Patents by Inventor Steven G. Lucht

Steven G. Lucht 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: 10036517
    Abstract: A lightguide functioning as a luminaire. The luminaire includes at least one solid state light source, such as an LED, and a lightguide configured to receive light from the solid state light source. Light from the light source is coupled into the lightguide and transported within it by total internal reflection until the light exits the lightguide. A shape of the lightguide causes and directs extraction of the light, and can also be used to create a particular pattern of the extracted light. Such shapes include linear wedges and twisted wedges. Optical films can be included on the light input and output surfaces of the lightguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Raymond P. Johnston, Robert L. Brott, Patrick R. Fleming, Karl J. L. Geisler, Kayla A. Hagens, Steven G. Lucht, Charles N. Devore, Joseph W. Woody, V, David Scott Thompson
  • Publication number: 20170268733
    Abstract: A lightguide functioning as a luminaire. The luminaire includes at least one solid state light source, such as an LED, and a lightguide configured to receive light from the solid state light source. Light from the light source is coupled into the lightguide and transported within it by total internal reflection until the light exits the lightguide. A shape of the lightguide causes and directs extraction of the light, and can also be used to create a particular pattern of the extracted light. Such shapes include linear wedges and twisted wedges. Optical films can be included on the light input and output surfaces of the lightguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: RAYMOND P. JOHNSTON, ROBERT L. BROTT, PATRICK R. FLEMING, KARL J.L. GEISLER, KAYLA A. HAGENS, STEVEN G. LUCHT, CHARLES N. DEVORE, JOSEPH W. WOODY, V, DAVID SCOTT THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20140340927
    Abstract: A lightguide functioning as a luminaire. The luminaire includes at least one solid state light source, such as an LED, and a lightguide configured to receive light from the solid state light source. Light from the light source is coupled into the lightguide and transported within it by total internal reflection until the light exits the lightguide. A shape of the lightguide causes and directs extraction of the light, and can also be used to create a particular pattern of the extracted light. Such shapes include linear wedges and twisted wedges. Optical films can be included on the light input and output surfaces of the lightguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: RAYMOND P. JOHNSTON, ROBERT L. BROTT, PATRICK R. FLEMING, KARL J.L. GEISLER, KAYLA A. HAGENS, STEVEN G. LUCHT, CHARLES N. DEVORE, JOSEPH W. WOODY, V, DAVID SCOTT THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20110312249
    Abstract: A hand-held polishing apparatus is provided for polishing an optical fiber connector. The optical fiber connector mounted on the end of an optical fiber includes a connector housing and a ferrule. The polishing apparatus includes a connector mount to receive and hold the optical connector to position the end face of the ferrule adjacent to a polishing media. The polishing apparatus includes a housing having an upper portion and a base portion, a drive assembly and a lubricant dispensing system. The drive assembly controls orbital movement of the optical connector and linear movement of the polishing media through the polishing device, and the lubricant dispensing system supplies a lubricant from an internal reservoir disposed with in the housing to the polishing media near the end face of the ferrule of the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James R. Bylander, Tomoyasu Oike, Takaya Yamauchi, Steven G Lucht, Kent E. Lageson
  • Patent number: 7836932
    Abstract: Taping heads having an applying arm connected to a buffing arm are described. The taping heads include at least one buffing cam and buffing cam guide are described. Taping heads having two buffing cams and two buffing cam guides are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Steven G. Lucht
  • Publication number: 20090229766
    Abstract: An adhesive removal system useful for removing a stretch release adhesive from a component includes a first member that engages with a component and an adhesive removal member that moves the adhesive and component relative to each other in order to stretch the adhesive and release the adhesive from a bond surface of the component. In some embodiments, the adhesive removal member applies a substantially uniform pulling force across the adhesive. The adhesive removal member may be manually actuated by a user or with the aid of an automated device. In some embodiments, the adhesive removal system comprises a rotatable portion that moves the adhesive relative to the component. In other embodiments, the adhesive removal system includes features that enable the first member and a second member, which is mechanically coupled to at least a portion of the adhesive extending from the component, to move relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Jason L. Aveldson, Eric R. Cybulski, Jay A. Esch, Scott D. Gullicks, Robert A. Harkins, Erik J. Johnson, Steven G. Lucht, Audrey A. Sherman, Wendi J. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20090072071
    Abstract: Taping heads having an applying arm connected to a buffing arm are described. The taping heads include at least one buffing cam and buffing cam guide are described. Taping heads having two buffing cams and two buffing cam guides are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Steven G. Lucht
  • Patent number: 6884312
    Abstract: An apparatus for printing and applying tape. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus that includes a printer for printing on tape, a tape puller that pulls the printed tape out from the printer, and an applicator that applies the printed tape to an object. The present invention also generally relates to methods of printing and applying tape to objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Mitchell, Steven G. Lucht, Lloyd S. Vasilakes
  • Publication number: 20030192639
    Abstract: An apparatus for printing and applying tape. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus that includes a printer for printing on tape, a tape puller that pulls the printed tape out from the printer, and an applicator that applies the printed tape to an object. The present invention also generally relates to methods of printing and applying tape to objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Mitchell, Steven G. Lucht, Lloyd S. Vasilakes
  • Patent number: D685406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties
    Inventors: Paul J. Cobian, Steven G. Lucht, Thomas G. Skulley, Nicholas A. Johnson
  • Patent number: D693045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jon A. Kirschhoffer, Robert L. Brott, Kayla A. Hagens, Karl J. L. Geisler, Raymond P. Johnston, Steven G. Lucht, Phillip D. Ziolkowski, Thomas A. Kaczkowski