Patents by Inventor Bryan Neal FISK

Bryan Neal FISK 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).

  • Patent number: 10088336
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses are disclosed for a hydrophone using a nitrogen vacancy center diamond magnetic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bryan Neal Fisk
  • Publication number: 20180196111
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brian P. BOESCH, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Jeff D. CAMMERATA, David Nelson COAR, Laird Nicholas EGAN, Bryan Neal FISK, Wilbur LEW, Arul MANICKAM, Stephen Michael SEKELSKY, John B. STETSON, JR., Peter G. KAUP, Julie Lynne MILLER, Jon C. RUSSO, Emanuel Solomon STOCKMAN, Thomas J. MEYER, James Michael KRAUSE, James P. MABRY, Elton PEPA
  • Patent number: 9910104
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Boesch, Gregory Scott Bruce, Jeff D. Cammerata, David Nelson Coar, Laird Nicholas Egan, Bryan Neal Fisk, Wilbur Lew, Arul Manickam, Stephen Michael Sekelsky, John B. Stetson, Jr., Peter G. Kaup, Julie Lynne Miller, Jon C. Russo, Emanuel Solomon Stockman
  • Patent number: 9910105
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Boesch, Gregory Scott Bruce, Jeff D. Cammerata, David Nelson Coar, Laird Nicholas Egan, Bryan Neal Fisk, Wilbur Lew, Arul Manickam, Stephen Michael Sekelsky, John B. Stetson, Jr., Peter G. Kaup, Julie Lynne Miller, Jon C. Russo, Emanuel Solomon Stockman, Thomas J. Meyer, James Michael Krause, James P. Mabry, Elton Pepa
  • Publication number: 20170343695
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. STETSON, Arul MANICKAM, Peter G. KAUP, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Wilbur LEW, Joseph W. HAHN, Nicholas Mauriello LUZOD, Kenneth Michael JACKSON, Jacob Louis SWETT, Peter V. BEDWORTH, Steven W. SINTON, Duc HUYNH, Michael John DIMARIO, Jay T. HANSEN, Andrew Raymond MANDEVILLE, Bryan Neal FISK, Joseph A. VILLANI, Jon C. RUSSO, David Nelson COAR, Julie Lynne MILLER, Anjaney Pramod KOTTAPALLI, Gary Edward MONTGOMERY, Margaret Miller SHAW, Stephen SEKELSKY, James Michael KRAUSE, Thomas J. MEYER
  • Publication number: 20170211947
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses are disclosed for a hydrophone using a nitrogen vacancy center diamond magnetic sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Neal Fisk
  • Publication number: 20170212258
    Abstract: A system includes an acoustic transmitter and a magnetometer. The acoustic transmitter is configured to transmit an acoustic signal through a fluid with dissolved ions. The magnetometer is configured to detect the acoustic signal through the fluid. In some embodiments, such as in a passive sonar application, the system does not include a transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Neal Fisk
  • Patent number: 9701168
    Abstract: A variable rigidity tow cable for attaching a first vehicle with a second vehicle. The tow cable includes a tension control cable having a first end and a second end. Tension on at least one of the ends of the tension control cable can be controlled to increase or decrease the length of the tension control cable. A plurality of beads are slidingly disposed on the tension control cable between the first end and the second end. The beads are free to move relative to one another on the tension control cable when the tension control cable is slack, and the beads are engaged with each other to form a rigid structure around the tension control cable when tension is applied to the tension control cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Neal Fisk
  • Publication number: 20160356863
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. BOESCH, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Jeff D. CAMMERATA, David Nelson COAR, Laird Nicholas EGAN, Bryan Neal FISK, Wilbur LEW, Arul MANICKAM, Stephen Michael SEKELSKY, John B. STETSON, JR., Peter G. KAUP, Julie Lynne MILLER, Jon C. RUSSO, Emanuel Solomon STOCKMAN, Thomas J. MEYER, James Michael KRAUSE, James P. MABRY, Elton PEPA
  • Publication number: 20160216341
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. BOESCH, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Jeff D. CAMMERATA, David Nelson COAR, Laird Nicholas EGAN, Bryan Neal FISK, Wilbur LEW, Arul MANICKAM, Stephen Michael SEKELSKY, John B. STETSON, JR., Peter G. KAUP, Julie Lynne MILLER, Jon C. RUSSO, Emanuel Solomon STOCKMAN
  • Publication number: 20150153486
    Abstract: An optical alignment system is provided that simplifies the alignment of two vehicles, for example during a docking procedure, and provides visual cues indicating range to prevent accidental collision. The optical alignment system includes a horizontal array of Fresnel lenses including a first plurality of Fresnel lenses disposed on one side of a vertical axis and a second plurality of Fresnel lenses disposed on the opposite side of the vertical axis. One Fresnel lens of the first plurality and one Fresnel lens of the second plurality are spaced equidistant from the vertical axis and form a first pair, and the Fresnel lenses of the first pair are arranged so that light paths therefrom converge along the vertical axis at a first distance behind the horizontal array of lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Bryan Neal FISK
  • Publication number: 20150090172
    Abstract: A variable rigidity tow cable for attaching a first vehicle with a second vehicle. The tow cable includes a tension control cable having a first end and a second end. Tension on at least one of the ends of the tension control cable can be controlled to increase or decrease the length of the tension control cable. A plurality of beads are slidingly disposed on the tension control cable between the first end and the second end. The beads are free to move relative to one another on the tension control cable when the tension control cable is slack, and the beads are engaged with each other to form a rigid structure around the tension control cable when tension is applied to the tension control cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Bryan Neal FISK