Patents by Inventor Fabio Marioni

Fabio Marioni 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: 20220146809
    Abstract: A manufacturing method creates a type of telescope which is athermal, lightweight, optical quality for visible and IR applications. The method includes: a) optical mirrors being made by immersing a master, that is an optical component with a curvature opposite to the mirror required into an electrolytic bath where the applied current transfers metal ions and deposit them on the master, the cathode, as a layer, b) the layer being bonded by an adhesive, solder or any other attachment process to a mechanical reinforcing structure, c) after the hardening of the bond or glue, the thin layer being finally released from the master and having maintained the optical quality of the master. The master or mandrel can be cleaned and reused for repeating this method and manufacturing large series of telescopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Media Lario S.r.l.
    Inventors: Robert David BANHAM, Giuseppe VALSECCHI, Fabio MARIONI
  • Patent number: 8094310
    Abstract: An alignment tool for use in calibrating an optical bench and/or alignment of an optical system such as a collector optical system for EUV and X-ray applications is disclosed. The optical system includes multiple nested mirrors attached to a mechanical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Media Lario S.r.l.
    Inventor: Fabio Marioni
  • Publication number: 20100091283
    Abstract: An alignment tool for use in calibrating an optical bench and/or alignment of an optical system such as a collector optical system for EUV and X-ray applications is disclosed. The optical system includes multiple nested mirrors attached to a mechanical support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Fabio Marioni
  • Patent number: 7347572
    Abstract: Optical mirror elements for high bandwidth free space optical communication are produced by an electroforming replication technique. Onto the precision surface of a mandrel that is a negative of the required optical surface a layer of metal is deposited forming an exact copy of the mandrel surface and is then separated to form the required optical element. During the production process the mandrel may be coated with a variety of materials that are then separated together with the electroformed optical element during the release step to form a monolithic structure that includes a reflective coating. The mandrel remains unchanged by the process and can then be re-used. The high cost of conventional polishing techniques is therefore limited to the production of the mandrel. The replication process results in the production of low cost optical elements suitable for high bandwidth free space optical data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Media Lario S.R.L.
    Inventors: Arnoldo Valenzuela, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Robert David Banham, Fabio Marioni
  • Publication number: 20070127926
    Abstract: An optical communications terminal, comprising: an optical telescope (e.g. a dual mirror Ritchie-Chretien telescope); a transmitter unit including at least one transmitter coupled to source of optical signals; a receiver unit for receiving optical signals; an optical system defining a transmit optical path between the optical telescope and the transmitter unit, and defining a receive optical path between the optical telescope and the receiver unit; and a beacon detector for detecting beacon optical signals received at the optical telescope; characterised in that a beacon optical path between the optical telescope and the beacon detector comprises at least a portion of said transmit optical path and/or said receive optical path. In one embodiment, the transmitter unit, receiver unit and beacon detector are disposed at or adjacent the focal plane of the optical telescope, providing a compact arrangement suitable for usage in diverse environments (e.g. aircraft- or satellite-borne, as well as ground-based).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Fabio Marioni, Amoldo Valenzuela