Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Corey

Christopher A. Corey 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: 20220143905
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing device may include a laser source configured to generate a laser beam, a build material holder configured to hold an additive build material, a controllable deflector having a first scan rate, an AOD having a second scan rate faster than the first scan rate, and a controller. The controller may be configured to control the controllable deflector and the AOD to scan the laser beam relative to the build material holder to additively manufacture a workpiece in successive layers from the additive build material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, Randall K. Morse, Peter A. Wasilousky, Arthur C. Paolella, Carrigan L. Braun, Catheryn D. Logan
  • Patent number: 11327348
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and an optical body coupled between the AOM and the atom trap and having a plurality of spaced apart optical signal channels etched therein. At least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to each of the optical signal channels, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the piezoelectric transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry, Richard Spencer
  • Publication number: 20210278710
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: MICHAEL RAY LANGE, RANDALL K. MORSE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, CURTIS R. NIEMEIER, DEAN A. HEIMMERMANN, PETER A. WASILOUSKY, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, LEE MARTIN BURBERRY
  • Publication number: 20210254645
    Abstract: An acousto-optic device may include an acousto-optic component carried by a chassis, and a fastener assembly for removably securing a cover to the chassis. The fastener assembly may include a base sleeve having an enlarged head, and a tubular body and extending through a cover passageway. The fastener assembly may include a retainer sleeve having a threaded interior secured to the threaded exterior of the base sleeve to define an anchor member, the anchor member having a threaded interior. The fastener assembly may further include a fastener, a shaft having a threaded exterior opposite the enlarged head and to be threaded through the threaded interior of the anchor member to capture the fastener to the cover and movable through the chassis passageway for removably securing the cover to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher A. Corey, Carrigan L. Braun
  • Patent number: 11042052
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ray Lange, Randall K. Morse, Catheryn D. Logan, Curtis R. Niemeier, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter A. Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry
  • Publication number: 20210157175
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, and an AOM coupled to the laser source. The AOM may include an acousto-optic medium, and transducer electrodes carried by the acousto-optic medium. The system may also include an interface board having a dielectric layer, and vertically extending signal vias within the dielectric layer. Each vertically extending signal via may have a lower end in contact with a respective transducer electrode. The interface board may have laterally extending signal traces carried by the dielectric layer. Each laterally extending signal trace may be in contact with an upper end of a respective vertically extending signal via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: PETER A. WASILOUSKY, JOHN ERHINYO, MICHAEL R. LANGE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, RANDALL K. MORSE, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY
  • Publication number: 20210157180
    Abstract: An acousto-optic system may include a laser source, and an AOM coupled to the laser source and having an acousto-optic medium and transducer electrodes carried by the medium. The acousto-optic system may also include an interface board with a dielectric layer and signal contacts carried by the dielectric layer, and connections coupling respective signal contacts with respective transducer electrodes. Each connection may include a dielectric protrusion extending from the AOM, and an electrically conductive layer on the dielectric protrusion for coupling a respective transducer electrode to a respective signal contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: PETER A. WASILOUSKY, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, CARRIGAN L. BRAUN, MICHAEL R. LANGE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, RANDALL K MORSE
  • Publication number: 20210055501
    Abstract: An optical system may include a target, a laser source, and an optical lens assembly. The optical lens assembly may include a mounting flange mounted adjacent the laser source, an objective lens aligned between the laser source and the target, and at least one adjustment stage coupled between the mounting flange and the objective lens. The adjustment stage may include a ball joint having a ball joint body, a ball receiver tube, and adjustable fasteners coupling the ball joint body to the ball receiver tube. The adjustment stage may include a translation tube having ramps thereon, and adjustable fasteners coupled between the mounting flange and the translation tube. In addition, the adjustment stage may include the mounting flange having a threaded surface thereon, and a focus ring rotatably coupled to the threaded surface of the mounting flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher A. COREY, Steven F. SEMENKO
  • Publication number: 20200393633
    Abstract: The optical system includes a base having a groove and an adjacent slot therein. The system also includes at least one optical cell slidably alignable along the groove, and at least one clamp comprising a lower end and an upper end. The lower end is slidably alignable along the slot and is secured at a set location so that the upper end secures the at least one optical cell along the groove. The slot may extend parallel to the groove. The clamp may include at least one preloaded fastener arrangement securing the lower end of the clamp to the base. The preloaded fastener may include a bolt, a spring biasing the bolt, and a threaded backing plate within the slot and receiving the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Spencer, Carrigan L. Braun, Christopher A. Corey, Randall K. Morse, Peter A. Wasilousky
  • Patent number: 10754223
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, an atom trap, and a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The multi-channel AOM may include a beamsplitter to split the first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams for the atom trap, a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may also include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for each of the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Patent number: 10726172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tailoring fluid and energy interaction through surface texturing. The methods comprise: receiving behavior input data specifying known or modeled interactions between a material and pre-solved solution surfaces, discrete input data specifying parameters of a surface to be textured, and continuous input data specifying ranges of values for environmental characteristics that the surface is to be subjected to during use; transforming the behavior input data into a composite response surface comprising a weighted combination of the pre-solved solution surfaces generated based on the discrete input data and the continuous input data; determining an optimized surface texture for the surface based on the composite response surface and desired behavior data specifying a desired interaction between the material and the surface to be textured; and outputting the optimized surface texture (e.g., to a surface texturing machine) so that the optimized surface texture is applied to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Corey, Erin K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10602850
    Abstract: A portable medical apparatus for supporting a patient's arm having a top surface, a bottom surface, a peripheral surface, and an outer layer. The top surface has a front edge and a back edge opposite the front edge. The top surface defines a concave depression that extends into the top surface and slopes downward from the back edge to the front edge. The bottom surface is opposite the top surface. The peripheral surface connects the top surface to the bottom surface. The outer layer is connected to a portion of the peripheral surface and defines a pocket between the outer layer and the portion of the peripheral surface. The pocket has an opening adjacent to the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Corey Green
  • Publication number: 20200087194
    Abstract: A method for making an optical fiber device may include using a three-dimensional (3D) printer to generate a preform body including an optical material. The preform body may have a 3D pattern of voids therein defining a 3D lattice. The method may further include drawing the preform body to form the optical fiber device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher A. Corey, Susanne M. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200089029
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and an optical body coupled between the AOM and the atom trap and having a plurality of spaced apart optical signal channels etched therein. At least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to each of the optical signal channels, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the piezoelectric transducers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL R. LANGE, RANDALL K. MORSE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, DEAN A. HEIMMERMANN, PETER WASILOUSKY, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, LEE MARTIN BURBERRY, RICHARD SPENCER
  • Publication number: 20200089028
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL RAY LANGE, Randall K. Morse, Catheryn D. Logan, Curtis R. Niemeier, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter A. Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry
  • Patent number: 10556820
    Abstract: A method for making an optical fiber device may include using a three-dimensional (3D) printer to generate a preform body including an optical material. The preform body may have a 3D pattern of voids therein defining a 3D lattice. The method may further include drawing the preform body to form the optical fiber device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Corey, Susanne M. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200022500
    Abstract: A portable medical apparatus for supporting a patient's arm having a top surface, a bottom surface, a peripheral surface, and an outer layer. The top surface has a front edge and a back edge opposite the front edge. The top surface defines a concave depression that extends into the top surface and slopes downward from the back edge to the front edge. The bottom surface is opposite the top surface. The peripheral surface connects the top surface to the bottom surface. The outer layer is connected to a portion of the peripheral surface and defines a pocket between the outer layer and the portion of the peripheral surface. The pocket has an opening adjacent to the top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Corey Green
  • Patent number: 10509245
    Abstract: A method may include generating a laser light beam, stabilizing the laser light beam using a beam stabilizer, splitting the laser light beam using a first beamsplitter into a first front side laser light beam and a back side laser light beam for a back side of an ion trap, directing the front side laser light beam to a second beamsplitter using an input telescope, and splitting the first front side laser light beam using the second beamsplitter into second front side laser light beams. The method may further include receiving the front side laser light beams at a common acousto-optic medium, generating respective RF drive signals for electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second front side laser light beams using RF drivers, and directing the second front side laser light beams to a front side of the ion trap using an output telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Patent number: 10495943
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, a beam stabilizer downstream from the laser source and configured to stabilize the first laser light beam, and a beamsplitter downstream from the beam stabilizer and configured to split the stabilized first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams. The system may further include a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (AOM) including a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective phase array transducer comprising a plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may further include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for the phased array transducer electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A Wasilousky, Randall K. Morse, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Patent number: 10498446
    Abstract: A communications system may include a first active circuit device and a waveguide coupled to the first active circuit device. The waveguide may include a plurality of passive optical devices spaced apart from one another and arranged along an optical path, and an interconnect structure interconnecting the passive optical devices and integrally formed as a unitary body with the passive optical devices. Furthermore, the interconnect structure may have an opening therethrough aligned with the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arthur C. Paolella, Diana M. Foster, Christopher A. Corey, James W. Coots, Francisco Torres