Patents by Inventor Morgan Defoort

Morgan Defoort 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: 20190127831
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to new ferritic alloys comprising iron, chromium, and silicon. The novel alloys have surprisingly enhanced corrosion resistant properties, with excellent workability, strength, and ductility. The disclosed alloys, and products made therefrom are useful in making low cost, efficient, and clean biomass stove combustors, as well as other devices for use with biomass fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Brady, Laura Kelly Banta, Morgan DeFoort, John C. Mizia, Yukinori Yamamoto, Nathan Lorenz
  • Patent number: 7420662
    Abstract: A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, and includes a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. The laser delivery assembly further includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. Other embodiments use a fiber laser to generate a spark. Embodiments of the present invention may be used to create a spark in an engine. Yet other embodiments include collecting light from the spark or a flame resulting from the spark and conveying the light for diagnostics. Methods of using the spark delivery systems and diagnostic systems are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Azer Yalin, Bryan Willson, Morgan Defoort, Sachin Joshi, Adam Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7412129
    Abstract: A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, the spark delivery system including a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. In addition, the laser delivery assembly includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, the assembly may be used to create a spark in a combustion engine. In accordance with other embodiments of the present invention, a method of using the spark delivery system is provided. In addition, a method of choosing an appropriate fiber for creating a spark using a laser beam is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Azer Yalin, Bryan Willson, Morgan Defoort
  • Patent number: 7340129
    Abstract: A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, and includes a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. The laser delivery assembly further includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. Other embodiments use a fiber laser to generate a spark. Embodiments of the present invention may be used to create a spark in an engine. Yet other embodiments include collecting light from the spark or a flame resulting from the spark and conveying the light for diagnostics. Methods of using the spark delivery systems and diagnostic systems are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Azer Yalin, Bryan Willson, Morgan Defoort, Sachin Joshi, Adam Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20060055925
    Abstract: A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, the spark delivery system including a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. In addition, the laser delivery assembly includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, the assembly may be used to create a spark in a combustion engine. In accordance with other embodiments of the present invention, a method of using the spark delivery system is provided. In addition, a method of choosing an appropriate fiber for creating a spark using a laser beam is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Azer Yalin, Bryan Willson, Morgan Defoort
  • Publication number: 20060037572
    Abstract: A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, and includes a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. The laser delivery assembly further includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. Other embodiments use a fiber laser to generate a spark. Embodiments of the present invention may be used to create a spark in an engine. Yet other embodiments include collecting light from the spark or a flame resulting from the spark and conveying the light for diagnostics. Methods of using the spark delivery systems and diagnostic systems are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Azer Yalin, Bryan Willson, Morgan Defoort, George Collins
  • Publication number: 20060032471
    Abstract: A spark delivery system for generating a spark using a laser beam is provided, and includes a laser light source and a laser delivery assembly. The laser delivery assembly includes a hollow fiber and a launch assembly comprising launch focusing optics to input the laser beam in the hollow fiber. The laser delivery assembly further includes exit focusing optics that demagnify an exit beam of laser light from the hollow fiber, thereby increasing the intensity of the laser beam and creating a spark. Other embodiments use a fiber laser to generate a spark. Embodiments of the present invention may be used to create a spark in an engine. Yet other embodiments include collecting light from the spark or a flame resulting from the spark and conveying the light for diagnostics. Methods of using the spark delivery systems and diagnostic systems are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Azer Yalin, Bryan Willson, Morgan Defoort, Sachin Joshi, Adam Reynolds