity options. The adapter includes a housing and a plurality of ports, each port configured to receive and establish an optical connection with a ferrule of a fiber optic connector.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Side-facet coupler having external mounting surface molded to facilitate alignment of optical connections

a molded waveguide side-facet coupler to facilitate an optical connection between optical side-facets and a fiber optic connector is disclosed. Instead of molding the side-facet coupler with the external mounting surface disposed on an external surface of the mold, the mold for the side-facet coupler is provided such that the mounting surface of the side-facet coupler is provided as a molded internal recess surface.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Micrometeoroid and orbital debris impact detection and location using fiber optic strain sensing

various embodiments may provide a strain-sensing apparatus configured to be attached to a micrometeoroid and orbital debris (mmod) shielding layer and data collection equipment in communication with the strain-sensing apparatus configured to detect an occurrence, a time, a location, and/or a severity of a mmod strike on the mmod shielding layer. The various embodiments may enable detection and/or location of potentially harmful mmod strikes on both human occupied and unmanned spacecraft..
Usa As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Imaging competent, bi-directionally articulable endotracheal tubes

a bi-directionally articulable endotracheal tube includes an articulator with a lever, pivoted on a bite block that, via two attached diametrical wires threaded through the tube wall, controls an articulee with two asymmetric notches sequestrated by three nested, specialized cuffs. A connector having an oval cross-section can effectively house and stopper a video stylet whose flexible tip is nimbly responsive to the articulator.
Farbes Medical, Llc

Systems and methods for spectroscopy of biological tissue

the system and method of the present invention relates to using spectroscopy, for example, raman spectroscopic methods for diagnosis of tissue conditions such as vascular disease or cancer. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a system for measuring tissue includes a fiber optic probe having a proximal end, a distal end, and a diameter of 2 mm or less.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Fiber optic enclosure with internal cable spool

a fiber optic enclosure assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a bearing mount disposed in the interior region of the housing. A cable spool is connectedly engaged with the bearing mount such that the cable spool selectively rotates within the housing.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Connecting mid-board optical modules

a clip connects two ferrules together, without a housing, to form a fiber optic connection. The clip has proximal and distal ends which define, and the clip has arms extending along the longitudinal axis to hold a cable-side ferrule in connection with fixed ferrule connected to a photonic module or die.
International Business Machines Corporation

Field-installable fiber optic connectors and related cable assemblies

field-installable mechanical splice connectors for making optical and/or electrical connections in the field are disclosed. One embodiment is a hybrid mechanical splice connector having an electrical portion and an optical portion that includes at least one electrical contact, a shell, and at least one body for receiving at least one field optical fiber and securing the electrical contact.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Multimode optical fiber and methods of manufacturing thereof

the present invention generally relates to the field of fiber optics, and more particularly, to apparatuses, systems, and methods directed towards improving effective modal bandwidth within a fiber optic communication environment. In an embodiment, a multimode optical fiber in accordance with the present invention comprises a core and cladding material system where the refractive indices of the core and cladding are selected to modify the shape of the profile dispersion parameter, y, as a function of wavelength in such a way that the alpha parameter (a-parameter), which defines the refractive index profile, produces negative relative group delays over a broad range of wavelengths.
Panduit Corp.

High speed distributed temperature sensing with auto correction

a system and method for a higher speed auto-correcting temperature measurement in a system using a fiber optic distributed sensor.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Fiber optic hydrophone sensors and uses thereof

a sensing method is based on using a special fiberoptic probe for detection of acoustic/ultrasound pressure in an immersion medium. The developed system is highly sensitive in detecting ultrasound waves up to 100 mhz, for imaging of micro structures and more.
Drexel University

Fiber optic gyroscope with integrated waveguide couplers and opto-electronic devices

this invention describes a gyroscope using a fiber coil which is coupled using integrated on-chip 3×3 and 2×2 couplers in coplanar as well as non-coplanar (ncp) configuration along with photodetectors, light sources, and processing electronics using si, soi, and ingaas-on-si, and other substrates. In one embodiment, a high sensitivity gyroscope using a combination of 2×2 and 3×3 waveguide couplers is described.

Systems for optical imaging of biological tissues

a fiber-based polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (ps-oct) system uses a new polarization diversity detection (pdd) scheme and requires no active polarization modulating components. Retardation of the sample can be determined from amplitudes of arbitrarily-oriented x- and y-components of the reflected light.
British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch

Fiber optic solutions for migration between duplex and parallel multi-fiber solutions allowing for full fiber utilization

fiber optic equipment that supports 8-fiber mpo configurations that enable migration between duplex transmission and 8-fiber parallel transmission is disclosed. The fiber optic equipment comprises a fiber optic module having a front end, a rear end, and opposing sides, wherein the front end, the rear end, and the opposing sides defining an area therewithin.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connector and cable assembly having a fiber locking mechanism

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connector and cable assembly. The fiber optic connector and cable assembly includes a fiber optic connector, a fiber optic cable, and an anchoring mechanism.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Small form factor flame resistant low smoke halogen free fiber optic cable

a fiber optic cable which comprises at least one subassembly. Each subassembly comprises 1 to 12 optical fibers, a plurality of yarn strength members free halogens, and a first jacket free of any halogens and having a thickness of between about 0.254 to about 0.305 mm.
Hitachi Cable America, Inc.

Connecting mid-board optical modules

a clip connects two ferrules together, without a housing, to form a fiber optic connection. The clip has proximal and distal ends which define, and the clip has arms extending along the longitudinal axis to hold a cable-side ferrule in connection with fixed ferrule connected to a photonic module or die.
Us Conec Ltd.

Ferrule for multi-fiber optical connector

a ferrule includes a body extending in a longitudinal direction between a front end and a back end of the ferrule. The front end defines a first end face and a pedestal extending from the first end face in the longitudinal direction.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Expanded beam connector concepts

a terminus for a fiber optic cable includes a ferrule. In one embodiment, an optical fiber of the cable passes through a central bore of the ferrule and is attached to a lens seated in a conical or cylindrical seat formed in an end surface of the ferrule by an epoxy.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Photonic integration platform

a soi device may include a waveguide adapter that couples light between an external light source—e.g., a fiber optic cable or laser—and a silicon waveguide on the silicon surface layer of the soi device. In one embodiment, the waveguide adapter is embedded into the insulator layer.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Distributed fiber optic monitoring of vibration to generate a noise log to determine characteristics of fluid flow

distributed fiber optic monitoring of vibration within a region of interest includes acquiring distributed vibration data from optical backscatter generated in response to an interrogating pulse of optical energy launched into an optical fiber deployed in a region of interest having a fluid flow, and generating a noise log from the distributed vibration data that includes a plurality of traces representing vibration energy above or below selected frequencies at a plurality of locations in the region of interest. Characteristics of the fluid flow in the region of interest are then determined based on the noise log..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Fiber optics to monitor pipeline cathodic protection systems

a system implementing fiber optics to monitor pipeline cathodic protection systems includes a cathodic protection system coupled to a hydrocarbon pipeline and a fiber optic system connected to the cathodic protection system. The cathodic protection system passes a current through the hydrocarbon pipeline to control corrosion of the hydrocarbon pipeline.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Flash vaporization surgical systems

a laser can produce pulses of light energy to eject a volume of the tissue, and the energy can be delivered to a treatment site through a waveguide, such as a fiber optic waveguide. The incident laser energy can be absorbed within a volume of the target tissue with a tissue penetration depth and pulse direction such that the propagation of the energy from the tissue volume is inhibited and such that the target tissue within the volume reaches the spinodal threshold of decomposition and ejects the volume, for example without substantial damage to tissue adjacent the ejected volume..
Precise Light Surgical, Inc.

Fiber optic laser surgical instrument having a radial dispersion pattern

a fiber optic probe that eliminates extreme tip temperatures by radiating laser energy in a radial, 360° pattern from the surface of an exposed fiber optic tip is disclosed. In an embodiment, a fiber optic core is configured to operatively engage with a source of laser energy at a proximal end of the fiber optic tip, and, at a distal end of the fiber optic tip, includes a plurality of refracting surfaces configured to disperse laser energy in a radial pattern.
Covidien Lp

Fiber optic communications and power network

a fiber optic-based communications network includes: a power insertion device, connected to multiple fiber links from a data source, configured to provide power insertion to a hybrid fiber/power cable connected to at least one fiber link of the multiple fiber links; the hybrid fiber/power cable, connecting the power insertion device to a connection interface device, configured to transmit data and power from the power insertion device to the connection interface device; and the connection interface device, configured to provide an interface for connection to an end device via a power over ethernet (poe)-compatible connection and to provide optical to electrical media conversion for data transmitted from the power insertion device to an end device via the hybrid fiber/power cable and the poe-compatible connection.. .
Radius Universal Llc

Fiber optic communications and power network

a fiber optic-based communications network includes: a power insertion device, connected to multiple fiber links from a data source, configured to provide power insertion to a hybrid fiber/power cable connected to at least one fiber link of the multiple fiber links; the hybrid fiber/power cable, connecting the power insertion device to a connection interface device, configured to transmit data and power from the power insertion device to the connection interface device; and the connection interface device, configured to provide an interface for connection to an end device via a power over ethernet (poe)-compatible connection and to provide optical to electrical media conversion for data transmitted from the power insertion device to an end device via the hybrid fiber/power cable and the poe-compatible connection.. .
Radius Universal Llc

Fiber optic splitter module

a telecommunications assembly includes a chassis and a plurality of fiber optic splitter modules mounted within the chassis. Each splitter module includes at least one fiber optic connector.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Ferrule for multi-fiber optical connector

a ferrule for a multi-fiber optical connector includes a body extending in a longitudinal direction between a front end and a back end. The front end of the body defines a first end face and at least one additional endface offset from the first end face in the longitudinal direction.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connection system

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic connection system (810) that uses a slide clip to provide robust retention of a fiber optic connector (820) within a mating fiber optic adapter (836). In certain examples, the fiber optic connector may be a hybrid connector that provides both electrical and optical connectivity..
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba

Connecting mid-board optical modules

a system for connecting a fiber optic cable to a laminate has a clip which attaches to a cover on the circuit board. The clip supports ferrules which are connected to a photonic device on the board.
International Business Machines Corporation

Apparatus, method, and system for detecting acceleration and motor monitoring

described is a system which includes: a cable including: a first fiber optic interconnect to provide an input light; and a second fiber optic interconnect to provide an output light; and a first housing coupled to the cable, the first housing including: a first deflection circuit to deflect the input light received from the first fiber optic interconnect in response to a vibration or movement of the first housing; and a second housing coupled to the cable, the second housing including: a light source to generate the input light for transmission to the first deflection circuit via the first fiber optic interconnect; and a photo detector to receive the output light from the first deflection circuit via the second fiber optic interconnect.. .
Intel Corporation

Methods for detecting target analytes and enzymatic reactions

a microsphere-based analytic chemistry system and method for making the same is disclosed in which microspheres or particles carrying bioactive agents may be combined randomly or in ordered fashion and dispersed on a substrate to form an array while maintaining the ability to identify the location of bioactive agents and particles within the array using an optically interrogatable, optical signature encoding scheme. A wide variety of modified substrates may be employed which provide either discrete or non-discrete sites for accommodating the microspheres in either random or patterned distributions.
Trustees Of Tufts College

Target analyte sensors utilizing microspheres

a microsphere-based analytic chemistry system and method for making the same is disclosed in which microspheres or particles carrying bioactive agents may be combined randomly or in ordered fashion and dispersed on a substrate to form an array while maintaining the ability to identify the location of bioactive agents and particles within the array using an optically interrogatable, optical signature encoding scheme. A wide variety of modified substrates may be employed which provide either discrete or non-discrete sites for accommodating the microspheres in either random or patterned distributions.
Trustees Of Tufts College

Distributed sensing systems nad methods with i/q data balancing based on ellipse fitting

a system includes an optical fiber and an interrogator to provide source light to the optical fiber. The system also includes a receiver coupled to the optical fiber.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Micro-structured fiber optic cable for downhole sensing

in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for sensing and communicating sensed downhole parameters using a hybrid micro-structured fiber optic cable are provided. The micro-structured fiber optic cable may be used to communicate and/or amplify sensor signals indicative of the sensed downhole parameters.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Membrane-free fiber bragg grating pressure sensing guidewire

a system and method are presented for detecting and measuring pressure within a region of a body lumen or vessel. The pressure sensing system includes a light source for transmitting light through a pathway of fiber optic wire.
Lake Region Medical, Inc.

Fiber optic ferrule and a guide pin clamp with field changeable guide pins

a fiber optic ferrule and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring and a guide pin retaining plate.
Us Conec, Ltd

Field changeable fiber optic connector polarity keying with color coding

a fiber optic connector along with a tool allows for the changing of the polarity of the fiber optic connector. Keys are installed in both the top and the bottom of the fiber optic connector, one in a first position and the other in a second position.
Us Conec, Ltd

Multichannel fiber optic rotary joint (forj) having an achromatic metasurface

a multichannel fiber optic rotary joint (forj) has a dove prism as a derotating optical element, wherein the dove prism has a multiwavelength achromatic metasurface coating on the input and output face. Such a multichannel forj has the advantage that its transmission properties include consistently low attenuation over a rotation angle and a high-return loss over a broad wavelength range, e.g.
Schleifring Und Apparatebau Gmbh

Diverging light from fiber optics illumination delivery system

an illumination fiber optics is provided that includes an optical fiber, configured to receive illumination light at a proximal end from a light source; and a light-scattering element, at a distal end of the optical fiber, configured to receive the illumination light from the optical fiber at a proximal end and to emit the illumination light at a distal end in a wide angle. The illumination fiber optics can be prepared by providing an optical fiber, configured to receive illumination light at a proximal end from a light source; and creating a light-scattering element at a distal end of the optical fiber, configured to receive the illumination light from the optical fiber at a proximal end and to emit the illumination light at a distal end in a wide angle..
Novartis Ag

Multi-fiber optical connector assembly that includes an optical connector and a connector housing

a connector assembly is provided for coupling optical fibers to a spectrometer. The connector assembly includes a plate having a slit defined therein and a ferrule that secures end portions of the optical fibers therein.
Captain Jrt Llc

Systems and methods for liquid level detection

a liquid level detection system for determining a liquid level includes a level sensor configured to be at least partially disposed in a liquid storage vessel and exposed to liquid. A first optoelectronic interface is operatively connected to the level sensor for providing power thereto.
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

Medical and veterinary applications of light to antimicrobial and antineoplastic chemicals

a device having medical and veterinary applications of light to antimicrobial and antineoplastic chemicals includes a solution retainer adapted to retain a therapeutic solution against a user, the therapeutic solution including an antimicrobial chemical, an antineoplastic chemical, or both; a fiber optic cable; a light termination on the fiber optic cable that provides light from the fiber optic cable to the therapeutic solution in the solution retainer; and a light source that provides a. Light of a predetermined wavelength to the fiber optic cable; wherein the light provides a synergistic effect in the therapeutic solution that inhibits microbial or neoplastic growth..
Dabney Patents, L.l.c.

Method of making diverging-light fiber optics illumination delivery system

a process of making a diverging-light fiber optics illumination delivery system includes providing a micro-post comprising a glass-ceramic light-scattering element that includes at least one of a ceramic, a glass ceramic, an immiscible glass, a porous glass, opal glass, amorphous glass, an aerated glass, and a nanostructured glass; and fusion-splicing the glass-ceramic micro-post to the optical fiber by pulling an arc between electrodes across a gap formed by the optical fiber and the glass-ceramic micro-post; maintaining the arc for a time sufficiently long to make facing surfaces of the optical fiber and the micro-post one of malleable and molten; and pushing and thereby fusing together the facing surfaces of the optical fiber and the micro-post. Some embodiments can include fusing the glass-ceramic micro-post to the optical fiber by applying a laser beam to heat up at least one of the facing surfaces of the optical fiber and the glass-ceramic micro-post..
Novartis Ag

Vehicle communication system having self-configuring optical interfaces

a vehicle communication system may include a first vehicle node, a second vehicle node, and a fiber optic node connection. The first vehicle node includes an electronic processing unit coupled to a first communication circuit that includes a plurality of self-configuring optical cells.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Fiber optic connector

a connector includes a ferrule assembly having a ferrule, a hub and a spring, the ferrule having a distal face accessible at a distal end of the connector housing, the ferrule being movable in a proximal direction relative to the connector housing. The distal and proximal positions are separated by an axial displacement distance.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Waveguide structures

the disclosure relates to semiconductor structures and, more particularly, to waveguide structures used in phonotics chip packaging and methods of manufacture. The structure includes: a first die comprising photonics functions including a waveguide structure; a second die bonded to the first die and comprising cmos logic functions; and an optical fiber optically coupled to the waveguide structure and positioned within a cavity formed in the second die..
Globalfoundries Inc.

Hollow polymer fiber optic system for single analyte and multiplexed analyte detection

presented herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for single analyte detection or multiplexed analyte detection based on amplified luminescent proximity homogeneous assay (“alpha”) technology, but using hollow polymer fiber optics doped with ‘acceptor bead’ dye (e.g., thioxene, anthracene, rubrene, and/or lanthanide chelates) or ‘donor bead’ dye (e.g., phthalocyanine) that carry a signal generated by the dopant via singlet oxygen channeling.. .
Perkinelmer Health Sciences, Inc.

Multicore optical fiber apparatus, methods, and applications

fiber optic sensors based on multicore optical fibers that are intended for use in harsh environment sensing. This multicore fiber comprises an arrangement of optically coupled cores in a silica background.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Efficient igbt switching

embodiments of the invention provide igbt circuit modules with increased efficiencies. These efficiencies can be realized in a number of ways.
Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.

Independently translatable modules and fiber optic equipment trays in fiber optic equipment

fiber optic equipment that supports independently translatable fiber optic modules and/or fiber optic equipment trays containing one or more fiber optic modules is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more fiber optic modules are disposed in a plurality of independently translatable fiber optic equipment trays which are received in a tray guide system.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Hybrid fiber optic and graphene cable

an optical cable can include one or more graphenic elements disposed about one or more optically transmissive fibers. A graphenic element can be a coating of graphene or amorphous graphite, a ribbon of graphene or amorphous graphite, or fibers of graphene or amorphous graphite.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Fiber optic connector holder and method

a fiber optic connector holder is sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector with slider assembly for push-pull latching

a fiber optic connector includes a ferrule, a housing received over the ferrule, and a slider assembly mounted to the housing. The housing includes left and right sides each having a latch receptacle for receiving at least a portion of an adapter latch.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Ferrule device, manufacturing the same

an apparatus for manufacturing a ferrule device, including: a ferrule clamping module configured to clamp and position a plurality of ferrule assemblies; a fiber/cable clamping module adapted to be engaged to a rear side of the ferrule clamping module, and configured to clamp and position a section of the respective optical cable behind the ferrule clamping module; a vacuum suction module adapted to be engaged to a front side of the ferrule clamping module, and configured to suck an adhesive filled in the respective ferrule assembly from the front end of the ferrule assembly, so that the adhesive flows to a front end surface of the ferrule assembly through a gap between the fiber and the fiber bore until a predetermined size of adhesive bump is formed on the front end surface of the ferrule assembly; and a fiber alignment module adapted to be engaged to the front side of the ferrule clamping module, and configured to calibrate position accuracy of the respective fiber inserted into the fiber bore of the respective ferrule assembly and adjust an eccentricity orientation of the center of the respective fiber to a predetermined orientation. By the apparatus a plurality of fiber optic ferrule devices may be manufactured at the same time, increasing the production efficiency..
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Device for distributing hybrid cable and transitioning from trunk cable to jumper cable

a device for connecting a hybrid trunk cable to one or more jumper cables includes: an enclosure having two opposed end walls and two opposed side walls; a power connector mounted to a first end wall; a fiber optic connector mounted to the first end wall; and a plurality of mixed media connectors mounted to a first side wall. The power connector is electrically connected to the plurality of mixed media connectors, and the fiber optic connector is optically connected to the plurality of mixed media connectors..
Commscope Technologies Llc

Enclosure for fiber optic/electrical system

a fiber optic and electrical connection system includes a fiber optic cable, a ruggedized fiber optic connector, a ruggedized fiber optic adapter, and a fiber optic enclosure. The cable includes one or more electrically conducting strength members.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Ferrule assembly for a fiber optic connector

a ferrule assembly for a fiber optic connector includes a ferrule having a first portion defining a front end face and a second portion defining a shoulder offset from the front end face in a longitudinal direction. The ferrule assembly also includes a pin retainer received over the first portion of the ferrule and at least one guide pin projecting from a first surface of the pin retainer.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Systems and methods for wireless communication in a geophysical survey streamer

a disclosed survey method includes towing geophysical survey streamers in a body of water and using sensors within the streamer to collect measurements that are then conveyed along the streamer to a recording station using at least one wireless transmission link. In some implementations at least one sensor is coupled to a wireless transceiver in a streamer to transmit geophysical survey measurement data along the streamer to a wireless base station.
Pgs Geophysical As

Fiber-optic sensor and the production and use thereof

a fiber optic sensor may be provided comprising an optical waveguide having at least one first core and a cladding surrounding the first core, wherein the first core extends substantially over the entire length of the optical waveguide and at least one bragg grating is introduced into the first core, wherein the bragg grating has an elongated cross section, wherein the short semi-axis is smaller than the diameter of the first core and the center of gravity of the cross section of the at least one bragg grating lies on the axis of symmetry of the optical waveguide. A method may be provided for determining torsion with such a sensor.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Methods for determining the concentration of an analyte in solution

disclosed is a method for measuring the concentration of an analyte or analytes in a solution. Although the methods can be conducted using a number of different assay formats, in one embodiment, the assays are conducted in reaction vessels defined, at least in part, by the distal ends of fiber optic strands..
Trustees Of Tufts College

Optical interconnection methods and systems exploiting mode multiplexing

optical solutions to address and overcome the issues of superseding/replacing electrical interconnection networks have generally exploited some form of optical space switching. Such optical space switching architectures required multiple switching elements, leading to increased power consumption and footprint issues.
Suphatchatwong Innovation Co., Ltd.

Fiber optic encryption

a fiber optic encryption method is provided. The method includes transmitting an initial security key to a laser receiver apparatus over an out of band (oob) signaling channel of a plurality of channels of a laser transmitter apparatus.
International Business Machines Corporation

Modular equipment rail and cable guide systems for fiber optic equipment

disclosed are solutions for toollessly and modularly attaching module, tray, and cable routing guides to fiber optic equipment trays and hardware. Solutions consistent with the present invention also streamline the design of the tray and module rail guide system to reduce overall part counts that were formerly associated with non-ambidextrous solutions..
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Coextruded jacket for flame retardant fiber optic cables

a fiber optic cable comprises a core subassembly comprising at least one optical fiber and a tube surrounding the optical fiber. A multi-layered jacket surrounds the core subassembly, wherein the jacket comprises an inner layer comprising a flame retardant (fr) material and an outer layer comprising a non flame retardant material having a lower coefficient of friction than the flame retardant material.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Modular interface converter for fiber optic cassettes and modules

a modular interface converter for fiber optic cassettes and modules is disclosed. The fiber optic module comprises a plurality of orifices disposed proximate a periphery of an opening for receiving a fiber optic connector.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Spring push and push-pull tab for tightly spaced fiber optic connectors

a spring push for a fiber optic connector includes an engagement member having a slot to receive a handle that also engages a distal portion of the engagement number. The spring push, along with the handle, allows for fiber optic connectors to be installed and removed from adapters in high density applications.
Us Conec, Ltd

Weak reflection terahertz fiber optic devices for distributed sensing applications

the present disclosure provides a novel fiber optic sensing device using ultra-weak, terahertz-range reflector structures. A fiber optic sensor device for distributed measurements (strain/temperature) includes an optical fiber detection arm having an inner core extending along a length of the optical fiber, an outer cladding surrounding the inner core, and at least one ultra-weak, terahertz-range reflector structure.
Rhode Island Board Of Education, State Of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations

Bracket assembly for media patching system

the present disclosure provides advantageous systems/methods for the design and use of patching systems having one or more bracket members (e.g., z-shaped bracket members) configured to facilitate cable management. In exemplary embodiments, the bracket members allow a panel assembly to move relative to the bracket members for cable management purposes.
Ortronics, Inc.

Fiber optic slickline and tools

a fiber optic slickline. The slickline includes fiber optic communication means without full downhole power transmitting capability.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Measuring micro stalls and stick slips in mud motors using fiber optic sensors

a fiber optic sensor is disposed in the elastomer of the stator of the mud motor in order to sense elastomer strain while drilling. The frequencies of micro stalls and stick slips are measured from the fiber optic sensor data by classification using thresholds or by converting time-domain measurements from the fiber optic sensor data to frequencies.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

System which senses rail fractures and cracks through the reflection

the subject of the invention a method of sensing rail fractures and/or cracks, whereby control is ensured via a control center (700) and which communicates with such command cards (300 and 400), in order to drive and control the rail blocks (200) for applying vibration signal to the rail (100) and also sensing the signal coming from the faulty rail sections directly in the form of reflections and/or change in the amplitude level of signal received by the help of sensors (310), via a fiber optic line (800). The invention is a method of sensing rail fractures or cracks, which allows the receiver and transmitter to have data exchanges between them by fixing them on the rail at certain points rather than by moving them across the line, namely initiates the operation of sensing through transmission of a certain signal via a fixed point and ensuring collection of signals at the same point again, by sensing the reflection of the original signal wave coming back from the deformation points such as fractures, cracks and even micro cracks, etc., and also transmission of the signal wave to the receiver (310), located on the other side of the deformation, and comparing the amplitude of the signal received with the reference amplitude level.

Metals processing system in 2d and 3d with optic fiber laser and plasma

system for 2d and 3d metal processing with fiber optic laser and plasma, that includes cnc for cutting metal plates with fiber optic laser and plasma and a robot arm for cutting and welding metals with fiber optic laser. The system is characterized because it includes three processes in one single equipment: metal cutting with fiber optic laser, metal cutting with plasma and metal welding with fiber optic laser.
Laser Tech, S.a. De C.v.

Location tracking using fiber optic array cables and related systems and methods

fiber optic array cables and related systems and methods to determine and/or track locations of objects are disclosed. The fiber optic array cables can be employed in an optical-fiber-based communication system, including a centralized optical-fiber based communication system.

Fiber optic drawer tray having rotatable spool for deployment of fiber optic cable, and related components, systems, and methods

a fiber optic drawer tray for fiber optic equipment having a rotatable spool for deployment of fiber optic cable comprises a horizontal base and a pair of housing engagement features on opposite sides of the horizontal base, for movably engaging with at least one tray engagement feature of a drawer housing. The fiber optic drawer tray also comprises a rotatable spool disposed on the base, and a fiber optic adapter sub-assembly configured to receive and retain a plurality of fiber optic adapters mounted to the rotatable spool.

Slidable telecommunications tray with cable slack management

a fiber optic telecommunications device includes a rack for mounting a plurality of chassis, each chassis including a plurality of trays slidably mounted thereon and arranged in a vertically stacked arrangement. Each tray includes fiber optic connection locations and a cable manager coupled to the tray and also coupled to the chassis, the cable manager for routing cables to and from the fiber optic connection locations and defining a plurality of link arms pivotally connected such that the manager retracts and extends with a corresponding movement of the tray, wherein the link arms pivot relative to each other to prevent cables managed therein from being bent in an arc having a radius of curvature less than a predetermined value, each link arm defining a top wall, a bottom wall, and two oppositely positioned sidewalls, each link arm defining an open portion along at least one of the sidewalls and an open portion along the top wall for receiving cables therein, the open portions along the top wall and the at least one of the sidewalls communicating with each other..

Telecommunications connection cabinet

a telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.. .

Unitary multi-fiber optical ferrule with integrated lenses

a unitary multi-fiber ferrule has micro-holes for optical fibers, an optical stop plane for the optical fibers, and a plurality of lenses disposed adjacent the front end, each of the plurality of lenses optically aligned with one of the micro-holes and exposed to air. Multiple rows of optical fibers and lenses may also be used in the unitary multi-fiber ferrule.

Identification of features on an optical fiber using a distributed temperature sensor

a distributed temperature sensing (dts) system is connected to a buried fiber optic cable that is used to monitor a structure. The dts system is operated to obtain temperature measurements along the length of the fiber cable.

Resonator fiber optic gyroscope resonance detection demodulator reference phase corrector

a rfog, comprising: a master laser emitting a reference optical signal; first and second slave lasers emitting first and second optical signals; an optical resonator ring cavity coupled to the lasers, the first and second optical signals propagating in first and second directions through the optical resonator ring cavity; one or more signal generators to inject first and second modulation signals at first and second frequencies on both optical signals; first and second photodetectors that generate first and second signals; first and second demodulators to demodulate the first and second signals using first and second reference signals and the first and second frequencies; a differencing function to output the difference between resonance frequencies of the first and second signals; at least a third demodulator to detect reference phase errors; and at least one phase servo to adjust the phase of at least one of the first and second reference signals.. .

Spiral slit endotracheal tube

an endotracheal tube comprising a flexible hollow tube with a spiral slit traversing a substantial length of the tube. The slit has edges that separate to create an opening by which the tube may be spiral wound onto a medical device, such as a fiber optic bronchoscope, that is in use in a pharynx passage.

Catheter with omni-directional optical tip having isolated optical paths

a catheter enables real-time light measurements, for example, without limitation, diffuse reflectance, fluorescence, etc., from biological materials, such as tissue (including blood), while performing rf ablation. The catheter tip design isolates illumination and collection paths within the tip electrode such that light for illuminating the tissue of interest (e.g., cardiac tissue or blood) is isolated within the tip electrode from light that returns from the tissue to the catheter tip, and vice versa.

Monitored patch panel system

a monitored fiber optic patch panel system is disclosed. The system includes a unit controller and at least one patch panel unit.
Facebook, Inc.

Optical cable containing fiber bundles and thread for tying the bundles

a thread for tying a group of fibers in a fiber optic cable having an outer jacket to one another to form a fiber bundle. The thread includes a length of a binder thread, and an adhesion material coated on the binder thread so that (a) the binder thread adheres to the group of optical fibers about which the thread is tied to form the fiber bundle, and the binder thread remains adhered to the bundled fibers to restrain movement of the fibers when the outer jacket and cable elements other than the bundled fibers are removed.
Ofs Fitel, Llc

Modular monitored patch panel system

a modular fiber optic patch panel system is disclosed. The system includes an enclosure and at least one patch panel module mounted in the enclosure.
Facebook, Inc.

Fiber optic connection system with fast coupling mechanism

a fiber optic connection system includes a fiber optic connector and an adapter assembly. The fiber optic connector is coupled to the adapter assembly with a fast coupling mechanism.
Commscope Connectivity Belgium Bvba

Duplex clip assembly for fiber optic connectors

a duplex clip assembly for lc fiber optic plug connectors has a duplex housing, a crimp sleeve, and a housing cover. The duplex housing retains a portion of each fiber optic plug connector such as to allow each fiber optic plug connector to rotate relative to the duplex housing.
Panduit Corp.

Ferrule device and manufacturing the same

a method of manufacturing a fiber optic ferrule device, comprising steps of: providing a ferrule assembly; inserting a fiber into a fiber bore of the ferrule assembly until the fiber protrudes a predetermined distance from a front end surface of the ferrule assembly; and filling an adhesive into the ferrule assembly, so that the adhesive flows into the fiber bore and holds the fiber in place in the fiber bore after the adhesive is cured. The fiber is easily and smoothly inserted through the ferrule assembly, and the risk that the fiber is damaged by the adhesive is avoided.
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co. Ltd.

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.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber alignment device, ferrule device and manufacturing the ferrule device

a fiber alignment device includes: a fixation block; an alignment element having a first end portion fixed in the fixation block and a second end portion formed with a protrudent platform, an alignment groove being formed in the alignment element and extending to an end of the protrudent platform in a central axis of the alignment element; an alignment sleeve having a first end portion fitted on the second end portion of the alignment element; and a spring element having a first end extending into the alignment sleeve and pressed against the alignment groove in the protrudent platform. The front end of the ferrule assembly is inserted into the alignment sleeve and when the fiber is inserted into the alignment groove of the alignment element, the position accuracy of the fiber in the fiber bore of the ferrule assembly is calibrated to reach position accuracy of the fiber in the alignment groove of the alignment element.
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Interconnecting optical fibers at a hydrocarbon fluid production facility

a cost efficient and pressure resistant system for interconnecting fiber optical cables in-situ at a hydrocarbon fluid production facility comprises:—a pressure resistant light transparent window (41);—a first lens system (48a-c), which is arranged at one side of the window and configured to convert a first light beam transmitted through a first fiber optical cable (46a-c) into a collimated light beam (51a-c) that is transmitted through the window; and—a second lens system (50a-c), which is arranged at an opposite side of the window and configured to receive and re-convert the collimated light beam into a second light beam that is transmitted into a second fiber optical cable (47a-c).. .
Shell Oil Company

Field-installable fiber optic connectors and related cable assemblies

field-installable mechanical splice connectors for making optical and/or electrical connections in the field are disclosed. One embodiment is a mechanical splice connector having an optical portion that includes at least one lens.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Coherent fiber array with dense fiber optic bundles for light-field and high resolution image acquisition

a camera may have two or more image sensors, including a first image sensor and a second image sensor. The camera may have a main lens that directs incoming light along an optical path, and microlens array positioned within the optical path.
Lytro, Inc.

Hydrocarbon detection in oil and gas wells using fiber optic sensing cables

methods and systems that provide ways to detect the hydrocarbon flow while eliminating the hydrogen darkening effect in the downhole environment by separated strain and temperature measurement. The methods and systems use fiber optic sensing cables for real-time detection of hydrocarbon fluids (oil, gas, condensate or combination) in oil and gas wells, for example in cemented annuli between either a rock formation and a casing string, or between a larger diameter casing string and a smaller diameter casing string, or in a cement plug left in the well upon abandonment.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Acoustic deblurring for downwell sensors

a distributed acoustic sensor, such as a fiber optic acoustic sensing system, can be used in a wellbore to detect pressure fluctuations indicative of events occurring in the wellbore. Sensed data from the distributed acoustic sensor can be deblurred to enhance spatial resolution.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Downhole fiber optic measurement of packers during fluid injection operations

an embodiment of a system for performing a downhole operation includes a carrier having an isolation assembly including at least one packer having a deformable element configured to isolate a section of a borehole in the earth formation, and an injection assembly configured to inject a fluid into the isolated section and pressurize the isolated section. The system also includes a measurement assembly including an interrogation unit coupled to at least one optical fiber having a length disposed at the deformable element that includes a plurality of measurement locations, and a processor configured to receive signals reflected by the plurality of measurement locations in real time during the downhole operation, calculate an amount of deformation of the deformable packer element, and estimate at least one property of the formation based on the deformation, the at least one property including a strain of the formation in response to injection of fluid..
Baker Hughes Incorporated

Earpiece and forming an earpiece

a device includes an electromagnetic radiation delivery system such as a laser of light emitting diode infrared emitter configured for delivery of electromagnetic radiation within a sealed canal such as an ear canal, a fiber optic cable configured for delivering or capturing the electromagnetic radiation within the sealed canal, and a photo detector coupled to the fiber optic cable forming a portion of a voice communication system. Other embodiments are disclosed..

Towing assembly, fiber optic connector and methods of producing and assembling the same

a fiber optic connector includes: a housing and an integrated ferrule assembly. N positioning keys are formed on an outer periphery of a ferrule tail seat of the ferrule, wherein n is an integer equal to or greater than two, the n positioning keys are spaced at an equal angle around the outer periphery of the ferrule tail seat, and one of the n positioning keys corresponding to an eccentric orientation of an optical fiber secured in the ferrule is cut out to form a cutting portion; (n−1) positioning slots, which correspond to (n−1) positioning keys on the ferrule tail seat, respectively, are formed in the housing, and there is no positioning slot formed in a part of the housing corresponding to the cutting portion, such that the integrated ferrule assembly may be inserted into the housing only when the n−1 positioning keys are aligned with the (n−1) positioning slots respectively.
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Independently translatable modules and fiber optic equipment trays in fiber optic equipment

fiber optic equipment that supports independently translatable fiber optic modules and/or fiber optic equipment trays containing one or more fiber optic modules is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more fiber optic modules are disposed in a plurality of independently translatable fiber optic equipment trays which are received in a tray guide system.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Independently translatable modules and fiber optic equipment trays in fiber optic equipment

fiber optic equipment that supports independently translatable fiber optic modules and/or fiber optic equipment trays containing one or more fiber optic modules is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more fiber optic modules are disposed in a plurality of independently translatable fiber optic equipment trays which are received in a tray guide system.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Independently translatable modules and fiber optic equipment trays in fiber optic equipment

fiber optic equipment that supports independently translatable fiber optic modules and/or fiber optic equipment trays containing one or more fiber optic modules is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more fiber optic modules are disposed in a plurality of independently translatable fiber optic equipment trays which are received in a tray guide system.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Independently translatable modules and fiber optic equipment trays in fiber optic equipment

fiber optic equipment that supports independently translatable fiber optic modules and/or fiber optic equipment trays containing one or more fiber optic modules is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more fiber optic modules are disposed in a plurality of independently translatable fiber optic equipment trays which are received in a tray guide system.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic distribution system

a fiber optic telecommunications system includes a frame and a fiber optic module mounted on the frame via a slide assembly that includes a gear mechanism. The slide assembly is defined by a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Modular high density telecommunications frame and chassis system

a fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame defining a right vertical support and a left vertical support. A chassis is mounted to the right and left vertical supports, wherein the chassis is configured to pivot about a pivot axis that is defined by one of the right and left vertical supports.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Slidable fiber optic connection module with cable slack management

a telecommunications device includes a rack defining right, left, front, rear, top, and bottom sides, the rack defining mounting locations in a stacked arrangement from the bottom to the top, the mounting locations for receiving modules defining connection locations. A cable storage bay is located at one of the right and left sides of the rack and defines front and rear cable storage areas.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Multi-gang cassette system

a cassette mounting system allows fiber optic cassettes of different sizes to be mounted on the same fiber optic tray or other mounting surface. Cassettes configured for use in the system comprise rails on the left and right sides of the cassette, which are configured to engage with rail guides on the fiber optic tray to facilitate mounting the cassettes on the tray.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Fiber optic splice protection device and mounting the same

disclosed is fiber optic splice protection device, comprising: a closure including a cover and a chassis; wherein a circle of groove is formed on mating edge of four walls of one of the cover and the chassis, and an elastic sealing member is placed in the groove; a circle of projection is formed on mating edge of four walls of another of the cover and the chassis; the cover is locked on the chassis in the way of locking, when the cover is locked on the chassis, the projection is pressed against the resilient seal and is embedded into the groove in order to achieve the seal locking between the cover and the chassis. The cover of this application may ease to open repeatedly, and the good seal performance between the cover and the chassis can be achieved..
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distribution Co. , Ltd.

Fiber optic ribbon cable having enhanced ribbon stack coupling and methods thereof

a fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Binder film for a fiber optic cable

a fiber optic cable includes a cable core of core elements and a protective sheath surrounding the core elements, an armor surrounding the cable core, the armor comprising a single overlap portion when the fiber optic cable is viewed in cross-section, and a jacket surrounding the armor, the jacket having at least two longitudinal discontinuities extruded therein. A method of accessing the cable core without the use of ripcords includes removing a portion of the armor in an access section by pulling the minor away from the cable core so that an overlap portion separates around the cable core as it is being pulled past the cable core.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic cassette

a fiber optic cassette includes a body defining a front and an opposite rear. A cable entry location is defined on the body for a cable to enter the cassette, wherein a plurality of optical fibers from the cable extend into the cassette and form terminations at non-conventional connectors adjacent the front of the body.
Commscope Connectivity Uk Limited

Dual inner diameter ferrule device and method

a fiber optic ferrule includes a body extending from a first end to a second opposite end, with the body including an axial passage extending between the first and second ends. The axial passage includes a first diameter portion having a diameter of at least 125 microns, and a second diameter portion having a diameter of at least 250 microns and less than a diameter of the buffer, the second diameter portion positioned between the first diameter and the second end.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic adapter block

a fiber optic adapter block is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter block includes at least three fiber optic adapters provided in a stacked arrangement extending widthwise in a longitudinal direction, wherein every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters is staggered in a front to back direction with respect to an adjacent adapter such that front ends of the every other adapter of the at least three fiber optic adapters are aligned at a first depth and a front end of the adjacent adapter is at a second depth that is different than the first depth..
Commscope Technologies Llc

Adapter for fiber optic module

an adapter structure for use with a telecommunications module that is configured to be slidably inserted into a first type of telecommunications chassis comprises a body configured to be mounted to the telecommunications module. The body of the adapter structure is configured for mounting the telecommunications module to a second type of telecommunications chassis that is different than the first type of telecommunications chassis, wherein the telecommunications module is not configured to be mounted to the second type of telecommunications chassis without the adapter structure.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Transceiver interface having staggered cleave positions

the disclosure generally relates to sets of optical waveguides such as optical fiber ribbons, and fiber optic connectors useful for connecting multiple optical fibers such as in optical fiber ribbon cables. In particular, the disclosure provides an efficient, compact, and reliable optical fiber connector that incorporates an optically transmissive substrate combining the features of optical fiber alignment, along with redirecting and shaping of the optical beam..
3m Innovative Properties Company

Bonding method with peripheral trench

a device has planar components forming part of a stack on a support frame, such as a substrate and upper layer, for example a fiber optic scintillator/fiber optic plate, bonded together by an adhesive layer of well-defined thickness. The device is made by providing a trench in a peripheral recess extending in a marginal portion of the support frame.
Teledyne Dalsa, Inc.

Method and monitoring and determining energy storage device characteristics using fiber optics

a system for monitoring characteristics of an energy storage device including the energy storage device, an optical fiber cable having a first end and a second end, the optical fiber cable embedded within the energy storage device, and a sensor interrogation system, the sensor interrogation system connected to at least one of the first end or second end of the optical fiber cable.. .

Distributed sensing systems and methods with efficient energy spectrum analysis

a system includes an optical fiber and an interrogator to provide source light to the optical fiber. The system also includes a receiver coupled to the optical fiber.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Illumination sleeve

a tissue removal system may include a tissue removal device including a handpiece and an upper housing, and configured with an outer cannula having an outer cannula opening for severing tissue, an inner cannula disposed in the outer cannula and reciprocal within the outer cannula, an illumination device having a sleeve arranged at least partially on the outer cannula, and a fiber optic channel defining an opening and arranged offset from the sleeve, and a light source arranged within the channel and configured to supply light from the opening to a surgical site.. .
Nico Corporation

Integrated fiber optic probe for performing image-guided laser induced thermal therapy

a fiber optic probe includes a first diffuse reflectance spectroscopy fiber, a second diffuse reflectance spectroscopy fiber, and a temperature sensor at a distal end of a temperature sensor fiber. Other embodiments further include a treatment fiber for delivering a high optical power density of light to a tumor and a dosimetry fiber for monitoring the light flux of the treatment fiber.

Hairbrush with fiber optic lights

a hairbrush having illuminating elements includes a brush portion and a handle portion, with a brush panel supported in an aperture of the brush portion. The brush panel has an interior side facing a hollow interior region of the hairbrush and an exterior side facing away from the interior region of the hairbrush.

Durable quick install/release ergonomically efficient light obscuring cover for controlling reticle brightness in fiber optic medium light conduit sights

exemplary apparatuses and methods are provided which provide an ability for rapid manipulation of a light obscuring cover to control brightness of an optical medium based sight assembly reticle projector. Shapes or portions of an exemplary cover can be formed to provide structural elements oriented, shaped, and positioned within a range of motion distance of a user's normal finger or hand positions on an equipment item, e.g.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Modular fiber optic cable splitter

an optical interface includes a rack mountable enclosure that includes multiple slots for retaining multiple insertable fiber optic (fo) modules. The fo modules include a first set of interconnection ports that connect to remote radio units (rrus), a second set of interconnection ports that connect to a baseband unit (bbu), and a third set of monitoring ports that connect to monitoring/text equipment.
Raycap Intellectual Property Ltd.

Cable distribution system

a cable distribution system is provided wherein a feeder cable with one or more feeder fibers is received by a distribution device or box. The feeder fibers are terminated to a fiber optic connector.
Adc Czech Republic S.r.o.

Female hardened optical connectors for use with male plug connectors

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, a connector sleeve, and female coupling housing.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Hardened fiber optic connector compatible with hardened and non-hardened fiber optic adapters

a fiber optic connector and cable assembly includes a cable with one or more strength members secured to a connector that is connectable to both a hardened and a non-hardened fiber optic adapter. The cable can include multiple cable types with various shapes and strength member configurations.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Optical fiber connector

an optical fiber splicer includes a fiber fixing portion, a first optical fiber fixed to the fiber fixing portion, a clamp portion which is capable of holding and fixing an extending portion extended from the fiber fixing portion of the first optical fiber and a tip portion of a second optical fiber optically connected to the extending portion of the first optical fiber between a base member and a pressing member being openable and closable with respect to the base member, and a solid index matching material which is attached to a tip surface of the extending portion of the first optical fiber and is interposed between the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber.. .
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

System and analysis of a sample

a system including a light source, sampling tray, and a plurality of fiber optics positioned to achieve high contrast to improve accuracy and eliminate the need to rotate the sample. A composite light image from the fiber optics is fed to a spectrometer which converts the reflected light into a fingerprint corresponding to the concentration of at least one substance in the sample.
Lightwave Science, Inc.

Fiber optic cable in det cord

an apparatus and method for providing a fiber optic cord in a perforating gun.. .
Hunting Titan, Inc.

Purified quartz powder modified for cladding optic fiber cable

a highly purified quartz powder having a low level of naturally occurring lithium modified for cladding a fiber optic cable, said modified quartz powder having an increased total amount of lithium in solid solution in said powder, said increased total amount being in the range of more than 0.50 ppm and less than 1.00 ppm and a method of modifying an highly purified quartz powder to make the same.. .
Unimin Corporation

Systems and methods for sterilization using uv light

embodiments of this disclosure include systems, methods, and kits for sterilizing in vivo catheters using an optical fiber to deliver uv light. In an embodiment, a method for sterilizing a catheter with at least a first lumen, includes inserting a distal end of a fiber optic cable into a fiber insertion port of a catheter connector attached to a hub of the first lumen, flushing the first lumen with fluid from a fluid source, inserting the fiber optic cable into the first lumen until a stopper of the fiber optic cable is adjacent to the fiber insertion port, providing light to the fiber optic cable from a light source after the fiber optic cable is inserted into the first lumen, withdrawing the fiber optic cable from the first lumen while the light is provided, and ceasing to provide light to the fiber optic cable after the fiber optic cable is withdrawn from the first lumen.
Ultraviolet Interventions, Inc.

Fiber optic communications and power network

a fiber optic-based communications network includes: a power insertion device, connected to multiple fiber links from a data source, configured to provide power insertion to a hybrid fiber/power cable connected to at least one fiber link of the multiple fiber links; the hybrid fiber/power cable, connecting the power insertion device to a connection interface device, configured to transmit data and power from the power insertion device to the connection interface device; and the connection interface device, configured to provide an interface for connection to an end device via a power over ethernet (poe)-compatible connection and to provide optical to electrical media conversion for data transmitted from the power insertion device to an end device via the hybrid fiber/power cable and the poe-compatible connection.. .
Radius Universal Llc

Pluggable active optical module with managed connectivity support and simulated memory table

a method for simulating insertion of a pluggable active optical module includes: detecting whether a state of an optical adapter of a pluggable active optical module regarding connection of a fiber optic cable has changed; obtaining/generating physical layer management information regarding the fiber optic cable in response to detection of a change in state of the optical adapter; toggling a voltage state of a module present pin of a host device to which the pluggable active optical module is connected in response to obtaining/generating the physical layer management information, wherein the host device is configured to determine whether a pluggable active optical module is present based on the voltage state of the module present pin; receiving a read command from the host device in response to toggling the switch; and providing the physical layer management information to the host device in response to the read command.. .
Commscope Technologies Llc

Optical fiber distribution frame with outside plant enclosure

a fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector with fiber take-up region

a fiber optic connector assembly includes a connector and a carrier. The connector, defining a longitudinal bore extending through the connector and having a first end region and a second end region, includes a ferrule assembly, having an optical fiber extending through the connector, at least partially disposed in the longitudinal bore at the first end region, a tube, defining a passage and having a first end portion disposed in the longitudinal bore at the second end region and a second end region, and a spring disposed in the bore between the ferrule assembly and the tube.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Multimode optical fibers and methods of manufacture thereof

the present invention generally relates to the field of fiber optics, and more specifically to optical fibers, methods of manufacturing optical fibers, and methods of classifying optical fibers. In an embodiment, the present invention is a multimode optical fiber which comprises a core and clad material system where the refractive indices of the core and cladding are selected to minimize chromatic dispersion in the 850 nm wavelength window and the refractive index profile is optimized for minimum modal-chromatic dispersion in channels utilizing vcsel transceivers.
Panduit Corp.

Extruded fiber optic light bar

an edge-emitting light bar assembly for a vehicle includes a light-transmitting, edge light-diffusing optical fiber and an at least partially light-transmitting extruded or pultruded coating surrounding the optical fiber to provide a single-layer coated optical fiber. At least one light source is provided for emitting light rays to impinge on an end of the optical fiber.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Compact portable double differential fiber optic sagnac interferometer

a compact and portable apparatus for measuring properties of objects utilizing a fiber optic sagnac interferometer is enabled. The fiber optic sagnac interferometer may be a double differential sagnac interferometer.
University Of Washington

System and a subscriber-powered network element

a system for powering a network element of a fiber optic wide area network is disclosed. When communication data is transferred between a central office (co) and a subscriber terminal using a network element to convert optical to electrical (o-e) and electrical to optical (e-o) signals between a fiber from the central office and twisted wire pair, coaxial cable or ethernet cable transmission lines from the subscriber terminal, techniques related to local powering of a network element or drop site by the subscriber terminal or subscriber premise remote powering device are provided.

Connectors for use in high pressure coax core ejection and fiber optic cable injection

a connector includes a first connector body and a second connector body configured to be coupled to one another. The first connector body has a through hole and a cavity.
Ppc Broadband, Inc.

Managed fiber connectivity systems

a communications connection system includes an sc fiber optic connector including a storage device having memory configured to store physical layer information. The storage device also includes electrical contacts or an rfid antenna coil connected to the memory for transmitting information to a management system.
Commscope Connectivity Uk Limited

Fiber optic enclosure assembly

a telecommunications enclosure includes first and second generally aligned cable ports at opposing ends of the enclosure. A cable anchor at each of the first and second cable ports is for anchoring a fiber optic drop cable to the enclosure and to limit axial movement of the cable relative to the enclosure.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Cellular backhaul coverage algortihms

systems and methods for designing cellular backhaul networks are disclosed. The system can include an adaptive graph minimum spanning tree (ag-mst) algorithm to identify and connect stranded cellular sites at minimum cost.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

Antenna switch control analog radio over fiber systems

a central node connected to a remote network node via a fiber optic link controls an antenna switch in the remote network node by controlling the dc bias current of the laser providing an optical transmission signal from the central network node to the remote network node via the fiber optic link. The remote network node converts the received optical transmission signal to an electrical transmission signal, and detects the dc level of the electrical transmission signal.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

Test probes for smart inspection

one or more embodiments are directed to apparatuses and methods of evaluating an endface of an optical communication link, such as a fiber optic cable. In at least one embodiment, a camera probe includes an imaging device that includes one or more feedback mechanisms, such as an alignment feedback mechanism that communicates alignment information regarding an alignment of the optical communication link under test with an image sensor of the camera probe.
Fluke Corporation

Integrated fiber optic cable fan-out connector

an integral fan-out connector assembly for fiber optic cables includes a connector housing that provides an integrated fan-out housing and connection adapter. The fan-out connector housing may be configured with a variety of cable adapters, and may be installed as a ‘plug and play’ type solution where it will be ready to accept a feed cable for use when needed..
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic connector and pin keeper with field changeable guide pins

a new pin keeper and a connector that uses the pin keeper allows for installation and removal of guide pins within the pin keeper and the fiber optic connector in the field. The pin keeper may have latches that are accessible to disengage from a guide pin to allow removal or a tool may be used to widen openings in the pin keeper to allow the guide pins to be inserted or removed.
Us Conec, Ltd.

Three-dimensional inspection of optical communication links

one or more embodiments are directed to camera probes and methods for visually inspecting an endface of an optical communication link, such as a fiber optic cable. Generally described, the camera probes and methods are directed to projecting light to an endface of the optical communication link from a first direction and at a first angle of incidence and projecting light to the endface at a second direction and at a second angle of incidence.
Fluke Corporation

Associated interferometers using multi-fiber optic delay lines

an interferometer apparatus which include two or more coupled fiber optic michelson interferometers using fiber optic stretches which stretch two or more optical fibers wound around the perimeter of the optical fiber stretchers by the same amount is disclosed. Preferably a pair of reference and sample fiber optic stretches are utilized which run in a push-pull mode of operation.
Lumetrics, Inc.

Fiber optic light delivery, monitoring and apparatus therefore

apparatus for illuminating comprises one or more fibers, the one or more fibers including fiber portions meeting at an apex and a bottom location to form a three dimensional cage; a detector attached to each of the fiber portions for receiving light and transmitting light along each of the fiber portions, respectively; and an illumination member situated within the cage. A method for illuminating a hollow member includes the steps of inserting one or more fibers into the hollow member, wherein one or more fibers include fiber portions that meet at a location to form a three-dimensional cage; permitting light to emit from within the three-dimensional cage and towards the fiber portions; receiving light at distinct locations on each of said fibers; and allowing each of the fibers to transmit the light received on each of the fiber portions out of the hollow member..
University Health Network

Hardened drop terminal and clampshell

a fiber optic cable network interface device includes a base unit defining an interior cavity. The device has a cable entrance port for a main fiber optic cable having a plurality of individual fiber optic cables and at least one cable exit port for at least one distribution fiber optic cable.
Communications Systems, Inc.

Extended access optical fiber connector ferrule

a fiber optic ferrule comprising a ferrule body having a plurality of optical fiber insertion holes at a first end thereof, the plurality of optical fiber insertion holes being configured to receive a plurality of optical fibers, and an extended access opening arranged at a top surface of a second end of the ferrule body located opposite the first end, the extended access opening being configured to provide open access to substantially an entirety of an interior space within the ferrule body.. .
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Trunk gland adapters and related trunk gland units and methods of connecting trunk cables to fiber optic enclosures

trunk gland adapters include an adapter body having an internal bore that is sized to receive a trunk cable gland so that a front end of the trunk cable gland extends through a front opening of the internal bore and a plurality of attachment clips that are configured to releasably attach the adapter body to a mounting aperture in a wall of a fiber optic enclosure. Related trunk gland units and methods of routing a trunk cable into an enclosure are also disclosed..
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

Fiber optic cable spool

installing an optical cable at an installation location includes routing a second end of the optical cable towards the installation location; wrapping the second end of the optical cable around a portion of a cable spool at the installation location; attaching the second end of the optical cable to a connector holder disposed at the cable spool; and turning a crank arm to wind the cable spool, thereby winding slack length of the optical cable around the drum. Some types of crank arms are removable from the cable spool.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Removable fiber management sections for fiber optic housings, and related components and methods

removable fiber management sections for fiber optic housings, and related components and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic system is provided.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic equipment chassis and modules

technologies are described for a fiber optic equipment chassis. The chassis may have a bottom plate and a top plate positioned such that the plates form a front chassis access and a rear chassis access.
Diversified Materials Specialists, Inc.

Multi-fiber connector for use with ribbon fiber optic cable

aspects of the present disclosure relate to a multi-fiber fiber optic connector having a connector body, a multi-fiber ferrule supported at a distal end of the connector body, a spring for biasing the multi-fiber ferrule in a distal direction and a spring push retaining the spring and the ferrule within the connector body. The spring push including oppositely positioned spring support shelves that provide spring seating and provide spring stability during side loading..
Commscope Technologies Llc

Waveguide filter

a waveguide filter is provided for functioning as a cable feed-through for previously terminated cables. The waveguide filter includes a housing of pre-determined length having a plurality of bores extending therethrough.
Fiberplex Technologies, Llc

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..
Invuity, Inc.

High frequency light emission device

systems, apparatuses, and methods for modulating light at high frequencies by addressing the issue of direct modulation of long lifetime light emitters. Dynamic control of the local density of optical states (ldos) to exploit the differences between electric and magnetic dipole transitions allows for higher frequency modulation.
Brown University

Environmental sealing arrangement for furcated optical fibers

an assembly for protecting spliced optical fibers includes: a fiber optic cable comprising at least one optical fiber and a surrounding jacket; at least one elongate tubular member housing the optical fiber, wherein a gap exists between the elongate tubular member and the jacket such that the optical fiber has an exposed region; and a premold block formed of an ultra-low pressure material, the premold block encasing the exposed region of the optical fiber.. .
Commscope Technologies Llc

Rapid universal rack mount enclosure

a cable enclosure assembly includes an enclosure, a cable spool and a length of fiber optic cable. The enclosure defines an interior region, a first opening and a second opening aligned with the first opening.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Pivotably attachable fiber optic housing, modular housing system and method

a housing for fiber optic cable pivotably attachable to an adjacent housing to form a modular housing system is disclosed. The housing may include a first body having a plurality of members angled relative to one another to form a first chamber therebetween, the first body including an opening for receiving a fiber cable in the first chamber.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Method and system for downhole object location and orientation determination

a downhole device is provided that is intended to be co-located with an optical fiber cable to be found, for example by being fixed together in the same clamp. The device has an accelerometer or other suitable orientation determining means that is able to determine its positional orientation, with respect to gravity.
Silixa Ltd.

Method and protecting fiber optic distribution systems

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.

Light beam collimator particularly suitable for a densely packed array

a method and apparatus for controlled displacement, rotation and deformation of parts of a fiber optic collimator so as to provide multiple degrees of adjustment freedom that are decoupled one from another, for adjusting the path of a light beam, comprising: an output elongate hollow node for passing a light beam therethrough and towards a lens, and an elongate hollow base node having separate top and bottom parts connected to each other by opposed ends of a plurality of flexible rods that restrict the relative movement between the top and bottom parts of the base node to substantially only translational parallel movement. Opposed portions of the top and bottom parts of the base node each include a respective screw and an opposed slanted surface, which upon interaction, develop a shearing force which is applied to the top and bottom parts of the base node and cause a translational parallel relative movement therebetween..
United States Army Research Laboratory

Seismic monitoring below source tool

a sensory assembly and system can be used in a wellbore to detect and characterize the earth strata and formations around the wellbore, where a signal emitting sensory tool is part of a tool string deployed in the wellbore, and where weighted fiber optic cable is deployed in an extended position below the signal emitting sensory tool. The fiber optic cable is also part of wire-line, slickline, or coiled tubing injector head connected to the signal emitting sensory tool, thereby providing fiber optic cable both above and below the signal emitting sensory tool in position to collect backscatter signals from earth strata and formations around the wellbore.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Fracture treatment analysis based on distributed acoustic sensing

some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Monitoring subterranean hydrocarbon saturation using distributed acoustic sensing

some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a directional section of a first wellbore in a subterranean region.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Monitoring subterranean fluid movement using distributed acoustic sensing

some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Using seismic data to determine wellbore location while drilling

some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Flame retardant cable fillers and cables

flame retardant fiber optic and electrically conductive cables having halogen-free flame retardant cable filler materials.. .
Web Industries, Inc.

Fiber optic ribbon

a fiber optic ribbon includes optical fibers, each including a core surrounded by cladding, and edge bonding rigidly connecting the optical fibers to one. The ribbon further includes a stress-isolation layer surrounding the optical fibers and edge bonding, and a hardened shell surrounding the stress-isolation layer.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic array apparatus, systems, and methods

in some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article of manufacture, may operate to receive sensor information from a series of sensors coupled to a spiral-shaped optical fiber, wherein the sensor information comprises a signal integrating at least a location of one or more of the sensors along the optical fiber, and a physical parameter measurement. Further activity may include determining a physical property of material in a geological formation based on the physical parameter measurement.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

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.
Bluelight Analytics, Inc.

Method for active sensor signal optimization

a system and method for optimizing a fiber optic sensor by properly clocking or rotationally orienting a window with a fiber optic focuser. This method may include shining light through the focuser into the window and receiving with a reflectometer a first reflection from a first surface of the window and a second reflection from a second surface of the window.
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Llc.

Method for interpretation of distributed temperature sensors during wellbore operations

an embodiment for determining a flow distribution of a wellbore during a wellbore treatment comprises disposing an optical fiber into a wellbore, performing a wellbore treatment in the wellbore with the fiber optic in place by flowing a well treatment fluid from the surface and wellbore and into the formation, taking distributed temperature measurements at a time interval with the fiber optic cable during the wellbore treatment operation, and calculating a flow distribution of the wellbore while performing the wellbore treatment.. .
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Feeding tube assembly with a light element attachable thereto

a feeding tube assembly comprising a feeding tube body and an optical system. The feeding tube body includes an administration lumen and an optical lumen.
Cnicus, Llc

Infrared endoscopic probe

the infrared endoscopic probe represents a new instrument to bore pilot holes in vertebra pedicles while imaging the operation in the infrared spectrum with an integrated fiber optics endoscope. The pilot holes are bored to provide entry points for pedicle screws that serve as anchor points for spine stabilizing rods to treat several spine conditions.

Methods and systems for distributing fiber optic telecommunication services to local areas and for supporting distributed antenna systems

a fiber optic network includes a fiber distribution hub including at least one splitter and a termination field; a plurality of drop terminals optically connected to the fiber distribution hub by a plurality of distribution cables; and a distributed antenna system (das). The das includes a base station and a plurality of antenna nodes.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic component holders and enclosures and methods including same

a method for securing a fiber optic component includes: providing a holding medium having a tack and mounted on a substrate; and placing the fiber optic component in intimate contact with the holding medium to thereby secure the fiber optic component to the substrate. The tack of the holding medium releasably bonds the fiber optic component to the holding medium and the holding medium retains its tack upon removal of the fiber optic component to permit re-placement of the fiber optic component or placement of a further fiber optic component on the holding medium to secure said fiber optic component or further fiber optic component to the substrate..
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic enclosure for retrofitting pedestals in the field

a telecommunications device includes a module that mounts within an interior of a housing. The housing has a door that latches closed.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Sealable communication cable connection assemblies

communication device connection assemblies are described. The sealable connection assemblies are configured to provide water-tight connections for various data transmission elements, including cables, network devices, and computing devices.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Diffusive optical fiber sensor and communication device and use

techniques for fiber optic light sensing and communication are provided. Specifically, systems and methods to provide diffusive optical fiber sensors and communication devices and methods of use are disclosed..
Flextronics Ap, Llc

Pressure sensing guidewires

a medical device for measuring blood pressure includes a proximal shaft and a distal member including a slotted tube defining a distal lumen extending through the slotted tube, the distal lumen aligned with the proximal lumen and including a distal lumen inner surface. A distal cap is secured to the distal member, the distal cap including a distal cap inner surface defining a void space and an optical pressure sensor is disposed within the void space.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

System and a subscriber powered network element

a system for powering a network element of a fiber optic wide area network is disclosed. When communication data is transferred between a central office (co) and a subscriber terminal using a network element to convert optical to electrical (o-e) and electrical to optical (e-o) signals between a fiber from the central office and twisted wire pair, coaxial cable or ethernet cable transmission lines from the subscriber terminal, techniques related to local powering of a network element or drop site by the subscriber terminal or subscriber premise remote powering device are provided.

Methods, systems, and devices for integrating wireless technology into a fiber optic network

the present disclosure relates to a fiber optic network configuration having an optical network terminal located at a subscriber location. The fiber optic network configuration also includes a drop terminal located outside the subscriber location and a wireless transceiver located outside the subscriber location.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Method of transmitting an optical data signal via a fiber optical medium in opposite directions at the same carrier wavelength

the described method relates to fiber optic communication engineering and can be used in fiber optic communication systems for creating several independent communication channels. One object of the method is to increase the utilization efficiency of the optic fibers by using optical signals transmitted in opposite directions at one wavelength..

Fiber optic enclosure with internal cable spool assembly

a fiber optic enclosure includes a housing having a base and a cover. The base and the cover cooperate to define an interior region.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Telecommunications cabinet with connector storage

a housing including a plurality of openings for receiving fiber optic connectors and protecting the polished end face of the connectors from damage while the connectors are stored within a telecommunications connection cabinet. A module with a plurality of optical fiber cables connected to a first optical fiber cable and terminated by a fiber optic connector.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic connector sub-assemblies and related methods

a fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic connector with field installable outer connector housing and keyed ferrule hub

an optical connector includes a first sub-assembly that is factory-installed to a first end of an optical fiber and a second sub-assembly that is field-installed to the first end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and first sub-assembly can be routed through a structure (e.g., a building) prior to installation of the second sub-assembly.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fused expanded beam connector

a fiber optic connector includes a ferrule for holding a plurality of optical fibers. The ferrule has a first end and a second end.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina

High speed and high spatial density parameter measurement using fiber optic sensing technology

the present invention is an improved fiber optic sensing system (foss) having the ability to provide both high spatial resolution and high frequency strain measurements. The inventive hybrid foss fiber combines sensors from high acquisition speed and low spatial resolution wavelength-division multiplexing (wdm) systems and from low acquisition speed and high spatial resolution optical frequency domain reflection (ofdr) systems.

Diagnostic system for the detection of skin cancer

methods and compositions are provided for the analysis of skin surfaces to determine the presence of neoplastic tissue. In the methods of the invention, a composition comprising a florescent probe that binds to a specific neoplasia associated marker is applied topically to the area of interest.

Multimode optical transmission system and method employing hom-filter fiber

a multimode optical transmission system and method that employs a higher-order-mode (hom)-filter fiber. The system includes a transmitter has a light source that generates modulated light and that has a spatially non-uniform light emission.
Corning Incorporated

Method for measuring bow/twist of a fuel assembly

a method of determining the bow and twist of a nuclear fuel assembly that utilizes fiber optic shape sensing technology enclosed within a flexible sheath that transmits strain on the interior walls of a control rod guide thimble within the fuel assembly to a fiber cable of the shape sensing technology enclosed within the sheath. The sheath conforms to the interior dimensions of the interior walls of the guide thimble..
Westinghouse Electric Company Llc

System and illuminating and identifying an object

an illumination and imaging system that is used to obtain enhanced detailed images of objects. The system utilizes a flash element that produces a flash of polychromatic light.

System and marking optical component at high speed

a system and method for marking a moving surface of a fiber optic cable is provided. The system includes a supply of the fiber optic cable, a laser generating device configured to generate a laser beam that forms markings by interacting with the material of the moving surface of the fiber optic cable.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber optic enclosure with cable management drawer

a fiber optic enclosure system (100) includes an enclosure (102), a plurality of fiber optic adaptors (132), and a drawer (130). The enclosure (102) defines an enclosure chamber (108).
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba

Ingress protected optical fiber connector having small diameter (mini-ip connector)

a multi-fiber optical fiber connector including a connector housing having a front portion and a rear portion is disclosed. A multi-fiber ferrule is disposed in the connector housing such that it projects from the front portion of the connector housing.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Passive optical through switches

a passive optical fiber switch includes: a housing defining a plurality of ports configured to receive fiber optic connectors; a substrate positioned within the housing, the substrate defining a plurality of waveguide paths; and an arm positioned relative to one of the plurality of ports such that the arm moves as a fiber optic connector is positioned in the one port, movement of the arm causing the waveguide paths to shift to break a normal through configuration.. .
Commscope Technologies, Llc

Portable attachment of fiber optic sensing loop

the subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a system for removably attaching an optical fiber sensor loop onto a tubular member, which includes an optical fiber sensor loop having a continuous optical fiber positioned arranged in a plurality of loops, each of said loops having a first end turn and a second end turn, a first and a second turn guide each including a plurality of turn grooves increasing outwardly in increasing radii, each of said turn grooves configured to receive an end turn portion of the optical fiber, a first and a second supporting wedge each having a planar first surface configured to receive a turn guide and a curved second surface configured to be received on the tubular member, and a connector configured to couple the first mounting wedge to the second mounting wedge.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Methods and systems for distributing fiber optic telecommunications services to local area

a fiber optic drop terminal assembly includes a housing, a spool and a fiber optic distribution cable. The housing has a first exterior surface and an oppositely disposed second exterior surface.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic splice protection device and mounting the same

disclosed is a fiber optic splice protection device, comprising: a closure including a cover and a chassis; and at least one cable fixer for fixing cables to be spliced to the chassis of the closure. Wherein the cable fixer is a separate member separated from the chassis, and is removably mounted in the chassis of the closure; and all strength members of the cables to be spliced are previously fixed to the cable fixer before the cable fixer is mounted to the chassis of the closure.
Adc Telecommunications (shanghai) Distribution Co., Ltd.

Fiber optic cable assemblies for terminating a fiber optic cable and methods of making the same

a fiber optic cable assembly for terminating a cable using an interior seal component in a passage of a retention body and methods for making the same. The interior seal component inhibits a bonding material from passing through to unintended portions of the retention body, and also serves to position the cable within the retention body during termination.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Propagation medium velocity measurement system

an apparatus measures an electromagnetic signal (e.g., light) propagation time delay that varies with system speed relative to its propagation medium. A one-way light propagation time measurement in the medium between two fixed points moving relative to the medium is used.

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.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Image conduit for fuel nozzle assemblies

a fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine includes a feed arm including a fuel passage for issuing a spray of fuel. A nozzle assembly is fixed at an upstream end of the feed arm having a fuel inlet in fluid communication with the fuel passage.
Delavan Inc

Fiber optic cable packaging arrangement

a fiber optic enclosure assembly is disclosed herein. The assembly includes a fiber optic enclosure defining connection locations, a fiber optic cable extending from the connection locations of the fiber optic enclosure, and a covering defining a first axial end and a second axial end, the covering defining a throughhole extending from the first axial end to the second axial end, the throughhole extending along a central longitudinal axis of the covering, the covering defining a first cavity for receiving the fiber optic enclosure.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic splice protection device and mounting the same

disclosed is a fiber optic splice protection device, comprising: a closure including a cover and a chassis; and a fiber routing management unit, mounted on the chassis of the closure, wherein the fiber routing management unit comprises: a bottom sheet; flexible clippers, which are removably mounted on top of the bottom sheet; and a resilient biasing member, mounted on the chassis of the closure, for applying elastic biasing force to the bottom sheet, wherein the bottom sheet is pressed against cable jackets of the cables to be spliced under the action of the elastic biasing member for preventing from winding and messy of the cable jackets; and wherein fiber optics of the cables to be spliced wind above the bottom sheet and along a no bending loss path defined by the flexible clippers, and are restrained to an appropriate location in order by the flexible clippers. The disclosed avoids the phenomenon of winding and messy of the fiber optic jacket and the fiber optic, and increases the winding space of the cable..
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Fiber optic cables and assemblies and the performance thereof

a fiber optic drop cable includes an optical fiber, a tight buffer layer on the optical fiber, at least one strength member, and a jacket surrounding the tight buffer layer. The jacket is coupled to the at least one strength member by at least partial embedment of at least one of the strength members in the jacket, which facilitates coupling between the jacket and strength member.
Ccs Technology, Inc.

Lockable connectors and connection assemblies

lockable connection assemblies including lockable connection components are described. A lockable connection assembly may include an assembly for connecting components in an electrical or communication system, such as a fiber optic communication network.
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.

Fiber optic cable assembly

a fiber optic cable assembly includes a distribution cable and a tether cable. The distribution cable includes a jacket having a generally flat profile such that the periphery of the distribution cable, when viewed in cross-section, includes two major surfaces of the jacket that are generally flat and are connected by arcuate end surfaces of the jacket.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Radial scanner imaging system

a radial scanner configured to image the interior of a tube includes, in an embodiment, a housing having a transparent window, a photo-sensing array, a mirror located within the housing and oriented to direct an image around a circumference of an interior surface of the tube outside the transparent window to the photo-sensing array, and a light source configured to illuminate the interior surface of the tube, wherein the photo-sensing array is configured to receive the image around the circumference as a circular line scan. In an embodiment, the radial scanner is deployed as an ingestible capsule.
Innuvation, Inc.

Fiber optic light guide for generating illuminated indicia for an electric burner of a heating appliance

a heating appliance includes a translucent cooktop and a burner in communication with the cooktop. The burner is operable between deactive and active states.
Whirlpool Corporation

System and performing high-speed communications over fiber optical networks

processing a received optical signal in an optical communication network includes equalizing a received optical signal to provide an equalized signal, demodulating the equalized signal according to an m-ary modulation format to provide a demodulated signal, decoding the demodulated signal according to an inner code to provide an inner-decoded signal, and decoding the inner-decoded signal according to an outer code. Other aspects include other features such as equalizing an optical channel including storing channel characteristics for the optical channel associated with a client, loading the stored channel characteristics during a waiting period between bursts on the channel, and equalizing a received burst from the client using the loaded channel characteristics..

Radio-over-fiber (rof) system for protocol-independent wired and/or wireless communication

a switched wireless system is used to increase the range of peer-to-peer communications. The optically-switched fiber optic communication system includes a head-end unit (heu) having a switch bank.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

High-definition pylon-mounted camera assembly with mounting structure

wired portable or permanent pylon-mounted, single or multiple camera assemblies providing high-definition images, remote video parameter adjustment, real time imaging, lower camera mounting, microphone use, no overheating problems, longer run times, and installation and removal without disturbing field surface. Pylon is molded from high-density, impact resistant foam, integrated with a break-away connect providing for non-destructively breaking and remaking electrical connections.
Admiral Video, Llc

Fiber optic closure

a component for a closure is disclosed herein. The component includes a collar extending around a central axis.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic cable

a fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, a strength layer surrounding the optical fiber, and an outer jacket surrounding the strength layer. The strength layer includes a matrix material in which is integrated a plurality of reinforcing fibers.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic cables and assemblies for fiber toward the subscriber applications

a fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, strength components disposed on opposite sides of the optical fiber, and a polymeric cable jacket. The optical fiber includes a glass core, a glass cladding, and a polymer coating.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Reversible polarity mpo fiber optic connector with a removable key

a multi-fiber, fiber optic connector has a housing having a first end for receiving a multi-fiber fiber optic cable and a second end having openings for said fibers from said cable. First and second key slots are provided for accepting a removable key for setting the polarity of the fibers within the connector, with the first and second key slots located on opposing sides of the connector.
Nexans

Fiber optic adapter with integrally molded ferrule alignment structure

a fiber optic adapter is disclosed. The fiber optic adapter includes a main body configured to receive a first fiber optic connector through a first end and a second fiber optic connector through a second end for mating with the first fiber optic connector.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Scalable and modular automated fiber optic cross-connect systems

this invention discloses patch-panel systems for organized configuration management of large numbers of fiber optic interconnection strands, wherein each strand transmits high bandwidth signals between devices. In particular, a system for the programmable interconnection of large numbers of optical fiber strands is provided, whereby strands connecting a two-dimensional array of connectors are mapped in an ordered and rule based fashion into a one-dimensional array with substantially straight lines strands there between.
Telescent Inc.

Fiber optic transducers, fiber optic accelerometers and fiber optic sensing systems

a fiber optic transducer is provided. The fiber optic transducer includes a fixed portion configured to be secured to a body of interest, a moveable portion having a range of motion with respect to the fixed portion, a spring positioned between the fixed portion and the moveable portion, and a length of fiber wound between the fixed portion and the moveable portion.
Avalon Sciences Ltd

Fiber optic sensing and control system

an improved flight control system comprising a flight control surface of an aircraft or spacecraft, a first optical fiber having a fiber optic sensor configured to sense a first parameter associated with the flight control surface at a first position and a second fiber optic sensor configured to sense a second parameter associated with the flight control surface at a second location, an interrogator connected to the first optical fiber and configured to convert the sensed parameters from both the first fiber optic sensor and the second fiber optic sensor into an electrical signal, and the interrogator communicating with a flight control computer.. .
Moog Inc.

Mechanically and/or magnetically navigable catheter with fiber optic position or shape sensors

a mechanically and/or magnetically navigable catheter has an elongate body having a proximal and a distal end. At least one mechanically or magnetically responsive element is associated with the distal end of the elongate body for navigating the distal end in the body.
Stereotaxis, Inc.

Nonlinearity cancellation in fiber optic transmission based on frequency-mutually-referenced carriers

a system and method for mitigating nonlinearity in an optical communication link with multiple carriers uses mutual frequency referencing to stabilize at least a portion of the multiple carriers. Using at least one frequency-referenced signal, carrier nonlinearity can be determined and compensated within the link by pre-distortion, back-propagation, or a combination of both.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Methods and systems relating to optical networks

data center interconnections, which encompass wscs as well as traditional data centers, have become both a bottleneck and a cost/power issue for cloud computing providers, cloud service providers and the users of the cloud generally. Fiber optic technologies already play critical roles in data center operations and will increasingly in the future.
Aeponyx Inc.

Multi-player, multi-touch gaming table and using the same

a touch screen player interface includes a fiber optic plate, high-resolution infrared camera and projector. The fiber optic plate acts as a display surface for the output of the projector as well as a fingerprint and/or item scanner.
Novomatic Ag

Optical connector attachment tool having light transmissive wedge

a wedge device for use with a fiber optic connector comprises an insert body comprising a light transmissive material. The insert body defines a wedge portion integrally extending into a light pass structure, the light pass structure terminating in a single upper face distal from the wedge portion.
Alf Telecommunications Llc

Multiple environment fiber optic cable

a fiber optic cable is presented having a pressure fitting at an end of the cable. The pressure fitting can create a pressure and/or chemical seal to prevent migration of environmental elements into or out of the cable.
Fiberoptic Components, Llc

Collimating lens

a collimating rod lens for fiber optic communication with a cylindrical envelope surface, and a spherical convex front surface, wherein the lens has a particular length l and a particular radius r of the curvature of the lens, and the spherical convex front surface is given by r=a*l+b, wherein a is a first optical glass parameter from 0.3 to 0.6; b is a second optical glass parameter from −0.1 to +0.1; the length l is from 2 to 8 mm; and the radius r of the curvature is from 0.5 to 3.5 mm.. .
Aktiebolaget Micropol Fiberoptic

Electronically illuminated open sight for handguns and rifles

an electronically illuminated open sight for handguns and rifles utilizes one or more light-emitting diodes to illuminate fiber optic rods held within rid compartments within a plurality of sight posts, including a front sight post and a rear sight post. Each fiber optic rod is viewable through a rod viewing port in the rear surface of each housing, making the illuminated fiber optic rods viewable only to the user of the handgun or rifle.

Container tamper-proof protection by use of printed fiber optics manufacturing and integrated sensors

the disclosed embodiments provide a method for tamper-proof protection of containers used for shipment of goods. An optical fiber is embedded in an optical shield wallpaper which lines all interior surfaces of any size of a shipping container, package, box, barrel or other shaped container.
Opticallock, Inc.

Fiber optic cable assembly

a cable assembly includes a distribution cable, a tether cable, and a network access point (nap) assembly having a cavity defined therein. The distribution cable includes optical fibers and the tether cable includes an optical fiber.
Corning Optical Communications Llc

Fiber module rack system

the present disclosure illustrates to a fiber module rack system in which a rack includes receiving spaces which each is formed by two frame plates of a base panel. Shell bodies of fiber optic cassettes are mounted in the receiving spaces, and a fiber module is disposed at a front part of the shell body, and a resilient locking member is disposed between the sliding track and at least one side of the shell body, so that the user can quickly and easily dismount the fiber optic cassettes from the rack without using tool..
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.

Multi-fiber fiber optic connector

a fiber optic cable assembly includes a fiber optic cable and a fiber optic connector. The cable includes a jacket having an elongated transverse cross-sectional profile that defines a major axis and a minor axis.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Fiber optic ferrule with rear holes to align a guide pin clamp with field changeable guide pins

a fiber optic ferrule with rear holes and a guide pin clamp allows for changing guide pins in the field. The guide pin clamp has a forward clamp portion to engage the rear face of the fiber optic ferrule, a rearward clamp portion configured to engage the biasing spring, and a guide pin retaining plate.
Us Conec, Ltd

Fiber optic array having densely spaced, weak reflectors

a fiber optic sensing system includes a fiber optic sensor having a plurality of densely spaced, non-naturally occurring discrete reflectors having a weak reflectivity of less than 1% and, in some cases, even less than 0.0001% depending on the density of the reflectors. The fiber optic sensor is configured so that the spatial resolution of the backscattered signal generated in response to a probe signal is greater than the separation between at least two discrete reflectors, so that backscatter generated by the at least two reflectors overlaps at the receiver.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Tire health monitoring system

a health monitoring system for a tire is provided. The health monitoring system includes a fiber optic strain sensor array.
Caterpillar Inc.

Spectroscopic mapping system and method

a system and method for spectroscopic mapping, with configurable spatial resolution, of an object include a fiber optic bundle having a plurality of optical fibers arranged in a first array at an input end with each of the plurality of optical fibers spaced one from another and arranged in at least one linear array at an output end. A first mask defining a plurality of apertures equal to or greater in number than the plurality of optical fibers is positioned between an object to be imaged and the input end of the fiber optic bundle.
Horiba Instruments Incorporated

Photo-catalytic oxidation reaction system

a novel photocatalytic oxidation system that combines long lifetime, high-power light emitting diodes (leds) with efficient, visible light-activated photocatalysts for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (vocs) and other pathogens in air and water flow systems under ambient conditions of temperature and pressure is described. The technology uses the combination of visible photocatalysts with robust visible leds, uniform side emission fiber optics, and efficient catalyst surface illumination technologies to create a photocatalytic oxidation unit for air and water purification.
Pioneer Astronautics

Optical fiber conductor

an apparatus includes a length of flexible tape defined between a first end of the tape and a second end of the tape, the flexible tape including an adhesive surface that extends lengthwise between the first and second ends of the tape; and a fiber optic strand embedded within a volume of the flexible tape and extending between the first and second ends of the tape.. .
Google Inc.

Unitary fiber optic ferrule and adapter therefor

a unitary fiber optic ferrule reflects light off an interior lens and through the fiber optic ferrule. Optical fibers can be easily secured in the unitary fiber optic ferrule.
Us Conec, Ltd.