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Cheetah Omni, LLC
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Ann Arbor, MI
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8098423 System and method for voice control of medical devices January 17, 2012
A medical device includes an insertable portion capable of being inserted into an orifice associated with a body of a patient. The insertable portion comprising an automated head unit capable of being manipulated in at least two axes of motion based at least in part on one or more contro
8055108 Broadband or mid-infrared fiber light sources November 8, 2011
A broadband light source includes one or more laser diodes that are capable of generating a pump signal having a wavelength shorter than 2.5 microns, a pulse width of at least 100 picoseconds and a pump optical spectral width. The light source also includes one or more optical amplif
7633673 System and method for generating infrared light for use in medical procedures December 15, 2009
A medical device includes an insertable portion capable of being inserted into an orifice associated with a body of a patient. The insertable portion comprising an automated head unit capable of being manipulated in at least two axes of motion based at least in part on one or more contro
7522836 Optical logic gate based optical router April 21, 2009
A switching element capable of being used in an optical processing device includes an optical signal separator operable to separate a multiple wavelength optical signal into one or more optical signal wavelengths. The switching element further includes a plurality of semiconductor op
7433116 Infra-red light source including a raman shifter October 7, 2008
An infrared light source includes one or more combiners that are coupled to at least a first pump laser and a second pump laser. The combiners are operable to couple a first optical signal generated by the first pump laser and a second optical signal generated by the second pump laser to
7429983 Packet-based digital display system September 30, 2008
An all-digital display system includes an electronic processor that is operable to receive an internet protocol video packet and to generate a control signal based at least in part on the internet protocol video packet. In one particular embodiment, the electronic processor includes
7339714 Variable blazed grating based signal processing March 4, 2008
A light processing system includes an array of optical signal processing devices. The array of processing devices are operable to receive at least some of a first signal part and to modulate the first signal part based at least in part on a control signal received from a controller. At l
7305186 Method and apparatus for scheduling communication using a star switching fabric December 4, 2007
In one embodiment, a scheduler for use with a star switching fabric includes a scheduling star switching fabric operable to receive a plurality of packets each associated with one of a plurality of wavelengths and a plurality of selecting elements associated with the scheduling star
7294105 System and method for a wireless medical communication system November 13, 2007
In one embodiment, a wireless medical communication system includes a plurality of transmitters. Each of the plurality of transmitters is capable of being coupled to at least one of a plurality of patients and operable to communicate over a communication link a substantially unproces
7263288 Optical routing using a star switching fabric August 28, 2007
In one embodiment, a router includes a plurality of line cards each operable to receive at least one packet comprising an identifier associated with a destination element external to the router. Each line card includes a look-up table operable to facilitate routing the received packe
7260655 Optical routing using star switching fabric with reduced effective switching time August 21, 2007
In one embodiment, a router includes a star switching fabric operable to receive a plurality of optical signals each having a wavelength and each associated with a payload received by the router and to communicate from the switching fabric a plurality of substantially similar sets of the
7259906 System and method for voice control of medical devices August 21, 2007
A light source includes a wavelength shifter that is capable of shifting a shorter optical signal wavelength to a longer optical signal wavelength based at least in part on a Raman effect in a waveguide. The wavelength shifter includes a pump laser that operable to produce the shorter
7209657 Optical routing using a star switching fabric April 24, 2007
In one embodiment, a router includes a plurality of line cards each operable to receive at least one packet comprising an identifier associated with a destination element external to the router. Each line card includes a look-up table operable to facilitate routing the received packe
7145704 Optical logic gate based optical router December 5, 2006
A switching element capable of being used in an optical processing device includes an optical signal separator operable to separate a multiple wavelength optical signal into one or more optical signal wavelengths. The switching element further includes a plurality of semiconductor op
7142347 Method and system for processing photonic systems using semiconductor devices November 28, 2006
An optical processing system includes an amplifier, a receiving device, an electronic processor, and a transmitting device. The receiving device includes a first wave-guide based router and an array of detectors. The array of detectors receives the first optical signals and converts the
7136588 Apparatus and method for optical add/drop multiplexing November 14, 2006
In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus operable to facilitate add/drop multiplexing of optical signals includes an input operable to receive an input optical signal and an added optical signal, the input operable to generate a first and a second copy of the input signal and a f
7116862 Apparatus and method for providing gain equalization October 3, 2006
In one aspect of the invention, a gain equalizer comprises a wavelength division demultiplexer operable to separate one or more communication bands into a plurality of wavelengths and an array of phase shifter stages. Each phase shifter stage comprises a micro-electro-optic system (M
7110671 Method and apparatus for scheduling communication using a star switching fabric September 19, 2006
In one embodiment, a scheduler for use with a star switching fabric includes a scheduling star switching fabric operable to receive a plurality of packets each associated with one of a plurality of wavelengths and a plurality of selecting elements associated with the scheduling star
6972886 Variable blazed grating December 6, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus operable to provide optical signal processing includes an inner conductive layer including an at least substantially conductive material and a plurality of at least partially reflective mirror strips disposed outwardly from the inner conductiv
6950225 Micromechanical optical switch September 27, 2005
An optical switch element is described, which includes a fixed layer disposed outwardly from a substrate and a movable mirror assembly disposed outwardly from the fixed layer. The moveable mirror assembly is operable to move relative to the fixed layer responsive to a voltage applied to
6943925 Optical logic gate based optical router September 13, 2005
A switching element capable of being used in an optical processing device includes an optical signal separator operable to separate a multiple wavelength optical signal into one or more optical signal wavelengths. The switching element further includes a plurality of semiconductor optica
6940647 Apparatus and method for controlling polarization of an optical signal September 6, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, a polarization controller includes a first polarization beam splitter operable to receive an input optical signal having an input state of polarization and to separate the signal into a first and a second principal mode of polarization. The polarization
6900919 Variable blazed grating May 31, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus operable to provide optical signal processing includes an inner conductive layer including an at least substantially conductive material and a plurality of at least partially reflective mirror strips disposed outwardly from the inner conductiv
6888661 Square filter function tunable optical devices May 3, 2005
A tunable optical device includes a thin film device. The thin film device includes a plurality of cavities each including an electro-optic material. The electro-optic material includes an optical characteristic capable of being manipulated by application of an electric field. In this em
6882771 Apparatus and method for providing gain equalization April 19, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, a gain equalizer comprises a wavelength division demultiplexer operable to separate one or more communication bands into a plurality of wavelengths and an array of phase shifter stages. Each phase shifter stage comprises a micro-electro-optic system (M
6859301 Micromechanical optical switch February 22, 2005
An optical switch element is described, which includes a fixed layer disposed outwardly from a substrate and a movable mirror assembly disposed outwardly from the fixed layer. The moveable mirror assembly is operable to move relative to the fixed layer responsive to a voltage applied to
6856459 Apparatus and method for controlling polarization of an optical signal February 15, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, a polarization controller includes a first polarization beam splitter operable to receive an input optical signal having an input state of polarization and to separate the signal into a first and a second principal mode of polarization. The polarization
6847479 Variable blazed grating January 25, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus operable to provide optical signal processing includes an inner conductive layer including an at least substantially conductive material and a plurality of at least partially reflective mirror strips disposed outwardly from the inner conductiv
6844974 Variable blazed grating January 18, 2005
In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus operable to provide optical signal processing includes an inner conductive layer including an at least substantially conductive material and a plurality of at least partially reflective mirror strips disposed outwardly from the inner conductiv
6795605 Micromechanical optical switch September 21, 2004
An optical switch element is described, which includes a fixed layer disposed outwardly from a substrate and a movable mirror assembly disposed outwardly from the fixed layer. The moveable mirror assembly is operable to move relative to the fixed layer responsive to a voltage applied to
6721475 Apparatus and method for providing gain equalization April 13, 2004
In one aspect of the invention, a gain equalizer comprises a wavelength division demultiplexer operable to separate one or more communication bands into a plurality of wavelengths and an array of phase shifter stages. Each phase shifter stage comprises a micro-electro-optic system (M
6721473 Variable blazed grating based signal processing April 13, 2004
In one aspect of the invention, an optical switching element includes a variable blazed grating operable to receive and reflect one or more input signals while the grating remains in a first position and to receive and diffract one or more input signals while the grating remains in a sec
6611366 Micromechanical optical switch August 26, 2003
An optical switch element is described, which includes a fixed layer disposed outwardly from a substrate and a movable mirror assembly disposed outwardly from the fixed layer. The moveable mirror assembly is operable to move relative to the fixed layer responsive to a voltage applied to
6597491 Micromechanical optical switch July 22, 2003
An optical switch element is described, which includes a fixed layer disposed outwardly from a substrate and a movable mirror assembly disposed outwardly from the fixed layer. The moveable mirror assembly is operable to move relative to the fixed layer responsive to a voltage applied to

 
 
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