Patents Assigned to Harris Corporation
  • Patent number: 10957987
    Abstract: A space deployable antenna apparatus includes an inflatable antenna configurable between a deflated storage position and an inflated deployed position. The inflatable antenna includes collapsible tubular elements coupled together in fluid communication. The collapsible tubular elements in the deployed position include a longitudinally extending boom tubular element, at least one driven tubular conductive element transverse to the boom tubular element, at least one reflector tubular conductive element transverse to the boom tubular element, and at least one director tubular conductive element transverse to the boom tubular element. A foam dispenser is configured to inject a solidifiable foam into the inflatable antenna to configure to the inflated deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert C Hildebrand, William C Adams
  • Patent number: 10935328
    Abstract: A phase change cell includes a housing enclosing a phase change chamber that holds a phase change material and a gas pocket. The housing includes a side wall extending between first and second end walls. A capillary is disposed in an interior surface of the side wall. In response to heating of the phase change cell, the capillary is configured to draw the phase change material in a liquid phase towards the periphery of the phase change chamber. A temperature sensor is coupled to the housing in a vicinity of the capillary to measure the phase change temperature. According to another aspect, the housing includes a moveable surface that bounds a portion of the phase change chamber. The phase change temperature of the phase change material changes based on the position of the moveable wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Rachele B. Cocks, Robert E. Kartman, Blaine L. Hershberger, James A. Isca
  • Patent number: 10914866
    Abstract: Materials comprising metamaterials exhibiting form-induced birefringence and anisotropic optical properties are provided. The disclosed articles comprise structures with critical dimensions which are on the order of or smaller than the wavelength for the gigahertz and terahertz spectral range. Methods of preparing same using stereolithography are disclosed. In a further aspect, the disclosed methods pertain to spectroscopic ellipsometry methods comprising a biaxial (orthorhombic) layer homogenization approach is to analyze the terahertz ellipsometric data obtained at three different sample azimuth orientations. The disclosed articles and methods demonstrate provide an avenue to fabricate metamaterials for the terahertz spectral range and allows tailoring of the polarizability and anisotropy of the host material. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: HARRIS CORPORATION GCS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE, J.A. WOOLLAM CO. INC.
    Inventors: Tino Hofmann, Daniel Fullager, Stefan Schoeche, Craig M. Herzinger, Susanne Madeline Lee, Erin Kathleen Sharma
  • Patent number: 10886723
    Abstract: Method for SEL mitigation involves determining one or more base sets of signature vector components for each of a plurality of signal loading conditions experienced by a protected device in an operating state, each set of base signature vector components together comprising a base signature vector. The method further involves monitoring signature vector components for the protected device to determine a detected signature vector which is comprised of a set of detected signature vector components. The detected signature vector is compared to a dynamically selected base signature vector which is associated with the device state and signal loading condition which are currently active to differentiate between the occurrence of standard current surges associated with normal operation of the protected device and a non-standard current surge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Vail, David Diedling, William Boesch, Joshua P. Bruckmeyer
  • Patent number: 10871585
    Abstract: A system is for processing seismic data for a geologic formation generated by an array of acoustic transducers responsive to an acoustic source. The system may include a seismic data storage device, and a processor cooperating with the seismic data storage device to generate correlations of data from the array of acoustic transducers based upon a current estimate for at least one of density and velocity of the geologic formation, and perform a linear optimization based upon a plurality of different combinations of the correlations to determine a given subset of correlations having a highest objective function associated therewith. The processor may also update the current estimate for at least one of density and velocity of the geologic formation based upon the given subset of correlations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark D. Rahmes, Jessica L. Ascough, George W. Lemieux, Raquel M. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10865000
    Abstract: A satellite includes a satellite housing, a temperature sensitive component carried by the satellite housing, and a thermal radiator carried by the satellite housing. A thermal switch is movable between a coupled state and a decoupled state. In the coupled state, the temperature sensitive component and the thermal radiator are thermally coupled. In the decoupled state, the temperature sensitive component and the thermal radiator are thermally decoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher R. Newlin, Alan W. Mast
  • Patent number: 10818448
    Abstract: A method is for making an electronic device including forming a multilayer circuit board having a non-planar three-dimensional shape defining a membrane switch recess therein, the multilayer circuit board including at least one liquid crystal polymer (LCP) layer, and at least one electrically conductive pattern layer thereon defining at least one membrane switch electrode adjacent the membrane switch recess to define a membrane switch. The method also includes filling the membrane switch recess with air, and positioning at least one biasing member in the membrane switch recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis Joseph Rendek, Jr., Lawrence Wayne Shacklette, Paul Brian Jaynes, Philip Anthony Marvin
  • Patent number: 10778261
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a housing, a first printed circuit board (PCB) carried by the housing and radio frequency (RF) circuitry on the PCB, and an RF filter module carried by the PCB. The RF filter module may include a second PCB carried by the first PCB, a plurality of first coaxial resonators arranged in side-by-side relation on the second PCB, and at least one second coaxial resonator stacked on the plurality of first coaxial resonators, and interconnect circuitry coupling the plurality of first coaxial resonators and the at least one second coaxial resonator to the second PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. McIntyre, John P. Shoots
  • Patent number: 10772162
    Abstract: A method is for heating a petroleum ore and may include providing a mixture of about 10% to about 99% by volume of the petroleum ore and about 1% to about 50% by volume of a composition. The composition may have isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles. The isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles may have an electrical conductivity greater than 1×107 S/m at 20° C. The method may include applying RF energy to the mixture at a power and frequency sufficient to heat the isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles, and continuing to apply the RF energy for a sufficient time to allow the isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles to heat the mixture to an average temperature greater than about 212° F. (100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francis Eugene Parsche
  • Patent number: 10754223
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source configured to generate a first laser light beam, an atom trap, and a multi-channel acousto-optic modulator (AOM). The multi-channel AOM may include a beamsplitter to split the first laser light beam into a plurality of second laser light beams for the atom trap, a common acousto-optic medium configured to receive the plurality of second laser light beams, and a respective plurality of electrodes coupled to the common acousto-optic medium for each of the second laser light beams. The system may also include a plurality of radio frequency (RF) drivers each configured to generate respective RF drive signals for each of the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall K. Morse, Peter A Wasilousky, Lee M. Burberry, Michael R. Lange, Catheryn D. Logan, Christopher A. Corey
  • Patent number: 10726172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tailoring fluid and energy interaction through surface texturing. The methods comprise: receiving behavior input data specifying known or modeled interactions between a material and pre-solved solution surfaces, discrete input data specifying parameters of a surface to be textured, and continuous input data specifying ranges of values for environmental characteristics that the surface is to be subjected to during use; transforming the behavior input data into a composite response surface comprising a weighted combination of the pre-solved solution surfaces generated based on the discrete input data and the continuous input data; determining an optimized surface texture for the surface based on the composite response surface and desired behavior data specifying a desired interaction between the material and the surface to be textured; and outputting the optimized surface texture (e.g., to a surface texturing machine) so that the optimized surface texture is applied to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Corey, Erin K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10720710
    Abstract: A managed access system is for mobile wireless devices (MWDs) in a facility geographically within a wireless communications network of a communications carrier. The system may include at least one RF antenna arranged at the facility and including an RF launch structure, and an elongate electrical conductor having a proximal end extending through the RF launch structure and a distal end spaced apart from the RF launch structure to define an elongate RF coverage pattern. The system may further include radio equipment coupled to the at least one RF antenna, and a management access controller cooperating with the radio equipment to communicate with a given MWD in the elongate RF coverage pattern within the facility, block outside communications via the wireless communications network when the given MWD is an unauthorized MWD, and provide outside communications via the wireless communications network when the given MWD is an authorized MWD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis E. Parsche, Shawn H. Gallagher, James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 10703504
    Abstract: A wireless engine monitoring system for an aircraft engine includes a housing and wireless transceiver that receives engine data, including engine data relating to environmental engine emissions. A processor processes the engine data and generates an alarm report when the environmental engine emissions exceed a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 10675830
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a new and improved compactor or packer. The compactor, which may be used to compact refuse, includes a container, a track disposed within the container, and a ball screw rotatably disposed within the track. The compactor further includes a ball nut operatively coupled around the ball screw, where rotation of the ball screw causes the ball nut to move along or traverse the ball screw. A packer blade is coupled to the ball nut via a floating interface. Movement of the ball nut long the ball screw due to rotation of the ball screw forces the packer blade to move within the container. The floating interface allows the packer blade to float within the container with respect to the ball nut to reduce the likelihood of binding of the ball nut on the ball screw as the packer blade traverses within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Steven D. Kay, Jeffrey S. Shapiro, Robert E. Hammerquist, Steven A. Hartney
  • Patent number: 10661914
    Abstract: A wireless engine monitoring system for an aircraft engine includes a housing and wireless transceiver that receives engine data, including engine data relating to environmental engine emissions. A processor processes the engine data and generates an alarm report when the environmental engine emissions exceed a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 10662742
    Abstract: A method for predicting hydrocarbon recovery in a subterranean formation may include generating pre-heating data associated with fracturing in a sample from the subterranean formation, determining a first fractal pattern based upon the pre-heating data, and heating the sample with RF power to cause additional fracturing in the sample. The method may include generating post-heating data associated with additional fracturing in the sample after heating with RF power, determining a second fractal pattern based upon the post-heating data, detecting change between the first fractal pattern and the second fractal pattern, and predicting hydrocarbon recovery from the subterranean formation based upon the detected change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Rahmes, Morteza Akbari, Mike McGonagle, Mark Blue
  • Patent number: 10631799
    Abstract: A dental imaging system may include an X-ray source, a first optical alignment device, and a dental image collection device. The dental image collection device may include a mouthpiece, at least one electronic X-ray sensor carried by the mouthpiece, and a second optical alignment device carried by the mouthpiece and cooperating with the first optical alignment device to facilitate optically aligning the mouthpiece with the X-ray source. The system may also include a dental image processing device coupled to the at least one electronic X-ray sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark D. Rahmes, Marc Waterloo, Mervin D. Fagan, Lawrence W. Shacklette
  • Patent number: 10626336
    Abstract: A portable modular treatment system to be remotely deployed adjacent a solvent extraction bitumen well may include a portable initial separation module configured to receive a liquid emulsion from the solvent extraction bitumen well including bitumen, produced water, solvent, and at least one non-condensable gas, and liberate the at least one non-condensable gas while the solvent remains with the liquid emulsion. The system may further include a portable free water removal module configured to receive the liquid emulsion from the portable initial separation module and separate the bitumen and solvent from the produced water, a portable skimming tank module configured to receive the produced water from the portable free water removal module and remove free oil from the produced water through gravity separation, and a portable condenser module configured to receive the bitumen and solvent from the portable free water removal module and separate the bitumen and solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark E. Blue, George S. Wise, IV, Martin J. Sandell
  • Patent number: 10581172
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) communications system may include a local RF communications device and an RF antenna coupled to the local RF communications device. The RF antenna may include a cavity backing housing, a conical RF launch structure having an apex positioned within the cavity backing housing, and an elongate electrical conductor having a proximal end extending through the apex of the conical RF launch structure and a distal end spaced apart from the conical RF launch structure to define an elongate RF coverage pattern. The system may further include at least one remote RF communications device within the elongate RF coverage pattern to wirelessly communicate with the local RF communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis E. Parsche, Shawn H. Gallagher, James L. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 10567927
    Abstract: A wireless PTT communication system may include mobile wireless PTT communications devices, each configured to send a PTT call request, a wireless network coupling the mobile wireless PTT communications devices, and a PTT server. The PTT server may be configured to when a number of the mobile wireless PTT communications devices in a given talkgroup is greater than or equal to a first threshold, then cause each mobile wireless PTT communications device of the given talkgroup to report a respective location. The PTT server may be configured to when a number of the mobile wireless PTT communications devices in the given talkgroup is less than the first threshold, then disable each mobile wireless PTT communications device of the given talkgroup from reporting the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Monnes, Shawn D. Lefebre, Thomas A. Hengeveld