Patents by Inventor Wilbur Lew

Wilbur Lew 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: 10459041
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a housing including a top plate, bottom plate, side plate, and main plate provided between the side plate and the bottom plate; a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material. The elements of the system are mounted to the main plate and capable of being unattached and remounted to the main plate to change at least one of a location or an angle of incidence of the excitation light on the magneto-optical defect center material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hahn, Kenneth Michael Jackson, Nicholas M. Luzod, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew, John B. Stetson, Jr., Duc Huynh, Andrew Raymond Mandeville, Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup
  • Publication number: 20190219645
    Abstract: A magnetometer for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light, a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical excitation system configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material based on the excitation light and the RF excitation; a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field detected at the magneto-optical defect center material; and a housing configured to enclose the magneto-optical defect center material, the RF exciter system, the optical excitation system, the optical detector, and the magnetic field generator. The housing is hermetically sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. HAHN, Wilbur LEW, Andrew Raymond MANDEVILLE, Yongdan HU
  • Patent number: 10345396
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection, includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source, an optical detector and an optical light source. The RF excitation source is configured to provide RF excitation to the material. The optical detector is configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the material. The optical light source is configured to provide optical light to the material, and includes a readout optical light source and a reset optical light source. The readout optical light source is configured to illuminate light in a first illumination volume of the material. The reset optical light source is configured to illuminate light in a second illumination volume of the material, the second illumination volume being larger than and encompassing the first illumination volume. The reset optical light source provides a higher power light than the readout optical light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew
  • Patent number: 10333588
    Abstract: A system includes a transmitting device and a receiving device. The transmitting device includes a first processor configured to transmit data to a transmitter and the transmitter. The transmitter is configured to transmit the data via a magnetic field. The receiving device includes a magnetometer configured to detect the magnetic field and a second processor configured to decipher the data from the detected magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon C. Russo, Gregory S. Bruce, David N. Coar, Wilbur Lew, Julie L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190018087
    Abstract: Systems and methods using a magneto-optical defect center material magnetic sensor system that uses fluorescence intensity to distinguish the ms=±1 states, and to measure the magnetic field based on the energy difference between the ms=+1 state and the ms=?1 state, as manifested by the RF frequencies corresponding to each state in some embodiments. The system may include an optical excitation source, which directs optical excitation to the material. The system may further include an RF excitation source, which provides RF radiation to the material. Light from the material may be directed through an optical waveguide assembly comprising an optical waveguide with a hollow core and at least one optical filter coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. HAHN, Yongdan HU, Wilbur LEW
  • Publication number: 20190018076
    Abstract: A magnetometer for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material having at least one magneto-optical defect center; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system including a radio frequency (RF) excitation source; an optical excitation system including an optical excitation source; an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal based on light emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material due RF excitation and optical excitation provided to the magneto-optical defect center material via the RF excitation source and the optical excitation source, respectively; a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field detected at the magneto-optical defect center material; and a system controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. HAHN, Cedric H. WU, Yongdan HU, Kenneth Michael JACKSON, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Wilbur LEW, Andrew Raymond MANDEVILLE, Duc HUYNH
  • Publication number: 20190018091
    Abstract: A magnetometer for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light, a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material, an optical excitation system configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material, an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material based on the excitation light and the RF excitation, and a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field detected at the magneto-optical defect center material, the magnetic field generator including a plurality of permanent magnets arranged in a Halbach array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wilbur LEW, Andrew MANDEVILLE, Joseph W. HAHN
  • Patent number: 10145910
    Abstract: A system activates a switch between a disengaged state and an engaged state, receives, via the second optical excitation source, a light signal includes a high intensity signal provided by the second optical excitation source, and causes at least one of the photocomponent or the optical detection circuit to operate in a non-saturated state responsive to the activation of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Jackson, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew
  • Patent number: 10126377
    Abstract: A magneto-optical defect center magnetometer, such as a diamond nitrogen vacancy (DNV) magnetometer, can include an excitation source, a magneto-optical defect center element, a collection device, a top plate, a bottom plate, and a printed circuit board. The excitation source, the magneto-optical defect center element, and the collection device are each mounted to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hahn, Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew, Nicholas M. Luzod, Duc Huynh
  • Publication number: 20180275206
    Abstract: A sensor is described comprising an assembly allowing for the adjustment of light through a plurality of lenses to magneto-optical defect center materials. In some implementations, an initial calibration is done on the sensor system to adjust the relative position of the optical excitation assembly to a base structure to benefit the final intended purpose of the sensor The optical excitation assembly for attachment to a base structure can be described as comprising a slot configured to adjust the optical excitation assembly in a respective linear direction relative to the base structure, an optical excitation source, a lens, and a drive screw mechanism. The drive screw mechanism can be configured to adjust a position of the lens relative to the optical excitation source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. HAHN, Nicholas Mauriello Luzod, Wilbur Lew, Gregory Scott Bruce
  • Publication number: 20180275212
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a housing including a top plate, bottom plate, side plate, and main plate provided between the side plate and the bottom plate; a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hahn, Kenneth Michael Jackson, Nicholas M. Luzod, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew, John B. Stetson, JR., Duc Huynh, Andrew Raymond Mandeville, Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup
  • Publication number: 20180275222
    Abstract: A system activates a switch between a disengaged state and an engaged state, receives, via the second optical excitation source, a light signal includes a high intensity signal provided by the second optical excitation source, and causes at least one of the photocomponent or the optical detection circuit to operate in a non-saturated state responsive to the activation of the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael JACKSON, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Wilbur LEW
  • Publication number: 20180196111
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brian P. BOESCH, Gregory Scott BRUCE, Jeff D. CAMMERATA, David Nelson COAR, Laird Nicholas EGAN, Bryan Neal FISK, Wilbur LEW, Arul MANICKAM, Stephen Michael SEKELSKY, John B. STETSON, JR., Peter G. KAUP, Julie Lynne MILLER, Jon C. RUSSO, Emanuel Solomon STOCKMAN, Thomas J. MEYER, James Michael KRAUSE, James P. MABRY, Elton PEPA
  • Patent number: 10006973
    Abstract: A device includes a diamond with one or more nitrogen vacancies, a light emitting diode configured to emit light that travels through the diamond, and a photo sensor configured to sense the light. The device also includes a processor operatively coupled to the photo sensor. The processor is configured to determine, based on the light sensed by the photo sensor, a magnetic field applied to the diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hahn, Gregory S. Bruce, Wilbur Lew
  • Patent number: 9910105
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Boesch, Gregory Scott Bruce, Jeff D. Cammerata, David Nelson Coar, Laird Nicholas Egan, Bryan Neal Fisk, Wilbur Lew, Arul Manickam, Stephen Michael Sekelsky, John B. Stetson, Jr., Peter G. Kaup, Julie Lynne Miller, Jon C. Russo, Emanuel Solomon Stockman, Thomas J. Meyer, James Michael Krause, James P. Mabry, Elton Pepa
  • Patent number: 9910104
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source configured to provide RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the NV diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the NV diamond material. The controller is configured to detect a gradient of the optical signal based on the hyperfine states emitted by the NV diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Boesch, Gregory Scott Bruce, Jeff D. Cammerata, David Nelson Coar, Laird Nicholas Egan, Bryan Neal Fisk, Wilbur Lew, Arul Manickam, Stephen Michael Sekelsky, John B. Stetson, Jr., Peter G. Kaup, Julie Lynne Miller, Jon C. Russo, Emanuel Solomon Stockman
  • Publication number: 20170363696
    Abstract: A magneto-optical defect center magnetometer, such as a diamond nitrogen vacancy (DNV) magnetometer, can include an excitation source, a magneto-optical defect center element, a collection device, a top plate, a bottom plate, and a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hahn, Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew, Nicholas M. Luzod, Duc Huynh
  • Publication number: 20170343617
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection, includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source, an optical detector and an optical light source. The RF excitation source is configured to provide RF excitation to the material. The optical detector is configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the material. The optical light source is configured to provide optical light to the material, and includes a readout optical light source and a reset optical light source. The readout optical light source is configured to illuminate light in a first illumination volume of the material. The reset optical light source is configured to illuminate light in a second illumination volume of the material, the second illumination volume being larger than and encompassing the first illumination volume. The reset optical light source provides a higher power light than the readout optical light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew
  • Publication number: 20170343619
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source, an optical detector, and an optical light source. The RF excitation source is configured to provide RF excitation to the material. The optical detector is configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the material. The optical light source includes a readout optical light source configured to provide optical excitation to the material to transition relevant magneto-optical defect center electrons to excited spin states in the material, and a reset optical light source configured to provide optical light to the material to reset spin states in the material to a ground state. The reset optical light source provides a higher power light than the readout optical light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew
  • Publication number: 20170343620
    Abstract: Systems and methods using a magneto-optical defect center material magnetic sensor system that uses fluorescence intensity to distinguish the ms=±1 states, and to measure the magnetic field based on the energy difference between the ms=+1 state and the ms=?1 state, as manifested by the RF frequencies corresponding to each state in some embodiments. The system may include an optical excitation source, which directs optical excitation to the material. The system may further include an RF excitation source, which provides RF radiation to the material. Light from the material may be directed through a light pipe to an optical detector. Light from the material may be directed through an optical filter to an optical detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Hahn, Wilbur Lew, Nick Luzod, Gregory Scott Bruce