Patents Represented by Attorney Jeffrey D. Myers
  • Patent number: 8253115
    Abstract: A method of detecting changes in a scene comprising placing a fluorescent and/or phosphorescent compound in the scene and monitoring for elimination or change in position of the phosphorescent compound. Also a liquid fluorescent and/or phosphorescent material comprising one or more compounds that are fluorescent and/or phosphorescent in infrared frequencies and substantially not fluorescent and/or phosphorescent in visible light frequencies and a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Stevens, Leslie D. Kramer, Randy Pike
  • Patent number: 8161881
    Abstract: A fuse and a fusing method comprising initiating detonation of a first booster comprising a circular shaped charge and thereby causing detonation of a second booster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: George W. Brooks, Daniel J. Martorana, Jacob A. Diez, David Falabella
  • Patent number: 8092246
    Abstract: A connector apparatus and concomitant method of connecting first and second Micro-D connectors comprising inserting latches affixed at both ends of the first connector into mounting holes on the second connector and causing locking tabs on the latches to engage with a support portion of the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Caleb Santiago
  • Patent number: 7938011
    Abstract: A testing apparatus and method comprising providing a platform for a unit under test, charging a capacitor bank with a charging system, with a switching and power control system generating multiple pulses per cycle from energy from the capacitor bank, and with an electromagnetic force generator receiving pulses from the switching and power control system and directing force at the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David Falabella, Gary A. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7847748
    Abstract: An antenna and a method of creating multiple polarization states in an antenna comprising providing to the antenna a single power input, dividing the power received from the single power input, and transmitting the divided power to a radiating element via a plurality of transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: William S. McKinley, Jeffery A. Dean
  • Patent number: 7791765
    Abstract: A method for optical dithering and a dither device comprising a mounting structure, a refractive optic, an optic mounting structure surrounding the optic, and one or more linear drive motors. Four linear coils are preferably employed together with a control system operating in open loop mode. The dither device and method provides double resolution to a detector receiving output therefrom. The invention can operate in a single axis or in two axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Hughes, Mark T. Myers, Kevin F. Williams, Jeff Cole
  • Patent number: 7740053
    Abstract: A method of maintaining a space in a means of transport, such as a vehicle, at a desired temperature. The vehicle is provided with a storage tank containing a medium having a suitable temperature. According to the invention the storage tank is part of the transport means, the storage tank possesses an inlet opening for increasing the capacity for maintaining the space at the desired temperature, and is thus achieved; i) by feeding through the inlet opening a regenerating medium-comprising liquid and, after heat exchange between the regenerating medium and the medium, discharging the regenerating medium-comprising liquid; or ii) by via the inlet opening replacing the medium in the storage tank comprising liquid with medium-comprising liquid having a greater capacity of maintaining the space at the desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: ECOFYS B.V.
    Inventors: Joannes Jozef Gerardus Opdam, Anne-Sophie Van der Waart
  • Patent number: 7714182
    Abstract: A method for treating bottom ash from a waste incineration plant. The invention relates in particular to a method for treating bottom ash from a domestic waste incineration plant. In accordance with the invention bottom ash having a size ranging up to 2 mm is treated by removing a previously determined component. The treatment comprises at least one of the following steps: the removal of organic components, the removal of heavy metals, the removal of ions and the removal of a fraction having a size of up to 50 ?m. It is preferred for the nonferrous heavy metals to be removed and the ferrous metals to remain in the fraction. Most preferably at least one of the treatment steps comprises a wet treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignees: Technische Universiteit Delft, Gemeente Amsterdam, Afval Energie Bedrijf
    Inventors: Peter Carlo Rem, Hans Van Craaikamp, Simon Peter Maria Berkhout, Wil Sierhuis, Laurens Anton Van Kooy
  • Patent number: 7548575
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for combining a plurality of laser beams to form a single output beam comprising employing a plurality of lasers and optically connecting an image rotator and recoupler to each of the plurality of lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Jackson, Gary C. Vanstone, Edward J. Miesak
  • Patent number: 7295310
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for determining the shape and/or size of small particles, comprising a cell into which the particles are placed, at least one light source for illuminating the particles, and at least one one-dimensional image sensor for measuring an image of the illuminated particles. The cell is embodied as a conduit through which the particles can be transported, and the image sensor is placed in the immediate vicinity of the conduit or into the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Delft
    Inventors: Jeroen Hans Nieuwenhuis, Gerrit Yki Warries, legal represenitive, Michael Johannes Vellekoop, Gerrit Wijnand Lubking, deceased
  • Patent number: 7123359
    Abstract: An optical sensing enhancing material (and corresponding method of making) comprising: a medium, the medium comprising a plurality of aggregated nanoparticles comprising fractals; and a microcavity, wherein the medium is located in a vicinity of the microcavity. Also an optical sensor and sensing method comprising: providing a doped medium, the medium comprising a plurality of aggregated nanoparticles comprising fractals, with the material; locating the doped medium in the vicinity of a microcavity; exciting the doped medium with a light source; and detecting light reflected from the doped medium. Also an optical sensing enhancing material comprising a medium, the medium comprising a semicontinuous metal film of randomly distributed metal particles and their clusters at approximately their percolation threshold. The medium preferably additionally comprises a microcavity/microresonator. Also devices and methods employing such material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Arrowhead Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Armstrong, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Harold V. Smith, Andrey K. Sarychev, Z. Charles Ying
  • Patent number: 7036612
    Abstract: A damping apparatus and method for a drillstring comprising a bit comprising providing to the drillstring a damping mechanism comprising magnetorheological fluid and generating an electromagnetic field affecting the magnetorheological fluid in response to changing ambient conditions encountered by the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Raymond, Mostafa Ahmed Elsayed
  • Patent number: 6870613
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for generating a multivariate spectra over a predetermined excitation wavelength region comprising directing light spanning the region at a sample, simultaneously measuring intensities of resulting fluorescence spectra as a function of a plurality of fluorescence wavelengths produced at one or more excitation wavelengths in the region, and producing a multivariate spectra from the intensities, fluorescence wavelengths, and excitation wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventors: Carolyn Tisone, Kevin R. Oldenburg, Gary C. Tisone
  • Patent number: 6841290
    Abstract: Fuel cells and a novel membrane for use in fuel cells and manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Tom Klitsner, Alan P. Sylwester, Gail N. Ryba, Thomas E. Zipperian, Stanley H. Kravitz, Andrew Hecht
  • Patent number: 6831819
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing redundant protection to a fault detection/interruption circuit, thereby ensuring safe operation even in the case of a failure of the primary fault detection/interruption means. Upon the occurrence of a failure in the primary circuit interruption means, a secondary circuit breaker, or in some embodiments, a redundant primary circuit breaker release mechanism, serves to remove power from a protected outlet or output conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventors: David C. Nemir, Stanley Hirsh, Edward Rubio
  • Patent number: 6830695
    Abstract: An in situ process for treating ambient solid materials (e.g., soils, aquifer solids, sludges) by adding one or more divalent metal cations to the ambient solid material. The added divalent metal cations, such as Cu2+ or Zn2+, combine with metal oxide/hydroxides (e.g., ferric oxide/hydroxide or aluminum oxide/hydroxide) already present in the ambient solid material to form an effective sorbent material having a large number of positively-charged surface complexes that binds and immobilizes anionic contaminant species (e.g., arsenic or chromate). Divalent metal cations can be added, for example, by injecting an aqueous solution of CuSO4 into an aquifer contaminated with arsenic or chromate. Also, sludges can be stabilized against leaching of anionic contaminants through the addition of divalent metal cations. Also, an inexpensive sorbent material can be easily formed by mixing divalent metal cations with soil that has been removed from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick V. Brady, Nadim R. Khandaker, James L. Krumhansl, David M. Teter
  • Patent number: 6826222
    Abstract: A pulse circuit, a plasma generator, and a excited atomic molecular state generator useful in an electric oxygen iodine laser of the present invention. The invention also comprises a laser wherein a beam passes through a gas expansion throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Alan E. Hill
  • Patent number: 6824667
    Abstract: A method of producing metal hydride misch-metal composite powders comprising providing to a rotary flow-through electrodeposition apparatus a powder whose particles comprise one or more lanthanide alloy metals selected from the group consisting of titanium lanthanide alloy metals and nickel lanthanide alloy metals; and electrodepositing one or more non-lanthanide metals on the powder via the apparatus. Also the resulting compositions of matter and metal hydride misch-metal powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Surfect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Griego
  • Patent number: 6824690
    Abstract: A method, composition, and apparatus for removing contaminant species from an aqueous medium comprising: providing a material to which zirconium has been added, the material selected from one or more of zeolites, cation-exchangeable clay minerals, fly ash, mesostructured materials, activated carbons, cellulose acetate, and like porous and/or fibrous materials; and contacting the aqueous medium with the material to which zirconium has been added. The invention operates on all arsenic species in the form of arsenate, arsenite and organometallic arsenic, with no pretreatment necessary (e.g., oxidative conversion of arsenite to arsenate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Hongting Zhao, Robert C. Moore
  • Patent number: 6823124
    Abstract: A method and device for using laser light to trap non-atomic particles optically within a hollow region of a hollow core optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Optomec Design Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Renn, David J. Odde, Robert L. Pastel