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Date/App# patent app List of recent Optic-related patents
08/18/16
20160242297 
 Electronic circuit production patent thumbnailElectronic circuit production
A system for continuous circuit fabrication comprising means for storing and dispensing (74) the substrate (2), means for laminating (1) the substrate (2), means for printing (76) the substrate (2), means for optical inspection (4) of the substrate (2), means for photolithography (6) of the substrate (2), means for drying (78) the substrate (2), means for developing (8, 16) the substrate (2), means for washing (10, 14) the substrate (2) and means for electroplating (82) the substrate (2).. .
Dst Innovations Limited


08/18/16
20160242265 
 Intelligent lighting device, and method and system thereof patent thumbnailIntelligent lighting device, and method and system thereof
An intelligent lighting device is described, said device comprising optical means adapted to illuminate, and to transmit and receive an optical control signal.. .
Politecnico Di Torino


08/18/16
20160242255 
 Linear led illumination device with improved color mixing patent thumbnailLinear led illumination device with improved color mixing
A linear multi-color led illumination device that produces uniform color throughout the output light beam without the use of excessively large optics or optical losses is disclosed herein. Embodiments for improving color mixing in the linear illumination device include, but are not limited to, a shallow dome encapsulating a plurality of emission leds within an emitter module, a unique arrangement of a plurality of such emitter modules in a linear light form factor, and special reflectors designed to improve color mixing between the plurality of emitter modules.
Ketra, Inc.


08/18/16
20160242251 
 Methods and  touch-sensitive lighting control patent thumbnailMethods and touch-sensitive lighting control
Disclosed is a lighting assembly (10) that includes a mounting surface (14) that that allows the installer to attach the assembly to an external structure (15) with an adhesive strip (144). The lighting assembly also includes a light-emitting surface (18) that directs spot illumination to a predetermined display area (17) by way of a combination of collimated light-emitting elements (182) and an optical element (184).
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


08/18/16
20160241937 
 Software defined optical network patent thumbnailSoftware defined optical network
A network can include a logical core switch, a passive splitter optically connected to the logical core switch, and client access devices each optically connected to the passive splitter to form a homerun topology between the plurality of client access devices and the logical core switch. The network can be a software defined network (sdn) including a logical control plane..
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


08/18/16
20160241936 
 Optical transmission device, optical transmission system, and optical transmission control method patent thumbnailOptical transmission device, optical transmission system, and optical transmission control method
An optical transmission device in an optical network in which a first optical path and a second optical path are set, the optical transmission device locating on the second optical path, the optical transmission device includes; a storage unit configured to store control data for a control of an optical transmission power to the second optical path, the control being performed based on a training signal received through the second optical path; and a controller configured to control the optical transmission power to the second optical path, based on the control data stored in the storage unit, according to a detection of an optical path change by which an optical path transmitting a main signal is changed from the first optical path to the second optical path.. .
Fujitsu Limited


08/18/16
20160241855 
 Optimized plenoptic image encoding patent thumbnailOptimized plenoptic image encoding
At least one embodiment of a method of encoding a plenoptic image includes: decomposing the plenoptic image into sub-aperture images, encoding at least a part of a first sub-aperture image using a set of encoding parameters, and encoding at least a part of a second sub-aperture image using a restricted number of parameters among the set of encoding parameters. Embodiments make it possible to reduce the encoding complexity and run-time while keeping good encoding performances..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160241841 
 A stereoscopic assembly and  manufacturing same patent thumbnailA stereoscopic assembly and manufacturing same
A stereoscopic optical assembly comprising: a single unit mounting bar having a plurality of openings for receiving a plurality of image capturing optical elements; a plurality of image capturing devices mounted on the single unit mounting bar; wherein the plurality of openings are arranged to enable obtaining a stereoscopic image from the plurality of image capturing devices, and wherein the stereoscopic image is derived from images captured by each of the image capturing devices.. .
Inuitive Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241826 
 Image processing device, image processing method, and projection apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing device, image processing method, and projection apparatus
A first sum is calculated which is a sum of light intensities of dispersed lights generated when a pixel light by a target pixel passes through an optical system, and a first light intensity is calculated by adding the first sum to a light intensity of the pixel light of the target pixel. A second sum is calculated which is a sum, at a position of the target pixel, of each of light intensities of dispersed lights generated when each of pixel lights by pixels around the target pixel pass through the optical system.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


08/18/16
20160241825 
 Illumination optical system, image projection apparatus, and control method thereof patent thumbnailIllumination optical system, image projection apparatus, and control method thereof
The illumination optical system is capable of reducing, without moving any optical member and without causing flicker when displaying a still image, sample-and-hold blur when displaying a moving image. The illumination optical system (20) respectively guides multiple light fluxes (li, lii, liii) from multiple light sources (i, ii, iii) in a light source unit (10) to multiple illumination regions (4a, 4b, 4c) on an illumination surface (4).
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160241824 

Illumination device and projector


An illumination device includes a diffusion element and a light source device that emits a beam bundle including a first unit beam bundle to be incident on the diffusion element along a first direction and a second unit beam bundle to be incident on the diffusion element along a second direction. An angle formed by the first unit beam bundle with an optical axis of the beam bundle is greater than an angle formed by the second unit beam bundle with the optical axis, and the illumination device satisfies i2<i1 wheire i1 is a luminous flux of the first unit beam bundle, and i2 is a luminous flux of the second unit beam bundle..
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/18/16
20160241822 

Illumination device and projector


An illumination device includes: a light-emitting element that emits light in a first wavelength band; a substrate rotatable about a predetermined axis of rotation; a phosphor layer that is provided on the substrate at a first distance from the axis of rotation and excited by the light in the first wavelength band to emit light in a second wavelength band different from the first wavelength band; a scattering layer that is provided on the substrate at a second distance, different from the first distance, from the axis of rotation and on which the light in the first wavelength band emitted from the light-emitting element is incident; a first pickup optical system that is provided on the side of the phosphor layer opposite to the substrate; and a second pickup optical system that is provided on the side of the scattering layer opposite to the substrate.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/18/16
20160241801 

Pixel of a cmos imager of an optical detector


A first switch connected between the infrared photodiode and the conversion circuit.. .

08/18/16
20160241796 

Systems and methods for illuminating and viewing objects


A light source contains a laser having a radiating facet that radiates light with an intrinsic or acquired intensity profile. The light is received by an optical scrambler comprising a bundle of optical fibers having and input surface and an output surface.

08/18/16
20160241788 

Lens drive apparatus, camera module and camera


A lens drive apparatus that displaces a lens holder in a direction of an optical axis and a direction orthogonal to the optical axis comprises: an assembly formed by assembling the lens holder together with a conductive body and comprises a circuit that receives supplied power; a shake correction drive section configured to displace the assembly by a shake correction magnet and a shake correction coil disposed at a position facing the shake correction magnet in collaboration with each other; and a position detection section configured to detect a position of the assembly in the direction orthogonal to the optical axis, wherein: the shake correction magnet is disposed around the lens holder, and the shake correction magnet, the shake correction coil and the position detection section are disposed at respective positions shifted in the direction of the optical axis with respect to each other.. .
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241786 

Optical unit with shake correction function


An optical unit with a shake correction function may include a movable module holding an optical element; a fixed body; a support mechanism swingably supporting the movable module at a midway position in an optical axis direction; and a shake correction drive mechanism to swing the movable module. The movable module may include an optical module which holds the optical element; and a weight provided on one side of a front side and a rear side in the optical axis direction of the optical module, the weight being configured to shift a gravity center position of the movable module to a support position side of the support mechanism relative to a gravity center position of the optical module in the optical axis direction.
Nidec Sankyo Corporation


08/18/16
20160241785 

Optical image stabilizing device


An optical image stabilizing device is to be formed on a substrate, and includes an outer frame, an image sensor module, and an actuating module. The outer frame module is disposed on the substrate.
Ue Technology Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241759 

Real-time, ultrafast framing optical imaging device with high spatial resolution


The present application relates to the technical field of ultrafast imaging, and provides an ultrafast framing optical imaging device with a real-time high spatial resolution. The optical imaging device includes an ultrashort pulse laser system with a magnitude of femtosecond, a frequency multiplier, a wavelength splitter, a continuous illumination laser, a sampling plate, a calibration camera, a first imaging record module, and a second imaging record module.
Shenzhen University


08/18/16
20160241758 

Fluorescence microscope


An object of the present invention is to obtain clear images when observing a specimen at different positions in the optical-axis direction of a detection optical system, using the sheet illumination. A fluorescence microscope of the present invention includes a sheet-illumination optical system that causes sheet-like excitation light along a plane of incidence to be incident on a specimen; an image-acquisition optical system that includes an objective lens having an optical axis intersecting the plane of incidence and that images fluorescence collected by the objective lens to obtain a fluorescence image; a driving part that moves the specimen in the optical-axis direction of the objective lens; and a positional-shift correction unit that, when a focus position of the image-acquisition optical system relative to an illumination position of the excitation light changes due to movement of the specimen in the optical-axis direction by the driving part, corrects a positional shift between the illumination position of the excitation light and the focus position of the image-acquisition optical system..
Olympus Corporation


08/18/16
20160241755 

Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof


Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens may comprise an aperture stop and five lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241754 

Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof


Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises an aperture stop and five lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241753 

Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same


An imaging lens includes an aperture stop and first to fifth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. Through designs of surfaces of the lens elements and relevant optical parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd


08/18/16
20160241752 

Optical image capturing system


A four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image are disclosed. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lenses along the optical axis include a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.


08/18/16
20160241751 

Camera module and manufacturing same


An embodiment of the present invention relates to a camera module in which the structure of an image sensor has been improved, and to a method for manufacturing same, the camera module comprising: a printed circuit board on which various elements are mounted; a lens array in which at least on lens is arranged in an direction traversing the optical axis; and a plurality of image sensors mounted on the printed circuit board so as to correspond with the respective lenses.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241735 

Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus using the same


An optical scanning device includes a light source unit, a deflector, and a scanning lens. The deflector reflects first and second light beams emitted from the light source such that the beams scan a scanned surface in main scanning direction.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


08/18/16
20160241734 

Optical scanning apparatus and optical scanning apparatus system


An optical scanning apparatus according to the present invention includes a light source, and a substrate including an electric circuit for causing the light source to emit light. The number of holes in the substrate into which terminals in the light source are respectively inserted is larger than the number of the terminals, so that the substrate can also be used for another light source including a different number of terminals..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160241468 

A configuring optical network nodes


A method of configuring optical network nodes (6a, 6b) between a plurality of remote radio units (4a, 4b) and at least one baseband unit (2a, 2b). The method comprises monitoring a bandwidth demand of each remote radio unit (4a, 4b), and calculating a routing configuration of the nodes to connect at least one remote radio unit on a tree arrangement to a said baseband unit.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160241417 

Home network signal relay device in access network and home network signal relay method in access network using same


Provided is a method for converting an optical signal into a home network signal to transmit it in a home network signal relay device. The method includes: receiving an optical signal via an optical cable and converting the received optical signal to an ethernet signal; classifying and storing the converted ethernet signal according to a type of data; converting a frame of the stored ethernet signal to a frame of a home network signal; and distributing the converted home network signal to one or more relay terminals or user terminals via transmission lines..
Kt Corporation


08/18/16
20160241353 

Optical data transmission method and apparatus


A routing and wavelength assignment method for use in an optical fiber network includes (i) identifying a path between each node pair in the network, (ii) identifying a block of spectral resource within the spectrum band of the identified path of a selected node pair, (iii) calculating a spectrum entropy value of the identified path of the selected node pair based on a logarithm of the ratio of the number of wavelength channels in each of the one or more blocks, to the total number of wavelength channels across the spectrum band, (iv) iterating (ii) and (iii) in respect of each of the paths between each other node pair in the network, until a spectrum entropy value of all the paths between all the node pairs has been calculated, (v) summing the spectrum entropy value of all of the paths between all of the node pairs to obtain a network spectrum entropy value in respect of a network configuration based on the paths between the node pairs, and (vi) determining from the network spectrum entropy value whether a signal carrying a demand through the network is separated from any other signals by a spectral gap sufficient to accommodate a change in the demand to an expected level.. .
British Telecommunications Public Limited Company


08/18/16
20160241352 

Optical transmission system


A receiver is configured to have two coherent receivers using two pieces of local oscillator of optical frequencies f11 and f12 close to optical frequency f1 of signal light, the two pieces of local oscillator being controlled to have a predetermined optical frequency spacing Δf, and a digital signal processor demodulating transmission data signal sequences based on outputs from the coherent receivers. When the frequency difference Δf1 of one of the two pieces of local oscillator from a virtual reference frequency f1′ close to the optical frequency f1 of the signal light is set, the digital signal processor obtains the frequency difference Δf2 of the other of the two pieces of local oscillator by calculating Δf1-Δf, inputs electric signals output from the two coherent receivers, and compensates the phase rotation caused in the electric signals by frequency differences Δf1 and Δf2..
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation


08/18/16
20160241345 

System and high speed and efficient virtual desktop insfrastructure using photonics


A system includes a virtual desktop server having a first processor and a photonics module. The photonics module includes a photonics interface connected to the first processor and connected to a photonics device via an optical channel, and a photonics controller having a second processor and a memory storing computer executable code.
American Megatrends, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241344 

Receiving method and receiver device for a coherent optical communication system


A receiver device and receiving method for a coherent optical communication system are disclosed. The disclosed device includes: an optical splitter configured to split a received optical signal into at least two paths; a first amplifier configured to amplify a second optical signal from among a first optical signal and the second optical signal split into two paths; a second amplifier configured to amplify the output signal of the first amplifier; and a coherent receiver module configured to mix and detect the output signal of the second amplifier and the first optical signal.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


08/18/16
20160241343 

Methods, optical transmitter, optical module, and optical communication system for improving the monitoring and/or reporting accuracy of a laser transmitting power


The present application discloses a method and circuitry that improves the monitoring and/or reporting accuracy and of a tosa transmitter output power. In the method, the output power of an optical transmitter is measured at 25° c.
Source Photonics (chengdu) Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241342 

Optical transmit system


An optical transmit system, including a direct modulator configured to generate an optical signal, an optical amplifier coupled to the direct modulator configured to amplify the optical signal output by the direct modulator, and a stimulated brillouin scattering component coupled to the optical amplifier configured to limit optical power of the optical signal output by the optical amplifier, where a stimulated brillouin scattering threshold of the stimulated brillouin scattering component is equal to minimum optical power of a part, which needs to be limited, of the optical signal output by the optical amplifier, and the stimulated brillouin scattering component reflects, using a stimulated brillouin scattering frequency difference, a part, which has optical power higher than the minimum optical power, of the optical signal output by the optical amplifier in order to limit outputting of this part of the optical signal.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241341 

Optical transmission apparatus, optical transmission system, and polarization dependent loss monitor


An optical transmission apparatus includes: a coherent detector configured to receive light including different polarization components from an optical transmission path, and perform coherent detection of received light including the different polarization components; an adaptive equalizer configured to adaptively equalize, by a digital filter, a complex electric signal for each of the polarization components obtained by the coherent detection, a gain value for controlling an amplitude of the complex electric signal being applied to the complex electric signal; and a polarization dependent loss monitor configured to determine a polarization dependent loss of the optical transmission path, based on a correction filter parameter obtained by correcting a filter parameter of the digital filter according to the gain value, the filter parameter being adaptively updated by an adaptive equalization of the adaptive equalizer.. .
Fujitsu Limited


08/18/16
20160241340 

Node interconnect architecture to implement high-performance supercomputer


Node interconnect architectures to implement a high performance supercomputer are provided. For example, a node interconnect architecture for connecting a multitude of nodes (or processors) of a supercomputer is implemented using an all-to-all electrical and optical connection network which provides two independent communication paths between any two processors of the supercomputer, wherein a communication path includes at most two electrical links and one optical link..
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160241339 

Unified optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems (dass) for supporting small cell communications deployment from multiple small cell service providers, and related devices and methods


Unified optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems (dass) for supporting small cell communications deployment from multiple small cell service providers are disclosed. The unified optical fiber-based dass disclosed herein are configured to receive multiple small cell communications from different small cell service providers to be deployed over optical fiber to small cells in the das.
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd


08/18/16
20160241338 

Self-identifying one-way authentication method using optical signals


In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a self-identifying optical transmitter for broadcasting a one-way authentication code using light-based communication. The transmitter may include a memory for storing an identifier of the transmitter, a processor for generating a data signal including an identifier of the transmitter, a modulator for receiving the data signal and generating an electrical signal, the modular generating the electrical signal by modulating the data signal.
Abl Ip Holding Llc


08/18/16
20160241337 

Optical cross-bar switch that provides stable, low-loss, fiber-optic path protection


A bidirectional optical fiber path includes a primary optical fiber path; a secondary optical fiber path coupled to the primary optical fiber path; an optical coupler coupled to both the primary optical fiber path and the secondary optical fiber path; an optical switch coupled to both the primary optical fiber path and the secondary optical fiber path, the optical switch selecting a path of lower optical loses; an optical cross-bar switch coupled to both the primary optical fiber path and the secondary optical fiber path and located between the optical coupler and the optical switch; a primary upstream light detector coupled to the primary optical path between the optical cross bar switch and the optical switch; a secondary upstream light detector coupled to the secondary optical path between the optical cross bar switch and the optical switch; a primary downstream light detector coupled to the primary optical path between the optical cross bar switch and the optical switch; a secondary downstream light detector coupled to the secondary optical path between the optical cross bar switch and the optical switch; and a stabilizing downstream light detector coupled to the primary optical fiber path between the optical coupler and the optical cross bar switch.. .
Aurora Networks, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241336 

Transmission line protection using traveling waves in optical ground wire fiber


Disclosed herein are systems for detecting a location of a fault on an electric power transmission line using a state-of-polarization traveling wave in an optical ground wire various embodiments may also detect a traveling wave on a conductor of the transmission system. The arrival times of the state-of-polarization traveling wave and the electrical traveling wave may be compared.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241335 

Relay device, relay method, and optical communication system which uses relay device


A relay device includes a first transmitting and receiving unit connected to a pon line on the upper-level side and performing mutual conversion between optical and electrical signals; a second transmitting and receiving unit connected to a pon line on the lower-level side and performing mutual conversion between optical and electrical signals; a relay processing unit relaying a downstream frame received by the first unit to the second unit, and relays an upstream frame received by the second unit to the first unit; and a control unit. The control unit follows upstream multiple access control performed by a station side device, for transmission of the upstream frame to be transmitted by the first unit to the station side device, and independently performs upstream multiple access control for reception of the upstream frame received by the second unit from a home side device..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241332 

Reception device, transmission device, optical transmission device, optical transmission system, and monitoring method


A reception device has a receiving unit, an extracting unit and an outputting part. The receiving unit receives a lane signal transmitted through each of a plurality of lanes from a transmission device that partitions an otu frame into a plurality of the lane signal.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/18/16
20160241331 

Apparatus and reorganizing resources of optical fiber cabinet and optical fiber cabinet


The present invention provides an apparatus including: a macrobending injected-light modulation and control module, configured to modulate an injected optical signal according to a port identifier of each first port and inject the injected optical signal to an optical fiber connected to the first port; a macrobending signal detection module, configured to receive a received optical signal at a second port of an optical transmission path; a phase-locked detection module, electrically connected to the macrobending injected-light modulation and control module and the macrobending signal detection module, and configured to: when an injected optical signal that is injected by the macrobending injected-light modulation and control module to an optical fiber is consistent with a received optical signal that is acquired by the macrobending signal detection module, acquire and output port identifiers of a first port and a second port.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241330 

Method, system and device for the supervision of optical fibres


The present invention describes a method, system and device for supervising a set of optical fibres of an optical network (detecting and locating the failures in deployed optical fibres) which solve some of the problems found in prior art techniques the embodiments of the present invention suggest an innovative approach, which allows to accurately and unambiguously detect and locate failures even in complex point to multipoint optical fibre networks.. .
TelefÓnica, S.a.


08/18/16
20160241283 

Multiple interferer cancellation for communications systems


An interference cancellation system (ics) may be used with a communication system to prevent or minimize interference from one or more sources. The ics may receive radio rf signals comprised of one or more signals of interest (soi) and multiple interfering signals.
L-3 Communications Corporation


08/18/16
20160241001 

Modular laser apparatus


A laser apparatus includes a plurality of laser modules each generating a laser line in a working plane. The laser modules are juxtaposed so that the laser lines generated by the modules combine into a single laser line.
Saint-gobain Glass France


08/18/16
20160241000 

Laser device comprising optically pumped extended cavity laser


The invention describes a laser device (100) enabling controlled emission of individual laser beams (194). The laser device (100) comprises an optically pumped extended cavity laser with one gain element whereby a multitude of pump lasers (110) are provided in order to generate independent pump beams (191) and thus corresponding laser beams (194).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.






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