Patents Assigned to Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
  • Patent number: 9982040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-ricin antibodies and uses thereof. More specifically, the invention relates to anti-ricin antibodies and fragments thereof as well as their use in therapy or prophylaxis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, As Represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Wei-Gang Hu, Laurel M. Negrych, Damon Chau, Junfei Yin, Scott J. Jager, John W. Cherwonogrodzky
  • Patent number: 9575309
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reflective telescopic system, to control the generation of filamentation of ultrashort and intense laser pulses that includes: a flat mirror, an adaptive reflective mirror, a dichroic convex mirror, an off-axis parabolic mirror, and a first laser source. The convex mirror and the adaptive reflective mirror are mounted on an independent breadboard and set on a translation stage. The propagation axis of the laser beam reflected by the mirror should correspond to the off-axis of the parabolic mirror. The parabolic mirror reflects the beam at a specific angle. Finally, the propagation axis between the dichroic convex mirror and the off-axis parabolic mirror, the propagation axis between the flat mirror and the adaptive reflective mirror, and the axis of the translation stage should be substantially parallel to each other. The present invention also contemplates the boresighting of a weak laser beam from a second laser source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
    Inventors: Francis Théberge, Jacques Dubois, Marc Châteauneuf
  • Patent number: 9553369
    Abstract: Systems and devices relating to a biconical antenna. The antenna has a top cone assembly and a bottom cone assembly, each cone assembly being coupled to a dielectric spacer at its apex. Each cone assembly has a cone section and a truncated cone section. The cone section is a cone with an apex which forms the apex of the cone assembly. The truncated cone section is coupled to the cone of the cone section at the cone's rim. The cone has an opening angle which is larger than the opening angle of the truncated cone. The biconical antenna can be fed by way of a coaxial cable with the outer cable feeding the bottom cone assembly and the inner cable feeding the top cone assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
    Inventors: Gilbert A. Morin, Larry Ryan
  • Publication number: 20160280773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-ricin antibodies and uses thereof. More specifically, the invention relates to anti-ricin antibodies and fragments thereof as well as their use in therapy or prophylaxis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Wei-Gang HU, Laurel M. NEGRYCH, Damon CHAU, Junfei YIN, Scott J. JAGER, John W. CHERWONOGRODZKY
  • Publication number: 20160207998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-ricin antibodies and uses thereof. More specifically, the invention relates to anti-ricin antibodies and fragments thereof as well as their use in therapy or prophylaxis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Wei-Gang HU, Laurel M. NEGRYCH, Damon CHAU, Junfei YIN, Scott J. JAGER, John W. CHERWONOGRODZKY
  • Patent number: 9389611
    Abstract: A kit for building an adaptive unmanned CIED vehicle comprising a vehicle chassis having a locomotion system for moving the vehicle in an operating environment, and a controllable steering mechanism for steering the vehicle as it moves in the operating environment; one or more motors for coupling to the locomotion system to the controllable steering mechanism; a remote control unit for communication with and for controlling the one or more motors and the controllable steering mechanism; payload devices for performing tasks attributed to the vehicle; and a platform for providing the capability of adapting the vehicle to perform new tasks in view of evolution in the operating environment, the platform comprising: a casing for mounting on or in the vehicle chassis; a computing device for connection to a selection of payload devices from the payload devices, and a memory for storing computing instructions for controlling operation of the selection of payload devices; a power source for powering at least one of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: David Ryan Erickson, Matthew WJ Ceh, Dale Anderson
  • Patent number: 9378900
    Abstract: A process for fabricating an electrochemical supercapacitor is disclosed herein. The process comprises depositing a carbon nanotube layer onto a first substrate; depositing a layer of metal oxide material onto the substrate forming a first electrode; depositing an electrolytic material onto the electrode; and joining the electrode to a first face of a solid electrolyte membrane such that the electrolytic material is disposed between the electrode and the electrolytic membrane. The carbon nanotubes, the metal oxide and the electrolytic material comprise distinct layers. An electrochemical supercapacitor fabricated by the above-referenced process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
    Inventors: Jean Dumas, Daniel Belanger, Tarik Bordjiba
  • Publication number: 20150280317
    Abstract: Systems and devices relating to a biconical antenna. The antenna has a top cone assembly and a bottom cone assembly, each cone assembly being coupled to a dielectric spacer at its apex. Each cone assembly has a cone section and a truncated cone section. The cone section is a cone with an apex which forms the apex of the cone assembly. The truncated cone section is coupled to the cone of the cone section at the cone's rim. The cone has an opening angle which is larger than the opening angle of the truncated cone. The biconical antenna can be fed by way of a coaxial cable with the outer cable feeding the bottom cone assembly and the inner cable feeding the top cone assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as Represented by The Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Gilbert A. MORIN, Larry RYAN
  • Publication number: 20150232433
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a compound having Formula I: or a salt thereof, in which R1, R2 and R3 are as defined herein. Also disclosed are processes to prepare compounds of Formula I and use of Formula I to prepare stable glassy phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventor: Olivier Lebel
  • Patent number: 9113044
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices relating to a field programmable unattended surveillance, low-power sensor node which uses a passive infrared (PIR) based motion detector to trigger a linear array of photodetectors and advanced processing for target detection and classification. The sensor node is equipped with an infrared beacon that is activated once a potential target is detected. The activated infrared beacon can then be seen by an operator using a night vision device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as Represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventor: Benoit Ricard
  • Publication number: 20150201907
    Abstract: The presented invention provides a detection method for free fluid in the human body. The preprocessing procedure is applied to reduce the speckle noise and enhance tissue volumetric pixels (voxels) intensity levels to make tissue and non-tissue voxels more distinguishable from each other. An initial surface selection step provides flexibility to either manually or automatically selecting a seed point to segment fluid regions in the volumetric data. A kidney and liver organ detection procedure provides a method for determining whether the detected fluid region is a normal fluid-carrying body organ or if it is due to a medical condition as a free fluid region. A combinational approach using a 3-dimensional Snake and Level-Set is utilized to accurately detect fluid regions in the volumetric ultrasound data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Stergios STERGIOPOULOS, Pang SHEK, Konstantinos PLATANIOTIS, Mahdi MARSOUSI
  • Publication number: 20150161768
    Abstract: Methods are provided for automatically performing atmospheric compensation of a multi or hyper spectral image. One method comprises transforming at least two endmembers extracted from an image into at-ground reflectance. The transformation may be approximate and/or only in certain spectral bands in order to reduce processing time. A matching component is then located in a spectral library for each of the at least two extracted endmembers. Gain and offset values are then calculated using the at least two matched extracted endmember and spectral library component pairs. At least part of the image is then compensated using the calculated gain and offset values. Another method uses at least one endmember extracted from the image and a black level. Methods for atmospheric compensation using water vapor content of pixels are also provided. In addition, methods for shadow correction of hyper and multi spectral images are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre ARDOUIN, Vincent ROSS
  • Patent number: 9029748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for photon counting are disclosed. In an implementation, the present disclosure provides a dynamic-range photon-counting spectrometric sensor for low signal detection embedded in large parasitic background light signal. Rather than using a known forward illuminated imager approach of counting photons directly, embodiments of the present disclosure use a backward illuminated imager approach to generate a burst of electrons based on the photons, and perform photon detection by counting the generated burst of electrons using the plurality of CMOS chip pixels. An electronic circuit, in communication with the CMOS chip pixels, includes a fast clock enabling discrimination between electrons in time. The electronic circuit can be built on the face of a semiconductor wafer on which the CMOS chip pixels are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as Represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Pierre Lahaie, Jean-Robert Simard
  • Publication number: 20150042982
    Abstract: A system and method for performing field measurement and testing of a plurality of widely spaced laser beams used in visual warning technology (VWT). VWT uses a combination of widely spaced laser beams, to warn civilians from approaching too close to military security areas. The widely spaced laser beams are displaced using rhomboidal prisms. Each rhomboidal prism receives a corresponding laser beam and displaces it toward a collecting lens. The lens focuses the displaced beams received thereon onto an imaging sensor for testing. Beam shutters may be used for selectively blocking one or more beams in order to test the beams separately and in different combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as Represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Jean Fortin, Grégoire Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8949012
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for relative localization that provides an orientation signal and a position signal between at least two vehicles. The present invention also provides for vehicle formation, such that there is a leading vehicle and a follower vehicle that maintain a specific formation relative to one another. The orientation, relative position and identity signals are utilized to control that formation. Each vehicle has at least three ultrasonic sensors, at least one ultrasonic source and an optional pair of FM receiver/transmitter. By installing several acoustic sensors whose relative position are known and by measuring the difference in the time of arrival of the same signal from the various sensors on the same vehicle, the difference in time can be converted into a difference of distance and then into relative position of the sensors from the source based on the Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Camille-Alain Rabbath, Alexandre Morris, Dominic Grenier
  • Publication number: 20150009605
    Abstract: A process for fabricating an electrochemical supercapacitor is disclosed herein. The process comprises depositing a carbon nanotube layer onto a first substrate; depositing a layer of metal oxide material onto the substrate forming a first electrode; depositing an electrolytic material onto the electrode; and joining the electrode to a first face of a solid electrolyte membrane such that the electrolytic material is disposed between the electrode and the electrolytic membrane. The carbon nanotubes, the metal oxide and the electrolytic material comprise distinct layers. An electrochemical supercapacitor fabricated by the above-referenced process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Jean Dumas, Daniel Belanger, Tarik Bordjiba
  • Patent number: 8928544
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dielectric resonator antenna comprising: a dielectric resonator; a ground plane, operatively coupled with the dielectric resonator, the ground plane having four slots; and a substrate, operatively coupled to the ground plane, having a feeding network consisting of four microstrip lines; wherein the four slots are constructed and geometrically arranged to ensure proper circular polarization and coupling to the dielectric resonator; and wherein the antenna feeding network combines the four microstrip lines with a 90 degree phase difference to generate circular polarization over a wide frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Gabriel Massie, Mathieu Caillet, Michel Clenet, Yahia M. M. Antar
  • Publication number: 20140321644
    Abstract: A method and device for generating a communal decryption key among participants to permit sharing of sensitive data, the method at a current participant includes generating a secret value; adding the generated secret value to an in progress key to create a modified in progress key; and forwarding the modified in progress key to a subsequent participant in accordance with a predetermined ordering of participants, over a predetermined number of rounds. Further a method for sharing of sensitive data among participants, the method at a current participant includes constructing an exponent by combining a secret value of the current participant and the sensitive data; creating an encrypted value using the constructed exponent; publishing the encrypted value; finding a product of encrypted values of all participants; and decrypting the product of encrypted values using a communal decryption key, wherein the communal decryption key includes secret values of all the participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventor: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
  • Publication number: 20140263949
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for photon counting are disclosed. In an implementation, the present disclosure provides a dynamic-range photon-counting spectrometric sensor for low signal detection embedded in large parasitic background light signal. Rather than using a known forward illuminated imager approach of counting photons directly, embodiments of the present disclosure use a backward illuminated imager approach to generate a burst of electrons based on the photons, and perform photon detection by counting the generated burst of electrons using the plurality of CMOS chip pixels. An electronic circuit, in communication with the CMOS chip pixels, includes a fast clock enabling discrimination between electrons in time. The electronic circuit can be built on the face of a semiconductor wafer on which the CMOS chip pixels are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
    Inventor: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATION
  • Patent number: 8834164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in training crewmembers in the cargo compartment in detecting and identifying visual cues related to potential threats to aircraft and to ground based search and rescue circumstances. A visual display displays a scene generated by a visual scene generator apparatus. A vision limiting device, such as an actual door from an aircraft, equipped with a window is placed between the trainee and the visual display and the trainee can only see a limited amount of the visual display through the door's window. The limited view of the scene afforded the trainee will force the trainee to move around at various angles to see more of the scene and will also provide a frame of reference for making spatiotemporal judgments regarding the relationships between the trainee, the trainee's aircraft, and objects external to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Stuart Grant, Tony Ghoman