Excelitas Canada Inc.
|Excelitas Canada Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150219490||LIGHT EMITTING DIODE OUTPUT POWER CONTROL - A method of reducing variation in optical power levels across a group of light emitting diodes includes testing each respective one of the light emitting diodes to determine an optical power level produced by that light emitting diode when connected to an electrical power source. During testing, the electrical power source delivers a substantially identical amount of electrical current to each respective one of the light emitting diodes. The optical power levels from the test all fall within a first range of values. The method includes connecting an electrical resistance in parallel with at least some of the light emitting diodes to reduce an amount of optical power produced by those light emitting diodes. After the electrical resistances are connected, all of the optical power levels produced by the light emitting diodes fall within a second range that is narrower than the first range.||08-06-2015|
|20140291488||Optical Receiver with Fast Recovery Time - A photoelectric receiver circuit for converting an optical signal to an electrical signal is presented. The receiver includes a photodetector connected between a transimpedance amplifier input and a high voltage supply providing a bias voltage to the photodetector. A high voltage supply variation sensing element is connected between the high voltage supply and a current controlled current source, where the current controlled source output is connected to the input of the transimpedance amplifier. A current limiter is connected between the high voltage supply and a high voltage source. The photocurrent passing through the current limiter lowers the high voltage supply and is detected by the sensing element. Current from the sensing element is processed at the input of the transimpedance amplifier to minimize the current into the transimpedance amplifier, limiting the saturation of the amplifier, thus improving recovery time when a high optical power pulse impinges the photodetector.||10-02-2014|
|20140291487||Differential Optical Receiver for Avalanche Photodiode and SiPM - A device and method to immune an APD or SiPM optical receiver against photodetector voltage supply variation is presented. A differential trans-impedance amplifier includes one input connected to the photodetector and the other input connected to a high voltage supply variation sensing device. The sensing element includes a circuit replicating the impedance of the photodetector.||10-02-2014|
|20140168647||INTEGRATED SMOKE CELL - A device and method for manufacturing an integrated smoke cell are presented. The smoke cell includes an integral housing with a ceiling portion and a smoke permeable wall forming a chamber when mounted on a printed circuit board. An emitter and detector are mounted above apertures in the chamber ceiling so the emitter and detector are mounted substantially outside the chamber while detecting smoke present within the chamber without blocking ingress of smoke through the chamber wall.||06-19-2014|
|20130069194||GRAPHENE-BASED THERMOPILE - Graphene-based thermopiles are provided. The graphene-based thermopiles may include thermocouples having one or more graphene strips that may be polarized to adjust their Seebeck coefficients. The polarized graphene strips may have larger Seebeck coefficients than the materials conventionally used in thermopile devices. As a result, the graphene-based thermopiles may generate large output voltages using fewer thermocouples than conventional thermopile devices.||03-21-2013|
|20130026366||VERTICALLY STACKED THERMOPILE - A vertically stacked thermopile and an IR sensor using said stacked thermopiles are provided. The vertically stacked thermopile may include multiple thermocouples stacked vertically on one another. The thermocouples may be connected in series, parallel, or a combination of series and parallel. One or more vertically stacked thermopiles may be included in an IR sensor and the thermopiles may be connected in series, parallel, or a combination of series and parallel.||01-31-2013|
Patent applications by Excelitas Canada Inc.