Patents Assigned to Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Patent number: 10298826
    Abstract: Mechanisms for spatially isolating a region of interest (ROI) in a scene. A first sensor generates sensor data that quantifies energy received from a scene within a field of view (FOV) of the first sensor to generate a real-time FOV full motion video. A processor analyzes the sensor data to identify a first ROI during a wait period of a frame period of the first sensor. A first subset of micromirrors in a micromirror array that is directed toward the scene is identified. The first subset of micromirrors receives energy from the first ROI. A micromirror in the first subset is controlled to move from a primary position of the at least one micromirror to a first tilt position of the micromirror to reflect the energy from the first ROI toward a second sensor, the first ROI being spatially isolated from the real-time FOV full motion video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Calvin L. Powell, Mark T. Myers, Trisha Fish
  • Patent number: 10297920
    Abstract: A transmitter of a feed network includes first and second branches and an integrated branch line coupler that couples the first and second branches. The integrated branch line coupler includes first and second waveguide reject filters in the first and second branches respectively. The first and second waveguide reject filters include one or more single-sided stubs protruding outwardly from outer faces of the first and second waveguide reject filters. The integrated branch line coupler further includes one or more couplers that are coupled between inner faces of the first and second waveguide reject filters. The transmitter includes a core waveguide that is coupled to the first and second branches. The transmitter receives a linearly polarized signal from an input port of the first or second branches and generates a circularly polarized signal in the core waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Jason Stewart Wrigley
  • Patent number: 10295973
    Abstract: A guidance system configured for providing control information to a guided object moving the guided object from an initial state to a target final state within a finite time interval. A controller receives information of the desired state and information representative of the guided object's current state including position and velocity. The controller includes a processor configured to calculate a control solution based on four variables relating to the present state, and the target state, wherein the processor is configured to apply coefficient weights to each of the four state variables and wherein a common coefficient weight is applied to the current state of position and the target state of position, and different coefficient weights are applied to each of the current state and target state of velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Purusottam Mookerjee, Benjamin C. Montone
  • Publication number: 20190143276
    Abstract: A method for the repair of defects in a graphene or other two-dimensional material through interfacial polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Han Liu, Sarah M. Simon, Steven Lloyd Sinsabaugh
  • Patent number: 10287036
    Abstract: An arcjet thruster system for a spacecraft is provided. The arcjet thruster system may include a power supply that includes a radio-frequency start power supply and a continuous direct-current power supply, each selectively coupled to electrodes of an arcjet for initiation and maintenance of an arc between the electrodes. A radio-frequency/direct-current control module may be provided for selectively coupling the radio-frequency start power supply and a continuous direct-current power supply. The radio-frequency start power supply may be used to initiate an arc that is then sustained by the continuous direct-current power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Albert Lichtin, Jacob H. Blum
  • Patent number: 10286623
    Abstract: A composite material includes a plurality of reinforcements arranged in a plurality of layers. Each reinforcement comprises a tapered shape that allows the reinforcements of a particular layer to nest with reinforcements of an adjacent layer. The composite material further includes an adhesive that is at least partially between the layers of reinforcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel H. Hecht
  • Patent number: 10281043
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube-based thermal gasket for space vehicle applications, and process for making the same, is disclosed. A thermal gasket is created that includes one or more free-standing carbon nanotube (CNT) sheets formed of a CNT composition comprising randomly-oriented CNTs and a thermally-conductive resin material. The thermally-conductive resin material is encased within the one or more free-standing CNT sheets and prevented by the one or more CNT sheets from physical contact with an outer side of the thermal gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Allen Pierson, Edward Nathan Harris, Slade Havelock Gardner
  • Patent number: 10282674
    Abstract: Methods are provided for implementing schemes for embedding a particular optimization problem into a particular hardware solution employing unique graph embedding techniques. The disclosed methods implement an adiabatic quantum optimization in a quantum computing device or a quantum processor. Heuristics for graph minor embedding are employed to map a problem graph structure of a particular binary unconstrained optimization problem onto a physical graph structure (topology) of the quantum computing device or quantum processor to provide an optimized hardware implementation. Known constraints that are presented with current schemes in their application to particular hardware solutions are avoided, including limited qubit connectivity and the presence of faulty qubits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven H. Adachi, Tessa J. Adair, James C. Boerkoel, Jr., Taylor W. Brent, Douglas S. Campbell, Theresa W. Lynn, Joel R. Ornstein
  • Patent number: 10285277
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical circuit from bulk materials includes the steps of machining a first bulk dielectric material, forming a conductive element, and placing the conductive element on a first side the first bulk dielectric material. The method further includes the step of machining a second bulk dielectric material and placing the second bulk dielectric material on the first side of the first bulk dielectric material and over the conductive element. The first bulk dielectric material and the second bulk dielectric material may be laminated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Marc T. Angelucci, Anthony R. Niemczyk
  • Patent number: 10281550
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting a target molecule. The method includes allowing a fluid containing the target molecule to pass by a complementary moiety attached to a paramagnetic ion so as to cause the complementary moiety and the paramagnetic ion to change a position. A magnetic effect change caused by the change in position of the paramagnetic ion is detected. The target molecule is identified based on the identity of the complementary moiety and the detected magnetic effect change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven W. Sinton, Peter V. Bedworth, Jacob Louis Swett
  • Patent number: 10283482
    Abstract: Wire bonding operations can be facilitated through the use of metal nanoparticle compositions. Both ball bonding and wedge bonding processes can be enhanced in this respect. Wire bonding methods can include providing a wire payout at a first location from a rolled wire source via a dispensation head, contacting a first metal nanoparticle composition and a first portion of the wire payout with a bonding pad, and at least partially fusing metal nanoparticles in the first metal nanoparticle composition together to form an adhering interface between the bonding pad and the first portion of the wire payout. The adhering interface can have a nanoparticulate morphology. Wire bonding systems can include a rolled wire source, a dispensation head configured to provide a wire payout, and an applicator configured to place a metal nanoparticle composition upon at least a portion of the wire payout or upon a bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Mark Stoltenberg, Alfred A. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20190131984
    Abstract: An ion-based atomic clock comprising an ion trap configured to trap a plurality of ions; and a micro-resonator-based frequency comb configured to directly drive a terahertz transition between metastable levels in the trapped plurality of ions. The micro-resonator-based frequency comb may be configured to directly drive a 24 terahertz transition in at least one Ba+ ion, a 8.4 terahertz transition in at least one Sr+ ion, or a 1.8 terahertz transition in at least one Ca+ ion. The micro-resonator-based frequency comb may be configured to provide output similar to a pulsed laser. The ion-based atomic clock may be free of a carrier-offset-stabilized frequency comb. The ion-based atomic clock may comprise a mini-vacuum ion trap assembly. Polarization of the micro-resonator-based frequency comb may be tuned to make the ion-based atomic clock be insensitive to laser light power fluctuations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher E. Langer, John P. Gaebler, Brian Neyenhis
  • Patent number: 10276874
    Abstract: A flow cell battery includes at least one anode compartment and at least one cathode compartment, with a separator membrane disposed between each anode compartment and each cathode compartment. Each anode compartment and cathode compartment includes a bipolar plate, a fluid electrolyte, and at least a carbon nanomaterial on the surface of the bipolar plate, wherein the fluid electrolyte flows around the carbon nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Steven L. Sinsabaugh, Gregory Pensero, Han Liu, Lawrence P. Hetzel
  • Patent number: 10274000
    Abstract: A fastener comprising a body having a first portion and a second portion is provided. The first and second body portions are adjustably connected such that the distance between the first body portion and the second body portion is adjustable along a longitudinal axis of the body. A first flange is arranged on the first body portion and a second flange is arranged on the second body portion. A locking mechanism is provided for securing the first and second body portions together while permitting adjustment of the distance between the first and second body portions in the direction of the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Bulow
  • Patent number: 10274550
    Abstract: Magnetometers with high bandwidth acquisition of data with increased sensitivity are described herein. Increased bandwidth and sensitivity may be achieved by eliminating a reference signal for full repolarization of the magneto-optical defect center material prior to acquisition. Elimination of the reference signal eliminates the time needed to repolarize the magneto-optical defect center material and the acquisition time for the reference signal. A radiofrequency (RF) pulse sequence may be activate to apply an RF field to the magneto-optical defect center material and a magnetic field measurement may be acquired using the magneto-optical defect center material. The magnetic field measurement may be acquired independent of a reference magnetic field measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Bruce, Peter G. Kaup, Arul Manickam
  • Patent number: 10277208
    Abstract: A magnetic waveform generator circuit includes a first switch coupled to a first rectifier element at a first node, a first capacitor coupled, at a second node to the first switch, and to a fourth node, a second capacitor coupled, at a third node to the first rectifier element, and to the fourth node, and an inductor coupled between the first and the fourth nodes. The first switch is operable to be in an ON state during a first time period and in an off state during a second time period. The first switch and the first rectifier element are configured to enable the inductor to generate, during the first and the second time periods, a magnetic field having a waveform resembling a positive half-cycle of a triangular waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Michael Krause, James P. Mabry, Elton Pepa
  • Patent number: 10269147
    Abstract: A system provides camera position and point cloud estimation 3D reconstruction. The system receives images and attempts existing structure integration to integrate the images into an existing reconstruction under a sequential image reception assumption. If existing structure integration fails, the system attempts dictionary overlap detection by accessing a dictionary database and searching to find a closest matching frame in the existing reconstruction. If overlaps are found, the system matches the images with the overlaps to determine a highest probability frame from the overlaps, and attempts existing structure integration again. If overlaps are not found or existing structure integration fails again, the system attempts bootstrapping based on the images. If any of existing structure integration, dictionary overlap detection, or bootstrapping succeeds, and if multiple disparate tracks have come to exist, the system attempts reconstructed track merging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Jones, Adam James Dickin
  • Patent number: 10268044
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an immersive viewer system and viewer housing. The system comprises a viewer housing having first and second viewing apertures and a device holder. The system includes a first set of Fresnel lenses in-line with the first viewing aperture and a second set of Fresnel lenses in-line with the second viewing aperture. The system may include a computing device having a generally rectangular profile with a narrow depth configured to be supported in the device holder such that a display screen of the computing device is directly viewable through the first and second viewing apertures. The first set and second set of Fresnel lenses bend a two-dimensional (2D) image displayed by the display screen to fully cover 180 degrees of a human field-of-view. The first and second sets of Fresnel lenses are configured to cause the 2D image to appear as a three-dimensional (3D) image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ralph Spickermann, John Schooley Camp, David Alan Smith, Dragos Bogdan Maciuca
  • Patent number: 10269148
    Abstract: A system provides image undistortion in 3D reconstruction. The system receives an image produced by a sensor, and determines whether correction values are cached for the sensor, where each correction value is configured to place a corresponding pixel into a corrected location. When there are no cached correction values, the system calculates correction values for pixels in the image, generates a correction grid for the image including vertices corresponding to texture coordinates from the image, where each vertex in the correction grid includes a corresponding correction value, partitions the correction grid into partitioned grids, and caches the partitioned grids. The system then renders the image using the partitioned grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 10268613
    Abstract: A control system is disclosed. The control system includes an input module (IM) configured to be detachably coupled to a connection plane, an output module (OM) configured to be detachably coupled to the connection plane, and a logic module (LM) configured to be detachably coupled to the connection plane. The IM, OM, and LM are devoid of any programmable devices in any electronic path from any input port to any output port of the IM, OM, and LM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Cobley