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398009000 - DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
398020000 Optical fiber 23
398022000 Transceiver 13
398019000 Switch 9
398023000 Transmitter 6
398024000 Receiver 3
20100014856SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BLOCKING AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION - A communication device comprises a port via which the communication device is operable to communicate over a communication channel; command hardware operable to output a controlled signal over the communication channel; monitor hardware operable to monitor the controlled signal and output a controlling signal to block propagation of the controlled signal if a fault is identified in the controlled signal; and signal blocking circuitry coupled to a transmission path of the controlled signal and to a transmission path of the controlling signal; wherein, when the controlled signal is to be blocked, the signal blocking circuitry applies the controlling signal to the controlled signal such that a receiver at one end of the transmission path of the controlled signal identifies the controlled signal as a faulty signal; and wherein, when the controlled signal is not being blocked, the controlled signal is unimpeded by the signal blocking circuitry.01-21-2010
20120155858OPTICAL NETWORK DEVICE, OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM, MALFUNCTION DETECTING METHOD FOR OPTICAL NETWORK DEVICE, AND MALFUNCTION DETECTING PROGRAM FOR OPTICAL NETWORK DEVICE - Provided is an optical network system having a plural of slave-station devices, in that it is possible for a master-station device to efficiently identify malfunctioning slave-station devices, even in the case that a plurality of slave-station devices are malfunctioning.06-21-2012
20120213507ADAPTOR SYSTEM FOR AN ETHERNET NETWORK - An Ethernet adapter system may include a transmitter to insert a payload type identifier sequence in a generic frame procedure header to indicate that a network is a converged enhanced Ethernet network. The transmitter may insert idle sequences in a stream of data frames transmitted along a link. The system may include a receiver to recognize a condition and to force a loss of synchronization condition on the link that will be converted by the receiver into a loss of light condition. The receiver may scan the transmitted stream of data frames for invalid data frames and introduce a code into the stream of data frames whenever an invalid data frame is detected.08-23-2012
398018000 Repeater 2
20100322620Self-Healing Repeater Node - A device may include a component, a first switch, a repeater, and a second switch. The component may configure optical paths between ports. The component may comprise a first pair of optical ports connected to a first pair of optical fibers, and a second pair of optical ports connected to a second pair of optical fibers. The first switch may be configured to output one of two optical signals received by the first pair of optical ports from the first pair of optical fibers. The repeater may reshape or amplify the outputted optical signal. The second switch may be configured to direct the reshaped or amplified signal to one of the second pair of optical ports.12-23-2010
20110236016Light transmission device, optical relay device, optical wavelength multiplexing transmission appratus, optical switch, and light transmission method - A relay station has an optical switch that switches a reception path of an optical signal. The relay station generates a subsignal that has a wavelength different from the wavelength of a data signal corresponding to a signal to be transmitted and transmits an optical signal obtained by multiplexing the generated subsignal and the data signal. In this state, when the data signal is not included in the received optical signal, the relay station determines whether the subsignal is included in the optical signal. When it is determined that the subsignal is included, the relay station maintains a connection path of the optical switch without switching the connection path.09-29-2011
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20120163803INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD IN OPTICAL NETWORK, OPTICAL COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - An information processing method is disclosed according to the embodiments of the present invention. The method includes: A node receives a first message from overhead of a first dimension; the node searches for local configuration information, where the local configuration information includes the overhead of the first dimension of a protection path, a protection resource of the first dimension of the protection path, overhead of a second dimension of the protection path, and a protection resource of the second dimension of the protection path; according to the local configuration information and the first message, the node determines a protection path correlated with the first message and determines overhead of the second dimension correlated with the first message; and the node sends a second message to a node adjacent to the second dimension through the overhead of the second dimension correlated with the first message, according to the first message.06-28-2012
20090190922Communication system - A communication system includes a first device and a second device. The first device includes a first housing including a first guiding member, a modulator modulating a laser beam based on transmission information, and an emission unit emitting the laser beam that has been modulated. The second device includes a second housing including a light-receiving region on an outer surface of the second housing, a receiver that, when a relative position between the first and the second housings is adjusted to a communicable position at which the modulated laser beam is incident within the light-receiving region, receives the transmission information from the first device by detecting the modulated laser beam and demodulating the transmission information based on the detection result, and a second guiding member being disposed on the second housing and guides the first and the second housings to the communicable position by contacting the first guiding member.07-30-2009
20100074614METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING FAULTS IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - Component malfunctions in passive optical networks (PON) can increase bit error rates and decrease signal-to-noise ratio of communications signals. These faults may cause the receivers of the signals, either the optical line terminal (OLT) or optical network terminals (ONTs), to experience intermittent faults and/or may result in misinterpreted commands that disrupt other ONT's communication, resulting in a rogue ONT condition. Existing PON protocol detection methods may not detect these types of malfunctions. An embodiment of the present invention identifies faults in a PON by transmitting a test series of data patterns via an optical communications path from a first optical network node to a second optical network node. The test series is compared to an expected series of data patterns. An error rate may be calculated as a function of the differences between the test series and expected series. The error rate may be reported to identify faults in the PON. Through use of the embodiment, network faults can be identified and optionally automatically corrected, saving a network service provider from expending technician time and maintaining an operating state of the network.03-25-2010
20130039647OPTICAL ADD-DROP MULTIPLEXER (OADM) DEVICE - An OADM device is provided with a variable optical attenuator 02-14-2013
20100104276Level decline detecting apparatus, optical amplifier apparatus, and level decline detecting method - A first comparing unit compares the signal light level with a predetermined threshold value and outputs the comparison result to a signal decline notifying unit. A difference calculating unit subtracts the signal light level from a monitoring light level and calculates a level difference ΔP. A second comparing unit compares the level difference ΔP between the monitoring light and the signal light with a relative threshold value and outputs the comparison result to the signal decline notifying unit. If the comparison result of the first comparing unit indicates the signal light level is not more than the predetermined threshold value or if the comparison result of the second comparing unit indicates that the level difference ΔP is not less than the relative threshold value, then the signal decline notifying unit outputs to a control unit a decline warning indicating a decline in the level of only the signal light.04-29-2010
20090154920ETHERNET SERVICE CONFIGURATION DEVICE, METHOD, AND SYSTEM IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - An Ethernet service configuration device, method, and system in a passive optical network (PON) are provided. The device includes a PON protocol processing module, an Ethernet module, and at least one service module based on Ethernet which are sequentially connected. The Ethernet module includes a media access control (MAC) bridge port configuration data management entity (ME) and an Ethernet service end node ME connected with each other. The service module based on Ethernet includes at least one non-Ethernet service functional end node ME correlated with the Ethernet service end node ME. According to the device, method, and system, the coupling between Ethernet service configuration and all kinds of service and/or device configurations based on Ethernet is reduced, which is propitious to the ONT maintenance and modularization configuration.06-18-2009
20090196601Alarm surveillance for cascaded optical access - A system and method is disclosed that allows real-time processing of child OPOI and rider service alarms from a parent OPOI which determines if one or more STS alarms are associated with a rider service, a child OPOI, or a parent OPOI. The system and method performs in real-time processing intervals required for alarm surveillance in a telecommunications network.08-06-2009
20090238559Monitoring method for a passive optical network - The invention relates to a method for monitoring a passive optical network (09-24-2009
20090016713METHOD, APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM TO DEBUG AN OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL USING DIAGNOSTIC OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL - A method of detecting a problem in a communication network that supports at least one communication service communication service is provided. The method includes disconnecting a suspect component from the network, and replacing the suspect component with a diagnostic component configured to have the same network identification information as the suspect component. The method also includes determining if the problem still exists, and identifying the suspect component as defective if the problem no longer exists. In addition, the method includes identifying the problem as being caused by another part of the network besides the suspect component, if the problem still exists. An apparatus, system, and computer program are also provided for carrying out the method.01-15-2009
20090010643Method and apparatus for identifying faults in a passive optical network - Component malfunctions in passive optical networks (PON) can increase bit error rates and decrease signal-to-noise ratio in communications signals. These faults may cause the receivers of the signals, either the optical line terminal (OLT) or optical network terminals (ONTs), to experience intermittent faults and/or may result in misinterpreted commands that disrupt other ONT's communication, resulting in a rogue ONT condition. Existing PON protocol detection methods may not detect these types of malfunctions. An embodiment of the present invention identifies faults in a PON by transmitting a test series of data patterns via an optical communications path from a first network node to a second network node. The test series is compared to an expected series of data patterns. An error rate may be calculated as a function of the differences between the test series and expected series. The error rate may be reported to identify faults in the PON.01-08-2009
20090180774METHOD FOR ALLOCATING AND CONFIGURING TANDEM CONNECTION MONITORING (TCM) - A method for allocating and configuring TCM in an embodiment of the present invention includes: configuring the domain that needs TCM in a network and the scope of the domain; determining the ODU service that needs TCM; and allocating TCM automatically according to the ODU service trail and the configured domain; and enabling or disabling the TCM of each level. The present invention enables the system to allocate TCM automatically. The TCM levels can be allocated easily in a centralized way, or for each node in a distributed way. The present invention ensures that the TCM level allocated for the service in the forward direction corresponds to that in the reverse direction. The method is perfectly applicable to the networks of more than six operators. The TCM levels are handled according to the allocated order, thus ensuring correct insertion of AIS and BDI and unique result of insertion.07-16-2009
20090148156OPTICAL TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING ABNORMALITY OR FAILURE OF THE OPTICAL TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING APPARATUS - An optical transmitting and receiving apparatus 06-11-2009
20080267620EYE SAFETY AND INTEROPERABILITY OF ACTIVE CABLE DEVICES - An integrated cable configured to communicate over much of its length using one or more optical fibers includes an electrical connector at least one end. The electrical connector at a first end of the integrated cable and an optoelectronic device coupled to or included in the other end of the integrated cable may utilize a bidirectional status link to transmit status data to each other. If the status data indicates that optical signals transmitted over the optical channels between the two devices are not potentially exposed to view, the two devices may operate above nominal eye safety limits. Otherwise, the two devices may operate at or below nominal eye safety limits. If the second optoelectronic device is not status-link enabled, the first optoelectronic device may operate at or below nominal eye safety limits.10-30-2008
20080260378Method of ethernet frame forward error correction initialization and auto-negotiation - A method of managing forward error correction (FEC) initialization and auto-negotiation in ethernet passive optical networks includes receiving FEC data from an optical network unit (ONU 10-23-2008
20090285576Method and apparatus for feedback/configuration of optical network terminal (ONT) anomalies to/from a central location - A method and system for collecting and analyzing diagnostic data relating to an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) anomaly or failure is disclosed. Example embodiments of the method and system employ a SIP configuration server to collect and analyze diagnostic data efficiently to determine a cause of the anomaly or failure in both live and post-mortem scenarios. The collected data may be communicated to a central location, where analysis of the data may be conveniently performed by a technical support entity. The method and system are scalable and may be applied to an entire installed base of ONTs across many individual Passive Optical Networks (PONs).11-19-2009
20090297141Transmission apparatus, path testing method, and storage medium - A transmission apparatus in a network where a path is set up is disclosed that includes a processing part configured to transmit a frame of the network to an egress node of the path when being set as an ingress node of the path, the frame having setup information of the path written therein, and to loop back the frame when being set as the egress node, the frame having response information written therein based on the setup information read from the frame, the response information indicating that the path is set up correctly.12-03-2009
20100111522APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A NETWORK - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor first and second access devices of a communications network for an alarm where the first and second access devices are connected to each other by a fiber optic cable and where the first and second access devices are capable of transmitting media content to a communications device of a user, identify hierarchical cable relationships associated with the fiber optic cable, monitor network elements of the communications network that are associated with the hierarchical cable relationships for other alarms, and determine a fiber cut of the fiber optic cable based at least in part on the alarm of the monitored first and second access devices and the other alarms of the monitored network elements. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-06-2010
20100129072OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL AND OPTICAL LINE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM - An optical line terminal includes an optical network interface having an optical receiver unit to convert an optical signal received from an optical network unit into an electrical signal and output a direct current bias monitoring signal and an error code detector to detect an error code in the electrical signal to output an error code indication signal, a storage to store therein a direct current bias table indicating a direct current bias corresponding to a direct current bias control parameter of the optical network units and a dynamic band allocation information table indicating communication time slot information allotted to each optical network unit and a control unit to receive the direct current bias monitoring signal and the error code indication signal and supply the direct current bias control signal to the optical receiver unit to thereby form one feedback circuit together with the optical network interface.05-27-2010
20090169203OPTICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - An optical transmission device for controlling an optical signal output includes a return light detection section for detecting return light of the optical signal transmitted via the optical transmission line; a superimposed light transmission section for generating superimposed light having a superimposed basic low-frequency wave and transmitting the light when return light is detected by the return light detection section; a return light identification section for identifying the return light detected by the return light detection section as Fresnel light caused by a disconnection of the optical connector or Stokes light caused by stimulated Brillouin scattering based on an analysis result of the return superimposed light with respect to the superimposed light transmitted by the superimposed light transmission section.07-02-2009
20090034964Communication apparatus communicating with different bit rates - In order to allow bit-interleaved-parity calculation to be easily performed while maintaining compatibility with an existing system during transmission of data having mixed bit rates, header information of a first bit rate is added to data of the first bit rate and data of a second bit rate, time-division multiplexing is performed on the header-information-added data signals to generate a data string and a frame header is added thereto to generate a frame signal, parities of the frame signal that is sequentially generated are determined, parity bits for parity checking for the data signals of the first bit rate and the data signals of the second bit rate are inserted into the frame signal, based on a result of the parity calculation.02-05-2009
20090232493WAVELENGTH DRIFT DETECTING APPARATUS, WAVELENGTH LOCKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus for detecting wavelength drift and a system and method for locking wavelengths are disclosed herein so that multiple optical modules can share a wavelength locking apparatus without any wavelength selecting module. The output signals of only one optical module are scrambled at a time, and the identifier information carried in the optical signals output by different optical modules is the same, for example, the same frequency is applied to scrambling of every optical signal. Therefore, the scrambling apparatus is simplified, and the interference between scrambling signals is eliminated. Because no mechanical or electrical apparatus is used for controlling the wavelength switching, the cost is reduced, the locking speed is increased, the accuracy of signal processing is improved, and the precision of wavelength locking is enhanced.09-17-2009
20110229125I2C communication device and I2C communication method - An inter-integrated circuit (I2C) communication device, includes an I2C command transmission unit that transmits an expanded command to an optical module with which the I2C command transmission unit communicates together with software data, the expanded command including a command for transmitting the software data to the optical module and a command for collecting alarm monitor information from the optical module for monitoring the occurrence of an abnormality in the optical module, and an I2C command processing unit that, when the expanded command transmitted from the I2C command transmission unit is received, stores the software data transmitted together with the expanded command in a storage unit of the optical module, reads out the alarm monitor information stored in the storage unit, and transmits the read alarm monitor information to the I2C command transmission unit.09-22-2011
20110229124SERIAL OPTICAL DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WITH DISPLACEABLE OPTICAL PATHWAY - A serial optical data transmission system is provided. The serial optical data transmission system includes a displaceable optical pathway disposed adjacent to a slot configured to receive a first monitoring and/or control module. The optical pathway is biased towards a serial optical data bus position for transmission of optical data to or from at least one second monitoring and/or control module when the first monitoring and/or control module is removed from the slot. Further, the optical pathway is displaced from the serial optical data bus position when the first monitoring and/or control module is in the slot.09-22-2011
20090097845NETWORK TERMINATION APPARATUS - Apparatus for connecting telecommunications equipment of premises to a telecommunications network, the apparatus comprising a first module associated with the telecommunications equipment, a second module associated with the telecommunications network, the first module connectable to the second module by a telecommunications link, and access means permitting access to only one of either the first module or the second module.04-16-2009
20090263124METHODS OF PROTECTION SHARING FOR MULTI-PROTECTED OPTICAL DEMANDS IN LARGE-SCALE WDM MESH NETWORKS - A method and system for identifying and, optionally, managing protection resource sharing opportunities, such as within a large-scale wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) mesh network.10-22-2009
20100220995Information Encoding for Impaired Optical Path Validation - A network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising transmitting a message to at least one adjacent control plane controller, wherein the message comprises a Type-Length-Value (TLV) having a plurality of parameters, wherein the message comprises frequency dependency information for each of the parameters that is frequency dependent. Included is a method comprising communicating a message comprising a TLV to a control plane controller, wherein the TLV comprises a plurality of parameters and frequency dependency information for each of the parameters that is frequency dependent. Also included is an apparatus comprising a control plane controller configured to communicate a TLV to at least one adjacent control plane controller, wherein the TLV indicates a plurality of parameters and frequency dependency information for each of the parameters that is frequency dependent.09-02-2010
20080279549OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL AND OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT CAPABLE OF ALARM TRANSMISSION SCHEME FOR PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM - A station-side apparatus adapted for use in a passive optical network (PON) system is disclosed, which remotely collects inside information of optical network terminals (ONTs) even before completion of start-up of an optical network unit (ONU), permits an obstruction-detected ONU to send out an emergency notification message to the station-side apparatus, e.g., optical line terminal (OLP), and permits the OLT that received this message to interrupt the transmission of an upload signal toward another ONU after the elapse of a fixed length of time while at the same time receiving information from the obstruction-suffering ONU to thereby facilitate cut-and-divide or “segmentation” of obstruction. A subscriber-side device for use in the PON system is also disclosed.11-13-2008
20130129343System and Method Using Fault Injection into Line Monitoring System Baselines - A system and method for establishing new line monitoring system (LMS) baseline data compared to which faults are identified in a line monitoring system of an optical communication system. The new LMS baseline is established by injecting fault signature data associated with previous unrepaired faults into LMS current measurement loop gain data.05-23-2013
20110008040Method to Diagnose an Optical Communication Network - A method for diagnosing an optical communication network having a control system, an optical hub, and multiple optical network terminators. The hub communicates with all the network terminators via an inband management channel. In case one network terminator disturbs the communication from the network terminators to the hub and the communication from the hub to the network terminators is functional, the control system sends a shut-off command to one network terminator, checks if the disturbance is gone, if the disturbance is not gone, sends a pulse mode activation command to this network terminator, checks if there is a superposition signal of the disturbance signal with a pulse mode signal and marks the network terminator as bad, if the pulse signal is not superimposed.01-13-2011
20120243865Detection and characterization of laser clipping within communication devices - Detection and characterization of laser clipping within communication devices. Identification of one or more harmonics associated with a fundamental frequency by which signaling is effectuated within the communication system for laser clipping identification. Appropriate spectral signal analysis is made to identify the presence of characteristic(s) (e.g., energy, amplitude, phase, and/or other characteristic(s)), if any, at one or more harmonic frequencies within a received signal. Appropriate time correlation is performed to distinguish whether or not characteristic(s) associated with at one or more of these harmonic bands is a result of laser clipping or from some other source (e.g., such as other signals within a communication system that happened to reside at those respective harmonic bands). Such appropriate identified correlation between characteristic(s) corresponding to a fundamental frequency band of the communication signal and characteristic(s) corresponding to one or more harmonics (e.g., of that fundamental frequency band) indicates laser clipping.09-27-2012
20090041455PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEMS WITH LOOP DETECTION CAPABILITY AND METHODS FOR THE LOOP DETECTION - A passive optical network (PON) system with loop detection capability is disclosed. The PON system may include an optical line terminal (OLT) and an optical network unit (ONU). The PON system may also include a prober residing in at least one of the OLT and the ONU. The prober may be configured to send a probe frame through a port in the PON system. The probe frame may include at least a logical identifier of the port. Existence of a loop going through the port may be determined based on at least one of a first condition and a second condition. The first condition may represent that the probe frame returns to the prober at least once. The second condition may represent that the probe frame is received by the port at least twice.02-12-2009
20100014855Fault location system and method for OC-N facility degradation - A system and method is disclosed that detects the onset of failing optical subnetwork network elements and minimizes the volume of Performance Monitoring (PM) parameter data that must be acquired and trend across a provisioned path by monitoring digital (SONET/SDH) section PM parameter data first, which is used to trigger an examination to determine which optical subnetwork is experiencing degradation. Threshold Crossing Alerts (TCAs) are set for digital section PM parameter data and when a digital section PM parameter is greater than or equal to its TCA, the method identifies which subnetwork is degrading. Once a subnetwork is identified, analog PM parameter data is acquired for network elements employed in the identified subnetwork and determines from monitoring the network elements' analog PM parameter data the network element(s) that is degrading. A maintenance ticket is issued identifying the failing network element(s).01-21-2010
20080253761DETECTING ABNORMALITY IN AN OPTICAL RECEIVER - An optical apparatus comprising: a branching unit branching an input light modulated by DQSPK format and thereby outputting a first branched light and a second branched light; a first branch and a second branch inputting the first branched light and the second branched light, respectively, the first branch and the second branch having an interferometer, a photo detector, and discriminator and demodulating I-signal and Q-signal, respectively; and an abnormality detection unit detecting an abnormality of the input light based on a synchronized detection of a first demodulated signal output from the photo detector in the first branch and a first recovered signal output from the discriminator in the first branch, and a synchronized detection of a second demodulated signal output from the photo detector in the second branch and a second recovered signal output from the discriminator in the second branch.10-16-2008
20080240713METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC RESTORATION DETECTION AND AUTOMATIC RESTORATION OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods and apparatuses for automatic restoration detection and automatic restoration of optical communication system are disclosed. In the methods, a first station sends an automatic restoration detection message to a second station at the opposite side of a failed link; in response to receiving an automatic restoration request message, determines that the link has been repaired in two directions, and sends an automatic restoration confirmation message to the second station; or in response to receiving the automatic restoration detection message, determines that the link from the second station to the first station has been repaired, and sends the automatic restoration request message to the second station; in response to receiving the automatic restoration confirmation message, determines that the link has been repaired in two directions; and switching to normal working states. The safety problem that the laser leakage occurs in the failed link is solved.10-02-2008
20110069951APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MOBILITY OF A MOBILE TERMINAL THAT PERFORMS VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION - A method and apparatus for supporting mobility of a mobile terminal in a Visible Light Communication (VLC) system. The method includes activating only necessary light sources for VLC considering the mobility of the mobile terminal, instead of using total light sources for VLC. Consequently, power consumption can be significantly reduced.03-24-2011
20100215358POWER LINE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - An apparatus comprising a monitoring unit, a number of sensor units, a number of cables, and a number of thermoelectric generators. The number of sensor units is capable of making measurements at a number of locations on a number of power lines for a number of loads. The number of cables connects the monitoring unit to the number of sensor units. The number of thermoelectric generators is capable of generating power for at least one of the monitoring unit and the number of sensor units. The monitoring unit is capable of receiving measurements from the number of sensor units through the number of cables. The monitoring unit is capable of determining whether an arc fault has occurred from the measurements received through the number of cables.08-26-2010
20100158514NETWORK APPARATUS - A network apparatus includes: an input interface unit; a first and second line switching units cross-connecting output signals from the input interface unit; an output interface unit including a selection unit selecting outputs from the first or second line switching units; and a CPU. The line switching units each include: a control signal generation unit storing setting data in a memory and generating a line switching control signal based on the setting data; a memory error detection processing unit detecting a memory error and outputting error information; and a main signal processing unit writing setting data into a buffer when an error is not detected, and holding setting data stored in the buffer when the error is detected, and which performs cross-connection processing according to the setting data stored in the buffer. The CPU controls the selection unit according to the error information.06-24-2010
20100272433Method for Identifying the Optical Network Unit Power Off Reason - A passive optical network (PON) component comprising a power switch, a detector configured to monitor the power switch, and a processor configured to receive an interrupt from the detector and transmit a message comprising a first indicator that the PON component has powered down, and a second indicator giving a reason for the power down. A passive optical network (PON) component comprising a processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving an interrupt message from a detector, determining a reason for the interrupt, and transmitting a dying gasp message comprising an indicator of the reason for the interrupt. A method comprising transmitting an alarm message comprising an optical network terminal (ONT) manual power off indicator that indicates the ONT is shutting down because a subscriber has turned off its power switch.10-28-2010
20100183298PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK PROTECTION SWITCHING - This disclosure relates to detection of optical fiber failure and implementation of protection switching in a passive optical network (PON). A protection switch determines whether there is an optical fiber failure in a fiber link between an OLT and a group of ONTs. In the case of an optical fiber failure, an optical fiber may be physically cut or damaged, causing the optical fiber link to be disabled. A protection switch may detect an optical fiber failure by determining a peak optical power of at least a portion of an upstream optical signal transmitted from one or more ONTs via the optical fiber link. If the peak optical power is less than a threshold value, the protection switch may detect a fiber failure. In response to a detected fiber failure, the protection switch may switch upstream and downstream PON transmissions from a primary optical fiber to a secondary optical fiber.07-22-2010
20120008939METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AN OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT AND AN OPTICAL ACCESS SYSTEM AND DEVICE - The present invention discloses a method for identifying an optical network unit (ONU) in an optical access system, including: receiving uplink signals sent by a plutality of ONUs through a shared optical transmission path; extracting detection signals from the uplink signals, and obtaining signal characteristics of the detection signals; and comparing the signal characteristics with a reference characteristic value, and determining, according to a result of the comparison, whether the multiple ONUs that send the uplink signals include a point-to-point connection-based (P2P) ONU. Through the method for identifying an ONU in an optical access system, when P2P ONU is mistakenly connected into a point-to-multipoint (P2MP) connection-based optical access system, a fault alarm can be raised quickly, which facilitates system maintenance and troubleshooting. The present invention further discloses an optical access system, an optical line terminal, and an optical module.01-12-2012
20110091203SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF DETECTING A NON-FUNCTIONAL BATTERY BACK-UP UNIT (BBU) OF AN OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL - A system for and method of for detecting a non-functional battery back-up unit (BBU) of an optical network terminal is presented. The system and method may include receiving power outage data associated with a plurality of customer sites, receiving, from each of the plurality of customer sites, discharge time data associated with a battery via a network, calculating a mean discharge time based on the discharge time data, comparing the discharge time data associated with each battery to the mean discharge time, determining that each battery that is associated with discharge time data that indicates a discharge time value that is less than the mean discharge time is faulty, and outputting a data signal that indicates that a battery is faulty.04-21-2011
20120163802WDM-TDM PON REMOTE TERMINAL AND WDM-TDM PON LINK PROTECTION SYSTEM - A wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-time division multiplexing (TDM) passive optical network (PON) remote terminal (RT) is provided. The wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-time division multiplexing (TDM) passive optical network (PON) remote terminal (RT), includes: a WDM-TDM converter configured to convert a WDM downstream optical signal that is received from a central office terminal (COT) into a TDM downstream optical signal or to convert a TDM upstream optical signal that is received from an optical network terminal (ONT) into a WDM upstream optical signal; an error detector configured to detect an error; and a controller configured to, in response to an error being detected, transmit the WDM upstream optical signal to the COT via a first standby link or transmit the TDM downstream optical signal to the ONT via a second standby link.06-28-2012
20120213506ROBUST RANGING METHOD - In a communication system in which data is transferred by packets, a ranging method in which a receiver, in a given ranging window, periodically compares received data with expected data to find a match. The periodic comparison includes searching for known preamble and/or delimiter sequences of ranging packets and involves timeouts for each search period. In case a match between the known sequences and received sequences is not found and the respective timeout is exceeded, the search and comparison process is restarted and continues until a global timeout is exceeded.08-23-2012
20120230674Triggers to Fault Information Insertion in Optical Transport Network - Systems and methods for triggering fault information insertion in an optical network are disclosed. In accordance with certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include detecting, by a network element, occurrence of an event. The network element may also determine whether the event comprises a triggering fault condition in which fault information is to be communicated. The network element may additionally insert fault information into a data packet. The network element may further communicate the data packet to at least one neighboring network element.09-13-2012
20100046940Reliable Power Source for Fiber to Home Network Termination and Other Critical Applications - A system and apparatus are provided for supplying network line power (NLP). In one embodiment a network line power termination (NLPT) provides NLP to a network termination. The NLPT includes input terminals configured to receive network line power from a network communication line, and at least one voltage converter configured to receive the enhanced voltage received from the network communication line to supply DC voltage. Output terminals of the NLPT are coupled to the voltage converter and may be configured to output converted voltage. The NLPT may be further configured for outputting voltage converted by the voltage converter as one or more of a reliable primary or backup power source for a network termination.02-25-2010
20100272432Soft Clock Delay for OCT System and Method Therefor - An optical coherence analysis system comprises a swept source laser for generating optical signals that are tuned over a scan band; an interferometer for transmitting the optical signals over a sample arm and reference arm and combining the optical signals; a k-clock for generating a sampling clock indicating non-linearities in the frequency tuning of the optical signals over the scan band, the k-clock being not delay matched to propagation delays for the optical signals in the interferometer; a sampling system for sampling the optical signals from the interferometer in response to the k-clock to generate interference signals; and a processing system for determining non-linearities in the sampling clock and for transforming the interference signals into an image of a sample in response to the non-linearities. The system compensates for the lack of an electronic delay of k-clock using a nonuniform discrete Fourier transform.10-28-2010
20090060496Method and system for enabling diagnosing of faults in a passive optical network - In a passive optical network (PON), multiple optical network terminals (ONTS) transmit data to an optical line terminal (OLT) using a common optical wavelength and fiber optical media. Various components of the PON, including the OLT and ONT(s), can malfunction. Centralized techniques for maintaining or diagnosing fault conditions may be ineffective in large networks or in relatively small networks because of vast amounts of information and limited storage capacity for the information. Thus, fault conditions may occur and not be diagnosed due to lost or overwritten information. Therefore, a distributed approach based on information related to ranging of ONTs within the PON is employed in an example embodiment of the invention. This distributed approach can improve monitoring and diagnosis of fault conditions that may lead to instability of the PON.03-05-2009
20120257887METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING AN UNCORRECTABLE DATA BLOCK - A method and device for indicating an uncorrectable data block. The method includes: if a forward error correction decoding fails, setting synchronization character of at least one of the corresponding data blocks to a first character; and performing line decoding on the data block with the set first character, and outputting decoded data. With the invention, indicating the uncorrectable data block Simple and effective to a line decoding module can be implemented in case of a failure of FEC decoding.10-11-2012
20090123148All-Optical CSMA/CD Apparatus In Base A Ethernet And The Method Therefor - The invention relates to an Ethernet-based all-optical carrier sense multiple access/collision detection apparatus and method, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method capable of checking by using mutual gain saturation whether distortion occurs in two or more optical signals due to mutual interference when the optical signals pass through a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) at the same time, amplifying the optical signals transmitted in the upward direction when no distortion occurs in the optical signals, and monitoring the occupation of a plurality of subscribers with respect to a common network when the plurality of subscribers want to use an optical Ethernet network. The Ethernet-based all-optical carrier sense multiple access/collision detection apparatus according to the invention includes: a plurality of optical network units (ONUs) that carry different optical signals on upstream waves λ and transmit the upstream waves λ; a power splitter (PS) that multiplexes the optical signals and transmits the multiplexed optical signals; and a central office (CO) that checks whether the multiplexed optical signals are distorted, amplifies some of the checked optical signals, returns the other optical signals, and monitors the occupation of the plurality of optical network units with respect to a common network. According to the invention, it is possible to dynamically check whether a collision between the optical signals passing through the common network occurs and whether the optical signals are successfully transmitted. Further, since the invention uses an all-optical type, the existing electric media access control (MAC) device is not needed, which results in a high-speed operation. In addition, the invention can be used for a plurality of subscribers using an inexpensive light source. Thus, the invention can be effectively used for an optical communication industry.05-14-2009
20120328283Predictive End-To-End Management For Sonet Networks - A system and method is disclosed that allows for the monitoring, analyzing and reporting on performance, availability and quality of optical network paths. The correlation of PM parameter metrics to client connections, coupled with threshold-based alarm generation provides a proactive and predictive management, reporting and analyzing of the health and effectiveness of individual path connections to alert Operational Support (OS) staff and/or customers to signal degradation and impending Network Element (NE) failures. The system and method performs in real-time processing intervals required for alarm surveillance in a telecommunications network.12-27-2012
20130177307VITAL DIGITAL INPUT - A digital input interface is provided which can be checked for its reliability. The configuration of the circuit on the input side allows a high impedance for a DC input signal and a low impedance for induced AC noise, naturally attenuating any AC induced noise while maintaining the DC input signal. The interface also provides a latent failure detection engine. The latent failure detection engine can open and close an optocoupler on the input side of the interface, which discharges and charges a capacitor on the input side. The time taken for the capacitor to recharge when the optocoupler is re-opened is used to determine if there has been any threshold decay in the interface.07-11-2013
20130101284ADAPTOR SYSTEM FOR AN ETHERNET NETWORK - An Ethernet adapter system may include a transmitter to insert a payload type identifier sequence in a generic frame procedure header to indicate that a network is a converged enhanced Ethernet network. The transmitter may insert idle sequences in a stream of data frames transmitted along a link. The system may include a receiver to recognize a condition and to force a loss of synchronization condition on the link that will be converted by the receiver into a loss of light condition. The receiver may scan the transmitted stream of data frames for invalid data frames and introduce a code into the stream of data frames whenever an invalid data frame is detected.04-25-2013
20130121685OPTICAL LAYER STATUS EXCHANGE OVER OSC - OAM METHOD FOR ROADM NETWORKS - A method for receiving, by circuitry of an optical node adapted for wavelength multiplexing and wavelength switching, a signal over OSC comprising overhead information indicative of status of at least one of an optical layer in an OTN; wherein the signal utilizes OC-N frame format comprising a first STS frame, a second STS frame, and a third STS frame, the STS frames having a format wherein the information is assigned to a number of bits designated for OAM information, wherein the bits are assigned to bytes within a transport overhead portion of the STS frame format within the OC-N frame format; terminating, by circuitry of the optical node, the signal at the optical node; and notifying, by circuitry of the optical node, software of the status of the optical layer in the OTN.05-16-2013
20130202289METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING ON-BOARD FAILURE LOGGING FOR PLUGGABLE OPTICAL MODULES - A method of capturing a failure log for an optical module may be provided. The optical module may have an optical monitoring circuit and a buffer memory. The method may include measuring environment variables of the optical module using the optical monitoring circuit, and storing the measured environment variables in the buffer memory. In addition, the method may also include receiving time of day information. The measured environment variables may then be associated with the time of day information.08-08-2013

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