Patents Assigned to Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Publication number: 20220259220
    Abstract: This invention outlines a method for synthesizing a blended resin system in a one pot reaction that may utilize, for example, bio-based anhydrosugars such as isosorbide as a principle component to produce isosorbide dimethacrylate and other monomeric materials for thermosetting applications. This invention establishes a one-pot procedure for reacting a hydroxy group containing compound with methacrylic anhydride in the first step and using the by-product methacrylic acid to react with glycidyl ethers to form additional methacrylate compounds in the second step. This methodology can be formulated to produce a wide array of resin systems that have controlled ratios of hydroxy group containing compound/cross-linker/reactive diluent. Additionally, the novel resin systems may be partially to fully bio-based, promoting global sustainability and reducing costs, and when free radically polymerized have properties that meet or exceed their petroleum derived counterparts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Joshua Matthew Sadler, John Joseph La Scala, Giuseppe R. Palmese
  • Publication number: 20220184647
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 11292019
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 10921784
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses limitations with methods, systems and processes for integrating multiple advanced technologies into a single automated manufacturing and repair cell. The methods, systems and processes of the present disclosure leverage unique software and hardware to configure a manufacturing cell that is capable of conducting process development and planning, dimensional analysis, pre-machining, surface preparation, cold spray (supersonic particle deposition), dust collection, helium recovery, and post machining in a single integrated manufacturing and repair cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Robert Hrabe
  • Publication number: 20200407428
    Abstract: Provided here are immunoglobulins and compositions containing one or more of said immunoglobulins reactive to a strain of Marburg virus. The immunoglobulins and compositions comprising said immunoglobulins can be used prophylactically to prevent a Marburg virus infection or to treat a patient that has been exposed to a Marburg virus in order to reduce a symptom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Philippe THULLIER, Jeffrey FROUDE, II, John DYE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200361842
    Abstract: A polymerizable monomer prepared by partial or complete acrylation or methacrylation of at least one epoxidized cardanol, wherein the epoxidized cardanol is formed by epoxidation of an unsaturation site of a cardanol having the formula (I) wherein R is selected from hydrogen and an alkyl, or alkenyl group having 1-6 carbon atoms, and n is 7, 10, or 13, a polymer and resin made form the polymerizable monomer, and a method of preparing such a polymer. The resin created from this monomer is suitable for moderate temperture composites and coatings applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: Drexel University, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Emre Kinaci, John J. LaScala
  • Publication number: 20200216429
    Abstract: Benzoxazine compounds, methods of making them, polymers made therefrom and methods of polymerizing the benzoxazines. These renewable benzoxazine monomers and polymers that utilize the variety of building blocks found in renewable plant biomass, demonstrate excellent processability and large temperature windows for processing of resin systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicants: Drexel University, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John J. LaScala
  • Publication number: 20200181329
    Abstract: A renewable polyimide or polyamic acid formed from a reaction comprising one or more furfurylamine compounds of Formula (I) or Formula (II) and one or more dianhydride or diacid compounds and heating to a temperature of up to 350° C., as well as methods of forming thereof, and polymers comprising the polyimide or polyamic acid compounds. The renewable furan based polyimides which demonstrate excellent processability, large temperature windows for processing of resin systems, and are less toxic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicants: Drexel University, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John J. LaScala
  • Publication number: 20200179506
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a purified inactivated Zika virus (ZIKV), methods for producing the purified inactivated ZIKV, immunogenic compositions and vaccines comprising the purified inactivated ZIKV and methods for the prevention and/or treatment of infection by ZIKV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicants: The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army, The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army, The Research Foundation For The State University of New York, The Research Foundation For The State University of New York
    Inventors: Stephen J. THOMAS, Timothy ENDY, Kenneth H. ECKELS, J. Robert PUTNAK, Richard JARMAN, Rafael DE LA BARRERA
  • Publication number: 20200172658
    Abstract: The present invention relates novel furan based amine cross-linkers with improved thermomechanical and water barrier properties. The novelty of this invention is the use of aromatic, and hydrophobic aliphatic aldehydes to bridge two furfuryl amines, which yields a diamine or tetra amines with a significantly enhanced hydrophobic character. These diamine cross-linkers exhibit enhanced water barrier properties and thermomechanical properties when cured with both commercial and synthetic epoxies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John Vergara, John J. LaScala
  • Publication number: 20200147196
    Abstract: The disclosure generally provides a WRrNYVAC comprising multiple antigens from different stages of a malaria parasite (Plasmodium) life cycle, methods for producing them, immunogenic vaccine formulations comprising WRrNYVAC, such as P. vivax containing formulations (WRPvrNYVAC) and P. falciparum containing formulations (WRPfrNYVAC) and methods for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria infections and poxvirus infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kevin D. HAUNS, Farheen AHMED, Saba ALEMAYEHU
  • Patent number: 10586985
    Abstract: A positive electrode material having a nominal stoichiometry Li1+y/2Co1?x?y?z?dSizFexMyM?d(PO4)1+y/2 where M is a trivalent cation selected from at least one of Cr, Ti, Al, Mn, Ni, V, Sc, La and/or Ga, M? is a divalent cation selected from at least one of Mn, Ni, Zn, Sr, Cu, Ca and/or Mg, y is within a range of 0<y?0.10 and x is within a range of 0?x?0.2. The use of double compositional modification to LiCoPO4 increases the discharge capacity from ˜100 mAh/g to about 130 mAh/g while retaining the discharge capacity retention of the singly Fe-substituted LiCoPO4. Additional compositional modification to include Si increases the cycle life and greatly improved the coulombic efficiency to between 97-100% at a C/3 cycle rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Jan L. Allen, Joshua L. Allen, Samuel A. Delp, III, Jeffrey B. Wolfenstine, T. Richard Jow
  • Publication number: 20190381525
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Publication number: 20190315763
    Abstract: This invention outlines a method for synthesizing a blended resin system in a one pot reaction that may utilize, for example, bio-based anhydrosugars such as isosorbide as a principle component to produce isosorbide dimethacrylate and other monomeric materials for thermosetting applications. This invention establishes a one-pot procedure for reacting a hydroxy group containing compound with methacrylic anhydride in the first step and using the by-product methacrylic acid to react with glycidyl ethers to form additional methacrylate compounds in the second step. This methodology can be formulated to produce a wide array of resin systems that have controlled ratios of hydroxy group containing compound/crosslinker/reactive diluent. Additionally, the novel resin systems may be partially to fully biobased, promoting global sustainability and reducing costs, and when free radically polymerized have properties that meet or exceed their petroleum derived counterparts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Joshua Matthew Sadler, John Joseph La Scala, Giuseppe R. Palmese
  • Patent number: 10441962
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Publication number: 20150110750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of autologous fibroblasts. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions comprising autologous fibroblasts and uses thereof to alter skin identity. In certain embodiments, volar fibroblasts can be expanded for the ability to induce volar skin at the stump site in amputees. In other embodiments, fibroblasts from haired scalp can be expanded to ameliorate alopecias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: The John Hopkins University, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Luis Andres Garza, Sewon Kang, Jon H. Meyerle
  • Publication number: 20130078604
    Abstract: A system for simulating one or more hemorrhages in order to provide a more dynamic and realistic hemorrhage simulation in order to train medical personnel and other critical care givers, such as first responders, medics, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on treating hemorrhages. The system includes a reservoir, a flow controller, and at least one conduit connected to at least one simulated wound site wherein the system supplies fluid to the simulated wound site in order to simulate a hemorrhage. The system may further include a plurality of wound sites that have their respective fluid flows controlled by the fluid flow controller. In at least one embodiment, the reservoir and the flow controller are housed within a bag. In at least one embodiment, the system further includes an audio system for providing audio cues to the simulation participants to enhance the realism of the simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Government of the United States of America, as re
  • Publication number: 20120041124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition and method for fabricating composite resins that produce either reduced or zero volatile organic compound (VOC) and zero hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. The non-volatile reactive diluents of the composite resin, fatty acid monomers, enhance the stability, shelf-life, flexibility and strength of the composite resin. The resins incorporating fatty acid monomers may be used to repair military equipment or for any commercial repair purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: GIUSEPPE RAFFAELLO PALMESE, JOHN JOSEPH LA SCALA, JAMES MATTHEW SANDS
  • Publication number: 20090018287
    Abstract: Novel fatty acid monomers and methods for their synthesis are provided for use in polymerization reactions. Fatty acid monomers are employed as reactive diluents in the polymerization of vinyl esters and polyesters for one or more purposes selected from improving the fracture resistance, lowering the processing viscosity and reducing the volatile organic compounds present in the polymerization mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe Raffaello Palmese, John Joseph La Scala, James Matthew Sands
  • Patent number: 6497181
    Abstract: A flameless tracer and marker for small munitions and canon caliber projectiles incudes non-toxic, environmentally friendly chemiluminescent materials which are maintained in separate compartments is described. The munitions when fired glow intensely for several minutes and mark a target area upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Leon Manole, Stewart Gilman, Ernest L. Logsdon, Jr.