Patents by Inventor Tim Gustafson

Tim Gustafson 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: 20200209448
    Abstract: An optical filter may include a set of optical filter layers disposed onto a substrate. The set of optical filter layers may include a first subset of optical filter layers comprising a first material with a first refractive index. The first material may comprise at least silicon and hydrogen. The set of optical filter layers may include a second subset of optical filter layers comprising a second material with a second refractive index. The second material is different from the first material and the second refractive index is less than the first refractive index. The set of optical filter layers may include a third subset of optical filter layers comprising a third material different from the first material and the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Scott ROWLANDS, Georg J. OCKENFUSS, Tim GUSTAFSON, Marius GRIGONIS
  • Publication number: 20190219748
    Abstract: A filter may include a first component filter associated with a first angle shift and a first passband. The filter may include a second component filter associated with a second angle shift and a second passband, wherein the first angle shift, the first passband, the second angle shift, and the second passband are configured to make the filter transmissive to a spectral range of light at a first angle of incidence and reflective to the spectral range of light at a second angle of incidence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard A. BRADLEY, JR., Tim Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20190170921
    Abstract: An optical filter, a sensor device including the optical filter, and a method of fabricating the optical filter are provided. The optical filter includes one or more dielectric layers and one or more metal layers stacked in alternation. The metal layers are intrinsically protected by the dielectric layers. In particular, the metal layers have tapered edges that are protectively covered by one or more of the dielectric layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Georg J. Ockenfuss, Tim Gustafson, Jeffrey James Kuna, Markus Bilger, Richard A. Bradley, JR.
  • Patent number: 10197716
    Abstract: An optical filter, a sensor device including the optical filter, and a method of fabricating the optical filter are provided. The optical filter includes one or more dielectric layers and one or more metal layers stacked in alternation. The metal layers are intrinsically protected by the dielectric layers. In particular, the metal layers have tapered edges that are protectively covered by one or more of the dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Georg J. Ockenfuss, Tim Gustafson, Jeffrey James Kuna, Markus Bilger, Richard A Bradley
  • Publication number: 20170227695
    Abstract: An optical filter, a sensor device including the optical filter, and a method of fabricating the optical filter are provided. The optical filter includes one or more dielectric layers and one or more metal layers stacked in alternation. The metal layers are intrinsically protected by the dielectric layers. In particular, the metal layers have tapered edges that are protectively covered by one or more of the dielectric layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Georg J. Ockenfuss, Tim Gustafson, Jeffrey James Kuna, Markus Bilger, Richard A. Bradley
  • Publication number: 20150369980
    Abstract: An optical filter, a sensor device including the optical filter, and a method of fabricating the optical filter are provided. The optical filter includes one or more dielectric layers and one or more metal layers stacked in alternation. The metal layers are intrinsically protected by the dielectric layers. In particular, the metal layers have tapered edges that are protectively covered by one or more of the dielectric layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Georg J. Ockenfuss, Tim Gustafson, Jeffrey James Kuna, Markus Bilger, Richard A. Bradley