Patents by Inventor Hussein S. El-Ghoroury

Hussein S. El-Ghoroury 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: 8217258
    Abstract: Extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. Novel alternating bias schemes enhance the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the extraction of hot carriers. In conventional solar cells, this alternating bias scheme has the potential of more than doubling their yielded net efficiency. In solar cells incorporating quantum wells (QWs) or quantum dots (QDs), the alternating bias scheme has the potential of extending such solar cell power extraction coverage, possibly across the entire solar spectrum, thus enabling unprecedented solar power extraction efficiency. Within such cells, a novel alternating bias scheme extends the cell energy conversion capability above the cell material band-gap while the quantum confinement structures are used to extend the cell energy conversion capability below the cell band-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Dale A. McNeill, Selim E. Guncer
  • Publication number: 20120073657
    Abstract: Extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. Novel alternating bias schemes enhance the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the extraction of hot carriers. In conventional solar cells, this alternating bias scheme has the potential of more than doubling their yielded net efficiency. In solar cells incorporating quantum wells (QWs) or quantum dots (QDs), the alternating bias scheme has the potential of extending such solar cell power extraction coverage, possibly across the entire solar spectrum, thus enabling unprecedented solar power extraction efficiency. Within such cells, a novel alternating bias scheme extends the cell energy conversion capability above the cell material band-gap while the quantum confinement structures are used to extend the cell energy conversion capability below the cell band-gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Dale A. McNeill, Selim E. Guncer
  • Publication number: 20120033113
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G.W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Patent number: 8098265
    Abstract: This invention describes an apparatus, methods and a system for high speed hierarchical multiplexing the native color primaries of SSL-based display systems in order to improve color quality and stability as well as brightness and the efficiency of the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Aditi Majumder, Robert G. W. Brown, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20120006408
    Abstract: Designs of extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. A novel alternating bias scheme enhances the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the extraction of hot carriers. When applied in conventional solar cells, this alternating bias scheme has the potential of more than doubling their yielded net efficiency. When applied in conjunction with solar cells incorporating quantum wells (QWs) or quantum dots (QDs) based solar cells, the described alternating bias scheme has the potential of extending such solar cell power extraction coverage, possibly across the entire solar spectrum, thus enabling unprecedented solar power extraction efficiency. Within such cells, a novel alternating bias scheme extends the cell energy conversion capability above the cell material band-gap while the quantum confinement structures are used to extend the cell energy conversion capability below the cell band-gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Dale A. McNeill, Selim E. Guncer
  • Patent number: 8049231
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G. W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20110188528
    Abstract: Injection efficiency in both polar and non-polar III-nitride light-emitting structures is strongly deteriorated by inhomogeneous population of different quantum wells (QWs) in multiple QW (MQW) active region of the emitter. Inhomogeneous QW population becomes stronger in long-wavelength emitters with deeper active QWs. In both polar and non-polar structures, indium and/or aluminum incorporation into optical waveguide layers and/or barrier layers of the active region, depending on the desired wavelength of the light to be emitted, improves the uniformity of QW population and increases the structure injection efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mikhail V. Kisin, Hussein S. El-Ghoroury
  • Publication number: 20110108954
    Abstract: A method of growing planar non-polar m-plane III-Nitride material, such as an m-plane gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial layer, wherein the III-Nitride material is grown on a suitable substrate, such as an m-plane Sapphire substrate, using hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). The method includes in-situ pretreatment of the substrate at elevated temperatures in the ambient of ammonia and argon, growing an intermediate layer such as an aluminum nitride (AlN) or aluminum-gallium nitride (AlGaN) on the annealed substrate, and growing the non-polar m-plane III-Nitride epitaxial layer on the intermediate layer using HVPE. Various alternative methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Spiberg, Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Alexander Usikov, Alexander Syrkin, Bernard Scanlan, Vitali Soukhoveev
  • Patent number: 7889430
    Abstract: The dilemma encountered in most projection systems of having the etendue of the LED-based light source used often being much larger than the etendue of the imager used, causes such systems to have poor throughput efficiency. The etendue folding illumination systems of this invention being comprised of at least one folded collimator/concentrator having coupled into its input aperture an LED-based light source and having an output aperture characteristics that match the target etendue, overcome this dilemma by folding the light source etendue to match the target etendue of the projection system imager while efficiently conserving the flux generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Dale A. McNeill
  • Patent number: 7835079
    Abstract: The viewing angle brightness sensitivity typically encountered in tiled rear projection display systems cannot be solely overcome by edge blending and calibration techniques. The rear projection array display-screen system of this invention, being comprised of a micro-structure array screen combined with a conventional diffusion screen, overcomes this viewing angle brightness sensitivity in both linear as well as matrix tiled rear projection display systems including those that use wide field-of-view projectors. The latter capability enables low form-factor and compact packaging of tiled rear projection display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Dale A. McNeill, Jingbo Cai
  • Patent number: 7829902
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G. W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20100220042
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G.W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Patent number: 7767479
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G. W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20100091050
    Abstract: This invention describes an apparatus, methods and a system for high speed hierarchical multiplexing the native color primaries of SSL-based display systems in order to improve color quality and stability as well as brightness and the efficiency of the display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Aditi Majumder, Robert G. W. Brown, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20100066921
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G.W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20100012948
    Abstract: A method of growing planar non-polar m-plane or semi-polar III-Nitride material, such as an m-plane gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial layer, wherein the III-Nitride material is grown on a suitable substrate, such as an m-plane Sapphire substrate, using hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE). The method includes in-situ pretreatment of the substrate at elevated temperatures in the ambient of ammonia and argon, growing an intermediate layer such as an aluminum nitride (AlN) or aluminum-gallium nitride (AlGaN) on the annealed substrate, and growing the non-polar m-plane III-Nitride epitaxial layer on the intermediate layer using HVPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Usikov, Alexander Syrkin, Robert G.W. Brown, Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Philippe Spiberg, Vladimir Ivantsov, Oleg Kovalenkov, Lisa Shapovalova
  • Publication number: 20100003777
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G.W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Patent number: 7623560
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G. W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20090278998
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G.W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20090086170
    Abstract: Emissive quantum photonic imagers comprised of a spatial array of digitally addressable multicolor pixels. Each pixel is a vertical stack of multiple semiconductor laser diodes, each of which can generate laser light of a different color. Within each multicolor pixel, the light generated from the stack of diodes is emitted perpendicular to the plane of the imager device via a plurality of vertical waveguides that are coupled to the optical confinement regions of each of the multiple laser diodes comprising the imager device. Each of the laser diodes comprising a single pixel is individually addressable, enabling each pixel to simultaneously emit any combination of the colors associated with the laser diodes at any required on/off duty cycle for each color. Each individual multicolor pixel can simultaneously emit the required colors and brightness values by controlling the on/off duty cycles of their respective laser diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: OSTENDO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Robert G.W. Brown, Dale A. McNeill, Huibert DenBoer, Andrew J. Lanzone