Patent for Sale:

Fiber Optic Data Transmission Technology    

High throughput system ideal for data and telecommunication applications.

Overview

The patented inventions bring to the high speed, high density communication network a way to provide it, via cable or backplane, low skew, high speed data transfer in lightweight, easily troubleshot, easily installed cables or as backplane sheets. These data transport lines are very flexible and can contain any fiber optic specified. It is temperature resistant, flame resistant and non-halogenic. For the new high density, high speed networks in now or coming, it enables such a system to exist utilizing simple interconnect schemes. The oncoming densities, speeds, and chips will require this structure called smart skin array technology (SSAT). The patents describe the basic process to achieve this capability. They also describe how optoelectronic interfaces can be accomplished utilizing this technology.

This technology innovates a methodology using a textile woven technique to produce high density, low skew data transmission, fiber optic cabling products, by positioning such fiber optics and holding them in a structure that maximizes optical efficiency while minimizing both attenuation and skew.

The invention uses non optical fiberglass to define the channels in which the fiber optics are set; create and securing the positions of the optical channels such that a near zero increase in attenuation occurs. It also enables the coexistence of copper wire internal to the mesh.

Due to the new technique employed, highest speed, lowest attenuation, lowest skew in the transmitted signal is achieved. This unique high throughput system is ideal for the present Data/Telecommunication Applications it solves the basic issues in today's and tomorrow’s data transport. It directly deals and provides for the requirements for high density, high speed communications in a simple to manufacture, install and test scenario while maintaining the quality of the transmitted signals from 10 to 40Gbits/s or greater. With requirements moving up to 100G bits, this technology provides a simple way to allow for the scale up both in density and required speed for the now and next generation data transmission requirements.

Primary Application of the Technology

The use of fiber optic data transmission technology is in full utilization among the industry leaders for volume applications.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 428: Stock Material Or Miscellaneous Articles

This is the residual class for: 1. Stock material in the form of a structurally defined web, sheet, rod, strand, fiber, filament, cell, flake, particle not provided elsewhere. 2. Stock material in the form of a web, sheet, mass or layer which consists of or contains a structurally defined constituent or element. 3. A nonstructural laminate defined merely in terms of the composition of one or more layers. 4. An article of manufacture or an intermediate-article not provided for elsewhere. 5. A process for applying an impregnating material to a naturally solid product such as a wood beam, a sheet of leather or a stone, or for applying a coating to a base, and which process includes no significant method step.

Subclass 192: Edge feature
Subclass 193: Including layer embodying mechanically interengaged strands, strand portions or strand-like strips (e.g., weave, knit, etc.)
Subclass 408: SELF-SUSTAINING CARBON MASS OR LAYER WITH IMPREGNANT OR OTHER LAYER

Class 139: Textiles: Weaving

The manufacture of fabrics having one set of threads arranged transversely to another set and interlaced therewith, each thread of one set lying above some and below the remaining threads of the other set. Excudes braiding.

Subclass 383R: FABRICS
Subclass 408: Multiweft planes
Subclass 420R: Materials

Class 362: Illumination

Means and processes for casting visible radiant energy in at least one direction to render objects in that direction visible.

Subclass 576: With static structure (e.g., building interior, framework of tent, wall, ceiling)

Class 385: Optical Waveguides

(1) An optical waveguiding element, which conveys light from one point to another through an optically transparent elongated structure by modal transmission, total internal reflection, or total reflectorization. (2) A combination of an optical waveguiding element with an additional broadly recited optical element which couples light or a combination. (3) A combination of an optical waveguiding element with structure which mechanically joins this waveguiding element with another or with a diverse optical element. (4) An optical modulator where the modulation of a light wave characteristic is performed exclusively within an optical waveguiding element. (5) Other miscellaneous devices formed of an optical waveguide (e.g., a waveguide sensing device) and supplemental devices which are limited to use with an optical waveguide (e.g., an external clamp or retainer).

Subclass 128: Where the second or further layer is a coating
Subclass 147: MISCELLANEOUS

Class 442: Fabric (Woven, Knitted, Or Nonwoven Textile Or Cloth, Etc.)

This is the class for woven, knitted, nonwoven, or felt article claimed as a fabric, having structural integrity resulting from forced interassociation of fibers, filaments, or strands, the forced interassociation resulting from processes such as weaving, knitting, needling hydroentangling, chemical coating or impregnation, autogenous bonding (i.e., heat- and/or pressure-promoted welding or solvent bonding) or felting, but not articles such as paper, fiber-reinforced plastic matrix materials (FRP), or other fiber-reinforced materials wherein fibers are present only as a filler material.

Subclass 210: Including inorganic strand material

European Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class D03D13: TEXTILES; PAPER - WEAVING

WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS. Woven fabrics characterised by the special disposition of the warp or weft threads, e.g. with curved weft threads, with discontinuous warp threads, with diagonal warp or weft .

Class D03D15: TEXTILES; PAPER - WEAVING

WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS. Woven fabrics characterised by the material or construction of the yarn or other warp or weft elements used .

Class G02B6: PHYSICS - OPTICS

OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS . Light guides.