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Optical Computing

Optical computing is the use of photons rather than electrons for computing architecture. Optical analogues for microelectronic devices can be used to generate, modulate, and process streams of light and perform computational tasks. Photon-based computing overcomes drawbacks of electron-based computing including quantum tunneling, which limits the minimum size of electron transistors, and electron drift velocity, which is much slower than the speed of light. Optical computing chips can be used in various sensing and imaging capabilities, especially those that require multivariate analysis or neural network applications.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
 
 
246
2. Inventor
 
 
44
3. United States of America
 
 
36
4. Main Street Ventures Llc
 
 
17
5. IBM
 
 
17
6. Qualcomm
 
 
16
7. Ouyang, Zhengbiao
 
 
15
8. Shenzhen University
 
 
12
9. Chemimage Technologies Llc
 
 
12
10. Nri R&d Patent Licensing, Llc
 
 
11




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • architecture
  •  
    428
    204 processors/computing systems , 80 optics , 74 logic , 70 circuit components
  • fabrication
  •  
    46
    46 fabrication
  • signal processing
  •  
    59
    32 misc , 27 analog/digital conversion
  • application
  •  
    294
    85 neuromorphic , 78 materials analysis , 63 fluid sensing , 23 misc sensing , 17 misc , 17 image processing , 11 medical


    Recent Published Activity in Optical Computing as of October 21, 2020