Patents by Inventor Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins 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: 20240069407
    Abstract: A nonlinear wave mixing system with grating assisted phase matching is provided. The system includes a pump laser and a nonlinear waveguide. The pump laser is used to generate pump light at a select wavelength. The nonlinear waveguide is configured to generate produced light from the pump light that is directed into the nonlinear waveguide. The nonlinear waveguide includes at least one backward grating that is configured to diffract the produced light in a backward direction relative to a direction the produced light travels in the nonlinear waveguide to reach the backward grating. The backward grating having a grating momentum that generates counter-propagating phase matching in the produced light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Puckett, Chad Fertig, Matthew Robbins, Jad Salman
  • Patent number: 11911140
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system, apparatus and method directed to a magnetizer comprising at least one magnet; and a housing, the housing comprising: a top face; a bottom face positioned on an opposite side of the housing from the top face; a plurality of faces adjoining the top face and the bottom face; an interior comprising an interior surface formed at least in part by the top face, the bottom face and the plurality of faces; wherein the top face includes a first opening configured to receive a medical device; and wherein the at least one magnet is positioned within the interior of the housing. A face of the plurality of faces may include a second opening to expose at least a portion of the interior surface through the second opening. The second opening may be larger than the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Prince, Tab Robbins, Amir Orome, Bart Peterson, Bradley M. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11828981
    Abstract: An optical device comprises a waveguide core layer that includes a planar lens structure having a first end and a second end, with the planar lens structure including a plurality of lens tapers extending from at least one of the first or seconds ends in a convex-shaped array. The waveguide core layer also includes a waveguide slab that adjoins with the planar lens structure, such that the waveguide slab is in optical communication with the plurality of lens tapers. The plurality of lens tapers are configured to adiabatically transition an index of refraction from a first index value, external to the planar lens structure, to a second index value, internal to the planar lens structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Puckett, Chad Hoyt, Chad Fertig, Matthew Robbins
  • Publication number: 20230341485
    Abstract: Systems and method for the delivery of a pump laser using optical diffraction are described herein. In certain embodiments, a system includes a substrate and a waveguide layer formed on the substrate. The waveguide layer includes a first waveguide of a first material configured to receive a probe laser for propagating within the first waveguide. The waveguide layer additionally includes a second waveguide configured to receive a pump laser for propagating within the second waveguide. Further, the waveguide layer includes one or more diffractors configured to direct a portion of the pump laser out of the second waveguide and through the first waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Eldrich Solmeyer, Matthew Wade Puckett, Matthew Robbins, Eugene Freeman, Mary Salit
  • Publication number: 20230296832
    Abstract: An optical device comprises a waveguide core layer that includes a planar lens structure having a first end and a second end, with the planar lens structure including a plurality of lens tapers extending from at least one of the first or seconds ends in a convex-shaped array. The waveguide core layer also includes a waveguide slab that adjoins with the planar lens structure, such that the waveguide slab is in optical communication with the plurality of lens tapers. The plurality of lens tapers are configured to adiabatically transition an index of refraction from a first index value, external to the planar lens structure, to a second index value, internal to the planar lens structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Puckett, Chad Hoyt, Chad Fertig, Matthew Robbins
  • Publication number: 20230258871
    Abstract: A method for fiber-to-chip coupling is disclosed. The method comprises providing a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) that includes a substrate, a cladding layer on the substrate, and at least one waveguide embedded in the cladding layer, wherein the at least one waveguide has a waveguide interface. An optical fiber is positioned adjacent to the PIC, wherein the optical fiber has a fiber interface, and the fiber interface is aligned with the waveguide interface. A flowable inorganic oxide in liquid form is added to an area between the fiber interface and the waveguide interface. Thereafter, heat is applied to the area between the fiber interface and the waveguide interface for a period of time to cure the inorganic oxide, such that the optical fiber is coupled to the PIC. The cured inorganic oxide has a refractive index that substantially matches the refractive indices of the cladding layer and the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robbins, Matthew Wade Puckett, Chad Hoyt
  • Publication number: 20230216267
    Abstract: Among other embodiments, a method for generated entangled photons is disclosed. The method comprises generating photons in a fundamental mode and converting the photons from the fundamental mode to a higher-order mode. The method further comprises generating, by a Bragg resonator configured to receive the photons, entangled photons in the fundamental mode from the converted photons in the higher-order mode. The method further comprises outputting the generated entangled photons from the Bragg resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Puckett, Chad Fertig, Matthew Robbins
  • Publication number: 20230104992
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to a sensor system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) that includes a single photon accelerated diode (SPAD) array. The SPAD array includes several pixels. A filter layer is arranged proximate the several pixels, where the filter layer includes color filter portions and unfiltered portions that are respectively aligned with first pixels of the SPAD array and second pixels of the SPAD array. A computing system determines both range to an object and information pertaining to color of the object based upon values read out from the pixels of the SPAD array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Shane McGuire, Joseph Matthew Robbins, Boyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11586094
    Abstract: Improved architectures and related methods for enhancing entangled photon generation in optical systems are described. Photons from a light source are coupled from the fundamental mode into an optical resonator in a higher-order mode. The optical resonator comprises a photon generation portion configured to generate entangled photons from the coupled photons. The entangled photons are selectively extracted from the optical resonator in the fundamental mode while the remaining photons propagate through the optical resonator mode and combine with the source photons entering the optical resonator. While the source photons propagating or entering the optical resonator resonate within the optical resonator, the entangled photons are not resonant with the optical resonator, and are selectively extracted before traversing a complete cycle in the optical resonator. Extracted entangled photons can then be output for use in, for example, a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Fertig, Matthew Wade Puckett, Matthew Robbins, Neil A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20230012476
    Abstract: Improved architectures and related methods for enhancing entangled photon generation in optical systems are described. Photons from a light source are coupled from the fundamental mode into an optical resonator in a higher-order mode. The optical resonator comprises a photon generation portion configured to generate entangled photons from the coupled photons. The entangled photons are selectively extracted from the optical resonator in the fundamental mode while the remaining photons propagate through the optical resonator mode and combine with the source photons entering the optical resonator. While the source photons propagating or entering the optical resonator resonate within the optical resonator, the entangled photons are not resonant with the optical resonator, and are selectively extracted before traversing a complete cycle in the optical resonator. Extracted entangled photons can then be output for use in, for example, a communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Fertig, Matthew Wade Puckett, Matthew Robbins, Neil A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20220317258
    Abstract: A component for diffusing light emitted by a laser source in a lidar system of an autonomous vehicle. The component comprises a component body. The component body comprises an aspheric lens shaped to direct laser illumination from a laser source in the lidar system to produce a particular illumination profile by directing a portion of the laser illumination to a part of a field of view of the lidar system. The component body further comprises an attachment structure configured for securing the component body to a printed circuit board of the lidar system. The attachment structure is further configured to space a central axis of the aspheric lens a distance from a central axis of the laser source in the lidar system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Edward Newman, Robert Vets, Joseph Matthew Robbins, Jake Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11156675
    Abstract: A magnetometer comprises a diode structure including a diamond material having free electrons and free charge carriers. An electrical circuit is coupled to the diode structure and is operative to apply a forward bias voltage to the diode structure. An optical detector is operative to collect and measure an electroluminescence produced by the diode structure after the forward bias voltage is applied to the diode structure. A processor is coupled to the optical detector and is operative to determine a magnetic field based on the measured electroluminescence produced by the diode structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Eldrich Solmeyer, Steven Tin, Matthew Robbins, Eugene Freeman
  • Publication number: 20210278484
    Abstract: A magnetometer comprises a diode structure including a diamond material having free electrons and free charge carriers. An electrical circuit is coupled to the diode structure and is operative to apply a forward bias voltage to the diode structure. An optical detector is operative to collect and measure an electroluminescence produced by the diode structure after the forward bias voltage is applied to the diode structure. A processor is coupled to the optical detector and is operative to determine a magnetic field based on the measured electroluminescence produced by the diode structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Eldrich Solmeyer, Steven Tin, Matthew Robbins, Eugene Freeman
  • Publication number: 20210023262
    Abstract: A dressing composition for use as a skin dressing comprises an elastomeric-adhesive composition, and a zeolite comprising releasably adsorbed nitric oxide. The zeolite may comprise a transition metal cation such as Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ag or a mixture thereof as an extra-framework metal cation, preferably Zn. The elastomeric adhesive composition may be a hydrocolloid-adhesive composition comprising, hydrocolloid and elastomer. The dressing composition releases nitric oxide, which may have beneficial effects, when used on wounds or moist skin, with a substantially constant release rate over a long period of time. A dressing including a layer of the dressing composition has a backing layer and may have a release liner removably attached to the skin-contacting surface of the dressing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Abraham Araya, Alan Reginald Minihan, Paul Matthew Robbins, Sonya Theresa Broderick, Michael J. Waring
  • Patent number: 10835636
    Abstract: A dressing composition for use as a skin dressing comprises an elastomeric-adhesive composition, and a zeolite comprising releasably adsorbed nitric oxide. The zeolite may comprise a transition metal cation such as Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ag or a mixture thereof as an extra-framework metal cation, preferably Zn. The elastomeric adhesive composition may be a hydrocolloid-adhesive composition comprising, hydrocolloid and elastomer. The dressing composition releases nitric oxide, which may have beneficial effects, when used on wounds or moist skin, with a substantially constant release rate over a long period of time. A dressing including a layer of the dressing composition has a backing layer and may have a release liner removably attached to the skin-contacting surface of the dressing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PQ Silicas UK Limited
    Inventors: Abraham Araya, Alan Reginald Minihan, Paul Matthew Robbins, Sonya Theresa Broderick, Michael J. Waring
  • Patent number: 10821203
    Abstract: A dressing composition for use as a skin dressing comprises an elastomeric-adhesive composition, and a zeolite comprising releasably adsorbed nitric oxide. The zeolite may comprise a transition metal cation such as Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ag or a mixture thereof as an extra-framework metal cation, preferably Zn. The elastomeric adhesive composition may be a hydro-colloid-adhesive composition comprising, hydrocolloid and elastomer. The dressing composition releases nitric oxide, which may have beneficial effects, when used on wounds or moist skin, with a substantially constant release rate over a long period of time. A dressing including a layer of the dressing composition has a backing layer and may have a release liner removably attached to the skin-contacting surface of the dressing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PQ Silicas UK Limited
    Inventors: Abraham Araya, Alan Reginald Minihan, Paul Matthew Robbins, Sonya Theresa Broderick, Michael J. Waring
  • Publication number: 20180168086
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Francy’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthew Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180168088
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Kim’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthews Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180168085
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Heidi’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthew Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180168087
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Vida’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthew Robbins, Warren Bell