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8837885 Optic coupler, optical fiber laser device, and active optical module using the same  
The inventive concept provides optic couplers, optical fiber laser devices, and active optical modules using the same. The optic coupler may include a first optical fiber having a first core and a...
8818151 Fiber Pump Signal Combiner  
An novel fiber pump signal combiner is disclosed in which a fiber bundle array is coupled to a double-clad fiber with a taper section that is formed by etching a tapered outer surface into the...
8818149 Spectrally-encoded endoscopy techniques, apparatus and methods  
Exemplary apparatus for obtaining information for a structure can be provided. For example, the exemplary apparatus can include at least one first optical fiber arrangement which is configured to...
8761560 Photonic-powered cable assembly  
A photonic-cable assembly includes a power source cable connector (“PSCC”) coupled to a power receive cable connector (“PRCC”) via a fiber cable. The PSCC electrically connects to a first electro...
8752283 Assembly of electronic and optical devices  
A method for operating an assembly tool includes deposing a first component on an assembly surface with a first tool tip of a manipulator having a range of motion defined by a plane and an axis...
8754852 Light guide plate for system inputting coordinate contactlessly, a system comprising the same and a method for inputting coordinate contactlessly using the same  
Disclosed are a light guide plate for a non-contact type coordinate input system, a system including the same, and a non-contact type coordinate input method using the same. More particularly, the...
8746058 Liquid fuel tank for measuring fuel volume  
Its object is to allow measurement of the volume of fuel (2) using optic fiber cables (3); it is characterized in that, adhered to one or more of the inner faces of the tank (1) there is at least...
8744224 Tapered fiber bundle apparatus with monitoring capability  
Systems and methods for monitoring signals in an optical fiber amplifier system are provided. The optical amplifier system includes a tapered fiber bundle which couples optical energy into the...
8743454 Multi-fibre arrangement for high power fibre lasers and amplifiers  
An optical amplifier includes at least one pump source and an optical fiber cable which includes an amplifying optical fiber and a pump optical fiber that are defined by respective lengths. The...
8730467 Spectroscopic probe and method for detecting an inhomogeneity  
A method for detecting by spectroscopy an inhomogeneity (I) in a sample (E), includes that (i) the sample (E) is illuminated with incident light using means (23) for illuminating the sample (E),...
8724948 Method for terminating light-guide fiber bundles  
The invention relates to a method for terminating optical fiber bundles, wherein the fiber bundle is inserted into a sleeve which is filled with adhesive.
8709878 Methods of packaging imager devices and optics modules, and resulting assemblies  
A method of packaging imager devices and optics modules is disclosed which includes positioning an imager device and an optics module in each of a plurality of openings in a carrier body,...
8712199 Configurable pitch reducing optical fiber array  
The inventive optical fiber coupler array is capable of providing a low loss, high-coupling coefficient interface with high accuracy and easy alignment between a plurality of optical fibers (or...
8702291 Illuminatable apparatus and method of manufacturing same  
An illuminatable apparatus includes a fabric sheet containing fiber optic rods interwoven with fabric threads. The ends of the fiber optic rods are bundled together to form a ferrule which is...
8693894 Gain clamped optical device for emitting LED mode light  
A gain clamped optical device includes a semiconductor stack and a resonant cavity configured to emit stimulated light. A window created in the optical device is configured to emit the stimulated...
8676013 Imaging system using and related techniques  
A method and apparatus for imaging using a double-clad fiber is described.
8666216 Adjustable trough-couplers  
A telecommunications infrastructure includes first and second trough members for routing signal-carrying fibers. Coupling members may be used to adjustably couple a first trough member arranged...
8666212 Head mounted display using a fused fiber bundle  
An optical apparatus of a head mounted display includes a fused fiber bundle, an image source, and an image lens. The fused fiber bundle includes an array of fused optical fibers having an...
8655128 Optical fiber bundle and optical irradiator  
For an enhanced coupling efficiency between a light source and an optical fiber bundle: the optical fiber bundle is made up by a dense bundle of optical fibers, with an integrated portion composed...
8649093 Polarizing fiber, polarizer, polarizing plate, laminated optical film, and image display  
As the polarizing fiber of the present invention, the cross sectional form perpendicular to the longitudinal direction has a sea-island structure, and the cross sectional form is continuously made...
8639068 Optical transmission module, electronic instrument, method for assembling optical transmission module, and optical transmission method  
An optical transmission module has an optical transmission path in which optical transmission is performed between a first circuit board and a second circuit board disposed opposite the first...
8616709 Projection display apparatus  
In a projection display apparatus in which a laser beam source and an optical engine are connected together through an optical fiber, safety is improved against temperature rise in the optical...
RE44664 Multi-optical fiber connector module for use with a transceiver module and method for coupling optical signals between the transceiver module and multiple optical fibers  
A multi-fiber connector module for optical communications is provided that receives collimated beams of light from a transceiver module and focuses the collimated beams to respective focal points...
8594470 Transmittting light with lateral variation  
Input light, such as from an optical sensor or stimulus-wavelength converter, includes one or more light or dark sub-bands. The input light is transmitted, such as through a transmissive layer or...
8594475 Methods and apparatus for a decoupled fiber optic display  
Methods and apparatus for a fiber optic display system. In one embodiment, a fiber optic display screen comprises a laser source, relay optics to receive an output from the laser source, condenser...
8591501 Coherent fiber bundle system and method for ophthalmic intervention  
Systems and processes are described relating to laser-based ophthalmic intervention technologies, and, more specifically, to techniques for creating lesions on an eye using a modular system...
8594472 Micro-optic adapters and tips for surgical illumination fibers  
A microstructure optical adapter or tip according to the present disclosure may incorporate precision micro structure optical components engaging the input or output end of light energy delivery...
8582945 Method and apparatus for aligning optical transports in a ferrule  
Methods and apparatus for aligning optical transports, such as waveguides and optical fibers, in a ferrule of an optical connector. The ferrule has an open side through which optical transports may...
8488937 Light distribution assembly  
A light distribution assembly includes a housing having a longitudinal length and having one or more light sources mounted to the housing. The light distribution assembly also includes a coupler...
8482729 Radiation resistant spectrometer interface  
Devices, systems, and methods for measuring tissue oxygen saturation are disclosed. An illustrative spectrometer for interfacing an optical sensor with a display unit includes a number of...
8475083 Umbilical for underwater diving  
An umbilical comprising a side-emitting optical fiber or optical fiber-bundle for providing a distributed source of light along part or the whole of the length of the umbilical.
8452143 High power fiber laser system with high quality beam  
A high power fiber laser system has a combiner configured of a plurality of single mode (SM) fibers which are fused together so as to define an output end of the fiber combiner. The fused SM fibers...
8417077 Optical branching device and optical communication system including the same  
The present invention provides an optical branching device and an optical communication system which are easy to connect with optical fibers. In the optical branching device, when light emitted...
8401354 Fiber optic security systems and methods of using the same  
A fiber optic security system is provided. The fiber optic security system includes at least one length of fiber optic cable affixed to at least one item to be monitored using the fiber optic...
8391659 Method of coating and handling multiple optical components simultaneously  
A method of processing a plurality of optical components simultaneously includes providing a plate structure with first and second opposed plate faces and a plurality of the optical components...
8382662 Catheterscope 3D guidance and interface system  
Visual-assisted guidance of an ultra-thin flexible endoscope to a predetermined region of interest within a lung during a bronchoscopy procedure. The region may be an opacity-identified by...
8386023 Catheter probe arrangement for tissue analysis by radiant energy delivery and radiant energy collection  
A catheter tip apparatus arranged in a catheter for the delivery and collection of a light-energy signal to permit subsequent computerized analysis of body tissue by the collected signal. The...
8368869 Lithography apparatus with an optical fiber module  
A lithography apparatus with an optical fiber module includes: a light source, a photo mask positioned under the light source, a lens positioned under the photo mask, a wafer stage positioned under...
8358890 Method and apparatus related to a side-fire member having a doped silica component  
In one embodiment, an apparatus may include an optical fiber that may have a surface non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The surface may define a portion...
8358892 Connection structure of two-dimensional array optical element and optical circuit  
Optical elements (light sources 16 or photodetectors 18) are arranged in a two-dimensional array, and the relative positional relationship between the optical elements and optical waveguides 12 is...
8358893 Photonic-powered cable assembly  
A photonic-cable assembly includes a power source cable connector (“PSCC”) coupled to a power receive cable connector (“PRCC”) via a fiber cable. The PSCC electrically connects to a first electro...
8351748 Mask-less method and structure for patterning photosensitive material using optical fibers  
An apparatus for patterning objects for the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits includes an optical source, multiple fiber cores coupled to the optical source, each of the fiber cores...
8351114 System and method for combining multiple fiber amplifiers or multiple fiber lasers  
A system for combining multiple fiber amplifiers, or multiple fiber amplifiers. The system includes a fiber combiner with multiple cores for connecting with the multiple fiber amplifiers and for...
8343633 Method of modifying light with silicone (meth) acrylate copolymers  
A method of modifying light is disclosed and includes: providing an optical element having an oriented polymer network of a silicone(meth)acrylate copolymer and exhibiting a first phase and a...
8343044 Light guide for endoscopes  
A light guide for endoscopes is constituted by a plurality of multimode optical fibers, of which at least a portion is bundled. The light guide propagates illuminating light beam that enters from a...
8331749 Using a waveguide to display information on electronic devices  
An electronic device includes an instrument panel that includes a display opening, where the instrument panel is located in a first plane; a circuit board located inside the electronic device,...
8326099 Optical fiber coupler array  
An optical fiber coupler array capable of providing multiple low loss, high coupling coefficient interfaces between a predetermined number of low numerical aperture optical fibers and an optical...
8320723 Optical imaging probe connector  
This document discusses, among other things, a connector for an optical imaging probe that includes one or more optical fibers communicating light along the catheter. The device may use multiple...
8280216 Fiber optic equipment supporting moveable fiber optic equipment tray(s) and module(s), and related equipment and methods  
Fiber optic drawers supporting fiber optic modules are disclosed. The drawer is movable about a chassis. At least one fiber optic equipment tray is received in the drawer. The fiber optic equipment...
8275226 Multi-mode fiber optically coupling a radiation source module to a multi-focal confocal microscope  
A multi-mode optical fiber delivers light from a radiation source to a multi-focal confocal microscope with reasonable efficiency. A core diameter of the multi-mode fiber is selected such that an...