Patents by Inventor Randall K. Morse

Randall K. Morse 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: 20220143905
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing device may include a laser source configured to generate a laser beam, a build material holder configured to hold an additive build material, a controllable deflector having a first scan rate, an AOD having a second scan rate faster than the first scan rate, and a controller. The controller may be configured to control the controllable deflector and the AOD to scan the laser beam relative to the build material holder to additively manufacture a workpiece in successive layers from the additive build material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, Randall K. Morse, Peter A. Wasilousky, Arthur C. Paolella, Carrigan L. Braun, Catheryn D. Logan
  • Patent number: 11327348
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and an optical body coupled between the AOM and the atom trap and having a plurality of spaced apart optical signal channels etched therein. At least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to each of the optical signal channels, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the piezoelectric transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry, Richard Spencer
  • Publication number: 20210278710
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: MICHAEL RAY LANGE, RANDALL K. MORSE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, CURTIS R. NIEMEIER, DEAN A. HEIMMERMANN, PETER A. WASILOUSKY, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, LEE MARTIN BURBERRY
  • Patent number: 11042052
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ray Lange, Randall K. Morse, Catheryn D. Logan, Curtis R. Niemeier, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter A. Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry
  • Publication number: 20210157175
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, and an AOM coupled to the laser source. The AOM may include an acousto-optic medium, and transducer electrodes carried by the acousto-optic medium. The system may also include an interface board having a dielectric layer, and vertically extending signal vias within the dielectric layer. Each vertically extending signal via may have a lower end in contact with a respective transducer electrode. The interface board may have laterally extending signal traces carried by the dielectric layer. Each laterally extending signal trace may be in contact with an upper end of a respective vertically extending signal via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: PETER A. WASILOUSKY, JOHN ERHINYO, MICHAEL R. LANGE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, RANDALL K. MORSE, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY
  • Publication number: 20210157180
    Abstract: An acousto-optic system may include a laser source, and an AOM coupled to the laser source and having an acousto-optic medium and transducer electrodes carried by the medium. The acousto-optic system may also include an interface board with a dielectric layer and signal contacts carried by the dielectric layer, and connections coupling respective signal contacts with respective transducer electrodes. Each connection may include a dielectric protrusion extending from the AOM, and an electrically conductive layer on the dielectric protrusion for coupling a respective transducer electrode to a respective signal contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: PETER A. WASILOUSKY, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, CARRIGAN L. BRAUN, MICHAEL R. LANGE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, RANDALL K MORSE
  • Publication number: 20200393633
    Abstract: The optical system includes a base having a groove and an adjacent slot therein. The system also includes at least one optical cell slidably alignable along the groove, and at least one clamp comprising a lower end and an upper end. The lower end is slidably alignable along the slot and is secured at a set location so that the upper end secures the at least one optical cell along the groove. The slot may extend parallel to the groove. The clamp may include at least one preloaded fastener arrangement securing the lower end of the clamp to the base. The preloaded fastener may include a bolt, a spring biasing the bolt, and a threaded backing plate within the slot and receiving the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Spencer, Carrigan L. Braun, Christopher A. Corey, Randall K. Morse, Peter A. Wasilousky
  • Patent number: 10754223
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, an atom trap, and a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The multi-channel AOM may include a beamsplitter to split the first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams for the atom trap, a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may also include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for each of the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Publication number: 20200089029
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and an optical body coupled between the AOM and the atom trap and having a plurality of spaced apart optical signal channels etched therein. At least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to each of the optical signal channels, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the piezoelectric transducers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL R. LANGE, RANDALL K. MORSE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, DEAN A. HEIMMERMANN, PETER WASILOUSKY, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY, LEE MARTIN BURBERRY, RICHARD SPENCER
  • Publication number: 20200089028
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL RAY LANGE, Randall K. Morse, Catheryn D. Logan, Curtis R. Niemeier, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter A. Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry
  • Patent number: 10509245
    Abstract: A method may include generating a laser light beam, stabilizing the laser light beam using a beam stabilizer, splitting the laser light beam using a first beamsplitter into a first front side laser light beam and a back side laser light beam for a back side of an ion trap, directing the front side laser light beam to a second beamsplitter using an input telescope, and splitting the first front side laser light beam using the second beamsplitter into second front side laser light beams. The method may further include receiving the front side laser light beams at a common acousto-optic medium, generating respective RF drive signals for electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second front side laser light beams using RF drivers, and directing the second front side laser light beams to a front side of the ion trap using an output telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Patent number: 10495943
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, a beam stabilizer downstream from the laser source and configured to stabilize the first laser light beam, and a beamsplitter downstream from the beam stabilizer and configured to split the stabilized first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams. The system may further include a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (AOM) including a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective phase array transducer comprising a plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may further include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for the phased array transducer electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A Wasilousky, Randall K. Morse, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Patent number: 10466516
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a laser light beam, a beam stabilizer downstream from the laser light source, and an acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The AOM may include an acousto-optic medium configured to receive the laser light beam, and a phased array transducer including a plurality of electrodes coupled to the acousto-optic medium and configured to cause the acousto-optic medium to output a zero order laser light beam and a first order diffracted laser light beam. The system may further include a photodetector configured to receive a sampled laser light beam split from the zero order beam and generate a feedback signal associated therewith, and an RF driver configured to generate an RF drive signal to the phased array transducer electrodes so that noise is diverted to the first order diffracted laser light beam based upon the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A. Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Publication number: 20180299745
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, an atom trap, and a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The multi-channel AOM may include a beamsplitter to split the first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams for the atom trap, a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may also include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for each of the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: RANDALL K. MORSE, PETER A. WASILOUSKY, LEE M. BURBERRY, MICHAEL R. LANGE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY
  • Publication number: 20180203265
    Abstract: A method may include generating a laser light beam, stabilizing the laser light beam using a beam stabilizer, splitting the laser light beam using a first beamsplitter into a first front side laser light beam and a back side laser light beam for a back side of an ion trap, directing the front side laser light beam to a second beamsplitter using an input telescope, and splitting the first front side laser light beam using the second beamsplitter into second front side laser light beams. The method may further include receiving the front side laser light beams at a common acousto-optic medium, generating respective RF drive signals for electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second front side laser light beams using RF drivers, and directing the second front side laser light beams to a front side of the ion trap using an output telescope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Publication number: 20180203325
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, a beam stabilizer downstream from the laser source and configured to stabilize the first laser light beam, and a beamsplitter downstream from the beam stabilizer and configured to split the stabilized first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams. The system may further include a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (ACM) including a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective phase array transducer comprising a plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may further include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for the phased array transducer electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: PETER A. WASILOUSKY, RANDALL K. MORSE, LEE M. BURBERRY, MICHAEL R. LANGE, CATHERYN D. LOGAN, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY
  • Publication number: 20180173027
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a laser light beam, a beam stabilizer downstream from the laser light source, and an acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The AOM may include an acousto-optic medium configured to receive the laser light beam, and a phased array transducer including a plurality of electrodes coupled to the acousto-optic medium and configured to cause the acousto-optic medium to output a zero order laser light beam and a first order diffracted laser light beam. The system may further include a photodetector configured to receive a sampled laser light beam split from the zero order beam and generate a feedback signal associated therewith, and an RF driver configured to generate an RF drive signal to the phased array transducer electrodes so that noise is diverted to the first order diffracted laser light beam based upon the feedback signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: RANDALL K. MORSE, Peter A. Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, CHRISTOPHER A. COREY
  • Publication number: 20180120599
    Abstract: A method may include generating a laser light beam with a laser source, splitting the laser light beam into a first front side beam and a back side beam for a back side of an ion trap using a first beamsplitter, directing the front side beam to a second beamsplitter using an input telescope, and splitting the first front side beam into a plurality of second front side beams directed to a common acousto-optic medium using a second beamsplitter. The common acousto-optic medium may have a respective plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second front side beams. The method may further include directing the plurality of second front side beams to a front side of the ion trap using an output telescope, and generating a respective RF drive signal for each of the plurality of electrodes using a plurality of RF drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: RANDALL K. MORSE, Peter A. Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Pat O. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20180120600
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a laser light beam and an acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The AOM may include an acousto-optic medium configured to receive the laser light beam, and a phased array transducer comprising a plurality of electrodes coupled to the acousto-optic medium and configured to cause the acousto-optic medium to output a zero order laser light beam and a first order diffracted laser light beam. The system may further include a beamsplitter downstream from the AOM and configured to split a sampled laser light beam from the zero order laser light beam, a photodetector configured to receive the sampled laser light beam and generate a feedback signal associated therewith, and a radio frequency (RF) driver configured to generate an RF drive signal to the phased array transducer electrodes so that noise is diverted to the first order diffracted laser light beam based upon the feedback signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: RANDALL K. MORSE, Peter A. Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Pat O. Bentley
  • Patent number: 9958711
    Abstract: A laser system may include a laser source configured to generate a laser light beam and an acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The AOM may include an acousto-optic medium configured to receive the laser light beam, and a phased array transducer comprising a plurality of electrodes coupled to the acousto-optic medium and configured to cause the acousto-optic medium to output a zero order laser light beam and a first order diffracted laser light beam. The system may further include a beamsplitter downstream from the AOM and configured to split a sampled laser light beam from the zero order laser light beam, a photodetector configured to receive the sampled laser light beam and generate a feedback signal associated therewith, and a radio frequency (RF) driver configured to generate an RF drive signal to the phased array transducer electrodes so that noise is diverted to the first order diffracted laser light beam based upon the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A. Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Pat O. Bentley