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Method for characterizing a cornea and obtaining an ophthalmic lens

Perfect Ip

Method for characterizing a cornea and obtaining an ophthalmic lens

Image forming apparatus

Image forming apparatus

Date/App# patent app List of recent Optical-related patents
04/23/15
20150113486
 Enhanced optical proximity correction (opc) method and system patent thumbnailnew patent Enhanced optical proximity correction (opc) method and system
An enhanced optical proximity correction method is provided. The method includes providing a mask substrate and a substrate and obtaining a customer target pattern.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (shanghai) Corporation
04/23/15
20150113485
 Pattern data generation method, pattern verification method, and optical image calculation method patent thumbnailnew patent Pattern data generation method, pattern verification method, and optical image calculation method
According to an embodiment, a pattern data generation method is provided. In the pattern data generation method, when a resist on a substrate is exposed using a mask, an optical image at a designated resist film thickness position is calculated using a mask pattern.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
04/23/15
20150112786
 Wireless electronic couponing technique patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless electronic couponing technique
An electronic couponing technique includes transferring coupon information, which may include a coupon id (identification) to a first portable terminal and storing same therein. The portable terminal displays a representation of the transferred coupon information on a display thereof.
Nokia Corporation
04/23/15
20150112630
 Method for calibrating clinical chemistry instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Method for calibrating clinical chemistry instruments
A method of deriving correction for instrument-to-instrument variations in the illumination band centroid wavelengths and wavelength band shapes of the optical systems of clinical chemistry instruments includes the steps of determining the centroid wavelength and wavelength band shape of a light source used in the optical system of a clinical chemistry instrument to provide a determined wavelength band shape and centroid wavelength, comparing the determined wavelength band shape and centroid wavelength with a known reflection density or absorbance wavelength spectrum of a specific type of chemical reagent test to provide a correction value, and calculating the correction value, which is to be used to modify a reflection density or absorbance measurement taken by the instrument of a reagent test of the a specific type of chemical reagent test.. .
Idexx Laboratories, Inc.
04/23/15
20150112538
 Obstacle sensing module and cleaning robot including the same patent thumbnailnew patent Obstacle sensing module and cleaning robot including the same
Disclosed herein are an obstacle sensing module and a cleaning robot including the same. The cleaning robot includes a body, a driver to drive the body, an obstacle sensing module to sense an obstacle present around the body, and a control unit to control the driver, based on sensed results of the obstacle sensing module.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112319
 Bidirectional self-centering tip for fiber optics designed for endovascular treatments patent thumbnailnew patent Bidirectional self-centering tip for fiber optics designed for endovascular treatments
The invention relates to a cable or optical fibre, to which a protective finish has been added, which is formed by a tubular duct, the end parts of which have been mechanized in the form of fingers that have elbowed areas in the vicinity of the tips thereof, which elbowed areas expand toward the outside when the cable and said covering protrude from the catheter, and contract when the cable and finish are introduced into the catheter, avoiding, as is the case at present, a situation in which the fingers are straight and flat, which can produce a tear in walls of the blood vessel in the event of the operator wishing to reinsert the optical fibre through a vein in order to resume treating an already treated area.. .
Intermedic Arfran, S.a.
04/23/15
20150112205
 Optical speculum patent thumbnailnew patent Optical speculum
A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
Illumigyn Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112203
 Method for characterizing a cornea and obtaining an ophthalmic lens patent thumbnailnew patent Method for characterizing a cornea and obtaining an ophthalmic lens
A system and method for determining the shape of a cornea of an eye illuminates at least one of the interior surface, the posterior surface, and the interior region of the eye with infrared light of a wavelength that can generate fluorescent light from the portion of the cornea illuminated. The generated fluorescent light is then detected.
Perfect Ip, Llc
04/23/15
20150112202
 Optical respiration sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Optical respiration sensor
A garment-mountable respiration sensor, comprising: a light source configured to illuminate said garment; a photodetector configured to sense an amount of light reflected from said garment; and an electronic circuit configured to detect respiration based on a temporal pattern of the amount of light sensed by said photodetector.. .
Expro3, Llc.
04/23/15
20150112169
 Finger-placement sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Finger-placement sensor
A finger-placement sensor fixture aligns and removably secures a finger to a sensor pad of a reusable finger-clip optical sensor so as to assure the finger is repeatably aligned between the sensors emitters and detectors and that the finger stays aligned during a test procedure. The sensor fixture has a sensor pad configured to removably install within a sensor clip.
04/23/15
20150112144
new patent

Adaptive optical laser beam steering through endoscope for laser surgery in kidney


A lightguide is configured to transmit a scanned and/or focused processing beam to a target. The processing beam has a wavefront amplitude and phase set by a spatial light modulator.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
04/23/15
20150112136
new patent

Polarimetric accessory for colposcope


A polarization-based colposcopy apparatus includes a polarization exchanging beam splitter pair oriented so that s- and p-polarizations are exchanged. An optical flux from a specimen is directed through the pair, and orthogonal components thereof are alternately or selectively coupled to an array detector.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Sec. Dept. Of Health And Human Services
04/23/15
20150112133
new patent

Endoscope


An endoscope is provided with an endoscope shaft and a main body connected to the endoscope shaft. The endoscope includes a camera connection to which an optical recording device can be mechanically fixed.
Henke-sass, Wolf Gmbh
04/23/15
20150112132
new patent

Elongate medical instrument with sheath


An elongate medical instrument that may comprise steering mechanisms, optical sensors, light emitters, and/or fluid flow paths is disclosed. A removable sheath may be utilized to isolate the instrument from contamination when the instrument is used within the human body.
Veritract, Inc.
04/23/15
20150112035
new patent

Polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a liquid crystal composition comprising the compound, and an optically anisotropic body comprising the same


The present invention relates to a polymerizable liquid crystal compound, a liquid crystal composition including the same, and an optically anisotropic body. The polymerizable liquid crystal compound according to the present invention has not only large solubility in various solvents but also high birefringence and excellent coating orientation, and thus it can provide an optically anisotropic body which is thin but superior in optical properties..
Lg Chem, Ltd
04/23/15
20150111725
new patent

Photocatalytic thin film devices


Novel photocatalytic devices are disclosed, that utilize ultrathin titania based photocatalytic materials formed on optical elements with high transmissivity, high reflectivity or scattering characteristics, or on high surface area or high porosity open cell materials. The disclosure includes methods to fabricate such devices, including mocvd and ald.
04/23/15
20150111611
new patent

Mobile terminal and control method thereof


A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes a case; at least one optical output unit configured to emit light with at least one color, the at least one optical output unit being provided in at least one positions of a front side and a rear side of the case; and a controller configured to control an operation of the at least one optical output unit based on obtained information such that an optical output unit to emit light, among the at least one optical output unit, an emitting color of the optical output unit to emit light, an emitting duration of the optical output unit to emit light, and an emitting pattern of the optical output unit to emit light is controlled differently according to the obtained information..
Lg Electronics Inc.
04/23/15
20150111379
new patent

Photolithographic, thickness non-uniformity, compensation features for optical photolithographic semiconductor structure formation


A semiconductor structure having a substrate; an active device formed in an active semiconductor region of the substrate, the active device having a control electrode for controlling a flow of carriers through the active semiconductor region between a pair of electrical contacts; and a photolithographic, thickness non-uniformity, compensation feature, disposed on the surface substrate off of the active semiconductor region. In one embodiment the feature comprises pads on the surface of the substrate and off of the active semiconductor region..
Raytheon Company
04/23/15
20150111324
new patent

Package structure of optical module


A package structure of an optical module is provided and includes: a light-emitting chip and a light-admitting chip which are disposed at a light-emitting region and a light-admitting region of a substrate, respectively; two encapsulants for enclosing the light-emitting chip and the light-admitting chip, respectively, and forming hemispherical first and second lens portions above the light-emitting chip and the light-admitting chip, respectively; a cover disposed on the substrate and the encapsulants and having a light-emitting hole and a light-admitting hole, wherein the light-emitting hole and the light-admitting hole are positioned above the light-emitting chip and the light-admitting chip, respectively, and the first and second lens portions are received in the light-emitting hole and the light-admitting hole, respectively. The encapsulants of the optical module package structure can be of unequal curvature as needed to enhance light emission efficiency of the light-emitting chip and enhance reception efficiency of the light-admitting chip..
Lingsen Precision Industries, Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111315
new patent

Etch rate detection for anti-reflective coating layer and absorber layer etching


A method and apparatus for etching a photomask substrate with enhanced process monitoring is provided. In one embodiment, a method of determining an etching endpoint includes performing an etching process on a first tantalum containing layer through a patterned mask layer, directing a radiation source having a first wavelength from about 200 nm and about 800 nm to an area uncovered by the patterned mask layer, collecting an optical signal reflected from the area covered by the patterned mask layer, analyzing a waveform obtained the reflected optical signal reflected from the substrate from a first time point to a second time point, and determining a first endpoint of the etching process when a slope of the waveform is changed about 5 percent from the first time point to the second time point..
Applied Materials, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111290
new patent

Optical detector


Disclosed herein is an optical detector at least including: a first substrate in which a plurality of wells are formed; a second substrate in which a heating section is provided to heat the wells; a third substrate in which a plurality of photoirradiation sections are provided in alignment with the wells; and a fourth substrate in which a plurality of photodetection sections are provided in alignment with the wells.. .
Sony Corporation
04/23/15
20150111288
new patent

System and method including analytical units


Systems and methods for processing and analyzing samples are disclosed. The system may process samples, such as biological fluids, using assay cartridges which can be processed at different processing locations.
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111287
new patent

Portable device for detecting molecule(s)


An optical assembly 140 for a portable device for detecting molecule(s) within reaction vessels 110 comprises a collimator 403, a beam splitter arrangement and a plurality of guide arrangements 143. The collimator 403 collimates an excitation beam from an excitation source 400.
Otago Innovation Limited
04/23/15
20150111275
new patent

Optical regulation of gene expression in the retina


The present invention provides methods and compositions for regulating transgene expression in a subject using heat generated by electro-magnetic radiation in a target cell. The heat is generated by a thermo generator resided in the target cell upon application the electromagnetic radiation.
04/23/15
20150111236
new patent

Method and device for detecting an analyte in a body fluid


A method for detecting at least one analyte in at least one sample of a body fluid is disclosed. Therein, at least one test element (124) is used, the at least one test element (124) having at least one test field (162) with at least one test chemistry (154) is used, wherein the test chemistry (154) is adapted to perform at least one optically detectable detection reaction in the presence of the analyte.
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111228
new patent

Optical biosensor


The present disclosure provides an optical biosensor including a complex including a porous support and an enzyme supported inside the pores of the porous support and a method for preparing the same. Since a dye does not flow but is concentrated in one place, the optical biosensor of the present disclosure has remarkably improved sensitivity.
Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology
04/23/15
20150111201
new patent

Portable rapid diagnostic test reader and methods of using the same


A portable rapid diagnostic test reader system includes a mobile phone having a camera and one or more processors contained within the mobile phone and a modular housing configured to mount to the mobile phone. The modular housing including a receptacle configured to receive a sample tray holding a rapid diagnostic test.
The Regents Of The University Of California
04/23/15
20150111200
new patent

Luminescence reference standards


The present teachings provide for systems, and components thereof, for detecting and/or analyzing light. These systems can include, among others, optical reference standards utilizing luminophores, such as nanocrystals, for calibrating, validating, and/or monitoring light-detection systems, before, during, and/or after sample analysis..
Applied Biosystems, Llc
04/23/15
20150111199
new patent

Methods of using near field optical forces


Methods of studying, interrogating, analyzing, and detecting particles, substances, and the like with near field light are described. Methods of identifying binding partners, modulators, inhibitors, and the like of particles, substances, and the like with near field light are described.
Optofluidics, Inc.
04/23/15
20150111048
new patent

Transparent conductor and optical display including the same


A transparent conductor includes a base layer, and a conductive layer on an upper surface of the base layer. The conductive layer includes metal nanowires and a matrix.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150111033
new patent

Adhesive composition, optical member, and surface protective sheet


An adhesive composition includes a copolymer (a), the copolymer (a) being a copolymer of: a hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylamide (a1), the hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylamide (a1) including at least one of a hydroxyl group-containing acrylamide and a hydroxyl group-containing methacrylamide, and a (meth)acrylate (a2), the (meth)acrylate (a2) including at least one of an acrylic ester and a methacrylic ester; and an antistatic agent (b), the antistatic agent (b) including an ionic compound.. .
04/23/15
20150111028
new patent

Conductive carbonized layered article


A process for preparing a conductive carbonized layered article including the steps of: (i) providing a liquid carbon precursor formulation comprising (a) at least one aromatic epoxy resin; and (b)(i) at least one aromatic co-reactive curing agent, (b) (ii) at least one catalytic curing agent, or (b)(iii) a mixture thereof; wherein the liquid precursor composition has a neat viscosity of less than 10,000 mpa-s at 25° c. Prior to adding optional components, prior to curing, and prior to carbonizing; and wherein the liquid precursor composition being cured has a carbon yield of at least 35 weight percent disregarding the weight of the substrate and any optional components present in the composition; (ii) applying the liquid formulation of step (i) as a thin coating layer onto at least a portion of the surface of a substrate; (iii) curing the liquid formulation of step (ii) to form a cured product, wherein the cured product has a carbon yield of at least 35 weight percent disregarding the weight of the substrate and any optional components present in the composition; and (iv) carbonizing the cured product of step (iii) to form a conductive carbonized layered article; and a conductive carbonized layered article such as a carbon optical transparent electrode (cote) prepared by the above process..
Dow Global Technologies Llc
04/23/15
20150111027
new patent

Ultra-bright passivated aluminum nano-flake pigments


An organic release agent is vacuum deposited over a substrate and surface treated with a plasma or ion-beam source in a gas rich in oxygen-based functional groups to harden a very thin layer of the surface of the deposited layer in passivating environment. Aluminum is subsequently vacuum deposited onto the hardened release layer to form a very flat and specular thin film.
04/23/15
20150110970
new patent

Method for producing an optical module having a polymer optical system


A method is provided for production of a module, including the steps of: providing a substrate (1) having a first surface (5) in the form of a translucent carrier; providing an open casting mold (6), wherein the formation of at least one optical element (4, 4′) is provided in the casting mold (6); covering the surface (5) with a polymeric casting compound (3) in the open casting mold, while forming the optical element from the casting compound (3); and curing the casting compound in the casting mold, wherein the translucent carrier and the casting compound (3) together form an optical system (10).. .
Heraeus Noblelight Gmbh
04/23/15
20150110969
new patent

Low stress silicon cladding for optical surface finishing


A process for a low temperature, ion-assisted, evaporation technique (iad), whereby the coating stress of a silicon film may be manipulated from compressive to tensile, in order to produce a near-zero net stress for the complete layer. A si cladding with little intrinsic stress is essential to allow thick coatings to be manufactured without cracking.
04/23/15
20150110863
new patent

Sulforaphane-derived compounds, production method thereof and the medical, food and cosmetic use of same


The present invention relates to a new series of compounds having general formula (i) and the optical isomer or enantiomer forms thereof, which belong to the family of sulforaphane derivatives. The invention also relates to the production method thereof.
Consejo Superior De Investigaciones CientÍficas (csic)
04/23/15
20150110687
new patent

Optical sensor element


The invention relates to an optical sensor element, comprising indicators (2), selected from luminescence-active means that are of the same type or different, and indicator protectors (1), and to a sensor, comprising at least one such sensor element, an energy source that excites the luminescence emission of the indicators, and a detector unit, wherein the sensor element or sensor is suitable for detecting molecular oxygen in a gaseous or liquid medium and/or for determining the molecular oxygen content of a gaseous or liquid medium and at least one layer of the sensor element bearing the indicator protectors is designed in such a way that the diffusion rate of the molecular oxygen formed on the indicator protectors by means of the reduction of strong oxidants back into the medium is greater than the diffusion rate of molecular oxygen from the medium in the direction of the at-least-one layer bearing the indicator molecules.. .
Hamilton Bonaduz Ag
04/23/15
20150110679
new patent

Photocatalytic devices and systems


Novel photocatalytic devices are disclosed, that utilize ultrathin titania based photocatalytic materials formed on optical elements with high transmissivity, high reflectivity or scattering characteristics, or on high surface area or high porosity open cell materials. The disclosure includes methods to fabricate such devices, including mocvd and ald.
04/23/15
20150110676
new patent

Optical sensor element for analyte assay in a biological fluid, and manufacture thereof


Beginning with a sheet of optically transparent material, one may fabricate a great many shaped optical wafers, each in the form of a thin and essentially flat piece of optical material having a narrow cross-sectional width relative to length, and a sharply narrowed tip at one end. The fabrication process involves passing a sheet of optically transparent material through one or more operational steps wherein cutting, shearing, embossing, microperforating, or a combination thereof is performed.
Light Pointe Medical, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110675
new patent

Optical sensor


An optical sensor includes an input part, a fixing part, and a determining part. The input part is provided on the upper side of the sensor.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150110674
new patent

Coloration analysis device


In a coloration analysis device that analyzes a coloration state in a coloration region of a dry analysis element in which a coloration region is formed which reacts with a test substance in a specimen solution and is colored, the effects of irradiation intensity unevenness of measuring light or light-receiving position sensitivity unevenness of a light-receiving optical system are eliminated, and it is possible to perform accurate analysis. A coloration region of the dry analysis element 12 and reference measurement plates 110 and 111 are irradiated with measuring light by a photometric head 96, reflected light from a measurement object is two-dimensionally detected as an image, and correction processing is performed for each pixel of an image of the coloration region, using corresponding pixel information of images of a black reference measurement plate 110 and a white reference measurement plate 111..
Fujifilm Corporation
04/23/15
20150110514
new patent

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, an optical scanner, a development device, a movable density sensor, a density sensor driver, and a processor. The optical scanner includes a light source to emit light, and irradiates a surface of the photoconductor in a main scanning direction with the light to form a latent image on the surface of the photoconductor.
04/23/15
20150110503
new patent

Method for improving luminous intensity adaptability and device thereof


The invention discloses a method for improving luminous intensity adaptability and a device thereof, relating to photo-electronic communication field. In the method, the device is configured with more than one level load resistors, the device collects voltage value and if the device collects predetermined numbers of voltage values which meet some requirement, it computes an average value of all collected voltage values, sets voltage value according to the average value, determines whether the set voltage is satisfied with a predetermined requirement, if yes, collects data according to the set voltage; otherwise, switches the load resistor according to a predetermined rule, in which the load voltage has influence on collecting voltage.
Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150110502
new patent

Rapid out-of-band signal communication in optical components


An example embodiment includes an optoelectronic module. The optoelectronic module may be configured to transmit out-of-band (oob) data as an average optical power difference between optical signals.
Finisar Corporation
04/23/15
20150110501
new patent

Direct-coupled driver for mach-zehnder optical modulators


An optical modulator device directly-coupled to a driver circuit device. The optical modulator device can include a transmission line electrically coupled to an internal vdd, a first electrode electrically coupled to the transmission line, a second electrode electrically coupled to the first electrode and the transmission line.
Inphi Corporation
04/23/15
20150110500
new patent

Mach-zehnder type optical modulator, optical transmission/reception system and control mach-zehnder type optical modulator


A mach-zehnder type optical modulator according to the present invention is characterized by: that it comprises a beam splitting unit for splitting input light into two component light beams, a first waveguide and a second waveguide for guiding respective ones of the split component light beams, a beam combining unit for combining together the component light beams guided respectively by the first and second waveguides and outputting the combined light, a plurality of electrodes which are formed into electrode pairs as a result of being arranged on the first and second waveguides in a symmetric and parallel manner, and driving units for differentially driving respective ones of the electrode pairs in accordance with the magnitude relationships between the voltage of an input signal and respective ones of threshold voltages set individually for the electrode pairs; and that, by thus being driven differentially, the plurality of electrodes each apply a voltage for modulating the input light to the waveguide on which they are arranged.. .
Nec Corporation
04/23/15
20150110499
new patent

Optical communication mount for mounting and aligning optical fibers with photo devices


An optical communication mount configured for surface mounting of optical transmitters, receivers or transceivers. The mount includes a housing having holes extending from the back side to the front side of the housing.
Cosemi Technologies, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110498
new patent

Communication device


A communication device includes four signal sending chips, four signal receiving chips, a first optical module and a second optical module. Each of the first optical module and the second optical module includes a main body and four lenses formed on the main body.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150110496
new patent

Preassembled optoelectronic interconnect structure


An interconnect component is provided fabricated as a preassembled optoelectronic interconnect structure. The interconnect structure has an optical waveguide link with first and second optoelectronic circuits attached to first and second ends of the waveguide link.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150110495
new patent

Method and raman cross-talk mitigation


Disclosed are an apparatus and method configured to process video data signals operating on a passive optical network (pon). One example method of operation may include receiving a data signal at an optical distribution network node (odn) and identifying signal interference in the data signal.
Alcatel Lucent
04/23/15
20150110494
new patent

Photonic rf generator


An rf signal generator has an optical part for outputting optical carrier signals separated in optical frequency, and a modulator arranged to modulate the optical carrier signals with an intermediate frequency to generate sidebands. A phase modulation is applied to one or more of the sidebands or the optical carriers, without applying the phase modulation to others of the signals, and the modulator has integrated optical paths for both the phase modulated signals and for the others of the signals.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
04/23/15
20150110493
new patent

Demultiplexing device for opto-electronic transceiver


An optical demultiplexing device includes an optics body, a minor, optical filters, and opto-electronic detectors. The optics body has a fiber port configured to receive an end of an optical fiber, a reflective surface aligned with the fiber port, a substantially planar filter mounting surface, and a substantially planar mirror mounting surface.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd .
04/23/15
20150110492
new patent

Transmission and reception of quad-subcarrier orthogonal frequency division multiplexed signals


A dual-polarization, 4-subcarriers orthogonal frequency division multiplexed signal carrying information bits is transmitted in an optical communication network without transmitting a corresponding pilot tone or training sequence. A receiver receives the transmitted signal and recovers information bits using a blind equalization technique and by equalizing the 4-subcarriers ofdm signal as a 25-qam signal in time domain with a cmma (constant multi modulus algorithm) equalization method..
Zte Corporation
04/23/15
20150110491
new patent

Method for transmitting and receiving a binary data stream, transmitter and receiver for carrying out the method


A transmitter of a binary data stream comprises: a serial/parallel converter to split the binary data stream into m different parallel bit streams, each bit stream having a rate d/m which is m times lower than the initial rate d; m first encoding modules to error-correcting encode each bit stream individually; a time-interleaver to intermix the information bits originating from different encoded bit streams; an encoder to error-correcting encode the m interleaved bit streams into p bit streams; p electro-optical modulators to modulate each of the p bit streams delivered by the interleaver by means of p optical carriers of different wavelengths; and a wavelength-division multiplexer to combine the les p optical carriers into a single optical signal.. .
Thales
04/23/15
20150110490
new patent

Receiver, transmission system, receiving polarization multiplexed optical signal, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing receiver control program


In a receiver, a reception front end receives a polarization-scrambled polarization multiplexed optical signal, polarization-separates the received polarization multiplexed optical signal, and converts each signal into quantized signals. A digital signal processor samples the quantized signals, demodulates the signals by using a polarization separation digital signal processing algorithm, and outputs demodulated signals.
Nec Corporation
04/23/15
20150110489
new patent

Communication management in an optical network


A communication resource in a network environment analyzes upstream communications received over multiple passive optical networks. The upstream communications are received from multiple client devices in different passive optical networks.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc
04/23/15
20150110486
new patent

In-band osnr measurement on polarization-multiplexed signals


There is provided a system and a method for determining an in-band noise parameter representative of the optical noise contribution (such as osnr) on a polarization-multiplexed optical signal-under-test (sut) comprising two polarized phase-modulated data-carrying contributions and an optical noise contribution. For each of a multiplicity of distinct polarization-analyzer conditions, the sut is analyzed to provide at least one polarization-analyzed component of the sut and the polarization-analyzed component is detected with an electronic bandwidth at least ten times smaller than the symbol rate of the sut to obtain a corresponding acquired electrical signal; for each acquired electrical signal, a value of a statistical parameter is determined from the ac component of the acquired electrical signal, thereby providing a set of statistical-parameter values corresponding to the multiplicity of distinct polarization-analyzer conditions; and, from the set of statistical-parameter values, the in-band noise parameter is mathematically determined..
Exfo Inc.
04/23/15
20150110485
new patent

Mulitfunctional optical micro sensor system


A device for measuring a measured optical transmission path includes a first optical transmitter transmitting into the measured optical tramsmission path and a compensation transmitter transmitting into a compensation optical transmission path. The device includes an optical receiver for receiving transmissions from each of the first optical transmitter and the compensation transmitter.
Elmos Semiconductor Ag
04/23/15
20150110484
new patent

In-service monitoring of a fiberoptic network


An optical fiber breakage point may be located by coupling to the optical fiber an out-of-band optical test signal modulated at a periodic modulation pattern. A distance to the breakage point may be determined from a difference between modulation patterns of transmitted and received test signals..
Jds Uniphase Corporation
04/23/15
20150110482
new patent

Imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus includes an anti-shake system provided with a guide portion which guides a movable frame, supporting a front lens element, to linearly move and rotate about a rotational axis, in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the front lens element, relative to a base member, which supports a reflector element; first and second actuators which generate driving forces to move the movable frame in two mutually-intersecting directions; and first and second sensors for detecting the position of the movable member in the two mutually-intersecting directions. The distance from the rotational axis of the guide portion to the point of intersection of first and second planes, which respectively pass through centers of the first and second sensors and extend in the two mutually-intersecting directions, is greater than a distance from the rotational axis of the guide portion to the optical axis of the front lens element..
Hoya Corporation
04/23/15
20150110480
new patent

Imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus includes an anti-shake system provided with a guide portion which guides a movable frame, supporting a front lens element, to linearly move and rotate about a rotational axis, in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the front lens element, relative to a base member, which supports a reflector element; and first and second actuators which generate driving forces to move the movable frame in two mutually-intersecting directions. The distance from the rotational axis of the guide portion to the point of intersection of first and second planes, which respectively pass through centers of the first and second actuators and extend in the two mutually-intersecting directions, is greater than a distance from the rotational axis of the guide portion to the optical axis of the front lens element..
Hoya Corporation
04/23/15
20150110465
new patent

Dvd player with external connection for increased functionality


The present invention pertains to an optical disc player with a standard digital port, such as a usb port, coupled to an external storage, such as a thumb drive, coupled to a standard digital port such as a usb port. The external storage may also be used to provide content, commands or applications that enable the player to present certain additional content, or to perform certain additional or enhanced functions..
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
04/23/15
20150110454
new patent

Optical connection with splicing connectors and adapter


An optical connection comprises an adapter having a housing and a splice guide. The optical connection also comprises a pair of splicing connectors each having an outer housing and a fiber guide within the outer housing.
Corning Optical Communications Llc
04/23/15
20150110453
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Fiber-to-the-premises (fttp) methods and systems


Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing fttx, which might include fiber-to-the-home (“ftth”), fiber-to-the-building (“fttb”), fiber-to-the-premises (“fttp”), and/or the like. In some embodiments, a method might include routing an f1 line(s) from a central office or dslam to a fiber distribution hub (“fdh”) located within a block or neighborhood of customer premises, via at least an apical conduit source slot.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc
04/23/15
20150110452
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Barbell optical fiber and making the same


High aspect ratio core optical fiber designs, which could be semi-guiding, including a core region having a first refractive index and a high aspect ratio elongated cross-section along a slow axis direction, are described. An internal cladding having a second refractive index sandwiches the core and acts as a fast-axis signal cladding.
Raytheon Company
04/23/15
20150110451
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Optical fiber cable with reinforcement


An optical communication cable includes a cable body, a plurality of core elements located within the cable body, a reinforcement layer surrounding the plurality of core elements within the cable body, and a film surrounding the plurality of core elements. At least one of the plurality of core elements includes an elongate optical transmission element.
Corning Optical Communications Llc
04/23/15
20150110450
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Fiber optic splice protecting protecting a fiber optic splice


A fiber optic splice protecting system and method includes a tubular sized to fit around spliced ends of optical fibers, and a sealant positioned in an annular space defined between the optical fibers and the tubular. The sealant is configured to cure from a liquid to a solid.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
04/23/15
20150110448
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Fiber optic connector


The present invention provides a fiber optic jack for routing optical signals. In another aspect, the present invention provides a fiber optic connector with accurate alignment that may be used with, among other things, the fiber optic jack.
Winchester Electronics Corporation
04/23/15
20150110444
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Photoelectric composite connector


A photoelectric composite connector includes a first fitting member including a first holding member holding at least one first optical fiber, and at least one first electric connecting portion, and a second fitting member including a second holding member holding at least one second optical fiber, and at least one second electric connecting portion. The first and second fitting members are constituted as to fit into and onto each other so that the first and second optical fibers are optically connected and the first and second electric connecting portions are electrically connected.
Olympus Corporation
04/23/15
20150110443
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Optical signal coupling assembly


An optical signal coupling assembly includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a first main body and a number of first optical coupling lenses.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
04/23/15
20150110441
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Stress-tuned planar lightwave circuit and method therefor


A planar lightwave circuit that can be optically coupled with an external device with low optical loss, while also providing low-power functional control over an optical signal propagating through the plc is disclosed. The plc includes a high-contrast waveguide region in a stress-inducing (si) phase shifter is formed such that it can control the phase of the optical signal.
Octrolix Bv
04/23/15
20150110439
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Distributed fiber optic sensing devices for monitoring the health of an electrical submersible pump


A method of determining a parameter of at least one component of an artificial lift system located in a subterranean formation comprises: introducing a distributed fiber optic sensing device into the subterranean formation, wherein the distributed fiber optic sensing device comprises: a fiber optic cable, wherein at least a portion of the fiber optic cable is positioned proximate to the at least one component of the artificial lift system; an optical signal source, wherein the optical signal source transmits an optical signal through the fiber optic cable; and a detector, wherein the detector measures the optical signal returned from the fiber optic cable; and a processor, wherein the processor is operatively connected to the detector; and determining the parameter of the at least one component of the artificial lift system via the processor.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110438
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Treatment and/or stabilizing gases in an optical gyro based on an inorganic waveguide


A system is provided, the system including at least one integrated optical circuit (ioc) formed from at least one material, and a support-structure configured to support the at least one ioc to couple light between other components. A performance of the at least one ioc is improved by treatment with at least one selected gas..
Honeywell International Inc.
04/23/15
20150110437
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Controlling bias voltages for optical modulators


Methods and apparatus for controlling a bias voltage (20) supplied to an optical modulator that comprises a biasable component configurable to be biased by application of the bias voltage (20), the method comprising: providing a target for the modulator output power; applying, to the biasable component, a bias voltage (20) that biases the biasable component so that the output power is within a pre-defined range of the target; monitoring the output power and, if the output power of the modulator is determined to be outside the pre-defined range, varying the value of the bias voltage (20) to bring the output power back within the pre-defined range; and monitoring the optical input to the modulator and, if it has been disabled, maintaining the bias voltage (20) at its current level for a pre-determined length of time that is dependent upon how long the modulator has been operating at quadrature.. .
Bae Systems Plc
04/23/15
20150110436
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Controlling bias voltages for optical modulators


Methods and apparatus for controlling a bias voltage supplied to an optical modulator, the modulator comprising a biasable component, the biasable component being configurable to be biased by application of the bias voltage (20) such that the modulator operates at quadrature, the method comprising: providing a target for the output power of the modulator, the target for the output power of the modulator being an output power corresponding to the modulator operating at quadrature; applying, to the biasable component, a bias voltage (20) having an initial value of 0v; and, thereafter, varying the bias voltage (20) until the value of the bias voltage (20) is the value that is closest to the initial value and that biases the biasable component so that the output power of the modulator is within a pre-defined range of the target output power.. .
Bae Systems Plc
04/23/15
20150110376
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Methods, systems and computer program products for dynamic optical histology using optical coherence tomography


Methods of acquiring an image are provided. The methods include deriving a first boundary surface from a volumetric image; deriving a second boundary surface, different and spaced apart from the first boundary surface, of the volumetric image, the first and second boundary surfaces defining a slice of the volumetric image therebetween; and deriving at least one intermediate thin section between the first and second boundary surfaces, the thin section having a thickness that is less than a thickness of the slice of the volumetric image defined by the first and second boundary surfaces.
Bioptigen, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110362
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Systems, methods and computer program products for determining document validity


According to one embodiment, a method includes: capturing an image of a financial document using a camera of a mobile device; performing optical character recognition (ocr) on the image of the financial document; extracting an identifier of the financial document from the image based at least in part on the ocr; associating the image of the financial document with metadata descriptive of one or more of the financial document and financial information relating to the financial document; and storing the image of the financial document and the associated metadata to a memory of the mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also disclosed..
Kofax, Inc.
04/23/15
20150110347
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Image processing device and image processing method


An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: acquiring a first image and a second image which are captured by cameras having optical axes different from each other; calculating a calculation length of a first portion of a user in a world coordinate system based on parallax of a camera coordinate system of a first portion which is included in the first image and the second image; and detecting non-synchronization state of image capturing timings of the first image and the second image based on a change amount of the calculation length.. .
Fujitsu Limited
04/23/15
20150110242
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Optical fiber probe arrangement for use with x-ray mammography


An exemplary apparatus can be provided to determine information regarding a sample(s), which can include, for example an arrangement(s) composed of, at least partially, a particular material in a predetermined area thereof, and including a light facilitating device that can be configured to provide or receive a light radiation(s) to or from the sample(s). The particular material can have a characteristic which can facilitate a sufficient amount of x-ray radiation to pass therethrough so as to generate an x-ray image(s).
The General Hospital Corporation
04/23/15
20150110146
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Optically pumped solid state laser device with self-aligning pump optics


The present invention relates to an optically pumped solid state laser device, comprising a solid state laser medium (300-302) in a laser resonator. Several pump laser diodes (100) are arranged to optically pump said solid state laser medium (300-302) by reflection of pump radiation at a mirror element (200) arranged on the optical axis of the laser resonator.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
04/23/15
20150110142
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Operating vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers


Methods, systems, and computer-readable mediah are provided for operating a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser. Operating a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser can include sending a signal to a driver to decrease an optical power of a vertical cavity surface emitting laser transmitter, and sending a signal to the driver associated with increasing the optical power by a particular amount in response to determining that the optical power is insufficient for reception by a receiver..
04/23/15
20150110138
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Optical frequency multiplication


An apparatus for generating laser radiation at a frequency multiplied as compared with a base frequency, has an optical resonator, in which input laser radiation circulates resonantly at the base frequency, and at least one conversion element through which the input laser radiation circulating in the optical resonator radiates, and which converts this radiation, at least in part, into output laser radiation at the multiplied frequency. At least one compensation element is provided, through which the input laser radiation circulating in the optical resonator also radiates, and which absorbs this radiation, in part, wherein the compensation element balances out a temperature-dependent variation of the optical path length of the input laser radiation in the conversion element, at least in part.
Toptica Photonics Ag
04/23/15
20150110136
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Movable modular housing for a short pulse laser with integrated amplifier


The invention relates to a short pulse laser (1) having a first optical plate (3) on which a seed laser oscillator (4), a pulse picker (5), and a fiber coupling-in optical unit (6) are mounted so as to be mechanically stable in relation to one another, and second optical plate (7), which is separate from the first optical plate (3) and on which a fiber coupling-out optical unit (9) and at least one amplifier stage (8, 30, 31) are mounted so as to be mechanically stable in relation to one another. The fiber coupling-in optical unit (6) of the first optical plate (3) and the fiber coupling-out optical unit (9) of the second optical plate (7) are optically interconnected by a flexible light guiding element (10).
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