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Optical communications

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04/16/2015 > 34 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
  
04/09/2015 > 19 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20150098696 - Optical transmission device: An optical transmission device including a wavelength selective switch including plural output ports, an optical intensity monitoring device that receives each optical signal output from the plural output ports of the wavelength selective switch and monitors the optical intensity of the optical signals, and a controller that controls optical intensity... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150098697 - System and method for mode division multiplexing: A system and method are provided for coupling a plurality of optical signals, such as data signals, between a corresponding plurality of single mode optical fibers (SMFs) and a multi-mode optical fiber (MMF), by optically coupling the optical signals of the SMFs with respective spaced-apart regions at a facet of... Agent:

20150098698 - Ultra-compact, software-defined fiber optic patch-panels: An automated, robotic patch-panel system in a highly compact form factor implementing Knots and Braids switching algorithms is disclosed. This system incorporates stacked layers of connector ports, each row of connector ports defining an arc with a radius of curvature, wherein the radius of curvature is substantially larger than the... Agent: Telescent Inc.

20150098700 - Distributed optical switching architecture for data center networking: A system has a first rack with a first set of servers and a first top of rack switch and a second rack with a second set of servers and a second top of rack switch. A first optical switch is connected to the first top of rack switch. A... Agent: Coadna Photonics Inc.

20150098701 - Optical unit and optical device: A signal processing element that modulates beam from an input/output unit, an optical substrate mounting the signal processing element, and a temperature controller that controls a temperature of the signal processing element are included, the signal processing element includes an incidence surface on which the beam is incident, a modulation... Agent:

20150098699 - Planning of optical connections in a wdm optical network: An exemplary technique is provided for planning a plurality of optical connections as a function of a plurality of traffic demand. In a routing step, a loopless network path is allocated to each traffic demand. Each traffic demand is allocated to a candidate optical connection or chain of candidate optical... Agent:

20150098703 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving client signal: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving a client signal, and relate to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: mapping the client signal into channels of a parallel transmission frame, where the parallel transmission frame includes at least two channels;... Agent:

20150098702 - Transmission device, transmission system, and transmission method: A transmission device that is coupled to a mesh network includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory, configured to detect an another transmission device in the mesh network, which receives a first data signal that is same as a second data signal requested to the transmission device,... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150098704 - Wavelength configuration method and apparatus for multi-wavelength passive optical network, and multi-wavelength passive optical network system: The present application provides a wavelength configuration method for a multi-wavelength passive optical network, which includes: scanning, by an ONU, a downstream receiving wavelength, and receiving, downstream wavelength information of each downstream wavelength channel that is broadcast by an OLT separately through each downstream wavelength channel of a multi-wavelength PON... Agent:

20150098705 - Extended range undersea communication system: A transmitter includes an ultraviolet (UV) encoder conversion block that receives network data from a network interface to generate a conversion output. The UV conversion block converts the network data to a modulated signal that drives a plurality of multi-spectrum sources to generate the conversion output. A wave front optical... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

20150098707 - Integrated commercial communications network using radio frequency and free space optical data communication: A stabilized ultra-high bandwidth capacity transceiver system that combines an E-band (71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz) millimeter wave RF transceiver with an eye-safe adaptive optics Free Space Optical (FSO) transceiver as a combined apparatus for simultaneous point-to-point commercial communications. The apparatus has a high degree of assured carrier availability under stressing... Agent:

20150098706 - Light sequence out-of-band bluetooth pairing: An out-of-band (OOB) mechanism is used to communicate a Bluetooth pairing code from a token to a mobile device. The token may include a light source and the mobile device may include a camera to communicate the Bluetooth pairing code using a light sequence. The token may include a speaker... Agent:

20150098709 - Techniques for emitting position information from luminaires: Techniques are disclosed for emitting position information from luminaires. Luminaire position information may be emitted via a light-based communication (LCom) signal that comprises data including the position information. The data may include relative and/or absolute position information for the luminaire and may indicate the physical location of the luminaire. Relative... Agent: Osram Sylvania Inc.

20150098708 - Visible light communication apparatus: A visible light communication apparatus includes a constant current circuit and a load circuit including light emitting elements connected to output terminals of the constant current circuit. Further, the visible light communication apparatus includes a load variation circuit configured to change load characteristics of the load circuit by electrically connecting... Agent:

20150098710 - High-speed receiver architecture: A receiver (e.g., for a 10G fiber communications link) includes an interleaved ADC coupled to a multi-channel equalizer that can provide different equalization for different ADC channels within the interleaved ADC. That is, the multi-channel equalizer can compensate for channel-dependent impairments. In one approach, the multi-channel equalizer is a feedforward... Agent:

20150098711 - Optical reception circuit, optical reception device, and optical transmission system: An input terminal of an amplifier unit is connected to the output terminal of the current-voltage conversion unit. The amplifier unit amplifies the single-end voltage signal to predetermined amplitude set in advance and outputs the amplified signal from an output terminal. Then, an input terminal of a differential conversion unit... Agent:

20150098712 - Signal transmission method, transmitter, and signal transmission system: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a signal transmission method, transmitter, and signal transmission system. The method includes: obtaining, by a sending end, information about a power fading point of a fiber channel between the sending end and a receiving end; determining, by the sending end and according to... Agent:

20150098713 - Coherent optical receiver, apparatus and method for detecting inter-channel skew in coherent optical receiver: In a coherent optical receiver, sufficient demodulation becomes impossible and consequently receiving performance deteriorates if an inter-channel skew arises, therefore, a coherent optical receiver according to an exemplary aspect of the invention includes a local light source, a 90° hybrid circuit, an optoelectronic converter, an analog to digital converter, and... Agent: Nec Corporation

20150098714 - Optical communication receiving device and frequency offset compensation method: A receiving device that converts, to a digital signal, a signal in which signal light from an optical transmission path and local oscillation light are mixed, so as to perform digital signal processing, the optical communication receiving device comprising: a frequency offset compensation unit configured to calculate a frequency offset... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

  
04/02/2015 > 17 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20150093106 - Connection mapping in distributed communication systems: Power management techniques in distributed communication systems are disclosed. Related components, systems, and methods are also disclosed. In embodiments disclosed herein, the power available at a remote unit (RU) is measured and compared to the power requirements of the RU. In an exemplary embodiment, voltage and current is measured for... Agent:

20150093107 - Rateless visible light communication: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for transmitting and receiving data using rateless visible light communication (VLC). A codeword having a plurality of symbols is identified. The codeword is repetitively transmitted in a VLC signal while, from one transmission of the codeword to a next transmission of the codeword,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150093108 - Upstream scheduling in a passive optical network: In general, the 1G-EPON standard specifies its upstream waveband broadly to allow for low cost lasers to be used to transmit upstream. Often, however, the lasers actually used by many 1G-ONUs to transmit upstream only occupy a narrow waveband that does not overlap with the upstream waveband specified by the... Agent:

20150093109 - Ptp transparent clock system upgrade solution: A transparent clock converter is interposed between a non-precision time protocol (non-PTP) enabled network node and other portions of the network. The transparent clock converter effectively converts the non-PTP node into a transparent clock node. In some embodiments the transparent clock converter includes physical layer devices, but not media access... Agent:

20150093110 - Optical network system architecture: Optical devices in optical network exchange signals at a plurality of wavelengths via a plurality of pathways. Each of the optical devices is associated with a corresponding wavelength and includes multiple optical inputs/outputs (I/Os) to exchange signals at the corresponding wavelength via the plurality of pathways. During maintenance or failure... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20150093111 - Secure wavelength selective switch-based reconfigurable branching unit for submarine network: Systems and methods for method for data transport using secure reconfigurable branching units, including receiving signals from a first trunk terminal and a second trunk terminal by branching units. Broadcasting is prevented for secure information delivery by dividing, within the branching units, the signals from the first trunk terminal and... Agent:

20150093113 - Method and apparatus for mapping and de-mapping in an optical transport network: The embodiments of the present invention disclose methods and apparatuses for mapping processing and de-mapping processing in an optical transport network. A Lower Order Optical Channel Data Unit (LO ODU) signal is mapped into a payload area of an Optical Channel Data Tributary (ODTU) signal in units of M bytes.... Agent:

20150093112 - Optical distribution method, device, and system: The present invention provide an optical distribution method that includes determining, a first optical distribution frame and a second optical distribution frame, and generating first port indication information and second port indication information according to fiber patch cord setting information; and sending the first port indication information to the first... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20150093114 - Apparatus for suppressing noise in injection-locked light source and wdm-pon system provided with same: A WDM-PON system configured to perform an asymmetric wavelength division multiplexing and demultiplexing is proposed. A receiving end of WDM-PON system configured to receive a light transmitted from a transmission end including a first wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer includes a second wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer configured to demultiplex the light received rom... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

20150093115 - Semiconductor optical element, optical module and method of manufacturing semiconductor optical element: A semiconductor optical element and an optical module in which extinction ratio variation among integrated optical modulation elements is reduced. An optical module has a wavelength multiplexer that multiplexes light respectively emerging from electric-field-absorption modulator (EAM) portions of integrated optical modulation elements, and that outputs the multiplexed light. The integrated... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150093116 - Secure wavelength selective switch-based reconfigurable branching unit for submarine network: Systems and methods for method for data transport using secure reconfigurable branching units, including receiving signals from a first trunk terminal and a second trunk terminal by branching units. Broadcasting is prevented for secure information delivery by dividing, within the branching units, the one or more signals from the first... Agent:

20150093117 - Optical transfer linearity using test tones: An optical system may have an optical transmitter including a digital signal processor to receive a signal channel, determine a digital signal associated with the signal channel based on information in a look-up table and based on a test tone, and output the digital signal. The optical system may further... Agent: Infinera Corporation

20150093118 - In-band signaling for reconfiguring software defined optics: In an optical communication system, an optical transmitter changes operational physical layer parameters to meet future target throughput for the optical communication system. The optical transmitter communicates the upcoming change to the optical receiver in a message that used current physical layer parameters. The optical transmitter provides sufficient time to... Agent:

20150093119 - Symbol spaced adaptive mimo equalization for ultra high bit rate optical communication systems: System and method for equalizing a high bit rate optical communication channel in a symbol spaced adaptive Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) system, where the optical communication channel carries a signal that is sampled at a symbol rate. Accordingly, Anti Aliasing Filtering (which introduces distortions in the form of Deterministic Inter Symbol Interference... Agent:

20150093120 - Carrier-suppressed light-generating device: It is possible to suppress carrier light with a simple configuration when modulating the carrier light to generate optical sideband components. An optical carrier-suppressed signal generator includes first splitting means used to split input carrier light into two light beams, an optical modulator which modulates one split carrier light beam... Agent:

20150093121 - Optical semiconductor device, optical semiconductor device array, and optical transmitter module: An optical semiconductor device includes: an active region which includes an active layer which produces light when current is injected therein, a first diffraction grating layer having a first diffraction grating with a prescribed grating period, and a phase shift portion formed within the first diffraction grating layer, wherein the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150093122 - Encoding and decoding methods for high-precision time transfer and encoding and decoding devices therefor: A format for modified IRIB-G time code, with added message fields while preserving pulse width coding rule of the standard IRIG-B time code, having a time interval field for carrying time interval between the local time signal and a received time signal, and a user-defined or padded field for carrying... Agent: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  
03/26/2015 > 31 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20150086191 - Method and apparatus for optical transmitter and receiver redundancy within a directionless optical node: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to an optical node comprising of at least two degrees, a plurality of directionless add/drop ports, a plurality of primary WDM transmitters and receivers, and at least one protection WDM transmitter and receiver, wherein the at least one protection WDM transmitter and receiver... Agent:

20150086192 - Determining method, determining optical module, and optical communication apparatus: In order to determine a connection state of an optical fiber that connects a transmitting terminal and a plurality of receiving terminals, a test signal having a wavelength corresponding to a wavelength of an optical signal capable of being received at one receiving terminal among the plurality of receiving terminals... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150086195 - Drop discriminating network alarm system utilizing a single sensing fiber: A method is provided for detecting movement indicative of intrusion events on optical drop fibers of a network where the individual drop fiber can be identified to locate the event. The method uses a monitor system at the network end and multiplexing the monitor signal along the individual fibers to... Agent:

20150086193 - Fiber-nonlinearity pre-compensation processing for an optical transmitter: An optical transmitter configured to mitigate the adverse effects of fiber nonlinearity by altering the transmitted constellation symbols based on specific nonlinear characteristics of a fiber-optic link over which the optical transmitter is configured to transmit and on an a priori estimate of the nonlinear component of the optical-signal distortion... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150086194 - Hands-free optical fiber testing using optical loss test instrument: A method for testing the operation of an optical fiber cable in a communication network using an optical loss test set (OLTS) instrument includes receiving a range of identifiers of fibers to be tested. Identifiers of a first fiber set to be tested are displayed. The first fiber set comprises... Agent: Fluke Corporation

20150086196 - Transport apparatus and method of transmitting monitoring control signal: A transport apparatus configured to transport a main signal received via one of a plurality of ports to any of the plurality of ports, the transport apparatus includes: a plurality of main signal processing circuits configured to extract a monitoring control signal from the main signal, the plurality of main... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150086197 - Photodetection device, photodetection method, and optical transmission device: The light reception unit is disposed behind each of a plurality of light sources that emits signal lights having mutually different wavelengths in a forward direction and receives a backlight emitted backward from each of the light sources. The synchronizing signal generation unit generates a synchronizing signal serving as an... Agent:

20150086198 - Ultrafast high resolution optical channel monitor: Described herein is an optical channel monitor (1) including a protective housing (3), an input port (5) disposed in the housing (3) and configured for receiving at least one input optical signal (7) including one or more optical channels separated by wavelength. A wavelength configurable laser (9) is located within... Agent: Finisar Corporation

20150086199 - Compact two-stage optical amplifier: Various exemplary embodiments relate to an optical amplifier, including: a multicore rare-earth doped optical fiber with a first plurality of cores associated with a first stage of the optical amplifier and a second plurality of cores associated with a second stage of the optical amplifier; a three dimensional (3D) waveguide... Agent: Alcatel -lucent Usa, Inc.

20150086201 - Data multiplexing and mixing of optical signals across propagation modes: An apparatus, e.g. an optical device, includes an optical transmitter and a mixer. The transmitter is configured to transmit a plurality of optical data channels that each include at least one spectral component at a same frequency. The mixer is configured to combine a first data channel with a second... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150086200 - Space to wavelength superchannel conversion: An apparatus inputs an input configured to receive an input optical signal, and an output configured to output an output optical signal. A superchannel converter is coupled between the input and the output. The superchannel converter is configured to convert N spatial modes of the input optical signal to M... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150086202 - Enhanced routing and wavelength assignment techniques for reducing wavelength continuity blocking: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to optimizing routing and wavelength assignment in a network. An embodiment determines a routing assignment for a network, wherein the routing assignment is determined using a decongestion cost-based function; and determines a wavelength assignment for the network based on vector difference. The determination of... Agent: Ciena Corporation

20150086203 - Method and apparatus for optical node construction using field programmable photonics: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to an optical signal processor comprising of at least one wavelength processing device, a plurality of optical amplifying devices, and a least one field programmable photonic device.... Agent:

20150086204 - Frequency-diversity mimo processing for optical transmission: An optical transport system configured to transmit information using two or more modulated optical carriers spaced at spectral intervals that are smaller than the baud rate. An example optical receiver in the optical transport system includes a signal equalizer configured to implement frequency-diversity multiple-input/multiple-output signal processing directed at canceling the... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150086205 - Open shortest path first extensions in support of wavelength switched optical networks: A network component comprising a generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS) control plane controller configured to implement a method comprising transmitting a message to at least one adjacent control plane controller, wherein the message comprises a Type-Length-Value (TLV) indicating Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) information, wherein the TLV comprises a Node... Agent:

20150086206 - Fiber optic sensing systems and methods of operating the same: A fiber optic sensing system. The fiber optic sensing system includes an optical source adapted to provide an optical signal at a plurality of wavelengths. The fiber optic sensing system also includes a plurality of wavelength taps for separating the optical signal into signal portions at each of the plurality... Agent:

20150086207 - Comb laser optical transmitter and roadm: A device may use a comb laser in dense wavelength division multiplexed transmitter and/or reconfigurable optical add or drop multiplexer. The device may include a comb laser to provide a source beam having a plurality of wavelengths. The device may further include a wavelength separator to create a plurality of... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20150086209 - Arrangement in a mobile network: An arrangement in a network (10), comprising: a site node (100) arranged to comprise a base station (120), the base station (120) being adapted for termination of wireless communication, and a central node (140) arranged to comprise a service unit (160), the service unit (160) being adapted for communication with... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150086208 - Osa cage with reinforced connection to pcb: Direct pin attachment is the most compact method to connect the OSA and the PCBA, due to better performance in general and allows maximum PCBA space for more functionality. However, direct pin attachment can result in concentrated stress in the OSA-PCBA joint area, which can affect the reliability and yield... Agent: Jds Uniphase Corporation

20150086211 - Pluggable active optical module with managed connectivity support and simulated memory table: A pluggable active optical module (AOM) having an electrical connector at a first end and one or more optical adapters at a second end is disclosed. The AOM includes a storage device interface at the second end, and a programmable processor coupled to the storage device interface and one or... Agent:

20150086212 - System and methods for fiber and wireless integration: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to optical wireless architecture and, in particular, to novel optical architecture to provide fiber-optic and wireless communication systems, links, and access networks. Certain embodiments of the invention pertain to a novel method and apparatus to provide 109.6 Gb/s capacity over spans of 80-km SMF... Agent:

20150086210 - Wireless flat optical connector: Provided herein is a system that includes a communication link between a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The communication link includes a first flat connector disposed in the first electronic device and a second flat connector disposed in the second electronic device. Each of the flat connectors... Agent:

20150086213 - Led light communication system: An LED light and communication system includes at least one optical transceiver, the optical transceiver including a light support and a processor. The light support has a plurality of light emitting diodes and at least one photodetector attached thereto, the light emitting diodes receiving power from a power source. The... Agent:

20150086214 - Tuning device for pluggable optical transceivers: A tuning device for a pluggable XFP and SFP+ and DWDM transceiver devices. Also provided are applications for CWDM XFP, and SFP+ and future form factors as well as DWDM and CWDM SFP. This tuning device is for use with tunable DWDM and CWDM transceivers, and provides the ability to... Agent:

20150086215 - Bit loading for optical discrete multi-tone transmission: System and method embodiments are provided for bit loading for optical Discrete Multi-Tone Transmission (DMT). In an embodiment, a method for bit loading for optical DMT transmission or reception includes receiving, at a processor, a bit data stream, wherein the bit data stream comprises a plurality of subcarriers; assigning, with... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20150086216 - Level spacing for m-pam optical systems with coherent detection: An apparatus includes an optical transmitter configured to provide an optical signal amplitude-modulated among M different levels. A constellation control module is configured to provide a drive signal to control the optical signal. A feedback module is configured to receive a measure of spacing between amplitude peaks of a symbol... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150086217 - N2 times pulse energy enhancement using coherent addition of n orthogonally phase modulated periodic signals: A method for increasing energy in a pulse optical beam is provided. The method may include: receiving an optical input beam having a period pulse train with a given repetition frequency; splitting the input beam into N optical signals; phase modulating each signal in the N optical signals at a... Agent:

20150086218 - Dispersion management for inhomogeneous fiber-optic links: Methods and apparatus for managing the effects of dispersion in an optical transport system in which some of the system's nodes are connected to one another via inhomogeneous fiber-optic links. In one embodiment, an optical transmitter is configured to apply electronic and/or optical dispersion pre-compensation in the amount selected to... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150086219 - Enhanced optical modulation using slow light: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) is described. This PIC includes a semiconductor-barrier layer-semiconductor diode in an optical waveguide that conveys an optical signal, where the barrier layer is an oxide or a high-k material. Moreover, semiconductor layers in the semiconductor-barrier layer-semiconductor diode may include geometric features (such as a periodic... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20150086220 - Optical communication techniques: Techniques relating to optical communications are illustrated. In an example, a system for optical communications includes a laser emitting device including an emission surface for emission of a laser beam. An optical waveguide may be optically coupled to the laser emitting device to receive the laser beam from the laser... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20150086221 - Self biased dual mode differential cmos tia for 400g fiber optic links: A transimpedance amplifier (TIA) device. The device includes a photodiode coupled to a differential TIA with a first and second TIA, which is followed by a Level Shifting/Differential Amplifier (LS/DA). The photodiode is coupled between a first and a second input terminal of the first and second TIAs, respectively. The... Agent:

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