Patents by Inventor Ryan Hawke

Ryan Hawke 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: 20220113468
    Abstract: Spliced multi-clad optical fibers with a cladding light stripper (CLS) encapsulating the splice. The splice may facilitate conversion between two optical fibers having different architectures, such as different core and/or cladding dimensions. The CLS may comprise a first length of fiber on a first side of the splice, and a second length of fiber on a second side of the splice, encapsulating the splice within the lengths of the CLS. The splice may abut one or more of the lengths of the CLS, or may be separated from one or more lengths of the CLS by an intermediate length of a first and/or second fiber joined by the splice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Teemu Kokki, Shaun Hampton, Chris Luetjen
  • Patent number: 11022760
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a camera, a dark field illumination source, and a fiber inspection housing including a fiber connector input situated to receive an optical fiber connector so that an optical fiber output end of the optical fiber connector is removably insertable into an interior region of the fiber inspection housing and securable at a predetermined location in the interior region, a camera input situated to receive and secure the camera so that the camera is in optical communication with the interior region and the optical fiber output end, and a dark field illumination source input situated to receive the dark field illumination source so that light emitted from the dark field illumination source is received by the optical fiber output end at a dark field illumination angle and is scattered by contamination or defects associated with the optical fiber output end so as to be detectable by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Brown, Dahv A. V. Kliner, Scott R. Karlsen, Jeremy Young, Ryan Hawke, David R. Balsley, Ron Stevens
  • Patent number: 11009657
    Abstract: Spliced multi-clad optical fibers with a cladding light stripper (CLS) encapsulating the splice. The splice may facilitate conversion between two optical fibers having different architectures, such as different core and/or cladding dimensions. The CLS may comprise a first length of fiber on a first side of the splice, and a second length of fiber on a second side of the splice, encapsulating the splice within the lengths of the CLS. The splice may abut one or more of the lengths of the CLS, or may be separated from one or more lengths of the CLS by an intermediate length of a first and/or second fiber joined by the splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Teemu Kokki, Shaun Hampton, Chris Luetjen
  • Publication number: 20200363645
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a laser system that includes a first fiber having an output end and situated to propagate a first laser beam with a first beam parameter product (bpp) and a second fiber having an input end spliced to the output end of the first fiber at a fiber splice so as to receive the first laser beam and to form a second laser beam having a second bpp that is greater than the first bpp, wherein the output end of the first fiber and the input end of the second fiber are spliced at a tilt angle so as to increase the first bpp to the second bpp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: David Logan, Ryan Hawke, David R. Balsley, Ron Stevens
  • Patent number: 10768433
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a laser system that includes a first fiber having an output end and situated to propagate a first laser beam with a first beam parameter product (bpp) and a second fiber having an input end spliced to the output end of the first fiber at a fiber splice so as to receive the first laser beam and to form a second laser beam having a second bpp that is greater than the first bpp, wherein the output end of the first fiber and the input end of the second fiber are spliced at a tilt angle so as to increase the first bpp to the second bpp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: David Logan, Ryan Hawke, David R. Balsley, Ron Stevens
  • Patent number: 10718959
    Abstract: A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic stabilization zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the control over rotation of the contact lens on the eye. As the material deforms, the angle of contact between the eyelid and the one or more dynamic stabilization zones changes as does the rotational force acting on the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Daniel B. Otts
  • Publication number: 20200099190
    Abstract: Multi-clad optical fiber cladding light stripper (CLS) comprising an inner cladding with one or more recessed surface regions to remove light propagating within the inner cladding. A CLS may comprise such recessed surface regions along two or more azimuthal angles about the fiber axis, for example to improve stripping efficiency. One or more dimensions, or spatial distribution, of the recessed surface regions may be randomized, for example to improve stripping uniformity across a multiplicity of modes propagating within a cladding. Adjacent recessed surface regions may abut, for example, end-to-end, as segments of a recess that occupies a majority, or even an entirety, of the length of a fiber surrounded by a heat sink. One or more dimensions, or angular position, of individual ones of the abutted recessed surface regions may vary, according to a regular or irregular pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Teemu Kokki, Christopher Luetjen, Ryan Hawke
  • Publication number: 20200081182
    Abstract: Spliced multi-clad optical fibers with a cladding light stripper (CLS) encapsulating the splice. The splice may facilitate conversion between two optical fibers having different architectures, such as different core and/or cladding dimensions. The CLS may comprise a first length of fiber on a first side of the splice, and a second length of fiber on a second side of the splice, encapsulating the splice within the lengths of the CLS. The splice may abut one or more of the lengths of the CLS, or may be separated from one or more lengths of the CLS by an intermediate length of a first and/or second fiber joined by the splice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Teemu Kokki, Shaun Hampton, Chris Luetjen
  • Patent number: 10064547
    Abstract: A new vision test, incorporating textual and non-textual elements in an image, is configured to demonstrate the effects of low cylinder astigmatism and other sources of blur on visual quality. The elements are designed to be noticeable, relevant, important and engaging. The new vision test may be utilized to supplement conventional vision testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Jonathan Hansen, Ross Franklin, Andy Milton, Ben Rose, Michael Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180180903
    Abstract: A molded contact lens comprising a stiffer optic zone relative to the peripheral zone of the contact lens provides an optical element for correcting astigmatism without the need for or substantially minimizing the need for the correction of rotational misalignment. The higher elastic modulus optic zone vaults over the cornea thereby allowing a tear lens to form. The tear lens follows or assumes the shape of the back surface of the contact lens. The combination of the tear lens and the optical zone provide an optical element for correction of refractive error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Hansen, Ryan Hawke
  • Patent number: 9823493
    Abstract: A contact lens incorporating one or more compliant dynamic translation zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking and which allows for the control over translation of the contact lens on the eye. The one or more compliant dynamic translation zones provide for the comfortable relative movement of the contact lens over the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore G. Caldarise, Ryan Hawke, Daniel B. Otts, Jeffrey H. Roffman
  • Publication number: 20170123232
    Abstract: A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic stabilization zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the control over rotation of the contact lens on the eye. As the material deforms, the angle of contact between the eyelid and the one or more dynamic stabilization zones changes as does the rotational force acting on the contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Daniel B. Otts
  • Publication number: 20170090119
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a laser system that includes a first fiber having an output end and situated to propagate a first laser beam with a first beam parameter product (bpp) and a second fiber having an input end spliced to the output end of the first fiber at a fiber splice so as to receive the first laser beam and to form a second laser beam having a second bpp that is greater than the first bpp, wherein the output end of the first fiber and the input end of the second fiber are spliced at a tilt angle so as to increase the first bpp to the second bpp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: David Logan, Ryan Hawke, David R. Balsley, Ron Stevens
  • Patent number: 9581836
    Abstract: A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic stabilization zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the control over rotation of the contact lens on the eye. As the material deforms, the angle of contact between the eyelid and the one or more dynamic stabilization zones changes as does the rotational force acting on the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Daniel B. Otts
  • Publication number: 20160320565
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a camera, a dark field illumination source, and a fiber inspection housing including a fiber connector input situated to receive an optical fiber connector so that an optical fiber output end of the optical fiber connector is removably insertable into an interior region of the fiber inspection housing and securable at a predetermined location in the interior region, a camera input situated to receive and secure the camera so that the camera is in optical communication with the interior region and the optical fiber output end, and a dark field illumination source input situated to receive the dark field illumination source so that light emitted from the dark field illumination source is received by the optical fiber output end at a dark field illumination angle and is scattered by contamination or defects associated with the optical fiber output end so as to be detectable by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Brown, Dahv A.V. Kliner, Scott R. Karlsen, Jeremy Young, Ryan Hawke, David R. Balsley, Ron Stevens
  • Publication number: 20160135677
    Abstract: A new vision test, incorporating textual and non-textual elements in an image, is configured to demonstrate the effects of low cylinder astigmatism and other sources of blur on visual quality. The elements are designed to be noticeable, relevant, important and engaging. The new vision test may be utilized to supplement conventional vision testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Jonathan Hansen, Ross Franklin, Andy Milton, Ben Rose, Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 9265412
    Abstract: A new vision test, incorporating textual and non-textual elements in an image, is configured to demonstrate the effects of low cylinder astigmatism and other sources of blur on visual quality. The elements are designed to be noticeable, relevant, important and engaging. The new vision test may be utilized to supplement conventional vision testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Jonathan Hansen, Ross Franklin, Andy Milton, Ben Rose, Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 9046699
    Abstract: A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic fluid zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the delivery of one or more agents to the eye, dynamic cosmetic eye enhancement, and/or dynamic rotational misalignment correction. The one or more agents may include therapeutic agents, nutritional agents and pharmacological agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Salvatore G. Caldarise, Jeffrey H. Roffman, Lenora L. Copper, Ryan Hawke, Daniel B. Otts
  • Publication number: 20150062535
    Abstract: A new vision test, incorporating textual and non-textual elements in an image, is configured to demonstrate the effects of low cylinder astigmatism and other sources of blur on visual quality. The elements are designed to be noticeable, relevant, important and engaging. The new vision test may be utilized to supplement conventional vision testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Jonathan Hansen, Ross Franklin, Andy Milton, Ben Rose, Michael Murphy
  • Publication number: 20140320801
    Abstract: A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic stabilization zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the control over rotation of the contact lens on the eye. As the material deforms, the angle of contact between the eyelid and the one or more dynamic stabilization zones changes as does the rotational force acting on the contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Daniel B. Otts