Patents Assigned to The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 10779635
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to energy generation. A housing can retain a spring coupled to a gear set. As the spring experiences linear compression and extension, the spring can cause rotational movement in the gear set. The rotational movement from the gear set can cause rotation of a rotational magnet. The rotational magnet, when rotated about a coil set, can convert an energy. The energy can be used to charge a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Connor Garrison, Julianne Douglas
  • Patent number: 10765400
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method including obtaining ultrasonic images of one or more vessel to be catheterized with an ultrasonic imaging device 212 and identifying the center(s) of the vessel(s) with the ultrasonic images. One of the vessels is punctured with a needle 220 based on the identifying of the center of the vessel. A guide wire 230 is inserted into the vessel and maneuvered with guide wire ultrasonic feedback control. The guide wire ultrasonic feedback control includes obtaining ultrasonic images of the vessel and the guide wire 230 in the vessel, and displaying the ultrasonic images of the vessel and the guide wire 230 in the vessel to a user. A catheter sheath 240 is inserted over the guide wire 230 and maneuvered with sheath ultrasonic feedback control. The guide wire 230 is removed and a catheter 250 is inserted into the catheter sheath 240 and maneuvered with catheter ultrasonic feedback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Lorne H. Blackbourne, Jose Salinas, Ronald D. Grisell
  • Patent number: 10733525
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to an adaptive learning system. The adaptive learning system can be trained by correlation between a first set of raw technical performance data and a set of actual operational effectiveness assessment data. Once trained, the adaptive learning system can be deployed. Once deployed, the adaptive learning system can produce a set of predicted operational effectiveness assessment data from a second set of raw technical performance data that is different from the first set of raw technical performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Dennis Bushmitch, Richard Cozby
  • Patent number: 10731040
    Abstract: A method of forming a crosslinked polyphenol, the method comprising: reacting a bio-based phenolic compound comprising at least one phenolic hydroxyl group, with a crosslinking agent comprising at least two functional groups reactive with the phenolic hydroxyl group, wherein the at least two functional groups are each independently a halogen group, acid halide group, sulfonyl halide group, glycidyl group, anhydride group, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, to provide the crosslinked polyphenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Jayant Kumar, Ravi Mosurkal, Zhiyu Xia
  • Patent number: 10727573
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to an antenna. In one embodiment, the antenna can be a low profile, multi-band (e.g., dual band), emulated GPS constellation antenna. In one embodiment, the antenna can form a cube with two open sides and four circuit board sides. The four circuit boards can include a first hardware portion that allows functioning in a higher frequency band and a second hardware portion that allows functioning in a lower frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Emanuel Merulla
  • Patent number: 10716577
    Abstract: A pre-fabricated tourniquet that is easy to apply, that ensures consistent and even circumferential pressure, that is light weight, that provides standard life saving operation, and that can be utilized in any setting or situation, and related methods are provided. Mechanically constricting tourniquet apparatus and related methods are provided that are comprised of a tourniquet body, a carriage, a torsion bar, a receiver and a slider. The tourniquet is long enough to encircle a human limb, for example, an arm or leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: ALPHAPOINTE, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christopher B. Kosiorek, Dexter C. Drayton, Esra Abir, Neslihan Damar, Nilufer Polat, Yavuz Avci
  • Patent number: 10720815
    Abstract: Various embodiments associated with a segmented magnetic core are described. The segmented magnetic core can be made up of multiple singular structures so as to allow an individual singular structure to be removed with ease and without disturbing another magnetic core. This modular core design allows for a significant reduction in motor housing weight due to compatibility of the design with lightweight materials and the potential absence of extensive housing when so designed. This modular core design can be incorporated into a motor or a generator and this modular core design can be accomplished, in one example, by way of stacking and/or interlocking employing low cost assembly. In one example, a motor or a generator uses sensors to detect an operational failure in a magnetic core, notifying a user early of the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Edward Dawidowicz
  • Patent number: 10702165
    Abstract: The invention in at least one embodiment includes a method for determining the core body temperature of a person by setting an initial core body temperature with a processor; receiving a heart rate of the person with the processor; calculating a predicted core body temperature with the processor using an extended Kalman filter based on the heart rate and the initial core body temperature; and providing the predicted core body temperature. In another embodiment, a system for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Mark J. Buller
  • Patent number: 10695742
    Abstract: Various embodiments that pertain to oxygen enrichment are described. Oxygen enrichment is shown to allow for independent control of both reformer residence time and the oxygen-to-carbon ratio during reforming. This allows for much better control over the reformer and for significant gains in reformer through-put without negative impacts to reformer performance. Additionally, the use of oxygen enriched reforming is shown to result in enhanced reformer performance, reduced degradation from catalyst poisons (carbon formation and sulfur) and enhanced fuel cell stack performance due to greatly increased hydrogen concentration in the reformate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Terry DuBois
  • Patent number: 10698039
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate an electrical current connector. The electrical current connector can be configured to provide electrical current when pressure is applied to a prong set. This pressure can cause a contact to engage with a connector. This can complete a circuit that allows the electrical current to flow. The connector can be coupled to a cable that can be configured to transfer data along with the electrical current. The cable can have an inner portion that transfers the data while an outer portion that surrounds the inner portion transfers the current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thomas Podlesak, Michael Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10693235
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to patch antenna elements and parasitic feed pads. A patch antenna element can have a resistance and reactance. The resistance can be desirable while the reactance can be undesirable. To counteract the reactance, a parasitic feed pad can be placed near the patch antenna element and the parasitic feed pad produces a capacitance. The capacitance balances out the reactance to cancel out one another. When two patch antenna elements and two parasitic feed elements are employed in one antenna stack, the stack antenna can function as a dual band antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Shuguang Chen
  • Patent number: 10680676
    Abstract: Various embodiments associated with signal conversion while underwater are described. A source can transmit an alternating current signal with a relatively high frequency over a relatively long distance. The alternating current signal with the relatively high frequency can be converted to an alternating current signal with a relatively low frequency. An example of this conversion can be done by converting the alternating current signal with the relatively high frequency into a direct current signal. The direct current signal can then be converted into the alternating current signal with the relatively low frequency. The alternating current signal with the relatively low frequency can be transmitted from a transmission coil to a pick-up coil. After reception by the pick-up coil the alternating current signal with the relatively low frequency can be processed, such as processed to determine a direction of the source of the alternating current signal with the relatively high frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Mark Govoni, John Suarez
  • Publication number: 20200146602
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a subject for the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) includes obtaining real-time pulse arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurements from the subject. The SpO2 measurements are transformed into a novel metric known as Accumulated Hypoxic Debt (AHD). The AHD metric is used as the independent variable in a longitudinal generalized linear mixed model to calculate the probability D that the subject is at risk of AMS. Based on the probability D, appropriate courses of action may be communicated to the subject via the output device of a wearable or portable monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Beth Beidleman, Mark Buller, Alexander Welles
  • Patent number: 10641367
    Abstract: A pinion gear, with a varied gear ratio, can be inline with a rack. When the rack moves, the pinion gear can rotate. This rotation can cause an interior of an electrical generator to rotate. Rotation of the interior of the electrical generator can cause an electricity to be produced and outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented but the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Nathan Sharpes
  • Patent number: 10622823
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to a battery. A battery, such as a battery with a common input/output terminal, can be tested. Part of this testing can include charging the battery and discharging the battery. It can be dangerous to switch out an interface between charging and discharging. Therefore, a single interface can be employed that enables the battery to be charged and discarded. With this, the battery can be charged and discharged without the danger of switching the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ivan Couvillon, Matthew Limpert
  • Publication number: 20200102576
    Abstract: The invention contemplates a new synthetic, codon-optimized Sin Nombre virus (SNV) full-length M gene open reading frame (ORF) that encodes a unique consensus amino acid sequence. The SNV ORF was cloned into a plasmid to form the first stable recombinant SNV full-length M gene that elicits neutralizing antibodies. The gene can be engineered into a vaccine system, and is useful to protect mammals against infection with Sin Nombre virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jay Hooper
  • Patent number: 10599587
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to data set communication. Security information, such as a key list, can be generated and transmitted from a first node to a second node by way of a secure high throughput communication channel with high latency. The key list can be used to encrypt the data set and the encrypted data set can be sent to the second node by way of low latency signaling. The second node can decrypt the encrypted data set with the key list and perform a function that is indicated by the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jason Dirner, Benjamin Peddicord
  • Patent number: 10577578
    Abstract: Described in this application is a method for producing Plasmodium sporozoites in a cell-free, mosquito-free in vitro culture-system. Compositions and methods resulting from applying the methods of the present invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States as represented By the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Tatyana Savransky, Jackie Williams
  • Patent number: 10548946
    Abstract: The inventions describe here cover therapeutic compositions, and methods of use, for neutralizing Type I interferons in a mammal. The compositions contain a soluble Orthopoxvirus IFN-binding protein that is modified to remove the cell-binding region, and that specifically binds to Type I IFNs, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient. Another variation of the invention entails a novel IFN-binding protein that is modified to remove the cell-binding region and the signal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Joseph Golden, Jay Hooper
  • Publication number: 20200024289
    Abstract: This application describes compounds, compositions, and methods which are useful in treating, preventing, inhibiting, ameliorating, or eradicating the pathology and/or symptomology of a disease caused by a parasite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert Toms Jacobs, Yang Liu, Richard J. Sciotti, Jason D. Speake, Gavin Alistair Whitlock, Paul Alan Glossop, Charles Eric Mowbray, Delphine Fran├žoise Monique Launay, Stephen John Robinson