Patents by Inventor Greggory W. Switzer

Greggory W. Switzer 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: 20190386043
    Abstract: A novel multi-junction detector device and method of manufacture is disclosed, which includes providing a housing, at least one system mount body positioned within the housing, forming at least one beam dump region in the system mount body in optical communication with at least one first detector having a first wavelength responsivity range positioned on the system mount body and at least one second detector having a second wavelength responsivity range positioned on the system mount body in optical communication with the first detector. An arcuate shape, an arcuate shape of varying radius, a polygonal shape or a polyhedral shape may be formed on at least one mount body wall in the beam dump region. The method may also comprise depositing at least one reflectivity enhancing material onto the mount body wall. The method may further comprise depositing an energy dissipating material on the mount body wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Newport Corporation
    Inventor: Greggory W. Switzer
  • Patent number: 10458608
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of using a LED-based solar simulator light source having at least one LED array formed by multiple LED groups of LED assemblies, at least one field flattening device, at least one diffractive element, and at least one optical element configured to condition the broad spectrum light source output signal and direct the light source output signal to a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Greggory W. Switzer, Todd A. McFarland, Robert K. Buczala, Paul E. Rishel, Eugene W. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 10411050
    Abstract: A novel multi-junction detector device and method of use is disclosed, which includes a housing, at least one mount system body positioned within the housing, at least one beam dump region formed in the mount system body, with a first detector having a first wavelength responsivity range positioned on the mount system body and at least a second detector having a second wavelength responsivity range positioned on the mount system body in optical communication with the first detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventor: Greggory W. Switzer
  • Publication number: 20190049079
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of using a LED-based solar simulator light source having at least one LED array formed by multiple LED groups of LED assemblies, at least one field flattening device, at least one diffractive element, and at least one optical element configured to condition the broad spectrum light source output signal and direct the light source output signal to a work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Greggory W. Switzer, Todd A. McFarland, Robert K. Buczala, Paul E. Rishel, Eugene W. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 10094524
    Abstract: The present application discloses a LED-based solar simulator light source having at least one LED array formed by multiple LED groups of LED assemblies, at least one field flattening device, at least one diffractive element, and at least one optical element configured to condition the broad spectrum light source output signal and direct the light source output signal to a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Greggory W. Switzer, Todd A. McFarland, Robert K. Buczala, II, Paul E. Rishel, Eugene W. Kuntz, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180191297
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating a measurement of characteristics of a photovoltaic cell. The apparatus includes an input port for coupling to a photovoltaic cell and an output port for coupling to a measurement equipment. The apparatus is configured to couple a first resistor across positive and negative inputs of the input port and a second resistor between the negative input and ground when the input port is not selected or inactive, and decouple the first and second resistors from the input port when the input port is selected and active. The apparatus couples the positive input of the input port to the output port when the input port is selected but inactive or selected and active. The resistors protect the photovoltaic cell from adverse consequences due to incident ambient light. Examples of multiple port versions of the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Greggory W. SWITZER, Eric H. SHELTON
  • Publication number: 20180040650
    Abstract: A novel multi-junction detector device and method of use is disclosed, which includes a housing, at least one mount system body positioned within the housing, at least one beam dump region formed in the mount system body, with a first detector having a first wavelength responsivity range positioned on the mount system body and at least a second detector having a second wavelength responsivity range positioned on the mount system body in optical communication with the first detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Newport Corporation
    Inventor: Greggory W. Switzer