Patents by Inventor Kyle L. Grosse

Kyle L. Grosse 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: 10939596
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring and optionally adjusting the temperature profile of an optical window. In one example, an optical window with integrated temperature sensing functionality includes a first window layer of an optically transparent material, a second window layer of the optically transparent material, an electromagnetic interference shielding grid disposed between the first and second window layers and including a first electrically conductive structure and a second electrically conductive structure, and a thermally sensitive material disposed between the first and second electrically conductive structures, the thermally sensitive material having an electrical property that varies as a function of temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Gary A. Frazier, Catherine Trent
  • Publication number: 20210044364
    Abstract: A dynamic aperture is disclosed. A dynamic aperture includes a base layer, a conductive structure disposed on the base layer, and a layer of a material having a dynamically controllable electrical conductivity that is disposed over the base layer and the conductive structure. A transmission profile of the dynamic aperture is determined by a combination of the conductive structure and the layer of the material. The transmission profile is dynamically alterable by controlling the electrical conductivity of the layer of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Gary A. Frazier, Catherine Trent, Ralph Korenstein
  • Publication number: 20210045270
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for measuring and optionally adjusting the temperature profile of an optical window. In one example, an optical window with integrated temperature sensing functionality includes a first window layer of an optically transparent material, a second window layer of the optically transparent material, an electromagnetic interference shielding grid disposed between the first and second window layers and including a first electrically conductive structure and a second electrically conductive structure, and a thermally sensitive material disposed between the first and second electrically conductive structures, the thermally sensitive material having an electrical property that varies as a function of temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Gary A. Frazier, Catherine Trent
  • Publication number: 20210014959
    Abstract: A conductive interconnect structure comprises a polymeric substrate (e.g., a thermoplastic) and a plurality of compliant conductive microstructures (e.g., conductive carbon nanofibers) embedded in the polymeric substrate. The microstructures can be arranged linearly or in a grid pattern. In response to heating, the polymeric substrate transitions from an unshrunk state to a shrunken state to move the microstructures closer together, thereby increasing an interconnect density of the compliant conductive microstructures. Thus, the gap or pitch between adjacent microstructures is reduced in response to heat-induced shrinkage of the polymeric substrate to generate finely-pitched microstructures that are densely pitched, thereby increasing the current-carrying capacity of the microstructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Catherine Trent
  • Publication number: 20200258674
    Abstract: A continuous wire that includes a wound inductance from a first yarn material formed of filaments or nanotubes, the first yarn being doped with or including a first material that causes it to be electrically conductive and a second yarn formed of material filaments or nanotubes that is electrically insulating and may include magnetic particles wound with the first yarn in bifilar fashion or both yarns wrapped in a bifilar fashion around an insulating core yarn which may include magnetic particles to increase the inductance of the wire. The doping and electrical conductance of the yarns can be varied along the length of the wire to integrate sections of lumped electrical conductance and inductance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Frasch, Gary A. Frazier, Kyle L. Grosse
  • Patent number: 10721815
    Abstract: A conductive interconnect structure comprises a polymeric substrate (e.g., a thermoplastic) and a plurality of compliant conductive microstructures (e.g., conductive carbon nanofibers) embedded in the polymeric substrate. The microstructures can be arranged linearly or in a grid pattern. In response to heating, the polymeric substrate transitions from an unshrunk state to a shrunken state to move the microstructures closer together, thereby increasing an interconnect density of the compliant conductive microstructures. Thus, the gap or pitch between adjacent microstructures is reduced in response to heat-induced shrinkage of the polymeric substrate to generate finely-pitched microstructures that are densely pitched, thereby increasing the current-carrying capacity of the microstructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Catherine Trent
  • Publication number: 20200015349
    Abstract: A conductive interconnect structure comprises a polymeric substrate (e.g., a thermoplastic) and a plurality of compliant conductive microstructures (e.g., conductive carbon nanofibers) embedded in the polymeric substrate. The microstructures can be arranged linearly or in a grid pattern. In response to heating, the polymeric substrate transitions from an unshrunk state to a shrunken state to move the microstructures closer together, thereby increasing an interconnect density of the compliant conductive microstructures. Thus, the gap or pitch between adjacent microstructures is reduced in response to heat-induced shrinkage of the polymeric substrate to generate finely-pitched microstructures that are densely pitched, thereby increasing the current-carrying capacity of the microstructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Catherine Trent
  • Publication number: 20190371502
    Abstract: A virtual adhesion method is provided. The virtual adhesion method includes increasing a magnetic characteristic of an initial structure, supporting the initial structure on a surface of a substrate, generating a magnetic field directed such that the initial structure is forced toward the surface of the substrate and forming an encapsulation, which is bound to exposed portions of the surface, around the initial structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Catherine Trent, Gary A. Frazier, Kyle L. Grosse
  • Publication number: 20190344994
    Abstract: Provided is a transmissive wire of a micrometer or nanometer scale diameter, and a method of forming such a transmissive wire, that can be produced and handled at macrometer scale, and which has a mechanical strength suitable for being formed and handled at a macrometer scale. A transmissive element having micrometer or nanometer scale thickness may be continuously applied, such as fixedly applied, to a nanomaterial structure, or vice versa, and the combined structure jointly wrapped about an axis of the nanomaterial structure to produce a wire. In one example, a continuously formed transmissive element may be continuously applied to a continuously formed length of a nanomaterial sheet with the combined structure being wrapped about a longitudinal axis of the nanomaterial sheet to form a transmissive wire having a micrometer or nanometer scale diameter along the longitudinal axis of the formed transmissive wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle L. Grosse, Gary A. Frazier, Catherine Trent, Jonathan L. Frasch
  • Publication number: 20180095191
    Abstract: An optical window is provided and includes a core layer, a cladding layer and an electromagnetic interference (EMI) layer interposed between the core and cladding layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Catherine Trent, Gary A. Frazier, Kyle L. Grosse