Patents Assigned to The United States of America
  • Publication number: 20240200894
    Abstract: A firearm with a real-time cartridge counter display function, comprising a firearm body, a cartridge clip, a scope, and ammunition cartridge or cartridges loaded within the cartridge clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: the United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: REBECCA T. OPPENHEIM, Brian J. Smith, Kevin D. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 12014247
    Abstract: A method for detecting a two-qubit correlated dephasing error includes accessing a signal of a quantum system, where the quantum system includes a plurality of qubits. Every qubit has a nonzero rate of dephasing and some qubits have a nonzero rate of correlated dephasing. The signal further includes information about a matrix that includes diagonal elements and off-diagonal elements. The off-diagonal elements of the matrix are 2s-sparse. The method further includes performing randomized measurements of the off-diagonal elements of the matrix and recovering the matrix based on a direct measurement of the diagonal elements of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: University of Maryland, College Park, Government of the United States of America, As Represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Seyed Alireza Seif Tabrizi, Mohammad Hafezi, Yi-Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 12013202
    Abstract: An instrumentation article is provided for removably attaching to an ammunition round in a gun chamber and connecting to a cable that extends through the chamber. The cable provides tensile pull and signal communication through the chamber. The article has a longitudinal axis that corresponds to the chamber. The article includes a cap structure, an electronics package, a grip assembly, a lock mechanism and a release device. The cap structure connects to the cable. The electronics package provides electrical power and attaches to the cap structure for communication with the round. The grip assembly attaches to the round. The release device connects the electronics package to the lock mechanism. The lock mechanism is disposed between the release device and the grip assembly and rotates in first and second directions along the axis. The lock mechanism latches the claw assembly to the round by manual rotation in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Richard E. Main
  • Patent number: 12012801
    Abstract: Blast, ballistic, and entry resistant operable window systems include a sliding exterior glazing panel assembly, a sliding interior glazing panel assembly, an exterior frame assembly that receives the sliding exterior glazing panel assembly, an interior frame assembly that receives the sliding interior glazing panel assembly, an exterior gasket for placement between the exterior frame assembly and the wall of the building, a central gasket for placement between the exterior frame assembly and the interior frame assembly, and an interior gasket for placement between the interior frame assembly and the wall of the building. Methods of installation in a wall of a building are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: John S. Judson, Jessica K. Vankirk, David V. Senior, Craig R. Ackerman, Daniel Duke
  • Patent number: 12015824
    Abstract: An apparatus for passive coherent location includes a forecaster, an evaluator, a receiver, and a correlator. The forecaster generates a prediction of a radio-frequency signal transmitted from an antenna of a broadcasting service. The evaluator generates an effectiveness metric from the prediction of the radio-frequency signal. The receiver receives the radio-frequency signal that an object reflects from the antenna to the receiver. The correlator determines, from the radio-frequency signal reflected from the object as received at the receiver, an ambiguity function having a maximum at a temporal offset and a Doppler shift. The temporal offset and the Doppler shift at the maximum partially determine at least a position of the object. The apparatus optionally includes a selector for tuning the receiver to the radio-frequency signal in response to the effectiveness metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gregory Knowles Fleizach, Nicholas T. Johnson, Mohamed Chergui, Christopher Lichtenberg, Michael P. Civerolo
  • Patent number: 12010994
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing microbial loads on agricultural products are disclosed. The compositions include at least one acidulant and at least one surfactant, each present in an effective amount to reduce a microbial load on an agricultural product. The methods include applying compositions of at least one acidulant and at least one surfactant to agricultural products to reduce microbial loads and cross contamination of agricultural processing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Joshua Gurtler
  • Patent number: 12011405
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for a wearable robotic upper body garment. In an embodiment, an upper body garment or apparatus comprises a shoulder saddle, one or more actuators, one or more flexible tendons, back torso section, front, torso section, torso wrap, and upper arm cuff. The shoulder saddle may be comprised of a yoke and one or more elevated shoulder sections. The one or more elevated shoulder sections may be comprised of a first elevated shoulder section. In an embodiment, the back torso and front torso sections may be structurally connected to the yoke. In an embodiment, the one or more actuators may be structurally connected to either said back torso section or front torso section. In an embodiment, the one or more flexible tendons may be operationally connected to a predetermined one or more actuators and an upper arm cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Roger Rovekamp, Christopher Beck, Craig Cornwall
  • Patent number: 12012187
    Abstract: Provided is a maritime overboard locator system for use in locating and rescuing a person or asset that has fallen overboard into a body of water. The system includes a locator attached to a person or asset that is activated manually or automatically upon immersion in water. The apparatus emits light, sound, radio, or any combination thereof. The locator is detected by one or more detectors onboard a boat, ship, vessel, or structure. The detectors detect a unique signal that is assigned to each person/asset. Once detected, the detector sends an overboard alert and deploys an unmanned aerial or underwater drone. The drone can include an inflatable life preserver or life raft and a tether cord that helps the person to remain afloat until rescue can be accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jamie Bass
  • Patent number: 12012190
    Abstract: A flange for a pressure vessel includes a rim, a sealing seat, and an undercut fillet. The rim has an annular surface for abutting an annular end of a cylindrical wall of the pressure vessel. The sealing seat has a cylindrical surface for abutting an inner surface of the cylindrical wall of the pressure vessel nearby the annular end. The undercut fillet is disposed between the rim and the sealing seat. A concave surface of the undercut fillet extends the annular surface of the rim radially inward and then curves back outward to intersect the cylindrical surface of the sealing seat. The undercut fillet of the flange helps distribute stress produced from a pressure differential between the inside and outside of the pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jesse T. Caldwell, Brandon J. Wiedemeier
  • Patent number: 12012438
    Abstract: The invention provides Brachyury deletion mutant polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides, non-yeast vectors comprising the nucleic acids, non-yeast cells, and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schlom, Claudia M. Palena
  • Patent number: 12011151
    Abstract: Among other things, there is disclosed structure and methods for maintaining access to a location in the body while reducing or eliminating the potential for pulling an access device (e.g. a catheter) back through an opening. An introducer sheath includes a distal indented portion and a balloon, so that once placed in a desired location through tissue, the balloon can be inflated to anchor the sheath against retraction. In particular embodiments, structure and methods for accessing the pericardial cavity via the right atrial appendage are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: Muffin Incorporated, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Shaun Davis Gittard, Gregory James Hardy, John C. Sigmon, Jr., Jeremy T. Newkirk, William J. Havel, Neal E. Fearnot, Toby Rogers, Kanishka Ratnayaka, Robert L. Lederman
  • Patent number: 12011759
    Abstract: An extrusion printing process for conductive materials and a conductive material extrusion system. The process includes attaching a counter-electrode to a first side of a substrate. A drive voltage is applied to the counter-electrode and to a conductive material to be extruded onto a second side of the substrate, opposite the first side. The conductive material is extruded onto the second side of the substrate while the drive voltage is being applied to the counter-electrode and conductive material. The conductive material is selected from a metal having a melting point ranging from about ?20° C. to about 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Christopher E Tabor, Alexander M Watson, Alexander B Cook
  • Patent number: 12012423
    Abstract: A composition having the structure of formula I: [R—Ar—(COOH)2]x[Ar—(COOH)3]2-xM32+??(I) is provided where M is Mn, Cu, Co, Fe, Zn, Cd, Ni, or Pt; R is a bromine, nitro, a primary amine, C1-C4 alkyl secondary amine, C1-C4 alkyl oxy, Br—(C1-C4 alkyl), NO2—(C1-C4 alkyl), a mercaptan, and reaction products of any of the aforementioned with acyl chlorides of the formulas: CH3(CH2)mC(O)Cl, or CH3(CH(C1-C4 alkyl)CH2)mC(O)Cl, or CH3(CH2)m-Ph-(CH2)pC(O)Cl, where Ph is a C6 phenyl or C6 phenyl with one or more hydrogens replaced with F, C1-C4 fluoroalkyl, or C1-C4 perfluoroalkyl; m is independently in each occurrence an integer of 0 to 12 inclusive; p is an integer of 0 to 36 inclusive, to form an amide, a thioamide, or an ester; Ar is a 1,3,5-modified phenyl, and 1.4>x>0. A process of synthesis thereof and the use to chemically modify a gaseous reactant are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W. Peterson, Thomas H. Epps, III
  • Patent number: 12011857
    Abstract: A method for the design, manufacture, and assembly of modular lattice structures composed of cuboctahedron unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Benjamin Jenett, Neil Gershenfeld, Kenneth Cheung, Christine Gregg
  • Patent number: 12012455
    Abstract: Human monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) are described. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and other antibody conjugates that include the FLT3-specific monoclonal antibodies are also described. Methods for the diagnosis and treatment of FLT3-associated cancer, such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML), are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Dimiter S. Dimitrov, Weizao Chen, Terry J. Fry, Christopher Chien
  • Patent number: 12012463
    Abstract: Monoclonal antibodies that bind glypican-2 (GPC2) with high affinity are described. Immunotoxins and chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) that include the disclosed antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof are further described. In some instances, the antibody or antigen-binding fragment is humanized. The disclosed GPC2-specific antibodies and conjugates can be used, for example, for the diagnosis or treatment of GPC2-positive cancers, including neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Mitchell Ho, Nan Li, Bryan D. Fleming
  • Patent number: 12012369
    Abstract: Compositions containing at least one compound of formula I where R1 is a phenolic compound (e.g., simple phenol, creosote, thymol, or carvacrol), and where R2 is a polyamine (e.g., ethylenediamine (EDA), diethylenetriamine (DETA), triethylenetetramine (TETA), tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA), hexamethylenediamine (HDA)); and optionally a carrier; the compositions may additionally contain at least one epoxy resin. Methods for killing microorganisms involving contacting the microorganisms with an effective microorganism killing amount of the above composition. Compositions containing at least one compound produced by a method involving reacting phenolic-branched chain fatty acid methyl ester with at least one polyamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kun Huang, Richard D. Ashby, Xuetong Fan, Helen N. Lew, Robert A. Moreau
  • Patent number: 12012895
    Abstract: A method and system for cooling an engine and/or vehicle using energy separation is disclosed herein. An energy separation device is operable for separating a compressed gaseous coolant stream into a first relatively cooler coolant flow stream and a second relatively hotter coolant flow stream. The relative cooler coolant flow stream is directed to a first region requiring increased cooling and the relative hotter coolant flow stream is directed to a second region requiring lower cooling than the first region in the engine or vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: James Rutledge, Matthew Fuqua, Carol Bryant
  • Publication number: 20240189414
    Abstract: Provided herein are a Heartland virus vaccine composition including a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) including an open reading frame (ORF) encoding Gn or Gc of Heartland virus, a Heartland virus vaccine composition comprising a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) comprising an open reading frame (ORF) encoding Gn or Gc of Heartland virus fused with human collagen type I alpha 1 (COL1A1) signal peptide, and a method of inducing immune response against Heartland virus by administering an effective amount of the Heartland virus vaccine composition to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicants: Vernagen, LLC, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic
    Inventors: Baek KIM, Jack Yoon, David Pak, Claire Yuhui Huang Kinney
  • Publication number: 20240190937
    Abstract: Methods of treating a subject with diabetes or Alzheimer's disease with a disclosed insulin isoform or C? polypeptide are provided. Methods of detecting insulin isoforms or C? polypeptides are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Qing-Rong Liu, Min Zhu, Pingbo Zhang, Josephine M. Egan