Patents Assigned to Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Patent number: 10998386
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display includes a first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels and a second plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels that are coplanar with the first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels. The first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels each include an infrared (IR) emitter subpixel that is operable to emit IR light. The second plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels each include an IR detector subpixel that is operable to detect IR light. Each IR emitter subpixel and each IR detector subpixel includes an anode layer and a cathode layer. Each particular IR emitter subpixel includes an IR emissive layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer of the particular IR emitter subpixel. Each particular IR detector subpixel includes an IR detector layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer of the particular IR detector subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle M. Ringgenberg, Jordan D. Lamkin
  • Patent number: 10982805
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device includes a spine, a first support coupled to a first end of the spine, a second support coupled to a second end of the spine, and a plurality of fixtures coupled to the spine. The plurality of fixtures are configured to couple an aircraft flight control apparatus to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Burton, Donald J. Ausmus
  • Patent number: 10983254
    Abstract: Mechanisms for customizing a refractive index of an optical component are disclosed. In one example, sub-wavelength openings are formed in a top layer of anti-reflective (AR) material of an optical component to tailor transmission characteristics of the AR material over a range of angles of incidence and a range of wavelengths. In another example, sub-wavelength openings are formed at different filling fractions in the surface of the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Clara R. Baleine, Corey L. Bungay, Theresa S. Mayer, Andrew Swisher, Jeffrey L. Ruckman, Stephen R. Tuenge
  • Patent number: 10981120
    Abstract: A method for the repair of defects in a graphene or other two-dimensional material through interfacial polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Han Liu, Sarah M. Simon, Steven Lloyd Sinsabaugh
  • Patent number: 10983255
    Abstract: Mechanisms for customizing a refractive index of an optical component are disclosed. In one example, sub-wavelength openings are formed in a top layer of anti-reflective (AR) material of an optical component to tailor transmission characteristics of the AR material over a range of angles of incidence and a range of wavelengths. In another example, sub-wavelength openings are formed at different filling fractions in the surface of the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Clara R. Baleine, Corey L. Bungay, Theresa S. Mayer, Andrew Swisher, Jeffrey L. Ruckman, Stephen R. Tuenge
  • Patent number: 10980919
    Abstract: Two-dimensional materials, particularly graphene-based materials, having a plurality of apertures thereon can be formed into enclosures for various substances and introduced to an environment, particularly a biological environment (in vivo or in vitro). One or more selected substances can be released into the environment, one or more selected substances from the environment can enter the enclosure, one or more selected substances from the environment can be prevented from entering the enclosure, one or more selected substances can be retained within the enclosure, or combinations thereof. The enclosure can for example allow a sense-response paradigm to be realized. The enclosure can for example provide immunoisolation for materials, such as living cells, retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah M. Simon, Jacob L. Swett
  • Patent number: 10984966
    Abstract: A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) transfer switch is disclosed. The transfer switch comprises a single-pole, N-throw switch section having N selectable switches. Each selectable switch of the N selectable switches has an input, a control terminal and an output. An electrically conductive line is coupled to each of the selectable switches of the N selectable switches. The transfer switch includes a single-pole, M-throw switch section having M selectable switches coupled to the conductive line, each selectable switch of the M selectable switches having an output, a control terminal and an input. The single-pole, N-throw switch section and the single-pole, M-throw switch section are packaged in a single micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) die. The N and M are numbers between two and eight and the N selectable switches and the M selectable switches are different switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lowell Kent Sherman, Bryan Charles Gundrum, Steve Todd Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10979699
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a microlens layer and a pixel array layer. The microlens layer includes a plurality of cells. The pixel array layer is adjacent to the microlens layer. The pixel array layer includes a plurality of pixels. Each cell of the plurality of cells includes a transparent lenslet and one or both of: a plurality of opaque walls configured to prevent light from bleeding into adjacent cells; and a filter layer on one end of each cell of the plurality of cells. The filter layer is configured to limit light passing through the filter layer to a specific incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Publication number: 20210098853
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin L. ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 10965084
    Abstract: A planar waveguide laser crystal assembly includes an optical bench and a laser crystal mount mounted on the optical bench. The laser crystal mount includes an upper housing having an interior horizontal surface and an exterior horizontal, a lower housing coupled to the upper housing and having an interior horizontal surface and an exterior horizontal surface, and a cavity defined between the interior horizontal surfaces of the upper and lower housings. A laser crystal is mounted in the cavity of the laser crystal mount. Each of the exterior horizontal surfaces of the upper and lower housings is oriented parallel to a length of the laser crystal. The laser crystal assembly further includes a heat dissipating structure thermally coupled to at least one of the exterior horizontal surfaces of the upper and lower housings to dissipate heat transferred from the laser crystal mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Tartaglia, Jesse William Fisher, Andrew Jonathan Gleason, Ezra Takara, Joel R. Blum, Luke L. Wieczorek, Ross Hartman, Samuel David Field, Zachary William Prezkuta, Robert Andrew Sims, Micah Boyd
  • Patent number: 10965779
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for spaceborne and airborne computing platforms. In one example, an airborne computing platform includes a plurality of airborne devices, with one or more of the airborne devices comprising specialized roles defined by at least one among software elements and hardware elements targeted to the specialized roles. Individual ones of the airborne devices are configured to identify tasks to be serviced using one or more of the specialized roles, determine one or more target devices to handle the tasks based at least in part on attributes of the target devices, and transfer at least task instructions for delivery to the target devices for performing the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Shaun B. Coleman, Darren D. Garber, John Edward Metzger, Robert Randall Cleave
  • Patent number: 10960576
    Abstract: Polymer composites containing carbon nanotubes often exhibit high glass transition temperatures, which can complicate their use in additive manufacturing processes. Extruded filaments containing carbon nanotubes and residual solvent can have desirably lowered glass transition temperatures. Extruded filaments can contain a polymer as a continuous phase, a nanomaterial such as carbon nanotubes homogeneously mixed throughout the continuous phase, and above 0% to about 15% solvent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron G. Sell, Jonathan W. Ward
  • Patent number: 10965039
    Abstract: A system comprising a hemispherical array antenna having a plurality of antenna elements comprising a set of baseline antenna elements arranged in a first 360° circular antenna array, a set of upper antenna elements arranged in a second 360° circular antenna array and latitudinally aligned with the baseline antenna elements, and a set of lower antenna elements arranged in a third 360° circular antenna array and latitudinally aligned with the baseline antenna elements. The system includes a fleet base station including a plurality of non-shared receiver channels coupled to and dedicated to a particular antenna element. The base station is configured to provide 360° of transmission/reception from horizon to zenith using the antenna elements for command and control fleet communications to and from mobile devices and to provide secondary radar functions using the fleet communications to track the mobile devices based on received signal characteristics received at the antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cole A. Chandler, William G. Stein, II
  • Patent number: 10960571
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system includes a three-dimensional (3D) printer, a feedstock, and a laser. The three-dimensional printer includes a platen including an inert metal, and an enclosure including an inert atmosphere. The feedstock is configured to be deposited onto the platen. The feedstock includes a halogenated solution and a nanoparticle having negative electron affinity. The laser is configured to induce the nanoparticle to emit solvated electrons into the halogenated solution to form, by reduction, a ceramic and a diatomic halogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: David Glen Findley
  • Patent number: 10951883
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a circuit board and a plurality of display facets. Each display facet is coupled to one side of the circuit board. Each display facet includes a plurality of display pixels. Each display facet includes a selectable display resolution from a plurality of display resolutions. Each display facet is individually addressable such that the plurality of display facets are configurable to provide heterogeneous display resolutions. The circuit board includes a plurality of facet locations. Each particular facet location is configured to transmit signals to a particular display facet that is electrically coupled to the particular facet location, thereby displaying light on the particular display facet at a particular selected display resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 10947962
    Abstract: A compressor assembly for use with a Pulse Tube cryocooler is disclosed. The compressor assembly includes a central hub having a plurality of faces, and at least four compressor modules mounted on the central hub. Each of the compressor modules is mounted on a face of the plurality of faces. Each compressor module comprises a piston mounted in the central hub and configured to reciprocate along an axis of travel within the central hub. The pistons are mounted head-to-head with each other and collective reciprocation of the pistons along the respective axes minimizes vibration forces of the compressor assembly in X, Y, and Z translational axes of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Olson, Alyssa Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10942312
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) with embedded optical temperature sensing includes an optical interferometer containing a first arm and a second arm, and one or more optical waveguide sections configured to measure an internal temperature of the PIC. The one or more optical waveguide sections are implemented as one or more sections of the first arm and the second arm. The first arm and the second arm have a first optical path length (OPL) and a second OPL and are made of a first material and a second material, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Gregory Tiemann
  • Publication number: 20210066827
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) device including one or more insulating layers and one or more conducting layers arranged to form a layer stack; and one or more blind holes disposed along a side edge of the layer stack and parallel to a plane of the layer stack. Each of the one or more blind holes along the side edge of the layer stack is configured to receive a pin. Each pin can make an electrical connection with a corresponding blind hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Muen SHYU, Raymond YU, Robert James HILL
  • Patent number: 10938037
    Abstract: Conventional rechargeable batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries, are somewhat limited in their energy storage density. Sulfur-based batteries can provide improved energy storage density, but their use can be hampered by sulfur's low electrical conductivity. Energy storage devices, particularly batteries, can have a first electrode that includes a carbon nanotube aerogel, and an electroactive material containing sulfur that is incorporated in the carbon nanotube aerogel. Methods for forming an energy storage device can include incorporating an electroactive material containing sulfur in a carbon nanotube aerogel, compressing the carbon nanotube aerogel to form a compressed carbon nanotube aerogel, and disposing a first electrode containing the compressed carbon nanotube aerogel and the electroactive material in an electrolyte with a second electrode and a plurality of lithium ions, such that a separator material permeable to the lithium ions is between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Samuel Golightly, Mark Joseph Isaacson, Jonathan W. Ward
  • Patent number: 10935285
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes, impinging a plurality of particles on a target such that electrons are emitted from the target and transporting the electrons from the target to a heat sink through a transporting medium. The target and the heat sink may be separated by a distance. The method further includes cooling the electrons using the heat sink and returning the electrons from the heat sink to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Henry Allen, Luke Alexander Uribarri