Patents Represented by Attorney Robert F. Beers
  • Patent number: 4805158
    Abstract: An optical correlator using a light emitting diode array, in which analog gnals from two spaced sensors are correlated in order to locate and track a target. One signal is clipped and digitized and clocked through a shift register, and the other signal is delayed. The shift register is coupled to an LED array, element for element. Each shift register element modulates its corresponding LED element. The delayed signal is also connected at its output to the LED array via a transistor, and modulates each LED element. Therefore, the LED elements emit light in proportion to the product of the two signals. The emitted light is focused onto a CCD imaging array where it is integrated over a period of time before being sent to an integrator and output display device. The output is the correlation function versus the time delay between the two signals. Successive outputs display the movement of targets. Circuit design mitigates inherent errors within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Edward J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 4759067
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting, storing and repetitively replaying a broadband atasample is fabricated from proven electronic components to assure long term reliability and reproducibility. A broadband acoustic signal is digitized and stored in a RAM until it is loaded with the desired signal. An adjustable clock controls the rate at which the stored signal is loaded and repetitively displayed so that its spectrum and characteristics can be fully analyzed. Appropriate filters are provided on the input and output sides to block incoming signals outside of the range of interest and those signal components attributed to the variable clock. Selection of particular portions of the stored desired signal may be addressed for detailed analysis on a repetitive basis if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert E. Page
  • Patent number: 4754984
    Abstract: An intershaft seal device between inner and outer coaxial shafts of a mulle spool turbine is characterized by a primary seal ring and carrier assembly that is keyed for rotation with, and axial movement relative to, the outer shaft with the primary seal ring running between races mounted on the inner shaft. A secondary seal ring is disposed between a cylindrical portion of the primary seal ring carrier and a tubular flange extending coaxially from the outer shaft and effects a balance of axial forces resulting from pressure zones separated by the seal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: John E. Keba
  • Patent number: 4755140
    Abstract: A device resembling a hand calculator provides an indicator of a subject's reaction time. An array of push-button keys has programmably varied numerals which do not correspond to an orderly presentation. A display on the device instructs that a particular sequence of numbers be touch-indicated by the subject within a certain period of time. The touched sequence and time elapsed provides an indication of the subject's reaction time which could be influenced by fatigue, ill health and drug, including alcohol, use so that the subject's effectiveness for a particular duty can be evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Inventor: Bernard Rimland
  • Patent number: 4746187
    Abstract: A kink-free fiber optic cable connector is provided for a cable having a plurality of optical fibers and strength wires. The connector includes a first connector body for receiving the fiber optic cable and clamping the strength wires thereof, and a second connector body for receiving the optical fibers. A plurality of rods interconnect the first and second connector bodies in a substantially aligned spaced relationship. A transverse member is mounted on the rods between the first and second connector bodies and has peripheral recesses, each recess being capable of receiving a respective optical fiber. Lengths of the optical fibers are retained in the recesses and looped around the rods between the first and second connector bodies to minimize strain on the optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Arnold Flores
  • Patent number: 4742202
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for heating contained liquid, and more particula for thawing frozen blood components which are contained in a bag. The heating apparatus includes a microwave oven which has a cavity for receiving objects to be heated. A track is mounted in the oven cavity and has a peak and a valley with respect to the cavity floor. A tray is provided for supporting the liquid container. A device is provided for pivotally supporting the tray within the cavity with the tray in engagement with the track means, and a device is located within the oven for imparting relative motion between the tray and the track. With this arrangement the liquid container can be moved in a rocking motion to cause a mixing between the warm and cold portions of the liquid, and in particular with regard to frozen blood will cause the thawed liquid portions of the blood to flow over the still frozen portions so as to dissipate heat therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: The United State of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Nancy L. Campbell, John G. Pinto, John A. Drewe, Gerald W. Ghing, Franklin R. Borkat
  • Patent number: 4731754
    Abstract: An electro-optic memory effect providing for storing, erasing and rewriting igital information relies upon a ferroelectric polymer, polyvinylidene fluoride. Recent development of tri-fluoroethylene copolymers of this material with Curie temperatures below the melting point provides a means of selective writing, storage and erasure. The advantage of the polyvinylidene fluoride material for optical recording is its high chemical and physical stability. This material provides a mechanism for bit-by-bit erasure and long time storage of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: T. Roger Ogden, Debra M. Gookin
  • Patent number: 4718406
    Abstract: An endoscope of such small size and flexibility to allow safe diagnosis and treatment of lesions and disorders of the ureter and kidney. A 2mm outer diameter tube fabricated from a low friction material includes a bundle of fiber optics shaped to conform to an inner sector of the tube. This bundle provides illumination while a second fiber optic bundle, bonded alongside the first bundle, permits observation at a distal end. The remainder of the interior of the tube defines a longitudinal duct for the bidirectional exchange of fluids. The internal disposition of the fiber bundles and duct keeps the dimensions small enough to permit ureteral and renal applications as well as other heretofore inaccessible places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert U. Bregman, Parviz Soltan
  • Patent number: 4718063
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for improving VLSI and VHSIC system data transmission relies on a plurality of optoelectronic switches actuated by pulses from at least one light source, a laser. Differing lengths of optical fibers couple the pulsed light from the laser at different times to create a sequence of actuation light pulses for the plurality of optoelectronic switches each time the light source is pulsed. Thus the information appearing at a plurality of parallel data nodes is converted to serial form at an output bonding pad on the chip. Optionally, a similar pulsing of electrooptic switches coupled to an input bonding pad converts serial data to parallel form. Faster input and output switching times are provided, reliability and complexity are reduced, particularly as compared to off-chip coupling arrangements, and power consumption and dissipation are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ronald E. Reedy, Jay H. Harris, Donald J. Albares
  • Patent number: 4708278
    Abstract: A portable work center is a self-contained, electronic, electro-mechanical, ench top work unit used in the servicing of electronic circuits and specifically printed circuit boards. Solder iron temperature adjust control functions, a continuously variable vacuum or pressure control function, a mechanical rotary drive power control function, low voltage hand tool power supply function, and alternate foot switch control unit, a digital display input for control and function selection, digital displays of status, solid state control logic circuit for operation, and auxiliary control power outlets are integrally contained in the unit to provide for in situ servicing of printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gerald D. Opfer
  • Patent number: H423
    Abstract: A fresnel lens employs a design that reduces the transmission of stray light to a viewer located at its entrance pupil, said design requiring directional undercutting of selected facets of the lens so as to align the directionally undercut nonimaging surface parallel to the viewer's line of sight. The facets of the lens are arcuately shaped to yield a closer approximation to a glass lens. The lens is of particular use in a visual image display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Windell N. Mohon, Wiley V. Dykes, Arthur Cox
  • Patent number: H474
    Abstract: A method and means for forming an optical transversal filter and the optical transversal filter itself. The optical transversal filter comprises an optical fiber with a plurality of short reflective phase gratings disposed therein, with each reflective phase grating comprising a periodic variation of the refractive index of the optical fiber. These reflective phase gratings are disposed at predetermined positions along the length of the optical fiber and each reflective phase grating has a predetermined reflectance in order to reflect a predetermined relative amplitude of the light propagating in a first direction within the optical fiber to thereby counterpropagate back along the optical fiber. Modulated light source means are provided for directing light into one end of the optical fiber, and means for detecting light are provided to detect the light reflected by the plurality of reflective phase gratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: United States of America
    Inventor: Henry F. Taylor
  • Patent number: H555
    Abstract: A moisture absorbing, anti-arcing compound comprises a mixture of a moist active isocyanate resin and a generic anti-arcing compound. The isocyanate resin reacts with residual moisture in a high voltage ceramic insulator, thus tying it up chemically. This prevents diffusion of the moisture into the anti-arcing compound and resultant degradation. The compound according to this invention is especially useful for ceramics which may not be baked dry at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Catharine A. Ritter, Robert W. Kreps
  • Patent number: H570
    Abstract: A fast Fourier transform (FFT) data address pre-scrambler technique and cuit for selectively generating pre-scrambled bit reversed, data address sequences needed to perform radix-2, radix-4 and mixed radix-2/4 fast Fourier transforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Theodore T. Tylaska, Thomas C. Choinski
  • Patent number: H613
    Abstract: A rugged portable diagnostic apparatus is configured for temporary installation and operation on board Naval ships. The apparatus provides gunnery training support by allowing a comprehensive empirical assessment and feedback of individual, team and equipment performance on an economical and environmentally responsible basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Samuel L. Stello, James M. Johnson, J. Harold Jones
  • Patent number: H778
    Abstract: A microencapsulated curing catalyst for a polymer prepared from an isocyae or functionally terminated polyolefin comprises a catalyst selected from the group consisting of ferric acetylacetonate, dibutyltin dilaurate, the catalyst having a particle size of less than 50 micrometers, and an encapsulating material selected from the group consisting of a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate, a copolymer of propylene and vinyl acetate, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Lloyd C. Carlton, Julie A. Finnegan
  • Patent number: H865
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a Pyronol torch and holder device for provid quick and efficient attachment of the torch to a barrier target (flat, curved, or irregular shape) that is made of steel or magnetic steel alloys. The device provides for attachment to the target and for holding a cutting torch containing pyrotechnic material at a predetermined standoff distance from the surface of the target for proper operation of the torch and for permitting escape of products of combustion to minimize liftoff forces on the holding device tending to lift it from the target to which it is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert S. Sery, Alexander G. Rozner, James C. Waldron, William R. Walton
  • Patent number: H1007
    Abstract: In a solid fuel ramjet in which a fluid flow boundary layer extends along a urning fuel grain and receives combustible material liberated from the grain, exciting oscillations in air flowing toward the grain so that oscillations continue in the boundary layer and promote vortices in the layer to mix the air and the combustible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Klaus C. Schadow, Ephraim Gutmark, Kenneth J. Wilson
  • Patent number: H1008
    Abstract: In a combustor in which a flow area for fuel and air increases suddenly at dump so as to generate vortices which mix the fuel and air for combustion downstream of the dump, the improvement in which the flow cross section upstream of the dump is noncircular, as triangular or rectangular, causing flow downstream of the dump to be noncoherent so that mixing by the vortices is aperiodic with the result that heat release on mixing is uniform in time and does not drive oscillations in the combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Klaus C. Schadow, Ephraim Gutmark, James E. Crump, Kenneth J. Wilson
  • Patent number: H1754
    Abstract: A new method for preparing low loss multimode and monomode glass optical fibers which avoids casting or pouring the core and clad melts is disclosed. The new technique is based on a reactive-gas-transport approach which avoids contamination from absorbing impurities and scattering centers by reacting the glass melt with reactive gases which remove impurities and increase the refractive index of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: United States of America
    Inventors: Danh C. Tran, George H. Sigel, Jr.