Patents by Inventor Daniel Rhonehouse

Daniel Rhonehouse 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: 20220290660
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a mechanical actuator based on a fiber optic platform. A material that is configured to be activated by light may be incorporated into an optical fiber that serves as both an actuator and a power delivery network. This platform is adaptable to different materials, types of motions, and length scales and allows for precise delivery of photons to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jason D. Myers, Jesse A. Frantz, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Daniel Rhonehouse, Christopher Bardeen, Colin Baker, Geoffrey Chin, Peter Alexander Morrison
  • Publication number: 20200325300
    Abstract: This application relates generally to polymer materials comprising nanoscale ceramic particles for use as a coating in clad pump fiber lasers, including those that function at eye-safer wavelengths and the related method of making them. Fluorinated polymers that possess low refractive index, low optical loss, and high thermal stability are combined with fluorinated ceramic nanoparticles that possess low refractive index and high thermal conductivity to develop a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Darryl A. Boyd, Daniel Rhonehouse, Colin C. Baker, L. Brandon Shaw, Woohong Kim, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20200317557
    Abstract: This application relates generally to an optical fiber for the delivery of infrared light where the polarization state of the light entering the fiber is preserved upon exiting the fiber and the related methods for making thereof. The optical fiber has a wavelength between about 0.9 ?m and 15 ?m, comprises at least one infrared-transmitting glass, and has a polarization-maintaining (PM) transverse cross-sectional structure. The infrared-transmitting, polarization-maintaining (IR-PM) optical fiber has a birefringence greater than 10?5 and has applications in dual-use technologies including laser power delivery, sensing and imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Daniel Rhonehouse, Shyam S. Bayya, L. Brandon Shaw, Rafael R. Gattass, Jesse A. Frantz, Jason D. Myers, Woohong Kim, Jasbinder S. Sanghera