Patent for Sale:

Optical Switching Portfolio    

Group of light-modulating switching patents for optical networks.

Overview

The patents offered form valuable optical communications inventions cited by several later patents and are offered for sale with international counterparts and family members.

Technology covers polarized lead zirconium titanate ultra high performance thin film material - PLZT high-k gate dielectric

Integrated microelectronic processor

o High-K Gate Dielectric
o Superb stoichiometry
o High electrical breakdown resistance
o Extremely low electric current leakage

Primary Application of the Technology

• Dielectric energy/charge storage
• Super capacitors
• High capacitors
• Ultra sound sources and generators
• Integrated piezo micro actuators
• Piezo electric transducers
• Piezo strictive devices
• Ultra high performance spatial light modulators
• High performance/high speed laser marking
• Light sources
• Electro optics
• Non-linear optics
• Tunable etalon
• Phase shifter
• Integrated optics
• Photonic integrated circuits
• Optical engines

Competitive Advantage

• Process technology runs on low-cost production tools
• Highest quality dielectric ceramic films
• Unsurpassed leakage characteristics
• Highest dielectric strength
• Excellent films stoichiometry control & flexibility

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Patent Summary

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

Class 359: Optical: Systems And Elements

Optical elements included in this class are: Lenses; Polarizers; Diffraction gratings; Prisms; Reflectors; Filters; Projection screens; Optical Modulators; Optical Demodulators. Among the optical systems included in this class are: Compound lens systems; Light reflecting signalling systems (e.g., retroreflectors); stereoscopic systems; Binocular devices; Systems of lenticular elements; Systems involving light interference; Glare reducing systems; Light dividing and combining systems; Light control systems (e.g., light valves); building illumination with natural light; Systems for protecting or shielding elements; Optical systems whose operation depends upon polarizing, diffracting, dispersing, reflecting, or refracting light; kaleidoscopes. Further included are certain apertures, closures, and viewing devices of a specialized nature which involve no intentional reflection, refraction, or filtering of light rays. This class also includes optical elements combined with another type of structure(s) to constitute an optical element combined with a nonoptical structure or a perfection or improvement in the optical element.

Subclass 245: Electro-optic
Subclass 247: Using reflective or cavity structure
Subclass 248: Semiconductor
Subclass 250: Using plural mediums
Subclass 251: With particular direction of the field in relation to the medium, beam direction or polarization
Subclass 252: With particular medium or state of the medium
Subclass 254: With particular electrode structure or arrangement, or medium mounting structure or arrangement
Subclass 258: Kerr cell
Subclass 259: Plural modulation cells
Subclass 261: Multiple reflections within cell
Subclass 315: Electro-optic
Subclass 316: Plural modulation cells
Subclass 318: By reflection
Subclass 320: Switching
Subclass 322: Electro-optic crystal material
Subclass 323: PLZT material

Class 347: Incremental Printing Of Symbolic Information

Processes and apparatus for conveying information by selectively creating on a medium a visibly distinguishable symbol or mark composed of a plurality of portions; created portion by portion as, for example, by pixels or dots. The symbol or mark may be an alphanumeric character or an image.

Subclass 134: Optical elements interposed between record receiver and beam generator
Subclass 135: Light intensity modulation means
Subclass 136: Shutter device

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 16: Switch (i.e., switching from one terminal to another, not modulation)
Subclass 4: DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL MODULATION WITHIN AN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE