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Integrated quantum-random noise generator using quantum vacuum states of light

Integrated quantum-random noise generator using quantum vacuum states of light

Measurement device and measurement method

Measurement device and measurement method

Measurement device and measurement method

Method and apparatus for motion compensation in interferometric sensing systems

Date/App# patent app List of recent Optic-related patents
11/13/14
20140338074
 Microscope probe and method for use of same patent thumbnailMicroscope probe and method for use of same
A microscope probe includes a substrate; an optical resonator disposed on the substrate and including an optical resonance property; a displacement member disposed on the substrate and separated from the optical resonator, the displacement member including: a first end disposed distal to the optical resonator; and a second end disposed proximate to the optical resonator; and a coupling member disposed on the substrate and connecting the displacement member to the substrate, wherein the first end is configured to probe a sample and to be displaced in response to a condition of the sample, the displacement member is configured to communicate displacement of the first end to the second end, and the second end is configured to change the optical resonance property in response to displacement of the second end. .
11/13/14
20140337400
 Integrated quantum-random noise generator using quantum vacuum states of light patent thumbnailIntegrated quantum-random noise generator using quantum vacuum states of light
An integrated quantum random noise source includes a substrate, an optical oscillator that may be integral to the substrate coupled by an optical waveguide to an optical directional coupler. The optical directional coupler has two outputs that are coupled by optical waveguides to a pair of photodetectors that are part of a balanced photodetector.
11/13/14
20140336990
 Measurement device and measurement method patent thumbnailMeasurement device and measurement method
Light emitted from a low-coherence light source is split into two beams by an optical coupler. One of the beams is applied to a sample medium.
11/13/14
20140336973
 Method and apparatus for motion compensation in interferometric sensing systems patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for motion compensation in interferometric sensing systems
An optical interrogation system, e.g., an ofdr-based system, measures local changes, of index of refraction of a sensing light guide subjected to a time-varying disturbance. Interferometric measurement signals detected for a length of the sensing light guide are transformed into the spectral domain.
11/13/14
20140336757
 Accommodating intraocular lens with haptics for sulcus fixation patent thumbnailAccommodating intraocular lens with haptics for sulcus fixation
An accommodating intraocular lens construction includes a lens of fixed optical power to correct refractive error and a lens of variable power to restore accommodation of the eye, which variable lens can have two optical elements which either shift perpendicular to the optical axis, or which variable lens can have two elements which move along the optical axis, as in a telescope, and which construction has at least one haptic for movement to provide transfer of movement of said driving means to at least one of said optical elements and at least one additional haptic for sulcus fixation to provide limitation of movement of at least one component of the lens along the optical axis with movement of additional haptic which is largely independent from the haptic for movement.. .
11/13/14
20140336723
 Active glasses for optic nerve stimulation patent thumbnailActive glasses for optic nerve stimulation
Active glasses for stimulating optic nerves of a user.. .
11/13/14
20140336721
 Non-invasive treatment of bronchial constriction patent thumbnailNon-invasive treatment of bronchial constriction
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation.
11/13/14
20140336637
 Systems and methods for temperature monitoring and control during an ablation procedure patent thumbnailSystems and methods for temperature monitoring and control during an ablation procedure
A medical system configured for nerve modulation can include an elongate shaft, having a distal end region and a proximal end region is disclosed. Adjacent the distal end region an ablation electrode can be disposed.
11/13/14
20140336633
 Electrosurgical generator patent thumbnailElectrosurgical generator
An electrosurgical system is provided. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue.
11/13/14
20140336627
 Apparatus and method for measuring an optical break-through in a tissue patent thumbnailApparatus and method for measuring an optical break-through in a tissue
The invention relates to a device for measuring an optical penetration that is triggered in a tissue underneath the tissue surface by means of therapeutic laser radiation which a laser-surgical device concentrates in a treatment focus located in said tissue. The inventive device is provided with a detection beam path comprising a lens system which couples radiation emanating from the tissue underneath the tissue surface into the detection beam path.
11/13/14
20140336626
Medical assembly using short pulse fiber laser
A method of ablating a solid substance within a mammalian body is presented. The method includes generating a superheated zone within the body using a fiber lasing assembly that emits pulses at a pulse repetition rate of 1 khz to 500 khz, where each pulse has a wavelength from 1.7 micron to 2.2 micron, a pulse width from 2 ns to 800 ns, and a pulse energy from 0.05 mj to 2 mj.
11/13/14
20140336514
Methods to regulate polarization and enhance function of cells
Methods and compositions to controllably regulate cells at a target site. A quantum dot-targeting agent complex is administered to a patient in need of therapy, and the complex is stimulated using an implanted fiber optic system.
11/13/14
20140336482
Laser device and photoacoustic measurement device
Disclosed is a laser device which can emit light having first and second wavelengths, having the advantage of increasing laser efficiency without causing an increase in cost. A flash lamp irradiates excitation light onto a laser rod.
11/13/14
20140336481
Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography
Optical coherence tomography (herein “oct”) based analyte monitoring systems are disclosed. In one aspect, techniques are disclosed that can identify fluid flow in vivo (e.g., blood flow), which can act as a metric for gauging the extent of blood perfusion in tissue.
11/13/14
20140336478
Optical sensor device and image processing unit for measuring chemical concentrations, chemical saturations and biophysical parameters
Optical sensor devices, image processing devices, methods and computer readable code computer-readable storage media for detecting biophysical parameters, chemical concentrations, chemical saturations, vital signs and physiological information such as a malignant condition are provided. In some embodiments, the optical sensor includes an array of photodetectors, where each photodetector is configured to detect a spectrum of light.
11/13/14
20140336462
Insertion portion detection device and insertion portion detection system
An insertion portion detection device provided with a light source unit which emits measuring beam to an outer circumferential surface of a cylindrical shape of an insertion portion to be inserted into an insertion target and to be a detection target, an optical pattern detection unit which receives reflected light from the outer circumferential surface and which sequentially acquires image data in a predetermined range of the outer circumferential surface including given optical patterns so that at least some of the optical patterns correspond to the image data, and a displacement amount calculation unit which detects a corresponding optical pattern from the image data and calculates at least one of an insertion amount of the insertion portion and an amount of rotation around the central axis of the cylindrical shape.. .
11/13/14
20140336460
Stereoscopic endoscope
Two side-by-side optical paths transmit stereoscopic right side and left side images onto the surface of a single image sensing chip. The single image sensing chip may be placed at various orientations with respect to the lens trains in the optical paths.
11/13/14
20140336457
Endoscope
In the case of an endoscope 1, it is provided to arrange in an endoscope tip 3 at a distal end 2 of the endoscope 1 an imaging optic 4 and an image receiving sensor 5 in an interior space 8 defined by a metal foil 7.. .
11/13/14
20140336332
Method for preparing thioepoxy-based optical material and polymerizable composition thereof
The present invention relates to a thioepoxy compound for an optical material, a polymerizable composition including the thioepoxy compound, and a method for producing a thioepoxy optical material by polymerization of the polymerizable composition. The polymerizable composition further includes 4.1 to 15% by weight of 2,3-epoxypropyl(2,3-epithiopropyl)sulfide and/or 2,3-epoxypropyl(2,3-epithiopropyl)disulfide.
11/13/14
20140336303
Optical element for correcting color blindness
Described herein are devices, compositions, and methods for improving color discernment.. .
11/13/14
20140336061
Methods for optically encoding an object with upconverting materials and compositions used therein
The present invention relates generally to encoding samples. More specifically, it relates to barcodes and compositions involving upconverters and methods including them.
11/13/14
20140336032
Transparent aluminate glasses, vitroceramics, and ceramics
The invention relates to novel transparent glasses, vitroceramics, and transparent or translucent ceramics containing, in relation to the total composition of the glass, vitroceramic, or ceramic, at least 60 wt% of a composition having the following formula (i): (m1o)x(m2o)y(m3)2o3)z(al2o3)100−x−y−z (i), where m1 is an element selected from among ba and/or sr, m2 is an element selected from among mg or ca, x and y are numbers such that 30≦x+y≦80, y is between 0% and 10% of x, m3 is an element selected from among b, ga, or in, and z is a number between 0% and 10% of (100−x−y). The invention also relates to the method for manufacturing said compositions and to the uses of said compositions in the field of optics..
11/13/14
20140335577
Use of enzymes having silicase activity
The present invention relates to the use of polypeptides having silicase activity for the modification or synthesis of silica, silicones and other silicium (iv) compounds. The present invention also relates to the use of polypeptides having silicase activity for the modification of glass, sand, asbestos, computer chips, glass wool, fiber glass, optical fibers and silicones, for the removal of sand from oil-sands, for the removal of asbestos, and for sandblasting..
11/13/14
20140335575
Novel amidase
An object of the present invention is to provide a means for producing an optically active tropic acid that is a compound useful as a synthetic raw material or an intermediate for pharmaceutical products and the like. The present invention provides a novel polypeptide having activity to (r)-selectively hydrolyze a racemic tropic acid amide, dna encoding the polypeptide, a vector containing the dna, a transformant prepared by transformation with the vector, and a method for producing an optically active carboxylic acid amide and an optically active carboxylic acid using them..
11/13/14
20140335458
Optical air slit and method for manufacturing optical air slits
A structure having an optical slit therein. The structure includes a substrate having an opening therethrough and a metal layer disposed on the substrate, such metal layer having a photolithographically formed slit therein, such slit being narrower than the opening and being disposed over the opening, portions of the metal layer disposed adjacent the slit being suspended over the opening and other portions of the metal layer being supported by the substrate..
11/13/14
20140335446
Systems and methods for lithography masks
Structure of mask blanks and masks, and methods of making masks are disclosed. The new mask blank and mask comprise a tripe etching stop layer to prevent damages to the quartz substrate when the process goes through etching steps three times.
11/13/14
20140335367
Composition and recording sheet with improved optical properties
A composition is provided, which comprises a water-soluble salt of a divalent metal; a complexing agent having an affinity for the divalent metal; and an optical brightening agent. Methods of using the composition, and recording sheets which include the composition, are also disclosed..
11/13/14
20140335346
Optical member, image pickup apparatus, and method for manufacturing optical member
The optical member has a porous glass layer on a substrate. The porous glass layer includes a first porous glass layer and a second porous glass layer in this order on the substrate.
11/13/14
20140335335
Scratch-resistant articles with retained optical properties
One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including an optical film structure disposed on an inorganic oxide substrate, which may include a strengthened or non-strengthened substrate that may be amorphous or crystalline, such that the article exhibits scratch resistance and retains the same or improved optical properties as the inorganic oxide substrate, without the optical film structure disposed thereon. In one or more embodiments, the article exhibits an average transmittance of 85% or more, over the visible spectrum (e.g., 380 nm-780 nm).
11/13/14
20140335332
Low-color scratch-resistant articles with a multilayer optical film
Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant.
11/13/14
20140335330
Low-color scratch-resistant articles with a multilayer optical film
Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant.
11/13/14
20140335289
Method for producing optical film, optical film, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device
A method for producing an optical film of the present invention includes: (1) a step for obtaining a (meth)acrylic resin by copolymerizing methyl methacrylate and a copolymerizable monomer containing an acryloyl morpholine in the presence of a polymerization initiator and a chain transfer agent; and (2) a step for obtaining an optical film by melt extruding a resin composition that contains the thus-obtained (meth)acrylic resin and a cellulose ester resin at a (meth)acrylic resin:cellulose ester resin ratio of from 95:5 to 30:70. The (meth)acrylic resin obtained in step (1) is characterized in that: (a) the weight average molecular weight (mw) thereof is from 2.0×104 to 5.0×105; (b) the total amount of the remaining methyl methacrylate and the remaining copolymerizable monomer is 0.05-1% by mass; (c) the amount of the remaining polymerization initiator is 0.01-0.5% by mass; and (d) the amount of the remaining chain transfer agent is 0.01-0.5% by mass..
11/13/14
20140335199
Peroxycarboxylic acid compositions suitable for inline optical or conductivity monitoring
Peracid stable fluorescent active compounds in highly acidic, equilibrium peroxycarboxylic acid sanitizing compositions are disclosed as having improved fluorescent stability allowing for monitoring of peroxycarboxylic acid concentration by conductivity and/or optical sensors. Beneficially, the compositions are also low odor and low/no voc dual functioning acid wash and sanitizing compositions..
11/13/14
20140334878
Offset trenching methods and apparatus, and void restoration methods, apparatus and materials in connection with same
Methods and apparatus for forming a trench alongside a vehicle (for burying fiber optic cables, electrical conductors, and conduits). A cutting blade is coupled to the vehicle via an offset arm.
11/13/14
20140334840
Driving force transmitting device and optical unit
The driving force transmitting device 1 of the present invention includes a first gear 11 that rotates about the same rotational shaft as that of a small wheel portion 112 and a second gear 12 that engages with the small wheel portion 112 and to which a rotational driving force is transmitted from the first gear 11. A rib member 113 that rotatably supports the second gear 12 is provided at a rotational center of the second gear 12.
11/13/14
20140334831
Optical receiver and light receiving method
An optical receiver receives coherent light. The optical receiver includes an amplitude adjuster, a signal processor, and a controller.
11/13/14
20140334830
System and method for generating a frequency modulated linear laser waveform
A system for generating a frequency modulated linear laser waveform includes a single frequency laser generator to produce a laser output signal. An electro-optical modulator modulates the frequency of the laser output signal to define a linear triangular waveform.
11/13/14
20140334829
Optical transmitter and bias control method of optical modulator
An optical transmitter includes: a drive signal generator configured to generate a drive signal from input data; an optical modulator configured to generate an optical signal corresponding to the drive signal; a superimposer configured to superimpose a first reference signal on the drive signal and superimpose a second reference signal on a bias voltage of the optical modulator; a detector configured to detect the first reference signal and the second reference signal included in the optical signal, and generate a first monitor signal indicating intensity and a phase of the detected first reference signal and a second monitor signal indicating intensity and a phase of the detected second reference signal; and a controller configured to control the bias voltage of the optical modulator in a control scheme determined based on the first monitor signal and the second monitor signal.. .
11/13/14
20140334828
Pre-equalization using phase correction
An optical transmitter determines the transfer function in the reference-based pre-equalization for applying to an optically modulated signal at the transmitter. The determined pre-equalization transfer function is made robust to linewidth inaccuracy of the optical source by performing phase correction during the calculation of the pre-equalization transfer function.
11/13/14
20140334827
Miniature pluggable video module
A miniature pluggable video module having a length less than one inch, and a width less than three quarters of an inch, and a plurality of pin connectors attached to the back of the housing. The pluggable video module can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
11/13/14
20140334824
Fiber optic receiver, transmitter, and transceiver systems and methods of operating the same
A fiber optic receiver system is provided. The fiber optic receiver system includes: (1) a host node including an optical source for transmitting an optical signal; (2) a remote node away from the host node for receiving the optical signal, the remote node including a radio frequency receiver, the remote node also including a converter for converting the optical signal into an electrical signal, the electrical signal providing electrical power for the radio frequency receiver; and (3) a fiber optic cable between the host node and the remote node, the fiber optic cable including an optical fiber for carrying the optical signal..
11/13/14
20140334822
Auto-configuration of demarcation devices in ethernet passive optical network
Systems, devices and techniques for automatically configuring a demarcation device in a communication network based on docsis provisioning over epon. A method can be implemented to include initializing a demarcation device and an optical network unit device (onu) that is connected to the demarcation device; operating the demarcation device to establish a communication with the onu and to obtain configuration information of the onu; operating the demarcation device to communicate to a back-office system in the network regarding information of the demarcation device, the information including capabilities associated with the demarcation device; operating the back-office system to generate a service configuration file and to send the generated service configuration file to the demarcation device; and operating the demarcation device to process the service configuration file from the back-office system and to update communication services provided by the onu based on the service configuration file from the back-office system..
11/13/14
20140334821
System and method for photonic switching
In one embodiment, a method of photonic frame scheduling includes receiving, by a photonic switching fabric from a top of rack (tor) switch, a frame request requesting a time slot for switching an optical frame to an output port of a photonic switch of the photonic switching fabric and determining whether the output port of the photonic switch is available during the time slot, and generating a contention signal including a grant or a rejection, in accordance with the determining. Also, the method includes assigning the time slot to the tor switch for the output port of the photonic switch, when the contention signal includes the grant, transmitting, by the photonic switching fabric to the tor switch, the contention signal and receiving, by the photonic switching fabric from the tor switch, the optical frame during the time slot, when the contention signal includes the grant..
11/13/14
20140334820
Method and system for configuring a connection-oriented packet network over a wavelength division multiplexed optical network
A network planning tool and method for configuring a connection-oriented packet network over a wdm optical network without an optical control layer, such as a sonet/sdh layer. The optical network includes a plurality of optical fibers interconnected through nodes and the connection-oriented packet network, such an ethernet network, mpls network, or pseudowire network, includes two or more terminal devices.
11/13/14
20140334818
System and method for photonic switching
In one embodiment, a photonic switching fabric includes a first label detector configured to read a first optical label to produce a first detected label, where the first optical label corresponds to a first optical packet, and where the first optical label is in a control waveband and a switch controller configured to adjust a photonic switch in accordance with the first detected label. The photonic switching fabric also includes the photonic switch, configured to switch the first optical packet, where the first optical packet is in a payload waveband..
11/13/14
20140334817
Network specific routing and wavelength assignment for optical communications networks
To facilitate routing and wavelength assignment (rwa) in an optical communications network having a given topology of associated nodes and links, a set of system characteristics associated with operating the optical communications network may be determined. Different sets of values may be selected for one or more parameters of an rwa algorithm defined for operating a set of services on the optical communications network, and associated sets of routes and wavelengths that may be assigned to the set of services via the rwa algorithm in accordance with the different sets of values and the set of system characteristics may be determined.
11/13/14
20140334816
Method, apparatus, and system for processing data on otn optical transport network
A method for processing data on an otn optical transport network is disclosed in embodiments of the present invention, including: receiving and buffering, through an ilk interface, an ethernet data frame sent by an ethernet board; encapsulating the ethernet data frame into a generic framing procedure gfp data frame; and mapping the gfp data frame to a virtual container of the otn to form an otn data frame, and transporting the otn data frame to a corresponding transparent transmission board through a cross-connect board. An apparatus and a system for processing data on an otn optical transport network are further disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention..
11/13/14
20140334815
System and method for selecting an optical path in an optical network
The invention proposes a system and method for selecting an optimal optical path through which to transmit an optical signal, the optimal optical path is one of a plurality of optical paths in a transparent optical network. Each of the plurality of optical paths includes a plurality of optical elements.
11/13/14
20140334814
Adaptive optical amplifier for wdm systems
An optical amplifier that uses software-defined optical networking (sdon) technology, with a centralized controller and flexible physical hardware (the adaptive amplifier here) to optimize the power distribution among different wdm channels in the amplifier. It considers the detailed information for each channel through the information from centralized controller.
11/13/14
20140334813
Channel validation in optical networks using multi-channel impairment evaluation
In an optical communication network that includes a plurality of interconnected network nodes, a method includes storing in each network node, and for each communication channel that traverses the node, one or more impairment margins of respective impairments that affect the communication channel. A potential communication channel that traverses a subset of the nodes in the network is identified.
11/13/14
20140334812
Wavelength multiplexing optical communication device
A wavelength multiplexing optical communication device includes: a pluggable ld module that generates a check optical signal having a specific wavelength; a multiplexer that multiplexes the check optical signal onto the transmitting-side optical fiber which links the transmitting-side connector with a corresponding output port of the optical demultiplexer, the transmitting-side connector being connected to the in-device optical fiber; a demultiplexer that demultiplexer the check optical signal from a receiving-side optical fiber which links the receiving-side connector with a corresponding input port of the optical multiplexer, the receiving-side connector being connected to the in-device optical fiber; a level detector that detects a level of the check optical signal obtained by the demultiplexer; and an erroneous connection detector that detects an erroneous connection of the in-device optical fiber in accordance with the detected level.. .
11/13/14
20140334811
Apparatus and method for conserving power in a passive optical network
An apparatus and method for cost-effectively conserving power in a pon. Protection ports, usually on a protection lt card, are configured to communicate with a selectable one of the downstream odn splitter/combiners associated with the primary ports on the remaining lt cards of the olt.
11/13/14
20140334806
Dome cooling using compliant material
Embodiments described herein generally relate to apparatus for processing substrates. The apparatus generally include a process chamber including a lamp housing containing lamps positioned adjacent to an optically transparent window.
11/13/14
20140334793
Systems and methods for the management of fiber optic cables
The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic retention device to properly accommodate for cable management arrangements and schemes in telecommunication infrastructures that are massive in scale and/or require subsequent adaptation of the infrastructures. The device includes a c-shaped opening and a spring biased door which moves inwardly to allow cable entry and exit to the device.
11/13/14
20140334792
Low profile copper and fiber optic cassettes
A multi-port or multi-outlet cassette that may be configured as a low profile, high-density cassette. Selected embodiments include a bezel member having a projection positioned between each adjacent pair of outlets to help reduce crosstalk.
11/13/14
20140334791
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.
11/13/14
20140334790
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.
11/13/14
20140334788
Bend compensated filter fiber
An optical fiber includes a core region having a longitudinal axis. A cladding region surrounds the core region.
11/13/14
20140334787
Bend insensitive gradient index multi-mode light conducting fiber
The invention relates to a bend insensitive gradient index multi-mode light conducting fiber comprising a leakage mode dependent optical core diameter that is uniform over its length and a numerical aperture that is uniform over its length, a core (1), an inner cladding (2), a refraction index trench (3) and an outer cladding (4), wherein the core (1) includes a core radius r1, an alpha-refraction index profile and a core refraction index difference dn1 with respect to the outer cladding (4), wherein the refraction index trench (3) includes a refraction index trench radius r3 and a trench refraction index difference dn3 with respect to the outer cladding (4), wherein the outer cladding (4) includes an outer cladding radius r4 and a refraction index between 1.40 and 1.55, wherein for a light wavelength of 850 nm and a full core excitation (ofl), the optical core diameter for a fiber length in a range between 2 m and 300 m decreases by less than 5% and the numeric aperture decreases by less than 2.5% and the bend related attenuation increase for two windings and a bend radius of 7.5 mm is less than 0.2 db.. .
11/13/14
20140334786
Optical fiber cables having multiple subunit cables
Micromodule cables include subunit, tether cables having both electrical conductors and optical fibers. The subunits can be stranded within the micromodule cable jacket so that the subunits can be accessed from the micromodule cable at various axial locations along the cable without using excessive force.
11/13/14
20140334785
Lens component
A lens component of the present invention has an identification mark that can be formed without impairing the lens surface profile. The lens component includes: at least one set of lenses including, an element-side lens provided facing to a light emitting and receiving element; and a fiber-side lens provided facing to a transmitting and receiving optical fiber; an element-side lens forming surface formed on the element-side lens; and an identification mark provided on the element-side lens forming surface.
11/13/14
20140334784
Optical connector
An optical connector, in which light propagating between both connectors is parallel light, capable of reducing splicing loss due to angular or axial displacement is provided. An optical connector includes a first connector that includes a collimating lens that collimates light emitted from a light emitting member into parallel light and a first fitting, and a second connector that includes a convergent lens that converges the parallel light emitted from the first connector toward a light incident member and a second fitting configured to be fitted to the first fitting, in which an inner circumferential surface of one of the fitting has a tapered surface that widens toward its front end, and an outer circumferential surface of the other of the fittings that comes into contact with the inner circumferential surface of one fitting has a tapered surface that narrows toward its front end..
11/13/14
20140334783
Connector module having a moveable optical connector
A connector module includes a module optical connector and an engagement member to engage with a device having a device optical connector. The engagement member upon engagement with the device is to cause movement of the module optical connector towards the device optical connector..
11/13/14
20140334782
Connector modules to optically connect to electronic devices
A modular connector infrastructure includes device connector modules having optical connectors to optically connect to respective subsets of electronic devices in a system. The device connector modules are removably connected to the electronic devices..
11/13/14
20140334781
Optical connections
Techniques related to optical connectors are described herein. In some examples, an optical connector is illustrated including a ferrule and a mating arrangement to mechanically attach the ferrule to an optical device.
11/13/14
20140334780
Interlockable fiber optic connector adaptors
Adaptors for providing a connection between fiber-optic cables may be configured to be interlocked in both side-by-side and top-to-bottom orientations with adjacent adaptors to eliminate wasted spaced between adjacent rows and/or columns of adaptors in a junction panel.. .
11/13/14
20140334779
Optical blind-mate connector
An optical blind-mate connector can include a housing that holds a ferrule block, a carrier coupled to the housing, a reversibly retractable sleeve including a sleeve tab extending therefrom, to receive a force to transition the reversibly retractable sleeve from an extended position to a retracted position, and a door coupled to the reversibly retractable sleeve, the door having a closed position and an open position, wherein in the extended position the door is in the closed position to cover a portion of the ferrule block and in the retracted position the door is in the open position to uncover the portion of the ferrule block.. .
11/13/14
20140334778
Separable locking fiber optic connector
A fiber optic connector includes a housing 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, the housing sized to fit within a fiber optic receptacle.
11/13/14
20140334777
Optical guide with superimposed guidance elements and manufacturing method
An optical guide comprises an injection zone intended to inject into the optical guide a light signal and an extraction zone intended to provide the light signal after transport by the optical guide. The optical guide comprises, in a superposed manner, at least two guidance elements.
11/13/14
20140334776
Optical component including interference filter
An optical component including an interference filter which is less likely to generate back reflected light, where the filter is accommodated in a hollow cylindrical housing and is tilted with respect to the optical axis. The housing has front and back openings.
11/13/14
20140334773
Apparatus for use in optoelectronics
An apparatus for use in optoelectronics includes a first alignment element and a first wafer comprising a through optical via. The first alignment element is bonded to the first wafer, such that the through optical via is uncovered by the first alignment element.
11/13/14
20140334772
Systems and methods for passive alignment of opto-electronic components
A method for aligning an opto-electronic component in an ic die with an optical port is disclosed. This is achieved, in various embodiments, by forming alignment features in the ic die that can mate with complementary alignment features of the optical port.
11/13/14
20140334771
Optical wiring substrate, manufacturing method of optical wiring substrate and optical module
An optical wiring substrate includes an insulation layer including a resin, an conductor layer formed on the insulation layer and including a metal, and an optical fiber accommodating part configured to accommodate an end part of an optical fiber. The conductor layer further includes a reflecting surface configured to be inclined relative to the insulation layer so as to reflect a light that propagates through the optical fiber.
11/13/14
20140334770
Optical wiring substrate, manufacturing method of optical wiring substrate and optical module
An optical wiring substrate includes an insulation layer including a resin, and a conductor layer formed on the insulation layer and including a metal and an inclined surface inclined relative to an optical axis of an optical fiber. A first wiring pattern and a second wiring pattern are formed in the conductor layer, the first wiring pattern including a first connecting part to which a first electrode of a photoelectric conversion element is connected, and the second wiring pattern including a second connecting part to which a second electrode of the photoelectric conversion element is connected.
11/13/14
20140334769
Optical circuit
An optical circuit includes 1-in/4-out optical branching elements (3-1˜3-4), optical gate elements (4-1˜4-4) and 2-in/1-out optical selection elements (5-1˜5-4, 6-1˜6-4 and 7-1˜7-4). The optical branching elements (3-1˜3-4), the optical gate elements (4-1˜4-4) and the optical selection elements (5-1˜5-4, 6-1˜6-4 and 7-1˜7-4) are formed on the same substrate using optical waveguides.
11/13/14
20140334768
Low cost integration of optical components in planar lightwave circuits
Planar lightwave circuits with a polymer coupling waveguide optically coupling a planar waveguide over a first region of a substrate to an optical component, such as a laser, affixed to a second region of the substrate. The coupling waveguide may be formed from a polymer layer applied over the planar waveguide and optical component such that any misalignment between the two may be accommodated by patterning the polymer into a waveguide having a first end aligned to an end of the planar waveguide and a second end aligned to an edge of the optical component.
11/13/14
20140334767
Apparatus and method for measuring bending and touch using optical waveguide
An apparatus and method for measuring bending of an object, a position of an item touching the object, and a shearing force of the item using an optical waveguide may include a frequency measurer to measure a frequency of light reflected from a grating of an optical waveguide, and a bending measurer to determine bending of an object to which the optical waveguide is attached using the frequency.. .
11/13/14
20140334766
Optical mode conversion by nonlinear effects
Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to optical mode conversion by nonlinear effects. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to nonlinear mode conversion utilizing intermodal four-wave mixing to convert light between modes having different wavelengths for complex applications.
11/13/14
20140334765
Electro-optic modulator
Electro-optic modulator includes a substrate, a waveguide formed in a top surface of the substrate, first modulating electrodes and second modulating electrodes. The waveguide includes a y-shaped incident member, a y-shaped output member, and first and second connection members.
11/13/14
20140334764
Broadband optical isolator using phase modulators and mach-zehnder interferometers
Optical devices that do not employ magneto-optics materials or non-linear effects to achieve non-reciprocal light propagation. The optical devices are compatible with the fabrication of monolithic photonic integrated circuits such as silicon-on-insulator planar lightwave circuits.
11/13/14
20140334746
Identifying matching canonical documents consistent with visual query structural information
A server system receives a visual query from a client system, performs optical character recognition (ocr) on the visual query to produce text recognition data representing textual characters, including a plurality of textual characters in a contiguous region of the visual query. The server system also produces structural information associated with the textual characters in the visual query.
11/13/14
20140334727
Method and apparatus for describing image
A method and apparatus for describing an image are disclosed. The method for describing an image according to an embodiment of the invention includes: transforming an image from a bgr color space into a gaussian derivative color model; and transforming the image from the gaussian derivative color model into an optical reflection invariant color space, wherein the process of transforming the image from the gaussian derivative color model into the optical reflection invariant color space includes: determining, for each pixel on the image, color channels of the pixel corresponding to the optical reflection invariant color space according to a first coefficient and a second coefficient of the pixel in the gaussian derivative color model.
11/13/14
20140334712
Method and apparatus for determining hemoglobin based parameters in an unlysed blood sample
A method and apparatus for determining hemoglobin concentration is provided. A method aspect includes the steps of: a) depositing an unlysed, substantially undiluted blood sample into an analysis chamber adapted to quiescently hold the sample for analysis; b) imaging the sample in a region of the analysis chamber where the height of the chamber is no more than about twenty microns (20μ) or no less than about two microns (2μ), to produce image signals representative of the optical density of the imaged region; c) determining a sample representative optical density value using the image signals representative of the optical density of the imaged region; and d) determining the hemoglobin concentration of the sample using the sample representative optical density value..
11/13/14
20140334704
Method and system for analyzing optical coherence tomography (oct) results using color reflectivity discretization analysis
A method of analyzing an oct image. An oct image has many differently colored dots.
11/13/14
20140334607
Diffraction leveraged modulation of x-ray pulses using mems-based x-ray optics
A method and apparatus are provided for implementing bragg-diffraction leveraged modulation of x-ray pulses using microelectromechanical systems (mems) based diffractive optics. An oscillating crystalline mems device generates a controllable time-window for diffraction of the incident x-ray radiation.
11/13/14
20140334514
Co2 laser device and co2 laser processing device
A co2 laser device and a co2 laser processing device for emitting a pulse laser having a high output and a stable beam diameter without depending on a repetition frequency. The co2 laser device includes: laser gas being a co2 laser medium; a near-concentric stable optical resonator in which a radius of curvature of at least one resonator mirror is set so as to be equal to a distance from an optical switch to the resonator mirror; an optical switch provided in the stable optical resonator; and transmission mirrors provided so that laser light generated from the stable optical resonator passes through the co2 laser medium again..
11/13/14
20140334513
Semiconductor laser device and apparatus using non-linear optical effect
Provided is a semiconductor laser device which can generate an ultra-short pulse light. A semiconductor laser device disclosed herein includes a semiconductor laser unit that performs a gain-switching operation using a relaxation oscillation mechanism to generate a first pulse and a following component of the first pulse, and a filter that processes an output from the semiconductor laser unit by removing a signal in a wavelength bandwidth generated due to at least the following portion in a wavelength bandwidth broadened by chirping.
11/13/14
20140334511
Laser processing method
A laser processing method of applying a pulsed laser beam to a single crystal substrate to thereby process the single crystal substrate. The laser processing method includes a numerical aperture setting step of setting the numerical aperture (na) of a focusing lens for focusing the pulsed laser beam so that the value obtained by dividing the numerical aperture (na) of the focusing lens by the refractive index (n) of the single crystal substrate falls within the range of 0.05 to 0.2, a positioning step of relatively positioning the focusing lens and the single crystal substrate in the direction along the optical axis of the focusing lens so that the focal point of the pulsed laser beam is set at a desired position in the direction along the thickness of the single crystal substrate, and a shield tunnel forming step of applying the pulsed laser beam to the single crystal substrate so as to focus the pulsed laser beam at the focal point set in the single crystal substrate thereby forming a shield tunnel extending between the focal point and a beam incident surface to which the pulsed laser beam is applied..
11/13/14
20140334509
Method and device for processing materials using a pulsed laser beam generated by a fiber laser
A method and a device include a fiber laser generating a laser pulse for processing materials. An optical switching element disposed in a beam path of a laser beam is closed at the earliest when an output power of the laser beam falls below a specified value..
11/13/14
20140334503
Method and apparatus for transporting client signals in an optical transport network
Method and apparatus for transporting client signals in an mn are illustrated. In one embodiment, the method includes: mapping a client signal into a first optical channel data tributary unit (odtu) frame including an odtu payload area and an odtu overhead area, such that a plurality of n-bit data units of the client signal are inserted into the odtu payload area and number information is inserted into the odtu overhead area; mapping the first odtu frame into the opuk frame, such that the plurality of n-bit data units are mapped into an opuk payload part occupying at least one tributary slot (ts) of the opuk payload area and the number information of the odtu overhead area is mapped into a first opuk overhead part of the opuk frame; forming an optical channel transport unit-k (otuk) frame including the opuk frame for transmission..
11/13/14
20140334274
Magnetic recording laser diode control
Controlling a laser diode involves activating a first current source in preparation for writing to a magnetic recording medium. The first current source applies a threshold current to a laser diode that brings the laser diode close to an operating point.
11/13/14
20140334253
Seismic monitoring
The application describes methods and apparatus for seismic monitoring using fibre optic distributed acoustic sensing (das). The method involves interrogating a first optical fibre (102) deployed in an area of interest to provide a distributed acoustic sensor comprising a plurality of longitudinal sensing portions of fibre and also monitoring at least one geophone (107) deployed in the area of interest.
11/13/14
20140334177
Lens for an optical module of a motor vehicle
A lens for a motor vehicle optical module, wherein it comprises a series of patterns on an optical surface, said patterns extending in a preferred direction.. .
11/13/14
20140334175
Led light unit and method of replacing an led light unit
An led light unit, in particular for a passenger transportation vehicle, such as an aircraft, a road vehicle, a ship or a rail car, has a support portion a light source having at least one led, the light source being arranged on the support portion, and a refractive optical element having an inner surface and an outer surface the refractive optical element being attached to the support portion and being arranged over the light source. The refractive optical element has a chamfer portion adjacent the support portion, wherein at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface has at least one chamfer surface in the chamfer portion..
11/13/14
20140334174
Led light unit and method of producing an led light unit
An led light unit comprises a support portion, a light source having at least one led, the light source being arranged on the support portion and having a source-side light intensity distribution (liss), and a refractive optical element having an inner surface and an outer surface, with at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface being non-spherical, the refractive optical element being arranged over the light source and being attached to the support portion.. .
11/13/14
20140334171
Lighting device
Lighting device, which is intended especially for external end lighting of motor vehicles, consists of an elongated light guide, provided with a light source at least at one of its ends and located in the space between the white rear cover of the lighting device and its front lens, while along the light guide on the side facing the front lens there is produced a transparent shielding filter in the form of a strip, for shielding the light guide, which is provided with a set of optical elements for directing the guided luminous flux onto the exit surface of the light guide, which is oriented in the direction of the internal surface of the white rear cover.. .
11/13/14
20140334169
Utility vehicle with assistance system for positioning lateral ground supports
Utility vehicle, in particular a firefighting vehicle (10), comprising an aerial apparatus like a turnable ladder (12) and/or an aerial rescue platform and lateral ground supports (16) that are movable between retracted positions and extracted operating positions in which the ends of the supports (16) rest on the ground, characterized by an assistance system for positioning the lateral ground supports (16), comprising optical means for projecting visual markings (22) on the ground areas on which the ends (20) of the supports (16) rest in their operating position, each visual marking (22) representing an expected operating position of one support.. .
11/13/14
20140334159
Medical headlamp optical arrangement
A lamp having a front surface from which light is emitted and that includes a high efficiency light source assembly producing a beam having a 3 db beamwidth of greater than 100 ae, and which includes a substrate, a high efficiency light source supported by the substrate; and a dome-lens that contains the high efficiency light source. Also, an optical assembly is positioned to receive light from the light emitting diode assembly and to produce a headlamp light beam emitted from the front surface of the lamp.
11/13/14
20140334157
Medical headlamp optical arrangement permitting variable beam width
A medical headlamp having a front from which light is selectively emitted. The headlamp includes a beam origination portion that produces a light beam and an iris assembly, positioned in front of the beam origination portion, having a user accessible actuator and an iris, responsive to the actuator to block a user-selectable portion of the light beam.
11/13/14
20140334132
Medical headlamp optics
A lamp having a front surface from which a beam of light is emitted and that includes a housing. An optical assembly is supported and partially enclosed by the housing, and includes an led assembly, a prime lens and an exit lens, with light emitted from the led assembly passing through the aspheric prime lens and exiting through the exit lens.
11/13/14
20140334130
Electronic apparatus
An electronic apparatus includes a back light unit that has a light source, an optical member that is arranged so as to face the irradiation direction of the light of the light source, and a spacer that supports the optical member from the light source side and is arranged in a state in which the optical member is arranged parallel to the direction of gravity or inclined with respect to the direction of gravity, and a display panel that is arranged so as to be superimposed on the optical member of the back light unit. In the back light unit, the number of spacers arranged in an upper half area of the optical member with respect to the direction of gravity is configured to be smaller than that of the spacers arranged in a lower half area of the optical member with respect to the direction of gravity..
11/13/14
20140334079
Optically controlled motorized linear fader
Methods and apparatus are provided for a control device and control device operation. In one embodiment a control device includes a slider configured to support a control knob, a rack coupled to the slider and configured to linearly displace the slider.
11/13/14
20140334026
Layered photochromic composition and device
An optical power-limiting passive (self-adaptive) device and method for limiting optical power transmission in lenses and windows, using layers of different photochromic compositions that exploit the full solar ultraviolet (uv) and short visible light spectrum. While a typical single photochromic material is activated by a uv band of wavelengths, e.g.
11/13/14
20140334024
Optical reflector with increased field-of-view
An optical element such as a reflector defining a differentiable fiducial surface having a first portion, with a flat region, that seamlessly adjoins, along a curved line, a second portion having a two-dimensionally curved region. The quality of optical imaging in the reflector is drastically improved by reducing the ratio of optical powers measured in two perpendicular directions along the two-dimensionally curved portion of the surface.
11/13/14
20140334023
Optical delay elements created from variations of the robert cell
An optical delay device comprises a multi-pass optical cell including first and second facing curved mirrors defining an optical cavity. One curved mirror includes a spatially extended aperture, such as a wedge-shaped notch aperture formed into the perimeter of the curved mirror.
11/13/14
20140334021
Lens laminate and method
An optical lens laminate has an adhesive member with at least one aperture, an optical member with an optical feature; and another optical member with an optical feature. The lens laminate may be made by positioning the at least one adhesive member between the optical members, with the apertures aligned with the lens features, and pressing the optical members together..
11/13/14
20140334019
Composite plastic lens and method of manufacturing the same
A composite plastic lens including: a lens having a convex surface, a lens back surface, and a protrusion formed on at least part of an periphery; and a holder, the lens and the holder being molded integrally, wherein the cross-sectional shape of at least part of the lens including an optical axis on the convex surface side is such that a profile line on the convex surface side is curved in a direction getting closer to the lens back side as it goes from the optical axis side toward a turning point out of an optical effective area, and the cross sectional shape of the protrusion is inverted from the turning point out of the optical effective area toward the periphery in a direction away from the lens back surface, and the holder is fitted to the protrusion so as to include the turning point and is molded integrally on the peripheral side of the resin lens.. .
11/13/14
20140334018
Imaging lens assembly
An imaging lens assembly includes first, second and third optical lenses that are arranged sequentially from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, and a constant-aperture diaphragm disposed between the second optical lens and the object side. Each of the first and second optical lenses has a positive refractive power near the optical axis.
11/13/14
20140334013
Zoom lens system, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom lens system
In a zoom lens system, an optical apparatus, and a manufacturing method, there are provided, in order from an object side: a first lens group having positive power, a second lens group having negative power, a third lens group having positive power, a fourth lens group having negative power, a fifth group having positive power, and an aperture stop disposed to an image side of the second lens group. Upon zooming from a wide-angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens and second lens groups increases, a distance between the second and third lens groups decreases, a distance between the third and fourth lens groups varies, and a distance between the fourth and fifth lens groups varies.
11/13/14
20140334012
Zoom lens, optical apparatus, and method for manufacturing the zoom lens
1.90<(−f2)/fw<3.00.. .
11/13/14
20140334010
Display apparatus
A display apparatus includes: a glass-type frame mounted to a head of an observer; and two image displaying devices for the left and right eyes that are attached to the frame. Each of the image displaying devices includes an image forming device, an optical system making light from the image forming device to be parallel light, and an optical device to which the light from the optical system is incident, and in which the light is guided so as to be output, at least one of the image displaying devices further includes a movement device relatively moving optical axes of the image forming device and the optical system in a horizontal direction, and a convergence angle is adjusted by relatively moving the optical axes of the image forming device and the optical system in the horizontal direction using the movement device depending on an observation position of an observer..
11/13/14
20140334009
Optical element, display apparatus, and method for manufacturing optical element
A method for manufacturing an optical element includes forming a functional layer (half mirror layer) on a first face of a first translucency member that is made of cyclo olefin polymer or cyclo olefin copolymer, and forming an inorganic coating layer having translucency (silicon oxide layer) on a second face of a second translucency member that is made of cyclo olefin polymer or cyclo olefin copolymer. The method for manufacturing an optical element further includes bonding the first face side of the first translucency member to the second face side of the second translucency member by an adhesive layer..
11/13/14
20140334008
Image display device and head mounted display
According to one embodiment, an image display device includes a holder. The holder includes a holding member, a first extension portion, and a second extension portion.
11/13/14
20140334007
Optical element stacks for the direction of light
Provided herein are devices and associated methods for the direction of light, e.g. Sunlight.
11/13/14
20140334006
Scratch-resistant articles with a gradient layer
Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant.
11/13/14
20140334004
Combination optical filter and diffraction grating and associated systems and methods
Optical components and systems comprising combined optical filters and diffraction gratings are generally described. In certain embodiments, an optical filter is in contact with a diffraction grating.
11/13/14
20140334003
Combination optical filter and diffraction grating and associated systems and methods
Optical components and systems comprising combined optical filters and diffraction gratings are generally described. In certain embodiments, an optical filter is in contact with a diffraction grating.
11/13/14
20140334001
Multilayered optical film, manufacturing method thereof, and display device
An embodiment of an optical film includes: a polarization layer; a first phase retardation layer; a second phase retardation layer; and a light blocking layer disposed between the first phase retardation layer and the second phase retardation layer and extending along a circumference of the second phase retardation layer, wherein the polarization layer is disposed on the first phase retardation, the first phase retardation layer is disposed on the second phase retardation layer, an in-plane retardation value of the first phase retardation layer at a standard wavelength of about 550 nanometers is in a range from about 240 nanometers to about 300 nanometers, and an in-plane retardation value of the second phase retardation layer at the standard wavelength is in a range from about 110 nanometers to about 160 nanometers.. .
11/13/14
20140334000
Tinted polarizing optical element and method for manufacturing such an element
The invention relates to a tinted polarizing optical element (1), including a polarizing assembly (5) consisting of at least a first layer (7) and a second layer (9) made of a thermoplastic or thermosetting material and sandwiching a polarizing film (11) therebetween, and to a method for manufacturing said optical element. The latter further comprises a third layer (13) made of a tinted thermoplastic material adhering, by means of injection, to the second layer (9), characterized in that the element includes a fourth layer (15) which is made of a crystal thermoplastic material adhering, by means of injection, to the third layer (13), and which is to be surfaced so as to achieve a corrective effect..


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