Patents Represented by Attorney David S. Kalmbaugh
  • Patent number: 8352184
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a system for generating and transmitting a telemetry formatted message containing raw Global Positioning System (GPS) information, processed Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) information corresponding to the position and attitude of a high speed vehicle in motion. This telemetry formatted message is received on the ground and used to improve Kalman filter operation. In particular, the telemetry formatted message is used as an input to a ground based Kalman filter that is set to track and predict the trajectory of the high speed vehicle. The telemetry formatted message content improves the overall operation of the Kalman filter by preventing Kalman filter resets that occur when a bit error is encountered in the IMU data and improves the time correlation of high data rate IMU information and low data rate GPS information, both necessary for accurate tracking of the high speed vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Steven J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8082981
    Abstract: An multiple point adjustable depth air sparging well system having a multiple air injection points for injecting compressed air into saturated or groundwater regions of the soil's subsurface to remove volatile contaminants from the soil's subsurface. At plurality of flow-through air sparge packer which are slidably mounted flow-through packers within the well casing of the air sparging well system allows a user to adjust the depths of the air injection points. Each packer has attached thereto a pressure regulator which provides compressed air to one of the multiple air injection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Andrew Scott Drucker
  • Patent number: 8060007
    Abstract: An RF signal processing device which includes a countermeasure set connected to the processing device. The RF signal processing device shifts an incoming RF signal by ninety degrees and combines the phase shifted RF signal with RF jamming signals from a jammer. The processing device next transmits the RF signal including the RF jamming signals from the jammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: John A. Mohr
  • Patent number: 7940961
    Abstract: A method for enhancing detection of a moving object. The method includes comparing a video image to a historical sequence of images obtained from the same scene or stationary source. The method uses statistical sampling to implement change detection and thresholding operations which extract moving objects from the scene. The method provides for a high degree of sensitivity and noise rejection to motion detection, and is self-adapting to variations in sensor characteristics and operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jason Robert Allen
  • Patent number: 7918310
    Abstract: A noise attenuation device for testing a jet engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Norman L. Helgeson, Steven Fann
  • Patent number: 7847723
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to the field of computer software particularly to an improved method of providing aircrew decision aids for use in determining the optimum placement of an Electronic Attack (EA) aircraft. The core of the invention is a software program that will dynamically provide the EA flight crew situational awareness regarding a threat emitter's coverage relative to the position of the EA aircraft and to the position of any number of protected entities (PE). The software program generates information to provide visual cues representing a Jam Acceptability Region (JAR) contour, a Jam Assessment Strobe (JAS) and text for display on a number of flexibly configurable display formats posted on display units. The JAR and JAS graphics and text will aid the EA aircrew in rapidly assessing the effectiveness of a given jamming approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James Dark, James Buscemi, Scott Burkholder
  • Patent number: 7847724
    Abstract: A computer software program which plots radar video data on a display screen for viewing by a user in a format that emulates a real display. The radar video data the program plots on the display screen is either recorded radar video data generated by a missile radar video seeker or telemetered radar video data generated by the radar video seeker. The display screen display multiple radar scans of video data in the form of a graph or plot on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Christian L. Houlberg
  • Patent number: 7847725
    Abstract: A computer software program which plots radar video data on a display screen for viewing by a user in a format that emulates a real display. The radar video data the program plots on the display screen is either recorded radar video data generated by a missile radar video seeker or telemetered radar video data generated by the radar video seeker. The display screen display multiple radar scans of video data in the form of a graph or plot on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Christian L. Houlberg
  • Patent number: 7822198
    Abstract: An encryptor/decryptor which receives a continuous parallel data stream either in a single-ended TTL or a Low Voltage Differential Signaling format. The encryptor/decryptor selectively encrypts or decrypts the incoming data stream, using an LVDS encryptor/decryptor and then outputs the data stream in either a LVDS or TTL parallel format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gary S. Borgen
  • Patent number: 7817191
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in transmitting data that is supplied with a high jitter input clock in a serial data stream over a single fiber cable. Video data from a camera is stored in memory using the high jitter clock. A stable clock is used to transmit the data from memory. To account for drift between the input clock and the stable clock idle words are added to or deleted from the transmitted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Ronald Norman Prusia
  • Patent number: 7792218
    Abstract: A digital radio frequency memory (DFRM) which converts an incoming analog radio frequency signal to a fourteen bit digital signal allowing for digital signal processing and then retransmitted as an analog RF signal. The DFRM provides a time delay for RF signals by storing the signal. The DFRM also changes the signal frequency in the range of plus or minus 100,000 KHz which places a doppler on the signal. The signal phase is changed in a range of 0 to 359 degrees by the DFRM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Roger Dean Durtschi
  • Patent number: 7616817
    Abstract: A three dimensional shape correlation computer software program which uses laser radar data for target identification. The correlation program obtains a scan of laser radar data of a target from a Ladar sensor. The data includes a plurality of X,Y,Z coordinate detection points for the target. The software simulates the sensor scan using a 3D wire-frame model of the target. An X,Y,Z coordinate location is computed for every point in the computer model of the target. The software compares the X,Y,Z coordinate detection points for the target with the X,Y,Z coordinate points for the computer model to determine if the points match. When there is a match a target identification is declared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Hilde
  • Patent number: 7609877
    Abstract: A method for the timely processing of tactical images which allows a military pilot adequate time to track and engage a target. The method uses a correlation process and back propagated neural network to home in on a correct position parameters for the tactical image including the heading and the range for the tactical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Carlson, William Rodney Ditzler, Michael R. Havlin
  • Patent number: 7586514
    Abstract: An imagery system that transfers digital images of a target from a military aircraft to a ground station or other aircraft and returns an updated image to the aircraft for pursuit and destruction of the target. The imagery system includes a digital image processor that captures still images from weapons video supplied by a weapons video source on board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ronald M. Salazar, James E. Wojciehowski, Daniel W. Fagen, Richard V. Hong, Brad E. Metziner, Steven J. Luhn
  • Patent number: 7581480
    Abstract: A distributed ground sensor threat detection system, which is an automated missile warning system designed to provide reliable, timely and accurate missile location information of shoulder-launched SAMs within the volume under surveillance by a network of sensors. Remote sensor nodes position in proximity to an airport runway monitor the area between the nodes to locate threat missiles. Detection information from each remote sensor node is sent to a central processing node which processes the information to determine if a threat missile is launched against a commercial aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Mallory John Boyd, Jason R. Allen, William Rodney Ditzler, Richard James Busse, Michael Dennis Barrett
  • Patent number: 7578859
    Abstract: A supercapacitor comprising a poly(3,4-ethylendioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) (PProDOT) as electrode couples for the capacitor and a pair of gel electrolyte layers disposed between the electrodes. The gel electrolytes are separated by a battery paper and are selected from a group consisting of a lithium salt and an organic electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: John R. Reynolds, Kyukwan Zong, John D. Stenger-Smith, Nicole Anderson, Cynthia K. Webber, Andrew P. Chafin
  • Patent number: 7565858
    Abstract: A distributed ground sensor threat detection system, which is an automated missile warning system designed to provide reliable, timely and accurate missile location information of shoulder-launched SAMs within the volume under surveillance by a network of sensors. Remote sensor nodes position in proximity to an airport runway monitor the area between the nodes to locate threat missiles. Detection information from each remote sensor node is sent to a central processing node which processes the information to determine if a threat missile is launched against a commercial aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Mallory John Boyd, Jason R. Allen, William Rodney Ditzler, Richard James Busse, Michael Dennis Barrett
  • Patent number: 7561261
    Abstract: A Lasar Stream format is provided which is a logical structure that encapsulates Ladar sensor data generated by a Ladar sensor. The data is packaged into message structures for transmission over a transport medium. The messages form a data stream and when the messages arrive at a destination the messages are processed and made available for use by signal processors such as automatic target recognition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Hilde
  • Patent number: 7555021
    Abstract: A Digital Multi-Source Multi-Destination Video Multiplexer and Crossbar Device and method which may be applied to a video imaging system, in which multiple input image sources including super-computer-generated digital image scenes, personal computer generated digital image scenes, or any machine with OC-48 fiber optically generated digital scenes are multiplexed, bit combined, and output as a selection of multiple digital video output formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Bryan J. Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 7552059
    Abstract: A computer program which automates and assist various members of an order and approval chain in preparing purchase documents. A requester using the program enters a part number and other information in the purchase document and forwards the document to a processor. The processor checks the purchase document for accuracy and completeness and forwards the document to the approval chain. When each member of the approval chain electronically signs the purchase document is returned to the processor who fills the purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert Michael Gruber