Patents by Inventor Timothy Mark Jones

Timothy Mark Jones 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: 10718941
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of fiber scanning systems and methods of scanning optical fibers. The disclosed systems and methods advantageously provide an improvement to the scanning range, the oscillation amplitude, and/or the maximum pointing angle for an optical fiber in a fiber scanning system by inducing a buckling of a portion of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno, Xiaoyang Zhang, Michael Robert Johnson, William K. Jones, Jr., Charles David Melville
  • Publication number: 20200073114
    Abstract: A fiber scanning system includes an actuator configured to have an actuator natural frequency, and a fiber optic scanning element coupled to the actuator. The fiber optic scanning element is configured to have a fiber natural frequency that is within a threshold of the actuator natural frequency, such that a displacement gain of the fiber optic scanning element as a function of operating frequency exhibits a first peak value at a first resonance frequency less than the fiber natural frequency, and a second peak value at a second resonance frequency greater than the fiber natural frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Alejandro Lopez, William K. Jones, JR., Andrew C. Duenner
  • Patent number: 10502948
    Abstract: A fiber scanning system can have optimized performance by substantially matching the natural frequencies of the fiber scanning system's actuator and fiber optic scanning element. By matching the natural frequencies, the fiber scanning system can increase the maximum distance that the tip of the fiber optic scanning element may be driven relative to a resting position. Such an effect may be produced because matching the natural frequencies of the fiber scanner allows for larger amplitudes to be achieved. It should be noted that the natural frequency of the scanning system can be selected to avoid excitation frequencies that could destabilize the system. In this way, the system as a whole may act as a tuned mass damper or a tuned resonance structure, thereby improving scan performance while maintaining a stable scanning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Alejandro Lopez, William K. Jones, Jr., Andrew C. Duenner
  • Publication number: 20190339511
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of fiber scanning systems and methods of scanning optical fibers. The disclosed systems and methods advantageously provide an improvement to the scanning range, the oscillation amplitude, and/or the maximum pointing angle for an optical fiber in a fiber scanning system by inducing a buckling of a portion of the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno, Xiaoyang Zhang, Michael Robert Johnson, William K. Jones, Jr., Charles David Melville
  • Patent number: 10422991
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of fiber scanning systems and methods of scanning optical fibers. The disclosed systems and methods advantageously provide an improvement to the scanning range, the oscillation amplitude, and/or the maximum pointing angle for an optical fiber in a fiber scanning system by inducing a buckling of a portion of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno, Xiaoyang Zhang, Michael Robert Johnson, William K. Jones, Jr., Charles David Melville
  • Publication number: 20180207708
    Abstract: A fastener assembly includes a base which defines a bore which extends through the base. The fastener assembly further includes a receptacle wherein the receptacle includes a sidewall wherein the sidewall defines a channel which extends through the receptacle. The channel extends from a first opening defined by the sidewall to a second opening defined by the sidewall and the sidewall is connected to the base wherein the second opening aligns with the bore of the base. The sidewall of the receptacle defines a vent opening which extends through the sidewall. The receptacle and the base define a flow path through the vent opening of the sidewall, through the channel of the receptacle, through the second opening of the sidewall of the receptacle and through the bore of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy P. Harris, Timothy Mark Jones, Lauryn T. Zolondek
  • Patent number: 9321533
    Abstract: Aircraft passageway storage units are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a storage assembly to be supported on a floor of an interior of a fuselage of an aircraft. The storage assembly has a corner to be adjacent a passageway of the interior of the fuselage, and the passageway is to extend around the corner. The example apparatus also includes a door coupled to the storage assembly. The door extends from a first side of the storage assembly to a second side of the storage assembly and defines a portion of the corner. The door is to cover an opening of a compartment of the storage assembly when the door is in a closed position, and the opening is to extend from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathanial C. Cuddy, Chris Gren McInelly, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Michael S. Lewis, Daniel Rivera, Tushar Mayur Sampat, Derrick Joseph Hanratty, Harold Glenn Erickson, Mitchell Kotlik, Timothy Mark Jones
  • Publication number: 20140355282
    Abstract: Aircraft passageway storage units are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a storage assembly to be supported on a floor of an interior of a fuselage of an aircraft. The storage assembly has a corner to be adjacent a passageway of the interior of the fuselage, and the passageway is to extend around the corner. The example apparatus also includes a door coupled to the storage assembly. The door extends from a first side of the storage assembly to a second side of the storage assembly and defines a portion of the corner. The door is to cover an opening of a compartment of the storage assembly when the door is in a closed position, and the opening is to extend from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nathanial C. Cuddy, Chris Gren McInelly, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Michael S. Lewis, Daniel Rivera, Tushar Mayur Sampat, Derrick Joseph Hanratty, Harold Glenn Erickson, Mitchell Kotlik, Timothy Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 8785779
    Abstract: A method and apparatus having an elongate housing and connectors. The elongate housing has a channel configured to hold a number of lines. The connectors extend from a side of the elongate housing. The connectors are configured to engage channels formed in a surface of a structure such that the elongate housing is connected to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Jones, Mark Andrew Lewandowski
  • Patent number: D730804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathanial C. Cuddy, Chris Gren McInelly, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Michael S. Lewis, Daniel Rivera, Tushar Mayur Sampat, Derrick Joseph Hanratty, Harold Glenn Erickson, Mitchell Kotlik, Timothy Mark Jones