Patents by Inventor ERIK E. JOSBERGER

ERIK E. JOSBERGER 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: 10886317
    Abstract: The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. The method may also include patterning a hard mask on the dielectric layer. The method may further include etching the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dielectric pillars with a plurality of nano-scale gaps between the pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Patent number: 10790324
    Abstract: A 2D hologram system with a matrix addressing scheme is provided. The system may include a 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on a wafer substrate. The system may also include a matrix addressing scheme coupled to the 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements and configured to independently control each of the sub-wavelength hologram elements by applying a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Publication number: 20200303443
    Abstract: The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. The method may also include patterning a hard mask on the dielectric layer. The method may further include etching the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dielectric pillars with a plurality of nano-scale gaps between the pillars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Patent number: 10763290
    Abstract: Embodiments include a LIDAR scanning system. A laser is configured to emit pulses of light. A transmit reconfigurable-metasurface is configured to reflect an incident pulse of light as an illumination beam pointing at a field of view. This pointing is responsive to a first holographic beam steering pattern implemented in the transmit reconfigurable-metasurface. A receive reconfigurable-metasurface is configured to reflect a return of the illumination beam to an optical detector. This pointing is responsive to a second holographic beam steering pattern implemented in the receiving reconfigurable-metasurface. An optical detector includes an array of detector pixels. Each detector pixel includes (i) a photodetector configured to detect light in the return of the illumination beam and (ii) a timing circuit configured to determine a time of flight of the detected light. The optical detector is also configured to output a detection signal indicative of the detected light and the time of flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Publication number: 20200203413
    Abstract: A 2D hologram system with a matrix addressing scheme is provided. The system may include a 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on a wafer substrate. The system may also include a matrix addressing scheme coupled to the 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements and configured to independently control each of the sub-wavelength hologram elements by applying a voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Patent number: 10622393
    Abstract: The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. The method may also include patterning a hard mask on the dielectric layer. The method may further include etching the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dielectric pillars with a plurality of nano-scale gaps between the pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Patent number: 10468447
    Abstract: A 2D hologram system with a matrix addressing scheme is provided. The system may include a 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on a wafer substrate. The system may also include a matrix addressing scheme coupled to the 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements and configured to independently control each of the sub-wavelength hologram elements by applying a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Publication number: 20190252441
    Abstract: The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. The method may also include patterning a hard mask on the dielectric layer. The method may further include etching the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dielectric pillars with a plurality of nano-scale gaps between the pillars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Patent number: 10332923
    Abstract: A hologram system may include a hologram chip comprising a wafer substrate having a first plurality of conductive pads on a hologram surface region connected to a second plurality of conductive pads on an interconnect surface region. The hologram chip may also include an array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on the hologram region of the wafer substrate. The hologram system may also include a control circuit chip having a third plurality of conductive pads connected to the second plurality of conductive pads on the interconnect region of the wafer substrate. The interconnect region is on the same side of the wafer substrate as the hologram region. The first plurality of conductive pads is directly connected to the array of sub-wavelength hologram elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Erik E. Josberger, Gleb M. Akselrod, Mark C. Weidman
  • Patent number: 10199415
    Abstract: The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. The method may also include patterning a hard mask on the dielectric layer. The method may further include etching the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dielectric pillars with a plurality of nano-scale gaps between the pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Publication number: 20180239021
    Abstract: Embodiments include a LIDAR scanning system. A laser is configured to emit pulses of light. A transmit reconfigurable-metasurface is configured to reflect an incident pulse of light as an illumination beam pointing at a field of view. This pointing is responsive to a first holographic beam steering pattern implemented in the transmit reconfigurable-metasurface. A receive reconfigurable-metasurface is configured to reflect a return of the illumination beam to an optical detector. This pointing is responsive to a second holographic beam steering pattern implemented in the receiving reconfigurable-metasurface. An optical detector includes an array of detector pixels. Each detector pixel includes (i) a photodetector configured to detect light in the return of the illumination beam and (ii) a timing circuit configured to determine a time of flight of the detected light. The optical detector is also configured to output a detection signal indicative of the detected light and the time of flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: GLEB M. AKSELROD, ERIK E. JOSBERGER, MARK C. WEIDMAN
  • Publication number: 20180239304
    Abstract: A hologram system may include a hologram chip comprising a wafer substrate having a first plurality of conductive pads on a hologram surface region connected to a second plurality of conductive pads on an interconnect surface region. The hologram chip may also include an array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on the hologram region of the wafer substrate. The hologram system may also include a control circuit chip having a third plurality of conductive pads connected to the second plurality of conductive pads on the interconnect region of the wafer substrate. The interconnect region is on the same side of the wafer substrate as the hologram region. The first plurality of conductive pads is directly connected to the array of sub-wavelength hologram elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Erik E. Josberger, Gleb M. Akselrod, Mark C. Weidman
  • Publication number: 20180239213
    Abstract: A 2D hologram system with a matrix addressing scheme is provided. The system may include a 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements integrated with a refractive index tunable core material on a wafer substrate. The system may also include a matrix addressing scheme coupled to the 2D array of sub-wavelength hologram elements and configured to independently control each of the sub-wavelength hologram elements by applying a voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman
  • Publication number: 20180240653
    Abstract: The method is provided for fabricating an optical metasurface. The method may include depositing a conductive layer over a holographic region of a wafer and depositing a dielectric layer over the conducting layer. The method may also include patterning a hard mask on the dielectric layer. The method may further include etching the dielectric layer to form a plurality of dielectric pillars with a plurality of nano-scale gaps between the pillars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Erik E. Josberger, Mark C. Weidman