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1.

FRAGMENTATION PATTERN, OPTIMIZED FOR DRAWN CUP WARHEADS WITH A DOME AND CYLINDRICAL WALL

      
Application Number 17876231
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-28
First Publication Date 2023-02-02
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Mcnicholas, William
  • Gwaltney, Joshua E.
  • Scheid, Eric
  • Cummings, Matt E
  • Davis, Andrew Richard

Abstract

Provided is a frangible munitions device optimized for a dome and cylinder that yields fragments having shapes corresponding to a predetermined embossment pattern upon explosive rupture. The embossment pattern includes a first set of inner regular hexagonal embossments formed into the dome and cylinder that are aligned with the axis of the cylinder, and a second set of outer pre-deformed hexagonal shapes that distort to produce regular hexagonal shapes after drawing into the cylinder wall. The second set of shapes are separated by sharp transition regions. The shapes are embossed in a repeated pattern around the hollow cylinder and the dome top. The dome yields a plurality of fragments having shapes corresponding to the first set of inner regular hexagonal embossments upon explosive rupture, while the cylinder yields a plurality of fragments having shapes corresponding to the second set of outer pre-deformed hexagonal embossments upon explosive rupture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42B 12/22 - Projectiles, missiles or mines characterised by the warhead, the intended effect, or the material characterised by the warhead or the intended effect of high-explosive type with fragmentation-hull construction

2.

Complete Data Exfiltration Profile and Model (CODAEX)

      
Application Number 17386073
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-27
First Publication Date 2023-02-02
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Cheung, Jennifer Miuling
  • Monje, Antonio

Abstract

A method for identifying data exfiltration attempts on a computer network comprising the following steps: identifying malicious data exfiltration behaviors (DEBs) for known adversary tactics in a knowledge base; identifying benign DEBs; comparing the malicious DEBs with the benign DEBs to identify network features that indicate malicious DEB; calculating, with a network analyzer, an entropy value for each identified network feature; establishing a threshold based on the calculated entropy values; building a complete profile of DEB based on the benign and malicious DEBs; adding every network feature having an entropy value greater than the threshold to a model; comparing the model to live network traffic; and flagging behavior in the live network traffic as a malicious DEB if such behavior includes a network feature that has an entropy value greater than the threshold regardless of whether or not the flagged behavior was previously recognized as a malicious DEB.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol

3.

Metal Carbide Graphene Process

      
Application Number 17082309
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-28
First Publication Date 2023-01-26
Owner United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Hendrix, Justin W.
  • Murillo, Carlos M.

Abstract

A method is provided for producing metal hybrid graphene. The method includes providing a ball mill chamber filled with inert gas and metal balls; inserting graphene, nanographite, and nanosized transition metal; into the chamber; turning the chamber; and extracting the metal hybrid graphene. The transition metal is at least one of nickel, copper, cobalt, tungsten, iron, chromium and/or manganese.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C01B 32/184 - Preparation
  • B22F 9/04 - Making metallic powder or suspensions thereof; Apparatus or devices specially adapted therefor using physical processes starting from solid material, e.g. by crushing, grinding or milling

4.

3D PRINTED OXIDE REINFORCED TITANIUM COMPOSITES AND METHODS

      
Application Number 17736883
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-04
First Publication Date 2023-01-26
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Nieto, Andy
  • Reinhart, Andrew James
  • Ansell, Troy Y.
  • Smith, Walter

Abstract

This disclosure, and the exemplary embodiments provided herein, include AM processed Ti-MMCs reinforced with either aluminum oxide or tantalum pentoxide. According to an exemplary embodiment, composite feedstock powders of Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) with 1% and 3% (by volume) reinforcements of either nano-Al2O3 or Ta2O5 are prepared by high energy ball milling and then 3-D printed using SLM.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/47 - Structures for supporting workpieces or articles during manufacture and removed afterwards characterised by structural features
  • B22F 9/04 - Making metallic powder or suspensions thereof; Apparatus or devices specially adapted therefor using physical processes starting from solid material, e.g. by crushing, grinding or milling
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 70/10 - Composites of different types of material, e.g. mixtures of ceramics and polymers or mixtures of metals and biomaterials

5.

3-D PRINTED CARBON NANOTUBE REINFORCED TITANIUM COMPOSITES AND METHODS

      
Application Number 17862166
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-11
First Publication Date 2023-01-26
Owner THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (USA)
Inventor
  • Nieto, Andy
  • Demartino, Anthony Michael

Abstract

This disclosure, and the exemplary embodiments provided herein, include 3D printed titanium composites and methods including 1 vol. % carbon nanotube reinforcements on selective laser melt printed Ti64. The interrelationships with laser energy density, laser power, and laser scan speed are demonstrated and discussed. Utilizing selective laser melting, according to one exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, a >99% dense Ti-CNT composite is disclosed with microhardness of 4.75 GPa—a 30% enhancement over its Ti64 counterpart.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 9/04 - Making metallic powder or suspensions thereof; Apparatus or devices specially adapted therefor using physical processes starting from solid material, e.g. by crushing, grinding or milling

6.

DENTAL IMPLANT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17872337
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-25
First Publication Date 2023-01-26
Owner United States of American as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Black, Evan

Abstract

A dental implant identification system is provided that aids a dental professional in identifying the type of dental implant that has been surgically placed into maid lary or mandibular bone of a patient who requires restorative dental procedures. Additionally, a dental implant identification system is provided. that aids a dental professional in identifying the forensic remains of victims due to various factors and circumstances.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61C 8/00 - Means to be fixed to the jaw-bone for consolidating natural teeth or for fixing dental prostheses thereon; Dental implants; Implanting tools
  • A61B 90/90 - Identification means for patients or instruments, e.g. tags

7.

METHOD OF CONVERTING A SERIAL VECTOR FORMAT (SVF) FILE TO A VECTOR COMPATIBLE WITH A SEMICONDUCTOR TESTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17869186
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-20
First Publication Date 2023-01-26
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Dosado, Daniel M.

Abstract

Provided is a method for enabling a semiconductor test system for testing field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to operate as a device programmer by converting a serial vector format (SVF) file containing a bitstream and converting the file to a vector compatible with the semiconductor test system. When executed on an HP93K test system, as an example, the vector generates JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) signals, which program the bitstream into a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The inventive method eliminates the need for a separate computer system that is normally required to run FPGA programming software and also eliminates the need to use FPGA vendor provided JTAG programming pods. Eliminating the need for the vendor software, a separate computer system, and programming pods reduces equipment cost, maintenance, and streamlines the electrical test, evaluation, and characterization of FPGAs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/3185 - Reconfiguring for testing, e.g. LSSD, partitioning

8.

Granular dynamically strengthened structures

      
Application Number 17354795
Grant Number 11560685
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-22
First Publication Date 2023-01-24
Grant Date 2023-01-24
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Dudt, Philip J.
  • Nasrin, H. John
  • Balsara, Hiren D.

Abstract

Exemplary inventive practice provides a structure that is attributed with superior resistance to loading. For example, an inventive structure includes two coaxial axisymmetric (e.g., cylindrical) shells and a granulation-filled matrix material occupying the peripheral space between the shells. According to some inventive embodiments, the granulation-filled matrix material has a loading-responsive matrix (e.g., shear-thickening fluid or highly rate-sensitive polymer) and granules dispersed therein. When the inventive structure encounters pressure loading at its exterior shell, the consistency of the loading-responsive matrix becomes thicker or firmer and thereby promotes, among the granules, interactive mechanisms (e.g., friction and/or arching) that reinforce the granulation-filled matrix material. According to some inventive embodiments, the granulation-filled matrix material has a magnetic-field-responsive matrix and magnetizable granules dispersed therein, and is magnetically fortified via application of a magnetic field (e.g., continuously applied where the matrix is magnetorheological fluid, or temporarily applied where the matrix is rheological fluid containing diamagnetic particles).

IPC Classes  ?

  • E02D 27/52 - Submerged foundations
  • B63B 35/44 - Floating buildings, stores, drilling platforms, or workshops, e.g. carrying water-oil separating devices
  • E02B 17/00 - Artificial islands mounted on piles or like supports, e.g. platforms on raisable legs; Construction methods therefor

9.

Eddy current detector

      
Application Number 15968693
Grant Number 11561200
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-01
First Publication Date 2023-01-24
Grant Date 2023-01-24
Owner United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Nechitailo, Nicholas V.

Abstract

An eddy probe is provided for identifying non-homogeneous objects in a material. The probe includes a power supply, an oscillator to produce electrical excitation powered by said power supply, a plurality of eddy current detectors, each detector measuring eddy current density, a marker disposed adjacent said plurality for indicating a location on the material in response to a maximum of the eddy current density, and a housing for containing the power supply, oscillator, detectors and marker. The plurality can be two or three detectors. The marker can include a drill bit disposed adjacent the detectors, a transmission connecting to the drill bit; and an electric motor connecting to the transmission and powered by the power supply for rotating the drill bit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 27/9093 - Arrangements for supporting the sensor; Combinations of eddy-current sensors and auxiliary arrangements for marking or for rejecting
  • G01N 27/90 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of electric, electrochemical, or magnetic means by investigating magnetic variables for investigating the presence of flaws using eddy currents

10.

SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

      
Application Number 17375118
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-14
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (USA)
Inventor
  • Montoya, Sergio A.
  • Taylor, Benjamin J.
  • Berggren, Susan Anne Elizabeth
  • Leese De Escobar, Anna
  • Ferrante, Nicholas

Abstract

A superconducting electronic circuit includes at least two SQUID elements, an array of at least three Josephson Junctions, and a magnetic source element. Each SQUID element has no shared Josephson Junctions or at least one shared Josephson Junction with another SQUID element and at least one exclusive Josephson Junction. The array of at least three Josephson Junctions are connected in one, two, or three-dimensions. The magnetic source element has an electrically-tunable spatially non-uniform magnetic field.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/035 - Measuring direction or magnitude of magnetic fields or magnetic flux using superconductive devices
  • H01F 6/00 - Superconducting magnets; Superconducting coils

11.

TRUNK CABLE INSTALLATION VERIFICATION TOOL

      
Application Number 17865759
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-15
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Small, Scott L.

Abstract

Provided is a trunk cable installation verification tool. The device comprises a body that attaches to a stuffing or fitting tube, a level tube, a magnet, and a tolerance indicator for aligning a cable. The body is shaped to fit the contours of the fitting tube for ease of attachment thereto. A magnet secures the body to the fitting tube for quick and non-permanent attachment. The tolerance indicator is preferably a V-shaped protrusion or a notch that is aligned with the centreline of the fitting tube and is used to ensure proper alignment of the cable, which is confirmed with a cable identification line. The verification tool ensures proper cable alignment and reduces/prevents stress on the bond line between cable outer jacket and the epoxy, thereby preventing premature cable failure and extending the maintenance intervals required to replace damaged cables.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 3/22 - Installations of cables or lines through walls, floors or ceilings, e.g. into buildings

12.

PREDICTION OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM UTILIZING MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

      
Application Number 17756805
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-03
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner
  • Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (USA)
  • The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army (USA)
  • The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Bradley, Matthew J.
  • Elster, Eric A
  • Khatri, Vivek
  • Oh, John S
  • Schobel, Seth A

Abstract

The present disclosure describes methods and systems for predicting if a subject has an increased risk of having or developing venous thromboembolism, including prior to the detection of symptoms thereof and/or prior to onset of any detectable symptoms thereof. The present disclosure also describes a method of generating a model for predicting venous thromboembolism.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G16B 40/00 - ICT specially adapted for biostatistics; ICT specially adapted for bioinformatics-related machine learning or data mining, e.g. knowledge discovery or pattern finding

13.

FALL ARREST WELDABLE STAPLE

      
Application Number 17854502
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-30
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Mcfaddin, Donald A.

Abstract

Provided is a Fall Arrest Staple that includes a slanted base with a flat welding surface and an integral ring section extending from the base that is constructed from aluminum with a maximum internal radii that is capable of accepting a small carabineer. The staple can be welded to an aluminum pole, such as a 4″OD×0.25″ mast that is found on a ship. Advantages provided by the staple include the ability of welding in a perpendicular orientation to a ship deck (in the direction of a fall), welding to a curved aluminum backing plate, and the use of the staple with a curved backing plate that can be welded directly to a ship mast.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 35/00 - Safety belts or body harnesses; Similar equipment for limiting displacement of the human body, especially in case of sudden changes of motion

14.

Electrostatically-assisted two-step conductive polymer applique (CPA) paint removal process

      
Application Number 17336653
Grant Number 11554393
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-02
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Zarras, Peter
  • Stenger-Smith, John D.

Abstract

A molecular adhesive system for reversibly joining two surfaces, comprising: an anionic coating on a first of two surfaces to be joined; a conductive polymer nanotube array on a second of the two surfaces to be joined; wherein said conductive polymer nanotube array is functionalized with metal nanoparticles; and an electric potential applied across said two surfaces.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09J 9/02 - Electrically-conducting adhesives
  • B08B 7/00 - Cleaning by methods not provided for in a single other subclass or a single group in this subclass
  • C09J 11/04 - Non-macromolecular additives inorganic
  • C09J 133/02 - Homopolymers or copolymers of acids; Metal or ammonium salts thereof
  • C09J 179/02 - Polyamines
  • C09J 165/00 - Adhesives based on macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming a carbon-to-carbon link in the main chain; Adhesives based on derivatives of such polymers
  • B08B 6/00 - Cleaning by electrostatic means
  • B08B 7/04 - Cleaning by methods not provided for in a single other subclass or a single group in this subclass by a combination of operations
  • C09J 143/04 - Homopolymers or copolymers of monomers containing silicon

15.

Method for optimizing an electromagnetic measurement sensor array

      
Application Number 16861765
Grant Number 11555865
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-29
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Raghavan, Srikanth
  • Schaal, Meagan M.

Abstract

An exemplary inventive optimization model delineates a three-dimensional geometric environment for situation therein of electromagnetic sources and an electromagnetic sensor array used for measuring electric and magnetic fields emanating from the electromagnetic sources. Based on measurements and computations relating to electrical, magnetic, and structural physical properties, the geometric environment is stratified into air, sea, and seafloor regions as well as into electromagnetically distinct zones. The design of the electromagnetic sensor array is optimized through an iterative process involving successive determinations as to how well the electric and magnetic fields emanating from the electromagnetic sources may be calculated based on measurements taken in the geometric environment by the electromagnetic sensor array. Every instance of the electromagnetic sensor array in the iterative process is uniquely located and/or uniquely configured vis-à-vis every other instance. Design optimization can be performed with respect to various frequencies or frequency ranges.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/00 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables
  • G01V 3/08 - Electric or magnetic prospecting or detecting; Measuring magnetic field characteristics of the earth, e.g. declination or deviation operating with magnetic or electric fields produced or modified by objects or geological structures or by detecting devices

16.

Maneuvering and control simulator for underwater vehicles

      
Application Number 16871624
Grant Number 11554838
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-11
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Kleinmann, Roger J.
  • Tsarev, Alexander S.
  • Hugh, Jeeven B.
  • Nunes, Jennifer M.

Abstract

The main components of an exemplary inventive simulation are a towing platform (such as a ship), a towed body, an underwater vehicle (such as a UUV), and a tow cable connecting the towing platform and the towed body. An objective of the dynamic arrangement of the components is to perform a “line capture” of the moving vehicle by the cable. Respective motions and positions of the towing platform and the towed body affect the cable. Waves and currents in the water, as well as changes in catenary and tension of the cable, affect the tow body. Advantageously, the invention more accurately accounts not only for continuities, but also for discontinuities, characterizing the dynamic interrelationships between and among the components. Among the invention's features is its ability to “trigger” consideration of certain dynamic manifestations relating to the vehicle, depending on whether or not the vehicle is in a captured state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63B 79/20 - Monitoring properties or operating parameters of vessels in operation using models or simulation, e.g. statistical models or stochastic models
  • B63B 79/15 - Monitoring properties or operating parameters of vessels in operation using sensors, e.g. pressure sensors, strain gauges or accelerometers for monitoring environmental variables, e.g. wave height or weather data
  • B63B 21/66 - Equipment specially adapted for towing underwater objects or vessels, e.g. fairings for tow-cables
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • G01V 1/38 - Seismology; Seismic or acoustic prospecting or detecting specially adapted for water-covered areas

17.

Fluid medium vehicle

      
Application Number 17148602
Grant Number 11554841
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-14
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Berube, Richard P
  • Merchant, Thomas A

Abstract

A fluid medium vehicle is provided which has a main body and at least one engine attached to the main body. The engine is configured to provide thrust parallel to a thrust axis passing through the main body. A plurality of foils is moveably attached to and extends outwardly from the main body. The plurality of foils is arranged in pairs. Each pair of foils extends from the main body along opposite ends of one of a plurality of foil axes. Each foil axis is perpendicular to the thrust axis, and each foil is constructed as an independently positionable control surface and as an independently controllable propulsion device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63G 8/18 - Control of attitude or depth by hydroplanes
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • B63G 8/08 - Propulsion
  • B63G 8/39 - Arrangements of sonic watch equipment, e.g. low-frequency, sonar
  • B63G 8/32 - Arrangement of offensive or defensive equipment of torpedo stores or handlers

18.

Adapter for modular catalytic monoliths

      
Application Number 16834313
Grant Number 11555621
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-30
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Gulian, Franklin J.
  • Mccarrick, Alan D.

Abstract

Adapters, devices, and methods are provided that permit catalytic monolith modules to be used in catalytic converter systems designed for fixed bed catalysts using granular catalysts. The adapter provides air flow straightening upstream from the catalytic monoliths, mitigating non-uniform flow into the catalytic monoliths. The adapter is reusable, allowing simple replacement of spent catalytic monolith modules.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24F 13/28 - Arrangement or mounting of filters
  • F24F 8/167 - Treatment, e.g. purification, of air supplied to human living or working spaces otherwise than by heating, cooling, humidifying or drying by separation, e.g. by filtering by chemical means using catalytic reactions
  • F24F 8/10 - Treatment, e.g. purification, of air supplied to human living or working spaces otherwise than by heating, cooling, humidifying or drying by separation, e.g. by filtering
  • F01N 3/10 - Exhaust or silencing apparatus having means for purifying, rendering innocuous, or otherwise treating exhaust for rendering innocuous by thermal or catalytic conversion of noxious components of exhaust

19.

Methods for helical wave encoding

      
Application Number 16873828
Grant Number 11558124
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-17
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Eastland, Grant

Abstract

A communication system utilizes acoustic helical waves to transmit and receive information. The acoustic communication system can communicate securely underwater or in fluids and may be used to communicate with underwater vehicles or in medical settings.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 11/00 - Transmission systems employing ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

20.

FOLDING SAGNAC INERTIA MEASUREMENT UNIT

      
Application Number 17860174
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-08
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Kellar, Kevin

Abstract

Disclosed is an improved Sagnac interferometer sensor for inertial navigation and guidance systems (e.g., inertial measurement units (IMUs)) that affords a reduced area architecture. The sensor implements optical folding architectures and techniques to increase the optical path length of the Sagnac interferometer. The folding optical architecture increases the total optical path, which thereby increases the total phase difference between two counter-rotating optical beams in the Sagnac interferometer. The technique increases accuracy and durability of IMUs without the need for an increase in size, weight, and cost.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 19/72 - Gyrometers using the Sagnac effect, i.e. rotation-induced shifts between counter-rotating electromagnetic beams with counter-rotating light beams in a passive ring, e.g. fibre laser gyrometers
  • G01C 21/16 - Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups by using measurement of speed or acceleration executed aboard the object being navigated; Dead reckoning by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertial navigation

21.

Machine learning based automated object recognition for unmanned autonomous vehicles

      
Application Number 15920739
Grant Number 11551032
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-14
First Publication Date 2023-01-10
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Gebhardt, Daniel J.
  • Parikh, Keyur N.
  • Dzieciuch, Iryna P.

Abstract

A platform is positioned within an environment. The platform includes an image capture system connected to a controller implementing a neural network. The neural network is trained to associate visual features within the environment with a target object utilizing a known set of input data examples and labels. The image capture system captures input images from the environment and the neural network recognizes features of one or more of the input images that at least partially match one or more of the visual features within the environment associated with the target object. The input images that contain the visual features within the environment that at least partially match the target object are labeled, a geospatial position of the target object is determined based upon pixels within the labeled input images, and a class activation map is generated, which is then communicated to a supervisory system for action.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • G01S 5/00 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
  • G06T 7/136 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving thresholding
  • G01S 15/89 - Sonar systems specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging

22.

RF test hat

      
Application Number 17830631
Grant Number 11552407
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-02
First Publication Date 2023-01-10
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Hugo, Christian
  • Salvail, Gary

Abstract

A radio frequency (RF) test hat. The RF test hat may comprise: a body having a substantially rectangular portion with open forward and aft ends, an end cap, arm and strap assembly, absorber material, a receiving antenna, lens, and upper and lower mesh screens. The end cap may couple to the open forward end of the body. The arm and strap assembly may hingedly couple to the open aft end of the body. The absorber material may be within the end cap. The receiving antenna may be disposed within the first absorber material and may measure the intensity of a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The lens may be located within the middle portion of the body and may spread the beam across a larger surface area of the absorber material. The upper and lower mesh screens may be disposed between the end cap and lens and may comprise openings that are substantially hexagonal in shape.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems
  • G01R 29/10 - Radiation diagrams of antennas

23.

RF test hat

      
Application Number 17750814
Grant Number 11549977
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-23
First Publication Date 2023-01-10
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Hugo, Christian
  • Salvail, Gary

Abstract

A radio frequency (RF) test hat. The RF test hat may comprise: a cylinder having forward and aft ends, end cap, arm and strap assembly, first and second absorber materials, a receiving antenna, and lens. The end cap may couple to the forward end of the cylinder. The arm and strap assembly may hingedly couple to the aft end of the cylinder and may be configured to mount the RF test hat onto a pod or transmitting antenna. The first absorber material may be located within the forward end of the cylinder. The second absorber material may be located near the aft end of the cylinder. The receiving antenna, which may be disposed within the first absorber material, may measure the intensity of a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The lens, which may be located within the middle portion of the cylinder, may spread the beam across a larger surface area of the first absorber material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 29/10 - Radiation diagrams of antennas
  • H01Q 1/42 - Housings not intimately mechanically associated with radiating elements, e.g. radome
  • H01Q 15/02 - Refracting or diffracting devices, e.g. lens, prism
  • H01Q 17/00 - Devices for absorbing waves radiated from an antenna; Combinations of such devices with active antenna elements or systems

24.

Self-heating and self-sealing bladder

      
Application Number 17496171
Grant Number 11542030
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-07
First Publication Date 2023-01-03
Grant Date 2023-01-03
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Fechtmann, Michael
  • Tenney, Nathan

Abstract

A self-heating and self-sealing bladder comprising of a fuel and water resistant layer overlaid on a mold; an adhesive tack layer overlaid on the fuel and water resistant layer; a first fabric reinforcement layer overlaid on the adhesive tack layer; a microballoon powder, water containing microspheres, and reactive salt powders disposed in a plurality of pouches such that upon activation the microballoon powder and the reactive salt powders come in contact with the water and react to create a formulation that results in heat and expansion, thus a self-sealing capability; and, a second fabric reinforcement layer overlaid the plurality of pouches.

IPC Classes  ?

25.

Method and apparatus for positioning the center of mass on an unmanned underwater vehicle

      
Application Number 16974046
Grant Number 11541801
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-12
First Publication Date 2023-01-03
Grant Date 2023-01-03
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Seeley, Eric

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The vehicle can include a module that enables the vehicle to adjust the position of the center of mass to trim the vehicle for efficient operations or to alter the stability and control parameters of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60P 3/00 - Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects
  • B63B 3/08 - Hulls assembled from prefabricated sub-units with detachably-connected sub-units
  • B63B 43/08 - Improving safety of vessels, e.g. damage control, not otherwise provided for reducing risk of capsizing or sinking by improving stability by transfer of solid ballast
  • B63B 73/10 - Building or assembling vessels from prefabricated hull blocks, i.e. complete hull cross-sections
  • B63G 8/24 - Automatic depth adjustment; Safety equipment for increasing buoyancy, e.g. detachable ballast, floating bodies
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use

26.

Helmet face shield

      
Application Number 29742344
Grant Number D0973969
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-25
First Publication Date 2022-12-27
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Snow, Jacob
  • Yates, Jacob

27.

Portable apparatus and method for disposing of explosive devices

      
Application Number 17300395
Grant Number 11536549
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-14
First Publication Date 2022-12-27
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Kim, Steven
  • Gotzmer, Carl
  • Bruce, Jason

Abstract

A portable apparatus for incinerating matter in situ includes a container defining an open base and an interior incineration chamber. The open base has a perimeter lying in a single plane. A plurality of ignitable incendiary devices are mounted in the interior incineration chamber above the open base and around a perimeter of the interior incineration chamber. The ignitable incendiary devices are oriented such that flames produced by the incendiary devices are directed inwardly towards a central axis of the incineration chamber. The incendiary devices surround and point toward the matter to be incinerated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42B 33/06 - Dismantling fuzes, cartridges, projectiles, missiles, rockets, or bombs
  • F23G 5/40 - Portable or mobile apparatus
  • F23G 5/36 - Methods or apparatus, e.g. incinerators, specially adapted for combustion of waste or low-grade fuels with combustion in a conical combustion chamber, e.g. "teepee" incinerators

28.

Electronically steerable parasitic array radiator antenna

      
Application Number 17375804
Grant Number 11539129
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-14
First Publication Date 2022-12-27
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawson, David Carlos
  • Santoyo-Mejia, Ricardo
  • Thompson, Ronald B
  • Radulovich, Jaime E

Abstract

An electronically steerable parasitic array radiator (ESPAR) antenna system that includes an ESPAR antenna, a GPS receiver, a GPS low-noise amplifier, a power detector module, and a central processing unit. The GPS receiver is connected to the ESPAR antenna as a separate component. The GPS low-noise amplifier strengthens a signal to propagate through the transmission line and operates in the L1 and L2 GPS bands. The power detector module provides additional amplification for noise quantification. The power detector receives an RF power level and converts the RF power level into a DC voltage output. The central processing unit includes memory that is capable of storing the DC voltage output from the power detector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 3/26 - Arrangements for changing or varying the orientation or the shape of the directional pattern of the waves radiated from an antenna or antenna system varying the distribution of energy across a radiating aperture
  • G01S 19/21 - Interference related issues
  • H01Q 5/385 - Two or more parasitic elements
  • H01Q 3/44 - Arrangements for changing or varying the orientation or the shape of the directional pattern of the waves radiated from an antenna or antenna system varying the electric or magnetic characteristics of reflecting, refracting, or diffracting devices associated with the radiating element
  • H01Q 3/34 - Arrangements for changing or varying the orientation or the shape of the directional pattern of the waves radiated from an antenna or antenna system varying the distribution of energy across a radiating aperture varying the phase by electrical means

29.

High-Temperature Superconducting Seebeck Nano-scale THz Antenna

      
Application Number 17355005
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-22
First Publication Date 2022-12-22
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Taylor, Benjamin J.
  • Emery, Teresa H.

Abstract

An antenna comprising; a substrate; a continuous film of yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) disposed on the substrate having first and second regions, wherein the first region has a first oxygen doping level and wherein the second region has a second oxygen doping level that is different from the first oxygen doping level; a nano-scale conductive structure, shaped to resonate at a terahertz (THz) frequency, disposed on a boundary between the first and second regions; and a conductive path electrically connected to the first and second regions and to the conductive structure such that induced current in the structure due to incoming THz radiation heats the boundary thereby creating a thermal gradient, which results in the generation of Seebeck effect voltage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/36 - Structural form of radiating elements, e.g. cone, spiral, umbrella
  • H01L 35/32 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR - Details thereof operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only characterised by the structure or configuration of the cell or thermocouple forming the device
  • H01L 39/14 - Permanent superconductor devices

30.

SCALABLE MICROFLUIDIC DOUBLE-HELIX WEAVE ARCHITECTURE FOR 3D-PRINTABLE BIOMIMETIC ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES

      
Application Number 17845989
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-21
First Publication Date 2022-12-22
Owner THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (USA)
Inventor Kartalov, Emil Paskalev

Abstract

A double-helix weave architecture for an artificial muscle is described. The artificial muscle includes a number of microfluidic channels that are arranged into artificial muscles fibers, where each artificial muscle fiber includes two independent mutually-unconnected microfluidic channels that are entwined in a double helix weave and maintained at opposite electrical polarity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/74 - Operating or control means fluid

31.

Ericsson cycle turbine engine

      
Application Number 17536259
Grant Number 11530644
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-29
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Kemmerer, Geoffrey Robert

Abstract

An Ericsson cycle turbine engine. The Ericsson cycle turbine may comprise: a centrifugal gas compressor, shaft, at least one heat exchanger, and a reaction turbine. The centrifugal gas compressor may function as a spinning wheel trompe and may be fed with a gas-liquid mixture. The centrifugal gas compressor may separate a gas from the gas-liquid mixture and compress that gas via centrifugal acceleration. The shaft may couple to the downstream end of the centrifugal gas compressor and may have an annular space to permit the compressed gas to travel therein. The heat exchanger may introduce heat to the compressed gas, such that isothermal expansion is approached. The reaction turbine may couple to the downstream end of the shaft and may rotate the shaft when releasing the compressed gas against a plurality of vanes. The liquid may be mercury, oil, or water. The gas may be helium, air, argon, or ammonia.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F02C 7/10 - Heating air supply before combustion, e.g. by exhaust gases by means of regenerative heat-exchangers
  • F02C 7/08 - Heating air supply before combustion, e.g. by exhaust gases
  • F02C 3/08 - Gas-turbine plants characterised by the use of combustion products as the working fluid having a turbine driving a compressor the compressor comprising at least one radial stage

32.

Direct impingement cook-off mechanism and system

      
Application Number 17182745
Grant Number 11530907
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-23
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Blazek, Benjamin M.
  • Hardt, Lee R.

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to direct impingement cook-off mitigation systems. As assembled, a munition fuzewell is torqued into the aft end of a munition. During a cook-off event, the expanding gases from the booster energetic will burn instead of detonating. The hot expanding booster gases are vented to the munition's main fill energetic causing the main fill energetic to burn concurrently with the booster energetic. The combined expanding gases from both the booster and main fill energetics are then vented through longitudinal vents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42B 39/20 - Packages or ammunition having valves for pressure-equalising; Packages or ammunition having plugs for pressure release, e.g. meltable
  • F42B 39/14 - Explosion or fire protection arrangements on packages or ammunition
  • F42C 19/02 - Fuze bodies; Fuze housings
  • F42B 12/20 - Projectiles, missiles or mines characterised by the warhead, the intended effect, or the material characterised by the warhead or the intended effect of high-explosive type

33.

Scuttle module for field configurable vehicle

      
Application Number 16974041
Grant Number 11530017
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Seeley, Eric

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The vehicle can include a module that enables the vehicle to be scuttled or destroyed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63B 85/00 - Dismantling or scrapping vessels
  • B63G 8/22 - Adjustment of buoyancy by water ballasting; Emptying equipment for ballast tanks
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • B63B 17/00 - Vessels parts, details, or accessories, not otherwise provided for

34.

Propulsion system for field configurable vehicle

      
Application Number 16974044
Grant Number 11530019
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Seeley, Eric
  • Harris, Logan

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The vehicle can include a modular propulsion system with magnetic drive.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63G 8/08 - Propulsion
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B60F 5/00 - Other vehicles capable of travelling in or on different media
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • H02K 21/00 - Synchronous motors having permanent magnets; Synchronous generators having permanent magnets
  • B62D 57/04 - Vehicles characterised by having other propulsion or other ground-engaging means than wheels or endless track, alone or in addition to wheels or endless track having other than ground-engaging propulsion means, e.g. having propellers

35.

Connector for non-cylindrical composite tubing

      
Application Number 16264987
Grant Number 11530714
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-01
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Mcgann, Shawn Kerry
  • Mcgaha, Nicholas

Abstract

A connector may couple to a non-cylindrical composite tubing having at least two lateral sides disposed in parallel and an open end. The connector may comprise first and second bonding plates adhered to an inner surface of the two lateral sides via an epoxy adhesive uniformly distributed. The first and second bonding plates may each have a distal lateral face defining a plurality of first threaded holes accessible at the open end of the composite tubing. The connector may also comprise an end plate having a plurality of first and second slotted holes disposed substantially in parallel and each aligned with an associating one of the first threaded holes. The connector may also comprise end plate fasteners loosely inserted through the first and second slotted holes and engaged with the first threaded holes. The end plate may also comprise one or more attachment points.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • E04B 1/348 - Structures composed of units comprising at least considerable parts of two sides of a room, e.g. box-like or cell-like units closed or in skeleton form
  • F16B 5/02 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of fastening members using screw-thread
  • F16B 11/00 - Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by sticking or pressing them together, e.g. cold pressure welding
  • B29C 65/48 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor using adhesives
  • B29C 65/00 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor
  • C23F 1/20 - Acidic compositions for etching aluminium or alloys thereof
  • B29C 65/56 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor using mechanical means
  • C23G 1/00 - Cleaning or pickling metallic material with solutions or molten salts

36.

System and apparatus for attaching and transporting an autonomous vehicle

      
Application Number 17300071
Grant Number 11524757
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-25
First Publication Date 2022-12-13
Grant Date 2022-12-13
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Seeley, Eric
  • Guild, Jennifer

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The vehicle can include a mechanisms that magnetically attaches to a ferry vehicle for transport to the location of use.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • B63B 27/16 - Arrangement of ship-based loading or unloading equipment for cargo or passengers of lifts or hoists
  • B63G 8/16 - Control of attitude or depth by direct use of propellers or jets
  • B63G 8/24 - Automatic depth adjustment; Safety equipment for increasing buoyancy, e.g. detachable ballast, floating bodies
  • B63G 8/08 - Propulsion
  • B63G 8/28 - Arrangement of offensive or defensive equipment
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing

37.

Broadband slotted antenna

      
Application Number 17501028
Grant Number 11527834
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-14
First Publication Date 2022-12-13
Grant Date 2022-12-13
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Safford, Susan M
  • Tonn, David A
  • Lanagan, Michael T
  • Furman, Eugene
  • Perini, Steven E

Abstract

An antenna capable of being joined to an antenna feed perpendicular to a ground plane includes a conductive radiator and a circular wafer surrounding the radiator. The radiator is tubular and has a longitudinal slot along the entire length thereof, parallel to the radiator's axis. The antenna feed can be connected across the slot. The wafer, made either or a conventional high dielectric isotropic material or of a uniaxial dielectric material, is spaced apart from the radiator and has a thickness approximately equal to the width of the slot, a diameter wherein a ratio of a diameter of the radiator to the diameter of the wafer is approximately 35%, and is located at a height above the ground plane equal to approximately 35% of the length of the radiator. The material of the wafer has a dielectric tensor with high polarizability in the axial direction and can be applied to preexisting antennas. This antenna gives enhanced bandwidth over ordinary slotted antennas.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 13/12 - Longitudinally slotted cylinder antennas; Equivalent structures
  • H01Q 1/48 - Earthing means; Earth screens; Counterpoises
  • H01Q 9/04 - Resonant antennas

38.

Depth-Independent Blast-Resistant Thermally-Insulating Ballistically-Protective and Ergonomically-Improved Segmented Diver Suit

      
Application Number 17828595
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-31
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Kartalov, Emil Paskalev

Abstract

A segmented diving suit includes a base layer and a plurality of composite plates arranged on the base layer in a configuration designed to avoid joints or other anatomical features that bend. The composite plates include a spheres or microspheres dispersed/embedded in a carrier polymer. The spheres or microspheres provide one or more of thermal protection, sonic/blast resistance, and ballistic protection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A41D 13/015 - Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches with shock-absorbing means
  • C09D 7/40 - Additives
  • C09D 7/61 - Additives non-macromolecular inorganic
  • C09D 183/04 - Polysiloxanes
  • C08K 7/18 - Solid spheres inorganic
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • A41D 13/012 - Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches for aquatic activities, e.g. with buoyancy aids
  • B32B 25/02 - Layered products essentially comprising natural or synthetic rubber with fibres or particles embedded in it or bonded with it
  • B32B 25/20 - Layered products essentially comprising natural or synthetic rubber comprising silicone rubber
  • B33Y 50/00 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing

39.

Systems and Methods For The Modular Attachment Of Additively Manufactured Components On Vehicles

      
Application Number 17877622
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-29
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Seeley, Eric
  • Schulyer, Nathan
  • Yates, Jacob
  • Burke, Destany
  • Gillespie, Colin
  • Stainsby, Shawn
  • Leahu, Stephen J.

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided for using an additively manufactured vehicle, such as an UUV, with additively manufactured modules. The vehicle may be configurable such that additively manufactured modules or components may be detachably connected to the vehicle by hand, without the use of tools. Such modules may include connectors adapted to securely attach additional modules that may be detached by hand, without the use of tools. The additively manufactured modules may include ball bearings for rotating modules such as propellers and thrusters, and clips or tabs for detachable connection. The modules may include optical components for communications between a swarm of unmanned vehicles. Such optical modules for underwater vehicles may utilize nephelometry and/or turbidimetry to improve communications parameters based on scattered light measurements.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/10 - Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
  • F01D 5/02 - Blade-carrying members, e.g. rotors
  • F16B 1/00 - Devices for securing together, or preventing relative movement between, constructional elements or machine parts
  • F16C 19/02 - Bearings with rolling contact, for exclusively rotary movement with bearing balls essentially of the same size in one or more circular rows
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing

40.

Use of Multi-Axis Magnetic fields in Orienting Material Property Enhancing Fibers, including for Strengthening and Joining purposes, in Additive Manufacturing Processes

      
Application Number 17337469
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-03
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Owner United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Yelinek, Frank

Abstract

An apparatus and method to magnetically align fibers in a base additive material during an additive manufacturing process for material property enhancing purposes or to facilitate joining of multiple types of materials during the additive process to form an integrated part. The magnetically alignable fibers are positioned through the application of a controlled, multi-axis positioning magnetic field during the additive-material layer deposition phase. This allows the fibers to be embedded within the base additive-material in any three-dimensional desired orientation, and the orientation to be varied from layer to layer, to permit directional enhancement of material properties, dependent on the nature of the fiber materials themselves. Likewise, joining of multiple types of materials may be improved through the controlled deposition of such fibers embedded within the base material itself during the additive-process between layers of two or more dissimilar materials, to provide a directionally aligned mechanical attachment between layers of base additive materials to result in a strengthened consolidated part at the conclusion of the additive manufacturing process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/194 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control during lay-up
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B22F 10/85 - Data acquisition or data processing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B22F 10/10 - Formation of a green body
  • B29C 64/165 - Processes of additive manufacturing using a combination of solid and fluid materials, e.g. a powder selectively bound by a liquid binder, catalyst, inhibitor or energy absorber
  • B22F 10/50 - Treatment of workpieces or articles during build-up, e.g. treatments applied to fused layers during build-up
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

41.

Mixed regime passive valve

      
Application Number 17313092
Grant Number 11519508
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-06
First Publication Date 2022-12-06
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Dooley, Richard E
  • Chapman, John H

Abstract

A system for gas extraction is provided with a flap valve coupled to a bore with a pivot axis offset from an axis of the bore. The valve includes a higher mass on a shorter side of the pivot axis. A valve surface on the shorter side is inclined above a horizontal plane when the valve closes. The valve opens during liquid and gas flow to extract gas from the flow. As liquid flows over the valve, the valve is forced to close. The center of gravity of the valve relative to the offset pivot point ensures that the valve remains closed during liquid flow. As gas flows over the valve, closing forces are reduced and under internal vacuum, the mass distribution about the offset pivot axis allows the flap of the valve to tilt; opening the valve and allowing gas to enter the bore.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 1/22 - Lift valves, i.e. cut-off apparatus with closure members having at least a component of their opening and closing motion perpendicular to the closing faces with pivoted closure members with pivoted discs or flaps with axis of rotation crossing the valve member, e.g. butterfly valves
  • F16K 15/03 - Check valves with guided rigid valve members with a hinged closure member
  • F16K 1/20 - Lift valves, i.e. cut-off apparatus with closure members having at least a component of their opening and closing motion perpendicular to the closing faces with pivoted closure members with pivoted discs or flaps with axis of rotation arranged externally of valve member
  • F16K 27/02 - Construction of housings; Use of materials therefor of lift valves
  • B01D 19/00 - Degasification of liquids

42.

Shock mitigation apparatus and system

      
Application Number 17182769
Grant Number 11519707
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-23
First Publication Date 2022-12-06
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Blazek, Benjamin M.
  • Hardt, Lee R.

Abstract

Embodiments employ venting features and damping components both inside and concentric to a fuzewell to improve munition fuze survivability. Damping components are selected based on their densities and stiffness properties. A shock damping liner with longitudinal grooves is affixed to an inner surface of the fuzewell and envelops the fuze. At least one shock damping collar constrains and attenuates shack experienced by the fuze. A shock damping ring is concentric about the outer surface of the fuzewell and attenuates shock, between the outermost munition system layer (the casing) and the fuzewell. Longitudinal vents in the fuzewell wall and radial apertures oriented transverse to the longitudinal vents are used for off-gassing. The venting and component orientation combination provides increased damping, resulting in impedance mismatches across multiple interface surfaces in the munition, which reduces shock vibrational pressures and stresses transferred to the fuze.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42C 19/02 - Fuze bodies; Fuze housings
  • F42B 39/14 - Explosion or fire protection arrangements on packages or ammunition
  • F42B 39/20 - Packages or ammunition having valves for pressure-equalising; Packages or ammunition having plugs for pressure release, e.g. meltable
  • F42B 12/20 - Projectiles, missiles or mines characterised by the warhead, the intended effect, or the material characterised by the warhead or the intended effect of high-explosive type

43.

Thermal electric power generation from thermal batteries

      
Application Number 17021091
Grant Number 11522201
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-15
First Publication Date 2022-12-06
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Wasko, Jarrod H

Abstract

An electrical power generation system has a thermal battery and a thermoelectric module positioned proximate to the thermal battery. The thermoelectric module has a first side thermally coupled to the exterior of the housing; and an electrical circuit configured to conduct electrical current from the thermoelectric module to an electrical load. The electrical circuit can be configured to conduct electrical current from the thermal battery to the electrical load while the voltage produced by the thermal battery is above a threshold and to conduct electrical power from the thermoelectric module when the voltage produced by thermal battery drops below the threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H01M 6/36 - Deferred-action cells containing electrolyte and made operational by physical means, e.g. thermal cells
  • H01L 35/32 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR - Details thereof operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only characterised by the structure or configuration of the cell or thermocouple forming the device

44.

Beam steering and beam forming an antenna

      
Application Number 17412590
Grant Number 11522285
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-26
First Publication Date 2022-12-06
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Ontiveros, Marcos
  • Ramirez, Ayax D
  • Russell, Stephen D
  • Daly, Michael P

Abstract

A method for beam steering and beam forming an antenna is disclosed herein that includes illuminating an optical fiber with a light source, thereby transmitting a signal through the optical fiber to an electro-optical switch. The electro-optical switch is actuated with the signal from the light source, thereby switching an electrical load in the electro-optical switch. At least one antenna element in an array of antenna elements is excited with RF radiation radiated by a driven element via an RF transmission line and reradiated from parasitic elements, thereby beam steering and beam forming the antenna.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 3/26 - Arrangements for changing or varying the orientation or the shape of the directional pattern of the waves radiated from an antenna or antenna system varying the distribution of energy across a radiating aperture
  • H04B 7/06 - Diversity systems; Multi-antenna systems, i.e. transmission or reception using multiple antennas using two or more spaced independent antennas at the transmitting station

45.

Direct impingement cook-off mechanism and system

      
Application Number 17237499
Grant Number 11519706
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-22
First Publication Date 2022-12-06
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Blazek, Benjamin M.
  • Hardt, Lee R.

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to direct impingement cook-off mitigation systems. As assembled, a munition fuzewell is torqued into the aft end of a munition. During a cook-off event, the expanding gases from the booster energetic will burn instead of detonating. The hot expanding booster gases are vented to the munition's main fill energetic causing the main fill energetic to burn concurrently with the booster energetic. The combined expanding gases from both the booster and main fill energetics are then vented through longitudinal vents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42C 19/02 - Fuze bodies; Fuze housings
  • F42B 39/14 - Explosion or fire protection arrangements on packages or ammunition
  • F42B 39/20 - Packages or ammunition having valves for pressure-equalising; Packages or ammunition having plugs for pressure release, e.g. meltable
  • F42B 12/20 - Projectiles, missiles or mines characterised by the warhead, the intended effect, or the material characterised by the warhead or the intended effect of high-explosive type

46.

Manufacture methods relating to a subordinate oscillator array

      
Application Number 17126709
Grant Number 11512756
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-18
First Publication Date 2022-11-29
Grant Date 2022-11-29
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Sterling, John A.
  • Vignola, Joseph F.

Abstract

An exemplary inventive subordinate oscillator array (SOA) includes two or more vibration attenuation devices (oscillators) that are sequentially arranged (e.g., via beams in the SOA) so that their respective anti-vibratory influences overlap. To design the SOA, an optimal number N of oscillators is calculated according to the equation N=ηQΔ, where η is the modal overlap, Q is the quality factor, and Δ is the desired fractional bandwidth. Each oscillator is akin to a conventional dynamic vibration absorber (DVA) and is characterized by its own mass, stiffness, damping, and geometry (e.g., length, width, and height). The respective characteristics of the oscillators are selected and the oscillators are distributed so that the SOA, when suitably attached to a vibrative structure, attenuates the vibrations of the structure so as to approximately flatten the structure's vibrations over a frequency band of interest.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16F 7/10 - Vibration-dampers; Shock-absorbers using inertia effect

47.

Mount for a sensor

      
Application Number 17539312
Grant Number 11512988
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-01
First Publication Date 2022-11-29
Grant Date 2022-11-29
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Cray, Benjamin A
  • Chagami, Katelyn K
  • Hellum, Aren M

Abstract

A mount for joining a sensor to a structure includes a housing shell joined to the structure and having an interior volume. First and second fluids are disposed in the housing shell. The sensor can be positioned within the housing shell at the interface between the two fluids. A secondary link can be provided to prevent vibration transmission from the structure to the housing shell. A membrane can be provided to separate the first fluid from the second fluid inside the housing shell. Guy lines can also be used to position the sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01D 11/30 - Supports specially adapted for an instrument; Supports specially adapted for a set of instruments

48.

Field configurable spherical underwater vehicle

      
Application Number 16974049
Grant Number 11511836
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-11-29
Grant Date 2022-11-29
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Seeley, Eric
  • Paine, Tyler
  • Snow, Jacob
  • Harris, Logan
  • Ruiz, Jose
  • Kempf, Wade
  • Roth, Andrew
  • Guild, Jennifer

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The main body of the vehicle is a spherical body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63G 8/08 - Propulsion
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • B63G 8/16 - Control of attitude or depth by direct use of propellers or jets
  • B63G 8/24 - Automatic depth adjustment; Safety equipment for increasing buoyancy, e.g. detachable ballast, floating bodies
  • B63G 8/28 - Arrangement of offensive or defensive equipment
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B63H 23/34 - Propeller shafts; Paddle-wheel shafts; Attachment of propellers on shafts

49.

Wideband low visibility antenna

      
Application Number 17400251
Grant Number 11515634
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-12
First Publication Date 2022-11-29
Grant Date 2022-11-29
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Rivera, David F
  • Walsh, Connor P

Abstract

An antenna is provided with a wire loop having a tapered end with the antenna perpendicular to a base plate. Insulating rods extend from the plate to lock the loop. Wire radials are directed horizontally and circumferentially from the metal base plate to metal stakes secured in a terrain. The base plate is part of a transmission line assembly that also includes a clamp, an S-shaped plate, an input jack and an L-shaped standoff insulator. The antenna is powered from the input jack to the loop. A beam pattern is generated by the loop section, base plate, wire radials and the Earth. Deviation of the beam pattern depends on soil properties of the terrain. To transfer power when the antenna is mounted on a terrain with unknown dielectric properties; a compensation network is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 9/38 - Vertical arrangement of element with counterpoise
  • H01Q 1/20 - Resilient mountings

50.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM QUICK CONNECTION AND ISOLATION APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17746222
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-17
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Galvan, Jaime

Abstract

Provided is a secure quick communication system disconnect switch box that enables remote verification of communication path connection or disconnection status. The box utilizes a lid having an affixed jumper circuit/assembly bridging or coupling at least two network connections. When the lid to the switch box is attached, the at least two computers/networks are connected via the jumper circuit/assembly. When the lid is removed from the switch box, the jumper circuit/assembly is disconnected from the at least two computer/networks, thereby disconnecting and isolating the otherwise coupled computers/networks. Removal of the lid additionally exposes network maintenance/access ports to provide access to one or more of the computers/network. When the lid is closed, the network maintenance/access ports are inaccessible to the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 6/38 - Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means

51.

Vehicle with Surface Array of Transducers Controlling Drag

      
Application Number 17879128
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-02
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Rubin, Stuart H.

Abstract

A vehicle includes a surface for contacting a fluid medium through which the vehicle is propelled. The vehicle also includes an array of transducers and a controller. The transducers in the array are arranged across the vehicle's surface for generating pressure waves in the fluid medium. Each transducer in the array is arranged to vibrate for generating a respective pressure wave, which propagates away from the surface in the fluid medium. The controller vibrates the transducers in the array so that the pressure waves control the drag of the vehicle from the fluid medium.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B64C 23/00 - Influencing air flow over aircraft surfaces, not otherwise provided for
  • B63B 1/34 - Other means for varying the inherent hydrodynamic characteristics of hulls by reducing surface friction

52.

PRECISION BATTERY GRID PELLET ADHESION/COHESION STRENGTH TESTER

      
Application Number 17747267
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-18
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Hammond, Christopher J.
  • Potter, Alexander M.

Abstract

Provided is a battery grid pellet adhesion/cohesion strength tester that can accurately determine the push-out strength of a battery grid pellet by measuring the binding of the active material to the battery grid during the pasting and curing process. A programmable test stand and force gage are used with a selectable active material punching tool fixture and a set of selectable set of grid location pins. Active material from a lead-acid battery is forced out of the battery grid at a programmed feed rate with the force gage reporting precise force measurements for each battery grid pellets adhesion/cohesion strength. The inventive device can be utilized as a quality control measure following the battery pasting and curing process, which will ensure that consistent and uniform adhesion/cohesion has occurred during battery manufacture, thereby avoiding battery premature performance failure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/42 - Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells
  • G01N 19/04 - Measuring adhesive force between materials, e.g. of sealing tape, of coating

53.

Apparatus for coupling and positioning elements on a configurable vehicle

      
Application Number 16974045
Grant Number 11505283
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-11-22
Grant Date 2022-11-22
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Seeley, Eric

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The vehicle can include a mechanisms that magnetically attach and release configurable elements from the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63B 3/08 - Hulls assembled from prefabricated sub-units with detachably-connected sub-units
  • B63B 7/04 - Collapsible, foldable, inflatable or like vessels comprising only rigid parts sectionalised
  • B63B 73/10 - Building or assembling vessels from prefabricated hull blocks, i.e. complete hull cross-sections
  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines

54.

Method and apparatus for transporting ballast and cargo in an autonomous vehicle

      
Application Number 16974042
Grant Number 11505296
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-12
First Publication Date 2022-11-22
Grant Date 2022-11-22
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Seeley, Eric

Abstract

A field configurable autonomous vehicle includes modular elements and attachable components. The vehicle can be assembled from these modular elements and components to meet desired mission and performance characteristics without the need to purchase specially designed vehicles for each mission. The vehicle can include a mechanisms that magnetically attach and release payloads such as cargo or ballast from the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63G 8/00 - Underwater vessels, e.g. submarines
  • B63B 13/00 - Conduits for emptying or ballasting; Self-bailing equipment; Scuppers
  • B63B 25/00 - Load-accommodating arrangements, e.g. stowing or trimming; Vessels characterised thereby
  • B64D 1/12 - Releasing

55.

Apparatus and methods for disrupting/disabling explosive ordnance

      
Application Number 16873856
Grant Number 11506465
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-30
First Publication Date 2022-11-22
Grant Date 2022-11-22
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Foltz, Lee
  • Pegouske, Adam J.
  • Mccarthy, Daniel
  • Torres, George R.

Abstract

Explosive devices may be formed from hollow members filled with explosive materials. The hollow members may be made of mating halves that are packed or loaded with explosive material prior to the mating halves being joined together. In some exemplary aspects, the hollow members are placed in fluid-filled containers such that the explosive reaction creates a wave of fluid that impacts a target. Components of the devices may be COTS items and items that may be manufacture with 3D printers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41B 9/00 - Liquid ejecting guns, e.g. water pistols
  • F42B 33/06 - Dismantling fuzes, cartridges, projectiles, missiles, rockets, or bombs
  • F42D 5/04 - Rendering explosive charges harmless, e.g. destroying ammunition; Rendering detonation of explosive charges harmless
  • F42D 3/00 - Particular applications of blasting techniques
  • F42D 1/04 - Arrangements for ignition
  • F42B 3/00 - Blasting cartridges, i.e. case and explosive
  • F42B 3/24 - Cartridge closures or seals
  • F42B 3/02 - Blasting cartridges, i.e. case and explosive adapted to be united into assemblies

56.

Laser Fabrication of Lead Selenide Thin Film

      
Application Number 17732775
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner
  • United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
  • University of Virginia (USA)
Inventor
  • Harrison, Joel T.
  • Gupta, Mool C.

Abstract

A laser sintering deposition method for disposing lead selenide onto a substrate. The method includes: wet-milling a lead selenide ingot mixed with methanol into a colloidal slurry containing nanocrystals; separating the colloidal slurry into nanocrystal particles and the methanol; depositing the nanocrystal particles to a substrate; and emitting coherent infrared light onto the nanocrystal particles for fusing into a lead selenide crystalline film. Afterwards, the lead selenide film can be exposed to oxygen to form a lead selenite layer, and subsequently to iodine gas to produce a lead iodide layer onto the lead selenite layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 21/477 - Thermal treatment for modifying the properties of semiconductor bodies, e.g. annealing, sintering
  • H01L 21/02 - Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof

57.

SELF-SEALING HOSE

      
Application Number 17736914
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-04
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Gamache, Raymond Mark
  • Phifer, Christopher Marc Letorre

Abstract

A self-sealing hose includes an inner rubber layer comprising a first rubber material; and an outer rubber layer comprising a second rubber material. The second rubber material has an ultimate strain of at least 100% and an elastic limit of at least about 7 MPa. The first rubber material has a modulus measured at 250% elongation of less than about 10 kPa.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16L 11/12 - Hoses, i.e. flexible pipes made of rubber or flexible plastics with arrangements for particular purposes, e.g. specially profiled, with protecting layer, heated, electrically conducting
  • F16L 11/20 - Double-walled hoses

58.

Helmet Face Shield

      
Application Number 17868745
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-19
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Snow, Jacob
  • Yates, Jacob
  • Schuyler, Nathan

Abstract

A face shield for use with protective headgear can be shipped flat and easily assembled from a kit of parts without the use of tools or adhesives. The face shield protects against disease, aerosols and splatter that may contain pathogens; may include a curved lower perimeter to facilitate head movements, and can be taken on and off easily.

IPC Classes  ?

59.

FLEXIBLE METAL/METAL OXIDE AND/OR INTERMETALLIC REACTANT RIBBON CUTTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17733081
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Thompson, Clayton A.
  • Faucheux, Paul

Abstract

Provided is a blast-free alternative tool for breaching operations for the intended purpose of cutting metal, including rebar, steel cables, I-beams, thin walled containers, welding doors, and the like. The apparatus includes a flexible and cuttable tube containing metal oxide/metal (thermite) mixture, capable of being formed around a target material and of NONEL ignition. The apparatus can be used to cut, weld, or ignite target material. Protective caps are included with provisions to insert shock tube or time fuse to transmit ignition to first fire mix. A fire proof or flame retardant flexible outerwrap with adhesive (such as hydrogel) or malleable retention wires covers the cutting ribbon for heat and slag retention. In the preferred embodiment, the apparatus is issued/manufactured in rolls or precut lengths.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42B 3/22 - Elements for controlling or guiding the detonation wave, e.g. tubes
  • F42B 3/087 - Flexible or deformable blasting cartridges, e.g. bags or hoses

60.

Method and system for determining the location in 3D space of an object within an enclosed opaque container

      
Application Number 16873764
Grant Number 11486836
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-29
First Publication Date 2022-11-01
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Diaz, Angel
  • Rivera-Marchand, David
  • Frericks, Lonnie
  • Wojkowski, Anthony
  • Kummerer, Anthony

Abstract

A non-transitory computer readable medium on which is stored machine-readable instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the processor to determine the location in 3D space of an object of interest within the interior region of an opaque container. Hence, a user or operator is allowed to construct a three-dimensional representation of the interior region of the opaque container so as to allow viewing of objects, components and substances within the interior region. The users or operators now have the opportunity to isolate a particular object of interest within the interior region that may be a threat, such as an explosive device or other energetic component. A disrupter device is aimed at the three-dimensional location and thereafter, the disrupter device fires a projectile or substance at the object of interest in order to disable or destroy the object of interest.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 23/04 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups , or by transmitting the radiation through the material and forming images of the material
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis

61.

Integrators for current sensors

      
Application Number 17302339
Grant Number 11486905
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-30
First Publication Date 2022-11-01
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Nelatury, Charles

Abstract

An integrator for use with a current sensor provides a feedback loop reducing drift while maintaining wide bandwidth.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 15/18 - Adaptations providing voltage or current isolation, e.g. for high-voltage or high-current networks using inductive devices, e.g. transformers
  • G01R 19/00 - Arrangements for measuring currents or voltages or for indicating presence or sign thereof
  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H03F 3/45 - Differential amplifiers

62.

ACTIVE SHOOTER MONITORING AND INCAPACITATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17729543
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-26
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Mechinus, Jesse R.
  • Miller, Gerald
  • Stewart, James

Abstract

Provided is a an active shooter monitoring and incapacitation system that can augment active security forces control during emergencies at schools, churches, military, and government institutions. The system includes one or more cameras that are controlled remotely by an operator. If a hostile person or active shooter is located, a warning system, such as an audio/visual alert and laser dazzler is activated to alert nearby people of the threat to vacate and to notify the active shooter that he/she is required to halt any hostile actions. If the hostile person does not cease his activities, one or more stun guns contained within the system are then utilized to incapacitate the active shooter with a large electric shock, thereby incapacitating the person until the authorities arrive.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41H 11/00 - Defence installations; Defence devices; Means for clearing or detecting landmines
  • H04N 5/232 - Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • G08B 21/02 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
  • F41H 13/00 - Means of attack or defence not otherwise provided for

63.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DATA PREPROCESSING

      
Application Number 17729707
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-26
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Scott, Alicia
  • Phillips, Eli
  • Hedge, Logan
  • Cesena, Joseph
  • Mcdonough, James Michael
  • Pham, Stephanie
  • Huerta, Nathalie Jesenia
  • Sarabia, Jared

Abstract

Methods, apparatus, and/or computer program products for data preprocessing are provided. The invention utilizes selective modular processes that automate data cleaning tasks and provide an initial analysis of datasets using, among other things, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning methods. The apparatus and methods preprocess text data, clean database data with minimal human intervention, and provide automatic analytical results that include basic data cleaning, spell check, clustering, outlier detection, and natural language processing. Each modular process can be selectively switched on or off based on user input, preprogrammed instructions, or AI inputs. Additionally, any data format may be input as the apparatus and methods are data agnostic and, therefore, are not designed specifically for one type of data or theme of data. The inventive apparatus and methods dramatically reduce preparation time on the front end of data projects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/06 - Digital input from, or digital output to, record carriers

64.

Emitter Identification through Unobserved Parameters

      
Application Number 17236016
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-21
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Fleizach, Gregory Knowles
  • Pelham, Christopher C.
  • Owen, Mark William

Abstract

An apparatus and method identify emitters. The apparatus includes a receiver, a parameter estimator, a database, and a correlator. The receiver receives an electromagnetic signal from an emitter and measures actual values of observed parameters of the electromagnetic signal. The parameter estimator surmises surmised values of unobserved parameters from the actual values of the observed parameters. The actual values of the observed parameters and the surmised values of the unobserved parameters characterize the emitter. The database stores one or more entries for each emitter. Each entry specifies an identifier of an emitter and exemplary values of the observed and unobserved parameters. The correlator matches the actual values of the observed parameters and the surmised values of the unobserved parameters with the exemplary values of one of the entries of the emitter from which the receiver receives the electromagnetic signal. The correlator outputs the identifier from this entry in the database.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/02 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group

65.

Crown ether functionalized substrates

      
Application Number 17314533
Grant Number 11479486
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-07
First Publication Date 2022-10-25
Grant Date 2022-10-25
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Ostrom, Gregory Stephen
  • Harvey, Benjamin G.

Abstract

A method for making crown ether functionalized substrates, which includes modifying crown ether-based molecules by reacting with carboxylic acid functionalize chains. The crown ether-based molecules are then attached to substrates, thereby forming crown ether functionalized substrates.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/02 - Electrodes composed of, or comprising, active material
  • C02F 1/68 - Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by addition of specified substances, e.g. trace elements, for ameliorating potable water
  • C09C 3/08 - Treatment with low-molecular-weight organic compounds
  • C09C 1/24 - Oxides of iron
  • B82Y 40/00 - Manufacture or treatment of nanostructures
  • C02F 1/48 - Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage with magnetic or electric fields
  • B82Y 30/00 - Nanotechnology for materials or surface science, e.g. nanocomposites

66.

Method and system for determining the location in 3D space of an object within an enclosed opaque container

      
Application Number 16602553
Grant Number 11481093
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-25
Grant Date 2022-10-25
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Diaz, Angel
  • Rivera-Marchand, David
  • Frericks, Lonnie
  • Wojtkowski, Andrew
  • Kummerer, Anthony

Abstract

A method and system for determining the location in 3D space of an object of interest within the interior region of an enclosed, opaque container. The invention allows a user or operator to construct a three-dimensional representation of the interior region of the container to allow viewing of objects, components and substances within the interior region. The users or operators now have the opportunity to isolate a particular object of interest within the interior region that may be a threat, such as an explosive device or other energetic component. A disrupter device is aimed at the three-dimensional location and thereafter, the disrupter device fires a projectile or substance at the object of interest in order to disable or destroy the object of interest.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G01V 5/00 - Prospecting or detecting by the use of nuclear radiation, e.g. of natural or induced radioactivity
  • G06T 7/50 - Depth or shape recovery
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06T 3/40 - Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
  • G01N 23/04 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups , or by transmitting the radiation through the material and forming images of the material
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus

67.

System and apparatus for autonomously fueling an unmanned surface vehicle

      
Application Number 16996634
Grant Number 11479458
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-18
First Publication Date 2022-10-25
Grant Date 2022-10-25
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Miniello, Nikko
  • Phillips, John
  • Colburn, Jr., David C.
  • Michelon, Lawrence
  • Rackley, Gregory
  • Pineda, Danny

Abstract

A system and apparatus for autonomously fueling a surface water vessel such as an unmanned surface vehicles (USV). A fueling system is secured to the dockside of a land secured or waterborne fueling station. The fueling system has a hose reel, a hose pusher and mooring whip for extending the hose out of the water for access to the surface water vessel. The vessel is equipped with an actuated arm that pivots between a closed position and an open position to capture the hose and connect the nozzle of the hose to the fuel tank of the vessel. The fuel tank has an interface with a mounting plate, nozzle interface and electromagnets that pull, positively locate, and hold the nozzle into the nozzle interface to access the fuel tank and to fuel the vessel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B67D 7/04 - Apparatus or devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage containers or reservoirs into vehicles or into portable containers, e.g. for retail sale purposes for transferring fuels, lubricants or mixed fuels and lubricants
  • B67D 7/40 - Suspending, reeling or storing devices
  • B65H 75/44 - Constructional details

68.

Apparatus and Method for Generating Oxygen from Sodium Percarbonate and Water, Including Seawater

      
Application Number 17232741
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-16
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Becker, Carol A.
  • Glad, Wayne E.

Abstract

An apparatus and method generate oxygen gas from sodium percarbonate and water including seawater. The apparatus includes a chamber, a valve system, and an output port. The valve system controls combining a quantity of the sodium percarbonate, a quantity of the water, a quantity of potassium iodide, and optionally a quantity of sodium sulfate decahydrate. A chemical reaction between the sodium percarbonate and the water in the chamber generates oxygen gas, which is output at an output port from the chamber. The potassium iodide is a catalyst for the chemical reaction and optionally the sodium sulfate decahydrate is a temperature moderator for the chemical reaction. A ratio between the water and the sodium percarbonate is in a range of 2.5 to 8 by weight. A ratio of the potassium iodide per liter of the water yields a molarity in a range of 0.25 to 1.25.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C01B 13/02 - Preparation of oxygen
  • B01J 8/02 - Chemical or physical processes in general, conducted in the presence of fluids and solid particles; Apparatus for such processes with stationary particles, e.g. in fixed beds
  • H01M 8/0612 - Combination of fuel cells with means for production of reactants or for treatment of residues with means for production of gaseous reactants from carbon-containing material
  • A62B 7/08 - Respiratory apparatus containing chemicals producing oxygen

69.

Dual-polarization heat-dissipating antenna array element

      
Application Number 17395673
Grant Number 11476557
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-06
First Publication Date 2022-10-18
Grant Date 2022-10-18
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Sharma, Satish K.
  • Chieh, Jia-Chi Samuel

Abstract

An antenna element transfers a radiofrequency signal and dissipates heat. The antenna element includes a periphery and first and second pairs of fins. The periphery has a length and a width with the length approximately equaling the width. The first and second pairs of fins extend in height from inside the periphery. The first pair of fins are separated by a shared gap for transferring a first polarization of the radiofrequency signal, and the second pair of fins are separated by the shared gap for transferring a second polarization of the radiofrequency signal that is orthogonal to the first polarization. An antenna array includes multiple instances of the antenna element for transferring the radiofrequency signal and for dissipating the heat.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/02 - Arrangements for de-icing; Arrangements for drying-out
  • H01Q 21/06 - Arrays of individually energised antenna units similarly polarised and spaced apart
  • H01Q 21/00 - Antenna arrays or systems
  • H01Q 13/08 - Radiating ends of two-conductor microwave transmission lines, e.g. of coaxial lines, of microstrip lines
  • H01Q 23/00 - Antennas with active circuits or circuit elements integrated within them or attached to them
  • H01Q 25/00 - Antennas or antenna systems providing at least two radiating patterns

70.

Quantum Key Distribution Protocol with Weak Measurements

      
Application Number 16844404
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-04-09
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Farinholt, Jacob M.
  • Troupe, James E.

Abstract

A quantum key distribution (QKD) receiver is provided for communicating with a transmitter that produces a plurality of entangled photon qubit pairs to send one qubit from each pair randomly alternating between basis states. The receiver includes a first polarized beam splitter, an orthogonal pair of photon detectors, a weak measurement apparatus, a broadcaster, an error rate estimator, and a post-processor. The first splitter receives the one qubit for passage or reflection. The photon detector pair measures the one qubit from passage or reflection. The apparatus performs a weak measurement on the one qubit and includes an impedance device to induce time delay, a pair of mirrors flanking the impedance device, and second and third polarized beam splitters for alternatively passing the one qubit to each other and to the pair of mirrors. The broadcaster for sending weak measurement results from the detectors to the transmitter. The error rate estimator determines whether the weak measurement satisfies a bit error threshold. The post-processor corrects the weak measurement from one of the basis states in response to a shared random key from the transmitter.

IPC Classes  ?

71.

SOLID STATE CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH REDUCED CLAMPING VOLTAGE

      
Application Number 17684335
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-01
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Zhang, Di

Abstract

A solid state circuit breaker that may include a metal oxide varistor (MOV) that is connected in series to a thyristor, the MOV to clamp voltage of current flowing through the solid state circuit breaker; the thyristor including a gate to control flow of the current to the MOV along a first path to the MOV; a breakover diode to activate at a target voltage level to allow the current to flow to the MOV along a second path; and a Zener diode to close the gate and allow current to flow along the first path in response to the current on the second path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02H 9/04 - Emergency protective circuit arrangements for limiting excess current or voltage without disconnection responsive to excess voltage
  • H01C 7/12 - Overvoltage protection resistors; Arresters
  • H01C 7/108 - Metal oxide

72.

Barrier for Hazardous Liquids

      
Application Number 17578657
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-19
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, Colt T.
  • Gish, Sean P

Abstract

Provided is a flood barrier for use with HAZMAT materials. The barrier includes a first wall and a second wall joined together at a first end, tape for securing the barrier to a surface to prevent leaks, multiple flexible ribs attached between the first wall and second walls, one or more holes for filling, and a rod that separates an open end of the first and second wall to form a chamber with an open end. Several insulating floats are evenly spaced between the ribs on a bottom surface of the first wall to prevent overflow. A gap filler, such as uncured silicone and tape is used in the transition from a terminal rib to an exposed corner of the barrier. The barrier can withstand high heat for a sustained period of time, is leak-proof, and includes an improved method of sealing corners.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E02B 3/10 - Dams; Dykes; Sluice ways or other structures for dykes, dams, or the like

73.

Multimode hydrophone array

      
Application Number 16868567
Grant Number 11467297
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-07
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Alvanas, Elizabeth A
  • Vincent, Ii, Harold T

Abstract

An acoustic array has a frame and multimode transducers positioned along the frame. The multimode transducers are cylindrical and divided into circumferential transducer segments. The transducer segments each have a common ground electrode and an electrode associated with the segment. An elastomeric bushing is between each multimode transducer and the frame. Electrical leads are joined to the electrodes. A proximate plug is provided at one end of the frame, and a distal plug is provided at the other. A connector is positioned in the proximate plug and joined to the electrical leads. An elastomeric hose surrounds the frame and is sealed to the proximate plug and the distal plug. The interior volume is filled with a dielectric fluid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01V 1/18 - Receiving elements, e.g. seismometer, geophone
  • G01V 1/16 - Receiving elements for seismic signals; Arrangements or adaptations of receiving elements
  • G01V 1/52 - Structural details
  • G01V 1/38 - Seismology; Seismic or acoustic prospecting or detecting specially adapted for water-covered areas

74.

Water vessel with propulsion arrangements having bi-directional flanking rudders with a profile for improved effectiveness

      
Application Number 17126138
Grant Number 11465723
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-18
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Choi, Jin Keun
  • Kent, Christopher Paul
  • Michael, Thad J.
  • Sawyer, David J.

Abstract

One or more propulsion arrangements for water vessels, and in particular propulsion arrangements that include flanking rudders with bidirectional high-lift sections to improve performance, particularly in the reverse direction. The flanking rudders are positioned adjacent a propulsor for directing a slipstream flow when the vessel is travelling in the reverse direction. Each flanking rudder has an elongated profile extending from a first edge to a second edge, and in which each elongated profile has a first bulb portion, a convex middle portion, and a second bulb portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63H 11/107 - Direction control of propulsive fluid
  • B63B 1/04 - Hydrodynamic or hydrostatic features of hulls or of hydrofoils deriving lift mainly from water displacement with single hull
  • B63H 25/38 - Rudders
  • B63B 3/14 - Hull parts
  • B63H 1/14 - Propellers

75.

Method of estimating material properties of an elastic plate

      
Application Number 16137902
Grant Number 11467075
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-21
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Hull, Andrew J

Abstract

A method is provided for increasing accuracy in measuring complex Young's modulus and complex shear modulus of a material using a processing system. The material is tested to obtain an experimental frequency response transfer function of normal displacement to input force. A model panel is developed in the processing system as a modeled frequency response transfer function. The modeled transfer function is used at a range of fixed frequencies to calculate displacements of the model panel divided by the input force while varying material parameters. The modeled frequency response transfer function is compared with the experimental frequency response transfer function to compute error function values. These values indicate the most accurate material property values as those minimizing the computed error function values.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 3/00 - Investigating strength properties of solid materials by application of mechanical stress
  • G01N 3/34 - Investigating strength properties of solid materials by application of mechanical stress by applying repeated or pulsating forces generated by mechanical means, e.g. hammer blows

76.

HUMANIZED TRANSGENIC MOUSE MODEL

      
Application Number 17244302
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Casares, Sofia A.
  • Brumeanu, Teodor D.

Abstract

This invention relates to a transgenic animal model for testing immunogenicity and protective efficacy of human vaccines and the method for generating such a multi-transgenic animal. This invention also relates to methods for screening compositions for human vaccine development. More specifically, the present invention relates to a mouse model capable of expressing human leukocyte antigens DR4 and A2, and/or human costimulatory molecules (CD80) which upon infusion of human HLA-matched hematopoietic stem cells develop a functional human immune system able to respond to vaccination with human vaccines. The invention also relates to method of producing human antibodies specific for a desired antigen using the transgenic mouse.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A01K 67/027 - New breeds of vertebrates
  • C07K 16/06 - Immunoglobulins, e.g. monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies from serum
  • G01N 33/50 - Chemical analysis of biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Testing involving biospecific ligand binding methods; Immunological testing
  • G01N 33/68 - Chemical analysis of biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Testing involving biospecific ligand binding methods; Immunological testing involving proteins, peptides or amino acids

77.

METHOD FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY EXAMINATION OF FRAGMENTS IN GEL BLOCK

      
Application Number 17709952
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Stoll, Kyle D.
  • Scheid, Eric

Abstract

Provided is a new and improved method for examining the penetration of fragments in ballistic gelatin through the use of state-of-the art computed tomography (CT) equipment and analytical software. The inventive method can be used for fragment penetration testing as a key performance parameter (KPP). Ballistic gel containing multiple fragments are obtained, placed in a container, positioned in a CT chamber, and scanned. The scan is imported into a Volume graphics software program. A surface determination is made, which is used by one or more algorithms to isolate potential fragmentation within the gel block. The number of fragments, depth of penetration, and fragment mass are then calculated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 9/36 - Analysing materials by measuring the density or specific gravity, e.g. determining quantity of moisture
  • G01N 23/046 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups , or by transmitting the radiation through the material and forming images of the material using tomography, e.g. computed tomography [CT]
  • G01N 23/18 - Investigating the presence of defects or foreign matter
  • F42B 35/00 - Testing or checking of ammunition
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06T 5/00 - Image enhancement or restoration
  • G06T 7/62 - Analysis of geometric attributes of area, perimeter, diameter or volume

78.

INTERCHANGEABLE MODULAR CHAMBER SYSTEM FOR A FIREARM

      
Application Number 17714219
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-06
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Hammel, Rand W.
  • Toon, Alex J.
  • Richardville, Donald

Abstract

Provided is an interchangeable modular chamber system for a firearm. The system includes a firearm receiver, a barrel comprising lands and grooves, a chamber insert sleeve comprising lands and grooves, an index pin, a locking collar, and a recoil lug. The barrel is threaded into the receiver with the chamber insert sleeve positioned within the barrel. The chamber insert sleeve is indexed to align the lands and grooves of the chamber insert sleeve with those of the barrel. The locking collar and recoil lug are threaded onto the external threads of the barrel and are adjustable to optimize the headspace for different cartridges of the same caliber and to allow for the sacrificial replacement of the throat area of a barrel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 21/48 - Barrel mounting means, e.g. releasable mountings for replaceable barrels
  • F41A 21/18 - Grooves; Rifling

79.

Implantable thermal runaway trigger device

      
Application Number 16841718
Grant Number 11460505
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-07
First Publication Date 2022-10-04
Grant Date 2022-10-04
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Patrissi, Charles J
  • Mercier, Jason L

Abstract

A modified battery cell for simulating failure conditions includes an electrical cell and a controllable voltage source. A transistor gate is joined to a positive output of the source and to a negative tab of the cell at the transistor source. One side of a resistor implanted in the cell is joined to the transistor drain and the other side is joined to the cell positive tab. Controlling voltage source voltage allows current to flow from the transistor source to the transistor drain and through the resistor. Current flow through the resistor causes heating within the electrical cell that can be monitored to simulate an electrical cell failure. A method for testing an electrical cell is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/36 - Arrangements for testing, measuring or monitoring the electrical condition of accumulators or electric batteries, e.g. capacity or state of charge [SoC]
  • H01M 10/48 - Accumulators combined with arrangements for measuring, testing or indicating the condition of cells, e.g. the level or density of the electrolyte
  • G01R 31/382 - Arrangements for monitoring battery or accumulator variables, e.g. SoC

80.

Insensitive munition initiation canister (IMIC)

      
Application Number 15732175
Grant Number 11460282
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-29
First Publication Date 2022-10-04
Grant Date 2022-10-04
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Wade, James
  • Diaz, Angel
  • Foltz, Lee
  • Mccarthy, Daniel

Abstract

An insensitive munition initiation canister includes a first cylindrical body having an external surface, which includes a first set of threads arranged circumferentially around the first cylindrical body, and a second cylindrical body connected to the first cylindrical body including an external surface having a second set of threads arranged circumferentially around the second cylindrical body. The first cylindrical body includes a first internal region set to retain an explosive charge having a detonation capability sufficient to detonate an insensitive munition. The first cylindrical body is set to sit inside a munition fuze well. The threads of the first cylindrical body are set to engage the munition fuze well.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42C 19/04 - Protective caps
  • F42C 19/02 - Fuze bodies; Fuze housings
  • F42C 15/188 - Arming-means in fuzes; Safety means for preventing premature detonation of fuzes or charges wherein a carrier for an element of the pyrotechnic or explosive train is moved using a rotatable carrier
  • F42B 3/11 - Initiators therefor characterised by the material used, e.g. for initiator case or electric leads

81.

Hydrothermal vent energy harvesting, storage, and power distribution system

      
Application Number 16937682
Grant Number 11462939
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-24
First Publication Date 2022-10-04
Grant Date 2022-10-04
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuklinski, Robert
  • Ruffa, Anthony A

Abstract

An energy harvesting system is positionable at an ocean surface to harvest energy from a hydrothermal vent surrounded by cooler ocean water. The system includes an energy storage device positionable proximate to the ocean surface. A cable capable of conducting electrical energy is joined to the energy storage device. An energy harvesting structure is joined to provide electrical energy to the cable. The energy harvesting structure can be positioned proximate to the hydrothermal vent to harvest energy therefrom.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F03B 13/26 - Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates characterised by using wave or tide energy using tide energy
  • H02J 50/00 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • F03G 7/05 - Ocean thermal energy conversion, i.e. OTEC
  • B63B 35/44 - Floating buildings, stores, drilling platforms, or workshops, e.g. carrying water-oil separating devices
  • H01L 35/28 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR - Details thereof operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only

82.

MODULAR SCALABLE EFFECT MUNITION

      
Application Number 17696144
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-16
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Allison, Lucas
  • Jones, Michael H.
  • Lawson, Calvin
  • Taylor, Iv, Lucius A.

Abstract

Provided is a modular directional charge system that can be assembled in different configurations depending on the target. The system includes a removable energetic material, a molded plastic shell comprising a main body and a front cover, a removable fragmentation insert, a removable breaching insert, an initiator well insert, and initiator adapter nuts. The main body comprises an internal energetic material receiving compartment, a first and second tripod mount, a threaded adapter, and a pair of pin receivers, while the front cover comprises an internal removable insert compartment. The main body and front cover are held together with a multi-position adjustable toothed locking interface that adjustably permits the cover to intimately contact the energetic material when the internal removable insert compartment contains a fragmentation insert, a breaching insert, or no insert at all. A method of use is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

83.

UAV GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND HAND CONTROL UNIT

      
Application Number 17706941
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-29
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Snaider, Jordan M.
  • Cole, Aaron Boyd
  • Conley, Benjamin

Abstract

The present invention provides a system for control and guidance of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using modulated laser light in radio frequency (RF) contested environments. The system enables the user to send light signal communications to the UAV from a handheld device. In one embodiment, where the handheld device is capable of being incorporated into a firearm fore-grip with built-in controls that allow for control of the UAV by a user in a shooting/aiming position. The UAV includes an optical array for detecting and receiving the light signal communications, as well as filtering systems for filtering out unnecessary image data for better control in different weather and time conditions, as well as an avoidance system to avoid objects and other UAVs when used in a swarm of UAVs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/10 - Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
  • H04B 10/116 - Visible light communication
  • H04B 10/50 - Transmitters
  • H04B 10/524 - Pulse modulation
  • H01S 5/00 - Semiconductor lasers
  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use

84.

Electronically steerable parasitic array antenna process

      
Application Number 17210634
Grant Number 11563509
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-24
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Grant Date 2023-01-24
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Dawson, David Carlos
  • Santoyo-Mejia, Ricardo
  • Thompson, Ronald B

Abstract

A process for an electronically steerable parasitic array (ESPAR) antenna includes operating the ESPAR antenna with a receiver in Normal Mode until an internal flag is generated by the receiver indicating jamming RF noise preventing Normal Mode operation, causing the ESPAR antenna to switch to Anti-jam Mode. Anti-jam Mode includes a Search Mode and a Track Mode. The ESPAR antenna is steered in Search Mode, causing the ESPAR antenna to beam in a circular pattern to locate a spatial direction of the jamming RF noise, identify the spatial direction of the jamming RF noise preventing Normal Mode operation, and place a null in the spatial direction of the jamming RF noise. The ESPAR antenna switches to Track Mode to maintain the null in the spatial direction of the jamming RF noise until the jamming RF noise is not present. The ESPAR antenna then returns to operating in Normal Mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 19/15 - Aircraft landing systems
  • H04K 3/00 - Jamming of communication; Counter-measures
  • G01S 19/01 - Satellite radio beacon positioning systems transmitting time-stamped messages, e.g. GPS [Global Positioning System], GLONASS [Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System] or GALILEO

85.

Underwater line cutting tool

      
Application Number 17210996
Grant Number 11478945
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-24
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Grant Date 2022-10-25
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Burgoa, Robert David

Abstract

An underwater line cutting tool includes a cutter. The cutter includes a blade holder and a rotating manipulator arm. The blade holder includes two stationary arms in a V-shaped configuration including at least one blade attached to one of two stationary arms. The blade holder is attached to the rotating manipulator arm of a rotating manipulator that is attached to an underwater remotely operated vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B26D 1/26 - Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a cutting member moving about an axis with a non-circular cutting member moving about an axis substantially perpendicular to the line of cut
  • B26D 7/26 - Means for mounting or adjusting the cutting member; Means for adjusting the stroke of the cutting member
  • B25J 15/00 - Gripping heads
  • B26D 1/00 - Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor

86.

Variable camber segmented control surfaces

      
Application Number 17020872
Grant Number 11453475
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-15
First Publication Date 2022-09-27
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Dooley, Richard E

Abstract

A variable camber wing for mounting to a vehicle chassis has an actuator shaft and a static pin extending from the chassis. The wing's nose segment defines a proximal edge and a distal edge and has a channel therethrough between the proximal and distal edges, an arcuate aperture therethrough aft of the channel, and a second aperture therethrough aft of the arcuate aperture. The wing has a first linkage defining a clevis on a proximal end and hingeably connected to the nose segment. The clevis can rotatably engage with the static pin extending through the arcuate aperture. A second linkage defines a second clevis on a proximal end and a distal edge. The second linkage is configured to hingeably connect to the first linkage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B64C 3/48 - Varying camber by relatively-movable parts of wing structures
  • B64C 3/10 - Shape of wings
  • B64C 13/30 - Transmitting means without power amplification or where power amplification is irrelevant mechanical using cable, chain, or rod mechanisms
  • B64F 5/10 - Manufacturing or assembling aircraft, e.g. jigs therefor
  • B64C 3/18 - Spars; Ribs; Stringers

87.

Air-water-sediment interface detection sensors, systems, and methods

      
Application Number 16738907
Grant Number 11456408
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-09
First Publication Date 2022-09-27
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Yoo, Jinhyeong
  • Jones, Nicholas J.
  • Jacobs, Rachel N.

Abstract

Active-mode sensors are provided, and may be used to detect air, water, and sediment interfaces. Systems and methods for sensing air, water, and sediment are also provided. The sensors are robust and withstand forces due to moving or shifting water and sediment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 41/12 - Magnetostrictive elements
  • G01R 33/385 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field using gradient magnetic field coils
  • H01F 1/03 - Magnets or magnetic bodies characterised by the magnetic materials therefor; Selection of materials for their magnetic properties of inorganic materials characterised by their coercivity
  • H01L 41/20 - Selection of materials for magnetostrictive elements
  • E21B 41/00 - Equipment or details not covered by groups

88.

AUTONOMOUS OPEN SCHEMA CONSTRUCTION FROM UNSTRUCTURED TEXT

      
Application Number 17587401
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-28
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Potter, Michael Lynn
  • Larson, Natalie Lynn
  • Cheng, Amy
  • Keseyan, Hovanes
  • Servin, Hanh

Abstract

Disclosed is a natural language processing pipeline that analyzes and processes a corpus of textual data to automatically create a knowledge graph containing the corpus entities such as subjects and object and their relationships such as predicates or verbs. The pipeline is configured as an end-to-end neural Open Schema Construction pipeline having a coreference resolution module, an open information extraction (OIE) module, and an entity canonicalization module. The processed textual data is input to a graph database to create the knowledge graph displayable through a graphical user interface. In operation, the pipeline modules serve to create a single term for all entity mentions in the corpus that reference the same entity through coreference resolution, extract all subject-predicate-object triplets from the coreference resolved corpus through OIE, and then canonicalize the corpus by clustering each entity mention to a canonical form for mapping to the knowledge graph and display.

IPC Classes  ?

89.

MARITIME OVERBOARD LOCATOR AND RESPONSE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17205325
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-18
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Bass, Jamie

Abstract

Provided is a maritime overboard locator system for use in locating and rescuing a person or asset that has fallen overboard into a body of water. The system includes a locator attached to a person or asset that is activated manually or automatically upon immersion in water. The apparatus emits light, sound, radio, or any combination thereof. The locator is detected by one or more detectors onboard a boat, ship, vessel, or structure. The detectors detect a unique signal that is assigned to each person/asset. Once detected, the detector sends an overboard alert and deploys an unmanned aerial or underwater drone. The drone can include an inflatable life preserver or life raft and a tether cord that helps the person to remain afloat until rescue can be accomplished.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63C 9/00 - Life-saving in water
  • B63C 9/01 - Air-sea rescue devices, i.e. equipment carried by, and capable of being dropped from, an aircraft
  • B63C 9/08 - Life-buoys, e.g. rings; Life-belts, jackets, suits, or the like
  • B63C 9/26 - Cast or life lines; Attachments thereto; Containers therefor
  • B63C 9/04 - Life-rafts

90.

Circular polarized phased array with wideband axial ratio bandwidth using sequential rotation and dynamic phase recovery

      
Application Number 17207305
Grant Number 11539146
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-19
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Chieh, Jia-Chi Samuel
  • Yeo, Everly
  • Olsen, Randall B.
  • Farkouh, Raif
  • Kerber, Maxwell M.

Abstract

A phased array antenna comprising: a substrate; a plurality of circular polarized wideband antenna elements disposed on the substrate, wherein each element comprises two orthogonal feeds; wherein the plurality of elements are organized into subarrays and physically oriented such that constituent elements of each subarray are sequentially rotated with respect to each other about respective axes that are perpendicular to a surface of the substrate so as to allow RHCP and LHCP transmission and reception; a phase shifter communicatively coupled to the feeds of all the elements and configured to electronically any dynamically compensate for phase regression or progression introduced by the sequential rotation of the elements without relying on physical transmission lines of different dimensions, and further configured to introduce a progressive phase shift across a beam steering plane to enable beam steering of the phased array antenna.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 21/24 - Combinations of antenna units polarised in different directions for transmitting or receiving circularly and elliptically polarised waves or waves linearly polarised in any direction
  • H01Q 21/00 - Antenna arrays or systems

91.

Passive Coherent Location with a Prediction of a Broadcast Signal

      
Application Number 17207402
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-19
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Fleizach, Gregory Knowles
  • Johnson, Nicholas T.
  • Chergui, Mohamed
  • Lichtenberg, Christopher
  • Civerolo, Michael P.

Abstract

An apparatus for passive coherent location includes a forecaster, an evaluator, a receiver, and a correlator. The forecaster generates a prediction of a radio-frequency signal transmitted from an antenna of a broadcasting service. The evaluator generates an effectiveness metric from the prediction of the radio-frequency signal. The receiver receives the radio-frequency signal that an object reflects from the antenna to the receiver. The correlator determines, from the radio-frequency signal reflected from the object as received at the receiver, an ambiguity function having a maximum at a temporal offset and a Doppler shift. The temporal offset and the Doppler shift at the maximum partially determine at least a position of the object. The apparatus optionally includes a selector for tuning the receiver to the radio-frequency signal in response to the effectiveness metric.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/458 - Scheduling content for creating a personalised stream, e.g. by combining a locally stored advertisement with an incoming stream; Updating operations, e.g. for OS modules
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • G01S 13/00 - Systems using the reflection or reradiation of radio waves, e.g. radar systems; Analogous systems using reflection or reradiation of waves whose nature or wavelength is irrelevant or unspecified
  • G01S 13/86 - Combinations of radar systems with non-radar systems, e.g. sonar, direction finder
  • G01S 13/58 - Velocity or trajectory determination systems; Sense-of-movement determination systems

92.

Method for improving mechanical integrity of crystalline silicon solar cells

      
Application Number 15932203
Grant Number 11451189
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-16
First Publication Date 2022-09-20
Grant Date 2022-09-20
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Foos, Edward E.
  • Jouet, Richard Jason

Abstract

The method of the present invention improves mechanical integrity of a crystalline silicon solar cell having an exposed layer of n-type silicon. A solution of electrically-conductive nanowires in an inert liquid is sprayed onto the exposed layer in order to form a grid pattern of the nanowires on the exposed layer after the inert liquid dries or evaporates.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 31/00 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES NOT COVERED BY CLASS - Details thereof
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • H01L 31/0216 - Coatings
  • H01L 31/18 - Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of these devices or of parts thereof
  • H01L 31/0224 - Electrodes

93.

Shock resistant mounting structures for fuze systems

      
Application Number 17406450
Grant Number 11450500
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-19
First Publication Date 2022-09-20
Grant Date 2022-09-20
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Albrecht, Nicholas H.

Abstract

Shock resistant mounting structures for fuze systems. The shock resistant mounting structures may comprise: a shock resistant fuze cap and a shock resistant collar. The shock resistant fuze cap may comprise a circular cap housing and a plurality of cripple studs disposed within the circular cap housing. The circular cap housing may be adapted to engage an upper portion of a fuze and may be adapted to snugly fit within a fuze well. The shock resistant collar may comprise a ring-shaped housing and one or more cripple studs radially disposed within the ring-shaped housing. The ring-shaped housing may have a center opening adapted to engage a fuze body. When installed, the shock resistant fuze cap and shock resistant collar may be disposed within the fuze well and may minimize, prevent, or divert shock loading energy from entering a fuze.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42C 19/04 - Protective caps
  • H01H 85/175 - Casings characterised by the casing shape or form
  • H01H 85/20 - Bases for supporting the fuse; Separate parts thereof
  • H01H 85/00 - Protective devices in which the current flows through a part of fusible material and this current is interrupted by displacement of the fusible material when this current becomes excessive
  • F42B 39/24 - Shock-absorbing arrangements in packages
  • F42C 19/02 - Fuze bodies; Fuze housings

94.

Copper nanoparticles suspended in tin

      
Application Number 17196173
Grant Number 11466171
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-09
First Publication Date 2022-09-15
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Holmes, Harrison E.

Abstract

Disclosed is a conductive ink composition and a manufacturing method thereof. The composition includes about 50 to about 99 wt % copper nanoparticles and about 1 to about 50 wt % tin. Copper nanoparticles are atomized and suspended in a tin bath, wherein the copper nanoparticles are evenly dispersed within the bath through sonification. The composition is cooled, extracted, and formed into a filament for use as a conductive ink. The ink has a resistivity of about 46.2×E−9 Ω*m to about 742.5×E−9 Ω*m. Once in filament form, the tin-copper mix will be viable for material extrusion, thus allowing for a lower cost, electrically conductive traces to be used in additive manufacturing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/52 - Electrically conductive inks
  • B23K 35/30 - Selection of soldering or welding materials proper with the principal constituent melting at less than 1550°C
  • B22F 1/054 - Nanosized particles
  • B22F 1/145 - Chemical treatment, e.g. passivation or decarburisation
  • B22F 10/18 - Formation of a green body by mixing binder with metal in filament form, e.g. fused filament fabrication [FFF]
  • B82Y 40/00 - Manufacture or treatment of nanostructures

95.

GEOSPATIAL DATA ABSTRACTION LIBRARY (GDAL) CONVERSION TOOL FOR DATA COMPRESSION

      
Application Number 17691712
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-10
First Publication Date 2022-09-15
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Mullen, Robert E.
  • Hammack, James A.

Abstract

Provided are methods and apparatus for creating super-compressed map files. Using free and open-source software (FOSS), the tool create a super-compressed internally tiled Geo Tag Image File Format (TIFF) in a WGS84 datum (WGS84) similar in size to the original LizardTech's MrSID (SID) imagery from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Converting NGA data to WGS84 allows mapping systems like NASA Worldwind (WW) to eliminate the step of re-projecting on the fly from non-native projections, thus reducing processing time. The disclosed method includes removing all pure-black pixels by setting them to black+1, changing all near-black border pixels with values less than 15 to 0 (pure black), setting pure black values to “no-data,” compressing the image with a compression scheme, and translating the compressed image to JPEG and a YCbCr color space to achieve greater compression.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 9/20 - Contour coding, e.g. using detection of edges
  • G06T 7/90 - Determination of colour characteristics

96.

COUNTER UAV DRONE SYSTEM USING ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE

      
Application Number 17752114
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-24
First Publication Date 2022-09-15
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Furlong, Steven Craig
  • Lang, Timothy Michael

Abstract

In general, the present invention is directed to airborne security measures and more specifically to a device and method to defeat in total a plurality of approaching Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with a single sacrificial intercepting drone. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the intercepting drone may be configured with an attached Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) generation device capable of producing a sufficiently intense EMP burst to completely disable all approaching UAVs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41H 13/00 - Means of attack or defence not otherwise provided for
  • F41H 11/02 - Anti-aircraft or anti-guided missile defence installations or systems
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use

97.

Method of electrochemical substitution of azides for hydrogen on tertiary carbons

      
Application Number 16873402
Grant Number 11440873
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-07
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Forohar, Farhad
  • Bellitto, Victor

Abstract

A method of substituting an azide for hydrogen bonded to a tertiary carbon atom is provided. A liquid mixture in an oxygen-free environment has spaced-apart carbon and platinum electrodes disposed therein. The liquid mixture includes a solvent, ammonium azide, and a base material having at least one tertiary carbon atom with hydrogen bonded thereto. An electric current is applied to the electrodes where the liquid mixture undergoes a reaction. The electrochemically-induced reaction yields a liquid product and a solid product. The liquid product includes the solvent and a constituent having at least one tertiary carbon atom with an azide bonded thereto.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01J 19/08 - Processes employing the direct application of electric or wave energy, or particle radiation; Apparatus therefor
  • C07C 247/14 - Compounds containing azido groups with azido groups bound to carbon atoms of rings other than six-membered aromatic rings
  • C25B 15/02 - Process control or regulation
  • C25B 3/00 - Electrolytic production of organic compounds
  • C25B 11/057 - Electrodes formed of electrocatalysts on a substrate or carrier characterised by the substrate or carrier material consisting of a single element or compound

98.

Density gradient booster pellet for insensitive explosive formulations

      
Application Number 17109626
Grant Number 11441882
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-02
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Albrecht, Nicholas H.

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to a density gradient booster pellet having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central longitudinal axis spanning from the proximal end to the distal end. The density gradient booster has a plurality of density zones from the proximal end to the distal end. The proximal end is in adjacent contact with an insensitive explosive fill.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42C 19/08 - Primers; Detonators
  • F42B 12/20 - Projectiles, missiles or mines characterised by the warhead, the intended effect, or the material characterised by the warhead or the intended effect of high-explosive type

99.

Buoy antenna

      
Application Number 17471318
Grant Number 11444373
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-10
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor Rivera, David F

Abstract

A buoy antenna assembly with a hub having a first conical cavity in a top portion and a second conical cavity in a bottom portion is provided. The first conical cavity aligns with the second conical cavity with a space between an apex of the first conical cavity and an apex of the second conical cavity. Each of the first conical cavity and the second conical cavity is plated with a conducting material. A plurality of vanes attaches at an angle to the hub. A transmission line attaches to plated portions of the first conical cavity and the second conical cavity. The dimensions of buoy antenna assembly are determined by selecting a center design frequency followed by a calculation of the corresponding wavelength in the material of the hub and the vanes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 1/34 - Adaptation for use in or on ships, submarines, buoys or torpedoes
  • H01Q 9/28 - Conical, cylindrical, cage, strip, gauze or like elements having an extended radiating surface; Elements comprising two conical surfaces having collinear axes and adjacent apices and fed by two-conductor transmission lines

100.

Quantum Structure Getter for Radiation Hardened Transistors

      
Application Number 17553038
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-16
First Publication Date 2022-09-08
Owner The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (USA)
Inventor
  • Morgan, Timothy Allen
  • Gadlage, Matthew J
  • Goodman, Kevin
  • Ware, Morgan E
  • Ghosh, Pijush Kanti

Abstract

A microelectronic device that is radiation hardened through the incorporation of a quantum structure getter (QSG) is provided. The device, such as a field effect transistor (FET) includes a conductive channel and a material stack comprising: a capping layer, one or more barrier layers comprising a high band gap, one or more quantum structures comprising a small band gap, and a substrate. The quantum structures are positioned in close proximity to the conductive channel to form a quantum well charge getter. The getter forms a low energy area beneath the FET, which traps and confines electron-hole pair wave functions produced from ionizing radiation, causing the wave functions overlap, recombine, and produce light emission. The quantum structures getter the wave functions, which reduces the ionized photocurrent that reaches the conducting channel, thereby hardening the microelectronic device against ionizing radiation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 29/15 - Structures with periodic or quasi periodic potential variation, e.g. multiple quantum wells, superlattices
  • H01L 29/205 - Semiconductor bodies characterised by the materials of which they are formed including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only AIIIBV compounds including two or more compounds in different semiconductor regions
  • H01L 29/778 - Field-effect transistors with two-dimensional charge carrier gas channel, e.g. HEMT
  • H01L 29/66 - Types of semiconductor device
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