Patents Represented by Attorney Philip Schneider
  • Patent number: 4651332
    Abstract: A sector-scan period computer comprising a pulse-width discriminator and a ulse-interval filter to allow only pulses falling into a predetermined width range and with a given time interval between them to pass. These pulses are fed to an integrator which provides an integrated signal for each group (burst) of pulses, the bursts being periodic. The integrated signals are divided by two and a pulse is produced for each signal that remains. Extraneous non-periodic signals are filtered out by a period filter and the time between successive pulses is counted by a BCD counter. The counter output is stored in a memory and displayed by a decimal number display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1972
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Bruce J. Brown
  • Patent number: 4463678
    Abstract: This invention is directed to the construction of armor-piercing projecti which combine the enhanced kinetic energy penetration due to metal matrix composite materials with that of a shaped-charge jet to defeat armor not vulnerable to either weapon alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weimer, Chulho Kim
  • Patent number: 4441237
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method of fabricating kinetic-energy projiles from composite materials in such a manner that the type and degree of local inhomogeneity and anisotropy is controlled for tailoring the mechanical and physical properties of the projectile for different applications. A continuous rod of composite material is fed into a machine having a stationary holder or gripper and a rotatable holder or gripper which grips the rod. An induction heater heats a particular zone of the rod between the holders. Once the rod zone has been heated, the rotatable holder is rotated through a particular predetermined angular twist about the longitudinal axis, thereby applying a torque on the rod which causes the rod to deform in the heated zone. Depending upon the heated zone length, projectile noses in near-final shapes ranging from rather blunt hemispheres to sharp ogives can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Chulho Kim, Raymond J. Weimer
  • Patent number: 4387353
    Abstract: Coupling devices for SAW's, which permit switching of SAW power between cnels. Channel waveguides are laid down on or in the surface of a substrate. The waveguides have a coupling region in which they are close to each other. The input waveguide is formed from a material whose acoustic wave velocity characteristic can be changed by an external means. Various means for altering the velocity of the SAW, such as electric or optical fields, are employed by applying them to the coupling region of the input waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Thomas G. Giallorenzi, Joseph F. Weller
  • Patent number: 4371809
    Abstract: In a controlled-porosity dispenser cathode of the type which has a foil w a plurality of holes covering the emitting material so that emitting material is dispensed through the holes to the electron-emitting surface of the foil and electrons are actually emitted through the holes and a small area surrounding each hole, a non-emitting shadow grid is laid down on the surface of the foil in such a configuration that it does not obstruct any of the emitting holes, has the same shape as the control grid, and is substantially in precise registration with the control grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Richard E. Thomas, George A. Haas, Richard F. Greene
  • Patent number: 4368987
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing a master clock and a remote slave clock which nominally has the same pulse frequency but may be out of time-phase comprising transmitting a master pulse to the slave, measuring the time delay, .DELTA..tau., between the received pulse and the nearest succeeding (in time) slave pulse, delaying the latter slave pulse by .DELTA..tau. to provide a conjugate slave pulse, transmitting the conjugate pulse to the master station and measuring the time difference .DELTA. between time of reception of the conjugate pulse and time of generation of the original master pulse. The time .DELTA. is equal to twice the error between the master and slave pulses. The process can also be done at the slave station if the slave pulse is transmitted to the master and a conjugate-phase master pulse is retransmitted to the slave where the measurement is accomplished. The phase of the slave pulse can then be adjusted by .DELTA./2 to synchronize it with the master pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: William M. Waters
  • Patent number: 4359738
    Abstract: An improved antenna and interference-cancelling system for improving signal ampling, particularly in side-lobe canceller system operating in a multiple-interference-source environment. An antenna is constructed as a circularly symmetric lens having loosely coupled feed elements disposed around the periphery of the lens. Each feed element acts as a high-azimuth-gain antenna which permits signal reception from all directions. The lens, when connected to couple the receiving feed elements to a side-lobe canceller, permits the canceller to discriminate against clutter and scattered signals and resolve interference sources in angle so that all canceller loops do not receive signals from all other interference sources, while still providing interference samples from all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Bernard L. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4330763
    Abstract: A solid-state laser operative in the mid infrared region (3-5 .mu.m) comprises a YLF laser including a trivalent terbium activator which is pumped by a resonant external laser source (Ho:YLF, 2.06 .mu.m laser) to directly populate the upper laser level which achieves inversion before non-radiative decay depletes the initial laser-level population. The initial laser manifold that is externally pumped is the .sup.7 F.sub.2 manifold. Inversion is then between the .sup.7 F.sub.3 and .sup.7 F.sub.5 manifolds and laser oscillation at 4.1 .mu.m is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Leon Esterowitz, Melvin R. Kruer
  • Patent number: 4321549
    Abstract: A quadrature detector wherein the I and Q quadraturely related signals are roduced and processed in the same channel rather than parallel channels. A local oscillator feeds a 90.degree. phase splitter which produces a pair of quadrature signals. These are alternately fed to a balanced modulator for mixing with an input R.F. signal. The sum and difference frequency signals are fed through a low-pass filter which passes only the I and Q difference-frequency signals. These are then separated to provide two output signals corresponding to quadrature components of the input R.F. signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: James P. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4309109
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and means for measuring the separation been two optical surfaces. A short-coherence-length laser pulse is projected upon two optical surfaces separated by a distance, d. The reflected, coincident beams are directed into a Michelson interferometer in which one plane mirror is replaced by a stepped mirror. The beams reflected from the two mirrors are directed onto a film where they form interference images. A formula using the number of channels, n, between successive interference fringes and the step width of the stepped mirror is used to calculate d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1972
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry A. Blodgett, Raymond A. Patten
  • Patent number: 4296345
    Abstract: Flexible wire loop slip ring brushes for use in miniaturized gyroscopes. A lurality of flexible wire loop brushes hug or embrace opposite peripheral sides of respective slip rings in resilient sliding contact over a substantial arc for establishing a redundancy of "a" spots for assured paths through which electrical current may pass with minimal resistance. The rings and the brushes are gold alloy which in sliding contact provide good electrical conductivity and low noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: John B. Haberl
  • Patent number: 4262994
    Abstract: An electrooptical waveguide assembly comprising a plurality of waveguide blocks wherein each of said waveguide blocks has a waveguiding region and a substrate region supporting the waveguiding region, the waveguide blocks being connected in a row to have successive face-to-face contact in such a way that said waveguiding regions are aligned for continuous optical-beam transfer from one of said waveguide blocks to the next, and the crystallographic orientations of any two neighboring waveguide blocks are different from each other so that two orthogonal propagating modes being guided through said waveguiding regions experience a balanced electrooptic effect from electric fields applied to the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Inventor: Sang K. Sheem
  • Patent number: 4262993
    Abstract: An electrooptical waveguide switching device comprising three sections of abutting crystalline substrates, the easy axis of each substrate being orthogonal to that of its neighbors. Each substrate is formed with a pair of waveguide sections which couple with those of the other sections, when the substrates are abutted, to form a pair of waveguide channels across the substrate sections. Sets of electrodes for directing horizontal and vertical electric fields through one waveguide channel are also formed on the substrate sections symmetrically about an axis of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: William K. Burns, Sang K. Sheem
  • Patent number: 4263560
    Abstract: An AGC circuit designed to have a response-time independent of the absolute ackground input level comprising a variable-gain amplifier, an envelope detector receiving an input from the variable-gain amplifier, a logarithmic amplifier to convert the envelope value to its logarithm, a summer to subtract this envelope from a reference and thus generate an error signal, an integrator to integrate the error signal, and an exponential converter to convert this signal to an exponential and apply it as a control signal to the variable-gain amplifier. Thus, a uniform echo pulse may be presented to a display regardless of the background level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Dennis W. Ricker
  • Patent number: 4244350
    Abstract: An improved energy storage superheater assembly for storing heat energy rlting from solar or other types of energy. An enclosed housing includes a heat transfer means in the bottom or top which is heated by SO.sub.2 +O.sub.2 due to solar chemical reaction or any other suitable means. The heat transfer means heats wet steam in a superheater piping that passes through the heat transfer means to produce superheated steam. A plurality of vertical, potassium-containing steel wall heat pipes extends from the heat transfer means and distributes heat over the large area of the housing. Vertical containers which contain a salt are assembled among the vertical pipes and are heated by the heat radiated and convected from the vertical pipes in order to store heat in the salt-containers by "heat of fusion". During heat withdrawal, heat is radiated and convected from the salt-containers to the vertical steel pipes. Heat is carried to the heat transfer means by the steel pipes which in turn heats the superheater tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Talbot A. Chubb
  • Patent number: 4238464
    Abstract: Revitalization of air by circulation thereof through a quantity of a salt zirconium, titanium or boron and oxygen in the peroxide or higher positive valence state and by mixtures thereof with an alkali metal or alkaline earth hydroxide, oxide, peroxide, superoxide, or ozonide or mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Paul R. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 4238742
    Abstract: An improved electron-beam-pumped and electron-beam-controlled (EBC) XeF laser in which a diluent gas of neon is used. Addition of neon allows increased optical extraction energies with improved performance which provides greater efficiency with increased optical pulse width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Louis F. Champagne
  • Patent number: 4238601
    Abstract: A bisorthodinitrile of the formula: ##STR1## wherein R' and R" are perfluorinated alkyls having from 1 to 4 carbon at, and the phenyl groups are attached at the para position. A polyphthalocyanine resin is prepared by heating one or more of these bisorthodinitriles at a temperature from about 260.degree. C. to about 295.degree. C. These resins are particularly useful in high-temperature structural composites used in high-temperature, moist or corrosive environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Teddy M. Keller, James R. Griffith
  • Patent number: 4237428
    Abstract: A laser system in which acetylene is mixed with a gaseous mixture of helium and carbon monoxide which has been vibrationally excited significantly populating the lower vibrational levels of the CO. The carbon monoxide will transfer its energy to the acetylene, populating the upper (01000) level to create laser radiation near 15.9 microns which may be operated in continuous-wave or pulsed modes. The laser cavity includes mirrors which are highly reflective at 16 microns but transparent to radiation at 8 microns or other well-known means which will operate in the same fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Bernard L. Wexler, Joseph A. Stregack, Thomas J. Manuccia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4237461
    Abstract: A pulse expansion and compression system, especially useful for radar ranging, comprising a pulse coder for expanding an input pulse and a pulse compressor of the matched-filter type. The coder consists of a plurality of delay stages into which the input pulse is fed, a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) circuit to which the output signals of the delay stages are fed, a time-dispersionmeans (TDM) comprising an arrangement of delay stages for differently delaying the output signals from the DFT, and a coherent summer for adding the real and imaginary parts of the signals from the TDM. The summer output is fed to a phase modulator and then to the transmitter.The echo signals are conjugated, time-inverted, and passed through the same DFT as the input pulse signal. The outputs of the DFT are then passed through a TDM of the same type as the first TDM, but this time in time-inverted order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ben H. Cantrell, Bernard L. Lewis