Patent for Sale:

Surface Mount Optical Coupling    

Advanced methods and techniques for coupling of optical signals into and out of an microprocessor.

Overview

As microprocessors operate at ever-smaller scales, with increasing sensitivities to jitter and signal distortions inherent in electrical signals, semiconductor manufacturers turn to optical signalling for reliable, consistent clocking and other signalling.

The patented inventions offered were developed by one of the leading semiconductor manufacturing companies to enabling coupling of optical and electrical signals.

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Patent Summary

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

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 14: INTEGRATED OPTICAL CIRCUIT
Subclass 141: HAVING PARTICULAR OPTICAL CHARACTERISTIC MODIFYING CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Subclass 33: Lens
Subclass 49: Fiber to thin film devices
Subclass 88: Optical fiber to a nonfiber optical device connector
Subclass 92: With housing
Subclass 93: Including lens

Class 264: Plastic And Nonmetallic Article Shaping Or Treating: Processes

Processes for molding, casting, or shaping of nonmetallic materials to produce articles. Liquid or melt comminuting of materials other than glass or metal. Uniting or compacting of bulk or randomly assembled particles. Furnace Lining or repair. Melt shaping in the absence of a mold or shaping surface, e.g., spheroidizing of particles. Working or treatment of nonmetallic materials not otherwise provided for.

Subclass 1.1: OPTICAL ARTICLE SHAPING OR TREATING
Subclass 1.24: Optical fiber, waveguide, or preform
Subclass 1.26: Having lens integral with fiber