Patents Assigned to Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Patent number: 11325695
    Abstract: A rotor blade of a rotary wing aircraft includes a core defining a trailing edge of the rotor blade and a skin extending from the trailing edge defining an opening including the core. The skin defines an aerodynamic surface of the rotor blade. The rotor blade additionally includes at least one trim tab assembly including a trim portion extending from the core beyond the trailing edge of the rotor blade and an actuation system including at least one actuator disposed within the core. The actuation system is operable to adjust an angle of the trim portion relative to the rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank M. Caputo, Timothy James Conti, Claude G. Matalanis
  • Patent number: 11326370
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a first object, a second object, and a latch. The latch includes a worm gear, a spur gear, and a lever arm. The spur gear rotates in response to rotating the worm gear. The lever arm rotates in response to rotating the spur gear. The first object latches to the second object in response to rotating the lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Brittany Michelle Weidner, Pat G. Vitztum
  • Patent number: 11313660
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes one or more probes, a tip, a pin, and a measurement device. The one or more probes may be configured for insertion through an aperture in a component. The tip may be slidably engaged with the one or more probes and include a first end configured to contact a first surface of the component. The first end of the tip may be conically shaped. The pin may be slidably engaged with the one or more probes and include a first end configured for insertion into the aperture in the component such that the one or more probes are configured to contact a second surface of the component. The pin may be configured to move between a first position and a second position. An axis of the pin may be substantially aligned with an axis of the tip. The measurement device may be coupled to the tip and configured to measure a value indicating a grip length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Olson, Tyler Martin Rup, Philip Michael Chovanec, Matthew Timothy McKee, Alondra Renee Guevara, Carl Bargainer, Glynn Bartlett, Thomas E. Lyons, Jr., J. Mark Major, Ryan McBee, Paul Wood, Stephen L. Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 11306387
    Abstract: Thermal barrier coatings for substrates comprising titanium. The thermal barrier coating may include a bond layer, an insulating layer, and a sealant layer. The bond layer may include titanium, a titanium alloy, an intermetallic compound of titanium, and/or a titanium metal matrix composite. The bond layer may have a superlattice structure having a periodically repeating group of layers. Methods for producing the thermal barrier coatings and articles of manufacture employing the thermal barrier coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas Christian Stinnett
  • Patent number: 11299265
    Abstract: A rotor blade attachment assembly for use with a rotor hub to which a rotor blade assembly is connected includes a hub extender having an inboard end and an outboard end. The inboard end of the hub extender is configured to form a connection with the rotor hub. A blade fold axis about which the rotor blade rotates relative to the rotor hub is defined at the connection. An inboard bearing is mounted within an interior of the hub extender adjacent the inboard end and an outboard hearing is mounted within the interior of the hub extender adjacent the outboard end. A tension torsion strap is operably coupled to the inboard bearing and the outboard bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: David N. Schmaling, Andrew C. Goodwin, Yair Preiss
  • Patent number: 11300172
    Abstract: A system includes a first cylinder. The first cylinder includes a first piston mounted in the first cylinder and a first channel formed in an inner wall of the first cylinder. The first cylinder is configured to hold a pressurized gas. The system further comprises a second cylinder surrounding the first cylinder. The second cylinder comprises a second piston mounted in the second cylinder. The second piston is configured to surround the first cylinder. The second cylinder further comprises a second channel formed in the inner wall of the second cylinder. The second cylinder is configured to hold a pressurized gas. The system further includes one or more seals coupled to the first and second pistons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy R. Long
  • Patent number: 11292587
    Abstract: A hub assembly for a rotary wing aircraft having a rotor shaft which rotates about a rotational axis includes: a hub extender arm coupled to the rotor shaft; a pitch bearing that is disposed within and connected to the hub extender arm; and a rotor blade assembly having an inboard section disposed within the hub extender arm and connected to the pitch bearing; wherein the hub extender arm has an inboard cross-sectional area where coupled to the rotor shaft that is greater than an outboard cross-sectional area where coupled to the pitch bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pedro L. Cabrera, David N. Schmaling, Kenneth F. Deyo
  • Patent number: 11285482
    Abstract: A molecular sensing device and method are described that include a microfluidics layer, a transduction layer fluidly connected to the microfluidics layer, and a transceiver layer electro-mechanically connected to the transduction layer. The microfluidics layer is configured to collect a sample from an environment, the transduction layer is configured to detect a presence of a specific analyte within the sample, and the transceiver layer is configured to generate an electrical signal in response to the specific analyte detected by the transduction layer and configured to transmit the electrical signal. At least a portion of the transduction layer and/or at least a portion of the microfluidics layer is configured to be replaceable without replacing a remaining portion of the transduction layer or the microfluidics layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Sanipa Koetsawasdi Arnold, Madiha Jamil Jafri, Paul L. Okun
  • Patent number: 11289784
    Abstract: A multipaction-proof waveguide filter includes a main cavity and a number of corrugations extending from the main cavity. The main cavity includes corrugation interconnect regions between the plurality of corrugations. The corrugation interconnect regions include sloped surfaces, and the corrugations include flared nonparallel sidewalk. Due to the introduced sloped surfaces and flares, an increased Q is achieved, improved roll off is observed and multipaction risks are mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Stewart Wrigley, Andrew Jason Kee
  • Patent number: 11287579
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first connector portion and a second connector portion. The first connector portion includes a first magnet, an electrical pin, and a first fiber optic connector. The second connector portion is configured to form a non-rigid connection to the first connector portion. The second connector portion includes a second magnet configured to mate with the first magnet of the first connector portion, an electrical contact configured to mate with the electrical pin of the first connector portion, and a second fiber optic connector configured to mate with the first fiber optic connector of the first connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Travis E. Day, Kurt M. Chankaya
  • Patent number: 11287292
    Abstract: A sensor system is provided. A body includes a first side extension configured to mount to a helmet, a second side extension configured to mount to the helmet, and a processing module support member coupled to the first side extension and the second side extension configured to accommodate a processing module. A first sensor sub-assembly is positioned at least partially in the first side extension. The first sensor sub-assembly includes a first cable that includes a first plug configured to be plugged into the processing module, and a first sensor communicatively coupled to the first plug via the first cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua D. Kitain, David J. Macannuco, Aaron P. Miller
  • Patent number: 11283144
    Abstract: A harmonic trap filter suppresses at least one harmonic signal produced by an amplifier and includes an input terminal and a ground terminal. The harmonic trap filter further includes a plurality of resonators electrically coupled one to another between the input terminal and the ground terminal in a spatial order defined by relative phase shift of alternating voltage bias signals respectively applied thereto. The resonators are tuned to resonate at a frequency at which a phase delay is imparted to the at least one harmonic signal by the resonators to effect cancelation of the at least one harmonic signal at the input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11275214
    Abstract: A monolithic fiber-lens array includes a number of optical fibers integrated into a fiber block and multiple lens elements integrated into a lens block. The fiber block is coupled to the lens block via a transparent adhesive layer, and the tips of the optical fibers are aligned with respective focal points of the lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Robert Buck, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220063845
    Abstract: Provided herein are various improvements to launch vehicle payload systems, such as employed to launch and deploy secondary payloads into orbit. In one example, a system includes a fairing configured to encase a payload within an envelope of a primary fairing of a launch vehicle, and a mount system configured to adapt a mounting port for the payload to a mounting port associated with the launch vehicle. The system also includes a fairing door configured to be commanded open for deployment of the payload after the primary fairing has open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: James Eric Kline
  • Patent number: 11264729
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for wide scan phased array fed reflector systems using ring-focus optics to significantly improve the scan volume of such systems. The subject system includes a reflector having a focal plane and a parabolic curvature configured to receive electromagnetic radiation having a first gain and provide reflected electromagnetic radiation having a second gain greater than the first gain that collimates into a focal ring. The subject system includes a feed array having feed elements positioned about the focal ring, in which each feed element is configured to receive the reflected electromagnetic radiation from the reflector and collimate the reflected electromagnetic radiation into a scanned beam for scanning an annular region. In some aspects, the feed array is centered on the focal ring such that at least one feed element overlaps with the focal ring and remaining feed elements are non-overlapping with the focal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Hand, Arun Kumar Bhattacharyya, Joseph M. Torres, Scott Alan Lundgren, Konrad J. Gojara, Grayeme Everett Platt
  • Patent number: 11265382
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein manage data from spaceborne and airborne nodes. In one implementation, a control system may obtain sensor data from sensors of spaceborne or airborne nodes. Once obtained, the control system may process the sensor data to determine metadata associated with the sensor data. Once processed, the sensor data may be stored in one or more data stores, such that applications may access the data based at least in part on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Senthilkumar Narayanasamy, John Edward Metzger, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11258515
    Abstract: Provided herein are various improvements to laser communication ranging. In one example, a method includes converting a ranging signal in a radio frequency (RF) format into an optical format and combining the ranging signal in the optical format with data communications into an optical transmission for receipt by a communication node. The method also includes receiving from the communication node an additional optical transmission comprising additional data communications combined with a retransmitted version of the ranging signal, and determining an indication of a range to the communication node based at least on properties of the retransmitted version of the ranging signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Li Leah Wang
  • Patent number: 11249310
    Abstract: An augmented reality device. The device includes an integrated lens system having a field of view (FOV). The lens system includes a reflective layer, a transparent substrate layer, an external light control layer, and an anti-reflective layer. The device also includes a display device configured to present an image on an interior surface of the integrated lens system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua D. Kitain, Gregory A. Harrison, William J. Headrick
  • Patent number: 11250819
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an image system comprises a display and a controller. A portion of the display is capable of a first visual fidelity level which is the highest visual fidelity capability of the display. The controller is configured to determine a first location of a point on the display where the center of gaze of a user intersects the display and determine a plurality of concentric regions on the display sharing a common center determined at least in part on the first location of the point. The controller is further configured to communicate a command to the display to reduce the angular and spatial resolution of selected regions below the first visual fidelity level, the reduction in visual fidelity of each region determined at least in part on a proximity of each region from the first location of the point, such that the regions farther from the point have greater levels of reduction in visual fidelity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 11248404
    Abstract: In one embodiment, systems and methods include to fluid transfer hinge used to transfer fluid from one surface to another. The fluid transfer hinge comprises a first housing. The fluid transfer hinge further comprises a second housing, wherein the first housing is coupled to the second housing, wherein the first housing is rotatable about the second housing along a central axis of the fluid transfer hinge. The fluid transfer hinge further comprises a fluid inlet, wherein the fluid inlet is disposed about at least a portion of the thickness of the first housing. The fluid transfer hinge further comprises a fluid outlet, wherein the fluid outlet is disposed about at least a portion of the thickness of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Burgun, Johannah E. Rather