Patents by Inventor Brett Spivey

Brett Spivey has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180249100
    Abstract: An aircraft imaging system for night and day imaging at ranges up to and in excess of 100 km with resolution far exceeding the diffraction limit. In a preferred embodiment two separate techniques are utilized on an aircraft to provide for night and day surveillance. The first technique is to provide a multi-aperture active imaging system for daylight imaging. The second technique is to provide a multi-aperture passive imaging system for day and night imaging. In preferred embodiments both techniques are utilized on the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Trex Enterprises Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle D. Watson, Kyle Robert Drexler, Brett A. Spivey
  • Patent number: 8857990
    Abstract: A progressive addition lens design device for designing progressive addition lenses to permit a patient to experience a variety of distance vision fields and reading vision fields. The device includes a frame adapted to hold in place in front of each of a patient's eyes three lens mounts, each lens mounts being adapted for adjustment in rotation and side-to-side translation. A third lens displaying the patient's base prescription mounted in one of the lens. A first and second lens is mounted in the other two lens mounts. The first and second lenses, each have a transition zone and a power ramp zone and they have complementary surfaces so that when stacked together they create a standard progressive addition lens with a distance vision field, a reading vision field and transition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Andreas Dreher
  • Publication number: 20140176909
    Abstract: An inexpensive, easy-to-use self-refracting device which adjusts to continuously variable prescription corrections for a patient. In preferred embodiments specially designed gear arrangements, controlled by control knobs, moves one lens relative to the other or both lenses relative to each other in directions perpendicular to the viewing direction. The patient turns the device's knobs until vision is clearest. Once the patient adjusted the device for best vision, the patient's prescription can be read off various scales on the device. The diopter meter, therefore, can be used to easily and quickly screen for refractive error problems by allowing patients to self-adjust power and, if refractive error is present, see for themselves how much better they could see with corrective glasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Andreas W. Dreher
  • Patent number: 8542347
    Abstract: A super-resolution telescope. A target is illuminated with at least three laser beams, each beam having a slightly different frequency so as to produce an illumination pattern comprised of several sets of straight interference fringes which sweep across the target. The frequencies of the illumination beams are chosen so that each pair of beams has a unique beat frequency, and the corresponding fringe pattern for each pair sweeps over the target at a unique speed. By collecting a series of images, and demodulating them at the various beat frequencies, the downshifted spatial frequencies can be identified, correctly up-shifted, and fitted together with a set of special Fourier transform based algorithms to reconstruct high-resolution images. Applicants have performed laboratory experiments that this invention can provide resolution substantially better than diffraction limited resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Trex Enterprises Corp.
    Inventors: Dave Sandler, Brett Spivey, Louis Cuellar, Paul Fairchild
  • Patent number: 8496329
    Abstract: A low inventory method of making eyeglasses. Two lens elements having special complementary surfaces are provided. These lens elements can be positioned relative to each other to provide wide ranges of focus correction and astigmatism correction. Various preferred embodiments of the invention are described. In one embodiment the required inventory is only identical sets of two complementary lenses for providing correction for almost all needed eye correction for a typical population. In this embodiment, the lens units are first adjusted relative to each other to provide a desired focusing power. Astigmatism may be corrected by a small adjustment in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction followed by a rotation of the two lenses about the axis of the two lenses. When the adjustments have been made the two lenses are fixed with respect to each other and installed in eyeglass frames. Cutting to the shape of the eyeglass frames can occur either before or after the fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Andreas Dreher
  • Patent number: 8401385
    Abstract: A large communication network suitable for nationwide or worldwide utilization. The present invention overthrows the conventional packet switching technologies with an all-optical network. The invention uses tunable laser sources to generate large number of highly stable narrow-band optical signals, each serving as a communication channel. With packet processing replaced by all-optical channels, the network become highly secure and scalable while harnessing the virtually unlimited capacity of fiber-optic. A large number of nodes (called area code nodes) are connected with all-fiber-optic links with all-optical switches. A routing algorithm provides one or more communication links from each area code node to every other area code node so that information never has to change carrier wavelength as it travels the network. Each area code node contains circuits that are provided to connect individual users to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Trex Enterprises Corp.
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Eric Korevaar, Hus Tigli, Todd Barrett
  • Publication number: 20120237217
    Abstract: A large communication network suitable for nationwide or worldwide utilization. The present invention overthrows the conventional packet switching technologies with an all-optical network. The invention uses tunable laser sources to generate large number of highly stable narrow-band optical signals, each serving as a communication channel. With packet processing replaced by all-optical channels, the network become highly secure and scalable while harnessing the virtually unlimited capacity of fiber-optic. A large number of nodes (called area code nodes) are connected with all-fiber-optic links with all-optical switches. A routing algorithm provides one or more communication links from each area code node to every other area code node so that information never has to change carrier wavelength as it travels the network. Each area code node contains circuits that are provided to connect individual users to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Eric Korevaar, Hus Tigli, Todd Barrett
  • Publication number: 20120113393
    Abstract: A progressive addition lens design device for designing progressive addition lenses to permit a patient to experience a variety of distance vision fields and reading vision fields. The device includes a frame adapted to hold in place in front of each of a patient's eyes three lens mounts, each lens mounts being adapted for adjustment in rotation and side-to-side translation. A third lens displaying the patient's base prescription mounted in one of the lens. A first and second lens is mounted in the other two lens mounts. The first and second lenses, each have a transition zone and a power ramp zone and they have complementary surfaces so that when stacked together they create a standard progressive addition lens with a distance vision field, a reading vision field and transition region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Andreas Dreher
  • Publication number: 20120105822
    Abstract: A super-resolution telescope. A target is illuminated with at least three laser beams, each beam having a slightly different frequency so as to produce an illumination pattern comprised of several sets of straight interference fringes which sweep across the target. The frequencies of the illumination beams are chosen so that each pair of beams has a unique beat frequency, and the corresponding fringe pattern for each pair sweeps over the target at a unique speed. By collecting a series of images, and demodulating them at the various beat frequencies, the downshifted spatial frequencies can be identified, correctly up-shifted, and fitted together with a set of special Fourier transform based algorithms to reconstruct high-resolution images. Applicants have performed laboratory experiments that this invention can provide resolution substantially better than diffraction limited resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Sandler, Brett Spivey, Louis Cuellar, Paul Fairchild
  • Publication number: 20120057124
    Abstract: A low inventory method of making eyeglasses. Two lens elements having special complementary surfaces are provided. These lens elements can be positioned relative to each other to provide wide ranges of focus correction and astigmatism correction. Various preferred embodiments of the invention are described. In one embodiment the required inventory is only identical sets of two complementary lenses for providing correction for almost all needed eye correction for a typical population. In this embodiment, the lens units are first adjusted relative to each other to provide a desired focusing power. Astigmatism may be corrected by a small adjustment in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction followed by a rotation of the two lenses about the axis of the two lenses. When the adjustments have been made the two lenses are fixed with respect to each other and installed in eyeglass frames. Cutting to the shape of the eyeglass frames can occur either before or after the fixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Andreas Dreher
  • Publication number: 20120044320
    Abstract: A high resolution 3-D holographic camera. A reference spot on a target is illuminated by three spatially separated beamlets (simultaneously produced from a single laser beam), producing a lateral shear of a wavefront on the target. The camera measures the resulting reflected speckle intensity pattern which are related the gradient of the interfered complex fields. At the same time a flood beam illuminates the entire target and reflected speckle is also recorded by the same camera to provide the necessary object spatial frequencies. The illumination patterns are sequenced in time, stepping through offset phase shifts to provide data necessary to reconstruct an image of the target from the recorded reflected light. The reference spot phase and amplitude are then reconstructed, and the reference spot's complex field is then digitally interfered with the flood illuminated speckle field by use of a special algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, David Sandler, Paul A. Johnson, Paul Fairchild, Louis Cuellar
  • Patent number: 8085399
    Abstract: A particle detection system uses a reflective optic comprising a curved surface to detect high angle scattered light generated by a particle in a liquid medium, when a laser beam is incident on the particle. When the particles transit the laser beam, light is scattered in all directions and is described by MIE scattering theory for particles about the size of the wavelength of light and larger or Rayleigh Scattering when the particles are smaller than the wavelength of light. By using the reflective optic, the scattered light can be detected over angles that are greater than normally obtainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: JMAR LLC
    Inventors: John A. Adams, Scott H. Bloom, Victor J. Chan, Kristina M. Crousore, Joseph S. Gottlieb, Oscar Hemberg, John J. Lyon, Brett A. Spivey
  • Patent number: 8058598
    Abstract: A system and method for imaging far away fast moving objects such as satellites in low earth orbit. The object to be imaged is illuminated simultaneously with a composite beam comprised of a large number of separate laser beams from a large number of laser sources each from a separate position with each of the separate laser beams shifted in frequency with respect to each other beam so as to produce a large number of beat frequencies in the composite beam. The positions of the laser sources are changed rapidly during an illumination period of a few seconds. Light reflected from the object is collected in a large number of light buckets and information defining the intensity of the collected reflected light as a function of time is stored. The positions and frequencies of each of the laser sources are also recorded and stored as a function of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Trex Enterprises Corp.
    Inventors: Dave Sandler, Brett Spivey, Louis Cuellar, Paul Fairchild
  • Patent number: 7934831
    Abstract: A very low inventory method of making eyeglasses. Two lens elements having special complementary surfaces are provided. These lens elements can be positioned relative to each other to provide wide ranges of focus correction and astigmatism correction. Various preferred embodiments of the invention are described. In one embodiment the required inventory is only identical sets of two complementary lenses for providing correction for almost all needed eye correction for a typical population. In this embodiment, the lens units are first adjusted relative to each other to provide a desired focusing power. Astigmatism may be corrected by a small adjustment in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction followed by a rotation of the two lenses about the axis of the two lenses. When the adjustments have been made the two lenses are fixed with respect to each other and installed in eyeglass frames. Cutting to the shape of the eyeglass frames can occur either before or after the fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Quexta Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Spivey, Andreas W. Dreher
  • Publication number: 20100278521
    Abstract: A system and method for imaging far away fast moving objects such as satellites in low earth orbit. The object to be imaged is illuminated simultaneously with a composite beam comprised of a large number of separate laser beams from a large number of laser sources each from a separate position with each of the separate laser beams shifted in frequency with respect to each other beam so as to produce a large number of beat frequencies in the composite beam. The positions of the laser sources are changed rapidly during an illumination period of a few seconds. Light reflected from the object is collected in a large number of light buckets and information defining the intensity of the collected reflected light as a function of time is stored. The positions and frequencies of each of the laser sources are also recorded and stored as a function of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Dave Sandler, Brett Spivey, Louis Cuellar, Paul Fairchild
  • Patent number: 7717552
    Abstract: A pair of adjustable focus eyeglasses having two lens units with at least one of the lens units having at least two lens elements. A mechanism is provided to pivot, about a pivot location outside each of the two lens elements, the position of at least one of the two lens elements relative to the other lens element in an angular direction generally perpendicular to a viewing direction. Specially designed surfaces are chosen such that small angular adjustments of the relative positions of the two lenses around a common pivot position in angular directions perpendicular or approximately perpendicular to a viewing direction results in changes in the combined focus of the two lenses of the lens unit. Preferred embodiments include two lens units with the lens system defining pairs of adjustable focus eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Quexta, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Spivey
  • Publication number: 20100027007
    Abstract: A particle detection system uses a reflective optic comprising a curved surface to detect high angle scattered light generated by a particle in a liquid medium, when a laser beam is incident on the particle. When the particles transit the laser beam, light is scattered in all directions and is described by MIE scattering theory for particles about the size of the wavelength of light and larger or Rayleigh Scattering when the particles are smaller than the wavelength of light. By using the reflective optic, the scattered light can be detected over angles that are greater than normally obtainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: JMAR LLC
    Inventors: John A. Adams, Scott H. Bloom, Victor J. Chan, Kristina M. Crousore, Joseph S. Gottlieb, Oscar Hemberg, John J. Lyon, Brett A. Spivey
  • Publication number: 20090279046
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, an eyeglass device is disclosed that includes a first frame member including a first frame member front that will often hold at least one corrective first lens and including a first end portion adapted to couple to a first temple. The eyeglass device further includes a second frame member having a second frame member front to hold at least one corrective second lens. The second frame member is adapted to associate with the first frame member via a magnetic coupling associated with the first end portion to secure a position of the at least one second corrective lens relative to the at least one first corrective lens to achieve a desired focal power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Andreas W. Dreher, Brett Spivey
  • Patent number: 7616311
    Abstract: A particle detection system uses a reflective optic comprising a curved surface to detect high angle scattered light generated by a particle in a liquid medium, when a laser beam is incident on the particle. When the particles transit the laser beam, light is scattered in all directions and is described by MIE scattering theory for particles about the size of the wavelength of light and larger or Rayleigh Scattering when the particles are smaller than the wavelength of light. By using the reflective optic, the scattered light can be detected over angles that are greater than normally obtainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: JMAR LLC
    Inventors: John A. Adams, Scott H. Bloom, Victor J. Chan, Kristina M. Crousore, Joseph S. Gottlieb, Oscar Hemberg, John J. Lyon, Brett A. Spivey
  • Patent number: 7532327
    Abstract: A particle detection system uses illumination incident at an angle to detect particles in a liquid such as water. By using illumination incident at an angle, the scattered light can be measured through a range of angles that are greater than the measured range of angles produced when the illumination is incident at a normal angle, when using the same detector. For example, the light can be measured through an angle that is twice that produced with illumination incident at a normal angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: JMAR Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott H. Bloom, John A. Adams, Kristina M. Crousore, Alex Aguirre, Michael Tutrow, Brett A. Spivey