Patents by Inventor Richard Becker

Richard Becker 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: 11067748
    Abstract: A guide transition device including a light source designed to generate a light beam, a light input port on a first plane and coupled to receive the light beam from the light source, a light output port on a second plane different than the first plane, the light output port designed to couple a received light beam to output equipment and plane shifting apparatus coupled to receive the light beam from the light input port on the first plane and to shift or transfer the light beam to the second plane. The plane shifting apparatus is coupled to transfer the light beam to the light output port on the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lebby, Frederick J Leonberger, Richard Becker
  • Publication number: 20210207046
    Abstract: A system is described for automatically processing biomass using a series of mechanisms that operate in unison to maintain solids flow through small gasifiers that are otherwise prone to blockage. The system can include an anti jamming mechanism to automatically clear jams within said gasifier using input from at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Wesley Capel
  • Patent number: 10989871
    Abstract: A polymer waveguide/modulator including a lower cladding layer, a polymer core, an upper cladding layer, a first protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the lower cladding layer and the core, and a second protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the core and the upper cladding layer. The protection/barrier layers designed to protect the cladding layers and the core from solvents and gases and to prevent current leakage between the cladding layers and the core. The first protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the lower cladding layer. The second protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the upper cladding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Michael Lebby, Youngwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 10870732
    Abstract: Defoamer preparations contain a polyorganosiloxane having aryl groups bonded to silicon at a ring carbon, filler particles and/or silicone resin particles, and a polyoxyalkylene polyether containing oxypropylene moieties. In addition to being efficient and compatible, the defoamer compositions retain their efficiency, especially in liquid detergents, after storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Holger Rautschek, Richard Becker, Christof Brehm
  • Patent number: 10754093
    Abstract: A method of fabricating polymer modulators includes forming an insulating layer on a platform and depositing and patterning a ground electrode on the insulating layer. A bottom polymer cladding layer, a first blocking layer, a polymer core layer, a second blocking layer, and a top polymer cladding layer are deposited in order. A third blocking layer is deposited on the top cladding layer and patterned to define vias which are used to etch ground openings through the top polymer cladding layer, the second blocking layer, the core layer, the first blocking layer, and the bottom cladding layer to the ground electrode. The openings are filled with electrically conductive material from electrical communication with the ground electrode to a surface of the top polymer cladding layer. The third blocking layer is removed and electrical contacts are formed on the top polymer cladding layer in electrical communication with the electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiming Liu, Michael Lebby, Brian Shaw, Richard Becker, Youngwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 10744425
    Abstract: Effective defoamer compositions contain two different aryl-substituted organopolysiloxanes and filler particles, and show high defoaming capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Christof Brehm, Richard Becker, Holger Rautschek
  • Patent number: 10675230
    Abstract: Emulsions of carbamato-functional organopolysiloxanes emulsified with the aid of cationic emulsifiers are useful for treating textiles to provide good haptic properties, and also in hair care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Christof Brehm, Richard Becker, Elisabeth Hoelzlwimmer, Christine Stalleicher
  • Publication number: 20200165393
    Abstract: Defoamer preparations contain a polyorganosiloxane having aryl groups bonded to silicon at a ring carbon, filler particles and/or silicone resin particles, and a polyoxyalkylene polyether containing oxypropylene moieties. In addition to being efficient and compatible, the defoamer compositions retain their efficiency, especially in liquid detergents, after storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Holger RAUTSCHEK, Richard BECKER, Christof BREHM
  • Publication number: 20200088939
    Abstract: A guide transition device including a light source designed to generate a light beam, a light input port on a first plane and coupled to receive the light beam from the light source, a light output port on a second plane different than the first plane, the light output port designed to couple a received light beam to output equipment and plane shifting apparatus coupled to receive the light beam from the light input port on the first plane and to shift or transfer the light beam to the second plane. The plane shifting apparatus is coupled to transfer the light beam to the light output port on the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lebby, Frederick J. Leonberger, Richard Becker
  • Publication number: 20200088941
    Abstract: A polymer waveguide/modulator including a lower cladding layer, a polymer core, an upper cladding layer, a first protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the lower cladding layer and the core, and a second protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the core and the upper cladding layer. The protection/barrier layers designed to protect the cladding layers and the core from solvents and gases and to prevent current leakage between the cladding layers and the core. The first protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the lower cladding layer. The second protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the upper cladding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Michael Lebby, Youngwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 10591755
    Abstract: A direct-drive polymer modulator including a platform, a multilayer waveguide formed in/on the platform, the waveguide including a bottom cladding layer, an electro-optic polymer core and a top cladding layer, and at least a portion of the waveguide forming a direct-drive polymer modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Frederick J Leonberger, Michael Lebby
  • Patent number: 10572725
    Abstract: Field extraction from a form image includes identifying a target field of the form image, defining a patch from the form image based on the target field, and encoding the patch using a color encoding scheme to obtain an encoded patch. Field extraction further includes applying a trained classifier to the encoded patch to identify a relationship between a field value and a field identifier, and extracting the field value from the form image according to the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Kimia Hassanzadeh
  • Patent number: 10527786
    Abstract: A monolithic photonic integrated circuit includes a platform, a monolithic laser formed in/on the platform, and an electro-optic polymer modulator monolithically built onto the platform and optically coupled to the monolithic laser. The polymer modulator is optically coupled to the monolithic laser by waveguides including electro-optic polymer waveguides. The electro-optic polymer modulator and the electro-optic polymer waveguides including an electro-optic polymer core and top and bottom electro-optic polymer cladding layers. The electro-optic polymer core having an electro-optic coefficient (r33) greater than 250 pm/v, and a Tg 150° C. to 200° C., and the top and bottom electro-optic polymer cladding layers having a Tg approximately the same as the Tg of the electro-optic polymer core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J Leonberger, Michael Lebby, Richard Becker
  • Patent number: 10520673
    Abstract: A polymer waveguide/modulator including a lower cladding layer, a polymer core, an upper cladding layer, a first protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the lower cladding layer and the core, and a second protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the core and the upper cladding layer. The protection/barrier layers designed to protect the cladding layers and the core from solvents and gases and to prevent current leakage between the cladding layers and the core. The first protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the lower cladding layer. The second protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the upper cladding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Michael Lebby, Youngwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 10509164
    Abstract: A guide transition device including a light source designed to generate a light beam, a light input port on a first plane and coupled to receive the light beam from the light source, a light output port on a second plane different than the first plane, the light output port designed to couple a received light beam to output equipment and plane shifting apparatus coupled to receive the light beam from the light input port on the first plane and to shift or transfer the light beam to the second plane. The plane shifting apparatus is coupled to transfer the light beam to the light output port on the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lebby, Frederick J Leonberger, Richard Becker
  • Publication number: 20190353843
    Abstract: A method of fabricating polymer modulators includes forming an insulating layer on a platform and depositing and patterning a ground electrode on the insulating layer. A bottom polymer cladding layer, a first blocking layer, a polymer core layer, a second blocking layer, and a top polymer cladding layer are deposited in order. A third blocking layer is deposited on the top cladding layer and patterned to define vias which are used to etch ground openings through the top polymer cladding layer, the second blocking layer, the core layer, the first blocking layer, and the bottom cladding layer to the ground electrode. The openings are filled with electrically conductive material from electrical communication with the ground electrode to a surface of the top polymer cladding layer. The third blocking layer is removed and electrical contacts are formed on the top polymer cladding layer in electrical communication with the electrically conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiming Liu, Michael Lebby, Brian Shaw, Richard Becker, Youngwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 10402640
    Abstract: A method for schematizing fields in documents involves segmenting an image of a document into snippets, classifying a first, a second, and a third snippet of the snippets as a first label, a second label, and a data field, respectively. The method further includes generating, for a combination of the first label and the data field, a first image to be classified, and classifying the first image to be classified to obtain a first classification score. The method further includes generating, for a combination of the second label and the data field, a second image to be classified, and classifying the second image to be classified to obtain a second classification score. The method also includes determining that the first classification score is greater than the second classification score and identifying, based on the determining step, that the data field is associated with the first label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Kimia Hassanzadeh
  • Publication number: 20190204506
    Abstract: A polymer waveguide/modulator including a lower cladding layer, a polymer core, an upper cladding layer, a first protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the lower cladding layer and the core, and a second protection/barrier layer sandwiched between the core and the upper cladding layer. The protection/barrier layers designed to protect the cladding layers and the core from solvents and gases and to prevent current leakage between the cladding layers and the core. The first protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the lower cladding layer. The second protection/barrier layer is optically transparent and designed with a refractive index less than, greater than, or the same as the refractive index of the core and approximately equal to the refractive index of the upper cladding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Lightwave Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Michael Lebby, Youngwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 10329387
    Abstract: Nanoemulsions are prepared by: a) solubilizing a silicone resin in an organic solvent system to yield a silicone resin solution concentration of about 80% or less, wherein the organic solvent system comprises a single solvent selected from the group consisting of monoalcohols, polyalcohols, ethers of monoalcohols, ethers of polyalcohols, fatty esters, Guerbet alcohols, isoparaffins, naphthols, glycol ethers, provided that the solvent is not diethyleneglycol monobutyl ether; b) mixing the silicone resin solution with an aminosiloxane polymer to obtain an aminosiloxane polymer:silicone resin mixture having ratio of about 20:1; c) allowing the resin mixture to age for at least about 6 hours at ambient temperature; d) adding the resin mixture to a vessel; e) optionally adding with agitation, an additional organic solvent to the resin mixture; f) mixing until homogenous; g) adding a protonating agent; h) additionally adding an aqueous carrier in an amount to produce the desired concentration of emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Richard Becker, Harry William Broening, Kristi Lynn Fliter, Markus Merget, Stefanie Schuster, Ernst Selbertinger, Mark Robert Sivik, Nicholas David Vetter, Patrick Brian Whiting, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10316271
    Abstract: Antifoam compositions for textile washing having a delayed antifoam effect contain an aminoalkyl-functional organopolysiloxanes wherein at least one aminoalkyl group is modified by reaction with an alkanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker