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Optical waveguides August list of inventions 08/08

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08/28/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080205814 - Method and apparatus for dynamic polarization mode dispersion compensation: A method and a system for dynamic compensating polarization mode dispersion (PMD) in an optical communication system. An optical input signal passes through a compensating element first. A splitting device taps a fraction of the optical input signal and sends it to a monitoring element with birefringence properties. The monitoring... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

20080205815 - Micro fiber optical sensor: A method is provided for producing an optical acoustic sensor. In one embodiment, a method comprises winding a single-mode optical sensor fiber around at least one mandrel. The optical acoustic sensor fiber can comprise a core region having a diameter of about 2 μm to about 8 μm and a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.l.p.

20080205816 - Integrating electrical layer on optical sub-assembly for optical interconnects: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an optical/electrical interconnect may comprise an optical/electrical assembly having a flex panel formed thereon. The flex panel may include one or more electrical traces and/or contact pads to couple electrical traces on a substrate of the optical/electrical interconnect with an optoelectronic die... Agent: Cool Patent, P.c. C/o Intellevate

20080205817 - Interconnecting (mapping) a two-dimensional optoelectronic (oe) device array to a one-dimensional waveguide array: For integrated circuits including circuit packaging and circuit communication technologies provision is made for a method of interconnecting or mapping a two-dimensional optoelectronic (OE) device array to a one-dimensional waveguide array. Also provided is an arrangement for the interconnecting or mapping of a two-dimensional optoelectronic (OE) device array to a... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.c.

20080205820 - Dynamically configurable multiple wavelength photodetector array for optical storage applications: A dynamically configurable multiple wavelength adapted photodetector (PD) integrated circuit includes a PD array having a center bank of electrically isolated PD sections, and a first and a second side channel bank of electrically isolated PD sections on opposing sides of the center PD bank for receiving light and outputting... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20080205819 - Passive fiber organizer for mesh network node interconnections: A mesh optical network node has switch cards which carry active components, such as wavelength routers to switch the paths of optical signals through the node and a fiber organizer handles the numerous optical fiber interconnections among the switch cards. The fiber organizer has no active components and can include... Agent: Aka Chan LLP / Cisco

20080205821 - Wavelength selective optical switch: A wavelength selective optical switch particularly usable as a programmable N×M optical switch in a multi-wavelength communication system. The switch uses a grating that separates multi-channel optical signals into a plurality of optical channels, and combines a plurality of optical channels into multi-channel optical signals. Programmable mirrors switch each optical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080205822 - Orthogonal header: An electrically-conductive contact for an electrical connector is disclosed. Such a contact may include a lead portion, an offset portion extending from an end of the lead portion, and a mounting portion that may extend from a distal end of the offset portion. The lead portion and the distal end... Agent: Woodcock Washburn, LLP

20080205824 - Angle-specific multi-fiber ferrules and associated methods of manufacture: The present invention provides a method of manufacture that minimizes the lateral offset of a plurality of optical fiber holes associated with a multi-fiber ferrule, including: determining an initial offset distance of each of the plurality of optical fiber holes from each of a plurality of corresponding target locations on... Agent: Corning Cable Systems Llc

20080205823 - Articulated force application for multi-fiber ferrules: The present invention provides a multi-fiber fiber optic connector assembly providing articulated force application, including: a ferrule holder including an x-pivot component and a y-pivot component, wherein the x-pivot component of the ferrule holder is operable for providing relative rotational movement about the x-axis of the multi-fiber fiber optic connector... Agent: Corning Cable Systems Llc

20080205825 - Power limiting optical device: An optical device includes a housing having a front connector interface and a rear connector interface. The housing houses optics that provide an optical pathway from the front connector interface to the rear connector interface. The front connector interface is configured to be coupled with a first optical connector such... Agent: Molex Incorporated

20080205826 - Photoelectric transforming connector for optical fibers: A photoelectric transforming connector for optical fibers capable of application to a compact mobile apparatus such as a mobile phone comprises: a plug having a first light emitting portion for transmitting a light signal and/or a first light receiving portion for receiving a light signal through an optical fiber; an... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080205827 - Printed circuit board positioning mechanism: In one example embodiment, a printed circuit board positioning mechanism includes a solderable plate and a compressible structure attached to the solderable plate.... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080205818 - Image null-balance system with multisector-cell direction sensing: A light beam is detected/localized by multisector detector—quad-cell, or 5+ sectors handling plural beams. Preferences: Beams focus to diffraction limit on the detector, which reveals origin direction by null-balance—shifting spots to a central sector junction, and measuring shifts to reach there. One or more MEMS reflectors, and control system with... Agent: Peter I. Lippman

20080205828 - Method and apparatus for disposing water absorbent material in a fiber optic cable: A fiber optic cable can comprise spheres or balls that are coated with a water absorbent material, such as a super absorbent polymer (“SAP”). The spheres can provide clean and efficient carriers for introducing SAP into the cable during manufacturing. The spheres can have a diameter in a range of... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20080205829 - Ultra-high density connector: Techniques for ultra-high density connection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultra-high density connector includes a bundle of substantially parallel elongate cylindrical elements, where each cylindrical element is substantially in contact with at least one adjacent cylindrical element. Ends of the elongate cylindrical elements are disposed differentially with respect to... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20080205830 - Method and apparatus for protecting optical fibers of a cable: A fiber optic cable can comprise loose spheres or balls disposed in the cable's interstitial spaces, for example between the cable's optical fibers and a surrounding buffer tube. The spheres can have a diameter in a range of 20 microns to 2.5 millimeters. The composition of the spheres can include... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20080205831 - Plug-in fiber-optic connector for use in a fluid medium: A plug-in fibre-optic connector (5) for use in a fluid medium, characterised in that the rear tubular portion (21) of the plug is slidingly urged into the body portion (7) first to compress the plug piston chamber (17) then to enable the optical fluid (19) to be discharged at the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20080205832 - Fiber optic cable comprising improved filling material and method of fabrication: A fiber optic cable can comprise small spheres or balls disposed in the cable's interstitial spaces, for example between the cable's optical fibers and a surrounding buffer tube. The spheres can comprise foam rubber, closed-cell or open-cell porous polymer, or some other soft material. Typical diameters for the spheres can... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20080205833 - Imaging system: An imaging system including a multi-mode fiber and a gradient index (GRIN) lens. The invention also relates to a system including a multi-mode fibre, such as a double-clad photonic crystal fibre, for transmitting an excitation signal to a sample for the purpose of imaging, and a scanning mechanism, which preferably... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20080205834 - All-optical logic gates using nonlinear elements - claim set iv: An all-optical logic gates comprises a nonlinear element such as an optical resonator configured to receive optical input signals, at least one of which is amplitude-modulated to include data. The nonlinear element is configured in relation to the carrier frequency of the optical input signals to perform a logic operation... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20080205836 - Heat-resisting plastic optical fiber and manufacturing method thereof: A heat-resisting plastic optical fiber which excels in heat resistance and mass production and a manufacturing method thereof. The heat-resisting plastic optical fiber has a core which consists of transparent resin, and clad coated on the outer periphery of the core, which consists of the resin whose refractive index is... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.c.

20080205835 - Optical fiber having reduced hydrogen induced loss and the method for producing the same: A method for producing optical fiber having reduced hydrogen induced loss is provided wherein the optical fiber is treated with deuterium gas for a predetermined duration. The predetermined duration of deuterium treatment is determined based on three factors, that is, a) the concentration of deuterium at which fiber is to... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20080205837 - Optical waveguide sensor and method of manufacture: An optical waveguide environmental sensor is provided that is capable of detecting a target gas or liquid in the ambient environment in an advantageously short period of time. The waveguide is preferably in the form of an optical fiber having a cladding that contains a photonic band gap structure which... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20080205838 - Optical device including a buried grating with air filled voids and method for realising it: An optical device includes a waveguide, the waveguide having a core surrounded by a cladding, the cladding including a lower cladding, the core being placed above the lower cladding, a lateral cladding adjacent to a first and a second opposite lateral sides of the core, and an over-cladding, the over-cladding... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080205839 - Large effective area high sbs threshold optical fiber: Microstructured optical fiber for transmitting optical signals comprised of light, the optical fiber including a core region and a cladding region surrounding the core region, the cladding region including at least one annular region having an index of refraction lower than that of the remainder of the cladding. The optical... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20080205840 - Plastic optical member and producing method thereof: A clad pipe (70) is produced by heating PVDF to 180° C., and then this PVDF being extruded from a melt-extrusion device. The clad pipe (70) has a square cross-section whose sides L1 are 20 mm length, and in a center thereof, there is a square hole. In the square... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20080205841 - Optical waveguide sheet and manufacturing method thereof: An optical waveguide sheet that has an auxiliary layer for preventing light transmitted through the waveguide sheet from leaking or being lost and a manufacturing method thereof. The waveguide sheet transmits light from a light emitting element thereinto, and has a reflecting pattern for reflecting light forward. At least one... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.c.

20080205842 - Photonic structure: A photonic structure has rods arranged with periodicity which is of a non-translational symmetry and defined in a polar coordinate system, which uses a distance in a radial direction and an angle in a circumferential direction, and has a center of the polar coordinate system used as a reference. A... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20080205843 - Fiber optic drop terminals for multiple dwelling units: There is provided fiber drop terminals (“FDTs”) and related equipment for providing selective connections between optical fibers of distribution cables and optical fibers of drop cables, such as in multiple dwelling units. The FDTs require relatively little area and/or volume while providing convenient connectivity for a relatively large number of... Agent: Corning Cable Systems Llc

20080205844 - Fiber optic splice trays: There is provided splice trays and splice assemblies that provide convenient access to optical fiber slack within a relatively small area or volume. Some splice trays are adapted for use with microstructured optical fibers to further reduce the size of the splice tray or splice assembly. Some splice trays provide... Agent: Corning Cable Systems Llc

20080205845 - Variable optical attenuator: A variable optical attenuator is disclosed, which attenuates a beam of light while preserving its polarization substantially independent of wavelength. The beam of light is attenuated by a filter patterned with a grating of blocking stripes with serrated edges, which partially block and partially transmit the beam of light, respectively.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.a.

08/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080199123 - Ultrafast ge/si resonator-based modulators for optical data communications in silicon photonics: An optical modulator structure includes at least two waveguide structures for inputting and outputting an optical signal. At least one ring resonator structure provides coupling between the at least two waveguide structures. The at least one ring resonator structure includes Ge or SiGe.... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20080199124 - Optical device for generating and modulating thz and other high frequency signals: Optical generation and modulation is carried out in the optical domain and converted to, for example, the THz band using suitable optical/electrical conversion hardware. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, an electrooptic modulator is significantly overdriven to create sidebands on an optical carrier signal. An arrayed waveguide... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20080199125 - In-line optical isolator: In conventional optical isolators, an optical signal is dispersed by polarization or the characteristics are varied by heat generation in a garnet crystal. According to the invention, the crystal optical axis (3c) of rutile crystal (3) is oriented so that the separation directions of the ordinary ray (O) and the... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20080199126 - Method for printing a near field photoinduced stable structure, and optical fiber tip for implementing same: The method comprises emitting appropriate polarisation light waves on a photosensitive material for inducing therein a topographic modification through an aperture of at the most 100 mm bound by an opaque area, said layer being arranged at the most 100 mm away from the aperture.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20080199127 - Shared light pipe for message indicator and light sensor: A shared light pipe is set forth for transmitting light generated by a message waiting LED in a mobile communication device, in one direction, and transmitting ambient or surrounding light, in an opposite direction, to a light sensor for controlling a display backlight of the device. The light pipe includes... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20080199128 - Semiconductor integrated optical element: Aiming at realizing a semiconductor integrated optical element comprising a single semiconductor substrate, and first and second optical waveguides differed in the equivalent refractive index from each other on the semiconductor substrate, allowing light signal to propagate from the first optical waveguide to the second optical waveguide, in which the... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20080199129 - Optical module method of manufacturing the same: An optical module with a first optical waveguide substrate having end faces; a second optical waveguide substrate which includes a first optical waveguide, a second optical waveguide, and end faces, the second optical waveguide substrate having an opening between the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide; and a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080199130 - Arrayed waveguide grating: Provided is an arrayed waveguide grating having optical input waveguides 2, a first slab waveguide 3, an arrayed waveguide comprising plural waveguides of mutually-different lengths, a second slab waveguide 5 and plural optical output waveguides 6. The first slab waveguide 3 is divided along division surfaces 8 crossing the light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080199131 - Optical device having diffraction gratings coupling guided wave, and its manufacture method: An optical waveguide structure formed over a substrate defines an optical waveguide for guiding light along a direction parallel to the substrate surfaces, and biasing a light intensity distribution of transverse modes of guided wave toward a first side of the optical waveguide path. A main diffraction grating is disposed... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20080199132 - Adapter for an optical printed circuit board, an optical printed circuit board and a method of connecting an adapter to an optical printed circuit board: The invention provides an adapter for an optical printed circuit board, the adapter comprising a socket for receiving a daughter card for connecting to a said optical printed circuit board; and a connector for engagement with the optical printed circuit board arranged such that when the connector engages with the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080199133 - Transceiver module: The transceiver module has a Re-timer 11, a control portion 12, a reference clock generating portion 13, a power portion 14 and a CX4 interface 15. The Re-timer 11 is coupled to a transceiver portion (Tx/Rx) 21 through an XAUI (10 Gigabit Media Independent Interface) interface 22, and is coupled... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080199135 - Archimedean-lattice microstructured optical fiber: A microstructured optical fiber exhibiting enhanced circularity of the guided light mode is provided. The microstructured optical fiber includes a light-guiding core and a primary cladding surrounding the core wherein the primary cladding has a plurality of holes arranged in hexagonal unit cells defining an Archimedean-like lattice. Preferably, the core... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20080199134 - System for identifying optical fibers and cables: An optical fiber or a cable can comprise marks that uniquely identify the fiber or cable and that facilitate tracing materials thereof back to manufacturing. The marks can extend lengthwise along the fiber or cable, for example from end-to-end. A user of the optical fiber or cable can make an... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20080199136 - Optical waveguide device: An optical waveguide device includes a lower cladding layer, a high refractive index region provided on the lower cladding layer, a pair of cores provided on the lower cladding layer on both sides of the high refractive index region, and an upper cladding layer provided on the high refractive index... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20080199137 - Optical fiber cable and method for modifying the same: Disclosed is an optical fiber cable that includes a main tube. A guide tube, which includes at least one optical element, is positioned within the main tube's central space. A compressible element is also positioned within the main tube's central space. To reduce the adverse effects of ice formation within... Agent: Summa, Allan & Additon, P.A.

20080199138 - Coupler for cable trough: Elements, couplers, systems, and methods for joining two or more trough members. A locking element for a coupler of a cable trough system includes a frame member including a shaft, a pawl member including first and second ends, and defining an aperture, the shaft of the frame member extending through... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20080199139 - Storage device for use in fiber optic communication systems and method of using the same: A storage device for storing cable or fiber, rotating element, and method of using the same are provided. The storage device includes a housing, having an inner cavity and at least one opening; and a rotating element which is rotatably and removably placed within the inner cavity and has at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080199140 - Coupler for cable trough: Elements, couplers, systems, and methods for joining two or more trough members. A locking element for a coupler of a cable trough system can include a main body with an aperture, a shaft extending through the aperture of the main body, the shaft being rotatable with respect to the main... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20080199141 - Optical cable exit trough: A cable exit trough is mountable to a lateral trough section either during initial assembly of the cable routing system, or at a later date. The exit trough includes a bracket portion mountable to the top edge of one of the sides of the lateral trough section. Two lead-ins are... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20080199142 - Coupler for cable trough: Clips, couplers, systems, and methods for joining two or more trough members. A cable trough system includes a first trough member including an exterior surface with a slot, and a clip including first and second ends positioned in the slot. The system includes a coupler including a body, and a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20080199143 - Optical waveguide: An optical waveguide includes a first end surface; a second end surface, such that the second end surface is smaller than the first end surface; and a body extending between the first end surface and the second end surface, the body defining a complexly-contoured outer surface. An optical waveguide includes... Agent: Law Offices Of James E. Walton, PLLC

08/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080193073 - Electro-optic crystal-based structures and method of their fabrication: Amorphous and crystalline potassium lithium tantalate niobate (KLTN) structures for electro-optic devices. Amorphous regions are formed in KLTN crystal by ion bombardment using light ions (protons, helium etc.) >1 MeV. Amorphous regions (cladding) have a lower refractive index (n) than the crystalline material to define waveguide regions in crystals. Selective... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20080193074 - Optical modulator: Also disclosed is an optical modulator, further comprising a substrate having an electro-optic effect; and, a buffer layer on the substrate, wherein, the signal electrode and ground electrode are formed on the buffer layer, and thickness of the buffer layer near the end portion of the signal electrode is greater... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080193075 - Collision detecting apparatus for vehicle: An optical fiber sensor can be interposed between a bumper reinforcement and a load transmitting plate to extend in the direction of width of a vehicle along with the bumper reinforcement. In this case, when a change does not occur substantially in an immediately previous predetermined period in an output... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080193076 - Design of cmos integrated germanium photodiodes: A CMOS processing compatible germanium on silicon integrated waveguide photodiode. Positioning contacts in predicted low optical field regions, establishing side trenches in the silicon layer along the length of the photodiode reduces optical losses. Novel taper dimensions are selected based on the desirability of expected operational modes, reducing optical losses... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP

20080193077 - Optical integrated circuit comprising a light guide forming at least one optical separation: An optical integrated circuit with waveguide separation on a substrate includes at least one separating unit, including an optical input/output interface in relation with an external light wave guide, the interface extending in the circuit through an optical guiding input section extended by at least two optical guiding branches mutually... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080193078 - Plasmon switch: A variety of structures, methods, systems, and configurations can support plasmons for logic.... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene

20080193079 - Interface device for performing mode transformation in optical waveguides: An interface device for performing mode transformation in optical waveguides includes an optical waveguide core for propagating light of a particular wavelength. The optical waveguide core terminates in a subwavelength grating configured to change the propagation mode of the light. The subwavelength grating has a pitch sufficiently less than the... Agent: Marks & Clerk

20080193080 - Interface device for performing mode transformation in optical waveguides: An interface device for performing mode transformation in optical waveguides includes an optical waveguide core for propagating light of a particular wavelength or a plurality of wavelengths. The optical waveguide core terminates in a subwavelength grating configured to change the propagation mode of the light. The subwavelength grating has a... Agent: Marks & Clerk

20080193081 - Microscope: A microscope, in particular a laser scanning microscope, with an illuminating light source includes a device for combining a number of individual laser light beams into one common optical fiber. The combining device is designed and developed in order to combine beams reliably and simply even if the operating period... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080193083 - Optical coupling lens and light source: The present invention relates to an optical coupling lens and light source module. An optical coupling lens is provided for converging a light flux emitted from a light source to an entrance aperture. The optical coupling lens satisfies a predetermined condition according to a third-order astigmatisms coefficient of the optical... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080193082 - Refractive index distribution type optical member, and production method for refractive index distribution type optical member: A graded-index optical member 105 includes a core section 102 which has a maximum portion of a refractive index at a substantial center of a cross-section, and has a refractive index distribution that a refractive index decreases according to distance from the maximum portion. A clad section 103 contacts at... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080193085 - Multimode long period fiber bragg grating machined by ultrafast direct writing: An optical fiber with an integral photonic crystal structure. The optical fiber core is formed of a non-photosensitive material having an initial index of refraction. The optical fiber core includes a substantially cylindrical surface, a longitudinal core axis, a core radius, and a number of index-altered portions having an altered... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080193084 - Optoelectronic component comprising a diffraction grating with a transverse structure: The field of the invention is that of optoelectronic components with a buried stripe structure. The optoelectronic device according to the invention is a stripe structure, comprising at least one buried waveguide and a layer called a grating layer in the form of an elongate stripe comprising features, each feature... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20080193086 - Ferrule-to-ferrule adapter and ferrule adapter assembly: An adapter for holding two multi-fiber ferrules in positions to mate with one another includes a main body, a opening extending through the main body configured to receive and optically and mechanically mate the two multi-fiber ferrules. Engagement members, which preferably rotate about an axis transverse to the opening, is... Agent: Michael L. Leetzow, Esq. Michael L. Leetzow, P.a.

20080193087 - Ferrule holding member for an optical receptacle, method of manufacturing the same, and optical receptacle using the same: [Solving Means] A ferrule holding member 3 has a transparent body 5 attached to an inner hole of a sleeve 4, and the transparent body 5 has a primary end face 5a for bringing into contact with an end face 6a of a plug ferrule 6 at a halfway position... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.

20080193088 - Single piece diplexer and triplexer housing: A single piece optoelectronic module housing is disclosed herein. The housing comprises a first receptacle configured to receive a first optical assembly, a second receptacle configured to receive a second optical assembly, and a third receptacle configured to receive an optical fiber. In some embodiments at least one angled surface... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080193089 - Optical connector connecting method and structure: A method and apparatus of connecting an optical connector and an optical fiber cord are provided. The method includes providing the optical connector, a connector housing, a stop-ring structure, and an optical fiber; fusion-splicing a fiber end of the optical fiber of the optical connector and a fiber end of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20080193090 - Process and apparatus for manufacturing an optical cable: An optical cable is manufactured in a single continuous process starting directly from at least an optical perform, by means of a fiber/cable integrated manufacturing line (50) including a fiber(s) drawing assembly (100) for the production of one or more optical fibers from respective optical preforms, and a cabling assembly... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.a.

20080193091 - Tapered cable for use in fiber to the premises applications: A tapered fiber optic distribution cable that includes a plurality of drop cables (2) having at least one predetermined breakout location where a drop cable is withdrawn from the tapered distribution cable. The drop cables are bound together to form the tapered fiber optic distribution cable by binding members (5)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20080193092 - Fiber optic cables having a coupling agent: Disclosed are fiber optic cables having a cable jacket or buffer tube with a cavity. Disposed within the cavity are at least one optical fiber and a coupling agent. The coupling agent acts to couple the at least one optical fiber to the cable jacket or buffer tube with a... Agent: Corning Cable Systems Llc

20080193093 - Optical fiber configuration for dissipating stray light: An optical transmission fiber is formed to include a relatively low-index, relatively thin outer cladding layer disposed underneath the protective polymer outer coating. Stray light propagating along an inner cladding layer(s) within the fiber will be refracted into the thin outer cladding (by proper selection of refractive index values). The... Agent: Wendy W. Koba

20080193094 - Film waveguide, method of manufacturing film waveguide, and electronic device: A mixture of urethane monomer and urethane oligomer containing the group shown in FIG. 4, and polymerization initiator, or a precursor of an elastomer having the bending elastic modulus after curing of smaller than or equal to 1,000 MPa is used as the clad material. The clad material is applied... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p.

20080193096 - Center-lock aerial slack cable storage bracket: A center-lock aerial slack cable storage bracket (CLAS) is disclosed. More particularly, the CLAS improves time and efficiency of installation upon a cable under tension by employing a hinged center-lock mechanism. During installation the hinged center-lock mechanism enables the unit to be hinged-open, placed upon a cable under tension and... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20080193095 - Optical device cleaning: An optical device may include first and second male connectors and a patch panel that includes through holes for interconnecting the first male connectors and the second male connectors. The optical device may also include a patch panel cleaner to automatically clean the through holes of the patch panel, and... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

08/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080187267 - Methods of forming printed circuit boards having optical functionality: Provided are methods of forming printed circuit boards having optical functionality. The methods involve applying a dry-film to a printed circuit board substrate and forming an optical waveguide over the dry-film. The invention finds particular applicability in the electronics and optoelectronics industries.... Agent: Jonathan D. Baskin Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC

20080187268 - Optical module: Distortion of the temperature control element and the package by thermal deformation or mechanical deformation is prevented from being transmitted to the optical element as stress, and at the same time, constant temperature control of the optical element is realized. An optical element unit including an optical element that requires... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20080187269 - Bezel for fiber optic components: A bezel for facilitating the connection between an external device positioned on one side of a communication panel and a module located on the other side of the panel where the panel has an opening for receiving the bezel. The bezel includes a housing defining an interior portion of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080187270 - Optical harness assembly and method: An optical cable harness assembly and method are provided. The optical cable harness assembly includes at least one optical cable harness having a termination end; at least one electrical connector having connector pins; and at least one active connector conversion unit coupled between the termination end of the optical harness... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC

20080187271 - Module having a handle to be operated to attach the module to a cage: A module is configured to be attached to a cage. A handle is rotatable about a rotation shaft between an accommodated position where the module is mounted to the cage and a withdrawal position where the module can be withdrawn from the cage. A resiliently-bendable tongue piece performs engagement and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080187272 - Optical module with electrically isolated stem and cap: The present invention provides an optical module with a new stem to reduce the EMI noise and to enhance the ESD tolerance of the optical transceiver. The optical module comprises the stem, a cap and a optical device installed in a space formed by the stem and the cap. The... Agent: Venable LLP

20080187273 - Multi-electrode system: A multi-electrode system comprises a fiber support configured to hold at least one optical fiber and a set of electrodes disposed about the at least one optical fiber and configured to generate arcs between adjacent electrodes to generate a substantially uniform heated field to a circumferential outer surface of the... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20080187274 - Polyurethane to polyethylene adhesion process: A telecommunications cable includes a distribution cable, a tether branching from the distribution cable at a breakout location, and an enclosure that surrounds the breakout location. The enclosure is secured to the distribution cable at first and second adhesion regions. The enclosure can also secure to the tether at a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20080187275 - Plastic fiber optic with gradient index and method: t

20080187276 - Flexible optical fiber tape and distribution cable assembly using same: A flexible optical fiber tape is formed from a substrate in the form of a strip adapted to maintain at least one optical fiber. The substrate may include an adhesive layer on at least one side for securing the tape to an external surface such as an interior floor, wall... Agent: Corning Cable Systems LLC

20080187277 - Lateral emitting optical fiber and light emitting device: A lateral emitting optical fiber has a core material including a light transmitting resin capable of transmitting light entering from one end to the other end, and a clad material covering the periphery of the core material and having a lower refractive index than the core material, wherein the clad... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080187278 - Method and apparatus for cleaning optical connector: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for delivering a cleaning and inspection device to an appropriate position on a backplane having an optical connector. A set of tubes corresponding to the number of optical connectors is attached to the rear of a connector assembly or some other similar... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

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