Patents by Inventor Michael S. Lebby

Michael S. Lebby 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: 20200091398
    Abstract: According to various implementations of the invention, a vertical Josephson Junction device may be realized using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of YBCO and PBCO epitaxial layers in an a-axis crystal orientation. Various implementations of the invention provide improved vertical JJ devices using SiC or LSGO substrates; GaN, AlN, or MgO buffer layers; YBCO or LSGO template layers; YBCO conductive layers and various combinations of barrier layers that include PBCO, NBCO, and DBCO. Such JJ devices are simple to fabricate with wet and dry etching, and allow for superior current flow across the barrier layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Davis H. Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10431729
    Abstract: According to various implementations of the invention, a vertical Josephson Junction device may be realized using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of YBCO and PBCO epitaxial layers in an a-axis crystal orientation. Various implementations of the invention provide improved vertical JJ devices using SiC or LSGO substrates; GaN, AlN, or MgO buffer layers; YBCO or LSGO template layers; YBCO conductive layers and various combinations of barrier layers that include PBCO, NBCO, and DBCO. Such JJ devices are simple to fabricate with wet and dry etching, and allow for superior current flow across the barrier layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ambature, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Davis H. Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20180013053
    Abstract: According to various implementations of the invention, a vertical Josephson Junction device may be realized using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of YBCO and PBCO epitaxial layers in an a-axis crystal orientation. Various implementations of the invention provide improved vertical JJ devices using SiC or LSGO substrates; GaN, AlN, or MgO buffer layers; YBCO or LSGO template layers; YBCO conductive layers and various combinations of barrier layers that include PBCO, NBCO, and DBCO. Such JJ devices are simple to fabricate with wet and dry etching, and allow for superior current flow across the barrier layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Davis H. Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8542437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to semiconductor devices comprising rare earth based optical gain medium layers suitable for electronic and optoelectronic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Translucent, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Andrew Clark, F. Erdem Arkun, Robin Smith, David Williams
  • Publication number: 20120090672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor based structure for a device for converting radiation to electrical energy comprising various combinations of rare-earths and Group IV, III-V, and II-VI semiconductors and alloys thereof enabling enhanced performance including high radiation conversion efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: TRANSLUCENT, INC.
    Inventors: MICHAEL S. LEBBY, Andrew Clark, Robin Smith
  • Publication number: 20120085399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semiconductor based structure for a device for converting radiation to electrical energy comprising various combinations of rare-earths and Group IV, III-V, and II-VI semiconductors and alloys thereof enabling enhanced performance including high radiation conversion efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: TRANSLUCENT, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Andrew Clark, Robin Smith
  • Patent number: 6999644
    Abstract: An electro-optic package comprising an optoelectric module with a receptacle assembly, an optoelectric assembly fixedly attached to the receptacle assembly, the optoelectric assembly being in communication with the optoelectric module, wherein the optoelectric assembly includes optoelectronic circuitry and the optoelectronic circuitry includes at least one electrical connection for communication with external electronic circuitry, and wherein the electro-optic package forms a discrete package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Robert William Musk, Joseph John Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 6966703
    Abstract: An actuator-based latching/delatching mechanism in combination with an optical module includes a housing having a front face with an opening and an optical transceiver designed to be nestingly engaged in the opening. A front surface of the transceiver is flush with the face of the housing in a fully nestingly engaged orientation. A pivot arm is pivotally mounted adjacent a rear end of the housing for pivotal movement between a latching orientation in which the transceiver is fully nestingly engaged in the housing and a delatching orientation in which a force pivots the arm against the transceiver to move the transceiver out of the engaged orientation. An actuator, with an end accessible exterior of the housing, is mounted in the housing for movements from latching to delatching orientations in response to a force applied to the end of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Bookham Technology PLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Samuel Ho
  • Patent number: 6795461
    Abstract: An optoelectric module includes a cylindrical ferrule defining an optical axis and having a first end constructed to receive an optical fiber aligned along the optical axis. A TO-can is positioned within the ferrule and has a first end with an optical element therein for conducting light therethrough. A base is affixed to the second end of the TO-can and to the second end of the ferrule. A laser is mounted within the TO-can so that light generated by the laser is directed through the optical element along the optical axis. A laser driver is mounted on the base and electrically connected to the laser. External connections to the laser driver are completed by either electrical traces on a surface of the base, vias through the base, or flexible leads mounted on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas H. Blair, Phillip J. Edwards, Siegfried Fleischer, Michael S. Lebby, Bradley S. Levin, Oliver W. Northup, Michael M. O'Toole, Joseph John Vandenberg, Brett M. Zaborsky
  • Patent number: 6663296
    Abstract: An optoelectric module includes a cylindrical ferrule defining an optical axis and having a first end constructed to receive an optical fiber aligned along the optical axis. An optical element, including a lens, is engaged in the ferrule between the first and second ends and positioned to convey light along the optical axis. The second end of the ferrule is closed by a base. An optical component is mounted on the base so that light is directed through the lens from the optical component to the optical fiber or from the optical fiber to the optical component. Either a laser driver or an amplifier is mounted on the base and electrically connected to the optical component and external connections are made to the laser driver or the amplifier by electrical traces on a surface of the base, vias through the base, or flex leads mounted on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas H. Blair, Phillip J. Edwards, Siegfried Fleischer, Michael S. Lebby, Bradley S. Levin, Oliver W Northrup, Michael M. O'Toole, Joseph John Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 6243056
    Abstract: A portable communications transceiver having a first hollow body, a second hollow body, and a virtual image display that includes a semiconductor array providing a real image and an optical system mounted in the second body to receive the real image and produce a virtual image at a viewing aperture. Electronics are associated with the array to produce real images in accordance with messages and graphical images received by the receiver. The display is sufficiently small enough to mount in a hand held cellular or portable telephone by the operator while using the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Jachimowicz, Michael S. Lebby
  • Patent number: 6228440
    Abstract: A perishable media information storage mechanism, including a substrate, a data layer for recording data thereon the information storage mechanism, a reflective layer, and a protective lacquer coating. The data layer includes a material responsive to at least one predetermined data elimination factor and includes one of a decayable dye material, a liquid crystal material, a photosensitive material or a plurality of magnetoresistive memory cells. The data layer is characterized as recording data and eliminating access to data in response to at least one of a predetermined use or time factor. In addition, included is a method for fabricating a perishable media information storage mechanism including the steps of providing a substrate, forming a data layer on a surface of the substrate, forming a reflective layer on an uppermost surface of the data layer, and forming a protective coating on an uppermost surface of the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Conan B. Dailey, Michael S. Lebby
  • Patent number: 6161106
    Abstract: A perishable media system including a media writer for writing information to a perishable media information storage mechanism, a media reader for reading information written on the perishable media information storage mechanism, a data access eliminator for eliminating access to the information written on the perishable media information storage mechanism, and an interpretation mechanism. The system operates by writing information to the perishable media information storage mechanism with the media writer, thereafter reading the information with the media reader. Once the information is read by the media reader and interpreted by the interpretation mechanism, the data access eliminator, in the form of a light, magnetic field, or bias eliminates access to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Conan B. Dailey, Michael S. Lebby
  • Patent number: 6158884
    Abstract: A portable electronic device adapted to be worn on a user's wrist including an electronic unit including a transceiver for receiving and transmitting messages and a watch included within the electronic unit having movements for displaying a time of day. A wrist band including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers is electrically coupled to the electronic unit thereby creating an electronic circuit. A power source is integrated with the plurality of electrically conductive fibers fabricating the wrist band. At least one display is integrated with the electronic unit for the display of informative data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Davis H. Hartman
  • Patent number: 6156582
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a ridge VCSEL having a first stack of mirrors, a second stack of mirrors and an active area sandwiched therebetween, including the steps of depositing a metal layer, an etchable layer and a masking layer on the second stack, removing portions of the masking layer, the etchable layer and the metal layer to form a mask, using the mask to etch the second stack to form a mesa, removing portions of the etchable layer to expose the metal layer, depositing an additional metal layer on the side of the mesa and the exposed portion of the metal layer to define a light emitting area, removing the etchable and masking layers to expose the metal layer in the light emitting area, and removing the exposed portion of the metal layer to expose the light emitting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Chan-Long Shieh, Michael S. Lebby
  • Patent number: 6131017
    Abstract: A dual system communicator includes an electronic analog communicator and a removeably attached power source. The analog communicator includes analog signal transceiving electronics. The power source includes digital signal transceiving electronics. The analog communicator and the power source are wirelessly interfaced for communication between the digital signal transceiving electronics and the analog signal transceiving electronics. The dual system communicator is operational as a standard analog communicator or as a communicator capable of receiving digital signals which are converted to analog signals by a converter and transmitting analog signals which are converted into digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Davis H. Hartman, Wenbin Jiang
  • Patent number: 6122023
    Abstract: A non-speckle laser projection display composed of a liquid crystal material for the generation of a high resolution, non-speckle image. The projection display screen includes a liquid crystal material which is constructed in a highly scattered state when no drive voltage is applied. When a high frequency, low voltage signal is applied to the liquid crystal projection display screen, the liquid crystal molecules vibrate slightly at a frequency higher than 60 Hz, thereby causing the speckle pattern to change quickly, and causing the eye to smooth out and see no speckle. In addition, provided is a non-speckle laser display system in which included is a laser image source and the liquid crystal projection display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Chen, Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 6121068
    Abstract: A longwavelength vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) for use in optical telecommunications and method of fabrication that includes the fabrication of an active VCSEL structure on a supporting substrate and the fabrication of a highly reflective DBR mirror structure on a silicon substrate. The DBR mirror structure includes alternating layers of a silicon oxide material and a silicon material fabricated utilizing epitaxially growth techniques and/or wafer bonding using SOI wafer fusion technology. During fabrication of the final VCSEL device, the Si/SiO.sub.2 DBR mirror structure is wafer bonded to the active VCSEL structure. The active VCSEL structure supporting substrate is selectively removed, to enable positioning of a second DBR mirror stack. The final VCSEL device characterized by emitting infra-red light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamal Ramdani, Michael S. Lebby, Wenbin Jiang
  • Patent number: 6115618
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a display detachably mounted to a power source. The display including a virtual image display apparatus. The power source including a detachably mounted battery. A communication interface is provided between the display apparatus and the portable electronic device for permitting data exchange between the display apparatus and the portable electronic device. The communication interface provided can be either a standard electrical interface such as an electrical connector or a solid form factor design including cooperating contact areas or a wireless interface such as an infra red optical link or a radio frequency link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Davis H. Hartman, Wenbin Jiang
  • Patent number: 6111839
    Abstract: An optical pickup head for high density optical storage applications and a method of fabrication including a first order mode light source and a phase shift mask. The light source is capable of emitting a power output of at least 10 mW. The phase shift mask positioned to allow for a 180.degree. shift in light emitted therethrough, thereby creating a reduced focal spot size for high density data write applications. The optical pickup head capable of high density read and write applications for both CDs and DVDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom D. Milster, Wenbin Jiang, Michael S. Lebby