Patents by Inventor Robert Joseph Foley

Robert Joseph Foley 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: 20220255296
    Abstract: In an example, the disclosed technology includes a laser source, comprising a plurality of pump elements configured to generate laser light, a controller coupled to the plurality of pump elements, configured to select individual drive current levels to be provided to respective ones of the plurality of pump elements responsive to a request for a laser power level and at least one power supply coupled to one or more of the plurality of pump elements for driving individual pump elements at selected drive currents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Tyson L. LOWDER, Robert Joseph FOLEY, Michael C. NELSON
  • Patent number: 10838603
    Abstract: A system includes a laser system situated to generate a laser beam, a controller situated to control a path of the laser beam on a target and to control a variation of one or more waveforms associated with the laser beam, and a display coupled to the controller and situated to display a plurality of list data portions that include waveform parameters and a simulated waveform based on the plurality of list data portions, wherein the simulated waveform includes a plurality of simulated waveform portions that are predictive of the one or more waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Patent number: 10447004
    Abstract: A laser diode system includes plurality of laser pumps, each of the plurality of laser pumps including a plurality of laser diode drivers and a plurality of laser diode elements, wherein each of the plurality of laser diode drivers is electrically coupled to power at least two of the plurality of laser diode elements. A combiner electrically is coupled to the plurality of laser diode elements to combine an output of each of the plurality of laser pumps to generate a combined output light. A controller identifies a failed laser pump or a failed laser diode element, receives an encoded key to gain access to the controller, and disables the failed laser pump or the failed laser diode element based at least in part on authenticating the encoded key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Patent number: 10396525
    Abstract: A laser diode system includes plurality of laser pumps, each of the plurality of laser pumps including a plurality of laser diode drivers and a plurality of laser diode elements, wherein each of the plurality of laser diode drivers is electrically coupled to power at least two of the plurality of laser diode elements. A combiner electrically is coupled to the plurality of laser diode elements to combine an output of each of the plurality of laser pumps to generate a combined output light. A controller identifies a failed laser pump or a failed laser diode element, receives an encoded key to gain access to the controller, and disables the failed laser pump or the failed laser diode element based at least in part on authenticating the encoded key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Publication number: 20170147191
    Abstract: A system includes a laser system situated to generate a laser beam, a controller situated to control a path of the laser beam on a target and to control a variation of one or more waveforms associated with the laser beam, and a display coupled to the controller and situated to display a plurality of list data portions that include waveform parameters and a simulated waveform based on the plurality of list data portions, wherein the simulated waveform includes a plurality of simulated waveform portions that are predictive of the one or more waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Publication number: 20170149203
    Abstract: A laser diode system includes plurality of laser pumps, each of the plurality of laser pumps including a plurality of laser diode drivers and a plurality of laser diode elements, wherein each of the plurality of laser diode drivers is electrically coupled to power at least two of the plurality of laser diode elements. A combiner electrically is coupled to the plurality of laser diode elements to combine an output of each of the plurality of laser pumps to generate a combined output light. A controller identifies a failed laser pump or a failed laser diode element, receives an encoded key to gain access to the controller, and disables the failed laser pump or the failed laser diode element based at least in part on authenticating the encoded key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Patent number: 6126726
    Abstract: A turbine generator hydrogen filtration system having an improved membrane filter for the removal of gases and particulates is provided. The system comprises a membrane filter operably connected with defoaming tanks. The hydrogen stream is routed through an improved membrane filter where air and other contaminants such as oil are removed. The hydrogen is recirculated into the hydrogen cooled generator. The membrane filter employed in the system is one of several palladium based membrane filters which effectively remove air and other contaminants and provide high hydrogen through-put.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Foley, Jr., Owen Russell Snuttjer