Patents by Inventor Kevin L. Goodnight

Kevin L. Goodnight 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: 6839362
    Abstract: A saturable absorber Q-switch includes a monocrystalline lattice having the formula Mg1-xCoxAlyOz where x is greater than 0 and less than 1, y is greater than 2 and less than about 8, and z is between about 4 and 13. The lattice has tetrahedral and octahedral positions, and most of the magnesium and cobalt occupy tetrahedral positions. In one embodiment, the molar ratio of aluminum to the combined amount of magnesium and cobalt in the monocrystalline lattice can be controlled during growth of the monocrystalline lattice to thereby form a saturable absorber Q-switch that exhibits a 4T1 spectrum for the cobalt ion of at least about 1544 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan R. Kokta, Dennis L. Peressini, Jeffrey A. Cooke, Kevin L. Goodnight
  • Publication number: 20040089220
    Abstract: A single crystal ceramic material for optical and optoelectronic applications is d, including a single crystal spinel having a general formula aAD·bE2D3, wherein A is selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Zn, Mn, Ba, Sr, Cd, Fe, and combinations thereof, E is selected from the group consisting Al, In, Cr, Sc, Lu, Fe, and combinations thereof, and D is selected from the group consisting O, S, Se, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Milan R. Kokta, Dennis L. Peressini, Jeffrey Cooke, Kevin L. Goodnight
  • Publication number: 20030007520
    Abstract: A saturable absorber Q-switch includes a monocrystalline lattice having the formula Mg1-xCoxAlyOz where x is greater than 0 and less than 1, y is greater than 2 and less than about 8, and z is between about 4 and 13. The lattice has tetrahedral and octahedral positions, and most of the magnesium and cobalt occupy tetrahedral positions. In one embodiment, the molar ratio of aluminum to the combined amount of magnesium and cobalt in the monocrystalline lattice can be controlled during growth of the monocrystalline lattice to thereby form a saturable absorber Q-switch that exhibits a 4T1 spectrum for the cobalt ion of at least about 1544 &mgr;m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan R. Kokta, Dennis L. Peressini, Jeffrey A. Cooke, Kevin L. Goodnight