Patents Assigned to Government of the United States as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 11664588
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to an antenna. In one embodiment, the antenna can be a low profile, multi-band (e.g., dual band), emulated GPS constellation antenna. In one embodiment, the antenna can form a cube with two open sides and four circuit board sides. The four circuit boards can include a first hardware portion that allows functioning in a higher frequency band and a second hardware portion that allows functioning in a lower frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Emanuel Merulla
  • Patent number: 11660980
    Abstract: There is disclosed an electrical device and a method in which a battery is warmed up when operating from a sub-zero temperature. The electrical device may include a battery; an electrical storage element; and a battery management system including a controller in electrical communication with the battery and the electrical storage element. The controller can be configured to execute a program stored in the controller to shuttle energy between the battery and the electrical storage element until a power capability threshold of the battery has been reached, Shuttling the energy raises a temperature of the battery to meet power demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Anna G. Stefanopoulou, Shankar Narayan Mohan, Youngki Kim, Jason B. Siegel, Yi Ding, Wesley G. Zanardelli, Sonya Zanardelli
  • Publication number: 20230160670
    Abstract: A target stand is described that may comprise a frame; first and second rails; and a trolley. The frame may support the first and second rails. The trolley may comprise a base, a first wheel assembly coupled to the base and in contact with the first rail, and a second wheel assembly coupled to the base and in contact with the second rail, wherein the trolley is movable between respective lower ends of the first and second rails and respective upper ends of the first and second rails via the first and second wheel assemblies contacting the first and second rails. The base of the trolley may comprise a proximal portion and a cantilevered portion extending away from the proximal portion to a free end, wherein the first and second wheel assemblies are coupled to the proximal portion and the cantilevered portion extends over the first and second rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: David Anthony Skalny, John Michael Zwally, Byron Chan Wong, Alexander William Hundich, Edward Thomas O'Connell, III
  • Publication number: 20230160666
    Abstract: An explosive reactive armor (ERA) enclosure for an ERA tile includes a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls extending from the bottom, where the plurality of sidewalls are continuous with each other and with the bottom so as to define an internal volume. The plurality of sidewalls are formed from a fiber-reinforced composite material having a plurality of plies of fiber sheet material. Additionally, a sidewall seam defined by abutting edges of the first ply is offset from a sidewall seam defined by abutting edges of the second ply. Methods of manufacturing ERA enclosures, including applying wrap layers and forming attachment structures for securing the fiber-reinforced composite ERA enclosure to an armor element, are also described. The composite enclosure is inexpensive and lightweight and improves the dynamic capabilities of armored vehicles using such ERA tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Shawn C. Klann, Frederick C. Rickert, II, David B. Witherspoon, William T. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20230147927
    Abstract: An airway management isolation enclosure and a method for protecting medical personnel from infectious agents when treating a patient having an infectious disease, comprising: (a) a frame that is positioned over the head and anterior thoracic region of the patient; (b) a transparent barrier supported by frame, which covers and forms a seal around the head and anterior thoracic region of the patient and allows medical personnel to create sealable entry ports; and (c) an air flow entry and a vacuum exit connection to direct the infectious agents in the form of respiratory droplets and particles produced by the patient to flow away from the head of the patient and out of the transparent covering while the medical personnel manages the airway and upper aerodigestive tract of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: The Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nathan T. FISHER, Charles A. RILEY, Joseph S. KRIVDA, Steven S. HONG, Timothy C. BLOOD, Jr., Jonathan N. PERKINS, Douglas S. RUHL
  • Patent number: 11623875
    Abstract: A process for preparing a stable LixKyMn2-zMezO4 is provided. The general formula of the potassium “A” site and Group VIII Period 4 (Fe, Co and Ni) “B” site modified lithium manganese-based AB2O4 spinel is LixKyMn2-zMezO4 where Me is Fe, Co, or Ni. In addition, a LixKyMn2-zMezO4 cathode material for electrochemical systems is provided. Furthermore, a lithium or lithium-ion rechargeable electrochemical cell is provided, incorporating the LixKyMn2-zMezO4 cathode material in a positive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Terrill B. Atwater, Yakira J. Howarth
  • Patent number: 11618922
    Abstract: Diagnostic biomarkers for diagnosing immune suppression/dysfunction. The diagnostic biomarkers are genes and/or transcripts that are up or down regulated compared to normal expression when a subject has been stressed either mentally and/or physically. The invention also relates to a method of detecting comprised or suppressed immune response in a subject by comparing certain diagnostic biomarkers in the subject to a control set of diagnostic biomarkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Seid Muhie, Marti Jett, Rasha Hammamieh
  • Publication number: 20230069784
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting and securing medical/surgical devices may be attached to a litter 40. The medical/surgical devices may include, for example, IV holders 186, aspirators 144, cardiac monitors 148, defibrillators 150, infusion pumps 152, ventilators 146 and other devices. The apparatus frame assembly 10 includes rails 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 46, 48, 50, 52 having cross-sections of standard surgical rails, for attachment of slidable rail clamps 84, 104. Medical device mounts 108, 110, 112 are attached to the slidable rail clamps. The medical device mounts have height and/or rotational adjustment to improve patient access and view. The apparatus may be mounted longitudinally anywhere along the litter to maximize access to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Mark Brown, Scott Walters, Mark Easterday, Jay Bartlett, Jaime Lee
  • Patent number: 11583578
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one antigen and an adjuvant composition, where the adjuvant composition comprises a saponin and a liposome. The liposome of the composition comprises monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), cholesterol and a phospholipid that is in a liquid crystalline state at greater than or equal to 23° C., and the concentration of cholesterol to lipid in the liposome is greater than 50% (mol/mol). The antigen in the composition is a soluble Plasmodium falciparum recombinant circumsporozoite protein (rCSP) comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, or a P. falciparum rCSP peptide that is at least 95% identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc., The Government Of The United States, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
    Inventors: Sheetij Dutta, Zoltan Beck, Carl Alving, Gary Matyas
  • Patent number: 11575585
    Abstract: A communication system provides multimedia communications within and between armored ground combat vehicles (GCVs). The system includes client computers within the armored GCVs providing distributed and interconnected multimedia communications among the client computers. The multimedia communication may include a one-to-one communication, a text communication to a group, an audio communication to a group, or a video communication to a group. Logic providing the distributed and interconnected multimedia communications is not located at a single client computer. The client computers display graphical user interfaces (GUIs) enabling soldiers to select parameters of the communication system with some GUIs providing presence discovery among the armored GCVs. One of the plurality of client computers acts as an origination station and other client computers may be configured as receiving communication station(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Olatunde O. Bamgboye, Eric Bennett
  • Publication number: 20230019900
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicants: Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew J. Bradley, Eric A Elster, Vivek Khatri, John S Oh, Seth A Schobel
  • Patent number: 11557984
    Abstract: A footwear system can employ a brake and/or a clutch, such as a one-way clutch, to convert human motion into usable electricity. The brake and one-way clutch can be used together, such as on opposite ends of a spring. During a storage phase, the brake can be engaged and the one-way clutch disengaged so the spring stores an energy. After the storage phase, the brake can be removed to initiate the release phase since the brake is not stopping the spring, but the one-way clutch allows the stored energy to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Nathan Sharpes
  • Patent number: 11540723
    Abstract: A method of estimating a body temperature of an individual based on physiological data including a heart rate received from at least one sensor 510 and received environmental data. The physiological data and the environmental data are inputted into a model present on a processor 520. The model generates an estimated body temperature and an estimated physiological condition based on the inputs. The processor 520 compares the estimated physiological condition to a measured physiological condition in the physiological data. A controller 530 modifies at least one parameter in the model when the difference between the estimated physiological condition and the measured physiological condition is above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jaques Reifman, Srinivas Laxminarayan, Vineet Rakesh, Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Jianbo Liu
  • Patent number: 11522417
    Abstract: Various embodiments associated with a segmented magnetic core are described. The segmented magnetic core can be made up of multiple singular structures so as to allow an individual singular structure to be removed with ease and without disturbing another magnetic core. This modular core design allows for a significant reduction in motor housing weight due to compatibility of the design with lightweight materials and the potential absence of extensive housing when so designed. This modular core design can be incorporated into a motor or a generator and this modular core design can be accomplished, in one example, by way of stacking and/or interlocking employing low cost assembly. In one example, a motor or a generator uses sensors to detect an operational failure in a magnetic core, notifying a user early of the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Edward Dawidowicz
  • Patent number: 11517203
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method of estimating a body temperature of an individual where physiological data is received from at least one sensor 510. Environmental data is received and the physiological data and the environmental data are input into a model. The model generates an estimated body temperature and an estimated physiological condition based on the physiological data and the environmental data. A processor 520 compares the estimated physiological condition to a measured physiological condition in the physiological data. A controller 530 modifies at least one parameter in the model when the difference between the estimated physiological condition and the measured physiological condition is above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jaques Reifman, Srinivas Laxminarayan, Vineet Rakesh, Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Jianbo Liu
  • Patent number: 11520367
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to charging a battery set. The battery set can comprise a first battery and a second battery. The batteries can be alternately charged so they are balanced. In one example, when the first battery is charged, then the second battery is not charged and vice versa. The alternation of charging can be managed based on different criteria, such as timing or charge level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ernest Luoto, Brian Frymiare, David Carrier
  • Patent number: 11504135
    Abstract: A pre-fabricated tourniquet that is easy to apply, that ensures consistent and even circumferential pressure, that is lightweight, that provides standard life saving operation, and that can be utilized in any setting or situation, and related methods are provided. Mechanically constricting tourniquet apparatus and related methods are provided that are comprised of a tourniquet body, a carriage, a torsion bar, a receiver, and a slider. The tourniquet is long enough to encircle a human limb, for example, an arm or leg. The tourniquet apparatus includes several features for preventing or otherwise limiting harm to users and/or damage to the tourniquet apparatus itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: ALPHAPOINTE, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christopher B. Kosiorek, Ryan Williams, Esra Abir, Brenda Mee, Dexter C. Drayton, Neslihan Damar, Nilufer Polat, Yavuz Avci
  • Patent number: 11504673
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multi-layer structures comprising a first composite layer disposed over a second composite layer, wherein the first composite layer contains a first active material dispersed in a first polymer containing an elastomeric polymer and the second composite layer contains a second polymer which may have a second active material dispersed therein, wherein the first active material chemically or physically interacts with at least one toxic chemical and is selected from the group consisting of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), metal oxides, metal hydroxides, zeolites, and combinations thereof, and wherein the active material and the second active material (if present) are the same as or different from each other, and the first polymer and second polymer are the same as or different from each other, subject to the proviso that the first composite layer and the second composite layer compositionally differ from each other in at least one respect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
    Inventors: Gregory W. Peterson, Annie Lu, Thomas H. Epps, III, Jean S. Epps
  • Publication number: 20220362374
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to isolated recombinant antibodies, or antigen-binding fragments thereof, that bind to fentanyl or fentanyl analogs. The novel antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof can be used to detect, diagnose, treat, and/or prevent opioid use disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicants: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health
    Inventors: Gary R. MATYAS, Rodell C. BARRIENTOS, Oscar B. TORRES, Connor WHALEN, Therese OERTEL, Kenner C. RICE, Arthur E. JACOBSON, Eric W. BOW, Agnieszka SULIMA
  • Patent number: 11489463
    Abstract: A portion of ankle movement can be harnessed into stored energy that can be released for various purposes, such as to assist in movement or to charge a battery. This harnessing can be achieved in various manners. In one example manner, an offset pulley component can transfer ankle movement to a generator in a shoe insole. In another example manner, a slider can cause a brace arch to match an ankle arch such that the movement is appropriately harnessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Nathan Sharpes