Patents by Inventor Fabien Sorin

Fabien Sorin 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: 10338000
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor fiber including an electrically insulating material having a fiber length. At least one transduction element is disposed along at least a portion of the fiber length and is arranged for exposure to an intake species. A photoconducting element is in optical communication with the transduction element. At least one pair of electrically conducting electrodes are in electrical connection with the photoconducting element. The pair of electrodes extend the fiber length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FLIR Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Gumennik, Alexander Mark Stolyarov, Brent Richard Schell, Chong Hou, Guillaume Romain Lestoquoy, Fabien Sorin, William Richard McDaniel, II, Yoel Fink, Aimee Rose, John Dimitris Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20190047240
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a thermal drawing method for forming fibers, wherein said fibers are made at least from a stretchable polymer. The present invention also concerns drawn fibers made by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Fabien SORIN, Yunpeng QU, Marco VOLPI, Wei YAN, Dang Tung NGUYEN, Alexis PAGE
  • Publication number: 20180327931
    Abstract: The method for drawing a fiber with a textured surface comprises the following steps: —forming of a preform from which the fiber is to be drawn with a textured surface; —addition of an outer layer to the textured preform to preserve the shape of the texture of the preform surface during the drawing operation; —drawing of a fiber from the preform, whereby the fiber keeps the formed texture of the preform surface and—removing the additional outer layer to leave the original surface textured fiber exposed. The obtained fiber can be used as a mold to form a textured hollow channel in another material, as a surface coating and as a pressure detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Fabien Sorin, Tung Dang Nguyen, Yunpeng Qu, Alexis Page, Wei Yan
  • Patent number: 8863556
    Abstract: The invention provides techniques for drawing fibers that include conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials in intimate contact and prescribed geometries. The resulting fiber exhibits engineered electrical and optical functionalities along extended fiber lengths. The invention provides corresponding processes for producing such fibers, including assembling a fiber preform of a plurality of distinct materials, e.g., of conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials, and drawing the preform into a fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Dursen S. Hinczewski, Shandon D. Hart, Yoel Fink, John D Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20140212084
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor fiber including an electrically insulating material having a fiber length. At least one transduction element is disposed along at least a portion of the fiber length and is arranged for exposure to an intake species. A photoconducting element is in optical communication with the transduction element. At least one pair of electrically conducting electrodes are in electrical connection with the photoconducting element. The pair of electrodes extend the fiber length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicants: FLIR Systems, Incorporated, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alexander Gumennik, Alexander Mark Stolyarov, Brent Richard Schell, Chong Hou, Guillaume Romain Lestoquoy, Fabien Sorin, William Richard McDaniel, II, Yoel Fink, Aimee Rose, John Dimitris Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 8663522
    Abstract: Fiber draw synthesis process. The process includes arranging reactants in the solid state in proximate domains within a fiber preform. The preform is fluidized at a temperature below the melting temperature of the reactants. The fluidized preform is drawn into a fiber thereby bringing the reagents in the proximate domains into intimate contact with one another resulting in a chemical reaction between the reactants thereby synthesizing a compound within the fiber. The reactants may be dissolved or mixed in a host material within the preform. In a preferred embodiment, the reactants are selenium and zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Orf, Sylvain Danto, Ofer Shapira, Fabien Sorin, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 8630519
    Abstract: Photodetecting fiber. The fiber detects and localizes an incident optical beam. A semiconducting core is in intimate contact with a material forming a resistive channel that breaks axial symmetry. The resistive channel has a resistivity between that of metals and the semiconducting core, enabling the imposition of non-uniform, convex electric potential distributions along the fiber axis allowing photo-current measurements along the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Fabien Sorin, Guillaume Lestoquoy, Sylvain Danto, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 8442078
    Abstract: The laser includes an optical fiber including a cavity containing a microfluidic gain medium bounded by a composite structure of alternating layers of high and low index materials forming an axially invariant, rotationally symmetric photonic bandgap cavity. The optical fiber also includes at least one microfluidic channel containing liquid crystal modulators in the fiber cladding extending in an axial direction and further includes a pair of electrodes flanking the microfluidic channel. An electrical potential across the pair of electrodes will rotate the liquid crystal molecules to rotate the linearly polarized state of light emitted from the cavity. An external linear polarizer is disposed around the fiber to modulate azimuthal laser intensity distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alexander Stolyarov, Lei Wei, Ofer Shapira, Fabien Sorin, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120267820
    Abstract: Fiber draw synthesis process. The process includes arranging reactants in the solid state in proximate domains within a fiber preform. The preform is fluidized at a temperature below the melting temperature of the reactants. The fluidized preform is drawn into a fiber thereby bringing the reagents in the proximate domains into intimate contact with one another resulting in a chemical reaction between the reactants thereby synthesizing a compound within the fiber. The reactants may be dissolved or mixed in a host material within the preform. In a preferred embodiment, the reactants are selenium and zinc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Orf, Sylvain Danto, Ofer Shapira, Fabien Sorin, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120263409
    Abstract: Photodetecting fiber. The fiber detects and localizes an incident optical beam. A semiconducting core is in intimate contact with a material forming a resistive channel that breaks axial symmetry. The resistive channel has a resistivity between that of metals and the semiconducting core, enabling the imposition of non-uniform, convex electric potential distributions along the fiber axis allowing photo-current measurements along the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Fabien Sorin, Guillaume Lestoquoy, Sylvain Danto, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20100316088
    Abstract: There is provided a thermal sensing fiber grid, including a plurality of rows and columns of thermal sensing fibers, each of which includes a semiconducting element that has a fiber length and that is characterized by a bandgap energy corresponding to a selected operational temperature range of the fiber in which there can be produced a change in thermally-excited electronic charge carrier population in the semiconducting element in response to a temperature change in the selected temperature range. There is included at least one pair of conducting electrodes in contact with the semiconducting element along the fiber length, and an insulator along the fiber length. An electronic circuit is provided for and connected to each thermal sensing fiber for producing an indication of thermal sensing fiber grid coordinates of a change in ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Ofer Shapira, Jerimy R. Arnold, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 7805029
    Abstract: There is provided a feedback-controlled self-heat-monitoring fiber, including an insulator having a fiber length with at least one metal-semiconductor-metal thermal sensing element along the fiber length and disposed at a position in a cross section of the fiber for sensing changes in fiber temperature. An electronic circuit is connected to the thermal sensing element for indicating changes in fiber temperature. A controller is connected for controlling optical transmission through an optical transmission element, that is disposed along the fiber length, in response to indications of changes in fiber temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Ofer Shapira, Jeremy R. Arnold, Yoel Fink, John D Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 7567740
    Abstract: There is provided a thermal sensing fiber including a semiconducting element having a fiber length and characterized by a bandgap energy corresponding to a selected operational temperature range for the fiber in which there can be produced a change in thermally-excited electronic charge carrier population in the semiconducting element in response to a temperature change in the selected temperature range. At least one pair of conducting electrodes is provided in contact with the semiconducting element along the fiber length, and an insulator is provided along the fiber length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Ofer Shapira, Jerimy R. Arnold, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20090169158
    Abstract: There is provided a feedback-controlled self-heat-monitoring fiber, including an insulator having a fiber length with at least one metal-semiconductor-metal thermal sensing element along the fiber length and disposed at a position in a cross section of the fiber for sensing changes in fiber temperature. An electronic circuit is connected to the thermal sensing element for indicating changes in fiber temperature. A controller is connected for controlling optical transmission through an optical transmission element, that is disposed along the fiber length, in response to indications of changes in fiber temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Massachusettes Institue of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Ofer Shapira, Jerimy R. Arnold, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20090097805
    Abstract: There is provided a thermal sensing fiber including a semiconducting element having a fiber length and characterized by a bandgap energy corresponding to a selected operational temperature range for the fiber in which there can be produced a change in thermally-excited electronic charge carrier population in the semiconducting element in response to a temperature change in the selected temperature range. At least one pair of conducting electrodes is provided in contact with the semiconducting element along the fiber length, and an insulator is provided along the fiber length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Ofer Shapira, Jerimy R. Arnold, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20080087047
    Abstract: The invention provides techniques for drawing fibers that include conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials in intimate contact and prescribed geometries. The resulting fiber exhibits engineered electrical and optical functionalities along extended fiber lengths. The invention provides corresponding processes for producing such fibers, including assembling a fiber preform of a plurality of distinct materials, e.g., of conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials, and drawing the preform into a fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Dursen Hinczewski, Shandon Hart, Yoel Fink, John Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 7295734
    Abstract: The invention provides techniques for drawing fibers that include conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials in intimate contact and prescribed geometries. The resulting fiber exhibits engineered electrical and optical functionalities along extended fiber lengths. The invention provides corresponding processes for producing such fibers, including assembling a fiber preform of a plurality of distinct materials, e.g., of conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials, and drawing the preform into a fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Dursen Saygin Hinczewski, Shandon D. Hart, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: 7292758
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical fiber photodetector including a photoconductive element, such as a semiconducting element, having a fiber length. The semiconducting element is characterized as a non-composite material in at least one fiber direction. At least one pair of conducting electrodes is in contact with the semiconducting element along the fiber length, and an insulator is provided along the fiber length. An optical resonator can be disposed along the fiber length and along a path of illumination to the semiconducting element. The resonator is dimensioned to substantially reflect all illumination wavelengths except for a prescribed range of wavelengths transmitted to the semiconducting element. The fiber photodetector can be arranged in a photodetecting fiber grid, photodetecting fiber fabric, or other configuration for detecting incident illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Dursen Saygin Hinczewski, Ofer Shapira, Jerimy Arnold, Jean F. Viens, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20070019917
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical fiber photodetector including a photoconductive element, such as a semiconducting element, having a fiber length. The semiconducting element is characterized as a non-composite material in at least one fiber direction. At least one pair of conducting electrodes is in contact with the semiconducting element along the fiber length, and an insulator is provided along the fiber length. An optical resonator can be disposed along the fiber length and along a path of illumination to the semiconducting element. The resonator is dimensioned to substantially reflect all illumination wavelengths except for a prescribed range of wavelengths transmitted to the semiconducting element. The fiber photodetector can be arranged in a photodetecting fiber grid, photodetecting fiber fabric, or other configuration for detecting incident illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Dursen Saygin Hinczewski, Ofer Shapira, Jerimy Arnold, Jean F. Viens, Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos
  • Publication number: 20050053345
    Abstract: The invention provides techniques for drawing fibers that include conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials in intimate contact and prescribed geometries. The resulting fiber exhibits engineered electrical and optical functionalities along extended fiber lengths. The invention provides corresponding processes for producing such fibers, including assembling a fiber preform of a plurality of distinct materials, e.g., of conducting, semiconducting, and insulating materials, and drawing the preform into a fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mehmet Bayindir, Fabien Sorin, Dursen Hinczewski, Shandon Hart, Yoel Fink, John Joannopoulos